Mark Skogen – Owner
Mark Skogen is a third generation grocer and current President and CEO of Skogen’s Festival Foods. He joined the family business full-time in 1992 and worked in a variety of positions across the company, including department manager and store director, before transitioning to the President and CEO role in 2006. He assumed ownership of Capital Credit Union Park and the Green Bay Rockers franchise in December 2020.
Mark graduated from Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wisconsin, and played professional basketball in Australia for a period of time after college before returning to Wisconsin to begin his career in the family business. Building off the foundation of servant leadership on which the company was founded, Mark’s dedication to operational excellence and passion for creating opportunities for others has allowed the company to experience incredible growth since he became CEO. Under Mark’s leadership, the company operates 39 retail grocery stores across the state.
The company has been recognized—both locally in the communities it services and on a national level in the industry—as a leader in innovation, culture, growth and ethics. Mark has been honored with numerous awards over the years, including the Wisconsin Grocers Association 2014 Grocer of the Year, the 2020 Robert B. Wegman Award for Entrepreneurial Excellence and the Shelby Report’s 2020 Mover and Shaker of the Year.
In addition to leading Festival Foods and Boomerang Management properties—including Capital Credit Union Park, the Green Bay Rockers and EPIC Event Center—Mark serves on several boards of directors, including the Green Bay Packers and the Food Marketing Institute. Mark strives to give back and enrich the lives of those in the communities served by his companies.
Brian Stenzel – Vice President
Brian Stenzel does double duty as he is the Vice President of Boomerang Management and Senior Director of Community Involvement for Festival Foods. Giving back to the community is a core value of Festival Foods and when the opportunity arose to oversee the Rockers and provide family entertainment for the Northeast Wisconsin community, he jumped at it.
Brian’s career has spanned many angles of the entertainment and event industries including talent agent, concert promoter, radio promotions, running race management and event management. He took his expertise to Festival Foods in 2015 and helped to develop a Community Involvement Department where he leads a team that is engaged in over 800 events and sponsorships annually.
As Vice President of Boomerang Management, Brian helped to bring Epic Event Center from idea to reality as Green Bay’s premier concert venue. Brian was a driving force in developing the new energy you will see at the ballpark with the Green Bay Rockers.
Brian grew up in Northeast Wisconsin and attended UW – Green Bay. He is active in the community serving on the Board of Directors for the United Way and My Brother’s Keeper along with being on the operations team for the Bellin Run.
John Fanta – Vice President & General Manager
Fanta, the 2016 Northwoods League Executive of the Year, is entering his 15th season in the Northwoods League. Following the 2018 season he was promoted to Vice President of the team and helped launch the opening of Capital Credit Union Park in 2019.
The Northwoods League franchise, previously known as the Bullfrogs, rebranded to the Green Bay Booyah in the fall of 2018 before the move to newly minted Capital Credit Union Park on June 1, 2019. Following the new ownership change to Boomerang Management in January 2021, the team again rebranded to what is now the Green Bay Rockers, with a vision of bringing a new energy to the game day atmosphere through live music along with high level concerts being a major focus of the future at the stadium.
Before moving to Green Bay Fanta spent nine seasons with the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters, the final five as General Manager. 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 the team’s only Northwoods League Summer Collegiate World Series Championship. During his time in Wisconsin Rapids, Fanta oversaw numerous facility upgrades and additions that contributed to the experience at Witter Field today, the largest crowd in team history, and two Northwoods League All-Star Games. He was also recognized as the 2014 Big Top Baseball Executive of the Year by the team’s ownership group at the time. 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, WI and currently resides in Ashwaubenon. His hobbies include running, fishing, spending time with family and friends, and enjoying Brewers, Packers, Bucks and Badgers games.
Brian Kuklinski – Director of Partnerships
Brian enters his fourth season with the Rockers after serving the prior five seasons before that as the public address announcer for the team. As Director of Partnerships, Kuklinski works with businesses to plan and implement marketing strategies that create lasting memories for the community at Capital Credit Union Park.
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.
Andrew Johnson – Director of Ticket Sales
Johnson is entering his fifth season in the Northwoods League, fourth as a member of the Rockers full-time staff. As Director of Ticket Sales, Johnson works with companies to plan corporate events to entertain prospective clients, thank customers, and reward employees. He also oversees the Fleet Farm Flex Pack base and enjoys helping families create fun memories at the ballpark.
