2018 Intern Directors
Deb Brocklebank, Director of Game Day Operations & Field Interns
Deb enters her 4th year as the Director of Game Day Operations – Field Interns. She has been a part of the Falmouth Commodores organization since 2004. She first started with the club as a host family, housing 22 players and interns including major leaguers Jacoby Ellsbury, Kyle Gibson and Joe Paterson. She has participated in several committees, with the team, including: Housing, Game Day Operations, Fan Relations, Hot Stove, Master Schedule, Kids Club, Golf Tournament, Press Box Renovation, Fundraising and developed the contact and outreach database. She works as a Project Manager in the Gaming and Hospitality industry for Infor Global Solutions. She is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts – School of Business and attend the University of Hawaii as an exchange student. She resides in Falmouth with her husband Steve.
Rob Kauffman, Director of Broadcast/Media Interns
Rob has been vacationing with his family on Cape Cod for more than 20 years, eventually purchasing a home in Falmouth in 2013. After spending countless hours at Commodores games over the years, Rob began volunteering last season and moved into the Broadcast/Media position after the 2017 season.
When not volunteering for the Commodores, Rob works in a global commercial capabilities role for the British drug maker AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, that has him frequently traveling. Prior to joining AstraZeneca, Rob spent 8 years in talk radio as a producer and on-air host, broadcasting to a vast audience throughout Central Pennsylvania and Northern Maryland for Clear Channel Radio. Rob holds a B.A. in the Management of Information Systems from Eastern University. He resides in the Harrisburg, PA area with his wife Karen and their two sons, Aaron age 22 and Justin age 17.
General Manager Interns
Andrew is from Quincy, Massachusetts, and he is majoring in Economics and Political Science at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. He is excited to join the Commodores this summer as a general manager intern. Andrew plays club baseball at Holy Cross and is actively involved with community service in his free time. When he is not working with the Commodores this summer, he will likely be at the beach or playing golf.
Nikolas grew up in Palos Verdes, California, and now attends the University of Massachusetts-Amherst where he studies Sport Management and Marketing as a rising Junior. Watching and playing sports have always been a passion for Nikolas. He enjoys cheers for the Boston Red Sox and is the vice president and captain of the UMass men’s club volleyball team. Nikolas spends his summers playing beach volleyball at home and visiting his family’s house in Cape Cod. He grew up watching Cape Cod baseball league games, and he is very excited to intern with the Commodores this season.
Mike, a West Roxbury, Massachusetts native, just completed his sophomore year at Xaverian Brothers High School. He spends his summers in Falmouth and this is his sixth year volunteering with the Commodores, having spent four years as a batboy and last season as an intern. Mike also attended the Commodores baseball clinics growing up and now volunteers for them. His family hosted a player for the first time last season and he enjoys the friendships he has developed with the players, coaches, interns, and batboys over the years. Mike plays hockey, baseball, and ultimate frisbee, and is a hockey referee. He is looking forward to another exciting season with the ‘Dores!
Karli is a native of Temecula, California, but grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada. She is a rising junior at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Arizona State and majors in Sports Journalism. At ASU, she is the vice president of the Walter Cronkite Sports Network, covering ASU football and baseball as a videographer, and gymnastics as a writer and videographer. Karli has also served as a broadcaster for Pac-12 Digital’s coverage of ASU gymnastics, and a baseball and gymnastics analyst on WCSN’s flagship studio show, Cronkite Sports Live. After college, she hopes to land a job as a field reporter for a Major League Baseball team.
Haylee is a native of Jacksonville, North Carolina, and just completed her sophomore year at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida. She is studying Media and Communications and has a passion for all things sports. She is excited to join the Commodores and have the chance to photograph the moments that will make this an amazing season!
On Field Reporter
Danny is a rising junior at the University of Miami, studying electronic media and American studies. The Garden City, New York native works as a sportscaster for Miami’s campus radio station, WVUM, and is also the co-host of a political talk show called “Counterpoint.” Danny has served as a reporter for “NewsBreak” and “SportsDesk” on UMTV, Miami’s campus television station. He has written for the New York Islanders’ blog “Flatbush Files,” Miami’s campus newspaper, The Miami Hurricane, and most recently the Long Island Herald. An avid sports fan, he hopes to become the voice of a professional sports team.
Public Address Announcer
Nick is native of Livermore, California and a rising junior at Arizona State’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, where he is pursuing a degree in sports journalism. At ASU, he is the president of the Walter Cronkite Sports Network and extensively covers the baseball team. Nick has vast experience in production, photography, PA announcing, radio, TV hosting and play-by-play broadcasting. He is one of the play-by-play voices for Sun Devil baseball, hockey and softball on ASU’s student radio station, Blaze Radio and has experience broadcasting ASU track and field, soccer, baseball and softball on Pac-12 digital.
