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Amber Armstrong

Amber Armstrong

Assistant Director - Operations and Facilities
ambera@siu.edu

Fun fact: I will always call it Pop, not soda.

Time at SIU/Education: I have been the Assistant Director of Facilities since Feb. 2013. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Management from Bemidji State University and I have a Master’s Degree in Sport’s Administration from Illinois State University.

Hobbies: I like to craft when I can, I am a big Minnesota Vikings fan, and I love the Big Bang Theory TV show.




Thomas Aschemann

Thomas Aschemann

Systems Administrator
taschemann@siu.edu

Fun fact: Info to come

Time at SIU/Education: Info to come

Hobbies: Info to come




Savannah Ashbaugh

Savanna Ashbaugh

Fitness Coordinator
smashba@siu.edu

Fun fact: I used to be a baton twirler.

Time at SIU/Education: Started working at SIU in Fall 2017

Bachelor's degree in exercise science from Illinois State University

Master's Degree in Exercise science from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale

Hobbies: Playing volleyball, walking my puppy (Lola), and drinking coffee.




Kyle Burton

Kyle Burton

GA - Intramural Sports
kyle.burton@siu.edu

Fun fact: I do not eat cereal with milk.

Time at SIU/Education: I started working at SIU in Fall 2017. I have a bachelor's degree in Sport Management from the University of St. Francis. I am currently enrolled in the Sport Studies program at SIU.

Hobbies: Watching sports, working out, hanging with friends




Courtney Copp

Courtney Copp

GA - Facilities and Informal Recreation
courtney.copp@siu.edu

Fun factI have an extensive vinyl collection filled with punk rock.

Time at SIU/Education: Info to come

Hobbies: Info to come




Dee Donaldson

Dee Donaldson

Office Administrator - Administrative Office
ddnldson@siu.edu

Fun fact: Went zip lining through the Smokies and rode a wave runner. What’s next??

Time at SIU/Education: I have been with OIRS/RSS since July 1999. I previously worked two years for the University Legal Counsel.  

Hobbies: Addicted to word games and puzzles. Relaxing and playing cards, doing wood crafts and needle crafts. Watching college basketball.




Judy Doolin

Judy Doolin

Business Office - Payroll
jdoolin@siu.edu

Fun factI love talking to students past and present with conversing with them on how their day or weekend was.




Linda Floro

Linda Floro

Business Office - Student Employment and Contracts
llfloro@siu.edu

Fun fact: The picture posted of me was taken by one of my student employees that worked at the Student Recreation Center.  

Time at SIU/Education: 32+ years at SIU, Bachelor’s Degree in Advanced Technical Studies from SIU, Master’s Degree in Educational Administration & Higher Education (College Student Personnel) from SIU

Hobbies: I love to sew – create and make things.  I love to bake.




Shari Garnett

Shari Garnett

Business Office Manager
sgarnett@siu.edu

Fun fact: I lived in Italy for 3 years but I was just too young to remember it.

Time at SIU/Education: I have been a Business Manager for 7 years (almost 6 years with the College of Business and about 21 months with Recreational Sports and Services). I have been on campus for 25 years (as of November 2017). I earned my Bachelor's of Science degree in Accounting in May of 2004. I worked full-time and went to school part-time to accomplish this personal goal I had set for myself.

Hobbies: I enjoy working puzzles, reading, watching movies and traveling.




Jeff Goelz

Jeff Goelz

Assistant Director - Aquatics and Outdoor Pursuits
jgoelz@siu.edu

Fun fact: DEATHLY afraid of heights

Time at SIU/Education: 14 years at the SRC. 25+ at SIU. BS in education/was a HS teacher for 3 years/ MS in REC administration.

Hobbies: Fishing and boating. Watching my son play sports. All things Canada/per the picture.....eating pizza.




Tori Gusewell

Tori Gusewelle

GA - Fitness
tori.gusewelle@siu.edu

Fun fact: Info to come  

Time at SIU/Education: Info to come  

Hobbies: Info to come  




Corne' Prozesky

Victor Martin

Coordinator of Competitive Sports
victor.martin@siu.edu

Fun Fact: I have completed The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim twice, playing a total of 800 hours.

Time at SIU/Education: Info to come.

HobbiesI love collecting video game and anime related plushies.




Corne' Prozesky

Corné Prozesky

Associate Director - Facilities
cproz@siu.edu

Time at SIU/Education: 12 years at SIUC.

