Tommy Gerace – Director of Community Relations and Media/Sales
Tommy Gerace was born and raised in Jamestown, NY, the second-oldest of 7 children, and enters his second season with the Rebels. He played youth hockey from age 5 to 18 through the Chautauqua County Youth Hockey Association’s Jamestown Lakers, winning the Midget 18u Tier III NYS Amateur Hockey Association Championship in 2013. After studying at Jamestown Community College for two years, and graduating from home in 2014, Tommy began his coaching career, coaching multiple age groups ranging from 8u to Varsity in both head and assistant coaching capacities. He helped guide the Jamestown Raiders High School Varsity team to win the AAU New York State Championship in 2017-2018 and continues to coach and play hockey.
Along with hockey, Tommy’s passions also include music, as he co-operates and teaches drums/percussion at local music schools SoundRhythms Studios as well as The Music Conservatory. Regarding his position and the team, Tommy stated “I’m beyond grateful to have been given the opportunity to grow the Rebels throughout the city of Jamestown and the greater Chautauqua County area. Passion for hockey runs deep in Jamestown and bringing the community together with the Rebels will be an exciting, rewarding mission”.
Office: 716-484-2624 ext. 221
Nathan Meleen – Director of Internships/Daily Operations/Sales Manager Nathan Meleen grew up splitting his youth between San Diego, CA and Westfield, NY and graduated from Westfield High School in 2005. After graduation, he joined the United States Marine Corps where he would be promoted multiple times on his way to the position of Corporal. He left the Marines in 2010 and has been working and living in the Jamestown area ever since.
Nathan spent the 2018-19 season as an intern with the Rebels coaching staff and graduated from Jamestown Community College in May of 2019, receiving his AAS in Individual Studies with a concentration in Sport Management. He first learned how to ice skate at the age of 26, and soon-there-after joined the Jamestown Adult Hockey League where he continues to play today. Nathan has a wife, Amanda, and four children.