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Joe Gelderman

Vice President & General Manager
of Business Operations

The 2015-2016 season will mark Joe’s thirteenth season with the Gladiators. Joe serves as the Vice President and General Manager of Business Operations, after having been promoted at the end of the 2013-2014 season, where he oversees all of the organization’s day to day business operations. Prior to this, Joe has served as Vice President of Sales, Director of Operations, Director of Game Day Operations, and Account Executive when he first began working for the Gladiators in 2003. Under his leadership of the sales staff, Joe has increased group sales revenue in each season and set an organizational record for group sales in each the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 seasons. Joe takes great pride in being a part of one of the premier franchises – not just in the ECHL- but in all of professional sports and will continue to strive to provide one of the best entertainment values in the Atlanta area – Gladiator’s Hockey.

Joe began his career in sports as the Director of Ticketing and Promotions for the Rio Grande Valley WhiteWings of the independent Central Baseball League. After that, Joe also gained valuable sport’s experience working for the Tennessee Smokies of the AA Southern league before returning home to Georgia to work for the Gladiators.

Joe is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a degree in Sport Studies with a concentration in Business. Joe currently resides in Flowery Branch with his wife, Carol Ann.

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Christina  Johnson

Senior Director of Digital, Media,
& Game Operations

Christina begins her thirteenth season with the Gladiators as the Senior Director of Digital, Media, and Game Operations. In addition to her responsibilities overseeing the Gladiators efforts with the Metro Atlanta media, she will develop and manage content across all of the Gladiators digital platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, SnapChat, & YouTube. Having won the 2008 ECHL Website of the Year award (alongside Dustin Bixby) Christina is fully responsible for the content and design of the Glads website plus all of the team’s graphic and print design initiatives. She continues to spearhead the Game Operations Department and remains responsible for handling the team’s merchandise, as well as sustaining her work with corporate & individual sales and organizational event planning.

Having graduated from Georgia State University, where she majored in Broadcast Journalism, Christina began her career in sports as a Media Relations intern during the Gladiators inaugural year. A rare true native of Atlanta, she possesses a die-hard love of the Texas Longhorns. Inspired by the unorthodox combination of having grown up in the south and a passion for the frozen sport, Christina got her hockey start going to Atlanta Knights games at the old Omni and Jacksonville Lizard Kings games in Florida. Currently residing in Lawrenceville, Christina is actively involved as a Board Member of Fabulous Friends in Philanthropy Inc., a non-profit organization created to promote charitable giving while empowering homeless girls.

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Honey Greene


Honey joins the Gladiators for her 6th season. She is a graduate of the University of Alabama. ROLL TIDE! She grew up in the Atlanta area and attended Tucker High School. She got her first taste of the ice while taking figure skating lessons at the Omni Hotel and attending Atlanta Flames games as a kid. 

At the University of Alabama, she was Trombone Section Leader of the Million Dollar Band and continues her passion for music while playing with the Metro Jazz Club here in Gwinnett. Honey currently lives in Lilburn with her husband, two children, and two dogs.

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Jim Hall

Director of Community Relations & Senior Ticket Account Executive

A lifetime fan of hockey who first laced on the skates at the age of 6 or 7, Jim Hall brings a love for the game as well as a passion for our Community. Throughout the season, he can be found visiting local schools, making team appearances, and helping to keep Maximus out of trouble. As a Community Volunteer, he has served on the Duluth Fall Festival Committee for 23 years, Co-Chairing the event in 2000 and 2003. He has been an active member of the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce and is a graduate of the "Leadership Gwinnett" Class of 2005. In January, 2010, he “retired” from the Duluth City Council, a seat he held for eight years.

A longtime "Duluth High School Dad" who recently became a "Georgia Southern Dad," he likes to spend time cheering for the Wildcats and Eagles. A 1981 graduate of Georgia State University in Atlanta, he helped organize the first GSU "Men's League" Ice Hockey Team in 1977. Hall is a 27 year resident of Gwinnett County and he resides in Duluth with his wife Julie and their sons, Evan and Charlie. 

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Christopher Leverett

Senior Ticket Account Executive

Christopher Leverett begins his ninth season with the team after a year spent working with the Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs in 2009. No stranger to the sports world, Christopher has previously worked as an Assistant Sports Information Director at Norfolk State University (Norfolk, Va.) where he served as the media liaison for the women’s basketball, volleyball, men’s and women’s tennis and track teams.

