Front Office

Our front office staff works hard to keep the team running! This dedicated group of professionals may be your point of contact for sponsorship or nonprofit inquiries, and you’re sure to see a few of the faces below in news coverage of the QC Storm. Our staff could not be more excited to bring you the first on many seasons of Quad City Storm Hockey.

Click on any staff member’s photo or the “Read More” link for a short bio.

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John Dawson

Owner

John Dawson grew up in Rock Island, Illinois. He studied Material Science Engineering at Michigan State University for a year and a half before enlisting in the United States Air Force.  John served 6 years from 1989-1995 as an Avionics Technician on F-111’s and C-5’s.  As part of Desert Storm/Shield, John supported the Northern No-Fly zone in Iraq.  John is a member of VFW Post 1303 in Rock Island.  In October of 1996 John was employed at Litton Life Support which has since become Cobham.  He has been there for 21 years as an Assembly Technician and currently builds Military Diving Gear for EOD and Special Forces.  John is married to Missy and they have a daughter Mallory who is 5 years old.  John plays ice hockey in the local men’s leagues and Dekhockey.


Ryan Mosley

Owner

Ryan Mosley and his wife Amy are both life long residents of the Quad Cities. They have two children. Ryan has been a season ticket holder from the day pro hockey arrived in 1995. He is the co-owner of Harris Pizza. Ryan has been a USA Hockey certified official for 20 years where he has officiated everything from mite hockey to college and professional games.

Hockey has been a big part of his family's life from attending games together to cheering/coaching his son’s team. Ryan is dedicated to making hockey a success in the Quad Cities and cannot wait for Storm hockey season to begin.


Gwen Tombergs

President

Gwen Tombergs joins the Quad City Storm as the first female President of hockey in the Quad Cities and the Southern Professional Hockey League. A native of Eldridge, Iowa, Gwen brings a plethora of experience in marketing, sales, media relations and event operations. She has worked for the CBA's Quad City Thunder, the ECHL's Richmond Renegades and the MLB's New York Mets. Gwen is an avid volunteer and has been involved with numerous community nonprofit boards and committees. Her latest accomplishment was being the Project Manager of the first Quad Cities Big Table. She and her husband Dave reside in Bettendorf.


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Bobby Cassatt

Director, Business Development

Bobby joins the Quad City Storm after spending 3 seasons with the Quad City Mallards of the ECHL. Bobby graduated from St. Ambrose University in 2015 with a bachelor's degree in management. Bobby began playing hockey at the age of 9 and played for the Quad City Ice Eagles and won the state championship with the Quad City Blues in 2011 as a part of the Quad City Hockey Association. A Moline resident for 25 years, in his spare time he enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing DekHockey, traveling, and watching Chicago Blackhawks, Cubs, and Bears games. Bobby resides in Moline with his fiancée, Jennifer, and their Golden Retriever, Bauer.


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Tristan Tapscott

Director, Fan Experience

Tristan comes to the world of hockey from the world of entertainment having spent the last  15 years working professionally across the United States an actor, director, producer and writer in theatre and film. His years working on the local scene earned him the title, "The P.T. Barnum of the Quad Cities," and while the individual who coined the phrase meant it as an insult, Tristan happily accepted the title.  Tristan resides in Colona, Illinois with his wife of 4 years, Jessica, and their Instagram famous daughter, Harper. For more info on his career, please visit tristantapscott.com.


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Brian Rothenberger

Broadcast and Communications Manager

After spending three years in network television Brian is thrilled to be a part of the inaugural season of the Quad City Storm.  A native Floridian and graduate of the University of South Florida, Brian comes to the Quad Cities by way of Bismarck, North Dakota where he worked as a live event broadcaster for the BEK Sports Network.  As a former player and avid fan of the game of hockey, Brian is thrilled to be able to promote and grow the game as a member of the Storm!

 


Joe Kazmier

Senior Account Executive

Joe joins the Quad City Storm staff after spending one season as an Account Executive with the Quad City Mallards. A native of Linden, Michigan, Joe graduated in 2016 from Central Michigan University with a bachelor's degree in Sports Management. Previously, Joe spent two years as an intern and On-Ice Promotions Crew Leader for the Flint Firebirds of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). Joe also spent one year as a Game-day Operations intern with the Saginaw Spirit of the OHL. In his free time Joe loves to golf, attend live sports and music, and watch hockey and football. His favorite teams to root for are the Detroit Red Wings and Lions. Joe works with local companies, non-profits, and other groups in the area and is excited to create an amazing experience for people during the Storm's inaugural season.


Andrew McKay

Sales Consultant

Andrew is a native of the Quad Cities. Andrew went to college at St. Ambrose University and interned as the On-Field Emcee for the Clinton Lumberkings during the 2016 season. He also interned as both a Sponsorship Coordinator and Broadcast Commentator for the Quad City Raiders 2017 season. After graduating from St. Ambrose with a Bachelor’s degree in Sport Management in 2017, Andrew spent a year working with IMG Learfield at the University of Maine as an Account Executive in ticket sales. He is excited to be back home in the Quad Cities and looking forward to the seasons to come as part of the Storm.


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Jeremy Pohl

Game Operations Manager

Jeremy grew up in Moline before heading to The University of Dubuque to pursue a degree in Sport Marketing and Management. His passion for working in hockey began when he worked in video operations for the Quad City Junior Flames in High School. Jeremy worked on game days for 3 years with the Dubuque Fighting Saints from 2014-2017. In his spare time, you can find Jeremy on the golf course or watching his favorite teams the Chicago White Sox and Chicago Blackhawks. 


Ann Boyd

Corporate Sales

Ann Boyd is a Corporate Sales Executive for the Quad City Storm and TaxSlayer Center.  Formerly with the Quad-City Times and Lee Enterprises, Ann has worked nearly 25 years in media advertising sales.  Local Quad Cities’ hockey has created some amazing memories for Ann and her family.  Ann’s son, Nick Boyd, at the age of eight, had the honor and privilege of starting his professional National Anthem singing career with the Mallards (later to the Quad City Flames, Chicago White Sox, Chicago Cubs and the Chicago Bears).  The Boyd family has enjoyed Quad Cities’ hockey for years and look forward to the Quad City Storm’s season.  Ann is excited to be a part of creating the best fan experience for you.  A native to the Quad Cities, Ann enjoys working out and spending time with her husband, Jeff, and three children, Nick, Conner and Chloe.


Alice Dobbeleare

Office Manager

Alice joins the Quad City Storm as office manager after retirement from KONE elevator/escalator.  Her love of hockey began while watching her great nephew play for the ice eagles travel team. She is looking forward to the exciting new era of hockey for the Quad Cities. She and her husband, Rick, reside in Taylor Ridge.