Front Office

Darren Abbott, President

Darren AbbottDarren Abbott joined the Ontario Reign in January of 2015 after serving as President/Governor of the Manchester Monarchs, a position he held since February of 2010 after holding the position of President for the South Carolina Stingrays in the four prior seasons. Named to the position in South Carolina in April of 2006, Abbott was the recipient of the ECHL Executive of the Year for the 2007-08 season after being a finalist for the award following the 2006-07 season.

Prior to being named President of the Stingrays, Abbott was the Director of Public Relations and Broadcasting for seven seasons with the team. As the “Voice of the Stingrays”, he was honored as the ECHL Broadcaster of the Year for the 2002-03 season and was the recipient of the ECHL Public Relations Award for the 1999-00 and 2000-01 seasons.

Participating in three ECHL All-Star games, Abbott was named the play-by-play television broadcaster for the 2006 game on OLN in Fresno, CA, as well as the television host for the 2003 All-Star game in Estero, FL and he took the reigns of the radio broadcast for the 2000 All-Star game in Greenville, SC. He was also honored by the Charleston Metro Sports Council with the 2003 Charleston Area Sports Business Professional of the Year award.

The native of Canton, NY graduated from Mount Allison University in New Brunswick with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and History in 1991. He currently serves on the Board of the Inland Empire Ronald McDonald House. Following graduation, Abbott worked at the radio station, WSNN, in Potsdam, NY as the Assistant Sports Director before beginning his hockey career in 1996 with the Stingrays. He took a brief hiatus from the South Carolina team to serve as the Director of Public Relations and Broadcasting for the now defunct Roanoke Express of the ECHL from 1997-99.

Abbott and his wife, Claire, have three sons, Charlie, Harry and Max.

Steve Fraser, Senior Director of Finance & Business Operations

Steve FraserSteve Fraser joined the Ontario Reign in April of 2015.  He was promoted to Sr. Director of Finance & Business Operations in July 2016.  Prior to joining the Reign, Fraser was a tax accountant and key member of Crowe Horwath LLP's Chicago based State and Local Tax group where he expanded his accounting and legal acumen. 

Additionally, Fraser has extensive experience working in minor league sports.  He has held numerous positions while working for the ECHL's South Carolina Stingrays.  In particular, Sales, Marketing, Public Relations, Business Development, Game Operations, and Corporate Partnerships, ultimately working his way up to the Vice President of Operations, Marketing and Sales for the Stingrays.

The native of South Bend, IN has his B.S., J.D., and LL.M. Fraser graduated from Indiana University in Bloomington with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Tourism Management. He earned his J.D. from the Charleston School of Law in Charleston, SC and his LL.M. in taxation from the University of Florida in Gainesville.

Fraser and his wife, Michelle, along with their two sons, Everest and Noah, are proud to call California home.

Ryan Miller, Senior Director of Business Development & Strategy

Ryan Miller AEG SportsMiller is back with the Reign after spending the last two seasons as the Director of Ticket Sales with AEG's Eisbaren Berlin in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga in Berlin, Germany. Before moving overseas, the Chino Hills, CA, native served as the Director of Ticket Sales with the ECHL's Reign for a season. Miller also served as an Inside Sales Manager with the Los Angeles Kings for three seasons and a Ticket Sales Representative at Arizona State University after graduating ASU with majors in Sociology and Small Business.

Miller currently resides in Eagle Rock, CA with his wife Ana and his dog, Ziggy.

Laura Tolbirt, Senior Director of Corporate Sales

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Phone: (909) 941-7825 
E-mail: [email protected] 

Laura Tolbirt is Senior Director of Corporate Sales with the Ontario Reign and has been with the team since February 2009. This is after working with the Inland Empire 66ers Baseball Team for seven seasons as their Director of Corporate Communications.

