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Jake Engel

Corporate Sales Account Manager

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Number of seasons with the Griffins (including 2017-18):
3, second as corporate sales account manager

What you love most about working for the Griffins: The atmosphere, the great hockey and the future Red Wings

Favorite all-time Griffins players: Tomas Jurco, Andy Miele

Best thing about your job: Meeting new people and building business relationships

Hometown: Saugatuck, Mich.

States (and provinces or countries) you've lived in: Michigan

Spouse's name/year you were married: Rose, 2015

Pets (name, type of animal): Luna (black lab) and Ellie (yellow lab)

College degree/year/school: BBA Sport Management, 2015, Davenport University

Sports idol(s) as a youth: Steve Yzerman, Barry Sanders, Chris Spielman, Charles Woodson, Chris Perry

Personal/professional hero(es): My mom and dad

As a child, you dreamed of becoming: Marine biologist

First job/your age: Bus boy, 14

Other sports teams you've worked for: Muskegon Lumberjacks, West Michigan Whitecaps

Professional memberships/civic leadership positions: Davenport University Sport Management Organization

Favorite charities/charitable causes: Anything that helps dogs!

Most exciting/unique thing you've done or place you've visited: Went to London for a Detroit Lions game, and also visited Paris, Scotland and Ireland

Sports played growing up: Football, basketball, baseball, track

Favorite foods: Subs

Favorite music artists: Shinedown, Linkin Park, Eminem

Favorite sports movie: Remember the Titans

Favorite website: Rotoworld

Favorite book or author: A Series of Fire and Ice, Harry Potter

Favorite spectator sports: Football, hockey, curling

Favorite pro/college sports teams (excluding Griffins): Michigan Wolverines, Detroit Lions, Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Tigers, Detroit Pistons

Favorite recreational activities/hobbies: Walking our dogs