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Premium Staff

Kevin Dart

Vice President, Ticket Sales, Service & Operations
Phone: (718) 579-4433 | Email: kdart@yankees.com

Kevin grew up in Smithtown, New York. After spending time at SUNY Delhi studying Computer Information Systems Management, he attended Salisbury State University and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Physical Education. Kevin went on to earn his Master's Degree in Sport Management from the University of Northern Colorado. He began his career with the Denver Broncos in 1997 before becoming the Supervisor of Ticket Operations for the Los Angeles Angels later that year. Kevin joined the Yankees in 2000 as Executive Director of Ticket Operations. He then became Executive Director of Ticket Sales, Service and Operations before being promoted to his current role as Vice President of the department in January of 2014.

Rose Barre

Executive Director, Sales, Service, & Business Strategies
Phone: (718) 838-6901 | Email: rbarre@yankees.com

Rose grew up in Watertown, New York. She graduated from Binghamton University with a Master's Degree in Social Science and Public Administration. After spending three years overseeing the Groups Sales efforts at the New York Islanders, Rose joined the Yankees in 2010 as a Premium Sales & Service Specialist. She spent time as the Manager and Director of Premium Sales & Service before being promoted to her current role as Executive Director, Sales, Service & Business Strategies in 2019. Rose's favorite Yankees memory is Jeter's 3,000th hit.

Joseph Leva

Director, Premium Sales & Service
Phone: (718) 579-4482 | Email: jleva@yankees.com

Joseph attended St. John's University, graduating with a Bachelor's Degree in Sport Management with a minor in Legal Studies. Growing up in Long Island, Joseph is a born Yankees fan. After working for the Yankees as an intern while attending St. John's, he climbed through the ranks as a Ticket Operations Representative, followed by an Account Executive, a Premium Sales & Service Specialist and then the Manager of Inside Sales. In February of 2016, Joseph returned to the Premium Sales & Service team as the Senior Manager of Premium Sales & Service before being promoted to his current role as Director of Premium Sales & Service in 2018. He still gets a thrill seeing the field every day and is eternally grateful for his 2009 World Series ring.

Samantha Giraud

Assistant Director, Premium Suite Services
Phone: (718) 579-4452 | Email: sgiraud@yankees.com

Born and raised in New York, Samantha's tenure with the Yankees began in 2004. Called "Sam" by many in the organization, she attended Berkeley College and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management and Marketing in 2003. During her time with the Yankees, Sam has witnessed some of the most historic events, but it was the Yankees winning their 27th Championship title in the 2009 World Series that stands out the most. Her favorite part of working for the Yankees organization is continuing their mission of tradition and unity.

Tahlor Levine

Assistant Director, Premium Ticket Sales & Service
Phone: (646) 977-8072 | Email: tlevine@yankees.com

Tahlor grew up on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. He graduated from the University of Virginia and attained an MBA from the Zicklin School of Business in New York City. Tahlor joined the Yankees in 2011 as an intern in the Premium Sales & Service Department. After promotions through the Inside Sales team and the Season Ticket Sales & Service Department, Tahlor returned to the Premium Sales & Service Department in September 2013 as a Sales & Service Specialist. Before assuming his current role in 2019 as Assistant Director, Premium Ticket Sales & Service, Tahlor served as Manager, Premium Retention, Sales & Service. His favorite Yankee Stadium moment is George W. Bush throwing out the first pitch at the 2001 World Series after the 9/11 attacks.

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Dan Caplan

Senior Specialist, Premium Sales & Service
Phone: (646) 977-8362 | Email: dcaplan@yankees.com

Dan was born and raised in Cortland Manor, New York, and graduated from the University at Buffalo with degrees in Communication and Studio Art. After graduation, Dan worked at the Rockland Boulders of the Can-Am League as an Account Executive. His responsibilities included singing the Canadian National Anthem prior to home games. After one year in Rockland, Dan joined the Yankees where he moved through the Inside Sales and Season Ticket Sales & Service teams before joining the Premium Sales & Service team. He was promoted to his current role as a Senior Premium Sales & Service Specialist in 2019. Dan's favorite Yankees memory was watching them beat the Philadelphia Phillies in the 2009 World Series.

