Front Office

Front Office

address and hours

FRONT OFFICE/MAILING ADDRESS: 1 King Street, Burlington, VT 05401
PHONE: (802) 655-4200
GENERAL QUESTIONS: [email protected]
OFFICE HOURS: 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday


Chris English leads the investment group that purchased the Lake Monsters in March of 2021. English has been involved as an owner and operator in the baseball industry for many years- at the affiliated, independent and collegiate levels.

After serving as the Lake Monsters Assistant General Manager 1997-1999 and the team's General Manager 2000-2009, C.J. returned to the team in 2021 as Senior Vice President. A 1992 graduate of Rice Memorial High School and 1996 graduate of Keene State College, C.J. was named 2003 New York-Penn League Executive of the Year Award and 2006 recipient of the Robert Julian Community & Baseball Service Award. After leaving Vermont in 2009, C.J. spent 10 years as Senior Vice President of the Connecticut Tigers.

In 2021, Knudsen was named Executive of the Year in the Futures League following the Lake Monsters' massively successful first season in the league.

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PHONE: (802) 655-4200 x 102

Tom was named a Minority Partner in the Lake Monsters ownership group in January of 2024.  He will continue to serve as "Chief Cheerleader" as he has the past 2 years as part of the Lake Monsters on-field promotional team during games.

Best known as NBC5’s smiling chief meteorologist for 31 years, Tom is a local legend in Vermont. He’s appeared on the Today Show, MSNBC, the Weather Channel, and Live with Regis and Kelly and was inducted into the Vermont Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 2016.

As a lifelong baseball fan, Tom grew up playing Little League, collecting baseball cards, and trading favorite players with his brothers. A perennial winner of the Seven Days Readers’ Choice Awards for Best TV Meteorologist, Tom has lent his voice and smile to dozens of community groups over the years, helping to raise funds for Feeding Chittenden, the United Way, American Red Cross, American Heart Association, Ronald McDonald House, the Alzheimer’s Association and Make-a-Wish Foundations.

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PHONE: (802) 655-4200 x 108

As the Director of Baseball Operations, Morgan is in charge of the recruitment of players for the Lake Monsters. If you are a college-eligible player who is interested in the Lake Monsters, please contact Morgan by email.

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Brown had a standout collegiate baseball career during which he was the 147th captain in the Harvard University program's history. He also received All-Ivy League recognition as a shortstop twice and won Ivy League and Beanpot titles in 2005. In addition, he was named to the All-Ivy Academic Team and ESPN the Magazine All-Region teams. He was awarded the Francis Burr '09 Scholarship as a senior, the oldest continually awarded prize in Harvard Athletics.  Brown was also a national finalist for the Rhodes Scholarship.

While at Harvard, Brown played summer baseball in the Cape Cod Collegiate Baseball League with the Wareham Gatemen as well as in the New England Collegiate Baseball League with the North Adams SteepleCats.

Brown initially returned to Harvard in the fall of 2010 as an Assistant Coach, a position he held for four seasons and has served as Director of Baseball Operations for the program since 2014.

Following his collegiate career, Brown spent time in the Can-Am League with the North Shore Spirit, Brockton Rox, American Defenders of New Hampshire and Les Capitales de Quebec in addition to time spent playing professionally in Belgium and Australia.

Alex joined the Lake Monsters in the spring of 2022 as the Director of Concessions & Events. He is bringing many years of restaurant and brewery experience to the ballpark. His goal is to provide high quality food and beverage service, while continuing to grow the concessions options at Centennial Field. Alex grew up in Madison, WI, attending the Madison Muskies baseball games, (now the Mallards), with an annual trip to Wrigley Field, where his love of baseball was born. Alex then attended Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY, bringing him to the region for the first time. As part of his duties Alex will also oversee the non-gameday events at the ballpark.

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PHONE: (802) 655-4200 x 110

Nick joined the Lake Monsters front office in 2022 as Box Office Manager after working as part of the team’s game day staff since 2019 as a box office salesman. In 2021, Nick was part of the game day management team. After growing up in Essex and graduating from Essex High School in 2018,  Nick received his bachelor's degree in Exercise Science from SUNY Cortland in May of 2022.

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PHONE: (802) 655-4200 x 109

Cassidy joined the Lake Monsters front office in November of 2022 after spending the summer of 2022 as the Promotions Assistant and On-Field Emcee. As a true Floridian and "flatlander", Cassidy graduated from the University of West Florida with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication. Her sports career started in Virginia with the Richmond Flying Squirrels (Class-AA affiliate of the San Francisco Giants) where she spent two years as their Community Relations Manager and On-Field Emcee. She later worked for the spring football XFL Tampa Bay Vipers handling all live entertainment.

