Rob Zerjav – President

2023 marks Rob’s 27th 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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Jim will begin his 17th season in baseball in 2023 after completing his first season with the Dock Spiders. 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.

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, and serves on the Advisory Park Board for the City of Fond du Lac. He resides in Fond du Lac with his wife, Jessica.

 

Tate Tranel – Assistant General Manager

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Tate is in his second full season with the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders after interning with the Dock Spiders during the 2021 season. Originally from Saint Joseph, Illinois, Tate graduated from Northern Illinois University in May of 2021 with a degree in Communications and Sports Management. During his time at NIU, he was the Video Coaching manager for their football team and worked for NIU Media Productions. Tate serves as a football coach for Fond du Lac High School and is a proud member of Big Brothers Big Sisters in FDL. Tate resides in Fond du Lac with his cat, Vi.

 

Teague Nadolski – Director of Operations

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Teague is entering his second full season with the Dock Spiders after serving as the team’s Stadium Operations Intern in 2019. Prior to the Dock Spiders, he worked at International Sports Management as a Senior Account Executive and with the Wisconsin Herd as a Game Day Operations Intern. Originally from Mayville, Wisconsin, Teague graduated from Marian University in 2020 with a degree in Sports & Recreation Management. In his free time, Teague can be found golfing, vacationing, and watching or attending other Wisconsin sporting events. He is a member the Noon Kiwanis of Fond du Lac and is a WIAA Basketball Official! Teague is excited to be back in the area to bring the community together for the best entertainment in Fond du Lac!

 

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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 2022, 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!