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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.

NICK ORRIS - SALES EXECUTIVE & DIRECTOR OF YOUTH HOCKEY

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 is entering his second year as the Voice of the Lancers.

Hofstra, who was born in Omaha, NE has been around media and hockey for most of his life. Hofstra found his love for broadcasting after graduating from Spirit Lake High School 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. 

ASH GANDUL - SALES EXECUTIVE

Ash was born in Lincoln, Nebraska and raised in Omaha. Prior to joining the Lancers, Ash spent the summer of 2018 as a Promotions intern for the Lincoln Saltdogs baseball team. Ash has a strong passion for sports and a desire to immerse himself in the sports industry.

Ash attended Nebraska Wesleyan University and graduated in 2018 with a degree in Communications Studies. During his time at NWU, Ash was a member of the men’s track & cross country teams.