Associate Director of Programs


Professional Experience:
Associate Director of Programs, University Recreation, University of West Georgia, GA (2014-Present)
Assistant Director - Informal Recreation, Auburn Campus Recreation, Auburn University, AL (2013-2014)
Assistant Director - Auburn Outdoors, Auburn Campus Recreation, Auburn University, AL (2012-2013)
Assistant Director - Outdoor Pursuits and Operations, WFU Campus Recreation, Wake Forest University, NC (2008-2012)
Coordinator of Outdoor Pursuits and Aquatics, WFU Campus Recreation, Wake Forest University, NC (2004-2008)
Graduate Assistant - Outdoor Connections Center, University Recreation, University of Arkansas, AR (2002-2004)
Internship - Outdoor Recreation Center, Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center, Vanderbilt University, TN (2002)
Trip Leader - Outdoor Adventure Program, ETSU Campus Recreation, East Tennessee State University, TN (2000-2002)

Job Responsibilities:
Shares responsibility for the overall management of University Recreation including direct oversight of the following areas: Outdoor Recreation, Club Sports, Fitness/Wellness, Intramural Sports, and Special Events. Supervises, evaluates, and works closely with three professional team members: Assistant Director of Fitness/Wellness, Assistant Director of Competitive Sports, Coordinator of Outdoor Recreation to offer a diverse, high-quality, comprehensive menu of recreational programs to the University community. Serves as liaison to all regional and national sport governing bodies for each Club Sport team. Develops annual goals, learning outcomes and appropriateassessment tools, and a calendar of events/programs designed to maximize participation, learning, and engagement in each specific UREC program. In conjunction with professional staff, develops effective and efficient operating policies, procedures, and protocols for each program area. Works collaboratively with other University entities such as Legal and Risk Management to create and ensure comprehensive risk management procedures for all program areas. Time at UWG:Since August 1, 2014Hometown:Johnson City, TN

Education / Degrees

  • B.S., Sport and Leisure Management with a minor in Biology and Environmental Studies, East Tennessee State University,
  • M.Ed., Recreation Management, University of Arkansas,