Steve Donner purchased the Greenville Swamp Rabbits on January 3, 2018 as part of a multi-member ownership group known as South Carolina Pro Hockey, LLC. He owns and operates the organization locally after relocating to Greenville, South Carolina from Daytona, Florida. Donner overseas the ECHL franchise’s finance and business operations while managing the entire front office staff.
Donner is no stranger to success in professional hockey, with over 27 years of experience in professional sports. The Rochester, New York native served as team owner, president and CEO of the AHL’s Rochester Americans for 13 years from 1995 to 2008. Donner’s early efforts were rewarded in 1996 for his contributions to the league, earning recognition as the most outstanding executive through the James C. Hendy Memorial Award. The Amerks went on to capture the 1997 Calder Cup Championship that season, one of ten championships that Donner has been a part of throughout his career.
Prior to his work in Rochester, Donner was the Vice President of Marketing and Sales for the Tampa Bay Lightning during the inaugural season of the NHL franchise. He helped improve the organization and build its average attendance from 10,000 fans in the inaugural season of 1992, to over 22,000 fans in the club’s second season. Since his tenure with the Americans, Donner has been a part of multiple ventures in Florida including the start-up of the Orlando City Soccer Club.
Nathan Driscoll joined the Swamp Rabbits in June of 2018 as the Ticket Sales Manager. A native of Livermore, Maine, Nathan attended Johnson & Wales University Charlotte and received his bachelor’s degree in Sports, Entertainment and Event Management. Nathan joins the Swamp Rabbits most recently from the Fayetteville Marksmen where he was the Assistant General Manager. Prior to the Marksmen, Nathan served as an account sales executive for IMG Learfield Ticket Solutions at UNC Athletics and the Tournament and Event Director at Carolina Courts in Charlotte, NC.
Nathan and his wife, Melissa, live in Greenville with their five daughters – Ariah, Adison, Cloe, Mercedes, and Delaney.
Brian Tosti joined the Swamp Rabbits in September of 2016 as the Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations, becoming the voice of the Greenville Swamp Rabbits. His main role includes cultivating and maintaining local and national media relationships to generate coverage for the organization locally and regionally. Tosti also generates new written and broadcast content for the team’s website.
Prior to his move to Greenville, Tosti spent two years with the Bloomington Thunder in the United States Hockey League (USHL) as the Public Relations Coordinator & Sales Representative. His time in Bloomington also included assisting in the expansion of the new organization in 2014. Brian came to Bloomington from the Chicago Blackhawks’ primary development affiliate, the Rockford IceHogs, where he was a member of the American Hockey League team’s Broadcasting department.
In 2013, Tosti graduated from the State University of New York, at Oswego with a BA in Broadcasting/Mass Communication. During his four years at the school, he served as the Sports Director for Oswego’s campus TV station (WTOP-10) as well as the play-by-play voice for a variety of sports, including hockey.
The Clifton Park, NY native is an avid hockey player who also enjoys tennis, golf, and volleyball. He roots for his home-state teams, most importantly the New York Rangers and New York Giants.
James Kalinowski is in his fourth season with the Swamp Rabbits as Community Engagement Coordinator. He serves as the liaison between the team and all local schools and is also responsible for assisting in the development of community partnerships and facilitating parts of the internship program.
Prior to joining the Swamp Rabbits, James spent three years as a student marketing assistant for Coastal Carolina University Athletics. He graduated from Coastal Carolina in December of 2014 with a Bachelor’s degree in recreation and sports management.
A native of Wingdale, New York, James enjoys watching New York sports teams and playing video games in his free time.
Ian Farrell joined the Swamp Rabbits as the Graphic Design Coordinator in July of 2017.
A native of Daytona Beach, FL, he attended USC Upstate as a student-athlete for two years and The Ramp School of Ministry for two years. Prior to joining the Swamp Rabbits, Ian worked for KSTV as a graphic designer. He worked with many high-profile clients while at KSTV, including FOX Sports 1 and UFC.
