SEASON TICKET MEMBER SPOTLIGHT - The Spurr Family


It was back in 2008, before the Thunder even had its first win, when the Spurrs' account manager came up to them with a gift of curly blue wigs and asked if the family would be interested in wearing them to build some Thunder spirit. Without hesitation, the family said yes, put the wigs on and, in their words, "never looked back." READ THE FULL STORY

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Karlis Kezbers Chris Sorrels  


Season Ticket Account Managers
Ryan Cunningham Brent Coffman Nicole Doyle Chris Battle
Shelbi Jordan Laura Flinton Sydni Chappell Scott Brinson
Vanessa Lemons
 


Premium Service Account Managers
Rayna Stewart Danielle Toussaint Jessica Summers

Name:
Karlis Kezbers

Job Title:
Director, Season Ticket Retention

Email:
kkezbers@thunder-nba.com

Office Phone:
405.208.4620

Started with Thunder:
September 2008

Hometown:
Oklahoma City, Okla.

School:
University of Oklahoma

Did you know:
Before working for the Thunder, I spent four seasons in Arizona with the Phoenix Suns.

Hobbies:
Basketball, football, soccer, golf and running.

Favorite Food item in the Chesapeake Energy Arena:
Cheeseburger dogs

Name:
Chris Sorrels

Job Title:
Manager, Season Ticket Retention

Email:
csorrels@thunder-nba.com

Office Phone:
405.429.7766

Started with Thunder:
October 2009

Hometown:
Coppell, Texas

School:
Oklahoma State University

Did you know:
I once bungee jumped off the tallest platform in the United States.

Hobbies:
Camping, playing and watching sports, going to concerts and watching movies.

Favorite Food item in the Chesapeake Energy Arena:
Jalapeno Cheddar Dog

Name:
Jody East

Job Title:
Manager, Premium Services

Email:
jeast@thunder-nba.com

Office Phone:
405.429.7700

Started with Thunder:
October 2008

Hometown:
Miami, Okla.

School:
Oklahoma State University

Did you know:
I always wanted to be a basketball coach and loved basketball growing up. Working for the NBA is a dream job that I could have never imagined.

Hobbies:
Reading, working out, walking my dog Pete, going to concerts and shopping.

Favorite Food item in the Chesapeake Energy Arena:
Turkey Sandwich from Angies Bakery on Ground Level.

Name:
Ryan Cunningham

Job Title:
Season Ticket Account Manager

Email:
rcunningham@thunder-nba.com

Office Phone:
405.429.7730

Started with Thunder:
August 2009

Hometown:
Broken Arrow, Okla.

School:
Oral Roberts University/Oklahoma State University

Did you know:
I played NCAA Division I collegiate soccer for Oral Roberts University from 2004-2005. While attending Oklahoma State University, I also walked on as a kicker for the Oklahoma State football team during the 2005-2006 season.

Hobbies:
Playing golf, basketball, soccer and softball. Watching all sports, especially extreme sports. Traveling, hunting, fishing, going to the lake and, most importantly, spending time with my family and friends.

Favorite Food item in the Chesapeake Energy Arena:
Taco in a bag

Name:
Brent Coffman

Job Title:
Senior Account Manager

Email:
bcoffman@thunder-nba.com

Office Phone:
405.429.7704

Started with Thunder:
August 2008

Hometown:
Overland Park, Kan.

School:
University of Oklahoma

Did you know:
I am a huge sports fan! In addition to the Thunder, I follow the Oklahoma Sooners (my alma mater), the Kansas City Chiefs (NFL) and the Kansas City Royals (MLB).

Hobbies:
Reading, sports, spending time with family and friends, and traveling.

Favorite Food item in the Chesapeake Energy Arena:
Chicken tender basket

Name:
Nicole Doyle

Job Title:
Season Ticket Account Manager

Email:
ndoyle@thunder-nba.com

Office Phone:
405.429.7758

Started with Thunder:
2010

Hometown:
Muskogee, OK

School:
Oklahoma State University

Did you know:
I have five siblings, have lived in New York and LA and love to skydive!

Hobbies:
Running, soccer, golf, basketball, scuba diving, vacationing, going to concerts and spending time with family and friends.

Favorite Food item in the Chesapeake Energy Arena:
Taco Mayo

Name:
Chris Battle

Job Title:
Senior Account Manager

Email:
cbattle@thunder-nba.com

Office Phone:
405.429.7718

Started with Thunder:
August 2008

Hometown:
Oklahoma City, Okla.

School:
University of Central Oklahoma

Did you know:
I was in an ESPN segment last season featuring our team and our city.

Hobbies:
Golf and basketball.

Favorite Food item in the Chesapeake Energy Arena:
Chicken Strips

Name:
Shelbi Watkins

Job Title:
Season Ticket Account Manager

Email:
swatkins@thunder-nba.com

Office Phone:
405.429.7756

Started with Thunder:
August 2008

Hometown:
Choctaw, Okla.

