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Blue Jays Front Office

Florida Auto Exchange Stadium
373 Douglas Avenue | Dunedin, FL 34698 | Phone: (727) 733-9302 | Fax: (727)-734-7661


Executives

Shelby Nelson Director of Florida Operations

Shelby Nelson

Shelby enters his 15th year in the Blue Jays organization, and his eighth as Director of Florida Operations. Shelby joined the Toronto Blue Jays in 2001 as an Account Executive. In 2003 he was promoted to Manager of Product Development, and eventually became the Manager of Group Sales. In 2007, Shelby was named Director of Retail Sales before joining the Dunedin Blue Jays as GM in 2008.

He studied Sports Management at York University in Toronto, Canada, and currently resides in Palm Harbor, Florida with his wife and three children.


Mike Liberatore General Manager

Mike Liberatore

Mike is beginning his 5th full season with the Blue Jays and his first as General Manager after joining the staff in 2011 as Manager of Corporate Sales and Service.

He is originally from Rochester, NY prior to his family relocating to Port Charlotte, FL. Mike played collegiate baseball locally at St. Petersburg College and later at Embry-Riddle University, where he graduated in 2003.

In his spare time, Mike enjoys kayaking, fishing, and following the Buffalo Bills and Sabres.


Finance and Accounting

Gayle Gentry Accounting Manager

Gayle Gentry

Gayle Gentry joined the staff in March 2011 as the Accounting Manager. She is originally from Danville, Illinois and a graduate of Southern Illinois University. She and her Husband, Harry, have been in Florida for 14 years and enjoy the weather year round.

When Gayle is not cheering for the Blue Jays, she is trying to keep track of what their 8 Grandchildren are up to. Her hobbies are baking for staff (thanks Gayle!), raising orchids and knitting.


Community Relations

Kathi Beckman Manager, Retail Sales and Community Relations

Kathi Beckman

Kathi begins her 10th season with the Dunedin Blue Jays. She joined the team in 2006 as an Account Executive and was promoted to Manager of Group and Retail Sales, Community Relations in 2009.

Kathi is originally from Clarkson, Michigan and attended Michigan State University. She resides in Clearwater with her husband Ryan, daughter Reese and lovable yellow lab, Zoe. Pay her a visit at the Jays Shop this season!


Sales and Promotions


Hunter Haas Supervisor, Ticket Sales and Operations

Hunter Haas

Hunter is a native of Perrysburg, OH. He is a sport management graduate of Bowling Green State University and previously worked with the Tampa Bay Rays ticket office.

He resides in St. Petersburg, FL where he enjoys collecting baseball cards and sports bobbleheads.


Kelsey McIntosh Manager, Corporate and Group Sales

Kelsey McIntosh

Kelsey joined the Blue Jays in June 2015 as the Manager of Sales and Promotions. She is originally from Fairfax, Virginia and attended the University of South Carolina (Go Gamecocks!). Aside from the Blue Jays and the Gamecocks, her favorite sports team is the Washington Redskins. She played softball for 16 years, and still reminisces about her perfect game.

Kelsey resides in St. Petersburg and enjoys checking out local restaurants, cooking, traveling (25 countries and counting!), going to the beach and spending time with friends. She will beat anyone in F.R.I.E.N.D.S trivia, as she has seen every episode at least 17 times.


Stadium Operations

Patrick Skunda Sports Turf Superintendent

Patrick Skunda


Brian Cox Assistant Superintendent


Zac Phelps Supervisor, Stadium Operations

Zac Phelps

Zac joined the Blue Jays in January of 2010. He grew up in Lawrenceville, GA and currently resides in New Port Richey with his wife and two children.

When Zac isn't installing new seats, pressure-washing the concourse, remodeling the bullpen, putting up billboards or raising First Half North Division Championship banners at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium, you can find him under the hood of a car. Or several. Zac is the proud owner of (at least) two Ford Mustangs, and he enjoys listening to "The Bobby Bones Show" during his morning commute.

For reasons undetermined, Zac simultaneously supports the Boston Bruins and Dallas Cowboys.


Leon Harrell Supervisor, Stadium Operations

Leon Harrell

 


Office Administration

Michelle Smith Administrative Assistant

Michelle Smith

Michelle is in her sixth full season with the Blue Jays, joining the organization in October 2010 as an Administrative Assistant.

She is from the Midwest, born and raised in Waterloo, Iowa and moved to Rice Lake, WI as a teen. She currently lives in Clearwater, Florida and has one daughter.

In her spare time, Michelle enjoys traveling, deep sea fishing, boating and anything that has to do with the water! When Florida's occasionally rainy climate forces her to stay inside, Michelle can't resist a few episodes her favorite shows: TMZ, Impractical Jokers, and Cheaters, which apparently all exist. If the Blue Jays offered an award for "Diligence in Front Office Recycling," Michelle would be a five-time reigning champion.