Red Sox Hall of Famer Larry Lucchino served as President/CEO during an historic 14-year period through 2015, in which the club won three World Series, saved and enhanced Fenway Park, established the Major League Baseball record for consecutive sellouts, and created the Red Sox Foundation, a philanthropic powerhouse. Now, also Chairman of the Worcester Red Sox, Lucchino and the late Jim Skeffington assembled a group that in 2015 purchased Boston's longtime Triple-A affiliate in Pawtucket. He is also Chairman of the Jimmy Fund, the philanthropic arm of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, which twice helped to save his life.
Mike Tamburro was President of the Pawtucket Red Sox from 1985-2015 after serving as General Manager of the PawSox from 1977-1984. He is a co-owner of the PawSox/WooSox and currently serves as its Vice Chairman.
Mike was inducted into the International League Hall of Fame in 2012 and was enshrined into the PawSox Hall of Fame in 2018. Also in 2018, Tamburro was honored by Minor League Baseball as the 2018 “King of Baseball” during theannual Baseball Winter Meetings. The King of Baseball is a long-standing tradition in which Minor League Baseball recognizes a veteran of professional baseball for longtime dedication and service.
Tamburro, who is the only International League executive ever to earn the league's Executive of the Year award five different times, came to Pawtucket in 1977 andteamed with late owner Ben Mondor to save the troubled Boston Red Sox Triple-A affiliate for Rhode Island. That began the remarkable transformation that saw the Pawtucket Red Sox rise from a previously bankrupt organization to one of the strongest and most successful franchises in all of professional baseball.Overall during his 45-year tenure the PawSox had over 19 million fans visit McCoy Stadium.
Mike lives in Seekonk, MA with his wife Anna. The couple has two adult daughters, Angela and Gina and a grandson (Michael). Tamburro is a 1974 graduate of the University of Massachusetts with a degree in Journalism and Sports Administration.
Dr. Charles Steinberg is in his 5th year as President of the Pawtucket Red Sox after many years as Executive Vice President of the Boston Red Sox. In a vast career in which he has also worked with the Baltimore Orioles, San Diego Padres, Los Angeles Dodgers, and Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig, "Dr. Charles" has helped re-energize the PawSox while leading their effort to aggressively reach out to the community.
He has also been instrumental in the community engagement of Central Massachusetts, where Worcester's Polar Park is under construction and scheduled to welcome the franchise in April, 2021. He has orchestrated 21 "Fan Planning" meetings that have garnered 877 ideas, insights, or suggestions for the design and operation of the new ballpark, set in the resurgent Canal District of the second-largest city in New England.
Under his leadership, the PawSox and their foundation established the PawSox Scholars program in 2016 to provide college scholarships to area middle school students, the "In Debt to a Vet" program to recognize veterans between innings at each game, and the "PawSox Mentors" program with Mentor Rhode Island. The club has also augmented its support of the Tomorrow Fund, which helps Rhode Island families with children battling cancer.
At the urging of club Chairman Larry Lucchino, Steinberg led the effort in 2019 to visit every city and town in Rhode Island that responded to the club's offer to receive one or more of the "50 Acts of Kindness" rendered to celebrate the 50-year relationship with the Boston Red Sox. That club will renew the program in 2020 as the PawSox celebrate their Golden Anniversary (1970-2020).
In Worcester, Steinberg has helped launch the WooSox Foundation, which has already announced the establishment of the WooSox Scholars, and has already made a commitment to the Worcester Public Library Foundation. The WooSox Foundation has also announced commitments to the United Way of Central Massachusetts and to the Hanover Theatre in Worcester.
To bring children closer to the game, Steinberg was instrumental in creating the PawSox Lunch Box program, in which two children have lunch with a player in the owners' box on the afternoon of a night game. He also led the creation of the Junior PawSox Announcer program, in which a young person does play by play for an inning on a PawSox radio broadcast.
As they have done with each of their franchises, Lucchino & Steinberg have now created events at holidays, including Jackie Robinson's Birthday (the Eve of Black History Month); Groundhog Day, when staff members "see their shadows," (high school students who learn about careers in baseball); Truck Day, when the Red Sox Equipment Truck visits McCoy Stadium on its way to Spring Training; Valentine's Day, when mascots Paws and Sox deliver flowers to seniors; and Halloween, when the club turns its Hall of History into a "den of mystery." The club has now established annual steak dinners for Veterans Day, as well as luncheons at Thanksgiving for elementary school students and at Christmastime for middle school students.
