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Triple-A Affiliate
The Official Site of the Reno Aces Reno Aces

Managing Partner: Herb Simon

Partner: Steve Simon

Address
Reno Aces Baseball Club
Greater Nevada Field
250 Evans Avenue
Reno, NV 89501

Ticket Office (775) 334-7000

Front Office: (775) 334-4700

Team Shop: (775) 334-7035

Fax: (775) 334-4701 E-mail [email protected]

Ticket Office Hours:

Non-Game Days: 10am-5pm

Weekday Game Days: 10am - 1hr after first pitch

Weekend Game Days: 3hrs prior to game - 1hr after first pitch

Team Shop Hours:

Gates open (1hr prior to first pitch) through the end of the game.

Leadership Team

Eric Edelstein - President

Contact: [email protected] / 775-334-7023

College: Bowling Green University, B.S. in Sport Organization Management with a sport enterprise emphasis and a minor in Marketing

Bio: A native of Cleveland, OH, Edelstein joined the Reno Aces in June, 2013 after 10 years with the Double-A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals, working in Wichita and Northwest Arkansas under the ownership of Rich Products Corporation. In his first six seasons at the helm, the Aces have achieved franchise records in the important revenue streams, including a landmark naming rights agreement for Greater Nevada Field with Greater Nevada Credit Union.

Chris Phillips - Chief Operating Officer

Contact: [email protected] / 775-334-7055

College: Penn State University

Bio: Chris started his career selling tickets for the Altoona Curve (Double-A) before being promoted to lead group sales. He then spent nearly seven years with the State College Spikes (Short Season Single-A) launching a new team in a new stadium and ascending from Ticket Sales Director to Assistant GM. From there, Phillips spent a decade in Colorado Springs (Triple-A), rising from Corporate Sales Director to Assistant GM to GM and eventually President/GM of the re-named and re-leveled Rocky Mountain Vibes (Short Season Single-A). This is Phillips' first year with the Aces.

Mike Murray - Chief Commercial Officer

Contact: [email protected] / 775-334-7042

College: University of Northern Iowa

Stacey Bowman - Chief Financial Officer

Contact: [email protected] / 775-334-7004

College: CSU Chico

Ticket Sales

Alex Strathearn - Vice President of Ticket Sales

Contact: [email protected] / 775-334-7060

College: University of Nevada, Reno

Bio: Born and raised in San Mateo, CA, Strathearn was a walk-on Tight End for Nevada Wolf Pack Football which helped kickstart his career in sports. Strathearn started his front-office career in the NFL with the Arizona Cardinals, but returned to Reno in 2017 to join the Aces.

Kristina Solis - Director of Ticket Operations

Contact: [email protected] / 775-334-7011

College: Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

Bio: Born and raised in Harlingen, TX, Kristina joined the Reno Aces in December 2019 as the Ticket Operations Manager. Before moving to Reno, she worked with the Corpus Christi Hooks, the Double-A Affiliate of the Houston Astros as the Ticket Operations Coordinator, kickstarting her career in professional sports. She graduated from Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi with a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology with a focus in Sports Management and a Minor in Business Administration. When she isn’t cheering on the Aces, Kristina can be found rooting for the San Antonio Spurs and Houston Astros. She enjoys reading Harry Potter books, watching sports, camping, and playing with her three dogs Tootsie, Archer, and Baxter.

Henry Travland - Senior Account Executive

Contact: [email protected] / 775-334-7006

College: University of Nevada, Reno

Bio: Henry was raised in Phoenix, Ariz. until he attended college at the University of Nevada, Reno where he graduated from the Reynolds School of Journalism in 2020. Henry has worked in sports throughout college as a sports beat writer for The Sagebrush, corporate sales associate for PEAK Sports MGMT, as well as serving as the Sports Information Director for TMCC’s men’s and women’s inaugural soccer season. When Henry is not in the office, you can find him in Lake Tahoe on a kayak or trying to break 100 on the golf course. Henry is an avid Arizona sports fan and a proud supporter of Nevada Athletics.

