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Front Office Staff

DAVID DeLUCA- PRESIDENT

David comes to the Lancers after a 30-year career in public service in leadership positions, most recently as a Fire Captain with the Las Vegas Fire Department.  

David joined the Lancers only recently in June 2017 but quickly established himself as the natural leader for the Lancers front office.

In March 2018, David was named President of the Lancers after a brief stint as head of Business Development.

He is a proud father of his daughter Hayley.

David has permanently relocated to Midtown Omaha.

TERRI PHILLIPS - DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS & GAME NIGHT OPERATIONS

Terri Phillips is in her 30th season with the Omaha Lancers program and currently serves as the Lancers' Director of Business & Game Night Operations.

A native of Ft. Wayne, Indiana, Terri's duties include overseeing the host family program, coordinating the Lancers' annual tryout and futures camps, providing administrative support to the coaching staff, coordinating all Lancers game-night operations and administering and overseeing the business operations of the organization.

Terri resides with her family in Papillion.

ALEX REESE - DIRECTOR OF GROUP SALES

Born and raised in Omaha, Alex has a true lifelong connection with Lancer Hockey.  Growing up attending games at the original Ak-Sar-Ben Coliseum, Alex has a true passion for hockey that shows in his everyday activities.  A product of Millard North and the University of Nebraska-Omaha, Alex is excited to bring his passion for Omaha sports to everyone in the community.

As the Lancers’ Director of Group Sales, Alex coordinates Group Outings, Fundraisers and Corporate Sales.  From a group of friends having a fun night out, to employee or customer appreciations, Alex will share his passion and bring out the true hockey fan in everyone. Previously leading the Omaha Beef Indoor Football team to a Champions Indoor Football league best average attendance in 2016 and league awards for Best Dance Team and Best Fan Base, Alex knows Omaha loves its sports teams. 

Alex currently resides in Omaha with his daughter Haley.  

NICK ORRIS - SALES EXECUTIVE

Nick will begin his third year as a member of the Omaha Lancers staff. Nick worked as a Sales intern during the 16-17 season, building and growing relationships with new and existing fans. As a lifelong season ticket holder, he brings knowledge of the game and team to his workspace; sharing the passion of the Lancers great fan base. 

As a Sales Executive, Nick will look to continue to grow the Lancers fan base. Whether it be a Company Outing, School Fundraiser, Youth Sports Group, or just a Night Out with Friends, Nick will work hand in hand to make sure you have a great experience.

Nick currently resides in Omaha.

BRANDON HOFSTRA - DIRECTOR OF MEDIA RELATIONS/BROADCASTER

Brandon Hofstra has been around media and hockey for most of his life. Hofstra found his love for broadcasting while starting at out as an intern for KUOO Radio in Okoboji, IA. From there, Hofstra attended The University of Iowa studying Journalism and Mass Communication, while working as a News Producer for KGAN CBS 2 News in Cedar Rapids, IA.

After spending two years at KGAN, Hofstra transferred to Wayne State College in Wayne, NE where he finished his degree in Mass Communications and Electronic Media. While at WSC, he was the go-to media person in and out of the classroom. He worked very closely with WSC Athletics and helped run game day operations along with sports media. Hofstra was also the Vice President of WSC Media Club, an active member of Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity, Reporter for the Wayne Stater Newspaper, and winner of the Nebraska Collegiate Media Association “Golden Leaf” award for “Best in News Reporting.”

Brandon resides in Omaha with his dog Ruby. 

KRISTYN OTTER - DIRECTOR OF TICKET OPERATIONS

Kristyn was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska. Before joining the Lancers, Kristyn spent one year working for Ralston Arena as the Event Coordinator. Kristyn has been a huge Washington Capitals fan her whole life so have always loved hockey, and is especially excited that the Capitals are Stanely Cup Champions this year! Kristyn attended the University of Nebraska - Kearney and graduated in 2017 with a degree in Sports Management. While in college Kristyn was a student-athlete as she played soccer for UNK. 

JOHN NEVAREZ - SALES EXECUTIVE

Sports are a huge part of John's life growing up in Allen, Texas just north of Dallas. He attended Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, LA. There, he was able to get my feet wet in the sports industry assisting the Athletic Director. He eventually landed an internship with the Texas Revolution professional indoor football team (IFL) back home in Allen. With the Revs he was able to gain very valuable knowledge & experience working with Pro Football Hall of Fame Wide Receiver Tim Brown, and Tommy Benizio the founder of the IFL. Within 6 months, his internship grew into a full-time front office manager & running backs coach position. Following the second season, John was blessed with the opportunity to become footballs youngest Assistant General Manager at 20 years old overseeing ticket sales and football operations.  John's most memorable moment with the Revs by far was winning the CIF Championship in 2017.  

John eventually made his way to Omaha, NE to become the General Manager of the oldest running indoor football team, the Omaha Beef. Playing at Ralston Arena helped him create a relationship with the Omaha Lancers, and eventually landing a spot on the team. The level of professionalism with the Lancers is incomparable, and he couldn’t be more excited to be here.  

John's favorite sports teams are the Cincinnati Bengals, Oklahoma Sooners, FC Dallas and the Dallas Stars.

John resides in Omaha with my 2 dogs Hutch & Chief while and his better half (Stephanie) are expecting their first child in early February. Lets Go Lancers!!