Meet Our Team

We’re the largest axe throwing venue in NH & the only one with food and (adult) beverages! Our mission is to bring something fun to do in the area for everyone, including kids 12+. When you enter our facility, you’ll be greeted by our awesome front desk staff with a warm welcoming living room with a fireplace & photo wall for that perfect picture! With the help of our talented axe throwing coaches, people will be able to share our passion for throwing axes. We pride ourselves in delivering outstanding customer service to all of our clients whether it’s for walk-ins, leagues, private parties or team building events. Our facility is also fully ADA Compliant, eco-friendly and as waste free as possible.

The Rugged Axe was founded by Charles Keith & Melinda Asprey.

Charles Keith – Co Owner (Dreamer & Numbers Guy)

Charles is a longtime resident of Goffstown NH. He has been in technology sales for over 15 years. His enthusiasm for adventure, outdoor sports and family describes him to a tee. Growing up in the Pacific Northwest sparked his interest in outdoor activities lead him to the “jumping in before looking” attitude, yet always landing on his feet. After throwing axes one night, he ran the numbers and said let's do this thing. One year later, here we are!


Melinda Asprey – Co Owner (Organizer & Practical Dreamer)

Melinda grew up in Manchester NH & now enjoys the small town feel of Goffstown NH. She has been in the technology field for 20 years, now specializing in cyber security/fraud prevention. Melinda is all about friends, family, community, traveling & the environment. She has enjoyed axe throwing for over a year but is mostly excited about creating fun events that bring the community together and spark joy. Her goal is to make everyone that walks through the doors feel like family.


Our 5 kids (mostly adults now) crew!

Charlie, Kheagan, McKenzie, Rogan & Madeline make up our crazy brady bunch! You will see them around The Rugged Axe helping to make your experience the best it can be.


Hosting an Event?

Event Space for Parties, Meetups or Corporate Outings. Our special events coordinator will ensure that you and your group have an unforgettable experience no matter the event! Rent out our 5,000 sq ft facility or our function room & private lanes.

Corporate Events

Nothing says team building like learning a new skill together—and we dare you to find a skill cooler than axe throwing. (Sorry wine and paint night.) Gather your group to learn to throw from our seasoned Axeperts and spend the night working for the bullseye. Your team will return to work with renewed vigor to hit those quarterly targets.


Easy and fun, a good family experience, a great date night, an excellent team builder, a fun hobby, an ideal place to meet new people, a competitive sport, or something to check off your bucket list!