Michael S Rosenzweig

Owner

Born and raised in Duluth, Michael has had a love affair with baseball his entire life. He has been known to rarely travel to a city that doesn’t have some kind of a baseball team to watch. Michael has been a coach for Central Little League for 16 years.He has been a sponsor for many Huskies promotional nights including Huskies Gnome Night, batting helmet and team baseball cards giveaway.Michael has been a financial adviser for more than 31 years retiring in October of 2017.  He now spends full time with the Duluth Huskies.Michael is married to Betsy and has two sons, Mike and Sam.

Greg Culver

General Manager

A native of Lake Nebagamon, Wisconsin, Greg started his Huskies career in Corporate & Group Sales; Stadium Operations during the 2015 season and was named General Manager after the season ended.Previous to his Huskies career, Greg served 24 years with the Duluth News Tribune primarily in Advertising. Greg grew up playing baseball in Northern Wisconsin and attended the University of Wisconsin Stevens-Point.When not living and breathing baseball you can find him on the local golf courses as he is a member of both Poplar Golf course and Norwood Golf course. Greg is married to wife Sarah and they reside in Duluth.

Pastor Darrell Kyle

Team Chaplain

Darrell Kyle is returning for his second year as the chaplain for the Huskies. He is an avid baseball fan and was recently vindicated for his long-suffering devotion to the Chicago Cubs.Darrel is the pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Lake Nebagamon, Wi and a member of the Air National where he was recently deployed to Afghanistan.Darrell loves the game and its players and most enjoys coming out to spend time with the players and watch the games with his family.

Tyger Pederson

Director of Baseball Operations

Pederson, who turns 30 in October is a graduate of Palo Alto High School.  Pederson starred as a Second Baseman at The University of Pacific before being drafted in the 33rd round by the Los Angeles Dodgers. He played 4 seasons of professional baseball before retiring and pursuing a career in coaching.

In the summer of 2016, Pederson was a coach in Taiwan for Major League Baseball. The following year, he was a graduate assistant coach at Hawaii Pacific for the 2017 season and managed the Orange County Riptide to the California Collegiate League championship in the summer of 2017, earning CCL manager of the year honors.

In 2018, Pederson managed the Duluth Huskies to a Northwoods League Division Championship and set franchise records in wins, runs scored and stolen bases while leading the Huskies to the playoffs for the first time in years.  Along with his duties as Head Coach, Pederson was also the Director of Baseball Operations for the Huskies overseeing the recruitment of players, ordering equipment, planning travel, running baseball clinics, hiring coaches and directing the Analytics Team.

Among the players he has coached are NCAA All-American Dominic Fletcher of Arkansas and recent draft selections Eric Wagaman (Yankees), Dean Miller (Braves), Alex Mckenna (Astros), Kyle Marinconz (Nationals), Nick Meyer (Team USA/Mets), Trent Shelton (Padres), and Matthew Gunter (Blue Jays).

Tyger is the son of Stu and Shelly Pederson, and growing up, Pederson was heavily surrounded by the game of baseball. His father played 13 years of professional baseball with the Dodgers and Blue Jays organizations. His brother, Joc, plays for the Los Angeles Dodgers and with Israel’s World Baseball Classic team, his sister, Jacey, plays soccer for team USA and UCLA, and his brother, Champ, is a motivational speaker and advocate for his organization, “Live Like a Champ.”

INTERNS

Analytics

Skyller Smith-Davis

Skyller is currently a senior at the University of Wisconsin- La Crosse (UWL). He is majoring in Sport Management with minors in German and Business Administration. He is originally from Wausau, Wisconsin. Skyller currently works for UWL’s Athletic Sports Information and Media Relations working with multiple sports throughout the year, where he records live statistics and updates record books. While also working at a local Play It Again Sports. He is a fan of all Wisconsin Sports including the Milwaukee Brewers, Green Bay Packers and The University of Wisconsin Basketball and Football teams. Working for the La Crosse Loggers and the Wisconsin Woodchucks in the past, Skyller has ample experience in the Northwoods League and hopes to continue to gain experience and learn from the Duluth Huskies.

Jacob Schwenneker

Jacob was born and raised in Princeton, Missouri, and will be a senior this fall at Iowa State University. In Ames, he is double majoring in statistics and economics and has taken advantage of many university-based opportunities, including the sports business club and working for the athletics communications department. Apart from baseball, Jacob also enjoys fishing, hiking, and reading. Jacob is most looking forward to learning the day-to-day workings of a successful baseball franchise.

