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Front Office

Front Office Hours: General Phone Numbers:
Monday - Friday, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Front Desk: (517) 485-4500
  Box Office: (517) 827-2491; 827-2492; 827-2493
Address: Catering: (517) 827-2481
Cooley Law School Stadium Nuts & Bolts Shop: (517) 827-2586
505 E. Michigan Ave. Special Events: (517) 827-2482
Lansing, MI 48912 Fax: (517) 485-4518


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EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT

Tom Dickson Managing Partner, Take Me Out To The Ballgame, L.L.C  

Tom Dickson formerly was Senior Vice President and Group Account Director of the Leo Burnett Company, the largest advertising agency in the United States. Dickson has managed several national business accounts including Kellogg, Procter & Gamble, Hallmark and Keebler.


Sherrie Myers Co-Owner, Vice President of Take Me Out To The Ballgame, L.L.C  

Sherrie Myers, a 1979 graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism, has 20 years of publishing, sales and sales management experience including the launch of several national magazines. Over the years, Myers has served in key management roles at the Chicago Tribune, Sunset, Smithsonian and Health magazines. Most recently, Myers was the co-founder of Selling Magazine, the first-ever national sales magazine for sales professionals.


Nick Grueser President

Nick GrueserNick is entering his first season as President. Before becoming President, he spent several seasons as General Manager and as the Assistant General Manager. He started his career with the Lugnuts in 2001 as Group Sales Representative and has since become the longest tenured employee in the Lugnuts' history. Nick oversees the day to day operations of the business, specifically focusing on Sales, Sponsorships and Marketing. Nick graduated from Wilmington College in 2001 with a Bachelor's Degree in Sports Management and dual minors in Business and Leadership. The Ohio native was a four-year letterman and team captain for the Wilmington College football team. He currently resides in Mason with his wife, Valisa, and their two sons RJ and Jackson.

Email: ngrueser@lansinglugnuts.com
Phone Ext.: 276


Tyler Parsons General Manager

Tyler Parsons Parsons is entering his first season as General Manager of the Lansing Lugnuts. He previously served as GM of the Johnson City Cardinals from 2014-17, and the team saw an increase in attendance, ticket sales and corporate sales in each of his four seasons. The Cardinals set the organizations single season attendance record in 2016 and again in 2017. The team also set a single game attendance record in 2017 when a record crowd of 3,549 fans attended the game on July 3rd. Parsons was promoted to Vice President/General Manager prior to the 2017 season. Johnson City also enjoyed success on the field, as the team won the 2014 and 2016 Appalachian League Championships.

Prior to Johnson City, Parsons spent two years in the Coastal Plain League as the GM of the Martinsville Mustangs and Director of Fun with the Forest City Owls. He also served as the Ticket Sales Coordinator at Central Michigan and Sports Information Director at Mid Michigan Community College. Tyler is a graduate of Central Michigan University and is a native of Dansville, Michigan. He now resides in Lansing.

Email: tparsons@lansinglugnuts.com
Phone Ext.: 227


FOOD SERVICE

John Thompson Director of Food and Beverage

John ThompsonJohn is a long-running employee with the Lugnuts, but is going into his second season as Assistant Director, Food Services. John is a native of Lansing and attended Lansing Community College. He is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys hunting, fishing and watching sports. He is blessed with two beautiful boys, River and Hunter, and his wife Tonya.

Email: jthompson@lansinglugnuts.com
Phone Ext.: 261


Paul Ciucci Assistant Director, Food Services

Paul CiucciThis is Paul's ninth season with the Lansing Lugnuts, and first as full-time staff. His responsibilities include hiring, training and supervising concessions employees in their assigned job responsibilities. He also educates the staff on company policies and procedures and motivates the staff in quality customer service.

Paul is also our Nonprofit Coordinator for the stadium. He is responsible for recruiting, training and supervising the many nonprofit organizations and their volunteers from around the surrounding communities that serve in our various venues throughout the park.

Paul graduated from LCC with an associate's degree in Emergency Medical Services as a paramedic 1983, and then obtained his Bachelor's degree in Divinity from Jacksonville Seminary in 1996. Paul is the former operations director of IMG academy and Bollettieri sports academy in Bradenton FL. He is also an ordained pastor and retired from the ministry in Florida in 2008.

In his free time, He enjoys being able to counsel with people and share in their lives, he enjoys doing voice over work in his home studio for various radio stations, singing in his quartet, camping with his family and day trips with the love of his life his wife Rhonda.

