|Chuck Greenberg||CEO and Managing Partner|
For more than two decades, Frisco RoughRiders CEO and Managing Partner Chuck Greenberg has built his reputation as an innovative franchise owner and operator, corporate and sports attorney, dealmaker, advisor, and expert on the business and economics of major professional sports.
Chuck's involvement with the RoughRiders began on August, 20, 2014 when the ownership group he and Scott Sonju put together finalized the purchase of the franchise from Mandalay Baseball Properties. In addition to his role with the RoughRiders, he currently holds the same title with the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, the Class-A Carolina League and State College (Pa.) Spikes, the Class-A Short Season affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals.
In November 2009, Chuck announced the formation of Greenberg Sports Group (GSG), which provides management, consulting and marketing services to the sports industry across the country.
Well respected across baseball, Chuck has the distinguished honor of serving on the Minor League Baseball Board of Trustees, a position he was elected to in December 2007. The 12-person Board has exclusive power to determine policies and to enact rules and regulations for Minor League Baseball and its member clubs.
Among Chuck's leadership roles in the industry, he has helped to launch Minor League Baseball's "Project Brand" initiative, which was announced at the 2012 Baseball Winter Meetings. "Project Brand" is a transformational new national marketing program designed to attract major national sponsors by creating one cohesive brand encompassing all 160 member clubs. Previously, he served on the inaugural Board of Directors of the Baseball Internet Rights Company (BIRCO), which holds the digital media rights of its member Minor League Baseball clubs and leagues and partners in a strategic venture with Major League Baseball Advanced Media (MLBAM). Chuck is also the past Chair of Minor League Baseball's Diversity Committee, where he was tapped for a leadership position by Minor League Baseball President Pat O'Conner in part for his success in attracting substantial minority investment to his ownership groups.
Chuck is the former Managing Partner & CEO of the Texas Rangers, a role he assumed in 2010 after his group of investors (Rangers Baseball Express, LLC), which included Baseball Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan, acquired the Major League Baseball franchise from Tom Hicks and Hicks Sports Group.
His tenure as Rangers' Managing Partner & CEO was highlighted by the club winning the American League Pennant and reaching its first World Series in the history of the franchise. Off the field, Chuck spearheaded the development of an enhanced senior management staff, overhauled the fan experience at Rangers Ballpark, constructed and installed a new state-of-the-art video board, game entertainment control room and technological overhaul of Rangers Ballpark, and helped re-establish a sense of trust and excitement between the franchise and community. He was also the architect of a lucrative and landmark deal with Fox Sports Southwest that has since changed the landscape of regional television rights deals in professional sports.
Chuck's professional baseball career began in October 2001, when he led an ownership group which purchased the Double-A Eastern League's Altoona Curve. During his time as the Curve's President & Managing Partner (2002-08), the club set numerous single-game and season attendance records, continually re-invested private money into capital improvement projects at Blair County Ballpark, and helped the franchise gain national stature as one of the most creative and innovative teams in professional sports.
The Curve won the prestigious Larry MacPhail Promotional Award in 2004, the 2006 Baseball America Freitas Award as the top Double-A franchise and added the highest honor bestowed annually upon a Minor League Baseball club, the John H. Johnson President's Trophy, in 2006. Altoona became only the 11th franchise to receive all three major awards, and was the first team to accomplish the feat in less than three years.
The Pittsburgh native has a long and successful background as a practicing corporate and sports attorney, and currently serves as counsel with the globally-based law firm Reed Smith LLP. Prior to joining Reed Smith in 2010, Chuck was a Partner in the Pennsylvania-based law firm Pepper Hamilton, LLP, which he joined in 1998. He headed the firm's sports practice and was a member of its Executive Committee. Throughout his career, he has lent his expertise to the acquisition and sale of more than two dozen franchises in baseball, football, basketball, hockey, soccer and lacrosse.
Among his work in the sports industry, Chuck was instrumental in helping put together the deal that landed a group led by National Hockey League Hall of Famer Mario Lemieux and renowned businessman Ron Burkle ownership of the bankrupt Pittsburgh Penguins in 1999 and saved the franchise for Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania. In 2007, he represented Lemieux, Burkle and the Penguins in successful negotiations with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County which resulted in a deal to build a brand-new, state-of-the-art arena in downtown Pittsburgh and secure the future of the Penguins in Pittsburgh for at least another 30 years.
