Daryl Katz – Owner, Oilers Entertainment Group

Born and raised in Edmonton, Daryl Katz grew up a passionate Oilers fan. He has a deep connection with the team’s rich history and is focused on creating the foundation for a winning tradition and bringing the Stanley Cup back to the City of Champions.

Away from the ice, Daryl has committed significant time, energy and capital to make his vision for a revitalized downtown Edmonton a reality. ICE District is an ambitious multi-billion dollar project that is transforming the heart of our downtown into a vibrant, walkable and sustainable sports and entertainment district, with a host of new commercial, residential and public amenities. With Rogers Place opening its doors this season, and the surrounding ICE District development well underway, we’re seeing an exciting rebirth of Edmonton’s urban core.

Daryl graduated from the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Law in 1985. In 1990, he founded the Katz Group, now one of Canada’s largest privately owned enterprises, which earlier this year announced the pending sale of its pharmacy business, Rexall Health. Katz Group will continue to invest in the growth of its three other lines of business: real estate, sports & entertainment, and private and public investments.

With a wide range of charitable activities, Mr. Katz is recognized as a leading philanthropist in Edmonton and beyond. In 2003, he was appointed to the Premier’s Council of Alberta’s Promise, an organization dedicated to improving the lives of Alberta’s children and youth. He is also a member of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives and was Co-Chair of the University of Alberta’s “Campaign 2008” – the largest fund raising campaign to that time in the university’s history. Daryl and his wife Renee are proud parents of Harrison and Chloe, co-founders of the Hockey Helps Kids charitable initiative.

Daryl has great passion for his hometown and its beloved Oilers, and great determination to contribute to the greater success of both.

Matthew Riley – President

Riley is responsible for the growth and development of KG (US) Oilers Corp. and the Bakersfield Condors, the organization he has guided for all 21 years of the team’s existence. Riley was previously the vice chairman for the ECHL Board of Governors Executive Committee, and also served on various other league committees.

He was instrumental in negotiations in the January 2014 purchase of the Condors by the Edmonton Oilers and the team’s elevation to the American Hockey League (AHL) in 2015-16 garnering their highest average attendance in over five seasons.

Now in their fourth AHL season, Riley was the driving force behind the organization’s grandiose plans for the Three-Way Chevrolet Condorstown Winterfest presented by Mission Bank held Dec. 21, 2016 – Jan. 7, 2017 outdoors at Bakersfield College’s Memorial Stadium.

Another direct initiative during the AHL tenure was the adoption of the Junior Condors name for Bakersfield’s existing youth hockey program. The Condors bought and donated all jerseys in the program’s first year and will establish scholarship funding through the team’s Condors Community Foundation.

Riley was the second 2-time winner of the ECHL Executive of the Year (2006-07, 2013-14) Award and was runner-up on several occasions. He captured the WCHL Executive of the Year during his second season in 1999-2000, and the Condors won ten WCHL awards in five seasons under his leadership.

The Condors won 15 ECHL front office awards in their ten ECHL seasons, including the 2014 ECHL Award of Excellence in Marketing. The Condors have raised over $5 million for charitable organizations in Kern County during the last 18+ years.

Riley joined the organization late in 1997, when they were named the Bakersfield Fog, to execute the transition from the Bakersfield Convention Center to Bakersfield Centennial Garden (now known as Rabobank Arena). He took charge of the Condors in July of 1998, and in his first season at the helm, the Condors were named the West Coast Hockey League Organization of the Year. In 2001, his title was expanded to include President. During the summer of 2002, Riley was named the Acting Commissioner of the West Coast Hockey League, and he played a large role in the transition to the ECHL as well as closing down WCHL operations.

The Keokuk, Iowa, native previously served as the Executive Director of the Mobile (AL) BayBears Baseball Club, the class-AA Southern League affiliate of the San Diego Padres, and was integral in the construction of Hank Aaron Stadium, their home park. During their inaugural season in 1997, the BayBears led the Southern League in attendance. He also served as General Manager with the Mobile BaySharks Baseball Club, Assistant General Manager of the Chattanooga (TN) Lookouts (Southern League) and interned for the St. Louis Cardinals Baseball Club. Riley is a graduate of Nebraska Wesleyan University with a degree in communications. He earned a master’s degree in sport management from the United States Sports Academy in Daphne, Alabama.