Broadcast Directors

Shania Krause

Shania was born and raised in Duluth, Minnesota and this will be her fourth season with the Huskies organization. She got her start with the Huskies as lead intern for the HD video team in 2016, operating cameras and worked her way up to directing by the end of the season. She has returned for the past two seasons as director, and began her role as supervisor in the 2018 season.

Krause is a 2018 graduate from Lake Superior College with a Media Studies and Production degree, and an Associate of Arts degree. She enjoys spending time with her friends and family, and anything artistic, including singing, dancing, drawing, photography/ videography, and metal art and jewelry.

Shania is looking forward to the baseball season and helping the incoming interns polish their skills within the media field.

Rachel Hills

This is Rachel’s third season with the Huskies and she is very excited to see what the new season along with new responsibilities will bring. Rachel  is one of two Video Production Director/Producer, Team Writer, and Lead Intern of the 2019 season. Rachel is currently attending University of Minnesota Duluth majoring in Journalism with a minor in coaching. She has  also received an AA from University of Wisconsin Superior and a Media Studies and Production Diploma from Lake Superior College. Rachel is originally from Hayward, Wisconsin and moved up North to run for the UWS Women’s Cross-Country team but has stayed to be apart of the Duluth Huskies Organization. You can catch Rachel at every home game either up in the Crow’s nest or running around the stadium making sure things are running smoothly. So feel free to say hello.

Nathan Casanova

Nathan is originally from Prior Lake, MN and will begin his senior year at the University of Minnesota Duluth in the fall, double majoring in Marketing and German Studies. His passion for sports began at a young age being raised as an avid Chicago Cubs fan. His career in sports began at Prior Lake High School where he was a camera operator for the school Athletics Department while also taking both Video Production I and II classes. Later at UMD, he became a Production Intern for the University Athletics Department under Bulldog Productions, a position in which he currently still holds during the school year. Some of Nathan’s goals for this summer are to both gain experience in the field of Sports Production as well as making connections to help further his future career.

Broadcasting

Joe Chatz

Joe Chatz is a rising senior at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, where he is an English Major. The Chicagoan grew up embracing the ability to watch two MLB teams locally, creating a passion in him for baseball that has never wavered. Joe played four years of Varsity baseball in high school. His roles included catching and manning the corner outfield spots. A lifelong White Sox fan, Chatz’ first professional foray in sports was as the public address announcer for his high school Varsity basketball teams. On campus, Chatz broadcasts all men’s and women’s Varsity Sports for the Kenyon Sports Connection along with writing press releases for the college’s sports information department. He has hosted a variety of talk shows on the college’s radio station, WKCO 93.9, focusing on sports and lifestyle subjects. Chatz spent his last summer as intern in the New York Red Bulls’ marketing department. Joe is looking forward to bringing his voice and personality to the Huskies’ broadcast booth, as his professional goals include bringing original, creative content to the masses.

Eric Moon

Eric is a rising junior at Syracuse University, studying broadcast and digital journalism in the Newhouse School. At Syracuse, Eric calls local high school sports for CNY Stream and he is a production assistant at ACC Network Extra. Eric began broadcasting baseball in 2015 with the FCA Braves of the Cal Ripken League. He has also called games for the Onondaga Flames and the Syracuse Spartans of the New York Collegiate Baseball League. Eric grew up in Lorton, Virginia, just south of Washington, D.C. Eric is very excited to join the Duluth Huskies and he is looking forward to a great summer!

Alex Abernathy

Alex is heading into his senior year at the University of Tennessee. He currently co-hosts a sports talk radio show, Rock Solid Sports as well as hosts a basketball podcast named Dribblin’ Through Dixie. He is also the lead Tennessee Vols basketball writer for A to Z Sports. Alex’s previous radio experience began in high school when he created his own online radio station (CMSPN) in order to broadcast his high school basketball games. He sold commercials, managed social media and called play-by-play for the station. CMSPN gained a lot of traction quickly and is still running today. Alex has spent time previously working for Tennessee Titans Radio and on the morning show at 104.5 The Zone, Nashville’s #1 sports talk station. In terms of baseball knowledge, Alex grew up playing the game in middle Tennessee with and against Huskies Scouting Analytics Coaching Hybrid Intern, Will Hawks. Alex has also worked in scouting and analytics for ESQ Sports Agency in Nashville. Alex’s goal is to develop his broadcasting skills as much as he can this summer as well as helping the Huskies in any way possible.

