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Springfield Cardinals
955 East Trafficway
Springfield, Missouri 65807
Business Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Team Store Offseason Hours: TUES/THUR 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Phone: (417) 863-0395
Office Fax: (417) 832-3004

Hammons Field Box Office:
Phone: (417) 863-2143
Non-Gamedays M-F: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Non-Gameday Weekends: CLOSED
Gamedays M-F: Opens at 9:00 a.m.
Gamedays Weekends: Opens at 10:00 a.m.

 

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ADMINISTRATION

Dan Reiter Vice President & General Manager

Dan Reiter A lifelong St. Louis Cardinals fan, Dan got his start with Cardinals Baseball by winning the Fox Sports TV contest, "Payin' Your Dues" in May of 2004.

Since joining the Springfield Cardinals prior to the inaugural season in 2005, Dan has gone from the last Account Executive hired all the way to Vice President/General Manager, with various sales and marketing positions along the way. As the second General Manager in Team History, Dan is equally excited to lead the greatest staff in all of minor league baseball and also be a presence in the community interacting with fans.

Dan has always and will continue to put a focus on being active in the community, both through new community relations programs with the Cardinals and serving on a variety of Board positions in the community. Now, Dan can be seen using his artful gift of gab to volunteer as an emcee/auctioneer for various charity events in town.

A graduate of Springfield Catholic High School, Dan attended the University of Missouri-Columbia, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Minor in Psychology. While at Mizzou, Dan was a co-founder of the designated driver program STRIPES, and also served as the first Vice-President of Lambda Chi Alpha while the fraternity was re-chartered his senior year.

Dan was married in September of 2011 to the lovely Heather Anderson. After a series of adventures together the two have embarked on the crazy journey of parenthood, welcoming Andy (or DR3 as Dan calls him) to the world in July of 2015. Life, as well as the carpets, have never been the same. Andy seems to be following in Dad's footsteps chattering to anyone he can and loving life at Hammons Field.

Fans are always welcome to contact Dan with comments, ideas or concerns.


Scott Smulczenski Vice President of Baseball & Business Operations

Scott Smulczenski Scott came to Springfield by way of St. Louis, where he worked as the Director of Minor League Operations for the St. Louis Cardinals.

Scott is excited to now be a "Springfieldian" and continue to help make the Springfield Cardinals a success in the community. Scott and his wife Kelly have two daughters (Danielle and Hanna) and a Polish Retriever (Bailey). He enjoys coaching basketball, watching the UT Longhorns play football and rooting for the St. Louis Cardinals.

Email: ssmulcenzki@cardinals.com
Hometown:

 


CORPORATE PARTNERSHIPS

Brad Beattie Director of Market Development

Brad Beattie The 2018 season marks Brad's first with the Springfield Cardinals after serving as the General Manager at US Baseball in Ozark.

Prior to US Baseball, Brad had a 32-year career in the grocery industry with Procter & Gamble and Del Monte before joining the Senior Staff for regional grocery chain Price Cutter Supermarkets.

Before starting his grocery career, Brad played collegiate baseball, finishing at Missouri Southern State University, then professional baseball in the Baltimore Orioles organization.

Being involved in the community continues to be Brad's passion, especially as it involves the little round ball. He organizes the annual Champion Athletes of the Ozarks softball clinic, runs the Play it Again Sports high school fall wood bat league, and created the local college/adult baseball league. He organizes and participates with the Men's Senior Baseball League team that has been representing the Springfield area in the annual amateur World Series since 1995.

It's a privilege to work with an organization, community and team members that I am passionate about. While Brad's dad and brother also played professionally in the American League, it will be an easy transition to their new battle cry, "Go Cards!"

Brad is a 1984 graduate of Missouri Southern, an ecstatic husband to Lyn, a proud father to Brittney, Beau and Breann, and an exhausted grandfather to his eight grandchildren.

