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Front Office

Front Office


Josh Olerud Team President/ Chief Operating Officer Josh Olerud
Josh Olerud


Josh joined the RailRiders staff in November of 2015 as the Chief Operating Officer. Josh comes to the RailRiders from the Potamac Nationals where he spent the last five years as the Executive Vice President and General Manager and has 13 years of experience in Professional Baseball.

The recent recipient of the 2013 Calvin Falwell Executive of the Year Award in the Carolina League, Olerud helped the Potomac Nationals break a franchise attendance record in 2013 by drawing 236,772 fans with creative marketing and a fully loaded promotional schedule. Olerud was also honored with the Minor League Executive of the Year Award by the Pitch and Hit Club of Chicago for his work in 2012.

Josh got his start in professional baseball with the Rockford RiverHawks of the Frontier League. His highlights with the RiverHawks included a Frontier League Championship in 2004, opening the new RiverHawks Stadium in 2006, hosting the circuit's All-Star game in 2009, and leading the RiverHawks in their transition from the Frontier League to the Northern League in 2010.

Originally hailing from Bloomington, Minnesota, Josh graduated with a degree in Sports Management with an emphasis in Marketing at Minnesota State University at Mankato.

When he's not at PNC Field, you can find Josh working out, playing golf, hunting and spending time with his German Shephard, Cali.

Scott A'Hara Chief Financial Officer/ Financial Controller Scott AHara
Scott AHara


Scott joined the RailRiders Front Office in November of 2016 as the Controller. He comes to the RailRiders from the NFL's Washington Redskins where he previously held the position of Assistant Controller. Scott is a 2011 graduate of Hofstra University with a B.B.A. in Accounting and holds a Certified Public Accounting (CPA) license. He played 4 years of Division I baseball and 1 year of football at Hofstra.

Scott is a big sports fan and a diehard Vikings, Rangers, Knicks, Mets, and Nebraska football fan. In his spare time, he loves to powerlift and spend time with his family. He was raised in Downingtown, PA and currently resides in Mountain Top with his wife Tessa and German Shepherd Hank.

Katie Beekman Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Services Katie Beekman
Katie Beekman


Katie joined the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders staff in June, 2010. Prior to joining the RailRiders, she served as the Assistant General Manager of Business Development and Marketing for the State College Spikes, the class-A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates. With the Spikes, she focused on building and servicing corporate partnerships. Additionally, she headed the team's marketing efforts, community relations programs and game-night operations. Katie is no stranger to Northeastern Pennsylvania. She spent the first ten years of her professional sports career with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (AHL Affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins), where she served as the Vice President of Business Operations. While with the Pens, she was responsible for the team's marketing efforts and business development initiatives. In addition, she oversaw the team's community relations programs, all special events, sponsorship servicing and game-night entertainment. A native of West Wyoming, PA, Katie graduated from King's College in Wilkes-Barre with a bachelor's degree in English. Katie currently resides in Duryea with her husband Will, daughters Hannah and Allie and their dog, Maya.

Robert McLane Vice President of Ticket Sales

Robert McLane


Bob McLane joined the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre front office in September, 2008 as a Group Sales Coordinator. Over the next four seasons with the franchise, he moved into roles as Group Sales Manager and Corporate Ticket Sales Executive. Following the 2014 season, Bob was promoted to Senior Director of Ticket Sales.

Bob is a 2003 graduate of Scranton Prep where he was a member of the cross-country, wrestling, and track teams and a 2007 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a B.S. in Business Administration, concentration in Marketing. He now lives in Scranton with his wife Amy, daughter Charlotte, cat Boo, and dog Herman. He also enjoys waterskiing and hanging out with his friends and family on Lake Ariel, where his parents, Bob and Tammy McLane, reside.

