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Advisory Board

Season Ticket Holder Advisory Board

The D-backs Season Ticket Holder Advisory Board is comprised of several D-backs Season Ticket Holders, most of whom will serve a one-year term. The group is led by one Chairperson and one Vice Chairperson. The Advisory Board was established to offer insight and suggestions regarding all business operations for the Arizona Diamondbacks while also being available to receive any communication and feedback from our Season Ticket Holders. Collectively with the Advisory Board, our goal is to provide you with the highest level of service and attention that enhances your Season Ticket Holder experience.

The board will be accessible to all Season Ticket Holders by sending an e-mail to sthadvisoryboard@dbacks.com. In addition to utilizing your Season Ticket Services Account Executive, we highly encourage you to provide any feedback and ideas to the board. All correspondence will be returned within 2-4 business days.

Should you wish to become a candidate for any 2014 Advisory Board positions, please send an e-mail to sthadvisoryboard@dbacks.com. A member of the board will reach out to you to discuss your level of interest as well as expectations for being an Advisory Board Member.

Frank Gennario
Frank Gennario, Board Chairperson

Frank was born in New York and lived ten minutes from Shea Stadium, which is where his passion for baseball began. He moved to Arizona in 1982. Frank and his wife, Ann Marie, have been married for almost 30 years. They have three children, Kristi, Kelsey and Tony, as well as four grandchildren. Aside from baseball, Frank enjoys photography and traveling. His goal to watch the D-backs play in all 30 Major League ballparks is about 60 percent complete, as he has been to 18 of the 30 stadiums. Recently retired from Qwest, Frank has enjoyed spending more time with his grandchildren and exposing them to the wonderful sport of baseball. One of Frank's shining achievements is that he has attended all but one D-backs regular and postseason game since 1998. He has seats in Section D, Row 12, Seats 9 and 10, as well as Section 140, Row 11, Seats 13 and 14.

Pete Johnson
Pete Johnson, Vice Chairperson

A Tampa, Florida, native, Pete moved to Scottsdale in 1983 after a corporate position in Chicago to begin his own sports PR/media relations practice specializing in the outdoors arena of boating and fishing. Pete and his wife, Cheryl, both University of Florida graduates, have been married for 36 years and have two sons, Adam and Zack. A former newspaper journalist and Tampa Bay TV sportscaster for CBS affiliate WTVT-TV-Channel13, Pete reported extensively on MLB's Grapefruit League Spring Training seasons and the growth of professional sports with the launch of the NFL Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Tampa Bay Rowdies soccer team. He has been a D-backs season ticket holder since Opening Day 15 years ago with seats in Section 331, Row 1, Seats 9-12.

Milton Arizmendi
Milton Arizmendi

Milton was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico. Baseball in Puerto Rico is not something optional, which means you are born a baseball fan. His passion for baseball started at the age of 4 years old when he started playing in a tee ball league. Since then, baseball has been part of his life. Milton moved to Arizona in 2010 and the first activity that he attended in the valley was a D-backs game. During his time off he enjoys outdoors activities such as hiking and playing softball. Milton is a second-year as a season ticket holder for the D-backs. His seats are located in the Section 217, Row 1 seats 17 and 18.

Donna Bleyle
Donna Bleyle

Donna Bleyle was born in Hamilton, Ohio, and moved to Arizona when she was 2. She grew up listening to Cincinnati Reds games on the radio with her grandmother who was a huge baseball fan. She attended the University of Arizona for her Bachelor's degree in Political Science and in Secondary Education and was an avid follower of the Wildcats baseball team. Her grandmother followed the team in the papers and even hosted many of the players after an historic 19-inning game with ASU in Phoenix during her junior year. She also did graduate work at Oklahoma State in Social Psychology. Donna began a corporate career after college and became a Giants fan after being transferred to San Francisco. She stuck with the Giants during corporate moves to New York, and Colorado until she landed again in Arizona in 1995 in time to finally have a home team in Arizona.

