Art Solomon is the President and CEO of DSF Sports, the parent company of the New Hampshire Fisher Cats.
Under Art's direction, the Fisher Cats have earned several distinctions throughout the baseball industry. Most recently, the Fisher Cats earned the Eastern League nomination for the 2012, 2013, and 2014 John H. Johnson President's Trophy, which recognizes the top organization in Minor League Baseball based on franchise stability, contributions to the community, and promotion of the baseball industry.
In 2010, the club was honored with the prestigious Larry MacPhail Award as the nation's best in promotional effort and community involvement. In 2009 the club won Baseball America's Double-A Bob Freitas Award recognizing the Fisher Cats as the most outstanding franchise at the Double-A level for overall business operation and long-term success.
Art has reproduced his blueprint for successful minor league baseball teams into a new book called 'Making It in the Minors'. It details the behind-the-scenes, often-untold stories about the business of baseball, from acquiring a franchise to developing marketing and branding strategies, and more. All proceeds from the book are being donated to Minor League Baseball Charities.
Only second to his love of family and baseball is Art's commitment to strong and vibrant local communities. The Fisher Cats and the Fisher Cats Foundation have provided more than $4 million on monetary and in-kind donations for thousands of non-profit groups since 2006. The headline event is the annual Granite State Baseball Dinner, which donated $140,000 for charity in 2015.
Earlier in his career, he worked for the anti-poverty programs in New Haven, Connecticut and in Washington D.C. While he was as a professor of Economics and Urban Studies at M.I.T., he served as the Executive Director of the Harvard-M.I.T. Joint Center for Urban Studies -- a leading think tank on the development of our cities and regions.
Widely regarded as one of the most successful investors, developers, and operators in the United States real estate market, Art holds a B.A. from Brown University, an M.A. from Trinity College, and a Ph.D. from Harvard University.
He is married to Sally Lapides and has three children, two step children and eight grandchildren.
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Box Office Hours
Normal Box Office Hours:
Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed
Gameday Box Office Hours:
Monday - Friday: 9am - End of Game
Saturday: 10am - End of Game
Sunday: 9am - End of Game
Ownership - Operated by DSF Sports Group
Art Solomon is the President and CEO of DSF Sports, the parent company of the New Hampshire Fisher Cats.
Fisher Cats Front Office Staff
Mike joined the Fisher Cats in the fall of 2006. He spent his first season as the Fisher Cats' Director of Ticket Sales, progressing to his current position as the team's President.
A member of the 2011 and 2018 Eastern League Champions, Mike was also a vital piece of the Fisher Cats front office that received the 2018 Eastern League nomination for the John H. Johnson President's Award. He was also a part of the Fisher Cats front office that was presented with the 2010 Larry MacPhail Award, naming the club as the top team for promotional effort and community involvement throughout all levels of Minor League Baseball, and the 2009 Double-A Bob Freitas Award by Baseball America, recognizing the club for achieving long-term success in Minor League Baseball.
Mike is an active member of the community, serving as a board member for the American Heart Association of New Hampshire as well as HOPE for New Hampshire Recovery.
His combination of business success and personal involvement in the community earned Mike recognition as a 2013 '40 Under Forty' by the New Hampshire Union Leader. Mike is a native of southern New Hampshire who graduated from Pinkerton Academy and attended Hesser College. He currently resides in Londonderry with his wife, Tracey, their sons Gabriel and Colby, and daughters Abigail and Sophia.
Jim recently returned to New England to head the Fisher Cats' ticketing and operations efforts from the Tacoma Rainiers, Triple-A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners, before being tabbed as the General Manager in November of 2016. Born and raised in the Boston suburb of Milton, Mass., he began his career in baseball with the independent Worcester Tornadoes of the Can-Am league while studying at the College of the Holy Cross.
After graduating in May of 2008 with a B.A. in Economics, Jim spent one more season with the Tornadoes before making the leap across the country to become the Stadium Operations Manager for the Visalia Rawhide, the High-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.
After one season in California, Jim headed north to join the Tacoma Rainiers as a member of the Premium Ticket Sales Staff. He served one season as the Director of Corporate Partnerships before spending four seasons as the team's Vice President of Business Development.
