Riley is responsible for the growth and development of KG (US) Oilers Corp. and the Bakersfield Condors, the organization he has guided since it’s inception in 1998. 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 the AHL, 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, 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 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

Holt joined the Condors in 2011. He is the play-by-play voice for all Condors games, handles all matters of the public relations department, and marketing. 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: Billions, Peaky Blinders, 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

Greg joined the Bakersfield Condors in May 2005, holding various roles for the organization during that time. He is currently the Director, Group Experiences and Strategy. 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.

Greg and his fiancé Erika reside in Bakersfield with their dog Sadie.

Favorite MLB Team: Chicago Cubs

Favorite NBA Team: Chicago Bulls

Favorite NFL Team: Chicago Bears

Favorite College Team: Iowa Hawkeyes

Favorite TV Shows: Blacklist, Dateline, Diners Drive-Ins and Dives, anything sports related

Favorite Food: Chicken Caesar Salad, sushi, pizza

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

Greg Lowe can be contacted at glowe@bakersfieldcondors.com

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

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

Taylor has had multiple positions with the Condors since 2016 including his current role managing game and event operations.

Born and raised in Bakersfield, he graduated from Frontier High School in 2016 and has been a Condors season ticket holder since birth.

He grew up playing baseball and was on the 2016 Jr. USA National Softball Team as a pitcher.

In his free time, Taylor coaches travel softball with the Firecrackers Keene program.

Highlight from playing days: threw a perfect game against Denmark, July 22, 2016 (the only pitcher on the men’s side to throw a perfect game in international play)

Favorite Movie:  Miracle on Ice, Moneyball, and Days of Thunder

Favorite Sports Teams: Chicago Cubs, Atlanta Falcons, Miami Hurricanes

Favorite Food: Pizza and BBQ

Email Taylor at: tweldin@bakersfieldcondors.com

Rebecca joined the Condors in August 2022 and is responsible for community involvement, digital media, and managing the Condors Community Foundation 501 (c)(3).

The San Jose native graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Arts, Media, and Entertainment from the University of Arizona in 2019 and has a certificate in the Fundamentals of Global Sports Management from New York University. Her previous stops included positions with the New York Red Bulls and New York City Football Club of Major League Soccer.

Favorite Movies: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off & A League of Their Own

Favorite TV Shows: Community & The Amazing Race

Favorite Food: Sushi & Thai

Favorite Non-Condors Teams: San Francisco Giants, San Francisco 49ers, Phoenix Mercury

Favorite NHL Player: Patrick Marleau

E-mail Rebecca at RWendler@BakersfieldCondors.com

James joined the Condors in September 2021 and is responsible for the creation of the team’s video content including commercial, digital, and advertising.

Born in New York City,  James moved to California and graduated from Ocean View High School in Huntington Beach. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree from San Jose State University in Digital Media Art in 2019.

Favorite Soccer team: Chelsea F.C.

Favorite MLB team: Yankees

Favorite TV Show: Survivor

Favorite Movies: Step Brothers & Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Favorite Food: Sushi

E-mail James by clicking here

Joey joined the Condors in August 2021 and is responsible for ticket package sales and game night experiences.

Born and raised in Ventura, California, he enjoys playing hockey, fishing, golf, and video games. He resides in Bakersfield with his dog, Zeus.

  • Favorite Sports teams: Boston Red Sox, LA Lakers, & Denver Broncos
  • Favorite Food: Italian & BBQ
  • Favorite TV Shows: Peaky Blinders, Game Of Thrones, Stranger Things
  • Favorite Movies : Happy Gilmore, Friday Night Lights & The Departed

E-mail Joey! 

Emmi joined the Condors in October 2022 and is responsible for the service of all Condors365 members.

Born and raised in Hanford, CA, she moved around California before finding a home in Bakersfield in 2020.

She enjoys traveling, watching movies, trying new food, and spending time with her cat.