Broadcasting and Media Relations

John Sadak Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations
John Sadak


With over a decade of experience in professional baseball, John Sadak enters his fifth season as SWB's director of broadcasting & media relations in 2017. He serves as the team's lead TV and radio play-by-play announcer over the 142-game International League season. The 37-year-old graduated from Rowan University in Glassboro, N.J. with a bachelor's degree in communications (radio/TV/film) in 2000, and a master's degree in public relations in 2003. His previous experiences in baseball include a full-time slot in the front office of the New York Yankees as the team's assistant director of scoreboard & broadcasting operations. He has also called games for the Wilmington (Del.) Blue Rocks, produced for the Lakewood BlueClaws and freelanced for Major League Baseball Productions.

In the off-season, Sadak does national play-by-play for the Westwood One Radio Network, CBS Sports Network, FOX Sports and the ESPN family of networks. In 2015, Westwood One granted him a weekly Sunday afternoon NFL football play-by-play slot including playoff games; play-by-play duties in the NCAA men's basketball tournament; and dubbed him the network's play-by-play voice of the NCAA women's basketball Final Four and national championship game. He has also spent the last several seasons calling football, basketball, lacrosse, soccer and boxing for CBS Sports Network television, along with freelance games for a variety of sports with FOX and ESPN television. He spent nearly a decade calling games for the 26-time Ivy League champion Princeton University men's basketball team and the nationally-ranked University of Delaware women's basketball team during the Elena Delle Donne era. The New York City native has also done the play-by-play for ice hockey, volleyball, field hockey and water polo for a variety of outlets. He provided on-site reporting for Philadelphia Phillies, Flyers and 76ers games for ESPN Radio National.

In 2009 and 2011, the National Sportscasters & Sportswriters Association named him Delaware's Sportscaster of the Year. Sadak received Carolina League Broadcaster of the Year honors through a vote of his peers in 2012 along with a runner-up finish for Minor League Broadcaster of the Year nationally from Ballpark Digest. After his debut 2013 season in NEPA, Sadak took the publication's outright crown of national Minor League Broadcaster of the Year. In 2016, he was named one of MiLB's top broadcast prospects by Baseball America. His work has also been honored by the Delaware Press Association, Philadelphia Press Association, New Jersey Associated Press Broadcasters Association, Society of Professional Journalists, National Federation of Press Women, Communicator Awards, WGLS-FM Hall of Fame and other organizations.

Accounting and Finance

William Steiner Director of Accounting
William Steiner


Bill joined the RailRiders' front office staff in January, 2009 as a staff accountant. He began his career with the RailRiders as a sales intern and part-time member of the game day entertainment and ticketing departments. He is a 2007 Cum Laude graduate of Wilkes University with a B.S. in Business Administration, concentration in Marketing. He received a Master in Business Administration from Wilkes in 2008 and was a member of Delta Mu Delta International Honor Society in Business. Prior to working for the RailRiders, he worked as a graduate assistant and Business Consultant for the Small Business Development Center in Wilkes-Barre, PA Bill was raised in Tamaqua, PA and currently resides in Wilkes-Barre, PA.

Corporate Sales

Russ Canzler Business Development Executive
Russ Canzler


More information to come soon!

Jim Tunison Corporate Sales Executive
Jim Tunison


Jim joined the RailRiders front office staff in May of 2016. He had previously worked with the game day staff as video board operator with the FanVision crew during the 2015 season. Jim is a recent graduate of Misericordia University where he obtained his BS in Business Administration with a specialization in Marketing with plans to complete his MBA this summer. He also played 4 years of collegiate baseball as a member of the Misericordia Baseball team. He is also a life-long Yankee fan who has a deep passion for the history of the game.

Fun Fact: Jim has been known to win karoake and dance contests

Marketing Services

Kristina Knight Senior Director, Corporate Services & Graphic Design
Kristina Knight


Kristina joined the RailRiders front office team in January, 2006 as a Ticket Account Executive. After the announcement of the New York Yankees Affiliation, she obtained the position of Group Sales Manager in September, 2007. After one year in Group Sales, she was named Sponsor Service Manager. She was then promoted to the position of Senior Sponsor Service Manager in September, 2009. Kristina is now the Senior Director of Corporate Services and Graphic Design, handling all major sponsorship accounts as well as team and non-baseball events.

