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Normal Business Hours:

Front Office:

Monday - Friday: 9am-5pm

Ticket Office: 

Monday - Friday: 9am- 7th inning

Saturday: 10am - 7th inning

Sunday: 12pm - 7th inning

Phone Number: (828) 322-3000

Fax Number: (828) 322-6137

Physical Address: 2500 Clement Blvd NW Hickory, NC 28601

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1268 Hickory, NC 28603

Email Address: crawdad@hickorycrawdads.com

For a quicker response, e-mail a specific staff member or call our front office

Management

Mark Seaman
General Manager
mseaman@hickorycrawdads.com

Years with the Crawdads: 10 seasons
Hometown: Richmond, VA
Brief Background: Graduated from University of Tennessee, worked 11 seasons for the Tennessee Smokies, worked 3 years for FrontRow Motorsports
Favorite Sports Team: Washington Redskins, Tennessee Volunteers, Texas Rangers, Detroit Tigers
Favorite Thing About Working In Baseball: The positive impact we have on people's lives
My Walk Up Song Would Be: Kashmir, Led Zepplin
Secret Talent: I have no talents
Nick Name: Never had one
Biggest Pet Peeve: Lack of common sense
On My Bucket List: Visit every Major & Minor League Baseball Stadium
Personal Motto: Details, details, details
If I was a color in a crayon box, I would be Midnight Blue

Charlie Downs
Assistant General Manager
cdowns@hickorycrawdads.com
 

Years with the Crawdads: I've lost count. (A long time)
Hometown: The great town of Hudson not Hutson
Brief Background: Teacher, coach, sporting goods
Favorite Sports Team: Kentucky Wildcats
Favorite Thing About Working In Baseball: Meeting and getting to know new people each day and building relationships with people out in the community through the Crawdads
My Walk Up Song Would Be: "Light Em Up" - Fall Out Boy
Secret Talent: Aggravating Donald White
Nick Name: The General
Biggest Pet Peeve: I have a top five: 1. Laziness 2. People who make excuses 3. People who don't return emails, texts or phone calls 4. People who try and one up you or someone who tries to get ahead for their own personal gain 5. People who talk down to others or think that they are better than others
On My Bucket List: Travel to Rome
Personal Motto: "I can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens me" - Philippians 4:13
If I was a color in a crayon box, I would be Crimson
Favorite Crawdads Front Office Member: Donald White

Finance and Administration

Donna White 
Business Manager
dwhite@hickorycrawdads.com
 

Years with the Crawdads: 10 seasons
Hometown: Taylorsville
Brief Background: Worked for a family owned marine dealership for 21 years
Favorite Sports Team: Hickory Crawdads… is there any other?
Favorite Thing About Working In Baseball: All the people you come in contact with
My Walk Up Song Would Be: Money
Secret Talent: Singing
Nick Name: Donald
Biggest Pet Peeve: Incompetent people
On My Bucket List: Spend more time with my family
Personal Motto: To do the best job I'm capable of and have fun doing it
If I was a color in a crayon box, I would be Mauvelous

Sales Team

Douglas Locascio 
Executive Director of Sales & Merchandise
dlocascio@hickorycrawdads.com
 

Years with the Crawdads: This will be my 9th season with the Crawdads.
Hometown: Largo, Florida
Brief Background: I'm a native of Largo, FL and graduated from Campbell University in December 2009 with a degree in Sport Management and a minor in Business Administration. I was a four-year letter-winner on the Fighting Camels wresting team. Entering my ninth season with the Crawdads, I previously worked with the Wilmington Sharks (CPL) as well as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (NFL). I enjoy spending time with my wife Lydia, son Gracen and daughter Sophia.

Outside of work, I've been an active member of the community throughout my time living in Hickory. I am a member of the 2014 graduating class for Leadership Catawba, serve on the board of the Hickory Sports Commission, member of the Hickory Young Professionals, serve on the board of Catawba County Partnership for Children, received the award of Hickory Young Professionals Top 10 Under 40 in 2016, and am a member of the Catawba County Chamber of Commerce ambassador executive team.
Favorite Sports Team: Florida Gators, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Favorite Thing About Working In Baseball: Getting to be a part of the organization as a whole. Entertaining fans, being apart and building relationships in the community, and sharing my love and passion for sports.
My Walk Up Song Would Be: Eye of the Tiger - Survivor
Secret Talent: Can drive a stick-shift vehicle
Nick Name: Dougie-Fresh
Biggest Pet Peeve: Getting asked "What did you say" even when the person clearly heard the first time.
On My Bucket List: Backpack through Europe
Personal Motto: Goals not written down are just wishes
If I was a color in a crayon box, I would be Burnt Orange

Robby Willis
Director of Group Sales
rwillis@hickorycrawdads.com
 

Years with the Crawdads: 3rd season
Hometown: Cornwall, NY
Brief Background: Hudson Valley Renegades, Colonial Life Arena, Savannah Sand Gnats
Favorite Sports Team: Clemson Tigers Football, New York Knicks, Cam Newton, New York Mets
Favorite Thing About Working In Baseball: Going to the ballpark everyday
My Walk Up Song Would Be: Mambo No. 5
Secret Talent: I can swim underwater across the Atlantic Ocean
Nick Name: Rock Lobster
Biggest Pet Peeve: Bad Drivers
On My Bucket List: Visit Vatican City
Personal Motto: "The only disability in life is a bad attitude." - Dabo Swinney
If I was a color in a crayon box, I would be Midnight Blue

