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.

Gregory 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.

Dylan Ashcraft

Team Writer

Dylan Ashcraft, originally from Perham, MN, has been a resident of Duluth since 2010. Originally migrating to Duluth to attend UMD with an emphasis on communications and writing, Dylan met his wife-to-be, Shannon, in 2012 and the two wed in 2014. Together they have two children; Lyla (5) and Mila (2), with a son expected to join them in early November. They enjoy life in their northeast Duluth neighborhood where they settled in 2016. The Ashcrafts also love spending time culturing relationships in downtown Duluth with Hope City Church, a new church family nestled in the central hillside of the city where the couple enjoys leading worship together on occasion.

Dylan is a regional sales executive for City Auto Glass in Duluth. He enjoys building relationships with business owners in the northland and sharing his passion for the brand he represents. His favorite aspect of his job is how he gets to give back to the community he lives in through the various community groups and charities City Auto Glass has the privilege of working with.

Even though his life led him down a different career path, Dylan enjoys writing about the Miami Dolphins when he is not working or spending time with his family. A lifelong fan of the Dolphins, Dylan has had stints covering the team from a distance for The Bleacher Report, USA Today’s Dolphinswire, and most recently The Fin Addicts Network. Coupled with taking on the Staff Writer role for the Duluth Huskies in 2020/2021, Dylan is excited to “scratch the itch” that is covering the sports teams he loves!

Game-Day Operations Team

Etta Sorenson

Gameday Operations Intern

Etta Sorenson was born in Cebu City, Philippines and was adopted by her parents; Pat and Susan Sorenson. She has one sibling who is three years younger than her and his name is Ryan. Etta and her family have one dog named Joey, and one cat named Mittens. Etta grew up in Bear Creek, Wisconsin.

Sorenson is a 2016 graduate of Clintonville High School and is a 2021 graduate of The University of Wisconsin-Superior. She majored in community health and exercise science with a triple minor in sports management, coaching, and substance abuse counseling. Etta played basketball and soccer for UW-Superior and this is where she met her lifelong friends. When she isn’t around sports, Etta loves to hangout with her friends and family and enjoy exploring the Twin Ports area.

The 2021 season will be Etta’s first year interning for the Huskies. Sorenson is looking forward to the baseball season and learning the business aspect of sports while also learning the importance of networking. 

GO HUSKIES!! 

Travis Gee

Gameday Operations / Statician Intern

Native of Minocqua, Wisconsin, Travis is beginning his first summer with the Duluth Huskies. Originally, he was going to start last summer, but due to unforeseen events, the season was cancelled, and Travis had to wait another summer. As of this year, Travis will be graduating from the University of Wisconsin Superior with a Bachelors in Math and a minor in Sports Management. While at Superior, he also was part of the school’s cross country and track & field teams. In the near future, Travis wants to end up in a career revolving around sport statistics. When he’s not working, he really enjoys doing numerous things such as running, playing video games, or playing hockey when ice and other players are available.

Tyler Harms-Synkiew

Gameday Operations Intern 

Tyler Harms-Synkiew was born and raised just outside of Duluth in Cloquet, MN.
 
He graduated from Cloquet High School in 2020 and is currently a freshman at the University of Minnesota in the Twin Cities.
 
Although undecided on his major, Tyler is interested in working in sports. In addition to sports, he likes spikeball, traveling and exploring, and being active, and doing things outside. 
 
This will be Tyler’s first year with the Huskies. He is looking forward to the opportunity to get real-world experience in sports while building good connections and great relationships. 

Sarah Pearson

Gameday Operations Intern

Sarah Pearson was born and raised in South Range, Wisconsin. She stayed in Wisconsin to pursue a degree in Sport and Entertainment Business at Concordia University Wisconsin. Finishing her junior year there she is playing two sports (hockey and lacrosse) and has added a minor degree in coaching. Outside of school she enjoys doing anything outdoors such as camping and fishing with her family.

Sarah is excited for the baseball season to start and get her foot in the door interning for a sports team.

Jayleen Gant

Gameday Operations Intern / Alternate Camera Operator 

Jayleen Gant is a Senior at Newberry College in South Carolina. She was born in San Diego, California, and lived there her whole life. She is a communication major and a speech minor. She is starting her first season with the Huskies. She is a captain of the Newberry College Women’s Soccer Team. She likes to read and watch sports in her free time. Jayleen is hoping to get a career in sports.

Emily Goetz 

Gameday Operations Intern

Emily Goetz, from Isanti, Minnesota, is a 2018 graduate of Cambridge-Isanti High School and a senior at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. She is a Communications major and a Professional Writing minor. Emily is busy in school- working in the student life office and for Bulldog Productions, a part of the Epsilon Chi chapter of Alpha Sigma Tau, and a part of Attitudes Dance Association. 
 
