David brings over 20 years of experience in professional and collegiate sports to the Aviators. He has had stints in Major League Baseball, Minor League Baseball, Independent League Baseball, the National Hockey League, Major League Soccer, the United Soccer League, as well as working on the college football side of the business for ESPN.
David began his career in 1999, as a ticket sales rep with the Detroit Tigers. He was a member of the front office staff for the World Champion Florida Marlins in 2003. Over the course of his career, David has had the unique privilege of helping build two brand new teams from the ground up (in 2005, with the Mesa Miners of the Golden Baseball League; and in 2016, with the New Britain Bees, of the Atlantic League).
Most recently, David served as the Senior Director of Ticket Sales for Hartford Athletic, of the United Soccer League. In addition to the aforementioned teams, David has also enjoyed sales and management roles with the NHL’s Florida Panthers, the Birmingham Barons (the AA affiliate of the Chicago White Sox), the MLS’ New England Revolution, as well as a role as a Corporate Sales Manager for ESPN, helping to run their college football bowl game in Birmingham, Alabama.
David was born in Fair Lawn, New Jersey and raised in Boca Raton, Florida. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Missouri. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Sports Administration from St. Thomas University, in Miami, Florida. In his spare time, David enjoys bodybuilding and became a professional bodybuilder in 2019. David resides in West Lafayette, with his wife, Andrea and their son, Shawn.
Assistant General Manager
Caela McBride, a born and raised Coloradan brings an exciting, and fun energy to the Lafayette Aviators as the Assistant General Manager.
Caela has worked in Minor League Baseball for the past four years. Her most recent position was Promotions Director for the Kane County Cougars in Geneva, Illinois. She brings experience with in game entertainment, and theme night execution producing 25+ theme nights a season.
Caela is the proud oldest of two younger sisters, Maddie and Joelie. She received a Bachelor of Science in Sport Management, and a Bachelor of Administration in Business Administration at Colorado Mesa University. When not at the ballpark, Caela has various hobbies such as; painting, reading, playing with her dog Piper, and watching the Colorado Avalanche (Go Avs Go). On a long weekend you can catch Caela attending sporting events, and trying to cross off MLB ballparks from her list.
Vice President of Sales
Alexander Atwood, more affectionately known as Zander, is the Aviators’ Vice President of Sales, and is excited to bring a wealth of experience in sports and entertainment to the Greater Lafayette area’s best summer collegiate baseball team.
A native of Valparaiso, IN, Zander has lived and worked in the Greater Lafayette area for the past four years as a ticket service and retention representative with Purdue University Athletics. Before moving back to Indiana, Zander worked in ticket sales at both Western Michigan University Athletics and the Battle Creek Bombers summer collegiate baseball team of the Northwoods League.
He also interned at Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL in parade audience control at the Magic Kingdom. Zander received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration / Sport Management from Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, MI in 2014, and recently received his Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Purdue University Global in June of 2020.
Zander recently married his wife Sandra in October of 2020, and they live together with their cat Ted, and dog Evie. Zander enjoys participating in and attending live sporting events and concerts, road-tripping to and exploring new places with his wife, and checking out new craft breweries and local eateries anywhere he goes.
Zander is a lifelong fan of the Chicago Cubs, Chicago Bears, Chicago Blackhawks, Purdue Boilermakers, and most recently his Lafayette Aviators. For more information on the Lafayette Aviators and ticket pricing, feel free to reach out to Zander anytime, and he’ll be happy to help you out. #TakeFlight
Sales, Marketing & Social Media Manager
Shannon Gadomski is a recent graduate from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation, Sport and Tourism with a concentration in Sport Management. Shannon interned with the Aviators during the 2021 season from January-August and is excited to learn more in her new role as the Sales, Marketing and Social Media Manager.
Shannon comes from a huge baseball family and grew up a Braves fan in Illinois. When there’s an opportunity, she travels to different MLB ballparks to watch the Braves play, but she loves being at Truist Park most. In her free time, Shannon loves spending time with her family and her dog (Dansby), watching baseball/going to baseball games and taking vacations to the beach.
Head Athletic Trainer
Sarah McKenzie-Floyd is a BOC certified and Indiana Licensed Athletic Trainer. She is originally from Sydney, Australia. Sarah has 6 years of experience as a high school athletic trainer. She currently works as the Assistant Athletic Trainer at Lafayette Jefferson High School (since 2017) and Head Athletic Trainer for the Lafayette Aviators (since 2018) for Franciscan Health Sports Medicine. Sarah completed her Masters of Education in Sports Management with a special interest in International Sports Medicine in 2017.
In 2015, Sarah graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University receiving her Bachelors of Science degree in Athletic Training. She then went on to Graduate school at Bowling Green State University where she worked as a Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer.
Sarah started her career working for Mercy Health at Central Catholic High School, Toledo Ohio (2015-2017). From 2017 to present she has worked for Franciscan Health Sports Medicine providing outreach services.
In her spare time, Sarah enjoys spending time with family and friends. Trying out new cooking recipes and visiting MLB ballparks with her fiance. Sarah loves to travel and tries to visit her family in Australia every two years.