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Frankie Gonzalez

Boston Red Sox, Fenway Ambassador
Mr. Gonzalez joined the Red Sox in 2002 as a Fenway Ambassador. Frankie has been part of the Lindos Sueños program since its inception, and has emerged as a passionate leader of the program, working as a coach and mentor, Program Coordinator, and Project Manager. He holds a BS in Marketing from Northeastern University and also works as Recruiting Coordinator at the MBA Career Center at Northeastern University. Frankie is married to his college sweetheart and has two young daughters.

Jesus Alou

Boston Red Sox, Director/Dominican Summer League Red Sox
Jesus, or "Jay" as the participants know him, joined the Red Sox organization in 2002. He has been involved in the game of baseball for over 50 years, as a player, coach, and scout. Originally signed as a pitcher by San Francisco in 1958, Alou converted to the outfield and played 15 seasons in the majors with the Giants, Astros, Athletics, and Mets. He played with his brothers Felipe and Matty on the Giants from 1963-65 and on September 15, 1963, they became the only three siblings ever to play the outfield together in a big league game. He won two World Championships with the A's in 1973 and 1974. In his final two seasons with the Astros, he served as a player/coach.

Alberto Faña

Lindos Sueños, Coach
Alberto Faña has been involved in the game of baseball for 15 years. He was signed by the Phillies organization in 1992 and played in their Minor League system for four years. He managed the Dominican Summer League for two years and later served as a roving catcher instructor for the Phillies in their minor league system. He has a baseball academy in the Dominican Republic where he instructs and develops players. He has been involved with the Lindos Sueños program since its inception.

Pete Smith

Boston Red Sox, Fenway Ambassador
Pete has been involved with Lindos Sueños since 2010. In addition to his work as a Fenway Ambassador for the Red Sox, Pete has worked at the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) since 2002, serving as the Assistant Executive Director. Pete is a graduate of Wheaton College (Sociology with a Minor in Business Management) and received his Masters in Education at Springfield College. He also played baseball at the collegiate level, having served as a team captain at Wheaton College for 3 years.

Ken Nigro

Lindos Sueños, Staff Member
Ken has been with the Lindos Sueños program since its inception, and has helped in a variety of roles. Ken has been a baseball man his entire professional career. He covered the Orioles for the Baltimore Sun for many years. He has also worked as the Director of Public Relations for the Yankees, and worked with the Orioles, Padres, and Red Sox. Ken is a graduate of Colby College.

Kathryn Quirk

Boston Red Sox, Specialist of Community Partnerships and Player Relations
Kathryn joined the Red Sox in 2008 as a Community Relations intern. She has been a part of the Lindos Sueños team since 2010. Kathryn received her Bachelor's degree in Communication from Boston College.

Tim Heintzelman

Boston Red Sox, Manager of Red Sox Productions, Creative
Tim joined the Red Sox in 2009 as part of Red Sox Productions, and has been involved in the Lindos Sueños program since 2010. Tim's recap of the 2010 Lindos Sueños trip for the Red Sox Report won a New England Emmy for Outstanding Historical/Cultural Segment. He received a BS in Film and Television from Boston University's College of Communication.

Giannina Beltre

Boston Red Sox, Coordinator of Fan Services and Entertainment
Giannina, or "Nina" as she is most commonly known, joined the Red Sox in 2007 as a Fenway Ambassador. She has been working with the Lindos Sueños program since 2012. Nina's family is originally from the Dominican Republic, but she is a native of Methuen, MA. She received her BS in Business Management: Public Service and A.S in Fashion Merchandising from Fisher College.