Dave Ouellette     dave@badlandsbigsticks.com

Dave is a local businessman that grew up in the town of Dickinson. He attended Dickinson High School graduating in 1985. Played football and graduated from Dickinson State University from 1988-1991. He has 3 children and 4 grandchildren. Brooke Ouellette Leno is married to Luke Leno and they have two sons Hudson and Roman. Brooke owns and operates her own clothing store in Dickinson and Bismarck, Out of Town Clothing. Brandi Ouellette Grant is married to Nicholas Grant and they have two sons Kai and Oakes. Brandi is a Nurse in Dickinson. Tanner Ouellette recently graduated from UND and now owns and operates his own custom marine flooring business, Aqua Traction of ND.
Dave grew up playing sports and spent most of his adult fatherhood life coaching and following sports with baseball being his true passion while coaching and following his son Tanner through his grade and high school career. Dave has always been one to make sure everyone around the ballpark and team is having fun and the entire family is enjoying their experience whether playing the game or watching the game. Seeing smiles on everyone’s faces and finding a happy medium between the fun and competitive drive in sports is a priority for him. Owning and participating in multiple service orientated businesses in the community, Dave knows the importance of making sure people have a good experience with their visit to any store, event or activity. This experience and knowledge will help the Badlands Big Sticks put on a great show for the fans and provide the whole family with experiences they will talk about for years to come.
Dave oversees business partnerships, hospitality management, and overall fan experience at the ballpark.
Jason joined the Big Sticks as General Manager for the inaugural season in 2018 and was promoted to Vice President following the 2023 season. Watson was name League Executive of the Year following the 2020 season. He spent two seasons in collegiate summer baseball leagues as a head coach. In 2013, Watson led the Danville Dans to a Prospect League championship and set a new Prospect League record for wins with a 42-18 overall record while being named the Prospect League Manager of the Year. Five Dans players from that team have been drafted and signed professional contracts. In 2012, Watson led the Casper Cutthroats to their first ever Mountain Collegiate Baseball League regular season title.
Watson is currently the Biesiot Activities Center & Sanford Sports Complex Coordinator at Dickinson State University and was the Head Baseball Coach for the DSU Blue Hawks for seven years. He and his wife, Brittney, reside in Dickinson with their daughter Tenley, son Maddux and chocolate lab, Oakley Aaron Rodgers Watson.
Jason oversees all areas of the Big Sticks including business partnerships as well as player recruitment and management.

Logan Hoff      logan@badlandsbigsticks.com

Logan Hoff joins the Big Sticks in 2023 as General Manager and VP of Operations. He joins having recently graduated from Mayville State University (Mayville, ND) in May of 2023 with his B.S. in Sport Management and Business Administration. While in school, Logan played quarterback on the Comet Football team, where he received NAIA Scholar-Athlete All-American honors. He also participated in MSU Collegiate DECA where he placed first in the Sport and Entertainment Marketing event and advanced to the International Career and Development Conference twice. Prior to attending Mayville State, Logan attended and played football at the University of Mary (Bismarck, ND) for two years.
Logan’s hometown in Richardton, ND where he grew up playing Raider football and basketball, and also playing baseball in Dickinson as a Midget and a Rough Rider. Logan now resides in Dickinson with his soon-to-be wife, Vanessa.
Logan oversees operations, intern recruitment and video production.

Vanessa Waidmann      vanessa@badlandsbigsticks.com

Vanessa Waidmann joins the Big Sticks in 2023 as the Marketing, Content and Graphic Design Manager. She joins having recently graduated from Missouri Baptist University (St. Louis, MO) in May of 2023 with her B.S. in Sport Management and a minor in Business Administration. While in school, Vanessa ran for the Missouri Baptist Spartans Women’s Cross Country and Distance Track and Field team, and served as the Vice President for the MBU Student Government Association. Vanessa has a wide array of experience in the sports industry. Vanessa has interned with The Badlands Big Sticks (2021) as an On-Field Host, The St. Louis Blues (2021-2022) as a Game Entertainment intern, Missouri Baptist University (2022-2023) as the Athletic Operations Assistant, and with Sport Management Worldwide as the Football Career Conference social media and graphics intern (2022-2023).
After graduating college Vanessa worked for the Indianapolis Colts as a Consumer Sales Associate before making the move back to Dickinson where she began her sports journey. Vanessa’s hometown is in St. Louis, MO.  Vanessa now resides in Dickinson with her fiancé, Logan.
Vanessa oversees marketing, content and graphic design as well as intern recruitment.

Kim Wengerd      kim.bigsticks@gmail.com

Kim started her career with the Big Sticks in 2022, as a bartender and was promoted to the front office as the ballpark operations supervisor in 2023.
Kim moved to Dickinson in 2012 with her husband Daniel. She is a mother to four children, Kaitlin, Kelsea, Jeffrey and Hannah. Kim has four grandchildren, Acacia, Aidan, Rivers and Jack.
Kim loves interacting with fans at the ballpark to ensure their experience is the best it can be. She is very excited to be with the Big Sticks for their inaugural season with the Northwoods League!
Kim oversees ballpark operations, host family recruitment, merchandise and tickets.

Pat & Shawna Knipp      bestconcessions@badlandsbigsticks.com

Pat and Shawna both grew up in Montana, Pat on the very eastern part of the state and Shawna more in central Montana.  The love of baseball was in their blood from an early age.  Pat grew up playing from Pee Wee’s through Legion ball and travel team to watching his dad coach his sister’s softball team and even helping coach his daughters in softball.  Shawna grew up cheering her dad on from the bleachers as he played men’s league fast pitch softball.  Shawna tried tee ball, but she realized she was a better fan than player.
Since making Dickinson their home they have also embraced the Badland Big Sticks since 2018. Starting off as a host family they have hosted anywhere from two to four players. They have now transitioned into overseeing and running the concessions.  Pat and Shawna want to make sure that fans come out and enjoy a meal first and then experience the fun of the game.
Pat & Shawna oversee all aspects of concessions & VIP servers.