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ADMINISTRATION

Adam Nuse General Manager & Chief Operating Officer

Adam Nuse Adam Nuse serves as the Sounds' General Manager & Chief Operating Officer and oversees all day-to-day operations related to the ballclub.

Adam came to Music City from the Bowling Green Hot Rods of the Midwest League, where he served as the General Manager and Chief Operating Officer since January 2014.

The Texas native was previously with the Corpus Christi Hooks of the Texas League from 2004-2013, where he served in a variety of sales roles throughout his tenure and most recently served as Vice President of Sales beginning in 2009. Adam began his career in professional baseball as a marketing and sales intern with the 2001 Round Rock Express and the 2002 Oklahoma City RedHawks, both in the Pacific Coast League.

Adam is a current member of the Board of Directors for the Nashville Sports Council and serves on the ALS Nashville Board. He holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Oklahoma and a master's degree in sports administration from Wichita State University.

His family includes his wife, Sarah, and three children: Lucy, Lola, and Hank.

Email: AdamN@nashvillesounds.com

 


Amy Schoch Vice President of Fan Relations

Amy SchochAmy is responsible for developing strategies and programs that make fan experience at the ballpark a top priority. She joined the Sounds staff in January 2015 and was promoted to her current role in September 2015.

Prior to the Sounds, Amy served as the Director of Ticket Operations at the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, where she managed all aspects of the ticket office as well as customer service and IT. She also spent four seasons working for the Hartford WolfPack.

Amy graduated from Alvernia University with a Bachelors in Marketing Originally from Reading, Pennsylvania, she enjoys playing field hockey, golf and running. Her favorite sports teams are the Philadelphia Eagles, Phillies and Flyers and the Michigan Wolverines.

Email: AmyS@nashvillesounds.com

 


Barb Walker Director of Finance

Barb Walker Barb Walker is responsible for all of the Sounds' accounting functions, including payroll. In addition, she oversees all human resource programs and policies for the team. Walker joined the team in November 1999.

She was previously employed by Opryland Hospitality, serving as a senior accountant; Doane Pet Care, serving as accounting manager; and Metroland Printing, Publishing, & Distributing, where she was the administration manager.

The Canadian-born native of Kamsack, Saskatchewan earned her BBA from MTSU and also possesses her CPA certification. She resides in Nashville.

Email: BarbW@nashvillesounds.com

 


Halie Montgomery Accounting Manager

Halie Montgomery Halie Montgomery assists the Sounds with all accounting functions. She joined the Sounds staff in March 2015.

Prior to the Sounds, Halie served as the Program Assistant of Intramural Sports and Sport Clubs at Middle Tennessee State University.

Halie graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a Bachelors of Business Administration in Business Finance and is currently working on her Masters of Science in Leisure and Sport Management. She played volleyball at MTSU and is originally from Morristown, Tenn. In her free time, she enjoys sports, participating in outdoor activities such as hiking and kayaking, and spending time with family. Her favorite sport teams are the Atlanta Braves and Nashville Predators.

Email: HalieM@nashvillesounds.com

 


Katie Ward Director of Retail

Katie WardAs the Sounds' director of merchandise, Katie Ward is responsible for the management of the Team Pro Shop. She places the orders for the merchandise displayed in the shop and manages a select staff to help out on game days. She is also responsible for online orders and designing the apparel.

Katie previously worked for the Sounds as a merchandise intern in 2009, where she helped out in the Pro Shop during games. She was promoted to her current position in May 2013.

Katie is originally from New York City and recently graduated from Furman University with a Health and Exercise Science degree.

Email: KatieW@nashvillesounds.com


Wade Becker Merchandise Manager

Wade BeckerWade is responsible for assisting all merchandise requests by taking inventory and helping operate the team store on gamedays, among other duties. He joined the Sounds in February 2016.

Prior to the Sounds, Wade Becker served as the Director of Merchandise for the Daytona Tortugas of the Florida State League. Wade oversaw all retail operations of the Tortugas for the last two years. He also spent four years working for Dick's Sporting Goods.

Wade graduated from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs with a degree in History and is originally from Conifer, Colorado. In his free time, he enjoys playing with his dogs, seeing movies and attending concerts. His favorite sport teams are the Colorado Rockies, Denver Broncos and the Oklahoma Sooners.

Email: WadeB@nashvillesounds.com


Allie Guido Guest Relations/Season Ticket Activation Associate

Allie GuidoAllie is responsible interviewing, hiring, training, and scheduling the Guest Services staff for all home games and events at First Tennessee Park.

Prior to the Sounds, Allie served as the Social Media Strategist at BAM Social Business where she helped clients manage their social media pages and purchase social advertising. She also spent one year working for the Buffalo Bills Training Camp in hospitality.

