Our Mission

To consistently provide our customers with superior service and quality products that they will be proud of. As the top patch creator in our industry, we strive to make the entire process easy, efficient, and pleasant because we understand the importance of what you do and the value of your time.

Our Vision

To be the industry leader of quality emblems and products to public safety departments nationwide. As a high-quality patch creator, we utilize improvements in manufacturing technology through innovative and creative new ways so our customers can trust they work with the best.

Our Values

  • INTEGRITY above all else, so our customers know they can count on us.
  • Making sure QUALITY in service and product is our # 1 priority.
  • We have a true PASSION for what we do and our enthusiasm shows in our results.
  • We deliver what we PROMISE and we only promise what we can deliver.

Our Sales Team

With 70+ years of combined experience in the public safety field of patches and promotional products, our team is ready to provide you with the highest level of customer service and design expertise to make ordering and producing your emblems not only a pleasant process but fast and efficient. We know your time is important, and we are here to help you maximize it as a patch creator you can count on!

Leisa Parker, Senior Account Executive

Leisa is a native of Asheville, NC. She has made her career as an Account Executive with The Emblem Authority for almost 20 years. She has two grown children and three wonderful grandchildren (Camden, Jordan & Hudson). She enjoys spending her time not only with her family, but also her church family and her horse Winston.

Leisa’s sales territory includes the following states: Arkansas, North Carolina, Texas, Maryland, New Hampshire and Virginia.



Mark Smith, Account Executive

Mark was born and raised in Asheville, North Carolina. His father was a Detective with the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Department with 15 years of service. He obtained a Bachelor’s of Science and Mathematics degree from Appalachian State University in 1996. While attending there, one of his biggest accomplishments was having his Senior Honors Thesis published in the Belk Library on campus. Mark enjoys many aspects of the Blue Ridge Mountains with his family, including the many waterfalls, camping, and road trips on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Mark’s sales territory includes the following states: California, Connecticut, Illinois, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island.



Ben Reeves, Account Executive

Ben was born and raised in the Florida panhandle. After graduating from Florida State University, he moved to Asheville with his wife and their two hound dogs, Burt and Buster. Ben’s hobbies include hiking, kayaking, live music, barbecuing, and he is an avid sports fan. He has been a member of The Emblem Authority team since 2015 and enjoys working with Public Safety Officials and his coworkers.

Ben’s sales territory includes the following states: Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, Washington and Wisconsin.



Hannah Davis-Buckner, Account Executive

Hannah was born and raised in Weaverville, NC. She is the proud mother of two children, Jacob and Madilynn.  She enjoys spending time with her kids, her husband Kevin and the families pet’s Troy (German/Jack Dog mix) and Teddy (Morkie).  Her personal hobbies include cooking, watching movies, camping and lounging by the pool! For many years she has contributed to various non- profit organizations. Her life motto? No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.

Hannah’s sales territory includes the following states: Colorado, Missouri, Massachusetts, Hawaii, Alaska, South Carolina, Delaware and Washington, D.C.



Morgan Feldman, Account Executive

Morgan was born in raised in sunny south Florida and studied business management at Florida International University in Miami.  She spends most of her time with her fiancé, their 3 year old daughter Remi and their two dogs, Lola and Maggie.  Morgan loves to attend sporting events and enjoys all types of live music. She finds happiness in cooking, working out and being outdoors!  She currently resides in Pittsburgh, PA. Go Steelers!

Morgan’s sales territory includes the following states: Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, Maine, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Vermont, Utah, West Virginia and Wyoming.



Our Administrative Team

Darlene Arwood, Purchasing and Shipping Manager

Darlene is a native of Marshall, NC but has lived the past 28 years in the Weaverville area with her husband Denver and dog Sassy. She enjoys spending time at home and going to the local flea markets. Darlene has been with the company since January, 1984.

Jessica Cogburn, Administrative Assistant

Jessica is a native of Asheville, North Carolina. She enjoys working with those in public safety since she grew up in a family of law enforcement officers. Her father retired after 25 years as a Lieutenant at the Craggy Correctional Facility and a Security Officer at AB Tech College. When Jessica is not handling the administrative duties at The Emblem Authority, she enjoys time with her family, taking road trips and reading.