Ryan enters his 26th season in the Northwoods League and 15th year as the owner of the Willmar Stingers. Rgyan was the General Manager for the Alexandria Beetles from 2001-2006 where he earned the Northwoods League Executive of the Year honors after the 2002 season. Before Alexandria, Ryan was the Assistant General Manager for the River Bats in 1998 and 1999 and the Director of Marketing for the United Way of Central Minnesota in 2000. In 2007, Ryan rejoined the River Bats as team’s Vice President and also served as the Brainerd Lakes Area Lunkers Vice President in 2009. Ryan is originally from Cold Spring, MN graduated from St. Cloud State with a degree in Mass Communications and and he and his wife Melissa have two children Noah and Eva.
Marc enters his 24th year in the Northwoods League and his 15th year as owner of the Willmar Stingers. After earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management at St. John’s University, Marc began his Northwoods League career with an internship in the inaugural season for the Alexandria Beetles. That quickly led to the Assistant GM position with the River Bats that he held for three years, before being promoted to the team’s GM in 2005. In 2007, Marc was promoted to the team’s Vice President and was also voted the Northwoods League Executive of the Year for his efforts. In 2009, Marc served as the Vice President for the St. Cloud River Bats and the Brainerd Lakes Area Lunkers. Originally from Miaca, MN, Marc and his wife Janet have two children, Callie and Myla.
Jordan enters his 4th year in the Northwoods League and his 4th year in Willmar. Yessak originally from Vinton, IA and graduated from Wartburg College with a bachelor’s degree in Business Adminstration degree with a concentration in Sports Management.
Hunter enters his 4th year in the Northwoods League and his 3rd year in Willmar. Rommes is originally from Minnetonka, MN and graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College with a degree in Communication Studies. He is currently part of the Minnesota Army National Guard.
Jaydon enters his 4th year with the Northwoods League. 3rd with the Stingers. Jaydon graduated from North Dakota State University with a degree in Sports Management in 2020. Jaydon began his career in Grand Forks, ND working for the Wheat City Whiskey Jacks in 2021. Jaydon is originally from River Falls, WI.
Angie Hoppe and Stacy Gillespie help lead the organization’s host family program which includes educating new families, matching families with each student athlete on the Stingers roster and coordinating activities throughout the year. Hoppe and Gillespie have been a part of the Stingers organization for the past eight years as host families and in their 6th season as coordinators of the Host Family Program.