Front Office Staff
Swanson will continue to lead the Baseball Operations department and head coach Brian McRae’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, and in 2017 was ranked 76th on that list.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. Contact Jim at: firstname.lastname@example.org
BRAD NORRIS-JONES – GENERAL MANAGER
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 was 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. Contact Brad at: email@example.com
CHRISTIAN J. STEWART – ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER, TICKETING AND MEDIA
Many of you will know Christian as our photographer and game day media writer and he steps up his responsibilities in 2018 to take on the Assistant General Manager role. Chris has been with the HarbourCats since their inception in 2013 and is well known in Victoria baseball and local sports circles through his past work as a coach and executive for the Gordon Head – Lambrick Baseball Association and the Greater Victoria Baseball Association and of course through his photography for those organizations, as well as through the work he does for groups such as Independent Sports News, the Victoria Eagles and the BC Premier Baseball League. Contact Chris at: firstname.lastname@example.org
JOHN POLLARD – MARKETING DIRECTOR
A well known local media professional, John joined the HarbourCats in 2016 to spearhead marketing efforts and partnerships. Pollard works closely with Richard Michaels, Brad Norris-Jones and Jim Swanson in these areas. John is the former president of CHEK TV and worked in marketing for Ocean FM and Kiss-FM. He is a board member for Central Saanich Little League and Crimestoppers Victoria. Contact John at: email@example.com
RICHARD MICHAELS – DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY RELATIONS, CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP
Richard has established experience in sales and marketing and works 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. Richard began with the HarbourCats in 2015 and has been instrumental in reaching out to the seniors community, including various groups such as Rotary. Richard also coordinates all appearances of Harvey the HarbourCat at community events.
Katrinka jumps into the role of Host Family Coordinator in 2018 after having learned the ropes by hosting 11 of our players over the past three seasons. A native Nova Scotian well-known from her time working with Royal Roads University, Katrinka will work side-by-side with Stewart, Norris-Jones and the coaching staff to ensure our players are well-cared for while members of the HarbourCats. Green, a Victoria resident for 20 years, now works for Adamek Financial and her son Ryder spent 2017 as one of our bat boys.
Lyandra steps up her duties in 2018 to take on the role of Box Office Manager, where she will be responsible for all aspects of game day ticketing. Formerly the team’s Ticketing Manager, White will work with Stewart to ensure a smooth entry for all fans on game days at RAP and will work closely with all ticketing and box office staff to ensure fans have quick and efficient access to their seats.
Game Day Staff
Dan is an unforgettable part of the HarbourCats experience as the voice you hear when you enter the ballpark and throughout the game. Dan enjoys adding character and a ‘signature’ to a night with the HarbourCats.
Jason is instrumental in everything you see on the beautiful RAP video scoreboard, whether he produced it, pushed the buttons, or both.
Now in his sixth season, David always knows just what tune to play to keep your toes tapping and enhance the ballpark atmosphere through music and also works closely with the video crew.