John Ryan 
Group Sales Executive
jryan@hickorycrawdads.com
 

Years with the Crawdads: 2nd Season
Hometown: Massillon, Ohio
Brief Background: Before coming to Hickory, I previously worked with Ohio State Athletics, ESPN Cleveland and the Columbus Clippers.
Favorite Sports Team: Ohio State
Favorite Thing About Working In Baseball: Coming to work at a ballpark every day
My Walk Up Song Would Be: New Noise by Refused
Secret Talent: Guitar Hero
Nick Name: Johnny Cash Me Outside
Biggest Pet Peeve: Driving slow in the left lane
On My Bucket List: See the Browns win a Super Bowl
Personal Motto: "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take - Wayne Gretsky" - Michael Scott
If I was a color in a crayon box, I would be: Macaroni and Cheese

Daniel Barkley 
Group Sales Executive
dbarkley@hickorycrawdads.com

Promotions and Community Relations

Chris Dillon 
Director of Promotions & Community Relations
cdillon@hickorycrawdads.com
 

Years with the Crawdads: 2nd Season with the Crawdads, first as Director of Promotions and Community Relations
Hometown: New Rochelle, NY
Brief Background: Before working for the Crawdads, I lived in Corpus Christi, Texas and worked for the Corpus Christi Hooks, the Double A affiliate of the Houston Astros.
Favorite Sports Team: New York Yankees
Favorite Thing About Working In Baseball: Fan Interaction, making people smile & laugh.
My Walk Up Song Would Be: Run this Town by Jay-Z
Secret Talent: Losing and misplacing things
Nick Name: Curveball
Biggest Pet Peeve: People chewing with their mouth open.
On My Bucket List: Visit Ireland with my grandma and brother, and also visit Egypt
Personal Motto: Family First
If I was a color in a crayon box, I would be Caribbean Green

Marketing and Media Relations

Ashley Salinas 
Creative Services Specialist
asalinas@hickorycrawdads.com
 

Years with the Crawdads: This will be my first season
Hometown: Marin County (the non-famous side of the Golden Gate Bridge)
Brief Background: I previously worked for the San Diego Padres as a 50/50 Raffle Sales Representative, before completing an internship with the Augusta GreenJackets as the Marketing, Community Relations, and Retail Management Intern.
Favorite Sports Team: San Francisco Giants, 49ers
Favorite Thing About Working In Baseball: Being able to work in the sport I grew up watching
My Walk Up Song Would Be: Closer
Secret Talent: I can name every player in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Nick Name: Flash
Biggest Pet Peeve: Slow walkers that take up the entire street
On My Bucket List: Go to every state (17 to go!)
Personal Motto: Live Mas - Taco Bell
If I was a color in a crayon box, I would be Pacific Blue

Grounds

Andrew Tallent 
Head Groundskeeper
atallent@hickorycrawdads.com
 

Years with the Crawdads: 2010-2013 (4 years), 2018-
Hometown: Morganton, NC
Brief Background: I was previously the turf manager for the city of Morganton where I maintained 30 acres of sports fields. I am married to an amazing wife Heather and we have a beautiful 2 year son Oakley.
Favorite Sports Team: Atlanta Braves (NL) and Texas Rangers (AL)
Favorite Thing About Working in Baseball: Being able to build relationships with players and coaches "and of course the field"
My Walk Up Song Would Be: The Baseball Song - Corey Smith
Secret Talent: I can make pottery
Nick Name: Tallent
Biggest Pet Peeve: Laziness
On My Bucket List: To receive a championship/World Series ring
Personal Motto: Your talent is God's gift to you, what you do with it is your gift back to God
If I was a crayon color in a box, I would be Green

Stadium Operations

Skip Moser 
Operations Manager
smoser@hickorycrawdads.com

Food and Beverage

Shawn Sullivan
General Manager of Food & Beverage
LSsullivan@delawarenorth.com 
 

Years with the Crawdads: First Year
Hometown: Littlefield, TX
Brief Background: I started working with Delaware North Sportservice back in 2012 at Globe Life Park in Arlington, TX as the Assistant Concessions Manager and I worked there till 2017, then I moved to Charlotte to work at Bank of America Stadium home of the Carolina Panthers and I worked there all of last season, I was approached by my former GM in Texas about coming out to Hickory and being the General Manager of Delaware North at L.P Frans Stadium and I jumped at the chance, working at a football stadium was fun, but there is nothing like working at a baseball stadium.
Favorite Sports Team: Texas Rangers, Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Stars and Dallas Mavericks (I love them equally, I am a total homer)
Favorite Thing About Working In Baseball: What is not to like, I love the different smells you get around the ballpark, the fans are amazing and each game is never the same, you could come to the ballpark and see a slugfest one day and a no hitter the next, that is what makes this game amazing and I thank God daily that this sport was invented and that this is my career.
My Walk Up Song Would Be: New Noise by Refused
Secret Talent: I am amazing at hitting targets, like a coffee cup or an unsuspecting co-worker with a rubber band Nick Name: Sully
Biggest Pet Peeve: Tardiness
On My Bucket List: To back country hike through Alaska, I want to see a Kodiak bear up close.
Personal Motto: "You should never regret anything in life. If it's good, it's wonderful, if it's bad, it's an experience
If I was a color in a crayon box, I would be Blue Bell, because it is the best Ice Cream on the planet

About the 'Dads

MLB Affiliation: Texas Rangers (2009 - present)
League: South Atlantic League (1952, 1960, 1993 - present)
Ballpark: L.P. Frans Stadium
PA Announcers: Rob Eastwood, Jason Savage
Official Scorer: Mark Parker
Team Photographer: Tracy Proffitt

 

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