MARK THOMPSON – ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE & PLAY-BY-PLAY ANNOUNCER
Mark is in his fifth year as the voice of the Brookings Blizzard. Born and raised in St. Paul, MN, he graduated in 2010 from Brown College with a degree in Radio Broadcasting. Before Brookings, Mark spent two years as the Sports Director for KCCR/KXLS in Pierre, SD. Mark also has a degree in Criminal Justice from Carthage College where he played baseball and hockey.
TAYLOR LINDER – DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS & ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE
Taylor is in his first year with the Brookings Blizzard. Born and raised in Ames, Iowa, Taylor grew up playing in the Ames Minor Hockey Association, capping his career with two appearances for Team Midwest at the America’s High School Hockey Showcase held in Pittsburgh, PA. After college, Taylor spent two years at the Tier III level before retiring from competitive hockey and enrolling at South Dakota State University where he earned his degree and graduated in December 2016. Taylor spent 4 years as a diehard college fan and one year as the team mascot before being promoted to his current position with the team.