She comes from an extensive background in sports, her career began at IMG Football (International Management Group), under the leadership of sports agents Tom Condon and Ken Kremer. They represented talented NFL athletes such as Joe Montana, Herschel Walker and Peyton Manning. She then transferred from IMG Football to IMG Hockey, under the leadership of sports agent Mike Barnett. They represented talented NHL athletes such as Wayne Gretzky, Jaromir Jagr, Sergei Fedorov, Mats Sundin and Joe Thornton. When the hockey department of IMG was relocated to Canada, Laura wanted to stay close and still work in sports and found the 66ers.

Laura is currently on the Board of Directors of the Family Service Agency in San Bernardino and on the Philanthropy Committee of the American Red Cross Inland Empire Chapter. She held the treasure and Vice-President seats while on the Board of Directors for the Highland Chamber of Commerce.

Jasmyn Wilson, Senior Director of Ticket Operations

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E-mail: [email protected] 

Jasmyn, a 2008 graduate of the University of California-Riverside, received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Economic Administration with an emphasis in Marketing.

Jasmyn started with the Reign as Ticket Operations Manager was soon promoted to Director of Ticket Operations, and most recently earned the designation of Senior Director of Ticket Operations. Her previous employment was at the University Theatre for three years as a Senior Box Office Representative.

Aaron Arak, Senior Director of Service & Retention

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Phone: 909-941-7842 
E-mail: [email protected] 

Aaron Arak joined the Ontario Reign organization in the summer of 2013. Aaron’s primary responsibilities are to manage the Reign’s sales team of Account Executives and Inside Sales Representatives. Working with his sales staff, Aaron strives for new and innovative ticket packages to fill Citizens Business Bank Arena at each Reign game and to give the team the best home ice advantage in the ECHL.

Before joining the Reign, Aaron worked for the Los Angeles Galaxy of Major League Soccer, the AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour, USA Beach Volleyball, and several major banking institutions. A die-hard hockey fan, Aaron grew up watching and attending Los Angeles Kings games as a child, while also playing hockey at his local rink in Conejo Valley.

A native of Oak Park, California, Aaron received his undergraduate degree in Business Management from California State University, Northridge, before receiving his masters degree from California State University, Long Beach, in Sport Management.

Vinnie Aven, Director of Marketing & Game Operations

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E-mail: [email protected] 

Vinnie, an Inland Empire native, graduated from Chaffey High School in 2002 with the honor of being student of the year. He is a 2007 graduate of Vanguard University of Southern California, receiving his Bachelors degree in Marketing and was a member of the Delta Kappa Society and recipient of the McNaughton Award.

Growing up as a huge Los Angeles Kings fan and former Ontario Jet Youth Hockey player, it was only fitting that he became part of the Reign Front office team in season one. Vinnie works closely with Reign sponsors, is in charge of the game entertainment, and is dedicated to making each season better than the last.

Daniel Hernandez, Senior Account Executive - Season Tickets

Reign Staff 11.jpgPhone: (909) 941-7809 
E-mail: [email protected] 

Daniel began his career with the Reign in the 2014-2015 season as an Inside Sales Representative; he was a part of a Sales Staff that earned the ECHL Attendance Title across all teams in the league. He then earned a promotion to Account Executive in July of 2015, where he went on to become the All-Time Reign Mini Plan record holder for revenue sold in a season.  He also received the 2015-2016 season Rookie of the Year award presented by the President of LA Kings Minor League Affiliates, Darren Abbott. Daniel now enters his third season with the Reign organization after being promoted to Senior Account Executive in July of 2016.

Prior to the Reign, Daniel was a member of the Arizona State University athletic department serving as an Equipment Manager for the football team. With the Sun Devils he was Todd Graham’s right hand man, in addition to being in charge of the defensive sign calling. He was also a part of the PAC-12 South Champion Sun Devils for the 2013-2014 season. On top of his work-related duties, he received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business (Tourism) through the W.P. Carey School of Business.

In his free time, Daniel enjoys golfing, playing hockey, attending sporting events, and rooting for the Oakland Athletics, Arizona State Sun Devils, and Tennessee Titans. After moving from Tempe, AZ, he now resides in Covina, CA.

