Angela D. – Executive Director
Angela is excited to be a part of the ASD Fitness Team. Holding a BS in Recreation Resource Management with a concentration in Adventure Based Programs from Lyndon State, she got most of her adventures out of the way after college and spends most of her time behind a desk. That doesn’t mean you won’t see her on the gym floor working out or participating in an occasional training. Since joining the ASD Fitness Team she has completed her ISSA Personal Trainer Certification.
Part time athlete, part time administrative geenie, her job is to keep the schedules in order and both members and trainers happy. Networking with the local ASD community, schools, and programs is also a big part of the job so you have our permission to share her business card with pretty much everyone.
Previously she has worked for Total Immersion, a swim company, under the direction of swim guru Terry Laughlin. She carries the kaizen spirit (striving for continuous improvement) to all her work and activities.
Sean M. – Adaptive Physical Education Coordinator
Sean was an all-American track and field athlete at SCSU, where he earned a Bachelor’s in Physical Education (1995), a Master’s in Health Education (1996) and a 6th year in Educational Leadership/Administration, Supervision (2011). He has been a public educator for over 20 years and has a passion to provide opportunities to his students to improve fitness now and in the future by learning lifetime skills that will lead to an active and healthy lifestyle.
Sean has been a faculty member at Amity Regional High School since 1998, where he has served as a head track and field and cross-country coach along with teaching physical education and health. Sean has taught the adapted physical education class for the past 20 years. He recently proposed and wrote the curriculum for a unified physical education class, where typical peers work directly with students in the adapted physical education class, hone their attributes of collaboration, empathy and persistence and help the adapted students reach their highest potential, while building relationships and social skills. Sean’s unified physical education class was implemented in the 2017-2018 school year and was a huge success. Sean has supported the Unified programs, including the sports and theater clubs at Amity. He is passionate about teaching, coaching and helping people create healthy life-long practices. Sean lives in Orange with his wife and two children.
Christine C. – Front Desk
Christine, is a graduate student in the Recreational Therapy program at Southern Connecticut State University with an expected graduation date of May 2018. She holds an undergraduate degree in business management and has extensive experience in medical management as well as clinical healthcare. She is adult and adolescent brain health first aid certified. A former Air Force Veteran and EMT, Christine has a special interest in fitness, volunteering, community outreach, nature and creative pursuits.
Miriam M. – Front Desk
Miriam has an Associate’s degree in Administration and is our part-time front desk staff and class instructor. She has been a part of the ASD Fitness Center team for over a year. Her past experiences include admirative assistant in medical, engineering, and law firm settings. She is also trained in CPR-AED, First-aid. She brings with her a passion for children, music, art, and is an integral part of the ASD Fitness Center staff.