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Executives

Rusty Meeks- Executive Vice President/CEO

Rusty is entering his 14th season in Minor League Baseball. He was an intern for the Travelers from 2006-2009. In 2010, he was an intern for the Northwest Arkansas Naturals. He returned to the Travelers as an intern in the summer of 2011 and was hired shortly after as the Director of Merchandise/Account Executive and later, Assistant General Manager. Rusty is now the CEO and Executive Vice President of the Travelers.

Rusty graduated from the University of Arkansas in 2011 with a degree in Communications. Rusty lives in Little Rock with his wife, Jessica, and daughters Abigail and Maggie Ruth. They also have a chocolate lab, Otey, named after everyone’s favorite Travelers mascot. He and his family are involved with and attend Immanuel Baptist Church in Little Rock. Rusty enjoys spending time hunting, fishing, golfing and, of course, being an avid Razorbacks and Philadelphia Eagles fan.

Brad Eagle- Chief Financial Officer

Brad was hired in 2014 and currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer for the Arkansas Travelers. He graduated from the University of Arkansas in 2011 with a degree in Accountancy. In July of 2011, Brad took his first job as a Medicare Specialist with Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue shield. In July of 2012, Brad left Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield to become a Tax Accountant for Dillard's. During his time at Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Dillard's, Brad attended the MBA program at UALR where he graduated with his Masters in Business Administration.

In 2017 Brad was issued his CPA license from the Arkansas State Board of Public Accountancy which he maintains to this day. Brad was born and raised in Star City, Arkansas. Outside the office he loves spending time with his wife Katie and playing with their little girl Valie. When he isn’t enjoying family time and cheering on the Razorbacks, you can find him deer hunting in the woods or duck hunting in the fields.

Sophie Ozier- Assistant General Manager

Sophie joined the Arkansas Travelers in 2017 as a Corporate Event Planner and is now the Assistant General Manager. Sophie graduated from Webster University in St. Louis, earning a degree in Public Relations with a minor in Media Communications. During her time in St. Louis, Sophie interned with Fox Sports Midwest, St. Louis Blues and the River City Rascals.

Sophie was born and raised in a small town in central Illinois called Cerro Gordo. Sophie spends her free time cheering on the St. Louis Cardinals and Kansas City Chiefs. She also volunteers as a member of the Optimist Club of Greater Little Rock.

Lance Restum- Assistant General Manager

Lance joined the Arkansas Travelers in 2006, just in time for the last season at historic Ray Winder Field. After several years as the on-field emcee and Director of Marketing and Public Relations, Lance is now the Assistant General Manager, and oversees sales and sponsorship. On game days you will see Lance on the mic as he emcees between innings. He’s always throwing, spinning, running, and acting crazy as contestants compete to win great prizes.

Lance has degrees in Marketing and Broadcast Technologies from the University of Houston where he spent the first part of his life before moving to Arkansas in 2005 to be close to family and friends in Benton, Bryant and Hot Springs. He lives in Bryant with his wife Jennifer, daughters Mallory and Molly, and their 190lb English Mastiff, Diesel. Lance has been active on the Broadcast Team at Fellowship Bible Church in West Little Rock since 2010, where he and his family are members and attend. Outside of the Travelers, Lance serves on the University of Arkansas Pulaski Technical College Foundation Board.

Stadium Operations

Greg Johnston- Park Superintendent

Greg is responsible for the upkeep and maintenance at Dickey-Stephens Park including the playing surface. As one of the longest serving employees in Travelers history, Greg was the Superintendent at Ray Winder Field for over 30 years and was instrumental in the supervision of the construction of Dickey-Stephens Park. If something breaks or isn't working at the ballpark, Greg is always the first person called to help.

Greg is a native of North Little Rock and graduated from old Main High School in 1982. He lives in North Little Rock and enjoys traveling the state in his RV with his son Cody, daughter-in-law Elaine and Dizzy.

Reggie Temple- Assistant Park Superintendent

Reggie has been with the Travelers since 1983 and is best known as the Travelers cleaning specialist! Not only does "Reasonable Reggie" detail the stadium, but he lays claim to the best car detail service in all of Central Arkansas, providing Traveler fans a unique opportunity to have their car detailed while they are watching the game!

Reggie's favorite words are "Gimme your keys!"

Taylor Woelfel- Assistant Grounds Manager

Taylor started at the Arkansas Travelers in 2019 as a Stadium Operations Intern and was hired full-time in 2019 as the Assistant Grounds Manager. Taylor graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside in 2018 with a degree in Sports Management. Prior to coming to the Travelers, Taylor was a Baseball Operations Intern with the Fond Du Lac Dock Spiders in the Northwoods League.

