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

Steve Fraser - UPDATED.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

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Phone: 909.912.1084

Cameron Close enters his second 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.

Danielle Garcia, Corporate Partnerships Activation Executive

Danielle enters her second season with the Ontario Reign after serving as a Community Relations Associate. She graduated from the University of La Verne where she got her Bachelor of Science and Masters in Business Administration. While at the University of La Verne, she worked for the Los Angeles Dodgers as their (first ever) Ball Girl. After graduating, she worked for the Los Angeles Clippers and Los Angeles Chargers in their Community Relations Department. 

Her recent venture was with a sports agency, where she played a key role in some of the endorsement deals for NFL Players including Casey Hayward, Landon Collins, and SuperBowl MVP Nick Foles. 

A native of Pomona, California, Danielle is excited to have the opportunity to come back to the Inland Empire and work for the Ontario Reign. During her free time, she likes giving back to the community. She is currently the Director of the Miss Pomona Scholarship Program where she grants young ladies in the Inland Empire Scholarships to attend college. 

Devon Rennie, Corporate Partnerships Activation Executive

2017-18 REIGN Staff-23.jpgDevon is starting her third season with the Reign and second 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. 

Zach Dooley, Manager - Communications & Content

Zach Dooley - UPDATED.JPGZach Dooley enters his first season with the Ontario Reign following a three-season run with the Adirondack Thunder of the ECHL, where he served as the team’s Director, Communications & Community Relations from 2015 - 2018. Dooley handled all communications and public relations needs with the Thunder and was named as a finalist for the ECHL’s Media Relations Director of the year award in 2016, 2017 and 2018. Dooley has also worked in the AHL with the Adirondack Flames during the 2014-15 season and the Utica Comets during the 2013-14 season.

Prior to beginning his professional career, Dooley attended Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY, where he graduated in 2013 with a degree in Sports Communications. While at Marist, Dooley served as the Sports Editor at the school’s student-run newspaper, The Circle, and completed internships in Upstate New York with the Tri-City ValleyCats and Glens Falls Golden Eagles.

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 joined the Reign full time 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.

Austin Jacobs, Service Executive - Season Tickets & Retention

Email: [email protected]

Austin joins the Ontario Reign for the 2018-2019 season as a Service Executive after serving

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 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 adegree 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.

 

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.

Kat Coykendall, Service Executive - Season Tickets & Retention

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Kat joined the Ontario Reign for the 2016-2017 season 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. 

Nicole Soto, Service Executive - Season Tickets & Retention

2017-18 REIGN Staff-7.jpgPhone: (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.

Rick May, Service Executive - Season Tickets & Retention

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

Rick is going into his second season with the Ontario Reign as a Service Executive, after graduating from California State University, 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.

Nate Downer, Manager - Group Sales and Strategy

2017-18 REIGN Staff-1.jpgNate joined 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. 

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.

Jess Torres, Group Sales Account Executive

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

Jess joined the Reign last year as an Inside Sales 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.

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.

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. 

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.