John Fanta  –  Vice President, General Manager

Fanta, the 2016 Northwoods League Executive of the Year is in the midst of his 13th season in the Northwoods League. Following the 2018 season, he was promoted to Vice President of the Booyah and helped launch the opening of Capital Credit Union Park in 2019 after serving the previous five seasons as General Manager of the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters. While with the Rafters, he oversaw the first team in the Northwoods League’s 24 year history to win 52 games in a season in 2017. In 2016, his team tied or broke 21 franchise records on the field, culminating in a Northwoods League Summer Collegiate World Series Championship. During his time in Wisconsin Rapids, Fanta oversaw the largest crowd in team history, two Northwoods League All-Star Games and was named the 2014 Big Top Baseball Executive of the Year. Fanta joined the Rafters as Assistant GM prior to the team’s inaugural season in 2010, after spending two summers as the ticket sales intern for the La Crosse Loggers. He is a 2009 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Sport Management and Business Administration. Fanta is a native of Viroqua, Wisconsin and currently resides in Ashwaubenon. His hobbies include running, fishing, spending time with family and friends, and enjoying Brewers, Packers, Bucks and Badgers games.

Email: John@bigtopbaseball.com

 

Andrew Johnson  –  Assistant General Manager-Tickets

Johnson is entering his third season in the Northwoods League, first as Assistant General Manager-Tickets. Johnson works with companies to plan corporate events to entertain prospective clients, thank customers, and reward employees. He joined the Green Bay Booyah front office in December 2018 as the Corporate Accounts Manager and Director of Fan Experience. Prior to joining the Booyah, Johnson spent seven years with Veolia Environmental Services with his most recent role being Regional Account Manager for the Midwest. His first taste of the Northwoods League came as an intern for the La Crosse Loggers in 2009. Away from the ballpark, Andrew spends the majority of his time enjoying sporting events. He has been a season ticket holder with the Milwaukee Brewers since 2007 and has attended Wisconsin Badgers football games with family and friends since he has been five years old. Johnson is a native of Kaukauna and is happy to be home in Northeast Wisconsin working in an industry he is passionate about.

Email: Andrew@booyahbaseball.com

 

Brian Kuklinski  –  Corporate Advertising Manager

Brian enters his second season as the Corporate Advertising Manager with the Booyah after serving the previous five seasons as the public address announcer for the team. Prior to joining the team on a full-time basis, Kuklinski spent the previous 20 years in the radio industry, with his last eight specializing in advertising sales. Kuklinski came from Woodward Radio Group where his focus was developing strategic integrated marketing campaigns to help the business growth of clients. In addition to his position with the Booyah, Kuklinski also serves as the radio play-by-play voice of the Green Bay Phoenix Men’s Basketball team. Kuklinski is orignally from Oshkosh and also attended UW-Oshkosh. He currently resides in Green Bay with his wife Jamie and their twin sons Trevor and Jonah.

Email: Brian@booyahbaseball.com

 

Michael Richmond  –  Assistant General Manager-Youth Sports Groups

Michael Richmond joined the front office staff in January of 2020 after spending the past four seasons with the Madison Mallards and Forward Madison FC. Richmond works with youth sports groups looking to enjoy Booyah games while also serving as the Assistant General Manager of the Voyageurs USL League 2 soccer team that also plays at Capital Credit Union Park. Richmond began his Mallards tenure in 2016 as an Inside Ticket Sales Representative and worked with a wide variety of groups and season ticket holders during his time there.  He began his career interning with the Green Bay Blizzard as a game day intern in 2013 and received a degree in Communications from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay that same year.  After graduating he spent a year with the Beloit Snappers working in Ticket Operations before joining Madison. He is a native of Two Rivers, Wisconsin.

Email: Michael@greenbayvoyageurs.com

 

Corey Paulos  –  Season Ticket Sales Manager

Paulos begins his second season with the Booyah, first as Season Ticket Sales Manager after serving as Group Accounts Manager for the inaugural season. In his new role, Paulos cultivates the season ticket and 5 Game Membership base while also working with churches, school groups, and non-profit organizations that are looking for fundraising opportunities. Paulos joined the Booyah in December 2018 following his graduation from the University of Minnesota where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Sports Management. During college, Paulos interned with the Minnesota Twins in their concessions and suites departments. Outside of work Paulos enjoys cheering on the Cubs, Gophers, and Packers. He also likes to spend time with friends and watch movies. Paulos is a native of De Pere and is excited to be living back in Northeast Wisconsin.

Email: Corey@booyahbaseball.com

 

Nick Garcia  –  Group Accounts Manager

Nick Garcia returns in a full-time capacity after spending the inaugural season at Capital Credit Union Park as an operations and hospitality intern.  He is responsible for coordinating theme nights such as Kids/Senior Day, Protective Services Night, Princess Day, etc. for local groups to enjoy a night at the ballpark, while also managing the Booyah Book Club Reading Program with areas schools. He recently graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay with a degree in Business Administration. While attending college he was a captain of the men’s swim & dive team while also serving as Vice President of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee and President of Colleges Against Cancer organization. He is a native of Minocqua, Wisconsin.

 

Email: Nick@booyahbaseball.com

 

Kevin Leisgang  –  Facility Director

Leisgang enters his second season with the Booyah and first as Facility Director of Capital Credit Union Park, after serving as Director of Food & Beverage and Special Events during the inaugural season. As facility director, Kevin is responsible for coordinating booking and overseeing food and beverage operations for over 125 events year-round including baseball, softball, soccer, rugby, youth and high school sports, company parties, concerts, and special events in the VerHalen Club indoor space. Kevin returned home to Northeast Wisconsin prior to the 2019 season after spending the previous 11 seasons in Odessa, Texas with the Odessa Jackalopes hockey team. During his time in West Texas, Kevin won Best Food & Beverage in the Central Hockey League three years in a row. Before moving to Texas, Kevin spent the 2007 summer as an intern for the Green Bay Bullfrogs during their inaugural season. Leisgang is a 2008 graduate of UW-Parkside where he earned his degree in Sports Management. Kevin and his wife Alissa live in the Green Bay area with their three children Hunter, Hadley, and Hayden. He is a native of Seymour, Wisconsin.

Email: Kevin@booyahbaseball.com

 

 

 

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