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Executive Administration

Michelle Skinner

General Manager
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Michelle joined the Woodpeckers as General Manager in March of 2023. In this capacity, she oversees the day-to-day operations of the club while continuing to grow the presence of the team in the greater Fayetteville community.

Michelle came to the Fayetteville after 13 seasons with the Tri-City ValleyCats of the Frontier League, formerly the MiLB Short Season Affiliate of the Houston Astros. Starting in 2010 as the Administrative Assistant, Skinner held the roles of Fan Development Manager and Community Relations Manager prior to being named the Assistant General Manager in 2015. Before starting her career with the ValleyCats, she completed an internship with the Vermont Lake Monsters of the New York-Penn League and spent two years in Nashville, TN as the Operations Assistant for the Nashville Superspeedway.

Looking forward to being active in the Fayetteville community, Michelle was a member of the Capital Region’s Women's Business Council, President of the Troy Salvation Army’s Advisory Board, former President of the Troy Kiwanis Club, and is an avid supporter of St Jude Children's Research Hospital and Make-A-Wish. She serves on the Alumni Council of Ball State University and is a mentor for students in the Sport Administration Program.

Skinner is a two-time recipient of the New York-Penn League JoAnn Weber Female Executive/Staff Member of the Year Award (2014, 2018), was named to the Albany Business Review's 40 Under Forty list in 2019, and was a 2020 United Way Capital Region Philanthropist of the Year finalist.

A native of Twelve Mile, Indiana, Skinner received a Bachelors Degree in Sport Administration from Ball State University in 2007. She moves to downtown Fayetteville with her girlfriend Nicole and their dog Finley. They enjoy traveling, visiting new breweries, attending concerts and sporting events, and volunteering. Michelle’s personal goal is to run all six World Major Marathons as a St Jude Hero – already completing the NYC, Chicago, London, Berlin, and Boston marathons, she only has the Tokyo Marathon left to complete!

Pete Subsara

Assistant General Manager
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Pete Subsara returns to Fayetteville ahead of the 2024 season where he served as Assistant General Manager previously from 2019-2022 and played an important role in the development and unveiling of the Woodpeckers brand during the 2019 inaugural season.

Following that 2019 season, the Woodpeckers were also honored by the Carolina League with the Patriot Award, given to the organization that shows outstanding support of the United States Armed Forces and veterans both at the ballpark and in the community. He was named to the Fayetteville Observers 40 under 40 list in 2022 and spent the last two year working in Major League Baseball with the Washington Nationals as Senior Manager of Game Presentation.

Pete resides in Fayetteville with his wife, Sarah, his daughter, Nola, and dog, Buddy.


Director, Fun

Bunker has built his nest at Segra Stadium, right in the heart of downtown Fayetteville, North Carolina & minutes away from the world’s largest military installation: Fort Bragg. His favorite hobbies are pecking trees, playing baseball, & dancing! Fun Fact: Bunker was named after a very important leader of the 82nd Airborne Division, General Matthew Bunker Ridgeway, who led the United States to victory in World War II.

Marketing & Creative

Andrew Chapman

Manager, Broadcasting & Media Relations
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Chapman joined the Woodpeckers prior to the 2021 season and enters his fourth years working in Minor League Baseball. Prior to moving to Fayetteville, he served as the Broadcaster and Media Coordinator of the Jackson Generals (Jackson, TN) in the Southern League. He has also spent time living on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and in Southern California as the Broadcast and Media Relations Assistant for the Biloxi Shuckers in 2019, and the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes of the California League in 2018.

A Stockton, California native, Chapman graduated from Arizona State University with a journalism and mass communication degree from the Walter Cronkite School in 2017. As a Sun Devil, he called play-by-play for Arizona State baseball, softball, football, basketball and soccer on local student radio and PAC-12 Digital Networks.

Patrick Inkpen

Manager, Ballpark Entertainment
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Patrick Inkpen makes his way to Fayetteville from Texas after working with the San Antonio Spurs organization for the last five years in the game presentation department.

During his time with the Spurs group, he also worked for the San Antonio FC soccer team of the USL Championship League. Patrick grew up in San Antonio and attended Northwestern Oklahoma State for undergrad before earning a master’s degree in Sports Management from Southwestern Oklahoma State.

