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Spokane Indians Front Office Staff Listing:
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MANAGEMENT

Bobby Brett Managing Partner
Bobby Brett Bobby originally purchased the Spokane Indians in 1985 with his brothers George and Ken.

Bobby has since helped the team become one of the most successful Minor League Baseball franchises in the nation. Last season, the team averaged 5,064 fans per game - its highest average in the 111-year history of the Indians - making Spokane the third-highest attended Short-Season Class A baseball team in the country.

Aside from his work with the Indians, Bobby owns and operates the WHL's Spokane Chiefs and the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, an affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers. He is also heavily involved in the real estate business, both in Spokane and in Southern California, and is a part owner of the Brett Brothers Bat Company.

Bobby was re-elected to the MiLB Board of Trustees in the 2014 season for a second three-year term.

Andy Billig Co-Owner & Senior Advisor
Andy Billig Andy grew up in Maryland, and graduated cum laude with a degree in government from Georgetown University in Washington, DC.

Andy currently serves as a Washington State Senator.

He was voted the Northwest League Executive of the Year in 1994 and 2004 and has received the Northwest League's Larry McPhail Award for Promotional Excellence numerous times. He also won the Northwest League's Joe Martin Award for service to Baseball and the Community in 2007. He currently serves as a Washington State Senator.

An active runner and triathlete, Andy completed the Coeur d'Alene Ironman Triathlon in 2004.

Andy is a proud father to Bella and Samuel.

Otto Klein Senior Vice President
ComingSoonBio:


Favorite Sports Team: Seattle Seahawks and the University of Portland football team.


Walk-Up Song: "Get Down on it" by Kool & The Gang


Favorite Ballpark Food: Garlic Fries


Best Thing About Working for the Indians: Ringing the bell!


Nickname: OTO


Chris Duff Vice President & General Manager
Chris Duff Bio:


Favorite Sports Team: University of Georgia Football.


Walk-Up Song: Any song from "Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik."


Favorite Ballpark Food: Quesadilla from the Diamond Club


Best Thing About Working for the Indians: I met my wife at Avista Stadium.


Nickname: Duff Boy


BUSINESS OPERATIONS

Lesley DeHart Director of Business Operations
LesLey DeHart Bio: Lesley grew up in Salem, Oregon, and Yakima, Washington. She graduated from Washington State University with a degree in Business Administration, specializing in management and human resources. She likes to spend time exercising, going to movies, watching sports, playing bunco and spending time with her husband, Randy.


Favorite Sports Player: Jeff Gordon and Peyton Manning.


Walk-Up Song: "Miss Independent" by Kelly Clarkson


Favorite Ballpark Food: Walking Taco


Best Thing About Working for the Indians: Connecting with the staff members and watching them grow throughout their careers and personal lives.


Nickname: Shwagheart


TICKET SALES

Josh Roys Vice President - Tickets
Josh RoysBio: Josh is from the Spokane area and attended Mead High School, Community Colleges of Spokane and Eastern Washington University majoring in Communications and Marketing. Josh competed in Track and Field throughout school mainly the 800M and 1500M races. Josh has also been with Brett Sports since 2002.


Favorite Sports Team: Seattle Seahawks.


Walk-Up Song: "My Song Knows What You Did in the Dark" by Fallout Boy.


Favorite Ballpark Food: Rice Bowl from the Intentional Wok


Best Thing About Working for the Indians: I get up every morning and love coming to work!


Nickname: JR


Nick Gaebe Assistant General Manager - Tickets
Nick Gaebe Bio: Nick is born and raised in Spokane and attended Shadle Park High School. He is an Alumni of Washington State University with a degree in Sport Management. In his free time, Nick enjoys fly fishing and the great outdoors.


Favorite Sports Team: Gonzaga Basketball.


Walk-Up Song: "Can't Stop" by Red Hot Chili Peppers


Favorite Ballpark Food: Chicken Quesadilla from the Diamond Club


Best Thing About Working for the Indians: All of the fans!


Nickname: Gerber


Chris Combo Senior Account Executive
Chris Combo Bio: Chris hails from just over the border, in the beauty that is called Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Chris graduated from Jamestown College (now, University of Jamestown) in North Dakota, where he was a relief pitcher for the Jimmies. In his spare time he can be found bow hunting & fishing, or jamming away on a guitar. If you think you've seen two of Chris, you're right. He is an identical twin. Go Jimmies!


Favorite Sports Team: Seattle Mariners, WSU Cougars and the Minnesota Vikings.


