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 and Marketing 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.

Lauren Kinser

  Health and Fitness Graduate Assistant
  Lauren Kinser


Lauren is from Kingsport, Tennessee and received her bachelor of arts from King University. Her degree is in Marketing and Management, and worked 4 years as a Head Collegiate Volleyball Coach at Virginia Intermont College. After 40 hours of additional science classes Lauren is excited about earning her Master's degree in Exercise and Nutrition Science. Before becoming the graduate assistant of wellness, Lauren served as a personal trainer for Campus Rec. Lauren spends her free time with her husband Dane and on search for the next fitness challenge. Her professional goals are to become a registered dietitian and allow God to use her wherever  He sees fit!

Kyle Erickson

  Intramural Graduate Assistant
  Kyle Erickson


Kyle is from St. Paul, Minnesota. He received his B.S. in exercise science and has a minor in biology. While being a student at Lipscomb for four years, he played Division 1 soccer and went on several mission trips.  He was also involved with fellowship of christian athletes; being a leader and planning events.  He enjoys being outside hiking and being on the lake. 

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