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Ownership

  • Quint & Rishy Studer
  • Bubba Watson
  • Derrick Brooks
  • Randall Wells
  • Dana Suskind
  • John List

Executives

Jonathan Griffith joined the team in October 2010 after a five-year tenure as the Vice President/General Manager for the Potomac Nationals (High Class A; Carolina League). Prior to coming to the Nationals, he was the Assistant General Manager of the Kinston Indians (High Class A; Carolina League) and Stadium Operations Manager for the Richmond Braves (Class AAA; International League). Griffith was the Assistant Director of Stadium Operations for the Carolina Panthers in 2003. In March of 2015, Griffith was promoted to President of the Blue Wahoos and placed on the Blue Wahoos Board of Trustees. Later in 2015, he was named President of Studer Entertainment and Retail.

Griffith earned a Bachelor's degree in Sports Management from High Point University and a Masters Degree in Sports Leadership from Virginia Commonwealth University.

A native of Maryland, Jonathan is an avid fan of the Maryland Terrapins and Washington Redskins. In his downtime, he also enjoys fishing, the beach, and adventures with his children, Callie and JC.

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Raised in southern California, Donna Kirby relocated to Pensacola in January of 2009, and is proud to call Florida home. Prior to joining the Blue Wahoos' front office staff, Donna's career was mainly based in the entertainment industry working for such leaders as Warner Bros, NBC/Universal, and The Walt Disney Company. During her tenure with the Blue Wahoos, Donna has managed several departments including merchandise, community relations, promotions, non-traditional revenue, and stadium operations. In her role as Vice President of Operations, Donna manages an award-winning game day staff and oversees a robust surveying platform that has helped earn the Wahoos the title of #1 Fan Experience in Minor League Baseball. Donna studied Economics at California State University, Long Beach. On her days away from the stadium, Donna enjoys spending time with her dog, Maggie, learning new recipes for vegan cooking and exploring all of the exciting things there are to do along the Florida Gulf Coast.

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Administration

Tori Perkins was born and raised in Pensacola, FL. She is a graduate of the University of West Florida with a B.A in Communication + minor in Sport Management, and a M.S in Physical Education and Human/Sport Performance. Prior to joining the Blue Wahoos in November of 2021, she played college softball at UWF and served as the graduate assistant coach after graduation. In her free time, Tori likes spending time with friends/family, traveling and hanging out with her dog Gus.

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Finance

Kathleen "Kathy" Cadwell joined the Blue Wahoos in 2022. She is currently the CFO for the Studer Family of Companies but began working with the organization in 2014 as the Director of Finance for Studer Properties and was promoted to CFO in 2017. Entertainment and retail were added to Cadwell’s plate in 2022 in addition to managing real estate properties and development projects. Cadwell attended Troy University where she studied accounting to earn her B.S. in Business Administration and her Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Accounting. Cadwell was offered, and accepted, a position with a local CPA firm one year before graduating with her MBA which is what brought her to Pensacola. Cadwell has been in the accounting and finance field since 2002, where she spent the first five years of her career as a financial statement auditor, worked with Creek Indian Enterprises Authority overseeing the financials of approximately twelve diverse companies and spent some time in the finance department of a healthcare company. She enjoys spending time with her husband and twin sons hunting, kayaking, going to the beach and spending time with friends and family.

Lea is originally from Southern California and earned her bachelor’s degree from Azusa Pacific University in Business and Organizational Leadership. She worked in accounting for different organizations ranging from private to government entities for 15 years. For the last 4 years she worked in education as a special education teacher as well as a general education teacher. She spent the last 5 years in Idaho until last summer when she and her husband decided to relocate to Florida as empty nesters. Lea is married to her wonderful husband Kevin, and they have 6 adult children and 4 grandchildren. Lea's family enjoys church, the outdoors, working out, reading, and spending time with family.

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Sales

Alex Sides joined the Blue Wahoos in October 2018, bringing over 10 years of experience in professional sports to Pensacola as the team's new Vice President of Sales. He joined the Blue Wahoos from the Miami Heat where he worked as Ticket Sales Account Manager for three seasons. Prior to working for the Heat, he spent six seasons in professional baseball with the New Orleans Zephyrs, Memphis Redbirds, West Tenn Diamond Jaxx, and the Peoria Chiefs as well as an additional season in the NBA with the Memphis Grizzlies. A graduate of Western Illinois University, Alex holds a Bachelor in Marketing and is a native of Eureka, Ill.

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Brandon was born and raised in Westerville, Ohio. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a degree in Sports Administration and a minor in Business Administration. Brandon joined the Blue Wahoos staff in January of 2021 as a box office intern and trainee before being promoted to the Business Development Executive. In his free time, he enjoys hanging out with friends/family, watching sports and movies, and playing golf.