Max Middendorf - Senior Account Executive

Contact: [email protected] / 775-334-7076

College: Washington State University

Bio: Max was born and raised in Bellingham, Washington, and graduated from Washington State University with a degree in marketing. In his free time, he enjoys playing music and cheering on the Mariners. A fun fact about Max is that he started his sports career as the mascot for the Bellingham Bells.

Valerie Garcia - Account Executive

Contact: [email protected] / 775-334-7007

College: Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

Bio: Born and raised in San Benito, Tx. Valerie attended Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi and received her bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology with a focus in Sports Management and a Minor in Marketing. She started her sports career with Corpus Christi Hooks in the Ticket Operations department. In her free time, she enjoys reading a good book and cheering on her Houston teams.

Benji Meshek - Account Executive

Contact: b[email protected] / 775-334-7072

College: Chico State

Bio: Born and raised in Culver City, CA, Benji attended Chico State and graduated with a degree in Kinesiology. In his free time, he enjoys playing sports, working out, and traveling. Benji is a fan of all sports and some of his favorite teams are the Chicago Bears, Cubs, and the Clippers. A fun fact about Benji is that he was once on the Wheel of Fortune and won a trip to the Caribbean and $15,000! This is his first season with the Reno Aces.

Spencer Jackson - Account Executive

Contact: [email protected]

College: University of Nevada, Reno

Bio: Spencer is from San Diego and graduated from UNR with a degree in marketing. In his free time, he enjoys playing with his dog and cheering on the Chargers, Padres, and Lebron James. A fun fact about Spencer is that he doesn’t have an appendix.

Brandon Lozano - Inside Sales Account Executive

Contact: [email protected] / 775-334-7078

College: University of Nevada, Reno

Bio: Brandon is from Porterville, CA, and is a marketing major at UNR. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, playing baseball in an adult league, and cheering on the New York Mets!

Nick Marimberga - Inside Sales Account Executive

Contact: [email protected] / 775-334-7022

College: University of Nevada, Reno

Bio: Nick is from Henderson, NV, and graduated from UNR where he majored in business management and marketing and minored in sports management. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with family and friends and cheering on the Cleveland Guardians, Green Bay Packers, and Cleveland Cavaliers.

CJ Jones - Inside Sales Account Executive

Contact: [email protected] / 775-334-70

College: University of Nevada, Reno

Bio: CJ is from San Diego, and graduated from UNR with a Bachelor’s in General Studies. In his free time, he enjoys video editing, sports blogging, and cheering on the 49ers and Oklahoma Sooners. A fun fact about CJ is that he has a sports blog!

Russell Hicks - Inside Sales Account Executive

Contact: [email protected] / 775-334-70

College: University of Nevada, Reno

Bio: Russell is from Reno, and is currently a student at UNR majoring in General studies. In his free time, he enjoys climbing, skiing, and cheering on the Padres. A fun fact about Russell is that he is left-handed.

Event Services

Sarah Bliss - Vice President of Event Experience

Contact: [email protected] / 775-334-7012

College: University of Nevada, Reno

Bio: Originally from Placerville, CA, Bliss moved to Reno in 1995 and fell in love with Northern Nevada. She has worked in ticketing since 1999 and began with the Reno Aces in 2009, rising from part-time Ticket Agent to Vice President of Event Experience. In that role, Bliss overseas all ticket sales for the club, Reno 1868 FC, and exciting events at Greater Nevad Field such as Nitro Circus and Slaughterhouse.

Laura Raymond - Senior Director of Ticket Services & Operations

Contact: [email protected] / 775-334-7056

College: University of Nevada, Reno and San Jose State University

Bio: Raymond, a native to the Reno/Tahoe area, joined the Aces in April of 2019. She has worked in multiple professional sports leagues, including Major League Baseball and the National Hockey League, most recently working with the San Jose Sharks. A graduate of San Jose University with a Bachelor's Degree in Hospitality, Tourism, and Event Management, she brings a unique and customer-focused background to the Member Services Department.

