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Front Office Directory


Front Office Hours: General Email Addresses
Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. General Inquires: 916.376.4700
Ticket Office Hours: General Phone Numbers:
Monday-Friday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Front Desk: 916.376.4722
Saturday: Closed On Deck Shop: 916.376.4796
Sunday: Closed Events & Entertainment: 916.376.4676
For game day hours, please click here. Concert Noise Hotline: 916.376.4623
Address: Accessible/Disabled Tickets Hotline: 916.376.4636
Raley Field Fax: 916.376.4710
400 Ballpark Drive  
West Sacramento, Calif., 95691  



Click on a staff member's name for more information.UTIVE MANAGEMENT


Susan Savage CEO, Majority Owner  

Susan SavageSusan, a native of Amarillo, Texas, and graduate of UCLA, is entering her ninth season as the sole majority owner of the Sacramento River Cats. Susan and her late husband, Art Savage, purchased the Triple-A franchise and moved the team from Vancouver to the River City in 2000. For 10 years, they co-owned the River Cats, bringing baseball back to Sacramento after a 23-year absence.

In 2012, Susan was nominated to be Minor League Baseball's Female Executive of the Year, and was selected as the Sacramento Businesswoman of the Year. She has also been recognized by the Sacramento Business Journal as one of the Leaders of the Year. She serves on the boards of the California Chamber of Commerce, River Cats Foundation, Crocker Art Museum, and the Sacramento Host Breakfast Committee.

Her vision, as was Art's, is to offer the best fan experience possible and to make customer service the top priority. Susan and the River Cats family strive, on a daily basis, to make Raley Field the number one venue for entertainment in the Sacramento area.

Susan's two sons, Jeff and Brent, are both River Cats employees.

Jeff Savage President  

Jeff SavageJeff Savage is the River Cats' President and oversees the operations of the baseball team, stadium, and land development around Raley Field.

Prior to joining the River Cats, Jeff operated a sole proprietorship, consulting and advising client companies both inside and outside the professional sports world. Before venturing on his own, Jeff was a manager in the San Francisco office of Deloitte & Touche, consulting client companies in the management of their intellectual property.

In 2012, Jeff was named to the Business Journal's 40 under 40 list and more recently was named to the Business Journal's list of Top Execs of 2014. In addition to his duties with the River Cats, he is a board member of Make-A-Wish, Vice President of the River Cats Foundation, member of the MIND Institute Advisory Committee at UC Davis, and member of the Sacramento Sports Commission Advisory Board. He has also served as the West Sacramento Chamber of Commerce Board Chair.

Jeff received his bachelor's degree in business administration at Southern Methodist University and his master's in business administration at the University of California, Davis. He and his wife, Ulrike, and their children reside in Sacramento.

Chip Maxson General Manager  

Chip MaxsonOriginally from the Midwest, Chip played baseball at Olivet Nazarene University and quickly realized that MLB was not going to be a reality but a career in baseball certainly could be.

Chip continued his education, earning an MSE in Sports Management from Baylor University and landing internships with the Kane County Cougars and Memphis Redbirds. From Memphis, Chip joined Mandalay Baseball Properties and began his career in sales and management with the Frisco RoughRiders.

In 2008, Chip moved to Tacoma, WA, to help turn around the Tacoma Rainiers. As Vice President of Ticket Sales, Maxson increased ticket revenue by more than 150% in his first four seasons by selling out the contract suites, premium and club areas. Chip was also instrumental in the $30M renovation of Cheney Stadium which won Ballpark Digest's 2011 Renovation of the Year award.

Now as the General Manager of the Sacramento River Cats, Maxson oversees the business operations. The River Cats are consistently one of MiLBs top teams in attendance and Forbes ranks them as the most valuable franchise in MiLB. While in Sacramento, Chip has focused on creating a positive sales culture, developing new premium and social spaces, upgrading digital and video components, and emphasizing a strong community involvement.

Outside of the River Cats, Chip serves on the boards of Youth for Christ, National Sports Forum, and The Daniel Summit. His wife, Allison, is a physical therapist and an elite runner who ran in the 2016 Olympic Marathon Trials. Together they enjoy doing races, working out, and anything outdoors.

