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Pirate City
1701 27th Street East                                      
Bradenton, FL 34208                                       

1611 9th Street West
Bradenton, FL 34205

Phone: 941-747-3031

Email: [email protected]

Bradenton Marauders Front Office

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Phone Ext: (941) 538-5163

Jeff Podobnik has worked for the Pittsburgh Pirates since 1988, joining the club immediately after his graduation from Slippery Rock University. He moved into his current position, his third stint leading the organization's Florida Operations, following the 2019 season. After serving as Director of Florida Operations throughout the 1990s, Jeff returned to Pittsburgh to help open and operate PNC Park as Director of Security & Contract Services. In addition to being a member of the Stadium Managers Association, Jeff has worked at the 1994, 2002, 2005, 2006, and 2008 MLB All Star Game. His extensive community service record includes sitting on the board for the Boys & Girls Clubs, Manatee School Foundation, and the Manatee Chamber of Commerce Executive Board. Jeff resides in Parrish with his wife, Amy, and son Josh. His adult sons, Tyler and Cooper, were born in Manatee County during Jeff's first stint in Florida. Jeff and Amy welcomed their first grandchild, Sadie Ann, in 2018.

Favorite Food: Steak

Favorite Movie: Foot Loose / Road House

Favorite Singer/Band: AC/DC / Eagles

Favorite Book: American Sniper

Favorite Athlete: Jay Bell

Favorite Sporting Event Attended in Person: 2013 Wild Card Game Pirates Vs. Reds

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Phone Ext: (941) 538-5174

Craig Warzecha joined the Pirates and Marauders in 2015. As General Manager, he oversees sales & marketing efforts for Pirates Spring Training and the Marauders while also playing an integral role in the daily operations of LECOM Park. A native of South Amboy, NJ, Warzecha moved to Florida to attend the University of Tampa. His career in baseball has included stints with the Lakewood Blue Claws, Minor League Baseball headquarters in St. Petersburg, and the Philadelphia Phillies and Clearwater Threshers. Craig graduated from Leadership Manatee in 2017 and is the past-chairman of the Manatee Young Professionals. Currently, Craig is on the Manatee Chamber of Commerce Downtown Redevelopment Committee. He also serves on the Realize Bradenton Board and the CareerSource Suncoast Board. Away from the ballpark, Craig enjoys reading, exercise, traveling, and taking advantage of the Florida sunshine at the nearest pool or beach. He resides in Bradenton.

Favorite Food: Chicken Parm

Favorite Movie: The Town

Favorite Singer/Band: Avicii

Favorite Book: Outliers

Favorite Athlete: Tino Martinez

Favorite Sporting Event Attended in Person: MLB Futures Game in 2008

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Phone Ext: (941) 269-4424

Rebekah Rivette joined the Pirates and Marauders in 2019. In her current role, she oversees marketing efforts, the LECOM Park video board, in game entertainment, and media relations for Florida Operations. She previously worked for the Northwest Arkansas Naturals, the double-a affiliate of the Kansas City Royals in the Texas League. She is originally from Hyde Park, NY, and graduated from Queens University of Charlotte. She resides in Parrish and is in the 2023-24 class of Leadership Manatee. When she's not at the ballpark, Rebekah enjoys playing with her dog, traveling, soaking up the Florida sunshine, and going to Disney.

Favorite Food: Steak and potatoes

Favorite Movie: Moneyball

Favorite Singer/Band: Cole Swindell or the Jonas Brothers

Favorite Book: The Bookshop of Yesterdays

Favorite Athlete: Derek Jeter

Favorite Sporting Event Attended in Person: 2012 ALCS Series in NY

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Phone Ext: 941-538-5170

Travis joined the Pirates and Marauders in 2022. As Manager, Tickets Sales and Service, he oversees group sales, single game tickets, ticket packages, and the day to day box office operations. Travis is a West Virginia native who has been involved with professional, collegiate, or high school athletics for the past 15 years. Before joining the Marauders, he worked within the Data Operations Department of MLB. He graduated from Marshall University with both his bachelors and masters degree while also securing a second masters degree from the American College of Education. In his free time away from LECOM Park, Travis enjoys working out, time with family and friends, and catching as many “Cannonball coming!” calls from Greg Brown as he can on MLB.TV. Travis and his family currently reside in Parrish, Florida.

Favorite Food: Blackened Grouper

Favorite Movie: We Are Marshall

Favorite Singer/Band: Mac Miller

Favorite Book: Moneyball by Michael Lewis

Favorite Athlete: Dan Marino

Favorite Sporting Event Attended in Person: The day/night "Rob Mackowiak Double Header" against the Cubbies. Energy was insane that night!

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Phone Ext: (941) 538-5172

Sara joined the Pirates and Marauders in 2023. Her career started in the box office during Spring Training, and she now has a full-time position at the Coordinator, Ticket Operations. As Coordinator, she oversees ticket office operations, ticketing systems, and supports ticketing components at the ballpark. She graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2022 with her B.S. in Kinesiology. Originally from Timonium, MD, a suburb of Baltimore, she currently resides in St. Petersburg. In her free time, Sara enjoys traveling, going to concerts, and spending time with family and friends.

