The Canyon County Spuds have 6 interns who make life around the ballpark easy for the fans and the volunteers.

Statistician

Grace

Interns - Grace Michael

Grace is a wonderful person, she’s a fantastic statistician. Besides doing our stats, Grace runs the Spuds TikTok account.

This fall, Grace will be a 4th-year student at Northeastern University in Boston, MA where she is pursuing a degree in Marketing Analytics with a minor in Data Science and is a member of the Women’s Soccer team. Grace’s love for baseball grew from her management of her high school team. She hopes to one day use her analytical skills in baseball operations for an MLB organization and work through the offices to become a General Manager. “Grace likes working for the Spuds as it is a fun introduction to working in higher-level baseball and helps give her experience to pursue her career goals.”

Marketing Interns

Bo Stevens

Interns - Bo Stevens

Bo is one of our marketing interns, you can find him in the office when the team is on the road. As well as on the gate for home games. Where he will be scanning tickets and greeting you.

From Boise, ID. Currently attending The College of Idaho as a student-athlete playing football. Majoring in marketing and digital media. I want to work in sports marketing or a sports agency. “I like to work for the Spuds because I enjoy being around baseball, marketing the team to the community and beyond, and being around great people who make the internship amazing.”

Zachary Dean

Zachary Dean

Zach is one of our marketing interns, you can find him in the office when the team is on the road. As well as on the gate for home games. Where he will be scanning tickets and greeting you.

From Meridian, ID. Currently attending College of Idaho and majoring in Marketing and Digital Media. Wants to work in sports marketing or sports journalism field. “I like working for the Spuds because I get to enjoy summer collegiate baseball and get to help introduce Canyon County community to a new sports team.”

Kyle

Interns - Kyle

Kyle is one of our marketing interns, you can find him in the office when the team is on the road. As well as on the gate for home games. Where he will be scanning tickets and greeting you. Kyle is also in charge of coming up with unique themes for each game, such as Hawaiian Night which is this Thursday.

From Moscow, ID. He graduated from the University of Idaho with a B.S. in sociology and marketing in 2020. He will be going to Arkansas State for M.S. in sports administration. He moved to meridian in April. Kyle would like to work in sports marketing or collegiate athletics with the hopes of one day becoming a college AD. “I like working for the spuds because it gives a professional atmosphere and brings baseball to Canyon County for everyone to enjoy.”

Broadcasting Interns

Dacota Haynes

Dacota Haynes

Dacota was one of our first signees, this summer he is the Broadcaster and Media Relations for the team. He will also help out in marketing and sales.

A senior at Northwest Nazarene, Dacota will be graduating this fall. He will be earning a degree in Public Relations. The most experienced member of our entire staff, Dacota has worked for the Cowlitz Black Bears of the West Coast League for many years in the past. While with them, Dacota had served many roles from ticket scanning to PA Announcing, to concessions, to working in the front office as an Assistant GM and Broadcaster. Sports Broadcasting is the dream that Dacota has had for his career for eight years. Serving many roles for the team, Dacota does both Broadcasting and Media Relations. He will be writing articles for the Spuds, as well as recording multiple episodes of the new Spuds podcast – Tater Talk. “I like working for the Spuds because I believe that this job is going to open the door for me in what I want to do for my career, and not only that but this job is bringing me out of my comfort zone. With the Spuds, I have been able to work with some really amazing people who make my job a lot easier. This Summer with the Spuds, I will be able to learn what it’s like to work for a true minor league ballclub.”

Santina

Interns - Santina Zito

Santina is one of our interns who you can see before the game, doing many things. But when it comes to game time she is up in the Press Box.

Santina is a rising senior at the University of Jamestown where she is a starter on the women’s softball team. She is a triple major in accounting, business administration, and financial planning with a concentration in management. Along with playing softball, Santina works alongside her sports information director. After her obtaining her undergraduate degrees, Santina will be the graduate assistant in sports information while pursuing her master’s.  “Santina likes working for the spuds because she gets to use her extensive baseball knowledge to color commentate and analyze the game helping her gain the experience needed to become a sports information director/athletic director.”

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