Our Vision

Teaming up to enhance our community and
deliver memorable experiences through sports.

Our Mission

Create remarkable entertainment for our fans and connect to our community through empowered and passionate employees who win on and off the ice with integrity.


To contact any member of our front office, please click on a name in the staff directory to access email and phone contact information.

General inquiries may be addressed to:

Grand Rapids Griffins
130 West Fulton
Suite 111
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

(616) 774-4585
(800) 2-HOCKEY

(616) 336-5464 (Fax)

Send us an email or contact us on Facebook or Twitter.

Executive

  • Dan DeVos
    Co-Owner/President & CEO/Governor
  • David Van Andel
    Co-Owner/Chairman
  • Scott Gorsline
    Chief Operating Officer/Alternate Governor
  • Tim Gortsema
    Senior Vice President of Business Operations, CTA
  • Bob Kaser
    Vice President of Community Relations and Broadcasting
  • Sean Wright
    Vice President of Corporate Sales, CTA
  • Matt Batchelder
    Vice President of Ticket Sales

Hockey Operations

  • Jeff Blashill
    Head Coach
  • Bill LeRoy
    Video Coach
  • John Bernal
    Athletic Trainer
  • Brad Thompson
    Equipment Manager
  • Andrew Stegehuis
    Assistant Equipment Manager
  • Marcus Kinney
    Strength and Conditioning Coordinator
  • Kelly Pawlak
    Executive Assistant

Public & Community Relations

  • Randy Cleves
    Senior Director of Public Relations, CTA
  • Alan Cross
    Public Relations Manager, CTA
  • Jessica Albert
    Graphic Designer
  • Lynn Rabaut
    Executive Director - Griffins Youth Foundation

Sales & Marketing

  • Jamie Law
    Corporate Sales Account Manager
  • Steve Ritsema
    Corporate Sales Account Manager
  • Travis Roper
    Corporate Sales Account Manager
  • Kelsey Perras
    Corporate Sales Fulfillment Coordinator
  • Phil Cronin
    Director of Game Operations
  • John Hoffa
    Group Ticket Sales Manager
  • Zack Krywyj
    Group Sales Account Manager
  • Joe Yancho
    Group Sales Account Executive
  • Mike Myeno
    Season Ticket Sales and Customer Service Account Manager
  • Luke Palmer
    Season Ticket Sales and Customer Service Executive
  • Marissa Malson
    Social Media Sales and Marketing Manager
  • Nate Hone
    Video Coordinator

Finance & Administration/Ticket Operations

  • Lisa Vedder
    Director of Accounting and Tax, CTA
  • Lora Nickel
    Accounting Assistant, CTA
  • Chad Erwin
    Director of Ticket Operations
  • Amanda Terpstra
    Ticket Operations Manager

Griff's IceHouse at Belknap Park

  • Terry Marshall
    Facility Manager - Griff's IceHouse
  • Matt Martinelli
    Assistant Facilities Manager - Griff's IceHouse
  • Peter Piatek
    Assistant Facilities Manager - Griff's IceHouse
  • Deb Huyser
    Administrative Assistant - Griff's IceHouse