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Front Office Staff

Hillsboro Hops Professional Baseball is owned and operated by Short Season, LLC managed by committee members Myron Levin, Mike McMurray, Laura McMurray, Josh Weinman, and Randy Boyd.
 
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EXECUTIVES

Mike McMurray Chairman & CEO
Mike McMurrayMike McMurray is the Chairman and CEO of Short Season, LLC, which has owned and operated the Hillsboro Hops since 2013. From 2000 to 2012, he served as President of the Yakima Bears. Mike and his wife Laura are the majority owners of the Hops and also have a minority interest in the Missoula Osprey of the Pioneer League.

Mike has been involved in Minor League Baseball since 1995. He and Laura previously had ownership interest in the Riverside Pilots and Lancaster JetHawks of the California League as well as the Lethbridge Black Diamonds of the Pioneer League. He currently serves on Minor League Baseball's Licensing Committee.

In real life, Mike was a consulting actuary for 25 years.


Hometown: Lincoln, Nebraska [a "Yield" sign was erected in my honor]


Walk-Up Song: "Fire" by Arthur Brown


Favorite Ron Tonkin Field Concession Item: Zenner's Foot Long Hot Dog


Favorite Sports Team: (1) The Hops, (2) Arizona Diamondbacks & (3) Portland Thorns


Favorite Movie: Animal House…followed by Animal House


If Not For Baseball: I would be a very sad & anti-social retired actuary.


Laura McMurray Chief Financial Officer
Laura McMurray


Hometown: Idaho Falls, Idaho


Walk-Up Song: "I'm So Excited" by The Pointer Sisters


Favorite Ron Tonkin Field Concession Item: Zenner's Long Ball Sausage


Favorite Sports Team: After the Hops, the Kansas City Royals


If not for baseball I'd probably be...: a cat hoarder


K.L. Wombacher President & General Manager
K.L. WombacherK.L. enters his second year as President and General Manager, and his 18th season with the franchise. In the Fall of 2006, K.L. joined the ownership group. Beginning his career with the Yakima Bears as an intern during the 2001 season, K.L. joined the full-time staff after completing his degree in Fitness and Sports Management from Central Washington University. He was the Director of Stadium Operations and Assistant General Manager before his promotion to General Manager in September of 2004.


Hometown: Ruston, Washington


Walk-Up Song: "This Is How We Do It" by Montel Jordan


Favorite Ron Tonkin Field Concession Item: Long Ball Ale


Favorite Sports Team: Seattle Seahawks


If I Wasn't Working in Baseball: I'd be on the SWAT Team


Favorite Career Moment: Winning the NWL Championship in front of the home crowd at Ron Tonkin Field.


CORPORATE PARTNERSHIPS

Matt Kolasinski Vice President, Corporate Partnerships
Matt Kolasinski Matt has previously led corporate partnership efforts for the Portland Timbers as the team's Director of Corporate Sales and most recently for Learfield Sports as the Associate General Manager for Oregon State Beavers Sports Properties. Kolasinski has also held sales positions with the Portland Trail Blazers, Palace Sports and Entertainment and the Portland Beavers.

 

Kolasinski is a graduate of the Isenberg School of Management at UMass Amherst with a degree in Sport Management.

 


Ryan Kees Director, Partnership Activation
Ryan Kees Ryan is joining the Hops front office after serving as a member of the HOPSpitality game day staff during the 2016 season. He began his career in sports with the NFL Players Association as the Operations Manager, facilitating the operations and logistics for their Washington, DC office and events around the country. Ryan is excited to bring his experience and his love of baseball to the Hillsboro Hops!


Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia


Walk-Up Song: "Honeysuckle Blue" by Drivin' n' Cryin'


Favorite Ron Tonkin Field Concession Item: Chicago Dog - Love those peppers!


Favorite Sports Team: Tie between the Atlanta Braves and Georgia Bulldogs (HOW 'BOUT THEM DAWGS!)


Favorite Baseball Player: Dale Murphy


Craziest Celebrity Encounter: Working a photo shoot in New York with Jared Allen and discussing his 'mullet' - "It's not just a hairstyle...it's a way of life". Great guy and really funny!


I will shamefully admit that I watch: Anything with a super hero or related to Star Wars.


Greatest Sports Moment: Worked events at and attended Super Bowls 40 through 49! Saw some great games!


TICKET SALES

Jason Gavigan Vice President, Ticket Operations
Jason Gavigan Jason is entering his sixth full season with the franchise, after completing his Masters Degree in Sport and Athletic Administration at Gonzaga University. Jason moved with the team from Yakima, WA where he worked in the same role with the Bears.