A native of Bedford, N.H. with more than 20 years of experience in sports entertainment and client service, Jeff joined the Fisher Cats in December of 2016. He most recently worked at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway, where he earned the honor of "Salesperson of the Year" in 2013.
Jeff has been working in sports since 1994, including five years in the Fisher Cats front office (2003-2008). He also spent four seasons with the Phillies Double-A affiliate in Reading, Pa. and four years as the General Manager of UNH Wildcat Sports Properties with Learfield Sports.
A graduate of Northeastern University, Jeff lives in Bedford with his family.
Tim, a native of Barnstead, New Hampshire, has been with the Fisher Cats since 2007, when he started as the Media Relations Intern. Tim was promoted to Media Relations Assistant in 2008 and then named as a Ticket Sales Account Executive/Media Relations Assistant when he started in a full-time capacity in 2009. Following the 2009 season, Tim was named as the Box Office Manager before being promoted to Director of Box Office Operations in 2010. Most recently, Tim was promoted to the Vice President of Stadium Operations in 2015.
Hough is a 2005 graduate of Coe-Brown Northwood Academy, and then continued his education at New Hampshire Technical Institute and Southern New Hampshire University, where he earned a Bachelors Degree in Sport Management in December 2008.
Tim was a proud member of the 2010 Fisher Cats front office that was presented the 2010 Larry MacPhail Award, naming the club as the top team for promotional effort and community involvement throughout all levels of Minor League Baseball. Tim was also a member of the team that was awarded the 2009 Double-A Bob Freitas Award by Baseball America, recognizing the club for achieving long-term success in Minor League Baseball.
Tim also works in the sports department of the Concord Monitor and spends his free time following his favorite NBA team, the Utah Jazz.
Erik is in his 19th year in minor league baseball, and his 15th with the Fisher Cats. Prior to joining the Fisher Cats, Erik worked two seasons with the New Haven Ravens, the team that ultimately moved to New Hampshire. After joining the Fisher Cats in the fall of 2003, Erik spent his first eight seasons as the Fisher Cats' Director of Group Sales, progressing to his current position as the Executive Director of Sales.
Erik is an active and passionate member in the community who serves on many boards and committee's like the Salvation Army Advisory Board, Manchester Little League Board, Manchester Saint Patrick's Parade Board, Veterans Memorial Monument Fund board for the New Hampshire Global War on Terror Memorial that rests at the Boscawen Veterans Cemetery, Serves on the Manchester Downtown Committee, is a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, Queen City Rotary Club, Hooksett Kiwanis Club, volunteers with the Caregivers, New Horizons and Families in Transition. He was also a helpful part of the Gold Star Mothers Memorial that stands tall in Stanton plaza.
Erik is a native of Western Massachusetts who graduated from South Hadley High School, and attended Holyoke Community College and Westfield State College. He currently resides in Manchester with his wife, Kristen, and their son, Jayden.
Stephanie joined the Fisher Cats near the end of the 2012 season, and was promoted to her current position in the fall of 2013. She brings a wide variety of experience in the hospitality and entertainment industries ranging from restaurants, concert venues, banquets, and event sales, as well as leadership roles in operations, including six years with the Hard Rock Cafe and Hard Rock Live at Universal Orlando.
Her unique skill set in special event coordination and sales, along with a Master of Science degree in Hospitality Management from the University of Central Florida, have led her to her current role with the Fisher Cats, her first sports entertainment venture.
After living 10 years in Orlando, Fla., the New Hampshire native currently resides in Auburn.
Four letters, one man, infinite Ferocious Fun. Zick returns to Northeast Delta Dental Stadium for another season on the shores of the Merrimack after spending the offseason on the west coast, and he returns to the Granite State FIRED UP about celebrating 15 seasons of New Hampshire Fisher Cats baseball.
When he's not making new friends with fans, dancing on the dugout or leading the crowd in a rousing chant of "LET'S GO CATS," Zick - as his alter ego Tyler Zickel - travels the Eastern League broadcasting Fisher Cats game on the radio.
The San Diego, CA native and proud Padres fan - for better or for worse - got his start in Minor League Baseball back in 2014 with the Lake Elsinore Storm, where he cut his teeth in the California League for three years before heading East, young man. Zick earned his Bachelor's Degree in English from Whittier College (2012), where, in four years on campus, he served as Student Body President, wrote for the campus newspaper, joined a fraternity and hosted his own radio show.