Marisa Ochoa - Fan Experience Manager
Kyle McAndrew - Membership Service Coordinator

Contact: [email protected] / 775-334-7045

Jourdyn Labadie - Ticket Services Coordinator

Contact: [email protected] / 775-334-7017

College: University of Nevada, Reno

Bio: Jourdyn is from Reno, NV, and will graduate in May 2022 from UNR with an Executive Certificate in Sports Management, and an M.A. in Higher Education Athletic Administration. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, snowboarding, and cheering on the Vegas Golden Knights. A fun fact about Jourdyn is that she has a scuba diving certification.

Corporate Partnerships & In-Game Entertainment

Max Margulies - Vice President of Corporate Partnerships

Contact: [email protected] / 775-334-7087

College: University of Oregon

Bio: Margulies is entering his fifth season with the Reno Aces and the Corporate Partnerships department. Originally from San Diego, CA, Margulies attended the University of Oregon to study sports business. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, hiking, kayaking, and playing basketball.

Hannah Jurgens - Corporate Partnerships Manager

Contact: [email protected] / 775-334-7041

College: Fort Hays State University

Bio: Originally from Lincoln, Nebraska, Hannah played soccer at Fort Hayes State University while double majoring in Marketing + Sports Management. Jurgens worked for the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters in the Northwoods League (Summer Collegiate Baseball) for 4 seasons. Serving as Assistant General Manager before departing for Reno in 2021. Outside of work, Jurgens enjoys rooting for the Nebraska Cornhusker and Chicago Cubs!

Devin Levan-Galang - Event Production & Partnership Development Manager

Contact: [email protected] / 775-334-6699

College: Ohio State University

Bio: Devin joined the aces the Aces as the Production & Game Entertainment Manager going into the 2020 season. Before moving out to Reno he worked with the Lake County Captains, the Class-A Affiliate of the Cleveland Indians, as the Promotions & Corporate Partnership Director. He graduated from Ohio State University, in August of 2017, with a Bachelor's degree in Sport Management and Marketing and a Minor in Business. Devin was born and raised in Cleveland, OH. He attended Aurora High School where he played football, baseball, and wrestled. Devin is a Cleveland sports fan, as well as an Ohio State Buckeyes fan. Away from the ballpark, he enjoys playing golf, playing baseball, and playing videogames with his friends

Olivia Reese - Corporate Partnerships Services Coordinator

Contact: [email protected] / 775-334-7047

College: Maryville University

Bio: Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Olivia attended Maryville University and received her bachelor’s through the Rawlings Sport Business Management program and an MBA with a concentration in sports business management. Outside of work, Reese enjoys rooting for the St. Louis Cardinals, Blues and St. Louis City FC

Maddy Browne - Corporate Partnerships Services Coordinator

Contact: [email protected] / 775-334-7080

College: University of Oklahoma

Bio: Maddy is a Reno native and graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Business Administration and an Executive Certificate in Sports Management from UNR. In her free time, Maddy enjoys being outside and cheering on the Chicago Cubs. A fun fact about Maddy is that she lived in Australia!

Dora Cantu - Production and Game Entertainment Coordinator

Contact: [email protected] / 775-334-7014

College: University of Mary

Bio: Dora is originally from Modesto, CA, and graduated from the University of Mary with a Bachelor of Science in Communication. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her dog Mac, staying active, and cheering on the San Jose Sharks and the Vegas Golden Knights. A fun fact about Dora is that she was a national gymnast for 13 years and made it to nationals 10 of the 13 years.

