Sieeria Vieaux – General Manager
Vieaux is entering her fourth season with the Bullfrogs and first season as the General Manager. Vieaux spent last season as the Corporate Accounts Manger. Vieaux started her career in baseball as an intern with the Lakeshore Chinooks of the Northwoods League in 2013. She then worked as a Director of Fan Participation at Carroll University where she received her bachelor’s degree in Sports Management. Vieaux is originally from Green Bay, Wisconsin. In her free time, Vieaux enjoys being outdoors and spending time with family and friends.
Andy Francis – Assistant General Manager
Francis is entering his second season with the Bullfrogs and first as Assistant General Manager. He spent most of 2015 interning with the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters and the Green Bay Packers before joining the Bullfrogs as an Inside Ticket Sale Representative in 2016. Francis is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point where he worked with the Intramural program as a supervisor. Outside of work, Francis enjoys watching baseball and spending time with family and friends.
Big Top Baseball Staff
Steve Schmitt- Lead Owner
Schmitt, who also owns The Shoe Box in Black Earth, Wisconsin, is driven by a passion for the game. His extraordinary attention to customer service has become the trademark of all his businesses, which also include the Madison Mallards, Wisconsin Rapids Rafters, Kenosha Baseball and Rookies Food and Spirits. A die-hard St. Louis Cardinals Fan, Schmitt lives in Stoughton,Wisconsin and has four daughters along with eight grandchildren.
Vern Stenman – Co-Owner/President
Stenman, a two-time Northwoods League Executive of the Year, is the President of the Madison Mallards, Wisconsin Rapids Rafters and Kenosha Baseball. His innovative promotional ideas and steady vision have contributed to his team’s record-breaking attendance over the past 13 years. Prior to Madison, the St. Cloud, Minnesota native, worked for the St. Cloud River Bats before taking a position with the NHL's Minnesota Wild. Stenman, a Minnesota Twins Fan, and wife Kallie have two children, daughter Chloe Mae, 6, and son Bode Axel, 2.
Conor Caloia – Co-Owner/Chief Operating Officer
As the COO of Big Top Baseball and along with President Vern Stenman, Caloia oversees the Madison Mallards, Wisconsin Rapids Rafters, Kenosha Kingfish and Green Bay Bullfrogs of the Northwoods League, Breese Stevens Field and Festival Foods Shake the Lake. Caloia is entering his 12th season with the organization after starting as a public relations intern for the Mallards in 2003.
After serving as the Mallards Assistant General Manager for two seasons, Caloia relocated to Denver to work as the Director of Marketing of the Western Athletic Conference. Following his stint with the WAC, Caloia served as the Director of Operations for the Wilmington Sharks of the Coastal Plains League. Under his leadership the Sharks hosted the 2009 CPL All-Star Game and were named the 2009 CPL Organization of the Year.
He returned to Madison in December of 2009 as General Manager of the Mallards and was named the Northwoods League Executive of the Year in 2011. Caloia was involved in the founding of the Kenosha Kingfish (2013), acquisition of the Green Bay Bullfrogs (2013), the creation of Festival Food Shake the Lake (2015) and the re-birth of Breese Stevens Field (2016).
In addition to his responsibilities with Big Top Baseball, Caloia is on the Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Club of Dane County.
He received his undergraduate degree from of the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a B.A. in Journalism and a focus on Strategic Communication and his M.B.A. from the UW-Madison. He lives on the near west side of Madison with his wife Rachel, daughter Ella, and son Keegan. He is originally from St. Charles, Ill.
Liz Kern – Vice President
Liz Kern started working for the Madison Mallards in 2004 as a game day employee. She was invited back each season after that and continued to expand her roles until she took on a full time position in 2007. In 2007 she became the Customer Service and Box Office Manager. In 2010 Liz was promoted to General Manager of the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters, making her the first female GM in Northwoods League history. After four successful and fun seasons in Wis Rapids, Liz moved to Green Bay to be the GM for the fourth team to be added to the newly named Big Top Baseball. In 2016, after 11 years with the organization, Liz moved back to Madison and is now the Vice President of Big Top Baseball. In this new role, she works primarily with HR, payroll and special events. Liz has been part of some spectacular events in BTB history including: June 4, 2004 when the Mallards drew over 10,000 fans to the game that evening; June 6, 2010 – the inaugural game for the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters; May 31, 2014 – the inaugural game for the Kenosha Kingfish; and August 6, 2015 – the highest attended game in Green Bay Bullfrogs franchise history featuring Mike McCarthy as a guest, as well as many more events along the way. Liz enjoys seeing fans enjoying the ballpark from the minute they get to the ballpark until they leave.
Macy Kuldt – Digital Marketing and Design Manager
Macy enters her third season in a full-time role with Big Top Baseball and fifth season overall. Originally with aspirations to create awesome music videos, she quickly realized that MTV was no longer as cool as it once was and sports was actually what she preferred. Macy began her career in sports media as a Video and Webcast Production intern with the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters in 2013.
After working in a seasonal role in Wisconsin Rapids in 2014, she graduated from Crown College in St. Bonifacius, MN with a degree in Communications and moved to Madison to begin working with all four teams. In her role she works as the organization’s graphic designer and oversees the digital marketing and video production in each market.
Originally from South Dakota, Macy is not a Packers fan (gasp), but enjoys watching any sporting event. She also enjoys being outside and exploring new places. She met her fiancé Max while working for the Rafters (#wittermagic) and is planning an April wedding.
Dave Cumber- Host Family Coordinator