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Front Office Staff

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OWNERSHIP / MANAGEMENT

Ken Young President

Hunter Reed General Manager

Hunter ReedHunter enters his second season with the Shuckers and first as General Manager. Prior to joining the Shuckers, he worked 12 seasons for the Appalachian League's Greeneville Astros and 10 as the Assistant General Manager. His duties for the Astros included gameday production, in-game promotions, maintaining the team website, online store orders, media relations, layout of the official game program, coordinating player appearances, and assisting with group and corporate sales.

Previously, Hunter served as the Director of Marketing and Media Relations for the Astros during 2006 and worked as an operations assistant during the 2005 season. Hunter's experience included the classroom, serving as adjunct faculty at East Tennessee State University, teaching Sport Marketing and Public Relations courses.

During Hunter's time in Greeneville, the Astros were awarded the Appalachian League Promotional Award of Excellence from 2007-2009; Baseball America's Bob Freitas Award (Short Season) in 2008 and the Appalachian League Community Service Award in 2016. The Astros took home the Appalachian League Championship during the 2015 season.

Hunter received his B.S. (2001) and M.A. (2005) in Sport Management from East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, TN. He was active in the community, which included serving as the President of the Kiwanis Club of Greeneville. Hunter and his wife Sabrina are each natives of East Tennessee.

Email: hreed@biloxishuckers.com

 


Trevor Matifes Assistant General Manager

Trevor MatifesTrevor begins his fourth season with the Shuckers and first as Assistant General Manager. Trevor has been with the Shuckers from the beginning, serving as Director of Stadium Operations from 2015-2017. Trevor was integral to the opening of MGM Park in 2015 and with the Shuckers day-to-day operations of the facility. Prior to the Shuckers, Trevor served as the Stadium Operations Assistant with the Pensacola Blue Wahoos, where he assisted the Facility Manager with the general upkeep of Pensacola Bayfront Stadium along with managing the game day staff. He also spent a year working for the Kansas City T-Bones of the American Association.

Trevor graduated from the University of Saint Mary with a sport management degree and is originally from Alton, Illinois. In his free time, he enjoys watching St. Louis Cardinals baseball, going to the beach and spending time with friends and family. His favorite sports teams are the Cardinals, Rams and Blues.

Email: tmatifes@biloxishuckers.com

Twitter: @TMatifes

OUTREACH

Barry Lyons Team Ambassador

Barry LyonsBarry Lyons was born and raised in Biloxi, MS and achieved his childhood dream of becoming a Major League Baseball Player. Barry is a 1978 graduate of Biloxi High School and a 1984 graduate of Delta State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree.

Barry was drafted by the New York Mets in 1982 and enjoyed a fourteen-year professional baseball career as a catcher and first baseman. He was a member of the 1986 World Series Champion Mets and played seven seasons in Major League Baseball with the Mets, Dodgers, Angels, and White Sox.

After retiring in 1996, Barry was a Manager for three years in Minor League Baseball, two of which were with the Charleston Alley Cats, a Cincinnati Reds Class A affiliate in Charleston, WV. He later served as a television and radio broadcaster for three years with the Nashville Sounds, a Class AAA Minor League affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates in Nashville, TN.

In 2002, Barry chose to move back home to Biloxi, MS with the goal of leading the effort to bring Minor League Baseball to his beloved hometown of Biloxi and the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

Barry has organized, coached, and directed numerous Baseball instructional clinics, camps, teams, and leagues as well as having taught individual private hitting and catching lessons for the past thirty years.

Barry's Faith in God, his love of his family and his hometown, and his passion for the great game of Baseball is undeniable and his commitment to fulfilling his adulthood dream of leading the effort to bring Minor League Baseball to Biloxi has come to fruition!
Email: barrylyons@cableone.net


SALES AND MARKETING

Chris Birch Business Development Manager

Chris BirchChris will be entering his fourth season with the Shuckers in 2018. Chris was awarded the Southern League's inaugural Patriot Award in 2016 for his work with local military. He led team efforts to strengthen the bond between the Shuckers and military initiatives.

