Turks Staff

President Gerald Harman

Gerald Harman is entering his first season as Team President of the Harrisonburg Turks.  A native of Mount Solon, VA, Harman went to his first Valley League game in 1974, when the Turks hosted the New Market Rebels. He’s been involved in the league since the fall of 2003 when he became the recruiting coordinator for the Luray Wranglers. Since then, he’s worked with three more VBL teams, (Staunton Braves, Waynesboro Generals, and Woodstock River Bandits) and is a member of the VBL Hall of Fame committee. Outside of the Valley League, Harman is a fan of the Cincinnati Reds, collects sports cards and memorabilia, and enjoys being with his family. He’s the youngest of three sons and has one nephew, two nieces, four great nephews, three great nieces and one great, great niece. He’s also engaged to Lisa Clark. We are very excited to have Gerald as our Team President this season and beyond!

Assistant to the President Danielle Orren

Danielle is the practice manager of Shenandoah Dermatology and manages much of the behind the scenes work for the Turks as the  assistant to the President. She has 8 years of management under her belt and has enjoyed learning about the world of baseball. When Danielle is not at the ball park, she enjoys time with her dogs, kids, Tennessee college sports and reading.

PA Announcer Curt Dudley

Curt Dudley, who was inducted into the Valley League Hall of Fame in 2021, has been associated with the Harrisonburg Turks his entire professional career following graduation from Bridgewater College in 1983. That makes this summer his 41st summer with the organization.

A native of Norfolk, Virginia, Dudley first served as the official scorekeeper for the Turks a month after earning his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Bridgewater. He began his public address duties in 1986 when he shared the microphone with Mike Schikman, another voice of the valley. He became the primary public address voice of the Turks one year later, and has held that role ever since. He also served the Valley League as its chief statistician for a decade, helping the organization transition to the digital age with computer scorekeeping and an internet presence.

Dudley has worked in collegiate athletics since his first weeks on the Bridgewater campus in the fall of 1979. While a B.C. student, he was the sports information director for the Eagles, and ultimately convinced college officials to hire him as the SID upon his graduation. It was not a full-time sports gig, however, as he split time as an admissions counselor. He moved full-time into the sports realm in the spring of 1988, becoming the SID for Coach Brad Babcock and the James Madison baseball Dukes five years after they had appeared in the College World Series. Dudley has worked with and covered every JMU sports program throughout the years as a reporter, publicist, historian and since 2007 the video all-sports voice of the Dukes.

Dudley retired from full-time status at JMU in 2021, but remains actively involved in the sports information and production industry. He teaches a broadcasting class at JMU and works closely every semester with a group of students who aspire to work in the profession. He remains the video play-by-play voice of football, men’s and women’s basketball and shares the roll for other sports. As JMU is a member of the Sun Belt Conference, those productions are aired on ESPN+.

Dudley blends his years of knowledge and contacts into multiple methods of distributing information, with the goal of keeping fans, current students, and former Dukes engaged with the university. Some of those methods are also employed in keeping Turks fans informed. For Turks, Valley League and other baseball notes, follow him on Twitter @CDudleyBaseball.

Dudley received the 2018 JMU Unseen Hero Award recognizing his work efforts and his dedication outside of the public spotlight.

Admissions Cathy and Luke Davis

Cathy Davis and her son Luke return to JMU Veterans Memorial Stadium for the 2023 season at the admissions gate welcoming fans and selling tickets to the game. They have been long-time Turks fans and love the game of baseball.

Trainer Hannah Lawrence

Hannah Lawrence returns for another season as the Turks athletic trainer.

Hannah is no stranger to Valley League Baseball as she worked with the New Market Rebels from 2013-2019.

Hannah got her degree from Bridgewater College in 2014. After graduation, she worked as a part-time athletic trainer for Christendom College from 2014-2016. She has served as the head athletic trainer for Madison County High School from 2016 to 2020. When COVID hit, Hannah was hired at Merck & Co. in Elkton, VA as the Health Manager. She managed the construction workers at Merck with their health questions, injury prevention, wellness, and nutrition. She monitored and made sure that all workers were following COVID guidelines while on site.

In August 2021 she was hired by Augusta County Schools as the athletic trainer at Waynesboro High School.


2023 Interns

Photographer William Revere

William is a rising senior from Hartfield, Virginia. He is a sports and recreation management major with a business minor. He has spent two years with JMU athletics photography, photographing every sport the university offers.

Webcast Broadcaster Will Locklin

Will is joining the Turks broadcasting team for the 2023 season.

He brings a variety of experience to the Turks including working for the DC Grays as a broadcaster and PA announcer, getting involved with student-run and professional organizations, as well as writing feature stories for Virginia Tech Athletics.

Will is from Herndon, Virginia and is a junior studying journalism at Virginia Tech.

Webcast Broadcaster Yasser Perez

The Turks are excited to welcome Harrisonburg native Yasser Perez to broadcasting team for the 2023 season.

He has previous experience as the public address announcer for the Clover Hill Bucks of the Rockingham Country Baseball League (RCBL) for the past 3 seasons. Yasser is a rising senior at James Madison University and is majoring in communications with a minor in sports communication.

Audio Specialist Max Tuck

Max is from Crofton, Maryland and a recent graduate from James Madison University. He earned a degree in Sports and Recreation Management in 2023. Max joins the Turks as the audio specialist after working with the JMU Athletics fan engagement & marketing departments.