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.
ALMA - Assistant Manager
Alma was born and raised in Manchester, NH. She graduated from West High School in 2018 and currently attends NHTI in Concord. Alma is always looking for an adventure and enjoys spending time with friends and family. She is very excited for her newest adventure with The Rugged Axe, and hopes to provide a warm welcome to every guest that walks through our doors.