Front Office

Taylor Hall

General Manager

Entering his tenth 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.


Amy WoodAmy Henderson

Vice President of Marketing and Sales

A native Tulsan, Amy is now in her 18th season of helping the Oilers grow their brand of hockey in Northeast Oklahoma. Through her close relationships with area business, Amy ensures that the Oilers are working within the community to support local charities and causes. Amy’s knowledge of marketing strategies allows the Oilers to reach more fans than ever before through local TV and radio channels. With her creativity and knowledge of hockey, Amy is able to create promotions that bring more fans into the BOK Center and enhance the game day experience. She and her husband Jeremy have four sons–Colton, Malachi, Gabriel and Dreiman, and welcomed their daughter Jori last October.


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.


Ryan ChristyRyan Christy

Vice President of Corporate Partnerships

Ryan joined the Oilers’ front office in May of 2015 after a year as an inside sales representative with the Arizona Coyotes.  A native of Snellville, Georgia, Ryan attended Bluffton University in Ohio where he was a four-year starter at safety for the Beavers’ football program.  With a degree in Business Administration and Sports Management, Ryan went to work for ISP Sports and the Mid-American Conference as an Account Executive for corporate partnerships.  After six months, Ryan moved on to the University of Akron where he was responsible for securing new corporate clients.  A proud supporter of the Ohio State Buckeyes, Cincinnati Reds, and Cincinnati Bengals, Ryan enjoys playing all kinds of sports and spending time with friends and family.


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. 2017-18 will also be John’s 9th 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.

Whitley Patterson

Director of Team Services

Proud to call herself a Texan, Whitley of West, Texas, graduated from Southern Arkansas University with a bachelor degree in Marketing and later an MBA. She has spent the majority of her post college career working in the MiLB as she aspires to one day be the General Manger of a minor league baseball team.  She has served as Customer Service Representative for the Corpus Christ Hooks (Astros AA Affiliate) and Account Executive for the Tennessee Smokies (Cubs AA Affiliate). You can find Whitley playing/watching sports, dancing, or jamming out to live music. She prides herself in her Texas teams, favorites being Texas A&M Aggies, Texas Rangers, Dallas Cowboys and the Dallas Stars.

Desiree Saczynski

Business Development Coordinator

Desiree developed her love of hockey and the Detroit Red Wings while growing up in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She returned to Tulsa for high school and will graduate from Oklahoma State University in 2016 with a degree in marketing.  Desiree interned for the Oilers in 2014, and is entering her fifth season as a Tulsa Oilers’ Ice Girl. 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.

Samantha Majewski

Graphic Designer

Samantha just completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication with a focus in Broadcast News. She first attended Quinnipiac University in Connecticut, before transferring to the University of South Florida in Tampa. While in school, she interned for the University of South Florida Athletics and Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, as well as the NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning and New Jersey Devils assisting with graphics, film, editing and broadcasting. She grew up in central New Jersey, where she still sadly remains a Mets, Jets and Devils fan.


Andrew Riveness

Corporate Ambassador

Andrew came to the Oilers in February 2016 after graduating from Concordia University of Wisconsin with a degree in Marketing. Andrew, a Hastings, Minnesota native, played both hockey and lacrosse growing up. Andrew continued his lacrosse career in college, playing NCAA lacrosse for Concordia. These days Andrew has hung up his lacrosse cleats for golf shoes, but still plays hockey in the Tulsa area. Andrew brings diverse experience to the staff, having worked with both the Milwaukee Admirals of the AHL and the Milwaukee Brewers of the MLB. Andrew is a fan of the Minnesota Wild, Vikings, Twins and Gophers as well as the Milwaukee Brewers.


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.


Hannah Briggs

Corporate Ambassador

Hannah first came to the Oilers as an intern in January 2017 during her final semester at Oral Roberts University. She began full time with the Oilers upon graduating with her Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Management in May. During her time at ORU, she played four years on the Women’s Soccer team. Hannah grew up in Houston, Texas and roots for the Dallas Cowboys and Dallas Stars.


Gary Bliss

Corporate Ambassador

Gary began working for the Tulsa Oilers in April 2017. He is originally from Mentor, Ohio, but grew up in Harvest, Alabama and graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a B.S. in Marketing and a Certification in Professional Sales. Previously, Gary worked for the Columbus Cottonmouths of the SPHL in game day operations and promotions as an intern. He plays hockey and was a USA Hockey Referee. Gary’s favorite teams are the Ohio State Buckeyes, Pittsburgh Penguins, Cleveland Indians and Pittsburgh Steelers.


Savannah Sanders

Corporate Ambassador

Savannah began working for the Oilers in July of 2017 after attending the ECHL Career Fair in Las Vegas. Originally from Arizona, Savannah has spent the last 16 years in Green Bay, WI (but is not a Packers fan). She graduated from Northern Michigan University in May 2011, with a degree in Entertainment and Sports Promotion and a minor in Speech Communication. Savannah previously worked for the Amarillo Bulls of the NAHL and developed her love for hockey over 10 years ago. Her favorite teams are the Arizona Coyotes and Arizona State Sun Devils (hockey and football).