Danny Briere

Danny Briere

President/Governor

ABOUT DANNY

Brière was named Mariners’ Vice President of Operations in June of 2017, two years after finishing his playing career. He was named President and Governor in March of 2021. The former center played 973 NHL games over 17 seasons with the Phoenix Coyotes, Buffalo Sabres, Philadelphia Flyers, Montreal Canadiens, and Colorado Avalanche. He finished just shy of 700 career points and was a two-time All-Star. Brière was known as a clutch playoff performer throughout his career as well. As a 2010 Stanley Cup Finalist with the Flyers, he led the league in postseason scoring, putting up 30 points in 23 games. He averaged just under a point-per-game in his NHL playoff career (124 games). The Gatineau, Quebec native now resides in Philadelphia with his wife, Misha. Brière also has three sons: Carson, Caelan, and Cameron, all of whom play hockey.

Adam Goldberg

Adam Goldberg

Vice President of Business Operations/Alternate Governor

CALL ADAM:
207-761-4366

ABOUT ADAM

Adam Goldberg joined the Mariners in June 2017 as the Vice President of Business Operations. Goldberg has been with Comcast Spectacor since 2006 when he was with the Philadelphia Phantoms of the AHL. He then moved to Memphis to work with the Memphis Redbirds, the Triple-A baseball affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals. Most recently, Adam worked with the Hartford Wolf Pack, the AHL affiliate of the New York Rangers.  Born and raised in New Jersey before moving west and attending Arizona State University for a marketing degree. Adam is passionate about food and art and lives in Scarborough with his wife and two sons.

Jordan Place

Jordan Place

Director of Partnerships

CALL JORDAN:
207-761-4362

ABOUT JORDAN

Jordan Place begins his third season with the Mariners and fourth in minor league hockey. He started with the team in January 2018 as Director of Partnerships. Place spent two years with the previous Cross Arena tenant, Portland Pirates, from 2014-2016 as Account Executive and Assistant Director of Ticket Operations. During the year plus hiatus of minor league hockey in Portland, Jordan spent time with the Maine Red Claws as Account Executive and Manager of Business Development. He graduated from the University of New England in 2010 and obtained his Master’s Degree in Sport Management from Texas Tech University in 2012. Place is a native of Portland, ME and currently resides in Scarborough, ME with his wife, Rebecca and two kids, Jaxon (5) and Reese (2).

Steve Brown

Steve Brown

Director of Sales

CALL STEVE:
207-761-4367

ABOUT STEVE

Steve Brown joined the Mariners in June 2021 as the Director of Sales. Brown started his career with the Charlotte Hornets and since has worked for the PGA TOUR, Los Angeles Rams, and TD GARDEN with a focus in corporate sales. He was born and raised in New Hampshire before moving west and attending Arizona State University for a Communications and Tourism degree. Steve is a sports enthusiast and can be found out on the golf course on the weekends and trying a new restaurants or breweries at night.

Michael Keeley

Michael Keeley

Media Relations & Broadcast Manager

CALL MICHAEL:
207-761-0589

ABOUT MICHAEL

Michael Keeley has served as Media Relations and Broadcast Manager for the Mariners since the inaugural season, coming on board in July 2018. Keeley has been broadcasting hockey for over ten years, at many different levels. Prior to coming to Maine, he spent four seasons in a similar role within the NAHL, working the final three with Austin Bruins (Austin, MN) from 2015-2018. Keeley is a 2013 graduate of the State University of New York at Oswego with a B.A. in broadcasting and mass communication. He was the radio voice of the Oswego State Lakers men’s hockey program from 2009-2013, which appeared in two NCAA DIII National Championship games in that span. Keeley has also covered baseball, broadcasting games with the Northwoods League’s Rochester Honkers (Rochester, MN) from 2016-2018. He was named Northwoods League “Announcer of the Year” in 2017. Keeley is a native of Rochester, NY and now lives in Brunswick, ME.

Emily Saunders

Emily Saunders

Marketing Coodinator

CALL EMILY:
207-761-9741

ABOUT EMILY

Emily Saunders enters her second season in the Mariners front office, her first as Marketing Coordinator. Emily has been a part of the organization since its inaugural season, initially serving as “Promo Team Captain,” and then as an Account Executive. Emily, a Colorado native, grew up and attended school in New Hampshire. Emily is a graduate of the University of Southern Maine with a B.S. in Sports Management and Minor in Coaching. At USM, Emily was a member of the volleyball team and a Resident Assistant. Emily has also worked with the Portland Sea Dogs as a Ticket Sales Teammate since the summer of 2019. Emily is an avid sports enthusiast and cannot wait for another great season.

Christian Dunbar

Christian Dunbar

Ticket Sales & Front Office Coordinator

CALL CHRISTIAN:
207-761-6726

ABOUT CHRISTIAN

Christian Dunbar joined the Mariners in May 2021 as the Ticket Sales and Front Office Coordinator. Dunbar has previous experience in hockey with the University of New England, serving as the Media/Public Relations intern for the 2018-19 season, and again as the Director of Hockey Operations for the 2019-20 season. Dunbar has also served as the Business Office Manager intern for the Sanford Mainers baseball team. Dunbar was raised in Maine and attended the University of New England where he received his B.A. in Sport Management in 2020. Dunbar is also currently working on his Masters degree in Communications. Aside from traditional sports, Christian is passionate about skiing and disc golf. Dunbar currently resides in Old Orchard Beach.
Shannon Upton

Shannon Upton

Account Executive

CALL SHANNON:
207-761-4364

ABOUT SHANNON

Shannon Upton joined the Mariners sales team as an account executive in June of 2021. Originally from Cape Cod, MA, Shannon is a 2021 graduate from the University of New England, with a B.S. in Sports Management and a double minor in Business and Coaching. She played ice hockey for the UNE Women’s Hockey team for 4 years and held an internship in the Athletic Department. Shannon also interned with the Commissioners of the Coastal Commonwealth Conference (CCC), and was an assistant coach for the Scarborough High School Girls Hockey team. Shannon enjoys spending her free time at the beach, relaxing or surfing. She currently resides in Biddeford.

Brandon Narciso

Brandon Narciso

Account Executive

CALL BRANDON:
207-761-4361

ABOUT BRANDON

Brandon is another recent graduate of the University of New England, with a degree in Sport Management and a minor in Business Administration. He was part of the inaugural football team in 2017 at UNE and played for 3 years, interning during 2020. Brandon was the Harold Alfond Forum Student Building Manager at UNE from 2019-2021 and was an Orientation Leader and Resident Advisor on campus. While working for the Mariners, he is also currently a game day associate for the Portland Sea Dogs. Originally from South Windsor, CT, Brandon currently resides in Old Orchard Beach. He loves going to the beach, hanging out with friends, and trying new foods and restaurants.

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