Andrew Murphy

Andrew Murphy is a senior majoring in Business Management at the University of Kentucky. He was born and raised in St. Louis, MO, and fell in love with the St. Louis Cardinals as a boy. He first discovered a knack for calling baseball games in 2016 while serving as the play-by-play broadcaster for the St. Louis University High School Junior Billikens. He gained even more experience in the booth during the summer of 2018 with the Lexington Legends, Low-A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals. Andrew has also interned for the River City Rascals of the Frontier League and works as a student assistant in the Media Relations department at Kentucky. Outside of the booth, Andrew enjoys reading, fishing, going to concerts and playing musical instruments. He is a big fan of rock music, but especially love Paul McCartney, the Grateful Dead, and Rush. Some of his favorite broadcasters include Harry Caray, Jack Buck, John Rooney, and Joe Block. Andrew loves to meet new people and engage with baseball fans wherever he goes. He is beyond excited to head up to Duluth and lend his voice to what is sure to be a fantastic season.

Adam Bertsch

Adam will enter his senior year in the fall at Black Hills State University, where he is studying Mass Communications with a double emphasis in Sports Media and Integrated Media. The Miller, SD native grew up playing and falling in love with the game of baseball. His passion for broadcasting started by calling his high school basketball, football, and volleyball games as a senior experience.

That passion continued at BHSU when he became the lead broadcast assistant with the Rapid City Rush of the ECHL Double-A hockey league in which he has hosted intermissions reports and select pregame coverage over the last two seasons. He also hosts a weekly sports show on the campus radio station, KBHU and gained tremendous experience calling the inaugural season of Spearfish Sasquatch baseball in the Expedition League in 2018.

Outside of the booth, he takes interest in snowboarding, hiking, and meeting new people and sports fans from around the world. Adam’s goal is to learn and improve his broadcasting skills as best as possible and make lasting connections to grow his career. Adam is beyond excited to be in Duluth this summer.

Club House Manager

Thomas North

Thomas is studying at Bemidji State University. He is very excited to be one of the Huskies Clubhouse Managers this 2019 season. Thomas is originally from Brainerd, MN.

Shovana Rydeen

Shovana Rydeen is from Minneapolis where she is a rising second-year student at Normandale Community College. She plans on majoring in Business Administration and completing her degree at the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Business. This is her first year with the Duluth Huskies and she looks forward to the new season. Shovana aspired to be the Commissioner of Baseball since she was four. She took her first steps at the Metrodome and her first real words were “Corey Koskie.” Her mom is a major baseball fan and has taken her to almost all of the MLB Parks. Shovana inherited the love of baseball from her. Shovana also interns with the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League Association where she assists at events and with clerical work. Aside from baseball, Shovana is a vocalist that performs around the Twin Cities, predominately at fundraisers and corporate events.

Keijo Day

Keijo is an Esko, Minnesota native. He just recently finished his sophomore year at Concordia University Wisconsin in Mequon, Wisconsin just north of Milwaukee, studying Sports Entertainment Business. Keijo is playing lacrosse for the Falcons at Concordia. Keijo is very excited to get to work with the Huskies this summer and looks forward to learning the ins and outs of the clubhouse.

Jacob Glickenhaus

Jacob is from Manalapan, NJ and attends Castleton University in Castleton, Vermont where he’s in his junior year. He has been involved with sports his whole life. He has been equipment managing for 2 years. He is looking forward to working with the Huskies and learning and gaining more experience.

 

Camera Operations

Matthew Suomala

Matt is 27 years old. He’s currently looking for a new job as my current one, as a sale associate, is nearing its end. This year, as many others, he will be operating Camera 3 for the Huskies. He’s looking forward to a deep run into the post season!

GO HUSKIES!!!

Corporate and Business Sales

Jordan Anderson

Originally from Plymouth, Minnesota, Jordan graduated from Minnesota State University, Mankato with a degree in Sports Management and minors in Marketing and Entrepreneurship. He is the first full season intern the Huskies have ever had, with duties that include corporate/business sales, promotional schedule creation, and stadium operations. His playing career ended in high school, but he knew that he wanted to work in sports in some capacity. After starting college pursuing a career in sports media, he settled into the business side, specifically marketing and promotions. Last summer, he interned for the St. Joseph Mustangs as their promotions director. Jordan has four brothers and has the support of his two amazing parents (Jennifer and John). Despite being born and raised in Minnesota, Jordan has only been to Duluth twice in his life. That being said, he is beyond excited to become a part of the Duluth community!

