Campus Recreation

About Us

The Department of Campus Recreation inspires healthy lifestyles with inclusive recreation, innovative programming and sustainable facilities, while embracing technology and fostering leadership development.

The mission of the Department of Campus Recreation is to provide quality recreational experiences and facilities thus enhancing the overall educational experience of the campus community.

This goal is accomplished by offering a wide variety of recreational activities, conducting educational workshops and providing professional training. The Department of Campus Recreation, Division of Student Affairs, provides a multi-faceted program that includes: Group Fitness/Fitness Programs, Intramural Sports, Aquatics, Adventure Recreation Programs, and Sport Clubs. Campus Recreation at UNCW takes a "something for everyone" approach to programming.

The University of North Carolina at Wilmington is an Institutional Member of NIRSA, Leaders in Collegiate Recreation. NIRSA comprises and supports leaders in collegiate recreation.  As college and university students develop into future leaders, NIRSA members support their learning and growth by fostering lifelong habits of well-being. Leadership, teamwork, dedication, and respect are among the many skills exercised by inclusive competition, fitness, and recreation.

Campus Recreation Administration

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Tim Lewis, Director

(910) 962-7443

Tim oversees a multi-faceted recreation program that includes Aquatic Programs, Competitive Sports, Adventure Recreation, Special Events and Fitness Programming, as well as the management of The Pat Leonard Student Recreation Center for UNCW. He also oversees all administrative and business functions of the Department of Campus Recreation and its facilities.

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Grace Grindstaff, Senior Associate Director

(910) 962-7443

Grace supervises the facility and business operations team. She oversees the operational functions of The Pat Leonard Student Recreation Center, including facility management, maintenance and repairs, housekeeping and all departmental business operations. Additional responsibilities include departmental human resource functions.

Vacant, Associate Director

(910) 962-7443

This position oversees the planning and operations of Aquatic and Fitness programming. Additional responsibilities include collaborative wellness and well-being programming, departmental assessment and special event programming.


Zach Gilbert, Associate Director

(910) 962-7443

Zach oversees the planning and operations of Competitive Sports and Adventure Recreation. Additional responsibilities include departmental risk management, management and development of all outdoor recreational sports facilities.

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Emily Eldridge, Marketing and Communication Specialist

(910) 962-2272

Emily is responsible for the overall coordination of all marketing/promotional materials for the department.  She is responsible for planning, designing, and supervising the department's website and all web-based projects and will manage department presentations for university related events.

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Tammi Emeka, Coordinator of Business Operations

(910) 962-2344

Tammi is responsible for all of the business needs of the department. Her primary responsibilities include all budget items, requisitions, purchase orders, internal/external invoices, check requests, PACS card reconciliation, fuel card reconciliation and travel processing.

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Susan Smith, Member Services & Operations Coordinator

(910) 962-4110

Susan is responsible for the management of all membership services for the LSRC, daily office operations and payroll for the department. She manages all administrative aspects of a multi-faceted office that includes supervision and development of student office staff as well as the management and development of all of our member services staff. Susan also oversees the Kudos program which is our student recognition incentive program.

Vacant, Well-Being Specialist

(910) 962-2382

This temporary position assists in the development, advertisement, implementation, and evaluation of the Healthy Hawks Well-being Initiative and campus well-being programs. The Well-Being Specialist collaborates with campus departments/units to provide support and recommendations for the creation of a healthy campus community. 

Adventure Recreation


Marshall McArthur, Assistant Director

(910) 962-3007

Marshall is responsible for the planning, assessment, and facilitation of Seahawk Adventures, which include adventure trips, the Challenge Course, climbing wall, equipment rentals, workshops and clinics, leadership development, risk management and the Resource Center. Marshall also supervises and trains all staff that facilitate the operation of the climbing wall and equipment rental programs.

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Ali Scott, Coordinator

(910) 962-2070

Ali is responsible for the daily operation and management, associated with the Challenge Course. Additionally, she develops customized programs in the areas of leadership development, teamwork and group initiatives. She also works with staff development and trip leadership for the Adventure Recreation Program.

