Chinooks Front Office

 

Jim Kacmarcik
President
Phone: 262-377-6500
Jim Kacmarcik is the President of Kapco Inc., a family of companies that includes Kapco Metal Stamping, Advanced Coatings, K-Nation Entertainment, SpeedKore, and the Lakeshore Chinooks. Kacmarcik is well known for being a community-minded philanthropist. He founded “Hometown Heroes”, a non-profit organization dedicated to honoring those who have made a difference and transforming the lives of those in need. Jim is also a minority owner of the Milwaukee Bucks. 
 
Kacmarcik was the lead donor to Kapco Park, home of the Lakeshore Chinooks. Kacmarcik is the President and majority-owner of the Lakeshore Chinooks and is proud to be involved in bringing affordable, family entertainment and baseball to Southeastern Wisconsin.
Shawn Kison
General Manager
Phone: 262-618-4659
Shawn Kison is the Chinooks’ General Manager after serving as Assistant GM in 2016. The 2018 season will be his third season with the organization. He oversees the team’s day to day operations including managing the stadium, field, concessions, and player operations. Prior to joining the Chinooks, Shawn was an Event Manager at the Wisconsin Center District for nine years. Before that, Kison lived in North and South Carolina where he worked in women’s tennis, women’s professional soccer (Carolina Courage), and served as the Director of Stadium Operations for the Durham Bulls Baseball Club. Shawn graduated from the University of Wisconsin- La Crosse with a degree in Sports Managerment and Spanish. He currently resides in Greendale with his wife Katie and their three kids- Braden, Makenna, and Cailin.
Eric Snodgrass
Assistant General Manager
Phone: 262-618-4659
erics@lakeshorechinooks.com
Eric Snodgrass is the Chinooks’ Assistant General Manager after serving as Director of Sales from 2015-2016 and Manager of Sales from 2012 to 2014. The 2018 season will be his seventh season with the organization. Eric oversees all ticket sales and ticket operations, marketing, promotions, website, social media, and the internship program. Snodgrass interned with the Chinooks during the initial planning process. Eric graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside with a degree in Sports Management. Born and raised in Kenosha, Eric currently resides in Milwaukee with his wife Jordan and his daughter Rylie.
Jacob Nelson
Director of Corporate Partnerships & Sales
Phone: 262-618-4659
jacobn@lakeshorechinooks.com
Jacob Nelson is the Chinooks’ Director of Corporate Partnerships & Sales after serving as Manager of Sales from 2015 to 2016 and Assistant Manager of Sales in 2014. The 2018 season will be his seventh with the organization. Jacob will oversee all of the team’s sponsorships and corporate partnerships. Nelson will also assist with the Chinooks ticket sales and operations focusing on bringing in new clients for group outings and season tickets. Jacob interned with the Chinooks ticket sales staff in 2012 and returned as a sales associate in 2013. He graduated from the University of Illinois with a B.S and M.S in Recreation, Sport and Tourism. Born and raised in Urbana, IL, Jacob currently resides in Milwaukee.
Brian White
Ticket Operations & Sales Manager
Phone: 262-618-4659

brianw@lakeshorechinooks.com
Brian White is the Chinooks’ Ticket Operations & Sales Manager after serving as Operations & Hospitality Manager in 2017. The 2018 season will be his fourth with the organization. He will assist with overseeing all ticket operations and ticket sales including group, season, and single game tickets plus overseeing the  stadium box office. Brian interned with the Chinooks ticket sales staff before becoming the Stadium Operations Manager for the 2015 season and returned in 2016 as an Assistant Concessions Manager. Prior to joining the Chinooks, he interned with the Green Bay Bullfrogs. Brian graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a degree in Communications. Born and raised in Menomonee Falls, Brian currently resides in Milwaukee.
Robert Rothe
Operations & Hospitality Manager
Phone: 262-618-4659
robertr@lakeshorechinooks.com
Robert is the Chinooks’ Operations & Hospitality Manager. The 2018 season will be his second season with the organization. Robert will oversee all of the team’s operational needs including Kapco Park and oversee all concessions and hospitality. He will also assist with ticket sales including group, season, and single game tickets. Robert interned with the Chinooks concessions and hospitality staff in 2017. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside with a degree in Sports Management. Born and raised in Oak Creek, Robert still resides there with his wife Christina.
Jon Cain
Baseball Operations Manager
Phone: 262-618-4659
jonc@lakeshorechinooks.com
Jon Cain is the Chinooks’ Manager of Baseball Operations. The 2018 season will be his seventh with the organization. Jon served as Operations Manger from 2013 to 2016 and parking supervisor in 2012. Cain assist with player operations included recruitment and alumni relations. He brings 25 years of college coaching experience with basketball teams at Baylor, UW-Madison, Marquette. He is currently the assistant coach for the Concordia University Wisconsin men’s basketball team. He currently resides in Cedarburg with wife Kara and their three kids- Caleb, Gideon, Corrianne.
Arie Bazelon
Media Manager & Account Executive
Phone: 262-618-4659
arieb@lakeshorechinooks.com
Arie is the Chinooks’ Media Manager. The 2018 season will be her fifth season with the organization. Arie will over see the team’s video production which includes a live HD broadcast of all Chinooks home games and the press box. She will also assist with ticket sales including group, season, and single game tickets. Arie interned with the Chinooks webcast staff in 2014 before becoming the team’s videoboard producer the past three seasons. She graduated from Cardinal Stritch with a degree in Sports Management and Business. Born and raised in Menomonee Falls, Arie currently resides in Milwaukee.
Taylor Clarizio
Sales & Marketing Associate
Phone: 262-618-4659
tickets@lakeshorechinooks.com
Taylor is a Chinooks’ Sales & Marketing Associate. The 2018 season will be her second season with the organization. She will assist with ticket sales including group, season, and single game tickets plus assist with the team’s marketing. Taylor interned with the Chinooks marketing and operations staff in 2017. She is in her final semester at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse pursuing a degree in Sports Management. Born and raised in Greenfield, Taylor still resides there.
Chris Salazar
Sales & Marketing Associate
Phone: 262-618-4659
tickets@lakeshorechinooks.com
Chris is a Chinooks’ Sales & Marketing Associate. The 2018 season will be his second season with the organization. He will assist with ticket sales including group, season, and single game tickets plus assist with the team’s marketing. Chris interned with the Chinooks marketing and operations staff in 2017. He is in his final semester at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside pursuing a degree in Sports Management. Born and raised in McHenry, IL, Chris currently resides in Milwaukee with his wife Adriana.
Gill
Mascot & Brand Ambassador
Phone: 262-618-4659
info@lakeshorechinooks.com
Gill is the Chinooks’ Mascot & Sales Ambassador. The 2018 season will be his seventh season with the organization. Gill makes appearances at all Chinooks home games and acts as a brand ambassador at community events throughout southeastern Wisconsin. Gill was introduced to Nook Nation in March on 2012 and celebrates his birthday in early June of each year. Born and raised in Lake Michigan, Gill still resides there.