Jared has been with the TinCaps since November 1999. Living in Fort Wayne for eleven years marks the longest tenure in any one city for him.
Born in Colorado, Jared spent most of his life in the state of Texas (Houston, Dallas, Lubbock, and Tyler). Jared graduated from Texas Tech University in 1996 and is an avid follower of all Red Raider athletics. A good title to a book about Jared might be Many Roads, One Destination. In addition to living in Texas, he has also resided in Oklahoma and New Jersey, among other places.
Jared has served as the public address announcer for the TinCaps for the first two seasons at Parkview Field. Some nights, he can be found on the concourse assisting with group outings.
Jared works with the Anthony Wayne Area Council in arranging the annual Boy Scout Overnight events, one of the most successful nights the TinCaps put on each season. In addition, he works with the Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana-Michiana Council to arrange a yearly Girl Scout Overnight event.
Jared also helps organize the Little League Fundraiser program, an opportunity provided to area and surrounding community Little League organizations to help raise money. To date, more than 80 different leagues have participated in the fundraiser since the 2000 season and have raised nearly $425,000 to help offset the costs of uniforms, equipment and field improvements.
He visits many areas in Northeast Indiana - including Angola, Fremont, Kendallville, Garrett, Auburn, Butler, LaGrange, Columbia City and Warsaw.
One of the things he likes best about working in baseball is the constant changes on a daily basis. Each day brings a new challenge to sales calls and each game day is different with the on-field contests and promotions, along with the game itself.
On May 3, 2006, Jared and his wife Coleen welcomed Preston Ryan Parcell to their family. Their second child, Avery Synclair, was born January 7, 2011. Jared and Coleen were married on July 24, 2004 in Fort Wayne.
Did you know that Arthur Wynne created the crossword puzzle in 1913 and Walter E. Diemer invented bubble gum in 1928?