Santa Cruz Warriors Contact Information
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Santa Cruz Mailing Address:
Santa Cruz Warriors
903 Pacific Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Santa Cruz Phone Number:
Santa Cruz Fax Number:
140 Front Street
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
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Front Office Personnel:
Assistant General Manager
Director of Marketing
Director of Ticket Sales
Manager of Ticket Operations
Executive Assistant to the President
Matt de Nesnera
Manager, Public & Community Relations
Marketing Assistant/Graphic Designer
FRONT OFFICE STAFF BIOS
JIM WEYERMANN, President
Jim Weyermann completed his first full year with the Golden State Warriors in June 2012. His dual role included serving as the vice president of new franchise development, and interim CMO Ė all while overseeing the relocation of the NBA D-League team, the Dakota Wizards, to Santa Cruz. Weyermann joined the Warriors from the San Jose Giants, where he served as the President and CEO of the Class-A Minor League affiliate of the San Francisco Giants since 2005.
During his six seasons with the San Jose Giants, the club established franchise attendance records four times, including in 2009 when the team shattered all franchise attendance and revenue records en route to winning Minor League baseballís highest honor, ďThe Presidentís Trophy,Ē which is presented annually to the top Minor League franchise in the nation.
With nearly 25 years in the sports and entertainment industry, Weyermannís experience includes 10 years (1983-93) as deputy director of Seattle Center, producing rock shows, family touring shows and working with the NBAís Seattle SuperSonics and the Western Hockey League Seattle Thunderbirds. In 1995, he became the general manager of the Seattle Reign, a professional womenís basketball team in the American Basketball League, a role he served for all of the clubís three seasons. In June of 2000, Jim was responsible for the marketing launch of the Experience Music Project, the technically advanced interactive music museum conceived and funded by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen in Seattle.
Upon completion of the Experience Music Project launch, Weyermann relocated to the Bay Area to become the director of marketing and development for the Positive Coaching Alliance at Stanford University. During his tenure at the PCA, Jim worked closely with PCA Founder Jim Thompson and National Spokesperson Phil Jackson to raise money and national awareness for the organizationís innovative youth coach training programs, which are available to youth sports organizations.
During his career, Weyermann has developed unique corporate partnerships with some of the nation's top companies, including Nike, Microsoft, Safeway, Walt Disney Company and Starbucks, to support various marketing and community programs.
Weyermann resides in Santa Clara.
KIRK LACOB, General Manager
Kirk Lacob is in his second season as general manager of the Santa Cruz Warriors. He is instrumental in all aspects of the teamís operations, including roster formation, as well as basketball and business operations. He also played a vital role in the teamís relocation to Santa Cruz this past offseason from its former home in Bismarck, North Dakota. During his first season as general manager in 2011-2012, the then-Dakota Wizards qualified for the D-League Playoffs after finishing tied for first place in the Eastern Conference with a 29-21 regular season record.
In addition to his duties in Santa Cruz, Kirk is currently in his first season as assistant general manager for the Golden State Warriors and his third season overall in the teamís front office. Kirk reports directly to Golden State Warriors General Manager Bob Myers and assists with all aspects of the teamís day-to-day basketball operations. He also serves as the teamís player development representative with the league office, coordinating and implementing programs to aid in the overall development of players both on and off the court.
Kirk joined the Golden State Warriors in October 2010 as the teamís director of basketball operations. In that role, he supported a variety of front office roles, including player personnel evaluation, draft preparation and scouting, as well as helping to further the use of statistics and technologies in basketball operations.
A native of Woodside, California, Kirk graduated from Stanford University in 2010 with a degree in Science, Technology and Society.
Kirk is active in local basketball leagues and on occasion plays at San Quentin State Penitentiary. He is a lifelong fan of the San Francisco 49ers, Oakland Aís, San Francisco Giants, all things Stanford Cardinals and, most importantly, the Golden State and Santa Cruz Warriors.