Maddie Strika Vice President, Finance

Maddie Strika Maddie is entering her eleventh season with the Sacramento River Cats. She is a graduate of Sacramento State University with a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Accountancy. Maddie grew up in the small town of Georgetown, California, and currently resides in West Sacramento with her husband and two sons. In her spare time, she enjoys baking and spending time with friends and family.


Shari Koepplin Executive Assistant


Isabella Guedes Manager, Human Resources

Stacey Lee Coordinator, Human Resources


Adam English Vice President, Ticket Sales & Membership Services

Adam EnglishThis is Adam's 6th Season with the River Cats, and his 13th season in baseball. Prior to joining the River Cats he worked for the Lexington Legends and Ripken Baseball. Although born in South Texas, he grew up in Lexington Kentucky. Growing up in Kentucky one thing rules above all else and that is Kentucky Basketball. He also enjoys playing as much golf as possible and spending time with his wife Kerstin, son Truett, and Boston Terrier Charlie.

Adam received his Bachelor's Degree from Transylvania University in Lexington Kentucky.


Joe Carlucci Director, Ticket Operations

Joey Van Cleave Senior Manager, Ticket Sales & Membership Services

Joey Van Cleave Born and raised in Windsor, which is in Sonoma County, he competed in college baseball as a pitcher at Sonoma State University. His baseball team made it to the College World Series in 2011. He graduated from Sonoma State University, earning a Bachelor's of Arts in Sociology. He is an avid Bay Area sports fan, following the San Francisco Giants, San Francisco 49ers, Golden State Warriors and San Jose Sharks.

Phone: 916.376.4789

John Watts Manager, Corporate Sales

John Watts Born and raised in Los Angeles, John is entering his tenth year working in Minor League Baseball. He previously worked for the Fresno Grizzlies and the Stockton Ports in their tickets sales departments. He is a big fan of the Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Dodgers. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends. His hobbies include playing basketball and softball.

Phone: 916.376.4633

Jack Barbour Senior Account Executive, Corporate Sales

Phone: 916.376.4790

Kelsie Monroe Account Executive, Corporate Sales

Alexander Ahl Account Executive, Corporate Sales

Aaron Gray Account Executive, Corporate Sales

Troy Loparco Account Executive, Corporate Sales

Troy Loparco

Phone: 916.376.4719

Sean Piper Account Executive, Corporate Sales

Sean Piper

Phone: 916.376.4613

Jeff Goldsmith Manager, Group Sales

Phone: 916.376.4869

Daniel Mason Account Executive, Group Events

Daniel Mason

Phone: 916.376.4621

Alexis Stevens Manager, Inside Sales

Alexis grew up in Roseville,California, and her family had season tickets to the River Cats until she left for college. At Colorado State University, Alexis majored in Communications and minored in Business Administration. Prior to leaving for Colorado, Alexis was able to partake in a yearlong internship with Sacramento's ABC affiliate News10 in their sports department. She is very excited to be back home following her passion in the sports industry. Alexis was born and raised a Giants fan and will avidly root for Bay area teams and anyone who is playing the Dodgers. She loves to spend time with her Golden Retriever, Kenny, as well as bake sweet treats, her favorite being red velvet cupcakes.

Alexis could not be more excited to be starting her second season with the River Cats and moving into a new full time position! Claws Up!

Phone: 916.376.4746

Collyn Carter Account Executive, Inside Sales

Kaz Gibney Account Executive, Inside Sales

J'son Bennett Account Executive, Inside Sales

Peyton Burnham Account Executive, Group Sales

Peyton Burnham

Phone: 916.376.4607

Austin Kromminga Account Executive, Group Sales

Austin Kromminga

Phone: 916.376.4835

Justin Wiley Account Executive, Group Sales

Justin Wiley

Phone: 916.376.4999

Tyler Kadison Account Executive, Group Sales

Michael Rodgers Account Executive, Group Sales

Kayla Vidal Membership Experience Specialist

Hayley Fernandez Manager, Membership and Service

Hayley FernandezHayley was born and raised in Roseville, California. She joined the River Cats in January of 2016 as the Membership and Suite Services Coordinator. Prior to moving back to her hometown, she earned her bachelor's degree in Communication from the University of California, Santa Barbara. As Manager of Membership and Service, Hayley plans all Season Ticket Member events, maintains relationships with Annual Suite Members and trains game day staff. She is excited about her new role with the River Cats, which extends her responsibilities within the organization.

