Meet the Staff
Rachelle Madrigal oversees the day-to-day operations at the Jackie Robinson Training Complex in Vero Beach, Florida for Major League Baseball's Baseball and Softball Development Department.
Prior to joining Major League Baseball in March 2019, Madrigal spent over 12 years working for the Pittsburgh Pirates in Bradenton, Florida, most recently as the General Manager of the Bradenton Marauders and Director of Sales & Marketing. Madrigal's tenure with the Pirates began as an intern in September 2006 and led to her overseeing business and gameday operations for Pirates Spring Training and the Bradenton Marauders, including ticket sales, corporate partnership sales, stadium operations, community relations, special events, and more.
Madrigal is a two-time winner of the Florida State League's Emo Murphy Woman Executive of the Year Award (2014 & 2018). She led the planning and execution of the 2014 Florida State League All-Star Game in Bradenton. Madrigal was selected to participate in MLB's Katharine Feeney Leadership Symposium for women in baseball in 2018. She served as a mentor in Minor League Baseball's inaugural Women in Baseball LIFT Mentorship Program in 2019 and maintains her participation in the initiative.
Madrigal earned a Bachelor of Science in Sport Management from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is a Stoughton, Massachusetts native and currently resides in Vero Beach, Florida with her husband Victor and twin sons Dominic and Quinton.
Amanda Nguyen joined the Jackie Robinson Training Complex team in 2020 as Senior Manager of Operations, assisting the Managing Director with day-to-day facility operations. Focus areas include housekeeping, food service, facility maintenance, ground maintenance, security, information technologies, event services and guest service.
Amanda is a native of Richland, MO and a graduate of Southwest Baptist University with a bachelor's degree in Sports Management and a master's degree in Business Administration. Her professional career in sports began in Bradenton, Florida where she served for two years as Coordinator of Business Operations and Community Relations following a three-month internship with the organization.
Amanda left the Bradenton Marauders to be closer to family in Springfield, Missouri. She was able to further her career and sports experience with the Springfield Greene County Park Board as a Coordinator. For over 7 years, Amanda was able to oversee several facilities, including Youth Baseball/Softball at the Killian Sports Complex, Springfield Skate Park, Chesterfield Family Center, and Cooper Tennis Complex.
Amanda currently resides with her wife Mary and daughter Summitt in Vero Beach, Florida.
Trudy is the Coordinator of the Human Resources functions for the Jackie Robinson Training Complex and also handles various administrative office functions.
A native of Montville, N.J., Trudy has a Bachelor’s Degree from Montclair State University. She was employed by the Township of Montville for many years. She moved to Vero Beach in 2017 and joined the Jackie Robinson Training Complex in January of 2018.
Trudy loves baseball and is an avid fan of the New York Mets. She enjoys spending time with family, reading, going to the beach, walking with her beagle, Patrick, and doing crossword and jigsaw puzzles.
Trudy has two grown children, Delores and Connor, and one grandson, Jace.
Sales & Athletics
Biddle oversees sales, athletics and marketing for the Jackie Robinson Training Complex, serving as the primary contact for group bookings. He developed and oversees operation of the complex's High School Spring Training and College Spring Invitational programs, as well as JRTC youth baseball tournaments.
Biddle began his career in 1989 as Assistant Director of Athletics at the Cocoa Expo Sports Center. In 1995 he was named Director of Athletics of the multi-sport training complex located in Cocoa, Florida. There he oversaw all athletic programming until his departure in 2009.
In 2009, Biddle joined Minor League Baseball as Director of Athletics and Marketing at the Historic Dodgertown complex in Vero Beach, Florida. He was responsible for marketing and securing athletic events and tournaments at the newly renovated multi-sport facility, as well as overseeing athletic operations. In 2015, with the facility now under the management of former Los Angeles Dodgers owner Peter O'Malley, Biddle was promoted to Vice President. In January 2019, Major League Baseball assumed control of the complex and Biddle was named Senior Manager of Sales and Athletics of the Jackie Robinson Training Complex.
He serves on the executive board of the Treasure Coast Sports Commission and is a member of the Willis Sports Foundation/Vero R.B.I. board.
He is married to his wife Crystal and has one daughter, Kaleigh. They reside in Vero Beach.
