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

Jaeden Lizakowski

Gameday Operations Intern

I am from the small northwestern town of Crookston, Minnesota, where I graduated in 2018. I grew up playing softball and continued through my varsity years as a three-sport athlete, also playing basketball and tennis. My love of baseball comes from my family’s passion for the game. Growing up, I traveled the country watching years of college baseball, at all levels, under my coaching step-dad.

After high school, I continued my education at the University of Minnesota Duluth, where I will receive both my B.S. in Sports Management and B.B.A in Marketing, graduating in December 2021. I am hoping to pursue my MBA in Sport Management in the coming year. At UMD, I work as an Intern for the Athletics Marketing & Events Department. I spend my free time enjoying fishing, hiking, skiing, watching sports, listening to country music, and traveling.

The 2022 season will be my first year with the Duluth Huskies. I am looking forward to an atmosphere surrounded by a passion for baseball and hardworking people driven for success! ROLL HUSKIES!

 

Nicole Gilliland

Gameday Operations Intern

Nicole Gilliland was born in Racine, Wisconsin and raised in Delano, Minnesota. She stayed busy playing lacrosse, soccer, and track and field, and was involved in many other extracurriculars. Currently Nicole is a senior at University of Minnesota Duluth majoring in Marketing and Graphic Design with a focus in sports. When she’s not in class or working, Nicole enjoys hanging out with friends, taking hikes with her dog, and drinking lots of coffee.

Working with the St. Paul Saints and UMD Athletic Department really secured her interest in being a part of the sports industry. This will be Nicole’s first season being apart of the Husky team and she is looking forward to help create another fun season for Husky fans.

Korey Padilla

Gameday Operations Intern

Korey Padilla is a Junior at New Mexico State University majoring in Kinesiology with plans to pursue a Masters Degree in Sports Management. He is from Dilia, New Mexico and a graduate of Santa Rosa High School. Korey is a student equipment manager for the New Mexico State football team and additionally will serve as a sports marketing intern this spring for New Mexico State Athletics. He enjoys playing golf, baseball, and basketball in his free time. Korey is looking forward to the opportunity to gain professional experience in the sports field this summer!

Nolan Unthank

Ticketing Intern

Nolan grew up in West Michigan and graduated from Byron Center High School in 2019. He is currently finishing up his junior year at Western Michigan University where he is studying Sport Management. Nolan works in the Western Michigan athletic ticket office and hopes to become a ticket manager for a Division 1 institution.

In his free time Nolan enjoys watching and attending sporting events. He also spends time being active and playing sports such as basketball, slow-pitch softball, and golf.
The 2022 season will be Nolan’s first time as an intern with the Huskies. He looks forward to an exciting summer of baseball and hopes to gain valuable experience in the sports industry.

Isaiah Wiita

Gameday Operations Intern

Isaiah Wiita was born in Duluth, Minnesota and grew up in Maple, Wisconsin. He graduated from Northwestern High school. At Northwestern, Isaiah was a two sports athlete and participated in other extracurricular activities. He played for the football team as a defensive back and ran track and field, where he competed in the hurdles. Isaiah graduated from Northwestern High school in May of 2020.

Currently, Isaiah is a sophomore at the University of Wisconsin Superior, majoring in Journalism. He is looking to pursue a career in sports broadcasting for a professional sports team. Isaiah has been a fan of sports for the majority of his life and enjoys viewing sporting events.

In his free time, when he is not around sports. Isaiah enjoys the outdoors. A few hobbies of Isaiah’s are fishing, hiking, and spending time with friends and family. Isaiah is looking forward to gaining professional experience with the Duluth Huskies in the summer of 2022. 

Conner Fonger

Gameday Operations Intern

I am from the city of Superior Wisconsin where I graduated in 2019 form Superior High School.  I grew up playing baseball and continued all through your high school along with football and basketball.   Baseball has been my passion my whole life.

After high school I continued both my education and athletics as I am currently playing college ball for the University of Minnesota Crookston under my head coach Steve Gust.  I continued my education and am currently majoring in Marketing while also pursuing a minor in Sports and Recreational Management.  During my free time I enjoy hunting, fishing, snowboarding, and watching sports.

The 2022 season will be my first internship with the huskies, I am looking forward to working with a group of people with drive and passion for the game and to succeed.  GO HUSKIES!!