When not busy with work and school, Emily likes to go outside and explore the northland, watching sports, or hanging out with her 3 siblings, Raeann (18), Isaac, (12), and Owen (11). She is a diehard Twins, Packers, and UMD hockey fan. 
 
This year is Emily’s first year interning for the Huskies. She hopes to gain as much experience and knowledge as possible while interning to apply to work in a future career in the sports industry. 

Drew Lecheler

Gameday Operations Intern

When not at school, Drew Lecheler lives in his hometown of Winona, MN. Drew has one sister, Tegan (22), and a dog named Izzi. Drew takes advantage of Winona’s beautiful landscape and the combination of the river and the bluffs make it a perfect place to play. 

Drew currently attends the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he is a sophomore and is pursuing a marketing degree with a focus in analytics. At school, Drew enjoys attending numerous Badgers games when they allow fans. In his free time, Drew enjoys various outdoor activities including playing sports, fishing, hiking, skiing, and canoeing. 

The spring 2021 season will be Drew’s first time interning with the Huskies. Lecheler is looking forward to learning more about how to operate a sports team and the business side of baseball.

Wyatt Johnson

Gameday Operations Intern

Wyatt Johnson was born in Duluth, Minnesota, and has spent most of his life in Superior, Wisconsin.  He graduated from Superior High School in 2020 and is currently going into his second year at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in the College of Education and Human Development.  Wyatt has the goal of graduating with a Sport Management degree and is hoping to gain as much experience in sports as he can.  He enjoys camping, being outside, and spending time with friends and family.  This summer will be his first opportunity working with the Duluth Huskies, although he has previously attended several games as a fan.  Wyatt is looking forward to a great season and is excited to learn as much as possible about baseball operations.

Clubhouse Manager Team

Will Sorensen

Clubhouse Manager 

Will Sorensen is entering his second season in the Northwoods League as Head Clubhouse Manager and Stadium Operations intern. He recently graduated North Dakota State university this spring with a Bachelor’s degree in Sports Management and Business Administration. Will was originally an intern for the Bismarck Larks in 2018 where he interned as their Clubhouse Manager and Stadium Operations. When Will wasn’t found at a ballpark he could be found working as a Student Manager with the North Dakota State Women’s Basketball program during his academic time at the University.

Will, originally from Maple Grove, MN, is a die-hard Twins fan but also finds time to watch the Tampa Bay Rays and Minnesota Vikings. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his Golden lab, hiking, fishing, and many other outdoor activities!

Nickname: Will-I-Am

Vince Borghello 

Clubhouse Manager 

Analytics Team

Scott Erickson

Analytics / Official Scorer 

I’m Scott Erickson, a 20-year-old sophomore at the College of St. Scholastica working through a Computer Information Sciences and Mathematics double major and a Data Analytics minor. I work for the CSS baseball team as a data analyst and player development asset and the Duluth Huskies as an intern on their baseball analytics team. I have had a passion for baseball since I learned of it, and have really been drawn by the analytical nature of the game since I was in middle school. I’m from Hermantown, MN, and have been around the Duluth Huskies a lot in my youth as a spectator, bat boy, and concessions worker. Along with Wade Stadium being home for St. Scholastica’s baseball games, it’s like a second home now. Along with baseball, my hobbies include photography, guitar, skating during the winter, and golfing in the summer.

Broadcast Team

Shania Krause

Broadcast Supervisor / Director / Producer 

Shania was born and raised in Duluth, Minnesota and this will be her sixth season with the Huskies organization. She got to start with the Huskies as the lead intern for the broadcast production team in 2016, operating cameras and worked her way up to directing by the end of her first season. She has returned for the past five 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.

In 2019 Shania and her broadcast team were awarded Webcasting Team of the Year. She is very proud of the hard work everyone put in and hopes to bring home another award in the 2021 season. 

Shania is glad to be back at The Wade after not having a 2020 season and looks forward to helping the incoming interns polish their skills within the media field. 

Coby Brault

Graphics Director

Coby was born and raised in Janesville, Wisconsin. He is a 2020 graduate from The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater with a degree in Electronic Media. While at Whitewater, he was a play-by-play announcer for the on-campus TV Station. Brault is a sports fanatic and enjoys spending his time watching or playing sports with friends. He is a die-hard Bucks, Brewers, and Packers fan. This will be his first season interning with the Huskies and he is very excited to learn the ins and outs of what a successful broadcast team looks like on a nightly basis! 

