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Professional Staff

  • Dion Wade

    Dion Wade

    Director of University Recreation
    Phone: 206.296.6017

    Credentials:

    BS in Business Administration - Trinity University
    MA in Educational Leadership - University of Central Florida
    Employed with Seattle University since: 2012
    Rusty Vineyard

    Rusty Vineyard

    Associate Director of U Rec
    Phone: 206.296.6484

    Credentials:

    BS in Leisure Services - Central Washington University 
    MS in Recreation, Parks & Tourism Administration - Western Illinois
    University, Employed with Seattle University since: 2010 
    Kristen Carstens

    Kristen Carstens

    Assistant Director of U Rec, Operations
    Phone: 206.296.2842

    Credentials:

    BS in Kinesiology – Washington State University 

    MA in Applied Physiology – Columbia University’s Teacher’s College

    Employed with Seattle University since: 2006

     

    Blake Simpfenderfer

    Blake Simpfenderfer

    Assistant Director of U Rec, Competitive Sports
    Phone: 206.296.5907

    Credentials:

    BA in Business Administration - University of South Dakota
    MA in Health, Physical Education, and Recreation - University of South Dakota
    Employed with Seattle University since: 2010
    Mileva Huljev

    Mileva Huljev

    Assistant Director of U Rec, Outdoor
    Phone: 206.296.6418

    Credentials:

    BA in Psychology - University of Washington
    BFA in Printmaking - University of Washington
    M.Ed. in Student Development Administration - Seattle University 

    NOLS Risk Management Training 2010
    Employed with Seattle University since: 2005

    Samantha Godfrey

    Samantha Godfrey

    Assistant Director of U Rec, Business Operations
    Phone: 206.296.2093

    Credentials:

    BA in Sports Management - Washington State University 

    M.Ed. in Student Development Administration - Seattle University

    Employed with Seattle University since: 2011

    Russ Cleveland

    Russ Cleveland

    Assistant Director of U Rec, Aquatics & Risk Management
    Phone: 206.296.8404

    Credentials:

    BS in Nutrition - University of Nevada Reno, 2012
    ISSA Certified Master Fitness Trainer, 2012
    United States Navy Veteran, 2010
    Employed with Seattle University since: 2012 
    Christin Everson

    Christin Everson

    Assistant Director of U Rec, Fitness
    Phone: 206.220.8543

    Credentials:

    BA in Psychology, University of Oregon

    MS in Kinesiology, Indiana University

    Employed with Seattle University since 2014

    Katie Pinney

    Katie Pinney

    Graduate Assistant, Student Development & Leadership
    Phone: 206.296.8532

    Credentials:

    BA in Psychology - University of Minnesota
    Employed with Seattle University since: 2012
    Trace Seaton

    Trace Seaton

    Graduate Assistant, Sport Clubs
    Phone: 206.296.8532
    Credentials:

    Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, University of Oregon

    Master's of Sports Administration and Leadership, Seattle University

    Employed with UREC since 2013