Ryan Moede – General Manager
Ryan will be starting his first season as the General Manager of the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders. During the past six seasons, he has worked as the Director of the Tickets with the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers. Before joining the team, Ryan worked for the Sacramento River Cats (AAA – Oakland A's) as a Ticket Sales Representative. He previously interned with the Milwaukee Brewers in their Corporate Marketing department. Ryan is a native of Algoma, WI and graduated from UW-Parkside with a degree in Sport Management. Ryan currently lives in Oshkosh with his wife, Amanda.
Chris Ward – Director of Tickets
Chris is in his first season as the Director of Tickets for the Dock Spiders. Chris graduated from Illinois State University with a degree in Marketing. While at ISU, he assisted their athletic department with promotions and marketing. During the last two summers, Chris interned for two two baseball teams, the Schaumburg Boomers and the Missoula Osprey. Chris is looking forward to assisting companies and fans set up ticket packages and group outings for the 2017 season!
Rob Zerjav – President
2016 marked Rob's 21st season in Minor League Baseball, all with the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers. A native of Green Bay, WI, Rob graduated from Ashwaubenon High School in 1993 and received his bachelor's degree in Marketing from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in 1997. Rob will serve as the President of both the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers and Fond du Lac Dock Spiders.
Rob began his career with the Timber Rattlers that as an unpaid intern before joining the full time staff as a group sales representative immediately following his internship. After two years in group sales, Rob was promoted to Director of Baseball Operations and then to Vice President of Baseball Operations. During the 2002 season, at the age of 27, Rob was named interim President and General Manager and was officially named to the position that fall. In 2004, Rob was recognized as UW-Whitewater's Outstanding Recent Alumni and in 2007 Rob was named Midwest League Executive of the Year, and then once again in 2012. Rob resides in De Pere with his wife, Nikki and their sons Cooper and Davis.
Hilary Bauer – Director of Marketing
Hilary just completed her fourth season with the Timber Rattlers. She is a 2012 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and started working in baseball during the summer of 2010 as a Marketing Intern with the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters of the Northwoods League. Bauer spent the summer of 2012 as a Corporate Marketing Intern with the Milwaukee Brewers. She will work with the media partners of the Timber Rattlers and Fond du Lac Baseball to plan marketing strategies for both teams.
Cathy Spanbauer – Controller
Cathy is in her 22nd season with the Timber Rattlers, as she started her career in Minor League Baseball in 1995 when the Appleton Foxes became the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers. A graduate of Moraine Park Technical College, Cathy began her accounting career in 1987 with the regional public accounting firm of Schumaker, Romenesko & Associates, now known as Baker Tilly, located in Appleton. During her 5 years at SR&A, she was promoted to Supervisor of Accounting Services and oversaw a department of 10 people which provided accounting services for small businesses.
In 1992, she left SR&A and with her husband, Ed, started a new venture in Oshkosh by establishing Originals Antique Mall. Together they ran the antique mall for 2 ½ years until they had their first child, Eddie. They sold the mall and she returned to work for SR&A on a part-time basis until the opportunity to work for the Timber Rattlers came along.
Cathy will oversee all accounting for the both the Timber Rattlers and Fond du Lac Baseball.
Cathy lives on Lake Winnebago in Fond du Lac with her husband and three children, Eddie, Kylie & Jaysen. She loves to travel, watch her children in their sporting and dancing events and of course, loves to go boating.
Ryan Cunniff – Corporate Marketing Manager
Ryan is in his seventh season with the Timber Rattlers as the Corporate Marketing Manager and first with Fond du Lac Baseball. He works with businesses in both the Appleton and Fond du Lac communities to help activate their brands. He previously worked as the Assistant General Manager, Director of Operations, and Director of Ticket Sales for the Green Bay Blizzard Arena Football Team from 2007-2009. Prior to working in Arena Football, Ryan was the Clubhouse Manager for the Missoula Osprey Baseball Team, a Rookie League affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Ryan graduated from Saint Norbert College with a degree in Communication and after 4 years of service in the United States Army stationed in Alaska, he and his wife Jennifer moved back to Wisconsin where they currently reside in Kaukauna. Ryan is a native of Great Falls, MT and enjoys playing hockey for the Green Bay Deacons, fishing, playing softball, and spending time with his family and friends.
Jerrad Radocay – Corporate Marketing Manager
Jerrad, a native of Watertown, Wisconsin, is in his fifth season with the Timber Rattlers and first with Fond du Lac Baseball, after spending six seasons with the Madison Mallards, of the Northwoods League. He works with businesses in both the Appleton and Fond du Lac communities to help activate their brands. Jerrad began with the Mallards as an intern in 2006, moved up to corporate sales and public relations in 2007, and became Assistant General Manager in 2009. He is a 2004 graduate of Winona State University, where he double majored in Business Administration and Journalism.