Bob Murphy has been in sports management since 1995. He received his undergraduate degree in communications and media arts from Buffalo State College and received his MBA from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Bob Murphy was appointed President of the Dayton Dragons in February 1999. Murphy was named Executive of the Year by the Midwest League in the years 2000 and 2011. In the year 2005 he was named Minor League Baseball Executive of the Year by the longstanding national sports publication The Sporting News. Under Murphy's leadership, the Dayton Dragons organization set and surpassed numerous milestones. Among the accomplishments are selling out every Dayton Dragons game since its inception in the year 2000; and on July 9, 2011 broke the all-time record for most consecutive home game sellouts when they sold out their 815th consecutive game having broken the 18-year-old record set by the Portland Trail Blazers of the NBA. In addition, the organization has received several awards during its existence including being honored by the Midwest League of Professional Baseball Clubs as the winner of the John H. Johnson President's Trophy in the years 2001, 2011 & 2012. The annual award honors the individual or club that best exemplifies the standards of the complete baseball franchise. In 2012 the Dragons were also awarded Minor League Baseball's John H. Johnson President's Award which honors the complete baseball franchise, the top honor bestowed by Minor League Baseball. March 19, 2012 the Dayton Dragons were named as one of five finalists for the SportsBusiness Journal Professional Sports Team of the Year Award. The Dragons are the first minor league team from any sport to be selected as a finalist for the award. The award honors a sports franchise based on an evaluation of "excellence, growth, creativity, innovation, sound planning, implementation and outcomes." Bob and his wife, Kathy, are especially proud of their three children, Kaitlin, Michael, and Colleen.
|Eric Deutsch||Executive Vice President|
Eric has been with Mandalay Baseball Properties since 1993 having worked with the Las Vegas Stars/51's baseball franchise from '93 to '98, before moving to the Dayton Dragons in 1999. Eric was born at the Grand Forks Air Force Base in North Dakota, but was raised in Las Vegas. Eric received his accounting degree from the University of San Diego in 1990 and worked for Solar Turbines/Caterpillar in San Diego in the finance department for two years before moving on to graduate school. In 1993 Eric received his Master of Science in Sports Administration from St. Thomas University of Miami, Florida. Eric has been with the Dragons since the inception of the franchise. Eric and his wife Courtney have three daughters.
|Gary Mayse||Executive Vice President and General Manager|
A native of Sidney, Ohio, Gary graduated from Houston High School (OH) and received his bachelors degree in Sports Management from the University of Dayton in 1990. Gary will be entering his ninth year in professional baseball operations. He began his career as the Assistant General Manager for the Clinton Giants of the Midwest League. While working with the Giants, Gary's main duties included stadium operations, game-day operations, and team relations. He also assisted with the planning and development of the field renovation project that took place at the stadium (Riverview Stadium) in 1994. In 1995 Gary joined the Wisconsin Timber Ratters of the Midwest League as the Stadium/Field Operations Manger. During that time, Gary served as the team's liaison during the construction phases of the Rattlers' $5.4 million dollar stadium. Gary was promoted to Assistant General Manager in December of 1995. While Gary was with the Rattlers, the team was the recipient of the "Bob Frietas Class A Organization of the Year Award" and received the Midwest League's "Field and Stadium Operations Award" three (3) consecutive years. Gary enjoys spending time with his lovely wife Diane, son Elijah and daughter Hannah.
|Brad Eaton||Vice President of Sponsor Services|
A Columbus, Indiana native, Brad was one of the original Dayton Dragons staffers, joining the organization in January 2000. During his first two seasons, he helped to create the Dragons wildly popular "PlayBall!" game program, as well as handle media requests for the growing Dragons brand.He graduated from the University of Dayton with a major in communications and minors in marketing and economics in 2001. Following graduation and his second season with the Dragons, Brad moved into sponsor services where he began implementing comprehensive marketing programs for some of the Dragons key corporate partners. In 2007, he returned to UD to begin work on his MBA and was promoted to Vice President overseeing the Dragons sponsor services department.
