Academic Affairs Office

Adjunct Faculty

  

ROBERT ALLEN

Office:  801 - Gymnasium
Phone:  (231) 777-0385  
Email:  rallen@zps.org

PEA 111/211 - Tae Kwon Do AP Koobi    
   


Robert Allen started training in Taekwondo at the age of 31 in the fall of 1979 after his wife signed him up. Mr. Beghtol and Mr. Saladin who instructed the classes also taught how one escapes from various grabs using wrist locks (Hapkido). In 1982, Allen began studying weapons (Arnis). Mr. Allen tested for his 1st Dän black belt in the spring of 1983 and his 7th in 2010.

After training for 8 years, he began teaching Taekwondo in Grand Haven, then at GVSU, followed by Muskegon Community College, and recently in Holland.

Mr. Allen likes to hike with his dog in the woods or at the beach. He feels that life presents many opportunities for self-improvement including working on the house, yard, and cars. His bi-racial family with his Colombian spouse includes three grown children and 1 grandson. He recycles, reuses, or donates items and building materials to charity, has been on a plant-based diet since college, and is a retired public school teacher.    
 

          
JIMMY BOOTH

Office:  Room 94
Phone:  (231) 777-0383
Email:  james.booth2@muskegoncc.edu

PEA 101A - Fitness, Wellness and Nutrition

 


After graduating from Cedar Springs High School in 2004, Jimmy attended MCC for one year, where he played basketball for the Jayhawks. He then transferred to Grace Bible College, where he played basketball for three more years.  He earned two Bachelor degrees in five years while dual enrolling at Grace and Davenport University.  He graduated with a Bachelors in Religious Education with emphasis in Business and a Bachelors in Business Management.  He is currently back in school to earn his teachers certificate in Elementary Mathematics. 

Jimmy and his wife Jennifer have been married for five years and currently reside in Sparta.
 


MARK BRUNGER

Office:  804 - Gymnasium
Phone:  (231) 777-0387
Email:  mark.brunger@muskegoncc.edu

PEA 101 - Weight Training
PEA 112 - Wrestling
 

Mark Brunger is a graduate of Grand Valley State University with a BS degree in Physical Education and an MA in Educational Leadership. He attended Muskegon Community College from 1991-93.

Mark is currently the head coach of the Muskegon Community College wrestling team. He also teaches technology at Three Oaks Public School Academy in Muskegon.  He lives in Fruitport with his wife Cristy and son Reese.

   

DAVID BUCHAN

Office: 801 - Gymnasium
Phone: (231) 777-0385

PEA 114 - Golf I
PEA 214 - Golf II

 

Dave Buchan attended Muskegon Community College from 1964-1966.  He is a 1969 graduate of Western Michigan University with a Bachelors degree majoring in physical education.  Dave taught physical education and health at the Oakridge Middle School for 28 years.  He also taught for the Natural Golf Corporation out of Chicago for 12 years.  He joined the MCC staff as an adjunct instructor in golf in 2008.

Dave and his wife have two sons and four grandchildren.  In his spare time Dave loves to golf whenever he can and sings in a local barber shop chorus. 
 

SARAH JANE BULTHUIS 

Office: 801 – Gymnasium
Phone: (231)-777-0385
Fax: (231)-7770437
E-mail: sbulthuis@springlakeschools.org 

PEA 101A - Fitness, Wellness and Nutrition
PEA 104 – Walking, Jogging and Conditioning
PEA 156 – Beach Volleyball
 

Sarah is a 1979 graduate of Muskegon Community College , where she was a volleyball player and received the Athlete of the Year Award. In the fall of 1979 she continued her education and volleyball career at Hillsdale College . She received her teaching degree from Grand Valley State University and a Masters Degree from Marygrove College . 

Currently she is an elementary Health and Physical Education teacher in the Spring Lake School District . She is also the Assistant Athletic Director as well as the Head Varsity Volleyball Coach and Assistant Softball Coach.