Riley is very active Bakersfield’s youth hockey and baseball programs. He and his wife, Teri, reside in Bakersfield with their son, Landon.

Favorite Condors of All-Time:  Paul Rosebush, Sean Venedam

Favorite Condors Moment:  Mikella McAuley Jersey Auction

Most Inspirational Athlete:  Jackie Robinson

Most Inspirational Coaches: John Wooden, Vince Lombardi

Most Admired Leader: Abraham Lincoln

Favorite Movies: Field of Dreams, Caddyshack, Miracle, The Sandlot, The Blind Side

Favorite Bands:  Beatles, AC/DC, KISS

Favorite Book: They Don’t Play Hockey in Heaven by Ken Baker

Favorite Quotes: “You may be disappointed if you don’t reach your goals, but you’re doomed if you never try.”

“Do the right things long enough, consistently, and success will follow.”
“Individual commitment to a group effort; that is what makes a team or company work.”
“You cannot hold a torch to light another’s path without brightening your own.”

Matthew Riley can be contacted at mattr@bakersfieldcondors.com

Justin Fahsbender – VP - Ticket Sales

Justin, a Bakersfield native began his career with the Condors during the 2002-03 season as a press box assistant.  During the 2009-10 season, he was promoted to Vice President of Operations, in which he was responsible for overseeing day to day operations of the front office. In 2017, he became the Vice President of Ticket Sales and manages the ticket staff.

Justin graduated with a degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Sports Management from Cal State Bakersfield. He currently resides in Bakersfield with his wife Leina and two kids, Oliver and Atta Kay.

Favorite MLB Team: Chicago Cubs

Favorite NFL Team: Chicago Bears

Favorite Movie: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Favorite Dish: Smoked salmon on a bed of white rice

Biggest Pet Peeve: People slurping coffee from a spoon

Justin can be reached at fahsbender@bakersfieldcondors.com

Jose Rivera – VP - Member Services

Jose joined the Condors in September of 1999. In June 2009 he was promoted to Vice President of Ticket Sales, and in 2017 became Vice President, Members Services for the team’s service department. In addition to selling season ticket packages, Jose is also in charge of ticket services for our bilingual fans.

Before joining the Condors, Jose worked for Texaco North American Production Kern River Field, assisting with various production and drilling aspects. Since being appointed Director of Ticket Sales in July of 2004, the Condors were named ECHL Ticket Department of the Year in 2004-2005, and had Co-Ticket Executives of the Year in 2006-07. Rivera was also voted by his peers to be the recipient of the ECHL Ticket Executive of the Year for the 2013-14 season.

The Bakersfield native graduated from Arvin High School and attended Bakersfield College. Jose is active in the Kern County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Jose resides in Bakersfield with his wife, Rachel and his sons, Joseph and Jack.

Favorite NBA Team: Chicago Bulls

Favorite College Football Team: Notre Dame

Favorite College Basketball Team: Duke

Favorite TV Shows: Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Big Bang Theory, Key & Peele, Wheel of Fortune,

Favorite Movies: The Bourne Identity Trilogy, Crash, The Green Mile, The Greatest Game Ever Played, Rudy, Tommy Boy & COCO

Favorite Food: Italian

Hobbies: Soccer referee, playing basketball, golf, softball, disc golf, etc…I’m game for anything, I enjoy staying active.

Jose Rivera can be contacted at rivera@bakersfieldcondors.com

Chad Carpenter - Director - Business Development

Chad joined the Condors during the 2018-2019 season as Director of Business Development and will grow the team’s corporate and business initiatives.

Born and raised in Bakersfield, Chad grew up watching the Fog and then the Condors. He started playing hockey early on and continues to play today with a great group of players. He is very active in Bakersfield youth hockey and helps coach the Jr. Condors and Kern County Knights High School teams. He is a proud member of the Bakersfield West Rotary and enjoys working within the community.

He resides in Northwest Bakersfield with his wife Michelle and two children, Noah and Micah.

Hobbies: playing hockey, watching hockey, lacrosse, soccer, golf,  hunting, BBQ’ing, travelling,  and working on the old Jeep CJ7

Favorite Food: BBQ, Sushi, Thai

Favorite Movies: Miracle, Stand By Me

E-mail Chad! ChadC@bakersfieldcondors.com

Ryan Holt – Director - Media Relations & Broadcasting

Holt joined the Condors in 2011 as a Manager of Media Relations and Broadcasting and was promoted to Director in 2013. He is the play-by-play voice for all Condors games, handles all matters of the media relations department, and digital/video content for Condors.TV. He received the 2012-13 ECHL Award of Excellence in Media Relations.

