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Kiel Mike

Mike Kiel

Senior Account Executive


Phone: (616) 774-4585 ext. 3023


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Number of seasons with the Griffins (including 2022-23): 2

What you love most about working for the Griffins: Having the opportunity to work for a championship organization.

Favorite all-time Griffins player: Darren Helm

Best thing about your job: Fun and outgoing

Hometown: Kalamazoo, Mich.

States you've lived in: Michigan

Pets: I have a grey tiger cat named Kevin

College degree/year/school: Sport Management/2017/Western Michigan University

Sports idol as a youth: Dale Earnhardt

Personal/professional heroes: Kevin Harvick and Matthew Stafford

As a child, you dreamed of becoming: A professional athlete

First job: I was 17-years-old working at McDonald's

Current dream job: President of Ticket Sales for a professional organization

Other sports teams you've worked for: Kalamazoo Wings

If you could trade places for a day with another person, who would it be? Michael Jordan

Favorite charities/charitable causes: Challenged Athletes Foundation and the Turn 2 Foundation

Most exciting/unique place you've visited: Porcupine Mountains

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

Favorite foods: Seafood

Favorite music artists: 3 Doors Down, Chris Stapleton, Whiskey Myers and Eminem

Favorite sports movie: Talladega Nights

Favorite subject in elementary school: Gym

Favorite spectator sports: NASCAS and NCAA Basketball

Favorite pro/college sports teams (excluding Griffins): Detroit Lions, Detroit Tigers and Michigan State University

Favorite recreational activities/hobbies: Camping, fishing, kayaking, hiking, slow pitch softball, golf and hunting

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