Prior to the Shuckers, Chris worked in professional hockey for eight years. He moved to the Gulf Coast in 2005 and joined the Sea Wolves (ECHL). When the organization ceased operations due to damages sustained by Hurricane Katrina, Birch relocated to Chicago, Illinois and joined the sales and sponsorship efforts of the Chicago Wolves (AHL). Chris returned to Mississippi in 2006 to help rebuild professional hockey on the coast. He served as Chief Operating Officer and later team President through the transition of the Sea Wolves to the Mississippi Surge (SPHL).

Chris graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in sports management from the College of Health and Human Performance. Originally from Oak Park, Illinois, he lives in Gulfport with his family.

Email: cbirch@biloxishuckers.com


Allan Lusk Box Office Manager

Allan LuskAllan is entering his seventh season in Minor League Baseball and fourth with the Shuckers. He began as a Ticket Sales Executive with the Shuckers before becoming Box Office Manager. Prior to the Shuckers, Allan served as a Customer Service/Ticket Office Representative with the Corpus Christi Hooks where he focused on ticket sales and operations. He also worked with the Bowling Green Hot Rods as the Ticket Operations Assistant. His career began as the Assistant Director of Tickets and Group Sales with the Kinston Indians in 2011.

Allan graduated from East Carolina University with a degree in Sports Studies with a minor in Business Administration and is originally from Raleigh, North Carolina. In his free time, he enjoys going to other sporting events, fishing, and lounging on the beach. His favorite sport teams are the East Carolina Pirates, NC State Wolfpack, Atlanta Braves, and Carolina Panthers.

Email: alusk@biloxishuckers.com


Layton Markwood Ticket Sales Executive

Layton MarkwoodPrior to the Shuckers, Layton served as an Event Logistics Intern at Charlotte Motor Speedway where he did whatever was needed to improve the fan experience. He also spent time working in the live concert industry with Live Nation Entertainment and Music Farm.

Originally from Columbia, Maryland, Layton graduated from the University of South Carolina with a B.S. in Sport and Entertainment Management in May of 2016.

In his free time, he enjoys kicking back to music, playing and watching sports, and exploring. His favorite sports teams are the Ravens, Orioles, Gamecocks, and Wizards.

Email: lmarkwood@biloxishuckers.com


Stephanie Chapman Ticket Sales Executive

Stephanie ChapmanStephanie begins her third season in Minor League Baseball, but her first season with the Shuckers. She previously was an account executive with the Mobile BayBears.

Stephanie graduated from the University of Saint Mary with a degree in sport management, and is from St. Louis, MO.

In her free time, she enjoys doing anything outdoors and visiting different MLB stadiums each year. Her favorite sports teams are the St.Louis Cardinals and the Blues.

Email: schapman@biloxishuckers.com


Raven Boyd Box Office & Sales Trainee

Raven Boyd
Raven is entering her first season with the Shuckers as a Box Office/Sale Trainee.

Raven graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in Sports Management and a minor in Marketing. While at Oklahoma State she worked as a Game Day Ticket Representative in the ticket office and is originally from Owasso, Oklahoma.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends. She also likes going to sporting events, cooking and watching the latest series on Netflix.

Email: rboyd@biloxishuckers.com


Dani Polen Administrative & Marketing Assistant

Dani PolenDani is entering her second season with the Biloxi Shuckers. Prior to joining the Shuckers, Dani served as Marketing Director for The McCaughan Company Real Estate in Brandon, MS, where she managed and implemented the company's marketing plan. She also spent almost three years as the Director of Operations at Thimblepress Design & Letterpress in Jackson, MS.

Dani graduated from the University of Mississippi with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing and Minor of Arts in Graphic Design in 2009, and went on to pursue and receive a Master of Business Administration in 2011. She is originally from Brandon, MS.

In her free time, Dani enjoys spending time with family and friends, as well as attending concerts and exploring the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Her favorite sports teams are, of course, the Ole Miss Rebels and Biloxi Shuckers.

