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bill Bill Rowlett

 Owner / Managing Director

 The Eau Claire native has been involved with baseball in Eau Claire for most of his life, having played on high school and amateur state baseball championship teams in Eau Claire.

 The four-year letter winner at UW-Eau Claire was captain during his junior and senior seasons. While attending college, he managed the American Legion team and directed the city's youth baseball programs.

 Over the years, Bill has served in numerous management roles with local baseball and fast pitch softball programs. The father of two adult sons (Brett and Ron), he and his wife Sue reside in neighboring Elk Mound.

dale varshoDale Varsho

Owner / Director of Operations / Field Manager

Dale has been the Field Manager for the Express since the inaugural 2005 season. The 2010 Northwoods League Manager of the Year has led the Express to the playoffs four times, winning Eau Claire's first NWL Championship in 2010. The Express also reached the Championship Series in 2007 and 2016  and the Divisional Series in 2009. The 2016 season was his 11th as the team's Director of Operations.

A native of Marshfied, Wis., Dale is no stranger to Eau Claire baseball, having played a number of years for the Eau Claire Cavaliers. He also served as an assistant coach at his alma mater, UW-Eau Claire. After a short coaching stint at UW-River Falls, Dale served as the head coach and Director of Facilities at Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wis. from 1999-2001.

Dale and his wife Jennifer live in Eau Claire with their three children: Jake, Averie and Christian.

andrew Andy Neborak

 Owner / Chief Financial Officer

 Andy finishes his tenth season as a part of the Express organization, with eight of those being full-time. Prior to becoming Chief Financial Officer, he spent six years as General Manager and one year as Assistant Director of Operations. 

 Before being hired full-time, he served as the Stadium Operations intern during the 2007 and 2008 seasons. In that role, Andy's duties included the hiring and scheduling of part-time staff, directing all events at Carson Park, concessions and inventory control  among other things.

Since moving to Eau Claire, Andy has become heavily involved in the Eau Claire community, having served on the Committee (2011-2017) and as Committee Chair (2015-2016) for the Young Professionals of the Chippewa Valley and on the Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors (2015-2016 and 2017-2020) and also is the service committee chair and president elect for the Chippewa Valley After Hours Rotary Club. The Waconia, Minn. native graduated from UW-Eau Claire in May of 2008 with a Bachelor of Business Administration in  Business Management.

spencer Spencer Larson

 General Manager

Spencer finishes his second season working with the Express and first season as General Manager after a year as Director of Ticket Sales.  He began working in baseball in 2006 as a batboy with the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (Single-A Milwaukee  Brewers). Spencer also worked as a gameday employee in several departments with the Timber Rattlers, and as an intern during the summer of 2013. During the summer of 2014, Spencer was a Marketing and Sales Intern with the Madison Mallards. Most  recently, Spencer was the Group Sales Manager for the Normal CornBelters (Independent Frontier League Baseball Team). 

The Appleton, WI native graduated with a Marketing degree from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in May of 2014. In his free time, Spencer enjoys spending time with family and friends.  His favorite sports teams are the Atlanta Braves, Milwaukee  Brewers, Wisconsin Badgers, Milwaukee Bucks, and Green Bay Packers.

Spencer frequently volunteers around the community including serving on the steering committee for the Miracle League of the Chippewa Valley.  He also serves on the Committeee for the Young Professionals of the Chippewa Valley and is active with the Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce.

scott Scott Montesano

 Assistant General Manager

Scott returned to the Express organization in early 2016 after a five-year absence to assume the role of Assistant General Manager. He previously served as the team's radio broadcaster from 2006-2010. In his new role with the team, Scott will oversee marketing and promotions along with  assisting in sales. 

 Prior to his first stint in Eau Claire, he spent time with the Vermont Mountaineers and the Sanford Mainers of the New England Collegiate Baseball League. He then transitioned to hockey and worked with the Fargo-Moorhead Jets, North Iowa Outlaws and Des  Moines Buccaneers. He spent the 2015 season as Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations for the Traverse City Beach Bums of the independent Frontier League. 