Allie graduated from St. John Fisher College with a Communication/Journalism and Sport Management degree and is originally from Whitesboro, NY. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, going to concerts/sporting events, and hanging out with friends and family. Her favorite sport teams are the NY Giants, NY Mets, and Syracuse University Basketball.

Email: AllieG@nashvillesounds.com

 

TICKET OPERATIONS & SALES

Bryan Mayhood Vice President of Sales

Bryan Mayhood Bryan Mayhood manages all aspects of ticket sales, focusing on all ticket revenue sources while developing and managing the Sounds' sales team.

Bryan joined the Sounds in August 2016 from Corpus Christi, Texas, where he served as the Director of Ticket Operations for Islanders Athletics at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi since December 2014.

Previous to working in college athletics, Bryan worked with the Corpus Christi Hooks of the Texas League from 2007 to 2014. He started with the Hooks as a group sales account executive and worked his way up to Director of Season Tickets Sales & Services.

Bryan, a native from Rockport, Texas, holds a bachelor's degree in sports management from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. His family includes his wife Andrea; their two sons, Atticus & Theodore.



Email: BryanM@nashvillesounds.com

 


Cooper Fazio Director of Ticket Operations

Cooper Fazio Cooper oversees the day-to-day operations and logistics of the Ticket Operations department, as well as in the supervision of the ticket office staff and season ticket management. He was promoted to his current role in August 2016 after initially joining the Sounds as Senior Manager of Ticket Operations in March 2015.

Prior to the Sounds, Cooper served as the Box Office Manager for the Charlotte Stone Crabs, where he oversaw all ticket office operations for both the Stone Crabs and Tampa Bay Rays Spring Training. In college, he interned at the Ripken Experience located in Myrtle Beach, SC.

Cooper graduated from Coastal Carolina University with a degree in Sport Management and is originally from Peters Township, PA. In his free time, he enjoys reading, playing fantasy baseball and watching sports. His favorite teams are the Pittsburgh Pirates, Pittsburgh Penguins, and Coastal Carolina baseball."

Email: CooperF@nashvillesounds.com


CJ Berthelsen Ticket Operations Manager

CJ BerthelsenCJ assists with our ticket operations, including: box office management; ticket order processing and fulfillment; selling season, group, and individual game tickets; and assisting sales staff with daily activities. He joined the Sounds in February 2017 and was promoted to his current role in June 2017.

Prior to joining the Sounds, CJ served as the Ticket Operations Trainee with the Gwinnett Braves of the International League. He assisted with all box office operations with the Braves. He also spent some time working at the Atlanta Motor Speedway.

CJ graduated from Georgia Southern University with a bachelor's degree in sport management and is originally from Snellville, Georgia.

In his free time, CJ enjoys watching sports, hanging out with friends, and spending time with his dog, Beav. His favorite sports teams are the Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Falcons and Georgia Southern Eagles.

Email: CJBerthelsen@nashvillesounds.com

 


Irving Alvarez Ticket Operations Coordinator

Irving AlvarezIrving assists the ticket sales and operations departments, including: fulfilling single game and group orders, assisting customers with ticket related issues, and assisting the day-to-day operations of the ticket office.

Prior to joining the Sounds, Irving served as a Marketing Intern at The University of Miami, where he assisted with in-game promotions, research on future marketing initiatives, distribution of collateral materials, pre-game setup and post game pick-up of marketing materials. He she also spent three years working for Coral Terrace Elementary.

Irving graduated from Florida International University with a recreation and sport management degree and is originally from Miami, Florida. In his free time, he enjoys reading, traveling and watching sports and TV shows. His favorite sport teams are Arsenal F.C., St. Louis Cardinals and the Atlanta Falcons.

Email: IrvingA@nashvillesounds.com

 


Mandy Valentine Account Executive

Mandy Valentine Mandy, who joined the Sounds in November of 2015, is responsible for selling season ticket and partial plan memberships, group tickets and premium hospitality areas as well as providing customer service for Sounds fans with ticket related questions at First Tennessee Park.

Prior to joining the Sounds, Mandy served as the Corporate Event Planner for the Arkansas Travelers where she sold and planned group and corporate events. Mandy also spent the 2014 season with the Fort Myers Miracle.

Mandy graduated from Harding University with a bachelor's degree in public relations and is originally from Searcy, Arkansas. In her free time, she enjoys watching sports, napping and doing anything outdoors. Her favorite sports teams are the St. Louis Cardinals, Arkansas Razorbacks and the Oklahoma City Thunder. She would also like to give a big shout out to her dog, Yadi!



