Recreation Center

Hello! Nice to Meet You.

The staff that runs and manages the CSU Recreation Center is a diverse and talented group of professionals with unique skills and expertise that set us apart from the everyday operations of similar facilities. We strive for the best in order to create an amazing experience for our students and members each and every time they visit the CSU Rec Center. Get to know us and feel free to say hello!
 

Nick FroelichNick Froelich

DIRECTOR, CAMPUS RECREATION SERVICES
n.froelich@csuohio.edu | 216-802-3253

Nick Froelich is quite familiar with Campus Recreation Services ñ it's given him the opportunity to live in three states and develop his skills in various positions within Student Affairs. But when an opportunity arose in Cleveland back in 2011, he took it as a chance to come back home as he is a native of Perrysburg, Ohio. After serving in three distinct roles at CSU, Nick was promoted to Director in April 2016. When he's not at work, you can find him spending time with his family, performing home improvement projects, pouring over his fantasy sports franchises, traveling, playing golf or rooting on the Red Sox, Buckeyes, Vikings, Cavs, and Browns.
 

Joe StolitzaJoe Stolitza

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, BUSINESS & FINANCE
j.stolitza@csuohio.edu | 216-802-3254

Joe Stolitza has been working at the Rec Center almost since its opening. He was hired as Business Manager six months after the facility opened. Joe – a.k.a. Joe Money – handles all the financial and human resources aspects of the Rec. He enjoys working on the variety of tasks his job brings and hopes to put in place solid business practices to meet the changing dynamics of the Rec. One of his favorite parts of working here is watching how the Rec constantly updates itself and keeps up with current fitness and wellness trends. Joe enjoys golfing and cycling in his spare time.
 

Michelle RiegerMichelle Rieger

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, PROGRAMMING & OPERATIONS
m.m.rieger@csuohio.edu | 216-802-3258

Michelle Rieger comes to Cleveland State University with over twenty years of experience in parks & recreation and private recreation. She directly oversees facility operations at Campus Recreation Services. Michelle also serves as the Risk Management manager. When she’s not working, Michelle can be found experiencing many of Cleveland’s favorite attractions, events, restaurants, or outdoor recreation venues.
 

Mike WeaverMike Weaver

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, FACILITIES
m.n.weaver@csuohio.edu | 216-802-3257

After graduating from Ashland University in 2010 with a Bachelor’s degree in Sport Management, Mike came to Cleveland State to be the Graduate Supervisor of Facilities at the Rec Center. After working his way up, he is now the Assistant Director of Facilities. His biggest goal is to make the CSU Rec Center one of the premier campus recreation centers in the state by offering outstanding facilities and equipment. Mike is an avid obstacle course racer in the Tough Mudder circuit and when he is not at work you can find him on a local trail or in the weight room.
 

Melissa AlbersMelissa Albers

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, FITNESS & AQUATICS
m.a.albers@csuohio.edu | 216-802-3256

Melissa Albers joined the CSU Campus Recreation Services team in May 2014 after graduating with her Master’s degree in Kinesiology and Health Promotion from the University of Kentucky. Melissa is responsible for the direct oversight of the fitness and wellness programs including group fitness, personal training, instructional programs, nutrition, and massage therapy. She hopes to provide more opportunities for students to get involved in the fitness and wellness programming and increase the amount of student instructors and personal trainers at the Rec. When she is not at the Rec, you can find her rooting on the Cleveland Browns, going on adventures, or trying out local CLE eateries. Originally from the Cleveland area she is happy to call CLE her home once again.
 

Matt SchmiedlMatt Schmiedl

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, MARKETING & ADVERTISING
m.schmiedl@csuohio.edu | 216-802-3251

After graduating from Cleveland State University with a Bachelor's degree in graphic design in 2006, he started work at Penton Media in downtown Cleveland doing graphic design for the Buyers Guides division. In October of 2008, he moved to Meister Media Worldwide in Willoughby, OH, continuing with graphic design and marketing. Following a nearly five-year tenure with Meister, Matt joined the CSU Campus Recreation Services in August 2013. In addition to putting his creativity to use in his work, Matt loves to write and record his own music, and also enjoys cooking and painting in his free time.
 

Jason MandulaJason Mandula

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, MEMBER & GUEST SERVICES
j.a.mandula@csuohio.edu | 216-802-3209

Jason Mandula began his career at the Recreation Center as a Rec Attendant. During his two years here, he quickly moved up into a Membership Representative and after he graduated became the Graduate Supervisor of Marketing & Membership. After recieving his Master's Degree in May he was offered the position of Membership & Guest Services Coordinator. His favorite part of his job is interacting with patrons and getting to know them on a personal level. Jason's goal is to improve inventory in the Pro Shop to cater to patrons' needs and streamline processes at the front desk for members. He views the Recreation Center as an open and cohesive environment that allows all the employees to work together. Jason is an avid cook and also enjoys playing cards, reading and participating in sports.
 