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Thomas Hammontree, Coordinator

(910) 962-2629

Thomas is responsible for the planning and management of the Adventure Trips Program. Additional responsibilities include the planning and development of the clinic and workshop schedule, staff development, and assists with Challenge Course programs.

Aquatics / Fitness

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Adrianna Del Amo, Assistant Director

(910) 962-2037


Adrianna is responsible for the planning, development, facilitation and assessment of aquatic and fitness programming, including instructional programs, personal training, special events and well-being related programs. She is the primary aquatic pool operator managing both the indoor and outdoor pools at the LSRC. Additional responsibilities include staff development, fitness center management, serving as the Safety Coordinator advising the Leadership Team on risk management issues, and coordinating the employee certification program.

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Ashton Simon, Fitness Coordinator

(910) 962-3598


The Fitness Coordinator is responsible for planning, assessment, and coordination of the group fitness program, oversees the operations of the Fitness Center, and assists in the development of related staff. This position also plans, assesses, and coordinates assigned special events and well-being programs.

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Lindsey Perry, Aquatics Coordinator

(910) 962-2043


The Aquatics Coordinator is responsible for the operation and administration of a multi-faceted aquatics program. This position is charged with the development of the aquatic student team members, daily and preventative maintenance and risk management for both the indoor and outdoor pool.  This position will facilitate and implement all water and classroom based instructional programming which includes learn to swim and health and safety certifications.

Emerson Alexander, Health & Fitness Temp

(910) 962-2382

Emerson is responsible for supporting fitness staff, operations, and maintenance by assisting with the development of staff trainings, schedules, and routine tasks. Additionally, she assists with the planning, implementation, and evaluation of Fitness and Wellness special event programs.

Competitive Sports

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Daniel Turner, Assistant Director

(910) 962-7758

Daniel is responsible for the planning, assessment and facilitation of the Competitive Sports Program, including the Sports Official's Training and Development Program, team sport activities, individual/dual activities and sport club programming. Additional responsibilities include staff training, mentoring selected sport clubs, special event programming and outdoor recreational facility management.

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Breanna Sudano, Coordinator

(910) 962-7529

Breanna is responsible for advising the Sports Club Council, Sport Club Officer development and mentoring assigned sport clubs. She manages and develops Program Assistants and students working as office assistants and maintenance staff. Additional responsibilities include co-leading the development and support of the Competitive Sports Graduate Assistant, supporting our Sports Official's Development Program, managing the payroll of student team members, assisting with outdoor recreational facility maintenance and special event programming.

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Ian Roberts, Coordinator

(910) 962-3318

Ian is responsible for the management of the Sports Official's Training and Development Program. He manages and develops Program Assistants and co-leads the development and support of the Competitive Sports Graduate Assistant. Additional responsibilities include mentoring assigned sport clubs, managing the payroll of student team members, assisting with outdoor recreational facility maintenance and special event programming.

Informal Recreation

Vacant, Assistant Director

(910) 962-3669

This position oversees planning, assessment and coordination of the student development experience for the department. The Assistant Director manages informal programming, related services and staff for the Student Recreation Center. Supervision includes: undergrad, graduate assistants and maintenance staff for The Pat Leonard Student Recreation Center (LSRC).

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Samantha Magee, LSRC Manager

(910) 962-3940

Samantha supervises the day-to-day operations of The Pat Leonard Student Recreation Center to include equipment inventory and check-out, facility set up, policy enforcement, and student hiring. She assists with the management of informal programming related services, and staff for the LSRC. Additional responsibilities include staff training and development, mentoring of various student team member positions, and facility inventory and maintenance.

Maintenance & Operations

Edwin Blanchard

Edwin Blanchard, Maintenance Technician
(910) 962-2623

Edwin's primary responsibility is to provide direct maintenance including the fitness equipment, water quality testing for the pools, and general upkeep and repairs of The Pat Leonard Student Recreation Center.

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Matthew Goff, Recreation Grounds & Turf Manager

(910) 962-7034 

This position's primary responsibility is to provide direct maintenance to the Recreational and Gazebo Field Complexes.

Graduate Assistants


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Bree Johnson, Competitive Sports

(910) 962-2696


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Anna Poston, Student Development

(910) 962-2696