Getting to Know: Brad Kallman
Season ticket packages with the Ducks offer the most benefits and best savings among any ticket opportunity out there. It’s the only way to enjoy all 70 games of Ducks baseball, plus each and every playoff game at Bethpage Ballpark. It guarantees you a ticket to every promotional night, every fireworks extravaganza and an invite to the annual Season Ticket Holder Barbecue before the season begins. Not to mention, you receive exclusive access to the Duck Club Restaurant and bar.
The front office staff works hard all year round to introduce more Long Islanders to the excitement and affordable fun that comes with being a Ducks season ticket holder. The man leading the effort is none other than Brad Kallman, the team’s Director of Season Sales. Brad came to the Ducks way back in November of 2004 following the team’s first Atlantic League title. After serving as the Group Sales Assistant for nearly a year, he was hired full-time to work in the ticket office in October of 2005. Brad climbed the ladder all the way up to his current role as Director, which he attained at the beginning of 2012.
The 32-year-old has one of the more unique and energetic personalities in the front office. One of the hardest workers around, he can constantly be seen on the phone with prospective customers or chatting with fans during the season at the Ticket Kiosk inside the ballpark. At the same time, he can often be heard laughing up a storm in the box office or snooping around to find out what everyone’s having for lunch that day. Today, we take a closer look at the man affectionately known as “B-Rad”:
Hometown: Lindenhurst, NY
Resides: West Islip, NY
High School: Lindenhurst High School (Class of 2000)
College: SUNY Cortland (four consecutive Cortaca Jug victories)
Previous Jobs: Clam shucker at Southside Fish and Clam Restaurant, bartender at Chateau Briand and intern at Pinnacle Systems
Famous For: Serving as the Human Backstop at Ducks games
Hidden Talent: Is the Emeril Lagasse of cooking with a Crockpot
Favorite Baseball Team (Besides the Ducks): New York Mets
Favorite Football Team: New York Jets
Favorite Hockey Team: New York Islanders
Favorite Basketball Team: Brooklyn Nets
Favorite Sushi Roll: Last Samurai Roll (Tuna, crabmeat, cucumber inside with spicy tuna on top)
Favorite Lunch Venue: The Hot Dog Truck in Bay Shore (three hot dogs and a cream soda)
Favorite Movie: Rudy — and he’s been to a game at Notre Dame Stadium
Best Friend: His dog, Kobe, who is a big fan of pizza and Froot Loops
Most Memorable Ducks Moment: Finally hoisting the Atlantic League championship trophy in the air in 2012 following his eighth season with the team.
Duck Player I’ve Most Enjoyed Watching: Lew Ford
Best Part About Working for the Ducks: Getting to work alongside his fiancée, Tiffany, who is a waitress in the Duck Club.
Posted on January 14, 2014, in Feature Articles and tagged Atlantic League, Box Office, Brad Kallman, Director of Season Sales, Getting to Know, Human Backstop, Long Island Ducks, Season Tickets. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.