Staff

Nick Ambrose - Stadium Auction Coordinator

Nick Ambrose began working with the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association as a communications intern in September 2015 after graduating in August 2015 from Texas A&M University with a bachelor’s degree in sport management. During his time at Texas A&M, Nick gained valuable experience while interning as a V.I.P experience facilitator and game-day manager for the Brazos Valley Bombers of the Texas Summer Collegiate League. Nick also worked as a youth ballpark intern for the Texas Rangers during his time at Texas A&M. Nick was brought on full-time to the Major League Alumni Marketing Staff in January of 2016 as a stadium auction coordinator. A native of Arlington, Texas, Nick currently resides in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Email: nick@mlbpaa.com

Office: (719) 477-1870 ext. 207

Olivia Barron - Inventory Coordinator

Olivia Barron joined the Major League Alumni Marketing staff in February of 2017 as an inventory coordinator. Previously, Olivia worked in admissions, records and financial aid at Bay College, and has also worked inventory and purchasing for a mattress company. Olivia graduated from Lake Superior State University with a bachelor's degree in business administration. Olivia currently resides in Colorado Springs.

Email: olivia@mlbpaa.com

Office: (719) 344-5389

Alex Brewer - Stadium Auction Manager

Alex Brewer joined the Major League Alumni Marketing staff in May 2015 as a stadium auction manager, after working as a sales associate during the summer of 2014 at Busch Stadium. Alex graduated from Missouri State University with a bachelor's degree in entertainment management. Prior to his tenure with MLAM, while attending Missouri State, he worked with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JRDF) as an events and promotions intern, coordinating events throughout the Southwest Missouri area. Brewer currently resides in St. Louis.

Email: abrewer@mlbpaa.com

Office: (719) 477-1870 ext. 116

Mike Groll - Vice President of Operations

Mike Groll has been with the MLBPAA since 2004. His responsibilities include the coordination and execution of more than 70 celebrity fundraising events for various charities nationwide. In addition, he works with the entire MLBPAA staff to assist the overall growth and expansion of the association. Groll has more than 10 years of sports background, including two years in the athletic department's marketing and development office at the United States Air Force Academy. Born and raised in Defiance, Ohio, Groll received a bachelor's in sports and business management from Defiance College. While at Defiance, Groll was a four-letter winner and was third-team All-American in football. After graduation, Groll went on to serve as a graduate assistant football coach at Defiance for three years, receiving his master's in education. Groll currently resides in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Email: mike@mlbpaa.com

Office: (719) 477-1870 ext. 104

Alex Maul - MVP Club Account Representative

Alex Maul joined the Major League Alumni Marketing staff in May 2016 after an internship with both Major League Alumni Marketing and Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association. Maul manages the MVP Club and also contributes to MLAM's stadium auction efforts and player signings. In May 2016, Maul graduated for the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs with a bachelor's in business with an emphasis in sports management and a minor in economics. Maul currently resides in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Email: amaul@mlbpaa.com

Office: (719) 477-1870 ext. 123

Hayden Rosenblatt - Wholesale Account Representative

Hayden Rosenblatt joined the MLBPAA staff in May 2016 after graduating from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (UCCS) with a bachelor's in Sports Management from the College of Business. While at UCCS, Rosenblatt interned with the Air Force Academy and the MLBPAA. While at Air Force, he helped with game day operations, as well as marketing around the cities of Colorado Springs and Monument. Rosenblatt's focus while interning with the MLBPAA was with MLB Shop, a role that he will continue in his full-time position as a Wholesale Account Representative. Rosenblatt currently resides in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Email: hayden@mlbpaa.com

Office: (719) 477-1870 ext. 126

Ryan Thomas - Marketing Coordinator

Ryan Thomas began his tenure with Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association in February 2012. He serves as marketing coordinator for Major League Alumni Marketing at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla., with MLAM Vice President Chris Torgusen, where the two develop appearances and licensing programs for members of the Alumni. Prior, the native New Englander attended the University of Massachusetts at Boston, where he graduated in 2010 with a bachelor's in English and worked as sports editor of the University's newspaper The Mass Media for two years. In spring 2010, Thomas moved to Florida and worked in the Tampa Bay Rays Communications Department for the duration of the 2010 season and the second half of the 2011 season. In 2011, he was a part of the Rays' amazing September run to the American League Wild Card. Thomas currently resides in central Florida with his wife, Samantha.

Email: rthomas@mlbpaa.com

Office: (727) 898-8900

Chris Torgusen - Vice President, Legends Entertainment Group

Chris Torgusen has worked for the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association since 1992. He currently serves as vice president of Legends Entertainment Group for Major League Alumni Marketing, Inc. (MLAM), at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. His responsibilities include directing appearances and licensing programs for members of the Alumni Association. He began his career with the MLBPAA, managing events for the Swing With the Legends Charity Golf Series, Legends for Youth Clinic Series and Baseball for Kids Weekend. Torgusen graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor's in business administration. He currently resides in Tampa, Florida with wife, Christine, and two sons, Tighe and Colin.

Email: chris@mlbpaa.com

Office: (727) 898-8900

Amy Wagner - Director of Stadium Auction Programs and Sales

Amy Wagner joined the Major League Alumni Marketing staff in August 2013 after interning with Major League Alumni Marketing in the summer of 2013. Amy manages online accounts, stadium auctions and exclusive player signings. Wagner attended Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSUD) where she earned a bachelor's degree in human performance and sport with concentrations in sports industry operations and marketing. While at MSUD, Wagner volunteered for the 2012 Women's Final Four, worked guest services for the Denver Broncos, and worked for Kroenke Sports Enterprises. Wagner currently resides in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Email: amy@mlbpaa.com

Office: (719) 477-1870 ext. 122

Callie Welch - Marketing Coordinator

Callie Welch joined the MLBPAA in the Spring of 2014 as a marketing intern. She now serves as marketing coordinator for Major League Alumni Marketing in St. Petersburg, Fla., alongside vice president Chris Torgusen and fellow marketing coordinator Ryan Thomas. Welch graduated with a bachelor's degree in sports management from the University of Tampa in the spring of 2014. As an undergrad, she was the sports management department assistant, worked with the Philadelphia Phillies throughout their Spring Training months, and spent a year with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as an intern and assistant in the community relations department. Welch currently resides in New York City.

Email: callie@mlbpaa.com

Office: (727) 898-8900