Front Office Staff
Jim ApplebyGeneral Manager
Jim Appleby was named General Manager following the 2013 season. Jim is a veteran of the Black Bears front office, beginning his career as a member of the Black Bears sales staff and spending two seasons as Director of Baseball Operations. A three-sport athlete from Rainier, OR, Jim played college baseball at Lower Columbia College under former head coach Steve Farrington. Having grown up locally, he has many deep local connections in the Lower Columbia region. Jim is responsible for the club's year-round operations, including sponsorship and group sales, community outreach, internship programs, stadium operations, and ticket sales. Widely recognized for his big smile around the ball park, Jim is also easy to recognize around Longview and Kelso, usually sporting Black Bears gear and apparel.