Email: pciucci@lansinglugnuts.com
Phone Ext.: 263


Kirk Hansen Executive Chef

 

Email: khansen@lansinglugnuts.com
Phone Ext.: 264


Annie Washburn Premium Manager

 

Email: awashburn@lansinglugnuts.com
Phone Ext.: 263


FINANCE AND HUMAN RESOURCES

Brianna Pfeil Finance Manager

Brianna PfeilBrianna is in her second season with the Lansing Lugnuts. Her main responsibility is head bean counter for the Lansing Lugnuts. She is a graduate of Michigan State University with a Bachelor's degree in Accounting. Before joining the Lugnuts, Brianna worked as an accountant in the packaging industry. Originally from Arizona, Brianna now resides in the Lansing area and enjoys going to concerts, cheering on the Spartan football team, playing with her puppy Izzie and drinking beer on a patio.

Email: bpfeil@lansinglugnuts.com
Phone Ext.: 255


Angela Sees Executive Assistant

Angela SeesThe first point of contact for business associates and customers, Angela joined the Lugnuts in 2008. She is responsible for a variety of administrative duties for behind-the-scenes operations, under the direction of the President. A Michigan native and proud mom to an active twelve-year-old, Angela enjoys a wide range of seasonal outdoor activities.

Email: asees@lansinglugnuts.com
Phone Ext.: 221


Shea Mulvany Business Assistant

 

Email: smulvany@lansinglugnuts.com
Phone Ext.: 236


MARKETING AND MEDIA RELATIONS

Jesse Goldberg-Strassler Radio Broadcaster / Media Relations

Jesse Goldberg-StrasslerBorn in our nation's capital and raised in Greenbelt, Md., Jesse received his first Little League game ball after scoring his team's only run in a 28-1 loss. After graduating from Ithaca College, he handled media and broadcast duties for the Brockton Rox, Montgomery Biscuits and Windy City ThunderBolts before joining the Nuts in 2009. In addition to handling Lugnuts media relations, Jesse produces the weekly "Around the Nest" Blue Jays podcast, coordinates the Michigan Baseball Hall of Fame, sings "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" and watches superhero movies. His books, The Baseball Thesaurus and The Football Thesaurus, make excellent gifts.

Email: jgoldstrass@lansinglugnuts.com


Ryan LeFevre Production Manager

Ryan is not a stranger to minor league baseball since he just finished a seasonal position as Production Assistant with the New Hampshire Fisher Cats (AA affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays). He was also a Creative Services Assistant with the New Britain RockCats (now the Hartford Yard Goats). Ryan has had experience as a graphics consultant with the University of Hartford Athletic Department as well as Fox 61 Sports in Hartford CT. Born and raised in Connecticut, Ryan spends his spare time cheering on the New England Patriots and the Boston Red Sox. Ryan is looking forward to living in the Midwest and making the Lugnut fan experience the best in baseball.

Email: relefevre@lansinglugnuts.com
Phone Ext.: 270


Matthew Smith Manager of Fan Engagement & Community Relations

Matt is in his first season as the Manager of Fan Engagement and Community Relations with the Lugnuts. Originally from Midland, Michigan, he is a two-time graduate of Michigan State University. In 2016 he received his bachelor's degree in marketing and in 2018 he received his master's degree in sports administration. In his free time, he enjoys cheering on the Spartans, exploring the outdoors, and spending time with his family and fiancé.

Email: Msmith@lansinglugnuts.com
Phone Ext.: 236


SALES

Eric Pionk Senior Manager of Sales & Ticket Services

Eric PionkEric enters his 4th season with the Lugnuts. Originally from Ruth, Michigan, Eric graduated in 2010 from Central Michigan University with a Bachelor's Degree in Sports Management. He loves to watch and cheer on the Detroit Tigers and Lions. He is also a diehard MSU Spartans fan and loves his CMU Chippewas. Eric got married last year to his wonderful and beautiful wife, Marci. Eric and Marci are new homeowners and live in Lansing.

Email: epionk@lansinglugnuts.com
Phone Ext.: 256


Alex Withorn Corporate Sales Manager

Alex WithornAlex is originally from Dowagiac, Michigan. He graduated from Central Michigan University with a degree in Sport Management. He is now in his first year as the Corporate Sales Manager for the Lugnuts. Alex enjoys attending Michigan State football and basketball games.