Steinberg spent 11 seasons with the Boston Red Sox (2002 through 2007 and 2012 through 2016), with his primary areas of responsibility in Public Relations, Community Relations, Ballpark Entertainment, Advertising, and various aspects of Marketing. In the intervening four years, he was Chief Marketing Officer of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Senior Advisor for Public Affairs to the Commissioner of Baseball.
Dr. Charles has been instrumental in the creation and writing of ceremonies at Fenway Park, ranging from Opening Days to World Series parades. Together with colleague Sarah McKenna and their staff, they have produced ceremonies for the retiring of the numbers for Pedro Martinez and David Ortiz, the unveiling of statues for Carl Yastrzemski and "The Teammates," as well as the honoring of the New England Patriots at Fenway Park after each of their Super Bowl championships.
Steinberg was also instrumental in Fenway Park beginning a tradition of "Going Gold" to raise awareness each September for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. The inaugural ceremony, created in 2015 in partnership with G1ve-A-Buck Fund and the Jimmy Fund, helped inspire Major League Baseball to establish Childhood Cancer Awareness Days throughout MLB each year thereafter.
Perhaps the most important ceremony of his career was April 20, 2013, in which Boston's largest community convocation gathered at Fenway Park following the Boston Marathon tragedy of April 15. The emotional ceremony culminated with David Ortiz's unforgettable--and unrepeatable--exhortation. Thereafter, the club continued to embrace the heroes, survivors, and bereaved families, with the remarkable season culminating in a World Series Parade that paused at the Marathon Finish Line for a brief, tender tribute.
The New England Region of the Anti-Defamation League honored Steinberg and the Red Sox with its Distinguished Community Service Award in February, 2014, for helping Boston heal from the wounds of the Boston Marathon tragedy and for the community programs they have created since 2002.
In July of 2014, the Information Display and Entertainment Association (IDEA), comprising all sports venue entertainment officials, enshrined Dr. Charles into their Hall of Fame.
Before leaving the Red Sox for the Dodgers in 2008, Steinberg spent six seasons ('02 through '07) in Boston as Executive Vice President for Public Affairs, helping to launch a new fan-friendly attitude, revamped community outreach, and innovative communication. He was responsible for orchestrating ceremonies throughout the year, and was instrumental in players greeting fans at the gates, fans having Father's Day Catches on the Fenway Park grass, and celebrating the lives of Ted Williams and Johnny Pesky when each passed away.
Steinberg was a key force in establishing the Fenway Ambassadors, the Red Sox/Jimmy Fund Radiotelethon, the annual September 11 Red Cross Blood Drive, as well as community events on Halloween, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, the birthday of Jackie Robinson, and Valentine's Day.
In the community, Steinberg was instrumental in creating the Red Sox Scholars program (college scholarships for Boston middle schoolers), the Boston Area Church League (Saturday double headers with pastors as coaches, police as umpires, and district attorneys as volunteers), Red Sox Children's Retreats (weekends at the Ron Burton Training Village), and the Lindos Sueños program (Boston-area teens play baseball and render community service with Dominican teens in the Dominican Republic).
In 2008 and 2009, Steinberg was Executive Vice-President/Marketing & Public Relations (Chief Marketing Officer) for the Los Angeles Dodgers. He led the creation of the Dodgers Ambassadors, orchestrated the 2008 Opening Day Ceremonies that paid tribute to the club's 50th Anniversary in Los Angeles, helped execute the club's historic trip to China in March, 2008, and produced the ceremonies and events for the best-attended game in professional baseball history--a Guinness World Record of 115,300 fans at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum to benefit cancer research.
Celebrating the L.A. Dodgers' 50th Anniversary, he created and produced a three-day musical tribute at the Hollywood Bowl before more than 50,000 people. He also wrote the copy immortalized on the Dodgers' star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and instituted the annual tribute to Jackie Robinson, as he had done in Boston, on the pioneering Hall of Famer's birthday and the eve of Black History Month.
In 2010-'11, Steinberg worked directly for Commissioner Selig as Senior Advisor to the Commissioner of Baseball for Public Affairs. From April of 2015 until May of 2018, Steinberg helped Selig with his memoirs, which were published in July of 2019.
