Front Office

Taylor Hall

General Manager

Entering his 11th season as General Manager, Hall oversees all day-to-day operations of the Oilers’ front office. From forming partnerships with local businesses to increasing attendance and ensuring a memorable fan experience, Hall is involved in every aspect of the Oilers franchise. With his infectious enthusiasm for the game of hockey, Hall has played an integral role in expanding the Oilers’ fan base and increasing the visibility of the team in the community. A native of Regina, Saskatchewan, Hall formed a deep connection to the Oilers as a player-assistant coach for the during Tulsa’s run to the Central Hockey League championship in 1993. In addition to playing for the Oilers, Hall’s 12-year professional career included time with the NHL’s Vancouver Canucks and Boston Bruins. Hall retired with the Oilers in 1996 and spent five seasons as a Head Coach in the CHL.

Jessica Adams

Vice President of Operations

Jessica joined the Oilers as an intern in 2000 and now organizes all game day activities happening both on and off the ice at the BOK Center. Jessica makes sure every Oilers fan is treated to the best atmosphere in the ECHL. She has a hand in everything taking place in the arena from the National Anthem to the intermission contests to the entertainment in the seats. Jessica also handles front office business matters for the team and keeps the day to day operations of the franchise running smoothly. A lifelong Tulsan, Jessica has her degree in Business Administration and Management from Oklahoma Baptist University.

Shawn Watring

Vice President of Ticket Sales

Shawn, who arrived in Tulsa in 2012, oversees all daily ticket operations in the Oilers office and ensures that all Oiler fans get the very best seats for the best price. Shawn landed in NE Oklahoma after spending two years as VP of Ticket Sales for the Dayton Gems, formerly of the CHL. During his time in Dayton, he helped raise the Gems average attendance by 1,000 fans per game. Prior to his time in Dayton he worked for the expansion Missouri Mavericks professional Hockey Team and helped the team set a CHL record for group tickets. His current role with the Oilers will include all items ticket related, focusing on season and group tickets. Shawn earned a degree in Entertainment Management from Missouri State University and lives in Broken Arrow with his wife Amelia and daughters Emmerson and Waverly.

John Peterson

Vice President of Communications

Hailing from the “State of Hockey”, John has been around the game since the age of four. He joined the Oilers in 2016 after spending one season with the ECHL’s Evansville IceMen, and oversees all broadcasting, media relations, public relations and social media initiatives. 2018-19 will also be John’s 10th season broadcasting hockey. The Arizona State University alum was the Sun Devils’ radio play-by-play broadcaster as a Senior in 2009-10, before spending three years calling high school sports in hockey-rich Roseau, MN. For two seasons from 2013-15, John did the play-by-play for the NAHL’s Austin Bruins, who advanced the Robertson Cup Finals back-to-back years. He also has worked for two NHL teams, the Phoenix (Arizona) Coyotes, as an event presentation intern in 2009-10, and the Minnesota Wild, where he contributed to a sales team that set franchise records for ticket revenue in 2014-15. John is a lifelong Minnesota Wild, Twins and Vikings fan, and loves to cheer on his Sun Devils.

Alan Parrent

Director of Game Operations

A native of Pilot Point, Texas, Alan joined the Oilers staff in August of 2014. Alan earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Austin College. While working toward his degree, he played collegiate baseball for the Kangaroos. Before starting with the Oilers, Alan worked as an intern for the Frisco Roughriders in their operations department. As Director of Game Operations, Alan helps oversee all the activities on and off the ice, in addition to his corporate sponsorship duties. In his spare time, he enjoys fishing and playing golf as well as following his favorite teams, the Dallas Mavericks, Dallas Stars, Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers, and Arsenal of the English Premier League.

Desiree Saczynski

Director of Team Services

Desiree developed her love of hockey and the Detroit Red Wings while growing up in Grand Rapids, Michigan. This is her 8th season with the Oilers. Desiree started with the team during the 2011-12 season as an Ice Girl. In 2014, she interned for the team while continuing to promote Oilers hockey as an Ice Girl. Desiree assists in all different areas for the team, from ticket sales, corporate partnerships/fulfillment and day-to-day front office operations.  When she isn’t spending her free time hanging out with friends and family, Desiree enjoys representing the Oilers at community events, entertaining fans at the BOK Center, and developing business relationships with companies across the Tulsa area.

Zack Reynolds

Color Analyst/Corporate Ambassador

Zack came to the Oilers in June 2015 as a Media Relation Intern while attending Oklahoma State University. Upon graduating with degrees in both Sports Media and Strategic Communications, Zack was hired full time, assisting in both media relations and as a Corporate Ambassador. Zack hails from Colleyville, Texas and roots for his hometown Stars, as well as the Toronto Blue Jays, Jacksonville Jaguars and Oklahoma State Cowboys. Before joining the Oilers, Zack volunteered with the NCAA. Nowadays Zack can be found playing men’s league hockey in the Tulsa area.


Nathan Tyahla

Corporate Ambassador

Nathan joined the Oilers in July 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Management from Bowling Green State University. He is a Michigan native, and roots for the Detroit Red Wings, as well as the Tigers, Lions and Bowling Green State Falcons.


Madison Hayes

Graphic Designer/Corporate Ambassador

Madison first came to the Oilers in the summer of 2017 as a Media Relations Intern. She graduated in May 2018 from Harding University with a degree in Electronic Media Production. She was then hired by the Oilers as a Graphic Designer and Corporate Ambassador. Madison is a native of Tahlequah, Oklahoma and is a Pittsburgh Penguins fan.


Matt Prater

Corporate Ambassador

Matt came to the Oilers in the summer of 2018 as an intern, and became a full time sales rep in August. He is a native of Broken Arrow, OK and grew up going to Oilers games as a kid. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in Sport Management. He then went on to graduate school at Wichita State University in Wichita, KS for Sport Management, where he is set to graduate in December of 2018. In his spare time he loves to watch his St. Louis Cardinals, Oklahoma City Thunder, Oklahoma Sooners, Dallas Cowboys and Dallas Stars.