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

Admin Professionals
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.

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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.

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Jessica Hans, Associate Director

(910) 962-7443

Jessica 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.

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Amanda Wiggins, Marketing and Communication Specialist

(910) 962-3555

Amanda 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.

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 as well as the management and development of all of our member services students. Susan also oversees the Kudos program which is our student recognition incentive program.

Adventure Recreation

Seahawk Adventure Staff

Assistant Director - Vacant

(910) 962-3007

The Assistant Director 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. This position 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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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 she assists with Challenge Course programs.

Aquatics / Fitness

Aquatics and Fitness Staff
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Holly Smith, Assistant Director

(910) 962-2037

Holly 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 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.

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Jade Willey, Coordinator

(910) 962-2382

Jade 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.

Vacant, 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.

Competitive Sports

Competitive Sports Staff

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.

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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. He 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

Informal Recreation Staff
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Grace Grindstaff, Assistant Director

(910) 962-3669

Grace oversees planning, assessment and coordination of the student development experience for the department. She 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

Maintenance and Operations Staff
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 Student Recreation Center.

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


Graduate Assistants
Claire Eagan




Claire Eagan, Fitness
(910) 962-2696

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Maggie Hotaling - Marketing 
(910) 962-2272

Lindsey Perry




Lindsey Perry, Student Development
(910) 962-2272