Front Office Staff
Jim Swanson was named Managing Partner of the Victoria HarbourCats in January 2016, after serving as General Manager and Vice President since 2013.
Swanson will continue to lead the Baseball Operations department and head coach Graig Merritt’s coaching staff, and oversee business functions with John Wilson, Vice-President/Business. All staff will continue to report to Jim Swanson, who has taken on the team’s seat with the Board of Governors for the West Coast League, including roles with two committees.
Jim has an extensive baseball background as a former professional baseball general manager and long-time media member, coach and baseball promoter. He was formerly Sports Editor of the Prince George Citizen, was VP-GM of the Grand Forks Varmints of the Prairie League (independent) in 1997 and ran the Prairie League office in 1996. Has coached youth and men at international level, and mentioned four times in Bob Elliott's annual Most Influential People In Canadian Baseball.
Additionally, has has been Chair of two Baseball Canada Senior Championships, and three World Baseball Challenge tournaments. Swanson was the Manager of national champion Prince George Axemen in 2012, and a coach on 2014 national champion Langley Blaze.
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With the HarbourCats since day one, Brad is a lifelong Victoria resident. His son Kelly, one of his seven children, is a former HarbourCats player, University of Illinois catcher, Blue Jays draft pick, and is an assistant coach on the HarbourCats 2016 coaching staff. Brad leads partnerships and activations, the 50-50 program, and works with managing partner Jim Swanson in all areas of the business.
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Brittany leads team office operations as well as ticket sales and coordinates the HarbourCats player host program. This program is integral to providing our players a home-away-from-home including where they stay, travel arrangements, border crossing, and other key aspects.
A well known local media professional, John joined the HarbourCats in 2016 to spearhead marketing efforts and partnerships. Pollard works closely with Shawn Petriw, Richard Michaels, Brad Norris-Jones and Jim Swanson in these endeavors. John is the former president of CHEK TV and has worked in marketing for Ocean FM and Kiss-FM. He is a board member for Central Saanich Little League and Crimestoppers Victoria.
Hodgson joined the HarbourCats after a successful tenure with the Okotoks Dawgs as a communications assistant and play-by-play broadcaster. Jonathan leads all HarbourCats communications and is an advisor in baseball operations working closely with Jim Swanson and the coaching staff. Hodgson has an accomplished resume as he works closely with Hall of Fame baseball journalist Bob Elliott in producing written features for the Canadian Baseball Network, has completed assignments for the Toronto Blue Jays, and has been published by Sportsnet.ca.
Newham is well known in the local community, particularly in the Westshore area and with the Westshore Chamber of Commerce. He provides valuable insight to our marketing team.
Quinn's energy and passion as well as her insight for exciting game day activities, and making them happen are integral to the club's goal to make every game a community and entertainment experience. Quinn has experience working for the Victoria Royals.
Michaels has established experience in sales and marketing.
He will work at implementing various partnership initiatives with his focus
on the continued development of community and corporate relationships that
allow Victoria area people to use Harbourcats games as a way to connect.