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Front Office Staff

Johnson City Cardinals Front Office

111 Legion St. | Johnson City, TN 37601 | Phone: (423) 461-4866 | Fax: (423) 461-4864


Email Address: contact@jccardinals.com
Website: www.jccardinals.com
Affiliation (41st year): St. Louis Cardinals (1975-Present)
Years in Appalachian League: 1911-Present



Boyd Sports Executives


Randy and Jenny Boyd Owners

Randy and Jenny Boyd

Jenny and Randy are big baseball fans not just for the sport but also for how it brings communities together. Randy has been to 39 major league ballparks and Jenny is catching up with him! They are committed to making baseball a great family fun experience for our community for generations to come and look forward to making continuous improvements in the ballpark and the fan experience.

Jenny Boyd is the owner and operator of Boyd's Jig and Reel in the Old City of downtown Knoxville. The Jig and Reel is a musical Scottish pub dedicated to preserving and promoting our musical heritage. Jenny plays the fiddle and mandolin in the Celtic band "The Good Thymes Ceilidh Band." She is a member of the Old City Association and serves on the boards of The Tennessee Theater, the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, the Museum of Appalachia, and the East Tennessee Historical Society. She was formerly a member of the board Young-Williams Animal Center. She is also a proud Tn Smokies baseball fan!

Randy Boyd is the founder and Executive Chairman of Radio Systems Corporation which he started in 1991 out of the back of his van. Radio Systems is headquartered in Knoxville and has over 700 associates worldwide with offices in seven countries. The company produces over 4,600 pet products under brand names such as Invisible Fence, PetSafe, and SportDOG. It is privately held with sales over $360 million.

Twice in the last four years Randy has answered the call to serve his state - first in 2013 taking a leave of absence from his company to serve Governor Bill Haslam in a volunteer role as his Special Advisor on Higher Education. There he assisted in the development of the Drive to 55 and the Tennessee Promise. The Tennessee Promise provides free tuition and fees for community college and technical schools to approximately 15,000 Tennesseans per year.

From 2015 - 2017 Randy served as Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development. Based in Nashville, he led the department's mission of developing strategies which help make Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs. In his tenure, private companies committed more than $11 billion in capital investment and committed to create 50,000 jobs.

Jenny and Randy Boyd support many animal welfare projects, such as developing a new Animal Adoption Center in Knoxville that will more than double the city's annual capacity for spay and neuter procedures. They also help fund the Blount County Animal Center as well as the PetSafe Chair of Animal Behavior at the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Tennessee. Radio Systems has provided the funds to create nine public dog parks in the Knoxville area as an effort to make Knoxville the most pet friendly community in America while Invisible Fence Brand has donated over 10,000 dog oxygen masks to Fire Department around the United States as part of its "Project Breathe".

Jenny and Randy were married 33 years ago at Erin Presbyterian, where they still worship today. They live in Knoxville and have two sons, Thomas and Harrison, one daughter-in-law Lindsey, and a beloved dog, Oskar.

Full Bio


Chris Allen

President, COO

Chris Allen

Chris Allen is the President of Boyd Sports and is entering his second season with the Cardinals and fifth with the Tennessee Smokies Baseball team. Chris received his B.S. In Sports Management from Liberty University, and brings over a decade of professional sports management experience.

Prior to joining the organization, Chris worked for the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs, South Coast League, Salem Avalanche, Wilson Tobs and Chillicothe Paints. While working for the Tobs, Chris also spent four years working with the NCAA directing regional baseball tournaments.

In addition to his baseball career, Chris' business interests include majority ownership of Sayin' it Loud, a transit advertising agency serving Baltimore, Md. and metro Washington D.C. Chris and his Wife, Elisa, also own a Furniture and Design Studio in Lynchburg, Va.

In the past 15 years Chris has served on numerous Boards, including the North Carolina Baseball Museum, Greater Baden Medical Services, Maryland Tourism Advisory Board, and Madison Heights Dixie Youth Baseball. Chris currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of East Tennessee and Junior Achievement of East Tennessee.

Chris and Elisa reside in Dandridge, Tennessee with their four children Casey (15), Chase (11), Carolina (7), and Charley (1.5).


Jeremy Boler Vice President

Jeremy Boler

Jeremy is in his second season with the Johnson City Cardinals and fourth season with the Tennessee Smokies, Second as Vice President of Boyd Sports after previously serving as Assistant General Manager and Director of Corporate Sales of the Smokies. Jeremy is also in his second season as the Vice President for Boyd Sports, and sister franchise the Johnson City Cardinals. Prior to joining the Smokies Jeremy spent three years as the General Manager of the Forest City Owls in the Coastal Plain League. As the General Manager Jeremy oversaw every aspect of the franchise. Under his leadership the Owls were ranked in the top 11 in the nation in overall attendance each of his three years. Prior to Joining the Owls he served as the Corporate Marketing Manager for the Winston-Salem Dash and helped build corporate ticket packages for businesses. He received his B.A. from Gardner-Webb University, in Boiling Springs, NC. with a degree in Business Administration. A North Carolina native, he and his wife, Adrienne reside in Knoxville, Tennessee.


Front Office Staff

Tyler Parsons Vice President/General Manager

Tyler ParsonsDiv

Parsons is in his fourth season as the General Manager of the Johnson City Cardinals. Prior to Johnson City he was the General Manager of the Martinsville Mustangs, the Director of Ticket Sales and Community Relations with the Forest City Owls and the Ticket Sales Coordinator at Central Michigan University. He also had stops at Mid Michigan Community College as Sports Information Director and was a Regional Scout for Rivals.com.

Parsons was awarded the Faith in the Future Award in 2015 and was a recipient of the Business Journal's 40 Under 40 for the Tri-Cities in 2016. He serves on the Sport Management Boards for East Tennessee State and Central Michigan. Parsons is the current President of Young Professionals of the Tri-Cities and serves on the Board of Directors for the Chamber of Commerce and the Johnson City CVB.

Parsons is a graduate of Central Michigan University and resides in Johnson City, Tennessee.


David Compton Director of Ticket Sales and Community Relations

David Compton

Compton is entering his first season as the Director of Ticket Sales and Community Relations for the Johnson City Cardinals. Prior to joining Johnson City David was an Communications Coordinator for Bristol Motor Speedway and Dragway. He graduated from ETSU in 2014 with a degree in Communications and now resides in Johnson City.


2017 Field Staff


Roberto Espinoza Manager  

Cale Johnson Pitching Coach  

Brandon Allen Hitting Coach  

Keith Joynt Athletic Trainer  

Game Information


Stadium Name (year opened)

TVA Credit Union Ballpark at Howard Johnson Field (1956)

Location

From Kingsport: Take I-26 E toward Johnson City. Take Market St. exit, EXIT 23. Turn left onto Main St. Turn right onto Legion St., Cardinal Park is on the left

From Asheville: Take I-26 W toward Johnson City. Take Main St. exit, EXIT 23. Turn right onto Main St. then right onto Legion St., Cardinal Park is on the left

Standard Game Time: Monday-Saturday 7pm, Sunday 6pm. Double headers will start an hour prior to the standard game time that was originally scheduled.

Visiting Club Hotel: Holiday Inn, 101 W Springbrook Dr, Johnson City, TN 37601 Tel: (423) 282-4611