Email: awithorn@lansinglugnuts.com
Phone Ext.: 223


Josh Arendsen Corporate Account Executive

Josh Arendsen

Josh is in his first year with the Lansing Lugnuts after working for a team in Texas. He is from Holland and attended Western Michigan University. He is one of the few avid Michigan fans in the office as well as a fan of the Lions, Tigers, Red Wings, and Pistons. Josh enjoys golfing and traveling anytime that he can. He works with a lot of different groups and wants to make sure that they have an amazing time while supporting their Lugnuts.

Email: jarendsen@lansinglugnuts.com
Phone Ext.: 229


Austin Rakestraw Corporate Account Executive

Austin RakestrawAustin is in his first season with the Lugnuts and is responsible for facilitating all group ticket sales and assisting with the day to day operations of the box office. Born and raised in Lansing, Austin graduated from Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids with a degree in Sports Management. He previously worked as Event Management intern for the Grand Rapids Sports Hall of Fame. Austin roots for the Tigers, Lions and Pistons. (He used to root for the Red Wings, but not so much anymore.) He enjoys hanging out with friends, playing cards and bowling.

Email: arakestraw@lansinglugnuts.com

Phone Ext.: 285


Brandon Diorio Group Sales Representative

Brandon enters his first season with the Lugnuts as a Group Sales Representative. He recently relocated to Lansing from Endicott, NY, after graduating from Ithaca College in 2016. During his college years, Brandon played baseball all four years, including a trip to the D3 National Championships. In his free time, he enjoys playing and watching golf, and - when he has time - he loves traveling to new places. He's excited to begin his journey with the Lugnuts.

Email: bdiorio@lansinglugnuts.com
Phone Ext.: 272


Nolan Rogers Sales Assistant

As a Michigan native, Nolan is entering his first year with the Lansing Lugnuts as the Sales Assistant for our corporate and group sales department. Nolan is a current graduate student at Central Michigan University where he studies Sports Administration. In his free time, you can find him spending time with his fiancé, Ryan, and their dog, Luna. As Nolan's first year in baseball is underway, he is thrilled that he has the opportunity to be a part of the Lansing Lugnuts family.

Email: Nrogers@lansinglugnuts.com
Phone Ext.: 272


SPECIAL EVENTS

Malinda Barr Director of Special Events

Malinda BarrA Lansing native, Malinda has been in the event industry for over 35 years with roots in Hospitality, Sales and Extreme Customer Service. Her career has ranged from owning her own business coaching company for almost 20 years, teaching the Art/Skills of Networking at Lansing Community College, to presided over the Haslett/Okemos Rotary Club and being a founding member/president of the Meridian Area Business Association. Malinda is currently a CTA, serving as 2015 CTA of the Year and 2016 International CTA through the Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau. Contact Malinda directly 517-827-2482 to book your next special event, business meeting/function, or social gathering at this premier event venue in the Lansing region, 'Do Business Beyond the Bases' at Cooley Law School Stadium.

Email: mbarr@lansinglugnuts.com
Phone Ext.: 232

Monica Arcaute Special Events Coordinator

Monica EdwardsAs a Lansing Native, Monica is entering her first year with the Lansing Lugnuts as part of the Special Events department. She attended LCC where she studied Business Management and Massage Therapy. As a lover of Lansing, she is a CTA (Certified Tourist Ambassador) and loves spreading knowledge about the city. In her free time, you can find her out on the running trail or spending time with her fiancé, Miguel, and their two pups, Zayne and Zoey.

Email: marcaute@lansinglugnuts.com
Phone Ext.: 228


Malinda BarrA Lansing native, Malinda has been in the event industry for over 35 years with roots in Hospitality, Sales and Extreme Customer Service. Her career has ranged from owning her own business coaching company for almost 20 years, teaching the Art/Skills of Networking at Lansing Community College, to presided over the Haslett/Okemos Rotary Club and being a founding member/president of the Meridian Area Business Association. Malinda is currently a CTA, serving as 2015 CTA of the Year and 2016 International CTA through the Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau. Contact Malinda directly 517-827-2482 to book your next special event, business meeting/function, or social gathering at this premier event venue in the Lansing region, 'Do Business Beyond the Bases' at Cooley Law School Stadium.

