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The Basics
Hometown:
Hollidaysburg, PA
College: Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Years in Curve, PA: 1 (2021 to present)

Curve Cuts
Walk-up song: "Till I Collapse" by Eminem
Favorite sports teams: Steelers, Penguins and Pirates
Favorite TV show: Breaking Bad
Favorite movie: Coach Carter
What do you like to do in your spare time: I like to workout, golf and spend time with my friends and family.

Austin grew up in Hollidaysburg, PA and graduated from Hollidaysburg Area High School in 2017. He earned his degree in Sport Administration from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania in May 2021. While at IUP, Austin was a member of the Kappa Theta Chapter of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity and held multiple different leadership positions and a member of IUP's Sport Management club. Prior to arriving at the Curve, Austin completed internships in Athletic Facilities with the Kiski School and served as a Sports Director with the YMCA of Indiana County. Austin is very excited to be back home in Curve, PA!

The Basics
Hometown:
Altoona, PA
College: Le Moyne College
Years in Curve, PA: 1 (2021 to present)

Curve Cuts
Walk-up song: "Got It On Me" by Pop Smoke
Dream vacation: Italy
Favorite TV show: Greys Anatomy
What made you want to work in sports: I grew up playing sports my entire life.
What do you like to do in your spare time: I like to work on my graphic designs.

Maddie is an Altoona native, graduating from Altoona Area High School in 2017. She obtained her degree in Communications from Le Moyne College where she was also a member of the women's basketball team and represented the team on the Student Athlete Advisor Committee. Maddie is happy to be back home in Altoona working for the team she grew up watching!

The Basics
Hometown:
Richmond, VA
College: James Madison University
Years in Curve, PA: 1 (2021 to present)

Curve Cuts
Walk-up song: "The Show Goes On" by Lupe Fiasco
Favorite sports team: Pittsburgh sports, University of Pittsburgh and JMU sports
Favorite TV show: Psych
What is your spirit animal: A fox
What do you like to do in your spare time: I like to spend time/facetime with my family, especially my two nephews. Or travel to Pittsburgh to visit my extended family.

Rebekah graduated from James Madison University in May 2021 with a degree in Sport and Recreation Management and a minor in Business. While at school, Rebekah worked with the local county's parks and recreation department where she helped run the afterschool program at local elementary and middle schools. In the summer of 2019, Rebekah worked gamedays for the Richmond Flying Squirrels selling tickets. She will be helping out in our sales department this season. She one day hopes to see a Pirates World Series victory (or at least a nice playoff run).

The Basics
Hometown:
McKees Rocks, PA
College: Penn State
Years in Curve, PA: 1 (2021 to present)

Curve Cuts
Walk-up song: "Blame it on the Boogie" by The Jacksons
Favorite sports teams: Pittsburgh Penguins, Steelers, and Pirates; Penn State everything
Favorite TV show: How I Met Your Mother, Psych
What made you want to work in sports: My passion for Pittsburgh sports and Penn State football, and remembering my Pop pop and how much he loved baseball
What do you like to do in your spare time: Listen to music, play with my dogs Crosby & Geno, going to Mass and playing cards with my family

Reagan graduated from Penn State a semester early in December 2020 with a degree in Advertising and Public Relations. She comes to the Curve from the York Revolution where she interned for two seasons in Marketing and the Box Office. Reagan grew up in Northern Virginia passionately defending Pittsburgh sports from (jealous and angry) Capitals and Washington Football Team fans. At Penn State she was part of Alpha Delta Pi sorority and the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism. She’s very excited to be part of the Curve organization and happy to be only 45 minutes from Penn State football.

Communications, Community, Marketing & Merchandise

Ballpark Operations & Concessions

The Basics
Hometown:
Forest Hill, Md.
Years in MiLB: 13
Years in Curve, PA: 13 (2009-present)

Curve Cuts
Walk-up song? "Walk This Way" by Aerosmith
Favorite place to eat in Blair County? Tim's American Cafe
Favorite sports teams? Maryland Terrapins
Dream vacation? Mars

Glenn McComas has been the head of concessions at Peoples Natural Gas Field since 2011. He joined the front office in 2009 as the Assistant Concessions Manager and moved into his current role in November 2010. The Lozinak family bought the Curve back from Chuck Greenberg after the 2008 season and overhauled the concessions operation for the 2009 season and Glenn has been cooking with the Curve ever since. Glenn worked in the food industry for 30 years, including time with the Lozinaks' McDonald's franchises, before he came to Altoona.

The Basics
Hometown:
Centre Hall, PA
College: Penn State
Years in Curve, PA: 1 (2021 to present)

Curve Cuts
Walk-Up Song: "10k" by KB
Favorite TV Show: Criminal Minds or Prison Break
What do you like to do in your spare time: Spend as much time in the gym as possible

Ryan graduated in 2021 from Penn State with a Management and Marketing degree and a minor in Entrepreneurship. While in school, he was a member of the Sheetz Fellows Entrepreneurial program which gave him opportunities to travel and network. Through this program is where he met Derek Martin and "unfortunately for him," he became Ryan's mentor. Ryan stepped into the Assistant Manager of Concessions role along side Glenn McComas. When Ryan's not pouring all of time into the Curve he enjoys lifting, hunting, attending Centre City Church, relaxing and watching sports.

The Basics
Hometown: Tacoma, Wash.
College: University of Akron
Years in MiLB: 7
Years in Curve, PA: 1 (2020-present)
Past MiLB organizations: Akron RubberDucks & Tacoma Rainiers

Curve Cuts
Walk-up song? "Bad Blood" by Taylor S
Favorite TV show(s)? Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Rick and Morty
Favorite movie? Guardians of the Galaxy
What do you like to do in your spare time? What spare time?

James Petrella joins the Curve for his first season as the team's head groundskeeper in 2020. He comes to Altoona by way of the Akron RubberDucks (Double-A, Indians), where he spent the previous two seasons as an assistant groundskeeper. The Tacoma, Wash. native started his baseball career with the RubberDucks in 2014 while he was a student at the University of Akron. Petrella completed his degree in Sport Management at Akron in 2016 and continued to work with the RubberDucks through the 2016 season. He spent 2017 back in Washington state as a gameday groundskeeper with the Tacoma Rainiers and an intern at the Seattle Seahawks practice facility before he returned to Northeast Ohio the following year. James now lives in Altoona and will be getting married after the season.

The Basics
Hometown: Wadsworth, Ohio
College: University of Louisville
Years in MiLB: 3

Curve Cuts
Favorite Sports Teams: Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Baseball Team
Favorite TV Show: Family Guy
Favorite Movie: Once upon a time in Hollywood
Walk-up Song: "Raspberry Beret" by Prince

Address and Phone

Peoples Natural Gas Field
1000 Park Ave
Altoona, PA 16602
877.99.CURVE or
814.943.5400