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Michael Byrnes, a native of Arlington, Texas has served as the President & General Manager of the Oklahoma City Dodgers since September, 2010. Michael oversees all aspects of franchise operations for the Triple-A baseball club including the establishment of community and corporate partnerships, strategy development for ticket sales & marketing, creating vision for fan entertainment and supervising media & communications, facilities operations, budget management and Major League Affiliate relations.

Michael is a graduate of St. Mary's University in San Antonio, TX with a B.B.A. in Marketing. Byrnes is a graduate of Leadership Oklahoma City's Signature Program Class 33, a founding member of the Greater Oklahoma City Sports Consortium, as well as a Board Member for the Bricktown Association. Byrnes is also a member of the Rotary Club of Oklahoma City and the St. Luke's UMC Management Council. Michael is frequent speaker on management and leadership to community groups such as the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber Greater Grads program and Oklahoma City Youth Council. In 2013, Michael was recognized as a member of Oklahoma Magazine's 40 Under 40.

Prior to joining the organization, Michael was the Senior Vice President for the Frisco RoughRiders (AA-Texas Rangers). As one of the original employees with the Frisco franchise, Michael was a key member of the team that led all of AA Baseball in attendance from 2005 to present and was recognized by Baseball America with the Bob Freitas Award for organizational excellence in 2007.

Michael and his wife Jenna enjoy traveling whenever they get a chance. They have two daughters, Peyton and Camden. The family resides in Nichols Hills with their Golden Retriever Shea.

Jenna Byrnes, the Senior Vice President of the Oklahoma City Dodgers, has been with the team since September of 2010. Byrnes' primary focus is oversight of all aspects of the ticket sales initiatives focused on revenue production. Byrnes manages a team of 20 individuals focused on ticket packages, group events, hospitality sales and direct mail campaigns. Supporting the sales initiatives, Byrnes has oversight of marketing strategies through digital, print, radio and direct mail. In her time with the Dodgers, the team has increased attendance by 24%. Byrnes has led the franchise to five consecutive years of attendance growth, one of only two Triple-A teams to achieve this significant growth in ticketing metrics.

In addition to her revenue responsibilities, Byrnes also focuses on leadership and professional development for the 45 full-time members of the organization with a focus on internal communication. She also serves as a resource for other industry ticketing executives by acting as chair for the annual PCL Best Practices Seminar and was recognized as the 2013 Pacific Coast League Female Executive of the Year.

Prior arriving in Oklahoma, Byrnes was the Senior Director of Ticket Sales for the Frisco RoughRiders (AA-Texas Rangers). With her leadership, the team had consistent growth in sales and led all of Double-A Baseball in attendance during each of her seven seasons.

Byrnes is involved in the OKC community through her participation in the Leadership Oklahoma City LOYAL Program (Class IX) as well as her position on the board of the OKC Dodgers Baseball Foundation. She also supports multiple local organizations with her membership, including, Catalyst and the Myriad Gardens Avant Gardner's.

Jenna is originally from Somerset, Ohio and has made a home with her husband, Michael and daughters, Peyton and Camden, in Nichols Hills along with their Golden Retriever Shea. In their spare time they enjoy traveling, being outdoors and college football.

Corporate Partnership Sales

Raised in Spring Hill, FL, Ryan joined the organization in June 2015 after graduating from University of West Florida with a bachelor's degree in sport management. Before joining the Dodgers, Ryan was a sports director for a nonprofit organization.

When not working, Ryan enjoys playing golf and relaxing. He is also an avid sports fan, and enjoys watching his favorite teams - Indianapolis Colts, Cleveland Cavaliers and the Florida Gators.

Corporate Partnership Services

Born and raised in Chicago, Molly joined the Oklahoma City Dodgers organization in March of 2021. Molly received her Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from the University of Dayton where she worked in the Athletic Department and had the opportunity to be a part of NCAA March Madness when Dayton hosts the First Four each year.

