WCCL: Medford Rogues

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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, colmunist 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 chuck@medfordrogues.com

 

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 mayra@medfordrogues.com

Griffin Boyd, Assistant General Manager

A native of Medford, Griffin Boyd is a 2013 graduate of Western Oregon University, earning a degree in Communications Studies with a minor in Sports Management. After a stint with International Sports Management, he moved back to Medford and joined the Rogues staff in November 2013. 

Griff's playing career includes years with South Medford High School, the American Legion Medford Mustangs, Mt. Hood JC and WOU (he's pictured here playing 3B for the Wolves). He also played in the West Coast League for the Corvallis Knights in 2010-11. 

Griff's main duties are to increase attendance through groups, fundraisers and party deck bookings and to bring new ideas to our game presentation while overseeing the game day staff. He will also take over many of the team's public and media relations duties, using his WOU training to improve the team's presence in the Rogue Valley. Contact Griff at griffin@medfordrogues.com

Rogues Broadcast Team

Bill Jacobs & Max Milander bring you the fun!

The Rogues are proud to join with ESPN 580 and Valley Immediate Care to present our 2014 Broadcast Team, Bill Jacobs and Max Milander.

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 2014 graduate of Linfield College, Max Milander served as sports broacaster and director with KSLC 90.3, Linfield's college radio station, for three years. His broadcast duties include Wildcat baseball, football, basketball and soccer games. In addition, Max interned with Portland's KFXX 1080 "The Fan."