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Club Info

Normal Business Hours:

Front Office:

Monday - Friday: 9am-5pm

Ticket Office:

Monday - Friday: 9am- 7th inning

Saturday: 10am - 7th inning

Sunday: 12pm - 7th inning

Phone Number: (828) 322-3000

Physical & Mailing Address: 2500 Clement Blvd NW Hickory, NC 28601

Email Address: [email protected]

For a quicker response, e-mail a specific staff member or call our front office.

Any seasonal jobs or internships are posted on Teamwork Online when we are hiring (link on the right).

Management

Contact Douglas: [email protected]

Years with the Crawdads: This will be my 13th season with the Crawdads.
Hometown: Largo, Florida
Brief Background: I'm a native of Largo, FL and graduated from Campbell University in December 2009 with a degree in Sport Management and a minor in Business Administration. I was a four-year letter-winner on the Fighting Camels wresting team. Entering my tenth season with the Crawdads, I previously worked with the Wilmington Sharks (CPL) as well as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (NFL). I enjoy spending time with my wife Lydia, son Gracen and daughter Sophia.
Outside of work, I've been an active member of the community throughout my time living in Hickory. I am a member of the 2014 graduating class for Leadership Catawba, serve on the board of the Hickory Sports Commission, member of the Hickory Young Professionals, serve on the board of Catawba County Partnership for Children, received the award of Hickory Young Professionals Top 10 Under 40 in 2016, and am a member of the Catawba County Chamber of Commerce ambassador executive team. I was also awarded the Executive of the Year Award for the High-A East League in 2021.
Favorite Sports Team: Florida Gators, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Favorite Thing About Working In Baseball: Getting to be a part of the organization as a whole. Entertaining fans, being apart and building relationships in the community, and sharing my love and passion for sports.
My Walk Up Song Would Be: Eye of the Tiger - Survivor
Secret Talent: Can drive a stick-shift vehicle
Nick Name: Dougie-Fresh
Biggest Pet Peeve: Getting asked "What did you say" even when the person clearly heard the first time.
On My Bucket List: Backpack through Europe
Personal Motto: Goals not written down are just wishes
If I was a color in a crayon box, I would be Burnt Orange

Contact Ashley: [email protected]

Years with the Crawdads: This will be my fifth season
Hometown: Marin County (the non-famous side of the Golden Gate Bridge)
Brief Background: I graduated from San Diego State (Go Aztecs!) with degrees in Marketing and Quantitative Economics. During college I worked for the San Diego Padres as a 50/50 Raffle Sales Representative, before completing an internship with the Augusta GreenJackets as the Marketing, Community Relations, and Retail Management Intern. I was named the High-A East League's Future Star of the Year in 2021 in Minor League Baseball's Major Fun Awards.
Favorite Sports Team: San Francisco Giants, 49ers
Favorite Thing About Working In Baseball: Tarp pulls, duh. But really the creativity found in Minor League Baseball and opportunity to make every day so unique makes this a dream job.
My Walk Up Song Would Be: It's Raining Tacos
Secret Talent: I can name every player in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Nick Name: Flash
Biggest Pet Peeve: People watching videos on full volume in public
On My Bucket List: Visit every state (17 to go!)
Personal Motto: Live Mas - Taco Bell
If I was a color in a crayon box, I would be Pacific Blue

Contact Robby: [email protected]

Years with the Crawdads: This will be my sixth season. I spent three seasons with the Crawdads before spending the 2019 season with with the Greeneville Reds.

Hometown: Cornwall, New York.

Brief Background:Originally from New York, I’ve lived in the Southeast since the fall of 2009. In 2013, I received my undergraduate degree from Clemson University and two years later I received my graduate degree from the University of South Carolina. Along the way I’ve interned and/or worked with the Hudson Valley Renegades, Colonial Life Arena (home of South Carolina Gamecocks basketball), the Savannah Sand Gnats, the Greeneville Reds, and the Hickory Crawdads.