Brendan Doyle, Senior Manager of Business Development

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E-mail: [email protected]

Doyle joins the Reign after spending the previous four seasons with the Manchester Monarchs of the ECHL and AHL. He began his career in Manchester as an Inside Sales Representative in July of 2012. In January 2013, Doyle transitioned into a full-time role as a Group Sales Account Executive and by the summer of 2014, was working in the Monarchs corporate department, transitioning to the Director of Corporate Partnerships role for the 2015-16 season.

“I’m excited to be in Ontario and contribute at a high level,” mentioned Doyle.

A native of Norfolk, Virginia, Doyle studied at the University of South Carolina where he majored in Sport & Entertainment Management. During his studies, Doyle was active within his fraternity as social chair, played soccer and interned with SevenVenues, located in Norfolk. 

Joseph Zakrzewski, Director of Communications and Broadcasting

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E-mail: [email protected] 

Zakrzewski enters his second season with the Reign after spending the last six campaigns with the South Carolina Stingrays in the ECHL the play-by-play broadcaster for the team and directed team’s public relations, website and social media campaigns. Following the 2012-13 season, he earned the ECHL Broadcaster of the Year award after being nominated in 2011 and 2012 and was a member of the ECHL All-Star broadcast team for the 2010 ECHL All-Star Game and Skills Competition in Ontario, California. The Stingrays’ website, StingraysHockey.com, was a finalist for the ECHL Website of the Year award earlier this summer. Prior to joining the Stingrays, Zakrzewski began his career as the Broadcasting Assistant for the Houston Aeros of the American Hockey League and Broadcaster of the Battle Creek Bombers baseball team of the Northwoods League.

A native of Spring, Texas, Zakrzewski graduated from Sam Houston State University in 2009 with a degree in Mass Communications specializing in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in English. In addition to working with the Aeros and Bombers, Joseph worked for two years with Sam Houston State’s local radio and television stations and was a four-year member of the school’s hockey team where he backstopped the Bearkats to three consecutive SCHL championship appearances and was a three-time SCHL All-Star. He is an avid sports, music, movie and American history fan and plays guitar and still straps on the goalie pads in his spare time.

Lauren Martino, Corporate Sales Activation Executive

Reign Staff 14.jpgLauren joins the Reign for her second season as the Corporate Sales Activation Executive after completing a brief internship with the Reign’s Sales Department in the 2014-2015 season. Having completed her Undergraduate degree in Athletic Training from the University of La Verne, she is currently pursuing her Master’s degree at California State University, Long Beach for Sport Management.  As a homegrown local Lauren has always been an Ontario Reign fan and is thrilled to be a part of the team. In her free time Lauren likes managing her Fantasy Football teams, going to Disneyland, binge watching Netflix, and spending time with her family. A fun fact about Lauren: she played four years of football as a free safety at Los Osos High School!

Steven Minucci, Group Sales Account Executive

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Phone: 909-204-5506 
E-mail: [email protected] 

Steven is entering his fifth Season with the Ontario Reign Organization. Originally hailing from Edison NJ, the Ramapo College of New Jersey Graduate made the move across the country bringing his self-proclaimed East Coast Swagger. Steven began his career with the Reign in the 2013-14 season as an Account Executive; he was a part of a Sales Staff that earned the ECHL Attendance Title across all teams in the league. Steven has led the Ontario Reign Group Sales Staff the last two season and last year finally claimed the coveted award as Top Overall Representative with the organization. Steven enjoys working with all different groups from Boy Scouts, Youth Sports and many more. Steven has the ability to make your group experience, exclusive, entertaining and enjoyable.

In His Free Time, Steven enjoys to spend time with his girlfriend Ashley and their dog Harper. He also enjoys to golf, travel, and explore California. Steven is a die hard fan of the Knicks, Duke Basketball, and the Yankees.

John Payne, Senior Service Executive - Season Tickets & Retention

Reign Staff 25.jpgJohn 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. In the summer of 2014 John was promoted to his current role as Management Consultant.

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 resides in Rancho Cucamonga, California.