Email: MandyV@nashvillesounds.com

Mahalie Shorrock Account Executive

Mahalie ShorrockMahalie is responsible for selling season ticket and partial plan memberships, group tickets and premium hospitality areas as well as providing customer service for Sounds fans with ticket related questions at First Tennessee Park.

Prior to joining the Sounds as a full-time staff member, Mahalie was a fan host at First Tennessee Park. She has also spent time working with Vanderbilt IMG and with the Belmont University Box Office.

Mahalie graduated from Westfield State University with a bachelor's degree in management and marking and is originally from Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

In her free time she enjoys playing tennis, volunteering with different sports organizations and spending time outdoors in the sun. Her favorite sports team is the New England Patriots and any player on the ATP or WTA Tour.

Email: MahalieS@nashvillesounds.com

 


Sierra Siegel Account Executive

Sierra SiegelSierra joined the Sounds in January 2017 is responsible for selling season ticket and partial plan memberships, group tickets and premium hospitality areas as well as providing customer service for Sounds fans with ticket related questions at First Tennessee Park.

Prior to the Sounds, Sierra served as an Inside Sales Representative at the Orange Bowl Committee, where she sold tickets/premium products for the Orange Bowl game. She also spent a season working for the West Virginia Power of the South Atlantic League.

Sierra graduated from Maryville College with a bachelor's degree in business marketing and is originally from Valrico, Florida. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and watching her favorite TV series. Her favorite sport teams are the San Diego Padres, Tampa Bay Rays and Tampa Bay Lightning.

Email: SierraS@nashvillesounds.com

 


Harrison Hunter Account Executive

Harrison Hunter Harrison is responsible for selling season ticket and partial plan memberships, group tickets and premium hospitality areas as well as providing customer service for Sounds fans with ticket related questions at First Tennessee Park. He joined the Sounds in May of 2017 as an inside sales representative before his quick promotion to his current role.

Prior to the Sounds, Harrison served as the 3HL Intern at 104.5 The Zone where he compiled timelines for the show, wrote live and recorded commercial spots for hosts, and helped manage the show's social media. He also spent the spring of 2017 semester working for Vanderbilt Sports Marketing department and the Tennessee Titans.

Harrison graduated from Harding University with a bachelor's degree in Marketing and is originally from Alpharetta, Georgia. He currently attends Belmont University for a master's degree in Sport Administration. In his free time, he enjoys reading, watching sports, and going to the movies. Harrison's favorite sport teams are the Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta Braves, and Atlanta Hawks. Harrison and his wife make their home in Nashville.

Email: HarrisonH@nashvillesounds.com

 


Kyle Graves Membership Services Coordinator

Kyle GravesKyle joined the Sounds in May 2017 and is responsible for building relationships with Sounds season ticket members while providing unsurpassed customer service and focusing on loyalty, reward & exchange programs for membership retention efforts. He assists the ticket sales and operations departments, including fulfilling single game and group orders, assisting customers with ticket related issues, and assisting the day-to-day operations of the ticket office.

Prior to the Sounds, Kyle served as a First Tennessee Park suite attendant for Centerplate, where he was the suite attendant for Mr. Frank Ward and his family. He also spent four years as a supervisor and suite attendant for Aramark.

Kyle is from Springfield, Tennessee and spends his free time with family & friends, listening to music and traveling. His favorite sports teams are Cleveland Cavaliers, University of Tennessee VOLS and Atlanta Braves.

Email: KyleG@nashvillesounds.com

 

 

CORPORATE PARTNERSHIPS & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Danielle Gaw Director of Activation

Danielle Gaw Danielle's responsibilities included overseeing all aspects of activation and retention at First Tennessee Park. She also assists the Sales and Marketing staff through creating contracts, managing sponsorship inventory and other sales related tasks.

She joined the Sounds in a full-time capacity in September 2014 after serving as the club's Community Relations Assistant during the previous summer. She was promoted to Senior Manager of Corporate Partnerships Activation in January 2016 before advancing to her current role in August 2016.

Prior to the Sounds, Danielle served as the Communications Intern at the Missouri State High School Activities Association, where she helped with publications, media, and state tournaments. She got her start in baseball with the Hannibal Cavemen of the Prospect League in 2011. She has also worked for the Houston Astros and the Mizzou Baseball team.

Danielle graduated from Columbia College with a Bachelor's in Sports Management and a Bachelor's in Marketing and is originally from Frankford, Missouri. In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors, antique shopping, watching sports and taking her dog, Merle, on long walks. Her favorite sports teams are the St. Louis Cardinals, the Houston Texans, and the Missouri Tigers.

Email: DanielleG@nashvillesounds.com

 


Ryan Madar Director of Advertising

Ryan Madar Ryan's responsibilities include overseeing the club's advertising initiatives as well as generating new sales leads and promoting Sounds baseball.

