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Greg OWNER & GOVERNOR – GREG FETTES

With over 20 years entrepreneurial experience in sales, marketing and operations, Greg Fettes is the founder of 24-7 Intouch, a global customer service outsourcing company with over 8000 employees in 14 sites around the world including Canada, United States, Guatemala, Jamaica, and the Philippines. Greg provides the strategic direction for one of the fastest growing companies in North America, helping them think outside the box and disrupt a stagnant industry for some of the greatest tech, retail, and consumer brands in the world. Greg and his wife Carmyn founded The Upside down Tree foundation that has raised millions of dollars for causes such as Children’s Mental Health. Greg is also an active minor hockey coach and father of two boys Madden (9) and Miller (7).

 

 Matt PRESIDENT & GENERAL MANAGER – MATT COCKELL

Matt Cockell brings 17 years of hockey experience with Hockey Canada, the Brandon Wheat Kings, Winnipeg South Blues and Hockey Manitoba to the Kootenay ICE. Cockell was a member of Canada’s National Women’s Hockey Team at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia that won a gold medal. He was also a member of the WHL Brandon Wheat Kings coaching staff that participated in the MasterCard Memorial Cup in 2010 and 2016. Cockell was selected in the fifth round (117th overall) by the Vancouver Canucks in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft and played three seasons in the WHL (1996-99) with the Saskatoon Blades, Seattle Thunderbirds, Regina Pats and Spokane Chiefs.

In his previous role, Matt Cockell acted as Vice President, Corporate Partnerships, for True North Sports + Entertainment overseeing the development and growth of all business relationships with corporate partners. Cockell also held the position of Chief Customer Officer at 24-7 Intouch, where he oversaw and lead the strategy and execution for all Sales, Marketing and Customer Experience functions. Utilizing his WHL Scholarship, Cockell graduated from the University of Manitoba in 2004 with an Honours degree in Marketing and Small Business Finance.

Matt and his wife Raylin have 3 Children, Braxten (8), Kinsley (6), and Mavric (2)

 

DSC_7098 MANAGER, COMMUNICATIONS & COMMUNITY – BRANT HILTON

Brant Hilton joins the Kootenay ICE after spending close to five years in the world of broadcasting. Hilton knows what it takes to be part of a successful team, spending over three years in Regina, SK, part of an award winning news team at 980 CJME. During that time, Hilton learned the importance of connecting with community members through storytelling to better form relationships and rapport.

Since the summer of 2012, Hilton has expanded his experience and skills in Estevan, SK, Brandon, MB, and Regina, SK. During that time, he was on-the-air, reporting and helped with social media and online coverage.

Hilton also brings a wealth of playing experience to the ICE, having spent time in the MJHL (Winnipeg Blues), WHL (Prince Albert, Swift Current) and U Sports (University of Regina). Hilton was awarded top goaltender honours and league MVP while with the Blues during the MJHL’s 2006-07 season. He set numerous records at the U of R and was one of two goalies chosen to represent Team Canada at the 2009 World University Games in Harbin, China.

 

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DIRECTOR, CORPORATE PARTNERSHIP & FAN EXPERIENCE – REID MITCHELL

Reid Mitchell joins the Kootenay ICE after spending the past eight years in Calgary, including five with the Calgary Sport and Entertainment Corporation (Flames, Hitmen, Stampeders and Roughnecks). 

Mitchell, who was born and raised in Invermere BC, played junior hockey in the East Kootenay region before moving to Calgary to attend Mount Royal University (MRU). While attending MRU, Mitchell worked for Elite Sports Canada, where he led the business execution for two of western Canada’s biggest hockey tournaments.

Most recently, Reid was the National Partnership Specialist with the Calgary Flames, where he was responsible for all key accounts. Reid enjoys an active lifestyle and is excited to be back in the mountains.

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EDUCATION ADVISOR – DAWN VIROSTEK

Dawn Virostek is entering her third season as the Education Advisor with the Kootenay ICE.

Dawn comes with a diverse background in education, as well as many years of owning and operating a business. After working several years in the Private School system, Virostek took the Education Advisor role with the team.

Dawn, her husband and their four children have been living in Cranbrook for five years. They appreciate the surrounding area and what it offers as they are an avid outdoor family.

 

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SALES CONSULTANT – DON MACMILLAN

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OFFICE MANAGER – SARA JERKE

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BOOKKEEPER / ANTHEMIST – ROBIN SUDO