Avail Sports Marketing Leadership
Brandon Johnson | President
Mr. Johnson began his professional career in Golf in 1999 following graduating from Abilene Christian University where he graduated with a Business Degree in Marketing and also Management. While at ACU, Mr. Johnson earned a 4-year letterman honors and All-American Honors. After graduating from ACU Mr. Johnson enjoyed a 3-year professional golf career before entering the business arena.
Mr. Johnson left his Golf career in 2002 and spent the next 12 years as Owner and President of two different Healthcare companies where he learned the value of customer service and a quality product. While in Healthcare, Mr. Johnson specialized in recruiting, staffing, management, and revenue cycle.
In 2016, Mr. Johnson decided to leave the Healthcare Industry and focus on his original passion for athletics by helping athletes of all ages achieve their goals. Avail Sports Marketing was born.
“Avail Sports Marketing was developed with the mission to give every student athlete an opportunity. Whether you are a one sport student athlete or multiple, Avail Sports Marketing can build, maintain, and grow your visibility. We want any athlete that desires, strives, and works towards a college opportunity to get just that, an opportunity!”
Justin Bates | Vice President & Player Ambassador
Justin Bates is the Vice President and initial Player Ambassador for Avail Sports Marketing. Justin grew up in Allen, Texas where he met his wife and the currently live in Lewisville, Texas with their 2-year old son. While at Ouachita Baptist he not only excelled in his athletic ability with Golf, but also graduated with a Marketing degree in 2004. Following his college career, Justin decided to turn professional and has played at the highest level in the sport for 13 years now. Last year Justin accomplished one of his professional goals and earned full PGA Tour Canada status and played at an exceptional level. “PGA Tour Canada was a wonderful experience, but now I am excited to join The Avail Team where we strive to grow junior athletics using digital marketing!” This business idea is a direct reflection of my belief that every athlete deserves and opportunity! We look forward to having you join the Avail Team.
Adam Harmon | Creative Director
Adam Harmon has over 10 years of progressive experience in direct sales, channel sales, business development, marketing, and consulting management in highly competitive segments of the legal industry and healthcare practices. As a marketing consultant, he’s been a proven producer of sales and profit, with the ability to pinpoint business opportunities; also plan, develop, and execute effective business strategies under challenging market conditions. A high-energy leader with distinctive people skills.
Jeff Wells | Sales & Marketing Director
Jeff Wells serves as the Director of Sales with more than 17 years of senior level expertise and leadership in brand management, sports licensing and new business development. Previously, Jeff has worked in the golf industry with leading brands Nike and Callaway as well as ClubCorp, the world leader in private golf clubs. Earlier in his career while at Fossil, Inc., Jeff successfully established and managed a division focused on team products sold under license from the NFL, MLB and top colleges.
Jeff is a native Texan and proud alumni of Abilene Christian University where he played on the men’s golf team. He currently resides in Coppell with his wife Lyndsay and daughters Hannah and Sarah.
“Collectively, the Avail Sports Marketing team brings a wealth of industry knowledge to client projects. We are passionate about enhancing and maximizing digital marketing initiatives of junior athletes, instructors, professionals and organizations.”
Pablo Mejia III | President – Louisiana Office
Mr. Mejia has over 20 years of sales experience and owner of several businesses. Played college basketball at Southeastern Louisiana and is a 3rd Degree black belt in Martial Arts.
Mr. Mejia is highly motivated and an excellent communicator.
A true sports fan of every sport.
His goal is to help every junior athlete have an opportunity to play a college sport of their dreams. Through the 3 D’s, Desire, Dedication and Devotion, anything is possible he believes. Working with Avail Sports is a dream job for him.
His son, a basketball player in Baton Rouge on LSU campus, is a client of Avail Sports Marketing and the sky is the limit for this young rising star in Louisiana!!!
True Graves | President – West Texas Office
True has now joined the Avail Sports Marketing’s team this December! He joins the Avail Team to lead the efforts in Avail’s newest market, Avail West Texas. He brings with him an extensive knowledge of the recruiting process along with contacts to first class collegiate programs. As a highly decorated junior football player and golfer he went through the challenges of finding the right college and now brings his experience to Avail to help junior athletes! Following his decorated college career True went on to play professional golf so he also can guide athletes and their families in the right direction to meet their overall goals in athletics and academics.
True has a background of successful family business’s. In that successful atmosphere, he has learned how to maximize the “team concept” aspect to create the best opportunity for each and every client. True has always had a love and desire for athletics. He brings the true meaning of a team player.
“As a past collegiate athlete, I understand how difficult it can be to grab the attention of a mass number of collegiate programs to maximize your opportunity’s and potential. Avail brings a knowledgable, professional, and well rounded team to best maximize your potential. Our motto is well said and I believe it whole heartedly! Every student athlete deserves an opportunity!”