With the 2018 season approaching, the Biloxi Shuckers continue to fill out their staff, announcing the addition of several new pieces to the front office. Additionally, some members of the front office staff received new titles and roles within the office for 2018.
Trevor Matifes assumes the role of Assistant General Manager, stepping into the spot vacated when Hunter Reed became the General Manager of the Shuckers in January. Matifes enters his fourth season with the Shuckers and sixth in professional baseball. During the previous three seasons, Matifes worked as the Director of Stadium Operations for the Shuckers and was a key part of the opening of MGM Park in 2015. He has also worked with the Pensacola Blue Wahoos as a Stadium Operations Assistant and spent a season in Kansas City working for the T-Bones in the American Association.
Garrett Greene joins the Shuckers as the new Media Relations Manager and Broadcaster, taking over for Chris Harris. This will be Greene's third season in professional baseball after serving as the Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations for the Helena Brewers of the Pioneer League in 2017 and working with the St. Paul Saints of the American Association in 2016.
Also starting her first season with the Shuckers is Stephanie Chapman, who joins the front office as a Ticket Sales Executive. Stephanie brings previous experience in the Southern League after working as an Account Executive for the Mobile BayBears during the 2016 and 2017 seasons. Chapman graduated from the University of Saint Mary with a degree in sport management.
A familiar face with a new position, Layton Markwood moves into a role as a Ticket Sales Executive for the 2018 season. Layton spent 2017 with the Shuckers working as a Box Office and Sales Trainee. Prior to the Shuckers, Layton worked as an Event Logistics Intern at Charlotte Motor Speedway after graduating from the University of South Carolina with a B.S. in Sports and Entertainment Management.
In administration, Lisa Turner now serves as the Accounting and Human Resources Manager for the Shuckers. This will be her fourth season with the team after working as the Office Manager in her first three seasons at MGM Park. Before joining the front office, Lisa worked in HealthCare Administration for 19 years.
Jenifer Truong begins her fourth season with the Shuckers, now working as the Community Relations and Promotions Manager. Jenifer worked in Community Relations and Promotions last season and was a Sales and Marketing Coordinator in her first two years with the Shuckers. She is also a board member for Main Street Biloxi and has experience in college athletics, working with the men's basketball team at Southern Miss for three years.
Rejoining the team after a brief hiatus is Dani Polen, who will function as an Administrative and Marketing Assistant. Dani worked for the Shuckers during the 2017 season as the teams Sales and Marketing Coordinator.
Opening Day for the 2018 season is Thursday, April 5, at Montgomery. The Shuckers will open the team's fourth season at MGM Park on Wednesday, April 11, at 6:35 pm against the Mississippi Braves. Ticket packages and group outings are now available and can be reserved by calling 228-233-3465 or visiting www.biloxishuckers.com.
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