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Front Office

Ownership

The "Oldest First Base Coach in Minor League Baseball," Art Silber was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, in the shadow of Ebbets Field. As a child he would walk his boyhood idol, Jackie Robinson, through the players' entrance of his hometown ballpark. Today, Silber wears No. 42 in honor of Robinson. As someone who wore the number prior to its retirement, Silber is one of only two people in all of professional baseball who is permitted to wear it.

Silber retired at age 55 as President/CEO of Sterling Bank in Baltimore, Maryland, and has been the team owner since 1990. Silber's two children, Lani and Seth, serve as team president and treasurer, respectively.

Management

Nick Hall joins Fredericksburg as the Executive Vice President and General Manager for the FredNats.

Nick got his debut 12 years ago into the sports world while working for the legendary basketball coach, Pat Summitt, as a student manager for the women's basketball team at the University of Tennessee. Upon graduation, he started as an intern for the Jackson Generals, the AA Affiliate of the Seattle Mariners and Arizona Diamondbacks.

Originally a mascot, Nick worked his way through the ranks over the last decade. In 2015, the Generals were named the league's Henry H. Moss Award Winner for Community involvement. Following the 2016 season, he was named General Manager of the Jackson Generals, becoming the youngest General Manager in the AA Southern League history. After winning two AA Southern League Championships in 2016 and 2018, along with 10 total years with the club, Nick moved to Amarillo, TX, to help lead the Amarillo Sod Poodles during their inaugural season. Once again, Nick accumulated another AA Championship, earning three league championships in the last four years, before moving to Fredericksburg.

The St. Louis native spends his downtime with his newly wed wife, Tabitha. Most importantly, Nick spends his off-season Saturdays yelling at a TV while attempting to cheer on the Tennessee Volunteers. Go Vols.

Sales

Tory Goodman is joining the FredNats as the Director of Partnerships.

Tory began his career as a box office and merchandise intern with the Jackson Generals the AA Affiliate of the now Arizona Diamondbacks. He then became full time in 2017 and over saw the Box Office and Team Store. In 2019 he became the Sales Manager for the Generals. Tory spent four years with the Generals before making the move to Fredericksburg.

Prior to Tory beginning his career, he graduated from Robert Morris University with a degree in Sports Management and played four years of soccer and three years of baseball. While playing baseball, they went to Nationals twice and finished fourth one of those years.

The Decatur, Illinois native spends his time with his newly wed wife McKenzie and their four legged black lab child Remi. When not at the ballpark they love to travel, golf and play fetch with the dog. Tory is a huge Boston RedSox and Boston Bruins fan where he is still trying to get over the Game 7 loss in the Stanley Cup Finals last year.

Gibson is a native of Chelsea, Michigan, a small town right outside of Ann Arbor. Growing up, Gibson and his family were heavily involved in sports from a young age, where he quickly knew it was the career path he would like to pursue. Graduating in 2013, he then attended Michigan State University where he received at Bachelors Degree in Management with a minor in Sports Management in 2017. Afterwards, he then went on to graduate from Ball State University in the summer of 2019 with a Masters Degree in Sport Administration.

This is Gibson's first year with the Fredericksburg Nationals and can't wait until the start of the inaugural season. In his free time, you can find Gibson cheering on the MSU Spartans and local Detroit sports teams or spending time with friends and family.

Jimmy is in his first full season with the Fredericksburg Nationals as one of the Ticket Sales Account Executives. He is from Germantown, New York, a small town in the middle of the Hudson River Valley. He graduated Siena College in 2015 and SUNY Cortland in 2016 with his M.S. in Sports Management.

Before joining the Fred Nats, Jimmy interned with The Ripken Experience in 2016 and spent the 2017 and 2018 seasons as a scout with Baseball Info Solutions. In 2019, Jimmy transitioned into sales and has worked for the Charlotte Stone Crabs of the Florida State League, and the Rapid City Rush of the ECHL.

For Jimmy, coming to Fredericksburg is sort of a return home. His family lived here for a period in the early 90's. He is excited to return to Fredericksburg to help build baseball for years to come.

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