When not at Raley Field, Hayley resides in downtown Sacramento. She enjoys practicing yoga and attending local concerts. Family and friends are very important to Hayley, as well as her role as Auntie to Bella, Dylan and Felix.

Phone: 916.376.4868

Kyle Strom Membership Experience Specialist

Kyle Strom

Phone: 916.376.4645

Christine Visitacion Membership Experience Specialist

Christine Visitacion


Phone: 916.376.4946



Greg Coletti Vice President, Partner Services

Greg Coletti Greg earned his bachelor's degree in Communications with a minor in Business Marketing after attending the University of the Pacific. An avid sports fan, Greg enjoys watching the New York Mets and the Syracuse Orange dominate the sports landscape. Greg is going into his ninth season with the River Cats after returning home to Sacramento where he grew up for most of his childhood in Roseville, CA.

Prior to joining the River Cats, Greg worked for InStadium, Inc. where he developed marketing solutions for local businesses interested in advertising in Major League Baseball stadiums. Greg currently resides in Loomis, CA with his wife Laura and two beautiful girls, Allie and Hannah.

Phone: 916.376.4842

Ellese Iliff Manager, Key Accounts

Ellese Dias


Phone: 916.376.4836


Kim Bare Manager, Partnership Services

Kime BareKim graduated from Chico State with a Bachelor's degree in Communication Design with a focus in Graphic Design and a minor in Marketing. Post-graduation she pursued her interest in working in the sports industry by interning with the Corporate Partnership department of the Sacramento Republic FC. From there she began her time with the Sacramento River Cats as a Partnership Activation Coordinator in Fall 2015. Originally from Rescue, California just north of El Dorado Hills, Kim is excited to be back working in the Sacramento area and continuing on with baseball.

Kim grew up riding horses and can be found working with her horse, Ocean, during her down time. She also enjoys watching football and basketball with her large "lap dog" German shepherd, Jake.


Phone: 916.376.4890


Ali Turner Coordinator, Partnership Activation

Ali TurnerAli earned her Bachelor's degree in Marketing at Saint Mary's College of California. As a Gael, Ali was introduced to the sports world when she worked as a seasonal Guest Services Representative for the Oakland Raiders. Originally from Loomis, California she moved back to Sacramento after graduating to continue her career in sports with the River Cats. She is now gearing up for her fourth season with the River Cats and finds great pride in what she does for the Corporate Partnerships department.

Outside of the office you can find Ali riding and training horses at her facility in Fair Oaks, California or training for her upcoming Spartan Races. She is a huge fan of soccer and still plays in a competitive co-ed league. Her favorite professional sport is football and is an avid San Francisco 49ers fan. Go Niners!



Kasey Carlock Director, Business Development

Johnny Doskow Radio Broadcaster

Johnny Doskow In November of 2000, the Sacramento River Cats named Johnny Doskow their play-by-play announcer. After 15 seasons, Johnny is a mainstay of the Sacramento community, and his signature call, "Holy Koudelka," is known throughout River Cat nation.

In March 2012, Doskow was named interim play-by-play man for the Oakland Athletics radio broadcast team during Ken Korach's recovery from knee surgery.

Doskow joined the River Cats from Fresno, where he speant three seasons as the play-by-play announcer and host of daily pregame and postgame shows for the Fresno Grizzlies. Prior to joining the Grizzlies, Doskow worked as the play-by-play broadcaster for the Single-A Advanced High Desert Mavericks (California League) and three seasons doing play-by-play for the Single-A Cedar Rapids Kernels (Midwest League).