Walk-Up Song: Anything Blink-182


Favorite Ballpark Food: Chicken Quesadilla from the Diamond Club


Best Thing About Working for the Indians: Seeing fans enjoy baseball as much as I do.


Nickname: Combo


Thane Jackson Account Executive
ComingSoon Bio: A former college basketball coach, Thane traded in his clipboard and the hardwood for the old ballpark. A native of Eugene, Oregon, Thane has his Bachelors in Social Science from Portland State University where he was part of the Men's Basketball coaching staff. He then went on the earn his Masters Degree in Sport and Athletic Administration from Gonzaga University. A couple fun facts about Thane are that he intends on writing a book one day about his experiences coaching college basketball, and that he enjoys collecting socks. Yes, socks.


Favorite Sports Team: Portland Trail Blazers, Chicago Cubs, New York Giants, Oregon Ducks, and Michigan State Basketball


Walk-Up Song: "Batter Up" by Nelly


Favorite Ballpark Food: Corn off the Cobb from Wrigley Field (Sounds weird...trust me it's amazing)


Best Thing About Working for the Indians: The people in the office and the laid back/fun atmosphere.


Nickname: T-Jack, Gucci, Buzz Light-year, and in this office....Brendan Fraser


Karly Searl Account Executive
ComingSoon Bio: Karly was raised on the north side of Spokane and graduated from Mt. Spokane High School in 2011, where she debated, cheered, and was captain of the softball team . December 2014 she graduated from Eastern Washington University's School of Business with a degree in marketing. The saying "eat, sleep, breathe" summarizes her passion for softball she had growing up and the year of college she played.


Favorite Sports Team: Gonzaga Men's Basketball! ~ GO GONZAGA! G-O-N-Z-A-G-A~


Walk-Up Song: When she used to play, it was always "Rawkfist" by Thousand Foot Krutch


Favorite Ballpark Food: Ice Cream…gotta love a sweet tooth!


Best Thing About Working for the Indians: Combining my love for sports with an amazing job where I can share that passion with other fans!


Nickname: Depends who you ask…my dad has always called me Boo, in high school it was Schmitty, and there was also the obvious Kar.


Olivia Johnson Group Sales Coordinator
ComingSoon Bio: Olivia is a well-rounded person who lives with passion; she was born and raised in Spokane Wash. She graduated from Gonzaga Prep High School and went on to complete her Bachelor's degree in Communications and Recreational Management at Eastern Washington University. Olivia is known for being a positive person, bringing creativity and enthusiasm to all challenges she encounters. In her spare time she enjoys recreational sports, quality time with her family, and interior decorating. Olivia's favorite place to escape is Priest Lake Idaho.


Favorite Sports Team:

Seattle Seahawks


Walk-Up Song:

"Back in Black" by AC/DC


Favorite Ballpark Food:

Hot dogs.


Best Thing About Working for the Indians:

Their obsession with customer service.


Nickname:

Liv, Golivia

Darby Moore Group Sales Coordinator
ComingSoon Bio:Darby was raised in Spokane Valley, Wash., attended West Valley High School and studied public relations and sport management at Washington State University. She currently resides in Millwood with three friends and her golden retriever, Robinson.


Favorite Sports Team: New England Patriots, Seattle Mariners and Seattle Sounders.


Walk-Up Song:"No Diggity" by Black Street


Favorite Ballpark Food: Pretzel with cheese and hot dogs!


Best Thing About Working for the Indians: Being at the ballpark all summer long!


Nickname: Darbs


Chelsea Gorman Ticket Office Manager
ComingSoon Bio:Chelsea was born in Spokane, Wash., and attended Shadle Park High School. She will graduate from Washington State University with a degree in Sport Management and minors in Business Administration and Communication this winter. She was a member of the WSU Women's Rowing team in 2014-15, where she earned a spot on the Cougar All-Academic Team. She is an avid hockey fan, and has a collection of over 30 jerseys.


Favorite Sports Team: Minnesota Wild, and of course, Go Cougs!


Walk-Up Song:"Separate Ways" by Journey


Favorite Ballpark Food: Chocolate Mint Dippin' Dots


Best Thing About Working for the Indians: Being able to put a smile on so many different faces throughout the summer!


