Front Office Staff
2502 S. Tyler St. | Tacoma, WA 98405 | Phone: (253) 752-7707 | Fax: (253)-752-7135
Aaron took over as President of the Rainiers in 2007. He led the $30 million renovation of Cheney Stadium, in addition to securing a long term lease that keeps professional baseball in Tacoma
Prior to arriving in Tacoma, Aaron was instrumental in growing Mandalay Baseball Properties into one of the premier sports ownership entities in the country, leading sales and marketing efforts for Mandalay's flagship franchises in Frisco, TX, Dayton, OH, and Las Vegas, NV.
His experience outside of baseball includes leading the Windows consumer marketing division for Microsoft's OEM Marketing Team, where he drove partnerships with top PC manufacturers to launch Windows ad campaigns and marketing partnerships, worldwide.
|Shane Santman||Vice President of Sales|
Shane is a graduate of Gonzaga University with a degree in Sports Management. Upon graduation Shane began his career with the Rainiers and is currently Director of Ticket Sales.
In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife Ali, new son Cash, two dogs- Rocky and Rambo, and his family and friends. In his free time, he enjoys camping, boating, and being an avid Seattle Seahawks fan.
|Patti Stacy||Director of Admin/Assistant to the President|
Ticket Sales and Services
|Adam Dolezal||Director of Ticket Operations|
|Taryn Duncan||Director of Premium Experience|
Taryn Duncan grew up in Littleton, Colorado and graduated as part of the inaugural Sport Management class from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs in 2012.
During her senior year, she was the first student from her university to complete an internship with Everton Football Club of the Barclay's Premier League in Liverpool, England. She traveled back to England the following summer as a volunteer with Team USA for the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
Before joining the Rainiers in September 2013, she was Community Affairs Manager and On-field MC for the 2013 South Atlantic League Champions Savannah Sand Gnats in Savannah, Georgia.
Taryn loves to snowboard, practice yoga and travel. She supports her hometown Colorado Rockies and Denver Broncos. She was raised a southerner at heart and a University of Tennessee football fan, as her mom's side of the family has been in Knoxville for generations.
|Ben Nelson||Director of Ticket Sales|
|Tim O'Hollaren||Director of Ticket Sales|
Tim O'Hollaren was born and raised in Longview, WA. He graduated from Washington State University in May of 2013 with a bachelor's degree in advertising and a minor in sport management.
While at Wazzu, Tim joined Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity and served two years on the Elected Leadership Member Board.
With the Rainiers being Tim's first stop in his athletics career, he has gained valuable experience and is looking forward to seasons ahead.
He enjoys golfing, hanging with friends, spending time with his family and a good poker game. Go Cougs!
|Kevin Drugge||Corporate Sales Manager|
|Collin Gee||Corporate Sales Manager|
Group Sales and Services
|Chris Aubertin||Senior Group Events Coordinator|
Chris returns to the Rainiers after a four-year absence, having spent two years each with the Houston Astros and New Hampshire Fisher Cats. His first tour of duty in Tacoma was during the 2006-09 seasons, where he helped the organization achieve several attendance and sales records. Prior to working for the Rainiers, he spent two years in the sales department for the Berkshire Black Bears and the Somerset Patriots.
A native of Connecticut, Chris graduated in 2001 from Post University with a degree in Management. Outside the ballpark, Chris is an avid follower of the New York Yankees, New York Giants, & Chicago Bulls along with being an aficionado in music, travel, and useless info (thanks to Wikipedia).
|Caitlin Calnan||Senior Group Events Coordinator|
Caitlin begins her career in baseball with the Rainiers as a Group Event Coordinator. Born and raised in Olympia, WA, she played club soccer her whole life among other sports, and attended Tumwater High School. She went to Central Washington University to play soccer at the collegiate level, and graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor's in Business Marketing and a Sports Business Certificate.
As a Pacific Northwest native, Caitlin loves attending Seattle sporting events (Go Hawks), camping, and going out on the lake. You can find her at any country concert, spending quality time with her family, or hanging with her two golden retrievers, Cash & Vonn.
|Lauren Hall||Group Event Coordinator|
|Rebecca Spitzig||Group Event Coordinator|
|Grant Williams||Group Event Coordinator|
Marketing and Communications
|Tony Canepa||Creative Director|
Tony Canepa and his creative team have received wide recognition for their work by taking home three national ADDY awards, along with 13 others, including two Judges' Choice Awards, at the local and district levels. This puts them in a class by themselves for in-house sports creative at any level.
As Creative Director for the Rainiers, Tony focuses on crafting a fan experience that is more engaging and more visually appealing. Whether it's your season ticket book, The Dirt game program, promotional posters, video board graphics, ribbon board animations or the Rainiers gear you are wearing; it all has Tony's creative touch.
Tony got his start in sports as the mascot for the UNLV Runnin' Rebels and the Las Vegas 51s. After overseeing creative and entertainment operations for multiple MiLB teams for Mandalay Sports Group, he became Creative Director for (former Rainiers owners) Schlegel Sports. In 2010, he moved to the Pacific Northwest to focus directly on the Tacoma club and has been enjoying the stunning summers, excellent snowboarding and world-class cocktails and restaurants ever since.
|Brett Gleason||Media and Communications Manager|
Brett is a proud graduate of Washington State University and die-hard supporter of Cougar Athletics. During his time at WSU, Brett spent four years writing for the student newspaper, The Daily Evergreen, and served as the publication's Sports Editor for one semester.
When away from the office, Brett enjoys watching sports, playing video games, and spending time with friends and family.
|Casey Catherwood||Game Entertainment Director|
|Anthony Phinney||Technical Coordinator|
|Julia Falvey||Director of Partner Development|
Julia began serving as the Director of Partner Development for the Rainiers in 2013 after establishing her professional career in the non-profit community.
She and her husband, Joey, live in Tacoma with their dog, Zooey. When not representing the Stars, Julia enjoys cooking, music, and being outdoors.
|Betsy Hechtner||Director of Marketing and Partner Services|
|Yvette Yzaguirre||Corporate Partner Services Coordinator|
Yvette has worked in various parts of the sports industry but has found her passion in baseball. She began her career in Minor League Baseball with the Connecticut Tigers in 2012, and spent the following three seasons with the Spokane Indians Baseball Club. Now she proudly joins the Tacoma Rainiers and starts her 6th Season in MiLB as the Rainiers Corporate Partner Services Coordinator.
Yvette is from her desert home of Pasco, Washington and moved to Moscow, ID in 2009 to attend the University of Idaho where she graduated in December of 2013 with Bachelors of Science degrees in Marketing and Management with a Human Resource Emphasis.
In her spare time Yvette enjoys working out, traveling, going to sporting events, and hanging out with friends. She also has a challenging name so encourages nicknames (YY, Yve, Vett, Vetti, Elv, and Corvette).
Stadium and Team Operations
|Nick Cherniske||Director of Stadium Operations|
|Ashley Schutt||Director of Baseball Ops and Merchandise|
|Isaiah Dowdell||Stadium Operations Manager|
|Michael Huie||Head Groundskeeper|
|Jack Kelly||Financial Analyst|