Cal Ripken Jr. - Founding Owner and Chairman of Ripken Baseball
Bill Ripken - Executive Vice President
Jack Graham, General Manager, is responsible for overseeing the IronBirds as they enter the 2020 season, the IronBirds' 19th year in the New York-Penn League. A 2012 graduate of Kenyon College and former Orioles' minor league player, Graham first arrived in Aberdeen in 2013 as a catcher, helping the IronBirds to a McNamara Division Championship, the club's only playoff appearance. Following his retirement from professional baseball, Jack came back to Aberdeen to work for the Ripken Baseball organization, eventually taking over as Assistant GM of Operations and finally taking the helm as GM in August of 2019. In addition to overseeing the club's business operations, he also manages the IronBirds' relationship with the their big league parent club, the Baltimore Orioles, working closely with the club that drafted him in the 38th round.
Justin, a native of Brick, New Jersey, is a graduate of Towson University where he received a Bachelor of Science in Sport Management. He joined the Aberdeen IronBirds in May of 2016 as a Fan Relationship Specialist and has now become the Senior Manager of Membership Services. Prior to joining the IronBirds, he worked with the Baltimore Orioles, Towson Athletics, Towson Sport Properties, and Tech USA. In his spare time, Justin enjoys cheering on his painful to watch New York Mets and Giants, and spending time with family and friends.
Andrew, Born in Mechanicsburg, PA and graduated from Duquesne University with a BS in Sports Marketing in 2017 while also playing football for the Dukes. Andrew came the IronBirds in May of 2021 after spending time with the Bowling Green Hot Rods as the Group Sales Manager and the Lancaster Barnstormers as a Business Development Specialist. Andrew enjoys hanging out with friends and family while not at the stadium, attempting to golf and watching all sports including the Pittsburgh Pirates and Steelers along with the WVU Mountaineers and NY Knicks.
Corporate Partnerships & Events
Becca, a long-time resident of Havre de Grace, MD, graduated from Eastern Nazarene College in 2019 with a BS in Sports Management while also playing volleyball and softball for the Lions. She went on to continue her secondary education at Regis College where she received her MA in Strategic Communication with a focus in athletics in the Spring of 2021. While completing her masters, Becca began her career in event planning and coordination within the Center for Student Engagement at Regis College. In her spare time, Becca enjoys tending to her garden and chickens, shopping for new houseplants to add to her collection, and supporting her local breweries.
Wayne Leonard joined the Aberdeen IronBirds in January 2019 as the Director of Finance and Administration. Prior to joining the IronBirds, Wayne served as a Financial Controller for JPMorgan Chase in Newark, DE. Wayne holds an MBA from the University of Delaware and a B.S. Degree in Finance and Economics from Elizabethtown College. Wayne resides in Bel Air, Maryland with his wife, Kathy and son, Brooks. In his free time, he enjoys cheering on all Philadelphia sports teams, playing softball and basketball, and spending time with his family and friends.
Operations and Facilities
Larry was born and raised in central New Jersey and after High School joined the United States Air Force as a Crash Rescue Firefighter. He was stationed at Dover AFB for four years where he began his career in the military as a professional firefighter. As a Veteran, Larry continued his firefighter career with the Federal Government, earned his degree in Fire Science Technologies and retired from the Perry Point VAMC after 33 years of service. With his unique work schedule as a professional firefighter, he also had a 30-year career as a Contractor and Operations Manager in the building and maintenance industries. Larry joined the Aberdeen IronBirds in 2014 as the Facilities Manager. Larry enjoys spending time with his wife, grown children, and two pet boxers. He also enjoys sports, playing softball and jogging.
Todd Bradley, born and raised in Harford County has been on the grounds crew since 2012. He took a full-time position as Assistant Sports Turf Manager in 2014. He took over as the Head Grounds Keeper for the Ironbirds in 2016. In his spare time, Todd enjoys a good book and spending time with his beautiful family Meg, Rae, and Jack. His favorite sports teams are the Ravens, Orioles, and Capitals.
Skye was born in Bronx, New York and grew up in Baltimore County, Maryland. She Graduated from Delaware State University, December of 2019, with her BS in Sport Management. In 2019 she joined the IronBirds as Jack Graham’s Operations Intern and worked her way up to being promoted to Operations Manager mid-season 2021. Skye's favorite part of being an IronBird so far is getting to know all the Fan Hosts she oversees now; they make her feel like family!
Outside of work, Skye is working on her MS in Negotiation and Conflict Management at University of Baltimore. She also loves spending time with her family and friends, writing, watching movies and going to the gym to let off some steam. She’s very hopeful to make an impact here at Ripken Stadium!
Marketing and Game Production
A humble yet humorous man, Kevin (or KJ) has been creating new and fun concepts in baseball since 2000. He has received a national spotlight for his designs from ESPN, Sports Illustrated, eBay and even has a jersey in the National Baseball Hall of Fame. More an artist than he'd like to admit - KJ loves to write, occasionally creates Synthwave music, customize his cars, fix computers and watch a wide variety of genres from engaging documentaries to terrible B-movies.
In 2019, KJ celebrated his 20th season in minor league baseball - 18 of them with the Brooklyn Cyclones before joining the IronBirds in 2018. Born and raised in Queens, KJ had some adjusting to do since moving from the big city. To stay active and engaged, KJ is out and about Maryland in his "Lyft Machine". His mission; to fight injustice, to right that which is wrong and to serve all humankind (by offering bottled water and phone chargers to Lyft riders).
Tyler joined the IronBirds in July of 2017. Having "semi-local" ties growing up in Southern York County in Pennsylvania, Tyler used to attend IronBirds games as a kid with his father and even has a foul ball to prove it. Now, having the ability to work for the team is not something he takes for granted. Graduating from Liberty University in 2014 in Communications: Advertising & Public Relations, while also working for the Baltimore Ravens since 2013 in seasonal opportunities, it took a lot of hard work and grit for Tyler to land a full-time job in professional sports. Starting off in group sales, moving to business to business marketing and now holding the position of Marketing, Community and Media Manager for the IronBirds has left Tyler very thankful and enjoys coming to work every day. Tyler wrapped up his Master's Degree from Liberty University Online in Sports Marketing and Media in May of 2020 and is 99% certain he is done with school for good. Tyler married in September of 2019 to his superhero wife, Hannah, a Registered Nurse in Pennsylvania. Tyler enjoys spending time with his wife, playing video games, reading and writing, hunting and fishing with his Dad and hanging out with his church family.