C.J. Johnson has over 15 years of experience in Minor League Baseball in a variety of capacities. He began his career with the Hagerstown Suns, which included roles as the team's Director of Marketing and the Assistant General Manager. During his time in Hagerstown, the team experienced a 27% increase in attendance. Johnson also spent three seasons as the Vice President of Business Development with the Trenton Thunder.
In his over seven years with the Winston-Salem Dash, Johnson has developed the ticket sales programs prior to opening BB&T Ballpark in 2010, coordinated a unique partnership with the Atlantic Coast Conference to handle their postseason ticket sales, and managed the Dash suite, package, group and individual ticket sales efforts. In October of 2017, Johnson was promoted from Vice President of Ticket Sales to President and General Manager.
A graduate of West Virginia University, C.J. currently resides in Clemmons with his wife, Jaci, and their daughters, Allison & Avery. The Cumberland, Md., native enjoys reading and exercising in his spare time.
Kurt, who joined the team in March 2003, is responsible for all aspects of company accounting, financing, financial analysis and budget preparation. He also handles human resource, information technology and business insurance activities for the Dash. Originally from New City, N.Y., Kurt also serves as the liaison to Legends Hospitality Management, the team concessionaire, on all financial activity and reporting.
A graduate of the University of Connecticut, Kurt and his wife, Jackie, reside in Greensboro with their three sons, Ryan, Greg and Kevin.
Ryan, a native of Winchester, Va., will begin his 22nd season in professional baseball in 2018 and his 21st with the Winston-Salem franchise.
After graduating from West Virginia University in 1998, he completed an internship in group sales with the Richmond Braves. Ryan joined the Winston-Salem staff in 1999 as a group sales associate and was promoted to General Manager of Baseball Operations after the 2003 season.
Ryan is responsible for all functions relating to running and maintaining BB&T Ballpark and oversees team operations, facility management, stadium operations and groundskeeping.
Ryan's contributions were recognized in 2010, when he was voted the winner of the Calvin Falwell Executive of the Year Award, becoming the first Winston-Salem executive to win the award in its 24-year existence. Voting is done by Carolina League managers, general managers and club owners.
Corey joined the Dash's Front Office as Director of Stadium Operations before BB&T Ballpark's Inaugural Season of 2010. During his tenure with the Dash, Corey helped start up our sister company Rhino Sports and Entertainment before joining the Corporate Partnerships team in the Fall of 2013.
Corey previously spent two years working in a variety of roles for the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, with whom he helped open Coca-Cola Park in 2008. He also spent two seasons in the front office of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees and Red Barons. Corey is a Duquesne University graduate, where he majored in Business and was a member of the Dukes baseball team. He currently resides in Kernersville with his wife Kristine and his daughter Audrey. Corey also owns a black lab named Brady.
Amanda joined the Dash in July of 2013 as the club's Staff Accountant and was promoted to the position of Accounting Manager in February of 2016. She assists the rest of the Accounting Department in accounting, financing, financial analysis and budget preparation.
This is Amanda's second stint with the organization after spending 10 years with the Warthogs from 1998-2008 as an Office Manager. She has also worked with Allegacy and Co-operative Payroll Solutions.
Originally from Des Moines, Iowa, Amanda enjoys reading, going to movies and listening to live music. She is also a diehard Cleveland Indians fan. Amanda currently resides in Winston-Salem.
A native of Forsyth County, Jenny has joined the Winston-Salem Dash as their Director of Corporate Partnership Sales. She is also an elected official for the Town of Kernersville, serving the town on their Board of Alderman by overseeing the business of the town.
Jenny is widely known as the "Pickle Lady" from starting her own company and promoting Miss Jenny's Pickles for the past eight years. The company started out of the financial recession in 2009 before having its products exported to more than 1,200 stores in the U.S. She was named North Carolina's Agriculture Exporter of the Year in 2015.
Jenny lives in Kernersville with her husband Bo Fulton and has two wonderful daughters Madison and Kennedy Southern.
Ayla is in her third season working in the Corporate Partnerships Department. In her current role, she assists with the sponsorship activation of various Dash partners. A graduate of Wake Forest University, Ayla was the head baseball student manager for the Demon Deacons from 2014-2016. She also assisted the WFU Athletic Communications Department. While at Wake Forest, she earned a Communication degree with minors in Sociology and Psychology. She is currently obtaining a Master's degree in Sports Administration from The University of Miami (online).
The Catawba, N.C., native enjoys cooking, traveling and spending time with friends and family in her spare time. She currently resides in Winston-Salem.
Zach joined the Dash in February of 2018 as the Corporate Partnerships Manager. In this role, Zach develops close relationships with team partners and sells sponsorships and advertisements. A graduate of Winston-Salem State University with a degree in Sport Management, Zach has worked with the Triple-A Indianapolis Indians as a Partnership Activation Assistant and as a Ticket Sales and Marketing intern with the Dash.
In his free time, Zach enjoys playing golf and spending time with friends and family, as well as attending sporting events. He is a huge Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tampa Bay Rays and Tampa Bay Lightning fan. Zach, who has also lived in Florida, Georgia, West Virginia, and Indiana, currently resides in Winston-Salem.
