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Director, Staff Team, and Employment Information

  • Meet our team of professional and dedicated staff members who are all current students enrolled in academic programs of study at IUP. Please let us know how we can help in your quest for health and fitness.

    Each year in August, a new management team steps in to begin their professional journey in the fitness center. These individuals are also graduate students earning their master’s degrees from the Kinesiology, Health, and Sports Science Department. They are pursuing degrees with concentrations either in Sport Management, Exercise Science, or Sport Studies.

    In addition to a new management team each academic year, the fitness center is staffed with interns and student workers.

    Each semester, towards the end of August and January, you will see the new faces of undergraduate students pursuing Sport Administration degrees completing their internship experiences in the fitness center.

    There are also student workers with various backgrounds and interests who add to our staff in a variety of ways as fitness instructors, personal trainers, or fitness and membership attendants. Please welcome new faces, and don’t be afraid to ask questions as we get to know you!  


    Dr. Richard Hsiao
    Richard Hsiao, MS, MBA, PhD

    Staff Team 

    Graduate Assistants

    Kelly Anthony

    Kelly Anthony: Facility Manager

    Hometown: Phoenixville, PA

    Master’s Program: Sport Management and Business Administration

    Background: Kelly is 23 years old. She was born and raised in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Desales University, majoring in business administration and sport management. Kelly played basketball for all four years of undergrad and was named captain her senior year. She hopes to bring her strong background of teamwork, communication, and leadership to the James G. Mill Facility.

    Interesting Fact: Kelly was a three-sport athlete in high school.

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    Jason Fallara: Assistant Facility Manager

    Hometown: Punxsutawney, PA

    Master’s Program: Health and Physical Education and Sport Management

    Background: Jason is 24 years old and was born in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. He received his bachelor’s degree at IUP majoring in health and physical education. He loves to lift weights and watch football.

    Interesting Fact: Jason can do a backflip on command!

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    Carissa Smith: Assistant Facility Manager

    Hometown: East Brunswick, NJ

    Master's Program: Sports Management

    Background: Carissa is 22 years old and was born and raised in East Brunswick, New Jersey. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Sports Administration while balancing her lacrosse career here at IUP. All four years her team was ranked top 20 in the country for Division 2 lacrosse, and she was named captain her senior year. Additionally, she works as a sports information student assistant, where she performs jobs such as updating the athletics website and creating graphics.

    Interesting Fact: Carissa is third in IUP women's lacrosse history for caused turnovers, first ever as a midfielder.

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    Katie Pennewill: Assistant Manager

    Hometown: Dallastown, PA

    Master’s Program: Sport Science- Sport Studies Track

    Background: Katie is 23 years old. She was born and raised in Dallastown, Pennsylvania, and graduated from Dallastown Area High School, where she played volleyball, was in the band, and sang in the choir. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Tampa in December 2016 and majored in sport management. Katie loves volleyball, and she has coached several middle school, high school, and club volleyball teams while in Tampa. She also interned for the Tampa Bay Lightning in the marketing and live events department. Katie aspires to work in college or high school athletics when she graduates from IUP in December 2017. Her passion to do well and the initiative she takes will help to better the IUP and James G. Mill Center for Fitness and Health community.

    Interesting Fact: Katie loves to paint and draw, and she started her undergraduate work as an art major. She is the current volunteer assistant coach for the IUP volleyball team, and would love to see you at the matches!

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    Colin Winslow: Assistant Facility Manager

    Hometown: Nazareth, PA

    Master’s Program: Sport Management

    Background: Colin is 23 years old. He graduated from Lock Haven in 2016 with a degree in sports management and a minor in coaching. He completed an internship at Clarion University in their Athletic Department. He also worked for the Lehigh Valley Phantoms for eight months last year.

    Interesting Fact: Colin loves cooking and learning new recipes while also trying different foods.  


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    Tyler Montgomery: Staff

    Hometown: Oxford, PA

    Undergraduate Program: Physical Education and Exercise Science

    Background: Tyler enjoys playing many sports, such as lifting and exercising. He likes to play guitar, drums and piano. Drawing characters from multiple Sources of media is his favorite way to relax.

    Interesting Fact: Tyler has Celiac Disease, this means he has an allergy to gluten This disease also affects his immune system and regenerative cells.  

    Instructors and Personal Trainers

    Amy Fiorentini
    Amy Fiorentini, Insanity Instructor

    Undergraduate Program: Exercise Science and Sport Science
    Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
    Background: Amy has worked previously as a radiologic technologist for three years in Pittsburgh. She decided to attend IUP for her bachelor’s degree in exercise and sport science to pursue her passion for fitness. She then plans to on to graduate school for physical therapy. Amy attended Chartiers Valley High School and was a part of the cross country and track and field teams. After one year of attending Insanity Live group exercise classes, Amy took her love for the class to the next step and became a certified instructor in September 2014.

    Interesting Fact: Amy's life goal is to run a race in every state.

    Employment or Internships at the Fitness Center

    Are you interested in making some extra money while gaining valuable experience in the field of exercise and fitness? If you are dedicated, professional, and willing to put our members first, then we might be looking for you!

    Fitness and membership attendants are typically student workers and can be from any academic field. Between two and four student workers are needed yearly. Staff may be required to be available during winter and/or summer breaks. Typically between one and two personal trainers and group fitness instructors are needed yearly and must have junior or senior status in IUP’s Exercise Science program. Positions may or may not be available throughout the year.

    Applications will be accepted any time by downloading and completing an Employee Application Form, attaching your resume, and delivering your information to the fitness center or mailbox outside of Room 114. If workers are not currently needed and the applicant will be available during the following term, their application will be kept on file for consideration during the next term.

    Interns please complete an Intern Application Form, submit your resume, and deliver your information to the mailbox outside of Room 114 or e-mail your packet to Richard Hsiao at Interns should apply no later than two months prior to the semester they wish to complete their internship during. Interns must have their internship approved by their internship adviser no later than one month prior to the conclusion of the semester that precedes the prospective internship period (i.e., an internship for fall must be approved no later than the end of March).

    Positions that may be available along with their descriptions and requirements include:

    Fitness and Membership Attendant

    Group Fitness Instructor

    Personal Trainer