Director of Business Operations and Communications
Mason has five years’ experience leading the Jets in all off-ice functions. In his role, Mason directs the Jets’ front office, communications, and internship program. He works closely with Jets sponsors, heads the Jets’ marketing efforts, and with Shelton Tripp oversees the Jets’ game night operations, promotions, and ticket sales.
Mason joined the Jets as an intern in fall 2014, and since has helped the team repeatedly break records in corporate partnerships, season ticket memberships, and attendance.
Mason grew up in Apex, North Carolina. He attended the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts in English. Mason lives in Janesville with his girlfriend, Erin, their cat, Rigby, and their dog, Bosco. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Janesville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, and enjoys cycling, beer, board games, and watching hockey in his free time.
Vice President of Partner Relations & Sales
After an incredibly successful sales career at WCLO/WJVL, Mel joined the Jets in March of 2016. Mel’s wealth of talents immediately improved the Jets’ connections to corporate partners in the South Central Wisconsin community.
Mel will continue to serve the Jets in his role of corporate communications, partner relations, and sponsorship sales into the 2019-20 season, primarily by connecting businesses and individuals who support Jets hockey to the product: the players, the coaches, and the fans.
In his free time, Mel enjoys physical fitness and attending sporting events.
Director of Sales & Community Outreach
Shelton is entering his second season with the Jets after joining the team in September 2018.
As Director of Sales & Community Outreach, Shelton oversees group tickets, ticket plans, community involvement, and game night operations. Shelton also oversees sales interns, assists with marketing and promotional initiatives, and serves as team liaison to Janesville Youth Hockey.
In 2014, Shelton graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Acting. He came to Wisconsin from New York City, where he had lived since 2015. In New York, Shelton grew his acting resume while balancing different sales positions. His passion for storytelling and communication opened the opportunity to begin his career in sales and marketing.
Shelton lives in Janesville and serves as an Ambassador for Forward Janesville. In his free time, Shelton enjoys running, playing basketball, and watching live theater.
Marketing & PR Intern
Gabby joined the Jets in January 2019. Her role as a Marketing & PR Intern involves her in the Jets’ promotional efforts from conception to execution. Gabby helps with promo flyer creation and distribution, digital content creation, and social media management.
Gabby will graduate from UW-Whitewater in December 2019 with a Bachelors Degree in Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations, and a minor in Sport Management. She lives in Whitewater, and enjoys attending sporting events and traveling.
Account Executive Intern
Evan joins the Jets in fall 2019 as an Account Executive Intern. His role with the Jets involves him connecting with local families, organizations, businesses, and fans to find the best fit with Jets ticket packages.
Evan spent the 2019 summer with the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, Class A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers. He will graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in May 2020 with a degree in Business Administration.
Game Night Operations Assistant
Taylor started with the Jets in the 2017-18 season as an intern. As Game Night Operations Assistant, Taylor manages fan relations at every Jets home game. Fans can find Taylor working at the merchandise and information table, helping groups locate their seats, and finding participants for the Jets’ various in-game contests. Taylor is the Swiss Army knife of the Jets’ game night operations staff.
Taylor is a student at Blackhawk Technical College. Taylor lives in Janesville with his wife, Alii, and young daughters, Noel and Presley.