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As the Events Sales Manager, Shannon Reeves oversees the event spaces within Studer Family of Companies, including Blue Wahoos Stadium, the Bodacious Shops, 5eleven Palafox and the Studer Community Institute Building, all in downtown Pensacola. Originally from Clearwater, FL, Shannon graduated from Florida State University with a degree in Communication. She began her career as Wedding and Events Coordinator at Pensacola Country Club before launching her own wedding planning business, where she planned and coordinated weddings and events with clients in Tuscaloosa, Birmingham, Tallahassee and across the southeast. She has been in her position with the Studer Family of Companies since 2017.

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Tyler was born and raised in Pensacola, FL. He graduated from Troy University in 2020 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Management and a minor in Hospitality Management. This will be Tyler's second year on the Blue Wahoos Staff, previously working as an operations intern/trainee. In his free time, Tyler enjoys watching sports, playing golf, and spending time with friends and family.

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Jordan joined the Wahoos in 2019 as a Group Sales Executive. A native from nearby Milton, FL, Jordan attended Florida State University, and graduated with a bachelor of science in sport management and a minor in business. When not at the office, he enjoys cheering on the Dallas Cowboys and exploring new places with his wife.

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Jordan Morrow was born and raised in Orlando, Florida. He graduated from the University of West Florida with a degree in Sports Management and minor in Marketing. Jordan joined the Blue Wahoos in January of 2020 as a Community Relations Intern and Trainee before being promoted to the Hospitality and Sales Coordinator. Prior to joining the Blue Wahoos, Jordan played baseball in college while assisting with the Marketing and Communications team at West Florida. In his free time Jordan likes to golf, spend time with friends and family, and travel to new places.

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Steven joined the Blue Wahoos prior to the 2019 season as a Corporate Sales Executive. A native of Orlando, FL., he attended Flagler College, graduating with a degree in Sports Management and a minor in Economics. After college, he spent two years as Stadium Operations Manager for the Jacksonville Suns, a season as an Account Executive for the West Virginia Power, and two years as Director of Sales for the Beloit Snappers. When not at the office, he enjoys cheering on the Orlando Magic and Green Bay Packers and exploring Pensacola with his wife.

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Merchandise and Community Relations

Communications

Daniel joined the Blue Wahoos prior to the 2019 season. He graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN with a degree in Social Studies Education and worked as a middle and high school teacher in the United States and abroad prior to pursuing a career in sports. After serving in Nicaragua with the non-profit Helping Kids Round First as an English-language teacher and baseball coach, he joined the Toronto Blue Jays as Media Relations Coordinator for Spring Training and their Advanced-A affiliate, the Dunedin Blue Jays. After two seasons with the Blue Jays and a stint with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, he moved north to Pensacola to head the Blue Wahoos Media Department.

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Anthony hails from Richland Center, WI and attended the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater with a B.A. in Media Arts and Game Development, minoring in Graphic Design. He spent 6 years in the Sports & Entertainment business prior to joining the Blue Wahoos, with time spent at the Iowa Wild Hockey Club and with the University of Wisconsin Badger Athletics in various creative roles. In Anthony's free time, he enjoys hanging out or exploring with his wife, Arica, and his two kids, Madison and McKenna.

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A Pensacola Sports Hall of Famer for his terrific coverage of athletics in the Panhandle during a 32-year career with the Pensacola News Journal, Bill joins the Blue Wahoos and Studer55 as their Senior Writer in January 2019. His award-winning coverage has included MLB All-Star Weekend, the FIFA World Cup, the Olympics, the Super Bowl, five Masters tournaments, the NCAA Final Four, the NCAA National Title Game, Major League Spring Training, and every season of Pensacola Pelicans and Blue Wahoos baseball.

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2022 marks Erik's first season as the play-by-play voice of the Blue Wahoos, and fifth in Minor League Baseball after previous stops with the Biloxi Shuckers, Colorado Springs Sky Sox, Potomac Nationals and Fredericksburg Nationals. In addition to his time at every full-season level of the minors, he has broadcast games in the Cape Cod Baseball League and the Australian Baseball League. Erik broadcasts all Blue Wahoos home and road games on ESPN Pensacola, traveling with the team throughout the season to share the team's stories with our fans. He also plays a central role in the team's media relations efforts and contributes on social media.

Ballpark Operations

Mike Crenshaw joined the Blue Wahoos in March of 2012. He is a native of Pensacola. Before joining the Wahoos, Mike was the Park and Building Maintenance Manager for the City of Pensacola. Mike is active in volunteering his time in his community and church. He also coaches and umpires baseball for the inner city league. Mike is married to his high school sweetheart and they share three wonderful children together and now have three grandchildren. When he's not working at the ballpark, he can be found riding his bike, traveling, playing softball or spending time with his friends and family.

