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 Ů 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

michelle rieger

Michelle Rieger


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 sheís not working, Michelle can be found experiencing many of Clevelandís favorite attractions, events, restaurants, or outdoor recreation venues. | 216-802-3258

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 Ė a.k.a. Joe Money Ė 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

mike weaver

Mike Weaver


After graduating from Ashland University in 2010 with a Bachelorís 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

katie robinson

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 sheís not on the stand officiating, she enjoys competing in her sand/indoor volleyball leagues, taking yoga classes and working out. | 216-802-3208

Lizzie Schlafer


Lizzie Schlafer began her first professional position at Cleveland State University after graduating from The University of Akron in May 2016 with a Masterís 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! | 216-523-3252

Rachael Stephan


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! | 216-523-7369

melissa albers

Melissa Albers


Melissa Albers joined the CSU Campus Recreation Services team in May 2014 after graduating with her Masterís 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

becca hof

Becca Hof


After completing her undergraduate degree at Ashland University, Becca came to Cleveland State University to complete her Masterís 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! | 216-802-3259

katie skeens

Katie Skeens


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. | 216-802-3205

ryan kristoff

Ryan Kristoff


After completing his undergraduate degree at The Ohio State University, Ryan came to Cleveland State University to complete his graduate degree in Sport Management. He started with CSU Campus Recreation Services in August of 2015. Born and raised in Cleveland, Ryan enjoys cheering on the Cavs, Indians, Browns, and Buckeyes. In his spare time he enjoys playing hockey, golf, and soccer as well as umpiring baseball. | 216-615-6212

taylor mummert

Taylor Mummert


After completing his Bachelorís degree at Ohio University in Exercise Physiology, Taylor came to CSU to earn his Masterís degree in Exercise Science. Taylor has been with CSU Campus Recreation Services since May 2016. He is†not only the Fitness and Wellness graduate supervisor, but also a personal trainer certified through the American College of Sports Medicine.†If he isnít working up a sweat in the gym, you can usually find him cheering on the Buckeyes, Blue Jackets and Steelers.†Taylor is originally from Columbus but really enjoys finding new and exciting things to do in downtown CLE. | 216-802-3247

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Teddy Blythewood


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. | 216-802-3240

carrie serrano

Carrie Serrano


Carrie began working at the Recreation Center in January 2015 after receivin her Bachelorís Degree in Sports Management with a concentration in Business Administration from Heidelberg University. She has a background working with children sports leagues and still carries a passion for it. Her lifetime goal is to one day own her own youth sports league. Following her passion, she recently began working with the Competitive Sports & Camps areas of Campus Recreation Services. In her free time she enjoys playing basketball, rollerblading, and watching reality television. | 216-802-3201

jessica liptay

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 Masterís 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

natalie eberhardt

Natalie Eberhardt


Natalie began working for CSU Campus Recreation Services in 2012 as a Recreation Attendant and moved up to Membership and Guest Services over her time here. She currently works as one of the Office Managers and Pink Gloves Boxing instructors for the Recreation Center. Natalie is pursuing her Bachelor of Music degree in Music Therapy and will start her internship with Hospice of the Western Reserve in January 2017. In her free time, Natalie enjoys playing music, being outdoors, staying active, and spending time with friends and family. | 216-802-3201

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