His greatest passion is Jesus. Stemming out of that, he loves global missions and traveling. In his free time he enjoys hiking, playing sports, and spending time with friends.
Nicholas Czerow joined the Swamp Rabbits in August of 2017 following an internship with the team.
An Oswego, NY native, Nicholas attended the State University of New York at Cortland. There he received his Bachelor of Science in Sport Management in May of 2017. Prior to SUNY Cortland, Nicholas attended Cayuga Community College where he received his Associates of Applied Science in Telecommunications: Radio and Television Broadcast.
Nicholas worked as a Promotional Assistant for Galaxy Communications in Syracuse, NY before joining the Swamp Rabbits. His range of experience comes from multiple internships and other hands-on experience. Nicholas spent time as a Marketing Assistant for the Greenville Swamp Rabbits, Event Operations Assistant for Fulton and Brewerton Speedway, and Production Assistant for live radio and television broadcasts.
Nicholas’ passion for sports and entertainment began at a young age by watching Syracuse basketball games with his parents and attending races at the Oswego Speedway (Steel Palace). Nicholas brings his passion to the Greenville Swamp Rabbits to provide joy to Upstate South Carolina through the influence of professional ice hockey. In his spare time Nicholas enjoys being with family, hanging out with dogs, following Syracuse Orange athletics, playing sports, and attending sprint car, supermodified, and NASCAR races.
Michael McFadden joined the Swamp Rabbits in May of 2018 as the Operations & Event Manager. In his first season with the team, he will manage game production, community events, and player appearances in the Upstate. He first arrived to the organization during the 2016-17 season, serving as a marketing intern. Michael’s work consisted of game production, script writing and also included being a member of the promo team, the Swamp Squad.
Prior to his move back to his hometown of Greenville, McFadden worked at the Florida State University Alumni Association for five years while obtaining his master’s degree in Sport Management. He spent four years from 2008-12 working in the Chicago area in alumni relations.
In 2007, McFadden graduated from Furman University with a BA in Communication Studies. In 2015 he graduated with his MS in Sport Management from FSU. During his time at FSU he completed an operations internship with the women’s soccer team.
The Greenville native is an avid hockey fan who also enjoys playing soccer and golf. He loves all sports and his favorite teams span coast to coast.
Brett Sullivan joined the Swamp Rabbits as the Group Sales Account Manager in May of 2018 following his internship with the team. He is responsible for finding and bringing in new group sales prospects in and around Greenville and The Upstate.
The New Jersey native graduated from Furman University as a double-major in Economics and Politics & International Affairs in 2018. He was a member of the Furman University Rugby Club for all 4 years.
Sullivan brings a great passion for sports to the Swamp Rabbits organization. He is an avid Minnesota sports fan, much to the surprise of many. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with family and friends as well as talking and watching sports.
Lauryn Munn joined the Swamp Rabbits as both a Sales and Merchandise Executive in July of 2018. Her responsibilities include generating new group prospects as well as handling everything in our Hop Shop for fans all over the country.
Lauryn migrated south from New Jersey in 2013 when she decided to attend the University of South Carolina. During her time in Columbia she raised money for her sorority’s philanthropy; Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, managed the Gamecock Men’s Lacrosse Team for four years, and graduated with a degree in Journalism with a focus in Sports and Entertainment Management.
A few of her biggest passions are sports, scuba diving, and conservation and when she’s not showing you pictures of her cat, Phelps, you can usually find her at the closest coffee shop reading a book by David Sedaris.
Tiffanie Reyna joined the Swamp Rabbits as a Sales Account Executive in July 2018.
The Ringgold, Georgia native graduated from Kennesaw State University in May 2018 with a B.B.A in Marketing. She served as the marketing lead at the university’s football stadium, Fifth Third Bank Stadium also known as KSU Sports & Entertainment Park.
Tiffanie brings a great passion for sports to the Swamp Rabbits. In her spare time she enjoys being outdoors, spending time with family and friends, hanging out with her dog Oakley, and watching sports.