School:
Oklahoma State University

Did you know:
I have been skydiving twice and I love it!

Hobbies:
Reading, watching sports, hanging out with my dog and spending time with my friends, family, and fiance.

Favorite Food item in the Chesapeake Energy Arena:
Frozen yogurt

Name:
Laura Flinton

Job Title:
Season Ticket Account Manager

Email:
lflinton@thunder-nba.com

Office Phone:
405.429.7710

Started with Thunder:
Valentine's Day 2011

Hometown:
Oklahoma City, Okla.

School:
University of Oklahoma

Did you know:
Someday in the future I would like to run a full marathon and go skydiving.

Hobbies:
Playing indoor soccer, bike rides around Lake Hefner, hot summer afternoon runs, patio dining and hanging out with friends.

Favorite Food item in the Chesapeake Energy Arena:
Panini

Name:
Sydni Sullivan

Job Title:
Season Ticket Account Manager

Email:
ssullivan@thunder-nba.com

Office Phone:
405.429.7760

Started with Thunder:
November 2011

Hometown:
Yukon, Okla.

School:
Oklahoma State University

Did you know:
I worked for the Denver Broncos and got to carry around the Super Bowl trophy at marketing events!

Hobbies:
Snow and water skiing, skeet shooting and fishing.

Favorite Food item in the Chesapeake Energy Arena:
Taco Mayo

Name:
Scott Brinson

Job Title:
Season Ticket Account Manager

Email:
sbrinson@thunder-nba.com

Office Phone:
405.429.7738

Started with Thunder:
December 2011

Hometown:
Oklahoma City, Okla.

School:
Oklahoma State University.

Did you know:
I have just now lived in Oklahoma (13 years) longer than I lived in Texas (12 years).

Hobbies:
Watching sports, spending time with my family, and playing basketball and golf.

Favorite Food item in the Chesapeake Energy Arena:
Philly cheesesteak

Name:
Vanessa Lemons

Job Title:
Season Ticket Account Manager

Email:
vlemons@thunder-nba.com

Office Phone:
405.429.7722

Started with Thunder:
October 2013

Hometown:
Barstow, California

School:
Oklahoma State University.

Did you know:
I love to ride dirt bikes and four wheelers! Also, I have lived in every time zone in the U.S.

Hobbies:
Vacationing, family time, running, volunteering, and cook-outs

Favorite Food item in the Chesapeake Energy Arena:
Beer Cheese Dip

Name:
Brittni Slattery

Job Title:
Coordinator, Season Ticket Retention

Email:
bslattery@thunder-nba.com

Office Phone:
405.429.7734

Started with Thunder:
September 2010

Hometown:
Seattle, Wash.

School:
Oklahoma City University

Did you know:
I was on the women's varsity rowing team at Oklahoma City University for four years.

Hobbies:
Working out, traveling, hanging out with friends and anything outdoors!

Favorite Food item in the Chesapeake Energy Arena:
Taco Mayo

Name:
Ashley Armstrong

Job Title:
Premium Services Account Manager

Email:
aarmstrong@thunder-nba.com

Office Phone:
405.429.7740

Started with Thunder:
September 2009

Hometown:
Oklahoma City, Okla.

School:
University of Oklahoma

Did you know:
I was a "High School Musical" cheerleader at Disney World.

Hobbies:
Dancing, reading, watching Thunder Basketball, traveling and being with friends and family.

Favorite Food item in the Chesapeake Energy Arena:
Chicken nachos from the club level.

Name:
Rayna Stewart

Job Title:
Premium Services Account Manager

Email:
rstewart@thunder-nba.com

Office Phone:
405.208.4674

Started with Thunder:
August 2008

Hometown:
Yukon, Okla.

School:
Oklahoma State University

Did you know:
I pommed at OSU (Oklahoma State University)

Hobbies:
Spending time with my family (husband, son and puppies), running and traveling in the offseason.

Favorite Food item in the Chesapeake Energy Arena:
Chicken nachos from the club level.

Name:
Danielle Toussaint

Job Title:
Premium Service Account Manager

Email:
dtoussaint@thunder-nba.com

Office Phone:
405.429.7744

Started with Thunder:
September 2009

Hometown:
Sioux Falls, S.D.

School:
Oklahoma State University

Did you know:
I have a Shih Tzu named Sophie that is fantastic!

Hobbies:
Home improvement, running, playing golf and spending time with my family.

Favorite Food item in the Chesapeake Energy Arena:
Chicken nacho's from the club level.

Name:
Jessica Summers

Job Title:
Manager, Courtside Services

Email:
jsummers@thunder-nba.com

Office Phone:
405.429.7724

Started with Thunder:
August 2013

Hometown:
Oklahoma City, Okla.

School:
University of Oklahoma

Did you know:
Lifelong resident of Oklahoma City metro area

Hobbies:
Watching/playing sports, finding fun new restaurants, cooking

Favorite Food item in the Chesapeake Energy Arena:
Frozen yogurt twist with chopped nuts