Most recently, he was a co-chair on the committee which planned and executed all of the public and private events surrounding the 2013 Midwest League All-Star Game which was hosted in Dayton during June 2013.>/p> During his free time, Brad enjoys playing softball, golf, tennis and basketball. He is also active in the Dayton community, serving on the Dayton Art Institute Associate Board. He lives with his wife Molly, daughter Harper and lovable black Labrador named Spartacus in nearby Oakwood.
|Mark Schlein||Vice President of Accounting and Finance|
Mark, a native of Dayton, graduated from Vandalia-Butler High School. He attended college at the University of Dayton (UD) where he received a B.S. in Business Administration (Accounting major). After receiving his undergraduate degree, Mark further advanced his education at UD by completing the MBA program. Mark has over 20 years of experience and has been employed in both manufacturing and service industries. His professional background includes work in financial planning, marketing, strategic planning, and all areas of accounting.
|Jeff Webb||Vice President of Corporate Partnerships|
Jeff Webb is a home grown product of Dayton, Ohio. Born just a few miles south of Fifth Third Field, Jeff has grown up, worked, played, and lived in Dayton his entire life. Jeff brings to the Dayton Dragons over 20 years of sales knowledge from the Dayton Market. Most recently he has spent 10 years in the telecommunications industry as well as eight years of beverage industry experience. Jeff keeps busy in his down time with his lovely wife Trisha, son Brody and daughters Jessica and Kaitlin.
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|Dorothy Day||Staff Accountant|
Born in Seattle, WA and raised in Chicago, Dorothy has also lived in northern Ohio and Ann Arbor, MI. Dorothy has a B.A. in Sociology from Ohio University and post-graduate studies in accounting and mathematics and has successfully completed the Individual as well as Corporate Income Tax program through the National Tax Training School in New York. Dorothy has 20+ years of accounting experience in manufacturing and service industries, and is Self Employed as an Income Tax Consultant. Favorite sports are baseball, football and ice hockey.
|Brandy Guinaugh||Director of Sponsor Services|
Brandy Guinaugh was born and raised in Middletown, Ohio. She graduated with honors from Lemon Monroe High School in 1996. While attending Miami University (1996-2000) in Oxford, Ohio, Brandy earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the Richard T. Farmer School of Business with a major in Marketing and a minor in Decision Sciences. After college graduation, she joined Fifth Third Bank and was a Branch Manager of the Oak Creek branch three years prior to joining the bank's Marketing department in 2003. Brandy has been with the Dragons since September 2004. In her spare time, Brandy enjoys volunteering, singing and spending time with her family and friends. She resides in Riverside, OH with her husband David.
|Lindsey Huerter||Marketing Manager|
Originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan, Lindsey joined the Dragons' team in 2010. She graduated from Grand Valley State University in 2009 with a dual major in International Business and Marketing and minor in Spanish. While attending GVSU, Lindsey worked as a Marketing and Promotions Intern for a fellow Midwest League team, the West Michigan Whitecaps. Prior to joining the Dragons, she worked for the YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids in membership services and event planning.
In her free time, Lindsey enjoys playing sand volleyball, working out, travelling with friends and family and rooting on the Detroit Lions and the University of Michigan football team. She currently volunteers with 5th and 6th grade ministries at her church and with the Boys and Girls Club of Dayton.
|Nisha Jaga||Marketing Manager|
Born and raised in Montreal, QC, Nisha moved to Ohio in 2009, where she graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a B.S. in Sport Administration and a minor in Business Administration. While attending UC, Nisha was a student worker in the Men's Basketball department and an executive member of the Society of Sport Leaders. Nisha also completed internships at ProCamps Worldwide and with the Cincinnati Reds in the Community Relations and Business Operations departments. Prior to joining the Dragons, Nisha gained experience as a Business Operations Assistant and an Inside Sales Representative at the Cincinnati Reds. During her spare time, Nisha enjoys attending and watching sporting events, spending time with family and friends, watching movies and working out.
|Greg Lees||Marketing Manager|
Greg was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio. He obtained an Associates degree from Sinclair Community College and a Bachelors of Science in Organizational Leadership at Wright State University. Greg has prior experience as an intern with the Wright State Athletic Department and with the Dragons during the 2012 season providing tours of the stadium and fulfilling game day activities. During his free time, he enjoys spending time with family and friends, working out and playing softball.
|Jason Mckendree||Marketing Manager|
Jason, a native of Dayton, Ohio enters his second season with the Dragons. In his first year with the Dragons, Jason provided tours of the stadium as well as handling many game day activities. He is currently in the Sinclair/Wright State transfer program majoring in Business Marketing. His hobbies include sports, traveling, and cooking. He also likes spending time with his two dogs, T-bone and Tyson.
|Amanda Spakes||Marketing Manager|
Amanda enters her fourth season with the Dayton Dragons as a Marketing Manager and PlayBall Coordinator after spending her first season as a tour guide/sponsor services assistant for the department.
