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Front Office Spotlight - Jeff Olson

Ticket Manager
January 23, 2020

With the 2020 season just around the corner, it's time to get to know your Mississippi Braves front office staff! Meet Jeff Olson, Ticket Manager. 

With the 2020 season just around the corner, it's time to get to know your Mississippi Braves front office staff! Meet Jeff Olson, Ticket Manager. 

Name: Jeff Olson
Birthday: 3/21/1980
Hometown: Jackson, MS
College: University of Southern Mississippi
Family/Pets: Mother and two younger brothers
Choice of superpower & why: the ability to use 100% of the brain to solve problems, communicate in any language, and have ESP at comparable high-performance computer processing speeds with unlimited telekinetic powers
Favorite Food: homemade spaghetti with meat sauce
Favorite Sports Teams: Atlanta Braves, Miami Dolphins & Miami Heat
Favorite Athlete: Retired - Chipper Jones, John Smoltz, Dan Marino, Jason Taylor, Alonzo Mourning & Dwayne Wade; Active - Ronald Acuña Jr. & Bam Adebayo
Favorite Movie: 3-way tie: The Shawshank Redemption, Forrest Gump & Conan the Barbarian (1982)
Favorite Actor: Tom Hanks
First Car: 1989 Volkswagen Jetta - Car name: Jane
Favorite TV Show: The Orville
Favorite Baseball Movie: Tie: Major League & Bull Durham / Honorable mentions: Field of Dreams and For Love of the Game
Favorite website besides mississippibraves.com: You Tube
Favorite Food at Trustmark Park: Gourmet Hot Dog
Most embarrassing moment in sports: Dropping infield popup in my first Varsity game
Hobbies in the off-season: Movies and writing
Best Moment in Sports:
Personal: taking second place in U-12 sparing at Southeast Regional Taekwondo Tournament in Birmingham, AL
As a Fan: 3-way Tie between Game 7 of 1992 NLCS, Game 6 of 1995 World Series and Game 6 of 2013 NBA Finals
How did you get started working in sports: M-Braves Internship right out of college
What advice do you have for other people who are interested in working in sports: Be prepared to work long and hard, and remind yourself of why you love to work in sports when it seems too difficult
If you didn't work in sports, what would you do: Movies or Television; most likely voice acting
One thing people don't know about the M-Braves front office: We love the generous gifts of Chick-fil-A minis provided many times by Season Ticket Holder Ruth Nix!!!
Other fun facts about you: I never envisioned myself being involved in Ticket Operations, but I do enjoy the challenges of the Box Office each season presents to me.
Want to talk to Jeff about becoming a ticket holder? Call him at 601-664-7631 or email him a [email protected].