Name: Jessica Albert
Number of seasons with the Griffins (through 2015-16): 10
What you love most about working for the Griffins: Being able to see the players get their start in Grand Rapids. It’s great to see how they grow and change during their time with the team and watching them become big players in the NHL.
Favorite Griffins memory: The team winning the Calder Cup.
Favorite all-time Griffins players: Niklas Kronwall, Gustav Nyquist
Best thing about your job: Being able to work on a variety of interesting projects
Hometown: Port Huron, MI
College degree/year/school: Kendall College of Art and Design, BFA in Graphic Design, 2006
Sports idol(s) as a youth: Steve Yzerman, Wayne Gretzky
Personal/professional hero(es): Louise Filli, Jessica Hiche
As a child, you dreamed of becoming: Veterinarian
First job/your age: 16, Sales Associate at Yonkers’s
Proudest professional accomplishment: Winning my first design award
Professional memberships/civic leadership positions: AIGA
Favorite charities/charitable causes: Humane Society of West Michigan
Most exciting/unique thing you’ve done or place you’ve visited: Explored Vietnam, spring 2015
Sports played growing up: Soccer, Tennis
Favorite foods: Indian, Thai, Chinese, Vietnamese, anything ethnic! And cupcakes.
Favorite sports movie: The Cutting Edge
Favorite subject in elementary school: Art
Favorite spectator sports: Hockey
Favorite pro/college sports teams (excluding Griffins): Detroit Red Wings
Favorite recreational activities/hobbies: travel, cooking, design, anything cultural, learning new things