CMS Recreation Staff

Chris Spells| chris.spells@cms.claremont.edu

Director of Recreation, Manager of Roberts Pavilion

Chris joined CMS Recreation in April of 2016. Before coming to CMC, he worked for 5 years as the Assistant Director of Recreational Facilities and Operations at Stanford University. While there he worked with games and event management, and also had the opportunity to open two new recreation facilities on their campus. Chris has always been passionate about recreation, health and wellness. He's had the joy of working as a personal trainer, group fitness instructor, and rehab assistant. He and his wife live in the area with their rambunctious dog, Batman the boxer! 

 

Nikki Ayers| nikki.ayers@cms.claremont.edu

Assistant Director of Events and Operations, Roberts Pavilion

Nikki joined the team in August 2016.  Before coming to CMC she spent three years at Harvey Mudd College serving in various roles in the Division of Student Affairs.  Part of her responsibilities at Mudd included assisting with all aspects of New Student Orientation/Orientation Adventure trips, managing the Linde Activities Center and running Commencement for the college. Nikki started her career at Grinnell College as a participant in the NCAA Division III Ethnic Minority and Women’s grant intern program. While at Grinnell, she was the Director of Intramural and Club Sports/ Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach.  In 2007, she accepted a position at Knox College as the Head Women’s Soccer Coach/Director of the E&L Andrew Fitness center. She spent four seasons at Knox before returning to her alma mater, Juniata College to work as an assistant coach/residence director.  Nikki graduated from Juniata College in 2006 with a B.S. in Sports Management.  She received her M.S. in Leadership from Duquesne University in 2012.  Nikki resides in Upland with her husband, Jake and their two kids, Kennedy and Ben.

 

Matt Ryan | matt.ryan@cms.claremont.edu

Intramural Sports Coordinator

Matt Joined the CMS Recreation team in August of 2016 as the recreational sports coordinator. Originally form Chicago, Illinois, he graduated from the University of Louisville with his Bachelor’s degree in 2013. He went on to complete his masters work in Sport Administration at the University of Louisville in 2015.

 

Enrique Zaldivar | enrique.zaldivar@cms.claremont.edu

Facility and Intramural Sports Supervisor

Enrique grew up in the Inland Empire, and attendted to Our Lady of Assumption here in Claremont, then Damien High School in La Verne, so naturally he feels very much at home here at CMC. He attended Arizona State University and earned a bachelor’s of science in Criminal Justice and Criminology. As an undergrad he worked in Campus Recreation and did so all 4 years. He enjoyed the work he did in Campus Rec and chose to continue working in the field as the Facility & Intramural Sports Supervisor.