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MJ Cornelius
MJ Cornelius

MJ Cornelius was born and raised about 25 miles south of Detroit. She became an avid Detroit Tigers fan, gaining much of her knowledge and love of the game from listening to Hall of Fame announcer Ernie Harwell. MJ moved to Phoenix in 1982, but continues to travel back to Michigan to see the Tigers play a series most every summer and has great memories of attending the final game ever played at Tiger Stadium in 1999.

Being a single mom with an 8-year-old son when the D-backs became an expansion team in 1998, mom and son attended 40-50 games per year. After waiting in line over 18 hours for World Series tickets in 2001, and vowing to never have to do that again, MJ has been a season ticket holder since 2002. In 2010, MJ and son completed their 13-year journey to visit and experience every Major League ballpark.

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John Doss
John Doss

John was born and raised in Oklahoma, primarily around the Oklahoma City area. As a youngster, John's father introduced him to baseball, Stan Musial and the St. Louis Cardinals, where his passion for baseball began. His passion for baseball continued into his college years, playing collegiate baseball at OKC SW Jr. College.

He moved to Arizona in 1987 and he and his wife, Karen Berrigan, have been married over 8 years. He also has a son, J, and daughter-in-law Chrissy, as well as two grandsons, Joel and Dillon, granddaughter Vanessa, and great-granddaughter, Lexie. In addition to John's passion for baseball, John has a web development business and consults as a web architect with various businesses round the Valley. John's other passions revolve around fly fishing, trail running, hiking, and enjoying the diverse outdoors that Arizona offers. He has seats in Section 129, Row 24, Seats 7 and 8. Feel free to stop by and say hi at any time.

Tom Hocking
Tom Hocking

Tom is originally from Pueblo, Colorado, but along with his wife moved to Phoenix in 1972 to attend graduate school at ASU. He has always been an avid baseball fan. Not having a home town team to root for as a child, he became a fan of the Milwaukee Braves after spending a summer in Wisconsin with his grandparents when he was 11 years old. As a huge fan of Hank Aaron, he continued his loyalty to the Braves when they moved to Atlanta in 1966. Fortunately, in 1995 with the announcement by MLB of an expansion team in Phoenix that all changed. Tom has been a diehard D-backs fan and season ticket holder since the club's first game in 1998.

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Melissa Lawrence
Melissa Lawrence

Melissa was born in Fairfax, Va. Her father was career Army and she lived in Fairfax (twice), Augusta, Ga., (twice), Nurnberg, Germany, Las Cruces, N.M., (three times) and arrived at Ft. Huachuca, Ariz., in 1976. It was there that her interest for baseball turned into a passion thanks to a best friend equally hooked on baseball and the voice of Vin Scully calling games on the radio. While attending U of A, Tucson Toros games became a staple. The arrival of the Sidewinders brought the thrill of seeing AAA players called up to the D-backs and playing their first games in the Majors. This experience developed a deep love for Minor League Baseball at all levels.

Outside of baseball, Melissa enjoys showing Dalmatians, gardening, quilting, baking and photography. She is also on avid fan of college basketball (Go Cats!) and the Coyotes. After spending five years back East (IN & PA) to further her career in Marketing and Product Development, Melissa moved back to Arizona in 2007 and quickly became a season ticket holder. Her seats are in Section 330, Row 2, Seats 5 & 6.

Todd Lober
Todd Lober

Todd attended his first Major League game at Tiger Stadium in 1967 and became an instant fan of the Tigers and a lifelong fan of the game. He fondly remembers listening to the '68 World Series vs. the Cardinals on a transistor radio during school in Tempe. A few favorite players were Al Kaline, Norm Cash, Willie Horton and Micky Lolich. While growing up in Tempe, Todd continued to follow the Tigers and celebrated their 1984 World Series victory.

It's ironic that two of the team's stars -- Kirk Gibson and Alan Trammel -- are now with his hometown favorite team Arizona Diamondbacks. Todd made one last trip to Detroit in 1999 to see the Tigers and Tiger Stadium and say goodbye to an era before they moved to Comerica Park in 2000.

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Loren Molever
Loren Molever

Loren Molever attended Arizona State University, obtaining his undergraduate degree (cum laude) in Television Production in 1977 from what is now known as the Walter Cronkite School, and his juris doctorate from The Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law in 1982.

