David McDonald
General Manager

David began his career with the Grizzlies in 2013 as Chief Ticket Officer and was promoted to Assistant General Manager at the end of the 2014 season.  He assumed the General Manager duties in 2015. David is a member of Toastmasters International, a fantastic Rotary club and he is an Ambassador for the Gaston Regional Chamber of Commerce.  David graduated from Cazenovia College with a Communications Studies Major and Pre-Law Minor and also played for the Men’s Soccer Team, receiving All-Conference honors.

Jake Brewer
Assistant General Manager (aka Ticket Leprechaun)

Jake started with the Grizzlies as an intern in the summer of 2014 and came on board full-time after his graduation from Western Carolina University.  With the Grizzlies, Jake supervised all ticket sales and operations as the “Ticket Leprechaun”. Following the 2018 season, Jake was promoted to Assistant General Manager.  He continues to lead the Grizzlies ticket sales staff while providing exceptional customer service and supervising the Grizzlies extensive internship program.

Matt Perry
Owner and President, Gastonia Family Entertainment

Since 1998, Matt has served as President of National Sports Services (www.nsssports.com).  Matt provides a multitude of services for the firm, including new project development, facility development, financial and market feasibility, lease negotiations, securing project capital, and venue and team consulting.   

Matt and his partner at NSS – Bill Davidson – are owners and operators of the Wilmington Sharks franchise, a member of the Coastal Plain League, and the Lafayette Aviators, a member of the Prospect League.

Matt earned his BS degree in Advertising and a Minor in Business from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, and secured his Master’s in Sport Management from Ohio State University.

Sean Churchill
Owner & Manager, Gastonia Family Entertainment

Sean is the Medical Director for Genesis Innovation Group which is a product development company specializing in advancing early phase medical technology from conception to FDA approval and use.

He and his wife Melissa have had a lifelong dream of owning and running a baseball franchise after retirement from the medical field and started down this path with their investment in Grizzlies in the spring of 2018.    They are also owners of the Lafayette Aviators, a member of the Prospect League.

Sean has an MBA in Sports Management from the University of Massachusetts.  He previously earned a BS in Chemical Engineering from Colorado State University, a MD from University of Michigan and completed his Orthopedic Residency at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

McKenna Edwards
Director of Marketing
Ryan Todd
Account Executive
Bill Davidson
Owner & Vice-President, Gastonia Family Entertainment
Jesse & Emily Cole
Owners, Gastonia Family Entertainment