Bachelors of Science. Management information Systems SIUC

Masters of Business Administration SIUC

Hobbies: DAD!!/Semi-Professional Rugby Supporter, Wannabe Chef – Next Life, Cicerone, Racquetball/Squash/Golf. Searching for the perfect wave –Dreaming of the Endless SUMMER




Sherri Rich

Sherri Rich

Business Office - Accountant
thomas6@siu.edu

Fun factStill love to slalom water ski

Time at SIU/EducationHave been at SIU for 17 and half years.  15 and a half at Human Resources and the last 2 years here at the Rec. Bachelor’s in Business Management from here at SIU.

Hobbies: Love all kinds of needlework and crafts and enjoy reading.




Veronica Tantoco

Veronica Tantoco

GA - Competitive Sports and Special Events
veronica.singsontantoco@siu.edu

Fun fact: I can wiggle my ears.  

Time at SIU/Education: Started at SIU in the fall of 2016 as a Teaching Assistant in the Department of Kinesiology and administrative assistant at SIU RSS. Spring of 2017 switched over and currently the Graduate Assistant of Competitive Sports and Special Events

-Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology - Exercise Science and Health Promotion, Minor in Psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC, go Flames!)

-Working on my Master of Science in Education in Kinesiology - Sport Studies

Hobbies: Sleeping, watching Netflix, spending time with friends and family, visiting breweries and tasting new beers, 

Hiking and exploring the outdoors, camping, learning how to tie different knots, learning about exercise/medical advancements/therapy and rehab, and anything to do with dogs (specifically my Pembroke Welsh Corgi)




Gary Tisdale

Gary Tisdale

Assistant Director - Membership Services
gtisdale@siu.edu

Fun fact: I once cared for 2 puppies that were part Grand Pyrenees – one was blind (named him Justice – get it?) and his brother who was deaf (named him Homer). Both lived happy, long lives.

Time at SIU/Education: 24 years; BS in Advertising from SIU 1986; Masters of Business Administration from SIU 1991

Hobbies: Card games, word games, word jumble, Wheel of Fortune




David Torres

David Torres

GA - Aquatics and Safety
davidtorres216@siu.edu

Fun fact: Info to come

Time at SIU/Education: Info to come

Hobbies: Info to come




Barbara Tyler

Barbara Tyler

Position - Info to come
barbarajtyler@live.com

Fun fact: I performed my last classical ballet, Giselle at SIU, on point shoes sixty years ago. 

Time at SIU/Education: Info to come

Hobbies: A dead-end from Brooklyn, New York who loves rollerskating, bicycling, climbing trees and going to the beach.




Troy Vaughn

Troy Vaughn

Director
troyv@siu.edu

Fun fact: I have attended the last 31 of 33 Indy 500’s in Indianapolis, IN (I’m a HUGE fan). The only two I missed are 1993 when living in Japan and 1996 when the race was delayed several days due to weather.

Time at SIU/Education: I am in my 6th year at SIU Carbondale and prior to that I was the Director at Southeast Missouri State University. I have a Master’s from Indiana University in Rec Sports Administration and a Bachelor’s in Journalism from Franklin College (Go grizzlies!!!)

Hobbies: Both my children have been and are currently involved in athletics. I also have coached youth travel softball for many years. I am an avid race fan and LOVE my 2001 Honda Shadow motorcycle! 




Jim Womack

Jim Womack

Equipment Supervisor
jwomick1@siu.edu

Fun fact: Info to come

Time at SIU/Education: Info to come

Hobbies: Info to come




Sally Wright

Sally Wright

Associate Director - Programs
wright1@siu.edu

Fun Fact I once had a pet tarantula spider.

Time at SIU/Education: I joined the team at the REC in June 2004. Prior to that I’ve held jobs in public parks and recreation, rehabilitation administration, and coached Special Olympics. I earned my Masters in Recreation Administration from SIU and my Bachelor’s in Parks and Recreation from Slippery Rock University – Pennsylvania.

Hobbies: Love all water based recreation – swimming, snorkeling, paddling, skiing (snow). Other “loves” include photography, jewelry making, reading, hiking, and spending time with my husband, son and his new wife.




Yvette Young

Yvette Young

Member Services Center - Customer Service Specialist
yyoung@siu.edu

Fun factNever will know what it's like to be only child (16 siblings).

Time at SIU/Education20 years.

Hobbies: Cooking for family and friends, watching movies, helping others.