Goralski will be entering his third season as a full time Kingfish employee in 2021 as the General Manager. He will work with corporations to organize group outings along with employee entertainment options.
Prior to joining the Kingfish, he spent the previous two years running his own insurance agency. During his time as an agent he sold all major lines of insurance and worked with an array of people ranging from owners to families. Also, in 2014 he was an operations intern for the Kingfish in the club’s inaugural season. His father, Steve Goralski worked for the Milwaukee Wave so Ryne grew up in the sports industry, from the ages of 10-17 he was a game day assistant to Milwaukee Wave Athletic trainer, Larry Sayles.
Goralski graduated from the University of Wisconsin Parkside in 2016 where he earned his degree in Sports Management along with gathering his coaching certificate. During his time at Parkside he also competed on the Cross Country and Track teams.. Ryne is a die hard Milwaukee Brewers fan along with the Milwaukee Bucks, Packers, and Badgers. In his free time he coaches basketball for St Joseph Catholic Academy in Kenosha, and spends time with his nephews Zachary and Caleb along with his niece Zoey.
The upcoming 2018 season will be Rustin’s fourth season in the Kenosha Kingfish front office and tenth overall in baseball. As the assistant GM of Ticket Sales, Buysse works with the corporate community consulting CEO’s and decision-makers on group outings and employee entertainment solutions.Before joining the Kingfish staff in December 2014, he had successful stints in the front office of the Sioux Falls Canaries as Director of Group Sales where the ball club had the second highest attendance average in team history and with the Omaha Royals/Storm Chasers as Senior Ticket Sales Executive. There, he helped permanently close historic Rosenblatt Stadium in 2010 and opened Werner Park for its inaugural season in 2011 as the club rebranded and moved cities. When Kingfish won the Northwoods League Championship in 2015, Rustin won his third championship. He also has a championship ring from the American Association and Pacific Coast League. Rustin holds a degree in Speech Communication/Marketing from Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall, MN.
Prior to joining the Kingfish, she worked with Festival Foods for three years. In 2017, she was a marketing and operations intern for the Lakeshore Chinooks where she truly found a love for working in baseball. Alyssa has played softball herself since she was a child and, the past three years, has coached younger girls in the game as well.
She graduated from the University of Wisconsin Parkside in 2017 with a degree in Sports Management, a minor in Communications, and a certificate in Digital and Media Literacy. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband and two dogs, Moose and Thor. Alyssa’s sports allegiance has always belonged to the Milwaukee Brewers and now, of course, to the Kenosha Kingfish.
Kupfer is entering his second season with the Kingfish after participating in the ticket sales internship in the 2020 season. He will be primarily working with the 7-Game Packs, but will also oversee the 9-Game Packs as well as single ticket sales.
Max graduated from Ball State University where he majored in Sports Administration with a minor in Marketing. There he also worked in the ticket office managing their accounts. As a Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity member at the University, Max was given the opportunity to meet new people and serve in different important positions within the group growing his ability to lead.
Kupfer has played soccer since the age of five as well as dabbling in the world of baseball. For the past three summers he has held his own summer soccer camp where he taught younger players the fundamentals of the game. In his free time he cheers for the Chicago Cubs, Chicago Bears and Barcelona Soccer in addition to spending time with friends, playing video games, and eating Chipotle.
Malliet, originally from Neenah, Wisconsin, brings more than twenty years of professional baseball experience. His background includes stops with the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, the Milwaukee Brewers, the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, and most recently as The Vice President of The Lansing Lugnuts. Malliet was the Midwest League Executive of the Year in 1995 as the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers went on to win the Bob Freitas Award as the most outstanding Minor League Organization.
Malliet is noted as a new ballpark and organization builder. He has taken four organizations from the ground up and built them into some of the most successful Minor League baseball operations in the country. The Timber Rattlers and Pelicans remain two of the most successful organizations in all of Minor League Baseball. He was instrumental in the start-ups of the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, the Joliet Jackhammers, and the Normal CornBelters of the Frontier League. While with the Timber Rattlers, Steve was instrumental in helping them open Fox Cities Stadium in 1995. During his most recent stop with the Lansing Lugnuts Steve helped ink a stadium naming agreement with Jackson National Life Insurance in the face of a pandemic.
Schmitt’s passion for the game and extraordinary attention to customer service are two big reasons why Mallards baseball has become a summertime mainstay in Madison. Since 2001 the Mallards have made the playoffs seven times, including Northwoods League Championships in 2004 and 2013, and appearances in the Championship Series in 2005 & 2008. Schmitt’s teams have accumulated 482 regular season wins since the franchise’s inception and have finished at-least in the top-half of the division standings for every year but two. Also the owner of the Shoe Box and Rookies Sports Bar in Black Earth, WI, Steve is actively involved in the community and is a huge St. Louis Cardinals fan. He is also the owner of the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters, Kenosha Kingfish, and Green Bay Bullfrogs, all of the Northwoods League.
Stenman, the 2003 and 2005 Northwoods League Executive of the Year, is entering his eighteenth season in the NWL. His innovative promotional ideas and steady vision have contributed to the Mallards consistently ranking in the top 25 in attendance in all of Minor League Baseball. He has helped draw over 200,000 fans per year from 2006 through 2014. Prior to Madison he was an intern and later Assistant GM for the St. Cloud River Bats from 1997 to 2000 before taking a position with the NHL’s Minnesota Wild for a year. As the President of Big Top Baseball his role also includes management and part ownership of the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters, Kenosha Kingfish and Green Bay Bullfrogs of the Northwoods League. Stenman and wife Kallie have two children, daughter Chloe Mae (7), and son Bode (3) and live in Madison. He is originally from St. Cloud, MN.
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.