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Triple-A Affiliate
The Official Site of the Reno Aces Reno Aces

Managing Partner: Herb Simon

Partner: Steve Simon

Address
Reno Aces Baseball Club
Greater Nevada Field
250 Evans Avenue
Reno, NV 89501

Ticket Office (775) 334-7000

Front Office: (775) 334-4700

Team Shop: (775) 334-7035

Fax: (775) 334-4701 E-mail [email protected]

Ticket Office Hours:

Non-Game Days: 10am-5pm

Weekday Game Days: 10am - 1hr after first pitch

Weekend Game Days: 3hrs prior to game - 1hr after first pitch

Team Shop Hours:

Gates open (1hr prior to first pitch) through the end of the game.

Leadership Team

Chris Phillips - General Manager/Chief Operating Officer

Contact: [email protected] / 775-334-7055

College: Penn State University

Bio: Chris started his career selling tickets for the Altoona Curve (Double-A) before being promoted to lead group sales. He then spent nearly seven years with the State College Spikes (Short Season Single-A) launching a new team in a new stadium and ascending from Ticket Sales Director to Assistant GM. From there, Phillips spent a decade in Colorado Springs (Triple-A), rising from Corporate Sales Director to Assistant GM to GM and eventually President/GM of the re-named and re-leveled Rocky Mountain Vibes (Short Season Single-A). This is Phillips' first year with the Aces.

Stacey Bowman - Chief Financial Officer

Contact: [email protected] / 775-334-7004

College: CSU Chico

Mike Murray - Chief Commercial Officer

Contact: [email protected] / 775-334-7042

College: University of Northern Iowa

Ticket Sales

Alex Strathearn - Vice President of Ticket Sales

Contact: [email protected] / 775-334-7060

College: University of Nevada, Reno

Bio: Born and raised in San Mateo, CA, Strathearn was a walk-on Tight End for Nevada Wolf Pack Football which helped kickstart his career in sports. Strathearn started his front-office career in the NFL with the Arizona Cardinals, but returned to Reno in 2017 to join the Aces.

Kristina Solis - Director of Ticket Operations

Contact: [email protected] / 775-334-7011

College: Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

Bio: Born and raised in Harlingen, TX, Kristina joined the Reno Aces in December 2019 as the Ticket Operations Manager. Before moving to Reno, she worked with the Corpus Christi Hooks, the Double-A Affiliate of the Houston Astros as the Ticket Operations Coordinator, kickstarting her career in professional sports. She graduated from Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi with a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology with a focus in Sports Management and a Minor in Business Administration. When she isn’t cheering on the Aces, Kristina can be found rooting for the San Antonio Spurs and Houston Astros. She enjoys reading Harry Potter books, watching sports, camping, and playing with her three dogs Tootsie, Archer, and Baxter.

Henry Travland - Senior Account Executive

Contact: [email protected] / 775-334-7006

College: University of Nevada, Reno

Bio: Henry was raised in Phoenix, Ariz. until he attended college at the University of Nevada, Reno where he graduated from the Reynolds School of Journalism in 2020. Henry has worked in sports throughout college as a sports beat writer for The Sagebrush, corporate sales associate for PEAK Sports MGMT, as well as serving as the Sports Information Director for TMCC’s men’s and women’s inaugural soccer season. When Henry is not in the office, you can find him in Lake Tahoe on a kayak or trying to break 100 on the golf course. Henry is an avid Arizona sports fan and a proud supporter of Nevada Athletics.

Max Middendorf - Senior Account Executive

Contact: [email protected] / 775-334-7076

College: Washington State University

Bio: Max was born and raised in Bellingham, Washington, and graduated from Washington State University with a degree in marketing. In his free time, he enjoys playing music and cheering on the Mariners. A fun fact about Max is that he started his sports career as the mascot for the Bellingham Bells.

Adam Plyler - Account Executive - Business Development

Contact: [email protected] / 775-334-7064

College: Westminster College

Bio: Adam is from New Castle, PA. He graduated from Westminster College and graduated with a BA in Broadcast Communications. In his free time, he enjoys golfing, spending time with his family, and cheering on all Pittsburgh teams, (except for the NBA where he roots for the Lakers). A fun fact about Adam is that he has been to 19 of the 30 major league ballparks and is working on visiting them all.

