front-office-staff
Owners, President, and Director

 

Mark Ogren
Owner

Mark owns Croix Oil Company which is located in Stillwater, Minnesota. The company has been owned by the Ogren family for over 50 years and operates in the retail petroleum business. He is the President of Croix Oil Company and has served in that post since 1995. Mark currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Minnesota Petroleum Marketers Association. Mark is also active in the real estate business and holds a Real Estate Broker’s License in the State of Minnesota. Mark is also an owner of the Sioux Falls Canaries, a member of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball. He is also an owner of the Sioux Falls Stampede, a member of the United States Hockey League. Mark received his Bachelors Degree in Financial Management in 1985 and his Masters of Business Administration in 1990, both from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. He and his wife Dawn have two sons and two daughters and currently reside in Stillwater, Minnesota. 

 

Tom Garrity
Co-Owner and President

Tom Garrity just completed his fifth season as CEO and President of Sioux Falls Sports, LLC which include the Stampede (hockey) and the Canaries (baseball). Garrity is also a co-owner and managing partner of the USHL Madison Capitols and has just become Co-Owner and President of the MoonDogs. In addition to working with the Stampede, Canaries and Capitols, and now the MoonDogs, Garrity is founder & CEO of Quan Sports Marketing LLC. Quan is a sports consulting firm specializing in leading sports franchises in the areas of revenue generation, expense and operations management. Tom is a University of Wisconsin at Platteville graduate and is a native of Prairie du Chien, Wis. Garrity and his wife, Gina, have 4 children: Caitlyn (13), Connor (12), Ceira (8), and Cameron (7). 

 

Scott Ogren
Director 

Scott was named Director of the MoonDogs in 2013, in addition to his role at Croix Oil Company. He joined the family business as a full-time employee after graduating from the University of St. Thomas in 2010. Scott received a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management in 2015.

 

 

 

 

 

Front Office Management

Austin Link
Assistant General Manager of Sales and Operations

Originally from Renville, MN Austin will be entering his second season with the MoonDogs. Though only his second season, he is no stranger to the Northwoods League. He previously worked for the Willmar Stingers as an intern in 2012. Austin graduated from Minnesota State University, Mankato with a degree in Sport Management and a minor in Marketing in the fall of 2014. His other previous experiences include being a Game Presentation intern with the MN Lynx, Stage Manager for the MN Timberwolves, and a Public Relations intern for the MN Vikings. In his spare time he enjoys spending time at the lake, traveling, and anything to do with sports. His career goal is to be a General Manager at the professional level. Other job aspirations include becoming an equipment manager.  austin@mankatomoondogs.com

 

 

Tyler Kuch
Group Sales Representative

Tyler, a native of Mankato, is beginning his first season with the MoonDogs as a full-time employee. He is a 2013 graduate of Minnesota State University-Mankato, with a degree in Sport Management and minor in Marketing.  Tyler was an intern for the Pittsfield Suns (MA), of the Futures Collegiate League, during the summers of 2012 and 2013.  He later interned for the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association in Colorado Springs, CO during the fall/winter of 2013/2014.  In his spare time, he likes to play and watch sports, pet any dog that approaches him, and make his friends participate in games he’s created.  tyler@mankatomoondogs.com 

 

 

 

Justin White
Ticket Operations and Community Outreach Coordinator 

No stranger to the Mankato MoonDogs, Justin was born and raised in the Mankato area and has been attending games at The Frank for almost a decade. In 2016, he was an Inside Sales intern, and since then, promoted to a more full-time position. Justin is currently working towards obtaining a Master’s Degree in Sports Management, after graduating with a degree in Political Science from Minnesota State University, Mankato.  Justin stays plenty busy outside of the ballpark and the classroom. He is current a head coach with the YMCA’s STRIDE Program and currently plays in the local slow-pitch summer softball league.  Justin also likes to think he can golf, loves hiking and the lake, and loves spending time with friends, family, and his favorite MoonDog supporters, Charlie and Murphy. He looks forward to spending beautiful Minnesota summer nights with all of the great MoonDogs fans. justin@mankatomoondogs.com