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Front Office Staff


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.


Kelsey Ostendorf is in her seventh season as Vice President, Marketing for the Omaha Lancers.  Her duties are to administer and oversee all aspects of ticketing for the team, including season tickets as well as single game tickets.

Kelsey earned her bachelor's degree in mass communications with a minor in business management from Winona State University in Winona, Minnesota.  At WSU, she participated in two years of basketball and two of softball.  Her undergrad internship was with the Dubuque Thunderbirds - the franchise that is now the USHL's Fighting Saints.

Prior to joining the Lancers, Kelsey worked with the Rider Relief Fund at Professional Bull Riders, Inc.

A native of Platteville, Wisconsin, Kelsey currently resides in Ralston.


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.


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 starts his first year as a full-time Sales Executive for the Omaha Lancers. 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. Nick is also a student at the University of Nebraska-Omaha, majoring in business management.

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 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.