Benji Meshek - Account Executive

Contact: [email protected] / 775-334-7072

College: Chico State

Bio: Born and raised in Culver City, CA, Benji attended Chico State and graduated with a degree in Kinesiology. In his free time, he enjoys playing sports, working out, and traveling. Benji is a fan of all sports and some of his favorite teams are the Chicago Bears, Cubs, and the Clippers. A fun fact about Benji is that he was once on the Wheel of Fortune and won a trip to the Caribbean and $15,000! This is his first season with the Reno Aces.

Spencer Jackson - Account Executive

Contact: [email protected] / 775-334-7002

College: University of Nevada, Reno

Bio: Spencer is from San Diego and graduated from UNR with a degree in marketing. In his free time, he enjoys playing with his dog and cheering on the Chargers, Padres, and Lebron James. A fun fact about Spencer is that he was a lacrosse player at Nevada!

Valerie Garcia - Account Executive

Contact: [email protected] / 775-334-7007

College: Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

Bio: Born and raised in San Benito, Tx. Valerie attended Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi and received her bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology with a focus in Sports Management and a Minor in Marketing. She started her sports career with Corpus Christi Hooks in the Ticket Operations department. In her free time, she enjoys reading a good book and cheering on her Houston teams.

Nick Marimberga - Inside Sales Account Executive

Contact: [email protected] / 775-334-7022

College: University of Nevada, Reno

Bio: Nick is from Henderson, NV, and graduated from UNR where he majored in business management and marketing and minored in sports management. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with family and friends and cheering on the Cleveland Guardians, Green Bay Packers, and Cleveland Cavaliers.

Russell Hicks - Inside Sales Account Executive

Contact: [email protected] / 775-334-7036

College: University of Nevada, Reno

Bio: Russell is from Reno, and is currently a student at UNR majoring in General studies. In his free time, he enjoys climbing, skiing, and cheering on the Padres. A fun fact about Russell is that he is left-handed.

Brandon Lozano - Inside Sales Account Executive

Contact: [email protected] / 775-334-7078

College: University of Nevada, Reno

Bio: Brandon is from Porterville, CA, and is a marketing major at UNR. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, playing baseball in an adult league, and cheering on the New York Mets!

Event Services

Sarah Bliss - Vice President of Event Experience

Contact: [email protected] / 775-334-7012

College: University of Nevada, Reno

Bio: Originally from Placerville, CA, Bliss moved to Reno in 1995 and fell in love with Northern Nevada. She has worked in ticketing since 1999 and began with the Reno Aces in 2009, rising from part-time Ticket Agent to Vice President of Event Experience. In that role, Bliss overseas all ticket sales for the club, Reno 1868 FC, and exciting events at Greater Nevad Field such as Nitro Circus and Slaughterhouse.

Laura Raymond - Senior Director of Ticket Services & Operations

Contact: [email protected] / 775-334-7056

College: University of Nevada, Reno and San Jose State University

Bio: Raymond, a native to the Reno/Tahoe area, joined the Aces in April of 2019. She has worked in multiple professional sports leagues, including Major League Baseball and the National Hockey League, most recently working with the San Jose Sharks. A graduate of San Jose University with a Bachelor's Degree in Hospitality, Tourism, and Event Management, she brings a unique and customer-focused background to the Member Services Department.

Marisa Ochoa - Fan Experience Manager
Kyle McAndrew - Senior Membership Service Coordinator

Contact: [email protected] / 775-334-7045

Corporate Partnerships & In-Game Entertainment

Max Margulies - Vice President of Corporate Partnerships

Contact: [email protected] / 775-334-7087

College: University of Oregon

Bio: Margulies is entering his fifth season with the Reno Aces and the Corporate Partnerships department. Originally from San Diego, CA, Margulies attended the University of Oregon to study sports business. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, hiking, kayaking, and playing basketball.

Hannah Jurgens - Corporate Partnerships Manager

Contact: [email protected] / 775-334-7041

College: Fort Hays State University

Bio: Originally from Lincoln, Nebraska, Hannah played soccer at Fort Hayes State University while double majoring in Marketing + Sports Management. Jurgens worked for the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters in the Northwoods League (Summer Collegiate Baseball) for 4 seasons. Serving as Assistant General Manager before departing for Reno in 2021. Outside of work, Jurgens enjoys rooting for the Nebraska Cornhusker and Chicago Cubs!

