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Executive

Andy Dunn - President & Partner

Andy Dunn has been with the Vancouver Canadians since 2008, helping guide Canada's only affiliated Minor League Baseball franchise to a number of national accolades including the coveted John H. Johnson President's Trophy (2013) presented to the most complete franchise in MiLB - marking the first time in the award's 40-year history that a Canadian-based organization received the honour.

Known by many in the baseball world, Andy has twice been named Florida State League Executive of the Year (1999, 2000) and Northwest League Executive of the Year (2008) and has helped the Canadians reach new heights with ten Northwest League awards during his tenure in Vancouver including multiple John H. Johnson & Larry MacPhail Awards.

In addition to his many duties here in Vancouver, Andy is also President of the Lancaster JetHawks of the California League.

Contact Andy Dunn:

Phone: 604.872.5232 ex.340

e-Mail: adunn@canadiansbaseball.com

Allan Bailey - General Manager

Allan Bailey has been with the Vancouver Canadians since 2007 and was appointed General Manager on September 5th, 2018 after spending the previous seven seasons as the organization's Assistant General Manager. 2020 will mark Allan's second full season as the Canadians GM.

Allan has led several departments during his tenure with the C's including the Nat Bailey Stadium Box Office and its ticket operations as well as his more recent efforts in Team Operations handling everything from player housing and travel right through to Information Technology (IT).

Born in Victoria, B.C., and raised in the Lower Mainland's Sunshine Coast, Allan completed his education at McGill University while playing five seasons with the McGill Redbirds baseball program. Prior to university, Allan played for the North Shore Twins of the B.C. Premier League.

Contact Allan Bailey:

Phone: 604.872.5232 ex. 328

e-Mail: abailey@canadiansbaseball.com

Graham Wall - Vice-President, Sales & Marketing

A lifetime love of baseball has seen Graham around Nat Bailey Stadium since his childhood. Now as Vice-President, Sales & Marketing with the Vancouver Canadians, Graham remains committed to ensuring baseball flourishes here in his hometown.

With an executive sports background that includes time with Orca Bay Sports & Entertainment as well as TEAM1040 Sports Radio, Graham works tirelessly along with his colleagues to provide fans with affordable ticket packages and experiences that will bring friends, family, and business partners together out at Nat Bailey Stadium.

In addition to Graham's efforts between business hours, he also volunteers his spare time to coach many of the youth who head out each summer to "The Nat" as part of the Vancouver Canadians Baseball League which brings upward of 300 local children out to the ballpark to learn the game of baseball thanks to the generosity of our fans.

Contact Graham Wall:

Phone: 604.872.5232 ex. 329

e-Mail: gwall@canadiansbaseball.com

Brenda Chmiliar - Financial Controller

Brenda is entering her thirteenth season out at Nat Bailey Stadium but her second as Financial Controller for the Vancouver Canadians. She spent the first 10 years with Aramark Food Services in the company's financial division, dividing her time between Nat Bailey Stadium and Rogers Arena.

Her knowledge of stadium operations having worked for both Aramark and the Canadians have proven to be invaluable during her tenure.

Brenda is responsible for all aspects of the Vancouver Canadians financial operations and is right at home here at "The Nat" as much of her childhood was spent on local baseball fields up in Kamloops.

Contact Brenda Chmiliar:

Phone: 604.872.5232 ex. 330

e-Mail: bchmiliar@canadiansbaseball.com

Walter Cosman - Senior Advisor, Sales & Marketing Services

With more than 20 years of Sales & Marketing experience here in Vancouver, Walter decided to put those skills to work in the sport he's most passionate about, baseball.

With a B.A. from the University of New Brunswick, Walter has worked with Proctor & Gamble, Molson Canada, Granville Island Brewing and Steamworks Brewing. Walter was also General Manager of Petcurean leading a staff of more than 70 people.  

With a longstanding corporate partnership with the Canadians prior to his arrival in May of 2019, Walter joins our club fully aware of the standard that has put the C's among the best in Minor League Baseball.

Contact Walter Cosman:

Phone: 604.872.5232 ex. 381

e-Mail: wcosman@canadiansbaseball.com

Communications

Rob Fai - Director, Communications & Broadcaster

Recipient of the Paul Carson Award as Best Play-by-Play Broadcaster in British Columbia, Rob Fai returns for his 15th consecutive season as the voice of Canadians Baseball. Rob will once again call all 76 C's games, both home and away on Sportsnet 650 AM as well as a select package of nationally televised games on Sportsnet Pacific. He also hosts Vancouver Canadians Game Day on Sportsnet 650, a baseball-centric radio show now entering its 12th season. This past season, Rob broadcast his 1,000th game becoming the first to do so in franchise history (1,044).

Rob also handles many of the Canadians communications platforms including our team website, press announcements, publications and video board operations. He also spearheads the Vancouver Canadians Baseball Foundation and the annual Hot Stove Luncheon.

Inducted into the Vancouver Canadians Broadcast & Journalism Hall of Fame (2015), Rob was also presented with the British Columbia Baseball Meritorious Award becoming just the second recipient ever from B.C. to receive the lifetime honour. Rob is also one of the longest-serving voices in EA Sports history having given his sounds to EA's NHL video game dating back to NHL '11 and this past year joined the Board of Directors at the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame.