Email: bbeattie@cardinals.com
Phone: (417) 832-3015
Hometown: Aberdeen, S.D.
Walk-up Song: "Thunder" by Imagine Dragons


PREMIUM SALES AND SERVICES

Zack Pemberton Manager of Premium Sales & Marketing

Zack Pemberton The 2018 season will be Zack's ninth with the Springfield Cardinals. He joined the organization in January 2010 when he worked as an intern and was later hired as a member of the full-time sales staff upon completion of his college education. Originally from Centralia, Missouri, Zack is an alumni of Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar where he earned a Bachelor's degree in Sports Management.

Zack is a diehard Kansas City Chiefs and Mizzou Tigers fan and, though his favorite baseball team is the Red Sox, he says the Cardinals have always had a special place in his heart. When he isn't at the stadium, Zack can be found spending quality time with his son, Kamden, and wife, Amanda. He also enjoys playing and watching sports as well as hanging with his dogs: Charlie and Dexter.

Email: zpemberton@cardinals.com
Phone: (417) 832-3038
Hometown: Centralia, Mo.
Walk-up Song: "Let Me Clear My Throat" by DJ Kool


Brandon Alsup Premium Fan Services Coordinator

Brandon Alsup A lifelong fan of the game, joining the Springfield Cardinals organization in early 2017 was a dream come true for Brandon. As a Cardinals fanatic, the chance to see the action from the inside was an opportunity he couldn't pass up. Brandon is excited to share his love of Cardinals Baseball with the local community as a Premium Fan Services Coordinator. Originally from Bloomfield, Missouri, Brandon is an alumni of Missouri State University where he earned a Bachelor's degree in Political Science.

A self-described foodie and travel addict, Brandon enjoys travel photography and trying local foods with his wife, Layton. If he's not watching Cardinals baseball, or dreaming of his adopted home of Dublin, Ireland, you can find him and his wife planning their next adventure.

Email: balsup@cardinals.com.com
Phone: (417) 832-3097
Hometown: Bloomfield, Mo.
Walk-up Song: "Time for Me to Fly" by REO Speedwagon


Teresa Calhoun Premium Sales & Service Coordinator

Teresa Calhoun A season ticket holder since the inaugural season and a life-long Cardinals fan, Teresa joined the staff in February 2015 as Market Development Coordinator to pursue a career in baseball and to promote and sell the team and experience she has long been passionate about.

Teresa graduated summa cum laude from Missouri State University where she received a communications/journalism degree. For 27 years, she served as VP, Director of Marketing for Great Southern Bank. Most recently she worked as the In-house Sales Manager in the Group Sales department at Bass Pro's Big Cedar Lodge in Ridgedale, Mo.

Teresa and her husband, Gary, reside in Nixa, Mo. Both are avid sports fans. Her favorite teams, in addition to the Cardinals, are the Dallas Cowboys, Missouri State Bears and Nixa Eagles. Teresa's hobbies/interests include: traveling, attending major sporting events, landscaping and collecting dolls and sports memorabilia.

Email: tcalhoun@cardinals.com
Phone: (417) 832-3031
Hometown: Mountain Grove, Mo.
Walk-up Song: "Celebration" by Kool & the Gang


TICKET SALES & SPECIAL PROGRAMS

Eric Tomb Manager of Ticket Sales

Eric Tomb Eric joins the Cardinals' full-time staff this season after a decade in the financial services industry. Previously, Eric served on the Cardinals' staff during the team's first two seasons in Springfield from 2005-2006. He has also worked part-time for the club since 2010, running the stadium music during games and serving as the public address announcer for the last four seasons.

A native of Platte City, Missouri, Eric attended (Southwest) Missouri State University, where he earned a degree in Sports Management and played trumpet in the nationally-acclaimed Pride Marching Band. After college, he spent four seasons as the Promotions Director for the Omaha Royals, the Triple-A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals. While in Omaha, he earned his Master of Business Administration degree from The University of Nebraska-Omaha and served as a press box assistant for the NCAA College World Series.