The North Weymouth, Mass. native previously worked in the North American Hockey League (NAHL) with the Corpus Christi IceRays and while in college, was a public relations assistant in the American Hockey League (AHL) with the Worcester Sharks.

Holt received his Bachelor’s of Liberal Arts Degree with a major in Political Science from Holy Cross in 2010.  While in Worcester he was president of the student radio station and broadcast hockey, football, and basketball for the Crusaders.

Favorite Throwback NHL Jersey: California Golden Seals (Green)

Favorite NHL player: Cam Neely

Favorite TV Shows: The Wire, Narcos, Sons of Anarchy, 30-for-30, Boardwalk Empire

Favorite place to eat in Bakersfield: Urrichio’s

Twitter handle: @CondorsHolty

Contact Ryan at rholt@bakersfieldcondors.com

Chad Howard - Director - Business Development

A Bakersfield native, Howard joined the Condors in 2017 from Charter Communications, then Bright House Networks, where he served as Division Marketing Manager and Regional Senior Operations Manager since 2012

From 2001-2012, the CSU-Bakersfield alumnus was a direct sales team leader for New Home Construction

His professional affiliations and philanthropic endeavors include the Housing and Opportunity Foundation Board of Directors, Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce, Boys and Girls Club of Kern County and is a Junior High Youth Leader for Olive Knolls Christian Church

Looking to have your business partner with the Condors? E-mail him at CHoward@bakersfieldcondors.com

Greg Lowe – Director - Group Sales

Lowe2013Greg joined the Bakersfield Condors in May 2005 from Iowa State University, where he received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing. The ECHL tabbed him Co-Ticket Executive of the Year in 2006-07, and he was also feted as the Condors Salesperson of the Year for 2005-06 and 2006-07.

In June 2009, Greg was promoted to Director of Corporate Partnerships, handling corporate accounts, ticket packages and group ticket sales.

Favorite MLB Team: Chicago Cubs

Favorite NBA Team: Chicago Bulls

Favorite NFL Team: Chicago Bears

Favorite College Team: Iowa Hawkeyes

Favorite TV Shows: Duck Dynasty, Swamp People, Barter Kings, Rules of Engagement

Favorite Food: Chicken Caesar Salad, sushi

Hobbies: Playing golf, biking, working out, traveling, lounging by the pool

Greg Lowe can be contacted at glowe@bakersfieldcondors.com

Dominic Mascola - Director - Creative Services & Game Operations

Dominic joined the Condors in 2015 and handles all matters related to Condors creative department including print and promotional material. A native of the Central Valley, Dom attended Fresno State where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy and Fresno Pacific where he received his Master’s in Sports Administration.

He previously worked in minor league baseball for the Bakersfield Blaze, Fresno Grizzlies, and most recently the Reno Aces, AAA Affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Dom, his wife Samantha, and their English Bulldog reside in Bakersfield.

Favorite Movie: Anything Tom Hanks

Favorite Food: Pizza

Favorite Sport: Baseball

Favorite Vacation Spot: Anywhere on the Coast

Five people I would love to spend 1 hour with Socrates, Leonardo da Vinci, Neil Armstrong, Robin Williams, and Derek Jeter.

Email Dominic: dominicm@bakersfieldcondors.com

Roger Parsons – Director - Ticket Sales

Parsons joined the Bakersfield Condors in July 2013 as an Account Manager, tasked with ticket sales and renewals and has since been promoted to Director, Ticket Sales. Under his new role, he oversees all aspects of ticket sales and the team’s account managers.

Born and raised in San Diego, Parsons is a huge San Diego Sports fan, showing unrelenting support for the Padres and San Diego State. Prior to coming to the Condors, Parsons attended CSUB where he worked as a ticket sales intern before graduating with his degree in Business Management.

He and his wife, Brandi, reside in Bakersfield.