Marketing & Communications

Vince Ruffino - VP of Marketing & Communication

Contact: [email protected] / 775-334-7027

College: St. John's University, B.S. in Sport Management with a minor in Business

Bio: A Middletown, CT, native, Ruffino is entering his third season in Reno after spending over three years in the New York Mets organization. In New York, he was responsible for the marketing & social media efforts for Citi Field while selling non-gameday events. He has worked with a variety of large scale events such as Electric Daisy Carnival (NYC), The Meadows Music & Arts Festival, Spartan Race, the Color Run, etc. Ruffino was a member of the organization during their 2015 National League Championship. With the Aces, Ruffino oversees the general marketing & communication of the club with the General Manager, while taking a deeper focus on digital strategies. In the offseason, Ruffino is an Assistant Basketball Coach at Procter Hug High School in Reno, NV for the Freshman Boys' Team.

AJ Grimm - Digital Marketing Manager

Contact: [email protected] / 775-334-6687

College: Stevenson University

Bio: Grimm was born and raised in Middletown, CT and majored in Business Communication at Stevenson University. After graduating, Grimm went on to start his career in sports with The Providence Bruins of the AHL. Following a year in Providence, he moved to Reno to pursue his passion - baseball. This will be Grimm's third season in the Biggest Little City. Besides creating content for the Aces social media accounts, Grimm loves watching and playing sports in his free time.

Blake O'Brien - Creative Manager

Contact: [email protected] / 775-334-7021

College: Colorado State University

Bio: Blake is entering his third season with the Reno Aces and Greater Nevada Field. A native of Colorado, he graduated from Colorado State University with a B.A. in Journalism & Media Communication. Originally a seasonal graphic designer for the Aces, O'Brien was promoted to Creative Manager in 2019.

Adam Nichols - Communications Manager

Contact: [email protected] / 775-334-7070

College: Eastern Nazarene College

Chase Grodin - Marketing Coordinator

Contact: [email protected] / 775-334-7089

College: University of Florida

Bio: Chase was originally from North Miami Beach, Florida before moving to Las Vegas, NV. Chase attended the University of Nevada, Reno for his undergrad, graduating with a degree in Business Management and a minor in Sport Management, and is currently working towards his masters in Sport Management from the University of Florida. This will be Chase's third year with the team, but first as a full-time member as the marketing coordinator. In his free time, Chase enjoys watching his brother, a signed professional e-sports player at 16, on Twitch, and cheering on his Wolf Pack and Gators.

David Calvert - Team Photographer

Community Relations & Merchandise

Mary Knezovich - Community Relations Manager

Contact: [email protected] / 775-334-7048

College: San Jose State University & University of San Francisco (MA)

Bio: Born and raised in Stockton, CA, Knezovich received her BS in Business Marketing from San Jose State University and went on to receive her MA in Sport Management from the University of San Francisco. She has previously worked for organizations including the San Francisco Giants, Tampa Bay Rays, and Minor League Baseball headquarters in St. Petersburg, FL. Away from the ballpark, Knezovich enjoys spending time with her family and finding new spots in the Reno/Tahoe area to explore.

Jennifer Liebler - Team Store and Merchandise Manager

Contact: [email protected] / 775-334-7030

College: University of Nevada, Reno

Bio: A Reno native, Jennifer graduated from UNR with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management.

In her free time, she enjoys shopping, hiking, and spending time with family.

Human Resources & Accounting

Adam Hyde - Director of Accounting

Contact: [email protected] / 775-334-7005

College: University of Nevada, Reno

Joanna Torres - Human Resources & Payroll Coordinator
Chase Jackson - Staff Accountant

Contact: [email protected]

College: University of Nevada, Reno

Bio: Chase is from Las Vegas and graduated from UNR with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. In his free time, he enjoys playing golf and cheering on the Golden Knights and Raiders. A fun fact about Chase is that he was part of the Winter Sports Club at Nevada!

