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Justin Vollenweider 111 Hartness St. Apt. I Starkville, MS 39759 Cell: 229-834-7683

Justin Vollenweider

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Resume Cover Letter Education MSU Sports Video MSU Television Center Birmingham Barons Peanut Free Night Facebook Twitter Online Store Thirsty Thursday TV Commercial Design

Starkville, MS 39759


Birmingham Barons Baseball, LLC: Birmingham, AL Operations Intern: January 2009 - September 2009

•Created and maintained Barons’ Facebook & Twitter pages. •Responsible for maintenance and customer support of Barons’ online store. •Assisted with updates of •Provided support to press box and promotions department during baseball season. •Worked with Director of Sales to create sales brochures for prospective clients. •Created print and signage when requested by clients. •Prior to season I assisted in the sale of advertising and ticket packages. •Handled walk-up & telephone ticket orders along with will call window during games. •Responsible for daily cleanliness & lockup of Regions Park.

Mississippi State Athletic Department: Starkville, MS Sports Video: August 2005 - January 2009; June 2010-Present

Other: Microsoft Office Mac OS



•Bachelor of Science: Sports Communication Graduated: May 2009 GPA: 3.06/4.00


Video Editing: Adobe After Effects Adobe Encore Adobe Premiere Final Cut Pro

Mississippi State University: Starkville, MS

•Tournament operations chair for Whiffle Ball/Frisbee Golf Tournament to help raise money for the Boys & Girls Club and Special Olympics of Starkville. •Volunteer with Special Olympics on Mississippi State campus. •Five time bulldog honor roll.

Birmingham Barons

Print/Graphic Design: Adobe Photoshop Adobe InDesign Adobe Illustrator

Mississippi State

•Spent 5 seasons working for football(‘05-’08, ‘10) & baseball(2011) teams filming practices, games, camps, & instructional DVD’s. •Head student filmer responsible for supervision of 6 other student filmers. •Liaison between coaches, managers and student filmers during practices. •Managed many aspects of the video department prior to and during the week of the 2007 AutoZone Liberty Bowl & 2011 Progressive Gator Bowl. •Worked in the control room of video board for live broadcasts of baseball & basketball games. •Responsible for implementation of sponsored promotions on video board. •Ran Click Effects graphic & replay systems. •Assisted in the production of weekly coaches television shows.





111-I Hartness St. cell: 229-834-7683

Justin Vollenweider


Mississippi State

Birmingham Barons

Communication: CO 2333 TV Production CO 2413 Intro to News Writing-Reporting CO 3313 News Writing for Electronic Media CO 3333 Advanced TV Production CO 3403 Photography CO 3423 Feature Writing CO 3803 Principles of Public Relations CO 3823 PR Copy & Layout CO 4323 Mass Media & Society CO 4990 Communication via Web Sports Management: SO 4333 Sociology of Sports PE 3183 Psychology of Sport & Exercise PE 4316 Sports Communication Internship PE 4990 Sports Administration PE 4990 Sports Marketing Business: MKT 3013 Principles of Marketing MKT 4123 Advertising


Mississippi State University: Starkville, MS •Bachelor of Science: Sports Communication •GPA: 3.06 •Graduation: May 2009 Related Courses:



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SPORTS VIDEO Mississippi State Sports Video:

•4 seasons(2005-2008) as a student filmer for the Mississippi State football team. -Responsible for the filming of practices, games, workouts, and summer camps. -Responsible for the filming of men’s & women’s basketball, soccer, and volleyball games. -Set up meeting rooms at away game hotel. -Head student worker for Video Coordinator Brock Dulaney during 2007 & 2008 seasons. •Assisted Video Coordinator when needed •Liaison between coaches, managers, and student filmers. •Managed 6 other student filmers. •Made sure filmers were in the proper location during practice and that they shot drills correctly. •Scheduled other students to film workout and other sports. •Worked with Assistant Coordinator of Events and Facilities in maintenance of scissor lifts. -Part of team that participated in 2007 AutoZone Liberty Bowl •Helped move entire video office to Memphis. •Broke down meeting rooms in MSU complex in preparation of bowl week at Peabody Hotel in Memphis. •Set up position, coaches, and team meeting rooms at Peabody. •Responsible for practice set up at Rhodes College and Memphis University School. •On-call when problems arose during bowl week. -Traveled with women’s basketball to SEC Tournament from 2006-2008 to shoot highlight footage.