Taylor Terfehr

Event Management Intern

Taylor Terfehr was born and raised in St.Cloud MN, where she graduated High School in 2018. She grew up a dedicated gymnast who continued on to be a three sport athlete throughout high school. Her senior year she was a Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) State participant in diving, gymnastics and track. She was an honored to be an active participant in winning the 2016 MN State Gymnastics Team Championship and the 2018 MN True Team State Track Championship.

After high school she continued her education and sports career at Minnesota State University, Mankato, later transferring to St.Cloud State University. She qualified for the NCAA Championships in 2020 whille diving for SCSU. Taylor will graduate after her internship is complete with a Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation and Sports Management with a minor in Marketing.
In her free time, Taylor enjoys coaching, rollerblading, water skiing, surfing and being outdoors with her friends and family. This will be her first season with the Huskies and she is looking forward to a hands on learning experience within an awesome organization. 

Samuel Sleichert

Gameday Operations Intern

My name is Samuel Sleichert. I grew up in Menomonie, Wisconsin. I attend Minnesota State, Mankato where I am studying business management. In my free time I like to hang out with my friends and I enjoy golfing and playing basketball. I have played baseball for 11 and even helped run our Legion baseball team.

Clubhouse Manager Team

 

Riley Tiboni

Clubhouse Manager

I am from the northern Minnesota town of Silver Bay where I attended and graduated from William Kelley H.S. Throughout my time at William Kelley I was a three sport athlete playing baseball, basketball, and football.

After high school I attended Lake Superior College in Duluth for a year to complete my generals. I then transferred to Minnesota State, Mankato to finish my Bachelors degree in Sports Management. When I have free time I like to spend it: watching sports, playing pick-up basketball, playing video games, and watching movies.

Analytics Team

Hunter Kiefat

Analytics 

I am a recent graduate of Proctor High School (2022) and have loved baseball for as long as I can remember.  Growing up my dad and I watched baseball all season long.  My parents say I was signing the ESPN Sports Center jingle before I could talk.  I am planning to pursue a career in sports management or sports communication so this will give me a great start.

 I started baseball when I was 5 and immediately knew it was the sport for me.  I played youth baseball and on a travel team for many years.   My family and I hosted Huskies ball players for 9 years and it was so much fun getting to know the players and the game at a higher level.

Being offered this position for the team I grew up loving was a dream come true.  I thank the Huskies for this great opportunity and hope to have a great summer season.

Alex DuFour

Analytics 

I graduated from Hawkeye Community College in May 2021 and transferred to Coe College later the same year. In my first year there, I found a class that was dedicated to sport statistics and analytics and found immediate interest in the class and have enjoyed taking the course. I wanted to keep going using what this course taught me and potentially turn it into a career.
I have been a baseball fan for my whole life. Both playing and watching, I cannot seem to get enough of it. Around my senior year of high school I started to pay more attention to the statistical side of baseball and my interest in it has grown since then.
I thank the Huskies for providing me with this opportunity and can not wait to get up there.

Broadcast Team

Shania Krause

Broadcast Supervisor / Director / Producer 

Shania was born and raised in Duluth, Minnesota and this will be her seventh season with the Huskies organization. She got her start with the Huskies as 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 six 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, the outdoors and anything artistic, including singing, dancing, drawing, photography/ videography.

In 2019 Shania and her broadcast team were awarded Northwoods League Webcasting Team of the Year and again in 2021, after not having a season in 2020. Shania is very proud of the hard work her teams have put in and hopes to continue this success in the 2022 season. She looks forward to helping the incoming interns polish their skills within the media field. 

Owen Kosanovich

Broadcast Highlights and Production

Hi I’m, Owen Kosanovich. I am a 2020 Sportscasting graduate from the Dan Patrick School of Sportscasting. I had the great opportunity to work with the Duluth Huskies last year and help out on their game day production staff. I am excited to come back for another season and hopeful to win another broadcast of the year award. In my free time I enjoy watching the Bucks, Packers and Badgers.

Graphics Director

My name is John Loomis, and I’m a 5th year student at NC State. I have a degree in Meteorology and am currently pursuing my degree in Communication Media. Born in Dallas, and raised in Raleigh, my favorite sports teams are all across the map. I chose NC State because it felt like home, and with some of the most passionate fans in college every sporting event becomes a core memory.