John Kuziej

Announcer

John grew up in Burnsville, Minnesota and has had a passion for baseball from the moment he could put on a glove. With his family being season ticket holders with the Minnesota Twins, John’s outgoing personality allowed him to become close friends with ex-Twins players such as LaTroy Hawkins, Eddie Guardado, and Harmon Killebrew. John always knew that one day he would work in the sports field and he is excited about this opportunity to work with the Huskies. John is a recent graduate from Winona State University obtaining his bachelor’s degree in mass communications with an emphasis in creative digital media.

After graduation, John continued to combine his passion for sports with communications. While working for the Minnesota Department of Revenue, John wrote an article for the department’s internal newsletter about his love for the game of baseball. He has also volunteered to announce at the “Miracle League” games, a baseball league for kids with disabilities.

One of John’s goals while working in the field is to help break down stereotypes. Growing up with cerebral palsy and using a wheelchair, John hopes that kids with disabilities and a passion for sports might see him broadcasting and think “Hey, if he can do it, so can I.”

Zach Linfield

Announcer / The Howl Podcaster

From the palm of Michigan, Zach grew up as the oldest of 8 children and a three-sport athlete. He loved the University of Michigan and all Detroit sports teams. He’s had a dream of being a broadcaster since middle school and is very excited to finally embark on that with the Huskies. He achieved his first dream of attending U of M and studies Sports Management. During his time at Michigan he works as a manager for the football team and during his days off, he is a Public Address Announcer for multiple U of M sports, Concordia University, and the MHSAA.

Brendan Reilly 

Announcer

Brendan Reilly, originally from Charlotte, North Carolina, is a junior at the University of Miami majoring in broadcast journalism. Brendan works as the Sports Director for WVUM 90.5FM, the student radio station at the University of Miami, broadcasting Hurricanes football, men’s and women’s basketball, and baseball. Brendan played baseball and football in high school at Charlotte Latin and now enjoys his free time hanging out with friends and golfing whenever he has the chance. He is looking forward to getting to Duluth and gaining experience broadcasting Huskies baseball!

Adam Cohen

Announcer

Adam Cohen was born and raised in New York City. He just finished his second year at Allegheny College where he is majoring in Communications and minoring in Math and Spanish. At Allegheny, Adam is the Sports Editor for the school newspaper, The Campus, and broadcasts baseball for the school team. He has also written for the local paper, The Meadville Tribune, on several occasions. Outside of Allegheny, Adam is the head Yankee writer and lead baseball podcaster for Backsportspage.com. His features allowed him to be a press reporter at Yankee Stadium, and interview 2009 World Series MVP Hideki Matsui. Additionally, his weekly Exit Velo podcast has been featured on iHeartRadio. 

Adam began broadcasting baseball when he spent a gap year in Israel before going to college. He announced the first ever 18U Israel All-Star game, and also won a championship with the Ra’anana Raiders as their starting outfielder. After leaving Israel, Adam became the first broadcaster in the Tidewater Summer League’s 75 year history. Last season, he broadcasted for the Rockford Rivets where he won the Northwoods League TV Announcer of the Year award. 

Adam is looking forward to working with a large broadcasting team, meeting talented baseball players, and announcing baseball during the dog days of summer.

Matthew Hargrove

Announcer

Matthew was born in Murfreesboro, Tennessee and raised 45 minutes from that destination in the town of Spring Hill. It was there where he found his love for play-by-play announcing, which led him to studying broadcasting at Western Kentucky University. He has spent his days as a Hilltopper directing the student-run sports radio show, as well as most recently broadcasting High School basketball games. He plans to graduate from WKU this spring before heading off to Duluth. Hargrove’s announcing career began last summer, doing play-by-play for the Western Nebraska Pioneers of the Expedition League.

Matthew’s attachment for the game of baseball came at a very young age by watching David Ortiz crush baseball’s over the monster wall. This led Matthew to wanting to play the game for as long as he could, and made him into a crazed Boston Red Sox fan.

Hargrove looks to bring energy and passion into all of his broadcasts and hopes that Husky fans find themselves experiencing baseball games like never before in 2021.

Harrison Peters

Camera Operator / Gameday Operations 

My name is Harrison Peters and I am originally from Plymouth, MN. In high school, I ran cross country and track. I also played baseball and basketball on the side. I am currently in my last semester of college at NDSU. When I graduate this May, I will be obtaining a degree in Sports Management with a minor in Business Administration. While attending NDSU I have worked for the football team here within the video department. While working in the video department I have learned how to film practices and games. It has been a great experience. In my free time I like to run, go hiking, hangout with friends/family, and spend time with my dog. This summer when I get to Duluth I am looking forward to improving my video skills. I am also looking forward to working with and meeting new people. It is always fun to be up in Duluth during the summertime as well.

