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Front Office Staff

Nathan Lieuwen Majority Owner and President
Nathan is the orchestrator behind bringing the Cranbrook Bucks to life and continues at the reigns as team president. Nathan played professional hockey as a goaltender for 5 years from 2012-2017, including playing in the NHL for the Buffalo Sabres. Nathan also played 5 years of Junior hockey, playing 1 year in the BCHL and 4 years in Cranbrook.  Nathan retired from professional hockey at the age of 25 where he then began goalie coaching in Cranbrook.  Nathan lives in Cranbrook with his wife Breanne and their son Wesley and their daughters Oaklynn and Scottie.


Melissa Hamm Sales and Marketing Director
Melissa joins the Bucks with plenty of experience in Sales and Marketing in Cranbrook. Melissa and her husband Bruce live in Cranbrook and they have 3 boys Jeff, Shea and Mike.



Kiana Strand         Service Rep and Media Manager
Kiana comes to the Bucks with lots of experience in the hockey world. She played CIS hockey in PEI before playing professional hockey in Spain. Kiana also has a social media and marketing background. Kiana is originally from Invermere, BC.


Donna Nakahara Food and Beverage Manager





Mike Donaldson Broadcast and Video Director



Allie Whittingham Billet Coordinator



Darrell Taylor Education Advisor