Sarah and her husband, Tim, (also a volleyball player) have two daughters who are volleyball players as well.  Betsy is an Alma College graduate and works for a medical supply company in Grand Rapids.  Cassidy is currently attending Hope College and will graduate with a degree in Special Education.  Both girls have played volleyball at their colleges for 4 years. 

  

GRETCHEN CLINE

Office: 158
Phone: (231) 777-0353
Email: gretchen.cline@muskegoncc.edu

PEA 100C - Yoga I
PEA 200 - Kundalini Yoga

 

Gretchen joined the MCC faculty as a member of the English/Communications Department in autumn 1997. She began teaching yoga for the HPER department in 2004.

In addition to teaching writing and yoga, Gretchen paints both colorful portraits and narrative paintings.  (B.A. English, Kenyon College; M.A., Ph.D. English, Ohio State University) 
 

 
KIMBERLY DOANE

Office:  801 - Gymnasium
Phone:  (231) 777-0381
Email:  kimberly.doane@muskegoncc.edu

PEA 101A - Fitness, Wellness and Nutrition



Kim received her Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Education and Athletic Administration from Central Michigan University.  She recently retired from the White Cloud Public Schools, where she had been a physical education and health education teacher for the past 28 years.  Kim coached JV and Varsity Volleyball for 10 years and is a certified archery instructor.

Kim's husband, John, is a Building and Trades instructor at Grand Rapids Community College.  She has a daughter who is a student at Kendall College of Art & Design and a son who attends Grand High School.  Kim and her family love to travel, sports, outdoor recreation, family and church activities.

 


LUCIO FARAIS

Office: 801 - Gymnasium
Phone: (231) 777-0385
Email:  lucio.farais@muskegoncc.edu

PEA 109 - Judo
 

Luco Farias has training and experience of over 45 years as a Black Belt in Martial Arts. He is a martial arts instructor (Judo, Karatedo, Kobudo, Jujitsu and Self-Defense) in the Grand Rapids area; a grand master instructor Olympic Center - Grand Rapids and began teaching at Muskegon Community College winter semester 2001.

He has also taught at many clubs, Universities, and for the police, army and National Guard in Argentina and Venezuela. Mr. Farias has competed in Judo and Karate in Argentina and Venezuela (1963-1974) and was an international judge and referee.

He has a bachelor degree in architecture from Mendoza University, Argentina 1976, where he also served as Professor of Landscape Design and Director of Physical Education. He has earned 7th Dan in Judo from the United States Martial Arts Association, 8th Dan in Karatedo - USMA and USA Master Instructor, 6th Dan Weapon - Kobudo USMA and USA -2000, 7th Dan Self Defense - Jujitsu, USMA USA - 2001 and National Fitness Instructor -September 2001.

Lucio is a member of United States Judo Federation, Union Panamericana Judo, National Referee, Japan Kodokan Henshubu since 1965, International Kobudo Association - USA, International Karate Gojuryu Kyokai - USA and Kyoshi Member Hall of Fame USMA USA 2000/2001.  He also belongs to MNLA Michigan Nursery Landscape Association and Ashworth College.

 

CATHY GAMBY

Office:  166 - Creative/Performing Arts
Phone:  (231) 777-0618
Email:  cathy.gamby@muskegoncc.edu

PEA 201 - Aerobic Movement for Fitness

 

Cathy Gamby has been an adjunct faculty member at MCC since 1989. She is a graduate of the University of California-Irvine where she earned a Bachelors Degree in Dance with special emphasis in teaching. She has taught aerobics in a variety of settings since 1982 and dance since 1986.

Cathy received her Masters Degree in dance/movement therapy & counseling from Columbia College Chicago in 2010. She has been working as a dance therapist and recently received her Limited License in Professional Counseling from the State of Michigan and works as a counselor for a private psychological support center.

In addition to teaching aerobics and dance at MCC, Cathy also teaches Applied Psychology for MCC’s Social Science Dept. She enjoys bicycling, music, dancing and being out in nature.