A graduate of the Game Face Academy, Christopher is originally from Jackson, Michigan. He graduated from Albion College with a degree in English and Mass Communications. While at Albion, he worked in the sports information office and served as the sports editor for the school newspaper. He also interned with Sports Illustrated in New York, New York. Christopher, who resides in Suwanee, is an avid fan of both Michigan State and Duke.

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Mike Miller

Director of Corporate Partnerships

Mike is entering his thirteenth season with Atlanta and his eighteenth year in professional hockey. Prior to to the Gladiators, he had stints with Bakersfield (ECHL) and New Mexico (CHL). As Director of Corporate Sales, Mike is responsible for development and retention of corporate partnerships, the creation & management of corporate advertising inventory, and assisting in production of sales/marketing materials.

Mike completed his Bachelor of Science in Finance from Monmouth University (NJ) and went on to receive his Masters in Sports Administration from Georgia State University.

During his free time you will find him on the tennis courts around Atlanta. Originally from Tampa, Florida, Mike now resides in Dawsonville with his 4 year old son Asher.

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Clyde Patterson

Ticket Operations and Sales Manager

The 2015-2016 season marks Clyde Patterson’s second season with the Gladiators. As an Account Executive, Clyde is responsible for sales, game day operations, and providing service for all season ticket holders and group events.

A lifetime fan of hockey who first laced on the skates at the age of 5, Clyde brings a love for the game as well as a passion for the community. Growing up in Georgia, he spent much of his time at the Omni, watching the Atlanta Flames. He is very well known in the hockey community, as he founded the very first indoor Roller Hockey program in Georgia in 1994 and has coached, refereed, managed and coordinated many teams and tournaments in the last 20 years including coaching his son’s high school team.  Clyde was a member of the Georgia High School Roller Hockey Association for 7 years, serving one year as Chairman of the Board. Clyde is a Level 3 USA Hockey Certified Coach. This will be his second year as a “Life University Running Eagles” dad, as his son, Daniel is a sophomore playing for the men’s ice hockey team. He plans to spend much of his free time cheering them on. Clyde is a rare breed, as he and his wife, Nancy are both native to north Georgia. They reside in Alpharetta with their three children, Brittney, Daniel and Olivia.

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Anthony Schaaf

Corporate Sales Executive

Anthony is entering his 1st season with the Gladiators. As a corporate sales manager he is responsible for developing and retaining corporate clients by creating unique partnerships that allow his clients to build their brand alongside the Gladiators both on and off the ice.

Before coming to the Gladiators, Anthony worked in both the adult social sports industry and served in the military with the United States Army and the Georgia National Guard.

Anthony earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Management from Kennesaw State University in 2012. He also holds an associate’s degree in Criminal Justice. Originally from the St. Louis area, Anthony now lives in Canton with his wife Mary and his two children Marissa and Tyler. During his free time you will find him spending time with his family and cheering for his beloved Blues, Cardinals, and Rams.

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Chris Treft

Team Broadcaster and Media Manager

Chris is entering his first season as the broadcaster and media manager with the Gladiators.  He will be the man behind the mic for all Glads games this season on the Gladiators Broadcast Network among various other media responsibilities. The native of Fort Wayne, Indiana, spent last season as the number two broadcaster for the Adirondack Flames of the AHL and preceded that the season prior as the TV color commentator and broadcasting intern with his hometown Fort Wayne Komets of the ECHL.  In addition to his time in pro hockey, Treft has had an assortment of broadcasting experience serving as the voice of the Fort Wayne Federals of the MnJHL, Fort Wayne High School Hockey Association and the 2013 and 2014 Indiana High School State Championships. During the summertime, he is also the broadcaster of the TORHS 2Hot4Ice and State Wars Roller Hockey National Championships.

Chris is a graduate of IPFW (Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne) where he played hockey for the Mastodons while getting his degree in Media Communications and minors in Public Relations and Media Production.  His immense passion and love for the sport of hockey all started when his grandpa took him to Fort Wayne Komets games as a baby to sneak beer and peanuts in his diaper bag.  When the ushers at the Memorial Coliseum caught on to the trick, he was already old enough to enjoy the games himself. He became a huge hockey nut and, more specifically, a Komets fan. (Don't hold that against him as he promises he is all Glads now.) Chris now lives in Norcross and enjoys playing roller hockey, working out and cheering for the Colorado Avalanche and New York Mets in his free time.

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