After graduation, Molly accepted a job with the Cleveland Indians as a business development professional focusing on Corporate Partnerships and Ticket Sales. Most recently, she worked for the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission, a non-profit, on their Partnerships team. In her time with GCSC, Molly was involved in planning partner events for the 2021 NFL Draft that will be hosted in Cleveland and managing partnerships for the Greater Cleveland Sports Awards & other GCSC events.

Outside of the office, Molly enjoys finding new, local restaurants and breweries to try and going for a bike ride or run to discover more of OKC. She is a reality TV junkie and also loves cheering on her favorite teams – the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, University of Dayton Flyers & both the Chicago Cubs & Cleveland Indians (unless they’re playing against each other).

Marketing & Communications

Ben joined the organization in January 2011 and has held several roles with the team before moving into his current role of Sr. Director of Marketing and Communications at the start of the 2019 season. Previously, he held roles including Director of Partner Services, which consisted of overseeing relationships with the Dodgers' corporate partners, and Director of Sales Strategies in the ticketing department.

Prior to coming to Oklahoma City, Ben worked with the Minnesota Twins during their inaugural season at Target Field before joining the Dodgers organization after the 2010 season. He earned his B.A. in History at Bethel University in St. Paul, MN.

Ben is a native of the Minneapolis, MN area and currently resides in Yukon with his wife, Katlyn, and two children, Braeden and Ellie. They enjoy traveling, spending time outdoors as a family, and cheering for their favorite sports teams.

Alex has been the Director of Communications and Broadcasting for the Oklahoma City Dodgers since 2012. Earlier in his career, he spent four seasons as the Director of Broadcasting & Media Relations for the High Desert Mavericks when the team was the High-A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners. In his current role, Alex oversees team broadcasting, baseball information, media requests, and serves as one of the organization's main conduits with the Los Angeles Dodgers' player development and public relations departments.

Since coming to Oklahoma City, Alex has been named the winner of the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters award for "Best Play-By-Play" two times. He has also been recognized by Ballpark Digest for an outstanding achievement in Minor League Baseball play-by-play.

Outside of baseball, Alex has also covered football, basketball, hockey, softball, and volleyball at different levels, ranging from high school to NCAA Division I. He primarily spends his current baseball offseasons working with the men's and women's basketball programs at Mid-America Christian University and covering other collegiate sports.

Alex is a proud native of St. Louis and graduated from Northwestern University, where he majored in both journalism and political science.

A native of Chicago, Illinois, A.J. has a deep appreciation for all things baseball. He attended Augustana College in Rock Island, IL for his undergrad in Communications. He later earned a Master's in Sports Leadership from Concordia University Chicago and a second Master's in Film Production from Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida. A.J. spent four years with the ESPN Wide World of Sports production team honing his skills in broadcasting and content creation. He spent the 2017 season as Video Director with the Detroit Tigers during Spring Training and with their Single-A team, The Lakeland Flying Tigers during the regular season. A.J. has also worked on several film shorts and earned various awards and nominations for his work in directing, production design and as a co-producer. Before his time in television and film production, A.J. spent nine years of proud service in the U.S. Navy.

A.J. enjoys spending time with his wife and two Doberman Pinschers. He also has an affinity for Superman comics, Chicago sports, deep dish pizza and has a curious habit of finding new innovative ways to torture himself in the gym.

Lisa joined the organization prior to the 2013 season. She worked previously as a sports reporter for The Des Moines Register newspaper and as a media relations graduate assistant in the Wichita State University athletic department.

The Des Moines, Iowa native earned a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication from the University of Iowa and a master's degree in sport management from Wichita State.

Megan, a native Michigander, joined the Oklahoma City Dodgers organization in January 2016 after completing a media relations internship with the Detroit Tigers. Megan received her bachelor's degree from Spring Arbor University in Jackson, Michigan and her master's degree in sports journalism from Indiana University Purdue University - Indianapolis.

While in grad school, Megan worked as the media relations intern for the Indianapolis Indians, the Triple-A affiliate for the Pittsburgh Pirates, and as the communications intern for the National Federation of State High School Associations. She also reported on the 2013 Big Ten Championship Football Game for the National Sports Journalism Center.