Eric lives in Springfield and enjoys cooking, eating, Mizzou sports, the Kansas City Chiefs (sometimes) and the Kansas City Royals.

Email: etomb@cardinals.com
Phone: (417) 832-3092
Hometown: Platte City, Mo.
Walk-up Song: "Grandpa (Tell Me 'bout the Good Old Days)" by The Judds


Garrison Pendergrass Community Marketing Coordinator

Garrison Pendergrass The 2018 season marks Garrison's second full-time campaign with the Springfield Cardinals, after working in a part-time role the previous season. A sports enthusiast his whole life, Garrison grew up in Wichita, Kansas and graduated from Wichita State University with a degree in Sports Management in 2013.

After moving to Springfield in 2014, Garrison began his career in sports as an Inside Sales Associate for the Springfield Cardinals during the 2016 season. He was then hired full-time as a Community Marketing Coordinator for the 2017 season.

In his free time, Garrison enjoys the outdoors, including wakeboarding, boating, golfing and walking the dogs. He also enjoys watching the Kansas State Wildcats, Wichita State Shockers and Kansas City Chiefs any chance he gets.

Email: gpendergrass@cardinals.com
Phone: 417-832-3017
Hometown: Wichita, Kan.
Walk-up Song: "I Wanna Kiss You All Over" by Exile


Jake Burch Community Marketing Coordinator

Jake BurchThe 2018 season will mark Jake's first full-time campaign with the Cardinals, after working in a part-time capacity for the previous three seasons. Originally from the St. Louis area, Jake quickly fell in love with Cardinals baseball at a young age.

Jake graduated Cum Laude from Southwest Baptist University in May 2017 with a degree in Sports Management. During his time at SBU, Jake was an All-Region and All-Conference member of the Bearcat Cross Country and Track teams. When he's not at Hammons Field, Jake enjoys running marathons and spending time with his wife, Caitlin, and dog, Lola.

Email: jburch@cardinals.com
Phone: (417) 832-3042
Hometown: Kirkwood, Mo.
Walk-up Song: "No Scrubs" by TLC


Regina Norris Community Marketing Coordinator

Regina NorrisAfter spending the 2016 season as an Inside Sales Associate, there was no way Regina was going to pass up the opportunity to come back to the Springfield Cardinals. The 2018 season will mark her first full season as a Community Marketing Coordinator.

In 2011, a softball scholarship brought her halfway across the country to Drury University. She graduated in 2014 and received her Bachelor's degree in Exercise and Sport Science. She then went on to receive her Master's degree in Sports Management and graduated from Missouri State University in 2016.

In her free time, Regina enjoys spending time with family and friends, hanging out with her furry child Duke, staying active, being outdoors and traveling. As a San Diego native, Regina remains a Padres fan but also finds joy in rooting for the Cardinals as well. She also likes watching the St. Louis Blues and Duke Men's Basketball.

Email: rnorris@cardinals.com
Phone: (417) 832-3018
Hometown: San Diego, Calif.
Walk-up Song: "Don't Stop Me Now" by Queen


Kaleb Follis Community Marketing Coordinator

Kaleb FollisKaleb is entering his third season with the Springfield Cardinals. He spent 2016-2017 as a part-time intern and will enter 2018 as a full-time Community Marketing Coordinator.

Prior to working with the Cardinals, he graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a degree in Business and Sport Studies.

He enjoys watching all sports, especially the Cardinals, Mizzou Tigers, Ohio State Buckeyes, Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Lightning.

If you need some more information just holler!

Email: jfollis@cardinals.com
Phone: 417-832-3013
Hometown: Bolivar, Mo.
Walk-up Song: "St. Louie" by Nelly


Todd Wright Community Marketing Coordinator

Todd WrightThe 2018 season will mark Todd Wright's first season with the Springfield Cardinals.

