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.
Director of Community Engagement
Gabbie Bush, native to the Greater Lafayette area and no stranger to Aviators fans, takes on a different role this year within the organization as Director of Community Engagement.
Since the Aviators startup season in 2016, Gabbie has been a part of the on-field entertainment team. Moving from being a part of the flight crew, to becoming a team leader, and then to your on-field Master of Ceremonies, Gabbie has had the opportunity to make meaningful connections with members of the community at Loeb Stadium.
Upon graduation from Lafayette Jefferson High school in 2018, Gabbie traveled with an international, educational, performance program called Up With People. She toured the US, Mexico, Belgium, Germany, and Denmark, staying with host families, and spreading positivity through both music and action in every city. The program focused largely on fighting world issues, diversity, and the importance of human connection. During this time, she took leadership and communication classes in a study abroad program partnered with Florida Southern University.
In her evenings and off days, Gabbie doubles as local singer/songwriter/musician Gabrielle Elise. With a passion for both creating music and performing, she brings honest writing, excellent musicianship, and strong vocals together in beautiful ways. Gabbie can be found adding energy to the local music scene in various settings such as restaurants, festivals, and street performances alike.
Director of Ticket Sales
Hunter Roush, a returning member of the Aviators squad, is excited to be back in Lafayette in a new role as the Director of Ticket Sales. Hunter, a Fort Wayne native, graduated from formerly IPFW after a two-year stint with Indiana University. He left the Aviators after the 2021 season to iron out his skills with Indy Eleven Soccer and is more than excited to pack Loeb Stadium come this summer.
When Hunter isn’t in his office on the phone, you can find him at the local skating rink or local hockey rink. He also loves to travel to watch different sporting events as well as traveling for MIHA roller hockey tournaments.
Hunter is your go-to guy for all ticket needs. Some of you may remember him assisting Zander from 2021 so not hesitate to give him a call if you have ticket questions!