Meet the Team
Alan Davis | PresidentAlan has been with Princeton his whole life (his grandparents started Princeton in 1936 and he succeeds his father Sonny as the third generation.) He started out stringing wooden tennis racquets and building bicycles in the old Park Heights Avenue Store. His grandmother taught him how to build bicycle wheels. He opened the Columbia Store 2 years after graduating from college in 1981 Alan's true love is skiing, and has skied around the world, most of time testing new equipment for our manufacturers.
He has served on a majority of the Howard County non-profits and now is on The Howard County Police Foundation Board. Alan serves on the board of the SSL buying group and their prestigious buying committee and the Bicycle Cooperative.
When asked about the best part of his job, he said “making a positive impact on our employees, our customers and our community”. He thinks that he is the luckiest guy in the world, selling really cool and fun products and seeing his customers and friends happy, wherever they are.
Paul Davis | Vice PresidentI have been with Princeton Sports for as long as I remember. I started out pressing the buttons on the cash register when I was about 8 standing on a milk crate with my grandmother telling which buttons to push. I then started building bike racks, adjusting bindings , stringing rackets ,building bikes and doing the trash. So I have done almost every job in the store.
I like to play tennis and ski with the family. I am sort a like the floater in the store. Helping out where needed and doing the buying of tennis, longboards and accessories.
My daughter Alex signed the whole family up for a 5k mudder in New Jersey. She wants to see if her mom and Dad can still hang.
Sonny Davis | The LegendSonny has been working at Princeton Sports all his life. He took over the family business in 1959, and brought skis and tennis into the store in the 1960's. Sonny is a true leader in retail. He was the founder of SSL merchandising group and sat as the chairman of the board for 25 years. The man is a legend, he just got back from Wimbledon and was at work the next day Check with your friends, they have known him for years, a true Baltimore landmark. Sonny has passed on the family business to both his sons, but is still a fixture at the Falls Road location.