Todd Kolosso has had a long and varied career path, which has most recently brought him to baseball. Todd got his start in owning and managing a commercial real estate portfolio, but has since added retail apparel and in-store radio marketing to his list of endeavors. In 2019, he partnered with David Casey to bring Milwaukee Baseball Academy II to one of his buildings, and has not looked back in the baseball world. Now, with David Casey, part owner of MBA II, and the Northwoods League team Lakeshore Chinooks, Todd takes particular pride and enjoyment from the Rivets. He spent all of last season as a fan, cheering right along with the Rivets’ sponsors, season tickets holders and highly-enthusiastic staff! He looks forward to our next Championship season, both on and off the field.
Todd is a current owner at Milwaukee Baseball Academy, Lakeshore Chinooks, and Rockford Rivets along with David Casey.
David was born and raised in Whitefish Bay, WI. During high school, David played baseball for four years on Whitefish Bay’s varsity team, twice earning 1st team All-State honors. Collegiately, David attended the University of Notre Dame on an athletic scholarship during which time he won the Big East Conference Home Run Derby (defeating current major leaguer George Springer). David also played in the Northwoods League in 2008 (Green Bay Bullfrogs) and won the MVP in the California Collegiate League in 2009 (Conejo Oaks)- a league that included major league talent such as Chris Bryant, Tyler Smith, Ryon Healy, AJ Griffin, and more. Upon graduation, David played professionally on several Independent League baseball teams and overseas in Australia.
Since the end of his playing days, David has stayed heavily involved in the game of baseball. He founded Milwaukee Baseball Academy in 2013. David, along with his partner Todd Kolosso, has also purchased the Lakeshore Chinooks (2021) and Rockford Rivets (2022). David is involved in residential real estate as well.
David is a current owner at Milwaukee Baseball Academy, Lakeshore Chinooks, and Rockford Rivets along with Todd Kolosso.
President and General Manager
Steve has been in baseball at the minor league and major league level for over 27 years now, including building some of the most successful organizations in baseball. His stops include the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (Seattle Mariners) of the Midwest League, Milwaukee Brewers of MLB, Myrtle Beach Pelicans (Atlanta Braves) of the Carolina League, Joliet Jackhammers of the Northern League, Lansing Lugnuts (Toronto Blue Jays) of the Midwest League, Kenosha Kingfish of the Northwoods League and The Rockford Rivets of the Northwoods League. Steve’s past organizations have been named multiple times as the Bob Freitas Award Winner which is annually awarded by Minor League Baseball for demonstrating long term success and sustained excellence in Minor League Baseball. Steve has also been awarded Executive of the Year in the Midwest League.
Director of Marketing
Ainsley Heise has joined the Rockford Rivets as the Director of Marketing and Community Relations for the 2023 season. Originally from Kansas City, Ainsley attended Truman State University where she played volleyball and earned her degree in Communications. She brings a wealth of experience to the role, having completed various internships during her busy summers as a student athlete.
In addition to her work with the Rivets, Ainsley is also a coach for a local volleyball club called VC United where she coaches the 18-3 team and works on their social media . When she’s not at the field, Ainsley can be found cheering on the Kansas City Chiefs, listening to Harry Styles, or working out.
Director of Community Affairs and Sales Fulfillment
Meet Hanna, a recent graduate of Carthage College, class of 2023. With a passion for sports and entertainment, Hanna is thrilled to be back in the Northwoods League, now working for the Rivets. Her previous experience includes an exciting stint as an entertainment intern for the Kalamazoo Growlers during the 2022 season, where she played an integral role in the team’s victory in the 2022 Northwoods League Championship. Additionally, Hanna worked as a gameday intern for the Lafayette Aviators in 2021, gaining valuable hands-on experience in the industry. When she’s not at the field, you can find her watching “Suits”, making girl dinner, or listening to her favorite podcast, “The Office Ladies.”