An avid reader, Zick got through 24 books in 2017 and has his sights set on 30 in 2018. He also enjoys disc golf, free food and the latest tunes on the "Rap Caviar" Spotify playlist.
John Evans, better known as Jay, was born and raised in Land O' Lakes, FL. After Graduating from Daytona State College in Daytona Beach, FL in 2014 with a degree in Supervision and Management focusing on Project Management, he worked for the Daytona Tortugas (Cincinnati Reds Advanced-A affiliate) in a game day box office role. 2017 will be his second season working with the Fisher Cats.
John is a fan of the Florida Gators, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Tampa Bay Lightning. He also enjoys playing competitive sports with his friends as well as bass fishing.
A former collegiate baseball player in the sunshine state, John has grown to love the New England lifestyle. From the crisp autumn air to the beautiful woodland scenery, he's found a lot to love about the Granite State, and hopes to provide affordable family fun in New Hampshire for years to come.
Jennifer Egan joined the Fisher Cats in July of 2018. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an Accounting focus from Merrimack College in North Andover, Massachusetts and brings more than 20 years of accounting and administration experience to the organization. As a CPA exam candidate with most of her tenure in the small business private sector, she carries a wealth of knowledge regarding business administration, including financial reporting, payroll, management, benefits administration, taxation, and various other functions.
Before joining the Fisher Cats, she held Controller positions in both the manufacturing and service industries.
She lives in Londonderry with her husband and their two sons, and she enjoys kickboxing, obstacle course racing in the summer, video games, and is an avid knitter.
Tom joined the Fisher Cats in February 2015 as a Ticket Sales Assistant. He was promoted to Group Sales Coordinator in January 2016 and moved to his current position in October 2016. Prior, he worked as a Sales Lead for Dick's Sporting Goods. 2017 will mark Tom's fourth season in minor league baseball, having served as a Sales Assistant for the Bridgeport Bluefish during the 2013 season.
Tom received his Bachelor of Science in Sport Management from the University of New Haven in 2013. Originally from Concord, NH, Tom currently resides in Manchester, NH and is an avid supporter of all Boston sports teams.
Tara is starting her third year in minor league baseball, after working within the Box Office of the Mahoning Valley Scrappers in 2016. She currently is working on her Sports Management Degree from Post University. Born and raised in the Washington D.C. area, Tara is an avid Washington Nationals, Notre Dame Football, and Indiana Basketball fan.
Sarah joined the Fisher Cats in October 2016 as the Marketing Coordinator. Prior to New Hampshire, she served as the Development Associate for The Sports Museum at the TD Garden in Boston. 2017 will mark Sarah's third season in minor league baseball, having served as the Community Relations intern for the Richmond Flying Squirrels during the 2015 season and the Front Office intern for the Bakersfield Blaze in 2012.
Sarah received her Bachelor of Science in Sport Management from UMass Amherst in 2014, where she participated in the UMass Minuteman Marching Band. Originally from Bakersfield, CA, Sarah currently resides in Manchester, NH with her cats, Benji and Winni.
Tyler Murray enters his fifth year with the Fisher Cats, and his ninth as a broadcaster in Minor League Baseball. He spent 2015 in the same role with the Daytona Tortugas (Cincinnati Reds Advanced-A Affiliate), and was voted Florida State League Broadcaster of the Year by his peers and the league's general managers.
Tyler is also the play-by-play voice of Dartmouth Football and Hockey on ESPN+, and spent three seasons broadcasting Women's Hockey for his alma mater, Boston University. In 2019, Tyler was on the call for two Blue Jays Spring Training games on the Sportsnet Radio Network and MLB.com, as well as a Triple-A game with the Buffalo Bisons.
His play-by-play experience includes UMass Hockey on NESN, Harvard Soccer, Basketball and Hockey on NESN, Stetson University Football and Basketball on ESPN3, and Providence Bruins Hockey on the AHL Broadcast Network. Tyler has called games for the Cape Cod Baseball League and dozens of schools in New England, including UNH, UMass, Northeastern, Providence, Holy Cross, Amherst, UMass-Boston, St. Anslem, MIT, and Merrimack.