 

 JON HENDRICKSON

Office:  801 - Gymnasium
Phone:  (231) 777-0385
Email:  jon.hendrickson@muskegoncc.edu

PEA 103 - Weight Training
PEA 106 - Leisure Games
PEA 108 - Bowling
PEA 155/255 - Basketball I & II

After graduating from Rogers High School, Jon Hendrickson attended Hope College and graduated with a Bachelors degree in Business Administration in 1989.  Since 1990 he has worked as a relator at Greenridge Realty.  Jon began teaching at Muskegon Community College in 2011.

Jon and his wife, Amy, have a son and daughter and live in the Grand Rapids area. In his spare time, Jon is an official for football and basketball.
 


CORY HERSHEY

Office:  801 - Gymnasium
Phone:  (231) 777-0385
Email:  cory.hershey@muskegoncc.edu

PEA 101A - Fitness, Wellness and Nutrition
PEA 104A - Walking, Jogging and Conditioning                     


Cory is very excited to be returning to MCC.  After earning an associates degree from Muskegon Community College in 2005, Cory attended Western Michigan University.  In 2009, he graduated with a B.S. degree majoring in physical education with an emphasis in coaching.

Cory's hobbies include playing hockey, golf, softball and relaxing.  As a hockey player, Cory's most proud moment was winning the American Collegiate Hockey Association Division Three National Championship for MCC's club team in 2003.  Cory enjoys teaching health, fitness, nutrition and all the benefits that come with it.  Cory's ultimate goal for students is to have them pursue a healthy active lifestyle.
  

 MARTY MCDERMOTT

Office:  805 - Gymnasium
Phone:  (231 777-0462
Email:  marty.mcdermott@muskegoncc.edu

PEA 114/214 - Golf
PEP 203 - Fundamentals of Coaching
CSS 100 - College Success Seminar
 

Marty McDermott was named Atletic Director at Muskegon Community College in 2007.  Prior to coming to MCC, McDermott served as the Head Basketball Coach/Associate Athletic Director at the University of Dubuque in Iowa.  From 1997-2003 McDermott served as the Head Basketball Coach at Lake Superior State University. 

Marty holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from the University of North Dakota and a Master's Degree in Sports Management and Administration from Wayne Sate College. 

Marty and his wife Rachel reside in Spring Lake along with their daughter, Mia and son, Evan.

 

RICHARD MEISCH

 Office:  801 - Gymnasium
 Phone:  (231) 777-0385
 Email:  richard.meisch@muskegoncc.edu

 PEA 108 - Bowling
 PEA 105 - Billiards

 

Richard Meisch has been involved with bowling since 1972. He has coached high school Bowling teams since 1998 (boys and girls at Muskegon and Orchard View).  He was the Lakeshore Youth Bowling Conference Commissioner for five years until 2010, and was also the past director of the Greater Muskegon Bowling Association.  Currently, he is a team member of the team that set Muskegon's highest team and individual scratch game scores (a 1366 highest ever recorded single team game and 3661 highest ever recorded team series).  Dick's personal best scores are an 817 series and six 300 games.  Bowling is a family pastime and his son, Jason, owns the Muskegon city series record with an 876 scores. Dick has played billiards for over 45 years.  He was taught by the best player ever in the Muskegon area, Robert Leatherby, a world class three cushion billiard player.

  


BEVERLY MONTGOMERY

Office:  801 - Gymnasium
Phone:  (231) 777-0385
Email:  beverly.montgomery@muskegoncc.edu

PEA 100 - Hatha Yoga


Beverly is a Registered Yoga Teacher 200, and has been practicing yoga for 8 years and teaching yoga in the community for 3 years.  She has worked with adults with special needs and is convinced yoga is for everyone.

Bev was born and raised in Muskegon Heights and resides with her husband of 42 years, Jesse.  She has three adult children and is passionate about spending time with her grandchildren and family.  Bev enjoys golfing and serving in her local church.