Taylor was born and raised in Chilton, Wisconsin. While interning at the Travelers, he met Lindsey, and found a job, fiance and home in Arkansas. Taylor and Lindsey are members of Immanuel Baptist Church in Little Rock. When he’s not with Greg and Dizzy keeping the ballpark running, you can find Taylor watching any and all Wisconsin sports or playing golf. Go Pack Go!

Pam Whittamore- Receptionist

Pam Whittamore joined the Travelers in 2021 as the club’s Receptionist. She handles all donation requests and is the first face you see when visiting the Travs front office. Pam is a born and raised Arkansan, and an avid Razorback Football Fan! Pam is a proud parent of two children (Amanda & Brad) and four grandchildren (who call her MiMi). When not at the ballpark Pam enjoys spending time with family and traveling. Her favorite place on Earth is Clearwater Beach in Florida.

Dizzy Johnston- Ballpark Pup

Dizzy Johnston was handpicked to be the "Ballpark Pup" by Marissa, from Heart of Gold Retrievers. This English Cream Golden Retriever belongs to Dickey-Stephens Park Superintendent, Greg Johnston. His favorite treat is anything from Chick-Fil-A. His daily food is The Honest Kitchen and he has an infatuation for baseballs. You will find Dizzy at any Travelers game cruising around the ballpark with a baseball in his mouth, hoping to play fetch with any fan that’s willing. Dizzy has many nick-names including "Bugs,” "Bug-Bug,” "Bugs Little,” "Bugster" and "Bugster Little.”

Finance

Patti Clark- Director of Finance/ Corporate Assistant Secretary

Patti Clark is a Texan by birth, but an Arkansan by the grace of God! She is a Sylvan Hills alum, mother to one son, and grandmother to two beautiful young boys. As a lifelong Travelers fan, she remembers the crazy antics of Ray Winder Field, including the San Diego Chicken, the infamous Morganna, and serving time as part of the third base bleacher crew.

Patti Clark joined the Arkansas Travelers in 2013 as the Director of Finance after serving over 30 years in the legal field, 20 of which were at the same firm. Patti is responsible for many financial aspects of the baseball club. Patti's daily duties include payroll, cash operations, and accounts receivable, as well as many other financial transactions.

Marketing & Sales

John Sjobeck- Director of Tickets

John joined the Travelers in 2016 as a Stadium Operations Intern. He was then hired full-time as the Director of Stadium Operations and later, a Corporate Event Planner. John is now the Director of Tickets.

John graduated from the University of Missouri with a degree in Sports Management. While in college, he had internships with the United States Golf Association and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. With the USGA, he was a Merchandise Intern for the 2015 U.S. Open at Chambers Bay. John also spent two summers with the Bucs as a Team Operations Intern during their training camp months.

John was born and raised in St. Paul, Minnesota. He enjoys both playing and watching sports. John loves watching all Minnesota and Mizzou sport teams. Outside of work, he can be found playing basketball and golf or volunteering with the Optimist Club of Greater Little Rock.

Sydney Hickerson- Director of Hospitality

Sydney joined the Arkansas Travelers in 2021 as the Director of Hospitality. Sydney came to the Travelers following a stint as a Student Development Specialist for Arkansas State University.

A 2018 graduate of Arkansas State with a degree in Multimedia Journalism, Sydney was a cheerleader on the cheer team. While in school, Sydney worked closely with the athletics department, was President Of Diamond Dolls and an Arkansas State Rep. She is a native of North Little Rock and enjoys attending any and all Arkansas State sporting events, especially football, baseball and basketball. Howl Yes!

Lindsey Chaplin- Director of Merchandise & Marketing Assistant

Lindsey started at the Arkansas Travelers in 2018 as the Social Media and Marketing Intern. After graduating from the University of Central Arkansas with a degree in Public Relations, Lindsey was hired as the Director of Merchandise and Marketing Assistant in 2021. While at UCA, Lindsey was a member and president of the Public Relations Student Society of America. During her senior year, Lindsey was part of Facebook Career Connections and interned at the Venture Center in Little Rock, furthering her experience in social media and marketing.

Lindsey is a Little Rock native and met her fiance, Taylor Woelfel, during the summer of 2019 while they were interning at the Travelers. They are both looking forward to getting married in Fairhope, Alabama, this October. Taylor and Lindsey are members of Immanuel Baptist Church in Little Rock. Lindsey serves on the Public Awareness and Fundraising Committee for Keep Little Rock Beautiful and enjoys playing tennis and golf when she’s not cheering on the Packers with Taylor.

