Front Office Directory
Office & Team Store Hours:
Monday - Friday: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
274 E Memorial Blvd.
Hagerstown, MD 21740
Tel: (301) 791-6266
Fax: (301) 791-6066
Front Office Staff
Travis Painter joined the Suns as General Manager in 2016 after serving as Assistant General Manager of Baseball Operations position with the Quad Cities (IA) River Bandits, Class-A affiliate of the Houston Astros in the Midwest League.
Painter spent two seasons in Quad Cities and helped the River Bandits to increase attendance between 2014 and 2015, reaching a franchise record 3,906 fans in average attendance during the 2015 season.
He has ten years of Minor League Baseball experience. He began his career as an Intern Assistant Director of Food Service with the Potomac Nationals in 2009. Travis also served as Corporate Sales Executive for two seasons with Potomac and left the Nationals as the Assistant General Manager of Corporate Sales. Travis also spent two seasons with the Pensacola Blue Wahoos as the Sales Manager and helped launch the franchise and open their new stadium in 2012.
Painter is a native of Luray, VA, and a graduate of James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA with a major in sports management and a minor in business.
Brian Saddler joined the Suns front office in February 2012 after previously working with the Buffalo Bisons and Washington Nationals.
Saddler was born and raised in a small town in western Kansas. He graduated from Kansas State University where he received his bachelor's degree in Sports Turf Management Operations and a minor in Leadership Studies and Programs.
As a Kansas State alum, he's a fan of Wildcats along with the Colorado Rockies, Kansas City Royals, and Kansas City Chiefs. Now living in the mid-Atlantic, he's become a fan of the Washington Nationals. Saddler also enjoys bowling, golfing, hunting, skiing, and visiting different Major League and Minor League Baseball parks.
Tom Burtman joined the Suns front office staff in 2016 after spending a year as In-Game Host a.k.a "Johnny Castle."
Burtman has lived in and around Hagerstown his entire life. After graduating from Waynesboro Area High School, he started his own mobile disc jockey service and continues performing at weddings and private parties today, making him one of the longest-tenured DJs on the east coast.
Before taking over as In-Game Host, Burtman hosted and housed Suns players at his home. He's been a die-hard fan of the Suns since their inception in 1981. His current role as Promotions Manager puts him in charge of creating an enjoyable experience for all suns fans at Municipal Stadium.
In 2019, Burtman will continue performing as "Johnny Castle" during all Suns home games.
Mark Rabideau is entering his fourth season with the Suns. Coming from Dover Plains, a small town in New York. Mark has continued his passion for baseball by joining the Suns front office in March 2016. Mark graduated with a Turfgrass Management degree from SUNY Cobleskill and has previously worked with the Hudson Valley Renegades, and the Baltimore Orioles.
Cory Chatfield is entering his second year with the Hagerstown Suns. He is from Waynesboro, Pennsylvania and a life long Suns fan. He graduated from Pennsylvania State University Mont Alto where he studied Business Marketing/Management. He also played Center Field on the baseball team for Mont Alto. He always has his pop warner football highlight tape available to watch, just ask him! He is a fan of the Washington Nationals, Philadelphia Eagles, and Golden State Warriors.
Ross Jones enters his first season with the Hagerstown Suns. He is from Salisbury, MD. He graduated from York College of Pennsylvania where he studied Sport Management. He is a huge fan of the Baltimore Orioles, New York Giants, and the newly founded Vegas Golden Knights. Ross has two years of previous experience working in Minor League Baseball where he previously worked with the Delmarva Shorebirds and Reading Fightin Phils.
John Kocsis, Jr. is entering his first season as the Director of Media Relations and Broadcasting of the Hagerstown Suns. He spent the 2017 season as the Manager of In-Game Entertainment and the Broadcast/Media Relations assistant for the West Virginia Power after serving as the Video Production Intern for the Team in 2016. Kocsis's baseball experience also includes two seasons as the Director of Broadcasting for the Southern Ohio Copperheads of the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League.
The 24-year-old graduated from Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University in 2016. The Cleveland-native grew up rooting for the Cleveland Indians, Browns and Cavaliers, as well as the Anaheim Ducks.
Kocsis will broadcast all 70 Suns home games and select road games online view TuneIn Radio.