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Meet the Staff

Jeff Biddle

Vice President
Jackie Robinson Training Complex - Vero Beach, Florida

Jeff Biddle is a native of Dansville, New York. From 1986-1989, he was the general manager for Northeast Collegiate Baseball. In 1989, he became the assistant director of athletics for Cocoa Expo Sports Center and was promoted to director of athletics in 1995. He served in that capacity until 2009 when he joined the staff at Historic Dodgertown.

Named vice president April 1, 2015, Biddle is responsible for the sales and marketing to sports teams including baseball, football, lacrosse, soccer and softball. He began the Spring Training program for high school and college baseball in 2011, in which 54 schools participated that inaugural year. The next two years saw an increase in teams and, in 2013, 106 teams attended. Due to its success, Historic Dodgertown has now expanded to high school and college softball and lacrosse. Biddle is also responsible for the booking of all other sports teams that use the facility for camps, showcases, tournaments and training.

He is married to his wife Crystal and has one daughter, Kaleigh. They reside in Vero Beach.

Craig Callan

Vice President
Jackie Robinson Training Complex - Vero Beach, Florida

Craig Callan has been an integral part of the management and development of world-famous Historic Dodgertown for more than 35 years. His leadership and attention to detail helped to earn Dodgertown recognition as Major League Baseball's best Spring Training camp.

Callan has served in numerous capacities since arriving at Dodgertown in 1978 for Harrison Conference Centers in New York as General Manager of Sports and Dodgertown Conference Center. In 1989, he became Director, Dodgertown and continued in that position until he was named Dodger Vice President, Spring Training & Minor League Facilities in 2002, expanding his duties to supervise the Dodgers' Campo Las Palmas training camp in the Dominican Republic and acting as the liaison with all Dodger minor league affiliates.

He has overseen major expansions and improvements at the Historic Dodgertown campus, including the 1990 and 1997 additions and upgrades to the complex that houses the major league clubhouse; a new minor league clubhouse and umpire rooms, new indoor batting cages, media room and expanded office space. In 2002, Callan designed and supervised construction of a new 30,000-square-foot building that included state-of-the-art clubhouses, training facilities and executive offices for the Dodgers adjacent to historic Holman Stadium.

Most recently, he oversaw the construction and opening of the new Quad softball and youth baseball facility and three acre multi-sports field for use in football, soccer and lacrosse training and games at Historic Dodgertown. He also was the driving force behind the design and construction of the Dodgers' spring camp at Camelback Ranch, Glendale, Arizona, a shared complex with the Chicago White Sox which opened in 2009.

Callan was responsible for Dodger Spring Training, the Single-A Florida State League Vero Beach Dodgers, the rookie-level Gulf Coast League Dodgers, a Sports and Conference Center catering year-round to national and international groups, as well as two golf courses and 60 acres of citrus groves.

Respected in the Vero Beach community, Callan has served on many boards, including the United Way, Samaritan Center, Council of 100 of Indian River County and the Civic Leadership Program and the Gifford Youth Community Center. In 2004, he was presented with a key to the City of Vero Beach. Callan received the Treasure Coast Citizen of the Year award in 1998 and the Vero Beach Police Department Citizen of the Year award in 1995.

Callan and his wife, Cynthia and son Liam, reside in Vero Beach, and are the proud grandparents of 14-year old Corliss Rose.

Nancy Gollnick

Assistant to the Vice President

Nancy Gollnick has been at Historic Dodgertown since 2009 when it reopened as Vero Beach Sports Village under the management of Minor League Baseball. Nancy was an 18-year employee previous to that time with the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodgertown.

Nancy first began as club secretary and membership director at Dodger Pines Country Club. After five years at that facility, she was asked to become Assistant to Vice President Craig Callan in 1995. Along with the duties of an administrative assistant, Nancy was in charge of running the Los Angeles Dodgers Adult Baseball Camp. The camp ran successfully until the Dodgers moved to Arizona in 2008. Nancy was asked to join the Dodgers during their first spring away from Dodgertown where she assisted in getting the offices organized and helping the staff in their new environment. AT Historic Dodgertown, Nancy currently fills the position of assistant to the vice president as well as overseeing human resources and accounting.

Nancy is an active member of the Exchange Club of Indian River where she has served on numerous committees and offices. She is past District Exchange Club District Director and Secretary and is currently president elect of the District which includes the State of Florida. Nancy has previously been the chair of the American Cancer Society, a member of the United Way steering committee, a graduate of the Civic Leadership Program and a volunteer for many other local charities.

Nancy has two children, Camron and Lindsey, and three grandchildren, Dustin, Kelly and Jason.

Rachelle Madrigal

Managing Director
Jackie Robinson Training Complex - Vero Beach, Florida

Keith Smith

Grounds Supervisor

Keith Smith, grounds supervisor, has enjoyed a career in the turfgrass industry for more than 30 years, the past 15 at the Dodgertown complex. Over that time, he has been involved with numerous renovations and upgrades to the facility. Of note is his oversight and management of the landscaping, irrigation and practice facility additions incorporated into the new Spring Training complex completed in 2002, renovations to Holman Stadium field and the recently completed quad softball and youth baseball facility and 3-acre multi-use sports field where the University of South Florida football team holds training camp.

While Dodgertown is ultimately recognized for baseball, Smith has had the pleasure of providing quality playing surfaces for a myriad of other sports at the facility such as softball, football, soccer, lacrosse and early on, even golf; attesting to the flexibility of the facility and his talents. In addition to the sports fields, Keith maintains over 15 acres of lawns, ornamentals, roadways and common areas that are an integral part of the all-inclusive training complex comprised of the fields, housing, meeting and dining amenities that make Dodgertown so unique.

Upon receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in turfgrass management from Mississippi State University, Keith started his career as a golf course superintendent, being not only involved with day-to-day playing conditions, but managing renovation and construction projects for golf courses and serving two stints as General Manager in addition to his turfgrass duties.

Smith and his wife Karen have four children, Tyler, Chase, Sara and Katie. 

Steve Snure

Vice President
Jackie Robinson Training Complex - Vero Beach, Florida

Steve Snure just reached his 25th year at the Historic Dodgertown facility. Snure was hired in 1988 as the executive chef for the conference center at Dodgertown. He served in that capacity until the closing of the facility in 2008 when the Los Angeles Dodgers moved their Spring Training headquarters to Arizona.

When Minor League Baseball leased the facility from Indian River County to reopen it in 2009, Snure was among the first to be called to come back to work. He was hired to become the operations manager of the facility which includes the entire conference center: housekeeping, kitchen, dining room, lounge and maintenance departments. Steve was named vice president April 1, 2015. 

Steve is married to his wife Helga and they have two sons, David and Christopher, and two grandsons, Alex and Dawson.

Adie Ward

Manager, Event Planning
Jackie Robinson Training Complex - Vero Beach, Florida