Prior to the Sounds, Ryan served as the Tournament Sales Director at Carolina Trail Golf Partners, where he managed golf tournaments and group sales at courses in Tucson, Arizona. He also spent three years working as a sports reporter for the NBC-affiliate in Roanoke, Virginia. He began his sports career in 2001, working for Keystone Sports & Event Marketing in North Carolina, and managed public relations duties for NASCAR driver Matt Kenseth's No. 17 Visine car.

Ryan graduated from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Broadcast Journalism and is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family (wife, Jennifer; son, Zach; and daughter, Reese).

His favorite sport teams are the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pittsburgh Pirates, and Pittsburgh Penguins. He's also an avid fan of the Syracuse basketball team and the Virginia Tech football team.

Email: RyanM@nashvillesounds.com

 


Jeff Hem Director of Broadcasting

Jeff Hem Jeff Hem, "the voice of the Sounds," joined the Sounds in 2012 and serves as the team's play-by-play announcer for all 144 games. Game broadcasts can be heard on 102.5 The Game (WPRT-FM) in the Nashville area as well as via an internet webcast available on the Nashville Sounds web site.

Jeff arrived in Nashville after spending the previous seven seasons as play-by-play voice of the Single-A Kane County Cougars of the Midwest League.

His career highlights include serving as the television broadcast announcer for the 2007 Midwest League All-Star Game and broadcasting from Wrigley Field in July 2008, when his Cougars club faced the Peoria Chiefs on the Chicago Cubs' home field.

During baseball off-seasons, Hem gained additional experience behind the mic while broadcasting high school football and basketball for schools in the greater Chicagoland area. In addition, he co-hosted a two-hour radio sports show, "The Big Sports Report," which discussed the Chicago sports scene and included interviews with various athletes, media, and sports personalities.

A graduate of the University of Iowa, Hem began his broadcasting career while in college before completing an internship with the Battle Creek Yankees en route to gaining his position with Kane County. He and his wife, Alissa, are natives of Aurora, Ill., and have two children: daughter Greta and son Hudson.

He authors the online "On the Air...and Off" blog, periodically updating about the inside workings of minor league baseball, life on the road in the Pacific Coast League, and anything and everything else going on with the Nashville Sounds. Jeff can also be found on Twitter.

Jeff is available to speak to civic, business, and other community groups. Please contact our Community Relations Dept. via e-mail to book him for your upcoming event!.

Email: JeffH@nashvillesounds.com

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Chris Freeman Director of Corporate Sales

Chris Freeman Chris, who joined the Sounds in June of 2016, is responsible for new business including the development of corporate partnerships, selling season and group tickets as well as hospitality areas for corporate outings and private functions.

Prior to joining the Sounds, Chris was the Assistant General Manager with the Double-A Jackson Generals of the Southern League for the last three years. With the Generals, he oversaw the entire sales operation. Prior to Jackson he spent two years with the Double-A Midland RockHounds.

Chris graduated from St. Bonaventure University with a bachelor's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. His hometown is Batavia, New York.

In his free time, he enjoys attending concerts and spending time with this Fiancée, Lacey and their dog, Teddy. His favorite sports teams are the Buffalo Bills and anything Syracuse Athletics.

Email: ChrisF@nashvillesounds.com

 


Kevin Soto Business Development

Kevin Soto Kevin joined the Sounds in September of 2016 and is responsible for new business including the development of corporate partnerships, selling season and group tickets as well as hospitality areas for corporate outings and private functions.

Prior to the Sounds, Kevin served as the Assistant Director of Group Sales with the Colorado Springs Sky Sox, the Triple-A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers, where he sold sponsorships, hospitality events and season tickets. He also spent three years working for the Brevard County Manatees, the Advanced-A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers.

Kevin graduated from the University of Central Florida with a bachelor's degree in General Business and minor in Sport Business Management. Soto is originally from Orlando, Florida. In his free time, he enjoys Netflix, sports, and attending concerts. His favorite sports teams are the Oakland Raiders, Miami Heat and Miami Hurricanes.

Email: KevinS@nashvillesounds.com

 


Taylor Fisher Business Development

Taylor Fisher Taylor, who joined the Sounds in October of 2016, is responsible for new business including the development of corporate partnerships, selling season and group tickets as well as hospitality areas for corporate outings and private functions.

Prior to the Sounds, Taylor served as a Sponsorship Account Manager with the Frederick Keys of the Carolina League. He spent the last two years selling corporate sponsorships and hospitality and ticket plans. He also spent one year as the General Manager of the Old Orchard Beach Raging Tide.