Favorite Food: Mexican

Favorite Teams: San Diego Padres, Lakers, Notre Dame, San Diego State

Favorite Movies: Casino, Oceans trilogy, National Lampoons, Hangover, James Bonds series

Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends, playing golf, relaxing, skiing, going to any sporting event, floating down the river, and watching TV

Favorite TV Shows: Any reality show

Roger can be reached at rparsons@bakersfieldcondors.com

Valerie Aparicio - Manager - Retail Operations

Valerie joined the Condors in September 2017 and manages the team’s merchandise and retail department. She started her career in the promotional products industry, designing and creating merchandise with CG Enterprises 2004 where she traveled the globe to attend tradeshows and service clients. Also, in 2016, she started her own pet sitting company (Paws N’ Company) and is currently the co-owner. She currently attends the University of Phoenix to obtain her Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Marketing.

I absolutely love what I do, creating products and apparel is what I plan to do forever!

My best friend is my daughter Emma Rose

Favorite Color: Green

Favorite Food: Thai

Favorite Movie: The Sandlot

E-mail Valerie at VAparicio@BakersfieldCondors.com

Samantha Bell - Manager - Community Relations & Fundraising

Bell joined the Condors in July 2019 as the Manager of Community Relations and Fundraising. She is responsible for the visibility of the organization in the community, working with nonprofit partners to give back, and managing the Condors Community Foundation 501(c)(3).

Originally from Mackinaw City, Michigan, Bell joined the Condors from the Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL) where she worked as a Community & Public Relations Intern in 2018-19. She also worked as a Youth Outreach Intern for the Cincinnati Reds.

She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Sport Management from Aquinas College (Mich.) in 2018.

Favorite Sports Teams: Detroit Tigers, New England Patriots, and the University of Michigan Wolverines

Favorite TV Shows: The Office, Criminal Minds

Food: Italian

Hobbies: Traveling

E-mail Samantha! SBell@bakersfieldcondors.com

Jacob Hernandez - Manager - Operations

Jacob joined the Condors in September 2018. As the Coordinator, Operations, Jacob is responsible for matters relating to promotional items, game day setup, coordination of in-arena events, and more.

He was raised in Bakersfield and is a 2014 graduate of Frontier High School. Following high school, he pursued a degree in Aviation Administration from Spartan College in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He is a commercial pilot and has flown many different types of aircraft to many different locations.

Hobbies: flying, hiking, camping

Favorite TV shows: The Office, Parks and Recreation, & Scrubs

Favorite Sports Team: San Francisco Giants

Favorite Food: Taco Bell or biscuits and gravy

E-mail Jacob! JHernandez@BakersfieldCondors.com

Rachel Parlier - Manager - Digital Media and Marketing

Rachel joined the Condors as an intern in the summers of 2017 and 2018. In June 2019, she was hired the team’s Manager of Digital Media and Marketing. Under this position, she will collaborate throughout the office with individuals to create and implement the best marketing strategies. She is a 2019 graduate of San Diego State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing.

A Bakersfield native, Rachel attended Ridgeview High School where she was a member of the cross-country, swimming, and soccer teams.

Favorite Movie: Elf

Favorite Food: Chicken Fried Steak

Favorite NFL Team: Chicago Bears

Hobbies: Anything crafty, hiking, and traveling

E-mail Rachel! rparlier@bakersfieldcondors.com

Eloy Rangel - Accountant

In 2016, Eloy joined the Condors as the lead accountant. He has over 20 years of experience in banking, rental property management, bookkeeping, and tax preparation.

Born in Ventura County, he later moved to Bakersfield where he met his wife. They now have two children together.

Hobbies: Camping, Hiking, and Grilling

Favorite Band: Kings of Leon

Favorite Movie: Shawshank Redemption

Favorite Sports Teams: LAFC & Dodgers

Favorite Food: Ceviche

Karthik Arun – Account Manager

Karthik joined the Condors in September 2018 and is responsible for the sales and service of Condors365 Memberships, ticket packages, and group experiences.

He was born in New York, but grew up in New Jerseys at the age of 9, he moved to Bakersfield. He attended Independence High School in Bakersfield and was part of the first graduating class in 2011. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Sport Management from UC Riverside.

Favorite Sport: Basketball

Favorite Team: Los Angeles Dodgers

Favorite Movie: Silver Linings Playbook

Favorite Condor: Toss up between Josh Currie and Brad Malone

E-mail Karthik! KArun@Bakersfieldcondors.com

Samantha Luna - Account Manager

Samantha joined the Condors in March 2019. As an account manager, she is responsible for group sales with a focus on youth sports teams. She is originally from Salinas, Calif., but moved to Bakersfield in May of 2018.