Prior to his start in Minor League Baseball, Todd spent five seasons as an assistant men's basketball coach at the College of the Ozarks. Todd joined the coaching staff at C of O in 2012 after spending three seasons as an assistant at Hollister High School. Prior to HHS, he spent a total of six seasons, including two as head coach, at his alma mater, Messenger College.

A native of Reeds Spring, Todd graduated from Messenger College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education and a Minor in Literary Studies. While at MC, Todd was a four-year starter at point guard for the men's basketball program. He went on to earn a Master of Arts degree in Literary Studies from the Midwest College of Theology.

Todd and his wife Ginger have three children, Parker, Macy and Ethan. Todd enjoys traveling, playing golf and watching Cardinals baseball.

Email: twright@cardinals.com
Phone: (417) 832-3036
Hometown: Reeds Spring, Mo.
Walk-up Song: "Don't Stop Believin'" by Journey


Mairead Cleary Inside Sales Associate

Mairead ClearyOriginally from Sydney, Australia, Mairead is an alumni of Evangel University, where she earned a Bachelor's degree in Sport Management whilst representing the school in tennis. Mairead is quickly adapting to the American lifestyle and to the old American pastime of baseball. Mairead enjoys most sports but would say that the St. Louis Cardinals are now her favorite team.

The 2018 season will be Mairead's second with the Springfield Cardinals. She joined the organization in May 2017 where she worked as an intern and was later hired as a member of the Inside Sales Associate team. Mairead is very excited to be a part of the team and to start her second season. On her days off Mairead loves to go to the beach, eat plenty of food, travel and sightsee."

Email: sgfsales@cardinals.com
Phone: 417-832-3091
Hometown: Sydney, Australia
Walk-up Song: "Down Under" by Men At Work


MEDIA & COMMUNITY RELATIONS

Andrew Buchbinder Broadcaster & Public Relations Manager

Andrew BuchbinderThe 2018 season is Andrew's 12th in Minor League Baseball and sixth with the Cardinals.

Having called more than 1,300 games, Andrew previously spent four years as the Director of Broadcasting & Media Relations for the Hickory Crawdads in the South Atlantic League. He also held similar roles with the Bakersfield Condors (formerly ECHL) from 2007-09 and the Bakersfield Blaze (California League) in 2008.

The Larchmont, NY native received his Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Trinity College in Hartford, CT. When not at the ballpark, Andrew enjoys reading, hiking and finding any body of water. He and his wife, Megan, reside in Springfield.

Email: abuchbinder@cardinals.com
Phone: 417-832-3041
Hometown: Larchmont, N.Y.
Walk-up Song: "Fraggle Rock Theme Song" by The Fraggles


Faith Lorhan Manager of Fan Interaction

Faith Lorhan Entering her sixth full-time season with the Cardinals, Faith is a graduate from Missouri State University with a degree in Public Relations.

Being on the sideline to athletics is no new task for Faith. While at Missouri State, she was a cheerleader for the Bears for four years, helping the cheer squad take four top-three finishes in competition. Dedication to the Cardinals is nothing new either. Originally from St. Louis, Faith has been a Cardinals fan her entire life.

The pride and joy in Faith's life are her two dogs, her puggle, Sandra Dee, and her "pocket beagle," Bruno Mars.

Email: florhan@cardinals.com
Phone: (417) 832-3040
Hometown: St. Louis, Mo.
Walk-up Song: "24K Magic" by Bruno Mars


Matt Turer Public Relations Coordinator

Matt Turer The 2018 season marks Matt's first with the Springfield Cardinals after jumping in as Public Relations Coordinator following the 2017 season. With a background in sports journalism, his arrival with the Cardinals follows stints as a sports reporter, web content coordinator, photographer and graphic designer with Ozarks Sports Zone and KY3 here in Springfield (2016-2017), and before that as a sports reporter with The Inquirer and Mirror on the island of Nantucket, Mass. (2014-2016).

