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Amanda Terpstra

Ticket Operations Manager

E-mail: aterpstra@griffinshockey.com

Phone: (616) 774-4585 ext. 3022

Biography:




Number of seasons with the Griffins (through 2014-15): 4

What you love most about working for the Griffins: Anything to do with hockey makes me happy!

Favorite Griffins memory: Watching Chris Chelios play for the Griffins in 2008.

Favorite all-time Griffins players: Niklas Kronwall and Jimmy Howard

Best thing about your job: The people

Hometown: Ada, MI

States (and provinces or countries) you've lived in: Ada, MI and Philadelphia, PA

College degree/year/school: GVSU, BS Advertising and an Art Minor

Sports idol(s) as a youth: Margie Goldstein Engle and Steve Yzerman

As a child, you dreamed of becoming: Archaeologist

First job/your age: Starbucks Barista, 18

Current dream job: Creative Director for a Pro Team, and later on in life owning a Restaurant.

Other sports teams you’ve worked for: Philadelphia Flyers, NHL, Philadelphia 76ers, NBA

Proudest professional accomplishment: Getting hired at the Griffins.

Most memorable on-the-job mistake/embarrassing moment: Almost falling down the upper bowl of Wells Fargo Center on a Halloween game night…I dressed as a cowgirl and it turns out 2 inch spurs and a 5 inch step don’t work well together. I had to grab a fan to keep from falling.

Professional memberships/civic leadership positions: 4-H

Favorite charities/charitable causes: Flyers Charities, American Cancer Society

Sports played growing up: Horseback Riding

An interesting fact about you: I won a beard contest

Favorite foods: Italian and Greek

Favorite music artists: Tom Petty/90's Music

Favorite sports movie: The Water Boy

Favorite book or author: Jane Austen

Favorite subject in elementary school: Art

Favorite spectator sports: Hockey, football

Favorite pro/college sports teams (excluding Griffins): Detroit Red Wings, Philadelphia Flyers, U of M Football, Detroit Lions

Favorite recreational activities/hobbies: Riding horses, Drawing/Painting, Cooking

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Hockey Operations

Public & Community Relations

Sales & Marketing

Finance & Administration/Ticket Operations

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