Born in Annapolis, Maryland, she soon moved with her family to Cedarville, Ohio. Amanda earned an AA in Communications from Sinclair Community College in 2009, and a BA in Communications from Cedarville University in 2011. While at Cedarville, Amanda was a member of the Yellow Jacket Cheerleading Team and cheerleader coach for the Cedarville middle school. Prior to the Dragons, Amanda was the marketing manager for Texas Roadhouse in Fairborn. She currently is the assistant coach for the Yellow Jacket Cheerleading Team and resides in Fairborn with her husband Clayton, and dogs, Bailey and Boomer.
|Samantha Weaver||Marketing Manager|
Samantha graduated from Ohio University with majors in both sport management and marketing and a minor in sport sales. At Ohio University she was involved with the club lacrosse team, Ohio University Sports Business Association, The Sales Centre and Phi Gamma Nu Professional Business Fraternity. She joined the Dragons organization in 2011 and has previously worked and interned for another Mandalay Baseball team, the Frisco RoughRiders, as well as for the Cincinnati Reds and The Greater Cincinnati YMCA. Although originally from Dallas, Texas, Samantha claims Cincinnati sports as her home teams and the city as her hometown.
|Mike Vujea||Director of Group Sales|
Mike was born and raised in Grand Rapids, MI. He graduated from the University of Dayton in May 2005 with a degree in Sport Management and a minor in Public Relations. While at UD, Mike worked in the marketing department at the University of Dayton Arena for two years. Mike started with the Dragons in 2004 as a summer intern. He enjoys spending time with his wife Heather and playing baseball, basketball, football, and golf.
|Jose de la Vega||Corporate Marketing Manager|
Jose was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He graduated from the University of Dayton in May 2011 with a degree in Sport Management and minors in both Marketing and Communications. Since graduating Jose has been working for the Cincinnati Reds and the Houston Astros in their respective Ticket Sales Departments. Jose previously worked for the Dayton Dragons in the 2009 season as a Ticket Sales Representative. During his free time he enjoys going to see the University of Dayton Flyers basketball games with his friends and traveling to watch baseball.
|Evan Elkins||Corporate Marketing Manager|
Evan, a native of Rio Rancho, New Mexico, studied Business Management and Marketing at Wright State University, and also completed the Sports Business Management Course through Sports Management Worldwide. Before joining the Dayton Dragons, Evan worked in the front office for Florida Citrus Sports, which involved college bowl games including the Capital One Bowl and Champs Sports Bowl. Evan currently resides in Centerville with his fiancée Courtney. His hobbies include basketball, golf and watching football.
|Trafton Eutsler||Corporate Marketing Manager|
Native of New Hope Virginia, Trafton attended James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia where he earned a degree in Sports and Recreation Management and a minor in Business. Trafton enters his third season with the Dayton Dragons and fourth in Minor League Baseball having previously worked with the Richmond Flying Squirrels, AA affiliate of the San Francisco Giants. Trafton enjoys all that Dayton has to offer outdoors including fishing, golfing, and running. He currently lives in Riverside with his "not so little" dog Markey.
|Travis Green||Corporate Marketing Manager|
Travis Green was born and raised in Dayton Ohio and graduated from Dayton Christian High School in 2008. Travis went on to Mount Vernon Nazarene University where he played varsity basketball and double majored in Business Management and Sports Management.After graduation in May 2012 Travis worked as a Customer Service Specialist at WorkFlowOne a large print distribution company. He is also a high school varsity basketball coach for Dayton Christian High and has been a part of the coaching staff for 3 years. In his free time he enjoys hanging out with family and friends, playing and watching sports, and being adventurous. .