Special Events & Ballpark Operations

Brian Moss - Vice President of Business Development

Contact: [email protected] / 775-334-7018

College: Drake University

Bio: Moss has been with the Reno Aces for all 11 seasons in club history. Prior to being Vice President of Business Development, Moss served as the Director of Ticket Sales for five years after moving to Reno from Tucson where he was the Director of Group Sales for the Tucson Sidewinders. Moss is married to Daylene Moss, a local artist, and has two daughters: Reilly and Carly.

Anthony Altamura - Vice President of Operations

Contact: [email protected] / 775-334-7010

College: University of Nevada, Reno

Bio: Born and raised in Reno, NV. Altamura previously spent three years with the Aces from 2014 - 2017 where he grew from a Gameday Intern into the Ballpark Operations Manager. He left just before the 2017 season to become the Director of Stadium Operations for the Columbia Fireflies. He worked in South Carolina for three years before returning to the Aces and accepting the Vice President of Operations position in April of 2020.

Leah Withrow - Head Groundskeeper

Contact: [email protected] / 775-334-7016

College: North Dakota State University

Bio: Born and raised in Gardnerville, NV. Leah attended North Dakota State University and majored in Sports Turfgrass Management. Withrow interned for the Aces in the 2015 season, was a seasonal assistant in 2017 and became a full time Assistant of Field Operations in 2019. After one year as assistant she became the only female Head Groundskeeper in Minor League Baseball in 2020.

Maurice "Moe" Lewis - Facilities Manager

Contact: [email protected] / 775-334-7029

College: Merritt Junior College (AA). Truckee Meadow Community College (Culinary Ed & Serv-Safe Certification)

Bio: A native of Oakland, California. Moe attended Meritt Junior College where he played basketball and earned an Associate of Arts in Business Management. He started in 2008 with the Reno Bighorns (G-League) working as the games Official Statistician. One of the first employees hired to facilitate Greater Nevada Field's cleaning format in 2009 earned the 2010-2011 cleanest stadium in the Pacific Coast League. In 2013, Moe moved on to manage Wild Garlic Pizza & Pub's kitchen facility, servicing 10 restaurant locations. In 2021, Moe was asked to rejoin Greater Nevada Field facilities, where he is extremely happy and excited to be back.

Myles Fresquez - Facility Maintenance Manager

Contact: [email protected]

College: Ashworth College

Bio: Myles is from Denver and enjoys being a dad in his free time. A fun fact about Myles is that he has been a referee and umpire for football and baseball for 17 years!

Max Casper - Assistant Groundskeeper

College: North Dakota State University

Brandon Wildman - Ballpark Operations Manager

Contact: [email protected] / 775-334-7073

College: Indiana University

Bio: Originally from Jasper, Indiana, Brandon graduated from Indiana University with a degree in Sports Management. Brandon also worked with Indiana Athletics his Junior and Senior year of college, before working as an intern with the Indianapolis Indians in the Operations department. In his free time, he enjoys playing basketball, golf, and cheering on the St. Louis Cardinals.

Joe Creason - Ballpark Operations Coordinator

Contact: [email protected] / 775-334-8436

Bio: Joe is from Bremerton, WA. In his free time, he enjoys playing video games and cheering on the Mariners and Seahawks. A fun fact about Joe is that he was born with blue eyes that later turned green.

Smalls - Head Of Pest Control

Meow meow, hiss hisssss, I keep away the fleas and ticks. My name is Smalls and I have been Head of Pest Control at Greater Nevada Field since 2020. Prior to my time at Greater Nevada Field, I was a house cat but that got boring so I left. Currently, on life 4 of 9, I treat every day as a new opportunity and wake up striving to find new places to get stuck in (don’t ask me about the oil incident of 2020). I can be hard to find on game days, as I am always working, but if you are able to find me be sure to give me a pet!

Professional Sports Catering

James Vandegrift - Director of Operations
Erica Handegard - Premium Services Manager
Scott Brown - Sous Chef