Adam is joining the Dash for his first season in 2019 as the Corporate Partnerships Assistant. Prior to joining the Dash, Adam spent one summer with the River City Rascals of the Frontier League as a Corporate Partnership Activation intern, and one summer with the Lakeshore Chinooks of the Northwoods League.
Originally from Ballwin, Missouri, Adam graduated from Concordia University Wisconsin in Mequon, Wisconsin with a degree in Sport and Entertainment Business. When he's not at the ballpark, Adam is a big supporter of the St. Louis Blues, St. Louis Cardinals, Florida Gators and Green Bay Packers.
Broadcast and Media Relations
Joe joined the Dash as the Broadcast and Media Relations Manager for the 2018 season after spending the past two years as a Broadcast and Media Relations Assistant. In his current role, Joe works as the liaison between the local media and the team, and he serves as the "Voice of the Dash" on television, radio and internet broadcasts. He also manages the team's website and social media accounts while contributing to the Dash's marketing and sponsorship departments.
In addition to his broadcast duties with the Dash, Joe works as a studio host for IMG College, where he anchors pregame, halftime and postgame coverage for all Notre Dame football and Gonzaga men's basketball broadcasts.
The Summit, N.J., native graduated from Boston University with a broadcast journalism degree. Joe enjoys watching sports, hanging with friends and listening to hip-hop in his spare time.
Paul joined the Dash in October of 2013 as a Group Sales Representative, and he earned a promotion to Ticket Sales Manager in February of 2016. Prior to joining the Dash, Paul worked as a Ticket Sales Representative for the ACC Football Championship Game and a Stadium Operations Intern with the Normal CornBelters.
A Kankakee, Ill., native, Paul graduated from the Sport Management program at Eastern Illinois University. In his spare time, he enjoys supporting the North Carolina Tar Heels, Chicago Bulls, Chicago Blackhawks and Green Bay Packers.
Ben joined the Dash in January of 2018 as a Ticket Sales and Service Representative. In this role, he works with local businesses on crafting ticket packages that help to reward employees, generate leads and close deals. This marks his first stint in Minor League Baseball. A Lynnfield, Mass., native, Ben earned his MBA from Endicott College. In his spare time, he enjoys supporting the New England Patriots and Boston Red Sox. Ben currently resides in Winston-Salem.
Owen is new to the Dash in 2018, taking over as the team's Box Office Manager. A native of Toledo, Ohio, Owen attended Loyola University Chicago, where he double-majored in Sport Management and Marketing with a minor in History. While this is Owen's first year with the Dash, it will be his fourth in Minor League Baseball.
Prior to joining the Dash, he spent 2017 as the Stadium Operations Manager and an Account Executive for the Single-A Stockton Ports and two years working in ticket operations with the Triple-A Toledo Mud Hens and the Toledo Walleye of the ECHL. Owen is a huge fan of the Cleveland Indians, Michigan Wolverines, Detroit Red Wings and USA Soccer. He also considers himself a craft-beer connoisseur, and he loves all things Disney.
Born and raised in Winston-Salem, Rosanna joined the Dash in the 2017 season as a member of the Dash Pack. She expanded her role in the 2018 season as Entertainment Assistant and is now taking on the new role of Sales Coordinator for the 2019 season. In this new role, she actively assists fans in obtaining season seats, pursues buyers for the Winston-Salem Symphony, and continues to assist with all things entertainment. She is the friendly face you can find at the front desk during the day, but you will also see her walking around the ballpark with Bolt during games.
Rosanna is a graduate of Salem College with a degree in biology, but has enjoyed pursuing her passion for the Dash and looks forward to another exciting season at BB&T Ballpark.
Autumn, a Flushing, Mich., native, joins our team as a Business Development Representative. Prior to her arrival with the Dash, she worked in Retail Sales with the Great Lakes Loons in Midland, Mich., and she was a member of the MiLB FIELD Program Class of 2018. The Spring Arbor University (Mich.) graduate also worked within their Athletic Department as an intern and Public Address Announcer. She is currently in the process of obtaining her Master's degree in Business Administration.
Growing up in Michigan, Autumn's heart remains with the Detroit Tigers. The diehard Michigan Wolverine fan also enjoys traveling, playing soccer, and spending time with friends and family.
Drew was born and raised here in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and graduated from Elon University in May of 2018 as a double major in Marketing and Project Management. Drew began work as a Ticket Sales Representative for the ACC Football Championship in July 2018, and he has now switched over to working with the Dash as a Business Development Representative and Box Office Assistant. Prior to joining the Dash, Drew has interned with the Burlington Royals of the Appalachian League as well as working with the Elon University Athletic Department.
In his spare time, Drew lives and breathes all thing sports. He enjoys going to all Wake Forest sports here in town as well as following his favorite professional team, the New York Mets. He enjoys traveling as well, having spent a semester in Dubai during his college tenure.
