Rob Zerjav – President

2024 marks Rob’s 28th season in Minor League Baseball, all with the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers. A native of Green Bay, Wisconsin, Rob received his bachelor’s degree in Marketing from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.  He began his career with the Timber Rattlers as an unpaid intern before joining the full-time staff as a group sales representative.  After two years in group ticket sales, Rob was promoted to Director of Baseball Operations and then to Vice President of Baseball Operations.  Following the 2002 season, he was promoted to Team President and General Manager.  In 2004, Rob was recognized as UW-Whitewater’s Outstanding Recent Alumni and has been recognized as the Midwest League Executive of the Year three times – in 2007, 2012, and 2018.

Rob was instrumental in bringing a Northwoods League baseball team to Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, and has served as the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders Team President since their inception in 2017.  The team has seen much success in their short existence and was named Entrepreneur of the Year at the Marian University Business and Industry Awards in 2017.  The team captured their first league title the next season in only their second year of existence and repeated as league champion in 2020.

Rob resides in De Pere, Wisconsin, with his wife, Nikki, and their sons Cooper and Davis.

Jim Misudek – General Manager
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2024 marks Jim’s 18th season in baseball after completing his first season with the Dock Spiders in 2022. Prior to his return to Fond du Lac, Jim spent 14 years with Major League organizations. Most recently, he spent six seasons as the Senior Manager, Baseball Communications with the Baltimore Orioles. Jim’s primary responsibilities included the creation of daily press notes, drafting press releases, producing the club’s annual media guide, arranging interviews for players and staff, coordinating press conferences and press box operations, while serving as a primary media contact for the club in Baltimore, throughout Spring Training, and on team road trips during the season. Prior to joining the Orioles front office, he spent five seasons with the Atlanta Braves as Media Relations Coordinator, one year as an intern with the Cincinnati Reds media relations department, and two seasons with the Milwaukee Brewers. In 2007, Jim served an intern in the Brewers media relations department and 2008 was spent as a sales representative while assisting with media relations duties. He also assisted Major League Baseball and the Brewers media relations department with their 2008 Postseason appearance.

On behalf of Major League Baseball, Jim was selected and invited to provide media relations support for the Major League Baseball All-Star Game in 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2019, the 2013 World Baseball Classic, the National League Championship Series in 2012, 2013, and 2014, the American League Championship Series in 2015 and 2018, and the American League Division Series in 2019.

As a native of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, graduate of University of Wisconsin-Fond du Lac (Class of 2004), and graduate of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Jim began his baseball career as an intern with the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers in 2006. Jim is a member of Fond du Lac Noon Rotary, serves on the Board of Directors for Destination Lake Winnebago Region, is an ambassador for Envision Greater Fond du Lac, serves on the Advisory Park Board for the City of Fond du Lac, and was named a 2023 Future 5 recipient by Envision Greater Fond du Lac. He resides in Fond du Lac with his wife, Jessica.

Adonis Lee – Director of Ticket Sales
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Adonis is a native of Chicago, Illinois, and is a graduate of Marian University in Fond du Lac. His sports experience includes sales roles with the Indiana Pacers, Chicago Sky, and Eastern Illinois University. Adonis returns to Fond du Lac with exemplary relationship-building skills, where he expands upon the Dock Spiders already strong community partnerships. In addition to his ticket sales role, he uses his professional development experience to lead the team’s game day staffing efforts.
Drew Cowden – Box Office Manager
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Drew is originally from Covington, Washington, and will graduate in December 2023 from Marian University in Fond du Lac with a degree in Sport and Recreation Management as well as Accounting. The 2024 season will mark his third year with the Dock Spiders and first as a full-time staff member. Drew worked as a game day staff member in 2022 and as the Retail/Accounting Intern in 2023. He has also worked for the Marian University Athletic Department and currently coaches soccer at Fond du Lac High School. Drew resides in Fond du Lac and loves playing soccer, following Seattle sports teams, and being a part of the community.
Jakob Petersen – Operations Manager
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Jakob is a native of Burlington, Wisconsin, and is a 2022 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh with a degree in Communications, along with a certificate in Business Analytics. The 2024 season will mark Petersen’s third year with the organization and first as a full-time staff member. As a member of the Dock Spiders and Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (the Dock Spiders partner club) game day staff, he spent time working in the Food and Beverage department, worked as a pitch clock operator, and was one of the club’s official scorers for home games. He resides in Oshkosh, and has two orange cats, Mango and Mimosa.
Michelle Buck – Host Family Coordinator
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Michelle and her husband Wayne have been dedicated fans and have served as a Dock Spiders host family since the club’s inaugural season in 2017. Through 2023, they have hosted 22 players and often travel the country to see their players at various college and professional stadiums. Their son, Alex, serves in the United States Marine Corps and is stationed at Camp Pendleton in California.

Michelle takes a lot of pride in serving as the club’s Host Family Coordinator. She goes to great lengths to get to know the players and families while making it a great experience for everyone involved. At the ballpark, she is a loud and proud Section 109er!