Doskow received recognition from a number of national publications, including Baseball America, who named him one of the top 10 Minor League broadcasters during the 1999 season. Locally, Doskow won the Sacramento News and Review's "Best Soul in a Baseball Broadcaster" award in the 2004 season.

Doskow graduated from the University of La Verne in 1990 with a bachelor's degree in communications, and resides in Folsom. He has one daughter, Emily, who is nine.



Emily Williams Director of Marketing

Emily Williams Emily joined the River Cats in January of 2015 as the Marketing Manager and was promoted to her current position in October of 2017. She oversees the River Cats' overall marketing strategy, which incorporates advertising, communications & public relations, community relations, promotions, game production, and graphic design.

A Sacramento native, Emily began her Minor League Baseball career with the River Cats as a Marketing Intern and Cat Crew member while still in high school. Emily returned to Northern California after spending three seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals' Triple-A affiliate in Memphis, TN. While attending the University of Oregon, she interned with the Chicago Cubs' Short-Season A affiliate Eugene Emeralds and with Oregon Baseball, where she took part in the return of the Ducks' baseball program after a 26-year hiatus.

Emily is thrilled to return to her hometown to spend time with family and friends, and to go running with her pointers, Charlotte and Ursa.

Phone: 916.376.4891

Daniel Emmons Manager, Communications & Baseball Operations

Daniel EmmonsDaniel joined the River Cats in 2015 and has worked in Baseball Operations with the San Francisco Giants since 2012. Promoted to his current post in October of 2017, Daniel manages all of the club's communication efforts, baseball information, team travel arrangements, and team administration.

The Bay Area was home for several years as Daniel studied Business Management at SF State before earning his MA in Sport Management at the University of San Francisco. Ultimate Frisbee in Golden Gate Park is still his happy place.

Born in Northern California, Daniel loves the west coast and it's easy access to both the mountains and beach. Before working in baseball, Daniel spent a year working on a cruise ship and traveling the world. While on the open seas, he met his incredible wife Samantha, and they still share a passion for traveling and new experiences.


Mike Villarreal Multimedia Designer

Mike Villarreal

RC Creative: Graphic, Digital, Clothing, Animation Design.

Phone: 916.376.4990

Aaron Davis Coordinator, Creative Services

Sasha Margulies Coordinator, Digital Marketing

Stephen Webster Coordinator, Mascot


Rose Holland Merchandise Manager

Rose HollandThis is Rose's sixth season with the River Cats as the Merchandise Manager. She has been in the retail business for the last 30 years. Rose and her husband, Rick, owned and operated a tennis specialty store for most of those years. She is a graduate of Fresno State University and the mother of two boys, Ricky and Rhett. For seven years she coached the Rio Americano High School girls varsity tennis team -- and she still enjoys playing tennis in her free time.

Phone: 916.376.4960

Erin Kilby Assistant Merchandise Manager

Erin KilbyThis is Erin's fourth season as the Assistant Manager of the On Deck Shop, but her seventh season with the River Cats. She graduated from Sacramento State University with a Bachelor's degree in Business Marketing. Erin is an avid San Jose Sharks, San Francisco Giants, Oakland A's and San Francisco 49ers fan. She enjoys sports, traveling, movies and spending time with family and friends.

Phone: 916.376.4796

Brent Savage Website & Research Coordinator

Brent SavageBrent is entering his 10th season in minor league baseball as a website and research coordinator with the Sacramento River Cats. Brent is a fan of all sports - Baseball (Oakland A's), Hockey (San Jose Sharks), Basketball (Sacramento Kings) and Football (San Francisco 49ers). Brent's favorite baseball memory came when Rickey Henderson broke Lou Brock's all-time stolen base record.

Phone: 916.376.4960


Brett Myers Director of Stadium Operations

Brett MyersThis is Brett Myers' first season with the River Cats. He recently completed his fifth season with the Storm Chasers and his first as the team's Director of Ballpark Operations. A graduate of Tiffin University, Myers started his career as an intern in the Baseball Operations Department for the Cincinnati Reds. After completing his internship, he became an assistant coach for the Evansville Otters of the Frontier League.