Taylor graduated from Bentley University with a bachelor's degree in Corporate Finance & Accounting, and Northeastern University with a master's degree in Sports Leadership. He is originally from Merrimac, Massachusetts. In his free time, he enjoys road trips, exploring Nashville and rooting on all his Boston sports teams. His favorite sports teams are the Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots and Boston Celtics.

Email: TaylorF@nashvillesounds.com

 

 

MARKETING & PROMOTIONS

Mary Hegley Director of Entertainment

Mary HegleyMary is responsible for making sure every fan in First Tennessee Park has an entertaining experience. She oversees all pre-game ceremonies, on-field promotions, post-game activities and giveaways, among other duties. She joined the Sounds in February 2015.

Prior to the Sounds, Mary served as the Marketing Manager at the Charlotte Stone Crabs where she was responsible for all marketing, design, and game day entertainment. In addition to the Stone Crabs, she also served as coordinator for all game day entertainment during Spring Training for the Tampa Bay Rays.

Mary graduated from Florida State University with a degree in marketing and a minor in communications. She is originally from Clewiston, Fla. In her free time, she enjoys making cat memes, watching sports, exploring Nashville and drinking Starbucks coffee. Her favorite sport teams are the Florida State Seminoles, Pittsburgh Steelers and Atlanta Braves.

Email: MaryH@nashvillesounds.com

 


Alex Wassel Director of Marketing

Alex Wassel

Alex is responsible for overseeing the club's marketing initiatives, including graphic design, electronic marketing, and social media efforts, as well as co-managing content of the team's publications and website.

He initially joined the Sounds in January 2013 as Media Relations Manager, was promoted to Creative Services Manager in October 2014, and elevated to his current post in September 2016.

Prior to joining the Sounds, Alex worked as the Director of Communications for the Great Lakes Loons, a Single-A partner of the Los Angeles Dodgers, and ESPN 100.9-FM.

The Tennessee native began his career in sports in 2009, interning with the Triple-A Memphis Redbirds of the Pacific Coast League as their Communications Assistant.

Alex attended the University of Tennessee from 2004-2008 and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism and Electronic Media. The Volunteer spends his free time with his wife, Alana, exploring new music, watching Tennessee sports, and supporting the Belcourt Theatre.

Email: AlexW@nashvillesounds.com


Buddy Yelton Mascot Coordinator

Buddy Yelton Buddy joined the Sounds front office staff on a full-time basis in January 2001 and oversees all game and non-game related activities pertaining to Booster, the Sounds' mascot.

Yelton has served the team in a part-time role since April 2000 performing a variety of duties including ushering, on-field promotions, and mascot appearances.

Buddy enjoys meeting new people and talking about the Nashville Sounds. In his spare time, he loves to relax with his wife, Ashley, and their three children: Rebecca, Callix, and Coralie Michelle. Buddy and his family reside in Spring Hill, TN and are proud members of the Thompson Station Church in Thompson Station. Buddy volunteers with The Room at the Inn and enjoys the great fellowship it provides for those in need.

Originally from Beaver County, Pa. Buddy is a diehard Pittsburgh Steelers and Pirates fan.

Email: BuddyY@nashvillesounds.com

 


Rv Oliver Creative Assistant

RV OliverRv is responsible assisting in the team's creative department, greeting guests as they arrive at First Tennessee Park, and a host of other duties. He joined the front office staff in February 2016.

Prior to joining the Sounds, Rv served as the building supervisor at the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center, where he was responsible for all facility maintenance, supervising the welcome desk, and assisting with various events throughout the facility. He also spent three months volunteering for Mid-State youth sports basketball program.

Rv graduated from Murray State University with a bachelor's degree in exercise science and is originally from Murray, Kentucky. In his free time, he enjoys playing basketball, traveling and spending time with family. His favorite sport teams are the Denver Broncos, Miami Heat, and Murray State Racers.

Email: rvoliver@nashvillesounds.com

 


Shannyn Wong Promotions and Activation Coordinator

Shannyn Wong Shannyn serves as the Sounds Promotions and Activation Coordinator where she assists in with in-game entertainment at First Tennessee Park, planning and executing daily and weekly promotions, and activating all promotional aspects of sponsor accounts. She originally joined the Sounds in March 2017 as the Entertainment & Promotions Seasonal Associate before her quick promotion to her current role in August 2017 as the main liaison between Entertainment and Sponsorship Departments.

Prior to the Sounds, Shannyn served as the marketing assistant with the York Revolution where she coordinated game entertainment, chased tricycles and managed social media account. She also spent four years working for Aflatis Films.