Nickname: Chels


PROMOTIONS, SPONSORSHIPS, AND COMMUNICATIONS

Kyle Day Assistant General Manager - Sponsorships
Kyle Day Bio:1. Kyle grew up in Silverton, Oregon and later attended Oregon State University where he studied Exercise and Sports Science and graduated in 2009. Upon completion of his bachelor's degree, Kyle attended Gonzaga University and received his Masters in Sport and Athletic Administration in 2011. After spending time as an Intern for the Spokane Chiefs Hockey Club, Kyle started with the Indians in the spring of 2011 as a Promotions Coordinator, and is currently going into his 5th season with the Baseball Club. He lives in Spokane with his wife Haley and their dog Crosby.


Favorite Sports Team: 2. THE Oregon State Beavers, Portland Trailblazers, Seattle Mariners, and Green Bay Packers.


Walk-Up Song: "Bust a Move" by Young MC


Favorite Avista Stadium Food: Cloverdale hot dogs!


Best Thing About Working for the Indians: 4. The people I work with, both internally and in the community.


Nickname: K-Day, Cool Cow


Dustin Toms Director of Public Relations
Dustin Toms Bio: Dustin is from a tiny little place called Selah, Wash., and moved to Spokane 10 years ago to pursue degrees in journalism and public relations at Eastern Washington University. Now, after residing in the biggest small town on the planet for a decade, Dustin sees someone he knows everywhere he goes. He also spends time working as editor for OperationSports.com, an old college job that has turned into a hobby. Go Eags!


Favorite Sports Team: Seattle Supersonics and Eastern Washington University football.


Walk-Up Song: "Three Little Birds" by Bob Marley


Favorite Ballpark Food: Chicken Quesadilla with jalepenos from the Diamond Club.


Best Thing About Working for the Indians: Working in a never-slow-down environment with people who love it just as much as I do.


Nickname: DT, DToms


Yvette Yzaguirre Sponsorships and Community Coordinator
Yvette Yzaguirre Bio: Yvette is from her desert home of Pasco, Washington and moved to Moscow, ID in 2009 to attend the University of Idaho where she graduated in 2013 with Bachelors of Science degrees in Marketing & Management with a Human Resource Emphasis. Yvette began her career with the Spokane Indians as an intern in 2013 and began full-time in January of 2014. In her spare time Yvette enjoys exercising, traveling, and hanging out with friends.


Favorite Sports Team: The 2001 Seattle Mariners, Seattle Seahawks .


Walk-Up Song: "Long Cool Woman" by The Hollies


Favorite Ballpark Food: Hot dog with ketchup and mustard! And a lemonade to go with.


Best Thing About Working for the Indians: I love everything about my job and being a part of an organization that cares about its employees, its community, and its team is wonderful. Also, being surrounded by baseball 24/7 is a nice perk!


Nickname: My name is a challenge so I have a few… YY, Yve, Vett, Vetti, Elv, Corvette...


Elise Rooney Sponsorships and Community Coordinator
Elise Rooney Bio: No stranger to Eastern Washington, Elise was born and raised in beautiful Clarkston, WA. A graduate of the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University, Elise followed her passion for all things sports and joined the Spokane Indians front office staff in January of 2014. In her spare time, Elise enjoys watching reality television, strumming along to country music on her air guitar and baking her award winning banana bread for the office.


Favorite Sports Team: Michigan Wolverines.


Walk-Up Song: "Foxy Lady" by Jimi Hendrix


Favorite Ballpark Food: Chicken strips and fries.


Best Thing About Working for the Indians: The ball park atmosphere on game day!


Nickname: Frank


FACILITIES

Justin Stottlemyre Director of Concessions & Operations
Justin Stottlemyer Bio: Justin has had about 20-some jobs in sports. From the midwest to Spokane, he has seen it all at a ripe young age of 30.


Favorite Sports Team: North Dakota State and every other team that resides in the midwest.


Walk-Up Song:


Favorite Ballpark Food: The Giant chocolate chip cookies.


Best Thing About Working for the Indians:


Nickname: Stottle-My-R


David Yearout Head Groundskeeper
ComingSoon Bio: David has lived in Spokane his whole life, and graduated from Washington State University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Turfgrass Management. He was named the 2014 Short-Season/Rookie Sports Turf Manager of the Year.


Favorite Sports Team: New York Yankees.


Walk-Up Song: "Empire State of Mind" by Jay-Z


Favorite Ballpark Food: Hot dog


Best Thing About Working for the Indians: My office is a professional baseball field and it doesn't get much better than that!"


Nickname: Captain


Larry Blumer Assistant Director of Stadium Operations

 

 


ACCOUNTING

Greg Sloan Chief Financial Officer

 

 


Dawnelle Shaw Director of Accounting