At Bad Axe Throwing, we pride ourselves on hiring just the right fit for an expert axe throwing coach. We look for awesome people who are outgoing, natural leaders, have great energy, and a little bit of edge.

Meet Coach Cody Baker from Chicago – our beard aficionado and creative soul.

What location are you based out of?

When did you join the Bad Axe Throwing team?
I joined the Bad Axe Team in February 2017.

What’s your favorite thing about working at Bad Axe Throwing?
My favorite part of working at Bad Axe is when groups get really competitive with each other. When the games are close everyone ups the intensity and it makes for an exciting  atmosphere.

What’s your favorite memory/event from Bad Axe Throwing?
My favorite event memory was when a person who had been struggling the entire time to just stick the axe in the boards ended up winning the game with a 10-pointer for their team. Everyone went crazy; they picked him up and cheered his name.

When you’re not throwing axes, where can we find you?
When I’m not throwing axes I’m usually doing something creative to promote my beard care line Daddy Beards. I do tons of photo shoots with models, film promo videos, and create custom graphics for the product packaging.

What’s your hidden talent?
My hidden talent is photography, which is my full-time profession outside of axe throwing.

Tell us something weird about you that no one really knows.
I was on a hidden camera tv show called the Carbonaro Effect. It was so random and weird.

Any hobbies?
I really enjoy doing anything creative, whether it be photography, graphic design, videography, etc.

If you could travel anywhere in the world where would you go?
I can’t wait to visit New Zealand. I fell in love with its beauty watching Lord of the Rings as a kid.

Can you do any trick shots?
I’m working on behind-the-back. I think I’ll add some fire or explosives to it to make it interesting.

And there you have it – Chicago’s very own bearded lumberjack, Coach Cody Baker. Get to know more of our expert axe throwing coaches on our blog at Bad Axe Throwing!

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