Shannyn graduated from Evangel University with a bachelor's degree in advertising and public relations and is originally from Loveland, Colorado. In her free time, she enjoys watching baseball, exploring Nashville and hanging out with friends and family. She sends a special shout out to her parents for simply being the best, and cheers for her Los Angeles Dodgers.

Email: shannynw@nashvillesounds.com

 

OPERATIONS

Doug Scopel Vice President of Operations

Doug Scopel Doug, who joined the Sounds in February 2000, oversees the media & public relations, baseball operations, stadium operations, and groundskeeping departments for the team.

Scopel directly manages all baseball operations facets for the Sounds, including team travel, affiliate relations, clubhouses, and acts as the primary contact for visiting teams, umpires, and baseball personnel throughout the playing season.

He was promoted to his current position in January 2015 after previously serving a variety of roles, most recently as the Sounds' Vice President of Baseball Operations & Communications.

Along with team ownership, Doug served as the Sounds' point person for the design, project management, and construction teams during the planning and development of state-of-the-art First Tennessee Park, which opened in April 2015.

Doug received Honorable Mention recognition from Ballpark Digest in its 2017 Executive Of The Year announcement.

Previously, Scopel was honored by Minor League News as the 2006 P.R. Director of the Year, receiving the coveted Ralphie Award that is presented to the top media relations director selected from more than 800 people working at more than 700 professional sports clubs in minor league and independent sports.

Prior to arriving in Nashville, he served as a media/community relations assistant for the Rancho Cucamonga (Cal.) Quakes.

A Pittsburgh native, Scopel earned a journalism degree from Marquette University in Milwaukee. He and his wife, Michelle, have two children: daughter Bella and son Milo.

Email: DougS@nashvillesounds.com

 


Jeremy Wells Director of Stadium Operations

Jeremy WellsJeremy oversees the stadium operations department for the Sounds, including the supervision of ballpark cleanliness and maintenance, parking staff, and security personnel.

Prior to joining the Sounds in February 2014, Jeremy served on the property management staff at the Bellevue Family YMCA where he maintained the quality and safety of equipment and the facility. He held positions as the Full Circle Sports Coordinator and the Adult Sports Coordinator where he managed different YMCA sports leagues. He also spent a couple of years working for Murry Construction in his hometown of Ponchatoula, LA.

Jeremy graduated from Ashford University with a Sports and Recreational Degree. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, playing basketball, and being outdoors. His favorite sport teams are the University of Alabama Crimson Tide and the Nashville Predators.

Email: JeremyW@nashvillesounds.com

 


Austin Brunk Stadium Operations Manager

Austin Brunk Austin assists the stadium operations department for the Sounds, including the supervision of ballpark cleanliness and maintenance, parking staff, and security personnel.

He joined the team in a full-time capacity in September 2015 after serving as a stadium operations assistant during the 2015 playing season. Prior to the Sounds, Austin spent one year working in the Macomb Amateur Baseball Federation and managing youth baseball.

Austin graduated from Cornerstone University with a Sports Management degree. He played baseball at Rochester College for two years, before transferring to play his final two years at Cornerstone.

In his free time, the Macomb, Michigan native enjoys hunting, watching sports and spending time with his family and red bone coon hound, Scarlett. His favorite sport teams are Michigan Wolverines, Detroit Red Wings, and the Detroit Tigers.

Email: AustinB@nashvillesounds.com

 


Caleb Yorks Assistant Stadium Operations Manager

Caleb YorksCaleb assists the stadium operations department for the Sounds, including the supervision of ballpark cleanliness and maintenance, parking staff, and security personnel.

He joined the team in a full-time capacity in October 2017 after serving as a seasonal operations associate during the 2016 & 2017 baseball seasons.

Prior to the Sounds, Caleb served as a Stadium Operations Intern with the River City Rascals where he was responsible for ballpark maintenance, cleanliness, and assisting the grounds crew. He also spent a semester working for the St. Charles Chill.

Caleb graduated from Lindenwood University with a bachelor's degree in Sports Management and is originally from Rolla, Missouri. In his free time he enjoys collecting vinyl records, playing video games, and listing to the Band. His favorite teams are the St. Louis Cardinals, Pittsburgh Steelers, Detroit Red Wings, San Antonio Spurs, and AFC Wimbledon.

Email: CalebY@nashvillesounds.com

 


Thomas Trotter Head Groundskeeper

Thomas Trotter Thomas Trotter is responsible for the maintenance and management of the playing field and landscaping around the stadium. Field maintenance includes the outfield turf, infield turf and dirt, and the warning track.

Under his stewardship, the field at Greer Stadium was honored as the recipient of the 2011 Professional Field of the Year Award for the state of Tennessee by the Tennessee Turfgrass Association. He earned the same award from the Tennessee Turfgrass Association for the field at First Tennessee Park in 2016.

