Front Office Staff

Jimmie and Julie Louthan

Owners

Quincy, IL
Quincy University

Email: quincygems@yahoo.com

Phone: 217-214-7436

Jimmie

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

Julie

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.

Jacob Hollensteiner

General Manager

Quincy, IL
Quincy University

Email: jacob@qcygems.com

Phone: 217-257-2543

Walk-Up/Intro Song: Good God Almighty – Crowder

Gemstone: Emerald

Favorite sport & pro team: Baseball / Chicago Cubs

Favorite Food: Italian (Pasta & Pizza)

Least Favorite Food: Seafood

Top 3 Sports Movies: The Sandlot, Space Jam, Field of Dreams

Spirit Animal: Goat – A person with the goat spirit animal will be seen as adaptable and persistent in the pursuit of their goals.

Jacob is a Quincy native who studied Sports Management at Quincy University and actually interned with the Gems back in 2009. Fast forward 12 years to 2021 and he is more than ready to take on his new role as GM.  Jacob joins the Gems for the second time having several years of experience in management, sales and customer relations. Jacob also serves on staff as an Area-Ambassador for the FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes).

Jacob’s goals are to develop and grow a family-friendly atmosphere at the ballpark for the whole community to enjoy, make Quincy feel like home to players and coaches alike and, of course, do everything possible to make the Gems Prospect League Champions once again.

Daniel Smith

Assistant General Manager

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

Email: Daniel@qcygems.com

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!