A picture of the Flint Firebirds Hockey Club arena in the OHL. The Dort Federal Event Center.

Flint Firebirds Hockey Club

3501 Lapeer Rd.
Flint, MI 48503

Firebirds Reception: (810) 742-2004
Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center:
(810) 744-0580 (+ extension below)
Fax: (810) 744-2906

Executive Team 

Position Name Ext. Email
Governor Rolf Nilsen
President Jeremy Torrey 204

Front Office

Position Name Ext. Email
Director of Finance Monika Kronenberger 224
Director of Broadcasting & Communications Dominic Hennig 223
Director of Marketing Dominic Gutierrez 221
Director of Ticketing Mary Nagy 209
Game Day Operations & Community Relations Manager Katie Roe 207
Video Production Manager Jenna Moede 215
Digital Content Coordinator Jimmy Metiva 215
Ticket Sales, Account Executive James Sutherland 213
Ticket Sales, Account Executive John Notter 216
Event Planning Karla Turner 213
Administrative Assistant Dianna Vsetula
Video Production Intern Justin Luther 215
Content Contributor Brandon Mills
Communications & Public Relations Intern Erik Brown 223
Social Media Intern Jada Smith
Head Off-Ice Official Rick Pontisso
Public Address Announcer Justin Thomas
In-Game Arena Host Ashley VanOchten
Team Photographer Todd Boone

Hockey Operations

Position Name Ext. Email
VP of Hockey Operations & General Manager Barclay Branch 201
Assistant GM & Director of Player Development Joe Stefan 201
Head Coach Eric Wellwood
Associate Coach Ryan Kuwabara
Assistant Coach / Head Strength & Conditioning Mark Ridout, CSCS
Video & Analytics Tom Kopeck
Goaltending Coach Greg Stefan
Skill Development Coach Matt Larke
Player Development Consultant Lee Jinman
Head Equipment Manager Simon Payette
Assistant Equipment Manager Brandon Schroeder
Equipment Intern Colin McKay
Head Athletic Trainer Matt Bogart, M.S, ATC
Academic Advisor Nathan Riek
Academic Coordinator Nikki Kernen
Host Family Coordinator Meredith Hamo
Bus Driver Herb Ostrom



Position Name
VP of Hockey Operations & General Manager Barclay Branch
Assistant GM & Director of Player Development Joe Stefan
Scout Kyle Branch
Scout Fred Coccimiglio
Scout Sean Howard
Scout Joe McCann
Scout Mike Oliverio
Scout Tom Watson


Medical Staff

Position Name
Head Athletic Trainer Matt Bogart, M.S, ATC
Head Orthopedic Physician Dr. Matthew C. Sardelli, MD
Team Orthopedic Physician Dr. Bernard Kemker, MD
Team Orthopedic Physician Dr. Kevin Magone, MD
Team Orthopedic Physician Dr. Jonas Owen, MD
Team Orthopedic Physician Dr. Hussein Saghir, DO
Team Physician Dr. James Walter, MD
Team Physician Dr. Teresa Sherman, MD
Head Team Dentist Dr. Mark Knight, DDS
Team Dentist Dr. Ashley Hankinson, DDS
Team Physical Therapist Earl Mayhew MSPT
Yoga Instructor Amy Cross RYT200
Sports Psychology Coach Michael P. Stacey II, MS, CSCS, USAW-1
Emergency Response Team Mobile Medical Response (MMR)


Dort Federal Event Center Management

Position Name Ext. Email
Box Office 209
General Manager Jeremy Torrey 204
Business & Box Office Manager Mary Nagy 209
Operations & Housekeeping Manager Shamika Roots
Operations & Maintence Manager Gary Foerster
Lead Ice-Technician Bryan Roeder
Food & Beverage Manager Bobby Harris 208
Bar Supervisor Kim Skellenger
Assistant Concessions/Bar Supervisor Annette Orth
Head Usher Larry Webb