FREDERICK, MD -With the 2017 season around the corner, the Keys have added one new full-time employee and seven seasonal staffers. These additions will contribute to the club's marketing, sponsorship, ticketing and operations departments.
Kelly Wallace joins the Keys as a Sponsorship Account Manager following a stint with US Lacrosse. There, she worked in partnerships and advertising, while climbing the ranks from office manager. A 2015 graduate of the University of Delaware, Wallace was a gameday intern for the Wilmington Blue Rocks while studying in the First State. She has also worked for the Ravens and for the Philadelphia Spinners of Major League Ultimate (a professional ultimate Frisbee league).
Not the first member of his family to spend time in Frederick, Kyle Huson comes aboard as the team's Broadcast, Community Relations & Public Relations Assistant. In this role, he will serve as the Keys No. 2 radio broadcaster, while also assisting with team marketing initiatives. Huson joins the Keys 21 years after his dad, Jeff, played for Frederick on a Major League rehab assignment. A 2016 graduate of UConn, Kyle was a four-year defenseman for the Huskies hockey team. Additionally, he did radio play-by-play for Huskies baseball and women's basketball on WHUS and interned for ROOT Sports Rocky Mountain.
Trever Sheets has been hired as the Keys Video Production Assistant. Experienced in live event production, the Pennsylvania native previously worked for the University of Pittsburgh and the ACC Digital Network, handling audio and graphics for a variety of events. Owner of two college degrees, Sheets graduated from Point Park University in 2016 after receiving a Bachelor's of Science in Chemical Engineering in 2010 from Pitt.
Entering his second season with the team, Kevin Hernandez worked as a gameday intern for the Keys in 2016. Elevated to Marketing Assistant this season, the former UMBC graduate has also spent time with the Navy Athletics Department. Working with the school's marketing department, Hernandez assisted with the Fund for Athletic Excellence, the major gift program for Midshipmen athletics.
Brandon Kline and Ben Underwood come on board as Box Office Assistants for the 2017 campaign. Originally from Buffalo, NY, Kline begins his second season in pro baseball after previously working for the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons. Serving as the Merchandise Assistant, his responsibilities included running the team store and helping manage inventory.
Underwood stays in the Carolina League after working gamedays for the Blue Rocks last year. A recent graduate of Towson University, Ben was an Event Manager for the school's Campus Recreation Department. In this role, he oversaw all of the school's club sports events. Underwood hails from Mt. Laurel, NJ.
Vernon Koslow takes over as the Keys Home Clubhouse Manager. Prior to joining the team, he held a similar role for the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs of the independent Atlantic League. He has also worked as a clubhouse manager for the Sussex County Minors (NJ) in the Can-Am League and for the South Florida and Arizona Winter Leagues.
Not the only new member of the Operations Department, Cannon Schrank takes over as the Keys Operations Assistant. A former pitcher at Hendrix College, the Texan previously interned for the Kansas City T-Bones of the American Association.
The Frederick Keys kickoff their 2017 season on Thursday, April 6 against the Carolina Mudcats at Nymeo Field. Ticket plans are currently on sale, while any fan who purchases or renews a ticket plan can choose between a Jonathan Schoop bobblehead or a Dylan Bundy gnome. For ticket information fans can call 301-815-9900 or visit frederickkeys.com.
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