RecWell Team

Amy Campbell

Amy Campbell

Associate Director of Recreation & Wellness

Pronouns: She/Her

Amy has worked as a professional with Recreation since 2003. She earned her B.S. degree from Hillsdale college in Health and Physical Education, and her M.Ed. from GVSU in College Student Affairs Leadership. Her responsibilities are to oversee all operations of Fitness and Wellness programs and services, including the Group Exercise program. She is also the co-director for the Injury Care Clinic. Amy also serves on a number of campus committees, to support efforts in improving the health and well being in and around the GV community. Amy is certified through NSCA-CPT, SPINNING®, TRX credentialing, Yogafit I, and an Instructor for CPR and First Aid through the American Red Cross. 

Amy enjoys spending time with her family, trail running, camping, cooking, and spending time outdoors (especially the beach)!

StrengthsQuest | Relator - Restorative - Responsibility - Strategic - Futuristic

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Anna Tollefson

Anna Tollefson

Assistant Director of Recreation and Wellness, Club Sports and Business Operations

Pronouns: She/Her

Anna completed her undergrad at GVSU with a Bachelors in Physical Education, concentration in coaching. She also completed graduate school at GVSU with a M.Ed in Higher Education, emphasis is Adult & Higher Education. During undergrad, Anna was a club sport athlete and then took over and coached the volleyball club after.

In her spare time Anna, loves traveling, reading, coaching, spending time with family, and her Golden Retriever Maizey.

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Bryce Muller

Bryce Muller

Intramural Sports & Community Programs Coordinator

Pronouns: Him/His

Bryce joined the Recreation team in August 2021 after spending a year working with Sports Programs at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is a proud alumni of Grand Valley State University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Sport Management. During his time as a student at GVSU, Bryce was a supervisor of both Intramural and Club Sports, where he found his passion for collegiate recreation and officiating. On top of working with Intramural Sports & Community Programs, Bryce officiates high school and college football.

When not on the field officiating, Bryce enjoys spending time on the lake with his family, watching or playing sports (surprise), traveling, and taking his wife Haylee out for ice cream.

StrengthsQuest | Communication - Includer - Futuristic - Strategic – Woo

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Christopher Bilski

Christopher Bilski

Esports Coordinator

Pronouns: Him/His

Christopher Bilski was named the first ever Esports Coordinator at Grand Valley State University in October of 2021. He has worked in Esports since 2016, most recently as the Director of Esports at Muskingum University. At Muskingum, Bilski guided the Fighting Muskies to two ECAC Championships and built the varsity esports program to over 60 members. He was chosen for the 2020 Collegiate League of Legends Selection Committee, and has consulted for multiple high schools and universities looking to start their own esports programs. 

A graduate of Lowell High School and Alma College, Bilski is excited to return to West Michigan and help build esports locally. In his free time, Bilski loves to be outdoors whether it's fishing, camping, or cheering on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish!

StrengthsQuest | Woo - Positivity - Includer - Developer – Strategic

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Emma Strasburger

Emma Strasberger

Fitness Programs Graduate Assistant 

Pronouns: She/Her

Emma is a GVSU Alum with an undergrad in Clinical Exercise Science and Dance. Currently she is getting her masters in Higher Education through the College of Student Affairs at GV. She is helping out with UFit, Personal training, and Small group training. She is a strong believer that exercise can help individuals become stronger both physically and mentally by boosting your overall mood, concentration, and confidence. Exercise is for everyone and anyone willing to try!

In her spare time, Emma enjoys going to the beach, hiking, and hanging out with my friends and family. 

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Jody Tenckinck

Jody Tenckinck

Office Assistant

Pronouns: She/Her

Jody started working for Recreation & Wellness in 2017, and has worked at GVSU since 2010, when she began working in the Business and Finance Division. Jody enjoys the high level of student engagement, as well as assisting staff members with their many faceted programs. She is a graduate of Davenport College. In her free time, Jody enjoys working in her perennial gardens, walking along beautiful Lake Michigan, and spending time with family.

StrengthsQuest | Includer - Responsibility - Belief - Positivity - Developer 

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Joe Bitely

Joe Bitely

Assistant Director (Climbing Center & Outdoor Adventures)

Pronouns: Him/His

Joe was named the Assistant Director of Recreation overseeing Outdoor Adventures and the Climbing Center in 2016 after previously serving as the GVSU Climbing and OAC Manager since 2007.  Joe received his bachelor's degree from Western Michigan University, where he majored in Recreation Management.  Joe's efforts empower and inspire the GVSU community through outdoor and adventure based opportunities.  Joe is avid rock climber and climbing instructor.