Megan fills her time outside of the office by reading, binge-watching TV shows on the Food Network and watching her favorite teams - the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Lions, Detroit Red Wings and the Michigan State Spartans - when she can. She is also an active member at her church and volunteers in the middle school and high school ministries.

Hannah joined the Oklahoma City Dodgers organization in October 2018 after working for The Walt Disney Company. Hannah received a journalism degree from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California.

Hannah has worked for Pepperdine Athletics Communications, as a reporter for Malibu Surfside News, for the United States Capitol in Washington D.C. and more. Hannah’s passion for the Dodger brand was ignited when she worked in media placement with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Hannah’s baseball obsession was born from a beautiful Red Sox World Series win in 2004 and has continued to blossom throughout the years. When she’s not at the ballpark, Hannah can be found chasing after Fenway, her dog, and scoping out all of the best restaurants with her fiancé, Garrett.

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OKC Dodgers Baseball Foundation

Carol Herrick is the Executive Director of the Oklahoma City Dodgers Foundation. Carol has worked for the Department of the Army, as well as, several national nonprofits specializing in fundraising, program development and volunteer management. Carol has won several community and organizational awards for her work in the military and veteran support space. She loves to connect with folks doing great work to make their community better!

Carol is a transplant from the New England area-which means she is a Boston Red Sox fan. She currently lives in Lawton with her family and enjoys traveling, volunteering and reading.


Mitch joined the organization in January of 2013. Originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma, Mitch graduated from the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, Missouri. While there, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and a Master of Science degree in Sport Management.

Before joining the organization, Mitch was the Director of Baseball Operations at the University of Central Missouri. As the Director of Baseball Operations, he oversaw all the team's travel including transportation, lodging, and meals. He also handled all aspects of equipment and a majority of the game-day operations.

In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Lydia, and their sons Tyson and Barrett.

Billy joined the organization in October of 2018 as the Baseball Operations Coordinator. In this role, he oversees the travel and logistics for the Dodgers as well as the visiting team.

Born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, Billy graduated form the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, Missouri. In his time at UCM, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and a Master of Business Administration with a concentration of Sports Business.

Billy began his career serving as the Director of Baseball Operations at the University of Central Missouri for two seasons. He was responsible for the teams travel, purchasing of equipment/apparel, and game-day operations. He later went on to work for the Los Angeles Dodgers as a Video Associate for the 2018 season. Billy worked in Tulsa, the AA affiliate for the Dodgers, where they won the Texas League Championship.

While away from the game of baseball, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Austin, and their dog, Moose.

Jake joined the organization in May 2019 after four years of teaching and coaching at the high school level in Moore, OK. Originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma, Jake graduated from Mid-America Christian University in Oklahoma City with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration. While teaching and coaching Jake obtained his Masters of Kinesiology degree in Sports Management and Administration from Southern Nazarene University in Oklahoma City.

While in grad school, Jake worked with top organizations such as OKC All Sports, OKC Dodgers, ESPN, and other affiliates in their respective operations department to help facilitate and operate the events such as the Big 12 baseball and softball tournaments, WCWS, All Classic basketball games and many other events.

In his free time, Jake loves spending time with his beautiful wife Megan, playing with their little furball Jeter, watching any sporting event, and being and doing anything that requires the outside.

Jeff Jackson, a native of Amber, Oklahoma, joined the Dodgers organization as Sports Turf Manager in March of 2018. Jeff started his Sports Turf career at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark as a game day member of the grounds crew from 2011 to 2013.

In 2013 Jeff moved on to begin his undergraduate degree at Oklahoma State University. During his time as a student, Jeff worked on the grounds crew for Oklahoma State Athletics helping maintain Allie P. Reynolds Stadium, Boone Pickens Stadium, Sherman E. Smith Training Facility, Cowgirl Softball Stadium, Cowgirl Soccer Complex, and the Track and Field Facility.

