Get to Know the Ports Front Office: Bryan Meadows

Bryan Meadows: Assistant General Manager

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1. What is your first baseball memory?

Playing tee ball for my Dad’s team the Reds.

2. If you were stuck on a deserted island, who would you want on the island with you?

Jennifer Lawrence

3. If you could pick a super-power, what would it be? What would your name be?

I would want to fly and you can’t give yourself a nickname it has to come from someone else.

4. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?

In San Diego on the beach.

5. Do you have any hidden talents?

Great dancer.

6. If you had one million dollars, what are the first three things you would do with it?

Pay off my student loans, pay off my car, go to the Bahamas

7. If you didn’t work in sports, what would you want to do?

Work in human resources.

8. If you could take a road trip with any three people, who would it be?

Michael Young, Nolan Ryan, Garth Brooks

9. If you could try out any job for a day, what would it be?

Radio DJ.

10. What is your karaoke song?

Friends in Low Places, Garth Brooks

11. What was the last song to play on your iPod/phone?

The Man, Aloe Blacc

12. If you were a professional athlete, what sport would you play?

Baseball of course.

Get to Know the Ports Front Office: Adam Fremd

Adam Fremd: Group Sales Manager

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1. What is your first baseball memory?

Sitting along the third base line with my dad at my first game when I was eight and seeing Cal Ripken Jr about 10 feet from me.

2. If you were stuck on a deserted island, who would you want on the island with you?

Anna Kendrick

3. If you could pick a super-power, what would it be?

Telepathy

4. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?

Hong Kong

5. Do you have any hidden talents?

Good judge of character

6. If you had one million dollars, what are the first three things you would do with it?

  1. Travel the world 2. Invest 3. Start an outreach foundation

7. If you could trade places with one fictional character, who would it be?

Richard Castle

8. If you didn’t work in sports, what would you want to do?

US Diplomat – Foreign Services

9. What is the best concert you’ve ever been to?

The Eagles

10. If you could take a road trip with any three people, who would it be?

Robert Downey Jr., Chris Cooley, Jeff Probst from Survivor

11. If you could try out any job for a day, what would it be?

New York City Bartender

12. Who was your favorite singer/band of the 90’s?

Linkin Park

13. What is your karaoke song?

Carry on Wayward Son – Kansas

14. What was the last song to play on your iPod/phone?

Wake Me Up – Avicii

15. If you were a professional athlete, what sport would you play?

Soccer

Get to Know the Ports Front Office: Tim Pollack

Tim Pollack: Director of Tickets

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1. What is your first baseball memory?

Pirates game and getting an Andy Van Slyke Autograph

2. If you were stuck on a deserted island, who would you want on the island with you?

My Girlfriend

3. If you could pick a super-power, what would it be?

To Read People’s Minds

4. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?

Ireland, or Pittsburgh

5. Do you have any hidden talents?

When I was younger I did pretty well in a National Chess Competition. I guess that’s unique?

6. If you had one million dollars, what are the first three things you would do with it?

-Pay off all debt (student loans, car, Mom’s house, etc..)

-Buy myself my dream house

-Take the rest and double down in Vegas on a blackjack hand

7. If you could trade places with one fictional character, who would it be?

Vincent Chase

8. If you didn’t work in sports, what would you want to do?

Historian/History teacher. Focused more on American history and World War II

9. What is the best concert you’ve ever been to?

Jay Z in Fresno

10. If you could take a road trip with any three people, who would it be?

Rob Delaney, Andrew McCutchen, & Troy Polamalu

11. If you could try out any job for a day, what would it be?

Sports Player Agent

12. Who was your favorite Tv show of the 90’s?

Boy Meets World

13. What is your karaoke song?

Living on a Prayer

14. What was the last song to play on your iPod/phone?

Shwayze- Living it up

15. If you were a professional athlete, what sport would you play?

Football

Get to Know the Ports Front Office: Maxwell Bochman

Maxwell Bochman: Operations Managermbsm

1. What is your first baseball memory?

Red Sox game at Fenway Park

2. If you were stuck on a deserted island, who would you want on the island with you?

Steve Irwin Reincarnated

3. If you could pick a super-power, what would it be? What would your name be?

Time-travel, so I could go to Florida whenever I want.  My name would be

Rob Gronkowski

4. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?

Dominican Republic

5. Do you have any hidden talents?

Top-notch whistler

6. If you had one million dollars, what are the first three things you would do with it?

Make. It. Rain.