ANDREW LOOMIS, Assistant General Manager
Andrew Loomis is in his first season as Assistant General Manager of the Santa Cruz Warriors. Andrew has been with the team for a year and a half, serving as director of basketball operations and working closely as an intermediary between the Santa Cruz Warriors and its NBA parent team, the Golden State Warriors.
Andrew played a pivotal role in coordinating all aspects of the move from Bismarck to Santa Cruz. Prior to his time with the Warriors, Andrew spent eight seasons as the director of basketball administration with the New Orleans Hornets. He is a graduate of Tulane University.
ERIKA BEUTLER, Director of Marketing
Erika is in her first season with the Santa Cruz Warriors as the Director of Marketing. Before coming to Santa Cruz, she served as the Marketing Assistant for the Golden State Warriors for two seasons, where she assisted in day-to-day operations of the teamís marketing department and oversaw the marketing internship program. Erika was first introduced to the Warriors as a youngster when she attended Warriors Youth Basketball Camps. Erika was the receptionist for the Golden State Warriors before moving into the marketing department full-time.
Erika received her Undergraduate degree from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington, in Sport Management where she also played two seasons of volleyball. She recently completed her Masterís Degree from University of San Francisco in Sport Management and currently resides in Santa Cruz.
DANA KNOPS, Director of Ticket Sales
Dana Knops is in his first season as Director of Ticket Sales for the Santa Cruz Warriors. Prior to joining the D-League team, he spent the last five years in ticket sales with the Golden State Warriors and he spent three years in the hospitality industry. Originally from Montana, Dana grew up in Tempe, Arizona and graduated from Northern Arizona University with a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management.
Dana currently lives in Santa Cruz with his fiancťe, Kimi, and puppy, Abby.
JOSIE PAPPAS, Ticket Operations Manager
Josie is in her first season as Ticket Operations Manager with the Santa Cruz Warriors. Josie graduated in May from Saint Maryís College of California with a degree in Kinesiology, Sports Management and a minor in Business. She also interned with the Saint Maryís Athletic Department on the Events and Promotions team. Josie has also served as a manager of the family business in Santa Cruz.
A Santa Cruz native, Josie is glad to be back working and living in her home town.
LEONIE MENDOZA, Executive Assistant to the President & Office Manager
Leonie is in her first season with the Santa Cruz Warriors. Before joining the team, Leonie worked at Devcon Construction for four years and spent time at the corporate office of Fryís Electronics. She received her certification in Sports Business Management from Sports Management Worldwide while working for the San Jose Giants minor league baseball organization.
An avid Warriors, 49ers, Giants and Sharks fan, Leonie resides in the Bay Area with her husband, Mike.
BRAD BROWN, Operations Manager
Brad Brown is entering his first season with the Santa Cruz Warriors as Operations Manager. Brad previously spent the last three years as a Game Operations Associate for the Golden State Warriors, as well as a Marketing and Merchandise Assistant for the San Jose Giants. He also has assisted in tournament events for ATP Tennis and the PGA Tour.
Brad is currently attending Foothill College.
MATT de NESNERA, Public and Community Relations Manager
Matt is in his first season as Public and Community Relations Manager with the Santa Cruz Warriors. Matt has four years of experience in the television news industry, working at KION in the Monterey Bay area and WJHG in Panama City, Florida. Before venturing into TV news, Matt worked for the Federal Trade Commissionís Bureaus of Competition and Consumer Protection.
A graduate of The College of William & Mary, Matt lives in Santa Cruz with his wife, Kristin.
JOHN BICKLE, Marketing Assistant/Graphic Designer
John is in his first season with the Santa Cruz Warriors. Before joining the team, John designed promotional collateral for the sports marketing department at Loyola University in New Orleans. A Bay Area native and lifelong Warriors fan, John recently graduated with a Bachelorís Degree in Mass Communications from Loyola.
TYLER WEYERMANN, Facilities Manager
Tyler is in his first season with the Santa Cruz Warriors as facilities manager of Kaiser Permanente Arena. Weyermann previously spent three seasons with the San Jose Giants, most recently as the assistant box office manager. A Seattle native and avid Seahawks fan, he currently resides in Santa Clara.