Front Office Staff
JIM SWANSON – MANAGING PARTNER
Jim Swanson was named Managing Partner of the Victoria HarbourCats in January 2016, after serving as General Manager and Vice President since 2013. Swanson has been involved in every HarbourCats season since Year Two, with the franchise now entering its seventh season in 2019. Swanson will continue to lead the Baseball Operations department and the 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 and in 2018 won a National Silver Medal as coach of the Victoria Mavericks. Contact Jim at: email@example.com
CURTIS PELLETIER – GENERAL MANAGER and DIRECTOR OF PLAYER DEVELOPMENT
Curtis moves off the field and into the front office for 2022 and will oversee all aspects of the operation, but particularly business processes, corporate sales and overall corporate structure. Curtis will be a key part of the community partnership efforts and will continue his role in the advancement of the HarbourCats Players Development Club and in his role as Head Coach of the Victoria Golden Tide Collegiate Baseball Team. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
CHRISTIAN J. STEWART – ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER, TICKETING AND MEDIA
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. Christian will assist Curtis Pelletier in all aspects of team operation and is the person to see for tickets or to book a group outing on our party deck, double decker bus or in any o our regular seating areas. Christian is also our team photographer and is responsible for all the great HarbourCats imagery that you see on our website and marketing materials. Contact Chris at: email@example.com
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, Christian J. Stewart 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
CHRIS BEVERIDGE – SOCIAL MEDIA DIRECTOR
Since coming on board in 2019, Chris has taken over the management of all our social media platforms – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram – developing new and exciting content and has been key in developing our new HCATS.TV, which will serve as our main live game streaming platform in the future. Contact: 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. Contact Richard at: firstname.lastname@example.org
THOMAS WILKE – MEDIA ASSISTANT
From Shawnigan Lake, Thomas is a graduate of Brock University in Ontario, where he was the voice of the Brock Badgers Hockey Team. He will be assisting AGM Christian J. Stewart with many aspects of game day media development, web-site content, game-day scripting and more and will work closely in all aspects of game-day production.
LYANDRA WHITE – BOX OFFICE MANAGER
Lyandra stepped up her duties in 2018 to take on the role of Box Office Manager, where she is now 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. Contact: email@example.com
Game Day Staff
DAN SALMON, PA ANNOUNCER
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 KING, VIDEO PRODUCER
Jason is instrumental in everything you see on the beautiful RAP video scoreboard, whether he produced it, pushed the buttons, or both.
DAVID MARSHALL, MUSIC AND SOUND
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.
LINDA SAM – HEAD SCOREKEEPER
Linda is our scorekeeping guru and manages the Pointstreak scoring system each game, carefully noting all the runs, hits, erros, outs and many other aspects of the game.
WILL BRYANT – PLAY-BY-PLAY ANNOUNCER
Will joins the HarbourCats in 2022 as our on-line voice of the team. He has been the play-by-play announcer for the past view seasons for the Peninsula Panthers of the VIJHL and is also working at The Zone and The Q radio stations in Victoria.