He started his MiLB career as a broadcast assistant with the Advanced-A Daytona Cubs in 2012, then spent the next two seasons as the Coordinator of Broadcasting & Media Relations with the Dunedin Blue Jays, Toronto's Advanced-A Affiliate and Spring Training host.
As a student at Boston University, he broadcast men's hockey, ran the student sports radio station (WTBU) and interned for NPR's Only A Game, WBZ-TV, WEEI.com and NESN. in Riverside, Connecticut and raised in Medfield, Massachusetts, Tyler now lives in Nashua with his wife Chrissy and their trusty outdoor wood furnace.
Evan O'Brien joined the Fisher Cats at the start of the 2013 season as an intern and returned for the 2014 season as an assistant in the graphic design and production department. In 2016, Evan returned to the Fisher Cats as production manager.
Evan graduated from the University of Maine in December 2014 with Bachelor's Degree in Mass Communication with a minor in Music. While at UMaine, Evan was part of both the Pep and Marching Bands, playing at the majority of basketball, football, and men's hockey games.
Evan is an avid Boston sports fan, rooting mainly for the Patriots, Bruins, and Red Sox. He currently resides in New Boston, NH.
DJ, a native of Norwich, Connecticut, joined the Fisher Cats in 2014 as the operations assistant before elevating to facility operations manager in 2015. In 2013, DJ was the stadium operations assistant with the Atlantic League champions, the Long Island Ducks.
He graduated from UConn with a bachelor's degree in communication sciences. DJ's favorite teams are the Baltimore Orioles, Miami Dolphins, Liverpool FC, U.S. Mens National soccer team, and of course UConn Basketball.
Samantha a native of Forestburgh, NY joined us for her second season as our Merchandise Manager. 2019 marks her fifth season in Minor League Baseball upon graduating from West Virginia University. She worked for the Wilmington Blue Rocks and the Northwest Arkansas Naturals both affiliates of the Kansas City Royals. When she ins't at the ballpark, she enjoys hiking, cooking, and snowboarding in the off season.
Greg, an East Kingston native, is a graduate of the University of Southern Maine with a degree in Sports Management. An avid Boston sports fan, When not maintaining the field, he can be found on the golf course or on the slopes.
Prior to joining the Fisher Cats, Greg worked as the Assistant GM for the Seacoast Mavericks of the FCBL in Portsmouth and most recently for the International Golf Club in Bolton, Massachusetts.
Andrew begins his third year in minor league baseball, and his second with the Fisher Cats. He joined the team in April of 2016 as part of the Ambassador program before being promoted to Corporate Sales and Promotions Assistant in July. In 2014, he spent a summer working with the Lowell Spinners of the New York-Penn League.
Andrew graduated from Southern New Hampshire University in 2016 with a degree in sports management, and managed a small Greek restaurant in Lowell, Mass. called the Athenian Corner from 2012-2014.
A lifelong native of Lowell, Andrew spends his free time shooting hoops with friends and dreaming up the latest on-field entertainment for fans at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium. He supports the New England Patriots, Boston Celtics, Boston Bruins and - for some reason - the Houston Texans.
Garth hails from Kossuth, PA, a small town of about 1000, and Bleeds Black and Gold! (Go Steelers!) He graduated from Indiana University of PA in May of '17 with degrees in Sports Administration and Business Management.
Since then he has worked with the YMCA as a DEK Hockey Manger, A Group Sales Executive for the Youngstown Phantoms and A sales and service consultant with the University of Wisconsin Green - Bay.
Garth enjoys most things outdoors, Hiking, Hunting, and his favorite sports are Boxing and MMA, which he has been training in both for about 18 years. He is excited to be in the Granite State and look forward to some productive years ahead!
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Jesse is from Ellensburg, Washington. He has been in Sports and Entertainment for the last 5 years. Jesse will be entering his second season here with the Fisher Cats. He has worked at NRG Park for the Houston Texans, Minute Maid Park for the Astros and countless amphitheaters throughout the nation, including the Operations Manager at Xfinity Theater in Hartford, CT.
Jesse was also a support manager for the Retail Operation at both Super Bowl 49 in Phoenix and Super Bowl 50 in San Francisco. In his spare time, he also enjoys exploring the outdoors. Go Seahawks!