Favorite Sports Team: Clemson Tigers and South Carolina Gamecocks athletics, NY Mets, NY Knicks, and NY Rangers

Favorite Thing About Working In Baseball: Going to the ballpark every day

My Walk Up Song Would Be: Mambo No. 5

Secret Talent: I can swim underwater across the Atlantic Ocean

Nick Name: Rock Lobster

Biggest Pet Peeve: Bad Drivers

On My Bucket List: Visit Vatican City

Personal Motto: "The only disability in life is a bad attitude." -Dabo Swinney

If I was a color in a crayon box, I would be Midnight Blue

Finance/Human Resources

Contact Donna: [email protected]

Years with the Crawdads: 14 seasons
Hometown: Taylorsville
Brief Background: Worked for a family owned marine dealership for 21 years
Favorite Sports Team: Hickory Crawdads… is there any other?
Favorite Thing About Working In Baseball: All the people you come in contact with
My Walk Up Song Would Be: Money
Secret Talent: Singing
Nick Name: Donald
Biggest Pet Peeve: Incompetent people
On My Bucket List: Spend more time with my family
Personal Motto: To do the best job I'm capable of and have fun doing it
If I was a color in a crayon box, I would be Mauvelous

Sales

Contact Kristen: [email protected]

Years with the Crawdads: This is my fourth year with the Crawdads

Hometown: Collierville, Tennessee

Brief Background: I graduated from Arkansas State University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Sport Management and received my Master of Science in Sport Administration in 2016. I've worked multiple positions in the sports industry: Game Day Intern for the Northwest Arkansas Naturals, Assistant Softball Coordinator for the City of Jonesboro, AR, and most recently, Group Sales Ticket Representative for the 2018 Triple A National Champions, Memphis Redbirds.

Favorite Sports Team: St. Louis Cardinals & New Orleans Saints

Favorite Thing About Working In Baseball: I love meeting the fans and hearing their why

My Walk Up Song Would Be: Grow by Andy Grammer

Secret Talent: I can't bend my left big toe

Nick Name: KB

Biggest Pet Peeve: When people smack their food

On My Bucket List: To live in Florida every winter and attend all the Cardinals Spring Training games!

Personal Motto: Keep on dreamin' even if it breaks your heart

If I was a color in a crayon box, I would be: Purple Mountains' Majesty

Contact Joey: [email protected]

Years with the Crawdads: Second year
Hometown: Kensington, MD
Brief Background: Originally from Maryland, I’ve spent the better part of the last five years in South Carolina where I graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sport and Entertainment Management in May of 2020. I’m very proud to call myself a Leukemia survivor who continues to do work and volunteer with various charity groups and organizations that support Leukemia and pediatric cancer awareness. After working various internships and jobs in baseball throughout the years, I’m excited to have made the move to North Carolina and join the Crawdads as their Group Sales Executive in my first full time position in the industry. Go ‘Dads! Favorite Sports Team: Philadelphia Eagles and every DC team
Favorite Thing About Working In Baseball: Working out of a baseball stadium
My Walk Up Song Would Be: March Madness by Future
Secret Talent: I know the lyrics to every song ever made
Nick Name: Joey
Biggest Pet Peeve: Being cold in a movie theater (it completely takes you out of the film)
On My Bucket List: Go to a championship game that my team is in
Personal Motto: "It’s all good"
If I was a color in a crayon box, I would be Screamin’ Green

Contact Emily: [email protected]

Years with the Crawdads: First season

Hometown: Tampa, FL

Brief Background: In 2019, I received my Bachelor of Science in Communications with a focus in Sports Management from Mitchell College in New London, CT. At Mitchell, I started our sports broadcasting team, interned with Bay News 9 and Spectrum Sports 360, and managed the baseball team’s social media. Two years later, I started working in professional baseball with the Worcester Red Sox during their inaugural season as a Group Sales Executive. After that season, I moved down to North Carolina to start working full-time with the Hickory Crawdads.

Favorite Sports Team: Boston Red Sox

Favorite Thing About Working in Baseball: Sharing my love of the game with others

My Walk Up Song Would Be: Pirates of the Caribbean Theme

Secret Talent: I can quote all of The Lion King 1 1/2

Nick Name: Moonbomb Mitchell

Biggest Pet Peeve: Hitting every red light on my way in to work

On My Bucket List: Visit every major league ballpark (I’m currently at 6!)

