I mean, Starlight head dude Bob Rohlf was there 28 years and then five years back he retires and all but anointed his successor Denton Yockey.
Then all of a sudden this week, wham bam!
Just like that, Yockey is mysteriously out with no explanation other than Starlight’s board is reorganizing and dividing his duties (like Rohlf’s before him) in two.
I mean, why not let Yockey hang onto at least one of the new jobs?
Let’s be realistic; the dude’s about 57 and the odds of him walking away from a more than $400,000 a year job with a 14 year old kid in school here seems slim.
Some insiders hint that there may have been a play by one or more of the low six-figure bit players at Starlight to get their mitts on part of Yockey’s paycheck.
When Yockey was first hired in 2008 it was noted that in his previous post running a summer theater in Fort Worth that he’d expanded programming into the winter months and at other venues.
Could Yockey work the same magic at Starlight?
“We talked about everything. I think we ruled out mud-wrestling,” Yockey told the Star’s Robert Trussell at the time. “But other than that, everything was pretty much on the table.”