About Us



 Experience the evolution of sporting goods with Short Porch.  Founded in 2017, our team of top industry experts will help athletes achieve their full potential. Our innovative products and marketing cater to a new generation of athletes, providing them with cutting-edge raw materials to elevate their performance. Our team of experts strives to bring a fresh approach to the industry, fueling the hunger for change in the new generation of players. Trust in Short Porch to take your game to the highest level.

 Jeff Kessler - CEO

Jeff, a math expert and former Fortune 500 Sales and Marketing executive, founded Short Porch from a vision. With 30 years of coaching experience and a track record of winning world championships, our founder knows how to elevate and revolutionize the recreational sports industry.

 Leslie Smith - CFO

With over 16 years of experience in the largest chemical company, Leslie brings you cutting-edge polymers and biobased chemicals. Trust her expertise to bring you innovative and game-changing products.

Johnny Dykes – National Director

Johnny is one of the leading Senior Slowpitch Softball athletes in the game and reigning USSSA Senior World champion. With decades of experience and a deep passion for the game, he brings the very best Slowpitch products to dugouts everywhere. Benefit from his extensive knowledge and love for the game and elevate your gameplay.

Christian Lamont – Research and Development

Christian oversees every aspect of our Research and Development. His two decades of experience in Geo Technical Engineering and Environmental Services enables him to extensively test every product and accurately obtain information to aid us in bringing only superior products to our customers.   He has extensive knowledge as a former hitting coach, has a great understanding of the game.