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Meet Our Staff

LaRae Johnson- Director

LaRae Johnson is the Director of the Mallet Event Center and Arena. Prior to becoming Director, LaRae was Arena and Livestock Facilities Manager December 2012- July 2015 for the Mallet.

LaRae grew up in Hobbs, NM, where she worked on her family's ranch. She rodeoed throughout her Jr. High and High School years and Texas High School Region II her senior year. LaRae graduated from West Texas A&M University with a Bachelors of Social Work. Before coming to the Mallet, LaRae worked at the New Mexico Junior College in Hobbs, NM as the Coordinator of Facility Scheduling for 5 years. LaRae now calls Levelland, TX her home with her husband and is honored to be a part of the Mallet Family!
To contact LaRae, please call 806.894.4161 (office) or email ljohnson@hockleycounty.org.

Caroline Petty- Banquet Hall and Special Events Coordinator

Caroline Petty joined the Mallet staff as the Banquet Hall and Special Events Coordinator in 2016. She has a background in Marketing and Brand Building and previously worked for companies like Car-Freshner Corporation and Justin Brands. She is excited to bringing her marketing experience to the Mallet! Caroline is originally from Dallas, TX and graduated from Texas A&M University. Despite it being Red Raider Country, she and her husband are excited to be living in West Texas and enjoy being a part of the Mallet Family.

To contact Caroline, please call 806.894.4161 (office) or email cpetty@hockleycounty.org.

Steffani Cantwell- Office Administrator

Steffani Cantwell joined the Mallet Staff in 2014 as the Office Administrator, overseeing the financial and billing department and scheduling appointments with clients. Steffani is originally from Littlefield, Texas and has lived in Levelland for 3 years with her Husband. Prior to the Mallet Event Center and Arena, Steffani worked for McDougal Properties in Lubbock, TX for 3 years and worked as a Physician's Assistant for 6 years in Dallas, TX.

To book an appointment or receive facility information, please call Steffani at 806-894-4161 or email at scantwell@hockleycounty.org.


Delores Flores- Head of Custodial Services

Delores Flores joined the Mallet Staff in 2012 as the Head of Custodial Services, overseeing the Banquet Hall and Expo setups, building custodial services, and maintenance. Among her many responsibilities, Delores helps create layouts to make each event successful. Delores is a vital member of the Mallet Staff and we are proud to have her as part of the Mallet Family.

Mike Peoples- Arena and Livestock Facilities Assistant

Mike Peoples joined the Mallet Staff in 2013. Originally from Colorado, he now calls Levelland home. Mike is in charge of the Arena Setups/Resets and Maintenance of the Building. During events, Mike does a great job greeting clients and making sure events are well taken care of. The Mallet is grateful for the great job he does and is happy to have him as a part of our Mallet Family.
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