She is a 2001 graduate from Riverside Jr./Sr. High School and in 2005 earned a Bachelor Degree in Communication from Bloomsburg University. During her time at Bloomsburg University, she served as Bloomsburg University Dance Ensemble President in 2004-2005 and B.U. Competition Dance Team Captain for three years. She was also the Bloomsburg University Homecoming Queen in 2005.

Prior to becoming a full time employee, Kristina completed her internship with the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons during the 2005 season.

She resides in Taylor, PA.

Noelle Richard Corporate Services Manager

Noelle Richard


Noelle joined the RailRiders staff in October of 2013 as a Regional Sales Manager. Before the RailRiders, Noelle worked with the Lowell Spinners (Single A Short Season Affiliate for the Boston Red Sox) for the 2013 season as a Public Relations/Photography Intern. Prior to working in Minor League Baseball, Noelle worked as a News Desk Intern for ABC40/FOX6 in Springfield, MA and then worked for her hometown community television station, WCTV, where she was a co-host for the daily morning show as a sports reporter and helped with the broadcast of games for the Cape Cod Baseball League. Noelle graduated from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Communications. She grew up in Wareham, MA and currently resides in Duryea.

Zach Moquin Fan Services Manager

Zach Moquin


Zach joined the SWB RailRiders' Front Office staff in March of 2016 as the Ticket Operations Coordinator. Prior to joining the RailRiders, Zach spent time with the NBA's Milwaukee Bucks as a Sales Associate. Before that, he spent the 2014 season with the Syracuse Chiefs as a Stadium Operations intern.
Born and raised in Liverpool, NY, Zach graduated from the State University of New York at Canton in 2015 with a B.B.A. in Sports Management. Zach is an avid fan of the Buffalo Bills. In his free, he enjoys hanging out with family and friends and playing basketball. Zach currently resides in Scranton, PA.

Fun Fact: Zach is a distant relative to the writer of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, L. Frank Baum.

Jordan Maydole Community Relations Director

Jordan Maydole


Jordan joined the RailRiders front office staff as the Community Relations Director in January of 2016. She was born and raised in the small Eastern Washington town of Wenatchee, WA. After graduating from high school, she left the state of Washington for California to attend UCLA where she graduated with her B.A. in Political Science in 2014. She is currently pursuing her M.A. in Sport Management from the University of San Francisco which she will complete in May 2017.

Prior to joining the RailRiders she spent the 2016 season as the Community Relations Intern for the Oakland Athletics. She also worked with the athletics department of the University of San Francisco as the Men's Basketball Student Tutor, Business Operations Graduate Assistant, and Academic Services Graduate Assistant from 2015 - 2017. In her spare time she enjoys cheering on her UCLA Bruins, baking, hiking, traveling, and watching anything on HGTV. She currently resides in Scranton.

Game Entertainment

Barry Snyder Director of Marketing & Promotions

Barry Snyder


Barry "B-Ray" Snyder has been with the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Franchise for a total of 8 seasons dating back to the final year of the Red Barons. B-Ray has been the on-field emcee for just as many seasons, entertaining the masses alongside CHAMP, Quills, Mr. Incrediball and the renowned Pinstripe Patrol. B-Ray enters his first season as the Director of Marketing and Promotions.