•Worked in Jumbotron room for live and delayed broadcasts of basketball and baseball games -Under the direction of Director of Electronic Media Bennie Ashford. -Ran low handheld camera for basketball, low 1st and centerfield camera for baseball. -Ran Click-Effects graphic and replay systems. -Responsible for sponsored promotions during broadcasts. -Set up and broke down video, lighting, and audio for post game press conferences. -Live events and press conferences were broadcast via Maroon to the MAX subscription service. -Notable events worked include: •2007 Mastercard NIT. •2007 NCAA Baseball Starkville Super Regional. -Production assistant for Mississippi State Football with Sylvester Croom(2007-2008). •Filmed after all football games. •Quick break down required after filming when at away games.


Mississippi State TV Center:

Mississippi State


Birmingham Barons

•CST Sports: --FoxBox operator for live broadcast of Florida vs. Mississippi State softball game on April 5, 2008. •Sun Sports: -FoxBox operator for taped-delayed broadcast of Florida vs. Mississippi State football game on October 24, 2009.

Justin Vollenweider

•BIRMINGHAM BARONS• During my time with the Birmingham Barons I held many different responsibilities and added many new aspects to the organization. As the operations intern, I assisted in off-season uptake of the stadium including general maintenance and upgrades when necessary. During the season I worked with the grounds crew on a daily basis ti help aid in field prep. Also worked with cleaning crew to ensure cleanliness of Regions Park in preparation for Barons and SEC Baseball Tournament. Responsible for daily suite and gate lock up of stadium; along with the set up of party areas for multiple group outings. Assisted in the management of parking lot when needed. Also handled merchandise orders, ticket orders, on-field promotions and numerous other duties. In addition to the daily duties as operation intern, I created a Barons’ Facebook and Twitter pages along with various print items. I also assisted in making appearances throughout the community alongside and as Barons mascot Babe Ruff. Mascot appearances included local schools, churches, hospitals, and little leagues, and roaming the downtown streets of Birmingham during the lunch hour. I was apart of three major events during the season; including the SEC Baseball Tournament, Rickwood Classic, and the Southern League Home Run Derby & All Star Game.



Mobile Bay Bears v. Birmingham Barons

Sunday June 28th, 5:05 pm Regions Park - Hoover, AL


•Link to CNN story/video:

Birmingham Barons

Distributed information to local allergy clinics to get the word out about Peanut Free Night. Purpose of the night is to allow those with peanut related allergies a chance to see a baseball game in person without the worry. Also sold 500 general admission tickets to Alabama Allergy Clinic, which they in turn distributed to their patients.

Mississippi State


We have banished all peanuts from Regions Park for one night only! If you hate peanuts, even things that have just touched peanuts, you won’t find them here on this night.


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Peanut Free Night

Justin Vollenweider Created and maintained Barons Facebook page. Prior to my arrival the Barons only had a group and didn’t use Facebook as a marketing/communication tool. Used page’s profile picture to highlight special events and promotions.

Friday August 28

S.L. All-Star Game


Rickwood Classic

S.L. Home Run Derby

Peanut Free Night

Opening Day

MSU vs. UAB April 7

Thirsty Thursday

Independence Week Fireworks

Star Wars Night

Football Jersey Night

80’s Night

Military Appreciation Night

Emergency Services Night

Parrot Head Night

2009 Playoffs


Fan Appreciation Night


CoverLetter/Education Mississippi State

Birmingham Barons

Used page’s status to update fans on upcoming promotions.

Justin Vollenweider

Created Barons Twitter page. Page was used to give fans instant updates such as game scores, rain delays, and upcoming promotions. Twitter was used in conjunction with Facebook page to maintain a consistent message. 12



I was the sole individual that managed all aspects of the Barons’ online store. I cataloged, photographed, edited, and uploaded all products to the store’s site. I handled the entire order process; beginning with receiving, processing/shipping orders, and ending with the collection of payment.

Mississippi State •From site launch till Opening Day(April 9,2009) the store grossed: $1,032 •From site launch(March 6) to my final day with the Barons(Sept. 15): Total # of orders settled: 175 for gross income of $5,368.45 •Average # of Daily Orders: 0.91 Average Order Total: $30.68

Birmingham Barons

•Barons online store launched March 6th, 2009.

Justin Vollenweider

The Thirsty Thursday promotion is the biggest promotion of the Birmingham Barons. The main draw of the night is the $1 draft beer served during the game. The entire staff is stretched very thin on these nights. A normal night may draw a crowd of 500-2,000 fans. A Thirsty Thursday normally draws 5,000-8,000 fans. My duties during a normal Thirsty Thursday would consist of: -Pre game walk through with cleaning crew. -Pre-game lock up of Regions Park. -Begin the night selling parking in the lot. -Next I would either sell walk-up tickets or help in will call. -Next I would help in ID checking. -If any beer lines were extremely long I would help where needed. -After the 6th inning or 9 PM I would cut service of alcohol at a concession stand. -Once done there I would open the first base gate where I would monitor fans exiting to make sure no one left with alcohol. -Once the parking lot was semi-empty we would begin picking up all parking cones. -Lastly once everyone had exited, I would perform the post game lockup which consisted of securing all gates, locking suites, and turning off all stadium & parking lot light. I would perform many of these duties on a nightly basis.



