RICK MATCHETT -- VICE PRESIDENT/GENERAL MANAGER
Rick Matchett begins his fifth 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 8th 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.
SHEA JOHNSON -- TICKET ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE
Shea Johnson is in her first season with the Bulls as the Ticket Account Executive. An Amarillo native, Shea is currently a senior at West Texas A&M studying Public Relations and Advertising. During her collegiate career she has been involved as part of the Eternal Flame magazine staff, co-director of the PRSSA Bateman team and a Rogers LEAD WT Scholar. She also competed for one season with the NCAA Division II Bowling team. She was an intern for the Bulls during the 2017-2018 season, and has also worked with the Amarillo Hockey Association to promote youth hockey and ice skating programs in the Panhandle. Shea is excited to begin her career in sports with the Bulls and has a desire to share her love for hockey with the community.
DENIS J. PUSKA -- DIRECTOR OF BROADCASTING/MEDIA AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS/ACCOUNT MANAGER
Denis J. Puska begins his 8th season with the Amarillo Bulls and celebrates his 12th yearcalling hockey in the Texas Panhandle. Puska will call his 700th game in Texas sometime this season. 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 hosted and created Puska on Pucks Radio an online hockey show.
Denis J. Puska was married to his wife Mary Ann for 18 years. She passed away in April of this year.
KANDI DENNIS -- CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE
Kandi is starting her fourth season with the Bulls. Her focus is helping people enjoy the game by selling tickets and having activities, games and prize drawings for fans. Kandi has been in customer service most of her life. Kandi was born in Colorado and has lived in California, New Mexico, North Dakota, and Panama, but now calls Texas home. Kandi has one son, Matthew, who recently graduated from Hudson High School in Hudson, Florida and a dog named Addi.