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Executive Administration

Pete Subsara

Assistant General Manager
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Pete joined the Astros organization in November of 2018. He serves as the lead designer for the club, working with the creative team to conceptualize and design projects across the organization. In this capacity, Pete oversees the Woodpeckers marketing, ballpark entertainment and community relations teams.

Prior to joining the Astros, Pete worked for the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League. As the Game Operations & Community Relations Coordinator for two years, he handled all game-entertainment and worked closely with non-profits in the Rockford community. Before joining the IceHogs, Pete served as the Director of Promotions & Community Relations with the Hickory Crawdads for three seasons.

Pete received his bachelor's degree in Sport Management from SUNY Brockport in 2011. He was born and raised in Buffalo, New York.

Bunker

Director, Fun

Bunker has built his nest at Segra Stadium, right in the heart of downtown Fayetteville, North Carolina & minutes away from the world’s largest military installation: Fort Bragg. His favorite hobbies are pecking trees, playing baseball, & dancing! Fun Fact: Bunker was named after a very important leader of the 82nd Airborne Division, General Matthew Bunker Ridgeway, who led the United States to victory in World War II.

Marketing & Creative

Danyel Beaver

Manager, Marketing & Communications
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Danyel joined the Astros organization in May of 2021. As the Marketing and Communications Manager, Danyel manages all social platforms for the team, the website and communications.

Prior to joining the Astros, Danyel spent two years working in the athletics department at Baylor University, first as an operations assistant and then as the Assistant Character Formation Coordinator.

Danyel received her bachelor's degrees in journalism and dance performance and choreography from East Carolina University and a master's in sports management from Baylor University.

In her free time, Danyel likes to travel, do anything in the outdoors and spend time with her dog, Red.

Ryan LeFevre

Manager, Creative Services [email protected]

Ryan joined the Astros' organization in February of 2018. As the Manager of Creative Services, Ryan serves as the lead designer for the Woodpeckers, with a focus on design projects across the organization.

Prior to joining the Astros, Ryan was the Production Manager for the Lansing Lugnuts (Class-A Blue Jays). As the Production Manager, Ryan oversaw all production and graphic design for the team, making all the graphics and managing the production staff for each game. Before joining the Lugnuts, he was a Production Assistant for the New Hampshire Fisher Cats (AA Toronto Blue Jays).

Ryan received his bachelor's degree in Communications from the University of New Haven. Ryan was born and raised in Connecticut.

Andrew Chapman

Coordinator, Broadcasting & Communications
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Chapman joined the Woodpeckers prior to the 2021 season and enters his fourth years working in Minor League Baseball. Prior to moving to Fayetteville, he served as the Broadcaster and Media Coordinator of the Jackson Generals (Jackson, TN) in the Southern League. He has also spent time living on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and in Southern California as the Broadcast and Media Relations Assistant for the Biloxi Shuckers in 2019, and the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes of the California League in 2018.

A Stockton, California native, Chapman graduated from Arizona State University with a journalism and mass communication degree from the Walter Cronkite School in 2017. As a Sun Devil, he called play-by-play for Arizona State baseball, softball, football, basketball and soccer on local student radio and PAC-12 Digital Networks.

Brian Barber

Coordinator, Content Production
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Brian Barber joined the Astros Organization in April of 2019. As the Coordinator of Content Production, Brian works with the creative team to develop entertaining content for in-game, digital and other out-bound applications. He also works interdepartmentally with other areas such as Special Events, Ticket Sales, Retail, and Community Relations. Brian originally started with the Woodpeckers as a community/in-game entertainment representative.

Prior to joining the Astros full-time, Brian was employed by his alma mater as the Social Media Coordinator for the Division of Student Affairs and the Office of Student Engagement at Fayetteville State University.

Brian received his bachelor's degree in Communications and a Minor in Psychology from Fayetteville State University in 2020. Brian is from Fayetteville, NC by way of Ellicott City, Maryland.

Karly Vollgrebe

Assistant, Ballpark Entertainment
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Karly joined the Astros organization in February of 2020. As the Ballpark Entertainment Assistant, Karly manages the production crew to ensure a productive pre-game and in-game entertainment experience is enjoyable for all in attendance.

Prior to joining the Astros, Karly was a part of the Cats Crew Promotion Team for the Carolina Mudcats in 2019, where she also assisted with in-game entertainment.

Karly graduated from Florida State University in the fall of 2019 with a Bachelor’s degree in Sport Management and a minor in Hospitality.

Karly was born and raised in Florida. In her free time, she enjoys hanging with her family and dog, and going to the beach.

Sales & Ticketing

Gabriel Evans

Director, Ticket Sales & Service
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Gabriel Evans joined the Astros organization in August of 2018. As Manager of Ticket Operations of the Fayetteville Woodpeckers, Gabriel oversees all ticketing operations.

Prior to joining the Astros, Gabriel was employed by Campbell University in the athletic department. As the Director of Equipment, Gabriel oversaw the athletic departments equipment operation from purchasing and delivering to various sports on campus. Before becoming that Gabriel was an intern in Athletic Game Operations where he gained valuable experienced in athletics.

Gabriel received his bachelor's degree in Sports management from Catawba College and is currently pursuing his MS in Sports Administration. Gabriel was born and raised in Fayetteville, NC.

Brittany Tschida

Manager, Sponsorship Strategy & Activation
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Brittany Tschida joined the Fayetteville Woodpeckers in August of 2018, as Retail Manager.

A native of Fayetteville, Brittany is no stranger to the area nor baseball. Before joining the Astros, Brittany worked with the Fayetteville SwampDogs. As Assistant General Manager, Brittany oversaw summer employment, operations, and sales. Before taking the full time position, Brittany completed multiple internships with the SwampDogs and the Chowan University Athletic Department, gaining valuable experience in the world of sports.

