About Us

The Jacksonville Empire is committed to developing a team of sharp, hard working and loyal individuals in a fun environment where they can generate above average income, be the best version of themselves and implement an exciting Cutco Through College Plan that is going to impact positively the rest of their lives while getting the best resume experience available for college students.

If selected, the position creates the space for young people to develop extraordinarily marketable/transferable skills, grow their confidence, cultivate strong relationships, and challenge their personal abilities and beliefs; regardless of their personality type, major or future career path.

Our representatives use their work experience as a vehicle to strengthen their financial security and transform their personal and professional lives, as undergraduates and beyond. If selected for a position, students construct an incomparably firm foundation for their futures and have acres of fun in the process.

We are filling openings on a first come, first serve basis – for consideration apply ASAP!

Our Team

Grace Vélez

Grace Vélez


Started in 2009 in San Juan, PR. Graduated from UPR – Mayaguez. Bachelors in Political Science and Economy. Former Professional Ballet Dancer at Western Ballet Company.

Places I’ve traveled with the company:

Hungary, Italy, Germany, London, Spain, Los Cabos, Cancun, Punta Cana, Jamaica, Las Vegas, Panama, Atlantic City, Los Angeles, Cayman Islands.

Office Sales: Over $2.5M
Personal Sales: $360,000




Darren Gardner

Darren Gardner


Started May 2007 Raleigh NC as a college student at NC State. Developed over 20 Branch Managers and 10 District Managers

Career Sales: 7.3 mil+

Silver Cups: 2015 & 2017

Trips won:
Las Vegas x 5, Hawaii, Budapest, Panama, Rome, Prauge, Coasta Rica, Cancun x 3, Cabo, Atlantic City x5, Germany, Bahamas

Travels a lot.outside of Vector Trips:
LA, Austin, New Orleans, Snowshoe WV