Chuck has been featured in numerous articles and has made frequent television and radio appearances concerning the business and economics of sports, particularly regarding sports franchises and facilities. He has also been a frequent speaker and panelist at the annual National Sports Forum and Baseball Winter Meetings. In 2008, he was named to the Sports Business Research Advisory Board at Penn State University, representing team owners in the work of the Center for Sports Business Research, which focuses on the development of first-rate academic and applied empirical research in the sports industry while helping to define educational opportunities for students looking to start careers in sports business.
He also serves on the board of directors of the Mario Lemieux Foundation and is on the executive committee of the Mario Lemieux Celebrity Golf Invitational, which is held each June.
Chuck graduated from Upper St. Clair High School in Pittsburgh in 1978 and four years later received his B.A. from Tufts University in Massachusetts. In 1985, he graduated from the University of Michigan Law School. Chuck and his wife Jennifer have been married for 28 years and have three adult sons. Chuck and Jenny make their home in Westlake, Texas.
|Scott Sonju||President/General Manageremail@example.com|
Scott Sonju grew up in Plano and is a graduate of Texas A&M University, where he studied History and Business. Prior to becoming president in April 2006, Scott served as a Senior Vice President of the RoughRiders where he focused on corporate partnerships. For five years, Scott was a director of a private resort in Upstate NY, where he developed a love of the outdoors and knowledge of operations, marketing, personnel, and programming.
Scott's first sports job was as an account executive for the Dallas Mavericks, where he sold tickets and assisted in game operations. Scott grew up in the sports business as his father Norm was the founding President/GM of the Mavericks.
In June 2003, Scott earned his MBA from Northwestern's prestigious Kellogg School of Management, where he majored in marketing, management strategy, organizational behavior, and entrepreneurship.
Scott enjoys hiking, public speaking, reading, traveling, and bringing ideas to fruition. He and his wife, Amy, have four children.
|Scott Burchett||Vice President, Partnerships and Communicationsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
Scott Burchett, Vice President, Partnerships and Communications, joined the Frisco RoughRiders in February, 2004.
Scott has worked in several capacities for the RoughRiders organization first as PlayBall Coordinator, later as Promotions Coordinator prior to moving up to his current role.
He oversees all Corporate Partner relationships, sponsor promotions, media, communications and public relations.
Prior to joining the RoughRiders, Scott worked for MLB.com. Scott was born and raised in Garland, TX and attended Baylor University where he enjoyed majoring in Business Management.
Scott and his wife, Caroline, currently reside in McKinney, Texas.
|Steven Nelson||Senior Director of Corporate Partnershipsemail@example.com|
Steven Nelson joined the RoughRiders in October 2008 after spending four seasons with FC Dallas of Major League Soccer.
In his current position, Steven works in sponsorship sales for the RoughRiders.
Born and raised in Arlington, TX, Steven graduated from Baylor University in 2002 with a degree in Marketing and Operations Management. Steven then went on to receive his Masters in Sports Management from Baylor in 2004.
Upon graduation, Steven got his start in sports, first as a Sponsorship Services Coordinator and then as the Manager of Corporate Partnerships for FC Dallas.
In his free time, Steven enjoys movies, music, sports and time with his family.
He and his wife, Tiffany, have two sons and reside in Frisco, TX.
|LaShawn Moore||Director of Community Developmentfirstname.lastname@example.org|
LaShawn Moore, originally from Austin, joined the RoughRiders in February 2010.
She graduated from the University of North Texas with a degree in Marketing and then went on to receive her MBA in Sports and Entertainment Management from the University of Dallas.
LaShawn has interned with the Philadelphia 76ers and has volunteered with Fox Sports Radio in Dallas and the NBA D-League Ft.Worth Flyers.
In her spare time, LaShawn enjoys attending sporting events, reading, drinking fine world teas and traveling.
|Matt Ratliff||Director, Partner Servicesemail@example.com|
Matt Ratliff, Director, Partner Services, began his career in sports with the Houston Astros before making the move to Frisco in 2008. Matt oversees all promotions, as well as the fulfillment of marketing and contractual elements for the RoughRiders' corporate partners.
