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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


COMMENTS: EMAIL TO INFO@LANSINGLUGNUTS.COM

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

EXECUTIVE 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 fifth 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.

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


Nick Brzezinski Assistant General Manager, Sales

Nick BrzezinskiNick is entering his thirteenth season with the Lugnuts and fourth season as Assistant General Manager after being promoted in July 2012. Nick manages the Corporate Sales, Group Sales, Individual Season Ticket Sales 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.

Email: nbrzezinski@lansinglugnuts.com
Phone Ext.: 284


Linda Frederickson Assistant General Manager, Marketing & Special Events

Linda FredericksonThis is Linda's second 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.

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


FOOD SERVICE

Brett Telder Senior Director of Food & Beverage

Brett TelderBrett is responsible for all food and beverage operations with the Lansing Lugnuts. Brett brings more than 20 years of catering and food service experience to the Lugnuts and has traveled the country developing unique fusions and flavors in his dishes. A resident of Lansing for more than 19 years, he has also worked as a consultant for Michigan restaurants in menu development, kitchen design and Michigan Health Department Rules & Regulations. He joined the Lugnuts in August of 2008 and oversees 20 luxury suites, The Clubhouse, three premiere picnic venues and concessions. Chef Brett is excited to bring you fresh, quality food along with positively outrageous customer service.

Email: btelder@lansinglugnuts.com
Phone Ext.: 262


Patrick Shaffer Executive Chef

Patrick ShafferPatrick joined the food and beverage department in 2015 and is responsible for the preparation and execution of food service at Cooley Law School stadium. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America of Hyde Park, NY, Chef Patrick is a Michigan native and proud father of two amazing young ladies Joselyn and Alessandra. He is enthused to bring his management style to complement the awesome food and beverage team.

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


John Thompson Concessions Manager

John ThompsonJohn is beginning his eighth season with the Lugnuts, his second as the full time Concessions Manager. 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.

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


FINANCE AND HUMAN RESOURCES


Heather Viele Director of Finance

Heather VieleIn her eleventh 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.

Email: hviele@lansinglugnuts.com
Phone Ext.: 225


Brianna Pfeil Finance Manager

Brianna PfeilBrianna 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.

Email: bpfeil@lansinglugnuts.com
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.

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


MARKETING AND MEDIA RELATIONS

Mikaela Higgins Manager of Fan Engagement

This is Mikaela's first 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.

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


Daniel Corrigan Motion Graphic Designer

Daniel enters his second season with the Lugnuts as the Creative Services Director. 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.

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


Jesse Goldberg-Strassler Radio Broadcaster / Media Relations

Jesse Goldberg-Strassler This is Jesse's eighth season as Voice of the Lugnuts and his twelfth season in professional baseball, directing the Lugnuts' media relations and radio broadcasts. In the offseason, he writes for Ballpark Digest and broadcasts high school football and basketball and 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," released last October by August Publications.

Email: jgoldstrass@lansinglugnuts.com
Phone Ext.: 233


SALES

Kohl Tyrrell Corporate Sales Manager

Kohl TyrrellKohl enters his eleventh 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.

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


Eric Pionk Group Sales Representative

Eric PionkEric enters his second 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. Eric currently resides in Lansing.

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


Justin Burkett Group Sales Representative

Justin Burkett Justin is entering his second 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.

Email: jburkett@lansinglugnuts.com
Phone Ext.: 246


SPECIAL EVENTS

Malinda Barr Sales and Special Events Manager

Malinda is the first contact for scheduling all special events at Cooley Law School Stadium.

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


SPONSORSHIP

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.

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


STADIUM OPERATIONS

Dennis Busse Stadium Operations Manager

Dennis BusseDennis is entering his ninth 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.

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


Bill Getschman Stadium Operations Assistant Manager

Bill GetschmanEntering his third season in minor league baseball and second with the Lugnuts, Bill oversees the in-game and post-game maintenance and clean-up services at Cooley Law School Stadium. 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.

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


TICKET / RETAIL OPERATIONS

Matt Hicks Assistant Director of Retail

Matt HicksMatt begins his twelfth 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.

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


Greg Kruger Season Ticket Specialist

Greg KrugerGreg originally worked for the Lugnuts in the Group Sales Department. After a brief absence he rejoined the organization in his current Season Ticket Specialist role. In this capacity, 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.

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