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RiverDogs Announce Front Office Promotions and New Hires

October 27, 2022 — Carolina League (CarL) — Charleston RiverDogs news release

CHARLESTON, SC — The Charleston RiverDogs, fresh from back-to-back league championships, have announced several promotions and new hires for their front office staff. In the ticketing department, Emily Lemmon and Evan Courtney were promoted to senior account executives. The team has also hired Chase Garber as Operations Manager, Jalin Brown as Food Truck Manager, Lance Fletcher as Director of Club Sales/Events, Michael Lopes as Director of Marketing and Riley Hollar as Ticket Sales Associate.


“I’m excited about these new additions to our team and am confident that each of them will make a positive impact on the team as we begin preparations for the 2023 campaign,” said Dave Echols, President and General Manager of RiverDogs. “With these new hires, our operations are beginning to return to where they were before the pandemic and this should put us in an excellent position to build on a successful 2022 season.”

Lemmon and Courtney each held the title of account manager prior to their promotion, which follows a record-breaking season for RiverDogs’ ticketing department. Lemmon joined the RiverDogs in 2020 after four years as Director of Events and Sales at the Texas Sports Hall of Fame. Courtney joined the staff shortly after the conclusion of the 2021 season after three years with the Tennessee Smokies. Both will take on other tasks in addition to ticket sales.

Garber earned a full-time position in the operations department after spending the 2022 season as a general intern with the RiverDogs. He graduated from North Greenville University in fall 2021. Originally from Hagerstown, Maryland, Garber moved to the Holy City in 2015.

In his new role on the team, Brown can be seen all over the Charleston area serving up delicious food at the team’s new food truck. Jalin has been part of the Gameday team since he was 15 years old. Before working for the RiverDogs, he attended many games at The Joe as a kid.

Fletcher relocated to Charleston in June 2021 where he served as Dual Director of Hotel Sales for a local hospitality company. Previously, he was Hospitality Operations Manager at a catering company operating exclusively in the racing world, with a focus on racing teams and VIP customers. He also spent time in Naples, FL where he served as the catering, banqueting and events director for a private country club. There he received his IEPP, Wedding Planning and Luxury Wedding Planning certifications. Fletcher also holds a sommelier certification and a WSET Level 1 certification. He holds a Diploma in Hospitality Management and Hospitality & Tourism Management.

Lopes was previously an Account Executive at Optimum Sports in New York City, where he specialized in Olympic Games partnership strategies. A native of Freehold, New Jersey, he brings a diverse range of experiences to the RiverDogs marketing team. He has held numerous creative marketing positions in collegiate athletics at Clemson and Wofford, youth sports, gaming, and sports and entertainment consulting, as well as sales positions for the New York Jets and the Jersey Shore BlueClaws. Lopes holds a master’s degree in marketing from Clemson University and a bachelor’s degree in sports management from SUNY Cortland.

Before joining the full-time team, Hollar worked as a gameday intern for the RiverDogs in 2021 and returned as a full-time intern in 2022. Born and raised in Charleston, she has competed in RiverDogs games and earned a degree in Sports and Entertainment Management.

The RiverDogs are targeting a third straight championship in 2023. The full schedule can be found here. Season passes, Dog E-Coin plans, and group tickets, including options for the Segra Club at Riley Park, are available at riverdogs.com/tickets. The Segra Club is also open for events throughout the year. Visit segraclub.com for more information. The brand new RiverDogs Food Truck is available for your next event! For more information, contact the RiverDogs Front Office at 843-577-3647 (DOGS).

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