 

JOSHUA MUELLER

Office:  801 - Gymnasium
Phone:  (231) 777-0385
Email:  joshua.mueller@muskegoncc.edu

PEA 101A - Fitness, Wellness & Nutrition
PEA 103 - Weight Training


Josh  Mueller is a graduate of Western Michigan University with a Bachelor's degree in Dietetics.  He then went on to complete a 14 month internship with Michigan State University.  He attended Muskegon Community College in 2004-2006.

Josh is currently a Registered Dietitian and works for Muskegon County as a Community Nutrition Specialist.  He also has been a Personal Trainer for the past eight years.  Josh enjoys sharing his passion for health and wellness to guide others towards a healthier lifestyle.

Josh is very passionate about exercise and has built his own gym.  He spends his spare time in the outdoors hunting, fishing, and camping.  

 


CAP POHLMAN

Office:803 Gymnasium
Phone: (231) 777-0386
Email:  carl.pohlman@muskegoncc.edu

PEA 103 – Weight Training
PEA 153 – Baseball I
PEA 253 – Baseball II
PEP 100 – Foundations of Physical Education


Cap Pohlman has his Bachelors and Masters Degree in Physical Education and Athletic Administration from Central Michigan University. His teaching resumé includes 25 years of high school instruction. He also taught for four years at Miami University. He has been an adjunct instructor and Head Baseball Coach at MCC for the past fourteen years.

His wife is a retired middle school teacher from Fruitport. His daughter is a high school teacher at Muskegon High School, and his son teaches in Gastonia, North Carolina. 
Cap’s hobbies include biking, fishing, historical reading and being a private instructor in baseball. He has been a featured speaker at many baseball camps and clinics.

 

FRED REINECKE

Office: 801 – Gymnasium
Phone: (231) 777-0385
Email:  fred.reinecke@muskegoncc.edu

PEA 110/210 - American Karate



Soon after joining the United States Army, Fred saw his first Bruce Lee movie and was inspired (as were countless others in this era). In 1973, while still employed by Uncle Sam, he was sent to an assignment in the Republic of South Korea. It was during this tour of duty that Fred really got involved in the martial arts. Upon completion of his time in Korea Fred returned the U.S. as a newly certified Black Belt in Jin Moo Kwan - Tae Kwon Do.

After his discharge from the U.S. Army, Mr. Reinecke returned to Muskegon, Michigan. In 1975 he started taking classes at Muskegon's Community College (MCC). It was here he met Mr. Lieb who was conducting classes in the American Karate System.

Following his graduation from Central Michigan University,in 1980, Fred returned to Muskegon. He has been the American Karate instructor at MCC since.

Fred has been an active competitor from 1976 to present, wining more than 100 trophies and awards, which include six Grand Championships. During 1996-1997 Michigan Karate Circuit rated him among the top five black belt competitors in the senior fighting and forms competition. Currently, Fred is an 8th Degree Black Belt.

Mr. Reinecke continues to train, support and promote the American Karate System through his instructional endeavor and as the editor and publisher of the ASK Newsletter. He also hones his skills and techniques by attending seminars with such noted instructors as Tadashi Yamashita and Shorin Ruy.

For more information on the American karate System, please follow this link: http://www.aks-usa.com


RICHARD RIOPELLE

Office:  801-Gymnasium
Phone:  (231) 777-0385
Email:  richard.riopelle@muskegoncc.edu

PEA 106 - Leisure Games
 


Richard graduated from Oakland University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Arts.  He also attended Northern Michigan University in the Sports and Exercise Science master's program.

Much of his life has been spent competing at everything from master level chess to master level swimming and just about everything in-between!  Richard likes to say he has a lifelong addiction to the challenge of serious competition.

Currently Richard serves as the head coach and founder of Shoreline Lightning Swimming, a USA swim team based in Spring Lake.