Shari Nicklow

Manager, Community Relations
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Shari has worked in customer service over the last ten years and started with the Woodpeckers last season as a retail staff member in The Birds’ Nest Team Store. She was promoted to retail supervisor and then to Community Relations Manager where she will lead all Woodpeckers community initiatives inside and outside of Segra Stadium.

Shari is originally from Stanley, Wisconsin and graduated from Post University in Waterbury, Connecticut
in 2023 with a bachelor’s degree in communication and media studies.

Noah Gaul

Coordinator, Creative Services
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Noah is from Wichita, Kansas, but grew up in Arkansas. He decided to return home to Kansas and attend Wichita State University, where he studied Graphic Design & Marketing. He graduated in May 2023 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design with a minor in Marketing.

Noah has spent time as a graphic designer and photographer with the Kansas City Sports Commission as well as running his own freelance company while attending school. While working in Kansas, Noah found his passion for working sports. Three days after graduating from WSU, he packed up and moved halfway across the country to become the Creative Service Coordinator with the Fayetteville Woodpeckers.

He helps to develop creative projects ranging from graphics to video & photography to enhance the Woodpeckers’ brand and community engagement.

Andrea Kruczkowski

Coordinator, Social Media
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Andie is gearing up for her second year with the Woodpeckers after joining the organization in October 2022. She serves as the Social Media Coordinator where she oversees all their social media.

Andie loves talking baseball and has been to 19/30 current MLB ballparks. Her prized possession is a selfie with Aaron Judge.

She received her Bachelor's degree in Journalism with a concentration in Public Relations and Sports Media from the University of North Texas and is a native of Austin, Texas.

Sales & Ticketing

Gabriel Evans

Director, Ticket Sales & Service
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Gabriel Evans joined the Astros organization in August of 2018. As Manager of Ticket Operations of the Fayetteville Woodpeckers, Gabriel oversees all ticketing operations.

Prior to joining the Astros, Gabriel was employed by Campbell University in the athletic department. As the Director of Equipment, Gabriel oversaw the athletic departments equipment operation from purchasing and delivering to various sports on campus. Before becoming that Gabriel was an intern in Athletic Game Operations where he gained valuable experienced in athletics.

Gabriel received his bachelor's degree in Sports management from Catawba College and his MS in Sports Administration from Liberty University. Gabriel was born and raised in Fayetteville, NC.

Max Chambers

Manager, Box Office
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Max Chambers is originally from Knightdale, North Carolina and graduated locally at Methodist University with a bachelor’s degree in sports management and a minor in business administration.

He previously interned with the Carolina Mudcats in the Carolina League and the Terre Haute Rex in the Prospect League, plus worked for Fanatics in association with the Carolina Panthers as a retail associate in the summer of 2023.

Max also played college basketball at Barton College and Methodist, covering the low post as a power forward and center that could also shoot the three.

Kimberly Burr

Manager, Retail Operations
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Kimberly joined the Astros organization in May of 2021. She worked two seasons as part-time retail staff before transitioning to her full-time role as Retail Operations Manager in March of 2023. In this role, she oversees the retail department and ensures the Birds' Nest Team store runs smoothly.

Prior to joining the Astros, Kimberly worked for other retail organizations as part of the retail management team. She obtained her Associates degree from Johnston Community College, and following graduation, she entered retail gaining six years of experience in retail management.

Kimberly is a North Carolina native. In her free time, she can be found spending time with her family, enjoying the outdoors, and homeschooling her son. As she is a member of the North Carolina Homeschool organization.

Jackson Bingham

Account Executive, Sponsorships
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Jackson joined the Astros organization in April of 2019. As the Account Manager, Jackson plays an essential role in effectively communicating with our season ticket holders, providing exemplary customer service, improving the season ticket holder fan experience, and generating yearly ticket package renewals.

Prior to joining the Astros, Jackson worked for the Holly Springs Salamanders of the Coastal Plain League. He started as a Marketing Intern with the Salamanders and worked to become the Promotions Director in 2018. As the Promotions Director, Jackson frequently corresponded with sponsors and led all the on-field entertainment as “Action Jackson”. Jackson originally started with the Woodpeckers as the Ballpark Entertainment Intern in 2019.

