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Front Office Staff

Lake Olmstead Stadium
78 Milledge Road | Augusta, GA 30904 | Phone: (706) 736-7889 | Fax: (706) 736-1122


Management

Tom Denlinger Vice President

Tom Denlinger

Tom Denlinger embarks on his fifth season with the GreenJackets and his first as the Vice President after being the General Manager from 2014-2017 and after spending the previous four years as the Assistant General Manager of the Richmond Flying Squirrels. The 2018 season will mark the 16th year of working in Minor League Baseball.

 

A native of Paradise, PA Tom graduated from Messiah College with a degree in Sports Management. Prior to his time with Richmond, he spent time working with the Daytona Cubs, Delmarva Shorebirds and got his start in baseball with the Reading Phillies.

 

Did You Know:

One unique thing about Tom is that he attended the longest double header in the history of Major League Baseball, the Phillies vs. Padres on July 2nd, 1993. He and his family witnessed the first game that lasted 9 innings with two rain delays. The second game lasted 10 innings with Mitch Williams having the game winning hit. Overall time elapsed from the start of game one to the finish of game two: 12 hours and 5 minutes!


Brandon Greene General Manager

Finance and Accounting

Debbie Brown Accounting Manager

Ticket Sales Department

Matt Szczupakowski Ticket Sales Manager

Matt Szczupakowski

Matt is excited to go into his second season with the Augusta GreenJackets as the Ticket Sales Manager. He is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Ticket Sales Department while maximizing revenue through the sale of ticket packages including season tickets, mini plans and group outing experiences.

 

Matt joins the GreenJackets after spending the last two seasons as the Manager of Inside Sales with the Peoria Chiefs (Single A Affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals). Prior to his time with the Chiefs, he spent time with the Memphis Redbirds and got his start with the Rochester Red Wings.

The Rochester, NY native graduated from Gannon University, in Erie, PA, with a major in Sports Management and Marketing with a minor in Advertising Communications. While at Gannon, he was the kicker on the football team and set many individual records during his time on the grid iron. In his spare time, Matt enjoys playing the occasional round of golf and watching his beloved Buffalo Bills, Texas Longhorns, New York Mets, and Buffalo Sabres, He also enjoys spending time with his family, friends, and meeting new people on his next adventure here in Augusta.


Troy Pakusch Ticket Sales Account Executive

Troy Pakusch

Troy Pakusch returns for his second season as a Full Time Account Executive to the GreenJackets after completing the sales internship in 2016. Troy came over to the team after previously working as a group sales/ promotions intern for the Rochester Red Wings. Troy is from Rochester, NY and is attending his final semester this Spring at The College at Brockport in New York. In May, Troy will graduate with a bachelor's degree in Sport Management. This will be Troy's second year working in Minor League Baseball. .

 

Did You Know:

Troy's favorite sport is football and he never grew up watching baseball, but loves working in Minor League Baseball!

Corporate Partnerships

Greg Dietz Manager, Corporate Partnerships

Greg Dietz

Greg Dietz begins his third season with the GreenJackets after spending the previous two years with the Syracuse Chiefs. The 2017 season will be Greg's 7th working in professional baseball.

 

A native of Syracuse, NY, Greg graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sport Studies and a minor is Sport and Exercise Psychology. Prior to his time in Syracuse, Greg worked for the independent Washington Wild Things, the Tri-City ValleyCats, and the Lehigh Valley IronPigs.

 

Did You Know:

An avid Mets fan, Greg has a tattoo of Mr. Met.

 

Group Sales

Yari Natal Group Sales Manager

Yari Natal

Yari is entering her 8th season in sports (7th season in minor league baseball), and her first season with the GreenJackets. Before joining the GreenJackets, Yari most recently worked with the Cleveland Cavaliers and their franchise properties (AHL, NBA G-League, AFL and ESports). Her previous stints include 3 seasons each with the El Paso Chihuahuas (Pacific Coast League, '14-'16) and the York Revolution (Atlantic League, '11-'13). Originally from the "Island of Enchantment" (also known as Puerto Rico), she moved to the US in 2011 to pursue her career in sports after graduating from Universidad Metropolitana with a Major in Business Administration and Minors in Communications and Marketing.

 

Yari is a NY Yankees fan (#GotRings) and when the NFL is in season roots for the NY Giants.

 

Did You Know:

Fully bilingual (English and Spanish, since the age of 6), she's half Puerto Rican and half Dominican, she fell while horseback riding 3 times in her lifetime (as a child), has a combined 17 siblings (she comes in at #11), she has 2 Championship rings from her previous baseball franchises and was the captain of her JV volleyball teams in middle school and co-captain of her varsity volleyball teams in high school.


James Mullins Group Sales Executive

James Mullins

James Mullins is in his first full season as an Account Executive with the Augusta GreenJackets. He previously spent the past two seasons as a sales intern. He has previously worked as a student manager for the Georgia Southern baseball team as well as volunteer club house assistant for the Augusta GreenJackets.

