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.


Interns

Game Day Operations

 

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!

 

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!

Broadcasters

 

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!

 

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

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.

Scouting Analytics Coaching Hybrid ( SACH)

 

Jake Ogurek

Jake Ogurek, from Colorado Springs, Colorado, is 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.

 

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).

 

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.

Analytics

 

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 Sports Management. Selina grew up in Eben Junction, Michigan. In her free time 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 a sports team.

 

Rachel Hills

Bio coming soon!

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

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.

 

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.