Brandon is a rising junior at Roosevelt University’s Chicago College of Performing Arts, where is studying acting with a projected minor in sports journalism. He is joining the Commodores for the second straight summer. In his free time Brandon enjoys playing guitar, watching sports, and spending time with his family and friends. Go ‘Dores!
David is a rising junior at Notre Dame, where he is majoring in Film, Television, and Theater, and minoring in Journalism and History. A native of Sudbury, Massachusetts, David attended St. Sebastian’s School. At Notre Dame he works for Fighting Irish Media editing video and broadcasts for men’s soccer, hockey, and softball. He is also the sports editor of Scholastic, Notre Dame’s student-run magazine. Last summer, David was an employee for Play-by-Play Sports Broadcasting Camp in both Boston and New Jersey. This past fall, he worked for NBC Sports, assisting with production for Notre Dame home football games.
Producer/ Broadcast Engineer Intern
Eliza grew up in Hanover, NH and is a rising junior at Amherst College, where she is an English and Psychology double major. She is currently an intern with the Amherst College Athletic Communications Department and a member of several sports and business clubs. Much of her time is spent playing ice hockey with the Amherst women’s varsity team. Eliza spent several summers in her youth on the Cape and is excited to finally be returning to work for the Commodores.
Greg joins the Commodores after completing his sophomore year at Boston University where he is majoring in journalism. He is a lover of sports at all levels, with an affinity for minor league sports after working for the Portland Sea Dogs for four years. He also enjoys working with children and coaches with the Blue Wave basketball program when he goes home to Portland, Maine. If you see Greg around Guv Fuller Field, or an opposing park, come say hello!
Nick is returning for his second season as a scouting intern with the Commodores. He is a rising senior at Bentley University, where he is majoring in Mathematical Sciences. A Falmouth native, Nick graduated from Falmouth High School in 2015 and has grown up playing baseball on the Cape including for Falmouth High School and the American Legion Orleans Post 308. Nick is excited to continue learning more about the operational side of baseball, and is looking forward to another great summer with the ‘Dores.
Conner is entering his fifth season as an intern for the Commodores and his third season as a scouting intern. He lives in Falmouth and is a rising sophomore at Lasell College, where he is majoring in sports management. As a freshman at Lasell, Conner worked as a coaching apprentice for the men’s basketball team. He has a lifelong passions for baseball and while a physical disability has limited his ability to play sports, he has contributed to the game through his many years of coaching. Conner is looking forward to witnessing more memorable Commodores moments during the 2018 season!
Merchandising and Special Events
Reed is a native of Fort Worth, Texas, and is a senior at the University of Missouri studying Sport Management. He is headed back to Falmouth for his second season with the Commodores. He was a Field Intern last year. At Mizzou, Reed works as a bullpen catcher and a video and statistical analyst for the baseball team. He has been around baseball his entire life and is looking forward to working on the business side of the sport this summer with the Commodores.
Corporate Events and Administrative Intern
Haley is from Acton, Massachusetts, and just finished her sophomore year at the University of Connecticut. She plans to study Marketing and minor in American Studies and Spanish. She is a goalie for the UConn club field hockey team and is also a member of the quidditch team. Additionally, Haley is a member of the Sport Business Association, and is a game day assistant with UConn Athletics. Haley loves baseball and is very excited to be joining the Commodores this summer!
Head Field Intern
Niall is from Norwood, Massachusetts, and is a rising junior majoring in Sports Management at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. He is a very dedicated sports fan and is very passionate about traveling. This will be Niall’s first season interning with the Commodores, but he has been spending most of his summers on Cape Cod since he was a baby. He spends his time working in or watching sports and he hopes to one day be an executive with an MLB team! Go Commodores!
Team Mascot/ Field Intern
This summer marks Anderson’s second year as Homer, the Commodores mascot. The rising freshman also worked as a team bat boy for the last four years. Anderson’s family has been involved with Commodores for five years, hosting seven players. Anderson’s father serves in the U.S. Coast Guard so his family has lived all over the country including Florida, New York, Ohio, and Massachusetts. Anderson enjoys reading, archery, and curling, and is looking forward to working alongside the other team interns this summer.
Claudia is from Westchester, New York and is a rising senior majoring in Sport Management and minoring in Economics at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. She moved to the Dominican Republic a few years ago and is very passionate about baseball, as well as other sports. Claudia has also served as a marketing intern for UMass Athletics!