You can find Cassidy on game day announcing in-game promotions while sporting her green and blue sequin jacket!

EMAIL: [email protected]

PHONE: (802) 655-4200 x 101

Bente joined the Lake Monsters front office in 2022 as Bookkeeper and Merchandise Manager after working as a part of the team's game day staff since 1999. As part of her new duties Bente will be responsible for the merchandise operation of the team, a year-round operation that sees Lake Monsters gear shipped across the country as well as internationally! EMAIL: [email protected] PHONE: (802) 655-4200 x 105

Grace joined the Lake Monsters in 2021 as the Concessions Manager after working as part of the game-day staff since 2015. Being from Winooski, Grace has grown up around Vermont sports and loved attending Lake Monsters games when she was little. Grace attended Rice Memorial High School and South Burlington High School and then continued her studies at St. Michael's College where she graduated with a bachelor's degree in Biology in May 2022.

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PHONE: (802) 655-4200 x 104

Ian joined the Lake Monsters Staff in 2023 as the Box Office Manager. Growing up as a huge baseball fan, he loved going to Lake Monster games every summer.  Following his graduation from Milton High School in 2019, Ian attended Saint Joseph's College of Maine where he played basketball and received his bachelors degree in Business & Sports Management in 2023.

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PHONE: (802) 655-4200 x 103

Paul has been the Lake Monsters Director of Media Relations since the team's first season in 1994. After graduating from Rice Memorial High School in 1985 and attending Asbury College (Wilmore, Kentucky) 1985-1990, Paul worked in the Sports Information Office at the University of Vermont during the 1990's and is still a member of the stat crew for UVM mens & womens hockey and basketball games. He was inducted into the Vermont Principals' Association (VPA) Hall of Fame in 2010 and runs the website

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Pete Wilk was named Manager of the Vermont Lake Monsters prior to the 2021 season. In the team's first two seasons as a member of the Futures League, Wilk led the Lake Monsters to the 2022 Futures League Championship after a league record 42 wins (42-24) and 2023 runner-up after setting another league record for wins with 44 (44-19).

Wilk was named 2021 Futures League co-Manager of the Year and 2022 Manager of the Year.

Prior to his time in Burlington, Wilk served as Head Coach of the Georgetown University baseball program since 1999. Wilk molded the Hoyas into a competitive program in the always-tough BIG EAST Conference and his 400-plus wins make him the all-time winningest coach in program history.

While at Georgetown, Wilk was an Assistant Coach for the Harwich Mariners of the Cape Cod summer league,  before taking over the helm of the Mat-Su Miners of the Alaska Baseball League in 1998 and 1999.

After an 18-month battle with Glioblastoma (GBM) Brain Cancer, Pete passed away on April 2, 2024 in Virginia. He is survived by wife Erin and daughters Reese and Casey.

Matt Fincher joined the coaching staff of the Lake Monsters prior to the 2021 season, spending his first two seasons as an Assistant coach and acting head coach during most of the 2023 season. He was promoted to Head Coach for the 2024 season and the passing of former Head Coach Pete Wilk.

Fincher joined the Lake Monsters after serving as Head Coach of the University of South Carolina Upstate baseball program for 22 seasons (1998-2019). In 2012 Fincher was named Atlantic Sun Conference Coach of the Year.

The Athens, Georgia native also comes with extensive summer collegiate coaching experience, having served as Assistant Coach for the Chatham A's of the Cape Cod League for 10 seasons (1997-2006) and had his uniform number (#23) retired by the Chatham A's when he retired on August 5, 2006. Other summer collegiate positions included time in the Northeast Collegiate League, the Jayhawk League and the Alaska Central League.

Fincher's coaching career began in 1985 at Eastern Illinois University, where he served as a Graduate Assistant Coach. Other positions included stints as Assistant Coach at Georgia College & State University (1986-1990), Assistant Coach at University of Georgia (1994-1996) and Interim Head Coach at Andrew College (1997).

Chris Richard joined the Lake Monsters coaching staff for the 2021 season. Chris is a native Vermonter, born right here in Burlington. Richard attended Norwalk Community Junior College where he led the NJCAA in batting average, RBIs and home runs before being drafted by the Montreal Expos in both 1998 and 1999. Richard has been active in coaching and instruction locally for many years, including time spent with the Vermont Storm AAU team, Essex Legion and Essex High School baseball programs, and as the PBR Vermont Director of Scouting.