A four-year Men’s Lacrosse letterman at Methodist University, Jackson graduated in May 2019 with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Sport Management. Jackson is from Holly Springs, NC.

Sam Pawlik

Coordinator, Sponsorships Activation
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Sam Pawlik will work closely with Woodpeckers’ business partners and brings previous Carolina League experience to Fayetteville following his time in the Fredericksburg Nationals front office as a Marketing Assistant and Analytics Manager.

He is originally from Richmond, Virginia and graduated from University of Mary Washington in 2022 with a bachelor’s degree in marketing and a minor in sports management.

Kylie Elliott

Account Executive, Tickets
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Kylie joined the Woodpeckers in 2023 as a part-time employee in the box office and transitioned into a full-time role as an account executive in 2024. She has previously worked with children in different sports such as soccer and gymnastics.

Originally from Fayetteville, Kylie attended Terry Sanford High School before going on to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Studies and Minor in Communication from East Carolina University. While in college, Kylie had the opportunity to live on the other side of the world on a study abroad trip to Greece.

Although she is a Pirate for life, Kylie grew up a UNC Tar Heel fan thanks to her mom and sister, in addition to an Ohio State fan thanks to her dad. Her passion for sports stems from her time as a track athlete growing up, where she earned plenty of medals in her career, so don’t challenge her to a race.

Braiden Sharum

Account Executive, Tickets
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Braiden joined the Woodpeckers organization prior to the 2024 season and bring multiple years of professional sports sales experience to Fayetteville. He is originally from Fort Smith, Arkansas and attended Arkansas Tech University, graduating as a double major in Business Management and Digital Marketing.

While in college he worked as a box office and ticket sales intern with the Double-A Arkansas Travelers during the 2021 season, then as a group sales account executive with the Triple-A Memphis Redbirds and Memphis 901 FC USL team during the 2022 summer. Prior to joining the Woodpeckers, Sharum worked as an account executive with the Detroit Tigers and Detroit Red Wings.

Braiden is an avid sports fan with rooting interest in the Arkansas Razorbacks, Seattle Seahawks, Seattle Mariners and Carolina Hurricanes.

Zack Williams

Account Executive, Tickets
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Zack joined the Astros organization in May of 2021 as a part-time member of our Ballpark Entertainment department and spent two seasons with us before transitioning to a full-time role in February 2023 as an Account Executive for tickets. In his Account Executive role, he works with new and returning clients to curate ticket packages, fundraisers, group and hospitality events, and wants to be able to make fans experience better every game.

Prior to joining the Astros, Zack worked for the Fayetteville Swampdogs in the Coastal Plain League as a baseball operations intern in 2019. A 4 year baseball player for Carolina University, Zack graduated with a Bachelors in Business Administration and a minor in Criminal Justice. Zack was born and raised in Fayetteville, NC.

Operations & Events

Alpha Jones

Director, Field Operations
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Mike 'Magic' Montesino

Manager, Baseball Operations
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Michael "Magic" Montesino joined the Astros organization in June of 2015. As Manager of Baseball Operations for the Fayetteville Woodpeckers, Mike oversees all clubhouse operations and baseball operations.

Prior to joining the Astros, Magic was employed by his alma mater, Florida International University, where he worked in facility and event management. In this position Mike assisted in putting together various events. Before coming on board in this role, he was a manager for the FIU Men's basketball team. Mike also worked at the former Astros Rookie affiliate in Greeneville, Tennessee, as well as the Class A affiliate in Davenport, Iowa.

Mike received his bachelor's degree in Recreation/Sports Management from Florida International University. He was born and raised in Miami, Florida.

Evan Springer

Manager, Stadium Operations

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Evan Springer joined the Houston Astros affiliate in April of 2023. Before joining the Woodpeckers as the Mgr. of Stadium Operations Evan was residing and working in Syracuse, NY in event operations for ASM Global. He assists in the management of facility operations, event operations and stadium maintenance.

Evan has approximately 10 years of working experience within sports and entertainment venues. He worked at ASM Global- and Live Nation-managed venues at the MVP Arena in Albany, the Oncenter and St Joseph's Health Amphitheater in Syracuse and SPAC in Saratoga. Evan assisted in all phases of operations as well as promotional initiatives at these facilities. He also performed event management processes such as event planning, organizing, executing, and evaluating. Customer service was also a duty that was carried out in his experiences in sport management.

