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Elmore Sports Group

D.G. Elmore Jr., son of David G. Elmore, is a versatile talent holding both legal and M.B.A. degrees. He is currently the Chairman and Owner of several different companies, including Gant Travel Management, Decision Tree Resources, Adams & Westlake, Solution Tree, Velo Vacations and Cornerstone Information Systems. In addition to his business involvements, D.G. is an active member for the New Horizons Foundation and The Navigators. An Illinois native, D.G. now makes his home in Bloomington, Indiana where is is active in community development projects. He and his wife, Gini, have six children.

Doug Elmore, son of David G. Elmore, is Managing Director of the Elmore Sports Group, Ltd., President and owner of the Diamond Concessions companies, and Vail Service Stations, LLC. Elmore is also involved in real estate, having owned and developed hotels, industrial parks, condominiums and gas stations. Elmore and his wife, Julie, live in Chicago and have three grown children.

Front Office Staff

**Matt Ramstead - General Manager

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*Email: *[email protected]

Phone: (434) 528-1144 ext. 8113

How Many Years with the Hillcats: 6

Years in Minor League Baseball: 9

Family: Beautiful wife Mercedies and two dogs, Lucy and Macy

Originally From: Indianola, Washington

Favorite Ballpark Food: Breakfast burrito

Favorite Activity Outside of the Ballpark: Golfing

Favorite Baseball Player: Seth Brown (Oakland)

*Lincoln Evans - Assistant General Manager *

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (434) 528-1144 ext. 8106

How Many Years with the Hillcats: 5

Years in Minor League Baseball: 5

Family: Married to wonderful wife, Kestrel Kerl, and have two daughters named Luna and Cove!

Originally From: Roanoke, Virginia

Favorite Ballpark Food: Hotdog and/or Fries

Favorite Activity Outside of the Ballpark: Going to other ballparks, watching/playing sports, hiking, and hanging with friends and family

Favorite Baseball Player: (Current) Ronald Acuna Jr, (Former) Chipper Jones

*Dallas Mata - Director of Finance and Administration *

*Email: *[email protected]

Phone: (434) 528-1144

How Many Years with the Hillcats: 3

Years in Minor League Baseball: 3

Family: Jenn (Wife), Sons Jayden and Casper, and my dog Apollo

Originally From: Lynchburg, Virginia

Favorite Ballpark Food: The Hillcat Burger

Favorite Activity Outside of the Ballpark: Kayaking, Camping, or Travel

Favorite Baseball Player: Steven Kwan

DJ Rawls - Director of Food & Beverage - Email

How Many Years with the Hillcats: 2

Years in Minor League Baseball: 2

Family: Dad (Richard), Mom(Poppy), 3 Sisters (Arrielle, Krissie, and Sara) and an adopted Brother (Galen)

Originally From: Lynchburg, Virginia

Favorite Ballpark Food: Peanuts

Favorite Activity Outside of the Ballpark: Golf or Travel

Favorite Baseball Player: Derek Jeter

Hagen Allred - Director of Sales

*Email: *[email protected]

Phone: (434) 528-1144 ext. 8122

How Many Years with the Hillcats: 3

Years in Minor League Baseball: 3

Family: Not married and a dog

Originally From: Staunton, Virginia

Favorite Ballpark Food: Hotdog

Favorite Activity Outside of the Ballpark: Fishing and playing cornhole

Favorite Baseball Player: Mike Trout

Ryan Henson - Clubhouse Manager - Email

How Many Years with the Hillcats: 7

Years in Minor League Baseball: 7

Family: Married to my amazing wife Haleigh and have one son, Camden

Originally From: Clifton, Virginia

Favorite Ballpark Food: Hotdog

Favorite Activity Outside of the Ballpark: Traveling, watching sporting events, visiting breweries/wineries

Favorite Baseball Player: Ken Griffey Jr.

Kent Carpenter - Director of Marketing and Community Engagement - Email

How Many Years with the Hillcats: 1st

Years in Minor League Baseball: 1st

Family: Parents and three sisters

Originally From: Los Angeles area

Favorite Ballpark Food: Hotdog and Garlic Fries

Favorite Activity Outside of the Ballpark: Going to the gym

Favorite Baseball Player: Cody Bellinger or Clayton Kershaw

Haley Greene - Director of Group Sales - Email

How Many Years with the Hillcats: 2nd

Years in Minor League Baseball: 2nd

Originally From: Sarasota, Florida

Favorite Ballpark Food: Anything DJ makes

Favorite Activity Outside of the Ballpark: Going to the gym

Favorite Baseball Player: Andrew McCutchen

Jason Prill - Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations - Email

How Many Years with the Hillcats: 3

Years in Minor League Baseball: 3

Family: Still waiting to start my own

Originally From: Cleveland, Ohio

Favorite Ballpark Food: Soft Pretzel

Favorite Activity Outside of the Ballpark: Golf or Watching Sports

Favorite Baseball Player: José Ramírez

Tyler Bergin - Sports Field Manager

*Email: *[email protected]

