GRAND CHUTE, WI - The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers have added four new members to their front office in recent weeks. The Rattlers are pleased to welcome Brittany Ezze, Jake Hannes, Aaron Johnson, and Emily Sommers to the team in preparation for the start of the 2014 season.
Ezze was hired for a position in the group sales department. The native of Lansing, Michigan comes to the Rattlers after internships with Special Olympics, the Lansing Lugnuts, and the Lakeland Flying Tigers. She is a graduate of Central Michigan.
Johnson is the new Stadium Operations Manager at Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium. He joins the Timber Rattlers after spending 2013 as a Stadium Operations and Grounds Crew Intern for the Fort Wayne TinCaps of the Midwest League. Johnson, a graduate of Ohio Northern University, played baseball for the Polar Bears and also interned for the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati.
Hannes steps into the role of Head Groundskeeper. The Litchfield, Minnesota native has familiarity with the field. He interned with the Rattlers' grounds crew in 2010. Hannes, a 2011 graduate of Anoka Technical College's turf management program, was an intern on the Milwaukee Brewers grounds crew after graduation and a member of the Minnesota Twins grounds crew at Target Field in 2012 and 2013.
Sommers is the most recent hire for the Timber Rattlers and will work with Ezze in the group sales department. She is from Hortonville and graduated from St. Norbert College where she was a member of the Women's Track and Field team in 2010. Sommers has previously interned with the Green Bay Blizzard, worked at the 2010 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits, and been a Gameday Ambassador with the Green Bay Packers for the past four seasons.
Opening Night for the Timber Rattlers is Thursday, April 3 against the Peoria Chiefs. The game is scheduled to start at 6:35pm.
The Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium Box Office is open from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. Ticket packages for Timber Rattlers games are available in person, by calling (800) WI-TIMBER or (920) 733-4152 or online through timberrattlers.com. Tickets for groups of 20 or more may be ordered in person or over the phone. Individual tickets for the 2014 Timber Rattlers season go on sale Saturday, March 1 at 10:00 am.
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