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Springfield Cardinals Front Office Information

Address: 955 East Trafficway Street, Springfield, Missouri, 65802
Business Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (M-F)
Phone: (417) 863-0395
Email: [email protected]
Office Fax: (417) 832-3004


Dan Reiter - Vice President & General Manager

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A lifelong St. Louis Cardinals fan, Dan got his start with Cardinals Baseball by winning the Fox Sports TV contest, "Payin' Your Dues," in May of 2004.

Since joining the Springfield Cardinals prior to the inaugural season in 2005, Dan has gone from the last Account Executive hired all the way to Vice President/General Manager, with various sales and marketing positions along the way. As the second General Manager in team history, Dan's focus is two-fold: to make sure the Springfield Cardinals are advocates for a great community and to do everything the organization can to help the St. Louis Cardinals win their next World Championship.

Dan has always, and will continue to, put a focus on being active in the community- both through new community relations programs with the Cardinals and serving a variety of organizations, including stints on the Boards for the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce, the Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Springfield Area Sports Commission and the Sertoma Club of Springfield.

A graduate of Springfield Catholic High School, Dan attended the University of Missouri-Columbia. He graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Minor in Psychology while also co-founding the student-operated designated driver program, STRIPES.

Dan and his wife, Heather, have been married since 2011. They have two wild boys, Andy and Tyson, who fill their life with laughter, excitement and living room wrestling. As Dan likes to say, “Our loud home is a happy home, and we wish the same for you.”

Scott Smulczenski - Vice President of Baseball Operations

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Scott came to Springfield by way of St. Louis, where he worked as the Director of Minor League Operations for the St. Louis Cardinals. Scott is excited to continue to help make the Springfield Cardinals a success in the community throughout the 2024 season and beyond. Scott and his wife, Kelly, have two daughters, Danielle and Hanna. He enjoys coaching basketball, watching the Texas Longhorns play football and rooting for the St. Louis Cardinals.

Aaron Lowrey - Vice President of Stadium Operations

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Aaron joined the Springfield Cardinals in February of 2005, making him an original member of the Front Office. He has plied his skills in various areas but now serves as the Vice President of Stadium Operations. He enjoys the challenge of keeping Hammons Field a first-class entertainment venue and a perfect home for St. Louis Cardinals players on their way up to the MLB. Away from the ballpark, Aaron has been married to his wife for nearly 25 years and has three amazing children. Together they enjoy time outdoors, traveling and visiting family.

Andrew Buchbinder - Vice President of Ticketing & Marketing

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A member of the Springfield Cardinals Front Office since 2013, Andrew currently serves as the Vice President of Ticketing & Marketing, overseeing the club’s marketing, communications, production/entertainment and ticket sales departments. He had previously been the club’s Director of Branding & Communications while serving as the “Voice of the Springfield Cardinals” from 2013-2023. He called more than 1,900 games throughout his 17-year broadcasting career in Minor League Baseball, which began with the New Haven County Cutters, formerly of the independent CAN-AM League, in 2007.

Prior to coming to Springfield, Andrew previously spent four years as the Director of Broadcasting & Media Relations for the Hickory Crawdads (Single-A, Texas Rangers) from 2009-12. He held similar roles with the Bakersfield Condors Hockey Club from 2007-09 and the Bakersfield Blaze (Single-A, Texas Rangers) in 2008.

The Larchmont, N.Y. native is a graduate of Trinity College in Hartford, Conn. He and his wife, Megan, reside in Springfield with their human sons, Charlie and Callan, and Miniature Aussie son, Murphy.

Corporate Partnerships

Brad Beattie - Director of Market Development

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The circle of life has brought Brad Beattie back to baseball. After a short stint in the Baltimore Orioles organization, his shirt and tie career started in the grocery business with Procter & Gamble. After time with Del Monte and Premier Marketing, he spent over 20 years with a local supermarket chain, Pyramid Foods.

