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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


Click on a staff member's name for more information.UTIVE MANAGEMENT


Tom Dickson President, 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 General Manager

Nick GrueserNick is entering his sixth season as General Manager. Before becoming GM he spent six seasons 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 son, RJ.

Phone Ext.: 276

Nick Brzezinski Assistant General Manager, Sales

Nick BrzezinskiNick is entering his fourteenth season with the Lugnuts and fifth season as Assistant General Manager after being promoted in July 2012. Nick manages the Corporate Sales, Group Sales, Individual Season Ticket Sales, Box Office and works closely with all departments in preparation for each homestand during the season. A Bay City native, he graduated from Central Michigan University in 2003. Nick enjoys traveling, running, and visiting family. He currently resides in DeWitt with his wife, Janelle.

Phone Ext.: 284

Linda Frederickson Assistant General Manager, Marketing & Special Events

Linda FredericksonThis is Linda's third season back with the Lugnuts, having been an integral member of the "start-up" management team from 1996-2000, when she left to launch the Common Ground Music Festival. With more than 30 years' experience in marketing & event production in multiple industries, she is looking forward to welcoming Lugnut fans back to the park for concerts, festivals and other non-baseball events this year! Linda has two daughters, Kimberly and Peyton, and a yellow lab, Lucy. She loves MSU sports, the Chicago Cubs, classic rock, Lake Michigan and playing golf anywhere/anytime.

Phone Ext.: 227


John Thompson Assistant Director, Food Services

John ThompsonJohn is beginning his ninth season with the Lugnuts, his first as Assistant Director, Food Services. John is a native of Lansing and attended Lansing Community College. With the new renovations at Cooley Law School Stadium, John is looking forward to new challenges managing the concessions and warehouse. He is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys hunting, fishing and watching sports in his free time.

Phone Ext.: 261

Kevin Jackson Executive Chef

A native of Holt, Kevin enters his first year with the Lugnuts.

Phone: (517)827-2591

Travis Bordes Catering Manager

Travis is in his sixth year with the Lugnuts, his first as a full-time staff manager. His duties include the overseeing of the Suite Level and all of its functions, and catering projects for The View. A native of Lansing, Travis has experienced adventures all across our great nation and Canada. Trivia, watching classic movies and cheering on the MSU Spartans are just a few of his favorite pastimes.

Phone Ext.: 228


Heather Viele Director of Finance

Heather VieleIn her twelfth season with the Lugnuts, Heather manages the Finance Department and is responsible for the accounting and human resource functions. She joined the front office in February of 2006 after several years as a Project Accountant and Business Manager in the construction industry. Heather is a graduate of the University of Michigan-Flint and a proud Wolverine. Originally from Houghton Lake, she now resides in Byron with her husband Dennis and children Chase, Parker, Camryn, Lauren, and Riley. Outside of work, Heather spends most of her time cheering for her children at school sporting events and travel softball games.

Phone Ext.: 225

Brianna Pfeil Finance Manager

Brianna is entering her first full season with the Lansing Lugnuts. She is a 2015 graduate of Michigan State University with a degree in Accounting. Before joining the Lugnuts, Brianna worked as an accountant in the packaging industry. Originally from Arizona, Brianna now resides in Lansing and enjoys going to concerts, cheering on the Spartan football team, and visiting friends and family.

Phone Ext.: 255

Angela Sees Community Relations Manager

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 and clerical duties for behind-the-scenes operations, under the direction of the general manager. A Michigan native and proud mom to an active ten year old, Angela enjoys a wide range of seasonal outdoor activities.

Phone Ext.: 221


Mikaela Higgins Manager of Fan Engagement

This is Mikaela's second season with the Lansing Lugnuts. Her main responsibilities include developing and executing all theme nights, managing the mascot and pit crew entertainment staff and above all, keeping Lugnuts fans wildly entertained. Mikaela graduated from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh in 2015 where she received her Bachelor's degree in Radio-TV-Film and Communication Studies. Before joining the Lugnuts, Mikaela worked with the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers and the Green Bay Packers. In her free time, Mikaela enjoys attending Wisconsin athletic events, spending time on the lake and going to country music concerts. Mikaela is an avid softball player and found her love of baseball when she attended her first Milwaukee Brewers game with her father as a child.

Phone Ext.: 236

Daniel Corrigan Motion Graphics Designer

Daniel enters his second season with the Lugnuts as the Motion Graphics Designer. He graduated from Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario, with a Bachelor's Degree in Media Production. A native of Erin, Ontario, Daniel worked in video production at Maple Leafs Gardens and the Hockey Hall of Fame prior to joining the Lugnuts.

Phone Ext.: 270

Jesse Goldberg-Strassler Radio Broadcaster / Media Relations

Jesse Goldberg-Strassler This is Jesse's ninth season as Voice of the Lugnuts and his 13th season in professional baseball, directing the Lugnuts' media relations and radio broadcasts. In the offseason, he writes for Ballpark Digest and broadcasts Central Michigan University women's basketball. A native Marylander, Jesse is the author of two books: "The Baseball Thesaurus," now in its second edition, and "The Football Thesaurus," both released by August Publications.



