Cal Ripken Jr. - Founding Owner and Chairman of Ripken Baseball
Bill Ripken - Executive Vice President
Jack Graham, General Manager, a 2012 graduate of Kenyon College and former Orioles' minor league player, arrived in Aberdeen in 2013 as a catcher. Jack helped the IronBirds to a McNamara Division Championship, the club's only post-season appearance that same year. Following his retirement from professional baseball, Jack came back to Aberdeen to work for the Ripken Baseball organization, eventually taking over as Assistant General Manager of Operations and finally taking the helm as General Manager in August of 2019. In addition to overseeing the club's business operations, he also manages the IronBirds' relationship with the their big league parent club, the Baltimore Orioles, working closely with the club that drafted him in the 38th round.
Justin, a native of Brick, New Jersey, is a graduate of Towson University where he received a Bachelor of Science in Sport Management. He joined the Aberdeen IronBirds in May of 2016 as a Fan Relationship Specialist and has now become the Senior Manager of Membership Services. Prior to joining the IronBirds, he worked with the Baltimore Orioles, Towson Athletics, Towson Sport Properties, and Tech USA. In his spare time, Justin enjoys cheering on his painful to watch New York Mets and Giants, and spending time with family and friends.
Kyler was born in State College, PA and graduated from Penn State University with a degree in Telecommunications in 2020. Kyler came to the IronBirds in October of 2022 after spending time with the State College Spikes as a Ticket Sales Account Executive and Production Assistant. When not at the stadium Kyler enjoys fishing, hunting, traveling, and camping with his friends and family. He is also an avid New York Mets and Penn State fan and hopes to one day visit all 30 MLB ballparks.
Dan Edgren, a native of Canton, CT graduated from Western New England University with a degree in Sport Management and Marketing, after which, Dan continued his education by completing his MBA. Dan joined the IronBirds in November of 2022 as an Account Executive after spending time with the Binghamton Rumble Ponies and working in the Cape Cod Baseball League.
A fan of any and all competition, Dan enjoys cheering for his beloved Boston Red Sox, UConn Huskies and spending time with family and friends.
Daniel Carey joins the IronBirds for his first season in 2022 as our Box Office Manager. With experience in professional baseball at the Richmond Flying Squirrels, as well as in the box office at Virginia State University. He graduated from Liberty University in 2017 with a Bachelor’s in Sport Management. Originally from Chesterfield, VA, Daniel is a Cubs and Commanders fan and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Leidos Field at Ripken Stadium Box Office!
Corporate Partnerships & Events
Brekke was born and raised in Arkansas, has lived all around the country (and England!), but calls Harford County home for many years now. She met her husband in Nebraska and they have been adventuring together for 15 years, with two ridiculously cute kids in tow. Brekke attended Purdue University Global for her bachelor’s degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. Prior to joining the IronBirds in October of 2021, her professional career has included more than a decade in the hospitality business, most recently leading the Home2 Suites by Hilton team as Director of Sales and General Manager here in Aberdeen.
In her spare time, Brekke likes to travel, work on home improvement projects, and spend time with her family. She will eat just about anything after years of being the guinea pig for her Chef husband. Favors can be bought with coffee and a mixture of peanut and peanut butter M&Ms. She hopes to come back as a penguin in her next life.
Becca, a long-time resident of Havre de Grace, MD, graduated from Eastern Nazarene College in 2019 with a BS in Sports Management while also playing volleyball and softball for the Lions. She went on to continue her secondary education at Regis College where she received her MA in Strategic Communication with a focus in athletics in the Spring of 2021. While completing her masters, Becca began her career in event planning and coordination within the Center for Student Engagement at Regis College. In her spare time, Becca enjoys tending to her garden and chickens, shopping for new houseplants to add to her collection, and supporting her local breweries.
Nate grew up in Harford County and has been an avid IronBirds fan since he was 7 years old. After graduating from Bel Air High School, Nate received his bachelor's degree in Sport Management from Towson University, graduating in 2019. During his free time, Nate enjoys hiking, solving crossword puzzles, and playing ultimate frisbee.
Ian Rubinson, a Maryland native, and Towson University Sport Management Graduate joins the IronBirds in his first season, 2023. Before joining the IronBirds, Ian spent time with the Baltimore Orioles as the Hype Man of Centerfield, helping to create magnificent ballpark experiences and memories for life.
Ian has professional experience working for SponsorUnited, Van Wagner College at Towson and Loyola University of Maryland, and is a proud alum of the Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity. In his spare time, Ian enjoys landscaping and lumberjacking as well as spending time grilling and chilling with family and friends.
Food & Beverage
Operations and Facilities
Todd Bradley, born and raised in Harford County was just recently promoted to Assistant General Manager, Baseball Operations. Todd has been with the club since he started as a seasonal part-time groundskeeper in 2012 for the Ripken professional and youth baseball companies.
In his spare time, Todd enjoys a good book and spending time with his beautiful family Meg, Rae, and Jack. He believes we aren't alone in the universe and has a fondness for myths and legends like Sasquatch, the Moth Man, jackalopes and others. His favorite sports teams are the Ravens, Orioles, and Capitals.
Larry was born and raised in central New Jersey and after High School joined the United States Air Force as a Crash Rescue Firefighter. He was stationed at Dover AFB for four years where he began his career in the military as a professional firefighter. As a Veteran, Larry continued his firefighter career with the Federal Government, earned his degree in Fire Science Technologies and retired from the Perry Point VAMC after 33 years of service. With his unique work schedule as a professional firefighter, he also had a 30-year career as a Contractor and Operations Manager in the building and maintenance industries. Larry joined the Aberdeen IronBirds in 2014 as the Facilities Manager. Larry enjoys spending time with his wife, children, grandson and two pet boxers. He also enjoys sports, playing softball and jogging.
Skye was born in Bronx, New York and grew up in Baltimore County, Maryland. She Graduated from Delaware State University, December of 2019, with her BS in Sport Management. In 2019 she joined the IronBirds as Jack Graham’s Operations Intern and worked her way up to being promoted to Operations Manager mid-season 2021. Skye's favorite part of being an IronBird so far is getting to know all the Fan Hosts she oversees now; they make her feel like family!
Outside of work, Skye is working on her MS in Negotiation and Conflict Management at University of Baltimore. She also loves spending time with her family and friends, writing, watching movies and going to the gym to let off some steam. She’s very hopeful to make an impact here at Ripken Stadium!
A humble yet humorous man, Kevin has been creating new and fun concepts in baseball since 2000. He has received a national spotlight for his designs from ESPN, Sports Illustrated, eBay and even has a jersey in the National Baseball Hall of Fame. More an artist than he'd like to admit - Kevin loves to write, occasionally creates synthwave music, customize his cars, fix computers and watch a wide variety of genres from engaging documentaries to terrible B-movies.
He's closing in on 25 years in minor league baseball - 18 of them with the Brooklyn Cyclones before joining the IronBirds in 2018. Born and raised in Queens, Kevin had some adjusting to do since moving from the big city, but appreciates what Maryland has to offer! To stay active and engaged, Kevin is out and about Maryland in his "Lyft Machine". His mission; to fight injustice, to right that which is wrong and to serve all humankind (by offering bottled water and phone chargers to Lyft riders).