 The Utica, N.Y. native has relocated to the Chippewa Valley with his wife Angela and two children, Derek and Alexia. Scott has quickly gotten involved in the Chippewa Valley in becoming a volunteer for Junior Achievement. 

chris Chris Thompson

 Director of Food and Beverage

Chris is an Eau Claire native who wrapped up his fourth season with the Express in 2016, and his second as part of the full time staff. Chris spent his first two years serving as a Stadium Operations intern in 2013 and as Director of Stadium Operations in  2014. As the Director of Stadium Operations, Chris managed and hired the part-time staff, oversaw the transition from catered service to ballpark service on the Fan Deck, and managed the setup and closing of Carson Park each night.

 After one year as Group Sales Manager, Chris took on the role of Director of Food and Beverage. He continues to have a ticket sales emphasis in the offseason, overseeing the 5-Game Packs, along with his management of the food and beverage  department. Chris graduated in 2014 and currently resides in Chippewa Falls.

Collin Yeager

Director of Marketing and Corporate Service 

Collin is the newest member of the Express front office staff, joining the team in March of 2017. His position with the Express will be his fourth in the sports industry, including three internships, beginning in the summer of 2015.

Collin comes to the Express from Rollins College in Winter Park, Fla. where he was the Assistant Director of Athletic Communications. In that role he was the main contact for baseball, rowing, and men's and women's swimming. He assisted with promotion and game operation for all 22 varsity sports. Prior to his time at Rollins, Collin had internships with the Orlando City Soccer Club, University of Central Florida and the Florida Collegiate Summer League. 

The Orlando, Fla. native graduated in May of 2016 from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing with a Mass Communication minor. He currently resides in Eau Claire. 

Phil Tripper2Phil Tripper

Director of In-Game Entertainment

Originally from LaCrescent, Minn., Phil finishes his fifth season with the Eau Claire Express as the On-Field announcer. In 2016 he took on additional duties in directing all in-game entertainment which includes creating fun and interactive activities in the stands and between innings. This role continues to include on-field announcing duties but will incorporate more of the behind the scenes planning previously done by the Express full-time staff. Phil partnered with the Eau Claire Express on many occassions with his duties at Mid-West Family Broadcasting prior to joining the team in 2012.

A 2006 graduate of UW-Eau Claire, Phil has lived and worked in the Eau Claire area since 2002 and began his broadcasting career as an intern for Maverick Media in 2005. While he has been a familiar voice on almost all of the stations of Maverick Media, you can now listen to Tripper weekdays on Todays WAXX 104.5 FM between 2pm and 7pm.

An avid Express baseball fan since their inaugural season, Phil is excited to finally bring his energy and passion for baseball and broadcasting from the stands to the field. His broadcasting experience and energy are a welcome addition to the Eau Claire Express Family.

Pete KnutsonPete Knutson

Radio Broadcaster

Pete wrapped up a third year in the broadcast booth in 2016 and will broadcast all 72 Express games on Classic Rock 92.1 FM. After the conclusion of the 2016 season, Pete was honored as the Co-Broadcaster of the Year in the Northwoods League. 

Pete filled a similar role in his first year with the Express in 2014 before spending 2015 full-time as the Director of Broadcasting & Media Relations. In his full-time role, Pete sold sponsorships, group outings and ticket packages along with overseeing the Express website, press releases and video production.

Pete currently works at iHeartMedia as the Sports Director and lives in Altoona with his wife Kris and son Connor. 


 Paul Schommer

 Public Address Announcer

 Paul returned to the Express in 2016 as PA Announcer after a two-year haitius. He previously held the position from 2006-2013. During his previous stint with the Express Paul had a role in ticket sales (2011) and public relations (2012). 

Paul previously spent 12 1/2 years as a Social Studies teacher at Hudson High School and has served as the "Voice of the Titans" at Tartan High School in Oakdale, Minn. where he did PA work for football, basketball, baseball and track and field. He has also spent time as an adjunct instructor at Chippewa Valley Technical College. Paul currently resides in Hudson Wis.