Favorite Food: French Fries

Favorite Movie: Pride and Prejudice

Favorite Singer/Band: Morgan Wallen / The Beatles

Favorite Book: The Giver

Favorite Athlete: Jason Kelce

Favorite Sporting Event Attended in Person: University of Maryland Basketball Flash Mob

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Phone Ext: (941) 269-4788

Daniel became a part of the Pirates and Marauders team in late 2023, moving back to Florida after spending the previous 6 months in Chicago working in the Chicago White Sox sales department. Daniel is taking on the role of Account Manager, where he will oversee the creation and organization group events and fundraisers at LECOM Park. He is originally from Clearwater, Florida and graduated from Florida State University in the Spring of 2023 with a B.S. in Sports Management. Daniel currently resides in Palm Harbor, Florida. He enjoys spending his free time by going out with friends and trying new things, spending time with his dog Nala, and playing some video games.

Favorite Food: Mom's Baked Ziti

Favorite Movie: Step Brothers

Favorite Singer/Band: Queen

Favorite Book: The Hobbit

Favorite Athlete: Lionel Messi

Favorite Sporting Event Attended in Person: FSU vs UF in 2022 in Tallahassee where we stormed the field after an epic win

Ray Morris Manager, Florida Operations [email protected]

Phone Ext: (941) 538-5167

Ray Morris joined the Pirates and Marauders following the 2012 season. He oversees the operations of Pirate City, one of the busiest facilities in professional baseball. His responsibilities include managing transportation needs for players and executives to and from the facility and coordinating use of the facility by several internal and external groups. Ray is a lifelong resident of Bradenton and a graduate of Manatee High School, where he starred for the Hurricanes football team. Ray graduated from the University of South Florida. He resides in Bradenton.

Favorite Food: Baked Ziti

Favorite Movie: Top Gun

Favorite Singer/Band: Luke Bryan

Favorite Book: Quiet Strength by Tony Dungy

Favorite Athlete: Peyton Manning

Favorite Sporting Event Attended in Person: College Football

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Phone Ext: (941) 269-4352

Tyler Skipper joined the Pirates and Marauders in 2020 after graduating from Southeastern University in 2019. As Stadium Operations Coordinator Tyler oversees setup and tear down of any games or events at LECOM park and any other day to day operations at LECOM Park. Originally from Brooksville, Florida, Tyler attended Southeastern University, served on the School of Honors Leadership Team and work on the game operations team. Tyler also worked for the Leesburg Lightning, a member of the Florida Collegiate Summer League. While not in the ballpark, Tyler still enjoys watching other sports including other baseball games, football, and hockey. Tyler also enjoys golfing during his free time

Favorite Food: Bacon

Favorite Band: Imagine Dragons

Favorite Sporting Event Attended: 2018 NHL Eastern Conference Final Game 7

Favorite Athlete: Vinny Lecavlier

Favorite Movie: The Avengers Movies

Favorite Book: The Adventures of Bobby Pendragon

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Phone Ext: (941) 538-5164

Meet our Sarasota native with a heart for sports and giving back. Kyle joined the Pirates and Marauders following the 2022 season as a Ticket Sales Representative before moving into his new role in March of 2023. Born and raised in Florida, Kyle has always been passionate about sport business. Since starting college, he has been working in the sport and hospitality industries and have gained invaluable experience. However, his love for sports is not just limited to work; he also enjoys experiencing games in his free time, typically in new environments. In addition, he has dedicated his time to volunteering with several organizations focused on cancer awareness, using his platform to make a positive impact in his community.

Favorite Food: Pizza

Favorite Movie: Interstellar

Favorite Singer/Band: Beach House

Favorite Book: Calico Joe by John Grisham

Favorite Athlete: Albert Pujols

Favorite Sporting Event Attended in Person: Super Bowl LV

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Phone Ext: (407) 953-6742

Oromans Herring joined the Pirates and Marauders in 2023 with a wealth of experience in concession and hospitality industry. Hailing from Georgia, he previously served as a Concessions Manager for the Atlanta Hawks. Before that, he played a pivotal role at the Hard Rock Stadium, overseeing the recruiting process. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Saint Leo University along with a Masters in Human Services Management. In addition to his professional achievements , Oromans has a rich personal life having been happily married for 19 years and a proud parent of five beautiful children. During his free time he enjoys fishing, golfing, football, and softball.

Favorite Food: Seafood

Favorite Movie: A Few Good Men, Men of Honor

Favorite Singer/Band: Todd Dulaney

Favorite Book: Bible

Favorite Athlete: Dan Marino

Favorite Sporting Event Attended in Person: Formulal 1

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Phone Ext: (941) 448-4749

Jason Parry joined the Pirates and Marauders at the beginning of 2023. LECOM Park is the first concessions experience Jason has had in his career, but he has had gained plenty of knowledge from attending many sporting events and concerts over the years in the Tampa bay area and all over the world. Jason and his wife Nikki love traveling to different stadiums in different cities all across America when they are not with their beautiful daughters Freya & Avery, as well as baby boy Brady coming January 2024. Jason grew up in North Carolina until he graduated high school then moved to west Bradenton to help his parents manage their restaurant where he learned most of his culinary skills.

Favorite Food: Sushi

Favorite Movie: Pulp Fiction

Favorite Singer/Band: Stick Figure

Favorite Book: Game of Thrones

Favorite Athlete: Bobby Boucher

Favorite Sporting Event Attended in Person: Tampa Bay Lightning Stanley Cup 2021