Ryan Cunningham

I am from Virginia, Minnesota and grew up playing sports. When I wasn’t in school or playing sports, I was out on the lake hunting or fishing. After high school, I decided to attend UMD to study marketing and sales. During my college career, I played for the UMD baseball team as well as two seasons with the Duluth Huskies. I am on track to graduate this May with a degree in Marketing and Sales. Now I am actively looking for job opportunities in the sales industry.

Game Day Operations

Peder Smith

Peder is a rising senior at Luther College studying Management and Nordic Studies, with a focus in Sports Management. He grew up in Brainerd, Minnesota where he was raised as an avid Minnesota sports fan. Peder graduated from Brainerd High School where he swam and ran cross country and track & field. At Luther College he is currently a member of the Men’s Swim & Dive team. Peder works for both the Admissions Office and the Sports Information Office at Luther, which has allowed him to combine his love for sports and his love for working with people. Outside of school and work, Peder loves to spend time with friends and family, be outside, and watch his favorite teams, the Twins, Vikings, and Minnesota United FC. Peder is thrilled to be in Duluth for the summer working with the Huskies!

Logan Peratalo

I am a Senior at St. Cloud State University where I am pursuing a major in Recreational and Sports Management. I am a Sports Marketing Specialist for SCSU and also a Co-Head Coach for the Sartell Sabres B1 Hockey program. I graduated in 2014 from Chisholm, Minnesota where I played Varsity Baseball, Hockey, and Football. After High school, I went to Lake Region State College where I played Juco Baseball and graduated with an Associates of Arts Degree. My favorite teams are the Minnesota Twins, Minnesota Vikings, and the Pittsburgh Penguins. In my free time, I love to play hockey, men’s league softball, being outdoors and spending time on the lake with my friends and family. I am very excited to spend the summer in Duluth and honored to be apart of the Huskies Family!

Andy Knudson

I am a senior at St. Cloud State University. I am pursuing a degree in Sports Management. Before St. Cloud State, I was raised in Warroad, MN where I played varsity football, hockey, and baseball. I graduated from high school in 2014. After high school, I attended Hibbing Community College for 2 years where I got my Associate of Arts Degree and played two years of baseball. I served as a team captain both years. My career goal is to work in college or professional level baseball, whether it’s a front office job or as a coach. Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with family, friends, and most of all, my dog, Wrigley. I have coached baseball for three years and hockey for one year. I have played four years of baseball in the Minnesota Amateur Baseball Association. I’m a passionate Chicago Cubs fan and I take pride in being a baseball fanatic. One day, I plan on going on a road trip to see all of the beautiful ballparks in Major League Baseball. I am beyond excited to be able to spend my summer and further continue my career with the Duluth Huskies and at historic Wade Stadium!

Selina Walters

Selina graduated from the University of Wisconsin Superior in May 2019. She graduated with a degree in Legal Studies and a minor in Sport Management. Selina grew up in Eben Junction, Michigan. In her freetime she likes to run and spend time with family and friends. Selina is excited to see all of the behind the scenes efforts it takes to run sports team.

Official Scorer

Jacob Storm

Jacob is currently a Sophomore at the University of Minnesota Duluth, where he will be pursuing a career in Sports Marketing. He is now in the Labovitz Business school and in the marketing program. Jacob graduated in 2017 from North High School in Eau Claire, Wisconsin where he played Varsity Hockey throughout high school, and also played Baseball for hsi freshman year. He continued his athletic career by switching to Golf for Sophomore and Junior year. He has been around the Northwoods League for 15 years now and has been a host family for the Eau Claire Express for 14 of those years. In his free time, Jacob likes to fish, hike, spend time with friends and family, and be around sports. He is very grateful to get this chance to work with the Huskies and very excited to see how the team does, but most importantly for the opportunity to work with the team.

Public Relations

Luke Burns

Luke comes from Camas, Washington and is the middle of 5 kids. He is entering his senior year at Whitworth University located in Spokane, where he studies communications. He played baseball for 12 years until his retirement in 2015 due to a lack of talent. During his free time, Luke enjoys playing guitar. Luke is a huge fan of the Mariners and Seahawks. He also longingly awaits the return of the Supersonics. This is Luke’s first season with the Huskies, and he is very excited about the opportunity to do public relations work with the team.

