|Joe has been the driving force behind acquiring the ballpark and bringing a Northwoods League franchise to Traverse City. As CEO and Managing Member of TC Baseball LLC, Joe was instrumental, along with Whitecaps cofounders Lew Chamberlin and Denny Baxter, in cultivating a group of community minded investors who saw the value this venue and this franchise could bring to Traverse City and the region. In his current role with the West Michigan Whitecaps Joe will have responsibility for the Traverse City franchise, and with the support of the Whitecaps organization, will provide strategic oversight and direction.
Joe is native to Grand Rapids and currently resides in Cascade with his wife Dana and their two boys Crawford and Becker. Familiar with Traverse City and the surrounding area Joe and his family spend as much time as possible at their cottage in Omena, Michigan. Active in the community Joe currently serves as a board member for both the Whitecaps Community Foundation and the Lake Michigan Academy.
|Mickey has spent his entire working life in Minor League Baseball with the last 19 years working for the West Michigan Whitecaps as their Director of Marketing and Media. In his time there, the team won numerous awards including the McPhail Award for best overall team promotions in Minor League Baseball and Minor League Promotions of the Year four times. Many of the team’s promotions garnered national attention. Before working in West Michigan, Graham worked for three years in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and one year in Durham, North Carolina.
Mickey is a native of Columbus, OH and a graduate of Wittenberg University. When he’s not at the ballpark he’s either enjoying the outdoors or catching a live music show. About a decade ago. he caught the traveling bug and has since traveled to several countries and six continents. He has climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro run with the Bulls in Pamplona and has seen the Rolling Stones perform in Havana.
Riley graduated from Northwood University majoring in Entertainment and Sports Management. She interned with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in their Events and Entertainment Department and worked for the West Michigan Whitecaps for 7 seasons in various roles.
In her spare time, she loves being out on the water, hiking trails, hitting the golf course and jamming out to whatever is on the radio.
Britani graduated from Central Michigan University earning a bachelors degree in Sport Management with a double minor in Management and Athletic Coaching. She interned with the Chicago Bandits Professional Softball team in their Game-Day Operations department, was the team manager for the CMU Softball program and also spent one year in New York City working for the Madison Square Garden Company as a Sales Representative focusing on generating revenue for the New York Knicks, Rangers and Liberty. This past season, Britani was also the Director of Promotions and Special Events for the Traverse City Beach Bums. In her spare time, she loves to hang out with her boyfriend, family and friends. She also loves to play softball and watch her New England Patriots and Detroit Red Wings!
Tyler is entering his 8th season in minor league baseball. Last season, he worked for the Augusta GreenJackets (San Francisco Giants Single A Affiliate) after working at Watkins Glen International Raceway in 2017. Tyler started working in baseball at The West Michigan Whitecaps. He has a degree in Business Management and Administration from Ferris State University. He is a native of Rockford, Michigan and enjoys going home to spend time outdoors in the fall.
Morgan graduated from Central Michigan University with a bachelor’s degree in Recreation and Event Management and a minor in Communication. She started her internship at The DeltaPlex Arena in Grand Rapids and was hired on as their Event Coordinator and Box Office Manager. Morgan appreciates seeing people experience life fully through the lens of community activities and involvement and is very excited to get to do that for a living. In her spare time she spends time outside and on the water, listening and playing music, and enjoying time with family and friends.