Premium Seating Staff

Mike Forrester - Senior Director of Sales

Mike Forrester joined the Rose Bowl Premium staff in May 2012 as a Premium Sales Manager. Forrester joined the stadium staff from Dallas, TX where he was a Sr. Sales Manager for the Dallas Cowboys. In February 2014, Mike was promoted to the Senior Director of Premium Sales with the Rose Bowl Premium Seating where he oversees the day to day sales and operations of the Terry Donahue Pavilion.

While in Dallas, Mike was part of the record-breaking sales team for the Dallas Cowboys when they moved to AT&T Stadium. In his five years as Sr. Sales Manager for the Dallas Cowboys, he helped the team generate over $500M in premium seating sales. Prior to his work with the Dallas Cowboys, Mike worked in minor league baseball in Fort Worth, TX as well as professional tennis in Washington, DC.

Mike graduated from Georgetown University with a degree in Marketing. He currently resides in Pasadena with his wife, Hilary and their twin boys, Cash and Boone.

Email: [email protected]

Jonathan Jackowski - Premium Sales Manager

Jonathan Jackowski joined the Rose Bowl Premium Seating staff in December 2014. Jonathan came from the AEG Premium Seating team at the StubHub Center, where he handled all premium sales at the StubHub Center including the 2014 MLS Cup Champion LA Galaxy team.

Prior to that, Jackowski spent 10 years as a Strength and Conditioning Coach. Most recently for Velocity Sports in Orange County where he was the Sports Performance Director and head of the Athlete's First NFL Combine Training program. Prior to Velocity Sports, he spent three years as an Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach at Syracuse University where he worked with all 19 Division I athletic teams. 

Jonathan graduated from Cortland State University in NY with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sport Management, and later completed his Masters of Arts in Instructional Design, Development and Evaluation from Syracuse University. 

Email: [email protected]

Vanessa Gonzalez - Premium Sales Manager

Vanessa Gonzalez joined the Rose Bowl Premium staff in April 2016 as a Premium Sales Manager. Vanessa came from the Los Angeles Clippers where she was an Account Executive for three seasons. While with the Clippers, Vanessa handled the entire sales process from prospecting to closing and servicing. 

Vanessa received several sales awards including the Rookie of the Year award at the 2014-2015 Sales and Service award ceremony. Prior to her time with the Clippers, she worked for the Dallas Mavericks as an Account Executive. 

Vanessa graduated in 2012 with a Bachelor's Degree from California State University and currently lives in Santa Monica.

Email: [email protected] 

Erica Garcia - Premium Sales Coordinator

Erica Garcia joined the Rose Bowl Premium staff in March of 2016 as a Premium Sales Coordinator. Erica came to the Rose Bowl Stadium from the Ontario Reign Hockey team, the AHL affiliate of the NHL’s Los Angeles Kings. There she was a part of the Inside Sales team, where she sold season tickets, mini plans and group tickets.

Before the Reign, Erica worked as a cheer coach for three years in Ontario, CA. Prior to coaching, she competed all over the country as a competitive all-star dancer and cheerleader.

Erica graduated from the University of La Verne with a Bachelor’s Degree in 2015.

Email: [email protected]

The above personnel can be reached at (626) 585 - 6800.

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