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Amber Armstrong

Amber Armstrong

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.

Savannah Asbaugh

Savanna Ashbaugh

Fitness Coordinator

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.


Khara Burke

Khara Burke

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.



Morgan Carvalho

Morgan Carvalho

Facilities Coordinator

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. 


Kyle Burton

Kyle Burton

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



Dee Donaldson

Office Administrator

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

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



Shari Garnett

Shari Garnett

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.


Jeff Goelz

Jeff Goelz

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.


Corne' Prozesky

Victor Martin

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.

HobbiesI love collecting video game and anime related plushies.



Corne' Prozesky

Corné Prozesky

Interim Director

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

Fun fact Still 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.


Barbara Tyler

Barbara Tyler

Fitness Support

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.

Jim Womick

Equipment Supervisor


Sally Wright

Sally Wright

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.

Yvette Young

Yvette Young

Customer Service Specialist

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.