After a brief stint as the Assistant General Manager for the Bradenton Juice, Myers moved on to the Amarillo Dillas of the United League, where he was the Director of Stadium Operations and Corporate Sales. His career then brought him to Lincoln, Nebraska where he was the Assistant Stadium Operations Director for the Lincoln Saltdogs and the University of Nebraska baseball program.


Brittney Nizuk Manager, Events & Entertainment

Brittney NizukBrittney Nizuk was born and raised in Roseville, CA where she grew up playing all the sports. Volleyball, soccer, ice skating, you name it, she probably played it. Her true passion lies with softball, which she still plays in the form of co-ed slow-pitch every now and then.

Now entering her 5th Season with the Sacramento River Cats, Brittney is responsible for managing the Events and Entertainment Department, allowing her and her team to play host to hundreds of special events throughout the year. Brittney has a passion for providing one of a kind experiences to clients and guests alike. Raley Field is home to Brittney and she's grateful to be able to come to the ballpark every day for work.

When Brittney's not at the ballpark, you can find her enjoying a nice IPA and relaxing at home with her husband and dog.


Phone: 916.376.4791

Aubrey Schmidt Coordinator, Events & Entertainment

Simonne Sacco Assistant, Events & Entertainment

Chris Shastid Manager, Field Operations

Anthony Hernandez Facility Supervisor

Phone: 916.376.4736


Rich Bentley Security Manager

Mike Correa Facility Operations

Mike Correa

Phone: 916.376.4644

Marcello Clamar Field Operations Coordinator

Marcello Clamar

Phone: 916.376.4742

Rafael Quiroz Landscaper

Phone: 916.376.4742


Corey Brandt General Manager

Corey BrandtOriginally from Connecticut, Corey started his career in baseball as Director of Food and Beverage with the New Haven Ravens. After a season with the Ravens, Corey headed west to the Tacoma Rainiers where he spent six seasons. Corey was then hired as the GM of Concessions for Seattle Seahawks. In 2009 he headed back to the Rainiers as VP of Ballpark Operations and worked together with River Cats GM Chip Maxson on the $30M renovation of Cheney Stadium.

Corey then went on to Ripken Baseball where he was the GM of the Charlotte Stone Crabs and oversaw the business operations of the Rays Spring Training facility and their Single A franchise. After a couple of season in Port Charlotte, Corey went back to the NFL and was instrumental in writing the RFP and creating the programming for the food and beverage portion of the $60M North End Zone remodel at EverBank Field.

Missing the west coast Corey transferred back to the Seattle area where he most recently was a Regional Manager overseeing multiple Sports and Entertainment properties in the NW.

Corey proudly served in the US Coast Guard and attended Culinary School in nearby Petaluma, as well as the Culinary Institute of America. He is a huge Yankees fan and loves spending time with his beautiful wife Stephanie and their children Mattingly and Jack.


Sean Gerkensmeyer Concessions Manager

Alexander Ross Manager, Suites & Premium Hospitality

Courtney Cino Coordinator/Recruiter, Office

Tim Benham Executive Chef

Tim Benham

Tim grew up in Western Colorado in the mountain town of Glenwood Springs. He began cooking in this resort community at the age of 15. After high school he attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. It was there where he was given the opportunity to cook at Wolfgang Puck's Spago in the Forum Shops at Caesar's Palace.

He continued his culinary career in Reno, NV and then onto the Bay Area. In San Francisco he worked at such landmarks as Moose's, The Waterfront, Harry Denton's & Vertigo. In 2000 he moved to the South Bay where he gained his first Executive Chef position at Tarragon Restaurant in Sunnyvale.

For the last 16 years he has worked as Executive Chef in a variety of different facets of food service including fine dining, corporate food service, high-end golf & country clubs and most recently, a winery.

Tim is an avid fan of the San Jose Sharks and the San Francisco Giants. When he's not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, golf, kayaking and exploring the region's craft breweries.