|Matt Heithaus||Corporate Marketing Manager|
Matt, a native of Chesterfield, Virginia; graduated from James Madison University this past May with a degree in Communication Studies and a minor in Sports Communications. This will be his 3rd season in Minor League Baseball, having spent the first two with the Richmond Flying Squirrels, AA affiliate of the San Francisco Giants. Matt got married in June and he and his wife are very excited to be in Dayton and are looking forward to getting familiar with all it has to offer.
|Carl Hertzberg||Corporate Marketing Manager|
Having split most of his time between Georgia and Ohio growing up, it is only fitting that Carl returns home to his birthstate and begins his first season with the Dragons. Having worked for both The Atlanta Motor Speedway and The University of Georgia Club Hockey Team, Carl enters his second season in Minor League Baseball having worked for the Lehigh Valley IronPigs in 2013.When not busy working, Carl is an avid sports fan, and loves to cheer on his Redhawks and Bulldogs. He also enjoys cycling, playing boardgames, and settling down on the couch to read a book. Carl graduated from Miami University.
|Maurice Hillman||Corporate Marketing Manager|
Maurice was born and raised in Dayton, OH and graduated from Colonel White High School in 2005. Maurice attended Bowling Green State University, graduating in the summer of 2010 with a degree in Sport Management with a focus on General Business. Maurice joined the Dayton Dragons in the winter of 2011 as a Box Office representative. His hobbies are football, basketball, and track.
|Viterio Jones||Corporate Marketing Manager|
Viterio, born and raised in Dayton, OH, graduated from John H Patterson high school in 2002. Viterio attended Ashland University where earned a degree in Business Management with a minor in Entrepreneurship. He was also part of the Ashland University Football Team where he participated in the NCAA collegian playoffs. Community driven Viterio is a member of the (FROC) Priority Board and eldest son of Vivian Jones.
|Nick Kuchey||Corporate Marketing Manager|
Nick, a native of Cincinnati, OH, graduated from Elder High School. In 2003 he was a member of the Panther's varsity football team that captured the Division I State Championship. Nick attended Xavier University, where he earned a degree in Sport Management in 2009. Before coming to the Dayton Dragons he worked for two years within the Kings High School Athletic Department. His hobbies include golf, basketball and softball.
|Jake Miller||Corporate Marketing Manager|
Jake was born and raised in McHenry, IL, north of Chicago. He attended Loras College in Dubuque, IA where he earned a duel major in Marketing and Legal Studies while also playing on the baseball team. Jake recently moved to the Dayton area earlier in 2013 after spending the last 5 years residing in San Diego, CA. Jake is entering his first year in the sports industry with the Dayton Dragons after spending many years in the online advertising industry working with local and regional businesses.
In his free time, Jake enjoys camping, hiking, traveling, playing and watching most sports and spending time with friends and family. If he's not watching or playing sports most of his time is consumed with his 3 nephews and niece where he recently had his first coaching job for his 8 year old nephew's baseball team.
|Jacob Swartz||Corporate Marketing Manager|
Jacob grew up in Pickerington, OH, just outside of Columbus, and attended Bishop Hartley High School. Jacob graduated from the University of Dayton in 2013, where he studied Marketing with a focus in Sales Management. While a student at UD, Jacob was involved in the business fraternity Delta Sigma Pi, and worked as a Marketing Assistant with the Dragons. After graduating, Jacob worked for the Cincinnati Bengals and now returns to the Dragons as a Corporate Marketing Manager.
|Stefanie Mitchell||Box Office Manager|
Stefanie went to Vandalia-Butler High School and graduated from Sinclair with an Associates in Communications Arts. While attending Sinclair, Stefanie wrote for the school newspaper, the Clarion. This is her fourth year with the Dayton Dragons in the box office. Stefanie have been around baseball her entire life in one way or another, growing up watching her father play in Dayton's amateur leagues, and now helping him every year with the Dayton Amateur Baseball Commission (DABC) Hall of Fame Banquet. In her spare time Stefanie enjoys spending time with her husband Levi, family, and friends. She is a big baseball and football fan.
|Andrew Ottmar||Director of Operations|
Andrew, a native of Albuquerque New Mexico, is a graduate of the University of Dayton where he received a degree in Sports Management with a minor in Public Relations. He was a member of the University of Dayton football team from 2001 to 2004. Andrew has worked for the Dayton Dragons 2004 and has been the Director of Operations with the Dragons since the 2008 season.