Dora Cantu - Production and Game Entertainment Manager

Contact: [email protected] / 775-334-7014

College: University of Mary

Bio: Dora is originally from Modesto, CA, and graduated from the University of Mary with a Bachelor of Science in Communication. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her dog Mac, staying active, and cheering on the San Jose Sharks and the Vegas Golden Knights. A fun fact about Dora is that she was a national gymnast for 13 years and made it to nationals 10 of the 13 years.

Olivia Reese - Corporate Partnerships Services Coordinator

Contact: [email protected] / 775-334-7047

College: Maryville University

Bio: Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Olivia attended Maryville University and received her bachelor’s through the Rawlings Sport Business Management program and an MBA with a concentration in sports business management. Outside of work, Reese enjoys rooting for the St. Louis Cardinals, Blues and St. Louis City FC

Marketing, Communications & Community Relations

Vince Ruffino - VP of Marketing & Communication

Contact: [email protected] / 775-334-7027

College: St. John's University, B.S. in Sport Management with a minor in Business

Bio: A Middletown, CT, native, Ruffino is entering his fifth season in Reno after spending over three years in the New York Mets organization. In New York, he was responsible for the marketing & social media efforts for Citi Field while selling non-gameday events. He has worked with a variety of large scale events such as Electric Daisy Carnival (NYC), The Meadows Music & Arts Festival, Spartan Race, the Color Run, etc. Ruffino was a member of the organization during their 2015 National League Championship. With the Aces, Ruffino oversees the general marketing & communications of the club with the Chief Commercial Officer, while taking a deeper focus on digital strategies. In the offseason, Ruffino is Basketball Coach at Procter Hug High School in Reno, NV for the Freshman Boys' Team.

AJ Grimm - Marketing Director

Contact: [email protected] / 775-334-6687

College: Stevenson University

Bio: Grimm was born and raised in Middletown, CT and majored in Business Communication at Stevenson University. After graduating, Grimm went on to start his career in sports with The Providence Bruins of the AHL. Following a year in Providence, he moved to Reno to pursue his passion - baseball. This will be Grimm's third season in the Biggest Little City. Besides creating content for the Aces social media accounts, Grimm loves watching and playing sports in his free time.

Blake O'Brien - Creative Director

Contact: [email protected] / 775-334-7021

College: Colorado State University

Bio: Blake is entering his third season with the Reno Aces and Greater Nevada Field. A native of Colorado, he graduated from Colorado State University with a B.A. in Journalism & Media Communication. Originally a seasonal graphic designer for the Aces, O'Brien was promoted to Creative Manager in 2019.

Adam Nichols - Communications Manager

Contact: [email protected] / 775-334-7070

College: Eastern Nazarene College

Chase Grodin - Marketing Coordinator

Contact: [email protected] / 775-334-7089

College: University of Florida

Bio: Chase was originally from North Miami Beach, Florida before moving to Las Vegas, NV. Chase attended the University of Nevada, Reno for his undergrad, graduating with a degree in Business Management and a minor in Sport Management, and is currently working towards his masters in Sport Management from the University of Florida. This will be Chase's third year with the team, but first as a full-time member as the marketing coordinator. In his free time, Chase enjoys watching his brother, a signed professional e-sports player at 16, on Twitch, and cheering on his Wolf Pack and Gators.

David Calvert - Team Photographer

Human Resources & Accounting

Adam Hyde - Director of Accounting

Contact: [email protected] / 775-334-7005

College: University of Nevada, Reno

Joanna Torres - Human Resources & Payroll Coordinator
Chase Jackson - Staff Accountant

Contact: [email protected] / 775-334-6688

College: University of Nevada, Reno

Bio: Chase is from Las Vegas and graduated from UNR with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. In his free time, he enjoys playing golf and cheering on the Golden Knights and Raiders. A fun fact about Chase is that he was part of the Winter Sports Club at Nevada!