Favorite movies: 50 First Dates, The Scream franchise, Twilight, and Stepbrothers

Favorite shows: The Office, New Girl, Parks & Rec, and Criminal Minds

Favorite foods: Japanese and Thai

Email Emmi at: ejackson@bakersfieldcondors.com

Josh joined the Condors in August 2022 and is responsible for creating group experiences and ticket packages on game nights.

From Bemidji, Minnesota, he majored in business administration and sport management at Bemidji State University where he received his Bachelor’s degree. He is pursuing a Master’s degree in sport management at the University of Florida.

In his free time, Josh enjoys traveling, spending time outdoors, and attending sporting events.

Favorite Movies: Jerry Maguire and Interstellar

Favorite TV Show: Law and Order

Favorite Foods: Crab Legs and Prime Rib

Favorite Sports Teams: Bemidji State University, Minnesota Vikings, Minnesota Timberwolves

Contact Josh at jjernigan@bakersfieldcondors.com

Juan joined the Condors in August 2021 and is responsible for group sales and cultivating group experiences for youth sports teams, churches, and civic organizations.

He was born in Los Angeles. After moving to Bakersfield, he graduated from Foothill High School and earned his Associates Degree from Bakersfield College in Communication Studies and Business Administration.

Favorite MLB team: Dodgers

Favorite NBA team: Lakers

Favorite NFL team: Raiders

Favorite TV Show: The Office, Ted Lasso

Favorite Movies: Adam Sandler Movies and Fast and the Furious Movies

Favorite Food: Tacos and Pizza

Hobbies- Hiking, playing golf and soccer

E-mail Juan! 

Nenetzin joined the Condors in April 2022 and is responsible for group sales and cultivating group experiences for schools, colleges, and performing studios.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, she earned her Associates Degree from East Los Angeles College in Communication Studies. Nenetzin transferred to CSU- Bakersfield where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications – Public Relations in 2022.

Growing up she performed folklorico, was a competitive lap swimmer, synchronized swimmer, and ran for her high school’s track & field and cross-country teams. In her free time she enjoys reading, staying active and trying new restaurants.

Favorite Movie: The Truman Show

Favorite Show: Black Mirror

Favorite Foods: Mexican & Vietnamese

E-mail Nenetzin by clicking here

Naomi joined the team in 2016 in charge of the team’s financial department and administrative duties.

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

Cole joined the Condors in October 2022 and is responsible for team merchandise and store fronts, along with game day operations.

Originally from Wisconsin, Cole majored in Sports Management at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities in Minneapolis and graduated in 2019.

In his free time he enjoys watching and playing sports, going to the gym, and listening to music.

Favorite Sports Teams: Milwaukee Bucks, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Golden Gophers

Favorite Movies: Pain and Gain, Friday Night Lights

Favorite TV Shows: The Sopranos, Ozark

Favorite Foods: Mexican, Italian

Favorite NHL Players: Patrick Kane, Jonathan Marchessault

Contact Cole at: cbruns@bakersfieldcondors.com

Support Staff

Condors Community FoundationRyan Holt
Team PhotographerMark Nessia
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Public Address AnnouncerMike Hart
Medical StaffEmmanuel Strategos, M.D. Physician
Christopher Hamilton, M.D. Orthopedist
Bruce Rimmer D.M.D. Dentist
David B. Peterson, D.D.S Dentist
Misty J. Hendricks, D.D.S. Dentist
Jeffrey D. Haynes, D.C. Chiropractor
David B. Hair, M.D. Opthamologist
Movement for Life Physical Therapy
Mercy & Memorial Hospitals
Kern Radiology
Off-Ice OfficialsJim Bennett (supervisor)
Bob Neath (asst. supervisor)
Missy Bennett
Mark Braun
Eric Campbell
Tex Guerra
Brian Haywood
Gary Henley
Craig Irish
Matt Johnson
Lucky Joseph
Wayland Louie
Paul Martel
Mac McDermott
Bob Neath
Tim Petty
Jeff Petrini
Mike Pitcher
Ernesto Reyes
Richard Roux
Gino Sierra
Kevin Stevens
Chris Stevens
Don Stidman
Jeff Vontz
Steve Webb
Tim Wheeler
Darren White
Robert Wright
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