Mike Klint – Facility Events Manager

As Facility Events Manager at LMCU Ballpark, Mike takes great pride in details and presentation. Whether your event includes parking lot rentals, concerts, festivals, fundraisers, or other experiences, Mike has been making ballpark clients happy for over 14 years.

Mike graduated from Central Michigan University (Fire Up Chips!) with a business management degree. He worked as a Berlin Raceway Operations intern before joining the Whitecaps in 2007. Mike enjoys watching sports and fishing in his spare time.

April Butler – Special Events Manager

April joined the team at LMCU Ballpark in 2021, bringing over 15 years of event management and hospitality experience to the team. She loves blending the setting of the ballpark with what clients are looking for to create truly unique and memorable experiences.

April gained her experience with a degree in Hospitality Management from Grand Valley State University as well as work experience for many years in food service, catering, and movie exhibition. When she is not overseeing all the details of your event, April can be found hanging out with her family (most likely cheering on the Whitecaps from the first baseline), reading, enjoying the summer sun, or listening to a true crime podcast.

Chelsea VanderWal – Special Events Coordinator

Chelsea joined the Whitecaps in 2022 with over 6 years’ experience as an event planner. She has a business management degree from GVSU and has spent time working in the restaurant industry, a chiropractic college, and most recently, corporate. She brings her extensive knowledge of event planning to help simplify the planning process and bring memorable experiences to life for our valued clients.

Born and raised in the Grand Rapids area, she is convinced the West Side is the best side. In her free time, you can find Chelsea out exploring new GR restaurants with her husband and friends, hiking trails with her adopted ex-racing  greyhound, Scout, traveling to new destinations, binge watching true crime shows while working on a jigsaw puzzle, or color coding/ reorganizing everything in sight.

Matt Schumaker – Event Chef

When you’re at the ballpark and smell something mouth-watering, follow that aroma and you’ll find Chef Matt at work. Chef Matt is constantly working on creating mouth-watering, visually wonderful, meals for our clients. He joined the food and beverage team at LMCU Ballpark in the winter of 2020.

He honed his foodie skills in Prescott Arizona and delighted customers as Executive Chef at McMenamins Pubs & Breweries in bend Oregon before moving to West Michigan.

When Chef Matt is not creating he enjoys sports, paddle boarding, traveling and exploring.

Chat with our event staff today!

“From start to end, our company outing went off without a hitch! Could not be more pleased with the professionalism yet fun the LMCU Ballpark staff brought to the table. Thank you!

– Kelly K. Corporate Event Planner