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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
& National Board Rep
He/Him/His

Rob Leis is a Victory Institute 2020 graduate, possessing a dedication to using institutions of the public to uplift, support, and expand equity for marginalized communities. Having found the Stonewall Sports - Columbus Chapter in 2017 and serving as President through 2020, he is now the Chapter Liaison Director for Stonewall Sports, Inc, supporting 23 cities across 15 states and DC. As a 2019 Fellow of New Leaders Council - Columbus, Rob later joined the Board of Directors, currently serving as the Selections Vice-Chair for Fellows Selection for Program Year 2021. In addition to these fellowships, he also is the Vice President of Kaleidoscope Youth Center, the largest and longest-standing organization in Ohio solely dedicated to serving and supporting queer youth. A Kansas native, he now calls Columbus, Ohio home since 2017 and works professionally as a Business Analyst for Bath and Body Works Direct. 

View the job duties of the President position here


Contact him at
columbus.commissioner@stonewallsports.org

Ashley Dzurnak
Operations Director
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.

View the job duties of the Operations Director here


Contact her at columbus.technical@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. 

View the job duties of the Finance Director here


Contact him at
 columbus.finance@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.

View the job duties of the Communications Director here.


Contact him at columbus.communications@stonewallsports.org


Alex Henry
Events Director
He/Him/His
Alexander was born and raised in Youngstown (Austintown), Ohio, relocating to Columbus in May 2014.  Alexander is a 2014 Bethany College graduate (Political Science), West Virginia's oldest institution for higher education.  He joined Stonewall Sports Columbus in the fall of 2018.

In his free time, Alexander enjoys volunteering to his fraternity, Beta Theta Pi, as Chapter Counselor, rooting for the Steelers, and spending time with family and friends.

View the job duties of the Events Director here


Contact him at
 
columbus.events@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.

View the job duties of the Sports Director here. 


Contact him at
 columbus.john@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.

View the job duties of the Sports Director here.



Contact her at columbus.amy@stonewallsports.org



Marissa Boyer
Sports Director
She/Her/Hers

Marissa Boyer is originally from Storrs, CT and graduated from St. Lawrence University, where she received degrees in both biochemistry and music. After college, she relocated to Columbus to work in the biomedical industry and is now at The Ohio State University to receive graduate degrees in chemistry and ecology. In her free time, she can be found playing various sports, walking her dogs, or volunteering at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.

View the job duties of the Sports Director here.



Contact her at columbus.marissa@stonewallsports.org

Tim Valenza
Sports Director
He/Him/His
Tim is originally from Cleveland, OH where he served on the board of directors for Stonewall Sports - Cleveland from May 2016 to July 2018 before relocating to Columbus the following month. He's participated in the past several national tournaments competing in his favorite sport: dodgeball. To Tim, Stonewall Sports is about creating an inclusive space for all LGBTQIA+ individuals and allow everyone to have a place they feel at home. His goal on the board is to ensure all members feel safe, welcomed, and loved and provide everyone an opportunity to shine. 

In his free time, Tim is an avid video gamer with a growing vinyl collection of indie-pop music. He also enjoys biking around the city, attending concerts, and enjoying game nights with friends.

View the job duties of the Sports Director 
here.



Contact him at
 columbus.tim@stonewallsports.org

Adam Pulskamp
Sponsorship Director
He/Him/His

Adam was born in Cincinnati and attended the University of Cincinnati, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. He moved to Columbus in October 2017 for a new role with his company. Adam enjoys the growing Columbus social scene of stores and restaurants. As a resident of Downtown, Adam enjoys walking and taking the bus to explore the city's evolving culture.


Outside of work Adam enjoys volunteering, playing volleyball and kickball as well as going to sporting and social events.


View the job duties of the Sponsorship Director here.  



Contact him at
 columbus.sponsors@stonewallsports.org



Solonas Karoulla
Member At-Large
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.  

View the job duties of the Member-at-Large here


Contact him at columbus.solo@stonewallsports.org

Vaibhav Murthy

Member At-Large
He/Him/His
Vaibhav (V) was born and raised in India, and moved to the US in 2012. He got his Bachelor's in Genetics and Neuroscience from the University of Minnesota- Minneapolis following which he moved to Columbus (OSU) to pursue his Ph.D. In his free time, V enjoys cooking, shopping and watching queer romance movies/TV shows. V is passionate about making scientific research accessible and approachable to public audiences and relating it to current social and political issues.

View the job duties of the Member-at-Large 
here



Contact him at columbus.vaibhav@stonewallsports.org


 Photo credit (matching polos) to fellow Stonewall Sports - Columbus player, Brad Van Tilburgh.
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