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Desired Industry: Recreation SpiderID: 50517
Desired Job Location: Goshen, Indiana Date Posted: 4/30/2011
Type of Position: Full-Time Permanent Availability Date: Immediately
Desired Wage: 40,000 to 50,000
U.S. Work Authorization: Yes
Job Level: Management (Manager, Director) Willing to Travel: Yes, 25-50%
Highest Degree Attained: Masters Willing to Relocate: Yes


To administrate, assess and facilitate professional program development with an emphasis on aquatic, physical fitness, special events, outdoor environmental education, leisure education and healthy lifestyle programs for youth, adults, seniors, families and corporations within a corporate, medical or university setting.


September 2008 – . Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, 1425 Wall Street, South Bend, IN. 46615. Phone: (574) 229-9433.

Nature of Duties: Contract my professional services in recreational therapy to Northern Indiana Providers (NIP). Meet one-on-one with developmentally disabled youth and adult clients to assess their fine motor, gross motor, locomotion, sensory, cognition, communication, and behavioral skills in order to develop and implement long term Therapeutic Recreation treatment plan goals and objectives. Current client disabilities range from mild to severe developmental delays, autism, spine-bifida, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, and medically impaired or injured athletes.

Immediate Supervisor: employed.

April 2005 – September 2008: Fitness Manager, CTRS, Memorial Health & Lifestyle Center, 111. W. Jefferson Blvd., Suite 300, South Bend, IN. 46601. Phone: (574) 647-2666.

Nature of Duties: Responsible for the management, development and coordination of all aspects of the marketing, administration and evaluation of a broad range of high quality health, wellness, fitness, aquatic, sport and recreation programs for a full size, state of the art 44,000 square foot medically based fitness center. Specific areas of accountability include the management of thirty-five specialized, certified and degreed fitness specialist staff, personal trainers, group exercise instructors, and one group fitness coordinator. Additional areas of direct accountability include administering fitness evaluations and exercise prescriptions, member orientations, personal training, aerobics and aquatics programming, wellness clinics, corporate health & wellness screenings, recreational and sports clinics, special events, (i.e., Sunburst Races), member and community wellness incentive programs and the implementation of written proposals and marketing materials. Key accomplishments include implementing wellness testing for 2,200 University of Notre Dame employees in 2007 and securing the wellness testing health fair for 2,800 University of Notre Dame employees and spouses for 2008.

Immediate Supervisor: Alan, Loyd, Director, Memorial Health & Lifestyle Center, 111 W. Jefferson Blvd., Suite 300, South Bend, IN. 46601. Phone: (574) 647-2669.

August 2000 – April 2005: Fitness Supervisor, CTRS, 321 East Walter Street, South Bend, Indiana, 46614. Phone: (574) 299-4768.

Nature of Duties: Supervise, manage, develop and evaluate state of the art fitness center, fitness and exercise classes, corporate memberships, city and corporate wellness programs, therapeutic massage programs, training, certification and workshops for all full time and part time support staff and instructors. Develop comprehensive and fiscally responsible budgets for fitness center, health and wellness program classes, corporate health, and specialized city wellness programs. Purchase, inspect, service and maintain facility strength training and fitness testing equipment valued at over $1,000,000.00. Implement and evaluate community and city employee Hearts N' Parks program for youth and adult populations. Administrate effective evaluative procedures for program staff, program facility and community program participants. Perform feasibility study for indoor and outdoor climbing wall program and indoor aquatic facility. Investigate grant information and secure financial resources for both the climbing wall and aquatic facility projects. Direct special events to include, but not limited to a Winter Biathlon and Summer Kids Triathlon. Secure sponsorships to finance the Winter Biathlon, Kids Triathlon and related special events.

Immediate Supervisor: Susan O’Connor, Recreational Director, 321 E. Walter Street, South Bend, IN. 46614. Phone (574) 229-4768

May 1995-May 2000: Personal Fitness Trainer, Aquatic Specialist and Consultant, (Self Employed.) 1425 Wall Street, South Bend, Indiana 46615. Phone (574)233-8582.

Immediate Supervisor: Self

May 1995 - June 1998 Physical Fitness Instructor/ Aquatic Instructor, YMCA of Michiana, 1201 Northside Blvd., South Bend, Indiana 46615. Phone (574)287-9622.

August 1997- June 1998: Health & Physical Education Instructor, South Bend Hebrew Day School, 206 West 8th Street, Mishawaka, Indiana 46544. Phone: (574) 255-3351.

July 1990- February 1994: Waterfront/ Program Supervisor at Eagle Creek Park, Department of Parks and Recreation, 7840 West 56th Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46254. Phone: (317)293-4827.

April 1989- February 1990: Program/Aquatic Director of the YMCA of Michiana, 1201 Northside Blvd., South Bend, Indiana 46615. Phone: (574)287-9622.

April 1988 – April 1989: Senior Director and Owner of Blue Heron Sports Promotions, 225 North Sunnyside, South Bend, Indiana 46617. Phone: (219) 277-3359.
November 1986 – April 1988: Physical Director for the YMCA of Metropolitan South Bend- Mishawaka, 1201 Northside Blvd., South Bend, Indiana 45516.

January 1986- June 1987: College Physical Fitness Instructor, Southwestern Michigan College, 58900 Cherry Grove Road, Dowagiac, Michigan


1978-1982: Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Therapeutic Recreation

2010: Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
Degree Masters Program in Therapeutic Recreation


Member of the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification:
May 1982 to Present
Member of the American Therapeutic Recreation Association
Member of the National Therapeutic Recreation Society
Member of the Recreational Therapist of Indiana
Member of the National Triathlon Federation/USA
Member of the National Parks and Recreation Association
Member of the Board of Directors for YMCA Camp Eberhart
Certified Recreational Therapist Specialist, Since November 2000
United States Triathlon Association 1982 - present
Michiana Soccer Association 1988-1990, 1995-2006
Indianapolis Soccer Association 1990- 1994

Certified Recreational Therapist Specialist, Since November 2000
United States Triathlon Association 1982 - present
Michiana Soccer Association 1988-1990, 1995-2006
Indianapolis Soccer Association 1990- 1994
United States Master Water Fitness Specialist
National YMCA Certified Fitness Specialist
YOGAFIT Certified Level 1 Instructor
American Red Cross Professional Rescuer CPR & AED

Additional Information:
Swimmer, Runner, Biker, Triathlete, YOGA enthusiast. Self starter. Highly motivated. 29 years as a professional in the health, recreation, fitness & wellness industry.

Available upon request.

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