Hometown: Reno, Nevada


Walk-Up Song: "I Wish" by Skee-Lo


Favorite Ron Tonkin Field Concession Item: The Big Boy Dog


Favorite Sports Team: Gonzaga Basketball, Portland Timbers


Favorite Baseball Player: Tony Gwynn


Craziest Celebrity Encounter: Meeting Trevor Hoffman (at Winter Meetings in Nashville 2012)


Greatest Sports Moment: Being a part of the Hops first Championship in 2014


Sports Goal: Attend a game at every MLB ballpark within one baseball season.

 


Adam Good Manager, Group Sales and Hospitality
Adam Good Adam is entering his first full season with the Hops franchise after starting as an intern for the 2016 season. He graduated from Portland State University in 2016 with a double major in Business Management and Human Resources.


Hometown: Ashland, Oregon


Walk-Up Song: "Living on a Prayer" by Bon Jovi


Favorite Ron Tonkin Field Concession Item: The Big Boy Dog "Challenge Accepted"


Favorite Sports Team: Hillsboro Hops


Greatest Sports Achievement: 3-time Oregon 5A Water Polo State Champion.


Favorite Sports Movie: Sandlot - "You're Killing Me Smalls"


Favorite Super Hero: Batman "It's not who I am underneath, but what I do that defines me."


Jarred Alkire Account Executive
Jarred is entering his first full year with the Hops after starting during the 2017 season. Jarred graduated from Adrian College in 2016 with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, with a focus in marketing.


Hometown: Bear Lake, Michigan


Walk-Up Song: "Man, I Feel Like A Woman" by Shania Twain


Favorite Sports Team: Detroit Tigers / University of Michigan


Favorite Ron Tonkin Field Concession Item: Bigger Boy


Favorite Sports Movie: Miracle on Ice


Levi Watkins Account Executive

Shantel Gritsch Account Executive
Shantel is entering her first full season with the Hops after starting as an intern for the 2017 season. She graduated from Concordia University in 2016 with a Bachelors degree in Business Administration and is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Sports Management.

Hometown: Portland, Oregon

Walk-Up Song: "Jump" - Van Halen

Favorite Sports Team: Hillsboro Hops

Favorite TV Show: Friends

Favorite Activity: Cooking & baking

 


Jonny Kloster Account Executive
Jonny is entering his first year with the franchise after interning during the 2017 season. Jonny graduated with a degree in Sport Management from Washington State University in 2017.

Hometown: Yakima, Washington

Walk-Up Song: "In the Air Tonight" by Phil Collins

Favorite Ron Tonkin Field Concession Item: Long Ball Ale

Favorite Sports Team: Seattle Seahawks / Washington State Cougars

Favorite Baseball Player: Randy Johnson "The Big Unit"

Favorite Sports Movie: Major League

Fun Fact: Jonny was a high school teammate of Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp.

 


MARKETING

Peter Lee Manager, Marketing and Promotions
Peter is entering his first full season with the Hops after working as part of our in-game production team.


Hometown: Corvallis, Oregon


Walk-Up Song: "Let Me Clear My Throat" by DJ Kool


Favorite Ron Tonkin Field Concession Item: Long Ball Ale


Favorite Sports Team: Oregon State Beavers


Greatest Sports Achievement: 2006 5A OSAA Football State Champion - First Team All-State Selection


MERCHANDISE

Lauren Wombacher Senior Director, Merchandise
Lauren Wombacher Lauren started working for the franchise during the 2003 season as a day-of-game employee and was hired for a full-time position in January 2006. She graduated from Central Washington University in 2002 with a degree in Fitness & Exercise Science.


Hometown: Tumwater, Washington - "It's the water!"


Walk-Up Song: "All Eyez On Me" by Tupac


Favorite Ron Tonkin Field Concession Item: Pulled Pork Mondo Nacho or Sonoran Dog


Favorite Sports Team: Seattle Seahawks #12s


When I Was Little I Wanted to Be...: A teacher or an artist


Something You Don't Know About Me: I used to race single-handed sailboats and taught sailing lessons for Tacoma Yacht Club and Western Washington University.


I Will Shamefully Admit That I Watch...: Real Housewives (NY & Jersey) and The Bachelor franchise


COMMUNITY & FAN RELATIONS

Amy Stone Director, Community Engagement
Amy Stone Amy started working for the franchise during the 2012 season as a part-time employee and was hired for a full-time position in September 2014. She graduated from Central Washington University in 2014 with a degree in Recreation and Tourism.


Hometown: Bremerton, Washington


Walk-Up Song: "Why You Always Hating" by YG


Favorite Ron Tonkin Field Concession Item: Mac & Cheese Hot Dog


#1 Item on My Bucket List: Visit Australia and hold a koala.


Favorite Sports Team: Seattle Seahawks - Go Hawks!


