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Front Office

Front Office Staff
1 King Street Ferry Dock, Burlington Vermont 05401
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Raymond C. Pecor, Jr.
President - Owner
Owner and President since day one, "Ray" is responsible for bringing baseball back to Burlington, after purchasing the Jamestown Expos from the Montreal Expos and relocating the club to Vermont for the 1994 season. In addition to the Lake Monsters, Ray is part owner of the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, Triple A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies.

Kyle Bostwick
Vice President
A member of the front office since 1994, Kyle started as an intern with the Vermont Expos, before being named General Manager in 1996. The New York-Penn League Executive of the Year in 1999, Kyle also served as General Manager of the Triple A Ottawa Lynx from 2000-2007, before returning to the Vermont Lake Monsters in 2009.

Nate Cloutier
Executive Director of Sales & Marketing
nate@vermontlakemonsters.com
Nate was promoted to Executive Director of Sales & Marketing on December 4, 2014 after holding the position of General Manager since November 9, 2009. A part of the organization since 2002, Nate was the team's Assistant General Manager 2007-2009 after holding positions such as Director of Ticket Operations, Merchandise Operations and Publication/Graphic Design 2002-2007. A 1998 graduate of St. Johnsbury Academy, where a two-time Vermont State Decathlon Champion, member of the 1997 Division One State Championship basketball team and a two-time captain of the Track and Field team. Also a 2002 graduate of University of Vermont's Self-Designed program where he focused on Advertising. Nate's career began in Australia during the 2000 Olympic Games, helping the USA Track and Field team on their way to gold.

Joe Doud
General Manager
joe@vermontlakemonsters.com
Joe was named General Manager on December 4, 2014 after serving as Assistant General Manager since September of 2010. Joe first joined the Lake Monsters staff as a summer intern in 2008, returned for the final week of 2009 season to help renew season ticket holder packages and spent the summer of 2010 as a Group Sales Representative and gameday staff manager. He currently sits on the board of directors for Everybody Wins! Vermont, a reading mentorship program and is also the Chair of Membership & Development for the Burlington Young Professionals. In 2013, Joe was named a 'Rising Star' of 40 professionals under age 40 in the state of Vermont by Vermont Business Magazine. He graduated with honors from Colby-Sawyer College with a major in Business Administration and minor in History. Joe grew up in Colchester, Vermont, graduating from Colchester High School in 2005.

Kate Echo
Merchandise and Accounting Manager
kate@vermontlakemonsters.com
Kate joined the Lake Monsters during the summer of 2009 and was named the team's Merchandise and Accounting Manager in January of 2010. Kate is a 2009 graduate of the University of Vermont with a Bachelor of Arts and grew up in the nearby town of Shelburne. She became interested in Bookkeeping while working during the summers for Lake Champlain Cruises from 2005 to 2009.

Kali Ackerman
Box Office Manager
kali@vermontlakemonsters.com
Kali joined the Lake Monsters as the Box Office Manager in March of 2015. Kali spent the prior few months in Kalamazoo, Michigan working as a Sales Manager for the K-Wings of the East Coast Hockey League. Previously, Kali completed a Community Relations internship for the North Shore Navigators of the Futures Collegiate Baseball League and a Ticket Coordinator and Client Services Manager internship for the Battle Creek Bombers of the Northwoods League. Kali is from Ashland, Massachusetts and graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2013 with a degree in Sport Management.

Zach Betkowski
Director of Community Relations & Promotions
zach@vermontlakemonsters.com
Zach joined the Lake Monsters in March of 2015. Zach is a 2014 graduate of SUNY Cortland with a Bachelor's Degree in Sport Management and a minor in Communication Studies. Before joining the Lake Monsters front office, he worked for the New York Jets as an Events intern at their training camp which led to a seasonal position on game days as a Fan Ambassador. He then went on to work with the Cortland Crush, a 2014 expansion baseball team in the NYCBL. Starting off as their Director of Game Day Operations and Promotions, he was promoted to General Manager in the offseason, a position he held until he was hired by the Lake Monsters.

Paul Stanfield
Director of Media Relations
paul.lakemonsters@hotmail.com
Paul has been the Lake Monsters Director of Media Relations since the team's first season in 1994. Paul graduated from Rice Memorial High School in 1985 and attended Asbury College (Wilmore, Kentucky) from 1985 to 1990. Paul also worked in the Athletic Communications Office at the University of Vermont during the 1990's and is still a member of the stat crew for UVM hockey and basketball games. Was inducted into the Vermont Principals' Association (VPA) Hall of Fame in 2010.

James Writer
Head Groundskeeper
james@vermontlakemonsters.com
James joins the Lake Monsters as Head Groundskeeper for the 2013 season after holding the same position for the Williamsport Crosscutters in 2012 and serving as the Assistant Turf Manager for the Double-A New Hampshire Fishercats of the Eastern League in 2011. James grew up in Fletcher, Vermont and attended BFA-Fairfax (where he is currently a volunteer coach for the varsity baseball team) before graduating from the University of Maine at Farmington. 

Justin Lacche
Special Consultant
Justin@vermontlakemonsters.com
Justin Lacche, MBA, PMP, has been a Special Consultant with the Vermont Lake Monsters since 2006. Lacche also owns a team part of the United States Cricket Association. Lacche spent 1.5 years at Nike Golf.