Campus Recreation Directory

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  Matthew Abplanalp

Matthew received his Bachelors of Science degree from Indiana University in Recreation Sports Management and his Master's in Math Education from Lipscomb University.  Matthew is originally from Columbus, Indiana but has lived in the state of Tennessee since August of 2009.  Matthew enjoys playing music, participating in sports, and making others laugh in his free time.

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  Outdoor Adventure Coordinator
  Mike Smith


Mike has worked at Lipscomb for 12 years as a RHD of High Rise. He has a passion for outdoor adventures  and is known for his bike tours around Nashville. If you do not see Mike leading an outdoor trip you will find him helping out with intramural sports. Mike has his MBA from Lipscomb University.

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  Facilities Graduate Assistant
  Steffani Davis


Steffani is from Farmer City, Illinois.  She received her BS in Physical Education and Health from Lipscomb University. She has worked at Lipscomb Campus since 2010 while pursuing her undergraduate degree. Steffani is currently pursuing a Master’s in Education.  She enjoys staying active by weight lifting, running, and participating in sports.

  Health and Fitness Graduate Assistant
  Sean Larkin


Sean is from Maryville, TN.  He acquired his BS in Health Science while minoring in Religion at Lee Universtiy.  He graduated in December of 2013, worked as a personal trainer for a year and is now pursuing a Master's of Science in Exercise and Nutrition Science at Lipscomb.  Sean is working to become a high school or collegiate strength and conditioning coach.  Some of Sean's hobbies include powerlifting, weightlifting, and playing rugby.  

  Intramural Graduate Assistant
  Luke "Blue" Salmen


Luke comes from the beautiful Cleveland, OH.  He majored in Corporate Management and graduated in 2013 from Lipscomb.  Luke is pursuing an MBA from Lipscomb as well as working to get into Sales.  Luke also enjoys weightlifting as well as reading and long walks.

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