Meet Our Staff


Lisa Murphy - Assistant Director of Intramurals

  Before coming to Drake University in the Fall of 2004, Lisa travelled her way around the state of Iowa.  Lisa grew up in Perry, Iowa and then headed to the University of Northern Iowa to earn her B.A. in Leisure, Youth & Human Services.  After UNI Lisa head to Iowa City where she earned her M.A in Sports Management from the University of Iowa.  At Drake University you can see Lisa working with sports clubs, intramurals, memberships and recreation student employees.  She also enjoys playing a variety of Intramurals – but some of her favorite are basketball, football, softball and volleyball.  During her time away from Drake, she enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 sons.   


Bill Moorman - Intramural and Club Sports Coordinator

‌Bill graduated from Colorado State University-Pueblo with a Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science, Health Promotion, and Recreation, with an emphasis in Community and Commercial Recreation. He grew up in the beautiful state of Colorado, ‌where he saw his favorite football team, the Kansas City Chiefs beat the Denver Broncos, that one time.  He enjoys playing and watching sports, longboarding, videography, and riding his Harley. Bill has been working at Drake University since August of 2012 and is currently pursuing a Masters of Public Administration degree. He is the current NIRSA Iowa State Student Leader. Fun Fact: Bill is a published poet.


Frances Thomas - Intramural Sports Supervisor

 ‌‌‌ Frances... or Frankie Money as her homies call her, is a senior Health Sciences student from Waukesha, WI.  Standing at a barely there 5' this self proclaimed meatball is up for any challenge. Playing back-up center and brick wall defense Frances has helped lead her intramural teams to ten finals and six championships.  This Wisconsinite has a love for the Packers, tennis and popsicles and is currently pursuing becoming a motivational speaker/PTA president/house-wife/ race-car-driver but in case that doesn't pan out, she wants to pursue a career in Health Law.   


 Joanie Barry - Intramural Sports Supervisor

  Joanie is from Glenview, Illinois, a northern suburb of Chicago. She is studying to get her degrees in Radio/TV Production and Secondary Education with English and Journalism endorsements. Joanie has been a member of the intramurals staff since 2010 and has worked her way up the ranks to supervisor. Joanie is also intramurals' resident journalist. She writes a weekly column for the Times-Delphic highlighting the best and worst of intramurals sports.


 Jake Wasserman - Intramural Sports Supervisor 

  Jake was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He is a senior Law and Politcal Science major at Drake University, and has the goal of going to law school. He has worked with Drake intramurals for three years. Jake is a huge sports fan, he loves to play, watch and ref sports


Matt Bentz- Intramural Sports Supervisor 

  Matt was raised in small town hickville Iowa, he attends Drake with great ambitions, to become a Medical Doctor. Matt loves to be told how to make calls by the players during games, and he always thanks everyone who tells him how with a delightful technical foul, card, or unsportsman like conduct call. If you want to get to know him just ask he loves to talk, maybe a bit too much. He is the saving grace that helped bring the IM intramural soccer team in 2013 the gold (He is self-proclaimed as only 90% terrible). Anyone who disagrees with that, come at me BRO. 


Forrest Wrede - Intramural Sports Supervisor

 ‌ Forrest spent most of his childhood in the sprawling metropolis of Cedar Falls, Iowa. He ran cross country throughout high school and graduated as the reigning Intramural Quidditch champion. Forrest is a Marketing, Management and Information Systems triple major, and can frequently be seen scootering around campus on his red Razor. He is the vice president of the Drake Sports Business Network and a 13-time intramural captain. He enjoys sports of all kinds, reading and pictures of cats with poor grammar on the internet.


Alyssa Mougin - Intramural Sports Supervisor

  Alyssa is from Tiffin, Iowa, which you have probably passed on the interstate but never actually paid attention to. She made her way to Drake University to fulfill her dream of becoming an intramural ref and major in marketing. Alyssa enjoys watching One Tree Hill, stealing people's phone to snapchat on, and working out (even if reffing competitive men's basketball counts as her workout).


 Pamela Sanford - Intramural Sports Supervisor

  Born and raised in the heart of St. Peters, Missouri, Pamela is the youngest of four making her active in a variety of activites: camping, hiking, competitive soccer and basketball, music, and of course fighting for the tv remote. She is currently studying Pharmacy at Drake University. Her biggest on campus fear is acorns as she almost broke her ankle once. When not attending supervisor meetings she enjoys jumping out of planes for a thrill.


Drew Gibson - Intramural Sports Supervisor 

  Drew Denny Gibson was born and firmly raised in Dubuque, Iowa, a respectable settlement along the bluffs of the great Mississippi River. He graduated from Dubuque Senior High School. As time went on, he moved to the wonderful big-small city of Des Moines, Iowa for his undergrad studies at the distinct Drake University, majoring in BCMB, or more informally known as biochemistry. Drew is excited to be a new Intramural Supervisor because he gets to work with a bunch of awesome people, and Bill of course. Drew has a desire for competition and a passion for food.


 Alex Smith - Intramural Sports Supervisor 

  Alex grew up in the small town of Springfield in SW rural Minnesota. He graduated from Springfield High School where he was a three-sport athlete in Football, Basketball, and Baseball where he helped his basketball team win the Minnesota Class 'A' State Championship in 2011. Alex is currently a Pharmacy major and a member of the grey-squad (the basketball practice team). He enjoys any athletic competition and he is an avid outdoorsman who spends much of his free time hunting and fishing when at home in Minnesota. Thankfully, he is better than Dick Cheney at shooting a gun.


Jackie Grimm - Junior Supervisor

  Jackie grew up in Oswego, IL and left the suburbs for the big city life in Des Moines, IA. She is a Pre-Pharmacy student at Drake University with a concentration in Leadership. She enjoys holding babies, weight lifting, and taking naps. 


Riley Poe - Junior Supervisor

  Riley was born and raised in Milwaukee, WI.  He is a second year pre-pharmacy major at Drake, with aspirations to someday work in clinical pharmacy. Riley is highly involved in things around campus such as Best Buddies, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity, Men’s Basketball Manager and Generation RX. In his free time he enjoys watching, talking and playing sports.