Max Esh

Senior Specialist, Premium Sales & Service
Phone: (718) 579-4497 | Email: mesh@yankees.com

Max grew up in New York City and graduated from the University of Arizona. After graduation, he worked with the New York Knicks in the Field Marketing Department, and joined the New York Yankees family in June 2011 as a Night Sales Associate. He then transitioned to a full-time position with the Inside Sales team, and was subsequently promoted to Account Executive before becoming the Senior Premium Sales & Service Specialist. His favorite Yankees memory is when Aaron Boone hit the game-winning home run against the Red Sox in Game 7 of the 2003 ALCS.

Juliana Furey

Senior Specialist, Premium Sales & Service
Phone: (646) 977-8270 | Email: jfurey@yankees.com

Juliana grew up in Princeton, New Jersey, and joined the Yankees after graduating from the High Point University in May of 2012, with degrees in Sports Management and Psychology. After being promoted through the Inside Sales and Season Ticket Sales & Service departments, she joined the Premium Sales & Service team in July of 2014. She was promoted to her current role as Senior Premium Sales & Service Specialist in February 2018. Juliana's favorite Yankees moment was watching Derek Jeter's 3,000th hit.

Matt Hansen

Senior Specialist, Premium Sales & Service
Phone: (646) 977-8903 | Email: mhansen@yankees.com

Born in Buffalo, New York, and raised in Topeka, Kansas, Matt became a Premium Sales & Service Specialist in February 2016 after spending the previous two seasons as an Account Executive in the Yankees Season Ticket Sales & Service Department. In 2019, he was promoted to his current role as a Senior Premium Sales & Service Specialist. Prior to joining the Yankees, he worked with the New York Islanders for two seasons as a Group Sales Executive. He graduated from Jacksonville University in 2012 with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Marketing while playing on their Division I tennis team. His favorite memory is the Yankees comeback victory in the 2017 Wild Card Game versus the Minnesota Twins.

Steve Lynes

Senior Specialist, Premium Sales & Service
Phone: (646) 977-8204 | Email: slynes@yankees.com

Steve grew up in Westfield, New Jersey. He graduated from York College of Pennsylvania with a degree in Sports Management. Prior to joining the Yankees, Steve began his career with the New Jersey Nets. Steve joined the Yankees in the summer of 2012 as an Account Executive in the Season Ticket Sales & Service Department and has since moved up to his current role as a Senior Premium Sales & Service Specialist. His favorite Yankee Stadium moment is the crowd chanting Paul O'Neill's name during the 2001 World Series.

Cory Sigadel

Senior Specialist, Premium Sales & Service
Phone: (646) 977-8094 | Email: csigadel@yankees.com

Cory grew up in Long Island, New York, and graduated from the University of Pittsburgh. He joined the Yankees in 2012 as an Inside Sales Associate and spent time in the Group Sales Department and Suite Sales & Service Department before moving up to his current role as a Senior Premium Sales & Service Specialist in 2017. He is a lifelong Yankees fan and his favorite Yankees memory was watching Aaron Boone's walk-off home run in Game 7 of the 2003 ALCS with his father.

Jarrett Brachfeld

Specialist, Premium Sales & Service
Phone: (646) 977-8084| Email: jbrachfeld@yankees.com

Jarrett was born and raised in Commack, New York, located on Long Island. In May 2014, he graduated from Dowling College with a B.S. in Sports Management. He was promoted to the Premium Sales & Service Department in April 2018. Prior to that, he was an Account Executive in the Season Ticket Sales & Service Department and spent time on the Inside Sales and Junior Sales teams. In his spare time, he enjoys exercising and watching his favorite New York sports teams.

Samuel Clark

Specialist, Premium Sales & Service
Phone: (646) 977-8286 | Email: sclark@yankees.com

The 2019 season will be Sam's sixth with the New York Yankees. He worked his way through the Night Sales, Inside Sales, and Season Ticket Sales & Service teams before being promoted to his current role of Specialist, Premium Sales & Service in January 2019. Sam was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, but has lived in a number of different cities before graduating from Farmingdale State College and moving to New York City. He likes to spend his spare time playing sports and spending time with his family and friends.

Peter DiPietrantonio

Specialist, Premium Sales & Service
Phone: (646) 977-8037 | Email: pdipietrantonio@yankees.com

Peter was born and raised in Queens, New York, and attended St. John's University, where he majored in Sport Management. He was promoted to the Premium Sales & Service Department in April 2018. Prior to that, he was an Account Executive in the Season Ticket Sales & Service Department and spent time as an Inside Sales Associate. His spare time is spent with his family and friends.

