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Richmond County Bank Ballpark at St. George
75 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 

Non-Game Day Hours: Monday-Friday 10 A.M. - 5 P.M.
Game Day Hours: 10 A.M. - End of Game
CONTACT US AT 718.720.9265!
 

 

Executives

Will Smith
President/Operating Partner

Email: [email protected]

Will joined the Staten Island Yankees on Sept. 9, the first day of the 2015 New York-Penn League playoffs. Will's career in Minor League Baseball spans 18 years working for three additional teams.

After working as an engineer following college, Will wanted a greater passion for his work. He attended the Baseball Winter Meetings in Dallas, TX and found a job in New Haven, CT, with former Eastern League member New Haven Ravens. After two seasons selling tickets, advertising, and merchandise, Will left New Haven for Hagerstown, MD, to become a Director, Ticket Sales & Merchandise for Hagerstown Suns (Class-A, South Atlantic League).

Will earned two promotions in Hagerstown and was named General Manager in 2006. After two seasons running the day-to-day operations of the Suns, Will accepted an opportunity to join the Trenton Thunder (Class-AA, Eastern League, New York Yankee affiliate) and work for the minor league team he purchased tickets for when he was a student at nearby The College of New Jersey.

Success in Trenton led to this tremendous opportunity to lead the Staten Island Yankees and join the ownership group, Nostalgic Partners, LLC.

Will was raised in Dumont, NJ, and is a fan of the Yankees, Giants and Knicks. Will is also an avid NASCAR fan and he's still mourning Dale Earnhardt, Jr.'s retirement. Will and his wife Jada have a daughter Samantha and son William.

T.J. Jahn
General Manager

Phone: 718.313.1317
Email: [email protected]

T.J. began with the Staten Island Yankees in October of 2015. He graduated from The College of New Jersey in 2009 with a Bachelor's Degree in Interdisciplinary Business. T.J. began his career in sports with the Trenton Thunder where he spent 8 seasons. He was thrilled to be with the Thunder when they won the 2013 Eastern League Championship. During his tenure at the Thunder, he oversaw the Ticket Department as well as Community Relations.

T.J. grew up in Clark, NJ and currently resides in Perth Amboy, NJ. Growing up, when most other kids were going on vacation to Disney World or the beach, T.J. and his family visited baseball stadiums across the country. He is an avid New York Yankees fan and is anxiously awaiting their 28th World Championship. In his spare time, he likes to go to sporting events, Bruce Springsteen concerts, and craft beer festivals.

Jane M. Rogers 
Senior Vice President, Baseball Operations

Phone: 718.313.1311
Email: [email protected]

Jane was the first person hired when the Staten Island Yankees started up in 1999. In six years she progressed from Office Manager to Assistant General Manager to General Manager. Jane has been married to Mike for more than 25 years, and they are the parents of Julie and Matthew. Jane arranges for the ballplayers' lodging, travel, etc. She is the liaison between the front office and team's manager and coaches. Additionally, she administers the internship program involving college students and their introduction into the sport management field. She is proud to be a part of the team's success; namely, winning the NY-Penn League Championship six times.

Jay Nazzaro
Chief Operating Officer

Phone: 718.313.1315
Email: [email protected]

 

Jay joined the Staten Island Yankees in Sept. 2015, as CFO. A graduate of Seton Hall University with a Masters in Accounting, Jay spent eight years as an auditor at PwC after college, mostly working with entertainment clients, including eight years on the MLB audit. He has also spent two years in Financial Reporting at AIG.

Born and raised on Staten Island, Jay currently lives in North Brunswick, New Jersey, with his wife and daughter and is a fan of the Yankees, Buffalo Bills, Tottenham Hotspur and Seton Hall Basketball (go Pirates!). In his free time, he enjoys playing soccer and watching "geeky" movies and TV shows.

Corporate Sponsorships

Mary Almonte
Director, Corporate Partnerships

Phone: 347.996.0283
Email: [email protected]

Edrix Paradizo
Account Executive, Corporate Partnerships

Phone: 347.983.1233
Email: [email protected]

Ticketing & Sales

Stewart Azor
Director, Ticket Sales

Phone: 718.313.3161
Email: 
[email protected]

Stewart is from Queens, NY and earned a degree in Sports Management at St. Johns University back in 2010. Post-graduation, he went on to work as a supervisor for Fan Unlimited at Yankee Stadium for nearly three seasons. In 2013, Stewart worked for the New York Red Bulls where he was promoted to an Account Executive role and set a record of 331 new Full Season Members for the club in a single season earning himself the top 15th best overall sales executive spot in MLS during the 2014 season. In 2015, Stewart took the Business Development, Account Executive role with the New Jersey Devils & Prudential Center where he became one of their leading sales executives for live entertainment and for the NJ Devils for nearly four years. Stewart went on to the USL in 2018 where he became the Vice President of Ticket Sales, Service, and Ticket Operations with Hartford Athletic. In Hartford, Stewart was responsible for putting together a skilled sales team, sales strategy, box office operations, and team experiences. After spending over a year away from home, the kid from Queens NY has decided to return to the Big Apple and help catapult the Staten Island Yankees sales and service team to the next level!

Megan Bloyd
Manager, Ticket Sales & Service

Phone: 718.313.1310
Email: [email protected]

Megan Bloyd graduated from Neumann University in May 2016 with a B.S in Sport and Entertainment Management and a minor in Communication. While she attended NU she interned with Philadelphia Union for Event Operations and Neumann Sport Network as the director. Also during her time at school, she enjoyed her time playing rugby, being a Resident Assistant and playing recreational sports. Now a day she enjoys her time with friends, family and especially her dog.

