Campus Recreation Staff

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Kelly Shannon, Director of Campus Recreation

IMAG2021E-mail: kshannon@umw.edu
Phone: 540-654-1098

As Kelly’s undergraduate work was in exercise and health promotion, she tried to get as much job related experience as possible. While acquiring that experience, she quickly found that campus recreation was the most enjoyable and rewarding environment and decided to pursue a career in the field. Kelly is a Certified Exercise Physiologist; her undergraduate and graduate school at Virginia Tech both sparked her interest in this area of work and prepared her to take the exam. In Kelly’s words “achieving fitness & wellness is a lifelong work in progress. It is my goal to live as long and healthy a life as possible which means moving my body more than sitting still, eating as well as I am able to, ensuring I sleep enough and managing life’s stressors as they arise.” Activities she enjoys are talking and playing with her children and trying out the local restaurants, coffee shops and music. Kelly’s favorite dessert would feature any combination of chocolate and peanut butter or chocolate and coffee. An interesting fact about her is that she’s been skydiving twice, in two beautiful places, Airlie Beach, Australia and Kauai, Hawaii.

Brittanie Haas, Assistant Director for Fitness & Wellness

E-mail: bhaas@umw.edu
Phone: 540-654-1187

Brittanie has a Masters in Public Health (’16) and a B.A. in Communication (’14) from Virginia Tech. Previously, Brittanie was a Graduate Assistant, group fitness instructor, and small group training coach for Virginia Tech Recreational Sports. Brittanie has shown a dedication to fitness and wellness through her positions at Virginia Tech, as well as her many certifications including: Certified Health Education Specialist, CPR/First Aid/AED, Zumba, and Les Mills GRIT. Her passion is group fitness and she strives to provide multiple avenues for students of all backgrounds to improve their overall wellness while at UMW. A fun fact about Brittanie is that she is a HUGE One Direction fan and won a radio contest to meet them in Summer 2015.

Rohit Ayikkara, Graduate Assistant for Intramurals, Club Sports, & Outdoor Recreation


E-mail: rayikkar@umw.edu
Phone: 540-654-1126

Rohit was born in India, and migrated to America in June 2010. He is a recent graduate from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey with a Bachelors Degree in Political Science. He is currently working towards attaining a Master in Education with concentration in Middle School Social Studies. Rohit was awarded multiple awards and Employee of the Year Award in his senior year, for his dedicated service and commitment to the Campus Recreation program at Rutgers. He is avid fan of cooking and travel shows, with his favorite show of all time being “Good Eats” by Alton Brown. Rohit’s passion lies in Intramurals and Campus Recreation in general as it has provided him with multiple platforms to both expand his personal and professional portfolio. A fun fact about Rohit is that he is multi-lingual and that he can actively speak in 4 distinct languages, including English.

Erin Hill, Graduate Assistant for Fitness & Wellness

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E-mail: ehill3@umw.edu
Phone: 540-654-1197

Erin is a UMW graduate (’16) with a Bachelors degree in Business Administration. She is currently working towards her Masters in Business Administration. In a exciting turn of events Erin became an intern for Campus Recreation her senior year and began leading both Power Pilates and Cycle 30 group fitness classes. She loves any beach related activity. When she is not working or in class, she is often outside, studying, or finding a local concert to enjoy. Erin’s favorite dessert is her grandmother’s peach cobbler. A fun fact about Erin is that she can quote most “Friends” episodes.

Maggie McMaken, Graduate Coordinator for Aquatics

E-mail: mmcmaken@mail.umw.edu

Maggie is a recent graduate from UMW with a Bachelor’s degree in English. She is currently working towards attaining a Master in Education with concentration in Secondary English Literature and Communications. She was involved with Campus Recreation for all of her undergraduate career, working for Intramurals for two years as an official and supervisor, and serving as President and participant with Club Softball for 4 years. She is originally from Mason, Ohio, roughly 20 minutes from downtown Cincinnati, so you can usually spot her showing support for any Cincinnati team, especially the Cincinnati Reds and Bengals. Her favorite activities include eating, reading, roller blading across campus and talking about anything and everything. Fun fact about her is that she knows all the words to Hamilton and even have a workout routine to the album.

