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Stonewall Sports - Columbus Leadership Team


We are all excited to be here to serve the Columbus LGBT+ community. Please feel free to reach out to us with any comments, questions, or concerns you may have about the league and our programs.


Robert Leis
League President
He/Him/His

Rob is a Kansas native who relocated to Columbus in May 2017 from Charlotte, NC. In Charlotte he participated in Stonewall Sports as a way to meet new people and get involved in his community. It quickly grew into a passion and he's attended state and national tournaments with Charlotte. To Rob, Stonewall Sports is more than just a place to meet new people, it's a way to feel part of a community and family.

In his free time, Rob enjoys spending time hiking with his dog and volunteering with local organizations. He loves outdoor concerts, attending the symphony and watching sports with friends. Additionally, he is passionate about ending the stigma of HIV, racism, and transphopia in the LGBT+ community.

Rob also serves on the National Board of Stonewall Sports, Inc.

Contact him at
columbus.commissioner@stonewallsports.org

Ashley Dzurnak
Director of Operations
She/Her/Hers

Ashley has been involved in sports most of her life, from participating in rec leagues to being a member of the Women's Rowing team at Ohio State. She is passionate about volunteering and spent three years serving with AmeriCorps. In her free time, Ashley enjoys being outside, cooking meals for her friends and reading.

Contact her at columbus.technical@stonewallsports.org

Roberto Rodriguez
Communications Director
He/Him/His

Roberto is a Michigan native who relocated to Columbus in late 2016. Although raised in a blue and maize household, he chose Michigan State University for his undergraduate degree in the college of Communications Arts and Sciences. In his free time, he enjoys playing and creating music. Fun Fact: Roberto held his own broadcast radio show for two school years.

Contact him at columbus.communications@stonewallsports.org



Kendra Collins
At Large Member
She/Her/Hers

Kendra is a Misplaced Missouri Tiger, originally from the Chicago Suburbs  who moved to Columbus five years ago.  She works at a YMCA as a Membership Director, and is the head coach for the Sporting Columbus Youth soccer program. When Kendra isn't working, you can find her trying out a new local place to eat, going to see plays or musicals, reading and throwing axes with her boyfriend. Fun Fact: Kendra is a two-times big 12 soccer champion. As an at large board member Kendra is looking forward to continuing to build a community of sport enthusiasts looking for an inviting, healthy and fun time!

Contact her at columbus.kendra@stonewallsports.org



John Folk
Sports Director
He/Him/His
John was born and raised in Powell, OH, attended Miami University, and graduated with a Bachelor's in Manufacturing Engineering. He currently works as a Production Engineer at Nifco America in Canal Winchester, OH. John grew up playing soccer and swimming and even swam at the collegiate club level. He was involved in philanthropic work in high school and served as Vice President of Service and Philanthropy for Fraternities in college.

Since college, John continues to stay active with running, sand volleyball, swimming, and has enjoyed participating in Stonewall Sports - Columbus since the inaugural season. John enjoys travelling, cooking, spending time with friends, his boyfriend Kyle and their adorable, energetic golden retriever Dottie. Fun Fact: John played the violin for 7 years.


Contact him as columbus.john@stonewallsports.org


Solonas Karoulla
At Large Member
He/Him/His
Solonas, who was born and raised in Cyprus, has lived in Columbus for the past five years and is proud to call this city his home. Personable and driven, Solonas is a part of the city's pulse as you will always find him exploring the city's local parks, coffee shops, restaurants and volunteering for different non-profits as he strives to know every part of Columbus.  

Contact him at columbus.solo@stonewallsports.org

Kyle Richards
Finance Director
He/Him/His
Kyle Richards grew up in Mason, OH and attended Indiana University graduating with a Bachelor's in Business Finance. He moved to Columbus in early 2015 where he made this community his home. Kyle currently works for OhioHealth as a Real Estate Manager and is a member of their Diversity and Inclusion committee.  He has been a part of Stonewall Sports - Columbus since the inaugural season.

In Kyle's free-time, he enjoys traveling, running, playing volleyball and spending time with his family, his boyfriend John and their dog Dottie.


Contact him at columbus.finance@stonewallsports.org

Amy Van Huffel
Sports Director
She/Her/Hers

Amy is the Sports & Fitness Manager for a local community's recreation department.  She has worked in the Parks and Recreation field since 2011, and is a proud graduate of Bowling Green State University.  Amy loves boating, water sports, biking and spending time outdoors. 

Contact her at columbus.amy@stonewallsports.org



 Photos by fellow Stonewall Sports - Columbus player, Brad Van Tilburgh. Like his work? Check him out on www.bradvphoto.com.



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