Dream TV Show to Appear On: Real Housewives of Atlanta (don't judge)


Favorite Activity: Chasing waterfalls.. even though TLC told me not to.


If I Didn't Work in Baseball I'd Be...: a National park ranger. Preferably at the Redwoods or Mount Rainier.


Jen Anderson Director, Fan Experience
Jen Anderson Jen is entering her fourth full season with the franchise after starting out as a Game Day employee in the Hops' Team Shop in 2013. Prior to coming to the Hops full time, she graduated from Washington State University, majoring in Elementary Education.


Hometown: Vancouver, Washington


Walk-up Song: "Just a Girl" by No Doubt


Favorite Ron Tonkin Field Concession Item: Ice Cream Cone


Favorite Sports Team: Portland Trail Blazers


If She Could Be On Any Game Show It Would Be: Hollywood Game Night - Pop Culture + Celebrities = Happiness


Fun Fact: Jen used to captain private fireworks cruises in her Recreation role at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.


Casey Sawyer Coordinator, Community Outreach
Casey SawyerCasey has been with the Hops since 2013, working as the Clubhouse Manager during the season. During the off season Casey spends the majority of his time working with the Hops Community Outreach program. This program is designed to allow the Hops, as well as the mascot Barley to attend and volunteer their time at local schools, charities and other fundraising events.

Casey graduated from Washington State University-Vancouver in 2017 with a degree in Business Administration, with a focus in Marketing. Go Hops!


Hometown: Brush Prairie, WA


Walk-up Song: "Pressure" by Lupe Fiasco ft. Jay-Z


Favorite Ron Tonkin Concession Item: Kahlua Pork Rice Bowl


Favorite Sports Team: Hillsboro Hops/Portland Trailblazers


James Shamp Coordinator, Community Outreach
James ShampJames enters his first year as a Hillsboro Hops front office staff member, however, he has been the Visiting Clubhouse Manager since the 2015 season.


Hometown: Hockinson, WA


Walk-Up Song: "Can't Tell Me Nothing" -Kanye West


Favorite Ron Tonkin Field Concession Item: The Hops Burger


Favorite Sports Teams: L.A Rams/Portland Trail Blazers


MEDIA & RADIO BROADCASTING

Preston Toulon Director, Communications
Preston Toulon Preston is entering his fourth full season with the Hops after interning for the team in 2014. He graduated from the University of Oregon in 2014.


Hometown: Vista, California


Walk-Up Song: "Bat Out of Hell" - Meat Loaf. Would not enter batter's box until all eight minutes have played


Favorite Ron Tonkin Field Concession Item: Black Bean Burger on a Gluten-Free Bun


Favorite Sports Teams: Arizona Diamondbacks / Oregon Ducks


Favorite Person Ever: Marcus Mariota


Greatest Moment(s) in Life: Marcus Mariota winning the Heisman Trophy/Luis Gonzalez's walk-off bloop hit in Game 7 of the 2001 World Series/Jameis Winston's fumble in the 2015 Rose Bowl, returned for a touchdown by Tony Washington on the way to a 59-20 victory for the Oregon Ducks over Florida State/Archie Bradley's RBI triple in the 7th inning of the 2017 National League Wild Card Game against the Colorado Rockies.


Rich Burk Director, Broadcasting
Rich Burk A Hillsboro resident since 1989-enters his 17th season of professional baseball play-by-play, as the lead voice of the Hillsboro Hops on Fox Sports 620 AM. His career includes stints as the lead radio & TV voice of the Bend Rockies (1994), Portland Rockies (1995-97, 1999-2000) and Portland Beavers (2001-2010).


Hometown: Dana Point, California


Walk-Up Song: 20th Century Fox Movie Intro Theme


Favorite Ron Tonkin Field Concession Item: Veggie Wrap (bring back the Hillsboro Cobb Salad!)


Favorite Sports Team: The Sawx


Nirvana is...: Game prep at Starbucks


Someday When I Get the Time I'll...: Write a novel... yes, it will involve baseball


Claim to Fame: In 3 years at Pac-12 Network, I've worked with 43 different analysts


Pet Peeve: Misuse of apostrophe's


FIELD STAFF

Manager: TBD

Pitching Coach: TBD

Hitting Coach: TBD

Coach: TBD

Consultant: Ben Petrick

Athletic Trainer: TBD

Strength/Conditioning Coach: TBD

Clubhouse Manager: Casey Sawyer

Visiting Clubhouse Attendant: James Shamp

GAME OPERATIONS

Official Scorer: Blair Cash

PA Announcer: Brian Rogers

Interns: TBD

Grounds Crew: Mike Peterson & Sam King

CONCESSIONS OPERATIONS

Concessions at Ron Tonkin Field are provided by Spectra Food Services & Hospitality

General Manager: Tommy Wright

Chef: Dale Moore