Matt had a previous stint in baseball as a broadcast and press box intern with the Tampa Bay Rays (the region he calls home despite being born in Boston and living in New Jersey for a time). All that moving means he's a Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Boston Celtics, New York Rangers and New York Yankees fan, and has an irrefutable explanation for all four. But now we can add the Cardinals to that list.

In 2007 he made the fantastic decision to attend Ohio University, majoring in sport management and political science--meaning Matt is the biggest Ohio Bobcats and #MACtion fan in southwest Missouri.

Matt and his redbone coonhound, Olympia, reside in Springfield.

Email: mturer@cardinals.com
Phone: 417-832-3034
Hometown: Clearwater, Fla.
Walk-up Song: "Chelsea Dagger" by The Fratellis


PRODUCTION

Kent Shelton Manager of Production & Promotions

Kent Shelton Kent is now in his eighth season with the Cardinals. After spending two years working with the video crew, he took over as Manager of Productions and Promotions in 2011.

Prior to that he worked for Sounds Great, the company that designed and installed the video and audio systems at Hammons Field. Kent also has worked with Hite Media Services for several years doing video production for Missouri State University athletics as well as producing "The Mystery Hour", a local television show.

Kent is a graduate of Willard High School and attended the University of Missouri-Columbia, where he graduated with a dual degree in Finance and Real Estate. While at MU, he was a pole-vaulter on the track and field team.

When he's not at the stadium, Kent enjoys writing and recording music, hiking, float trips and spending time with his family and friends.

Email: kshelton@cardinals.com
Hometown: Willard, Mo.
Phone: 417-832-3019
Walk-up Song: "Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Cowboys" by Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson


T.J. Patton Graphic Designer

T.J. Patton T.J. is in his first full-time season with the Springfield Cardinals after interning for the 2015-17 seasons. Originally from St. Louis, he attended Missouri State University, graduating with a degree in Graphic Design in 2016.

In his free time T.J. enjoys playing slow-pitch softball, basketball and golf while rooting on the St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Blues, Michigan Wolverines and Springfield Cardinals.

Email: tjpatton@cardinals.com
Phone: 417-832-3034
Hometown: Eureka, Mo.
Walk-up Song: "In The Air Tonight" by Phil Collins


TICKET & OFFICE OPERATIONS

Angela Deke Director of Ticket Operations

Angela DekeAngela has been with the Springfield Cardinals since the 2005 Inaugural Season and was named Director of Ticket Operations in 2008. She was previously the Associate Box Office Manager for Missouri State University. During her 12 years at the University she was primarily in charge of athletic ticketing.

She and her husband have three active children as well as a dog. She spends her free time attending other sporting events including the Missouri State Bears, Nixa Eagles and the St. Louis Cardinals.

Email: adeke@cardinals.com
Phone: 417-832-3028
Hometown:


Liz Blase Box Office Supervisor & Office Services Coordinator

Liz BlaseThe 2018 season will be Liz's fifthh full-time season with the Springfield Cardinals. Liz originally spent time with the Cardinals as a Junior Associate in 2008, during which time her passion for the Cardinals only grew.

Born and raised in St. Charles, Mo., Liz graduated from Missouri State University with a degree in Entertainment Management and was a pole-vaulter on the Track and Field team. Her second "full-time job" away from the Cardinals is training her Border Collie, Cora, in agility (Cora is also a part of Love on a Leash, a pet therapy group). Liz also enjoys spending time with her friends and family back home, as well as running, being outdoors and playing any type of recreational sport.

Email: lblase@cardinals.com
Phone: 417-832-3016
Hometown: St. Charles, Mo.


Ross Fuller Coordinator of Fan Services

Ross Fuller Ross is excited to be entering his fifth full-time year with the Springfield Cardinals after interning during the 2013 season. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Southeast Missouri State University with Honors in the summer of 2013. Ross majored in Sport Management and received a minor in Business Administration.