Andrew currently lives with his wife, two sons Connor and Carson and dog, Tasha in Beavercreek, Ohio. Andrew enjoys watching and playing many different sports, mainly football, baseball and golf and working on home improvement projects in his spare time.
|Joe Eaglowski||Sr. Director of Game Operations|
Joe came to the Dragons after just three (3) months of retirement. Previously Joe worked for 32 years at the University of Dayton. Joe started his working career as a high school football coach and athletic director at Canton Central Catholic High School. Joe then became an assistant football coach at the University of Dayton. After coaching the defensive line for the Memphis Southmen of the World Football League, Joe returned to the University of Dayton as Arena Manager. Joe ended his working career at the University of Dayton as Manager of Contracted Services. Joe and his wife Barbara are especially proud of the families of their three (3) sons that includes six (6) grandchildren.
|Britt Barry||Sports Turf Manager|
Britt's turf management career began at the Parks and Recreation Department in his hometown of Montpelier, Ohio as a summer employee. As a 2011 graduate of Wilmington College in Ohio, he majored in Agriculture with a concentration in Agronomy. While in college, Britt worked on the campus grounds crew, interned for Hyde Park Country Club in Cincinnati, the Brooklyn Cyclones and the New York Mets. After college, he was the Assistant Groundskeeper here with the Dragons, before taking over the Head Groundskeeper position for the Lexington Legends. Britt is now entering his first year as Sports Turf Manager with the Dragons. Britt enjoys watching baseball, basketball, football, and Nascar.
|Joe Elking||Facilities Operations Manager|
Joe was born and raised in Brookville, Ohio. Joe comes to the Dragons with over 25 years of experience in facilities maintenance repair and management, and began his career with the Dragons in its inaugural season. In his spare time he enjoys baseball, hockey and traveling to Las Vegas. Currently resides in Miamisburg, Ohio and is especially proud of his two daughters Christen and Ashley, Stepson Ryan and his Grandchildren Morgan, Beckett, Presley, and Emery Joseph.
|Cody Oakes||Event Operations Manager|
Cody, a native of Piqua, OH is a 2010 graduate of Bowling Green State University with a Bachelors degree in Sport Management. Out of high school, Cody played baseball at Clark State in Springfield for two years where he was a team captain before transferring to Bowling Green. While at Bowling Green he worked for the university's athletic department as well as being an active member of the Sports Management Alliance.
Cody enters his sixth season in baseball after previously working for the Toledo Mud Hens, Louisville Bats and Nashville Sounds. Cody joined the Dayton Dragons in 2012 as an Operations Assistant. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family and friends, attending sporting events and playing golf and poker.
|John Wallace||Baseball Operations Manager|
John, a native of Ironton, OH is a 1998 graduate from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelors degree in Exercise Science. At Tennessee, he worked as a student strength and conditioning coach in the Women's Athletics Department. His professional baseball experience began as a minor league strength and conditioning coach with the Cincinnati Reds organization. He spent the 1999 season with the Single A affiliate Clinton Lumber Kings, followed by a two year stint with the Dragons in 2000 and 2001. John joined the Dragons staff in 2002 serving as the team's clubhouse/equipment manager, before accepting his new position as baseball operations manager. He and his wife, Julie, live in Centerville with their daughter Emily and their dog, Hanna.
|Tom Nichols||Director of Media Relations and Broadcasting|
2013 is Tom's sixth season with the Dragons and 26th year as a broadcaster in Minor League Baseball. He serves as the voice of the Dragons on WONE AM 980 and handles play-by-play on 25 Dragons live television broadcasts on WHIO Digital Channel 7.2 (Time Warner Channel 23). Tom also oversees the Dragons media relations department and speakers' bureau. He has broadcast over 3,000 Minor League games and is one of the few broadcasters to have worked at the Triple-A, Double-A, advanced-A, Single-A, and independent professional levels. Tom was a 2009 inductee into the Delaware County (Ind.) Athletics Hall-of-Fame and is a former Broadcaster of the Year in the Double-A Southern League. Tom came to Dayton after serving as Executive Director of Victory Sports Group (a sports management and development company) from 2005-'07. Previously, he spent eight years in the Southern League as the broadcaster for the Mobile BayBears from 1997-2004. He served in a similar role with the Fort Wayne Wizards of the Midwest League from 1993-'96 and the Peoria Chiefs, also of the MWL in 1991-'92. He served as a broadcaster with the Kinston Indians in 1990 after beginning his minor league career with the Triple-A Indianapolis Indians in 1988 and '89. Over his career, nearly 100 players from his "home" teams have advanced to the major leagues including Randy Johnson, Jim Thome, Torii Hunter, Jake Peavy, Todd Frazier, and Zack Cozart among others. Tom entered the world of professional baseball after an award-winning tenure as News Director at WLBC AM-FM in Muncie. Tom has also supervised the media relations campaign for a NASCAR Busch Series team and spent one season as the play-by-play voice of an East Coast Hockey League club in Alabama. Tom, 49, is a 1986 graduate of Ball State University and a native of Muncie, Indiana.