With his time at Pyramid Foods, he was fortunate to work with local charities, community events and sports venues. Brad came back to baseball to resurrect the former Price Cutter Park. As the General Manager, U.S. Baseball was restarted in 2016, and housed Drury Baseball and the Show-Me Collegiate League.

In late 2017, Brad made his way back to professional baseball with the Springfield Cardinals as their new Director of Market Development, where he works with sponsors, Springfield Cardinals staff, and fans.

Known as Papa to his grandkids, Brad to his Son-in-law, Dad to Brittney, Beau and Breann, and names to remain private from Lyn; he is fortunate to love and be loved by them all. Brad's love of baseball runs deep within his family, as his father Bob and brother Burt also played professionally. The Springfield Cardinals have allowed Brad to see his friends at baseball games, participate in age-defined baseball, and be a positive member of the community.

Go to song: "Brandy" by Looking Glass

Scott Bailes - Baseball & Community Ambassador

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A native of Springfield and graduate of Parkview High School and Missouri State University, Bailes has been an integral part of the southwest Missouri community throughout his life. He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1982, sparking a nine-year playing career in Major League Baseball during which he totaled 351 strikeouts and 39 wins across 343 career appearances.

Bailes's playing career closed in 1998 with the Texas Rangers, but his involvement in professional baseball continued through his roles as a broadcaster for the Cleveland Indians and Guardians, a television broadcaster for the Springfield Cardinals since the inaugural season in 2005 and a member of the Cardinals Front Office from 2010-2017. Most recently, Bailes was the General Manager at Ballparks of America in Branson.

Bailes's impact has expanded beyond the ballpark, as he has served on the Springfield City Council, the Springfield-Greene County Park Board, the Champion Athletes of the Ozarks Board, the Branson Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors and more. He and his wife JoAnne reside in Springfield and have three daughters - Alli, Tara and Mandy - as well as two granddaughters - Maren and Leoni.

Ticket Sales, Hospitality and Special Events

Zack Pemberton - Director of Ticket Sales & Special Events

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The 2024 season marks the 14th season that Zack has been with the Springfield Cardinals. The Centralia, MO native moved to the Ozarks in the fall of 2006 to attend Southwest Baptist University where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Sports Management. Getting his start as an intern during his senior year of college, Zack has held various sales and marketing positions en route to his current role as Director of Ticket Sales and Special Events.

Zack and his wife, Amanda, reside in Springfield with their son, Kamden, and their dogs, Duke and Max. A proud member of the Springfield Sertoma Club, Zack enjoys volunteering his time and giving back to the community. He is also a diehard Kansas City Chiefs fan and season ticketholder. When he’s not at the ballpark, Zack can be found spending quality time with his family, attending Chiefs games, telling Dad Jokes or playing (bogey-at-best) golf with friends.

Eric Tomb - Manger of Ticket Sales

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Eric is in his second stint with the Cardinals after serving on the original front office staff during the 2005-2006 seasons. The Platte City, Missouri native got his Bachelor’s Degree from (Southwest) Missouri State University, where he played trumpet in the school’s Pride Marching Band. He later earned a Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Nebraska-Omaha. After college, he spent four years with the Omaha Royals (now the Storm Chasers), the AAA affiliate of the Kansas City Royals, before returning to Springfield to work for the Cardinals. From 2007-2017, Eric worked in the financial services industry as a Financial Advisor, and then as a Compliance Specialist for Great Southern Bank. During that time, he moonlighted with the Cardinals, running stadium audio, and eventually taking over as Hammons Field’s primary Public Address announcer--duties that he still handles today. He rejoined the Cardinals full-time in late 2017 as Manager of Ticket Sales and works with our staff of Community Marketing Coordinators to help fill the ballpark. In his free time, Eric loves cooking, college football, and correcting his friends’ grammar.

