Dirt Dawgs Front Office
John Morrison - President/Owner
While John's establishment of the Dirt Dawgs in 2011 was his first sports venture, he brings a 20+ year track record of operating successful enterprises as the co-founder and principal owner of Fosta-Tek Optics, a leading manufacturer of polymer optics for military, safety, automotive, lighting and electronics markets, employing 150 at their Leominster headquarters. Fosta-Tek represents one of the more notable turnarounds in the region as a successor in 1991 to the local operations of the Foster Grant Company.
John’s enthusiasm for the sport of baseball dates to his upbringing in the Minneapolis suburbs rooting for the Minnesota Twins in the late 1960’s and 1970’s. As a lifelong fan, John’s highlights include being on the winning side of the 1991 World Series games 6 and 7, being at Fenway for game 5 of the 2004 championship series, and seeing his Twins favorite, Kirby Puckett, inducted into Cooperstown. One of his most memorable Dirt Dawgs memories arose the past season when his 102 year young grandpa, MT made the journey out to Doyle Field to take in a game and scout the team.
John holds degrees from Middlebury College and the Tuck School at Dartmouth College; and resides in Acton, Mass. with his wife, Carolyn, and children Megan(23), Matthew(20) and Katie(18); and dogs Bella and Riley.
Kenneth Swain - Manager, Concessions Operations
Evan Cox, Manager - Broadcast & Visual Media
Erin Fitzgerald - Baseball Operations Intern
Erin Fitzgerald is a sophomore at Southern New Hampshire University where she is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Sport Management with a double minor in Communication and Public Relations. While attending SNHU, she also works as a tour guide in the Office of Admission and interns at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, NH. In her free time, Erin is an avid Boston sports fan, proudly cheering on the Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots, and Boston Bruins. Erin enjoys spending time with her family in her hometown of Lunenburg, Massachusetts as well as traveling as much as her budget will allow. Erin has a positive attitude and is thrilled to be interning for the Wachusett Dirt Dawgs, saying that she is “looking forward to gaining experience in many different areas while working with a fantastic team along the way”.
Matthew Lougee - Baseball Operations Intern
Matthew Lougee is currently a Freshman at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He is currently studying Sport Management at the Isenburg School of Management at UMASS Amherst. Matthew is currently a resident of North Attleboro, MA. His past experiences include working for the Pawtucket PawSox, North TV (North Attleboro's local station), and interning with ESPN Boston. Matthew is looking forward to his experience with the Dirt Dawgs in 2014.