We have personnel news to report from the Vermont Lake Monsters (Short Season A; NY-Penn League) and the York Revolution (independent; Atlantic League).
In Vermont, the Lake Monsters have announced that Jeff Kent has joined the team’s front office as the Director of Marketing and In Game Entertainment.
A graduate of Syracuse University and originally from Essex Junction, Vermont, Jeff joins the Lake Monsters after spending the past six months with the Oklahoma City Thunder of the NBA working in their Inside Sales department.
Jeff has previously worked for the Lake Monsters during three seasons from 2015-2017. He has extensive experience in the Box Office, and spent a season managing two gameday staff departments.
“It is great to be able to add Jeff to our full-time staff”, says Lake Monsters General Manager Joe Doud. “We have been trying to get Jeff to join us for quite a bit, and the timing has never been right. Jeff has done a phenomenal job for us over the past few years and has always excelled with each new responsibility given to him. We can’t wait to see his impact at the ballpark in our great community.”
Jeff will have two main focuses in his role. One of which will be overseeing all of the marketing efforts of the organization. He also will continue to build upon the family friendly atmosphere at historic Centennial Field through the in-game fan experience.
Jeff joins two other recently added members to the Lake Monsters front office: Hannah Carlin as the new Box Office & Team Operations Manager along with Philip Nerber as the new Ticket Sales & Operations Manager.
In York, the Revolution have announced several front office staffing appointments.
Long-time staffer Reed Gunderson has assumed the newly created position of director of fan engagement, Tylor Toll has returned to the organization to serve as director of client services, and former intern Kelsey Dorner has been named All-Star Game coordinator.
The team also recently welcomed Allyson Stough, who joined the Revolution as an account executive.
A graduate of Dallastown High School and self-proclaimed bench-riding athlete for the school, Gunderson first joined the York Revolution as an intern in the Operations department. After graduating from Lock Haven University in 2005, he served the team as All-Star Game coordinator, account executive, client services coordinator, and director of group and hospitality sales. He’s an active member of York Young Professionals, a Big Brother through Big Brothers Big Sisters, a newly appointed member of the Family First Health Board of Directors, and a member of the Leadership York Steering Committee.
Revolution President Eric Menzer called Gunderson’s new position a natural evolution for both the team and Gunderson.
“We are in the business of creating fun, and key to that is making sure our fans feel connected, engaged, and appreciated every opportunity we have to interact with them,” Menzer said. “Reed is one of the funnest people in our office. That and his experience with us will help ensure that everything from our promotional schedule and entertainment offerings to our face-to-face time with people in our community is consistent with our goal of giving each fan the best day ever.”
Toll is a native of Portland, OR, and a graduate of Southern Oregon University and New York University, where she obtained a master’s in public relations and corporate communication. After roles at Madison Square Garden and IMG Academy, she spent two seasons with the York Revolution as hospitality coordinator. She returned to the team last month to serve as director of client services.
Dorner returns to the team’s front office after serving as marketing assistant during the 2018 baseball season. The Commerce, MI, native and graduate of Adrian College has begun coordinating planning and logistics for the Atlantic League All-Star Game, which the Revolution will host for the third time at PeoplesBank Park on Wednesday, July 10.
Stough is originally from Shippensburg, PA, and graduated from Shippensburg University. While there, she managed the marketing of a clothing boutique in downtown Shippensburg. After graduation, she joined Cintas as a sales representative intern. She and her family are recent additions to the York community.