Meet Our Staff

Assistant Director of Recreational Services - Intramural and Sport Clubs
Jordan Grindeland

Prior to joining the Bulldog family in August of 2014, Jordan graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a Bachelors Degree of Business Administration-Management. He mainly grew up in Colorado, spending as much time in the mountains as possible. Currently, Jordan serves as the NIRSA Region V Student Leader and collaborates with various Intramural Programs throughout the nation. Jordan’s favorite hobbies are golfing, longboarding, snowboarding, and watching the Seattle Seahawks win on Sundays. Jordan is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Leadership Development with an emphasis on Human Resource Management.

 Intramural Supervisors
 Trevor Carlson
 ‌‌‌‌‌ Trevor is a junior from Owatonna, MN where he played soccer and ran track. An Actuarial Science major and a Computer Science minor, he is a three time Intramural Champion in Outdoor Soccer, Softball, and Floor Hockey. When not playing sports, Trevor loves to read fantasy and sci-fi novels and watch crime shows.
 Nirvan Dharampaul
 ‌‌‌ Nirvan is in his third year at Drake University and a native of Lakeville, MN. He is majoring in Health Sciences with a minor in Psychology. In his free time, his hobbes include: playing basketball, eating chicken, wearing flip-flops, sleeping, and listening to music. On campus you will generally see him walking to and from classes.
Arianna Johnson
 ‌‌‌ The majority of Arianna's adolescence was spent in Muskego, WI where she avidly attended Muskego High's sporting events and participated in two sports, seven clubs, and MHS musical. She is a pre-Pharmacy major and an active member of the Kappa Psi professional fraternity. Her many talents include poorly singing to songs on the radio, moderately playing the ukelele, and painting quotes on canvas. You can expect to see her playing intramural volleyball and cheering for the Green Bay Packers.
Chris Higgins
 ‌‌‌ Before embarking on his voyage to Drake, Chris attended Norwalk High School in Norwalk, IA. Although his athletic ability to him is marginal at best, he somehow managed to play basketball, golf, and tennis on the school's teams. Chris is studying Actuarial Science and is planning on going into the field once his studies are complete. In his spare time, he enjoys listening to a variety of musicians, playing the saxophone, and cheering on his beloved Chicago sports teams.
Jamie Kennedy
 ‌‌‌ Jamie is a junior at Drake, majoring in Environmental Science. Originally from Downers Grove, IL, he enjoys reading, running, and drinking chocolate milk. Besides Intramurals, Jamie is involved with the Triathlon Club and the Curling Club. Embarking on his second year with the program, he is looking to continue to become a top official and supervisor.
Sam Klann
 ‌‌‌ Sam is a bright young man in his junior year studying Finance. A native of Elgin, IA, he was an avid athlete, playing three sports throughout his high school career. He first fell in love with sports when he received a set of golf clubs with pictures of Snoopy on them when he was 5. His time with the clubs gave him the experience and skill to win the 2013 Intramural Golf Championship, know to some as the "fifth major".  His favorite pastimes include reading non-fiction, officiating high school basketball, and enjoying the outdoors. Sam is rarely seen without a pair of Nike shoes on and he hopes to one day own a Nike business suit.
Madison Maring
 ‌‌‌ A Kansas native, Madison is a junior currently studying Health Sciences with an interest in pursuing optometry. She is the Vice President of the Club Volleyball team at Drake and has a love for all sports. She loves the color black and is a big fan of tacos and goats.
 Alex Smith
 ‌‌‌ This season will mark Alex's fifth year as part of the Intramural program and his third year as a supervisor. A P3 Pharmacy student with a concentration in diabetes care, he also serves as the Patient Care Vice President for Drake's chapter of APhA-ASP as well as having an internship at HyVee Pharmacy. In his spare time, he thoroughly enjoys being a part of the Women's Basketball practice team and playing as many Intramurals as possible. In high school, he was a three sport athlete, playing football, basketball, and baseball. He won a championship playing basketball in 2011. He also used to be an avid bowler, coming one pin away from a small scholarship when he was in 3rd grade.
 Tyler Somen
 ‌‌‌ Tyler is a junior Acturual Science major from Windham, NH. He is a big fan of golfing, skiing, and tennis. When not at the Bell Center or on the courts, he can be seen rooting for the New York Jets and listening to rock and reggae music. He loves the challenge of being an official and is looking forward to another year in the program.
 Serena Swanson
 ‌‌‌ Serena is a native of Prior Lake, MN who is here studying International Business. A junior, she isn't far removed from her high school career as a soccer player and a competitive dancer. Now she is involved in Kappa Kappa Gamma, YoungLife, Intravarsity, and can be seen on campus throwing out a frisbee or hanging out in an eno. Of the entire Intramural program, she loves working outdoor soccer and floor hockey. She also enjoys Netflix, her friends, alpacas, and a good solid Chipotle burrito bowl.
 Julia Van Petten
 ‌‌‌ To be updated shortly!
Intramural Junior Supervisors
 Sam Bermke

Originally from Green Bay, WI, Sam is a freshman studying Actuarial Science here at Drake. Sam’s love of sports comes from running on his high school cross country and track teams. Sam is a member of Alpha Kappa Psi and sits on the Crawford Residence Hall Executive Council. In his free time, Sam enjoys running, and of course, cheering for the Green Bay Packers.

Zoe Kedrowski
  To be updated shortly!
Mitch Kedzior
 ‌‌‌ To be updated shortly! 
Craig Nielsen
 ‌‌‌ To be updated shortly! 



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University News
August 16, 2016
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