Professional Staff Bios


Sam Axley

Director, Campus Recreation

BS in Communications from Middle Tennessee State University, 1995
MS in Kinesiology from James Madison University, 1998
Certifications: NIRSA Certified Recreational Sports Specialist, NIRSA Registry of Collegiate Recreational Sports Professionals, AHSI Certified CPR, AED, First Aid Instructor
Office located in Physical Education Building, B104, Phone: (518) 442-2627


Craig Brewer

Associate Director, Programs

BS in Political Science from SUNY Plattsburgh
MS in Leadership from SUNY Plattsburgh
Certifications: First Aid/CPR/AED, MVP Trainer, NCBI Trainer, UACCESS Ambassador
NIRSA Member (2010)
Office located in Physical Education Building, B002, Phone: (518) 442-2627


Marissa Allen

Assistant Director, Intramural and Club Sports

BA in International Relations from the University of California at Davis
MBA in Marketing from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
Certifications: American Red Cross Instructor for First Aid, AED, CPR and Lifeguard
Office located in Physical Education Building, B107, Phone: (518) 442-2627


Kishmar A. Best

Assistant Director, Facility Operations

BS in Business Administration from University at Albany
MS in Education Administration & Policy Studies from University at Albany
NASPA Member (2010 - present)
Office located in Physical Education Building, B107, Phone: (518) 442-2627


Jessica Blasioli

Assistant Director, Fitness and Wellness

BS in Applied Exercise Science from Springfield College (2012)
MEd in Exercise Science and Sport Studies with a concentration of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention from Springfield College (2014)
Certifications: NETA Group Exercise, NETA Personal Training, American Heart Association CPR/AED/First Aid
Office located in Physical Education Building, B107, Phone: (518) 442-2627


Sarah Wolanin

Assistant Director, Member Services and Staff Development

BS in Sport Management from SUNY Cortland
MS in Education Administration and Policy Studies from University at Albany
Certifications: UAlbany Safe Space, CPR/AED/First Aid
Office located in Physical Education Building, B107, Phone: (518) 442-2627


Judy Lasher

Secretary, Campus Recreation

Licensed Zumba Instructor: Basic I, Basic II
Certifications: American Red Cross First Aid and CPR
Office located in Physical Education Building, B107, Phone: (518) 442-2627

Graduate Assistants and Program Assistants

Facilities and Operations

 


Nikole Evereth
Graduate Assistant
Facilities and Aquatics
Brian Ray
Program Assistant
Aquatics

 

Lea Stepakoff
Program Assistant
Aquatics

 

Fitness and Group Exercise

 


Jordan Helpley
Program Assistant
Fitness and Wellness

 

Intramural and Club Sports

 



Will Adams
Graduate Assistant
Intramural
Dan Jaromin
Program Assistant
Club Sports

 

Marketing

 

Miqdad Raza
Program Assistant
Web Design
Alyssa Palladino
Program Assistant
Social Media

 

 
Miguel Estrella
Program Assistant
Graphic Design

Membership

 

Lauren Taylor
Program Assistant
Membership