Group picture of the building managers standing in front of the Student Recreation Center

Building Managers


Alexis Gross
Head Building Manager
Hello, my name is Alexis Gross. It is my fourth year working at the Student Recreation Center and my third year as a building manager. I also hold a few more positions at the Rec including special events and outdoor adventure so you will usually see me around. I am currently a senior here at Montclair State, majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in Business Analytics and a minor in psychology. After graduating, I hope to continue my involvement in a campus recreation graduate program.

Jaela Garcia
Facilities Area Supervisor
Hello everyone! My name is Jaela Garcia and I am a Psych major, going into my junior year. This will be my third year working at the Student Recreation Center and my first as Area Supervisor of Faculties. I have been a building manager for the past two years and I have loved every second of it! I love shopping and watching Netflix, and I have the biggest sweet tooth. If you ever see me at the Rec don’t be shy and say hi!

Carlo Atie
Hi everyone! My name is Carlo Atie. I am a junior Biology major aspiring to become a Physical Therapist. This is my third year working at the Student Recreation Center, and my first as a Building Manager. I also work in Special Events. I am a huge baseball fan (Yankees, Rockies), so feel free to talk to me about the sport or anything else if you catch me around campus! I am always eager to give a helping hand. I look forward to seeing you all soon!

Matthew Avila
I am a Senior majoring in Finance with a double minor in Economics and Entrepreneurship. This is my third year at Campus Recreation, first year as a Building Manager. I also work as an Office Assistant and with Special Events. I have a plethora of goals and ambitions to accomplish during my career, but I am confident that Campus Recreation has shaped me to accomplish all of them. I am glad to be a part of this organization and I am excited to continue learning and growing with you all!

Aniya Clark
Hey! My name is Aniya and I’m a senior studying International Business, as well as minoring in both Economics and Fashion Merchandising. This is my third year working for Campus Rec, where I am both a Building Manager and EQC attendant. I love to eat, sleep, and talk, but most importantly I love helping others. My favorite city is NYC, and my favorite sports team is the Eagles. If you see me make sure you say hi!

Rachel DeFelice
Hello, my name is Rachel DeFelice and this is my fourth year working at the Student Recreation Center and my second year as a Building Manager. I am a senior majoring in Fashion Studies with a minor in Business Administration. I have worked at the Student Recreation Center as a Lifeguard, Facilities Attendant and Guest Relations Attendant. I love volunteering and helping out the community, spending time with my family and friends, and hair styling, for I am a licensed cosmetologist. I am very excited to be working as a Building Manager this year. If you see me don’t hesitate to stop and say hi!

Gerard DeToro
What’s up! My name is Gerard DeToro, but everyone knows me as Jerry. I am a Business Administration major with a concentration in Finance, and it will be my third year working at Campus Recreation. My previous areas were Aquatics, Facilities, and Building Manager. I am also on the E-board for Alpha Phi Delta fraternity, and have a drive for success. I enjoy cars, the gym, and being outdoors. I look forward to working with many new student leaders, as well as all returning staff!

Adriana Freitas
Hey everyone! My name is Adriana Freitas, and I’m a sophomore biology major with aspirations of becoming a physical therapist. This is my second year working at the Rec Center, but my first as a building manager. My hobbies include playing drums, ping pong, and learning new languages. I’m looking forward to meeting you all, so come stop by the best place on campus!

Gabriel Giron
Hi, my name is Gabriel and I am a senior here at MSU. I have been coming to the rec to work out for the past three years and by far it is the cleanest and best gym I have come across in my life. It is my second year working at the recreation center with past experience as a facilities attendant. I enjoy hobbies such as skateboarding, listening to hip hop, creating art, particularly graphic design, and I love dogs. They’re my favorite. I am also a Leo, if you wanna compare star signs. If you’re ever at the rec and wanna chat, I’d be glad to talk!

Jesse Lane
Hey guys! I am a sophomore Family Science and Human Development major. My dream career is to be a special education teacher. This is my second year working at the Rec Center and my first year as a building manager. Between classes, you can find me on shift as a BM or as an office attendant. I love animals, rock music and watching history documentaries. I’m looking forward to building close relationships with new people I meet at the Rec! If you see me around be sure to say hi!

Elena Potter
What’s up guys! My name is Elena Potter (pronounced eh-leh-na). I’m a senior filmmaking major. This is my second year working at the Rec Center. I will also work guest relations and previously worked facilities. My hobbies include martial arts, playing with my dogs, and learning to play the guitar. Looking forward to meeting you all! Don’t be afraid to come up and say hi if you see me around.

Daniel Rodriguez
Hi everyone! My name is Daniel Rodriguez and I am a senior majoring in Physical Education. This is my second year working at the Student Recreation Center and my first year as a Building Manager. You can always find me working at the Rec, working out, or hanging out with friends. See you around!

Veronica Shafik
Hi Everyone! My name is Veronica Shafik and I am a junior, double majoring in Political Science and Jurisprudence with a minor in Arabic. This is my third year working at the Student Recreation Center and my first year as a Building Manager. I have worked at the Student Recreation Center as a Facilities Attendant, Equipment Checkout Attendant, and an Office Assistant. I also work as a Resident Assistant in Machuga Heights. I aspire to be a lawyer in the future. One of my favorite things to do is go on hikes with my older sister and my dog. I am very excited to be working as a Building Manager this year. If you see me around, don’t hesitate to say hello!

Lauren Wright
Hello everyone! My name is Lauren Wright and I am a junior Music Education major here at Montclair State University. This is my second year working at the Rec Center and my first year as a Building Manager. While not on shift you can find me working on the NAfME E-Board, singing in choir, or at your local Olive Garden. I look forward to the upcoming school year and the opportunities it has to offer.

David Zarish
Hey everyone, my name is David Zarish and I am a Junior BFA Acting Major. This is my first year as a Building Manager and I am ready to take on the challenge! I also lifeguard for the Student Recreation Center and teach swim lessons. My hope is to move to London and pursue theatre and film for the art. Feel free to say hi and ask me anything! I’m pretty open. Can’t wait to meet you all!