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Originally from Crestview, Florida, Dustin Hannah was raised in a miltary family. He graduated from high school in Honolulu, Hawaii, where his step father was stationed in the United States Air Force. He received a degree in Turf Management from Florida Gateway College in Lake City, Florida. After completing turf school, he worked for the St. Louis Cardinals and Miami Marlins at Roger Dead Stadium, their shared Spring Training site. Starting out as an intern, he worked his way up to Assistant Head Groundskeeper before joining the Blue Wahoos as their Head Groundskeeper. When away from the ballpark, he enjoys spending time with family, freshwater and saltwater fishing, hunting, and watching the University of Florida and Jacksonville Jaguars.

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Mike "Fitz" Fitzpatrick joined us in January 2022 as the Facility Manager of the Blue Wahoos. Originally a Chicago native, Fitz brings an extensive background in facility management as lead engineer with the city of Chicago for 30 years. He also has experience in restaurant business as owner and manager of the Cork and Kerry pub in Chicago for 29 years.

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Food and Beverage

Eric was Raised in Pensacola, FL where he attended the University of West Florida from 2008-2011 and then begin working in the front office of the Pensacola Blue Wahoos baseball team.

In November 2015, Eric and his wife, Chelsea, started Delta Life Fitness in Jacksonville, FL. A life long goal of running their own business was achieved by being able to help women in their community achieve their goals of living healthier lives.

While living in Jacksonville, Eric began working as the Food and Beverage Manager for the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in February 2016. He planned and executed concerts, caterings, and events, such as, Eric Church, Zac Brown Band, Chris Stapleton, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Phish, Pink, Carrie Underwood, Kevin Hart, Kat Williams, NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, National Curling Championships, Disney on Ice and various others throughout his tenure.

Eric is extremely excited to rejoin the Pensacola Blue Wahoos and return to Pensacola as the GM of Food and Beverage. He and his wife have a 6 month old boy named Conner. Eric also enjoys playing sports, the beach, and spending time with family and friends.

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Kylie was raised in Pensacola, FL where she graduated from Tate High School before joining the Wahoos in 2018. In her free time, she enjoys playing golf, going to the beach and hanging out with friends/family.

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Annah grew up in the Pensacola area and briefly lived in Panama City, Florida. She is currently attending The University of West Florida to earn her Bachelors in Exercise Science, and also plans to earn her Masters Degree in Athletic Training. This will be Annah's fourth season with the Blue Wahoos. Prior to accepting the F&B Manager position, she spent her first three seasons as a bartender. In Annah's free time, she loves spending time with her daughter and family. She also enjoys going to sporting events and family events around Pensacola, as well as attending concerts and reading.

Travis Wilson is very excited to be returning to the Pensacola Blue Wahoos. He has lived in Pensacola for most of his life and is proud to be a part of this organization. Travis was with the Wahoos for 6 seasons from 2012 until 2018. He made the tough decision to leave the Wahoos to help open a restaurant in his neighborhood of East Hill. He is very appreciative of the opportunity to come back and be a part of the Wahoos Organization. Travis has extensive experience in various styles of cuisine and service executing events, such as, the ARC Gateway Gala, ACC Basketball Tournaments, Wake Forest University Football games, and Golden Gala Events in Tallahassee, Florida.

Travis and his wife Leah have twin 4 year old boys, Oliver and Braxton and they are proud to live in Pensacola.

Carl was born and raised in Pensacola, FL. Prior to joining the Wahoos in 2018, he worked at Jackson's Steakhouse, Urban Swinery and Global Grill. In Carl's free time, he enjoys disk golf, hanging with his reptiles, growing micro green and listening to music.

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Pasqual is from Broward County, FL. Prior to joining the Wahoos in 2019, he graduated from the University of West Florida with a degree in Food Management. He also played football for the UWF Argos. In Pasqual's free time, he enjoys hanging out with family/friends, working out and watching movies.

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Contact The Wahoos

Mailing Address

Blue Wahoos Stadium
351 W. Cedar Street
Pensacola, FL 32502

Phone

Primary: (850) 934-8444
Fax: (850) 791-6256

Business Hours

Non-Gamedays M-F:
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Gamedays M-F:
9:00 AM - Game-End
Gameday Saturday:
12:00 PM - Game End
Gameday Sunday:
12:00 PM - Game End

Box Office Hours

Non-Gamedays M-F:
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Non-Gameday Weekend:
Closed
Gamedays M-F
10:00 AM - Mid-Game
Gamedays Weekends:
12:00 PM - Mid-Game

Bait & Tackle Team Shop Hours

Non-Gamedays M-F:
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Non-Gamedays Weekend:
Closed
Gamedays M-Sat:
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM, Re-Open at Gates
Gamedays Sunday:
Open at Gates