Email: dpolen@biloxishuckers.com


COMMUNITY RELATIONS


Ally Reid Community Relations & Promotions Trainee

Ally is entering her first season with The Biloxi Shuckers as a Community Relations and Promotions Trainee. Prior to The Shuckers, she worked as a fashion editor for Dime Entertainment Magazine. She received the 2016 Hospitality Shining Star award from the Mayor of Hattiesburg for her work with Dime Entertainment.

Ally anticipates to graduate from The University of Southern Mississippi in December of 2018 with a degree in Marketing.

Ally cheered at The University of Southern Mississippi for four years and is originally from Hattiesburg, MS. In her free time, Ally enjoys traveling to new places, attending concerts, cheering on the Southern Miss Golden Eagles, and playing with her dog.

Email: areid@biloxishuckers.com


RETAIL OPERATIONS

Megan Ondrey Retail Manager

Megan OndreyMegan begins her fifth season in Minor League Baseball and second with the Shuckers. Megan is originally from Long Island, New York and still cheers for the Mets and the Jets every season.

She attended Methodist University in North Carolina and graduated with a degree in Business Administration and a minor in Sport Management. For the past three years she has worked for the Durham Bulls Baseball Club and spent last season as the Merchandise Assistant Manager.

To continue her love of sports she spent last off season working with the Carolina Hurricanes in the merchandise department as well as concerts like Taylor Swift and The Rolling Stones.

Megan is very excited to still be living in the south and near plenty of ocean once again.

Email: mondrey@biloxishuckers.com

 


COMMUNICATIONS

Garrett Greene Media Relations Manager and Broadcaster

Garrett Greene Garrett assumes the role as the Shuckers Media Relations Manager and Broadcaster during his first season in the Southern League. He has previous experience in the Brewers systems, working as the Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations for the Advanced-Rookie Helena Brewers of the Pioneer League in 2017. His first experience with professional baseball came with the St. Paul Saints of the American Association.

Garrett graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2013 with a Bachelor of Journalism. He began calling games for the University of Texas softball team as a sophomore and transitioned to calling high school and D-III baseball. Following graduation he stayed in the Austin area, working for 104.9 The Horn as a host, producer and audio engineer while calling Texas high school football, baseball and basketball.

In his free time, he enjoys hiking, playing golf and disc golf and watching sports. His favorite sports teams are the Texas Longhorns, Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Mavericks and, across the pond, Manchester United.

Email: ggreene@biloxishuckers.com

Twitter: @Garrett_Greene

Spencer Siegel Broadcasting and Media Relations Assistant

Spencer Siegel Spence joins the Shuckers for his first season in 2018 as the Broadcast and Media Relations Assistant. He will join Garrett Greene in the booth for most games this year. This will be his seventh season in Minor League Baseball having spent each of the past two years as a broadcaster in the Florida State League. His previous stops also include the Potomac Nationals and Lansing Lugnuts. Spence graduated with a Sports Communications degree at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois in 2015.

Along with being a dedicated Shuckers and Brewers fan all summer long, Spence is a born and bred Chicago sports fan. He always has time to watch his beloved Bulls, White Sox and Bears. He does not, however, claim to be a Blackhawks fan, like the millions of bandwagon Hawks' fans out there. Spence loves playing or watching any sport that exists and a good Quentin Tarantino flick.

Email: ssiegel@biloxishuckers.com


Amy Johnson Creative Services & Production Manager

Amy JohnsonAmy is entering her fifth season in Minor League Baseball and third with the Shuckers. She oversees the creative department of the Shuckers, including the video production and graphic design efforts, along with game entertainment and presentation. Amy began her baseball career in Texas with the Corpus Christi Hooks, where she started out as a Video Production intern and later became the Video Production Coordinator. Amy primarily produced, shot and edited a monthly television show for the team, along with contributing her creative efforts to the videoboard with video and motion graphics.

Born and raised in Round Rock, Texas, Amy is a proud graduate of the University of Texas at Austin where she majored in Journalism with a focus in sports and broadcast. While in Austin, she spent more time at UFCU Disch-Faulk Field cheering on the horns than she spent in class.

Away from MGM Park, Amy enjoys spending her time outside running and playing with dogs, or checking out local breweries and concerts.

