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 Vice President of Ticket Sales.

In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife Ali, his family and friends. In his free time, he enjoys camping, boating, and being an avid Seattle Seahawks fan.

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Nick Cherniske | Vice President of Business Development

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Patti Stacy | Director of Administration/Assistant to the President

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Ticket Sales and Services

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

Ben Nelson  |  Director of Business Development  |  Email

Chris Aubertin  Director of Ticket Operations  |  Email

Hannah Hall Premium Experience and Events Manager   |  Email

Group Sales and Services

Caitlin Calnan Director of Group Sales and Event Marketing  |  Email

Maddie Miller Youth Soccer Manager  |  Email

Marketing and Communications

Megan Mead  |  Vice President of Marketing  |  Email

Casey Catherwood  |  Creative Director  |  Email

AJ Garcia  |  Director of Media Relations and Content Development  |  Email

Delaney Saul  |  Graphic Designer Email

Anthony Phinney  |  Technical Coordinator  |  Email

Corporate Partnerships

Yvette YzaguirreDirector of Partner Services   |  Email

Stadium and Team Operations

Ashley Schutt Director of Merchandise  |  Email

Kyle McGilvray Team Store Manager  |  Email

Mike Kerns Head Groundskeeper Email


Brian Coombe  |  Chief Financial Officer  |  Email

Amy Tucci | Staff Accountant  |  Email