Victor Sweet Director of Video & Analytics

Victor Sweet


Victor Sweet joined the RailRiders' staff in March of 2013 as the Fan Experience Coordinator. He attended Niskayuna High School from 2004-2008, and continued his education for four and a half more years at Hudson Valley Community College, the New School of Radio and Television and received his Bachelor's Degree from Plattsburgh State University in 2012. While Attending Plattsburgh State, Victor was a co-anchor on a High School Sports show for two years, Sports Rap Live. His final three years at PSU, Victor co-anchored the campus' College Sports Show, Cardinal Sports Live, he was also the color-commentator for the Men's Hockey TV broadcasts on PSTV. Victor has traveled to Vermont to serve as the color-commentator for the PrimeLink Great Northern Shootout twice, one of the most prestigious Division Three Hockey tournaments in the Nation. Victor has worked at WTEN-Channel 10 in Albany, NY as an Assignment Editor and Associate Sports Producer, along with Price Chopper Supermarkets as a Cashier and Front End Supervisor for six years. Victor was hired full-time in August of 2013 as the Fan Experience Manager, he was born in Niskayuna, NY and currently resides in Dunmore, PA.

Fun Fact: Victor has bowled a 299 and a perfect 300 game.

Quills Mascot


(570) 969-2255 ext. 3140

Quills joined the RailRiders on April 4th, 2013, the home opener of the Inaugural Season for the RailRiders. Born in the woods of Northeastern Pennsylvania(NEPA), Quills likes nothing more than to spend his time at PNC Field cheering on the SWB RailRiders! Interacting with fans and making people smile are some of his favorite things. He also loves learning about the history of NEPA that is deep rooted in the locomotive industry! When he is not cheering on the RailRiders, he likes to be out and about in the community, hanging out with the people who make this area a great place to live, work, and play baseball!


CHAMP Mascot


(570) 969-2255 ext. 3140

CHAMP joined the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders on July 6th and has started every home game since. From that point on he's been the hardest working prospect in the farm system. Continuously working to make it to the big club he wears #1 in honor of the SWB Governors' Cup Championship. He hopes to change his number to 2 soon! Even though he still gets beat on the dance floor by umpires and is completely defeated in tug of war, CHAMP manages to continue to practice his skills. He is known as the most accurate T-Shirt Launcher in all of the country and sticks to the motto of practice makes perfect. CHAMP will be at PNC Field until the New York Yankees are ready to call him up...but until then enjoy watching CHAMP evolve into the biggest name in Yankees history. Born underneath the bleachers at Yankee Stadium, CHAMP currently makes his home in Moosic, PA. If you would like CHAMP to make an appearance at your school, event, etc, just drop him an e-mail or give him a call.


Mr. Incrediball Mascot

Mr. Incrediball

(570) 969-2255 ext. 3140

Mr. Incrediball joined the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders on April 4th, 2013 for the Inaugural Season. Mr. IncrediBall spends every waking moment at PNC Field, or flying above it. He loves to watch baseball, but spends most of his time protecting the ballpark from any potential villan! He loves spending time with the people of NEPA, taking pictures, and attending community events.


Ticket Sales

Felicia Adamus Senior Director of Ticket Operations

Felicia Adamus


Felicia Adamus joined the RailRiders front office in June 2014 as the Director of Ticket Operations. Prior to joining the RailRiders, she spent three and a half years with the Frederick Keys of the Carolina League in the capacity of Box Office Manager before being promoted to Director of Ticket Operations in June of 2012. Felicia got her first look at Minor League Baseball working as game day staff for her hometown team, the Erie Seawolves. After seven seasons in Erie, she moved on to become a Ticket Sales Assistant with the Lakewood BlueClaws during their second consecutive championship season in 2010. Felicia earned a B.A. in Business with a concentration in Sport Business Management in 2007 from Mercyhurst University (formerly Mercyhurst College). In 2010, she then received a Master of Sport Administration from Canisius College in Buffalo, New York. Felicia is an avid sports fan and enjoys spending time with family and friends. She is originally from Erie, PA and currently resides in Dickson City, PA.

Joe Tucciarone Corporate Ticket Sales Executive Joe Tucciarone

Joe Tucciarone


Joe joined the SWB RailRiders in the beginning of the 2016 season as an Operations Intern, and was hired as a Corporate Sales Executive during the middle of the season. Born and raised on Long Island, Joe graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2015 with a B.S. in Sport Management. He enjoys playing and watching hockey, baseball, and football as well traveling with his family. Joe currently resides in Scranton, PA.