She’s played college softball at North Idaho College, Monterey Peninsula College, and then transferred to California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB). In 2017, she graduated with a degree in Communications. While at CSUMB, she won the Central Coast Conference Athletic Association Championship and was a Female Scholar Athlete of the Year in 2017.

Favorite Number: 23

Favorite Movie: Big Fish

Favorite Food: Sushi, Mexican Food

Favorite Band: Fleetwood Mac

E-mail Samantha! sluna@bakersfieldcondors.com

Russell Weldin - Account Manager

Russell joined the Condors in 2015 as an intern and in May 2017 was promoted to Account Manager where he is responsible for the sales and service of season ticket packages and group outings.

He joined the Condors from the US Army and graduated from Frontier High School in 2015

Favorite teams: LA Dodgers, LA Rams, UCLA Athletics

Favorite Movie: Remember the Titans

E-mail Russell! RWeldin@BakersfieldCondors.com

Brooke Copeland - Coordinator - Member Services

Brooke joined the Condors in September 2018 and is a member of the Condors service team for all Condors365 Members. She will also help coordinate and plan member events along with assisting members on game nights.

Born and raised in Bakersfield, she is a 2012 graduate of Frontier High School where she played varsity soccer for four years. She currently attends National University towards a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and a concentration in mobile marketing and social media marketing.

She joined the Condors from National University where she served as a financial adviser.

Hobbies: photography, powerlifting, reading, and golf

Favorite TV shows: Big Brother, The Bachelor/Bachelorette, The Office, Parks and Recreation, and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia

Favorite sports team: San Francisco Giants

Contact Brooke at BCopeland@BakersfieldCondors.com

Naomi Dobbs - Coordinator - Accounting

Naomi joined the team in 2016 and handles general administrative duties in addition to assisting in the team’s finance department.

Born and raised in Bakersfield, where she graduated from CSU-Bakersfield with a major in Business Administration and a concentration in accounting.

Her hobbies include spending time with family, eating good food, and being outdoors.

Email Naomi at NDobbs@bakersfieldcondors.com

Isai Ibarra - Coordinator - Video & Mascot Operations

Born and raised in Bakersfield, Isai started with the Condors in 2013 as a Mascot Handler. After graduating from East Bakersfield High School in 2015, he worked his way up by assisting in video services and creating promotional videos for the team. In 2017, he took on mascot and video operations.

Favorite Film: Anything made by Christopher Nolan

Favorite Shows: The Office, Regular Show & Chuck

Favorite Quote: “I am ready to face any challenges foolish enough to face me” – Dwight Schrute

Name Pronounced: (EE-sai-EE)

Email Isai! isai@bakersfieldcondors.com

Nathan Kuzbari - Coordinator - Ticket Operations

Nathan joined the Condors in November 2018 and handles all matters of tickets and the service of Condors365 Members.

A native of the Bay Area, Nathan was a kicker at De La Salle High School and won a State Championship in football. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of the Redlands where he also played football.

Favorite Food: Sushi

Favorite Teams: Green Bay Packers, San Francisco Giants, Los Angeles Lakers and Ohio State Buckeyes

Favorite Movie: 21 Jump Street

Hobbies: Playing basketball, watching movies, working out, traveling, and being outdoors

E-mail Nathan! NathanK@Bakersfieldcondors.com

Edward Medellin - Coordinator - Creative Services & Game Presentation

Edward joined the Condors in 2016 and handles graphic design and video elements for the team. On game nights, he assists in game production and operations.

Favorite Football Team: Dallas Cowboys

Favorite Baseball Team: Seattle Mariners

Favorite College Football Team: Notre Dame

Favorite Athlete: Ken Griffey Jr.

Favorite Hockey Term: Top Corns

Email Edward at EJMedellin@BakersfieldCondors.com

Skylar Valencia - Coordinator - Operations

Skylar joined the Condors in September 2018 and assists in the operations department with game day duties including: setup, promotions, in-arena games, and more.

Born and raised in Tehachapi, he graduated from Tehachapi High School in 2014. He received a Bachelor’s Degree from Tabor College in Kansas where he played four seasons of college football.

Hobbies: Fishing, camping, surfing, and snowboarding

Favorite Music: Alternative rock

Favorite Foods: sushi, pizza, and wings

E-mail Skylar! SkylarV@Bakersfieldcondors.com

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