Axel was born and raised on the west end of York, Pennsylvania. He grew up with passion for baseball and golf, then became hooked on hunting at the age of 8 years old. His father, Ron Hartman, introduced him to the outdoors through squirrel and pheasant hunting, and he began filming his fathers bow hunts at the age of 12 with a small digital camera. Hartman is always up for whatever hunt is next, and loves to spend an equal amount of time behind the camera as he does with his bow and gun. Axel's experience in the industry outside of Rack Daddies ranges from filming for some of the most popular shows like Major League Bowhunter, and produces the hit TV series on the Outdoor Channel, Viral Outdoors."My goals for Rack Daddies go much further than having a sweet merch or an awesome show where we share our hunts; I want to somehow lead people to Christ through Rack Daddies, wether its connecting on social media or in person, trying to keep the Lord first in all I do is my priority."