During this pandemic, it's important to remember all we have to be thankful for. Over the coming weeks, Skeeters front-office staff members will be sharing memories they're thankful for while working with the Skeeters. Thanks for stopping by and going down memory lane with us! 

 

Jennifer Schwarz - Vice President of Tickets

I am thankful for the incredible people I have met, friendships I have created, and family that has been built here!  Over the years, I have been fortunate enough to meet some incredible baseball idols including Pete Rose, Fergie Jenkins, Bucky Dent, Jim Rice, Roger Clemens, and many others.  However, nothing will compare to that first year and getting to meet Deacon Jones and Gary Gaetti.  These two men have taught me more about the game, being humble, how it relates to life, and a sense of community than I ever thought was possible.  We have shared some great times – our Inaugural Opening Day, All-Star Game, and first Atlantic League Championship!  While those moments will always be some of the most remembered, I cherish the random moments hanging out with the two of them listening to old stories, crawfish boils, sightseeing on road trips, building these lifelong friendships.  I am thankful that I am able to call Deacon Jones and Gary Gaetti family! 


Russell Wohldmann - Event Operations Manager

I am thankful for the opportunity I was given by the Sugar Land Skeeters. It was always a dream to work in professional baseball ever sense I was a kid. For me being able to come to work at Constellation Field every day is a dream come true. My favorite memory during my time here was winning the 2018 Championship. I will always remember that season forever. It was my first championship working in professional baseball.


Kyle Dawson - Assistant General Manager Community Engagement

I would have to say my favorite memory is when Deacon’s number was retired.  It was such a great build up to a great man and a great friend.  My second favorite memory was when the Skeeters did a bobblehead of Deacon and how excited he was.  It was the first time I had met his brother Johnny and the stories they had were just remarkable.  Fast forward to Deacon’s retirement and the family all being there and just sitting in the club at the end of the game and listening to all the great stories in an informal setting.  Seeing the happiness of Deacon being with his family and friends and doing what he loves, talking about the great game of baseball.  In my 15 years in baseball I have never met someone as special as Deacon Jones.  We know a lot of the same people from our days with the Astros, but he will always hold a very special place in my heart as one of my favorite baseball people and friends.  There are not enough words to describe the person that Deacon is.  He always is available for everyone, every cause and, especially baseball.  He is a true legend, the heart of the Skeeters and most of all a great friend.  So, my best memories have to do with honoring a great baseball man. 


Tyler Stamm - General Manager

“This might be a cop out, but I’m just thankful for the Skeeters organization as a whole. I would absolutely not be the person I am today if the Skeeters didn’t exist. This organization took me in as an intern 8 years ago and has allowed to me to consistently grow ever since I stepped foot in the door. The Skeeters have not only made me a better employee, but a better person as well. Starting out my Skeeters tenure as a relatively shy introvert, this environment forced me out of my shell, and I have developed some of the most amazing relationships with Skeeters fans because of it. I met my best friend here, and he pushed me to go out on a date with the woman who became my wife. It’s safe to say that I grew up here at this ballpark…the Skeeters and Constellation Field will always be my home.”


Teneisha Richardson - Director of Special Projects

I am thankful that I’ve had the opportunity to meet and create a second family within the Skeeters organization. I started with the Skeeters at the end of the 2012 season and within my first four years created a bond with people that was extremely incredible. Then I had my first child and had to make the tough decision to leave at the end of the 2016. Not being around my family everyday was hard and was never the same. When I had the opportunity to come back, I jumped on it. The Skeeters are my family and I’ve never been more thankful to be a part of such a great family. I especially want to recognize Deacon who is one of my best friends and like a grandfather. He’s a crazy old man, but I love him. When we retired his number in the 2019 season and gave him the perfect recognition, I was thankful to see Deacon get the recognition he deserved while he is still here to appreciate it. Life is so precious, to be a part of an organization that recognizes a person who have given his all, shows a lot. There are not enough words to express my gratitude. We may argue and disagree, but we are there for each other when it matters most. Thank you to my Skeeters family!


Ashley Richter - Office Administrator

A favorite memory was Intern Take-over!  I help to recruit and “manage” the interns.  It is so fun watching them come in on the first day, full of questions and apprehension.  Many travel in from schools in other states, and have never been to Texas, let alone Sugar Land before their internship.  They are just 12 students who do not know each other, but learn to lean on each other. I enjoy watching them develop relationships with their fellow interns and our front office staff.  I watch them start to become leaders and become more comfortable and brave, day by day.  It is great to see our staff invest time and knowledge with the interns.  And it all culminates on Intern Take-over day, when the front office relinquishes our positions to them, and we become the spectators.  To see them “grow” through the experience of learning from the front office staff, and each other.  

“Always pass on what you have learned.” — Yoda