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Nathan Costa - President

Name: Nathan Costa

Position: PresidentIMG_9839.jpg

Hometown: Springfield, MA

College: Northeastern University

Favorite Sports Team (Besides the Thunderbirds): Boston Red Sox

Favorite Sport to Watch (besides hockey): Football

Favorite Musical Artist: Dave Matthews Band

Favorite Movie: The Rocky Series

Favorite Food: Rib Eye Steak

Favorite Vacation Spot: Anywhere that has a beach

Proudest Career Accomplishment: Being a part of the American Hockey League my entire career, including having the opportunity to run the Springfield Thunderbirds 

Todd McDonald - VP, Sales & Strategy

Name: Todd McDonaldIMG_9733.jpg

Position: VP, Sales & Strategy

Hometown: Belchertown

College: Western New England College

Favorite Sports Team (Besides the Thunderbirds): Boston Red Sox

Favorite Sport to Watch (besides hockey): Baseball

Favorite Musical Artist: Garth Brooks

Favorite Movie: Top Gun

Favorite Food: Chicken or Spaghetti and Meatballs

Favorite Vacation Spot: Disney World or Smuggler’s Notch, VT

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Steve Kunsey - Senior Manager, Business Development

Name: Steve KunseyIMG_9710.jpg

Position: Senior Manager, Business Development

Hometown: Middletown, CT

College: Post University

Favorite Sports Team: Boston Celtics

Favorite Sport to Watch (besides hockey): NBA

Favorite Musical Artist: Frank Sinatra

Favorite Movie: The Godfather

Favorite Food: BBQ

Favorite Vacation Spot: Hawaii

Proudest Career Accomplishment: Helping to get new Class-A Baseball team off the ground in 2010 within just a (2) month period.

If you could travel back in time to one day or event, what would it be? The signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776.

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Jessica Hansen - Director of Finance & Human Resources

Name:  Jessica HansenIMG_9737.jpg

Position: Director of Finance & Human Resources

Hometown: Feeding Hills, MA

College: Western New England College

Favorite Sports Team (Besides the Thunderbirds): Red Sox

Favorite Sport to Watch (besides hockey): Gymnastics

Favorite Musical Artist: Cole Swindell

Favorite Movie: Miracle

Favorite Food: Bread (any kind)

Favorite Vacation Spot: Fort Myers

Proudest Career Accomplishment: Chaired and hosted a National Tournament of over 500 participants in multiple sports and cultural events for the American Turners. Have since served on the National Committee for this event at two other sites in the U.S.

If you could travel back in time to one day or event, what would it be? The last time Springfield won a Calder Cup.

Nicole Taylor - Business Development & Special Events Executive

Name: Nicole TaylorIMG_9830.jpg

Position:  Business Development & Special Events Executive

Hometown: Springfield, MA

College: American International College

Favorite Sports Team (Besides the Thunderbirds): New York Giants

Favorite Sport to Watch (besides hockey): Volleyball

Favorite Musical Artist: I'm all over the place.

Favorite Movie: House Party

Favorite Food: Pasta is life

Favorite Vacation Spot: Philipsburg, St. Maarten

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Luke Pawlak - Director, Game Presentation & Creative Services

Name: Luke PawlakIMG_9929.jpg

Position: Director, Creative Services & Game Presentation

Hometown: New Britain, CT

College: CCSU

Favorite Sports Team (Besides the Thunderbirds): Fulham FC

Favorite Sport to Watch (besides hockey): Soccer

If you could travel back in time to one day or event, what would it be? November 12, 1955

Ryan Smith - Manager, Media/Community Relations & Broadcasting

Name: Ryan SmithIMG_9649.jpg

Position: Manager, Media/Community Relations & Broadcasting

Hometown: Doylestown, PA

College: Penn State University

Favorite Sports Team (Besides the Thunderbirds): Penn State Nittany Lion Hockey (or my Phillies/Eagles)

Favorite Sport to Watch (besides hockey): Any of football/baseball/lacrosse

Favorite Musical Artist: Avicii, or almost anything in the EDM realm

Favorite Movie: Miracle (this is not a debatable question).