Todd Wright - Senior Account Executive, Ticket Sales

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Todd Wright began his career in professional baseball with the Cardinals organization in the 2018 season.

Prior to his arrival in Springfield, Wright spent five seasons on staff at College of the Ozarks as an assistant men's basketball coach with the Bobcats from 2012-2017. He helped guide the program to five consecutive NAIA National Tournament appearances while coaching five NAIA All-Americans. Wright also served as an adjunct professor in the college's Physical Education Department.

A native of Reeds Spring, Mo., Wright earned a Bachelor of Arts in Christian education from Messenger College. Wright also holds a master's degree from the Midwest College of Theology, as well as an earned doctoral degree from Midwest Theological University.

Wright and his wife, Ginger, have three children.

Caleb Lasher - Account Executive, Ticket Sales

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Caleb joined the Cardinals in early 2022 as a Community Marketing Coordinator. His main focus is selling RED access memberships and group tickets bundles. Caleb can help you with any of your tickets needs at Hammons Field.

Before joining the Cardinals staff, Caleb spent a year as a Marketing Consultant for Secure Agent Marketing assisting insurance agents around the country. He has also worked for FedEx Ground as a delivery driver.

Caleb graduated from Southwest Baptist University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Marketing. When he isn’t at the ballpark Caleb enjoys spending time with his wife, Skylr and their dog, Otis.

Justin Garner - Account Executive, Ticket Sales

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Justin has been with the Cardinals since 2023. He became full-time after being hired as a Community Marketing Coordinator in December of 2023 following his graduation from Missouri State University. The Owensville, MO native wrapped his first season in baseball as an Inside Sales Associate last year, and can't wait to continue working with businesses, schools, individual fans and organizations throughout Cardinals Nation to find the best way for them to enjoy a night at Hammons Field.

Dalton Baker - Account Executive, Ticket Sales

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Dalton grew up/lived in Winner, SD for 18 years before attending Black Hills State University. After a year, he transferred to Northern State University to complete his degree in Sports Marketing/Administration. During his time at Northern, Dalton assisted the Sports Information Department by working with the press staff in various ways including compiling statistics, performing public address and assisting in live streaming services.

After his time at Northern, Dalton worked with the Sioux Falls Stampede Hockey Organization, in which he primarily focused on gameday operations/promotions. He moved to the Springfield, MO area around the start of 2024 to begin working in the Cardinals’ marketing department.

Courtney Norris - Account Executive, Tickets

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Courtney joined the Springfield Cardinals full-time staff in May of 2024 after graduating from Missouri State. Originally from San Diego, CA, Courtney began with the Cardinals part-time in 2021 with positions in gameday, box office and inside sales. In her spare time, she likes to go to concerts, sporting events and read.

Ticket & Office Operations

Angela Deke - Senior Director of Ticket Operations

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Angela Deke serves as the Senior Director of Ticket Operations, overseeing all aspects of ticketing for the Springfield Cardinals. Angela joined the Springfield Cardinals staff in the 2005 Inaugural Season, first as Box Office Manager, then Director of Ticket Operations and now Senior Director of Ticket Operations.

Angela grew up in Springfield, just a few blocks from Hammons Field, and attended Southwest Missouri State University (now Missouri State University) before spending 12 years working there in Athletics and Performing Arts. Once a Bear, Always a Bear. In what little free time baseball offers, she enjoys going on cruises, watching Hallmark movies and spending time with her husband, kids, grandkids and 6 lb Shih Tzu (none of which necessarily enjoy the Hallmark movies).

Levi Smith - Manager of Ticket Operations

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Levi is in his first season as the new Supervisor of Ticket Operations. He previously worked part-time for the Cardinals as an Inside Sales Associate for the 2018, 2019, and 2021 seasons.

Levi grew up in Kansas City, Missouri, and moved down to Springfield to attend Missouri State University, where he graduated in 2022 with a Bachelor's degree in Entertainment Management. While in school, Levi met his partner Jessica through their campus ministry, and together they have a calico named Ivy.

