Meet the Team

Caleb Kimmel
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
(260) 437-9349 (Mobile)
Andy McManama
Director of Operations / Baseball Instructor
(260) 466-5452 (Mobile)
Austen Rigelman
Tournament Director / STEM Director
(419) 771-2223 (Mobile)
Tim Petersen
On Deck Baseball Instructor
(260) 385-7503
Kristen Kimmel
Marketing Director
(260) 403-4281 (Mobile)
Melinda Petersen
On Deck Administrative Director
(260) 436-1507
Josette Grames
Visual Communications Director
(260) 436-1507
Adam Roser
Campus Maintenance Director/Baseball Instructor
Jamie Frazier
Dominican Republic Trip Coordinator
(260) 437-8521
Kayla Rigelman
Concessions Director
Linda Buskirk
Grant Writer
Caleb Stayton
Baseball Instructor/Mentor
(260) 436-1507
Blake Converset
Baseball Instructor/Mentor
260-436- 1507
Tony Gongaware
Baseball Instructor/Mentor
Connor McLaughlin
Baseball Instructor/Mentor

Board of Directors

David Kolpien, Board President

Raymond James & Associates

Lee DeTurk, Board Vice President

World Partners

Jim Krafcheck, Board Treasurer

Ash Brokerage

Amos Norman, Board Secretary

YMCA of Greater FW

Josh Byers  - Board At Large

Automotive Color & Supply

Craig Dyer - Board At Large

Indiana Tech


Adam Henry  - Board At Large

Beers Mallers Attorneys at Law

Justin Libey  - Board At Large

Old National Bank

Sarah Neace  - Board At Large

Neighborhood Health

Rich Powers  - Board At Large

American Specialty

Paige Pyle  - Board At Large

DeVore Chapel Pyle, Inc.

In memory of Kimberly Hatch

Community Leader (1966-2011)

International Baseball Special Advisors

Larry Bryant

Professor of Health, Georgia Southern University
WBA Founding Board Member

Kraig Cabe

Indiana State Director, Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)

Lee DeTurk

International Sports Director, World Partners

Caleb Kimmel

CEO, World Baseball Academy

Dave Mann

Executive Director, World Partners

Steve Sotir

Former Director of Player Development, IBAF
WBA Founding Board Member

Dr. Darin Van Tassell

Competition Director, 2008 Olympic Baseball Games
WBA Founding Board Member

Baseball Instruction Special Advisors

Eric Wedge

Former MLB Manager, Witchita State University Baseball

Annual Financial Review Advisors

Haines, Isenbarger, & Skiba, LLC

CPA Firm