Before joining the Red Sox in 2002, he was Executive Vice-President/Public Affairs for the San Diego Padres, for whom he worked from 1995 through 2001. In San Diego, he helped revive a moribund fan base with new approaches to ballpark entertainment and community outreach. He created the Pad Squad, the Swinging Friar mascot, and television shows and documentaries. He created the Padres Scholars (similar to the Red Sox Scholars), oversaw the planting of 116 trees in San Diego, helped establish 20 Little Padres Parks, and the helped create the Cindy Matters Fund for pediatric cancer research. He was a key contributor to the city's successful campaign to build Petco Park, which enabled the Padres to remain in San Diego.
He started his career with his hometown Baltimore Orioles, rising in 19 years from intern to head of Public Relations. His career began with an internship from Gilman School, arranged with the Orioles' Jack Dunn III, grandson and namesake of the man who first signed Babe Ruth. He was Hall of Fame Manager Earl Weaver's statistician for six years and continued in that position with manager Joe Altobelli through the Orioles' World Championship season of 1983. He then created Orioles Productions, the club's first video department, in 1985, and its first customer service department in 1993.
He worked for the Orioles while earning his undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland and his doctorate from Maryland's dental school, and continued his front office work while becoming the team dentist. In 1982, Steinberg became a founding and charter member of the Academy for Sports Dentistry. It was with the Orioles in 1979 that he first worked with his longtime friend and mentor, Larry Lucchino, whom he followed to San Diego, Boston, and Pawtucket.
With all four major league clubs, Steinberg has been responsible for the fan experience in the ballpark and in the community. He has headed the clubs' public relations and outbound marketing, ballpark entertainment and special events, community relations and advertising, television and video production, and in each case, created innovative fan services departments. Each of the four franchises established attendance records during his tenure.
Steinberg won an Emmy Award for the television production of the 1998 National League Champion Padres, and a Telly Award for the video production of the remarkable "Why Not?" season of the 1989 Baltimore Orioles.
On the field, Steinberg helped orchestrate the finale of Baltimore's Memorial Stadium in 1991, the opening of Oriole Park at Camden Yards in 1992, and the ceremonies for All-Star Week in 1993. He also started the planning of Cal Ripken's "Streak Week" festivities in 1995 and created the celebration of the career of Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn in 2001. He was instrumental in the creation of Rick Dempsey's video performance of "Old Time Rock and Roll" in Baltimore, the playing of "Hells Bells" heralding Trevor Hoffman's entrance in San Diego, the daily playing of "Sweet Caroline" in Boston, and the playing of "Don't Stop Believing" in Los Angeles. He was also instrumental in the development of the Dropkick Murphys' "Tessie" and "I'm Shipping Up to Boston" as Fenway Park anthems.
He has earned seven championship rings: Five World Championships, including one with Baltimore (1983) and four with Boston (2004, 2007, 2013, 2018), plus two league championships with the '79 Orioles and '98 Padres. He has helped produce Postseason Play events and entertainment 14 seasons.
Steinberg has taught at Emerson College since September 2015, and in 2017 was named its Director of Sports Communication. The college is among the first to offer a Sports Communication major.
A musician and songwriter, Steinberg's compositions have been recorded by Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr, former Chicago lead singer Bill Champlin, Bob Cowsill (of The Cowsills), the Parkington Sisters, and others. He wrote the words and music for theme songs for Wally the Green Monster as well as for "PawSox Baseball." He served on the board of the San Diego Symphony and performed "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" on the Fenway Park organ during Jimmy Buffett's concerts in 2004. He was part of a group that sang on the Dropkick Murphys' hit song, "Tessie," and had a cameo with Drew Barrymore in the Farrelly Brothers' hit film, "Fever Pitch."
Dan Rea III serves as General Manager and Executive Vice President of Business and Real Estate for the Worcester Red Sox. Since joining the ball club in November 2015, Rea (pronounced “Ray”) has overseen the day-to-day business functions of the organization while managing its relationship with the Boston Red Sox. Rea is also the Front Office’s point person on real estate development around Polar Park, including a mixed-use project with 228 apartment units under construction to the immediate south of the ballpark. This project, which has been intertwined with the planning of the ballpark since the WooSox announced their intention to relocate in 2018, calls for additional residential, biotech, office, and hotel development, as part of an effort to turn the Polar Park campus into a vibrant “Live/Work/Play” area.
Rea was a key member of the negotiating team that crafted an agreement with Worcester and Massachusetts public officials to build a transformative ballpark project in the Canal District of New England’s second-largest city. Throughout the ballpark design and construction process, Rea worked closely with a variety of stakeholders to ensure the park fit well within its neighborhood, in addition to acting as a liaison to political, business, and community leaders in Central Massachusetts and beyond. In this capacity Rea has been a member of the Baker/Polito Administration’s Economic Development Planning Council, a committee of Massachusetts business leaders co-chaired by Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito and Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Mike Kennealy that brought economic growth recommendations to state leadership.