In the summer of 2015, Jeff had the privilege to intern with the Philadelphia Phillies and help maintain Citizens Bank Park and got to experience turf management on one of the highest stages. Upon his graduation in 2016 with a Bachelor's Degree in Horticulture and Turfgrass Management, Jeff was hired as a full time Assistant Athletic Field Superintendent at Oklahoma State University, where he worked until his move to the Dodgers organization. With the Dodgers, Jeff performs various duties to help maintain the playing surface at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark as well as helps with Dodger Sports Field Services.

In his free time, Jeff enjoys spending quality time with his family and friends, going to church, and watching sporting events, especially those which showcase all of the efforts made by his turf manger colleagues around the world.

Joseph Golding, Assistant Groundskeeper

Jarrett is from Phoenix, Arizona and joined the Oklahoma City Dodgers organization in April 2021. He is currently a senior at the University of Oklahoma studying Sports Business in the Price College of Business.

In his free time, he enjoys watching any sporting event, traveling and visiting his family back in Arizona.

Special Events

Shelby Kirkes, the director of special events for the Oklahoma City Dodgers, has been with the team since August of 2016. Previously, she held the role as the manager of special events for the team. Shelby’s main focus is creating unique opportunities for companies, organizations, and the community to host events at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. Shelby is a native of Carlsbad, New Mexico, but is proud to call Oklahoma City her home and is passionate about the community and growth she’s witnessed while living here.

Shelby is a graduate of Leadership OKC’s LOYAL Class XV, OKConnect Class of 2017, was a member of Institute for Emerging Leaders Class 9 and was a recipient of Oklahoma’s NextGen Under 30 in 2019. Shelby served on the board of directors for the Oklahoma Chapter of Meeting Professionals International for 4 years and is currently a board member of YWCA’s YLead. She was a speaker at Ignite OKC 2019 and is the communications chair for Ignite OKC’s board of directors. Shelby regularly speaks to event management, communications, and sports business classes at various universities in Oklahoma about the importance of hard work and goal setting.

Outside of work, Shelby spends most of her time with her dog, Elton John Wayne Kirkes. She is a distance runner and can usually be found running laps/stairs at the ballpark in her downtime. Water sports, hiking, road trips, live sports, and concerts keep her plate full and her heart happy.

Team Store

Oklahoma native Jasmine Buchanan joined the team in December 2019 as the Merchandise Manager. She graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma with a BA in Public Relations and Minor in Media Studies.

Jasmine has had an extensive background in corporate retail and was most recently the Retail Sales Manager for Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma.

Jasmine enjoys spending time with family and friends, watching movies, trying out new restaurants and traveling.

Ticket Sales

Kyle has been with the organization since November of 2010. Kyle began with the team as a Group Sales Coordinator before moving into an outside sales role, eventually becoming the Manager of Business Development. After three seasons of managing the outside sales team including one season as the Director of Business Development, Kyle was promoted into his current role of Vice President, Ticket Sales in October of 2016.

Prior to moving to OKC, Kyle earned his Master of Business Administration and Master of Sports Administration from Ohio University after receiving a B.S. in Business Administration from Culver-Stockton College in Canton, MO.

Originally from Mascoutah, IL, Kyle enjoys spending his free time with his wife Lyndsey and their sons Jackson and Oliver. They also spend time serving with the Lifekids ministry at the Yukon campus of Life.Church. He is an avid fan of all things Louisville Cardinals.

Kyle has been with the organization since October 2010, and held many roles within the organization. Prior to moving to Oklahoma City, Kyle graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in Behavioral Sciences in Community Health with a minor in Sports Management. Before joining the organization, Kyle worked for the Kansas City T-Bones Baseball Club as a Group Ticket Sales Intern and as a Season Ticket Sales Representative for the Kansas City Chiefs. In his free time, Kyle enjoys playing golf, fishing and hanging out with his wife, Diane, and daughter Brynley.

