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Executives

Brockman, 39, who grew up in Homewood, Illinois, about 120 miles from Beloit, has been named the Sky Carp’s new team president. His return to the Stateline Area follows the past five years as general manager for the Modesto (California) Nuts, the High-A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners. A Homewood-Flossmoor High School graduate, Zach stayed in the Chicagoland area and became a 2005 graduate of Robert Morris University in Chicago. He then embarked on his career in minor league baseball, beginning with his first stint in Modesto as account executive and ticket sales director from 2007-2011. He then worked in front office executive roles with the Myrtle Beach (S.C.) Pelicans and Tulsa (Okla.) Drillers before heading back to Modesto.

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Drew Olstead joins Gateway Professional Baseball and the Beloit Sky Carp in his second season as Vice President of Sales. He is a Beloit, WI native, and a graduate of F.J. Turner High School and University of Wisconsin – Madison. His last stop was with the Chicago Cubs where he spent the last three seasons as a Business Development Executive.

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Valentyn, a Milwaukee area native, joins the team as the VP - Entertainment, after spending the last four years out East in marketing roles within Minor League Baseball, including the last two as Director of Sponsorship Services with the Lehigh Iron Pigs, the Phillies’ AAA affiliate. She enjoys biking, playing golf, reading, and skiing in her free time.

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Sales

Dan Gill joined Beloit in August of 2021 as the Sales Executive and was promoted to Box Office and Ticket Sales Manager in October 2021. Originally from Eldersburg, MD, Dan graduated from Towson University with a degree in Sport Management. He began his career in sports with the Baltimore Orioles as Event Staff and S.A.F.E. Management as Operations Assistant, followed by becoming the Director of Ticket Operations for the Baltimore Blast (MASL) before joining Beloit.

In his free time, Dan enjoys being outdoors, playing various sports and traveling. He is an avid fan of the Baltimore Orioles, Washington Capitals, and Green Bay Packers.

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Events

Gracey McDonald joined the Beloit Sky Carp in September of 2021 as the Event Sales Manager. A native of Pensacola, Florida, Gracey attended the University of West Florida and graduated with a degree in hospitality and resort management and a minor in sports management. She began her career with the Pensacola Blue Wahoos in 2019 as the Season Ticket Member Concierge, then shifted to manage 5eleven Palafox, a local wedding venue in Pensacola, FL. In her free time, you can find Gracey with her two dogs or spending time in beautiful downtown Beloit.

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Ballpark Operations

Josh Enderle is starting his first season as Facility Operations Manager after enjoying working as a part-time usher last season. He has earned degrees from Rock Valley College, Blackhawk Tech, and will graduate with his bachelor’s degree in Organizational Leadership this spring from UW Green Bay. Josh grew up in the stateline area, is an alumnus of Hononegah High School, and has lived in Rock County for the past 18 years working in facility maintenance as well as public sector inspections. He enjoys spending time with his wife and three kids, especially at waterparks in the Wisconsin Dells. His hobbies include shuttling children from ballet, to football, to baseball, etc.

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Ben St. Peter is entering his first season as Operations Manager for Beloit. He graduated from Marquette University where he majored in Marketing and spent his time working in the athletic department as an intern.

Growing up in Minneapolis, MN, Ben is an avid fan of Minnesota sports, the Green Bay Packers, and Marquette basketball. He loves to travel, spend time with family/friends, as well as playing golf.

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Originally from Oregon, Illinois. Jaymeson graduated from Oregon High School. After high school he went to Sauk Valley College where he played one year of baseball and studied Criminal Justice. After his freshman year of college, He decided to join the military (Army) where he spent 8 years in the service from 2003-2011. Jaymeson did two tours in Iraq and one in Korea. During his time in the service, he received and awarded the CIB (Combat Infantryman badge) and the Purple Heart. After his time in the service, he moved to Missouri where he work in the DOC as Correctional Officer and a Rec. Officer for two years before moving back home to Illinois. Once moving back home he went on to Kishwaukee College and studied Sports Turf management. He started with the Village of Davis Junction where he was apart of the parks department where they won the Field of the year for the state of Illinois (STMA). In 2016 Jaymeson went on to intern with the Milwaukee Brewers after his year with the Brewers, he became the Head Groundskeeper for Beloit (2017). In 2018 he went on and took a job with Midwest Athletic Fields as a labor worker. During the fall/winter of 2018 Jaymeson took a position with Belvidere School district as the Supervisor of Grounds. During his time with the school district Jaymeson and his crew won the Field of the Year for Illinois (STMA). In the spring of 2020, he became the Assistant Superintendent for Crystal Tree Golf and Country Club. In the spring of 2021 Jaymeson decided to come back to baseball and be apart of Beloit again as the Head Groundskeeper. When away from the ballpark, he enjoys spending time with family, hitting the golf links and going to sporting events.

