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Front Office Staff

Executives

Finance & Administration

Ticket Sales

The Basics
Hometown:
Altoona, PA
College: California University of Pennsylvania
Years in Curve, PA: 1 (2021 to present)

Curve Cuts
Walk-up song: "Thunderstruck" by AC/DC
Favorite sports team: Pittsburgh sports
Favorite movie: Stepbrothers
Dream Vacation: Bora Bora
What do you like to do in your spare time: Watching sports and seeing new places and meeting new people along the way.

Austin is in his first season with the Curve after graduating from California University of Pennsylvania in the Spring in 2021 with a bachelors degree in Sports Management. While at Cal U, Austin was involved in the Acacia Fraternity and Peer Mentor club. In the past Austin interned at Penn State Fayette as a Sports Administration and Marketing Intern. Austin will be assisting with the sales department for the Curve as the Curve return to action.

The Basics
Hometown:
Richmond, VA
College: James Madison University
Years in Curve, PA: 1 (2021 to present)

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Walk-up song: "The Show Goes On" by Lupe Fiasco
Favorite sports team: Pittsburgh sports, University of Pittsburgh and JMU sports
Favorite TV show: Psych
What is your spirit animal: A fox
What do you like to do in your spare time: I like to spend time/facetime with my family, especially my two nephews. Or travel to Pittsburgh to visit my extended family.

Rebekah graduated from James Madison University in May 2021 with a degree in Sport and Recreation Management and a minor in Business. While at school, Rebekah worked with the local county's parks and recreation department where she helped run the afterschool program at local elementary and middle schools. In the summer of 2019, Rebekah worked gamedays for the Richmond Flying Squirrels selling tickets. She will be helping out in our sales department this season. She one day hopes to see a Pirates World Series victory (or at least a nice playoff run).

Communications, Community, Marketing & Merchandise

The Basics
Hometown:
Hollidaysburg, PA
College: Penn State University - current junior
Years in MiLB: 2
Years in Curve, PA: 2 (2019, 2021)

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What do you like to do in your spare time: Golf, listen to music, hunt, fish
Favorite movie: Moneyball
Favorite sports team: Pittsburgh Steelers
What made you want to work in sports: I grew up coming to Curve games with my dad and fell in love with the sport. Ever since then I have always wanted to work in baseball.

Hollidaysburg native, Preston Shoemaker will join Jon Mozes in the broadcast booth for the 2021 season and serve as a Sales Intern for the Curve. Shoemaker previously served as a Broadcast and Communications Intern for the Curve during the 2019 season. Shoemaker, who just completed his junior year at Penn State, has called play by play for games for Hollidaysburg High School and Penn State Athletics on CommRadio and BTN+. Shoemaker has accumulated extensive experience calling Football, Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Volleyball, Lacrosse, Ice Hockey, Baseball, Softball and Soccer. He graduated from Hollidaysburg High School in 2018 and is a passionate baseball fan.

Ballpark Operations & Concessions

The Basics
Hometown:
Forest Hill, Md.
Years in MiLB: 13
Years in Curve, PA: 13 (2009-present)

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Walk-up song? "Walk This Way" by Aerosmith
Favorite place to eat in Blair County? Tim's American Cafe
Favorite sports teams? Maryland Terrapins
Dream vacation? Mars

Glenn McComas has been the head of concessions at Peoples Natural Gas Field since 2011. He joined the front office in 2009 as the Assistant Concessions Manager and moved into his current role in November 2010. The Lozinak family bought the Curve back from Chuck Greenberg after the 2008 season and overhauled the concessions operation for the 2009 season and Glenn has been cooking with the Curve ever since. Glenn worked in the food industry for 30 years, including time with the Lozinaks' McDonald's franchises, before he came to Altoona.

The Basics
Hometown:
Centre Hall, PA
College: Penn State
Years in Curve, PA: 1 (2021 to present)

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Walk-Up Song: 10K by KB** Favorite TV Show:** Criminal Minds or Prison Break
What do you like to do in your spare time: Spend as much time in the gym as possible

Ryan graduated in 2021 from Penn State with a Management and Marketing degree and a minor in Entrepreneurship. While in school, he was a member of the Sheetz Fellows Entrepreneurial program which gave him opportunities to travel and network. Through this program is where he met Derek Martin and "unfortunately for him," he became Ryan's mentor. Ryan stepped into the Assistant Manager of Concessions role along side Glenn McComas. When Ryan's not pouring all of time into the Curve he enjoys lifting, hunting, attending Centre City Church, relaxing and watching sports.

The Basics
Hometown: Tacoma, Wash.
College: University of Akron
Years in MiLB: 7
Years in Curve, PA: 1 (2020-present)
Past MiLB organizations: Akron RubberDucks & Tacoma Rainiers

Curve Cuts
Walk-up song? "Bad Blood" by Taylor S
Favorite TV show(s)? Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Rick and Morty
Favorite movie? Guardians of the Galaxy
What do you like to do in your spare time? What spare time?

James Petrella joins the Curve for his first season as the team's head groundskeeper in 2020. He comes to Altoona by way of the Akron RubberDucks (Double-A, Indians), where he spent the previous two seasons as an assistant groundskeeper. The Tacoma, Wash. native started his baseball career with the RubberDucks in 2014 while he was a student at the University of Akron. Petrella completed his degree in Sport Management at Akron in 2016 and continued to work with the RubberDucks through the 2016 season. He spent 2017 back in Washington state as a gameday groundskeeper with the Tacoma Rainiers and an intern at the Seattle Seahawks practice facility before he returned to Northeast Ohio the following year. James now lives in Altoona and will be getting married after the season.

The Basics
Hometown: Wadsworth, Ohio
College: University of Louisville
Years in MiLB: 3

Curve Cuts
Favorite Sports Teams: Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Baseball Team
Favorite TV Show: Family Guy
Favorite Movie: Once upon a time in Hollywood
Walk-up Song: "Raspberry Beret" by Prince

Address and Phone

Peoples Natural Gas Field
1000 Park Ave
Altoona, PA 16602
877.99.CURVE or
814.943.5400