Leland Bettencourt

Ticket Sales Manager

March 1, 2011 5:13 AM ET

Name: Leland Bettencourt
Job Title: Ticket Sales Manager
Years with the Hawks: This is my first year in baseball and the first with the Boise Hawks!
Birthday: October 8th, 1983
Hometown: Canby, OR
College: College of the Redwoods/University of Oregon
Pets: Yogi (He is a 2 year old shih-tzu). I originally was not a fan of small breed dogs, but he grew on me and is now part of the family... more than a dog should be!!
Family: My girlfriend (Sara) and now I have a Hawks family!

How did you get started working in sports?: I recently replied to a post on the internet and 2 months later, here I am!!

Best moment in sports?: Kirk Gibson's pinch-hit, walk off Home run for the Dodgers in Game 1 of the 1988 World Series against the Oakland A's

Favorite part about working in baseball?: Being around the game. I can't think of a better place to have your office than at the stadium! Also, the chance to be around people that share the same passion as I do!

What advice do you have for those people who are interesting in working in sports?: Never say never. Always keep trying to get a foot in the door , be persistent. If you keep working for something and aspire to work in the sports profession, then you can!

One thing people don't know about one of your co-workers at the Boise Hawks?: Im the newest member of the Hawks team, so this is a tough one. But I do know that Kristen Nimmo is the only person in the office who went to BSU and there is an abundance of people from the Northeast which I find very interesting!

If you didn't work in sports or with the Boise Hawks what would you do?: In a perfect world, I would want Tony Reali's job at ESPN! Or sales of some sort!

What are things you enjoy doing when you are not working?: Sports! I love to play sports as well as watch. I also enjoy to traveling, enjoy time with my girlfriend and dog, restaurants and good food, camping and golf.

What are three things in life that you can't live without?: 1. Faith 2.Goals 3.Sports!

If you could "un-invent" one thing, what would it be? The Designated Hitter (DH) I am a firm believer that you shouldn't be paid millions to step foot on the field 4 times a game and only to step into the batters box!

Other fun facts about you: I am originally from the Portland, OR area and graduated High School in 2002. I played Baseball, Basketball and Football and went on to play football in college. People that know me would probably call me a sports "aficionado." I have a great sports memory and love talking sports with anyone who will listen!

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