Meet the Owner

Mike Gaboury Jr.


Highly motivated and goal-driven, Mike Gaboury Jr. is the founder and owner of Jerky Jr’s Smokehouse in Wolfe City, Texas. Equipped with a traditional family jerky recipe dating back over 100 years and his one of a kind skill set, Mike has a solid foundation on what it takes to deliver outstanding meals that leave lasting impressions.


Born and raised in Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, Mike has always had a longing passion for entrepreneurship, cooking, and being outdoors. In his younger years, he often sold and delivered jerky via bicycle, proving he had the business ownership mindset fostering at an early age. 


After graduating high school, he enlisted in the United States Air Force and served for eight years as a Security Forces Member. He selflessly and proudly served his country until he was medically retired in 2016. After retirement from the Air Force, Mike studied Operations and Management in Dallas, Texas.