Meet the Team
Mitch founded Knucklebones in 2004, after realizing his true passion for bringing athletic opportunities and inspiring play to all ages. He holds a bachelor's degree in Sociology from Hofstra University, a master's degree in Elementary Education from the University of Northern Colorado and spent 5 years backpacking around the world. Mitch is an Eagle Scout, wants to empower youth around the world (www.tusi.org), loves taking pictures of the natural environment (www.awncreel.com), has been writing a book of short stories, and loves to walk and bike everywhere. Mitch is currently working remotely in the Philippines with his girlfriend.
Erin joined the Knucklebones team in the summer of 2008 after meeting Mitch while watching a Red Sox game. Sharing Mitch’s love for athletics, children and play, she realized what a special company Knucklebones was growing into. Prior to Knucklebones, Erin graduated from Rhodes College, where she was a member of the Women's Basketball team and worked in various summer camps. In her free time, she enjoys getting stuck in foreign countries due to volcanic eruptions and commuting around the city on her bike.
Corey joined Knucklebones in the spring of 2010 after spending 10 years as a child care teacher. Growing grew up in Revere, Corey went on to receive his undergraduate degree from the University of Tampa in early childhood. When not working he enjoys working out, traveling and playing sports. He is also an avid Boston sports fan!
Nick | Branch Manager, Southern New England
Nick joined the Knucklebones team in March of 2017 after graduating from Boston University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Management. Always into sports, Nick grew up playing hockey, soccer, baseball and tennis. Growing up in Maine, he took his passion for athletics and children by creating a neighborhood camp every summer. Nick still enjoys spending time there whether it’s hitting the beach or playing pond hockey in the winters.
Wes joined the Knucklebones team in the fall of 2012 after graduating from Springfield College with a degree in Recreation Management and a minor in Business. Growing up in Watertown, MA, he found a passion for sports, especially action sports. Wes currently has a black belt in Kenpo Karate, a high school basketball state title and has won Skateboard and Snowboard competitions. In his free time, Wes plays the drums and performs gigs with his "pops".
Gwen joined Knucklebones is 2013 after spending seven years in child cares. While originally from Pittsburgh, Gwen graduated from Lesley University in 2007, receiving her Bachelor’s degree in early childhood. Gwen took a short break to work at a local YMCA but, shortly came back to us as she missed the opportunity to work with such a diverse and varied age range.
DC hails from Dorchester, MA and graduated from Johnson and Wales University with a major in sports and entertainment management in 2011. She leaped into Knucklebones after graduating, quickly becoming our basketball specialist and winning over participants with her effervesent personality, inspiring work ethic and uncanny ability to never run out of energy. Today, she's moonlighting with Knucklebones while working for our greatly admired colleagues at Playworks.
Brett joined the Knucklebones team in 2014, working during school vacations and throughout the summer. He also works full-time as a PE teacher and Athletic Director at a school for students with special needs in Boston. Brett graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a degree in Physical Education Pedagogy for students K-12. When not teaching, he enjoys working out, taking his dog (Arya Stark) for runs, coaching, and rooting for his NEW YORK YANKEES!
Dominique joined the Knucklebones team in the Fall of 2017. As a Virginia State University graduate, she holds a bachelor’s degree in Sports Management with a concentration in Health, Recreation and Dance. Specializing in Basketball, Dominque has worked at local YMCA's and summer youth programs throughout the greater areas of Boston. In her spare time, she loves to volunteer at animal shelters and hike.
Kristiana is a graduate of the University of Rochester. As an athlete and with a background in Public Health, active living is an important part of her life and a love that she hopes to share with others. Knucklebones is an exciting place to work as it allows her to engage with a variety of communities and proactively address obesity prevention.