Brittany earned her bachelor's degree in Sport Management with a concentration in Business Administration from Chowan University.

Elizabeth Adams

Account Executive, Ticketing
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Liz Adams joined the Astros organization in September of 2018. As an Account Executive of the Fayetteville Woodpeckers, Liz will facilitate all ticket sales.

Before joining the Astros, Liz was employed by The Tampa Bay Rays. As the Ticket Sales Representative, Liz oversaw large group nights and focused on ticket sales and new business development. Before joining the Tampa Bay Rays, Liz worked for the Daytona Tortugas, where she gained valuable experience in Minor League Baseball.

Liz received her bachelor's degree in Sports Management from Stetson University. Liz was born and raised in Orlando Florida. During her free time, Liz can be seen at the beach, playing Tennis and going to see live music.

Kevin Hughes II

Account Executive, Sponsorships
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Kevin Hughes joined the Astros organization in July of 2019. As the Account Executive of Sponsorships, Kevin works with new and existing sponsors to develop individual packages that fit their needs.

Prior to the Astros, Kevin spent 3 years working for Lamar Advertising in the Asheville NC and Eastern Tennessee offices. While at Lamar, he worked closely with local small businesses and national brands to place outdoor advertising throughout the regions. He was a member of a sales team that won multiple national sales competitions.

Kevin graduated from Montreat College with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a focus in marketing. While at Montreat, he was a 4-year member of the baseball team, and a member of student government. Kevin is a below average golfer but will never give up. He also enjoys watching and attending NASCAR races. Kevin was born in Goldsboro, NC on Seymour Johnson AFB and was raised in Fairview, NC just outside of Asheville.

Jackson Bingham

Account Manager, Season Ticket Sales
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Jackson joined the Astros organization in April of 2019. As the Client Services Coordinator, Jackson plays an essential role in effectively communicating with our season ticket holders, providing exemplary customer service, improving the season ticket holder fan experience, and generating yearly ticket package renewals.

Prior to joining the Astros, Jackson worked for the Holly Springs Salamanders of the Coastal Plain League. He started as a Marketing Intern with the Salamanders and worked to become the Promotions Director in 2018. As the Promotions Director, Jackson frequently corresponded with sponsors and led all the on-field entertainment as “Action Jackson”. Jackson originally started with the Woodpeckers as the Ballpark Entertainment Intern in 2019.

A four-year Men’s Lacrosse letterman at Methodist University, Jackson graduated in May 2019 with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Sport Management. Jackson is from Holly Springs, NC.

Operations & Events

Chris Cominse

Director, Stadium Operations
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Chris Cominse joined the Astros organization in November of 2016. As the Stadium Operations Director, Chris oversees all game day staffing, customer service, security, janitorial, maintenance and general upkeep of the facility.

Prior to joining the Fayetteville Woodpeckers, Chris helped open the Houston Astros Spring Training facility in West Palm Beach Florida, where he spent two years as a Stadium Operations Assistant. Before joining the Astros organization, he held multiple positions in sales, marketing and stadium operations with Roger Dean Stadium, ESPN West Palm, The Miami Dolphins and The Palm Beach County Sports Commission.

Chris received his bachelor's degree in Sport Management from Lynn University and an MBA in Sport Management from Florida Atlantic University. Chris was born and raised in West Palm Beach, FL.

Alpha Jones

Director, Field Operations
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Rachel Smith

Manager, Events
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Rachel joined the Astros organization in October 2018. As Manager of Events, Rachel will oversee all events held when baseball is not being played at the park.

Prior to joining the Woodpeckers, Rachel was employed by the Lancaster Barnstormers of the Atlantic League. As a Business Development Specialist and Game Presentation Coordinator, she was responsible for hosting group outings, hospitality events, and non-game day events as well as coordinating game presentation and promotions for the team.

Rachel received her bachelor's degree in marketing from Pennsylvania State University where she held an internship with the Marketing Department for Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics. Rachel was born and raised in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. In her free time, Rachel enjoys hiking with her husband Hunter and their two dogs Reagan and Harrison and riding her horse Kirby.

Mike 'Magic' Montesino

Manager, Baseball Operations
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Michael "Magic" Montesino joined the Astros organization in June of 2015. As Manager of Baseball Operations for the Fayetteville Woodpeckers, Mike oversees all clubhouse operations and baseball operations.

Prior to joining the Astros, Magic was employed by his alma mater, Florida International University, where he worked in facility and event management. In this position Mike assisted in putting together various events. Before coming on board in this role, he was a manager for the FIU Men's basketball team. Mike also worked at the former Astros Rookie affiliate in Greeneville, Tennessee, as well as the Class A affiliate in Davenport, Iowa.

Mike received his bachelor's degree in Recreation/Sports Management from Florida International University. He was born and raised in Miami, Florida.

Matt Chappell

Manager, Operations
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Finance

Jennifer Carpenter

Director, Finance
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Jennifer Carpenter is originally from Arlington, Texas and joined the Houston Astros organization in January 2013 as an intern for the Finance Department. She was hired full-time after three weeks and primarily worked as Accounts Receivable for the team.

Previously she has worked for the City of Arlington as a 911 Operator/Police Dispatcher, supervisor of the vault at Six Flags Over Texas and a volunteer at the White House.

Jennifer has a Bachelors in Biology from the University of Texas, Arlington and a Bachelors in Accounting Control Systems from the University of North Texas.

Professional Sports Catering

Austin Punzel

Director, Food & Beverage
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Brett Burke

Manager, Concessions
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