He recently graduated from Georgia Southern University in May 2017 with a Sports Management degree. He grew up here in Augusta where he attended Aquinas High School from there he went to Greensboro College and played a year of college football before Transferring to Georgia Southern University. He is an avid Georgia Southern Football fan as well a huge Atlanta Falcon fan.

Did you know James was a batboy here and has worked with players such as Pablo Sandervol, Sergio Romo, Zach Wheeler , and Tommy Joseph.

Box Office

Tyler Wilcox Ticket Operations Specialists and Supervisor

Tyler Wilcox

Tyler Wilcox is in his first season with the Augusta GreenJackets as a Box Office Intern. He has previously worked with the Normal Cornbelters of the Frontier League as a Box Office Intern as well. He graduated this July from Indiana State University with a degree in Sport Management. Tyler is a huge Indianapolis Colts, Indiana Pacers, and St. Louis Cardinals fan.

 

Did You Know: Tyler played the Saxophone and marched in his High School marching band!

Promotions, Marketing & Community Relations

Shannon Mitchell Account Executive & Community Relations Specialist

Shannon Mitchell

Shannon Mitchell enters her 4th season with the Augusta GreenJackets, including her third as an Account Executive and Community Relations Specialist. She spent her first season as the Community Relations and Retail Merchandise Intern. Prior to moving to Augusta, she spent time working for the Myrtle Beach Pelicans in Myrtle Beach, SC.

 

She graduated from Coastal Carolina University in Conway, SC in December of 2014. Growing up in Cullman, AL, Shannon absolutely hates the Crimson Tide and loves to brag about the kick six when her Auburn Tigers defeated Alabama with one second left on the clock in the 2013 Iron Bowl. Besides being an Auburn fan, she also likes to cheer on the Florida Gators, the Duke Blue Devils in basketball and the Atlanta Braves in baseball. This will be her second season in minor league baseball.

Did You Know:

Shannon was an All-State, All-Area, All-County basketball player in high school.

Food & Beverage

David Hutto Food & Beverage Supervisor

Operations

Billy Nowak Stadium Operations Supervisor

Billy Nowak

Billy has worked in athletic facilities operations in high school, intercollegiate and professional sports. He is entering his fourth season in minor league baseball. Before joining the GreenJackets, Billy most recently worked in stadium operations with the West Michigan Whitecaps. Billy's fiance is currently working on her doctorate in Occupational Therapy at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. Billy is a native of Grand Rapids, MI, where he grew up with his parents, Tim and Mia, and older brother John. Being a sports nut, he is an avid fan of both the Michigan State Spartans and the Detroit Tigers. Billy is an alumni of Bowling Green State University graduating from BGSU with a degree in sport management.

 

Did You Know: In his first varsity at bat, Billy hit a home run and was also the FOX Sports - Detroit Athlete of the Month in February, 2010. In his spare time, Billy likes to play golf.

Grounds

Trey Altman Head Groundskeeper

Try Altman

Trey Altman is in his second season with the Augusta GreenJackets as the head grounds keeper. He previously worked at NC State University for five years where he was the assistant grounds keeper.

He is a native of Hamlet, NC and graduated from Sandhills Community College where he received his degree in horticulture. He is a fan of any NC State team, the Boston Red Sox, and the Dallas Cowboys. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter.

As a big Red Sox fan Trey named his dog Fenway after the stadium.

Merchandise

Chelsea Galbraith Retail Sales Manager

Chelsea Galbraith

Chelsea Galbraith joins our GreenJackets staff as our Retail and Merchandise Operations Manager. She made the move to Georgia after previously working as the Merchandise Manager for Roger Dean Stadium, home of Miami Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals Spring Training, along with Class A-Advanced Jupiter Hammerheads and Palm Beach Cardinals. This is Chelsea's fourth year working in Minor League Baseball.

 

A native of Loudoun County, Virginia, Chelsea graduated from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania with a dual degree in Sport Management and Public Relations. When she is not spending her time at the ballpark, she cheers proudly for the Washington Redskins, Virginia Tech Hokies, Boston Red Sox, Tampa Bay Lightning, and Toronto Blue Jays. During the fall, you definitely will be able to find her in front of a television or at a stadium watching some level of football every weekend!

 

Did You Know:

Chelsea's top bucket list goal to complete in her lifetime is to visit all 30 MLB ballparks, at least once.

Interns

Austin Lowndes Ticket Sales Intern

Austin Lowndes

Austin Lowndes is in his second season with the Augusta GreenJackets as a Food and Beverage Intern and his first working in the Special Events department. He has worked various jobs in food and beverage, his favorite being bartending.

 

Austin was born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida but moved to Augusta at a young age after his father took a management position as a PGA certified clubmaker. He is currently a senior at Augusta University. He will graduate in December 2017 with a degree in Marketing. Austin is a huge Atlanta Braves fan and loves smack talking the New York Yankees with his mother, who is a big-time Yankees fan.

 

Did You Know:

Austin is hands down the funniest guy in the office, maybe even the world. He also played alongside Robert DeNiro and Zac Efron in the 2016 comedy Dirty Grandpa….as an extra on the beach.