Email: ajohnson@biloxishuckers.com

Twitter: @johnson_amy14

Molly Dickerson Creative Services & Production Trainee

Molly DickersonMolly was born and raised in Tupelo, MS. She holds a B.A. in Entertainment Industry with an emphasis in Film from the University of Southern Mississippi. This is her first year working for the Biloxi Shuckers.

When Molly is not working, she enjoys hanging out with friends and family, creative writing, photography, and playing with her dog!

Email: mdickerson@biloxishuckers.com


STADIUM OPERATIONS / TURF MANAGEMENT

Quince Landry Head Groundskeeper

Quince Landry Quince starts his second year with the Shuckers and first as the head groundskeeper. Quince is a graduate of LSU where he earned a B.S. in Plant and Soil Systems with a concentration in Turf Management. A native of Lake Charles, LA, he spent his entire time at LSU in the turf management program, aiding in the maintenance of the Skip Bertman Field at Alex Box Stadium, Tigers Stadium, the LSU football practice fields, softball fields and soccer fields.

Along with his involvement at LSU, Quince worked as a member of the grounds crew at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin, home of the Green Bay Packers. He also spent a summer as a part of the grounds crew for the Texas Rangers, learning from Dennis Klein, who has been the head groundskeeper at Globe Life Park since May 2006.

In his free time, Quince enjoy hunting and spending time with his family..

Email: qlandry@biloxishuckers.com

 


Tyler Berrens Stadium Operations Trainee

Tyler BerrensThis is Tyler's second season in minor league baseball and first for the Shuckers. He previously worked as a stadium operations intern for the Augusta GreenJackets.

A native of Cincinnati, OH, he studied sports management and kinesiology at Miami University.

He enjoys playing volleyball, basketball, reading, and following his favorite teams, the Cincinnati Reds and Bengals.

Email: tberrens@biloxishuckers.com


Patrick Morse Home Clubhouse Manager

Patrick Morse


Paul Orin Visiting Clubhouse Manager

Paul Orin This is Paul's sixth year in professional baseball and first with the Shuckers. Prior to moving to Biloxi, Paul worked for the Colorado Rockies, working as a visiting clubhouse attendant for the past three seasons.

Paul graduated from Metropolitan State University of Denver with a degree in Sports Industry Operations. He's new to the Gulf Coast, but excited to take on the responsibility of running a clubhouse in the Southern League.


Spectra by Comcast Spectacor

Mike Brulatour General Manager

Mike BrulatourMike enters his third season with the Shuckers. Prior to joining the Shuckers, Mike served as Ovations General Manager for Autozone Park and the Memphis Redbirds. Over the years Mike has seen his signature ballpark favorites featured on The Food Network and Rachael Ray's Ballpark Cafe.

You are certain to find something delicious at MGM Park. Mike claims to of invented the peanut - who are we to argue.

Email: mike.brulatour@ovationsfs.com


Bob Barlow Chef

ADMINISTRATION

Lisa Turner Accounting & Human Resources Manager

Lisa TurnerLisa begins her fourth season with the Shuckers and first as Accounting and Human Resources Manager. Prior to the Shuckers, Lisa spent 19 years in Healthcare Administration.

Lisa graduated from Mississippi Gulf Coast Junior College with an Associate's degree in science and is originally from Gulfport (Orange Grove Area).

In her free time, she enjoys Florida beach trips, painting, and time with family and friends. Her favorite sports teams are Ole Miss softball and The Brew Crew. Lisa would like to give a shout out to her two children Katelyn Turner and Matthew Turner, both of whom serve in the National Guard with the 1108th TASMG.

Email: lturner@biloxishuckers.com


Jourdan Natale Administrative Assistant

Jourdan enters her third season with the Shuckers. She graduated from MGCCC with an Associate of Arts Degree and is originally from Gulfport, Mississippi.

In her free time she enjoys playing softball, shopping and spending time with family and friends.

Her favorite sports are fast pitch softball and baseball.

This is Jourdan's first career in baseball and she is excited to be making history with the Biloxi Shuckers.

Email: jnatale@biloxishuckers.com