Cleveland State University


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!

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nick froelich

Nick Froelich


Nick Froelich is quite familiar with Campus Recreation Services ń 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. | 216-802-3253

kim rottet

Kim Rottet


Kim Rottet is in her third year in Ohio and the Rec Center. Kim has worked in a variety of recreation service positions around the country, and is currently the Associate Director of Programs at the Rec. Her favorite part of her job is being able to teach students and watch them learn outside of the classroom. When she's not at work, she enjoys reading and learning to be a skilled cook. Even though she's allergic to almost everything outdoors, Kim also enjoys hiking, bike riding and being outside as much as possible. | 216-802-3255

joe stolitza

Joe Stolitza


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. | 216-802-3254

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Michelle Rieger


Michelle Rieger comes to Cleveland State University with over twenty years of experience in parks & recreation and private recreation. She directly oversees aquatic programs and works closely with numerous university departments on swimming pool scheduling. She indirectly oversees the Fitness & Wellness programs by serving as a mentor to the Fitness & Wellness Coordinator. 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. | 216-802-3258

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Mike Weaver


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. | 216-802-3257

matt schmiedl

Matt Schmiedl


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. | 216-802-3251

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Katie Robinson


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. | 216-802-3208

kelly mozena

Kelly Mozena


As the Assistant Director, Recreation & Outdoor Programs, Kelly works with Intramural Sports, Sport Clubs, Youth Programs and Adventure Recreation. She loves working with students on a daily basis and she hopes to continue to improve the programs she oversees. Kelly came to Cleveland State University after working for a year at Ashland University where she also received her master’s degree In Sport Management. As a certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor, Kelly enjoys being active. She also loves a good competition playing sports and both board and card games. | 216-523-7369

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Melissa Albers


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. | 216-802-3256

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Jason Mandula


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. | 216-802-3209

brian boesch

Brian Boesch


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. | 216-802-3257

mike baldino

Mike Baldino


Mike Baldino started with CSU Campus Recreation Services in August of 2015 and hails from New Jersey. Mike is pursuing a Master's degree in Special Education while fulfilling his Graduate Assistantship with Campus Recreation Services. In addtion to his adventure endeavors, Mike is also very great with our youth programs, including summer camp and our day camps programs. He also enjoys woodworking and is quite handy! | 216-802-3210

Courtney Maddock


Courtney has been involved with Campus Recreration throughout her collegiate career. Starting as a lifeguard, she has worked her way up in the Aquatics department becoming a Supervisor and in the summer of 2014 she was offered a job as the Graduate Supervisor of Aquatics and Safety. A former Division 1 athlete, Courtney stays active and loves to work out. She is currently pursuing a Masters in Sports Management. When not at the Rec she loves to compete in triathlons and stay moving. | 216-802-3259

Cassie Bishop


Cassie Bishop is in her first year of Campus Recreation as the Competitive Sports and Camps Graduate Assistant. Cassie graduated with a degree in Sports management from the University of Akron then went on to work and intern with several professional sports teams including the Columbus Bluejackets, before making the switch to campus rec. When Cassie is not in the office she enjoys playing rugby and taking time to travel. | 216-802-3205

ryan kristoff

Ryan Kristoff


After completing his undergratuate degree at The Ohio State University, Ryan came to Cleveland State University to complete his graduate degree. He started with CSU Campus Recreation Services in August of 2015. | 216-802-3206

becca hof

Becca Hof


After completing her undergratuate degree at Ashland University, Becca came to Cleveland State University to complete her graduate degree. He started with CSU Campus Recreation Services in August of 2015. | 216-615-6214

angie kirila

Angie Kirila


After completing her undergratuate degree at Cleveland State University, Angie continued on to complete her graduate degree. She has been with CSU Campus Recreation Services for more than 6 years, and has fille multiple roles, including Rec Attendant, Customer Service, Membership Representative, Group Fitness Instructor, and Personal Trainer. | 216-802-3247

marisa celeste

Marisa Celeste


Marisa started with CSU Campus Recreation Services in August 2015. After graduating with a degree in Business and Art at Hiram College, she continued on to pursue her Masters degree at CSU for Sport Management. When not at the rec she loves to travel, scuba dive, and simply be active with friends and family. | 216-802-3210

carrie serrano

Carrie Serrano

OFFICE MANAGER | 216-802-3201

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Jessica Liptay


Jessica started working with CSU Campus Recreation Services in 2012 as a Rec Attendant for the facility. Over the next few years, she worked her way up through the ranks of Customer Service Assistant, Membership Rep, and Facility Manager before taking on her current role as an Office Manager for the department. She completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science in 2014 and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree for Occupational Therapy at CSU. In her free time, Jessica enjoys playing soccer and proudly states she eats more than any other member of the professional staff! | 216-802-3201

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