The Bowling Green Hot Rods made three additions to their front office staff, including two recent Western Kentucky University graduates. New assistants Ryan Renick, Cameron Wengrzyn, and Shari Krakauer joined the team as the countdown to Opening Night ticked below 100 days. "With the season approaching very quickly, having some extra hands in the pit will be a great asset," said team General Manager and CEO, Brad Taylor. "Through various channels, we've been able to see the abilities and work ethic of Shari, Ryan, and Cameron, and we know they will be strong additions to our front office team."
Ryan Renick, a new graduate of Western Kentucky University, joins the staff after completing an internship with the Hot Rods in December. Renick earned a degree in Recreation Administration, with a minor in Agriculture, and is a long-time resident of south-central Kentucky. Before moving to Bowling Green in 2001, he hailed from Cave City and spent his high school years playing baseball at nearby Barren County High School. He counts current major leaguers Joe Blanton and Cory Hart as two of his high school opponents.
Another recent graduate of Western Kentucky University, Cameron Wengrzyn will serve as the Hot Rods Production Assistant. He'll be responsible for creating graphics the team uses on its website, while also playing a role in the production of video board material for the upcoming season. Wengrzyn comes to the Hot Rods with Major League experience, working with the Cincinnati Reds as an Entertainment and Media Productions Intern. He honed a variety of skills with the Reds, from camera operation to producing pre-game and in-game video board material. A native of New Jersey, he has a degree in Broadcasting with a minor in Business.
Shari Krakauer is a new Marketing and Sales Assistant. She comes to the Hot Rods after spending 2008 as an intern with the Trenton Thunder (AA, Eastern League) in New Jersey, where she worked with both GM/CEO Brad Taylor and Assistant GM/Sales Greg Coleman. Her first few months with the Hot Rods will satisfy the course work for her degree from Flagler College in St. Augustine, FL. Upon graduation in April, Krakauer will earn a degree in Sports Management with a minor in Business. A native of Dix Hills, NY, she will remain in Bowling Green for the 2009 season.