University of North Alabama

“As the University of North Alabama continues to expand its reach as the fastest growing University in the state, Taymar will be a key growth partner for Lions Athletics as we complete the Division I re-classification period and excel in this exciting new era,” said UNA Director of Athletics Dr. Josh Looney. “We are proud to push forward alongside a company that shares our vision for investing in relationships, committing to excellence and challenging the status quo. UNA Athletics looks forward to celebrating many ‘firsts’ with Mark Dyer and the Taymar Team.”

Ben Bond

Director of Ticket Sales & Service

Originally from Leighton, Alabama, Ben attended the University of North Alabama and graduated with his bachelor’s degree in Sports Management. Ben started his career in sports as an intern with the Rocket City Trash Pandas Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels. In 2021 Ben worked in ticket sales for the Memphis Redbirds Triple-A affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals as well as Memphis 901FC USL soccer team. In 2022 Ben worked with the Tennessee Smokies Double-A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs as an Account Executive. During his time off he enjoys hunting with his dog Rio, watching Alabama football, the Atlanta Braves, and spending time with his nieces Hadlee, HK, and nephew Hunter.

Crazy Fact: I had a great great great uncle named James Bond

Item You Can’t live without: Headphones

Ben’s Hot Take:  Atlanta Braves will repeat as World Series Champs in 2022

Matthew Sears

Ticket Operations and Sales Coordinator

Matthew is a graduate of the University of North Alabama with a Bachelor’s degree in Sports Management. He began his sports career working as an intern with the Nashville Sounds baseball team, Triple-A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers. During his free time, he enjoys watching sports and spending time with his family.

Crazy Fact: I met Alex Rodriguez while working with the Sounds.

Items You Can’t Live Without: My sunglasses

Hot Take: Barry Bonds belongs in the MLB Hall of Fame.