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Front Office Staff

Members of the Yard Goats Front Office can be contacted at 860-246-GOAT (4628).

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Front Office Staff

Tim Restall President

A veteran of Minor League Baseball entering his 18th season, Tim Restall serves as President of the Hartford Yard Goats.


Restall's career in the family entertainment industry began in 1989 at Canobie Lake Amusement Park in Salem, N.H. He worked his way up from Stand Manager to Assistant General Manager over 11 summers. He graduated from Pinkerton Academy in Derry, N.H. and attended New Hampshire College and UNH Manchester.


Restall started in Minor League Baseball working for the Single A West Michigan Whitecaps (Detroit Tigers) of the Midwest League as the Food and Beverage Manager from 2000-2003. He also oversaw the food service operation at a half-mile race track called Berlin (MI) Raceway.


Prior to joining the Yard Goats, Restall worked for the Double A Affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays, New Hampshire Fisher Cats. Tim was a founding member of the front office staff for the Fisher Cats during the 2004 Inaugural Season, serving as the Director of Food and Beverage at Gill Stadium.


In 2005, Restall became the General Manager for Centerplate, a position he held through the 2007 season. In 2008, Restall became the Vice President of Business Operations for the Fisher Cats. Tim was a proud member of the 2009 Fisher Cats Front Office that was awarded the prestigious 2009 Double A Bob Freitas Award by Baseball America, recognizing the club for achieving long-term success in Minor League Baseball.


In 2013, Restall relocated to New Britain Connecticut to become the General Manager of the Rock Cats and host the Eastern League All Star game that season and later begin planning of the team relocation to Hartford.


Restall serves on the board of directors for the United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut, Advisory Board for the Miracle League of Connecticut, Board of Corporators on the IQuilt Plan and Tolland Little League.


Tim and his wife Tara reside in Tolland with their three children.

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Mike Abramson General Manager

Mike has spent almost 15 years in baseball, and more than 20 working in the field of marketing & communications. As General Manager, Mike oversees all sponsorship & ticket sales for the team, and handles all marketing strategies and implementation.

Prior to joining the Yard Goats, Mike spent six seasons with the Pawtucket Red Sox; Triple-A Affiliate of the Boston Red Sox. While in Pawtucket, Mike was a member of the 2012 International League Champion PawSox. Mike began his career in sales with Sports Radio WEEI; then the highest-rated sports radio station in the country.

Mike serves on the Parks & Recreation Commission in Chester, CT. He is a proud Big Brother with Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters. Mike lives in Chester with his wife Allison and daughters Emma, Sophia and Clara.

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Josh Montinieri Assistant General Manager, Sales

Dean Zappalorti Assistant General Manager, Operations

Jeff Dooley Director, Broadcasting & Media Relations

Jeff Dooley is set to begin his second season as the "Voice of the Yard Goats" after calling New Britain Rock Cats broadcasts for the past 18 years. He is the lead play-by-play announcer for all games on radio and television and hosts complete coverage of the Pre-game and Post Game shows for all games, home and road. His broadcasts can be heard on i-Heart Media Hartford affiliate, News Radio 1410 AM (WPOP), AM 1150 (WMRD), AM 1420 (WLIS) and home games are streamed on MiLB.TV. Last season, he was featured in a segment with the Colorado Rockies on ROOT SPORTS in Denver. In 2014, his play-by-play highlight was featured on ESPN Sports Centers Top-10 Plays and in 2013 he was selected to broadcast a regional telecast on Fox Sports North in Minnesota. His play-by-play highlights have aired on the Colorado Rockies and Minnesota Twins Radio Networks and were featured nationally on ESPN's Mike & Mike Show. Dooley also hosts the live Game Day show prior to each home game from the television studio desk in the ballpark concourse and the show is simulcast on radio.

The Lincoln, RI native was behind the microphone for some of the most memorable moments in Rock Cats history, including three Eastern League Playoff Series, a major league exhibition game with the Minnesota Twins, and the only two no-hitters in franchise history. He was the television play-by-play broadcaster for the 2013 Eastern League All-Star Game and called the 2003 EL All-Star game on radio. Additionally, Dooley was the master of ceremonies at the All-Star Luncheon at the ESPN headquarters in Bristol. The St. Joseph's College (ME) graduate has covered the Major League Playoffs and reports from spring training each year. Dooley also hosted a weekly feature on the Twins Pre-Game Show on the Twins' 50-station radio network.

Dooley has called baseball on many of the radio outlets in the state of Connecticut including: News Radio 1410 (i-Heart Media), Newstalk 1080 WTIC (50,000 watts CBS Radio), Buckley Radio-Talk of Connecticut (WDRC, AM 1360, WMMW AM 1470, WSNG AM 610, WWCO AM 1240), WMRD AM 1150, WLIS AM 1420, WELI AM 960, WAVZ AM 1300, WPRX AM 1120, WNTY AM 990 and WMAS AM 1450 in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Additionally, Dooley is the play-by-play voice of the University of Hartford Men's Basketball Team. Dooley resides in West Hartford with his wife, Marne, and their sons, Joseph and Ryan.

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Steve Given Executive Director of Business Development

Andres Levy Director of Special Events

Mellaney Castro Special Events Coordinator

Shaun O'Brien Director, Game Day Operations

Narjay Hinds Assistant, Director of Operations

Tiffany Young Director, Community Partnerships

Jim Bonfiglio Controller

Shannon White Human Resources Manager

Amanda Goldsmith Client & Team Relations Manager

Caroline Jette Promotions and Creative Services Manager

Mike Doyle Game Production Manager

AJ Massaro Merchandise Manager

Sage Vigliarolo Box Office Manager

Steve Mekkelsen Ticket Sales Manager

Matt DiBona Ticket Sales Account Executive

Shawn Perry Ticket Sales Account Executive

Tom Baxter Ticket Sales Account Executive

Travis Mistretta Ticket Sales Account Executive

Anna Franzreb Ticket Sales Account Executive

Kyle Abad Ticket Sales Account Executive

Kyle Calhoon Sports Turf Manager

J. Matthew Picard Assistant Sports Turf Manager

Brisely Tifa Administrative Assistant

Professional Sports Catering

Zack Hermayer Senior Concessions Manager

Chris Micci Executive Chef

Denise Picard Catering Manager