Originally from Levelland, Texas, Matt graduated from Texas Tech University with a degree in Marketing.
Prior to making the switch to sports, Matt, a licensed Realtor, worked in property management for three years.
In his free time Matt likes to golf and watch Red Raider sports. He is also an avid wakeboarder and enjoys spending as much time at the lake as possible. Matt, his wife Katy, and their French Bulldog, Izzy currently reside in Frisco.
|Kristin Russell||Director, Partner and Event Servicesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
Kristin joined the RoughRiders in August of 2007 after completing her internship with the team during the first part of that year.
Originally from Hawkins, Texas, Kristin obtained a degree in Sport Management and Business from Texas A&M University in May of 07. Gig'em!
Kristin enjoys spending time with family, friends, and her English Bulldog, Zinger.
In her spare time she likes to travel, bowl, go to sporting events and the lake.
|David Kosydar||Manager, Partner Servicesemail@example.com|
David joined the RoughRiders in January 2010.
Prior to moving to Frisco, he worked as a marketing assistant for a resort/conference center in Upstate New York.
Born and raised just outside Scranton, PA, David graduated from Temple University in May 2006 with a degree in Broadcasting and Mass Media.
Holding a black belt in Kung Fu, David won a silver medal in the middleweight division of kickboxing at the 2011 United States Koushu Tournament in Baltimore, Maryland.
In his spare time, David likes watch the Pittsburgh Steelers. He is also an active member at Stonebriar Community Church in Frisco. David and his wife, Stacy, reside in Frisco.
|Carly Salczynski||Partner and Event Services Coordinatorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
Carly joined the RoughRiders in January of 2013. She graduated from Purdue University in 2008 with a Bachelors degree in Business Management and a minor in Political Science. Knowing she wanted to pursue a career in professional sports, Carly decided to attend Valparaiso University School of Law and subsequently graduated in 2011.
Carly interned with the Gary SouthShore RailCats, an independent minor league baseball team, and the Chicago Sky of the WNBA. More recently, she worked for a new independent baseball team called the Schaumburg Boomers located in the suburbs of Chicago.
Born and raised in Chicago, Carly is an avid fan of the Blackhawks, Bears, Cubs and Bulls. She enjoys hanging out with friends and family and going on long walks with her dog, Wrigley.
|Scott Fults||Partner and Event Services Coordinatoremail@example.com|
Scott joined the RoughRiders on a full-time basis in October of 2013 after completing an internship in the operations department with the team.
Originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan, Scott attended Davenport University where he was also employed by the athletic department. He also completed an internship with USA Football.
Scott is an avid fan of the Tigers, Red Wings, Lions and Michigan State athletics and in his free time enjoys attending sporting events, watching movies, and spending time with friends and family.
|Grant Nelson||Graphic Design Coordinatorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
Grant joined the RoughRiders in February of 2013, marking for the organization a new era of loud music and bizarre staff-wide e-mails emanating from his second floor office.
Prior to coming to Frisco, Grant worked for the Madison (WI) Mallards of the Northwoods League where he made graphic design contributions and worked in the stadium control room. He was known to zip line to the stadium as a giant duck and also galavanted about as the "green man" who appared on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Grant attended Mizzou before transferring to Carroll University in Waukesha, WI.
In his free time, Grant enjoys playing hockey, rock climbing, cooking, training for the Chicago Marathon and traveling.
|Andrew Sidney||Director, Ticket Salesemail@example.com|
Andrew, an East Meadow, NY native, joined the RoughRiders in January 2011 after graduating from Ithaca College with a degree in Sport Management and a minor in Coaching. After a few years in Texas, Andrew decided to attend the University of Texas at Arlington to pursue his MBA which he completed in August 2014.
Andrew started with the RoughRiders as an Inside Sales Representative and moved through the ticket sales department as a Group Sales Coordinator, Sr. Corporate Marketing Manager and Director of Outside Sales before settling into his current role. As Director of Ticket Sales, he oversees all aspects of the ticket sales and ticket operations departments.
