FRONT OFFICE

DAVID KRAKOWER

davidk@lafayettebaseball.com

General Manager

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.

ALAINA ALBERICO

alainaa@lafayettebaseball.com

Social Media and Community Outreach Manager

Alaina has successfully combined her love for marketing, sports, and digital strategies into a well-rounded academic journey. She is currently a Senior at Columbia College Chicago majoring in Sports Marketing with a minor in Social Media and Digital Strategies. Alaina is poised to make a meaningful impact in the dynamic world of sports.

Her specialized studies in Sports Marketing have equipped her with a deep understanding of the intersection between athletics and marketing, allowing her to develop innovative strategies tailored to the sports industry. Alaina’s minor in Social Media and Digital Strategies has provided her with a comprehensive skill set in navigating the ever-evolving world of online engagement. Her ability to harness the power of social media platforms, data analytics, and digital campaigns positions her as a tech-savvy marketer ready to adapt to the latest trends and technologies.

Over the last year, Alaina has actively pursued opportunities to apply her knowledge and skills in real-world scenarios. She recently studied abroad in Paris where she had the privilege of working with the 2024 Olympics team as they prepared for the Paris Olympics. In addition, she served as the Social Media and Management Intern for the Lafayette Aviators during the 2023 season. In this role, she played an integral role in developing and executing the social media campaigns that bolstered fan engagement and ticket sales.

Alaina was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois but recently moved to the Lafayette area where she basically lives at the stadium. Outside of baseball, Alaina spends her spare time traveling.

HUNTER ROUSH

hunterr@lafayettebaseball.com

Director of Ticket Sales 

Hunter enters his second season as the Director of Ticket Sales. He graduated from formerly IPFW after a two-year stint at Indiana University. In addition to his time with the Aviators, Hunter also gained valuable experience working for the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts and the Indy Eleven, of the United Soccer League.

This is Hunter’s second stint with the Aviators, as he was previously a ticket sales intern during the 2021 season. His vast knowledge of the business side of sports has allowed him to excel in his role with the Aviators, as he guided the ticket sales department responsible for record-breaking attendance at Loeb Stadium in 2023.  

When Hunter isn’t at the stadium, 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 a Ft. Wayne native, who now resides in Lafayette.