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


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


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


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.

Melissa AlbersMelissa 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.  When she is not at the Rec, you can find her rooting on the Cleveland sports teams, going on adventures, or trying out local CLE eateries. 

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.

Jason MandulaJason Mandula


Beginning as a Rec Attendant, Jason worked his way up from an undergraduate student to the Graduate Supervisor of Marketing & Membership.  Upon completion of his Master’s degree, Jason became the Member & Guest Services Coordinator, responsible for overseeing the daily operations of both the Customer Service Desk and Pro Shop.  Jason was recently promoted to the Assistant Director – Member & Guest Services, which allows for further cross-campus collaboration.  Jason’s favorite part of the job is interaction with patrons and empowering his student staff to further their professional development in order to prepare them for after graduation.  He views the Rec Center as an open and cohesive environment that allows employees to work together as well as cater to a diverse population of students, faculty/staff, and community members.  Outside of the Rec Center, you can typically find Jason cooking, reading, and travelling.

Katie RobinsonKatie Bible


Katie has worked in various capacities at the Rec Center. After starting as a marketing intern in 2009, she has worked her way up as the Member & Guest Services Coordinator, Assistant Director of Member & Guest Services, and more recently the Assistant Director of Scheduling & Operations. She enjoys working with and mentoring students in the college setting. Katie is heavily involved with the Cleveland Volleyball community and regularly competes in sand leagues/tournaments and indoor leagues/tournaments. When she is not participating in volleyball leagues and tournaments, you can find Katie travelling, exploring Cleveland, taking Yoga classes, and working out. 

Brian BoeschBrian 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.

Chris StewartChris Stewart


After graduating from Ohio State University with a Bachelor's degree in Marketing in 2013, Chris began working full time with Ohio State Rec Sports as an Administrative Program Assistant. He then moved to Texas to become the Graduate Assistant of Facilities at Texas A&M University while he completed his Master’s degree in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Sciences. Following his time in College Station, Chris moved to Austin in June 2016 where he became the Assistant Director of Indoor Satellites at The University of Texas at Austin. Following his two and a half year tenure with UT Austin, Chris joined CSU Campus Recreation Services in December 2018. In his free time Chris loves to travel, play basketball and golf, fine-tune his guitar playing abilities, and attends a variety of concerts and music festivals..

Melissa EversMelissa Evers


Melissa Evers has been in the aquatics industry for more than 20 years, beginning as a lifeguard at summer camps before moving into medical fitness and municipality recreation. She earned her undergraduate degree in Middle-Level Education from the University of Akron and immediately began a graduate licensure cohort in Special Education, also at the University of Akron. After teaching 5th and 6th-grade general and special education for several years, Melissa returned to full-time aquatics and recreation. While she loves teaching learn-to-swim programs, her favorite aspect of aquatics is training lifeguards and swim instructors. In her free time, Melissa spends her time outdoors as much as possible, including hiking, camping, and having adventures with her husband, daughter, and son.

Anna EvansAnna Evans




Brooke HokesBrooke Hokes


Brooke started out at the Recreation Center in 2016, working as a Recreation Attendant, Customer Service Representative, Membership Representative and Camp Counselor. After completing her Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences, She is pursuing the Master of Occupational Therapy program. She is excited to continue her work at the Recreation Center as a Graduate Supervisor of Aquatics and Adventure Recreation. Brooke can be found spending time with friends and family, exploring Cleveland, and reading.  

Natalie BertolasioNatalie Bertolasio


Natalie is in the process of finishing her graduate degree in Sports Management. She started working with CSU Campus Recreation Services in August of 2015. Natalie started out as a Rec Attendant and quickly made her way up to being the Office Manager. Now she is taking on the role as Graduate Supervisor of Competitive Sports and Camps. In her free time she enjoys playing sports, reading, binge watching series on Netflix, and spending time with her family, friends, and of course her two cats, Chester and Lilly.
Mackenzie LamarMackenzie Lamar


After completing her Bachelor’s degree in Film and Interactive Media, Mackenzie is beginning her Master’s Degree in Adult Learning and Development, specializing in Higher Education, where she then plans to continue her career within campus recreation. She started at the Recreation Center as a rec attendant and made her way to Facility Manager, while also holding positions within our summer camp program. In her free time, Mackenzie likes watching new movies, exploring, exercising, and spending time with friends and family.
Ulia SpiridonovaUlia Spiridonova


After earning her undergraduate degrees in Political Science, International Relations, Public Administration, and Dance from Far Eastern Federal University in Russia and Cleveland State University, Ulia began pursuing her Master’s Degree in Global Interactions. Ulia started working at CSU Campus Recreation Services in August of 2015 and is very excited to continue working here as the Graduate Supervisor of Facility Operations. Ulia is a member of a local dance company; so if she is not in the office, she is most likely in a dance studio. She also enjoys cooking (several generations of her family are the chefs), reading history and political science books, spending time with her friends, hiking, and travelling.

Kristen SoinskiKristen Soinski


After completing her Bachelors in Public Health with a minor in Nutrition at Ohio University, Kristen came to Cleveland State University to pursue her Masters in Public Health. Kristen has a strong passion for health and wellness, so being a part of campus recreation is very fulfilling. Kristen loves instructing/training clients of all fintess levels and helping them reach all of their fitness goals! In her free time, Kristen likes exploring Cleveland, working out, gardening, and spending time with family and friends.  


Alex WinfieldAlex Winfield


Alex has been a part of the CSU Rec team more than 4 years now, starting as a Rec Attendant and working is way up to Facility Manager (now titled Operations Supervisor). He began in his Graduate Supervisor position in October 2018 and officially started working towards his graduate degree Spring 2019. 

Maddie D'AmicoMaddie D'Amico


After completing her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Cleveland State University, Maddie is going on to pursue a Masters degree in Human Resources and Labor Relations. Maddie started out as a Rec Attendant at the Recreation Center in 2015 and steadily worked her way up to Facility Manager. She is excited to continue to grow into her position as a Graduate Supervisor of Member and Guest Services. In her free time, Maddie enjoys spending time with family and friends, exploring Cleveland, and playing sports.

Jazmine DowdleyJazmine Dowdley

OFFICE MANAGER | 216-802-3201

Jazmine joined the CSU Rec team during the summer of 2018 and has been a wonderful asset to our department. With her background and experience in human resources, excellent organization skills, and creative thinking, she continues to take on new projects and is a great resource for both staff and customers alike.