Front Office

DAVID KRAKOWER

GENERAL MANAGER

David brings over 20 years of experience in professional and collegiate sports to the Aviators. He has had stints in Major League Baseball, Minor League Baseball, Independent League Baseball, the National Hockey League, Major League Soccer, the United Soccer League, as well as working on the college football side of the business for ESPN. 

David began his career in 1999, as a ticket sales rep with the Detroit Tigers. He was a member of the front office staff for the World Champion Florida Marlins in 2003. Over the course of his career, David has had the unique privilege of helping build two brand new teams from the ground up (in 2005, with the Mesa Miners of the Golden Baseball League; and in 2016, with the New Britain Bees, of the Atlantic League). 

Most recently, David served as the Senior Director of Ticket Sales for Hartford Athletic, of the United Soccer League. In addition to the aforementioned teams, David has also enjoyed sales and management roles with the NHL’s Florida Panthers, the Birmingham Barons (the AA affiliate of the Chicago White Sox), the MLS’ New England Revolution, as well as a role as a Corporate Sales Manager for ESPN, helping to run their college football bowl game in Birmingham, Alabama. 

David was born in Fair Lawn, New Jersey and raised in Boca Raton, Florida. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Missouri. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Sports Administration from St. Thomas University, in Miami, Florida. In his spare time, David enjoys bodybuilding and became a professional bodybuilder in 2019. David resides in West Lafayette, with his wife, Andrea and their son, Shawn. 

 

ALEXANDER ATWOOD

DIRECTOR OF TICKET SALES

Alexander Atwood, more affectionately known as Zander, is the Aviators’ new Director of Ticket Sales, and is excited to bring a wealth of experience in sports and entertainment to the Greater Lafayette area’s best summer collegiate baseball team. 

A native of Valparaiso, IN, Zander has lived and worked in the Greater Lafayette area for the past four years as a ticket service and retention representative with Purdue University Athletics.  Before moving back to Indiana, Zander worked in ticket sales at both Western Michigan University Athletics and the Battle Creek Bombers summer collegiate baseball team of the Northwoods League. 

He also interned at Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL in parade audience control at the Magic Kingdom. Zander received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration / Sport Management from Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, MI in 2014, and recently received his Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Purdue University Global in June of 2020.

Zander recently married his wife Sandra in October of 2020, and they live together with their cat Ted.  Zander enjoys participating in and attending live sporting events and concerts, road-tripping to and exploring new places with his wife, and checking out new craft breweries and local eateries anywhere he goes.  

Zander is a lifelong fan of the Chicago Cubs, Chicago Bears, Chicago Blackhawks, Purdue Boilermakers, and most recently his Lafayette Aviators.  For more information on the Lafayette Aviators and ticket pricing, feel free to reach out to Zander anytime, and he’ll be happy to help you out. #TakeFlight

 

JOEY SCHOR

DIRECTOR OF GAME PRESENTATION & DIGITAL ASSETS

Joey Schor is excited for this opportunity to be the Director of Game Presentation & Digital Assets for the Lafayette Aviators as he is ecstatic to bring the best ballpark entertainment experience to each fan. Joey comes from Denver, Colorado, where he spent the last three years as the Marketing/Promotions Director for the National Ballpark Museum. During his time at the museum, Joey became a baseball historian, and put the museum as one of the top 5 must see places to visit in Denver. 

Prior to working at the museum, Joey was the Promotions Assistant for the Quad Cities River Bandits, Scoreboard/Music/Video Director for the Glendale Desert Dogs in the Arizona Fall League, and in college for Metro State University of Denver, Joey was the PA announcer, followed by the Play-by-Play Announcer for the school’s baseball and softball teams.

Since he was eight years old, Joey's passion has been baseball.  He had one at-bat in middle school but has always known his calling was in the front office.  His love for baseball was fueled by Dante Bichette and Joey's grandfather, to whom he has dedicated his career.

Joey is excited to immerse himself in the Lafayette community as even though Denver is his hometown, he loves the smallness and how everyone is friendly.

When not working, you will find Joey in the community checking out the restaurant scene as he considers himself an aficionado of dining establishments.  If you see Joey around town, make sure to say hi as he loves socializing.