Bo Seccombe joined the Jackie Robinson Training Complex as Coordinator of Athletic Operations in December of 2021. He is at the forefront and behind the scenes of all athletic events held at the facility.
He was born and raised in Denver, Colorado before moving to Tallahassee, Florida with his family in 2009. He played collegiate baseball at Santa Fe College and Faulkner University where he earned multiple Academic All-American honors and graduated with degrees in Sports Management and Sports Psychology.
One of his fondest memories was winning an AAU National Championship here at the Jackie Robinson Training Complex, then Historic Dodgertown, in 2016.
In his spare time, Bo enjoys working out, reading, cooking and trying to play golf.
Adie Ward joined the Jackie Robinson Training Complex in 2011 as an Event Planning Manager. She grew up working for a nationwide program that ministered to adolescents and was immersed in every aspect of how a facility and large-scale events are run. After some time overseas helping manage an outdoor activity center, she shifted to the financial industry, working for a bank and then an accounting office, but finally decided it was time to focus her customer service, professionalism and organizational skills back into events.
Thankful for her experience under the management of Minor League Baseball, Peter O'Malley and Major League Baseball, Adie is developing a guest services training program for the JRTC and oversees the Front Desk, Gate, Event Planning and Event Services departments. Her goal is to foster an environment that values diversity and employee development while building client relationships through hard work and preparation.
Adie has 15 years of Events experience and has two children, Emmeline and Barrington.
Born and raised in North Bergen, New Jersey, Lisa Christenson moved to Florida in 1981. Lisa has always enjoyed baseball and was originally employed at Dodgertown from 1990 - 1993 as a Dining Room Supervisor. Due to a thriving family business and the desire to be home and raise her children, Lisa stepped away from her Dodgertown family for a bit. During her hiatus, she obtained a degree in Business Management and also became a certified Zumba Fitness Instructor.
In 2017, Lisa once again joined the family at Historic Dodgertown, this time as Conference and Event Planning Assistant where she is responsible for coordinating the planning, scheduling, meals and lodging for all the teams that stay at the Jackie Robinson Training Complex. Lisa and her husband Charlie have three grown children, Christopher, Carly and Jean.
Saf Aboussad serves as the Front Desk Manager of the Jackie Robinson Training Complex in Vero Beach, Florida. He has more than 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry and has held his role with the Jackie Robinson Training Complex since January 2017. Saf oversees day-to-day operations of the on-site hotel and collaborates with Event Planning and other departments to achieve common goals and objectives.
Prior to joining the JRTC, Saf has held management positions with different franchise brands and many independently owned hotels in Florida. Through his years of hotel service, Saf has gained leadership expertise in hospitality operations.
A native of Marrakech, Morocco, Saf joined the hotel industry in 1999 when he started attending the Hospitality and Restaurant Technical Institute in Marrakech. During the two-year program, he worked as an apprentice at several five-star hotels such as La Mamounia and La Palmeraie. He received his Hotel Management Diploma in 2001.
In his spare time, Saf enjoys fishing and cooking. He and his wife Priscilla have two children, Aaliyah and Amir.
Teddy Gutman joined the Jackie Robinson Training Complex staff in August 2022 as the Grounds Manager. He is responsible for the maintenance and oversight of all athletic fields, landscaping and common areas.
Teddy was born and raised in Burlington, Iowa. He developed a passion for the game of baseball and the outdoors chasing foul balls outside the former Burlington Bees stadium Community Field. His passion and talent for the game of baseball allowed him the opportunity to play two years at Southwestern CC in Creston, Iowa, then transferring to compete two years at University of Minnesota, Crookston. While at University of Minnesota, Crookston, he earned his Bachelors degree in Turf Management as well as Horticulture.
Teddy gained valuable experience as an intern working for the Burlington Bees in 2009. After also working in the golf course industry for four years from 2010-14, he returned to the sports turf industry in 2015 and 2016 as a grounds crew member of the Baltimore Orioles. His career continued from 2017-22 at the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches. Spring Training home of the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals. He started as Field Operations Foreman eventually working his way up to Assistant Director, Field Operations.
Teddy enjoys spending time with his wife and their son, Theo.