Scott Palacheck

Camera Operator

Hello, baseball fans! I am originally from Dunedin, FL spring training home of the Toronto Blue Jays. I lived in Florida for my entire life and moved up to Minnesota to be closer to my Grandfather that lives in Northern Wisconsin. Growing up, I played little league and some prep, I was benched when I had a medical condition diagnosed when I was 13. My goal in joining the Huskies is to bring you quality and interesting baseball footage on and off the field. The Covid-19 virus has all but slowed us down, but as Duluthians’ I predict we will bounce back and have a positive, yet safe and fun baseball season. When you come to a game, let us show our opponents that we welcome them but yet, we are there to win and win big! LET’S GO HUSKIES!!

Kaz Langness

Camera Operator 

Sup Huskie fans, it’s Kaz here and I’m looking forward to a fun summer with yall. I am originally from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan where people like to call us yoopers. To this day, I live in Minneapolis. I had a dog growing up and his name was Pfeffer, RIP buddy, I still miss you to this day.

I am a graduate out of Ishpeming High School and went to college here in Minnesota. I grew up playing a variety of sports. I played baseball until high school and in high school, I stared in Track, Cross Country, Tennis & Basketball. I have always loved baseball but was gone too much in the summer to be able to continue playing. My favorite baseball player is Eddie Rosario, I am devastated that the twins did not resign him, but I will always still love him no matter the team. My favorite team is obviously the Minnesota Twins duhhh, would you expect nothing less.

To occupy my time, I love snowboarding, hitting some golf balls, and spending time with my lovely girlfriend. I enjoy traveling around the US and seeing my family, who are all scattered everywhere, Miss y’all. I do some side stuff with Vikings Territory, where we produce articles for the Vikings and hopefully expanding to cover the Twins. I hope to provide you all with some great content this season and some unreal highlights. Stay tuned..don’t blink, baseball is back! 

 

Owen Kosanovich 

Camera Operator / Graphics Director

Owen is from Watertown, Wisconsin. He graduated from the Dan Patrick School of Sportscasting at Full Sail University in 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in sports broadcasting. While in school Owen volunteered for baseball, basketball, and softball broadcasts for a local division two college. In his free time, Owen enjoys watching the Brewers, Packers, and Bucks.
This will be Owen’s first season as a huskies intern. Owen is excited to learn how to work on live sporting events and see how the day to day operations are run.

Brian Vanderport 

Camera Operator 

Brian Vanderport was born and raised in Duluth, Minnesota. Brian is finishing up his education at Lake Superior College in Media Studies and Production. Brian grew up playing various sports including baseball, soccer, and track. He has also been in boy-scouts and loves helping out behind the scenes to benefit our team. Brian is a devoted Christian and proud of his faith.
 
This Spring of 2021 Brian is enthusiastic to supporting the image of our players from behind a camera, learning more in his internship, and helping out getting things ready for each game this season.

 

Social Media & Content Creation

Lauren Dale

Graphics / Social Media / Music

I grew up in Chanhassen, Minnesota which also happens to be the hometown of Prince. I was a dancer for 15 years and I played softball up until high school. The love for the sport of baseball not only came from playing softball, but it also came from being carted around to my older brother’s games. Currently, I am attending the University of Minnesota Duluth with a major in Marketing and Graphic Design and a minor in Deaf Studies. I hold the Vice President of Community Relations in my sorority, Alpha Sigma Tau. When I am not at Wade Stadium this summer you could find me hanging out with my friends or hiking along the North Shore. I am looking forward to gaining experience in sports marketing as well as Huskies baseball!

#rollskies

 

 

 

 

 

Hannah Stark

Social Media / Marketing / Music

Hannah Stark grew up not far from Duluth in Esko, Minnesota where she graduated from Esko High School in 2018. She lives with her parents and two younger sisters in Esko, Minnesota. Hannah and her family also have a dog who loves to play fetch more than life itself.

After high school, stark attended the University of Minnesota Crookston where she played 2 years of Division II volleyball. In Spring of 2020 she transferred to the University of Minnesota Duluth where she is currently in her third year. She is pursuing a Marketing degree with a Professional writing minor. Stark also enjoys coaching club and high school volleyball at the local club in Duluth and at Esko High School. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family and spending time outdoors at the lake or on hiking trails.

The spring 2021 season is Hannah’s first season interning with the Duluth Huskies. She is looking forward to gaining valuable knowledge of sports business and networking while also enjoying a sport she loves!