Kevin Brehmer – Director of Operations & Merchandise
Kevin Brehmer joined DCFC in April of 2017 as Operations Coordinator, overseeing both retail and stadium operations duties. Kevin graduated from Central Michigan University with a degree in Marketing and Logistics Management in 2012. He previously worked with the Lake Erie Crushers in Avon, OH, and Delaware North at Comerica Park in Detroit, MI.
Chris Busyn – VP of Corporate Partnerships
Busyn joins Le Rouge with more than 25 years of experience in multi-integrated advertising, corporate sponsorship and partnership sales.
Before joining iHeartMedia, Busyn was responsible for selling multi-integrated advertising partnerships for all aspects of CBS Radio Detroit through the Play-by-Play broadcasts of the Tigers, Red Wings and Lions, as well as WXYT-FM (97.1 The Ticket), WXYT-AM, CBS Radio Events and CBSDetroit.com. In less than four years, the University of Tennessee – Martin grad generated $1.7M in new business.
Busyn comes with experience from the media side, spending nine years with Fox Sports Detroit, the venue side with Michigan International Speedway and Palace Sports & Entertainment, and the team side.
Jon DeBoer – Team Photographer
Jon DeBoer has been the photographer for Detroit City FC since the team’s first season in 2012. Jon is a photographer and graphic designer living and working in Detroit, Michigan. He participated in classes on photography while enrolled at Lawrence Technological University, where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design in 2010.
His background in graphic design and interest in architecture has strongly influenced his approach to photography. In 2009, Jon began exploring the city of Detroit and has been photographing the evolving urban landscape ever since. In addition to his cityscape and architectural work, Jon also works as a freelance commercial and event photographer.
Steve Fox – VP of Ticket Sales & Service
Steve Fox joined the front office in September 2021 after having previously worked for the Detroit Tigers for 20 years, including 15 years as the Director of Ticket Sales. Fox oversees Detroit City FC’s ticket sales department and box office operations and is tasked with solidifying retention as well as maximizing expansion of the club’s season, group, and single game ticket sales and initiatives.
Fox graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire with a BA in Political Science, and he earned an MBA from the University of St. Thomas – Opus College of Business. In addition, Fox earned a Juris Doctor degree from Hamline University School of Law and is a licensed attorney.
Jon Hevron – Director of Creative Content
Jon Hevron returned to Detroit City FC in 2022 as the Director of Creative Content. Hevron spent 2020-21 with Le Rouge as the Media Director before moving on to the league office as the Digital Media Specialist. Hevron has spent the past 10 years within the sports industry, primarily within collegiate athletics – most notably as the Digital Media Specialist for Michigan State University and Manager of Digital Media for Washington State University football.
Hevron earned his undergraduate degree from Central Michigan University and his masters from Wayne State University after starting at West Virginia University – both in sports administration.
Todd Kropp – Co-Owner/COO
Todd Kropp is one of the original founding owners of Detroit City FC. Kropp left the Henry Ford Health System after 12 years to assume a full-time role as the Club’s Chief Operating Officer. He oversees finances and operations for DCFC as well as at the City Fieldhouse and City Clubhouse. He also oversees DCFC’s youth development and programming.
Kropp graduated from Allegheny College with a BA in Political Science and Mathematics, and he earned a Master’s from the University of Michigan in Health Management & Policy.
Sean Mann – Chief Executive Officer/Co-Owner
Sean Mann was one of the co-founders of Detroit City FC and serves as CEO. Prior to joining the club full-time, Mann spent over a decade in various political roles in Lansing. A proud Detroit resident, Mann graduated from Kalamazoo College with degrees in History and Physics. While completing his postgraduate degree at the University of Bristol, he served as a researcher in the United Kingdom’s House of Commons for the Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport. Sean is also an active resident of southwest Detroit, and board member of several non-profits; all of the above which help him execute his role for DCFC spearheading community and corporate relations for the team.
Katie Tomaszewski – Social Media Manager
Katie Tomaszewski joined DCFC in February 2021, but attended her first match in 2016. As social media manager, Tomaszewski is responsible for creating engaging content and expanding the reach of the club’s social media presence.
Tomaszewski is a graduate of Wayne State University with degrees in public relations and arts administration. Previously, Tomaszewski spent seven years managing various social media accounts for Wayne State and spent a brief period of her college years as a friend of W, Wayne State’s mascot.
T.J. Winfrey – Chief of Partnerships
T.J. Winfrey joined the front office in November 2020 and comes home to Detroit after spending the past two years with Major League Soccer as the Director of Digital Partnerships. Winfrey is tasked with overseeing the growth of Detroit City FC’s media partnerships, leveraging corporate and community contacts to grow the reach of the Club.
Prior to his time in New York with the MLS, the Columbia Business School grad spent time with Courtside Ventures, Madison Square Garden, Microsoft, Nike and Target.
Winfrey is a graduate of the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and earned an MBA from Columbia Business School.
Friendly the Bear – Director of Mascoting
As the old saying goes, “One person’s polar bear costume thrown in a dumpster never to be worn again is another soccer team’s mascot.” Friendly the Bear joined the DCFC family as the unofficial mascot of Detroit’s soccer team in 2014. From his humble beginnings at the base of a waste receptacle, he has become an international sensation, loved and adored by millions around the world. There’s even a velvet portrait of Friendly at the Detroit City Clubhouse. Upon seeing the painting, a prominent art collector named Mean Sann estimated its worth as “priceless.” Friendly’s regular appearances at Detroit City FC friendly matches and community events provides smiles for fans of all ages. His crooked head, questionable stench and lack of pants has led him to be affectionately known as Detroit’s Dumpster Bear(TM). Friendly is an integral part of the DCFC culture, and you can support Friendly’s polar bear friends and their habitats – which are being impacted by climate change at an alarming rate – at https://polarbearsinternational.org/.