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Mighty Mussels Introduce 2021 Front Office Staff

May 3, 2021

FORT MYERS, Fla. – On the eve of Opening Day, the Fort Myers Mighty Mussels are excited to introduce their 2021 front office staff. Team President Chris Peters (Clearwater, FL) and General Manager Judd Loveland (Clearwater, FL) return to lead the staff. With two decades of experience in professional baseball,

FORT MYERS, Fla. – On the eve of Opening Day, the Fort Myers Mighty Mussels are excited to introduce their 2021 front office staff.

Team President Chris Peters (Clearwater, FL) and General Manager Judd Loveland (Clearwater, FL) return to lead the staff. With two decades of experience in professional baseball, Peters and Loveland teamed up to run the Fort Myers Miracle prior to the 2018 season.

The Mighty Mussels have hired Dan Lauer (South Bend, IN) as Vice President of Sales & Marketing after 12 seasons with the Lakeland Flying Tigers. Lauer earned his Bachelor’s degree from Indiana University and worked for multiple pro hockey teams before settling in Lakeland. Lauer will oversee the day-to-day operations of the sales team while spearheading marketing efforts.

Jeremy Ramey (Virginia Beach, VA) returns for his second stint with the club after spending the 2020-21 season with the Jacksonville Iceman of the ECHL. Ramey had joined the Mussels’ front office for a brief stint in 2020 before the virus shutdown. Jeremy will help lead the Mussels’ sales teams as the Ticket Operations & Group Sales Manager. He comes to Fort Myers after previous stops with Texas Motor Speedway (NASCAR), the Allen Americans (ECHL) and the Norfolk Admirals.

Like Lauer, John Vittas (Wayne, NJ) also joins the organization from within the former Florida State League. He will be the Mussels’ Broadcasting and Media Relations Manager/Sales Associate. Vittas spent three seasons as the broadcaster for the Charlotte Stone Crabs after starting his pro baseball career with the Myrtle Beach Pelicans. A graduate of the University of Maryland, Vittas will broadcast over 80 Mussels games in 2021.

Diana Burch (Fort Myers, FL) is now the Mussels’ Business Office Manager and will oversee all financial matters and human resource responsibilities. Burch spent the previous six years running business operations for Coastline Tree Service.

Rachel Raymer (Schaumburg, IL) will serve as the Stadium Operations Assistant, helping with event management while leading the Mussels’ game day employees. A 2020 graduate of Florida Gulf Coast University, Raymer has worked in the organization since 2018.

Andrew Pagliughi (Fernandina Beach, FL) has been hired as the Mussels’ Clubhouse Manager after working part-time with the organization from 2018-20.

Rosmy Cerdas (Cape Coral, FL) and Gabby Miller (Tampa, FL) are now the club's sales associates and will assist with ticket sales and box office management. Cerdas completed his Bachelor’s at Florida SouthWestern State College in 2020 after interning with the Florida Everblades (ECHL) in Fort Myers. Miller graduated from Valdosta State after working part-time with the Miracle in 2018 and 2019.

Meanwhile, Shannon Rankin (Rolla, MO) returns for her second season as the team’s Marketing Manager, while Lynn Izzo (Minneapolis, MN) continues to run the team store as Merchandise Manager.

Loren Merrigan (Philadelphia, PA) enters his sixth season as the Director of Food and Beverage, and will be assisted by Catering Manager Corinthia LoSauro (Sperlinga, Sicily) and Food & Beverage Manager Angela Hauck (Monmouth, IL).