Born and raised in Springfield, Mo., Ross has grown up going to Hammons Field and making the trip up to Busch Stadium when possible. He has been a lifelong avid Cardinals fan and has always wanted to work in baseball. He has been around sports his whole life and has also umpired youth baseball and softball for the past seven years. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, listening to music, playing trombone and spending time with his friends, family and his wife.

Email: rfuller@cardinals.com
Phone: (417) 863-0395
Hometown: Springfield, Mo.
Walk-up Song: "Spark" by Fitz and The Tantrums


STADIUM & FIELD OPERATIONS

Aaron Lowrey Director of Stadium Operations

Aaron Lowrey Aaron joined the Springfield Cardinals' family prior to the 2005 season as Assistant Groundskeeper. He transitioned to Manager of Stadium/Game Day Operations in January of 2009 before becoming the Director of Stadium Operations in December of 2015.

Before his start in Minor League Baseball, Aaron worked in grounds keeping at area golf courses and also worked as an irrigation foreman with a local landscaping company.

Aaron is originally from Northwest Missouri and is a graduate of Missouri State University. Aaron is happily married to his wife of nearly 15 years and has three wonderful children, Evalee, Cora and Jack.

When he is not working at keeping Hammons Field the best venue in all of Minor League Baseball, Aaron enjoys spending time with family and friends, working in his yard and exploring the great outdoors.

Email: alowrey@cardinals.com
Phone: 417-832-3094
Hometown:


Brock Phipps Head Groundskeeper

Brock Phipps Brock begins his 14th year with the Springfield Cardinals and his 15th at Hammons Field in 2018. Brock oversaw the construction of the playing surface in 2003 and was on board during 2004 when the MSU Bears played their inaugural season at Hammons Field. Brock has held similar positions with the Columbus Redstixx and the Ozark Mountain Ducks.

Brock was instrumental in 2007 in establishing and serving as the first President of the Ozarks Sports Turf Managers Association. A local chapter of the Sports Turf Managers Association of which Brock is currently serving as President.

An eight-time winner of the Texas League Sports Turf Manager of the Year Award, Brock has collected the honors in 2007, 2008 and each of the last six years from 2011 through 2016. In 2008 and each year from 2013 through 2016, Brock and his staff were extremely honored, receiving the award for Double-A Field of the Year. He and his staff have set the Sports Turf Managers Association record for most all-time Double-A Field of the Year Awards (five) and most consecutive Double-A Field of the Year Awards (four).

Brock and his wife Kelly have three children, Bryson, Karson and Jackson. A native of Lamar, he enjoys spending time with family and watching his children mow the yard.

Email: bphipps@cardinals.com
Phone: 417-862-6974
Hometown: Lamar, Mo.
Walk-up Song: "Thunder" by Imagine Dragons


Derek Edwards Assistant Groundskeeper

Derek Edwards The 2018 season will be Derek's 14th as a member the Field Crew for the Springfield Cardinals and seventh as Assistant Groundskeeper. A native of Rogersville, Missouri and graduate of Missouri State University, Derek has called the Ozarks home his entire life. Derek is a life-long Cardinals fan, is thrilled and honored to be able to work in the Cardinals organization and is always excited for the new season ahead.

Derek is proud to be apart of a great field staff that has been honored with Texas League Field of the Year in 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017, and the Double-A Field of the Year in 2008, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

Outside of the ballpark, Derek and his wife, Jessica, enjoy all of the quality time that they can spend with each other, their son Brady, six-year-old dog Jack and their two-year-old puppy dog Sophie. Besides watching and listening to just about every Cardinals game, Derek loves being outside and enjoys playing softball, golf, going to the lake and spending quality time with his family and friends.

Email:dedwards@cardinals.com
Phone: 417-862-6974
Hometown: Rogersville, Mo.
Walk-up Song: "Here Comes The Boom" by Nelly