Assistant Director - Operations and Facilities
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.
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.
Member Services Coordinator
Fun fact: I have dual residency with the largest of the Northern Mariana Islands, Saipan.
Time at SIU/Education: I started working at SIU in May 2018. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science from Grand Valley State University and a Master's Degree in Kinesiology and Health from Miami University.
Hobbies: I love traveling, being on the water, and petting dogs.
Fun fact: I have 20 pet hens back at home in Seattle, and all of their names are chicken puns.
Time at SIU/Education: I started working at SIU in July 2018. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Studies with a Concentration in Exercise Science from California State University, Bakersfield and a Master's Degree in Sports Administration from Eastern Illinois University.
Hobbies: Traveling, crafting, cooking, and more traveling.
GA - Intramural Sports
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
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.
Business Office - Payroll
Fun fact: I love talking to students past and present with conversing with them on how their day or weekend was.
Business Office Manager
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.
Assistant Director - Aquatics and Outdoor Pursuits
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.
Competitive Sports Coordinator
Fun Fact: I have completed The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim twice, playing a total of 800 hours.
Time at SIU/Education: Info to come.
Hobbies: I love collecting video game and anime related plushies.
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
Business Office - Accountant
Fun fact: Still love to slalom water ski
Time at SIU/Education: Have 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.
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.
Associate Director - Programs
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.
Customer Service Specialist
Fun fact: Never will know what it's like to be only child (16 siblings).
Time at SIU/Education: 20 years .
Hobbies: Cooking for family and friends, watching movies, helping others.