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Nelson Brandon

Brandon Nelson

Director of Game Presentation


Phone: (616) 774-4585 ext. 3024


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Number of seasons with the Griffins (including 2022-23): 5

What you love most about working for the Griffins: The enthusiasm the city and fans have for the team

Favorite Griffins memory: Calder Cup runs

Favorite all-time Griffins players: Tyler Bertuzzi

Best thing about your job: Providing entertainment and memorable experiences

Hometown: Peoria, Ill.

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

Spouse's name/year you were married: Hannah, 2016

Children: Brynn

Pets (name, type of animal): Beamer and Baxter, dogs

College degree/year/school: Marketing / 2010 / Bradley University

Sports idol(s) as a youth: Michael Jordan

Personal/professional hero(es): Grandfathers

As a child, you dreamed of becoming: NHL hockey player

First job/your age: Mascot / 9

Current dream job: Making it to the NHL

Other sports teams you've worked for: Peoria Rivermen, Peoria Chiefs, St. Louis Cardinals, Kalamazoo Wings

If you could trade places for a day with another occupation, what/who would it be? A lawyer

Proudest professional accomplishment: Getting a job with the St. Louis Cardinals

Sports played growing up: Baseball and hockey

An interesting fact about you: I was a mascot performer for 21 years and started when I was nine years old

Favorite music artists: Justin Timberlake

Favorite sports movie: Miracle, Major League

Favorite pro/college sports teams (excluding Griffins): St. Louis Cardinals

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