Jonathan Hawks, Service Executive - Season Tickets & Retention

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E-mail: [email protected] 

Jonathan, a native of Des Moines, Iowa joined the Ontario Reign Inside Sales team in February 2015. Jonathan graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX with a Bachelor’s degree in Film and was nominated as SMU’s “Senior Man Of The Year” in 2007. Shortly after relocating to Los Angeles in 2008, Jonathan attended his first Los Angeles Kings game and developed a love for hockey.  Inspired to pursue a career in sports, Jonathan attended the University of San Francisco, obtaining his Master of Sport Management degree in 2016.  Previously, Jonathan worked for the Los Angeles Dodgers Premium Services department and as an Account Representative at Warner Brothers Pictures.

Jonathan’s favorite team is the Los Angeles Kings, and he is also a supporter of New Zealand cricket.

Jonathan and his wife Meredith reside in Studio City, California.

Derek Keegan, Service Executive - Season Tickets & Retention

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E-mail: [email protected] 

Derek enters his second season with the Reign after moving to the Inland Empire from Cortland, New York and after completing a Sports, Entertainment and Event Management degree from Johnson & Wales University in Charlotte, North Carolina. With the Wildcats, he held the position of Social Chair with the Kappa Sigma Fraternity and served as team captain of the school's hockey team.

Kylie McLogan, Group Sales Account Executive

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E-mail: [email protected] 

Kylie heads into her third season with the Ontario Reign as a Group Sales Account Executive. Kylie graduated from California Lutheran University with a Bachelor’s in Communications. A native of the Inland Empire, she grew up in Upland and currently resides in Ontario.

In her free time she enjoys traveling, trying to improve her golf game, spending time with friends, family, and dogs.

 

Brenda Accuna, Finance - AR/AP

Reign Staff 15.jpgBrenda enters the 2016-2017 season as AP/AR Coordinator after working as the organization’s Administrative Assistant and previously completing a Public Relations internship during the 2014-2015 season.

Prior to joining the Ontario Reign, Brenda worked as a Community Sports Reporter for The Press-Enterprise and contributor for La Prensa, the Inland Empire’s Spanish-language newspaper.

A Riverside, California native, she received her Bachelors in Communications and Spanish from California State University, San Bernardino. Raised in a sports atmosphere, Brenda grew up an avid Los Angeles Dodgers and Los Angeles Lakers fan and played soccer in high school. In her spare time, she loves embarking on foodie adventures and spending time with her family.

Jamie Coleman, Community Relations Coordinator

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E-mail: [email protected] 

Jamie joins the Reign as the Community Relations Coordinator after holding the Community Relations Associate position at the LA Kings. A native of Marin County, California, she earned a bachelor’s in public relations and advertising from Chapman University in May 2016. In her free time, Jamie enjoys watching sports, particularly baseball, hockey and basketball and enjoys traveling and hiking.

Kiley Sullivan, Ticket Operations Coordinator

Reign Staff 26.jpgKiley joins the Ontario Reign for her first season as the Ticket Operations Coordinator. She graduated from California State University, Fullerton with her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations. After graduating, she worked in the Athletics Department as the Assistant Ticket Manager at Cal State Fullerton. The Orange County native enjoys beach trips, going to country concerts, and attending sports games, especially hockey and football. 

Eryn Johnson, Service Executive - Season Tickets & Retention

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E-mail: [email protected]

Eryn joins the Ontario Reign for her first season as an Inside Sales Representative after recently graduating with her Bachelor’s in Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations from California State University, Fullerton. Prior to joining the Reign, Eryn was a Sports Marketing Intern with CSUF’s Athletic Department. In her free time, she enjoys watching sports and hanging out with her boyfriend John and their dog Murph.

Kat Coykendall, Service Executive - Season Tickets & Retention

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Kat joins the Ontario Reign for the 2016-2017 after serving as a ticket sales intern/game operations stage manager with the organization throughout the 2014 and 2015 seasons.

The Tracy, CA native moved to the Inland Empire to attend California Baptist University where she was a member of the four time NCA National Champion All Girl Div. II Cheer team. Graduating with a degree in History and a minor in Sports Management in April 2016, was an Athletic Marketing Intern and a senior class representative. Shortly after graduation, she was with the San Diego Chargers as an Inside Sales Representative.

