Wellness & Recreation Staff

  • Kiko Carrodeguas, Associate Director, Operations


    WRC 108

    (305) 348-6571

    Kiko serves as the Associate Director of Wellness and Recreation Services at FIU-MMC. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Communication Arts with a minor in Business from FIU and previously served as the Ticket Manager for FIU Athletics as well as the Intramural Sports Coordinator. 

  • Janet Branch, Associate Director, Facility Operations
    Janet Branch is the Associate Director of Facility Operations at FIU-MMC.
  • Ashley Dent, Assistant Director, Facilities


    WRC 103

    (305) 348-0086

    Ashley is the Assistant Director of Facilities at FIU-MMC. He handles scheduling, rentals, and upkeep of all departmental facilities. 

    Ashley has a Bachelor's Degree in Education from The Ohio State University and a Master's of Science in Sports Management from the University of Southern Mississippi. He was formerly the Campus Recreation Coordinator at Lynn University and the Nelson Physical Activity Center Coordinator at Chadron State College. 

  • Leoncio Alvarez, Assistant Director, Marketing & Membership



    WRC 152

    (305) 348-2255

    Leoncio is the Assistant Director of Marketing and Membership at FIU-MMC. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Mass Communication, along with a Media Management Certificate from FIU. He is currently pursing a Master's Degree in Global Strategic Communications. 

    He has incorporated digital and visual elements that led to impactful marketing and communications strategies for WPBT Channel 2, the South Beach Wine and Food Festival, FIU’s Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management, FIU Online and FIU's College of Business. 

  • Brittany Baldwin, Assistant Director, Fitness Programs and Wellness



    WRC 249

    (305) 348-7530

    Brittany Baldwin is the Assistant Director of Fitness Programs and Wellness at FIU-MMC. 

  • Patty Suarez, Assistant Director, Competitive Sports & Professional Development


    WRC 101

    (305) 348-1054

    Patty is the Assistant Director of Competitive Sports and Professional Development at FIU-MMC. She schedules and facilitates the components of the Intramural and Club Sports Programs. Patty has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Central Florida and a Master of Science in Recreation Studies from Ohio University. 

  • Arleen Rodriguez, Coordinator, Adventure Recreation & Camps


    WRC 107

    (305) 348-6519

    Arleen is the Coordinator for Adventure Recreation & Camps at FIU-MMC. She coordinates and facilitates our Summer Camps & Adventure Recreation trips. Arleen has a Bachelor of Science degree in Recreation Management  from Brigham Young University-Idaho and a Master of Science in Recreation Administration and Leisure Services from Texas State University.  

  • Vacant, Coordinator, Facilities


  • Nikki Harris, Athletic Trainer

    (305) 348-3656

    Nikki serves as an Athletic Trainer for the Competitive Sports Program at WRC-MMC. Additionally, she is the a Clinical Instructor for the FIU Athletic Training Program. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Psychology from Wayne State University and a Master of Science degree in Athletic Training from FIU. Nikki is currently pursuing her Doctorates in Athletic Training at A.T. Still University in Mesa, AZ. Previously to this position, Nikki served 3 years as the Head Athletic Trainer as Miami Booker T. Washington Senior High School. 

  • Shane Vaughan, Athletic Trainer

    (305) 348-3656

    Shane is an Athletic Trainer for the Competitve Sports program. Additionally, he is a clinical instructor for the Masters in Athletic Training Program here at FIU. 

    He received his Bacehlors in Exercise Science from Virginia Commonwealth University and his Masters in Athletic Training here at FIU. He is currently pursuing his doctorate in Athletic Training from A.T. Still Universation. Previously, Shane was a teacher and athletic trainer for Woodside High School in Newport News, VA. 

  • Pedro Falcon, Maintenance Specialist


    WRC 136

    (305) 348-7533

  • Ivan Perez, Recreation Facility Specialist

    WRC 136

    (305) 348-7533

  • Maria Dominguez, Custodian


    WRC 136

    (305) 348-7533

  • Fausto Romero, Maintenance/Certified Pool Technician


    WRC 136

    (305) 348-7533



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11290 SW 12th St.
WRC 101
Miami, FL 33199

Spring Semester 2019 Hours of Operation


Monday – Thursday: 6:00am – 10:45pm
Friday:  6:00am – 8:45pm
Saturday:  9:00am - 5:45pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 7:45pm

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