Front Office

Kim Archer
Owner
kim@rochesterhonkers.com
Kim has owned the Rochester Honkers since 2003, and under her guidance, the franchise has won two Northwoods League Championships. She focuses on the Business of Baseball along with concessions, souvenirs, game operations, and staffing.  Her son Sean, has been around the organization since 1997 and serves as the team's Technical Advisor and Director of Stuff.  He works in development for LiquidCool Solutions.  Her daughter, Cali, currently resides in Seattle, WA.

Dan  Litzinger
Owner / General Manager
litz@rochesterhonkers.com
Dan has been with the Rochester Honkers since their inaugural season of 1994.  He became General Manager in 1997, and teamed up with Kim Archer in 2003 as owner of the franchise.  Over his tenure, Dan has been a part of five Northwoods League Championships.  Dan focuses on team aspects, sales, and game day production.  Dan enjoys hunting, camping, fitness and bowling, rolling his first perfect 300 game in 2011.

Joe Holtman MugJoe Holtman
Assistant General Manager
joe@rochesterhonkers.com
Joe joined the Honkers in 2016. He focuses heavily on the team’s sales and marketing, community outreach and gameday operations and management. Joe was a marketing and operations intern with the Lakeshore Chinooks during the team’s Northwoods League championship season in 2014. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2015 with a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. Originally from Muskego, Wisconsin, Joe enjoys rooting on his Badgers, Brewers, and Packers (sorry Vikings fans!).

 

Hannah Pease
Assistant General Manager – Ticketing/Operations
Hannah@rochesterhonkers.com
Hannah returned to the Honkers in February of 2017, after completing a  2016 summer internship with the team and graduating from college in December.  She will focuses heavily on group sales, ticketing and gameday operations. Hannah was a marketing intern with the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters in 2015 before interning with the Honkers in 2017.  She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville in 2016 with degrees in Political Science and Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing. Originally from Adams-Friendship, Wisconsin, a two-stop light town, with no Walmart, she enjoys watching sports and reading.

 

Sean Archer
Director of Stuff

Sean has been around the Rochester Honkers since 1997. Over the years, he has done some of everything within the organization.  From his original position as a bat boy, to heading up the start of the live video webcasts in 2011, Sean has earned the title of Director of Stuff.  A graduate of Minnesota State University-Mankato with a degree in Automotive Engineering, Sean works for LiquidCool Solutions, working in development and trouble shooting for cooling solutions of computer servers.

 

Michael Keeley
Broadcaster
Michael enters his second summer as the play-by-play voice of the Honkers. He resides in Austin, MN where he's also worked for the Austin Bruins NAHL hockey team since the Fall of 2015. Michael is originally from Upstate New York (the "other Rochester"), and graduated with a bachelors degree in broadcasting/mass-communication from the State University of New York at Oswego in 2013. He was the radio broadcaster for Oswego's NCAA DIII ice hockey team for four years before moving to SW Pennsylvania for his first season in Junior hockey, and then ultimately to Minnesota. Michael has also worked two seasons in the New York Collegiate Baseball League for the Rochester (NY) Ridgemen.

 

2017 Summer Interns

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Sam Hayward
Univesity of Minnesota
Sports Management

GameOperations/Sports Management

 

Katelynn Kanieski
North Dakota State
Sport Management

Game Operations/Sports Management

Joey Leibl
UW-LaCrosse

Sport Management
Game Operations/Sports Management

Kali Kispert
Alabama
Advertising

Game Operations/Social Media
 
Matt Riebe
UW-LaCrosse

Sport Management‚Äč
Media Relations

Jason Williams
University of South Dakota
Kinesiiology Sport Manaagement
Ticketing/Game Operations

 

 

 

Dane Gillespie
Upper Iowa Univesity
Sports Communication/Business Admin.
Video Director 1
Jarid Andrist
Viterbo University

Sport Management
Video Director 2

 

 

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Hospitality/Food Service
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Photography


2017 Press Box

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P.A. Guy
Rich has been the "Voice" of the Rochester Honkers since 2004. In his real life, he hosts "Rochester's Good Morning" on Newstalk 1340 KROC, and has been in radio for "years" as he calls it.  Rich has manned the PA for multiple sport franchises in Rochester, from basketball, to hockey and now baseball.  He was even called upon to man the PA for the NCAA Division II Women's Basketball Tournament. Rich and his wife, Nancy, reside in Rochester and have three grown children: Scott, Tim, and Kaitlyn.  He is also a proud grandfather of Zoey and Jack. 

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Official Scorekeeper

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 Music Guy

 

 

 

 

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 Scoreboard Guy

 

 

 

 

  


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Slider

University of Hard Knocks

Slider has been the iconic mascot for the Rochester Honkers since the 1997 season. Known for exciting the crowd at Mayo Field, Slider has become famous for his dance moves at the start of every home game, and leading fans in the "YMCA"!  Slider keeps busy helping out with the on-field promotions, and working the crowds, but will always find time to spend with the younger fans and sign autographs.  Before each game Slider likes to stretch behind home plate, wave to the fans, and welcome the Dream Team of the Night.  In the offseason, Slider stays in mascot shape by running marathons and lifting weights.

Email Slider at: slider@rochesterhonkers.com 

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