Prior to joining the ball club, Rea spent 10 years in the Front Office of the Boston Red Sox, beginning there during his freshman year at Harvard in 2006. Upon graduating Rea assumed a leading role in the planning and execution of Fenway Park’s 100th anniversary, co-editing three books published by the club for the 100th and coordinating the park’s centennial celebration on April 20th, 2012 that welcomed over 200 Red Sox alumni back to Fenway Park. Rea also oversaw the organization's historical archives and was head scriptwriter for pre-game ceremonies at Fenway during his time in this position. From 2013 to 2015 Rea served as Special Assistant to Red Sox President/CEO Larry Lucchino, aiding Lucchino in a Chief of Staff-like capacity while executing various projects for Boston’s Front Office.
Rea resides in Framingham with his wife, Lindsay, their infant son, Benjamin, and their other son, Willie, a Shih Tzu-Yorkie who’s a very good boy.
Kim Miner, Esq., serves as Executive Vice President/General Counsel for the Worcester Red Sox. Responsible for all aspects of the club's legal operations, the Harvard Law School graduate was a key player in negotiations to build a new ballpark for the club, first in Rhode Island and ultimately in Massachusetts. She was an active participant in the decision to design and build a new downtown ballpark in Worcester. In addition to providing legal expertise and advice on the ballpark development process, sponsorships, event contracts, employment law, intellectual property law, and governmental affairs, Miner participates in most strategic business decisions for the club. She also plays a major role in the philanthropic arm of the club, the WooSox Foundation. The 501(c)(3) nonprofit focuses on education, recreation, social justice, and children's health.
Miner was recently named to Worcester Business Journal's 40 Under Forty list (August 2021) and Worcester Magazine's list of Women to Watch in 2022 (December 2021). She was also recognized as an In-House Leader in the Law by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (March 2020) for her role in the team's relocation to Worcester. Miner regularly speaks on panels about being the first general counsel for a Minor League Baseball team and about sports business and law generally. Miner is a "Big Sister" to an elementary school student in Worcester through the team's partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass. & Metrowest.
Prior to joining the team in 2016, Miner was a member of the corporate practice group at the Boston office of WilmerHale, a leading international law firm. While playing varsity softball at Tufts University, from which she graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in economics, the right-handed pitcher began her professional baseball career in the front office of the Boston Red Sox, for whom she was instrumental in creating the 100th Anniversary celebration of Fenway Park. Miner served as a Fenway Ambassador in the fan services department before advancing to the club's business development, ballpark planning, and legal departments. Miner resides in Quincy, Mass. with her husband Adam and their pets, Monty and Burger.
After receiving his BA in Business Management from Clark University, Jason went to work for Restaurant Associates in New York City as an Operations Manager at the United Nations foodservice facility. Following this, he served as the Controller for the foodservice operation in the Guggenheim Museum. He joined Duffy’s Sports Grill in 2004 as the General Manager in Boca Raton. After three years at this location, he moved to oversee the opening of new restaurant locations for the company, during which he led the opening of 11 new locations. In 2009, he was promoted to Senior Vice President where his responsibilities encompassed all aspects of restaurant level operations. In 2015, he became the President of the company, where he continued to grow the company to its current 34 locations. He stepped down from the role of President in 2019. Jason serves on the boards of Discover the Palm Beaches and the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association.
The 2021 season will be Brooke's seventh with the Triple-A Red Sox. She joined the team as an intern in 2015, while attending graduate school at Providence College to obtain a Master of Business Administration. In 2016, Brooke was hired full-time to execute retail operations, and expanded her role in 2017 to include PawSox marketing initiatives and named senior director in 2019.
Prior to earning her MBA, Brooke received a Bachelor's degree in Sport and Recreation Management from Franklin Pierce University, where she was also a member of the women's basketball team. She is a proud native of Woonsocket, RI, and grew up enjoying minor league Sox games with her family.
Jack is entering his fifth season with the Triple-A Red Sox. After serving as their Director of Corporate Partnerships for three seasons, he was promoted to Vice President in 2019. Prior to joining the WooSox, Jack worked for the San Diego Padres as Special Assistant to the President & Chief Executive officer. His career in baseball started with the Boston Red Sox as an intern during his college years.