Anthony is from Oak Park, Illinois, and is currently studying advertising at the University of Alabama. A former Division I ACHA hockey player, Anthony is a huge sports fan. He has come to Falmouth for the summers his entire life and attended Commodores youth clinics as a kid.
Emily is a rising junior at Furman University and is a double major in Politics and International Affairs and Communications. Emily graduated from Wellesley High School in 2016. Her family spends every summer vacationing on the Cape where she has been a Falmouth lifeguard since she was 16. She has always enjoyed going to Cape Cod League games with her friends and family and is very excited to be a part of the Commodore’s organization and is looking forward to her first year as an intern.
James is a rising senior at St. Bonaventure University, majoring in Finance and minoring in Economics. He is from Connecticut and graduated from East Catholic High School in 2015. At St. Bonaventure, he is a forward on the hockey team, a member of the SIMM finance club, a member of the management club, and was a resident assistant his sophomore year. James spends the summer in Falmouth with his family and is thankful to be in the Commodores organization and excited to be working with the team.
Mark is a rising junior at Miami University (OH) where he is majoring in Economics. Mark is from Natick, Massachusetts and graduated from Natick High School in 2016 where he played baseball, hockey, golf, and lacrosse. He is currently a pitcher for the Miami University club baseball team and also enjoys playing basketball and golf. Because of his passion for sports, Mark is hoping to pursue a career in baseball or basketball. He is excited for the opportunity to work for the Commodores, a team he grew up cheering for during his family’s frequent trips to Falmouth over the summer.
Graydon is from Wellesley, Massachusetts and is a rising senior at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida. He is a Sports Management major and a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. Graydon enjoys golf, tennis, and fishing, and his favorite sports to follow are baseball, hockey, basketball, and football. He is excited for his first season with the Commodores.
Matt is from Woburn, Massachusetts and is studying sports management at the University of Alabama. He often vacations in Falmouth during the summer with his family. He spends most of his free time playing sports or spending time with his family and friends.
Annie is from Charlotte, North Carolina, and is a rising junior at Fordham University where she is a Digital Technologies and Emerging Media major and Journalism minor. She currently serves as the chief communications officer of the Business of Sports Society at Fordham. This will be the 13th summer she has spent in Falmouth and can’t wait to be part of the Commodores organization!
|Brandon Ball||Blake Benard||Ryan Bowman|
|Allen Carmody||Cooper D’Ambrosio||Destini Dulin|
|Josh Eastern||Liesel Ferguson||Keith Gearin|
|Isabelle Hanewich||Mariah Janos||Alexa Johnson|
|Anna Losordo||Mike Murray||Nick Perito|
|Conner Peters||Sydney Peters||Justin Powell|
|Aaron Rappaport||Scott Russell||Harrison Savage|
|Bobby Smieszny||AJ Spirito||Jack Travers|
|Brandon Ball||Chloe LeBoeuf||Harrison Savage|
|Blake Benard||Diehl Longstaff||Alexandra Schley|
|Brian Borders||Conner Peters||Reed Siimpson|
|Erin Cronin||Cara Peterson||Annie Sloop|
|Liesel Ferguson||Lauren Phillips||Robert Smieszny|
|Alexander Fern||Chris Picher||Cameron Sugrue|
|Joshua Hess||Kyle Zweng|
|Molly Ahern||Jason DiNicola||Elizabeth Pentikis|
|Brandon Ball||Brynn Foley||Conner Peters|
|Brian Borders||Brittany Gray||Cara Peterson|
|Erin Cronin||Kenna Melkonian||Aron Salzberg|
|Ryan Delaney||Zane Moses||Michael Tricarico|
|Anthony Deleo||Joey O’Connor||Joe Weil|
|Molly Ahern||Maranda Fernald||Jordan Mendelsohn|
|Ove Asendorf||Alexa Galloway||Jessica Mulvey|
|Abigail Coughlin||Hunter Julius||Conner Peters|
|Arianna DeJulio||David Lauterbach||Varun Raghupathi|
|Jason DiNicola||Colleen Loftus||Richard Sherman|
|Liz Baker||Clare Kavanagh||Annie Papadellis|
|Brenna Callahan||David Lauterbach||Meredith Perri|
|Nate Foy||Gabrielle Lucivero||Sean Powers|
|Stephen Gage||Jordan Mendelsohn||Stacey Raap|
|Andrew (AJ) Grosenbaugh||Sarah Moore||Emily White|
|Kendall Higgins||Katie White|