An avid New York Rangers, Jets, Mets and Knicks fan, Andrew devotes his free time to following his sports teams, working out, watching television, cooking and trying to enhance his wardrobe.
Andrew and his fiancé, Lexie, currently reside in Dallas, Texas.
|Ross Lanford||Senior Manager, Outside Salesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
Ross joined the RoughRiders in the Fall of 2011. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a BBA in Management and a M.Ed in Intercollegiate Athletics Administration.
While in school he was a sports marketing and licensing intern.
Ross enjoys playing all sports and loves the outdoors. He likes to enjoy these activities with his family and friends.
|Reese Haymes||Senior Manager, Group Salesemail@example.com|
Born and raised in Canyon, TX, Reese started with the RoughRiders in January of 2011 after graduating from West Texas A&M University. Reese originally moved to the DFW area to pursue a career in umpiring baseball, but then was offered the opportunity to join the RoughRiders.
While not busy at work, Reese enjoys listening to music, watching movies, playing sports and cards. Due to his background in agriculture with Haymes Cattle Company, he also enjoys attending stock shows and helping others with their livestock.
|Kasey Carlock||Corporate Marketing Managerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
Kasey, a Texas native, joined the RoughRiders in February of 2014.
She received her Associates of Science Degree and then transferred to Henderson State University where she then received her BBA in Business Management. She played collegiate softball as a pitcher for 4 years and earned All Region and All Conference Honors.
In 2012 she interned at the University of North Texas in the marketing/promotions for the athletic department. The sports industry is where her passion is.
She is a big military supporter, movie fanatic, and loves sports.
|Roman Crescimanno||Corporate Marketing Manageremail@example.com|
Roman joined the RoughRiders in October of 2013. He was born and raised in Dingmans Ferry, Pennsylvania and graduated East Stroudsburg University with a B.S is Sport and Business Management.
Before coming to the RougRiders, Roman took a small hiatus and worked for his family owned and operated construction company while volunteering as a wrestling coach. Some of his previous positions include Event Operations for an LPGA tournament, Field Operations for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, and Night Sales Associate for the New York Yankees.
Roman is a huge Yankees and Giants fan. Some of his favorite hobbies include going to the gym, playing sports, meeting new people, and going to various sporting events.
|David Dwyer||Corporate Marketing Managerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
David joined the RoughRiders in October of 2012.
He moved to Frisco, TX in August 2012 with his wife Michelle and dog Ajax after Michelle took a job at Prince of Peace Christian School in Carrollton. There she works as a middle school teacher and high school volleyball coach.
Before moving to Texas, David earned his Masters in Business Administration from Concordia University Chicago where he also earned undergraduate degrees in Business Management, Marketing and a minor in Sports Management. While completing his degrees, David was a member of the football team where he was a 3 time All-Conference Noseguard for the Cougars.
David was born and raised in St. Louis, MO and is a fan of all the city's sports teams. He knows it's only a matter of time before Mizzou starts their reign of dominance in the SEC and the Rams return to their former glory.
|Lisa Gonzalez||Corporate Marketing Manageremail@example.com|
Originally from a suburb of Houston in La Porte, TX, Lisa made the move to Frisco from San Angelo after joining the RoughRiders in November of 2013.
She attained her Associates of Arts degree from Navarro College. After she received her Associates she went on to receive her B.S. in Kinesiology and a Masters in Coaching, Sport, Recreation, and Fitness Administration emphasizing both Coaching and Sports Management from Angelo State University. During her time there she was a member of the Angelo State Ram Belles soccer team. Here she also served as the Graduate Assistant Soccer Coach for a year.
Lisa has experience working for Angelo State Athletics, the San Angelo Bandits arena football team, and the San Angelo Colts independent baseball team in both sales and game day operations. She is excited to join the RoughRiders sales team.
Despite her being from Houston, she loves to cheer on the Yankees and Saints. She enjoys spending time with her friends and family. In her spare time she enjoys anything involving sports, drawing/painting, and playing her guitar.
|Bryan Henderson||Corporate Marketing Managerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
Bryan Joined the RoughRiders in June 2012 after completing his internship with the RoughRiders at the beginning of the year. Originally from Dallas Texas, he graduated from Texas A&M with a Sport Management degree in 2012. He enjoys hunting, fishing, and playing sports. He has 3 black labs; Star, Lucky, and Stelle.
|Kayla Lara||Corporate Marketing Manageremail@example.com|
Born and raised in San Antonio, Tx she headed up to the Panhandle in 2009 to attend Texas Tech University. Kayla graduated from Texas Tech in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations.