Katie RobinsonKatie Robinson

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, SCHEDULING & OPERATIONS
k.e.robinson31@csuohio.edu | 216-802-3208

Katie Robinson has worked in various capacities at the Rec Center. After starting as a marketing intern in 2009, she has worked her way up to the role of Assistant Director of Member & Guest Services. She loves working with her student staff and watching them grow and develop in their various positions. She hopes to continue to improve training programs while creating a strong staff dynamic. As a certified volleyball official, Katie enjoys officiating boys/girls high school, Junior Olympics, and adult sand/indoor volleyball leagues. When she’s not on the stand officiating, she enjoys competing in her sand/indoor volleyball leagues, taking yoga classes and working out.
 

Lizzie SchlaferLizzie Schlafer

COORDINATOR, AQUATICS & SAFETY
e.schlafer@csuohio.edu | 216-523-3252

Lizzie Schlafer began her first professional position at Cleveland State University after graduating from The University of Akron in May 2016 with a Master’s degree in Sport Administration. She currently assumes the role of Aquatics and Safety Coordinator where she works closely with the natatorium student employees, event scheduling, assisting with risk management and attending to the overall safety and operations of the lifeguard staff. She hopes to continue to improve the training and retention of safety skills not only with the aquatic staff, but all Campus Recreation Service employees. When Lizzie is not on the pool deck you can find her trying out every restaurant in Cleveland, exploring the Metroparks, enjoying quality time with her husband and chocolate lab as well as refining her calligraphy and hand-lettering skills. She is ready to take on the challenges ahead and continue to build upon a strong and established aquatic program!
 

Rachael StephanRachael Stephan

COORDINATOR, COMPETITIVE SPORTS & RECREATIONAL PROGAMS
r.m.stephan@csuohio.edu | 216-523-7369

After graduating with a degree in both Marketing and Sport Management from Ohio University, Rachael went on to complete her Masters at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. In her first year at Cleveland State, Rachael oversees all Intramural Sports, Club Sports, Summer Camps, and Community League programming. She has a true passion for sports and fitness and thoroughly enjoys working with students in a university setting. As a native to the area Rachael loves all things Cleveland and spends much of her time exploring the city and local venues. Additionally, Rachael can be found spending time with family and friends, on the beach, or mastering her newest hobby, woodworking. Rachael is beyond excited for the adventure that awaits this year at CSU and hopes that everyone will make an effort to get involved!
 

Brian BoeschBrian Boesch

BUILDING MAINTENANCE MANAGER
b.boesch@csuohio.edu | 216-802-3257

Brian Boesch is one of the first people to arrive at the Recreation Center every morning. As Building Maintenance Manager, Brian arrives before sunrise to ensure the facility is up and running before it opens each day. With more than 30 years experience in the maintenance industry, Brian is very skilled at his job. His favorite part of working at the Recreation Center is working with the young student staff. He enjoys training and teaching the staff new things that they may not learn elsewhere. Brian believes the facility has progressed a lot in the past six years, and he would like to see the Recreation Center continue to bring in good quality staff members who are eager to learn and work. Brian also works for the Lake Erie Monsters and attends many hockey games in his spare time.
 

Katie SkeensKatie Skeens

GRADUATE SUPERVISOR, COMPETITIVE SPORTS & CAMPS
k.skeens@vikes.csuohio.edu | 216-802-3205

After completing her Bachelor's degree at Ashland University in Psychology, Katie came to Cleveland State University to earn her Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Katie worked at Ashland University Recreation Center for the last 4 years and is excited to continue working as the Graduate Supervisor of Competitive Sports & Camps. When not in the office Katie enjoys playing volleyball, painting, and anything to do with Paul McCartney.
 

Katie Gettman

GRADUATE SUPERVISOR, FITNESS & WELLNESS
k.gettman@vikes.csuohio.edu | 216-802-3247

Katie came to Cleveland State after working in the fitness and wellness industry in Chicago for two years where she served as a Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor.  As a Youngstown native, she knew she wanted to be closer to home while receiving her Masters in Sports Management.  She currently serves as a Graduate Supervisor where she assists in everything Group Fitness and Pink Gloves Boxing.  Outside of work and school, Katie spends her time playing volleyball, trying out new workout classes, and exploring the city of Cleveland.
 

Teddy BlythewoodTeddy Blythewood

GRADUATE SUPERVISOR, MARKETING & TECHNOLOGY
t.blythewood@vikes.csuohio.edu | 216-802-3240

Teddy is a recent graduate of Bowling Green State University, graduating from the Sport Management program. While attending BGSU, he completed internships with Wauseon Recreational Services, Toledo Central Catholic High School's athletic department, and BG News, the campus newspaper. Teddy started his graduate degree at Cleveland State University in the Fall of 2016 to obtain a Masters Degree in Sport Management. In his free time he enjoys playing basketball, watching and analyzing game film, reading, traveling and spending quality time with his friends and family.
 

Becca HofBecca Hof

OFFICE MANAGER
r.hof@vikes.csuohio.edu | 216-802-3201

After completing her undergraduate degree at Ashland University, Becca came to Cleveland State University to complete her Master’s degree in Adult Learning and Development. She started with CSU Campus Recreation Services in August of 2015. In her free time she enjoys traveling (especially places near the water), going to concerts, and doing outdoor activities like hiking, biking, and kayaking. She loves doing anything that she can spend time with her family, friends, and of course her golden retriever Ava!