FRONT OFFICE STAFF
DIRECTOR OF SALES AND MARKETING – Gretchen Littler
Gretchen Littler serves a dual role in the office, handling group ticket sales as well as corporate partnerships. As a hockey Mom and hockey wife, Gretchen is surrounded by hockey and is committed to helping the franchise continue to grow in the Valley.
SENIOR SALES AND OPERATIONS COORDINATOR – David Rayfield
David returns to the Wenatchee Wild as Senior Sales and Operations Coordinator for the 2018-2019 season. David was previously a member of the Wild staff from 2013-2016 as the Director of Game Day Operations. David was born and raised in the valley, graduating from Cascade High School in Leavenworth. He then headed to Pullman to attend Washington State University, where he graduated in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in Sport Management. David is very excited to rejoin the Wenatchee Wild and help assist in the growth of the organization. Making the Wild a fun family experience that everyone in the Wenatchee Valley can enjoy is extremely important to David.
His primary focus will be developing and evolving partnerships via creative sponsorship opportunities, David is always looking to present local business brands in front of Wild fans. Representing our sponsors in a fun interactive way to our fans is extremely important and beneficial to all. David will also take part in the selling of season tickets, groups, and single game tickets.
“ I’m very excited to rejoin the Wild organization and help continue to make Wenatchee Wild hockey a ‘can’t miss’ fan experience for our valley!”
ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE – Morgan DeKorte
Morgan joins us in the 2018-2019 season. She graduated from Washington State University with a Bachelor’s in Sport Management and has a history that includes the Wenatchee AppleSox, WSU Athletics, and part-time with the Wenatchee Wild in 2012-13 and 2013-14. She has always loved sports and the WSU Cougs.
Morgan has loved living in Wenatchee for more than 10 years. She graduated from Eastmont High School and Wenatchee Valley College and during that time she has been involved with the community through her church. Morgan enjoys hiking, sledding, playing summer softball, and being out on the water. She has a genuine love for all four beautiful seasons that Wenatchee offers.
Morgan’s passionate about sports and making fans’ experiences the best they can be. She brings her high energy and her love for Wenatchee to the Wenatchee Wild Hockey Club. She is excited to meet the fans and learn how to make their experience the best it can be.
ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE – Daryl Mitzel
Daryl Mitzel joins the Wenatchee Wild as a full-time Account Executive. Daryl holds a Bachelors in Sports Management from Grand Canyon University and is currently pursuing her MBA online in Business Administration with an emphasis in Sports Management.
Daryl is a native of Colorado, which has helped make it a natural transition to the Wenatchee Valley. She has enjoyed the beauty of the valley and is looking forward to more adventures in the area.
People describe Daryl as outgoing, detail-oriented and goal-driven. She loves working with others in a fast-paced environment and strives to continuously grow and learn new things, and applying those experiences to her personal and professional life.
As an Account Executive for the Wenatchee Wild, she hopes to bring a new home game experience to the Wenatchee Wild. She hopes to create a night out that involves the whole community including those that are not die-hard hockey fans. Daryl’s focus with the Wenatchee Wild is group sales and creating an event you won’t want to miss at each home game. She looks forward to connecting with our community and taking the time to highlight brand new marketing opportunities bringing a new life to the Wenatchee Wild.
BOOKKEEPER – Jesi Richardson
Jesi Richardson joined the Wenatchee Wild at the end of the 2016-2017 Season as their Bookkeeper. Jesi is born and raised in the Wenatchee Valley, and graduated from Central Washington University. For the last two years, she has played an active role as Secretary and Registrar for the Wenatchee Amateur Hockey Association. Away from the office, you will find her at the rink a majority of her time as both of her sons participate in Youth Hockey. She has a passion for hockey and her family have been Season Ticket Members for numerous years. She is honored to be a part of the Wenatchee Wild team and is excited about being a part of this great organization. Go Wild!
DIRECTOR OF MEDIA RELATIONS / ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE
and PLAY-BY-PLAY BROADCASTER – Arch Ecker
Arch Ecker joined the Wenatchee Wild in the summer of 2016 after working 20 seasons of junior hockey in the AFHL, AWHL, and NAHL, all Tier II Junior A leagues. He’d spent the prior ten seasons with the Topeka (and Santa Fe) RoadRunners, following four seasons with the Helena Bighorns and six with the Butte Irish. He’s performed numerous duties over the years with the teams in the front office but his true passion remains broadcasting. He’s called over 1,300 regular season and playoff games at the Tier II level, and dozens more at Tier III and Junior B levels. He’s truly enjoyed the transition into Wild Nation and is pleased to be back in the Pacific Northwest.