He joined the Green Bay 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.
Kevin Leisgang – Facility Director
Leisgang enters his fourth season with the Rockers and second 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 stadium rentals and overseeing food and beverage operations for over 130 events year-round including baseball, softball, soccer, rugby, youth and high school sports, company parties, concerts, and special events in the indoor Club space. He played an integral role in helping piece together a comprehensive Covid-19 Readiness Plan that allowed for the re-opening of Capital Credit Union Park with fans in attendance for events in 2020.
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.
Katie Drust – Event Manager
Katie is entering her second season with the Green Bay Rockers as the Event Manger. Katie’s main roles are planning and running events, HR, hiring, scheduling, nonprofit groups, both fundraising and sales, and group sales for bars, churches, youth sports, and nonprofits. Before coming to the Rockers Katie primarily stayed home raising her 5 children. While doing that she was very involved in the nonprofit world helping to plan and execute various fundraisers. She also coached youth sports, and continues to do so. Katie has a passion for all things fun, and community, so she is thrilled to be helping worthy groups raise money for worthy causes and to be in the business of selling fun. When not at work Katie enjoys spending time with her daughters, traveling, and anything adventure.
Alyssa Halverson – Graphic Design & Corporate Service Manager
Alyssa is entering her second season with the Green Bay Rockers as the Graphics Design and Corporate Service Manager. Alyssa is not new to the Northwoods League as she interned with the Dock Spiders in 2019 as their Graphic Design Intern. Prior to joining the team, she spent a year and a half as the Graphic Design Intern for the Green Bay Packers. Alyssa is a 2019 graduate from Madison Area Technical College where she earned her Associates Degree in Graphic Design. She is originally from Lomira, Wisconsin and enjoys spending time with her dog, hanging with friends and family, hiking and attending sporting events.
Hayden Kupsh – Inside Sales and Entertainment Coordinator
Hayden is entering her first season full-time with the Green Bay Rockers as the Entertainment Coordinator and Inside Sales. The previous two summers, she worked as a marketing intern with the franchise. Prior to the Rockers, she worked in an on-field promotions and entertainment position with the Green Bay Packers for four seasons. She will graduate from the University of Wisconsin- La Crosse in May 2022 with a bachelor’s degree in Sport Management and a business administration minor. Hayden is originally from Green Bay and loves to spend her time watching sports, hanging with friends, and going up north with her family.
Anna Kaftan – Marketing Coordinator
Anna is entering her first season with the Green Bay Rockers as a Marketing Coordinator. She was a marketing intern with the team during the 2021 season. Prior to joining the Rockers, she worked in an on-field promotions position with the Green Bay Packers during the 2019 season and spent her 2020 year in a sales and marketing position with Amerilux International. She graduated from Saint Norbert College in 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and marketing minor. She is also currently completing her master’s degree in sports management through Georgetown University. Anna is originally from De Pere, Wisconsin and enjoys hanging with her dog Teddy, playing tennis, spending time with family and friends, and watching sporting events.
RJ Taylor-Radio & TV Broadcaster
Gus Baylow-Radio & TV Broadcaster
Noah Kerstren-Official Scorer & Analytics
Caleb Miller– Community Relations Intern
Maddy Kasper-Ticket Sales & Marketing
Trevor Ameson-Ticket Sales
Mattie Miller-Ticket Sales
Erin Beck-Graphic Design
Paul Treml-Video Production
Noah Hintz-Video Production
McKenna Kusmack-Video Production
Mason Campbell-Video Production
Colin Rusch-Event Management/Operations
Alli Johnson-Event Management/Operations
Karli Schmitz-Event Management/Operations
Trent Stock-Event Management/Operations
Brooks Dehn-Event Management/Operations
Nattaile Cerrato-Event Management/Operations
Benjamin Buttrick-Event Management/Operations
Dylan Steele-Event Management/Operations
Taten Mullikin-Event Management/Operations
Ivey Dockery-Event Management/Operations
Cade Koehler-Event Management/Operations
Adler Reschke-Event Management/Operations
Kiley Farrey -Event Management/Operations
Max Licht – Event Management/Operations