Krieghoff Staff


Krieghoff Gun
  • For Sporting Clays Alex shoots a K-80 Vintage Game Scene 1 in 30″ CTTF configuration.  His favorite Trap gun is the KX-6 Special.
  • In the field he either sports his Semprio in 9.3×62 and Blaze Orange camo stock on big game or the K-20 Parcours with 30″ barrels and Prince of Wales stock for birds.
Interests and Passions

Alex is a passionate hunter, fisherman and sporting clay shooter. He has hunted big game, small game and birds for most of his life and on three continents, North America, Europe and Africa.

  • Hunting & Fishing
  • Shooting Sports
  • Military History & Politics
Krieghoff Gun
  • Ken shoots a blued K-80 Standard Engraved in Sporter configuration.  For Trap he shoots a Tapered Step Unsingle Barrel and has a custom Top Latch with the new Krieghoff Diamond logo.
Interests and Passions
  • Shooting Sports
  • Scuba Diving

Anjill Wiedmann

Accounting/Office Manager

Anjill joined Krieghoff in 2016 bringing her bookkeeping experience to the company. A Pennsylvania native, Anjill is active in outdoor sports and hiking.

Jen Rizzo

Accessories Manager

Jen joined the Krieghoff staff in October of 2003. After attending East Stroudsburg University, Jen joined the team at Blue Fish Clothing where she was Production Manager and then moved on to be a Production Manager at Majestic Athletic. She now handles all of the designing and ordering of Krieghoff’s accessories line as well as managing the online store.

Krieghoff Gun

K-80 Logo 30″ Sporter
Would love to own a Krieghoff Luger

Interests and Passions

Pistol shooting
Working on neat gun projects
Boating and water skiing on the Delaware River
Cooking (and eating) Goulash

Interests and Passions

When Elmar is not working he’s usually enjoying nature with hiking, biking and kayaking around NW PA.  You may spot him on the trail in his refurbished 1987 VW Westfalia.  Elmar also spends his spare time working on old Mauser rifles and sporterizing them for modern shooters.

Janine Snyder

Service Manager

Janine is one of Krieghoff International's earliest employees. She is instrumental in keeping the Service Shop running smooth and making sure our customers get the level of service expected with the Krieghoff brand.

Jack Marrero

Logistics Manager

Jack joined the Krieghoff staff in January of 2020. He has a background in logistics and warehouse management and ensures that each gun is carefully prepared and shipped to meet the quality standards that Krieghoff is so well known for.

Gunsmiths & Woodsmiths

Matthias (Matt) Hartung

Master Gunsmith, Assistant Shop Manager, Mayor of Matt's workbench

Matt is originally from Heilsberg, Germany. He went to gunsmithing school in the gun capital of Germany in the town of Suhl. Mr. Hartung has been a gunsmith for 21 years, 16 of those years with Krieghoff International. His claim to fame is that he can work on any gun, from building custom parts for our oldest of rifles to anything our newest of shotguns may need. In his free time he can (or can’t!) be found hunting in the woods of PA or catching (not just fishing!) the Delaware River.

Interests and Passions
  • Shooting passions include all clay sports as well as pistol and rifle competitions.
  • Jeremy also enjoys long walks on the beach with his P.08.

John Bowman


John just joined the Krieghoff team the summer of 2021. Born and raised in Philadelphia, PA. John attended Murray State College Gunsmithing School in Tishomingo, OK and returned home to start his gunsmith career at Krieghoff. John completed an additional program at MS for building safari rifles and revolvers. John enjoys shooting pistols, mainly his Glock. He can be found spending time with his friends and family in his free time (when not at the pistol range!).

Melvin Croll


Melvin joined the team of Krieghoff Gunsmiths in May 2022 after graduating from the Pennsylvania Gunsmithing School with High Honors. A native of Richmond, Virginia, Melvin is quickly learning all the skills needed to service Krieghoff guns like the K-80 and is enjoying every minute. When he is not at the work bench he can be found playing his six-string electric bass, fishing or building custom smallbore target guns.

Maik Zimmermann

Expert Gunsmith

Maik joined Krieghoff International in July of 2007. Trained in Germany in both firearm metal work and wood work Maik now spends most of his time building new custom stocks for customers. Be sure to view some of his work in the Wood Working section of the website.

Jason Manno


Jason joined Krieghoff in 2018 after completing gunsmithing school at the Pennsylvania Gunsmith School. Jason now spends his time creating fine checkering, stock refinishing and custom stocks based on a customers needs.

Dwayne Cairns


Dwayne has been with Krieghoff International for 18 years. As one of the Woodshop team he's been involved in woodworking his entire career. He spend his free time fishing and projects around the house.

Sales and Office

Interests and Passions

Laura is a voracious reader of true crime novels, music lover and cross stitching.

Chrissy Byrd

Account Manager

Chrissy recently joined the Krieghoff International team as an Account Manager. From New Albany, Indiana she recently graduated from Lindenwood University with a Master of Business Administration degree. While at Lindenwood, she was a member of their national championship shotgun sports team. Much like this position at Krieghoff, Lindenwood offered the opportunity to combine her passion for business and shotgun sports. Prior to joining Krieghoff, Chrissy served as the Indiana AIM Director of youth trapshooting and worked as an assistant editor for Trap & Field Magazine. She has also been very active in the trapshooting community as a competitor enjoying traveling all over the country competing and was fortunate to be named a 6-time ATA Lady-1 All American team member. In her free time she love to travel, coach youth shotgun sports, compete, and spend time with family and friends.

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