billBill 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 Varsho
Owner / Director of Operations / Field Manager
dvarsho@eauclaireexpress.com

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.


Andy Neborak
Owner 

Andy joined the Express before the 2007 season as an intern and was a member of the full-time staff from 2008 to 2020, holding roles that included Assistant Director of Operations, General Manager, and most recently Chief Financial Officer. 

Since moving to Eau Claire, Andy has become heavily involved in the Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce, having served on the Board of Directors, the Young Professionals Committee, and on the Youth Leadership Eau Claire committee. He also played a role in chartering the Chippewa Valley After Hours Rotary Club and has previously served as treasurer and club president. The Waconia, Minn. native graduated from UW-Eau Claire in May of 2008 with a Bachelor of Business Administration in  Business Management and currently lives in Eau Claire with his wife Heather and their dog Toby. 


Jacob Servais
General Manager
jacob@eauclaireexpress.com

Jacob joined the Express for the 2018 season as Director of Food & Beverage and was promoted to General Manager in September of 2018. Prior to joining the Express, he had previous experience with the La Crosse Loggers, Lakeshore Chinooks and most recently the Green Bay Bullfrogs, all of the Northwoods League.

During his time with the Loggers, Jacob was an on field marketing intern. During a spring internship with the Chinooks, Jacob was involved with sales and attended different events in the community. During his time with the Bullfrogs he was the Food and Beverage Manager and oversaw many different areas in the day-to-day operations at the Ballpark. 

Originally from La Crosse, Wis., Jacob graduated in May 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sports Management and Leadership from Lakeland University in Sheboygan, Wis.


Sammi Costello
Director of Ticket Sales & Community Involvement
sammi@eauclaireexpress.com

Sammi joined the Express full-time staff in the winter of 2018. Before making her move to the midwest, Sammi had prior experience in baseball working with the Medford Rogues in the former Great West League, and recently she interned with the St. Paul Saints, a professional Independent team in the American Association League.

Her time with the Rogues includes being the Community Relations Coordinator, being apart of hosting the inaugural All-Star Game of the Great West League in 2016 as well as the infamous 2017 Championship Season. This past summer Sammi worked as a game-day intern for the Saints, assisting with their well known in-game promotions and overall fan experience.

In June 2018, Sammi graduated with a Public Relations degree from the University of Oregon and then moved out to the midwest. While Oregon will always hold a special place in her heart, she is excited for another season of baseball and to be living in Wisconsin.


Chris Langlois
Director of Marketing & Corporate Service
chris@eauclaireexpress.com

Chris Langlois joined the Express in the winter of 2018 as the team’s Director of Marketing and Corporate Service. Prior to joining the Express organization, Chris gained experience working within the Northwoods League with the Mankato MoonDogs.

While working with the MoonDogs, Chris acted as the teams marketing and event coordinator during the summer of 2017 before becoming the teams marketing and creative assistant for the 2018 season. Chris has also gained valuable experience while holding roles with Minnesota State Maverick athletics as an athletic communications intern, the Minnesota Timberwolves as a PR intern, and the University of Minnesota as an athletic communications assistant.

A native of Wausau, Wis., Chris graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication and in 2018 obtained his Master of Arts degree in sports management from Minnesota State University, Mankato.


Zac Scherr
Director of Ticket Packages & Fan Experience
Zac@eauclaireexpress.com

Originally from Marshfield, Wisconsin, Zac grew up supporting the Marshfield Chaparrals, an amateur baseball team playing in the Wisconsin Amateur Baseball Association. Scherr moved to Eau Claire in 2010 where he enrolled at Chippewa Valley Technical College, graduating with an Associate’s Degree of Applied Science in Marketing Management. Scherr most recently worked in the banking industry and has strived to make a positive impact on the community of Eau Claire. Additionally, Scherr was previously an intern for Country Jam USA as a member of the All Access Crew. He joined the Express in a seasonal position in April of 2019 and was kept on in his current, permanent role in August of 2019. Scherr oversees the team’s ticket packages including Kwik Trip Round-Trip Memberships, Friends and Family packages, and group outings on the Fan Deck, grandstand and throughout general admission.


Paul Schommer
Public Address Announcer
 Paul returned to the Express in 2016 as PA Announcer after a two-year hiatus. 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. 

 


Pete Knutson
Radio Broadcaster
PeterKnutson@iheartmedia.com

Pete began his time with the Eau Claire Express in 2014 as the team’s Radio Broadcaster. He spent the 2015 season on the full-time staff as Director of Broadcasting & Media Relations. In that role, Pete sold sponsorships, group outings, and ticket packages along while also overseeing the Express website, press releases, and video production. Beginning in 2016, Pete returned to a seasonal role as the Radio Broadcaster. After the 2016 season, Pete was honored as Northwoods League Co-Broadcaster of the Year, making him the second Express broadcaster in team history (Doug Raftery) to take home the award.

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