Our Staff | Afton Tickets

Meet the Afton Tickets Team

Ryan Kintz
Ryan Kintz
Founder & CEO

Ryan founded Afton Tickets in 2012 and Afton Shows in 2004. He is an event organizer, event producer, concert promoter, business owner, musician, and father of 2 daughters. Ryan has worked with hundreds of event organizers, over 800 music venues and tens of thousands of music artists over the past 15 years. Afton Tickets clientele include fairs, festivals, beer/wine/food festivals, and concerts that range from 10,000 to 100,000 attendees. Ryan works onsite at various Afton Tickets clients’ events. He has firsthand experience planning and organizing events and executing online ticketing and box office admissions for large, complex, multiple entry point events. Afton Shows has produced over 14,000 events and national tours in 60 U.S. cities and 8 Canadian cities with over 1.5 Million tickets sold. Ryan runs both companies with his wife, business partner, and COO, Amelia Kintz. Ryan loves to play guitar, write and record music, snowboard, eat Vegan food, read, and spend time with his wife, two daughters, and two golden doodle dogs Minus and Maida.

Amelia Kintz
Amelia Kintz
Founder & COO

Amelia Kintz founded Afton Tickets in 2012 and Afton Shows in 2004. As Chief Operations Officer, Amelia works behind the scenes designing and developing the Afton Tickets platform. She helped build and train our sales team and onsite event staff. She manages and works closely with the user experience and user interface design team and manages our team of software developers. Amelia believes that ticketing is a valuable tool for event organizers and should be offered at a fair price with exceptional service to the client and event attendee. She has acquired over 250 venue partnerships, and helped book over 14,000 concerts over the past 15 years on the shows side. Amelia likes to snowboard, read, travel internationally, spend time with family and friends, and eat Vegan food.

Jared Surasky
Jared Surasky
VP of Sales

Jared joins Afton Tickets with over 15+ years in the events industry and 8+ years in ticketing. He got his start promoting shows and small festivals in college before going on to work with many of the country's most notable festivals and touring artists. His time traveling the country proved to be invaluable as he gained precious insight into all facets of event production, from the first ticket sold to load out. While it was music that ultimately drove him early on, he quickly developed a passion for the work itself, specifically the teamwork that goes into event production and ultimately the fan experience. Ticketing allowed him to work closely with events of all sizes across many different industries. While no two promoters are alike, and industries can function vastly different from each other, he quickly realized there are best practices that can be garnered from any event, and this diversity of experience has served both him and his partners well in his career. Jared's deep understanding of ticketing, technology, marketing, and on-site operations makes him a huge asset for Afton Tickets, and more importantly for our partners. His passion for events is second only to his wife and two beautiful girls, though he does still manage to get out and see live music as much as possible.

Katie Schatz
Katie Schatz
Senior Account Manager

Katie is a senior team member at Afton Tickets and has worked onsite at countless client events providing onsite support and real-time solutions to optimize event and gate entry. She plays an integral role in designing innovative solutions to help our event organizers run their events more efficiently. She interacts with new and current clients on a daily basis and continually provides world class service. She upholds our company mission to treat every event organizer and event attendee like people, not just another ticket sale. She also maintains our equipment, purchases new equipment, and tests new features. She likes to run, spend time with her dog, camp, and hang out with her family.

Thomas Feller
Thomas Feller
Account Specialist & Onsite Manager

Thomas is a fundamental part of our ongoing mission to provide world class service to our clients and event organizers. During peak season, Thomas is "in the trenches," working onsite during client events so that they have the real-time support they need. He helps keep in perspective the clients’ needs and what the day-of experience is like for the client and attendees. This ensures that we’re developing new modifications and features that will help our clients the most during their events. Thomas enjoys snowboarding, the great outdoors, movies, and spending time out in nature.

Jordan Westlund
Jordan Westlund
Customer Service Manager

Jordan manages the customer service department at Afton Tickets and helps to ensure that each customer is treated like a person, not just another ticket sale. He also schedules and hires the Afton representatives that work onsite at our clients’ events, provides support on equipment maintenance, and assists in the testing of new system features. He enjoys running, swimming, and is active in the outdoors. Jordan has been a longtime senior team member here at Afton.