Special Events & Ballpark Operations

Brian Moss - Vice President of Business Development

Contact: [email protected] / 775-334-7018

College: Drake University

Bio: Moss has been with the Reno Aces for all 11 seasons in club history. Prior to being Vice President of Business Development, Moss served as the Director of Ticket Sales for five years after moving to Reno from Tucson where he was the Director of Group Sales for the Tucson Sidewinders. Moss is married to Daylene Moss, a local artist, and has two daughters: Reilly and Carly.

Anthony Altamura - Vice President of Operations

Contact: [email protected] / 775-334-7010

College: University of Nevada, Reno

Bio: Born and raised in Reno, NV. Altamura previously spent three years with the Aces from 2014 - 2017 where he grew from a Gameday Intern into the Ballpark Operations Manager. He left just before the 2017 season to become the Director of Stadium Operations for the Columbia Fireflies. He worked in South Carolina for three years before returning to the Aces and accepting the Vice President of Operations position in April of 2020.

Leah Withrow - Head Groundskeeper

Contact: [email protected] / 775-334-7016

College: North Dakota State University

Bio: Born and raised in Gardnerville, NV. Leah attended North Dakota State University and majored in Sports Turfgrass Management. Withrow interned for the Aces in the 2015 season, was a seasonal assistant in 2017 and became a full time Assistant of Field Operations in 2019. After one year as assistant she became the only female Head Groundskeeper in Minor League Baseball in 2020.

Maurice "Moe" Lewis - Facilities Manager

Contact: [email protected] / 775-334-7029

College: Merritt Junior College (AA). Truckee Meadow Community College (Culinary Ed & Serv-Safe Certification)

Bio: A native of Oakland, California. Moe attended Meritt Junior College where he played basketball and earned an Associate of Arts in Business Management. He started in 2008 with the Reno Bighorns (G-League) working as the games Official Statistician. One of the first employees hired to facilitate Greater Nevada Field's cleaning format in 2009 earned the 2010-2011 cleanest stadium in the Pacific Coast League. In 2013, Moe moved on to manage Wild Garlic Pizza & Pub's kitchen facility, servicing 10 restaurant locations. In 2021, Moe was asked to rejoin Greater Nevada Field facilities, where he is extremely happy and excited to be back.

Myles Fresquez - Facility Maintenance Manager

Contact: [email protected]

College: Ashworth College

Bio: Myles is from Denver and enjoys being a dad in his free time. A fun fact about Myles is that he has been a referee and umpire for football and baseball for 17 years!

Max Casper - Assistant Groundskeeper

College: North Dakota State University

Brandon Wildman - Ballpark Operations Manager

Contact: [email protected] / 775-334-8436

College: Indiana University

Bio: Originally from Jasper, Indiana, Brandon graduated from Indiana University with a degree in Sports Management. Brandon also worked with Indiana Athletics his Junior and Senior year of college, before working as an intern with the Indianapolis Indians in the Operations department. In his free time, he enjoys playing basketball, golf, and cheering on the St. Louis Cardinals.

Joe Creason - Ballpark Operations Coordinator

Contact: [email protected] / 775-334-6686

Bio: Joe is from Bremerton, WA. In his free time, he enjoys playing video games and cheering on the Mariners and Seahawks. A fun fact about Joe is that he was born with blue eyes that later turned green.

Smalls - Head Of Pest Control

Meow meow, hiss hisssss, I keep away the fleas and ticks. My name is Smalls and I have been Head of Pest Control at Greater Nevada Field since 2020. Prior to my time at Greater Nevada Field, I was a house cat but that got boring so I left. Currently, on life 4 of 9, I treat every day as a new opportunity and wake up striving to find new places to get stuck in (don’t ask me about the oil incident of 2020). I can be hard to find on game days, as I am always working, but if you are able to find me be sure to give me a pet!

Jennifer Liebler - Team Store and Merchandise Manager

Contact: [email protected] / 775-334-7030

College: University of Nevada, Reno

Bio: A Reno native, Jennifer graduated from UNR with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management.

In her free time, she enjoys shopping, hiking, and spending time with family.

Professional Sports Catering

James Vandegrift - Director of Operations
Erica Handegard - Director of Premium
Noah Watson - Premium Manager
Tamara Battisti - Executive Chef

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