Montag Genser- Corporate Event Planner

Montag was hired in 2019 as a Corporate Event Planner. Before coming to the Travelers, he interned with the Brewster Whitecaps in the Cape Cod Baseball League as an MLB Scout Liaison. Montag graduated in 2018 from Bowling Green State University with a degree in Sports Management. While in college, he worked in the athletic department for a variety of teams. He also served as a Resident Adviser mentoring students on campus.

Before heading to the Midwest to attend college, Montag was born and raised in Northern California. Now, after creating a life for himself in Arkansas, he plays pick-up basketball and travel softball on the weekends, spends a bunch of time in the kitchen and travels at every chance he can.

Cameron Jefferson- Corporate Event Planner

Cameron was hired in 2020 as a Corporate Event Planner. In 2019, Cameron interned with the Asheville Tourists, a single-A team in the South Atlantic League as a Promotions and Event Intern. He graduated from Coastal Carolina University in the summer of 2019 with a degree in Recreation and Sports Management. While at Coastal, Cameron worked with the women's basketball team, Chanticleer Athletic Foundation, and intramural sports. He started working in Minor League Baseball while in high school with the Durham Bulls (AAA-affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays) as a Recreation Assistant.

Cameron was born and raised in Raleigh, NC and now resides in Little Rock, Arkansas. Outside of work he enjoys playing hockey, spending time outdoors, cheering on the North Carolina Tar Heels, Coastal Carolina Chanticleers, Chicago Cubs and Carolina Hurricanes. Did we mention he’s a North Carolina fan?

Food & Beverage

Ben Hornbrook- Director of Food & Beverage

Ben has been with the Travelers since 2009. Before having the greatest job in the world, Ben worked in restaurant management, pipeline construction and the utility industry. Ben is an Arkansas native who grew up in Russellville and then moved out of state after graduation. After spending years living in various areas of the United States, Ben realized just how great it is to live in Arkansas and returned. Ben and his wife, Heather, call North Little Rock home. They share their home with Remmi the German Shepherd, Tank the Bernese Mountain Dog/Australian Shepherd mix and Cooper the Golden Retriever.

In his spare time, Ben enjoys self-inflicted home repair and woodworking projects. There is a very good chance that you will run into him at Lowe’s or Home Depot in North Little Rock. Ben has been a Travelers fan since a very young age and grew up going to as many Travs games at Ray Winder as possible whenever his family was in Little Rock. Ben’s favorite Ray Winder memory was attending the Fernando Valenzuela game in 1991 and his favorite Dickey Stephens memory was opening day of the ballpark in 2007. When he isn’t rooting for the Travelers or the Mariners, Ben is a lifelong fan of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Ben also roots for the Los Angeles Kings and the Denver Broncos.

Hunter Johnston- Assistant Director of Food & Beverage

Hunter joined the Travelers in 2014, obtaining the title of Assistant Director of Food and Beverage in 2018. Prior to his current title, Hunter assisted Ben Hornbrook with day to day activities around the ballpark. Fun fact - Hunter has worked in every single concession stand at Dickey-Stephens Park!

Hunter is a native of Arkansas, born in Forrest City. He graduated from Beebe High School and currently lives in Jacksonville, Arkansas, with his wife, Halie, and son, Thomas. Outside of work you can find Hunter fishing, hunting and playing with his two dogs, Maverick and Raleigh. Hunter is also an Arkansas State Red Wolves and St. Louis Cardinals fan.

Broadcasting & Video Content

Steven Davis- Broadcaster and Baseball Operations Director

The 2021 season will mark Steven's 17th year in baseball and 14th in the minor leagues. Steven joined the Travelers prior to the 2017 season and has called Dickey-Stephens Park home ever since. He spent six years with the Travs Northern Division rivals, the Northwest Arkansas Naturals, including winning a Texas League Championship in 2010. That was preceded by three years with the Idaho Falls Chukars. In between stints in professional baseball, he spent three years calling baseball for the University of Kansas on both TV and radio.

Outside of the Travelers season, Steven does play-by-play for football, basketball, early season college baseball and any other sport that might appear on a television or internet stream. Highlights of his broadcasting career include calling games on a substitute basis for several organizations including the Kansas City Royals as well as the Arkansas Razorbacks and the Oklahoma State Cowboys in basketball. From 2008-2017, Steven was the radio voice of the University of Missouri-Kansas City Kangaroo basketball team, has called the NAIA Division 2 basketball championship on TV multiple times and called numerous other sporting events at the high school, small college and major college levels. A native of Lawrence, Kansas, Steven graduated from the University of Kansas where he was a student-manager for the Jayhawk basketball team. He and his wife, Katie, have four kids; Landon, Will, Millie and Hattie.

Steven is at Dickey-Stephens Park when the Travelers are home and on the road with the team for every game. Tune in and join Steven for every game on The Sports Animal AM920 or listen online!