Bre Miller, President/General Manager
The 2017 season marks Bre’s 11th year with the Corvallis Knights. This past off-season, Miller was promoted to team president, after four seasons as the Knights general manager. Bre will continue in her general manager’s role while also acting as the hometown team’s president.
Miller is also the team’s director of business development. She’s worked with the Knights ever since the club moved to Corvallis from Gresham, Oregon; starting as an intern in 2007. She was named the club’s 2011 Staff Member of the Year and assumed her general manager’s position in 2012. At the time, Bre was the first female general manager in the West Coast League.
Bre is a graduate of the Leadership Corvallis class of 2013 and Leadership Albany class of 2014. She is also very active in Rotary, and serves on the board of directors for many area community public service organizations.
In 2012, Miller, then Bre Kerkvliet, earned Albany Junior First Citizen honors.
Born and raised in Corvallis, Bre grew up playing sports. She played varsity soccer at Crescent Valley and Corvallis High Schools and she’s been around baseball her entire life, starting as a volunteer at Richey’s Market American Legion games.
Bre graduated from Corvallis High in 2004 and earned a degree in speech communications from Oregon State in 2009. She resides in Monroe, Oregon with her husband Bryan and their daughter Harper.
Holly Jones, Chief Operating Officer
Holly begins her third season full-time with the Knights, and her sixth season with the organization in total. Holly interned with the Knights while the team operated in Gresham for two summers and was the assistant to team president Dan Segel in the Knights first season in Corvallis in 2007.
A 2007 graduate of the University of Oregon, Jones spent nearly five years in New York City following college, working in partnership marketing roles for the NBA League Office and JetBlue Airways.
Jones returned to baseball as the founding general manager of the Victoria HarbourCats in 2012. The team finished second in average WCL attendance in their 2013 freshman campaign, in addition to hosting the most well attended WCL All-Star game on record. Jones was named the 2013 WCL Executive of the Year following Victoria’s inaugural season. She is the league’s first and only female Executive of the Year award winner.
In 2014, Holly served as assistant general manager of the Florida State League’s Charlotte Crabs, an Advanced Class A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays, who were then owned by Ripken Baseball.
Yearning to be closer to home, Jones left Florida and came home to Oregon. She joined the Knights full-time as Senior Vice President of Operations in January 2015. She serves on the Visit Corvallis board of directors, and is Co-Chair of the Eugene Active 20-30 Club’s Coats for Kids campaign.
Holly is a native of Eugene and graduated from Churchill High School. She resides in West Eugene with her two goldendoodles, Charles and Serena.
Korey Kozaryn, Game Day/Promotions Manager
Korey “Koko” Kozaryn was named the Corvallis Knights Game Day/Promotions Manager in January of 2017.
Koko, originally from New Jersey, earned her BS in Sport Administration from Lock Haven University and is currently attending Montclair State University where she will graduate in May with a MS in Sport Administration and Coaching.
Prior to the season, Kozaryn is responsible for developing the hometown team’s promotional schedule. Her focus during the season will be directing the in-game show, managing the promotional staff and organizing everything to do with entertainment. Koko’s mission is to create a fun and memorable atmosphere for all the team’s fans.
Korey previously worked for the Oklahoma City RedHawks, Oklahoma City Dodgers and The New Jersey Jackals.
Brooks Hatch, Director of Media Relations
Brooks joined the Knights in 2011 following a 34-year newspaper career, the last 26 of which were spent at the Corvallis Gazette-Times. He covered the Knights for the G-T for four seasons from the club’s first year in Corvallis until joining the team. Hatch was named the Knights Staff Member of the Year in 2014.
Brooks is a 1972 graduate of East Aurora (N.Y). High School, where he played baseball and soccer. He graduated from the University of Richmond (Va.) in 1976 with degrees in history and journalism. He worked at the Minot (N.D.) Daily News from 1976-79 and at the Bismarck (N.D.) Tribune from 1979-84 before moving to Corvallis to join the Gazette-Times in Oct., 1984.
Brooks also worked as the Director of Writing/Sports Communication Assistant at Oregon State from Aug., 2014 until May, 2017. He and his wife, Margi Dusek, have a son, Owen, a 2016 Crescent Valley High School graduate who now attends Oregon State.
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