Josh Giffin

Specialist, Premium Sales and Service
Phone: (646) 977-8089 | Email: jgiffin@yankees.com

Josh grew up in Hershey, Pennsylvania, and graduated from the California University of Pennsylvania in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in Sport Management. He has been a part of the Yankees organization for the past five years, working for the Inside Sales team, the Season Ticket Sales & Service team, and the Season Ticket Retention team. He was promoted to the Premium Sales & Service team in October 2017. His favorite Yankees memory was Derek Jeter's last game in 2014.

Dana Russ

Specialist, Premium Sales and Service
Phone: (646) 977-8369 | Email: druss@yankees.com

Dana was born in New York City, and grew up a die-hard Yankees fan in Westport, Connecticut. She spent two seasons as an Account Executive for the Season Ticket Sales & Service Department before being promoted to her current role as a Premium Sales & Service Specialist in May 2018. Prior to joining the Yankees, she worked in Higher Education Consulting after graduating from The George Washington University in Washington, DC. Her favorite Yankees moment was when Aaron Boone hit a walk-off home run to win Game 7 of the 2003 ALCS against the Red Sox, taking the Yankees to their 39th World Series.

Premium Services Team

Mackenzie Blondin

Manager, Ticket Services & Strategy
Phone: (646) 977-8432; Email: mblondin@yankees.com

Kenzie was born and raised in Washington County, NY. She graduated from Smith College with a degree in Economics and a minor in History. Shortly after, Kenzie joined the Yankees as a Coordinator, Ticket Services before being promoted to Senior Specialist, Strategic Business Ventures in May of 2017. Her favorite memory at Yankee Stadium was when Aaron Judge tied and then broke the rookie home run record with his 49th and 50th homers on September 25, 2017. When not at Yankee Stadium, Kenzie can be found at the park with her dog or trying new restaurants in NYC. 

Michael Pereira

Senior Coordinator, Premium Suite Services
Phone: (718) 508-3983 | Email: mpereira@yankees.com

Michael attended Adelphi University, graduating with a Bachelor's Degree in Sport Management with a minor in Marketing. Growing up in Long Island, Michael was born a Yankees fan. Before the Yankees, Michael worked as an intern with the New York Cosmos, Penn State Athletics and New York Islanders. He started working for the Yankees as a Junior Sales Associate in 2015 and was promoted to Senior Coordinator, Premium Suite Services in 2019. Every day, he is thankful for the opportunity to work for his favorite sports team.

Mikayla Melendez

Coordinator, Premium Sales & Service
Phone: (718) 579-4550 | Email: mmelendez@yankees.com

Born and raised in northern New Jersey, Mikayla grew up a die-hard Yankees fan and joined the Premium Sales & Service team in November 2018. She graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing from Ramapo College of New Jersey in 2016 and went on to earn an M.B.A. in Sport Management from Seton Hall University in 2018. At Ramapo College, Mikayla was an NCAA Varsity Softball Player, earning numerous Ramapo, NJAC, NFCA, and NCAA academic and athletic accolades during her time with the team. Her favorite Yankees memory was being in the stands to witness Mark Teixeira's 11th inning walk-off home run lift the Yankees past the Minnesota Twins in Game 2 of the 2009 ALDS.

Carly Thea

Specialist, Premium Service & Contract Administration
Phone: (646) 977-8088 | Email: cthea@yankees.com

Carly was born and raised in Merrick, New York, and joined the Yankees in June 2016 as an Associate in the Premium Sales & Service Department. She spent time as a Coordinator, Premium Sales & Service until being promoted to her current role as Specialist, Premium Service & Contract Administration. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2015 with a Bachelor's Degree in Communications and a minor in Fitness and Wellness. At the University of Pittsburgh, she was an NCAA Division I Varsity softball player. Carly earned multiple PITT, ACC and NCAA athletic and academic honors throughout her college career. After college, Carly earned the ACC Futures Internship with FOX Sports Florida / FOX Sports Sun. Prior to joining the Yankees, she spent a year in south Florida working at FOX Sports with their six professional team affiliates. Carly is proud to say she was at Yankee Stadium to witness Aaron Judge breaking Marc McGwire's rookie home run record in his first season and win the home run derby.