Brian Raduenz – Owner
Brian Raduenz is the Chief Executive Officer of a global Defense company, AEVEX Aerospace based out of Solana Beach, California. A native of Eveleth, Minnesota, he is a graduate and hockey alumnus of the U.S. Air Force Academy. He retired as a Lieutenant Colonel after a 20-year Air Force career before building and leading a successful Aerospace and Defense corporation.
Raduenz played hockey for Eveleth High School and then went on to play Division I college hockey for the United States Air Force Academy. He would receive his Bachelor’s Degree in 1988 from the Air Force Academy and would then go on to obtain his Master’s Degree in 1992 from the Air Force Insitute of Technology in Dayton, Ohio.
Brian Raduenz and his wife, Theresa, started the Iron Ranger Foundation in 2019, which awards scholarships to high school students who have lost a parent to “death (of one/both parents), estrangement, incarceration, terminal illness, or termination of parental rights.” The Raduenz family also donated $250,000 in February 2021 to the Rock Ridge Rising campaign, which raised money for new school and athletic facilities for the newly formed Rock Ridge School District in Eveleth.
Director of Business Operations/Marketing – Jacob Holmes
Jacob is entering his second Season with the Grizzlies as the Director of Business Operations, Marketing and Social Media. Although he was born at Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina, Jacob spent most of his childhood in Anoka, MN, before returning to the southeast to attend and graduate from East Tennessee State University with a Bachelor of Education Degree in Sports and Recreation Management in 2019. Jacob is no stranger to the sports world, he has worked with multiple teams and leagues including the Elizabethton Twins (former MiLB Affiliate to the Minnesota Twins), in Athletic Compliance at ETSU(NCAA), the Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA), and in NASCAR at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Game Operations and Security Director – Ken Wickelgren
Ken is back for a fifth season with the Grizzlies organization. He has been with the Grizzlies since their inaugural season. Ken continues to work to enhance and improve the Grizzlies Game Day experience. He is active in the community and is constantly working towards furthering our fan base. Ken has played hockey and coached Rochester Youth Hockey, at every level. Ken believes the Grizzlies are an important piece of valuable inspiration for the youth in our community.