Kohl Tyrrell Corporate Sales Manager

Kohl TyrrellKohl enters his twelfth season with the Lugnuts. As a Corporate Sales Manager he manages the corporate sales team and works with area businesses on employee and client entertaining needs at Cooley Law School Stadium. He also focuses on meeting the objectives of larger group segments in order to generate new business for the Lugnuts. Kohl graduated from Siena Heights University with a degree in Sport Management and four years of college baseball under his belt. He resides in Mason with his wife Jenni, son Kohlton, daughters Haven and Rylan, and dog Tucker. Away from the park, he loves spending time with his family, competing in fantasy sports and cheering for the New York Yankees.

Phone Ext.: 223

David Tyler Business Development Executive

David received his bachelor's degree from Michigan State University in 2002 and his MBA from Davenport University in 2012. An ardent supporter of Spartan athletics, he has also been following and rooting on the Lugnuts over the years and has observed the organization (and ballpark) develop, expand and establish itself as a top national minor-league affiliate, and currently serves in the front office as the Business Development Executive. David works to establish relationships with corporate clients and bring them and their employees to the ballpark as often as possible for a variety of occasions, developing game day experiences that make memories and exceed expectations. If you're a business looking to work with the Lugnuts and have a desire to provide employees with an escape from the everyday, connect with David at any time. He resides in East Lansing with his wife, Danielle.


Eric Pionk Group Sales Representative

Eric PionkEric enters his third season with the Lugnuts. Originally from Ruth, Eric graduated in 2010 from Central Michigan University with a Bachelor's Degree in Sports Management. He loves to cheer on the Detroit Tigers and Lions. He is also a diehard MSU Spartans fan and loves his CMU Chippewas. Eric also enjoys being on the golf course and on the basketball court. He currently resides in Lansing.

Phone Ext.: 256

Justin Burkett Group Sales Representative

Justin Burkett Justin is entering his third season with the Lugnuts. He is a 2013 graduate from the University of Michigan with a degree in Sport Management. Ironically, Justin began his post-secondary education at Michigan State University and he continues to be an avid Spartan fan. He works with a variety of groups to coordinate everything from school field trips to church and family outings. Justin resides in Jackson and enjoys golfing, attending Detroit Red Wings games and grilling out with friends and family.

Phone Ext.: 246

Kevin Pierce Sales Assistant

Kevin is starting his first season with the Lugnuts. He is currently studying Sports Management at Davenport University in Grand Rapids. Besides working for the Lugnuts and studying, Kevin enjoys running, hunting, playing video games, and watching his favorite team soccer team, the Glasgow Rangers.

Phone Ext.: 272


Malinda Barr Events and Meetings Manager

A Lansing native, Malinda has been in the event industry for over 30 years with roots in Hospitality, Sales and Extreme Customer Service. Over the past 40 years of my career, she has taught Networking at Lansing Community College, presided over the Haslett/Okemos Rotary Club and founding member/president of the Meridian Area Business Association, and is currently a CTA, serving as 2016 CTA of the Year and 2016 International CTA through the Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau. Contact Malinda directly for all events, meetings, gatherings and celebrations that will take place 'Beyond the Bases' but still within the stadium. Contact the sales department for all events that require a ticket to the game.

Phone Ext.: 232


Ashley Loudan Corporate Partnerships Manager

Ashley LoudanAshley joined the Lugnuts in 2005 and worked seasonally in a variety of departments before landing a full-time position in Corporate Partnerships. She is a 2012 graduate of Michigan State University, where she attained a Bachelor's Degree in Kinesiology. Ashley and her husband Kyle enjoy weekends at the lake, playing with their dog Knight, and watching sports together. Ashley's favorite sports teams include the Michigan State Spartans, Detroit Tigers and Green Bay Packers.

Phone Ext.: 234

Andrew Pitlock Corporate Partnerships Assistant

This is Andrew's first season with the Lugnuts. A junior at Michigan State University, Andrew is pursuing a major in Economics. He grew up in Rochester, where he played three varsity sports at Stoney Creek high school. Andrew is a major fan of all Detroit sports and hopes to one day work for the Lions, Tigers or Pistons.

Phone Ext.: 229


Zach Severns Head Groundskeeper

Zach is entering his first 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


Dennis Busse Director of Stadium Operations

Dennis BusseDennis is entering his tenth season with the Lugnuts. He 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.

Phone Ext.: 259

Bill Getschman Operations Assistant Manager

Bill GetschmanEntering his fourth season in minor league baseball and third with the Lugnuts, Bill oversees the in-game and post-game maintenance and clean up services as well as all team oriented aspects such as scheduling road trips. When not at the ballpark, you can find the 2014 Hope College alum chasing his golf ball in the deepest part of the woods, breaking records for world's longest nap, and yelling at athletes on TV.

Phone Ext.: 248


Matt Hicks Assistant Director of Retail

Matt HicksMatt begins his thirteenth 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. He spends much of his free time golfing, traveling to breweries across the state, and is rarely seen not wearing a hat. Claim to fame: Matt sold a Tervis Tumbler to the caddie (and brother) of professional golfer Dustin Johnson while working for the merchandise department at the 2015 PGA Championship in Kohler, Wisconsin. Matt will again assist the PGA this May as a merchandise volunteer for the 2016 Senior PGA Championship in Benton Harbor.

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 haps 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.

Phone Ext.: 250

Keith Schwartz Box Office Supervisor

Keith SchwartzKeith is enjoying his third season at the Lugnuts, his second year as the Box Office Supervisor. He 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.

Phone Ext.: 281