At NC State, I’ve worked with weather graphics for the past 2 years, and have worked in media production for the university. I started by producing social media content and promotional videos for different campus-affiliated organizations, and started to design websites and graphics for the Alumni Association and the Caldwell Fellows. NC State has helped develop me into a media professional through outstanding support and opportunities.

This will be my first job in sports, and I cannot be more excited to take this challenge on. My whole life I dreamed of working in a front office, and there is no better way to kick it off than with the Duluth Huskies this summer.

Cal Friedman

Broadcaster

Cal Friedman is in his junior year at the University of Miami studying broadcast journalism and sports administration. Friedman grew up in South Florida, living in Jupiter, Florida for 16 years after moving to the Sunshine state from Chicago, Illinois. At Miami, Cal is one of the lead broadcasters for WVUM 90.5 F.M., UM’s student-run radio station, and has called over 60 games for Hurricanes Athletics. In addition, Cal is one of the anchors for UMTV’s “SportsDesk”, which airs live on Friday nights.

Cal joins the Huskies after broadcasting for two collegiate baseball leagues. He started in the Collegiate League of the Palm Beaches in the summer of 2020, working as one of the two main play-by-play and public address broadcasters in the league. Last summer, Cal worked for the New England Collegiate Baseball League’s Valley Blue Sox, calling games on the NECBL Broadcast Network.
His love for baseball started from going to Roger Dean Stadium, just minutes away from his Jupiter home for Spring Training games for the St. Louis Cardinals and Miami Marlins. In addition, Cal has travelled to eight different MLB stadiums. Cal has had passion for broadcasting for over a decade, and is looking forward to making memories in Duluth this summer.

Max Stapleton

Broadcaster

Being from a suburb of New York City, Max was raised as a die hard Yankees fan. His dad first introduced him to his love of baseball when he was five years old, and taught him the in’s and out’s of the sport. As he continued to grow up, Max took his father’s love of baseball and expanded on it. When applying for universities, Max knew that he eventually wanted to get a job in sports media covering baseball. 

While attending The University of Wisconsin – Madison, Max joined the WSUM 91.7FM team as a sports talk show host. When given an offer to call games for the station, he couldn’t refuse. He gives play-by-play and color commentary for Wisconsin Men’s Hockey, Women’s Hockey, Men’s Basketball, and Football. Although the radio station was the first of his endeavours into sports media at college, it wouldn’t be his last. Shortly after joining WSUM, Max joined The Badger Herald as a beat writer covering women’s hockey, and was hired by Big Ten Plus as a student broadcaster. He plans to graduate from UW-Madison in 2023 with bachelor’s degrees in both Journalism and Communication Arts. 

When looking ahead at summer 2022, Max is extremely excited to cover and work for The Huskies. He’s especially excited to work with an experienced broadcast team, as well as meet the players, coaches, staff, interns, and fans. 

Wyatt Kopelman

Broadcaster

Wyatt Kopelman is a senior at the University of Miami studying sport administration and broadcast journalism. A native of New York City, he is a play-by-play broadcaster at WVUM 90.5 FM and an analyst on UMTV’s “SportsDesk” weekly show at Miami. There, he also serves as the sports editor of The Miami Hurricane. Prior to his experience with the Huskies, Kopelman worked for the Lakeshore Chinooks of the Northwoods League as a media relations intern during the 2021 season.

A 2022 graduate of UM, Kopelman arrives in Duluth, Minnesota, having broadcasted Miami Hurricanes baseball for two seasons at WVUM. He remains excited for the opportunity to broadcast with the Huskies for the 2022 season, while developing relationships throughout the ballclub. His passion for baseball itself dates back to watching New York Yankees legends Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera lift their team to the top of Major League Baseball during the latest pinnacle of baseball in The Bronx. Following the Huskies’ season, Kopelman intends to attend graduate school at Miami and pursue a graduate degree in journalism this fall.

Kyle Morrison

Broadcaster

I am Kyle Morrison! I was born and raised in Dublin, California, a suburb of San Francisco. I grew up with two loving parents; Teri and Dan, and a sister named Sara who is also my best friend. I grew up a Giants fan and got the privilege of growing up in the bay area as the Giants were winning championships. I vividly remember every single moment of the 2010, 2012, and 2014 World Series, and in many ways, those moments made me the baseball fan I am today.