Jack is a native of Iowa City, Iowa and attended Princeton University where he was a member of the football team.
Michael Gwynn has been part of the Triple-A Red Sox organization since 1991 as Vice President of Sponsorships; he was promoted to Senior Vice President in 2019. His responsibilities include In-Park Signage, Radio Network, Suites, Special Events and Media Advertising. Prior to working for the Worcester Red Sox, he was a sports reporter/anchor for WPRI-TV12 in Providence RI from 1988- 1991 and WCVX TV58 on Cape Cod from 1983-1988. Also worked for NBC10 as an anchor from 1995-2003.
Bill Wanless will begin his 36th season with the Triple-A Red Sox in 2021. He was promoted to Senior Vice President/Communications in January of 2016. He had been PawSox Vice-President of Public Relations since 1992.
Bill began his career as an intern with the club in 1985, and upon graduating from Saint Anselm College where he played baseball for four seasons, he took over as Public Relations Director for the PawSox in May of 1986. Among his primary duties, Wanless coordinates the WooSox public relations, media relations, and community relations efforts while also overseeing all PawSox publications, press releases, and media information.
The Canton, MA native lives in North Attleboro, MA with his wife Linda, daughters Lauren and Hannah, and son Matt.
Steve Oliveira joined the Worcester Red Sox in 2019 as Director of Operations. Prior to joining the WooSox, Steve spent nine seasons with the Boston Red Sox, starting as a Fenway Ambassador in Fan Services & Entertainment in 2010, and then as a Marketing & Promotions Manager through the end of 2018. A graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Steve is a proud native of Western Massachusetts.
Bradlee will be entering his ninth season in the Red Sox organization as Polar Park sets to open in Worcester in 2021, where he currently serves as the team’s Vice President of Baseball Operations & Community Relations.
Bradlee’s first season with the Red Sox came as a Ballpark Operations Intern at Fenway Park in 2012, where he had the opportunity to be a part of a number of large-scale events including a Liverpool soccer match, several concerts, and the season-long celebration of Fenway Park’s 100th anniversary.
Bradlee returned to Fenway upon graduating from Union College in June of 2014, where he would spend the remainder of the 2014 season and the entire 2015 season working for the Boston Red Sox in Community Relations and Public Affairs. Bradlee helped oversee the charitable distribution of Red Sox tickets to community organizations throughout Greater Boston, and was a contributing writer for the Boston Red Sox Magazine.
In December of 2015 Bradlee would follow Larry Lucchino, Dr. Charles Steinberg, and Dan Rea to Pawtucket where he has served the club in a number of different roles, primarily overseeing all of the team’s community relations efforts.
In his current role, Bradlee has helped oversee the club’s assimilation into a new community in Worcester, orchestrating fan plan meetings throughout the city and connecting with as many non-profits in the area as possible.
He oversees the team’s Player Relations and Alumni Relations efforts, working closely with Red Sox Player Development to help ensure all facilitation between the Triple-A club and major league club go smoothly, as well as overseeing what players are doing in the community during the season.
Bradlee looks forward to playing a key role during the club’s inaugural season at Polar Park.
Samantha, known as "Sammy" around her peers, spent 7 seasons with the PawSox and oversees ticket operations for the WooSox. She grew up just down the road from McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket and enjoyed playing soccer and baseball throughout her childhood. Samantha went to Becker College in Worcester where she earned her BA in Sports Management. She loves to spend time with her wife, Keri, and their boxer, Diesel. She is a die-hard Patriots and Red Sox fan.
Robert’s affiliation with Polar Park started in April 2019, a Program Manager with Skanska, when he served as the property manager for the Worcester Development Authority who managed the demolition of buildings and relocation of businesses in the ballpark footprint. He then transitioned to the fill the responsibility of the Owners Site Representative for the construction of the ballpark. As construction came to a close, Robert joined the WooSox as the VP of Ballpark facilities.
Robert is a proud West Virginia Mountaineer whose career of over 45 years covers a diverse construction project list where he worked with some of the most prestigious architects of our time which include Frank Gehry, Raphael Vinoly, Tod Williams Billie Tsien, Steve Kiran, William Rawn. This work now continues with the WooSox own Janet Marie Smith and DAIQ.
Robert was an on screen extra in two motion pictures, Labor Day and The Judge. He enjoys sports, playing one of his many guitars and most of all hanging out with his best friend and wife of over 25 years Kei. The two parent six children and have three beautiful granddaughters who refer to him as “Grandude”.