7. If you could trade places with one fictional character, who would it be?

Karl Welzein

8. If you didn’t work in sports, what would you want to do?

Lemonade Vendor

9. What is the best concert you’ve ever been to?

Rock the Bells 2010

10. If you could take a road trip with any three people, who would it be?

Bartolo Colon, Bill Clinton, Freddie Gibbs

11. If you could try out any job for a day, what would it be?

Massage Therapist

12. Who was your favorite singer/band of the 90’s?

Big L

13. What is your karaoke song?

“Hustlin” Rick Ross

14. What was the last song to play on your iPod/phone?

“Spottieottiedopaliscious” Outkast

15. If you were a professional athlete, what sport would you play?

Baseball- Submarine Pitcher

Get to Know the Ports Front Office: Mark Fanta

Mark Fanta: Graphic Designer & Social Media Manager

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1. What is your first baseball memory?

Playing for the Montreal Exbos in Teeball.

2. If you were stuck on a deserted island, who would you want on the island with you?

Bear Grylls.

3. If you could pick a super-power, what would it be? What would your name be?

Teleportation. X-Spot.

4. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?

Austrailia or Italy.

5. Do you have any hidden talents?

I am a good listener, most of the time.

6. If you had one million dollars, what are the first three things you would do with it?

I would buy a new car, seats on the glass at a Blackhawks game, & airline tickets.

7. If you could trade places with one fictional character, who would it be?

Barney Stinson.

8. If you didn’t work in sports, what would you want to do?

Work in the Casino Business.

9. What is the best concert you’ve ever been to?

Lollapalooza.

10. If you could take a road trip with any three people, who would it be?

Charles Barkley, Jason Segel, & Adam Sandler.

11. If you could try out any job for a day, what would it be?

Game developer for Activision Blizzard.

12. Who was your favorite singer/band of the 90’s?

Foo Fighters.

13. What is your karaoke song?

Kansas – Dust in the Wind

14. What was the last song to play on your iPod/phone?

Linkin Park

15. If you were a professional athlete, what sport would you play?

Basketball

Get to Know the Ports Front Office: Lisa Peterson

Lisa Peterson: Account Executive

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1. What is your first baseball memory?

Playing a makeshift game of baseball with my dad and sister using hopscotch squares as bases

2. If you were stuck on a deserted island, who would you want on the island with you?

MacGyver, because he’d get us off the island super fast

3. If you could pick a super-power, what would it be? What would your name be?

I’d like to be able to be in multiple locations at the same time.  My name would be Locus Pocus.

4. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?

Alicante, Spain

6. Do you have any hidden talents?

If I have to pick one, I guess I’d say singing.It’s not so much a talent, as something I enjoy.

6. If you had one million dollars, what are the first three things you would do with it?

1. Plan a trip around the world 2. Visit all 30 MLB ballparks 3. Invest or save the rest

7. If you could trade places with one fictional character, who would it be?

Veronica Mars

8. If you didn’t work in sports, what would you want to do?

I think it’d be cool to work for the CIA or something similar

9. What is the best concert you’ve ever been to?

Carrie Underwood/Hunter Hayes

10. If you could take a road trip with any three people, who would it be?

Ludacris, Ian Somerholder, Zac Efron

11. If you could try out any job for a day, what would it be?

Music Producer

12. Who was your favorite singer/band of the 90’s?

Britney Spears

13. What is your karaoke song?

Leave the Pieces by The Wreckers

14. What was the last song to play on your iPod/phone?

Mission Bells by Matt Nathanson

15. If you were a professional athlete, what sport would you play?

I’d be a gymnast, hopefully for the US Olympics team

Meet the Ports’ 2014 Manager, Ryan Christenson

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The Stockton Ports are excited to welcome Ryan Christenson, a former Major League outfielder with the Oakland Athletics, to the organization as the team’s 2014 Manager.

Christenson, a Redlands, Ca. native and Pepperdine alum, was drafted in the 10th round of the 1995 draft by the Oakland Athletics. He also played for the Arizona Diamondbacks, Milwaukee Brewers, and Texas Rangers during his Major League career.

How does it feel to be back in Northern California?

It feels good coming back to the A’s organization, like coming home in a couple different ways. I’ve been in Atlanta for about five years now, so coming back west feels really good. It’s been a comfortable transition for me as a lot of people that were involved in the A’s organization when I was playing are still involved today.

What is the biggest difference you have noticed since making the transition from a player to manager?

It’s baseball. I’m very familiar with the game and the atmosphere but I would say that getting used to speed of game from the managerial perspective has been a bit different. As an outfielder I feel that I didn’t have as much of an appreciation for the speed of the infield as I do now.

