Team

First Class Trophy is an international company with professional team members from many countries with substantial experience in hunting, taxidermy, logistics and project management.

We have more than 35 people in our organization – ready to serve our clients with high-quality taxidermy work, safe logistics, and comprehensive service.

Below you´ll find portraits of our team members as well as a short introduction.

We speak multiple languages from English, German, Danish, Swedish, Hungarian, Afrikaans, Ukrainian, and Slovenian.

We look forward to serving you.

Carsten Skakkebaek

Carsten Skakkebaek

Founder & CEO

Born in the northern part of Denmark in 1958 I moved to Aarhus, Denmark, in 1980. I got stuck here… My passion is outdoor life, hunting and fishing. I’ve hunted in more than 25 countries and my favorite game is the African Buffalo. Above all, I enjoy the many friendships I have been so fortunate to establish during my hunting trips all over the world. I speak Danish, English, German and can also communicate in Swedish and Norwegian languages.

Wynand Louw

Wynand Louw

Business Operation Manager

Born in Cape Town, South Africa, in 1985. I moved to Namibia when I turned 12 years old. I love the nature, the game and the wilderness. My favourite game animals are all the African species. In 2006 I moved to Denmark, where I live today with my wife. I speak Danish, English and Afrikaans.

Károly Bengyik

Károly Bengyik

Managing Director Hungary

I was born in 1969 in Pásztó, Hungary and living here ever since then. I have a degree in environmental engineering. I have always liked the outdoor life and being able to hunt or fish in my free time. As a managing director it gives me great pleasure providing thousands of beautiful trophies for hunters all around the world. I speak Hungarian and English.

Gyula Sipos

Gyula Sipos

Creative Director & Managing Taxidermist

I was born in 1979 in a small town in the Hungarian Alföld. I have been living here with my wife and my four children. Hunting is my hobby, profession and my passion. I have loved and respected nature since my childhood. I have 10 years of experience in taxidermy work. Since 2013 I’ve been teaching taxidermy. As a taxidermist I’m always trying to give everlasting experience to fellow hunters with my work.

Bohdan Vasiliev

Bohdan Vasiliev

Head Taxidermist

I was born in 1985 in Zhytamyr, Ukraine. I have a Biology Teacher diploma. As a taxidermist I have 10 years’ experience. I have worked in Ukraine, then moved to Hungary. My favourite game animals are felines and bears. My hobbies are hunting and riding my motorbike.

István Hajdu

István Hajdu

Taxidermist

I was born in 1979 in Tiszaföldvár, Hungary. Currently I’m living in Tiszaföldvár with my family. Since my childhood I always loved bird life. This led me to start working in taxidermy. My favourite game animal is the Zebra. My hobby is housing and breeding of birds.

Roland Ritkó

Roland Ritkó

Taxidermist

I was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1975. I live in Gyömrő with my family. I’ve been a taxidermist for 25 years. With my experience I teach taxidermy at a university. I keep many animals and my favourite animals are falcons. This year I will finish my environmental engineering studies. I speak Hungarian and German.

József Palcsok

József Palcsok

Production Manager

I was born in 1967 in Pásztó, Hungary and living here with my family. Due to the local environment I’ve always loved nature. 20 years ago I started hunting with a group of friends and I’m still doing it now. My favourite hunting activity is stalking. I have a mechanical engineer and environmental engineer degree. My hobbies are hunting and collecting antique things.

Stefanus Prinsloo

Stefanus Prinsloo

Sales manager

I was born in 1977 and raised on a farm in central Namibia, called Okatjetswambo. My passion for Namibia’s great nature and wildlife comes from hunting, fishing and touring the country. Namibia is under my skin and will stay there forever. I have been hunting since I could carry a rifle and these days I enjoy the thrill of bow hunting and getting up close to the animals. I moved to Germany in 2012 and my life is now divided between Europe and Namibia.

Sharon Guild

Sharon Guild

Managing Director First Class Trophy South Africa

I was born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. I grew up in Johannesburg and moved to Cape Town in 1989, where I have lived ever since. I love Africa, the bush and the outdoors. I have travelled quite a lot and visited many different countries. My hobby is playing golf with my husband Stephen and good friends on the weekend. I speak English.

Ulrik Hansen

Ulrik Hansen

Sales Manager Southern Africa

I was born in Denmark 1971 and moved to Phalaborwa in South Africa in 2001, where I have lived since. I´m a qualified professional hunter, but gave up the commercial hunting years ago. I’m now concentrating on taxidermy work. Living on the doorstep to Kruger National Park puts me in contact with the beautiful wildlife every day. My favourite game is the Buffalo.

Stefan Bengtson

Stefan Bengtson

Owner First Class Trophy South Sweden

Also owner of Scandinavian Pro Hunters. I was born in a small town Vislanda in the county of Småland. I been hunting since I was young and been in the hunting business since 1990. My favorite games are Moose and Elephant. My hobbies is the same as the job Hunting.

Sofia Hammarskjöld Bengtson

Sofia Hammarskjöld Bengtson

Owner First Class Trophy South Sweden

Also owner of Scandinavian Pro Hunters. I was born outside Eksjö, Småland, Sweden. I Have had a passion for hunting and shooting since I was a small kid. Before I started as a guide and arranging hunting trips worldwide, I worked as a Gamekeeper for an estate, then as the Wildlifemanager for the governmental forest. I have been in the hunting business for more than 20 years. My favourite hunt is buffalo and of course being Swedish, Moose hunting.