Email: mbarr@lansinglugnuts.com
Phone Ext.: 232

Jacob Beczkiewicz Stadium Events Assistant Manager

Email: jbeczkiewicz@lansinglugnuts.com
Phone Ext.: 249


SPONSORSHIP

Ashley Loudan Corporate Partnerships Manager

Ashley LoudanAshley Loudan joined the Lugnuts in 2005 where she worked seasonally in a variety of departments before landing a full-time position in our Corporate Partnerships Department. She is a 2012 graduate of Michigan State University, where she attained a Bachelor's Degree in Kinesiology. Ashley and her husband Kyle welcomed a beautiful baby girl in July of 2017! In their spare time they enjoy watching their baby girl learn and grow every day, playing with their dog Knight, weekends at the lake and watching sports.

Email: aloudan@lansinglugnuts.com
Phone Ext.: 234


STADIUM OPERATIONS

Zach Severns Head Groundskeeper

Zach SevernsZach is entering his second season as Head Groundskeeper of the Lugnuts. He graduated in 2012 from Washington State University with a degree in Integrated Plant Science with an emphasis on Turf Management. Zach has worked many different places, at every level from Little League to Major League Baseball. In his spare time, Zach likes to golf and watch Washington State football. Zach can be found always taking care of the field along with his border collie, Harley.

Phone Ext.: 291

 

Email: zseverns@lansinglugnuts.com


Dennis Busse Director of Stadium Operations

Dennis BusseDennis manages all stadium operations at Cooley Law School Stadium. Dennis is a 2005 graduate of the University of Michigan, attaining a degree in Sports Management and a minor in U.S. History. Originally from Bridgman, he is an avid fan of the Michigan Wolverines, Chicago Cubs and Oakland Raiders. Throughout the summer you can find him sharing useless trivia and playing as much golf as possible throughout Michigan.

Email: dbusse@lansinglugnuts.com
Phone Ext.: 259


Bill Getschman Operations Assistant Manager

Bill GetschmanEntering his fourth season with the Lugnuts and fifth in Minor League Baseball, Bill manages all team relations such as booking road trips and scheduling player appearances as well as managing the facility for baseball games and a wide variety of other special events. When not at the ballpark, you can find the hopelessly optimistic Lions fan and 2014 Hope College alum watching hurling highlights on YouTube, breaking the record for world's longest nap, and yelling out the wrong answers to Jeopardy questions.

Email: bgetschman@lansinglugnuts.com
Phone Ext.: 248


TICKET / RETAIL OPERATIONS

Matt Hicks Assistant Director of Retail

Matt HicksMatt begins his fourteenth season with the Lugnuts. His responsibilities include managing the games area in Big Lug's Playground and maintaining the Nuts and Bolts store where great Lugnuts merchandise is available year-round for fans of all ages. Matt previously served as Customer Service Specialist and Assistant Manager of Ticket and Retail Operations. He is a graduate of Northwood University where he received a Marketing and Management degree in Business. Mobi, a red/black/white Betta fish, joined the retail staff in 2017 and does an awesome job at watching Matt do all the work. Matt was assured by his co-worker and gift giver of the fish, Mikaela Higgins, he would at least help with the vacuuming, but this has yet to happen! In his free time, Matt enjoys golfing, traveling to breweries across the state, spending time with his 5 nieces and nephews, running 5K's and dog-sitting. Claim to fame: Matt has completed Old Chicago's World Beer Tour 4 times and is currently working on his 5th.

Email: mhicks@lansinglugnuts.com
Phone Ext.: 265


Greg Kruger Season Ticket Specialist

Greg KrugerGreg joined the Lugnuts in 2007. In his current role of Season Ticket Specialist, he assists Season Ticket Holders and ensures they have the best Lugnuts experience possible. Greg is a Michigan native and has fallen in love with the Lansing area. When not attending or working Lugnuts games, Greg and his family enjoy attending various MSU athletic events and exploring the greater Lansing area. He has also authored a book on the eclectic world of Jurrasic Park diorama enthusiasts.

Email: gkruger@lansinglugnuts.com
Phone Ext.: 250


Keith Schwartz Box Office Manager

Keith SchwartzKeith oversees all activities related to the box office for both baseball games and special events. A native of Ada, Mich., he is a two-time graduate of Central Michigan University, receiving his bachelor's degree in business and his master's degree in Sports Administration. Away from the park, he can be currently found trying to decipher the rules of Cricket, attempting to create the world's greatest sandwich, improving his archery skills and learning the banjo.

Email: kschwartz@lansinglugnuts.com
Phone Ext.: 281