How Many Years with the Hillcats: 4

Years in Minor League Baseball: 4

Family: Beautiful Wife, an amazing 4 year old daughter and a daughter born last year, and a overweight golden retriever

Originally From: St. Petersburg, Florida

Favorite Ballpark Food: Nachos

Favorite Activity Outside of the Ballpark: Fishing

Favorite Baseball Player: Quade Tomlin

Ben Ockerman - Sales & Service Intern

How many years with the Hillcats: Currently in first year

Years in Minor League baseball: Also currently in my first year.

Family: I am one of 6 siblings. There are 3 girls and 3 boys.

Originally from: Oxford, Michigan

Favorite ballpark food: Classic ballpark hotdog

Favorite activity outside of the ballpark: Playing basketball

Favorite baseball player: Miguel Cabrera

Connor Young - Broadcast Intern

How Many Years with the Hillcats: 1

Years in Minor League Baseball: 1

Family: I have one younger brother Ethan who currently is a sophomore at Liberty University right here in Lynchburg. My mother and father live in Concord, New Hampshire, my hometown. I am engaged to be married to my high school sweetheart Abby in July of this year!

Originally From: Concord, New Hampshire

Favorite Ballpark Food: Sunflower seeds, I can mow through a pack of sunflower seeds in record time.

Favorite Activity Outside of the Ballpark: Spending time with friends and family!

Favorite Baseball Player: Dustin Pedroia

Jack Marotta - Business Operations Intern

How Many Years with the Hillcats: First Year

Years in Minor League Baseball: First Year

Family: I have five siblings. I am the middle triplet with a sister and brother, and then
an older brother and younger brother.

Originally From: Lynchburg VA

Favorite Ballpark Food: Peanuts

Favorite Activity Outside of the Ballpark: Going on Hikes

Favorite Baseball Player: Matt “Tugboat” Wilkinson

Jose Villarruel - Box Office Manager

How Many Years with the Hillcats: 2

Years in Minor League Baseball: 2

Family: Girlfriend Elle and a crazy Labrador Della

Originally From: Richmond VA

Favorite Ballpark Food: The Big Cat

Favorite Activity Outside of the Ballpark: Golfing

Favorite Baseball Player: Aaron Judge

Hannah Sanderson - Marketing Intern

How Many Years with the Hillcats: 1

Years in Minor League Baseball: 1

Family: Mom, Dad, and my little sister, Sophia.

Originally From: Jacksonville, Florida.

Favorite Ballpark Food: Definitely a soft pretzel and a diet coke.

Favorite Activity Outside of the Ballpark: Rock climbing and hiking!

Favorite Baseball Player: Juan Soto.

Matter Hecmanczuk - Stadium Operations Intern

How Many Years with the Hillcats: In my 2nd year

Years in Minor League Baseball: 2

Family: My Mother's name is Lisa and my dad who passed from cancer in 2017 name is Steve

Originally From: I am from Allen Park (Detroit) Michigan

Favorite Ballpark Food: Peanuts

Favorite Activity Outside of the Ballpark: Enjoying the great outdoors

Favorite Baseball Player: Kerry Carpenter

Southpaw - Director of Fun!

Southpaw was adopted from the Lynchburg Humane Society in January of 2017. With the legacy that his retiring predecessor left behind, Southpaw instantly had HUGE shoes to fill. Luckily for us, Southpaw has big feet....and awesome blue chucks! He has fit in puuurfectly here by adding to the excitement of Bank of the James Stadium. This lovable, green, giant can be seen dancing on dugouts, driving around on his four wheeler, entertaining birthday parties, taking photos with fans,and of course cheering on his number one team!

Outside of the stadium, you can see Southpaw making a difference and lending a hand in the community, hanging out with students during the Hillcats' Hit the Books Reading program,and volunteering for numerous non-profits. Southpaw graduated from Feline Training Academy and received a masters in Mascoting with a minor in Cathletics. Southpaw spends his free time watching Animal Planet and BASEBALL, hanging out at the scratch post with furry friends, and believe or not he is a pretty talented meowsician (he plays puurrcussion). Southpaw wants his fans to know that he thinks they are all PAWsome!**