Fun Fact: Joe has been to 9 different Caribbean Countries.

Ricky Goykin Corporate Ticket Sales Executive Ricky Goykin

Ricky Goykin


Ricky joined the Railriders front office in November of 2016 as an Inside Sales Representative. He brings with him over 8 years of experience in Minor League Baseball at all different levels with his most recent stop being the Potomac Nationals in the Washington Nationals system. This isn't the first time he has worked with a Yankees affiliated team having previously participated in a Stadium Operation Internship with their team in Staten Island.

Ricky was born and raised on Long Island, NY and graduated from Stetson University in Florida with a Bachelor's in Sport Business. Along with working in baseball, Ricky also completed an internship with Walt Disney World in Orlando while in college which he says was a once in a lifetime experience. He is a huge sports fan and when he's not working for the Railriders he's usually enjoying a Knicks, Giants, Yankees, Duke Basketball or a Miami Hurricanes game. He resides in Scranton and loves to actively spend time with his dog, Diesel.

Fun Fact: Pennsylvania is now the 4th state Ricky has lived in since leaving home for college.

Jeff Smolens Corporate Ticket Sales Executive Jeff Smolens

Jeff Smolens


Jeff joined the SWB Rail Riders in the summer of 2015 as a business operations Intern, and was hired as an inside sales representative at the end of the 2016 season. He graduated from Skidmore College with a B.S. in Management and Business. He is from Darien, CT and is a huge sports fan. In his free time he is usually watching his four favorite sports teams play the Yankees, Giants, Rangers and Knicks. Jeff currently resides in Scranton, Pa.

Nick Bolka Corporate Ticket Sales Executive Nick Bolka



More information to come!

Kelly Cusick Senior Inside Sales Manager Kelly Cusick

Kelly Cusick


Kelly joined the front office staff as Customer Service/Inside Sales Representative in September 2011. She began her career with the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders as a sales intern in April 2010 and then as a Seasonal Inside Sales Representative in December 2010. She is a 2003 graduate of Penn State University with a B.S. in Business Finance. She enjoys watching baseball and football, playing golf and traveling. Kelly was born, raised and currently resides in Scranton.

Joe Yudichak Inside Sales Representative Joe Yudichak



More information to come!

Mike Harvey Group Sales Manager Mike Harvey

Mike Harvey


Michael joined the RailRiders as a ticket operations intern for the Inaugural 2013 season and then later rejoined the team in April as the Regional Sales Coordinator for the 2014 season. Michael comes to us locally from Keystone College where he received his Bachelors Degree in Sport and Recreation Management in the Spring of 2014. An NEPA native all his life, Michael has enjoyed coming to see baseball games at PNC Field for many years and has seen all three incarnations of SWB baseball. He was born and raised and currently lives in Fleetville, PA.

Tim Duggan Group Sales Coordinator Tim Duggan

Tim Duggan


Tim joined the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre front office in November 2015 as a Groups Sales Coordinator. He is a 2002 graduate of West Scranton High School, where he was a first team Lackawanna League All-Star for the Invader baseball team. Tim attended college at Temple University in Philadelphia, receiving a Bachelor's Degree in Sport and Recreation Management. After graduation, he spent three years traveling the globe working for the entertainment department of Norwegian Cruise Lines. Tim is also an avid sports fan who follows the Dallas Cowboys, Boston Red Sox, Temple Owls, Notre Dame football, and Boston Bruins. Tim now resides in Dunmore with his two favorite girls, Theresa and two year old Ella.

Fun Fact: As a 4 year old, Tim attended the first ever home opener of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre franchise at the then Lackawanna County Stadium.