Mikael Olsson

Mikael Olsson

Taxidermy consultant Sweden

I have been living in Uddevalla, Sweden, since I was born 1961. Have been a hunter my hole life and my hobby has since 2003 become my profession. I´m also working for a hunting travel agency. Favorite game is the wild boar - and all other game in the world. Beside being First Class Trophy´s representative for Middle & North Sweden and organising hunting trips, I´m the owner of Hunting MOAB.

Lars Schepler

Lars Schepler

Taxidermy consultant Sweden
Jörn Olsson

Jörn Olsson

Taxidermy consultant Sweden
Allan Rasmussen

Allan Rasmussen

Taxidermy consultant Denmark
Ole Nielsen

Ole Nielsen

Taxidermy consultant Denmark
Lars Schmidt

Lars Schmidt

Taxidermy consultant Denmark
Jan Mortensen

Jan Mortensen

Taxidermy consultant Denmark
Peter Korsgaard

Peter Korsgaard

Logistics Denmark & Sweden

I live in the lovely countryside Djursland, Denmark, where I was born. Shot my first "game"' 8 years old. Hunting has always been a lifestyle for me. Today I work as a gamekeeper. I love all the things around the hunting. The game, the hunting dogs, and first of all the great People I have met all over the world during my passion for the hunting. My favorite game is the gracious Roedeer.

Frits Hansen

Frits Hansen

Logistics Denmark

I was born in 1955 at Djursland, Denmark. Since my childhood, I have loved the nature - and later on hunting became my big passion. For more 25 years I have been a registered professional “Schweisshundefürer”, and spend a lot of time on this important job. My favourite game is all species you can hunt with a rifle. I have no other hobbies than hunting.

Endré Futó

Endré Futó

Logistics Denmark/Hungary

We could say I have the nature in my blood. I live next to a national park, where I also grew up, at Central Europe's biggest lake, Balaton. I am also working here, controlling the fishermen. I am responsible to transport the trophies to our proud hunters safe and sound. My dream is to visit an African hunting farm.

Dániel Futó

Dániel Futó

Logistics Denmark/Hungary

I am from western part of Hungary. I love to travel. I've visited many countries and when I have the time beside my studies, I am happily going with my father to transport all the beautiful trophies through Europe. My favorite animal is the hyena with one of the strongest bite among mammals.

Kinga Bengyikné Hunyadi

Kinga Bengyikné Hunyadi

Accountant

I was born in 1969 in Pásztó,Hungary and living here with my family. My profession is an accountant. I got involved in hunting through the work in the taxidermy studio. My favorite game animal is the bear. My hobbies are family activities.

Krisztián Tamás Csonka

Krisztián Tamás Csonka

Mannequin preparation

I was born in a small village in Hungary, Nógrád country. My profession is a carpenter. I was interested in nature and hunting since I was a child. I feel I’m a successful hunter, even though I have brought down several medal awarded trophies, every hunt still makes me very excited. I was introduced to taxidermy work through hunting.

Danielle Kórós

Danielle Kórós

Correcting / Finnish, European mounts, Packaging

I’m live in a small village called Ecseg in Hungary. Since I was a child I would run in the nearby woods. I was always interested in hunting and my partner is a professional hunter. My hobbies are motorcycling and hunting. My favorite game is the Red Stag.

László Kun

László Kun

Tanner

I was born in Mátramindszent, a village in Nógrád county, Hungary and have been living here ever since. I’m have been working with animal fur since my childhood and also this led me to become a hunter. I like all the animals. My hobbies are hunting, outdoor life and collecting herbs.

Ádám Závotka

Ádám Závotka

Fleshing, Skin Preparation

I was born in Salgótarján, Hungary in 1989 and still living here. I’ve always loved outdoor life so I finished a hunting school where I became a Professional Hunter. My hobbies are fishing and hunting. My favorite game animal is the Wildboar.

Mariann Kurunczi

Mariann Kurunczi

Correcting/Finish, Make-up artist

I was born in Pásztó and now living in Szarvasgede in Hungary with my family. I have a profession of skinner. Everyone in my family is hunters. My favorite game animals is the African Buffalo, Black Bear and Red Stag. My hobbies are chess and astronomy. I enjoy the creative work and the good team we work with.

Anita Lombos

Anita Lombos

Skin preparation, base/stone making

I was born in Pásztó, in 1978 and living in the neighbour village with my husband and my son. I always enjoyed creative work so I’m happy I’ve joined this team. I enjoy outdoor life and going for trips.

Ország Zoltán

Ország Zoltán

Fleshing/tanning

I was born in Hatvan, Hungary in 1960. I had my first contact to nature through my grandfather who was a forest-officer. I was always interested in animal trophies so I finished taxidermist school. My favorite game animals are birds like the pheasant. My favorite hobbies are fishing, hunting and horse riding.

Enikő Pusztainé Borbás

Enikő Pusztainé Borbás

Correcting/Finish, Make-up artist

I was born in Pásztó, Hungary and living here with my family. I have done pottery for 20 years. I’ve always loved creative activities and challenges, which makes me happy to have joined this team. I like all the game animals and outdoor life.

Ákos Bengyik

Ákos Bengyik

Packaging and SCI Measurer

I was born in 1992 in Pásztó, Hungary and currently studying Information Technology in Budapest. I always loved the nature and got involved in hunting and game animals through the work in the taxidermy studio. My favorite animals are the antlered African species. I speak Hungarian, English and can communicate in German.

Attila Poszgai

Attila Poszgai

Production manager Wild Touch leather – and skin products
Monika Ilscik

Monika Ilscik

Production coordinator & quality controller Wild Touch leather – and skin products

I was born in Hungary in 1973. I have been in commerce for decades, besides, I am a teacher in Budapest. As for Wild Touch I am responsible for double-checking the leather goods to be sure to have the best quality.