Front Office Staff

Matt Durkin

Woodridge, IL
Illinois State University

Email: mdurkin@cornbeltersbaseball.com

Phone: 309-454-2255

Walk Up Song: Get It All by GTA
Favorite Form of Corn: Grilled Corn on the Cob
Favorite Team: Cubs
Favorite Food: Anything BBQ
Top Three Sports Movies: Moneyball, Remember the Titans, and Space Jam
Spirit Animal: Otter

Matt enters his second season as a member of the CornBelters front office. He started as an intern with the team in May of 2018, and moved into the role of Box Office Manager after the end of last season. Durkin is originally from Woodridge, Illinois and currently attends Illinois State University majoring in Business Administration.

Deana Roberts

Bloomington/Normal

Email: droberts@normalbaseball.com

Phone: 309-451-3445

Walk-Up/Intro Song: TBD
Favorite Form of Corn: Corn on the Cob
Favorite Sport & Team: Football, Tri-Valley Vikings
Favorite & Least Favorite Foods: Steaks & Potatoes, Onions
Top 3 Sports Movies: 42, League of Their Own… Thinking of the last one
Spirit Animal: TBD

Deana enters her fifth season as a member of the CornBelters front office in 2019 as the Business Manager. Beyond managing the day-to-day business operations of the office including human resources and accounting, she also oversees the team’s baseball operations including player contract management, travel, and purchasing.

Deana joined the team at the end of the 2015 season with over a decade of management and bookkeeping experience. She was born and raised in the Bloomington/Normal area and beyond CornBelters baseball, she enjoys reading, boating and spending time with her friends and family.

Todd Kunze


Illinois State University

Walk-Up/Intro Song:  Welcome to the Jungle-“Guns N Roses”
Favorite Form of Corn:  Corn on the Cob
Favorite sport & team:  Baseball.  Chicago Cubs
Favorite Food:  Peanut Butter
Least Favorite Food:  Asparagus
Top 3 Sports Movies:  Sandlot, Field of Dreams, and Rudy
Spirit Animal:  Hawk

Todd Kunze’s background includes over 20 years of experience in venue development, music festivals, special events, corporate sponsorship, non-profit mediation and celebrity hospitality for over 650 events.

Todd is a graduate of Heartland Community College and Illinois State University.

He and his wife Therese have lived in Bloomington/Normal off and on for the past 27 years with adult children Johanna (Normal, IL), Danny (Arizona), Liz (New York, NY) David (Normal, IL) and Granddaughter Sarah (Denver, CO)

Jackson Malliet


Jackson Malliet is entering his second season with the Normal Cornbelters as the Assistant General Manager. Jackson has a background in food service and will also be a part of our sales team this year.
Jackson has been around sports for his whole life and enjoys spending time with his wife Miranda and daughter Lillian, who was born during the Cornbelters 2018 season.

Corny

Normal, IL

Corny is the official mascot of the Normal CornBelters. He was born on August 7th of 2009 at 10:00 AM right here in Normal. Corny will be at every CornBelters game this summer getting the fans pumped up and rooting the CornBelters to victory! He also makes appearances throughout Central Illinois at schools, libraries, malls, and many other locations.

Bailey

Normal, IL

Introducing Bailey and her trainer Stephie from K-9 Country Club. Bailey will run the bases after every CornBelter win and will occasionally take balls out to the umpires for your entertainment. Welcome Bailey the CornBelter Yellow Lab!