David Budash
Manager, Community Relations & Group Tickets

Phone: 718.313.1316
Email: [email protected]

David joined the Staten Island Yankees in May 2017. Originally brought on as a Seasonal Sales Representative, David was hired full-time in the middle of the 2017 season as a Group Sales Executive. David graduated from Saint Francis University in Loretto, PA (not the one in Brooklyn) with a B.S. in Marketing and a minor in Strategic Communication in 2016. While at SFU, David was involved in several organizations, including: serving as President of the SFU club baseball team, leading mission trips to Maggoty, Jamaica, in 2015 and 2016, and he is also an alumni of Phi Kappa Theta National Fraternity. David spent two seasons completing internships with the Altoona Curve Baseball team (AA - Eastern League), as well as the York Revolution (Independent - Atlantic League) before joining the Staten Island Yankees. David is also a class of 2017 alumnus of the Harry Wendelstedt School of Professional Umpiring!

Born in Pittsburgh and raised in Western Pennsylvania, David loves cheering on his favorite teams: the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Pittsburgh Penguins, as well as complaining about the Pirates. He also supports the pride of the Northeast Conference, his beloved Saint Francis Red Flash and is a new-found NYCFC fan! When not at the ballpark, David enjoys umpiring baseball, exercising, reading, cooking, listening to music, trying out new snapchat filters, and playing golf!

Jackie D'Elia
Group Sales Executive

Phone: 718.313.1321
Email: [email protected]

Jackie began with the Staten Island Yankees in May of 2018 after graduating from SUNY Cortland. She earned a degree in Sports Management with a minor in Communication Studies and two concentrations in Sport Facility and Event Management as well as International Sport Management. While she attended SUNY Cortland she was a member and served as the Treasurer of Spectrum, the school's LGBTQ+ club on campus.

 

Jackie grew up in Bayville, New York, which is located in Nassau County, Long Island, and is a fan of the New York Yankees, New York Jets, and New York Knicks.

Michael Santeramo
Group Sales Executive

Phone: 347.983.1234
Email: [email protected]

Michael began his career with the Staten Island Yankees in June of 2019. He graduated from Montclair State University the same year with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Sports, Events, and Tourism Marketing. Prior to the Staten Island Yankees, Michael worked as a Gameday Operations intern for the New Jersey Jackals in the summer of 2018. In his senior year, and after graduation, he spent time volunteering for the Special Olympics of NJ while working for the New York Red Bulls and New York Jets.

Michael was raised in Clifton, NJ, where he currently lives. He always had a passion for sports, especially baseball and football. He likes to play drums, go to concerts with his brother, and go to car shows in his spare time.

Marketing & Communications

Michael Galayda**
Manager of Production & Marketing

Phone: 718.313.1322
Email: [email protected]

Michael started with the Staten Island Yankees in the Spring of 2018. He started his career as a Seasonal Production Assistant for the Philadelphia Eagles. He's also previously worked for the Trenton Thunder, Double A affiliate of the New York Yankees. Michael graduated from Rowan University in 2011 with a Bachelor's Degree in Radio, TV, & Film.

Michael grew up in Wrightstown, New Jersey, which is just a couple of miles away from McGuire Air Force Base. In Michael's spare time he enjoys playing video games and watching TV.

**For Media Inquiries, contact Michael Galayda at [email protected]

Concessions & Merchandise

Jesse Lopresti
Manager, Ticket Operations & Merchandise

Phone: 718.313.1324
Email: [email protected]

Jesse began his tenure with the Staten Island Yankees in December 2016. He is a graduated from St. John's University in Staten Island with a B.S in Sports Management in 2016. During his time at St John's he interned with the Staten Island Yankees in Ticket Operations during the 2015 and 2016 seasons. New York sports are an essential part of Jesse's life as he closely follows the Rangers, Jets and Mets. In his spare time, Jesse enjoys playing ice hockey. He is also a certified Level 3 referee. Jesse can also be found behind the bench of his former high school, St. Joseph by the Sea's, hockey team as assistant coach alongside some of his former teammates. Jesse is looking forward to an exciting season with the SI Yankees. 

Duane Hand
Director of Concessions

Phone: 718.313.1309
Email: [email protected]

Duane joined the Staten Island Yankees in March of 2019. Prior to joing, Duane has been in the restaurant business for 30 years, including here on Staten Island where he worked as a Bar and Training Manager for Buffalo Wild Wings, a General Manager for Hook and Reel, and he also owned and operated a Quiznos in Great Kills. Born and raised in Piscataway, NJ, Duane has been living on Staten Island with his wife, Rebecca, his son, Kyle, and his daughter, Skyler, for 26 years. Born a Yankee fan he also roots for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, he also enjoys golf and bowling.

Stadium Operations

Anthony Polito
Stadium Operations Director

Phone: 718.313.1345
Email: [email protected]

Anthony joined the Staten Island Yankees in October of 2019. Anthony received his degree in Sport Management from Sacred Heart University in Fairfied, Connecticut. After graduating he began his career working in baseball with the Bridgeport Bluefish of the Atlantic League. After three season with the Bluefish, Anthony went down South to Chattanooga, Tennesse, where he spent four seasons with the Chattanooga Lookouts as the Stadium Operations and Concessions Manager.

Anthony is born and raised in Queens and is a die-hard fan of the New York Mets and Jacksonville Jaguars. He likes to stay active in his free time, whether it's going to the gym, jiu-jitsu, or playing playing flag football.

Groundskeeper

Brett Franklin
Groundskeeper

Phone: 718.313.1341
Email: [email protected]