William was born and raised in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, where he received his undergraduate degree in Human Environmental Sciences from the University of Alabama in 2015. Will recently obtained a master's degree from Troy University in Sport Management and joined the Dash as a Business Development Representative at the start of 2019. Prior to joining the Dash, Will worked as a marketing assistant with the Dayton Dragons in Dayton, Ohio, as well as a Marketing and Public Relations Intern with Tuscaloosa Tourism & Sports Commission in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
In his spare time, Will enjoys all things music, sports, traveling, and outdoors. He has been a fan of the Alabama Crimson Tide for the entirety of his life and supports all of their athletic programs. He has lived in four different states up to this point and enjoyed each of them in their own, unique way.
Jordan will be joining the Dash in January of 2019 as a Ticket Sales and Services Representative. Prior to joining the Dash, Jordan interned for Daymond John's consulting firm, The Shark Group, as a Legal Intern. In the summer of 2017, Jordan served as a Training Camp intern for the Kansas City Chiefs. He was also a Student-Manager for the men's basketball team at Manhattan College for three years.
A Hickory, NC., native, Jordan graduated from Manhattan College's O'Malley School of Business with a degree in Business Management. In his spare time, he enjoys playing the piano and supporting the Charlotte Hornets.
Paul joined the Dash's front office team in January of 2015 as the club's Head Groundskeeper. In this role, Paul is responsible for the upkeep of BB&T Ballpark's playing surface, along with the other greens around the facility.
Paul boasts a wealth of experience in the field. Before joining the Dash, he was the Superintendent at Meadowlands Golf Club since 1992. He also logged seven years as the Assistant Superintendent at Bermuda Run Country Club. He has also worked part-time with the Dash's sister company, Rhino Sports & Entertainment Services.
He and his wife Kim live in Winston-Salem, and they have three daughters--Lauren, Kristina and Melissa. The Michigan State alumnus enjoys fishing, hunting, camping and watching sports in his spare time.
Jeff joined the Dash as the Director of Facility Management in May of 2016. In this role, Jeff works to keep BB&T Ballpark operational for Dash games and other non-gameday events.
Before joining the Dash, the North Davidson High School alumnus owned and operated J&M Pawn in Kernersville.
Jeff and his wife Lynn currently reside in Kernersville, and they have two children. Their son Michael works for Royalty Finance, and their daughter Kristen is a flight attendant for American Airlines.
Discovered scrounging for foul balls under the bleachers by construction workers, Bolt quickly filled the rather large shoes of the team mascot.
Since joining the team in 2009, Bolt holds the records for most high fives given in a single game though he boasts an 0-25 career record in musical chairs.
Whether it's greeting fans at baseball games, playing pranks on the umpires, or making appearances at local community events throughout the year, Bolt strives to put a smile on the faces of Dash fans everywhere.
Jessica joined the Dash in August of 2016 as the club's Director of Entertainment. In this role, Jessica oversees all aspects of entertainment at BB&T Ballpark, including the Dash Pack and Bolt. She also contributes to the Dash's community relations efforts.
Thanks to a nine-year stint with the Dayton Dragons (Low-A, Cincinnati), Jessica is no stranger to Minor League Baseball. She contributed to the Dragons as a member of their "Green Team," mascot performer and Entertainment Assistant.
A graduate of the Disney College Program, Jessica enjoys cooking, baking, dancing, singing and much more. After growing up in Dayton, Ohio, Jessica currently resides in Winston-Salem.
Legends Hospitality Management
Kit, a native of Winston-Salem, became the General Manager for Legends Hospitality Management at BB&T Ballpark in November of 2011.
In this role, Kit is responsible for all food, beverage and merchandise services at the stadium. Prior to assuming this role, Kit was the concourse supervisor at BB&T Ballpark since it opened in 2010. Before joining Legends Hospitality, Kit has 15 years of experience in the food service industry. He has worked in a variety of food service establishments including family-owned, chain restaurants, and special event catering.
A graduate of Mount Tabor High School, Kit also attended Campbell University. He resides in Winston-Salem with his wife, Aimee, and daughter, Abby.
Beverly has been the Catering Manager for Legends since October of 2012. She joined the Legends' team in 2010 as a suite attendant. In her current role, Beverly helps to execute the 250-plus non-gameday events that take place at BB&T Ballpark each year.
Before her time with Legends, Beverly worked with the NFL's Carolina Panthers, Charlotte Motor Speedway and Farmington Country Club in Virginia. In her free time, she enjoys decorating, sewing, and spending time with the family. Beverly is originally from Hampton, Va., and attended Virginia Tech. She currently resides in Advance with her husband Reynolds, daughter Laura and two dogs. Beverly also has a daughter in Wilmington, N.C., and a son in California.
Melissa joined the Dash and Legends teams in February of 2016 after working for Spectra Food and Hospitality as the Assistant General Manager at Wake Forest University's Athletic Buildings.
A Wake Forest graduate, Melissa worked in hospitality in her home state of New Jersey and Hawaii before coming to North Carolina professionally. In her spare time, Melissa enjoys spending time with her nieces and nephew. She completed an Ironman Triathlon in 2013 in Texas.