Ryne Goralski – General Manager
Ryne will be entering his seventh season as a full-time Kingfish employee in 2024 as the General Manager. He works with corporations to organize group outings along with employee entertainment options.
Ryne graduated from UW-Parkside in 2016 where he earned his degree in Sports Management along with earning 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 Bucks, Packers, and Badgers. In his free time, he coaches basketball for St Joseph Catholic Academy, and spends time with his Nephews Zachary and Caleb along with his niece Zoey.
Justin Dade – Marketing Manager
Justin will be entering his third season with the Kingfish in 2024 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.
Jemma Fiehweg – Partnership Activation Manager
Prior to joining the Kingfish, Jemma worked with multiple different sports organizations while finishing school. These organizations include the Milwaukee Milkmen, Chicago Bears, Aurora University, and Waubonsee Community College.
Jemma graduated from Aurora University in 2022 with Bachelor’s Degrees in both Sport Management and Graphic Design. She then went back to get her Master’s in Business Administration with an emphasis in Sport Management in 2023.
While at school, she participated on Aurora’s softball team. In her free time, Jemma enjoys watching Wisconsin sports and spending time with friends and family.
Andrew Curtis – Corporate Account Manager
Andrew will be entering his fourth season with the Kingfish as the Corporate Account Manager, where he will handle company group outings and sponsorship. He previously worked with the organization as an field operations intern in 2021, Inside Ticket Sales and the Director of Operations from 2022-23.
Andrew graduated from University of Wisconsin La-Crosse in 2021 with Bachelor’s Degree in Sport Management. Before graduating from La Crosse, Andrew attended Aurora University where he played basketball.
In his free time, he coaches basketball for Kenosha Tremper High School. Andrew also likes to spend time with his family and friends, and enjoys watching his favorite sports teams – Cubs, Bears, Bulls, and Notre Dame.
Cory Heitmann – Inside Ticket Sales Manager
Cory will be entering his first season with Kingfish working with season ticket holders and local community group outings. Prior to joining the Kingfish, Cory had worked a couple different internships with FC Cincinnati and the Flying Pig Marathon down in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Cory graduated from the University of Cincinnati in April of 2023 with Bachelor’s Degrees in Sport Management. In college, Cory was a part of 2 club sports. He was the goalie for Cincinnati’s Men’s Club Soccer team, and the original founder and past treasurer of Cincinnati’s Club dodgeball team.
Cory is a Cleveland native who loves supporting his hometown teams as well as cheering on Newcastle United F.C., FC Cincinnati, and the University of Cincinnati Bearcats.
Bill Fanning – Managing Partner
With more than 23 years of experience in minor league baseball front offices, Bill will be entering his second season with the Kingfish in 2023. He has spent time in the front office of MLB affiliated minor league teams ranging from Triple-A to Single-A, and 12 years as Vice President and General Manager of the St. Paul Saints of the Independent Northern League.
Bill has made stops in Denver, CO, Wichita, KS, and Spokane, WA in affiliated baseball, helping set attendance records at every stop. His promotional philosophy is to push the envelope a little, while respecting the game, ensuring that there will be something for everyone to enjoy at Simmons Field this summer. In addition to his experience in minor league baseball, Fanning has operated a baseball consulting business for the past 3 years, working with a number of baseball organizations to increase attendance and provide their fans with an enhanced ballpark experience..
Mike Zoellner – Owner
Mike enters his second season with the Kingfish in 2023 as part-owner along with life-long friend Bill. Mike is the Managing Director of ZF Capital, a Colorado based company focused on developing and acquiring multifamily and mixed-use properties. The company also has a lending platform and an alternative asset portfolio. Prior to forming ZFC in 2017, Mike was a founding partner of RedPeak Properties (15 years) and Legacy Partners (formerly the western region of Lincoln Property Company) for 17 years.
During this time, Mike was responsible for apartment operations and development in the Rocky Mountain Region, including the construction and management of over 70 apartment projects totaling over 11,500 units.