Evan attended SUNY Cortland in upstate NY and graduated with a B.S. in Sport MGMT in 2013. He enjoys going to concerts and camping in his free time. Evan also helps his family plan and run a charitable golf tournament every August in memory of his uncle who passed from bone cancer in 1999. He is from central New York approximately 30 minutes north of Cooperstown.

Russell Wohldmann

Manager, Event Operations
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Russell Wohldmann remains in the Houston Astros organization after serving in the same role with the Triple-A Sugar Land Space Cowboys for six seasons.

He is a St. Louis, Missouri native and attended college in state at Westminster College. Russell has also worked previously at the River City Rascals in the Frontier League as a ballpark operations intern.

Eli Laney

Coordinator, Field Operations
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Eli can be found a field level of Segra Stadium, where he has helped groom the diamond since joining the team in 2019. He grew up in Fayetteville and graduated from Fayetteville Christian School, where he gained his first experience with facility operations around campus.

Although he pretty much lives on the field, Eli enjoys hanging out with friends and his black lab Moses during his free time. He is a member of Bills mafia, cheering for his Buffalo Bills during the NFL season, and is also a big supporter of the Boston Red Sox.

James Forthofer

Clubhouse Attendant

James oversees the visiting club house operation at Segra Stadium, and has worked with the Astros org since 2018 when he served a similar role for the Buies Creek Astros. A Fayetteville native, he graduated from Campbell University in 2017 with a sports management degree, and also served as the basketball team manager. He is a big Carolina Panthers, Mets, Astros and F1 fan.

Brian Chandler

Clubhouse Attendant

Brian joined the Woodpeckers in 2019 as a bat boy and now plays a key role in clubhouse operations for home and away teams. He is a Fayetteville native and UNC Pembroke graduate. Follow him on Twitter for hot Atlanta Braves takes @_BrianChandler.


Jennifer Carpenter

Director, Finance
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Jennifer Carpenter is originally from Arlington, Texas and joined the Houston Astros organization in January 2013 as an intern for the Finance Department. She was hired full-time after three weeks and primarily worked as Accounts Receivable for the team.

Previously she has worked for the City of Arlington as a 911 Operator/Police Dispatcher, supervisor of the vault at Six Flags Over Texas and a volunteer at the White House.

Jennifer has a Bachelors in Biology from the University of Texas, Arlington and a Bachelors in Accounting Control Systems from the University of North Texas.

Lindsay Hollister

Assistant, Finance

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Lindsay joined the Astros organization in April of 2019. As the Finance Assistant, she works closely with the Finance Director in keeping the department running smoothly.

Lindsay was born and raised in Stedman, NC. While her husband served in the Army, she lived in Tennessee and California. In 2019, Lindsay began working with the Woodpeckers as a ticket taker, then as a receptionist. In June of 2021, she joined the front office in her role as the Finance Assistant.

Lindsay likes to spend her free time with her husband, family, and friends. She can be found either at the bowling center or at home with her husband and kitties reading a book or watching movies.

Professional Sports Catering

Brett Burke

Director of Operations
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Brett started with Fayetteville in April 2021. He came here from the Gwinnett Stripers where he was the concessions manager briefly before Covid. Prior to that he was the Assistant GM and Director of Operations for the Burlington Royals formerly of the Appy League. Brett graduated from Syracuse University with a masters in Sport Venue and Event Management.

Brett is originally from Maine and moved to North Carolina in 2018. He loves to play golf, hike and visit other stadiums and ballparks in his free time!

Rich Gonzalez

Executive Chef

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Chef Rich is the culinary mind behind many of the tasty eats inside of Segra Stadium throughout the summer. During 2023 he wowed ballpark guests with the savory & sweet donut burger featuring an All-Amer ican beef patty, bacon and strawberry mayo all sandwiched between a pair of glazed donuts for the bun.

Gonzalez joined the Woodpeckers in 2022 after spending much of his career in the New York fine dining industry. He grew up in Yonkers, NY and perfected his cooking craft at the International Culinary Center. The Yankees, Jets, Rangers and Knicks are his favorite New York sports teams. He has two pets, Frank the dog and Celina the cat.