Television Commercial


Mississippi State

•Link to video:

Birmingham Barons

Played Barons mascot Babe Ruff during the shooting of a television commercial promoting Opening Day. The commercial aired during March Madness on CBS42 in Birmingham.

Justin Vollenweider 2009 Birmingham Barons Kids day Gates Open: 10:00 Game Time: 11:05

June 17 vs. Huntsville Stars TICKET PACKAGES


- One General Admission Ticket to the game



- One General Admission Ticket, one lunch ticket(hotdog, chips, and canned soda)



- One General Admission Ticket, one novelty coupon(novelty coupon is good for a Barons team pennant, Barons white logo baseball OR Barons mini-bat) $6

Home Run - One General Admission Ticket, one sack lunch, and one novelty coupon


All groups will receive a special welcome over the P.A. system and video board Prices apply to Groups of 10 or more(chaperones, bus drivers, etc. WILL need a ticket to enter) ***Receive one COMPLIMENTARY ticket for every 10 packages purchased*** **The first 3,000 tickets reserved can choose their own general admission section** *Orders must be received one week in advance of your game day*

For more information contact Brad Hudson @ (205) 988-3200 or

Fax your order to: (205) 988-9698

You can mail your order to: Birmingham Barons Attention: School Day P.O. Box 360007 Birmingham, AL 35236

2009 Kids Day Wednesday June 17th Group:


Mailing Address: City:


Phone: Package Single Double Triple Home Run

Zip Code: E-mail:

Fax: Quantity

Order Total= Total Amount Due=

Cost $3 $7 $6 $10


Shipping(if mailed)= $3

Will Call

*Make checks payable to: Birmingham Barons*


Check #:

Cash $:

Credit card: VISA MC AMEX DISC Card #:





2009 Southern League All-Star Celebrity Softball Game at Rickwood Field Sunday July 12, 3:00 pm Particiapnts will receive: • Hat & Jersey with 2009 Southern League All-Star logo. • Team photo of your softball team. Hospitality: • 10 Tickets to the 2009 Southern League All-Star Home Run Derby & Celebrity Softball • Food & Drink provided following the Celebrity Softball Game • 10 tickets to the 2009 Southern League All-Star Game(Monday July 13th) Contact Jonathan Nelson at 988-3200 or




Created various flyers for Barons mailers: Kids Day School Day All-Star Invite Group Merchandise

Groups of 20 or more may be eligible for a discount on Barons merchandise. Customized Barons merchandise is also available. Call 988-3200 and talk to any group sales rep for details.

Barons Logo Baseball

Barons Pennant


Regular Price: $5.00

Regular Price: $3.00

Barons Mini Bats

Barons Polo: (White or Grey)







Regular Price: $6.00

Regular Price: $35.00

Barons Twill Hat

Select Barons T-Shirts



Regular Price: $12.00



Regular Price: $18.00 Some items are of a limited quantity. Other Barons merchandise may be eligible for a group discount. Please see a group sales representative if you have interest in any items that are not listed on this sheet.

Birmingham Barons

Created a group merchandise flyer for use by the group sales department. The purpose of the flyer was to give groups that came out to a game a discounted rate on merchandise. Instead of simply telling about one the discount, now the group sales team can give something visual.

Mississippi State






Justin Vollenweider

2009 Southern League Home Run Derby Scorecard Back


Inside Home Run Derby RULES 3 rounds, 10 outs per round Out: any swing that is not a home run. Round 1: • Each player will have 10 outs. • Order of hitting will be reverse order of regular season home run total, alternating by division affiliation. North first, south second. • Top 4 advance to Round 2, regardless of division. • Home runs will carry over to Round 2, tie breaker HR’s will not. Round 2: • Each player will have 10 outs. • Players in Round Two hit in reverse order of tally in Round One (player with most home runs in first round hits last). • Top 2 with highest number of home runs in Round 2 and Round 1 combined advance to Round Three. Championship Round: • Each player will have 10 outs. • Home Runs Will Not Carry Over to Championship Round. • Of the 2 finalists, hitter that hit first in Round 2 will hit first. • Player with the most HR’s during the championship round will be the Winner. In the event of a tie after each round: Each player will have 5 outs and will continue until the tie is broken after each increment of 5.



Hung 8’ x 20’ vinyl outfield signage and other assorted signage around Regions Park.


Mississippi State

Birmingham Barons

Each sign cost $5,500 and many would come in during the morning. Each sign would have to be installed prior to that nights game.

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