Robby Judge Group Sales Coordinator & RailRiders University Manager Robby Judge

Robby Judge


Robby Judge come on board with the RailRiders in March of 2015. Robby has over 30 years of customer service under his belt. He is a 1984 graduate of Scranton Central High School and 1986 graduate from Lackawanna College where he graduated in Business Administration. He played second base at both Central and Lackawanna, he also coaches baseball at Scranton High School and runs U PA Baseball. He is a huge Notre Dame fan and was born and raised in Scranton where he currently lives with is wife Ellen, daughter Kelly, son Alex and their 2 basset hounds.

Ralph Russo Outside Sales RalphRusso

Ralph Russo


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Steve Horne Director of Field Operations

Steve Horne

(570) 969-2255 ext. 3125

Steve joined the RailRiders in February, 2007. He is a graduate of the University of Mississippi with a degree in Sport Management and began his career in sports as the Equipment Manager for Duke University's 27 sports programs. Following his stay at Duke, he headed back home serving as the Head Groundskeeper for the Ole Miss Baseball team. After seven seasons at Ole Miss, he left to take a similar position with the Birmingham Barons; double-A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox. In 1998 he advanced to Triple-A as the Director of Field Operations with the Memphis Redbirds in the Pacific Coast League where he remained through 2005. He is highly decorated among his peers winning numerous awards including: Southeastern Conference Groundskeeper of the year (1992-1993), Sports Turf/Beam Clay Field of the Year (1992-1993 and 1997-1998), Southern League Groundskeeper of the Year (1997 and 1998), Pacific Coast League Groundskeeper of the Year (2001-2002, 2004-2005) and the Minor League Baseball Turf Manager of the Year in 2005. In his spare time, Steve enjoys collecting old comic books and remodeling his home. He says" being part of the Yankee family is a dream come true for this southern born Ole Miss Rebel!" Born in Oxford, MS, he currently resides in Clarks Summit, PA with his beautiful wife Iris, two fantastic little girls, Stephenie Elaine and Sarah Elizabeth and one little West Highland Terrier named Cooper.

Paul Tumavitch Operations Manager/Asst. Groundskeeper

Paul Tumavitch

(570) 969-2255 ext. 3125

Paul returns to the SWB organization after spending the last 3 seasons as the assistant groundskeeper for the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs. Previously Paul spent 5 years working on the SWB grounds crew as a seasonal staff member. Paul is a 2011 graduate of the Pennsylvania State University . In his free time Paul enjoys traveling and attending sporting events. He is a big fan of both baseball and hockey, and lives and dies by his Tampa Bay Lightning. He was born, raised and currently resides in Old Forge.

Joe Villano Director of Ballpark Operations
Joe Villano

(570) 969-2255 ext. 3116

Joe joined the staff in February 2008 as the Director of Ballpark Operations. Prior to joining the RailRiders, he was a Community Service Supervisor for the County of Lackawanna. After graduating from Carbondale Jr./Sr. High School, he attended Johnson College. He previously worked with local contractors fine tuning his skills. He along with his wife and son are residents of Northeast Pennsylvania.

Amy Miller Office Manager/Receptionist

Amy Miller

(570) 969-2255

More information to come soon!

Legends Concessions & Merchandise

Rich Kloss General Manager

Rich Kloss

(570) 969-2255 ext. 3420

More information about Rich coming soon!

Sherri Passaniti Catering Manager
Sherri Passaniti

(570) 969-2255 ext. 3422

More information about Sherri is coming soon!

Matt Micciche Chef

Matt Micciche

(570) 969-2255 ext. 3427

Matt joined the Legends staff in March 2013 as the head chef. Matt is a 2004 graduate of Riverside Jr/Sr High School and in 2006 graduated from Keystone College with an Associate's Degree in Culinary Arts. Prior to joining the Legends staff, Matt was a corporate trainer for Darden Restaurants for 6 years. He has helped to train and develop Line cooks and Managers in Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Arizona. Matt lived and worked in Chicago, IL from 2010-2012 before returning back to the Scranton/Wilkes-barre area. Originally from Moosic, Pa he now resides in Old Forge.


SWB RailRiders / 235 Montage Mountain Road / Moosic, PA 18507 / Phone: (570) 969-2255