Front Office

CANE CUTTERS FRONT OFFICE DIRECTORY


 
The Acadiana Cane Cutters baseball club features many individuals that work tirelessly behind the scenes and take great pride in bringing fans, players, and sponsors great game experiences all season long.
 
Ricky Vanasselberg
 
Position: General Manager
Cane Cutters Debut: May 2019
College: Baptist Christian College
Phone Number: 318-518-3010
 
 
Chet Carey
 
 
Position: Asst. General Manager
Cane Cutters Debut:  February 2020
College: Western Illinois University
Phone number: 318-834-2169
 
 
RICHARD CHALMERS   
       
Position: Co-Owner
Cane Cutters Debut: September, 2010
Hometown: Lafayette, Louisiana
College: Texas A&M University    
Favorite Movie: The Rookie
Favorite TV Show: CSI
Favorite Band: George Strait
Favorite Major League Baseball Team:  New York Yankees
Favorite Cane Cutters Moment: "Signing Taylor Dugas in the Inaugural Season of Cane Cutters' Baseball."
About Richard:  Richard grew up in Lafayette, Louisiana, and attended Cathedral Carmel High School.  He graduated from Texas A&M University in 1982.  In 1990, he and his partner Mike Collins started their consulting engineering firm, now named Chalmers Collins & Alwell, Inc., the company that he still leads today. In 1985 Richard began coaching youth baseball and youth basketball, and shortly thereafter, became a member of the Lafayette Parish Parks and Recreation Commission.  He coached for 25 years, taking a brief break when his own twins were born. He is excited to bring this high caliber of baseball in a minor league type environment to Acadiana.
 
 
SANDI CHALMERS
 
Position: Co-Owner
Cane Cutters Debut: September, 2010
Hometown: Houston, Texas
College: Texas A&M University
Favorite Movie(s): Patriot Games, 
Favorite TV Show(s): The Resident, Navy Seals
Favorite Band(s): Michael Bolton, Carrie Underwood, Jeremy Benoit
Favorite Major League Baseball Team(s): Astros, then Cubs, now Yankees
Favorite Cane Cutters Moment: "When Tyler Collins yelled to me (from the waterslide, after the Field of Dreams)  'Ms. Sandi, this is the most awesome birthday party EVER!!!'"
About Sandi: Sandi grew up in Houston, went to Texas A&M, and met and married Richard while there. She started with a Big 8 public accounting firm, became a CPA, and she spent many years as a banker. She retired from banking as CFO/COO in 2008.  She has done consulting and volunteer work since then, and has spent the majority of her time at the Cane Cutters since its inception, doing whatever is necessary.  Baseball has always been a part of the family, from taking baseball vacations to watching her twins play from age 5 to 19; keeping a scorebook most of that time.