Front Office

Administration

Abbott_Darren.pngDarren Abbott, President

Darren Abbott began his career with the LA Kings in 2010 when he was named President of the Manchester Monarchs.  In 2015 Abbott moved with the Kings top affiliation to Ontario when the American Hockey League’s Pacific Division was created.   In his new post as President of LA Kings Affiliates, Abbott oversees business operations for both the Ontario Reign and the Eisbaren Berlin of the DEL. As Senior Vice President of Revenue for AEG Sports, he has oversight of the LA Kings Ticket Sales and Hockey Development Departments as well as the new AEG Sports Inside Sales Academy in Downtown LA.

Before joining the Kings organization, Darren was the President of the South Carolina Stingrays of the ECHL from 2006-2010.  Abbott was the recipient of the ECHL Executive of the Year award in 2008 after being a finalist for the honor in 2007. 

Prior to being named President of the Stingrays, Abbott was the Director of Public Relations and Broadcasting for seven seasons with the team.  He earned the league’s Broadcaster of the Year award in 2003, and the ECHL’s Public Relations Award in 2000 and 2001.

The native of Canton, NY played Varsity Hockey and graduated from Mount Allison University in New Brunswick in 1991.  He currently serves on the Board of the Inland Empire Ronald McDonald House and the Hope Reigns Foundation. 

Abbott resides in Claremont, CA with his wife Claire and three sons, Charlie, Harry and Max.


 

Fraser_Steve.jpgSteve Fraser, Vice President - Business Operations 

Steve Fraser joined the Ontario Reign in April of 2015 specializing in Business Operations and Finance.  He was promoted to Vice President, Business Operations in September 2018.

Fraser began his career in professional sports with the ECHL’s South Carolina Stingrays.  Over four seasons he worked his way up to Vice President with the Stingrays and gained extensive experience in the areas of Sales, Marketing, Public Relations, Business Development, Game Operations, and Corporate Partnerships. 

Prior to joining the Reign, Fraser worked for Crowe Horwath LLP’s Chicago based State and Local Tax group working on various projects for large corporations as well as generating published works on tax law issues.  Additionally, he had the privilege of clerking at two law firms while obtaining his J.D. in Charleston, SC.

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.


 

IGNITE_2019_0926_K9A8501.pngKatie Miller, Finance Manager  

Katie jumps into her third full season with the Ontario Reign for the 2019-20 season, and the second year as the Finance Manager. She graduated with her Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administratiofrom with an emphasis in Finance from California State University, Fullerton in 2017. She is looking to start a Masters of Science degree in Accounting in 2020, and shortly after that, studying for the CMA (Certified Management Accountant) Exam. 

In her free time, she likes watching sports, traveling and cuddling her twin nephews.


 

Season Tickets, Service & Retention

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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.


IGNITE_2019_0926_K9A8525.pngBrandon Holloway, Service Executive, Season Tickets

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

Brandon Holloway joined the Reign service department after working for the Los Angeles Angels over in Anaheim. A native of Seattle, WA, Brandon studied at Washington State University in Pullman, where he majored in Sports Broadcasting. During his studies, Brandon broadcasted high school sporting events in the area and worked at Papa Murphy’s Pizza chain. 

 

Brandon currently resides in Moreno Valley, California with his girlfriend Sarah and their puppy Murphy.


IGNITE_2019_0926_K9A8485.pngJustice Parelli, Service Executive, Season Tickets

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

Justice Parelli joined the Reign service department after working for the Los Angeles Kings as an inside sales representative. A native of Orange County, Justicegraduated California State University, Fullerton where she received a degree in Public Relations. Throughout her college experience she worked at Costco Wholesale in the membership department and was heavily involved on campus. Her involvement included joining a sorority, Sigma Kappa, being a member of Entertainment and Tourism club(ETC), and also being a member of Public Relations Student Society of America(PRSSA). 

 

With a warm and friendly smile she is always looking to bring positivity and happiness to others. She loves dogs and wants to travel the world. Justice is always ready for a new adventure and seeks learning new things and developing herself further. Justices’ interest include sight-seeing, attending concerts, and snacking. You can even catch her at home yelling at the tv for the Green Bay Packers to make the hail-mary victory win.


 

Ticket Sales

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Nate 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. 


 

Corporate and Business Development

IGNITE_2019_0926_K9A8608.pngBrendan Doyle, Senior Manager - Business Development

Phone: 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.

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. 


 

IGNITE_2019_0926_K9A8460.pngAdam McCutcheon, Senior Account Executive - Corporate Partnerships

Email: [email protected]
Phone: (909) 912-1077

Adam McCutcheon is currently entering his fourth season with the Reign as we kick off this 2019-20 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 year, 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. 

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.


 

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Amanda is in her second season with the Reign after working with the San Jose Sharks and San Jose Barracuda. She also worked 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.

 

 


 

Marketing and Communications

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Email: [email protected]

Kiley enters her fifth season with the Ontario Reign as the Marketing Manager. She started out in the Ticket Operations Department as the Ticket Operations Coordinator, and transitioned into her Marketing role after two years with the team.

She graduated from California State University, Fullerton with her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations. After graduation, she worked in the Athletics Department as the Assistant Ticket Manager at CSUF. The Orange County native enjoys beach trips, going to country concerts, and attending sports games.


Zach Dooley, Manager - Communications & Content IGNITE_2019_0926_K9A8612.png

Email: [email protected]

Zach Dooley enters his third 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.


Tyler Bujer, Video & Content Coordinator Bujer 240x240.png

Tyler enters his third season with the Ontario Reign as the Video and Content Coordinator. He started out as a Stage Manager and transitioned into his role creating video content for social media, and producing and directing live games for the Reign on AHLTV.  

He graduated from California State University, Fullerton with his Bachelor of Arts degree in Radio/Television/and Film. After graduation, he completed internships for Silverfish Media London, UK and Circle of Confusion in Los Angeles. In his free time he enjoys playing soccer, going to the beach, and creating more videos. 

Community Relations

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Kristen enters her second season with the Ontario Reign conducting day to day operations for the Community Relations department. Originally from Palm Harbor, Florida, Kristen moved out to California and earned her bachelor’s in Film and Media Studies at UC Santa Barbara. While at UCSB, Kristen was a dual sport collegiate athlete playing Division 1 Volleyball and Softball.

In her free time, Kristen enjoys drawing, boating, playing beach volleyball and watching her favorite teams; the Boston Red Sox, Celtics and New England Patriots.

Game Presentation & Entertainment

Annie Merovich, Senior Manager, Game Presentation & Events

Email: [email protected]

Annie Merovich enters her first full season with the Reign and 19th year in the sports industry after a 2-year stint with the Los Angeles Kings, where she served as the Manager, Game, Event Production & Operations. From 2007-2017, she was the Manager, Scoreboard Operations for the Cleveland Indians. Her responsibilities included writing their game rundowns and scripts, overseeing graphic creation and events and worked 4 World Series games. Other previous experience includes interning for the Pittsburgh Pirates and Pittsburgh Penguins, and creating videos and graphics as part of the Cleveland Indians Scoreboard Staff. 

Annie is also President of the Information Display and Entertainment Association (IDEA), where she previously served as Secretary of the Executive Board and MLB Advisory Board Rep.