Kat is an avid fan of the San Francisco Giants, San Diego Chargers, and Golden State Warriors. 

Sarah Sinnott, Inside Sales Representative - Season Tickets

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E-mail: [email protected]

Sarah joins the Ontario Reign for her first season as an Inside Sales Representative after graduating from the University of Iowa with degrees in Human Resources and Sports Management.

Originally from Waterloo, Iowa, Sarah relocated Iowa City to California in July of 2016. Prior to joining the Reign, she spent two seasons with the Cedar Rapids Rough Riders Hockey Club of the USHL as an Operations Intern and a box office attendant. She also spent two years with the University of Iowa Foundation in their office services department. In her free time, Sarah enjoys running, cooking and FaceTiming her nephew in Iowa.

Jack McFarland, Inside Sales Representative - Season Tickets

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Jack joins the Ontario Reign for his first season as an Inside Sales Representative after graduating California Lutheran University with a marketing communications degree and playing football there for four years in May 2016.

Jack was originally a native of the Bay Area in Danville, Ca. Prior to joining the Reign, he spent time as a Ticket Ops Intern for the Los Angeles Sparks and President of his university’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) for two years. In his free time Jack likes to play adult league sports.

Parker McIntyre, Inside Sales Representative - Season Tickets

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E-mail: [email protected]

Parker joins the Ontario Reign for his first season as an Inside Sales Representative after a short stint as a sales intern with the organization.

A resident of Brantford, Ontario, Canada, Parker attended Liberty University where he majored in Sport Management and was a member of the school's hockey team. He currently resides in Corona with his wife Haley and dog Kona.

Joseph Jacobs, Inside Sales Representative - Season Tickets

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Joey joins the Reign for his first season, in 2016-17, and currently resides in the San Fernando Valley with his fiancé, Maigan.  He grew up playing Tennis, Basketball, Baseball, and Football and graduated from Chaminade College Preparatory. 

He attended California State University, Northridge where he studied Sociology and graduated with a BA.  He decided to pursue his dream of working in Sports after coaching Tennis with the Southern California Tennis Association (SCTA) and coaching Football for his alma mater, where he was a part of the 2013 CIF State Championship Staff.   

Austin Claiborne, Inside Sales Representative - Season Tickets

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E-mail: [email protected]

Austin joins the Ontario Reign for his first season as an Inside Sales Representative for the 2016-17 season. A native of the Inland Empire, he was born and raised in Riverside, CA and graduated from the University of California - Riverside with a Bachelor's In Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing.

Prior to joining the Reign, Austin was a Sports Marketing Intern with the Washington Redskins Radio Station, ESPN 980, and as a Social Media Intern for the Los Angeles Sparks (WNBA). In his free time, he enjoys NBA baseball, going to the gym and reading leadership books.

Jessica Miller, Inside Sales Representative - Season Tickets

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Born and raised in Sacramento, CA, Jessica completed her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, concentration in Finance, from Cal State Fullerton in May 2016. She served as the Fundraising Coordinator for Gamma Iota Sigma where she founded the first Gamma Iota Sigma Golf Tournament. Prior to working for the Ontario Reign, she was the Director of Basketball Operations for the Cal State Fullerton Women’s Basketball team.

In her free time she enjoys golfing and playing basketball.

Adam McCutcheon, Inside Sales Representative - Season Tickets

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E-mail: [email protected]

Adam is entering his first year as an Inside Sales Representative for the Ontario Reign Hockey Team for the 2016-2017 season. Originally from Rancho Cucamonga, CA, Adam  graduated from Los Osos High School and attended California State University, Fullerton where he received a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology.  He currently is going to the University of San Francisco working towards a Master’s Degree in Sport Management. 

Prior to joining the Reign, Adam was working as an intern with USA Water Polo, Inc. in the Sport Development department, held a position with Pacific Sports, LLC. in marketing and operations and is still currently working at Costco Wholesale in the Major Sales Department.  In his free time, he enjoys playing hockey, snowboarding, and watching all sports.