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Brockman, 39, who grew up in Homewood, Illinois, about 120 miles from Beloit, has been named the Sky Carp’s new team president. His return to the Stateline Area follows the past five years as general manager for the Modesto (California) Nuts, the High-A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners. A Homewood-Flossmoor High School graduate, Zach stayed in the Chicagoland area and became a 2005 graduate of Robert Morris University in Chicago. He then embarked on his career in minor league baseball, beginning with his first stint in Modesto as account executive and ticket sales director from 2007-2011. He then worked in front office executive roles with the Myrtle Beach (S.C.) Pelicans and Tulsa (Okla.) Drillers before heading back to Modesto.

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Drew is a Beloit, WI native, and a graduate of F.J. Turner High School and University of Wisconsin – Madison. Prior to joining the Flock, his last stop was with the Chicago Cubs where he spent the last three seasons as a Business Development Executive.

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Valentyn, a Milwaukee area native, serves as the team's VP - Entertainment. Prior to moving back to Wisconsin in 2021, she spent the previous four years out East in marketing roles within Minor League Baseball, including the last two as Director of Sponsorship Services with the Lehigh Iron Pigs, the Phillies’ AAA affiliate. She enjoys biking, playing golf, reading, and skiing in her free time.

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Prior to joining the Sky Carp, Holly spent twenty years as the administrative assistant for the Midwest League where she assisted the League President in several different departments & capacities. Holly is a Beloit native, born and raised. In true Sky Carp form she doesn’t want to leave her hometown because it’s too awesome! In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, taking trips to their family cottage in Northwestern Wisconsin, boating, reading and going for long rides on her Harley Davidson motorcycle.

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Joe is a graduate of Marquette University (Milwaukee, WI). Prior to joining the Flock, Joe served as the Taproom Manager and Shift Lead for Milwaukee Brewing Company. When not at the stadium, Joe enjoys skiing, hiking, playing golf, and watching TV/movies.

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Jacob Dettor serves as the Box Office Manager for the Beloit Sky Carp. He is originally from Waunakee, Wisconsin, near Madison. Jacob attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison and recently graduated in May of 2023. Immediately after graduation, Jacob joined the Sky Carp as a Box Office Trainee before being promoted to the manager position near the end of the 2023 season. He loves to both play and watch basketball, baseball, and basketball in his free time as well as fish during the warmer months.

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Ballpark Operations

Gene Wright is a life-long Beloit resident and known for spending the last 31 years in protective services. He started as a volunteer firefighter and progressed to Fire Chief and town administrator. Gene is also an instructor in Fire and EMS at Blackhawk Technical College and an adjunct staff member for the National Fire Academy. Gene and his wife Deb have raised four children and now have three grandchildren with a fourth arriving soon. Gene spends any spare time he has either with his family or coaching youth baseball & hockey. He is the cofounder of the Beloit Bombers Travel Baseball team and is an avid collector of sports memorabilia.

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Daniel was born and raised in Tampa, Florida. He's a graduate of The University of West Florida in Pensacola with a degree in Sports Management. Before venturing out to Beloit, Wisconsin, he interned with the Pensacola Blue Wahoos working in the clubhouse for the 2023 season.

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Creative Services

Originally from Kansas City, Kansas, Matt graduated from the University of Kansas in 2021 with a degree in Journalism. During his senior year, Matt directed and shot an original documentary short that was selected to premiere at the Free State Film Festival! In his free time Matt enjoys cheering on the Kansas City Chiefs and Kansas City Royals and taking in a movie (typically a horror film).

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Merchandise and Community Relations

Before accepting a full-time role with the Sky Carp, Bob served as the Field Emcee, as well as assisting in all other facets of the Beloit Snappers. He's spent the last 23 years in retail management around the Rockford, IL area and is also a local high school public address announcer.

Villarreal is a graduate of Kishwaukee College in Malta, IL, where he studied Massage Therapy and Business Management.

A native of Chicago, IL, Bob is an avid fan of the Notre Dame Fightin' Irish and Chicago Bears. In his downtime he also enjoys writing, podcasting, and adventuring out into the world with his two children.

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Media Relations

Flickinger, a native of Rockford and resident of Clinton, joins the team as Media and Public Relations Manager after spending the last 10 years as a sports reporter and editor at the Beloit Daily News. Flickinger has experience in Minor League Baseball, having been the PR Director in Greensboro for four years, and is a former Snappers intern who met his wife at Pohlman Field. Away from the office, the proud graduate of Iowa State enjoys spending time with his family, listening to Bruce Springsteen and running.

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Food & Beverage

Michael brings strong operations and sports & entertainment background to the Sky Carp. He has worked for Levy and Spectra during his career, including stints at Lambeau Field and the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. In his free time Michael enjoys watching Yellowstone, golfing and is an avid Baseball fan.

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Originally from rural NW Illinois, Pickard spent half her life studying politics and running restaurants in Washington, DC before moving back to the area in 2019. Service, leadership, and hospitality have been a focus most of her adult years, and she is excited to get to use those skills in a professional sports setting. She is an avid softball player and enjoys watching many pro sports including baseball, basketball, and hockey – go Blackhawks!

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Drew Mains is originally from Dayton Ohio and is a graduate of the Ohio State University. In addition to his many years of experience in management, he has been an archaeologist and worked for the US Army Corps of Engineers. He has worked in Ohio, Texas, Arizona and Oregon before settling in the Stateline area to be closer to family. He enjoys antiquing and shopping for cheese with his wife Alli.

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Contact The Sky Carp

Monday-Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM

Phone: (608) 362-2272


217 Shirland Ave.

Beloit, WI 53511

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 855, Beloit, WI 53512