The Tacoma Defiance Front office is located on the second floor of Cheney Stadium and open Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Tacoma Defiance  |  Cheney Stadium

2502 S. Tyler St. | Tacoma, WA 98405 | Phone: (253) 752-7707 | Fax: (253)-752-7135


Executive Staff

Aaron Artman | President

Aaron took over as President of the Tacoma Rainiers in 2007. He led the $30 million renovation of Cheney Stadium, in addition to securing a long term lease that keeps professional baseball in Tacoma.

Prior to arriving in Tacoma, Aaron was instrumental in growing Mandalay Baseball Properties into one of the premier sports ownership entities in the country, leading sales and marketing efforts for Mandalay’s flagship franchises in Frisco, TX, Dayton, OH, and Las Vegas, NV.

His experience outside of baseball includes leading the Windows consumer marketing division for Microsoft’s OEM Marketing Team, where he drove partnerships with top PC manufacturers to launch Windows ad campaigns and marketing partnerships, worldwide.

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Shane Santman | Vice President of Sales

Shane SantmanShane is a graduate of Gonzaga University with a degree in Sports Management. Upon graduation Shane began his career with the Rainiers and is currently Director of Ticket Sales.

In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife Ali, new son Cash, two dogs- Rocky and Rambo, and his family and friends. In his free time, he enjoys camping, boating, and being an avid Seattle Seahawks fan.

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Patti Stacy | Director of Administration/Assistant to the President

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Ticket Sales and Services

Nick Cherniske  |  Vice President of Business Development  |  Email

Tim O’Hollaren  |  Senior Director of Ticket Sales  |  Email

Ben Nelson  |  Director of Business Development  |  Email

Adam Dolezal  |  Director of Ticket Operations  |  Email

Necia Borba Box Office Manager  |  Email

Maggie Baumgarten Corporate Sales Manager  |  Email

Hank Foster  |  Corporate Sales Manager  |  Email

Kennadi Bouyer Sales Coordinator  |  Email

Group Sales and Services

Caitlin Calnan Director of Group Sales and Event Marketing  |  Email

Maddie Miller Group Event Coordinator  |  Email

Marketing and Communications

Megan Mead  |  Vice President of Marketing  |  Email

Casey Catherwood  |  Creative Director  |  Email

Brett Gleason  |  Communications Director  |  Email

Delaney Saul  |  Graphic Designer Email

Anthony Phinney  |  Technical Coordinator  |  Email

Fernanda Irish  |  Marketing and Community Outreach Coordinator |  Email

Corporate Partnerships

Yvette Yzaguirre  |  Senior Partner Services Manager  |  Email

Stadium and Team Operations

Nick Cherniske  |  Director of Stadium Operations  |  Email

Ashley Schutt Director of Merchandise  |  Email

Kyle McGilvray Team Store Manager  |  Email

Isaiah Dowdell  |  Stadium Operations Manager  |  Email

Michael Huie Head Groundskeeper Email


Brian Coombe  |  Chief Financial Officer  |  Email

Jack Kelly  |  Financial Analyst  |  Email

Allie Brown |  Front Desk Coordinator/Reception  |  Email