In his free time, Levi enjoys cooking, obsessing over Patrick Mahomes II, and playing video games more often than his wife would like him to.

Tina Miller - Director of Finance & Accounting

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Tina joined the Cardinals in late October of 2023, making 2024 her first season in baseball. Tina, a lifelong Springfield resident, previously worked with O'Reilly Hospitality Management and Bass Pro Shops. With extensive experience and knowledge in accounting and finance, Tina is the organization's first-ever on-site accountant which will provide for more efficient and streamlined processes both internally and for our partners and fans.

Sheila Driemeyer - Ticket/Office Coordinator

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Sheila was recently moved from Office Coordinator to Manager of Administration. In her new role, she now handles on-site human resources responsibilities, payroll for our vast and diverse season staff, front office services and a myriad of other responsibilities. Sheila started in with the club in 2019, making 2024 her sixth year with Springfield. A Springfield native, Sheila has spent her entire Minor League career with the Springfield Cardinals after a previous career in education.

Communications, Marketing and Fan Experience

Regina Hess - Senior Manager of Fan Experience

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After spending the 2016 season as a part-time Inside Sales Associate, it didn’t take long for Regina to absorb the life of Cardinals Nation. Since then, she has worked full-time as a Community Marketing Coordinator, Sr. Marketing and Event Coordinator, Manager of Fan Engagement & Special Events, and now Sr. Manager of Fan Experience.

Regina was born and raised in San Diego, CA but has made Springfield her home for the past 13 years. A softball scholarship brought her to Drury University, where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in 2014. She then went on to receive her Master’s Degree in Sports Management and graduated from Missouri State University in 2016.

She met her husband Josh in 2015 and they’ve been adventuring ever since. Regina also enjoys spending time with family and friends (especially her cat Kona), being active, recruiting friends to join Goodreads, listening to podcasts, and re-watching the same shows over and over again. She rarely turns down a coffee, brunch, or Alamo Drafthouse date, and if she could she’d jam out to Taylor Swift all day, every day.

Steve Granado - Manager of Public Relations & Digital Marketing

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Steve joined the Cardinals in 2024 after beginning his career in Minor League Baseball in 2015 with play-by-play broadcasting and media relations stints with the Boise Hawks, West Virginia Power, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, Rancho Cucamonga Quakes and Inland Empire 66ers along the way. He is responsible for the team's public relations, media relations and digital marketing initiatives, planning and producing a wide range of content to entertain, inform and engage fans both inside the ballpark and through the club's digital and social media platforms.

Granado is a native of La Habra, CA and a 2015 graduate of Cal State Fullerton. He lives in Springfield with his girlfriend Megan and dog Kylo. Steve enjoys playing video games, watching movies, going to comedy shows, reading comics and cooking.

Tysen Hathcock - Production Manager

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Tysen was named the Manager of Production in 2022 and oversees all of the live video production in the stadium as well as the local TV broadcasts on KY3 and the CW. Prior to starting full-time with the Springfield Cardinals, Tysen worked on the Cardinals production team for four years, at KKOZ radio in Ava, MO for four years and for Hite Media in Springfield for four years.

A native of Ava, MO, Tysen graduated from Missouri State University in 2021 with a major in Live Television and Digital Film Production. Away from Hammons Field, Tysen owns a sports production business, live streaming local high school sports. He also spends many hours in the baseball offseason attending Missouri State Bears and Lady Bears basketball games.

TJ Patton - Brand Creative Specialist/Graphic Designer

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TJ has been with the Springfield Cardinals since February 2015 after working as a part-time Graphic Design Assistant from 2015 - 2017 and a full-time Graphic Designer from 2018 - 2022 before earning his role as the Brand Creative Specialist/Graphic Designer in 2023. He graduated from Missouri State University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design.