Personal Motto: “Follow your enthusiasm. It’s something I’ve always believed in. Find those parts of your life you enjoy the most. Do what you enjoy doing.” –Jim Henson

If I was a color in a crayon box, I would be: Sunset Orange

Promotions and Community Relations

Contact Karly: [email protected]

Years with the Crawdads: First season

Hometown: Boynton Beach, FL

Brief Background: I graduated from Florida State University (Go ‘Noles!) in 2019 with a Bachelor of Science in Sport Management and a minor in Hospitality. I briefly worked for the Carolina Mudcats on their Cats Crew (promo team) the summer of 2019, then as the Ballpark Entertainment Assistant for the Fayetteville Woodpeckers in 2021. I’m excited for the 2022 season with the Crawdads!

Favorite Sports Team: Florida State Seminoles

Favorite Thing About Working In Baseball: Entertaining the fans and seeing them have a good time

My Walk Up Song Would Be: Enter Sandman- Metallica

Secret Talent: If I could sleep all day I would

Nick Name: Karl

Biggest Pet Peeve: Bad drivers

On My Bucket List: Travel to all 30 MLB stadiums

Personal Motto: It always seems impossible until it’s done.

If I was a color in a crayon box, I would be: Wisteria

Operations and Events

Contact Daniel: [email protected]

Years with the Crawdads: This will be my eighth year. I spent my first three seasons as a general intern before becoming a Group Sales Assistant in 2018. The 2021 season is my third as a full-time staff member.

Hometown: Hickory, NC.

Brief Background: I've grown up in a baseball family as my grandfather played in the Washington Senators organization, my uncle played for the Cleveland Indians, and my father played and coached in college at the Citadel. Throughout the year I love to help out at the numerous camps my father and uncle run under the name of Barkley Baseball School. It's always a privilege to pass on the game of baseball and life lessons at these camps. Being around a ballpark is always exciting, so being a Crawdad employee allows me to work in an industry that I am passionate about around many amazing people.

Favorite Sports Team: Atlanta Falcons

Favorite Thing About Working In Baseball: My favorite thing is being able to interact with the fans on a daily basis and seeing how we can make a positive impact on their lives through the game of baseball.

My Walk Up Song Would Be: Homegrown by the Zac Brown Band.

Secret Talent: Finding Chris' things in my car

Nick Name: Barkley

Biggest Pet Peeve: Remembering something important right before falling asleep.

On My Bucket List: To attend a World Series Game 7.

Personal Motto: "Whether you think you can, or you think you can't, you're right." -Henry Ford

If I was a color in a crayon box, I would be Caribbean Green

Contact Alex: [email protected]

Years with the Crawdads: 4 seasons

Hometown: Dallas, North Carolina

Brief Background: I graduated from Belmont Abbey College with a degree in Sport Management. In 2018 I interned with the American Legion World Series in Shelby, NC. I have also volunteered with the Belmont Abbey Athletic Department and the Belmont Abbey Sports Network. I am a huge baseball fan and sports fan!

Favorite Sports Team: Atlanta Braves, Clemson, Atlanta Falcons, Charlotte Hornets.

Favorite Thing About Working In Baseball: The opportunity to work in the sport that I love and grew up watching and playing.

My Walk Up Song Would Be: Ooh Ahh (My Life Be Like): Grits

Secret Talent: Hitting home runs off of 12-6 curveballs in the dirt on MLB The Show video game. That may have been a glitch...

Nick Name: Cookie or Turtle

Biggest Pet Peeve: Bandwagon fans

On My Bucket List: To visit every Major League Baseball Stadium

Personal Motto: “If you live for people’s acceptance, you’ll die from their rejection.”- Lecrae

If I was a color in a crayon box, I would be: Navy blue

Grounds

Contact Corey: [email protected]

Years with the Crawdads: 2nd year (2017 & 2022)
Hometown: Hickory, NC

Food and Beverage

Contact Sadie: scraven@delawarenorth.com

About the 'Dads

MLB Affiliation: Texas Rangers (2009 - present)
League: High-A East League
Ballpark: L.P. Frans Stadium

Team Photographer: Rusty Jones

Pocket Schedule Requests: Please mail a self-addressed stamped envelope to 2500 Clement Blvd NW Hickory, NC 28601