While attending Tech, she served as a member of President's Select, an elite student ambassador program representing the Offices of Admissions, Athletics, and the President. During her tenor, Kayla recruited athletes for Mike Leach, Tommy Tuberville, and Kliff Kingsbury.
Along with Kayla's involvement in multiple student organizations, she served as a Social Media Expert for AT&T, Seagull Institute, and Wilk's Broadcasting. On her time off, Kayla enjoys attending music festivals, watching college football, and playing outdoors with her dog Darla.
|Matt Martin||Corporate Marketing Managerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
Matt, a Lubbock native, joined the RoughRiders in May of 2014 and is a graduate of Texas Tech University with a Master's degree in Sports Management.
Matt played baseball at Lubbock Christian University where he earned Academic honors. During his time in Lubbock he worked with the College Baseball Foundation and the College Baseball Hall of Fame.
In his free time he enjoys playing golf, softball, and working out.
|Garrett Randle||Corporate Marketing Manageremail@example.com|
Garret joined the Roughriders in January 2014 and graduate in August '13 with a master's degree in journalism from the University of North Texas.
Before attending UNT, Garret attended Northwood University where he pitched for the Knights and was part of two conference championship teams. While pursuing his degree in Entertainment and Sports Management at Northwood he earned Academic All-American honors, and won the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics "Champion of Character" award.
Garret was born and raised in Irving, Texas. In his free time he enjoys working out, reading, and coaching baseball.
|Tommy Baker||Group Sales Coordinatorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
Tom is a native of Austin, Texas and graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in Sport Management in May 2014.
He is a fan of the Baltimore Orioles, Boston Celtics and Dez Bryant. Tom enjoys playing poker, scoring goals in FIFA and eating his mom's chocolate chip cookies. He is a triple digit golfer and a fantasy football champion.
|Logan Brown||Group Sales Coordinatoremail@example.com|
Logan joined the RoughRiders in February of 2014 and is a graduate of Texas Tech University with his Master's degree in Sports Management.
While pursuing his bachelor's degree in Exercise & Sport Sciences, Logan played baseball for Texas Tech University. Following his playing career, he was the baseball graduate assistant coach while pursuing further education.
Logan was born and raised in Harlingen, Texas. In his free time, he enjoys coaching baseball, snowboarding, and playing golf.
|Sander Bryan||Group Sales Coordinatorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
Alexander (Sander) Bryan is a May 2014 graduate of southwest Baptist University. At SBU he studied mass communication and was a catcher on the baseball team.
Sander previously worked for the Omaha Storm Chasers Triple-A affiliate for the Kansas City Royals.
In his free time, Sander enjoys golfing, fishing, and being outside. Sander pledges his allegiance to the United States of America as well as the Atlanta Braves, Kansas State Wildcats and Dallas Stars. His friends call him Sander, but you can call him anytime for your RoughRider group outing needs.
|Tyler Ellis||Group Sales Coordinatoremail@example.com|
Tyler joined the RoughRiders in January of 2014 after graduating from Elon University with a degree in Sport and Event Management. During his time there he interned for the Burlington Royals, an advanced rookie league affiliate of the Kansas City Royals.
Born and raised in High Point, NC he is fan of the Carolina Panthers and the UNC Tarheels. In his free time he enjoys playing and watching sports as well as spending time with friends.
|Jessica English||Group Sales Coordinatorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
Jessica joined the RoughRiders in January of 2014 after graduating from California State University San Bernardino in December of 2013. She spent her first two years of college at Northwestern State University where she was a pitcher for the softball team. She received degrees in Marketing and Sports and Entertainment Marketing. While earning her degree, Jessica interned with the High Desert Mavericks, Single-A Advanced Affiliate of the Seattle Mariners.
