Director of Corporate Partnerships
Gregg Klein joined the Ohio Machine in April 2013 as Director of Corporate Partnerships after holding a number of marketing and strategy roles at Nationwide Insurance. Klein previously was part of the corporate strategy team at Nationwide, but also focused on affinity sponsorship marketing. His time as marketing lead for Nationwide’s business insurance product helped to develop an intimate understanding of how small businesses grow, market and manage financial needs. Early in his career, Klein built his own graphic design and marketing firm in Columbus, OH.
Klein is also active in a number of local charities including the annual Make CF History Charity Classic Hockey Tournament and BabyWill.org, a SIDS awareness nonprofit.
Klein graduated from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia with a B.S. of Industrial Design. A native of suburban Philadelphia, PA, Klein is an active hockey player and has recently jumped back into lacrosse. He currently resides in Upper Arlington.
Director of Public Relations & Operations
Noah Sharfman joined the Ohio Machine in January 2014 as the Director of Public Relations and Operations. Sharfman previously worked for the Orange Bowl Committee and the Orlando Magic.
With the Orange Bowl Committee, Sharfman oversaw the day-to-day public relations efforts for the Committee, serving as the primary media contact for the annual Discover Orange Bowl and the 2013 Discover BCS National Championship Game between Notre Dame and Alabama. Sharfman spearheaded the Committee’s community, entertainment and corporate outreach campaigns and wrote, edited and designed the Orange Bowl’s media guides, game programs and annual reports. Sharfman also served as producer of the weekly Inside the Orange Bowl television show.
Sharfman spent the 2009-10 and 2010-11 seasons in the Orlando Magic’s communications department, where he successfully promoted the 2010 and 2011 NBA Defensive Player of the Year as well as a number of Players of the Week, Players of the Month and Coach of the Month winners.
Originally from Los Angeles, CA, Sharfman graduated from Boston University with a BS in Journalism. While at BU, Sharfman interned for Major League Lacrosse. He currently resides in Grandview.
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Jesse Lawrence returned to the Ohio Machine in February 2014 as an account executive. As an account executive, Lawrence handles group and season ticket sales. Lawrence’s responsibilities include making outbound service calls, researching and inputting lead contact data. He also helps plan and attends community events on behalf of the Machine.
Lawrence previously had interned in the Machine’s ticket sales department during 2012. He returned to lacrosse after spending time in the MLS with the Columbus Crew as an inside sales representative. Also while with The Crew, Lawrence helped coached an Ohio Wesleyan varsity lacrosse team to their first NCAC championship.
Lawrence graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in economics. While at OWU, Lawrence was a four-year member of the Battling Bishop’s lacrosse team and an All-Conference selection.
Shannon Post joined the Ohio Machine in May 2013 first as a Ticket Sales intern but was quickly promoted to Account Executive. As an account executive, Post handles group and season ticket sales. Post's responsibilities include making outbound service calls, researching and inputting lead contact data. She also helps plan and attends community events on behalf of the Machine.
As an intern, Post worked with the Ticket Sales staff on all tasks from collecting data to working community events. She also attended all home games and was responsible for working in the box office selling individual day of game tickets.
Post, who is originally from Nashport, Ohio, currently resides in Columbus and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Education with a concentration in Sports and Leisure Studies from The Ohio State University. Prior to graduation, Post became a member of the Phi Sigma Theta National Honor Society.
Colby Richards came to the Machine in June 2013 as an Account Executive. As an account executive, Richards handles group and season ticket sales. Richard's responsibilities include making outbound service calls, researching and inputting lead contact data. He also helps plan and attends community events on behalf of the Machine.
Before joining the Machine, Richards was with Kurtz Brothers Central Ohio on the sales staff from October 2010 to November 2012. As a part of Kurtz Brothers, he began in Customer Service and quickly moved his way up to Outside Sales Representative. As a part of the sales staff he was able to help improve sales numbers from the previous year. Richards' other duties included managing the Dublin sales office and help with continued training of new employees working in the Customer Service Department.
Richards, who currently resides in Upper Arlington, attended The Ohio State University earning a Bachelor’s degree in Sports and Leisure Studies with a focus on Sports Leadership and Humanities. Also while in school, Richards interned at Hilliard Davidson High School under the Athletic Director helping with game day operations.
Grant Ripley joined the Ohio Machine in May of 2014 as an account executive. As an account executive, Ripley handles group and season ticket sales. Ripley’s responsibilities include making outbound service calls, researching and inputting lead contact data. He also helps plan and attends community events on behalf of the Machine.
Before joining the Machine, Ripley interned with Dugout Media where he was a Brand Ambassador for DeMarini on the Baseball Youth Roadshow East Tour. As a brand ambassador, Ripley managed sales of 2014 DeMarini products at the showcase tournaments.
Ripley, who is originally from Rockford, Ohio, currently resides in Powell, Ohio. He graduated from Ohio University, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Sports Administration with a minor in Business. During school, Ripley was a four-year member of the Sports Business Association.
Manager, Game Day
Dave Brewer has been with the Ohio Machine since the team’s inaugural season in 2012. As the game day manager, Brewer oversees the proper execution of sponsorship promotions and giveaways, in-game entertainment and contests, as well as coordination of stoppage in play with production teams. Brewer also coordinates with game day staff on pre and post-game special events including player autograph sessions and meet & greets, high five tunnels and awards.
Prior to joining the Machine, Brewer worked as a Marketing Intern for OSU IMG Sports Marketing and Camp PR Representative at the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium. Brewer graduated from Otterbein University with a Bachelor’s degree in Sports Management and a minor in Accounting.