Blue HQ Media

The Best Spot for All Your Sports Needs

Meet the Staff

Dalton Tinklenberg

President

My name is Dalton Tinklenberg and I am the Executive Producer for Blue HQ Media. I’ve followed sports for as long as I can remember and am a former Pacers’ fan zone member. I began writing a blog about the Pacers in early 2015 before moving on to cover the Colts for ProFootballSpot in late July of 2016. In September, fellow writers Aaron Coffey and Jeff Tibbins, along with myself, decided to found Blue HQ Media. We are extremely dedicated to top of the line content so without further ado, welcome to your new favorite news source.

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Tom Ratliff

Vice President/Fuel Journalist

My name is Tom, and I have been an avid hockey and Colts fan for most of my life. The lack of an NHL team here means I try to watch hockey any way I can, including a lot of nights as a youngster inside old Market Square Arena watching the Indianapolis Ice. I am excited to bring you my perspective on our current minor league hockey team, the Indy Fuel, and occasionally keep you up to date on their affiliate, the NHL Chicago Blackhawks. Additionally I enjoy shooting sports, and rooting for America in the Summer and Winter Olympics.

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Chris Yingling

Chief Editor

 Chris Yingling is an NFL columnist and Colts fan. He’s contributed to ProFootballSpot.com and InkOnIndy.com. He’s an award-winning collegiate journalist, has a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations and is currently pursuing a graduate degree in sport administration. In the past, he’s served as the Houston Texans team manager for ProFootballSpot and Co-Editor In-Chief at InkOnIndy. He lives and goes to school in Muncie, Indiana and loves his Indianapolis Colts.

 

Bianka Tinklenberg

Photographer

My name is Bianka Tinklenberg and my role is to capture photographs to be used on the website in articles and feature pieces. I grew up in Rensselaer, Indiana and then attended Ball State where I majored in Elementary Education. I developed a fast love for sports while there and have never looked back.

Derek Hutton

Kentucky Sports Manager

I’m Derek Hutton, proud Indiana sports fan. Born in Indianapolis and raised in New Albany, IN, I’ve wanted to be in sports media since I used to read the sports page while watching ESPN as a six-year old. I’m a baseball enthusiast who’s dedicated to keeping you updated on your Indiana minor league teams. Also, as a former play-by-play broadcaster, I’m excited to take my skills into the digital age as the cohost of the Blue Diamond Sports Show.

Joey Denney

Ohio Sports Manager

Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Joey Denney and I was born and raised in a small town in Indiana called Van Buren. As long as I can remember sports has been one of my biggest passions. Although I love all sports football has always been my favorite more specifically the Indianapolis Colts. Some of my fondest memories of my childhood are watching my idol Peyton Manning each and every Sunday with my father. My dad started my passion for the Colts and it has only grown stronger since.

Steve Dishon

Illinois Sports Manager

My name is Steve Dishon.  I am the Chicago Blackhawks beat writer for Blue HQ Media.  I am a 1993 Graduate of Indiana University with a B.A. in English with a minor in Tele-Communications.  I am the current Athletic Director at Taylor Middle/Senior High School in Kokomo Indiana.  I am a life-long sports fan growing up in a “Hoosiers” household.  My love for hockey began in the scoreboard section of the newspaper- ESPN not yet in existence. My love grew as ESPN blossomed in the early 80s.  It was cemented when I saw Brett Hull and Steve Yzerman play in Indianapolis.  I hope to bring a unique perspective to your love of the Blackhawks.

Alexa Goodman

Purdue Journalist

I recently graduated from Purdue University and set off to figure out a way to mix my love of sports with a full time job. Enter, Blue HQ Media, with an open position for a writer to cover Purdue football. I bring to the mix of great writers experience in social media, sports reporting, public relations and a love of all things Boilermaker. I’m originally from New Jersey, but came out west for college and never turned back, moving to Chicago shortly after graduation.

Thomas Frost

Colts Journalist

I’m a Colts fan currently living in Martinsville, Indiana. I was born on November 14th, 1994 in Greenwood, Indiana. I attend school at Ivy Tech in Bloomington and I am trying to get into a healthcare career field and want to transfer to Indiana State. I have a secondary interest in sports journalism and am gaining experience from Blue HQ.

Will Sifferlen

Butler Journalist

Hello my name is Will Sifferlen and I’m a Butler basketball journalist. I have also contributed to other websites, and have been following Butler basketball for almost my whole life. I’m also a huge college basketball fan, and watch as many games as I can.

Mike Carney

Soccer Journalist

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Matt Worton

Podcast Member

Hello, my name is Matt Worton. I am the definition of a sports fanatic. I was a Colts season ticket holder for 10 years. I sat in the G2 Zone for the Pacers for 3 years. I am known for my outrageous personality and my ability to make headlines. I was featured as the poster child for the Colts VIP website and have also made national news for some Lebron James defaming big heads I made while in the G2 Zone. I am very passionate about both the Colts and Pacers and look forward to give you my spin on things.

 

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