Loren Molever has been practicing business law in the Valley for 30 years after a stint as a production assistant for CBS-TV sports, assigned to the PGA Tour.

In 2009, Loren formed his own law firm with partner Chad Conelly (Molever Conelly PLLC). Molever Conelly PLLC has been officially selected by its peers to the "Bar Registry of Preeminent Lawyers" for 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013, given Loren's status as having the highest peer rating offered by Martindale Hubbell, the nation's premier non-fee-based attorney peer rating organization.

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Scott Phelps
Scott Phelps

Scott Phelps has been a season ticket holder since Andy Benes first took the mound in Phoenix. Semi-retired, he served as the Director of Communications for the past three Phoenix mayors. Earlier in life, Scott helped put together the Arizona Lottery and served as Deputy Director for its first five years. He named "The Pick", plays it, and has no idea how to win it. Scott's dad took him to his first game at Crosley Field in Cincinnati. But because he was only 2 years old, he only knows he was there from the box of souvenirs that is still in his garage. So if you need a 1953 Redlegs mini-bat... Scott's seats are located in Section 130, Row 13, Seats 3-6.

Lindsey Spivey
Lindsey Spivey

Lindsey Spivey was born and raised in Portland, Oregon, and attended Oregon State University majoring in sociology. She inherited her love of baseball from her mother and was a die-hard Portland Beavers (AAA) fan, never missing a game. When the Beavers were relocated out of Portland she knew she couldn't live there any more. A life without baseball is no life at all. So in 1996 she and her mother moved to Arizona and eagerly awaited the D-backs. Lindsey was an HR professional with the State of OR DEQ. In Arizona she was an assistant manager with Petco, then sold shoes at Nordstrom for two years before becoming an assistant manager in the shoe department. She left Nordstrom to concentrate on animals and baseball. Her other passion is her three Siberian Huskies, all of which are rescues. Lindsey has been a volunteer with the Arizona husky rescue for eight years. Her seats are in 135, row 8, seats 4 & 5, while her mother is in Section 133, row 40W, seat 6.

Marcus Watson
Marcus Watson

Marcus is an Arizona native, born and raised in Flagstaff. Marcus moved to Phoenix in 2000 to complete his undergraduate degree at Arizona State University. He and his wife, Erin, have been married for three years and have a 2-year-old daughter, Natalie. Marcus has been working in the mortgage industry for the past nine years and is currently a sales manager for Academy Mortgage in Mesa. Bringing family, friends and clients to share in the experience of Chase Field and a D-backs game is something Marcus truly enjoys. He and his family also enjoy spending time together at their cabin in Munds Park, traveling, hiking and the occasional round of golf. Marcus sits in section Q, row 7, seats 5 and 6.

Dick Wendt
Dick Wendt

Dick was born in Pittsburgh and moved with his wife, Cheryl, to the Valley of the Sun in 1972. Dick is a Penn State Alumnus and Cheryl is a Masters Graduate of Social Work from ASU. Dick and Cheryl have been married for 43 years and have one son, Jason, and blessed with three grand-daughters (Abby, Amanda and Anna). During Dick's business career as an executive for a Sporting Goods Company of 30 years and later with a Specialized Hazardous Waste Company, Dick coached baseball and basketball over 20 years in the Valley. Dick remains a die-hard Steeler fan but has been a D-backs fan since the club's inception. Due to extensive travel commitments world-wide and now retired, Dick has become a first-time D-backs season ticket holder. Dick's seats are in Section A, Row C, Seats 1 and 2.

Kevin Witts
Kevin Witts

Kevin was born in Baltimore, Maryland, and raised by a family of passionate Orioles fans. Living just a few blocks from Memorial Stadium, he attended countless games as a child and was even able to secure autographs from Brooks and Frank Robinson, Jim Palmer and Earl Weaver during a fan event ... four future Hall-of-Famers' signatures on one ball!

His passion for baseball carried into adulthood and, as a season ticket holder, he was in the crowd at Camden Yards for Cal Ripken Jr.'s record-breaking 2131 game on September 6, 1995.

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