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Matt Batchelder

Vice President of Ticket Sales

E-mail: mbatchelder@griffinshockey.com

Phone: (616) 774-4585 ext. 3036

Biography:




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

What you love most about working for the Griffins: I love working for an organization that makes such a positive impact on our community.

Favorite Griffins memory: Our Calder Cup championship win of course, but also seeing the incredible excitement of our fans during the three home games of the finals.

Favorite all-time Griffins players: Neal, Nyquist and Tatar

Best thing about your job: Being a part of creating so many great memories for our fans and the West Michigan community through a variety of different ways that all stem from the sale of a ticket.

Hometown: Grand Rapids

States (and provinces or countries) you’ve lived in: Michigan

Spouse's name/year you were married: Wendy, 2003

Children: Ana, Sam and Isaac

Pets (name, type of animal): Misczu and Sofia, both dogs

Sports idol(s) as a youth: Alan Trammel

Personal/professional hero(es): Jeffry Gitometer, Jeff Blount

As a child, you dreamed of becoming: A Shortstop for the Detroit Tigers

First job/your age: Ponderosa Steakhouse dishwasher at 15

Current dream job: I have it.

Other sports teams you've worked for: GVSU Hockey

If you could trade places for a day with another occupation/person, what/who would it be? Pope Francis

Proudest professional accomplishment: Employee of the Year and AHL Department of the Year, both thanks to our talented sales and operations team!

Favorite charities/charitable causes: Catholic Relief Services

Sports played growing up: Baseball, basketball, track

Hidden (or not so hidden) talents: Love to draw

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