He joined the Sounds in April 2009. His previous experience in professional baseball include stints with the Louisville Bats (2006-09) and San Diego Padres (2005).

Originally from Greenville, S.C., Thomas is a graduate of Clemson University. He and his wife, Becky, reside in East Nashville with their daughter, Davis.

Email: ThomasT@nashvillesounds.com

 


Shay Adams Assistant Groundskeeper

Shay AdamsShay joined the Sounds prior to the start of the 2016 season and is responsible for assisting with the maintenance and management of the playing field and landscaping around the stadium. Field maintenance includes the outfield turf, infield turf and dirt, and the warning track.

Email: ShayA@nashvillesounds.com

 


Matt Gallant Clubhouse & Equipment Manager

Matt Gallant Matt joined the Sounds prior to the 2014 season. He oversees the clubhouse and equipment operations at Greer Stadium during the playing season.

Matt has been working as a clubhouse manager in professional baseball since 2003. Prior to arriving in Music City, he spent the previous seven seasons at the Triple-A level, managing clubhouses in Louisville (2007-12) and Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (2013). He began his pro career with four seasons in the Tampa Bay Rays organization from 2003-06.

Matt has served as a clubhouse manager during each of the last two World Baseball Classics, working with the Cuban and South African teams in 2009 and the Brazilian team in 2013.

 

 

MEDIA & COMMUNITY RELATIONS

Destiny Whitmore Community Relations Manager

Destiny WhitmoreDestiny oversees the Sounds' many community initiatives and charity partnerships, emphasizing the importance of social responsibility, education, and the power of sport to transform lives. She initially joined the staff in March 2016 and was promoted to her current role that December.

Prior to the Sounds, Destiny served as the Community Outreach Intern with the St. Louis Rams, where she helped coordinate the All-Community ticket program, staff days of service, charitable donation requests, and various other community initiatives. She also spent one year working for the Memphis Grizzlies, where she was a Site Representative for the Grizzlies TEAM Mentor Program, as well as a mentor herself.

Destiny graduated from the University of Memphis with a Bachelor of Arts in history and recently received her Master of Science in sport commerce from the University of Memphis. In her free time, she enjoys reading, watching Grey's Anatomy, and seeing her Memphis Tigers in action! Her favorite sport teams are the Memphis Tigers, Tennessee Titans and the Memphis Grizzlies.

Email: DestinyW@nashvillesounds.com


Mark Meyers Media Relations Seasonal Associate

Mark Meyers Mark joined the Sounds in March 2017 as the Media Relations Seasonal Associate. His responsibilities include assisting with all media and public relations efforts, including games notes, rosters, website maintenance, and coordinating helping media coordinate interviews.

Prior to the Sounds, Meyers worked for the Lynchburg Hillcats, the Advanced-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians in the Carolina League during the 2016 season. His first job in baseball was with the Herndon Braves of the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League in the summer of 2013.

In addition to his time with the Hillcats, Meyers served as a Production Manager at the Virginia Talk Radio Network where he served as the producer of two live talk shows, a fill-in co-host, was the afternoon news anchor, and worked with advertisers to produce and voice commercials. He also spent a year and a half as the studio host and board operator for the Liberty Flames Sports Network. Mark Graduated from Liberty University with a degree in broadcast journalism and is originally from Herndon, Virginia. In his free time he enjoys hanging out with friends, dancing, and observing Joel Embiid. He is a huge fan of all Philadelphia teams, the Liberty Flames, and Manchester City.

Email: MarkM@nashvillesounds.com

 


Cailee Nace Social Media Seasonal Associate

Cailee Nace Cailee joined the Sounds in February 2017 as the Social Media Seasonal Associate. Her responsibilities include assisting with social media efforts including content creation and analytics across all platforms.

Prior to the Sounds, Cailee served as an Event Presentation Intern with the Dallas Cowboys where she served as a social media moderator and production assistant on game days, and for high school football at The Star. She spent two years with the Cowboys before moving to Nashville.

Cailee graduated from the University of North Texas with a bachelor's degree in Radio, Television, & Film and was raised in Denton, Texas. In her free time, she enjoys going to Texas Country concerts, taking her dog, Kona, to the park and on nature walks, and going out to eat. Her favorite sport teams are the Texas Rangers and Dallas Cowboys.

Email: caileen@nashvillesounds.com

 


Allie Doheny Community Relations Seasonal Associate

Allie Doheny Allie joined the Sounds in March 2017 as the Community Relations Seasonal Associate. Her responsibilities include assisting with all community initiatives and charity partnerships.