I went to high school at Dublin High School where I won multiple team championships in cross country and track and made friends who changed my life forever. After high school, I moved up to Seattle where I became a journalism major at Seattle Pacific University. I joined the school newspaper, The Falcon, as soon as I stepped foot on campus. While working for The Falcon I’ve had the immense honor to wear many different hats and explore many different styles of media. I’ve been an editor, a staff writer, and a podcaster among other things. The projects I’ve completed over the last three years with The Falcon have created a passion for writing, broadcasting, and other media ventures.

Last summer I got my first baseball job as a scorekeeper for the Modesto Nuts. Although it was an hour commute to the ballpark everyday and the press box was small and stuffy, the experiences I had there truly made me realize that I wanted a career in baseball broadcasting. I hope working in Duluth will be the first step towards a successful baseball broadcasting career, and I am ecstatic for the opportunity to ride buses across the Midwest this summer and broadcast baseball games. Is it May 30 yet?

Evan Popalis

Broadcaster

Evan Popalis is a senior at Penn State University studying broadcast journalism and sports studies. Evan grew up in Lititz, Pennsylvania, playing football and lacrosse at Warwick High School. He chose Penn State because of his family’s admiration for the university and the strong, growing communications school.

At Penn State, Evan is the Director of Broadcaster Development for the student-run radio station, CommRadio. He broadcasts various sports and has a talk show on the station. Evan was voted MVP for CommRadio’s baseball coverage staff last season. He has broadcasted for Big Ten Network Plus, as well. Evan is a men’s hockey insider, following the team closely throughout the 2021-22 season. Last fall, he branched out to join the Daily Collegian and has become a reporter for the paper.

His past experiences in the world of baseball consist of a broadcasting internship with the Lake Erie Crushers of the Frontier League and two years at the Lancaster Barnstormers of the Atlantic League. He led the in-between innings entertainment in Lancaster and had the opportunity to emcee and do public-address announcing. Evan is excited to meet and create long-lasting relationships with the Duluth staff, fans and community.

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. I am a proud member of Alpha Sigma Tau, a national sorority. 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 returning for my second season with the Duluth Huskies and as always, #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!

Gerald Perelman

Social Media  / Music

Gerald grew up in Saint Louis Park, Minnesota were he graduated from Saint Louis Park Senior High School in 2019. He played hockey and tennis in high school and continues to play in his free time.

Gerald has worked work with the UMD football team, men’s club hockey team, and athletic department in the past year focusing on marketing and creating content for social media.
Gerald now attends the University of Minnesota Duluth and plans to graduate in May of 2023. At UMD he is pursuing an Interdisciplinary Studies degree with a concentration in Sport Management. Gerald is very excited to join the Huskies organization and looks forward to promoting the Huskies brand.

Amelia Houser

Social Media 

Amelia Houser is currently a sophomore at Penn State University studying journalism and sports studies. She grew up in Springfield, Pennsylvania and graduated from Springfield High School. Amelia got involved in sports at a young age, and her love for them continues to grow.

At Penn State, Amelia is involved in the Association for Women in Sports Media and The Women’s Network chapter. Recently, she has joined the Legion of Blue executive board, which is the basketball team’s student section. Becoming a part of different communities at Penn State has helped Amelia learn and try new things.

This will be Amelia’s first season interning with the Duluth Huskies. She is beyond excited to join the team and learn new things while enjoying the sport she loves!

Marisa Mulholland

Social Media 

Marisa Mulholland is currently entering her second year as an undergraduate student at the University of Minnesota Duluth. She is planning to graduate in May of 2024. She was born and raised in a small tourist town in central Minnesota called Breezy Point and graduated from Pequot Lakes High School in May of 2021. She danced for 15 years and earned the title of senior captain of her high school dance team during her last year of high school. She continues to dance as a dance instructor for the Duluth branch of Just for Kix. She is also the current Vice President of Community Relations for Alpha Sigma Tau, a national sorority at UMD. 

 

Her love of sports started at a young age starting with football, hockey, and obviously dance but expanded once she started junior high. She was surrounded by baseball and softball when her cousins and friends started playing around the start of high school. 

 

This will be Marisa’s first season interning with the Duluth Huskies and she could not be more excited for the experiences and relationships this season will bring.