Kelsie Hirko: Marketing & Sales
Kelsie Hirko graduated Gonzaga University in 2014 with a BE in Sport Management and Marketing. She has worked for the Bend Elks (Summer 2012), Portland Timbers/Thorns (Summer 2013), and Gonzaga University Athletics (2011-2014). Kelsie is part of the new ownership group and has loved living in Bend and taking advantage of all the great outdoors. One of her favorite parts of running the Bend Elks is the summer family she has created with the staff, host families, sponsors, and season ticket holders.
John & Tami Marick: Owners
John and Tami Marick became owners of the Bend Elks in October of 2014. Before the Bend Elks, John and Tami graduated from University of Portland in 1987, both obtained a bachelor's degree in Marketing / Management. John continued on to a master's degree in 1993 from the Atkinson Graduate School of Management at Willamette University and a bachelor's degree in 1987 in Marketing / Management from the University of Portland. In 1995 the Marick's founded Consumer Cellular in Portland, OR. Consumer Cellular's services are aimed towards providing users with simple, inexpensive and no-contract cell phone plans. Both John and Tami enjoy traveling and spending as much time as possible exploring the outdoor, especially here in Central Oregon.
Michael Hirko: General Manager
Michael Hirko has grown up as a Bend Elk. His career started as a bat boy at age 8. He continued on as an employee for the Richards from 14 years all the way until he played for the Bend Elks in college. Michael is happy to continue his life with the Bend Elks and be the General Manager. He graduated from Bend High School and went on to George Fox University to play as a pitcher and graduate in 2015.