Address: Palm Springs Stadium
1901 East Baristo Rd.
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Phone: 760-778-HITS (4487)
Office Hours: 9am – 5pm M-F
Andrew Starke has been the sole Owner and President of the Palm Springs POWER Baseball Organization since its creation in the fall of 2003. The POWER organization is the parent company of the California Winter League, thus his responsibilities cover all day-to-day operations of the CWL as well. Mr. Starke started the company from the ground up since he was 23 years old and has seen it grow at a rapid pace to its current employment of over 75 full and part-time staff.
Mr. Starke currently serves as an executive board member for the Palm Springs Police Officers Association’s Memorial Fund Honorary Board. In June 2007, he received the Palm Springs Small Business of the Year award from the Chamber of Commerce and the City of Palm Springs. In addition to owning the POWER & the CWL, Mr. Starke works part time as an associate scout for the Philadelphia Phillies and has done so since 2010.
On the field, he was a four-year scholarship baseball player and graduate of Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, with a degree in Business Administration. Throughout college he not only earned All-Conference honors on the field, but also was a member of the Atlantic Sun Academic All-Conference Team.
Mr. Starke is a full-time resident here in Palm Springs with his wife, Vicky, and their two sons Christian and Caleb. He is very proud of the accomplishments and growth of the POWER organization over the past 12 years and looks forward to keeping baseball here at Palm Springs Stadium for many years to come.
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Justin graduated from The Ohio State University in 2010 with a Bachelor’s degree in Sports Management. He began his career in the sports industry as a director for Skyhawks Sports Academy, overseeing sports-themed day camps in the San Francisco Bay Area. Upon graduation, Justin began working for the Golden Baseball League as director of media relations. In 2011, Justin assisted with the league’s transformation as it expanded and became known as the North American League. In October of 2012, Justin joined the California Winter League as Vice President of Business Operations.
Justin is originally from Alamo, CA in the East Bay Area, and is an avid fan of the Athletics, Sharks, 49ers, and, of course, the Buckeyes. He also enjoys skiing in Tahoe and playing hockey when time allows.
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Josh Fathollahi joined the Palm Springs Power in 2013 to serve as their VP of Marketing and Promotions. Prior to joining the Power, Josh had experience covering the San Francisco Giants and the San Francisco 49ers for RotoWire Inc. as the respective team’s beat writer. He received his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Finance from San Francisco State University in the Spring of 2013. Growing up in the Bay Area, Josh has become a huge fan of the San Francisco Giants, San Francisco 49ers, Golden State Warriors, and the San Jose Sharks. He is also an avid fantasy football and baseball player, and he enjoys playing hockey in his free time.
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Tyler was born and predominantly raised in Southern California. He attended San Diego State University and quickly got his degree in History in five years. He then went on to earn his masters in Sports Administration from Canisius University in Buffalo, New York. He started out with Palm Springs Power Baseball and the California Winter League as a Sales Intern, then moved onto an Account Executive before becoming the Assistant General Manager in his second year. He is a die hard Notre Dame, San Francisco 49ers, and San Diego State Aztecs fan. When he isn’t yelling at the TV due to terrible play calling or inaccurate officiating, he enjoys hiking, playing his guitar, and going to the movies.
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Casey has managed 9 years of professional and summer collegiate baseball generating an overall record of 371-229 with four league championships. A graduate of Major League Baseball Scout School, Casey also works as an Associate Scout for the Atlanta Braves and Head Coach of the Atlanta Braves Scoutball team. He has coached collegiality at CSU Chico, New Mexico Highlands University and Harris-Stowe State University and he will manage the Palm Springs POWER of the SCCBL starting June 2016. Casey has graduated from CSU Chico with a Bachelors Degree in Business Management.
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