Danny Turner, Program Coordinator

fileE-mail: dturner2@umw.edu

Danny became involved in Campus Recreation as an Intramural Official his freshman year at Virginia Tech and loved being in the atmosphere so much that he continued to work in Campus Recreation throughout undergrad. Danny now has his Masters in Education as of May 2017. To Danny, fitness and wellness means finding ways to enjoy yourself while also staying active so that it becomes something you want to do rather than something you have to do. Danny likes to keep himself fit by staying active and not spending too much time indoors or sitting down. Three activities that he enjoys are playing sports, spending time with friends and family, and blindly cheering for Washington sports teams. His favorite dessert is cheesecake because “good cheesecake has a lot of versatility in terms of flavors and toppings. It’s like every dessert combined into one dessert.” He is a jack of all trades, but a master of none. Although Danny tends to stay away from movies, he enjoys Will Ferrell’s sense of humor and really enjoys “The Other Guys”.

Student Coordinators

Jenna Eggborn, Fitness Center Student Co-Coordinator (Facilities)
E-mail: jeggborn@mail.umw.edu
Jenna is a senior at UMW majoring in Biology. She started working at the Fitness Center her sophomore year. She enjoys being on her farm, exercising, and spending time with her family. She is a member of the Pre-Vet club and Women’s Club Soccer. Some of her favorite outdoor activities include: hiking, playing sand soccer with her friends, and planting flowers. Her favorite dessert is Moose Tracks Ice Cream. An interesting fact about Jenna is that she has been to the Galapagos Islands and plans to attend Vet school after graduating from UMW.

Izzy Briones, Fitness Center Student Co-Coordinator (Staff)
E-mail: ibriones@mail.umw.edu
Izzy’s bio coming soon!

Daria Fortin, Outdoor Recreation Student Coordinator
E-mail: dfortin@mail.umw.edu
Daria’s bio coming soon!

Eliza Moreno, Intramural Sports Student Coordinator
E-mail: mmoreno@mail.umw.edu

Maddie Morris, Group Fitness Student Coordinator
E-mail: mmorris9@mail.umw.edu
Maddie is a Junior at UMW, majoring in Business Administration and minoring in Mathematics. She enjoys doing yoga, cooking, and making smoothies. She is a member of the Swing Dance club, Talk to the Hands, InterVarsity, and she’s on the Business Dean’s Student Advisory Board. Some of her favorite outdoor activities include: walking her dog, hiking, and kayaking. Her favorite dessert is Ice Cream (any kind!) An interesting fact about Maddie is that she was born in Texas.

Fitness Center Student Staff

Fitness Center Supervisors
Kaitlyn B.
Laura L.
Caroline T.
Alex B.
Sierra T.
Mollie R.

Fitness Center Attendants
Megan J.
Catherine R.
Rachel M.
Ronic N.
Sydney C.
Kate L.
Beth H.
Paola U.
Erin R.
Carolyn R.
Caleigh P.
Robert A.
Lucas B.
Danielle B.
Sam C.
Ellora L.
Maddie W.
Erin O.

Intramural Sports Staff

Supervisors
Megan A.
Gregory G.
Eliza M.
Ave K.
Shamsadeam M.

Officials
Information coming soon!

Group Fitness Instructors

April W.
Arielle E.
Bill B.
Brittanie H.
Campbell H.
Colleen J.
Danielle Z.
Emily G.
Emily K.
Erin H.
Izzy B.
Jenna E.
Kelly M.
Kelly S.
Lauren S.
Leslie N.
Madeline M.
Nancy D.
Olivia B.
Reagan J.
Rebekah C.
Tiffany K.
Tricia C.

Personal Trainers

Nancy D.

Lifeguards

Sam G.

Swim Instructors

Emily G.
Reagan J.
Kate L.