Front Office

Darren Abbott, President

2017-18 REIGN Staff-15.jpgDarren 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 Business Operations & Finance

2017-18 REIGN Staff-26.jpgSteve Fraser joined the Ontario Reign in April of 2015.  He was promoted to Sr. Director of Business Operations & Finance 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 while working on client files and publications. 

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.

Brendan Doyle, Senior Manager of Business Development

2017-18 REIGN Staff-3.jpgPhone: 909-912-1080
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. 

Laura Tolbirt, Senior Director of Corporate Sales

2017-18 REIGN Staff-22.jpgPhone: (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 the Board Chair for the American Red Cross San Bernardino County Chapter and also sits on the Board of Directors for the Hope Reigns Foundation.  She has served on the Board of Directors for the Family Service Agency in San Bernardino and held the treasure and Vice-President seats while on the Board of Directors for the Highland Chamber of Commerce.

Cameron Close, Senior Account Executive – Corporate Sales & Broadcasting

Cam Close.pngEmail: [email protected]
Phone: 909.912.1084

Cameron Close enters his first season with the Reign following two seasons with the ECHL’s Adirondack Thunder as the team’s play-by-play broadcaster and Director of Corporate Sales. Prior to that, Close began his professional broadcasting career during the 2014-15 season with the Calgary Flames AHL affiliate: Adirondack Flames. Close was the play-by-play broadcaster for the 2017 ECHL All-Star Classic and was named 2016-17 ECHL Broadcaster of the Year.

A native of Westford, Massachusetts, Close graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a degree in communications. While at New Hampshire, Close called UNH Wildcat Men’s Ice-Hockey games and was Sports Director for WUNH, the school’s student run radio station. Close enjoys trips to Cape Cod and watching the New England Patriots win football games.

Devon E. Rennie, Corporate Partnerships Activation Executive

2017-18 REIGN Staff-23.jpgDevon is starting her second season with the Reign and first as the Corporate Partnerships Activation Executive after serving as Community Relations Assistant for the 2016-17 season. She graduated from the University of Southern California with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and two minors – Business, and Communication and the Entertainment Industry. While at USC, she also competed on the NCAA Div. I Track & Field team as a javelin thrower. Devon is currently pursuing her master’s degree in Applied Psychology, also from the University of Southern California.

A native of Hacienda Heights, California, Devon coached high school track & field and cross country before coming to the Reign. She is an avid sports fan, especially of Los Angeles Kings hockey and USC Trojan football. When she is not working or studying, she likes to spend time with her family, attend sporting events, and volunteer at her church.

Kiley Sullivan, Marketing Coordinator

2017-18 REIGN Staff-17.jpgKiley enters her second year with the Ontario Reign as the Marketing Coordinator. She started out as the Ticket Operations Coordinator last year, and has transitioned into marketing this season. 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. 

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.

Amanda Smith - Ticket Operations Coordinator

Amanda is in her first season with the Reign after working with the San Jose Sharks and San Jose Barracuda. She also wored with the Anaheim Ducks, Florida Panthers and Minnesota Hockey Camps. A graduate from Cal State University - Fullerton with a Bachelor's degree in Business Adminsistration and Marketing, the Riverside, California, native loves to attend concerts, hockey, the beach and Disneyland.

Katie Miller, Finance Coordinator

Katie joins the Reign for the 2017-2018 season as a Finance Coordinator after interning during the 2016-2017 season. She graduated from California State University, Fullerton with her Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance. She plans on continuing her education to study Accounting and obtaining her CPA Certification.

In her free time, she likes playing and watching sports, going to concerts, and traveling.

Jamie Coleman, Community Relations Coordinator

Reign Staff 23.jpgPhone: 909-912-1096
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.

John Payne, Manager - Season Ticket Service & Retention

2017-18 REIGN Staff-2.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.

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.

Derek Keegan, Service Executive - Season Tickets & Retention

2017-18 REIGN Staff-4.jpgPhone: 909-912-1093 
E-mail: [email protected] 

Keegan enters his third 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.

In his free time, Keegan enjoys golfing, playing hockey for the Riverside Reign, attending sporting events, and rooting for Dodgers, Manchester United, and all things Buffalo.

Eryn Johnson, Service Executive - Season Tickets & Retention

2017-18 REIGN Staff-14.jpgPhone: 909-204-5508
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. 

Nate Downer, Manager - Group Sales and Strategy

2017-18 REIGN Staff-1.jpgNate joins the Ontario Reign as Manager of Group Sales & Strategy for the 2017-18 season after spending the previous four years with the Manchester Monarchs, previous AHL and ECHL affiliate of the LA Kings.  Nate began his career with Monarchs as an Inside Sales Representative, eventually rising to the position of Director, Season Tickets and Service in 2016.

Nate is a native of Bedford, New Hampshire and obtained a degree in Kinesiology and Sport Studies from the University of New Hampshire.

Nate enjoys playing golf, going to the beach, and hanging with his dog, Brady. 

Steven Minucci, Senior Group Sales Account Executive

Reign Staff 10.jpgPhone: 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.

Kylie McLogan, Group Sales Account Executive

2017-18 REIGN Staff-13.jpgPhone: 909-912-1094 
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.

 

Parker McIntyre, Group Sales Account Executive

2017-18 REIGN Staff-19.jpgPhone: 909-912-1078
E-mail: [email protected]

Parker joins the Ontario Reign 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.

Erica Garcia, Group Sales Account Executive

2017-18 REIGN Staff-16.jpgPhone: (909) 912-1076
Email: [email protected]

Erica joins the Reign as a Group Sales Account Executive. After graduating from the University of La Verne, she worked as an Inside Sales Representative for the Ontario Reign, and the Premium Sales and Service Coordinator for the Rose Bowl.

