Turks Staff

President and General Manager Bob Wease

Bob Wease enters his 27th season as President and General Manager of the Harrisonburg Turks. Over those years, he has developed strong relationships with college coaches across the country and gained their respect and trust to continuously send their players to Harrisonburg every summer. He recruits from top level DI head coaches that once played for the Turks.
Wease has been involved in the business world his entire life in the Harrisonburg community. He has owned and operated Wease Auto for the last 40 years. He has was active in coaching youth baseball and football teams through the recreation department and he was also the assistant baseball coach one year at Harrisonburg High School. He was a player-coach for many years in the local Rockingham County Baseball League. In 2012 Wease was inducted into the RCBL Hall of Fame. Wease is also in his 15th year as the head coach of the Harrisonburg Turks. He played in the Valley Baseball League with a number of different teams for 8 years. In 2016 Wease was inducted into the first class of the Valley Baseball League Hall of Fame as a player.  Bob is married to Teresa Miller Wease. The couple has 5 children and 9 grandchildren.

Operations Manager Teresa Wease

For many years Teresa Wease was happy just being known as the Turks Team Mom. She and her children ran the concession stand and greeted the Turks fans making sure they enjoyed coming to the games. As the years went on and the demands running the team expanded, Teresa’s participation also increased. Eventually, it was necessary to find a title for her. Considering the wide variety of tasks, being tagged the Operations Manager made sense since she worked to making sure all the gears of the well-oiled Turks machine worked together. She is responsible for advertising and marketing the team, for selling sponsorships, scheduling special events, and the creation of Friday Family Fun Nights, developing the partnership with the Massanutten Regional Library Summer Reading Program, all game day operations, concessions and merchandise stands. Teresa values and cherishes all the amazing friendships that she and Bob have made the last 27 years with #TurksNation players, their families, and our wonderful fans. Her pride and joy are her children and grandchildren. Spending time with them is her favorite thing to do.


Voice of the Turks Curt Dudley

Curt Dudley has been the PA announcer for the Harrisonburg Turks for the last 35 years. He is the Multimedia Director at James Madison University. He is a wonderful liaison between JMU and the Turks using his connection with JMU students to give them opportunities in the sports field working with the Turks in the press box and team internships. Curt is an invaluable friend and asset to the team.

 


Internet Webcast Play-by-Play Dave Norman
Dave Norman has worked in the Turks broadcasting booth since 2002. He has done the play by play for all Turks home games via both local radio and our internet web cast. Dave has extensive experience in both the print and audio media and uses his talents to also be a mentor to our summer broadcast interns. Dave does an outstanding job of bringing the action, sights and sounds of of the Turks at JMU Veterans Memorial Park into the dens and on the patios of fans and players’ families across the country.

 

Admissions Gate, Shirley Miller and Diane Miller

Mrs. Miller and Diane have enjoyed greeting our fans and selling tickets to the games for many years. When Mrs. Miller finishes her job at the gate she becomes our #1 Turks fan in the stands getting every one fired up and cheering for the Turks!

 

 

 

Grill Master, John Huddle 
Concession Supervisor, Sydney Knupp and the Turkettes

John Huddle fixes the most delicious Huddle burgers, Huddle dogs, chicken and fries in the Valley.

Sydney Knupp and her supportive Turkettes staff are the epitome of “Service with a Smile”. They greet our fans and provide great service.

 

 

 

Merchandise, Adam Chewning

Adam Chewning will take care of all your Turks gear needs in the merchandise stand. Stop by and purchase your new Turks
t-shirt, cap, or sweatshirt.  You will also have the opportunity to chat with Adam when he comes through the stands to sell you a yard of 50/50 tickets for $5.00 or a single ticket for $1.00  The pot is split with the Turks and one lucky fan! Adam always guarantees a winner!

 

 

National Anthem Organizer and Jack of All Trades, Lisa Klosinski

Lisa Klosinski is the Turks valuable right hand! She is a perfectionist and won’t let the any coma, or extra space escape her eagle eyes when proof reading for the Turks program, website, or anything in print. She’s creative and comes up with awesome ideas that our young Turks fans will enjoy. She’ll help make and serve Turks post game meals. No job is too big or small for Lisa to jump in and help when needed. This lady is a life saver!

 

Official Turks Rehab, Advantage Physical Therapy & Sports Performance

 

 

 

 

 

 
Trainer Neil Coverstone and staff

 

 

 

 

 

Team Doctor Dr. Kime

 

 

 

 

2017 Interns:

Staff Writer Intern, Nathan Rishnell
Marketing/Photography/Videography Intern, Scott Hubbard
Game Day Operations Intern, Courtney Yarbrough
Social Media Intern, Ryan Jacobson
Internet Webcast Color Man Intern, Bennett Conlin
Game Scorekeeper, Dom Palumbo
Scoreboard, Samantha Seaton