Campus Recreation

About Us

We will inspire 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. NIRSA is the leading resource for professional and student development, education, and research in collegiate recreational sports. Campus Recreation staff members have a rich tradition of participation within NIRSA.

Campus Recreation Administration

Tim McNeilly Tim McNeilly, 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 Student Recreation Center for UNCW. Tim also oversees all administrative and business functions of the Department of Campus Recreation and its facilities.
David Parker David Parker, Associate Director

(910) 962-7443

David 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 and graduate student development.
Tim Lewis headshot Tim Lewis, Associate Director

(910) 962-7393

Tim supervises the facility and business operations team. He oversees the operational functions of the Student Recreation Center, including facility management, development, maintenance and repairs, housekeeping and all departmental business operations. Additional responsibilities include departmental assessment.
  Jessica Blasioli, Associate Director

(910) 962-7443

Jessica will oversee the planning and operations of Aquatic and Fitness programming. Additional responsibilities include collaborative wellness programming, departmental assessment and special event programming.
Amanda Wiggins headshot Amanda Wiggins, Recreation Program Coordinator

(910) 962-3555

Amanda is responsible for the management of all marketing and publication materials for the department, both print and digital.  She is also responsible for maintaining the Campus Recreation social media accounts. Amanda is responsible for student employee development programs, such as student training's and student recognition programs.
Headshot for Tammi Emeka Tammi Emeka, Coordinator of Business Operations

(910) 962-2344 

This position's primary responsibility is for the business needs of the Department to include all budget items; requisitions, purchase orders, internal/external invoices, check requests, PACS card reconciliation, fuel card reconciliation and travel processing.
Susan Smith - Office Manager

Susan Smith, Office Manager

(910) 962-4110

Susan is responsible for the management of all membership services for the SRC, 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. Susan also oversees the Kudos program which is our student recognition incentive program.

Adventure Recreation

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Thomas Bartolotta, Assistant Director

(910) 962-3007

Thomas 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. He 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,  all 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.

Gina DeMattei Picture Gina DeMattei, Coordinator

(910) 962-2629

Gina 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

Vacant, Assistant Director

(910) 962-2043

Assistant Director is responsible for the planning, development, facilitation and assessment of aquatic and fitness programming; including instructional programs, fitness consultations, special events and wellness related programs. He is the primary aquatic pool operator managing both the indoor and outdoor pools at the SRC. 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 relating to CPR, First Aid, AED, etc.

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Holly Smith, Coordinator

(910) 962-2037

Holly assists with the planning and assessment of the Seahawk Fitness Program, as well as the development and evaluation of student employees. She is directly responsible for Personal Training staff development and programming. Additional responsibilities include fitness center supervision, special event programming and assessment.

Competitive Sports


Zach Gilbert, Assistant Director

(910) 962-4116

Zach 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.

Headshot of Danny Turner Daniel Turner, Coordinator

(910) 962-7758 

Daniel is responsible for advising the Sports Club Council, facilitation of the Sport Club Management Series, Sport Club Officer development and mentoring assigned sport clubs. He is also responsible for all individual and dual sports activities. Additional responsibilities include assisting with outdoor recreational facility maintenance and special event programming.
Andrew Rampe Andy Rampe, Coordinator

(910) 962-3318

Andy is responsible for the management of the Sports Official's Training and Development Program. Provides assistance with the planning, assessment and facilitation of team sport activities. Additional responsibilities include mentoring assigned sport clubs, assisting with outdoor recreational facility maintenance and special event programming.

Informal Recreation

Grace Grindstaff, Assistant Director

(910) 962-3669

The Assistant Director of Informal Recreation oversees planning, assessment and coordination of the student development experience for the department. Manages informal programming, related services and staff for the Student Recreation Center.  Supervision includes; undergrad, graduate assistants and maintenance staff for the Student Recreation Center (SRC).

Maintenance & Operations

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Dudley Sparks, Maintenance Technician

(910) 962-2623

Dudley's primary responsibility is to provide direct maintenance in the Student Recreation Center to include daily maintenance and water quality testing in both indoor and outdoor pools, and general upkeep and repairs of the Student Recreation Center.

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Spencer Rowell, Maintenance Technician

(910) 962-4110

Spencer's primary responsibility is to provide direct maintenance to the Recreational Fields and the Gazebo complexes.

Graduate Assistants

5 Campus Recreation Graduate Assistants                                                  Pictured left to right: Erika Miller, Ryan Himes, Tyler Coe, Alicia Maupin, Tara Fitzpatrick

Erika Miller, Student Development

(910) 962-2272
Ryan Himes, Competitive Sports

(910) 962-2696

Tyler Coe, Fitness

(910) 962-2382
Alicia Maupin, Facility Operations

(910) 962-2272

Tara Fitzpatrick, Marketing

(910) 962-2272