Jessica was born and raised in Yucaipa, California, but has always wanted to live in Texas. She is a huge fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Reds, but her all time favorite pitcher is Nolan Ryan. She enjoys working on her fitness, watching football and baseball, and attending sporting events.
|Jonathan Fletcher||Group Sales Coordinatoremail@example.com|
Jonathan grew up in Lufkin, Texas and went on to play baseball at Angelina College. After one year he transferred to the University of Texas where he played club baseball and received his undergrad in advertising with an emphasis in business.
Upon graduating, he went on to attend Stephen F. Austin State University to attain his MBA. At SFA, he started the very first SFA baseball club and coached them to the World Series.
In his free time, he also enjoys playing baseball and watching sports.
|Monica Man||Group Sales Coordinatorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
Monica joined the RoughRiders in Febuary of 2014.
The Joshua, TX native is a graduate of Tarleton State University in Stephenville, TX. There she earned her B.S. in Kinesiology with a minor in Communication.
While at Tarleton, she was an Intramural Supervisor for TSU Recreational Sports and a member of several student organizations on campus.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, shopping, music, watching her brother's baseball games and anything else sports related.
|Garrett McGregor||Group Sales Coordinatoremail@example.com|
Garrett joined the RoughRiders in January of 2014 after completing his degree in Sports Management at the great Oklahoma State University.
Garrett was born and raised in Allen, TX. He is a huge Dallas Cowboys and Dallas Mavericks fan. In his free time he enjoys playing basketball, eating unhealthy foods, and working out.
|Alex Stefanescu||Group Sales Coordinatorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
Alex joined the RoughRiders in January of 2013.
Originally from Bucharest, Romania, Alex moved to Charlotte, NC in 2000 with his immediate family through the Permanent Visa Lottery program. Alex attended North Mecklenburg High School in Huntersville, NC and currently resides in Dallas, TX.
Alex graduated in December 2011 with a degree in Communication Studies with an emphasis on Public Relations from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
While attending UNC Charlotte, Alex interned with the Charlotte Bobcats and was heavily involved in the campus spirit group, Niner Nation Gold. Alex is a big fan of his Charlotte 49ers, Carolina Panthers, Charlotte Bobcats and San Francisco Giants. In his free time, Alex travels and attends sporting events.
|Ben Berenson||Ticket Sales Coordinatoremail@example.com|
Benjamin Berenson was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts and attended the University of Cincinnati with degrees in marketing and sports administration.
Before working for the RoughRiders, Ben worked with the Boston Bruins, Boston Celtics and Florida Panthers. Ben is a die-hard Boston sports fan, and his favorite team is the Bruins.
Outside of work, Ben enjoys spending time with his girlfriend an going out with friends. Ben's interests include music, following sports, going to the gym, playing poker and fishing.
|Mike Cordisco||Ticket Sales Coordinatorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
Born and raised in Cherry Hill, NJ, Mike joined the RoughRiders in September of 2014 after completing an internship with the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. Previously, Mike interned with the Rutgers Athletic Department where he graduated with a degree in Sport Management.
Mike is a fan of the NY Yankees, Rutgers Athletics and Everton FC. In his spare time he can be found at a ballgame, working ut, singing karaoke and beating the owner mode on Madden 2006.
|Kyle Kahn||Manager, Ticket Operationsemail@example.com|
|Scott Arnold||Director of Operationsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
Scott Arnold, Director of Operations, a native of Southern California. Scott moved to Texas in 1997. Scott began working for the RoughRiders in 2003 as a Game Day staff member.
Scott has since worked various jobs with the RoughRiders. He has helped run Security and assisted in all aspects of stadium and team operations.
In his free time, Scott enjoys spending time with his two children, Kaila and Jake.
|Alfonso Bailon||Director of Maintenanceemail@example.com|
|Gustavo Bailon||Maintenance Managerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|David Bicknell||Head Groundskeeperemail@example.com|
David Bicknell, Head Groundskeeper, joined the RoughRiders in the fall of 2007. David oversees the conditions of the field here at beautiful Dr Pepper Ballpark.
After earning a bachelors degree in agronomy from Texas A&M University, David went on to work for the Texas Rangers on their grounds crew and later the San Antonio Missions as their field superintendent. David is a Dallas native and enjoys spending time with his family and friends.
|Ben Blankenship||Sr. Director of Food & Beveragefirstname.lastname@example.org|
Ben Blankenship joined the RoughRiders in October of 2012 as the team's Senior Director of Food & Beverage through Professional Sports Catering.
