Front Office


  The Acadiana Cane Cutters baseball club features many individuals that work tirelessly behind the scenes and take great pride in bringing fans, players, and sponsors great game experiences all season long.
Position: Co-Owner
Cane Cutters Debut: September, 2010
Hometown: Lafayette, Louisiana
College: Texas A&M University
Phone: 337-278-4562
Favorite Movie: The Rookie
Favorite TV Show: CSI
Favorite Band: George Strait
Favorite Major League Baseball Team:  New York Yankees
Favorite Cane Cutters Moment: "Signing Taylor Dugas in the Inaugural Season of Cane Cutters' Baseball."
About Richard:  Richard grew up in Lafayette, Louisiana, and attended Cathedral Carmel High School.  He graduated from Texas A&M University in 1982.  In 1990, he and his partner Mike Collins started their consulting engineering firm, now named Chalmers Collins & Alwell, Inc., the company that he still leads today. In 1985 Richard began coaching youth baseball and youth basketball, and shortly thereafter, became a member of the Lafayette Parish Parks and Recreation Commission.  He coached for 25 years, taking a brief break when his own twins were born. He is excited to bring this high caliber of baseball in a minor league type environment to Acadiana.
Position: Co-Owner
Cane Cutters Debut: September, 2010
Hometown: Houston, Texas
College: Texas A&M University
Favorite Movie(s): Patriot Games, 
Favorite TV Show(s): The Resident, Navy Seals
Favorite Band(s): Michael Bolton, Carrie Underwood, Jeremy Benoit
Favorite Major League Baseball Team(s): Astros, then Cubs, now Yankees
Favorite Cane Cutters Moment: "When Tyler Collins yelled to me (from the waterslide, after the Field of Dreams)  'Ms. Sandi, this is the most awesome birthday party EVER!!!'"
About Sandi: Sandi grew up in Houston, went to Texas A&M, and met and married Richard while there. She started with a Big 8 public accounting firm, became a CPA, and she spent many years as a banker. She retired from banking as CFO/COO in 2008.  She is CFO of an oil and gas limited partnership, and has been involved with the Cane Cutters since its inception, doing whatever is necessary.  Baseball has always been a part of the family, from taking baseball vacations to watching her twins play from age 5 to 19; keeping a scorebook most of that time.
Position: Sales Manager
Cane Cutters Debut: January 2022
Hometown: Alexandria, Louisiana
College: Louisiana State University
Position: Sales and Operations Executive
Cane Cutters Debut: February 2024
Hometown: Boutte, Louisiana
College: Louisiana State University