Chris Jones - President - Email
Chris is entering his sixth season as President of the Hillcats. Prior to the Hillcats, Chris served as the General Manager for the Sugar Land Skeeters from 2013 to 2015. He worked for the Advanced-A Lake Elsinore Storm for 12 years, including eight as the General Manager. During his time with the Storm they were awarded the Bob Freitas award in 2007 and the Larry MacPhail Award in 2011. He also spent time in roles with the Dallas Cowboys, High Desert Mavericks, and Staples Center.
A native of Houston, TX, Chris was awarded the California League Executive of the Year in 2008 and then won the Carolina League Executive of the Year in 2017. He is avid fan of all Houston Sports and was extremely happy to see the Houston Astros win the World Series. Chris has a wife, Anna, and three boys, James (22), Tanner (16) and Bryce (14). He also has three dogs, Dooney, Queso and Bud.
Matt Ramstead - General Manager - Email
Matt is entering his fifth season with the Hillcats, and first in the role as General Manager. Prior to Hillcats, Matt worked for the Helena Brewers from 2016-2018. While in Helena, Matt served as the Director of Group Sales & Marketing but also served as the Director of Food & Beverage.
In his free time Matt enjoys playing golf, skipping the gym, and exploring the historical sites in the region. Matt and his wife Mercedies have two dogs, Lucy and Macy.
Lincoln Evans - Assistant General Manager - Email
Lincoln is entering his fifth season with the Hillcats. Lincoln worked for the Hillcats from 2016-2018, serving as an Assistant Food & Beverage Manager before transitioning to the Director of Ticket Operations in 2017. Lincoln left the Hillcats in 2018 and spent the past three years with Liberty University's Athletic Department where he sold season tickets, group tickets, and annual fund donations for their athletic programs.
Outside of being at the ballpark, Lincoln enjoys playing softball, watching baseball and visiting other ballparks, hiking, and spending time with his wife and daughter, Kestrel and Luna.
Dallas Mata - Director of Accounting and Finance - Email
Dallas is entering his second season with the Hillcats as the Director of Accounting and Finance. Before joining the team, Dallas spent four years as a member of the U.S. Marine Corps.
In his free time, Dallas enjoys playing video games and traveling.
Rox Cruz - Director of Sales & Marketing
Bio coming soon!
DJ Rawls - Director of Food & Beverage
Bio coming soon!
Hagen Allred - Senior Account Executive - Email
Hagen is entering his second season with the Lynchburg Hillcats. He is currently a student at Liberty University where he is pursuing a degree in Sport Management. Eventually, he hopes to pursue a master's degree from Liberty as well.
In his free time, Hagen enjoys fishing, going to sporting events, and playing golf.
Ryan Henson - Clubhouse Manager - Email
Ryan is entering his fourth season as the Hillcats Clubhouse Manager. Prior to the Hillcats, Ryan graduated from Lynchburg College where majored in Political Science and minored in Sport Management while playing on the baseball team.
In his free time Ryan enjoys traveling, going to sporting events, and watching Netflix with his wife, Haleigh.
Jason Prill - Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations - Email
Jason is in his first year with the Lynchburg Hillcats. He is a recent graduate from Liberty University, where he holds both an undergraduate degree in digital media and a master's degree in strategic communications. Jason grew up just outside Cleveland, Ohio where he became a lifelong Guardians fan and considers it an honor to work for one of their affiliates. He has experience as a broadcaster and PA Announcer for a variety of different sports including baseball, basketball, football, hockey, and more. His dream job is to one day work as a play-by-play broadcaster for a national network.
In his free time, Jason enjoys hanging out with friends, watching sports, and playing video games.
Tyler Bergin - Sports Field Manager - Email
Tyler started his career in the US Army. Following those years he worked at Liberty University as a groundskeeper. Tyler is married to his high school sweetheart Ellison. Tyler and Ellison have a daughter, Sage, and a golden retriever named Fisher. In his free time Tyler enjoys fishing.
Matt Bergin - Assistant Sports Field Manager
Bio coming soon!
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!**