Ryne will be entering his sixth season as a full-time Kingfish employee in 2023 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 will be entering his second 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.
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.
At Aurora, she Appeared and started in 39 games, hitting .306 with six doubles, four triples, 18 runs batted in, and 33 runs scored.
Andrew will be entering his third season with the Kingfish overseeing all stadium and field operations during the season, and assisting with ticket sales in the off-season. He previously worked with the organization as an field operations intern in 2021.
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.
Bill, originally from Denver, currently lives in the Twin Cities area with his wife, Donna and six adult children who all continue to live in the area.
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.