Favorite Food: Chocolate Chip cookies

Favorite Vacation Spot: Toronto in the winter, Ocean City, NJ in the summer

Proudest Career Accomplishment: Reaching the AHL before my 26th birthday and working for such a dedicated group in a historic hockey town

If you could travel back in time to one day or event, what would it be? February 22, 1980, the Miracle on Ice in Lake Placid

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Danny Baxter - Manager, Digital/Social Media & Marketing

Name: Danny BaxterIMG_9922.jpg

Position: Producer, Digital/Social Media & Marketing

Hometown: Lexington, MA

College: Pratt Institute 

Favorite Sports Team (Besides the Thunderbirds): Boston Bruins

Favorite Sport to Watch (besides hockey): Pro Wrestling 

Favorite Musical Artist: The Sword

Favorite Movie: Gangs of New York

Favorite Food: Baseball steak

Favorite Vacation Spot: Austin, TX

Proudest Career Accomplishment: Working with over 40 NHL, NBA, NFL and MLB teams as a regional manager for FanPhotos.

If you could travel back in time to one day or event, what would it be? I'd go have lunch with Buckminster Fuller at the 1967 world's fair.

China Wong - Producer, Digital/Social Media

Name: China Wong

 

Position: Producer of Digital and Social Media 

 

Hometown: Lee, NH

 

College: University of New Hampshire 

 

Favorite Sports Team (Besides the Thunderbirds): Pittsburgh Penguins

 

Favorite Sport to Watch (besides hockey): Baseball 

 

Favorite Musical Artist: John Mayer 

 

Favorite Movie: So hard to pick one but I love The Blind Side 

 

Favorite Food: Chicken Parm

 

Favorite Vacation Spot: Wellfleet, Cape Cod

 

Proudest Career Accomplishment: Getting to the AHL as my first job right out of college 

 

If you could travel back in time to one day or event, what would it be? I would love to be at the Pittsburgh Penguins first ever Winter Classic vs the Buffalo Sabres in 2008, where Crosby scored the Shootout winner. 

Drew Supernor - Manager, Brand Development & Merchandise

Name: Drew SupernorIMG_9872.jpg

Position: Manager, Brand Development & Merchandise

Hometown: Springfield, MA

College: Springfield College

Favorite Sports Team (Besides the Thunderbirds): Boston Red Sox

Favorite Sport to Watch (besides hockey): Baseball or Football

Favorite Musical Artist: Listen to everything, not a fan of anyone in particular.

Favorite Movie: Field of Dreams

Favorite Food: Venison

Favorite Vacation Spot: Annual family trip to Hampton Beach.  Also can't go wrong with Miami.

Proudest Career Accomplishment: Bringing luck wherever I go that I’m always with a winning team!!!

If you could travel back in time to one day or event, what would it be? January 14, 1973 to witness the Miami Dolphins cap off Super Bowl VII with the only undefeated season in NFL history

Frank Grimaldi - Ticket Operations & Retention Executive

Name: Frank GrimaldiIMG_9692.jpg

Position: Ticket Operations & Retention Executive

Hometown: Springfield, MA

College: Western New England University

Favorite Sports Team (Besides the Thunderbirds): New York Yankees

Favorite Sport to Watch (besides hockey): Baseball or Football

Favorite Musical Artist: Bruce Springsteen

Favorite Movie: Moneyball

Favorite Food: Anything Italian

Favorite Vacation Spot: Disney World

Proudest Career Accomplishment: Being hired by the Thunderbirds after working 3 years as an intern with the Falcons

Matthew McRobbie - Senior Account Executive

Name: Matthew McRobbieIMG_9685.jpg

Position: Senior Account Executive

Hometown: Springfield, MA

College: Springfield College

Favorite Sports Team (Besides the Thunderbirds): Boston Red Sox

Favorite Sport to Watch (besides hockey): Baseball

Favorite Musical Artist: Billy Joel

Favorite Movie: Good Will Hunting

Favorite Food: Chicken and rice

If you could travel back in time to one day or event, what would it be? Boston Bruins 3-goal comeback in the third period against Toronto

