Bios of 2018 Interns and Directors

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.  

2018 Interns

General Manager Interns

Andrew Corwin

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 Lizdenis

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.

Clubhouse Intern

Mike Murray

 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!

Videographer Intern

Karli Matthias

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.


Photography Intern

Haylee Blitch

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 thrilled to join the Commodores and have the chance to photograph the moments that will make this an amazing season!


Public Address Announcer

Bobby Kraus

Bobby is a senior at Arizona State University, majoring in sports journalism at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. He was born and raised in Maplewood, New Jersey and fell in love with the game of baseball by watching the New York Yankees. In his time at ASU Bobby has covered a number of different Sun Devil sports for the Walter Cronkite Sports Network, including softball and hockey, as well as being a beat writer for the baseball team since the 2016 season. He hopes to secure a career after college working in Major League Baseball, with ultimate aspirations of becoming a team’s play-​by-​play announcer. In his spare time Bobby enjoys hanging out with his friends and watching sports, and can’t wait to be a part of another amazing summer for the Commodores.


Broadcast Interns

Danny LaRose

 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.

David Korzeniowski

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 Laycock

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 happy to finally be returning to work for the Commodores.


Greg Levinsky

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!

Scouting Interns

Nick Perito

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 Peters

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 anticipating many more memorable Commodores moments during the 2018 season!

Merchandising and Special Events

Reed Simpson

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 Reierson

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 Curley

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

Anderson Uhl

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 thrilled to work alongside the other team interns this summer.

 Field Interns

Annie Clouden

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! 

Anthony Rorres

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 Zeytoonjian

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 happy to be a part of the Commodore’s organization as a first year intern.

James Fitzpatrick

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 working with the team.

Mark Soma

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 Bower

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 anticipating a wonderful first season with the Commodores.


Matt Burke

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.

2017 Interns
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
2016 Interns
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
2015 Interns
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
2014 Interns
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
2013 Interns
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