Paul Holmgren

Paul Holmgren

Governor

ABOUT PAUL

Paul Holmgren is the Governor of the Mariners, and has been involved in professional hockey, and the Philadelphia Flyers in particular for a long time as a player, coach, and executive. In his role with the Flyers, he is Senior Advisor to Comcast Spectacor CEO Dave Scott and Flyers President of Hockey Operations & General Manager Chuck Fletcher. During his 40-year tenure with the Flyers, Holmgren has held several positions including player, assistant coach, head coach, assistant general manager, general manager and now president, in addition to other front office roles.

Danny Briere

Danny Briere

Vice President of Operations

ABOUT DANNY

Brière was named Mariners’ Vice President of Operations in June of 2017, two years after finishing his playing career. 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

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, son and Great Dane.

Natalie Tobey

Natalie Tobey

Director of Marketing

CALL NATALIE:
207-761-4365

ABOUT NATALIE

Natalie Tobey enters her third season with the Mariners as Director of Marketing. Tobey started her career in Minor League Baseball working for the South Bend Silver Hawks, Asheville Tourists and Beloit Snappers before transitioning to hockey. Tobey got her start in hockey with the Janesville Jets of the NAHL. Tobey has a bachelor’s degree from Purdue University and a master’s degree from Valparaiso University. She is a native of Boone Grove, Indiana and currently resides in Portland, Maine.

Linsey MacDougall

Linsey MacDougall

Director of Sales

CALL LINSEY:
207-761-4367

ABOUT LINSEY

Linsey joined the Mariners as Director of Sales in October 2017. Prior to coming to Maine she spent 3 years with Skinner Auctioneers & Appraisers as the Marketing Partnerships Manager overseeing events and sponsorships and 10 years with Broadway in Boston as Corporate and Group Sales Manager. Linsey is a native of Massachusetts and now resides in Portland, ME with her husband and their two cats, Atticus & Tippy. When she is not running the sales department Linsey can be found outdoors enjoying all of the hiking Maine has to offer. Linsey holds degrees from Franklin Pierce College and Boston University.

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).

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 2019-2013, 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. Keeley is a native of Rochester, NY and now lives in Brunswick, ME.

Ryer Smith

Ryer Smith

Game Operations & Marketing Coordinator

CALL RYER:
207-761-9741

ABOUT RYER

Ryer Smith enters his third season with the Mariners as Marketing & Game Operations Coordinator for the Mariners. A 2018 graduate of Endicott College in Beverly, MA, Ryer began his sports career through Endicott’s internship program. Throughout his college years he was an intern for the Boston Cannons of Major League Lacrosse, Boston University Athletic Department, the Portland Sea Dogs and Maine’s previous professional hockey team the Portland Pirates. Following his graduation Ryer, a native of Berwick, ME, jumped at the chance to return to his home state and work for the newly erected Maine Mariners franchise.

Kevin Murphy

Kevin Murphy

Account Executive & Marketing Assistant

CALL KEVIN:
207-761-4361

ABOUT KEVIN

Kevin Murphy joined the team in January of 2018 as an Account Executive. He is a 2017 graduate of Assumption College where he earned a B.A. in marketing. At Assumption, Kevin was a member of the men’s ice hockey team (NCAA DII). He served as captain during his senior year and coordinated the Assumption Ice Hockey Combatting Cancer campaign to raise $4,500 for the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.  Kevin is a native of North Conway, NH and currently lives in Gorham, ME.

Emily Saunders

Emily Saunders

Account Executive

CALL EMILY:
207-761-4363

ABOUT EMILY

Emily Saunders enters her second season as an Account Executive for the Maine Mariners, but has been a part of the organization since its inaugural season. 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 started her career with the Mariners as the Promotion Team Captain and also worked with the Portland Sea Dogs as a Ticket Sales Teammate in the summer of 2019 and 2020. Emily is an avid sports enthusiast and cannot wait for another great season.

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