Robert and his wife Kei formerly resided in Western Massachusetts and now call Worcester home residing in the Canal District with their son William.
Jackie joined the Worcester Red Sox in 2016 as the Special Assistant to the President. Prior to joining the WooSox, Jackie graduated from Villanova University in 2008 where she was a four year starter on the varsity softball team. She earned a bachelor's degree in communications (media film), as well as a master's certificate in public administration. Upon graduation, Jackie worked for the Boston Red Sox as an ambassador, ball girl, and assistant to Executive Vice President, Dr. Charles Steinberg. During that time, she also coached high school track and softball in Medford, Massachusetts. Jackie is currently the Special Assistant to the President in Worcester, the intern program coordinator, the coordinator of pre-game ceremonies, and is embarking on her 11th season as a Red Sox ball girl. As a ball girl, Jackie made the number five play on ESPN's Top 10 when she caught a line drive down the first baseline off the bat of Cleveland Indians' Michael Brantley. She has also dabbled as a host in various Red Sox commercials, promotional videos, and has had minor roles in the feature films, "Stronger", and "How Do You Know."
Rick enters his 22nd season with the WooSox as the Senior Director of Fan Services. His duties include overseeing the Usher and Security Teams and is the liaison for the Police, Fire and EMT details for every game. Rick is a retired Police Sergeant and an instructor at the Rhode Island Police Academy.
In 2015, Rick was presented with The Spirit of the International League Award. The Award was created to help recognize individuals who work tirelessly to enhance the fan experience and significantly contribute to the overall success of the production that is today's Minor League Baseball game. International League ballparks are an integral part of their team's communities, and each season thousands of individuals dedicate themselves on a nightly basis to helping fans have the most enjoyable experience possible.
Emerson White joined the Worcester Red Sox on a full-time basis in March of 2023, after having been an intern for the team in the 2022 season. She works as a Coordinator for both the Community Relations department and the WooSox Foundation. Emerson assists in the fulfillment of donation and charitable giving requests, as well as the organization and execution of WooSox game day community relations programs. She is also the primary point of contact and liaison for the Foundation’s “WooSox Scholars” program, and she writes stories and articles about WooSox community and Foundation events.
Emerson is a graduate of Brandeis University where she played varsity volleyball and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in American Studies with minors in Journalism and History. Emerson currently resides in Watertown, MA, but grew up in Lexington, KY.
Hannah Butler began her sixth year with the Triple-A Affiliate of the Boston Red Sox in 2023. She was promoted to Vice President of Special Events in the fall of 2022, overseeing the booking and execution of non-game day events at Polar Park. Hannah plans and executes events throughout the year from meetings and galas to large-scale festivals and concerts.
Hannah moved to New England from the Carolina's in February of 2018. She is originally from Cary, North Carolina and is a proud alumna of the University of South Carolina where she got her degree in Sport and Entertainment Management. Go Gamecocks!
Sara Barlok is in her second season with the Worcester Red Sox. Her main focus is planning and executing non-game day events at Polar Park. These events span from meetings and galas to large-scale festivals and concerts.
Sara moved back to New England from the Carolina's in March 2022. She is originally from Cheshire, Connecticut and is a proud alumna of High Point University, where she majored in Business and minored in Sports Management. While at HPU, Sara spent three years as the Director of Baseball Operations for the Panthers baseball program. Before her time with the WooSox, Sara worked for the American Baseball Coaches Association and High Point University.
Carlie Brainard started with the Worcester Red Sox at the end of their 2023 season as the Special Events Sales Manager. In this role, she sells, fields, and books non-game day events at Polar Park and assists with events servicing.
A Massachusetts native, Carlie attended Iona College (now University) in New Rochelle, NY for her undergraduate in English and Media & Strategic Communications. She then attended Emerson College back home in Boston, MA for her masters in Writing & Publishing, while working at Community Rowing Inc. as their Community Engagement Manager, overseeing all private and corporate events.
Jeff came to the organization in March of 2019 to work in our Operation Department after 25 plus years working in Sporting Goods and Professional Sports. He has held various positions over the last 28 years with the New England Patriots. Jeff has a great deal of Management, Marketing, and Security experience. Jeff is originally from Lunenburg, MA but now resides in North Attleboro, MA.
Dan Fontaine joined the Worcester Red Sox on a full time basis in July 2018, after having been an intern for the team since 2016. He started with the team working with the Director of Operations and then in 2017 moved on to work with the Finance Team.