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Katie Force - Account Executive

Name: Katie ForceIMG_9911.jpg

Position: Account Executive

Hometown: Patchogue, Long Island, NY

College: Dowling College

Favorite Sports Team (Besides the Thunderbirds): Chicago Blackhawks

Favorite Sport to Watch (besides hockey): Baseball (Let’s go Yankees!) or Football (Let’s go Steelers)

Favorite Musical Artist: Toby Keith

Favorite Movie: Happy Gilmore

Favorite Food: Sushi and Pasta

Favorite Vacation Spot: Cooperstown, NY

Proudest Career Accomplishment: Finally getting the opportunity to work in my favorite sport after working over a year in Minor League Baseball.

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Evan Mascaro - Account Executive

Name: Evan MascaroIMG_9651.jpg

Position: Account Executive

Hometown: Springfield, MA

College: Western New England University

Favorite Sports Team (Besides the Thunderbirds): New York Yankees

Favorite Sport to Watch (besides hockey): Baseball

Favorite Musical Artist: Currently Lupe Fiasco but I love all classic rock

Favorite Movie: Saving Private Ryan

Favorite Food: Chicken Parmesan

Favorite Vacation Spot: Hampton Beach

Proudest Career Accomplishment: Receiving my diploma was definitely a proud moment

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Jonathan Stone - Account Executive

Name: Jonathan StoneIMG_9663.jpg

Position: Account Executive

Hometown: East Longmeadow, MA

College: Springfield College

Favorite Sports Team (Besides the Thunderbirds): New England Patriots

Favorite Sport to Watch (besides hockey): Football

Favorite Musical Artist: Kenny Chesney

Favorite Movie: Miracle

Favorite Food: Cheeseburger

Favorite Vacation Spot: Curacao

Proudest Career Accomplishment: Graduating College

If you could travel back in time to one day or event, what would it be? 2004 when the Red Sox beat the Yankees in Game 7 of the playoffs.

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Charles Venezia - Account Executive

Name: Charles VeneziaIMG_9677.jpg

Position: Account Executive

Hometown: New City NY

College: Western New England University

Favorite Sports Team (Besides the Thunderbirds): New York Jets

Favorite Sport to Watch (besides hockey): Football

Favorite Musical Artist: Bon Jovi

Favorite Movie: Good Fellas

Favorite Food: Veal Parm

Favorite Vacation Spot: Montauk Long Island

Proudest Career Accomplishment: All-academic Team 3 years in a row in College football

If you could travel back in time to one day or event, what would it be? Senior year reporting day for Preseason camp at Western New England

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John Jones, Jr. - Account Executive

Name: John Jones Jr

Position: Account Executive

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Hometown: Jupiter, FL

College: Florida State University

Favorite Sports Team (Besides the Thunderbirds): Florida State Seminoles Football

Favorite Sport to Watch (besides hockey): Football

Favorite Musical Artist: J Cole

Favorite Movie: Step Brothers

Favorite Food: Sushi

Favorite Vacation Spot: Portland, OR

Proudest Career Accomplishment: Getting back into Athletics with the Springfield Thunderbirds

If you could travel back in time to one day or event, what would it be? January 14, 1973 so I can actually witness the Dolphins winning a Super Bowl and their perfect season

Carolyn Roberts - Administrative Assistant

Name: Carolyn Roberts

Position: Administrative Assistant

Hometown: Chicopee, MA

College: Springfield College

Favorite Sports Team (Besides the Thunderbirds): New York Giants

Favorite Sport to Watch (besides hockey): Football or soccer

Favorite Musical Artist: Backstreet Boys or Dan + Shay

Favorite Movie: The Parent Trap

Favorite Food: Shepherd's Pie

Favorite Vacation Spot: London, England, White Mountains in New Hampshire, or Florida

Proudest Career Accomplishment: Working at the Thunderbirds right now

If you could travel back in time to one day or event, what would it be? Relive my high school soccer team winning the Western Mass championship my freshman year but actually be able to play instead of having a concussion