Born and raised in the St. Louis area, TJ is a diehard St. Louis sports fan who can always be found rooting for his beloved Cardinals, Blues, BattleHawks and St. Louis City SC, as well as his out-of-town love, the Michigan Wolverines. He also enjoys being active outside as a mediocre golfer and an average-at-best slowpitch softball third baseman.

Olivia Barrett - Multimedia Production Coordinator

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Stepping into a newer position, Olivia joined Cardinals Nation at the start of 2022. The STL native received her Bachelors Degree in TV and Film Production at Southeast Missouri State University in 2018. Before joining the Cardinal crew, Olivia did all different kinds of video production for corporate communications, marketing, news, and even construction.

Don’t let the strong aura of athleticism fool you, Olivia is a huge nerd. 90% of her personality revolves around Dungeons & Dragons. She also enjoys video games, reading, cooking, and looking at dogs on Petfinder and imagining their whole lives together.

Fun Fact: Olivia is the third generation of Barrett to work for the Cardinals. Her father is the Painting Foreman at Busch Stadium and her grandfather was a seasonal painter there as well.

Alex Jensen - Play-by-Play Broadcaster

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Alex was named the “Voice of the Springfield Cardinals” in March of 2024. The 2024 season marks his fourth season in Minor League Baseball, his first with Springfield after three seasons with the Stockton Ports. Jensen is a Bay Area native, born and raised in Oakland, CA. He began his broadcasting career in 2008 with St. Mary's (CA) Women's Basketball. In addition to baseball, Jensen has called Saint Mary's College Men's Basketball since 2013 and split sideline reporter duties for Cal Football during the 2023 season.

He graduated from Sant Mary's in 2008 with a degree in Communication and Media Studies after pitching collegiately there for two seasons (four seasons total including Junior College). He is the fourth-ever broadcaster in Springfield Cardinals history, following Mike Lindskog, Jeff Levering and Andrew Buchbinder.

Stadium & Field Operations

Derek Edwards - Director of Field & Stadium Operations

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The leader of one of the most decorated grounds crews in Minor League Baseball, Derek has had a hand in curating the award-winning playing surface at Hammons Field since the Inaugural Season in 2005. Promoted to Director of Field Operations in 2022, Derek's role expanded to include stadium operation oversight as well as assisting in future stadium and field capital improvements in 2024. His nearly two decades of experience at Hammons Field and the continued standard of excellence he has brought to field operations will help ensure that our ballpark continues to provide an unmatched experience for fans and continues to be a beacon of pride for our community.

TJ Joy - Manager of Stadium Operations

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Originally hired as a stadium operations intern in 2018, TJ was hired full-time in the role of Stadium operations Coordinator in 2021. In 2024, he has now become the Manager of Stadium Operations.

Born and raised in Springfield, MO, TJ is living out a dream come true to work at Hammons Field, having grown up a Springfield and St. Louis Cardinals fan. TJ is also an avid soccer fan who played collegiately at Evangel University. He graduated in 2018 after meeting his future wife Nikki (also a soccer player) whom he lives with in Nixa with their two kids Paxton and Isabella.

Nathan Strait - Manager of Field Operations

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Nathan Strait serves as the Springfield Cardinals Manager of Field Operations Coordinator.

Nathan is a St. James, Missouri native and moved to Springfield in the fall of 2014 to attend Missouri State University. While at MSU he earned a four-year degree in sports administration.

Starting with the Springfield Cardinals in 2016, Nathan has had a number of different roles. He started his time here as a part-time employee with the award-winning grounds crew. In 2018, he transitioned into a role with the inside sales program, and after the 2019 season was promoted to a community marketing coordinator. In 2022, he returned to the team's award-winning grounds crew as the full-time Field Operations Coordinator.

In his time outside of baseball, Nathan enjoys an occasional round of golf with friends. You can also see him on the slow pitch softball field, or even at a Missouri State Bears basketball game.