Erica grew up as a competitive dancer and cheerleader, and continues to coach and teach class in her free time. Born and raised in Southern California, she is huge fan of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Rams, Los Angeles Lakers, and the USC Trojans.

Daniel Hernandez, Manager - Ticket Sales

2017-18 REIGN Staff-5.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 excelled as an Account Executive earning his way to another promotion in July of 2016 to Sr. Account Executive.  While acting as Sr. Account Executive, he earned Top 3 New FSE Sales in all of the Western Conference AHL.  He now enters his fourth season with the Reign organization after being promoted to Manager of Ticket Sales in July of 2017.

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.

Adam McCutcheon, Account Executive - Season Tickets

2017-18 REIGN Staff-6.jpgEmail: [email protected]
Phone: (909) 912-1077

Adam McCutcheon is currently entering his second season as an Account Executive for the Reign this 2017-2018 season.

Adam is originally from Rancho Cucamonga, CA where he graduated from Los Osos High School, class of 2010.  Soon after he attended California State University, Fullerton where he received a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology.  This past spring, he graduated from the University of San Francisco with a Master’s Degree in Sport Management.

Prior to joining the Reign, Adam worked as an intern with USA Water Polo, Inc. in the Sport Development department. He also, held a position with Pacific Sports, LLC. in marketing and operations, and 6 years working at Costco Wholesale in the Major Sales Department.  In his free time, he enjoys playing hockey, snowboarding, and watching all sports. 

Alex Portesi, Account Executive- Season Tickets

Phone: (909) 941-7884

Email: [email protected]

Alex Portesi is currently in her first season as an Account Executive for the Reign this 2017-2018 season.

Alex is originally from Chino, CA where she graduated from Don Antonio Lugo High School, class of 2013.  Soon after she attended Idaho State University where he received a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology.  Currently, she is pursuing a Master’s degree in School Psychology.

Prior to joining the Reign, Alex worked as a Shipping Consultant for Unishippers. In her free time, she enjoys playing with her dogs, hiking, and watching all sports. 

Ariel Tsuchiyama, Account Executive - Season Tickets

2017-18 REIGN Staff-12.jpgEmail: [email protected]
Phone: (909) 912-1091

Ariel joined the Ontario Reign after working in the Sports Media and Marketing Departments at Cal State Fullerton Athletics for three years.

Prior to working at Cal State Fullerton, she played Division I softball at Cal State Fullerton for four years. As the starting catcher for the Titans, Tsuchiyama earned All-Big West Conference honors three times in her career while also being one of the team’s leading offensive producers. On top of her athletics, Tsuchiyama earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications while also minoring in Kinesiology.

The La Habra, California, native enjoys coaching softball, practicing photography and hiking with friends.

Mark Bland, Account Executive - Season Tickets

2017-18 REIGN Staff-10.jpgEmail: [email protected]ntarioreign.com
Phone: 909-941-7899

Mark joins the Reign for 2017-18 season after completing his first year in hockey with the San Diego Gulls for the 2016-17 season as an Inside Sales Representative. Prior to being with the Gulls, Mark has worked a variety of marketing and operations positions with other collegiate athletic programs, NFL and NBA teams including: Grand Valley State University, Oakland University, Kansas City Chiefs, Detroit Lions and Detroit Pistons.

The Detroit, Michigan, native graduated from Grand Valley State University in 2012 receiving his Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Education with a concentration in sports management.   

Rick May, Inside Sales Representative - Season Tickets

2017-18 REIGN Staff-9.jpgEmail: [email protected]
Phone:  (909) 912-1083

Rick joins the Ontario Reign for his first season as an Inside Sales Representative after graduating from the University of California, Fullerton with a degree in Business and an emphasis in Sports Marketing where he played Dll Roller Hockey and won the National Championship in 2017. A native of Whittier, California, Rick likes to play adult league sports in his free time and is an avid fan of the LA Kings, Philadelphia Flyers, and the Green Bay Packers.

Jess Torres, Inside Sales Representative - Season Tickets

2017-18 REIGN Staff-11.jpgPhone: 909-912-1098
Email: [email protected]

Jess joins the Reign as an Inside Sale Representative after graduating from Cal Poly Pomona with a degree in Kinesiology.  He also attended Mount San Antonio before transferring there and wrestled  for two years. Jess is currently working towards his Masters in Sports Management in Southern New Hampshire University’s online program. He enjoys watching sports and weight training and works as a personal trainer and Assistant Wrestling Coach for Rialto High School’s wrestling team.

Kyle Hutchens, Inside Sales Representative - Season Tickets

Phone: (909) 912-1073
Email: [email protected]

Kyle joins the Ontario Reign for his first season as an Inside Sales Representative after graduating from Fullerton College with an Associate degree in Business and completing his Bachelor degree in Business with Grand Canyon University.

 Prior to joining the Ontario Reign, Kyle worked with the Anaheim Ducks for eight and a half years working with the game used equipment in the team store. Kyle also worked in the travel industry as a Vacation Consultant for the last year. A native of Chino, California, Kyle has played hockey most of his life and is a huge fan of UCLA football and basketball. 

Nicole Soto, Inside Sales Representative - Season Tickets

2017-18 REIGN Staff-7.jpgPhone: (909) 912-1097
Email: [email protected]

Nicole graduating from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, minor in Applied Psychology and a certificate in Sport Management.  She also interned for UCSB’s sporting marketing team for three years and served as a teaching assistant and writer for the Sport Management Certification Program.

Following graduation, Nicole interned in the sports industry and worked with USC Athletics, the Los Angeles Rams, and ESPN3/Big West Productions. She also coached girls varsity soccer at Rubidoux High School for the last two years.

She is currently pursing her masters in sport management at the University of San Francisco.

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