Dan also has experience working at The Madison Square Garden Company.
Dan is a graduate from the Jack Welch College of Business at Sacred Heart University with dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Sports Management and Accounting. Dan currently resides in Harrisville, RI.
Sabriya will be entering her fourth season with the Worcester Red Sox in her new role as The WooSox Foundation Coordinator. Sabriya started with the PawSox in 2018 as a Community Relations intern while attending Emerson College in Boston. In 2019, she shifted her focus to help with PawSox Foundation programs and events, and she discovered a passion for philanthropic work. After graduating from Emerson with a bachelor's degree in Political Communication, Sabriya was hired full-time to serve as the point person for The WooSox Foundation. She handles administrative duties related to the Foundation, in addition to facilitating WooSox Foundation programs, such as the WooSox Scholars Program, and assisting with Foundation fundraising events.
Sabriya is a Cheshire, Connecticut native where she grew up playing softball for a local travel team. She was inspired to pursue a career in sports by her father, who is an avid New England Sports fan. Sabriya recognizes the immense power sports have to unite diverse communities, and she can't wait to see how her work in baseball can make a meaningful impact, inside and outside of the ballpark.
Michael is in his 1st season with the WooSox. After completing 3 seasons with the St. Paul Saints (Triple-A Affiliate of the Minnesota Twins), Michael is excited to be working in Worcester. He joins the Corporate Partnership team and helps oversee the servicing and renewal process of corporate partners.
Michael was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN and is still an avid Minnesota sports fan. He attended Seton Hall University and double-majored in Sport Management & Marketing. While at Seton Hall, Michael was a team manager with the Pirates baseball program.
Before his time with the Saints, Michael had interned/worked for a variety of teams, including the New York Mets, New York Islanders, Minnesota Twins, Minnesota Timberwolves/Lynx, and Seton Hall Athletics. Michael is excited to be back on the East Coast and looks forward to exploring all New England has to offer.
Suizee Bailey started with the WooSox in 2022 as the Director of Merchandise, expanding the Team Store retail location at Polar Park as well as e-commerce business. Suizee comes to the
WooSox with three decades of experience in retail operations, merchandising and human resources. She graduated from Northcentral University with her Master’s in Organizational Leadership and Project Management, and recently received her professional certifications from the Society of Human Resource Management and Mental Health Ally programs.
Suizee was born and raised in The 413 (Pittsfield, Mass) and currently lives in Auburn, where her and her boyfriend, Barrett, bought a home in 2019 specifically to be near Polar Park. She is an Officer for the Friends of the Auburn Public Library and in her spare time she loves watching her New Orleans Saints (Who Dat!), WWE and golf as well as reading, fishing and playing with her Plott Hound puppy, Zeke.
Dalton is entering his second season as a member of the WooSox ticket sales team. Following an internship in Pawtucket, he joined the WooSox as Group Events Coordinator, working with local schools, churches, summer camps, and senior centers during the inaugural season at Polar Park. In his new role as Corporate Events Manager, he will focus on welcoming in Worcester area businesses to entertain clients, host employee gatherings, and celebrate achievements with group outings, hospitality events, and suite rentals.
Dalton is a proud alumnus of the College of the Holy Cross, graduating in 2021 with a degree in Economics and Political Science and certificates in Business Fundamentals and Entrepreneurship. In college, he cultivated his customer service skills through his work in Human Resources and in the spring and summer of 2020, launched a small startup crafting and selling homemade salsa. He is a native of Oxford MA, and takes pride in seeing WooSox baseball make an impact on a region he calls home.
Jim begins his sixth season with the club as a member of the radio and television broadcast team, as well as the ticket sales staff.
As a Corporate Events Manager, Cain focuses in delivering client entertainment, business development, and philanthropic solutions through the WooSox. He spent the 2016 season as a Broadcast/Media Relations Assistant with the Bradenton Marauders, who went on to win the Florida State League championship.
In the off-season, Cain is the TV play-by-play voice of UMass women's basketball on NESN. In addition, he calls various sports at schools such as Harvard, Holy Cross, and Northeastern. Jim graduated from Emerson College in 2016 with a Broadcast Journalism degree, and he is a native of Wakefield, Massachusetts.
Caroline Meizen started with the Worcester Red Sox on Opening Day of our first season: May 11th, 2021. She is a Central Massachusetts native; growing up 25 minutes away from the home of our ballpark. Caroline builds events, communications, and creates resources for all Season Ticket Members with the goal of being a support system before, during and following game days.
