Front Office Staff

Jimmie and Julie Louthan

Quincy, IL
Quincy University


Phone: 217-214-7436


Walk-Up/Intro Song: Anything G&R
Gemstone: Topaz
Favorite sport & pro team: Baseball / Braves
Favorite Food: Any meal with my family
Least Favorite Food: Tofu
Top 3 Sports Movies: Brian’s Song, Moneyball, Rudy
Spirit Animal: Mule


Walk-Up/Intro Song: ***NERD ALERT*** “Don’t Rain on My Parade” -Barbara Streisand version
Favorite Form of Gemstone: Diamonds, of course!
Favorite sport & team: Baseball (St. Louis Cardinals) and College Basketball
Favorite Food: Loaded Nachos
Least Favorite Food: Mussels
Top 3 Sports Movies: Sandlot, Glory Road, Moneyball
Spirit Animal: According to an online survey, I have the spirit of an owl

2021 is the seventh season as Gems owners for Jimmie and Julie Louthan. In addition to the Gems, the Louthan’s own JJ’s Catering and Café J at 1400 N. 30th in Quincy. It was through the catering business that the Louthan’s became a part of Gems baseball, handling the concessions during the 2014 season. They took over ownership of the club in 2015.

Daniel Smith

Halifax, United Kingdom via Fort Lauderdale, FL
University of Florida


Phone: (954) 412-8272

Walk-Up/Intro Song: Detroit Rock City – KISS

Gemstone: Amethyst

Favorite Sport & Pro Team: Baseball / Miami Marlins

Favorite Food: Mac & cheese

Least Favorite Food: Seafood (except sushi)

Top 3 Sports Movies: Talladega Nights, The Waterboy, Moneyball

Spirit Animal: Raccoon

2021 will be Daniel’s first season with the Gems and his fourth in baseball. Daniel has previously worked for the Miami Marlins and Tampa Bay Rays. He graduated with Honors from the University of Florida in 2018 with a Bachelor’s degree in Sport Management and hopes to build deep relationships with the local community and bring the city of Quincy together for memorable experiences all season long at The Rock Pile!

Brett Peters

New London, MO
Northwest Missouri State


Phone: (573) 470-7162

Walk-Up/Intro Song: Walk the Line – Johnny Cash

Gemstone: Diamond

Favorite sport & pro team: Football / Kansas City Chiefs

Favorite Food: Ribeye Steak

Least Favorite Food: Rice Cakes

Top 3 Sports Movies: Rocky IV, We Are Marshall, Space Jam

Spirit Animal: Brown Bear

2021 is Brett’s second season with the Gems and his fifth in Collegiate summer league baseball. Brett has previously worked for the Hannibal Hoots and the St. Joseph Mustangs. He graduated in 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Production and hopes to bring creativity and excitement to the ballpark and the Gems presence online.