PRESS RELEASE – The Everett AquaSox are please to announce two promotions within their front office. The AquaSox, an affiliate of the Seattle Mariners, will celebrate their 30th year in Everett in 2014. Katie Crawford Woods has been named Assistant General Manager of the AquaSox, while Erica Fensterbush has been promoted to Group Sales and Merchandise Manager.
Crawford Woods, who was named Northwest League Female Executive of the Year for 2013, joined the AquaSox in 2009 as the Community Relations Manager, before being promoted to Director of Community Relations in 2011. She oversees the AquaSox community outreach efforts, including the growth of the AquaSox Community Fund and the Hit a Home Run in Reading program, which has grown to include over 25,000 local students. She also oversees the team’s media relations, on field entertainment and the team’s host family program, and in her new role will manage more of the day-to-day operations of the office.
“Through her hard work and dedication to the team, Katie has played a large part in the success of the AquaSox over the last five seasons and is well deserving of this promotion,” said AquaSox Executive Vice-President Tom Backemeyer.
Fensterbush first joined the AquaSox front office staff in 2011 where she has served as an Account Executive for the past two seasons. In addition to working directly with season ticket holders and helping increase ticket sales for the team, she also oversees all merchandise sales for the Frogs. In her new role, she will lead all aspects of group sales and help coordinate corporate events at the ballpark, while continuing to oversee merchandise for the team.
“Erica has been a huge asset to our organization over the last two seasons,” said Backemeyer, “We think that in this new role, she will be able to showcase her energy and enthusiasm as well as her passion for putting together great events for our fans.”
Opening Day is Friday, June 13, at 7:05 p.m. at Everett Memorial Stadium vs. the Hillsboro Hops. For more information on the 2014 season, please visit aquasox.com or call the AquaSox front office at 425-258-3673.