We have personnel news to report from the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (summer collegiate; Northwoods League) and the Hub City Hotshots (summer collegiate; Expedition League).
In Wisconsin Rapids, the Rafters have named Thomas Dyer their new Ticket Accounts Manager.
This will be Dyer’s first season with the organization. His duties will include reaching out to new potential fans, providing customer service to current fans, and taking over some operational aspects, including all Food and Beverage during the season.
Dyer interned with Miami University’s Baseball Team as a Data Analyst while attending Miami to earn his degree in Sport Leadership and Management. Thomas also has experience working with a variety of other sports such as a Club Sports Supervisor and a Pro Shop employee at Hueston Woods Golf Course. Born and raised in Oxford, Ohio, Thomas spent his childhood around the game of baseball. In his free time, Thomas enjoys spending time with family and friends and watching the Cincinnati Reds.
“I am very excited about the opportunity to work for the Rafters and I am happy to join the team during the 10th anniversary season,” Dyer said.
The Aberdeen, SD based Hotshots have announced a number of staffing appointments, including Jordan Bolinger as their new Assistant General Manager.
Bolinger, a recent graduate of Brigham Young University with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics, is a native of Portland, Oregon. He joins the Hotshots with a background in event and staff management and marketing through his college and professional career. Bolinger joins the team on February 1 as he makes the move from Utah with his wife Saisha and son Maverik.
With the Hotshots, Bolinger will assist General Manager Tyson Paulson in all areas of the operation with a goal of making the Hotshots fan experience a memorable one and adding to the team’s 2018 success.
“Finding Tyson a professional Assistant GM has been a priority since the 2018 season ended,” Hotshots owner Chuck Heeman said. “Tyson did a fantastic job but he was pretty much on his own last year. With that we had a great season but in our efforts to make the Hotshots experience bigger and better it’s obvious that Tyson can use help and we see Jordan as the right fit for the Hotshots family. We interviewed a number of capable candidates and Jordan’s knowledge, experience and enthusiasm jumped right out at us and made him the right choice.”
Also joining the Hotshots are two summer interns, Colin Crandall and Ashley Owens. Crandall joins the team as a Stadium Operations Intern while Owens will specialize in Marketing and promotions.
Crandall, from Palmdale, California, is currently enrolled in his third year at Presentation College in Aberdeen. His current major is a Bachelor’s in Business Sports Administration with a minor in communications, and he also plays for the Saints baseball team. Crandall will be helping with many of the behind the scenes stadium operations duties at both Fossum and Players Fields.
Owens, a native of Loveland, Ohio, is currently a junior at Western Kentucky University where she is studying Social Media Marketing, and minoring in Finance. She also holds the position of Director of Marketing for her sorority, Chi Omega. Owens plans to graduate in the spring of 2020. She will be working with the Hotshots marketing and promotional interns this summer, handling the social media pages, and website for the Hotshots.