What was your experience managing the Beloit Snappers last season,

(Christenson led the Snappers to a 77-62 finish and first-half division championship and made it to the 2nd round of the playoffs.)

It exceeded my expectations. The chemistry of players was great and they played well together. The players got better and the development was great. I was very fortunate to have such a good group of players that were willing to learn and progress throughout the season.

I was very fortunate to have a great coaching staff along with guys like Casey Myers as hitting coach, who have great coaching backgrounds and lot of insight. My managerial skills and practice planning will be better going into my second season as a manager and first with the Ports.

What experience did you gain in Beloit that you look forward to bringing with you to the Ports?

I learned how important it was with the daily grind. As part of the job of playing professional baseball, you have to be able to endure a long season. I look forward to bringing that to Stockton. A lot of players enjoyed it as well.

I’m looking forward to bringing guys back from last year. The quality of people I was around last year was very impressive. They were easy to coach, and I can’t ask for a better group of players. I’m looking forward to making them better.

Get to Know the Ports Front Office: Greg Bell

Greg Bell: Sponsorship and Ticket Sales Executive

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1. What is your first baseball memory?

Trying to see the players at a Giants game from the upper deck at Candlestick Park

2. If you were stuck on a deserted island, who would you want on the island with you?

Beyonce

3. If you could pick a super-power, what would it be? What would your name be?

Go back in time and be a Major League Baseball player – Name would be Cool Papa Bell

4. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?

Either Hawaii or Caribbean where there is lots of baseball

5. Do you have any hidden talents?

Open book

6. If you had one million dollars, what are the first three things you would do with it?

Lifetime field box seats at the Oakland A’s, visit every MLB ballpark, and pay cash for my home and buy an annuity to pay taxes and insurance for life

7. What is the best concert you’ve ever been to?

Tower of Power

8. If you could try out any job for a day, what would it be?

Professional baseball player

9.If you were a professional athlete, what sport would you play?

Baseball

Get to Know the Ports Front Office: Taylor McCarthy

Taylor McCarthy: Director of Marketing

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1.  What is your first baseball memory?

Going to FenwayPark for a Red Sox and Mariners game to see my favorite player Ken Griffey Jr.

2. If you were stuck on a deserted island, who would you want on the island with you?

The Pope because he would most likely be saved.

3.If you could pick a super-power, what would it be? What would your name be?

To fly, I have no idea what I would call myself, that’s a great question.

4.If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?

New York

5.Do you have any hidden talents?

I can tell you just about any population for any major city.

6.If you had one million dollars, what are the first three things you would do with it?

Buy a car, give enough money to my parents so they could retire, pay off my college loans

7.If you could trade places with one fictional character, who would it be?

Jesus Shuttlesworth from the movie “He Got Game”

8.If you didn’t work in sports, what would you want to do?

Work as a counselor and help kids or work for an organization that helps animals.

9.What is the best concert you’ve ever been to?

Tie between Method Man and The Roots

10.If you could take a road trip with any three people, who would it be?

My dog Webber and the Donnelly Brothers.

11.If you could try out any job for a day, what would it be?

Record Label Executive

11.Who was your favorite singer/band of the 90’s?

2pac Shakur

12.What is your karaoke song?

Mac Dre- “Too Hard for the Radio”

13.What was the last song to play on your iPod/phone?

The Game- “Wouldn’t Get Far”

14.If you were a professional athlete, what sport would you play?

Baseball

Get to Know the Ports’ Front Office: Kellie Ryan

Kellie Ryan: Community Relations Manager

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1. What is your first baseball memory?

A Giants game at Candlestick

2. If you were stuck on a deserted island, who would you want on the island with you?

Captain America

3. If you could pick a super-power, what would it be?

Teleporting

4. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?

San Francisco

5. Do you have any hidden talents?

I can juggle

6. If you had one million dollars, what are the first three things you would do with it?

Buy my mom a house, get Sharks season tickets, and go to Spring Training

7. If you could trade places with one fictional character, who would it be?

Buddy the Elf

8. If you didn’t work in sports, what would you want to do?

Work for a non-profit

9. What is the best concert you’ve ever been to?

The Who

10. If you could take a road trip with any three people, who would it be?

Jim Parsons, Blake Shelton, and Ludacris

11. If you could try out any job for a day, what would it be?

Ben and Jerry’s tester

12. Who was your favorite singer/band of the 90’s?

Backstreet Boys

13. What is your karaoke song?

Nelly – “Grillz”

14. What was the last song to play on your iPod/phone?

Jake Owen- “Beachin’”

15. If you were a professional athlete, what sport would you play?

Golf

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