Prior to the Sounds, Allie served as the Marketing & Community Relations Assistant at the Bridgeport Bluefish of the Atlantic League, where she assisted with graphic design, community relations, social media and various other marketing efforts. She also spent one year working for The Mystic Schooners of the New England Collegiate Baseball League.

Allie graduated from Suffolk University with a bachelor's degree in Communications and Journalism and is originally from North Haven, Connecticut. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with family/friends, traveling, and eating McDonalds. Her favorite sport teams are the New York Rangers, New York Mets and New York Giants.

Email: allied@nashvillesounds.com

 


Mike Strasinger Team Photographer

Mike Strasinger Mike Strasinger has served as the Sounds' team photographer since 2002.

Strasinger Photography is a Nashville, Tenn. business owned and operated by Mike, a professional photographer with over 12 years experience. Mike photographs Sports, Entertainment, Portraits, Weddings, and Corporate events.

Click here to visit his website.

 

 

CENTERPLATE (Stadium Food Service)

Dave Keitel General Manager - Food and Beverage

Dave KeitelDave Keitel works for Centerplate Food Service as the General Manager of Food and Beverage and is responsible for all the food and beverage operations at First Tennessee Park. He has direct supervision over a staff of 250+ who help with concessions, vending, suites, catering and other various game day needs.

Prior to the Sounds, Dave served as the General Manager for Centerplate at the Durham Performing Arts Center, and NewBridge Bank Park, home of the Greensboro Grasshoppers (Marlins-A).

Dave graduated from the University of Iowa with a Sociology degree and is originally from Iowa City, Iowa. In his free time, he enjoys playing golf, watching sports, and spending time with his wife, Lindsay, and their dogs, Thunder and Axl. His favorite sport teams are the Kansas City Chiefs, Oklahoma City Thunder, New York Yankees and Iowa Hawkeyes.

Email: david.keitel@centerplate.com

 


Brooke Kelley Accounting Manager - Food and Beverage

Brooke KelleyBrooke Kelley works for Centerplate Food Service as the Accounting Manager and assists with management of all the food and beverage operations at Greer Stadium.

Prior to her food and beverage role with the Sounds, Brooke spent five years working for Centerplate at LP Field. Starting as an intern, she quickly worked her way up to H.R. Manager, where she staffed the Titans facility with non-profits. She also holds experience in merchandise.

Brooke earned a Sports Management degree from Martin Methodist College, where she played softball all four years. She is originally from Mount Pleasant, TN, and enjoys traveling, reading, and playing sports in her free time. She loves and adores three God children: Alexis, Jaxson and Kinsley; and her favorite sports teams are the Atlanta Braves, Tennessee Titans, and University of Tennessee Volunteers.

Email: brooke.kelley@centerplate.com

 


Jerry Infantino Executive Chef

Jerry InfantinoJerry Infantino works for Centerplate Food Service as the Executive Chef for all events at First Tennessee Park including games and non-game day events.

Prior to the Sounds, Infantino served as the Executive Chef at the Baltimore Convention Center for five years, where he oversaw over $12 million per year in food & beverage. He also spent four years in Indianapolis as Regional Executive Chef overseeing the NCAA Headquarters, Murat Theater, Lucas Oil Raceway, Klipsch Music Center, White River State Park, and O'Reilly Raceway Park.

Chef Infantino graduated from the Kendall College with a Culinary Arts Degree and is originally from Schaumburg, Illinois. In his free time, he enjoys trying new restaurants, hunting, and hanging out with family and friends. His favorite sports teams are Chicago Blackhawks, Chicago White Sox, and Chicago Bears

Email: Gerald.Infantino@centerplate.com

 


Deric Grooms Warehouse Manager

Deric GroomsDeric Grooms works for Centerplate Food Service as the Warehouse Manager and assists with all warehouse and concessions operations at First Tennessee Park. He joined the Centerplate staff full time in January of 2015.

Deric has been a part of Centerplate for three years, spending his first season at LP Field. In the spring of 2013 he started in the warehouse with the Sounds and worked his way up to manager after two successful seasons.

Deric attended Delta State University where he played football for the Statesmen. He is originally from South Fulton, Tenn. In his free time he enjoys playing sports, traveling and drag racing. His favorite sports teams are the Denver Broncos, Oklahoma City Thunder, St. Louis Cardinals and the University of Tennessee Volunteers.

Email: Deric.Grooms@centerplate.com

 


Pete Sarantakos Concessions Manager

Pete SarantakosPete Sarantakos works for Centerplate Food Service as the Concessions Manager and oversees concessions operations at First Tennessee Park. He joined the Centerplate staff full time in May 2015.

Email: Pete.Sarantakos@centerplate.com

 


Sue Woodlee Administrative Assistant