Staff

Powell
Luke Powell, Dallas, TX
League President
Luke has played professionally in both the US and Mexico. He is a former catcher at the collegiate level and the professional level.
John “Chico” Guy, Casa Grande, AZ
Director of Operations
John has worked in all major sports since the mid-1970’s as a front-office executive. He has been featured on ESPN and in Sports Illustrated.
Heather Oliver, El Mirage, AZ
CFO
Heather is the former General Manager of the Nogales Charros of the AZ-Mexico League. She is a certified tax pro and has worked in professional basketball and hockey.
The Amazing Jeff, Yuma, AZ
Executive Director
Jeff was a ballplayer in Montana before moving to Yuma after serving in the Marines in Iraq. He is well-known throughout Yuma Co.
Jeff Beckenthal, Yuma, AZ
Game Day Operations
Jeff is a life-long Yuma resident who worked for the County prior to moving into baseball. Jeff’s expertise is in sales, security and management will be an asset to the Desert League.
Ivan and Tono Villaescusa, Yuma, AZ
Manager & Coach
Ivan just finished playing in the Atlantic League while his father is a Hall-of-Famer for his AAA Mexican League team.
Rod Tafoya   Pitching Instructor

Thomas Nelson, St. Louis, MO                                                                                                                                                                                                      Manager

Adam McPherson, Chandler, AZ                                                                                                                                                                                                       Admin Asst/Coach

Cesar Barraza, San Luis, AZ                                                                                                                                                                                                        Manager

Brandon Burns, Danville, WV                                                                                                                                                                                                               Mid-Atlantic Scout

Dave Alexander, Phoenix, AZ                                                                                                                                                                                                       Manager

Dan Ward, Cleveland,OH  Coach