Mark LaBarbera
Director of Athletics
Kris Sanders
Administrative Assistant for Athletics
Erik Weiler
Associate Director of Athletics for Internal Operations
Sarah Pruess
Associate Director of Athletics for Compliance/Senior Woman Administrator
Rin Seibert
Director of Recreational Sports/Associate Director of Athletics
Candy Jessen
Assistant Director of Athletics for Business Services
Elizabeth Conard
Assistant Director of Athletics for Academic Support and Student Services
David Kay
General Manager - Valpo Athletics Sponsorships
Matt Ward
Compliance Coordinator
Jake Sale
Assistant Director of the Crusader Fund
Erica Fedornock
Athletic Ticket Operations Manager
Lexi Nichols
Assistant Director of Marketing for Athletics
Robbie Crimmins
Director of Event Operations
Ron Blatz
Broadcast & Streaming Manager
Renee' Turpa
Group Sales Ticket Coordinator
Merel Nelson
Operations Coordinator
Lissa Yogan
Faculty Athletics Representative
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Jake Sale

Jake Sale

Assistant Director of the Crusader Fund

Phone (219) 464-5983

Jake Sale joined Valpo’s staff in June 2019 as the Assistant Director of the Crusader Fund.

Sale comes to Valpo after previously serving as a ticket sales and development graduate assistant for Illinois State University Athletics for the 2017-18 and 2018-19 academic and athletic years. During his time in Normal, Sale achieved significant fundraising and ticket sales goals. He was credited with generating the most revenue on the Sales and Development team in 2018-19.

Sale helped raise a significant amount for an athletic training project during Redbird Philanthropy Week at Illinois State. In addition, he was directly responsible for planning the department’s Taste of Redbirds fundraising event and was credited for the creation, design, marketing, implementation and execution of men’s and women’s basketball group experiences.

Before joining Illinois State’s staff, Sale served as an account executive and a Director of Community Relations for the Bloomington Thunder hockey team from August 2016 to April 2017. He managed eight to 10 corporate sponsorship accounts throughout the season while also reaching significant ticket sales goals. He was also directly responsible for increasing the team’s involvement with the youth hockey market and in charge of scheduling and directing all community service events.

During his undergraduate days, Sale played baseball at Parkland College (2012-2014) and Illinois State University (2014-2016). He earned both his bachelor of science in marketing and his master of science in sport management from Illinois State.