Ryne will be entering his fourth 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. 

Ryne 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. 

Email: Ryne@KingfishBaseball.com

 

Justin will be entering his first season with the Kingfish overseeing all marketing, graphic design and social media efforts. 

Prior to joining the Kingfish, he spent a few summers with the La Crosse Loggers where he fell in love with the game of baseball and the Northwoods League. In college, Justin was a key member of the sports information team for the UW-Eau Claire athletic department where he managed social media, wrote game recaps and designed program covers. 

Justin graduated in 2018 from UW-Eau Claire with a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism.  In his free time, he enjoys watching sports, staying involved at his local church and exploring the Kenosha area with his wife. He also cheers for the strangest combination of sports teams – Chicago Cubs, Atlanta Falcons, Chicago Blackhawks and Wisconsin Badgers. 

Email: Justindade@KingfishBaseball.com

 

This will be Alyssa’s second season with the Kingfish.  She will oversee all community endeavors as well as programs that benefit the community such as the Reading Program and Kid’s Club.

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, son 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. 

Email: Alyssa@KingfishBaseball.com

 

Freckmann will be entering her first season with the Kingfish as the Corporate Account Manager. She assists corporations in organizing group outings and employee entertainment options.

Prior to joining the Kingfish, Freckmann spent two years with the National Basketball Retired Players Association as an event coordinator. Before that, she worked with the Commercial Association of Realtors – Wisconsin and the Milwaukee Brewers.

Freckmann graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater in 2016 where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communication with an emphasis in Public Relations and minor in Journalism. Being a Milwaukee native, Freckmann is passionate about all Wisconsin sports teams.

Email: layla@kingfishbaseball.com

 

Max is entering his third season with the Kingfish after participating in the ticket sales internship in the 2020 season and then moving into a full-time role.  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.

Max 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.

Email: Max@KingfishBaseball.com

 

This will be Daniel’s second season with the Kenosha Kingfish.  Before joining the team he worked for The Hilton, a hotel located in Milwaukee, for four years.  He will oversee all of the food and beverage aspects of the stadium including game-day food and catering.

Daniel graduated from the Art Institute of Milwaukee with a culinary degree.  He was formally trained in cooking, baking and international cuisines and plans to bring that into the ballpark this season!  While he has not worked in the sports field before, Daniel is very excited to explore new things and bring his outside knowledge to the Kingfish.

Growing up, Daniel participated in wrestling as well as motocross.  However, he currently spends his time playing video games, watching sports on TV and experiencing life with his wife and son.  Together they have two dogs, Niko and Raider, who complete their family.

Email: Daniel@KingfishBaseball.com

 

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. 

Steve 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. 

Email: Steve@KingfishBaseball.com

 

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.

 

 

VernHeadshotStenman, 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.

Email: Vern@KingfishBaseball.com

 

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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.

Email: Conor@KingfishBaseball.com