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Published On: April 2nd, 2019


Grafton, WI – The Lakeshore Chinooks have announced the hiring and addition of two individuals to the team’s front office. Brett Kirmse and Ryan Michael joined the team’s staff shortly after the new year as Account Executives. They will both assist with the team’s ticket sales including group, season, and single game tickets.

Chinooks Assistant GM Eric Snodgrass had the following to say about the two new hires: “When the calendar turned to 2019 and we started heading towards the Summer of 19, we knew we needed to expand our front office staff especially our sales team. Brett and Ryan were the perfect candidates that we were searching for. They both have a passion for the business and Chinooks as well as eager to help take the Chinooks product and sales to the next level. We look forward to having them with us for the 2019 season.

Brett Kirmse was a Marketing & Operations intern for the Chinooks back in 2017. He graduated from Concordia University Wisconsin in 2018 with a degree in Sports & Entertainment Management. Born and raised in Saukville, he still resides there. In his spare time, he serves as the Random Lake High School Varsity Assistant basketball coach.

Ryan Michael interned with Good Karma Brands including ESPN 540. He graduated from Wisconsin Lutheran College in 2018 with a degree in Communication. During his time at WLC, Ryan was a member of the university’s baseball team. Born and raised in Racine, he still resides there.

Make sure to ask for Brett and Ryan for all your ticket needs for the Summer of 19. They can be reached at 262-618-4659 or by their emails: and

The 2019 season is presented by Port Washington State Bank with the home opener set for May 30th at 6:35pm against the Wisconsin Woodchucks. Season and group tickets are currently on sale with single game tickets available for purchase on April 27.

The Lakeshore Chinooks are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 22 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, over 200 former Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist (CHC) and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (BOS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET) and Curtis Granderson (TOR).  All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Chinooks as your favorite team.