Managing Principal Owner
Eugene Lupario graduated from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and was a top pick to work for the E&J Gallo Winery immediately out of school. Over the course of the next eight years, he took on many roles during his tenure, including time in the winery's Marketing Department in Modesto, Calif.
In 1996 Lupario left Gallo to help found Silicon Valley Staffing Group, where he is responsible for sales and recruiting efforts, and oversees the direction of the organization.
Lupario was inspired to join the San Rafael Pacifics after a meeting with team owner Brian Clark and President and General Manager Mike Shapiro. His responsibilities with the club include working with business partners while fostering relationships around sponsorships. But, his ambition for bringing professional baseball to historic Albert Park and the greater Marin community is what fuels his passion for the Pacifics.
Lupario has coached in the Twin Cities Little League for most of the past decade, and is an active board member for the league. He also is involved with Camp Okizu —a Novato-based foundation that provides free summer camps for children with cancer
Following the Pacific's championship inaugural season, Lupario bought the team assets from former owner, Brian Clark. As the managing principle owner, Lupario oversees day-to-day team operations and looks forward to providing Marin County with afforable, family fun.
Born and raised in Connecticut, Lupario moved to Northern California after graduating from Michigan in 1988 and married his wife Janette Keaton in August 1992. They have two sons, John —a Redwood High student and baseball player — and Andrew, who attends Hall Middle School and is also an avid baseball player.