Rogues Front Office
Your Medford Rogues Front Office staff is here to assist you with anything we can to make your Harry & David Field experience a more pleasant one. Feel free to call us, e-mail, come by the press box offices or call us directly with any questions or concerns you might have. Thank you for letting us be a part of your summer fun!
Chuck Heeman, General Manager
Heeman, 55, joined the Rogues in October 2012 following a two-year stint with the Klamath Falls Gems of the West Coast League. Heeman was the Gems’ first General Manager, operating the team through its startup year and second season of WCL play. He made the move to Medford in to join the Rogues and guide the startup of the team under the oversight of CSH International, Inc., the team’s parent company. In addition, Chuck is responsible for the year-round operation of Harry & David Field with the assistance and consultation of the Medford Youth Baseball Society and the City of Medford.
Chuck has worked in professional sports for more than 20 years. He began his career with the Oakland Athletics in 1992 during Spring Training in Phoenix, AZ. He has served as General Manager of the MLB-affiliated Burlington (IA) Bees of the Midwest League and as GM for two independent professional teams, the Cook County (IL) Cheetahs and the Merrillville (IN) Muddogs as well as the Flint (MI) Generals professional hockey team. Chuck also served as Director of Stadium Operations with the AAA Tucson (AZ) Sidewinders (affiliated with the Arizona Diamondbacks) before being promoted to Facilities Manager with the Major League Diamondbacks from 2006-2010. Chuck's teams won championships in 1992 (Bellingham Mariners, Northwest League) and 1994 (Huntsville Stars, Southern League).
During a break in his sports career Chuck served for two years (2005-06) as State Executive Director for Mothers Against Drunk Driving Arizona, and for nearly two years (2004-05) as District Director for the Phoenix (AZ) District of the Muscular Dystrophy Association. He also worked for 13 years with the U.S. Postal Service and has been a writer, columnist and editor for newspapers in Michigan and Arizona.
Chuck was born in Detroit, Michigan and grew up in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Park and Recreation Management from Arizona State University in August 2010 and is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Contact Chuck at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mayra Heeman, Volunteer Administrator
Mayra, 53, joins her husband as a volunteer and as the second member of the Rogues staff. She most recently served as volunteer Director of Sales and Ticketing with the Klamath Falls Gems.
Mayra built a 25-year career in the legal field, serving as senior litigating paralegal for the law firm of Pico & White in Pomona, CA. She also hosted a weekly legal-themed radio show in Los Angeles. She is a native of the town of Costa Rica, Sinaloa, Mexico.
As a volunteer staff member, Mayra will be responsible for host families and assisting with game day operations. She is also dedicated to our Hispanic Outreach program to involve the Hispanic community in our efforts in every area.
Locally Mayra is a volunteer with a number of local organizations dedicated to fighting domestic abuse.
Mayra & Chuck have four children (Ben, Gyzell, Dan and Christopher), and four grandchildren - Christopher, Kyrie, Annabella and Avery. Contact Mayra at email@example.com.
Rogues Broadcast Team
Bill Jacobs & Emma Tiedemann bring you the fun!
The Rogues are proud to join with ESPN 580 and Valley Immediate Care to present our 2015 Broadcast Team, Bill Jacobs and Emma Tiedemann.
A fixture in Southern Oregon TV and radio for more than 25 years, Bill Jacobs returns for another season of Rogues action. Bill (pictured left) is currently the voice of Southern Oregon University sports and Ashland High School football.
A native of Dallas, Texas and senior at the University of Missouri, Emma has been broadcasting since age 15, introduced to the business by her grandfather, legendary North Texas broadcaster Bill Mercer. At Missouri, Emma broadcasts Missouri sports including the 2014 Texas A&M - Missouri football game and the 2014 Cotton Bowl. In 2014 Emma spent the summer in Alaska as the play-by-play voice of the Alaska Summer League's Mat-Su Miners.
Tess Hyer, 2015 Intern
Tess, a senior at Southern Oregon University, comes to us with a wealth of experience, working with the SOU Athletics Department. Originally from Winters, California, Tess fell in love with Oregon and hopes to gain more experience in the sales and marketing aspects of the sports industry. As an avid sports fan, she cannot wait to work with the Medford Rogues!
Tess will cover many areas in business operations, game-day staff and show preparation and tickets sales, and will be a great asset in promoting the Rogues through social and traditional media throughout the off-season and summer. She is also part of our sales and marketing team that will make our 2015 "Fill the Park Friday" promotion a great success. Tess joins the Rogues immediately while remaining with the Raider Athletic Department through the school year and completing her studies at SOU.