|Zack Spencer||Manager, Retail Operations|
Zack enters his third season with the Dayton Dragons as the Store Manager for the Dragons Den team store. He spent his first two seasons as Retail Coordinator of the Dragons Den. Born in Dayton, Ohio, he grew up with his family in Middletown, and then later moved to Kettering, Ohio, where he currently resides. Zack graduated in 2011, with honors from Fairmont High School in Kettering. When Zack is not managing the team store he likes to play sports, hunt, fish, and take his Jeep off-roading. He also enjoys spending time with his family, friends, and playful Yellow Labrador named Bullet.
|Amber Mingus||Assistant Manager, Retail Operations|
Amber Mingus comes to us with mix of both entertainment and marketing experience. Her experience includes character performance with Disney and for the White House. She has performed locally with La Comedia Dinner Theater, Dayton Playhouse, and SMAG. She has worked in marketing for NASCAR, AVP Pro Beach Volleyball, and the PGA. She was a Jr. Account Manager for the former Dayton Gems pro Hockey Team. Amber has been with the Dragons since 2009 starting in the entertainment department. In 2010, she became a member of the Play Zone and in 2012 joined the team in the Dragons Den, being promoted to Assistant Manager of the Den in 2013. Amber has a double degree from Sinclair CC in Dance and Liberal Arts with a focus on Sports Marketing. She is currently working on her B.S in Marketing. A native of Xenia she enjoys teaching ballet at the Miami County YMCA and S.W.O.R.D. she currently resides in West Milton with her husband John and son Jake.
|Kaitlin Rohrer||Director of Entertainment|
Kaitlin began working with the Dragons in 2003 as a member of the Green Team and became the Entertainment Assistant in 2006. She graduated in 2009 from Indiana Wesleyan University with a double major in Social Work and Addictions Counseling. Kaitlin enjoys working out, running and volunteering with Advocates 4 Animals, a local animal rescue organization. She currently lives in Xenia with her husband, Scott.>/p>
|Chelsie Cooper||Entertainment Assistant|
Chelsie joined the Dragons staff in 2010 as a member of the Green Team and was promoted to the position of Entertainment Assistant in October of 2012. Chelsie is currently attending Wright State University as a Music Education major and is excited to join the staff as Entertainment Assistant. Chelsie enjoys singing, runnning, and working out, and just completed her first half marathon. She is a native of Kettering, Ohio and currently resides in Xenia, Ohio.
|Leslie Stuck||Office Manager|
Leslie has been with the Dayton Dragons since 1999 as assistant to the president and office manager. Having been born in Columbus, Ohio and raised in Fairborn, Leslie remains a loyal Buckeye. I earned my Associates Degree from Clark Technical College with a focus in court reporting. I also earned my CPS certification in 1997. Leslie and her husband, Mike, enjoy traveling and boating whenever possible; and when spending time close to home, Leslie keeps busy with gardening, photography, and anything outdoors.
|Barbara VanSchaik||Administrative Secretary|
Barbara, born and raised in Dayton, was hired in 1999 as the game time receptionist. She accepted the position as Administrative Secretary in 2000 for the Dayton Dragons. She has more than 30 years' customer service experience, along with 20 years' administrative experience. Barbara has attended Sinclair, as well as designed and taught a course at Sinclair. Her passion is sports, with baseball being her Number 1 interest. In her leisure time she enjoys cooking and has written the cookbook "A Good Taste in Dining".