John Payne

Email: [email protected]
Phone: (909) 941-7838

John Payne

Email: [email protected]
Phone: (909) 941-7838

Austin Jacobs

Phone: (909) 941-7821
Email: [email protected]

Austin Jacobs

Phone: (909) 941-7821
Email: [email protected]

Nicole Soto

Phone: (909) 912-1097
Email: [email protected]

Nicole Soto

Phone: (909) 912-1097
Email: [email protected]

John Payne, Manager - Season Ticket Service and Retention

John Payne joined the Reign in June of 2015 after spending the previous two seasons with the Manchester Monarchs. John began his career with the Monarchs as a Public Relations intern in January of 2013. In June 2013, Payne transitioned into the role as an Inside Sales Representative. In December 2013, he was promoted to the role of Account Executive, Ticket Sales & Retention.

A native of Vancouver, British Columbia, Payne studied at State University of New York at Canton where he majored in Sport Management and earned a Business minor. During his studies, Payne held positions as the President of the Sports Management Student Association and as the Vice President of the Student Athletic Committee at SUNY Canton in addition to playing for their Division-III hockey team.

John currently reside in Highland, California with his wife Nicole and two dogs, Taz and Stella.

Austin Jacobs, Service Executive- Season Ticket Service and Retention

Phone:  (909) 941-7821
Email: [email protected]​​

Austin joins the Ontario Reign for the 2018-19 season as a Service Executive after serving as an Inside Sales Representative with the LA Kings and LA Galaxy. Prior to moving to Southern California, Austin graduated from the California University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Sports Management and a minor in Business.

While in school, he played Division II football as an offensive lineman, and interned with the Philadelphia Union and the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. A native of the Philadelphia suburbs, Austin grew up on a small farm and enjoys everything Philly sports related. 

Nicole Soto, Service Executive- Season Ticket Service and Retention

Phone: (909) 912-1097
Email: [email protected]

Having been an Inside Sales Representative last season, Nicole is entering her second season with the Ontario Reign as a Service Executive.

Nicole graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, a minor in Applied Psychology and a certificate in Sports Management. This past spring, she graduated from the University of San Francisco with a Master’s Degree in Sports Management.

Prior to working with the Reign, Nicole interned with USC Athletics, the Los Angeles Rams, and ESPN3/Big West Productions. She also coached girls’ varsity soccer at Rubidoux High School.

In her free time, she loves to go bouldering/rock climbing, hiking, and going to sporting events. Her favorite teams are the Dodgers, USC, Raiders, Lakers, and Kings