Raised in Panama, OK, Brian joined the organization in August of 2017 after graduating from University of Oklahoma with a bachelor's degree in sport management. Before joining the Dodgers, Brian was a member of the sooner's spirit program for three years. When not working, Brian enjoys duck hunting, bow hunting, playing golf, and spending time with his fiancé and family. He is also an avid sports fan, and enjoys watching his favorite teams -Oklahoma City Thunder, Oklahoma Sooners, and the Texas Rangers.

Sarah is a native of Katy, TX, and loves her Houston Astros. Following an internship in Tours and Special Events with the Astros, Sarah graduated from BYU with a BA in Communications and Minor in Management. Her first experience with MiLB was through a Group Sales internship with the Great Falls Voyagers (Rookie - White Sox), where she fell in love with the wide open spaces of Montana and the community involvement of MiLB.

Sarah then served an 18-month church mission in Trujillo, Peru, where she became fluent in Spanish. After her mission, Sarah was the Director of Sales and Marketing for the Orem Owlz (Rookie - Angels). She also has experience working in catering, which recently allowed her to live in Minnesota, as well as women's healthcare.

Sarah enjoys time with family. She is married and loves visiting her now TEN nieces and nephews any chance she gets. She is excited to be back working in baseball, and especially here in beautiful OKC!

Born and raised in Davenport, Iowa, Alexa joined the organization in 2017 after graduating from Iowa State University (Go Clones!) with a degree in Marketing and a minor in Event Management. Prior to joining the Dodgers, Alexa worked for the Iowa Cubs as their marketing and outside events intern where she discovered her love for working in sports especially her favorite, baseball.

In her spare time, Alexa loves to travel as much as possible, hang out with family and friends, binge watch any good Netflix series (Shameless!), and cheer on her favorite Cubbies! Go Cubs Go!

Andrew was born and raised in Shipshewana, Indiana and joined the Dodgers in July of 2021. He received his degree from Huntington University in 2020, majoring in Sport Management, Business Management, Economics & Finance, and Marketing while playing basketball and tennis. While in school, Andrew interned with the National Basketball Academy in affiliation with the Indiana Pacers, then participated in a sales training program with the New Hampshire Fisher Cats eventually leading him to the Dodgers organization.

When out of the office, Andrew enjoys spending time with friends playing golf, basketball, or any other sport they can find. He also loves rooting for his favorite sports teams; the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Lions, and Indiana Pacers. Upon getting to OKC, Andrew looks forward to exploring the city and getting to know the loyal OKC Dodgers fanbase here at the park.

Aron is from Southern California and joined the Oklahoma City Dodgers organization in January of 2020. He received his degree in Communications with minors in Social Advocacy & Public Relations from Humboldt State University. While in college, Aron had the opportunity to run Track & Field.

Since beginning his career, Aron has worked with the Humboldt Crabs, San Luis Obispo Blues, and Eugene Emeralds in various sales and marketing positions.

Aron is a fan of Dodgers, Lakers, and Rams. His favorite food is cheeseburgers and hand cut fries. He fills his time outside of the office watching sports, working out, and exploring the city.

Charlie was born and raised in North Canton, Ohio. He graduated from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio with a Bachelor's Degree in Sport Management and a minor in Marketing. Charlie moved to Oklahoma City following graduation and joined the Dodgers right away in May of 2019.

In his spare time, Charlie enjoys playing basketball and baseball, watching sports, running, and cheering on his favorite teams - San Francisco Giants, San Francisco 49ers, Oklahoma City Thunder, North Carolina Tar Heels, and of course the Ohio Bobcats. His favorite food is tacos. Roll Bobbies!

Born and raised in Plains, KS, Dakota joined the Dodgers in January 2017. In 2013, he graduated from Garden City Community College, then in 2015 he graduated with a degree from the University of Kansas where he majored in Sport Management and minored in Business. Dakota previously worked with the corporate sales team at Talladega Superspeedway and the marketing department at Kansas Athletics.

In his spare time Dakota enjoys golfing, hanging out with friends and spending time with his family. Also, he enjoys watching NASCAR, cheering for the Kansas Jayhawks and Kansas City Chiefs.