StrengthsQuest | Learner - Includer - Harmony - Responsibility - Restorative 

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Katie Feirer

Katie Feirer

Marketing & Communications Program Coordinator

Pronouns: She/Her

Katie joined the Recreation & Wellness team in August 2021 after graduating with her Master’s degree in Sport Administration from Central Michigan University. Her passion for collegiate recreation started during her undergrad at Michigan State University. During her time at Michigan State University she worked with their Recreational Sports Department, assisting with their marketing and adaptive sport and fitness opportunities.

In Katie’s spare time you'll find her cheering on the Spartans (Go Green!), trying new adaptive sports or being a cupcake connoisseur.

StrengthsQuest | Responsibility - Includer- Adaptability - Maximizer - Belief

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Katie Jourdan

Katie Jourdan

Student Health Promotions Coordinator 

Pronouns: She/Her

Katie joined Recreation and Wellness in November 2019. Katie hopes that her experience in community health will help guide her in supporting and improving the wellness of all GVSU students. Prior to GVSU, Katie’s work was in the realm of public health. She began her career as health educator and tribal fitness center coordinator for the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Indians supporting nutrition and exercise programming for tribal members. After that, Katie spent seven years as a public health educator with District Health Department #10 working primarily in sexual health and substance abuse prevention among youth and young adults. Katie received her bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University majoring in Public Health Education and Health Promotion, Spanish, and minoring in Nutrition. She went on to get her Master of Public Health in Health Behavior & Health Education from the University of Michigan.

Katie spends her free time hiking, doing yoga, traveling and eating donuts (mostly in moderation).

StrengthsQuest | Empathy – Developer – Relator – Positivity – Individualization

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Mike Przydzial

Mike Przydzial

Acting Director of Recreation & Wellness

Pronouns: Him/His

Mike joined the Recreation team in May 2019 after his most recent work at Ferris State University as Coordinator of Athletic Event Operations & Special Projects. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education (emphasis on Sports Leadership) with a minor in Business from Grand Valley State University in 2012, while also competing on the Men’s Basketball team. Mike completed his graduate work in 2014 from the University of Arkansas with a M.Ed. in Sports & Recreation Management, before spending four years in Flagstaff, Arizona as Assistant Director of Campus Recreation at Northern Arizona University. Outside of work, Mike enjoys spending time with family and staying active in a variety of ways.

StrengthsQuest | Strategic - Focus - Achiever - Learner - Responsibility 

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Mitch Eastlick

Mitch Eastlick

Assistant Director (Sports Programs) 

Pronouns: Him/His

Mitch oversees the intramural sports and club sports programs. He began working with GVSU Recreation in 2015 as the Competitive Sports Coordinator. he received his bachelor's degree in Communication Studies from San Jose State University in 2012. While at SJSU, Mitch skipped a night class his second week as a freshman to attend an intramural sports flag football training and worked with intramural sports until he graduated. He was a GA for Ohio University Campus Recreation, where he received his master’s degree in Recreation & Sports Sciences in 2015.

Born and raised in rural Northern California, he began officiating when he was 14 years old as a little league and softball umpire. As his senior project in high school, Mitch officiated high school football. The first game he worked, he was on the sideline of his high school. Mitch roots for Bay Area sports teams. 

StrengthsQuest | Context - Analytical - Arranger - Achiever - Responsibility 

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Taylor Porter

Adaptive and Inclusive Recreation Graduate Assistant

Pronouns: She/Her

Taylor is completing her Graduate Assistantship while pursuing her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy. Taylor attended Michigan State University for undergrad, where she majored in Kinesiology and minored in Health Promotion. She was very involved on MSU’s campus including organizations such as, Adaptive Sports and Recreation Club and Women’s Club Soccer. Through these experiences she was able to develop relationships with various individuals throughout the community to promote health as well as the social and psychological benefits of physical activity. She looks forward to applying her experiences and knowledge to further develop an atmosphere that is diverse and inclusive in recreation at GVSU. 

In her spare time, Taylor enjoys spending time with friends and family (especially her nephews), playing soccer, running, traveling, and watching MSU basketball. Go green!

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Toni Szot-Snyder

Toni Szot-Snyder

Fitness & Wellness Program Coordinator

Pronouns: She/Her

Toni has been working with Fitness and Wellness as a group exercise instructor since 2018. She joined the professional team in May 2021. Toni earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from GVSU. Her professional experience prior to GVSU includes working as a Group Fitness Instructor at Choice Health and Fitness in North Dakota. She was also a competitive dance coach for seven years. Toni is certified through Zumba and American Barre Technique.

Toni loves taking her family on outdoor adventures including hiking, backpacking, skiing, and biking. 

StrengthsQuest | Strategic - Woo - Communication - Positivity – Individualization

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