Ben was hired by PSC in 2004 and spent four years in Montgomery, AL with the Montgomery Biscuits before moving on to open up PSC accounts in Savannah, GA, Quad Cities, IA and Laredo, TX. Originally from the Charlotte, NC area, Ben graduated from Clemson University in 2003 with a Sport Marketing degree. Although he dedicates most of his time at work, Ben makes sure to allow time for friends, his family in NC and traveling the world.
He has recently taken up an interest in distance running and is participating in his second marathon this November in Las Vegas.
|Kirk Hansen||Executive Chefemail@example.com|
Kirk Hansen joined the RoughRiders in November of 2012 as the team's Executive Chef through Professional Sports Catering.
|Gregg Kraly||Concessions/Warehouse Managerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
Gregg Kraly joined the RoughRiders in November of 2012 as the team's Concessions Manager & Warehouse Manager through Professional Sports Catering.
A Chicago area native, Gregg is a big Chicago sports fan but is truest to his Cubs. He graduated from Olivet Nazarene University with a BS in Sports Management. He spent two seasons working in baseball prior to joining the RoughRiders
Gregg is excited about working in Frisco at Dr Pepper Ballpark and enjoys spending as much time as possible with his wife.
|Dustin Alban||Vice President of Accounting & Financeemail@example.com|
Dustin Alban, Vice President of Accounting & Finance, joined the RoughRiders in September of 2006.
Dustin is a CPA with public accounting experience who began his career with KPMG where he participated in the audits of a wide variety of clients in varying industries including professional sports, telecommunications, retail, and home security.
Following his time at KPMG, Dustin worked as a senior associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers where his worked was mainly focused in the energy sector.
A Plano, TX, native, Dustin graduated from Baylor University with a BBA and a Masters in Accountancy. Dustin enjoys watching Baylor sports, Rangers baseball and Mavericks basketball.
Dustin and his wife Courtney currently reside in McKinney with their children Hannah, Lauren and Grant.
Broadcasting & Media Relations
|Alex Vispoli||Manager, Broadcasting & Media Developmentfirstname.lastname@example.org|
Alex Vispoli, Manager of Broadcasting and Media Development, joined the RoughRiders in March of 2012. Alex serves as the "Voice of the RoughRiders" on radio and television and is the primary liaison between the team and the local media. He also coordinates the RoughRiders' Speakers Bureau.
Alex joined the 'Riders after spending two years as the Director of Media Relations and broadcaster for the Winston-Salem Dash, the Advanced-A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox. While with the Dash, Alex coordinated the media coverage of the opening of BB&T Ballpark, a newly constructed $48 million baseball facility. He has also broadcast baseball for the Dayton Dragons (Reds, Midwest League), Lynchburg Hillcats (Pirates, Carolina League), and Salem Avalanche (Astros, Carolina League).
Alex has experience in college sports, spending four seasons as a studio host and producer at IMG College (formerly ISP). In his time with IMG, Alex anchored the football and basketball broadcasts on the Georgia Tech, Florida State, and Kent State radio networks. He also hosted coverage of the Big East and ACC Men's Basketball Tournaments and broadcast women's basketball for Wake Forest University.
A native of Andover, Massachusetts, Alex graduated from Syracuse University and Phillips Academy Andover. He currently lives in Frisco.
|Gina Pierce||Director of Game Entertainmentemail@example.com|
Regina Lyn Pierce (Gina) joined the RoughRiders in January of 2009. She spent four years as the on-field emcee at Dr Pepper Ballpark before becoming the team's Director of Game Entertainment in February of 2013.
Gina was born and raised in Katy, TX and moved to Dallas in 2003. Along with the RoughRiders, she has represented 1310 The Ticket, ESPN, the Dallas Cowboys Event Presentation Staff and you might have even heard her on a commercial here or there. She loves that Dallas has been very good to her and she is proud to call it home!
Gina loves to dance, enjoys all kinds of music, shooting pool, and her dream vacation is a Mediterranean cruise.