Kevin is from Saint Charles, IL and joined the Oklahoma City Dodgers organization in June 2021. He received his bachelor's degree from Northern Illinois University. While in college, Kevin was an active member of several student organizations. Kevinalso had the opportunity to work with the Chicago Steel as promotions intern and with the Kane County Cougars as an operations intern. Which helped him discover his love for MiLB baseball and passion for helping others create their own memories.

When not working, Kevin enjoys running, working out, hanging with friends, and listening to music. He is also an avid sports fan. He enjoys watching UFC and cheering on his favorite teams - Indianapolis Colts, PSG, and the Chicago Cubs. Kevin looks forward to interacting with the OKC fanbase and ensuring they have a great time.

Born and raised in Elgin, IL, Kyle joined the Dodgers organization in June 2018. He graduated from Loras College in Dubuque, IA with a degree in Sport Management. While in school Kyle had the opportunity to attend sales combines hosted by both the Colorado Rapids of MLS and the Utah Jazz, which helped lead him to the OKC Dodgers organization. Prior to joining the Dodgers, Kyle served as a sales and box office intern with the Battle Creek Bombers of the Northwoods League. Kyle is an avid fan of all Chicago sports teams, especially the Cubs, Bears, and Blackhawks. He also enjoys cheering on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Kyle is looking forward to getting to know and building relationships with the loyal Dodgers fanbase and providing a memorable experience for every fan that walks through the gates of Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.

Finance & Administration

John MacDonald comes to the OKC Dodgers from the oil and gas industry. After graduating from Oklahoma State, John spent the next 39 years in the DFW area and in Houston holding various positions in Finance, including serving as an interim CFO for two separate privately-held oil & gas firms in Houston and in Ft. Worth. During that time, he also received his MBA from Southern Methodist University.

John and his wife, Debbie, were introduced to minor league baseball during the time that the Sugar Land Skeeters came into being near their home outside of Houston. As new empty-nesters they enjoyed hosting several Skeeter players and their families in their home over several seasons.

John and Debbie have been married for over 40 years and are enjoying an active life here in OKC - Broadway OKC, The Lyric Theater, and Shakespeare in the Park - which are just excuses to try all of the new great restaurants popping up all over the city. They are avid sports fans, particularly college football after both of their sons played football in college - naturally they are season ticket holders for their alma mater, the OSU Cowboys. To relax they enjoy spending quiet mornings on their front porch and walking with their miniature cocker doodle, Riley.

Skip is a native of Niles, Ohio. He joined the Dodgers in 2019. Skip studied Business Administration at Kent State University, Central State University, and Accounting at Blackwood Business College. Skip has an extensive accounting background in both the public and private sector and opened Bold Business Solutions, Inc in 2003 providing accounting and tax services to the small business community in the Oklahoma City area. He served as CFO for Museum of the Bible and loves to visit the museum in Washington, D.C. when the opportunity arises. Skip comes to us from City Rescue Mission where he served as a work program case manager and volunteer coordinator at the local homeless shelter.

Skip and his wife of 36 years, Marsha, have two daughters who are active in the performing arts in and around Oklahoma City. They love to attend their performances at local venues or at 3rd Act Theatre Company founded by their oldest daughter. They are both avid sports fans and have followed local minor league baseball from the days of the 89'ers, the Redhawks and now the Dodgers.

Skip enjoys golf, quiet evenings at home and anything involving family and friends.

A native of Chatham, Mass., Travis joined the organization in 2008. Travis's travels have had him working with the Chatham A's, Norwich Navigators, Lake County Captains, Charlotte Knights, Augusta Greenjackets and the Nashville Sounds. Travis graduated from Beacon College with an Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies in 2003. He was also a background performer in the movie Summer Catch, starring Freddie Prinze, Jr. When he's not working, he enjoys exploring museums and baking while rooting for all Boston sports teams. He currently resides in Moore.

Professional Sports Catering

David Dyrek, Executive Chef
Scott Christy, Concessions Manager
Francie Bailey, Catering Manager
Angela Dambold, Business Manager