Scouting Analytics Coaching Hybrid (SACH)

Jake Ogurek

Jake is from Colorado Springs, Colorado and a graduate of the University of Northern Colorado in May of 2015. He earned his degree in Sports and Exercise Science with a double minor in Coaching and Psychology. This will be his first year with the Huskies and he is excited for the opportunity to learn and grow as a coach. Jake, like his family, is native to Chicago so sports have always been a part of his life. Jake played baseball for eighteen years having spent his last few years playing for the University of Northern Colorado’s club team. After graduation, Jake worked as a strength and conditioning coach for baseball and several other sports including his internship at the University of Denver in 2016 where he worked with their men’s ice hockey team. Jake has also worked as a member of the grounds crew for the Colorado Springs Sky Sox, the AAA affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers, for over a year. Throughout this time Jake has continued his education and growth as a baseball coach having worked for several high schools in Colorado and as a private instructor at the strength and conditioning facility. Last January he joined Thomas Jefferson High School in Denver as an assistant coach and head JV coach for the program. Jake is hoping his time with the Huskies will help him to eventually become a baseball coach for a college or university. Through the summer he will continue to root for his favorite native teams, the Bears, the Blackhawks, and the White Sox.

Will Peterson

Will is 21 and from Two Harbors. He will be one of two new intern positions SACH (Scouting Analytics Coaching Hybrid). He will be working alongside Jacob O and directly with the Huskies coaching staff. Will is currently attending The College of St. Scholastica majoring in Mathematics, with a minor in Data Analytics, and of course keeping baseball at the forefront with coaching the Varsity program at Two Harbors High School, his alummator.

Eric Benedetti

Eric is a SACH intern that comes to the Huskies from Mountain View, CA. He wanted to be a part of the Husky team because of the knowledge he can learn from the coaching staff, and other members of the Husky team. He is interested in learning both the nuisances that goes into the game of baseball, as well as, what goes into planning road trips, and maintaining both a roster and ball park. Eric is a Sports Management major at Menlo College and aspires to work within baseball, starting off as a scout.

Special Projects and Social Media

Amanda Grant

Amanda grew up in Morris, Illinois and is currently a rising senior at DePauw University in Indiana. She is a double major in communication and philosophy and also a member of Alpha Chi Omega as well as a varsity soccer player. Amanda grew up playing baseball with her brothers and dad (huge cub fans) and has been passionate about athletics in general since she was young and has been working in athletics since her sophomore year, where she has been the intern in the athletic department at her university during the summer and throughout the school year. In her free time Amanda likes to hike and explore nature. She is excited to spend her summer in Duluth working for the Huskies.

Max Jensen

Max is from Eagan, Minnesota and attended Winona State University. This is his first year with the Huskies but will be his 4 th season working in Baseball. He spent the past three summers as the Visitor’s Clubhouse Manager for the St. Paul Saints of the independent American Association (where he helped take care of a few former Huskies such as Keith Curcio, Jimmy Heck, Bo Hellquist, Tanner Lubach, Jake Smith, Jordan Smith, Trey Vavra, Zach Walters, and Rob Wort).

Waste Management Program

Joe Murphy
 
Joe hometown is Coon Rapids, Minnesota. He is a Senior at UMD majoring in Environment & Sustainability. He also works at the UMD Office of Sustainability and Duluth Folk School when he’s not busy at The Wade. In his free time, he enjoys camping, hiking, ice fishing and collecting vinyl records. 
 
Joe’s internship is implementing a revamp of a new, focused waste management system for Wade Stadium and the Duluth Huskies. Our hopes are to help improve education about waste sorting and how doing so can help reduce the carbon footprint of the Duluth Huskies. We want to work directly with the staff and public to create a dialogue around sustainability at Wade Stadium that can be foundation for years to come. Let’s be the example with this program to the rest of the Northwoods League and a new leader in sustainability in the City of Duluth. 

Writer

Ryne Ryskoski

Ryne Ryskoski is a Dallas, Texas native and will be entering his junior year at Texas A&M University in the fall of 2019, where he is majoring in journalism. He was originally born in Burnsville, Minnesota. Ryne has been around baseball his entire life, including one year at the collegiate level, but then chose to focus solely on school. He is an avid Packers, Bucks, and Brewers fan, and currently works for CheeseheadTV.com as a staff writer covering the NFL’s Green Bay Packers. He hopes to someday work for, or cover a professional sports team. This is his first year with the Duluth Huskies organization and is very eager to get started!