Caroline is a proud graduate of Bryant University where she studied Marketing, Sport Studies and Management. During her time at school she ran cross country and track for the Bulldogs. She worked in her Admission Department and Athletic Department and discovered the magic in building genuine relationships. Caroline has an excitement to always keep learning and to keep making moments that will be remembered for years to come in Worcester.
Her favorite spots of Polar Park are the Worcester Wall (to watch the sunsets), the Hood Ice Cream stand, Team Store and Ticket Office.
Carol became a member of the front office in August 2015 and serves as the first point of contact of the WooSox. She is additionally responsible for facilitating the efficient functioning of the WooSox front office by organizing office operations and procedures, controlling correspondence, assist in team travel, reviewing and approving supply requisitions, assigning and monitoring clerical functions, and other administrative duties.
Mike is in his 8th season in Triple-A following a 40+ year sports broadcasting and sports marketing career. He is a Chicago native who was raised in the shadows of Wrigley Field. Educated at Southern Illinois University, Mike began his broadcasting career at WGN Television in Chicago and moved to Peoria to work as a television and radio broadcaster.
Mike moved to Providence in 1976 to become Sports Director at Channel 6, and subsequently worked as a sports anchor and reporter at Channels 12 and 10 in Providence and Channel 7 in Boston. He also broadcast television play-by-play for URI Football and radio play-by-play for Providence College Hockey.
Mike's sports marketing career in Providence includes several years at both WPRO AM-FM and WEEI-FM. He also worked at both CBS Sports Marketing in Boston and Penn State University, as well as NBC Sports Marketing in Chicago at WMAQ which at the time was the broadcast home of both the Chicago Bears and the Chicago Blackhawks.
Mike's Corporate and Community Partnerships responsibilities with the Paw Sox include: Our 'What's Right About Rhode Island' initiative in partnership with Bryant University, The 'Build Baseball' initiative in partnership with the Rhode Island Building Trades and our "In Debt to a Vet program. Corporate Partnerships include marketing assets like signage and media and hospitality assets like suites and Barbeques.
Mike met his wife Hillary in school at Southern Illinois University. They have 3 children; Michelle, Mickey, and Kelly and 3 young Grandsons; Caimin, Kellen and Marcus. They reside in Rumford, RI.
Jordan joined the organization on its inaugural Opening Day on May 11, 2021! Following two seasons as a Marketing & Promotions Intern, he joined the team full-time as a Marketing Coordinator in February 2023. Jordan coordinates WooSox Rewards, Los Wepas de Worcester, Heritage Games, and the execution of many more theme nights and promotions. What gets him out of bed every day? Jordan gets to combine his creative marketing experience with his passion for sports to bring people of various communities closer to baseball!
Despite growing up in Long Island, NY, Jordan has always been a Boston sports fan! He is a Northeastern University alumnus, where he graduated with a degree in Business Administration with a Concentration in Marketing. In between internships, he completed Fenway Sports Management’s Emerging Leaders Program and worked as a Scoreboard Operator in Fenway Park’s Green Monster! Also, during his time at Northeastern, Jordan was an active member of the Club Baseball team and was a co-founder and the VP of Marketing for the school’s first sports business club, Sports Business & Innovation Network!
Jordan’s hobbies include staying active, attending live performances, and discovering Worcester’s diverse cuisine!
Ben DeCastro is entering his 6th full season as the Public Address Announcer for the Triple-A Red Sox. From 2013-2016 Ben was one of a few fill-in announcers.
Ben also assists with various team projects, events, and social media content.
The life-long Rhode Islander, lived in Pawtucket, less than a mile from McCoy Stadium until he was 10 years old, when his family moved to Warren, RI.
Away from the press-box, Ben wears many hats including social media influencer with an award winning series "Car Pooling with Ben", an on-air host on Cat Country 98.1, a Social Media Creative Consultant, a podcast host, and a 20-year member of the Warren Fire Department serving as a firefighter on Engine 3 & the Marine Rescue Unit.
He is also a speaker and the author of the children's book "Because Your Mommy Does CrossFit"
Ben was the Promotions, Events & Media Relations director for Cardi's Furniture & Mattresses from 2001-2016, a fill-in talk-show host on News Talk 630 WPRO-AM.
Ben has a Kindergarten Diploma and dropped out of school after failing the 8th grade twice.