RICK MATCHETT — VICE PRESIDENT/GENERAL MANAGER
Rick Matchett begins his fourth full season with the Amarillo Bulls as Vice President-General Manager. He has been involved in Amarillo business since 1983 when he began his media career with KGNC Radio. Over the years, he has managed several successful media properties and has marketed and promoted many successful businesses and sports teams in that time. Rick has been involved with many organizations including Kids Inc, YMCA, March Of Dimes, Kiwanis, Southwest Ambucs, Rotary, and the Amarillo Executive Club. He currently serves on the National Professional Advisory Board of Texas Tech University College of Media and Communications and the awareness committee of the Coffee Memorial Blood Center.
Rick’s main responsibilities are focused on business and marketing affairs of the club and its continued growth, including Season Tickets, Group Sales and Corporate Partnerships. He looks forward to the success and excitment of the Bulls’ organization and the future ahead.
Rick and his wife Denise have a daughter and son.
AUSTIN SUTTER — BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
Austin Sutter celebrates his 7th season with the Bulls. He joined the Bulls organization after a successful professional hockey career as a player and a coach of the Amarillo Gorillas of the Central Hockey League. A native of Red Deer, Alberta, Sutter played Division I College Hockey at Minnesota State University where he studied psychology and sports management. In 2009, Sutter was named the Central Hockey League’s Man Of The Year for his noteworthy community presence in the Texas Panhandle. Austin currently serves as the Program Director for the Amarillo Youth Hockey Association. He and his wife Brandi reside in Amarillo with their sons Britton, Brekon and Barron.
DENIS J. PUSKA — DIRECTOR OF BROADCASTING/MEDIA AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS/ACCOUNT MANAGER
Denis J. Puska begins his 7th season with the Amarillo Bulls and celebrates his 10th anniversary calling hockey in the Texas Panhandle. Puska has called over 600 games in Texas which ranks among the leaders in that category. The Kapuskasing, Ontario Canada native was the voice of the Amarillo Rattlers from 2001-2002 and then served three seasons with the Amarillo Gorillas. Puska has also called games in the ECHL for the Pensacola Ice Flyers, Flint Generals of the International Hockey League and Huntsville Havoc of the Southern Professional Hockey League. In 2003 Puska was recognized as the CHL’s Broadcaster Of The Year and that same season worked on the CHL All-Star Broadcast. He is also the host and creator of Puska on Pucks Radio an online hockey show that begins its sixth season.
Denis J. Puska is married to his wife Mary Ann. You can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
KANDI DENNIS — CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE