University of Kentucky

“We are in a changing marketplace when it comes to the way fans buy tickets to sporting events,” University of Kentucky Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart said. “For that reason, it’s important that we are both innovative and personal in the way we connect our fans to our teams and convey to them how important their support is to our success. We are proud to have a proven partner in Taymar Sales U. as they bring their expertise to the college level.”



Ben Boaz

VICE PRESIDENT & General Manager - UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY

Ben attended University of Southern Indiana and got his start working in minor league hockey. From there, Ben helped start and run the regional office for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as a Senior Account Executive. When Ben isn’t helping lead the Kentucky office to victory, he enjoys spending time with his girlfriend, Maureen, fixing and riding vintage bicycles, trying out new restaurants, reading and traveling.

Crazy Fact: I am the Fourth, Benjamin Brantley Boaz IV.
Item You Can’t Live Without: Headphones
Ben’s Hot Take: Tiger is going to pass Jack Nicklaus with the most majors before he retires!



Caleb Young

ASSOCIATE GENERAL MANAGER - UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY

cyoung@taymarventures.com

Caleb is a graduate of University of Montevallo and began his sports career as an intern at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. After that, he was a Sales Consultant at the University of South Florida and then a Ticket Sales Manager for the Birmingham Barons, a minor league affiliate of the Chicago White Sox. Caleb enjoys camping, hiking (really anything outside), any music festivals available and spending time with his girlfriend, Blaine, and their dog Cleo.

Crazy Fact: I hung out with my favorite musician, John Gurley, of the band, Portugal, after their concert in Birmingham.
Item You Can’t Live Without: My tent
Caleb’s Hot Take: Andy Isabella is the next Wes Welker.



Alex Zaage

ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE - UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY

azaage@taymarventures.com

Alex graduated from Cedarville University with a bachelor’s degree in Sports Business Management and began his sports career in minor league baseball as a ticket sales associate for the Tulsa Drillers. In his spare time, Alex enjoys playing basketball, ice skating, golf, and videogames with friends.

Crazy Fact: I once walked directly underneath a baboon fight in Africa.
Item You Can’t Live Without: My Computer
Alex’s Hot Take: The Nets will not win the NBA Finals with Durant, Harden and Kyrie



Alex Geisel

ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE - UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY

ageisel@taymarventures.com

Alex graduated from California University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor’s degree in Sports Management.  As a capstone experience at Cal U, he completed an intensive ticket sales certification through Inspiration Sports Business Institute which included sales positions with the Oklahoma Energy FC and the Reno Aces minor league baseball team.  In his spare time, Alex enjoys watching NFL, NHL, and NBA events.  He also enjoys playing lacrosse, going to concerts, and hanging out with friends.

Crazy Fact: I’ve been to Steelers Training Camp every year for the past decade before the 2020 Pandemic hit… But I went back in 2021.

Item You Can’t Live Without: YouTube

Alex’s Hot Take: TJ Watt is the most complete outside linebacker in the NFL.



Jordan Smith

Account Executive - University of Kentucky

jsmith@taymarventures.com

Jordan is a graduate of the University of West Alabama and began his sports career in minor league baseball with the Birmingham Barons. He gained experience in a variety of departments from concessions, group sales, and the ticket office. Jordan enjoys dancing, producing music, and fishing.

Crazy fact: I’ve never seen any of the Harry Potter movies.
Item you can’t live without: My phone
Jordan’s Hot Take: Tim Anderson will become the face of baseball for the next decade.