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Merchandise and Community Relations

Bob Villarreal is entering his second season as Merchandise Manager for the Beloit Sky Carp. This is his fourth season overall with the organization serving his first two as Field Emcee, as well as assisting in all other facets of the ball club. He's spent the last 23 years in retail management around the Rockford, IL area and is also a local high school public address announcer.

Villarreal is a graduate of Kishwaukee College in Malta, IL, where he studied Massage Therapy and Business Management.

A native of Chicago, IL, Bob is an avid fan of the Notre Dame Fightin' Irish and Chicago Bears. In his downtime he also enjoys writing, podcasting, and adventuring out into the world with his two children.

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Media Relations

Flickinger, a native of Rockford and resident of Clinton, joins the team as Media and Public Relations Manager after spending the last 10 years as a sports reporter and editor at the Beloit Daily News. Flickinger has experience in Minor League Baseball, having been the PR Director in Greensboro for four years, and is a former Snappers intern who met his wife at Pohlman Field. Away from the office, the proud graduate of Iowa State enjoys spending time with his family, listening to Bruce Springsteen and running.

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Food & Beverage

Blair Schmitz brings his passion for ballpark fare to ABC Supply Stadium as general manager of food and beverage operations, where he builds the ultimate fan experience through food and drink. Blair oversees Geronimo Hospitality Group’s four concession concepts along with catering for the stadium’s two unique party decks and other event spaces. Infusing community into the cuisine, he facilitates ongoing partnerships to bring local vendors, food trucks and non-profit organizations to the ballpark. Blair’s 20+ years of food and beverage experience include multiple roles at the University of Wisconsin-Madison as general manager of suites and clubs and assistant food and beverage director at Camp Randall and The Kohl Center. He hopes ABC Supply Stadium and all its amenities will connect the community, create lasting memories for families and contribute to the rebuilding of the city of Beloit.

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Jared joins the Beloit Sky Carp Food & Beverage operation as the Assistant General Manager. He spent the previous 6 years working in Minor League Baseball with the Lehigh Valley IronPigs and Jersey Shore BlueClaws. Jared was born and raised in Southeastern PA (approximately 45 minutes Northwest of Philadelphia.) He graduated in 2012 from Millersville University with a Bachelor of Business Administration. Jared enjoys relaxing on the golf course, playing video games, and watching live sporting events in his free time. He is an AVID Philadelphia sports fan cheering for the Eagles and Philles.

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Chef Matthew Austin has 30+ years of experience in the hospitality industry. Originally from the Chicagoland area, Matthew has experience in all facets of the business of food. In 2021, Chef Matthew received the 2021 Ballpark Digest “Best New Food Award” for his Wisco on a Stick concessions concept. When not at the ballpark, he loves spending time with his wife, two kids, two dogs, and two cats!

Born in Beloit and raised in Rockton, Amorin Thomas is flying back home and bringing her passion for delicious food and great hospitality with her to the ABC Supply stadium. Amorin achieved her Culinary Arts degree from Blackhawk Tech and has established herself in the hospitality industry for over 15 years now. She has two boys, Eli and Emette as well as a black cat named Boo. On her off days, you can find her in her garden, painting, fishing at Lake Victoria with her boys or of course cooking in her kitchen. She thrives off of “controlled chaos” and is super excited to see the stadium come to life this upcoming season.

Contact The Sky Carp

Monday-Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM

Phone: (608) 362-2272

Address:

217 Shirland Ave.

Beloit, WI 53511

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 855, Beloit, WI 53512