                                          
JON ROMKEMA

Office: 801- Gymnasium
Phone: (231) 777-0385
Email: jon.romkema@muskegoncc.edu

HE 100 - Community First Aid and Safety
HE 102 - Nutrition for Fitness and Sport 
HE  202 - Sports Injuries and Prevention 
 

Jon is a native of Grand Rapids, Michigan. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from GrandValleyStateUniversity in 1987 with a major in Physical Education and an emphasis in Athletic Training. Jon has been an adjunct faculty member, as well as athletic trainer and assistant athletic director, at MuskegonCommunity College since 1989. 

Jon is employed as
a Certified Athletic Trainer at Hackley Hospital Sports Medicine. He is currently the coordinator of the Community Outreach Program at Hackley Sports Medicine. He holds many certifications from the American Red Cross and has been an instructor with them since 1989. Jon has been instrumental in the development of the Sports Safety Training courses taught by the Hackley Sports Medicine staff in conjunction the American Red Cross.

Prior to coming to Muskegon, Jon was the Head Athletic Trainer at MarianCollege in Wisconsin (1988 to 1989). Jon also served as an adjunct faculty member in GrandValleyStateUniversity’s Athletic Training Education Program from 1991 to 1993. Previously, Jon served as the athletic trainer for MuskegonHeightsHigh School from 1991 to 1994 and NorthMuskegonHigh School from 1995 to 1997.

Jon and wife, Kathy, have two children, Patrick and Megan, and reside North Muskegon. His hobbies include: golf, computers and spending time with his family.  Jon enjoys all sports, and has become an avid NASCAR fan.


DAVID SCHLUMP

Office:  94 - Gymnasium
Phone:  (231) 777-0383
Email:  david.schlump@muskegoncc.edu

PEA 103 - Weight Training
PEA 118 - Cycling
PEA 155/255 - Basketball I & II


Dave is a graduate of Ferris State University.  He has coached basketball for 30 years at FSU, Cedar Springs High School and is in his 6th year coaching for the men Jayhawks.  He recently retired from Cedar Springs as the principal of the alternative high school.  He has also taught history and physical education.

Dave is married to Teresea and has 3 children; Josh 26, Elyse 23, and Dan 18.  His hobbies include hiking and cycling.


  
NIK TONG

Office:  801 - Gymnasium
Phone:  (231) 777-0385
Email:  niktong@msn.com

PEA 114 - Golf I
PEA 214 - Golf II

Nik is a graduate of The Ohio State University. In 1994 he received his Bachelor's of Science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in marketing. Nik joined the MCC staff in 2009 after working several years as an assistant golf professional at Muskegon Country Club. His resume includes club fitting certifications, numerous individual golf lessons as well as several junior and ladies golf clinics.

 

LINDSEY TOWNSEL

Office:  903 - Gymnasium
Phone:  (231) 777-409
Email:  lindsey.townsel@muskegoncc.ed8

 HE110 - Industrial Safety and Workplace Training

 

Lindsey is a native of Muskegon, Michigan and a 2003 graduate of Muskegon High School. She attended Eastern Michigan University where she was a recipient of the Wade McCree Scholarship, Delbert Pearson Athletic Scholarship, Chole Todd Scholarship, & the Wilber Bowen Scholarship. She graduated from EMU in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training. Lindsey then completed my internship in 2008 at Hackley Sports Medicine and was assigned to the winter season sports at Muskegon High School. She graduated in 2010 from the University of Southern Indiana where she was the first graduate assistant athletic trainer completing a two-year position. While at USI Lindsey received a Masters degree in Public Administration.

Lindsey has been the Licensed Athletic Trainer at Muskegon Community College through Mercy Health Partners Sports Medicine since the fall of 2010.  In the winter of 2011 she also became an adjunct professor for the Physical Education Department at MCC.She is a member of the NATA, a CPR certified instructor, a Board of Certification certified athletic trainer, and a licensed athletic trainer in the state of Michigan.

She comes from a large family and is the daughter of Carole Townsel and has one sister. Lindsey's hobbies include spending time with family & friends, traveling, sports, movies/plays, museums, zoos, and doing her best to enjoy life to the fullest!