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Andrew Nelson

Andrew Nelson
Campus Recreation Coordinator

Designations:
Occupational Safety & Health of America: OSHA Certified
Heartland AEA: Bloodborne Pathogens Certified
Iowa Central Community College: Coaching Authorization
American Red Cross: CPR and First Aid Certification

Andy Nelson is the Campus Recreation Coordinator for the DMACC Ankeny Campus. He began his career at DMACC as the Intramural and Facility Specialist for the Campus Recreation Department in 2005.

Andy is a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa with a B.A. degree in Leisure, Youth & Human Services with emphases in Programming, Youth Services and Tourism. He also has his coaching authorization and is certified in CPR, First Aid, Bloodborne Pathogens and OSHA.

In addition to working in the Campus Recreation Department, he is a Supervisor for the City of Ames at the Ames/ISU Ice Arena.


Andrea JensenAndrea Jensen
Group Fitness Instructor/Personal Trainer

Designations:
American Council on Exercise (ACE): Certified Group Fitness Instructor & Certified Personal Trainer
Zumba™ Instructor
Yoga Fit Trained Yoga Instructor
American Red Cross: CPR and First Aid Certification

Andrea has been pursuing fitness as both a personal hobby and profession since 2001 when she became a Certified Personal Trainer. In 2005 she became a Certified Group Fitness Instructor and has been teaching classes ever since. She has worked full time for DMACC (Human Resources) since 2004 and started teaching classes and doing personal training part time for Campus Recreation in 2005. She believes exercise should be fun and something to look forward to each day. Some of her favorite classes to teach are: Zumba™ , Step and Yoga. She enjoys helping people reach their fitness goals!


Carole McConnellCarole McConnell
Group Fitness Instructor

Designations:
American Council on Exercise (ACE): Certified Group Fitness Instructor
American Red Cross: CPR and First Aid Certification

Carole McConnell discovered her love of exercise in her early 20's. In 2005 she participated in Farrell's Ultimate Body Challenge and discovered a love of kickboxing. This led her to begin teaching kickboxing classes in the fall of 2005, earning her ACE (American Council of Exercise) certification in Group Fitness in 2006. That same year she completed her YogaFit certification. She holds specialty certifications in Fusion Fitness, Kettlebells, Group Cycling and Pilates.

Carole is also an Application Support Analyst for DMACC, she loves getting to know students and staff through both positions.


Bob DresbackBob Dresback
Intramural Official

Designations:
Heartland AEA: Bloodborne Pathogens Certified
American Red Cross: CPR and First Aid Certification


 



 

Dennice Shupe – Group Fitness Instructor/Personal Trainer
Regan Wood – Gym Assistant
Kathryn Thompson - Group Fitness Instructor
Josh Tucker - Intramural Official
Katie Allison - Gym Supervisor/Score Keeper
Mike Hertz - Gym Supervisor/Intramural Official
TJ Rude - Gym Supervisor/Intramural Official
Matt Andorf - Gym Supervisor/Intramural Official