Contact Rob Fai:

Phone: 604.872.5232 ex. 340

e-Mail: rfai@canadiansbaseball.com

Sales & Marketing Services

Stephani Ellis - Assistant General Manager

Returning for her fourth season with the Vancouver Canadians Baseball Club, Stephani was recently promoted to the role of Assistant General Manager and was the recipient of the 2019 Northwest League Female Executive of the Year for her work with the C's.

Stephani has led the Canadians Group Sales, Social Media, and Community platforms during her time out at historic Nat Bailey Stadium.

After a standout collegiate softball career at California University of PA where Stephani played for the Vulcans, the Prince of Wales Secondary graduate and former Team BC member began her marketing career with the Canadians.

Stephani works in concert with group leaders who expect the Canadians to provide an excellent ballpark experience with each visit out at Scotiabank Field at Nat Bailey Stadium. Even with the demands that come with that responsibility alone, Stephani still lends her time to the Vancouver Canadians Baseball Foundation and its fundraising efforts.

Contact Stephani Ellis:

Phone: 604.872.5232 ex. 382

e-Mail: sellis@canadiansbaseball.com

Mike Richardson - Director, Sales & Game Day Operations

A graduate of the University of Guelph with a B.A. in Commerce, Mike remains one of the Vancouver Canadians premier sales contacts for many of our marketing services. In addition to his efforts on the sales side of our business, Mike also handles our in-season Game Day presentation ensuring all pre-game and in-game elements are executed at the highest level.

Mike works on many of the promotional items that we proudly present to our fanbase each summer. From booking and handling all facets of our annual Superstar Series to ensuring all sponsored giveaways are presented as promised, Mike has developed an extensive contact base benefitting our organization.

Now entering his eighth season with the Vancouver Canadians, Mike continues to study martial arts and is an avid hockey player and curler during the off-season.

Contact Mike Richardson:

Phone: 604.872.5232 ex. 383

e-Mail: mrichardson@canadiansbaseball.com

Chelsea Jenner - Coordinator, Sales & Marketing Services

Chelsea enters her third year with the Vancouver Canadians and second as Coordinator of Sales and Marketing Services. Chelsea graduated in 2017 from San Jose State University with a degree in Communication Studies and Business Minor Cum Laude. At San Jose State, she was an NCAA student-athlete who played Division I softball.

Chelsea works in concert with the executive to ensure that all Canadians marketing partners have every facet of their agreements executed to the highest standard. From promotional and advertising through to media buys, community initiatives and more, Chelsea has become a key piece of the Sales & Marketing department.

Contact Chelsea Jenner:

Phone: 604.872.5232 ex. 384

e-Mail: cjenner@canadiansbaseball.com

Jordan Skavinsky - Coordinator, Sales & Game Operations

 

Jordan was part of the highly-acclaimed Sales Internship Program and was promoted to year-round, full-time staff in January of 2019 as Coordinator, Sales & Game Operations. Originally from London, ON, Jordan holds a Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology from Western University ('18) and is in the final stages of completing a Master's degree in Sport Management, also through Western.

 

Jordan handles a majority of the staffing for Nat Bailey Stadium including all ushers and stadium personnel. As well, Jordan works alongside the team in coordinating the players and coaching staff travel and housing.

 

His passion for baseball formed during his playing days at Lake Michigan College (NJCAA) and High Point University (NCAA), and has made working in Minor League Baseball and the Canadians truly enjoyable. Jordan aspires to be a contributing force within the Canadians Front Office and looks to maintain the level of excellence that the C's are known for.

Contact Jordan Skavinsky

 

Phone: 604.872.5232 ex. 342

 

e-Mail: jskavinsky@canadiansbaseball.com

Ballpark Operations

Ross Baron - Head Groundskeeper

Coming off his third consecutive Northwest League Sports Turf Manager of the Year Award and first STMA National Award, Ross returns to the Vancouver Canadians Baseball Club for his fourth season and is ready to push the historic confines of Scotiabank Field at Nat Bailey Stadium even further in 2020. The NWL honours had never been bestowed on the Vancouver Canadians prior to Ross' arrival in 2017.

Prior to his tenure with the Canadians, Ross worked with the Washington Nationals Internship Program that provided him with the many skills that he utilizes today. His year-round sod and field program is now studied by others within professional baseball as he further develops into one of the game's bright young lights within the industry.

Ross was born and raised in the Sunshine Coast and along with his wife, Ashley just welcomed a second daughter into their family right at the end of the season.

Contact Ross Baron:

Phone: 604.872.5232 ex. 335

e-Mail: rbaron@canadiansbaseball.com

John Stewart - Manager, Ballpark Operations & Clubhouse Attendant

One of the most trusted members of the Vancouver Canadians organization, John returns for his fifth season as 'Clubbie' for the players and coaching staff. His attention to detail and commitment to his craft has seen John summoned to Dunedin, Florida for Spring Training to help out with both current and future stars of the Toronto Blue Jays.

Born and raised in Brighton, Ontario, John attended Felician University (New Jersey), Graceland University (Iowa) and Loyalist College (Belleville, ON), before taking on a position with VANOC (2007-2010), MLSE (2010-12), and the Greenville Astros (Appalachian League) before accepting a position with the Ottawa Senators organization.

Now back in baseball, John also lays claim to the title of Ballpark Operations Manager which means if it has something to do with historic Nat Bailey Stadium, John is your first call.

Contact John Stewart:

Phone: 604.872.5232 ex 325

e-Mail: jstewart@canadiansbaseball.com