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 resides in Charlestown, has completed four NYC marathons, walks or bikes everywhere and loves taking pictures of the natural environment.
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 as the director of various summer. 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!
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".
Ptah joined Knucklebones in the fall of 2015. Originally from Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, he is a current senior at Tufts University where he is an Architectural Studies major. A lifelong athlete, he grew up playing soccer, basketball, and track, the latter of which he competes for Tufts as a hurdler. After graduating high school, Ptah took a gap year and went on an Outward Bound semester course that took him backpacking across Colorado, rock climbing in Southern California, canyoneering in Utah, and high-altitude glacial climbing in the Andes of Ecuador. When not studying, working, or training, Ptah enjoys playing the guitar, cooking vegetarian meals and designing and creating in all forms.
Katherine joined Knucklebones in the summer of 2016 after graduating from Keene State College with a degree in physical education with a specialization in exercise science and health. She grew up in Acton, MA with three siblings. While growing up she enjoyed participating in as many sports she could. Her two favorites where Basketball and Cross Country Skiing. In her free time, Katherine loves spending time with her family and golfing.
Kristen (Khale) joined Knucklebones in the summer of 2016. Always moving, she grew up playing softballI and dancing. In her spare time she is reading, writing, and following many creative pursuits including photography and performing. In addition to being a play professional she has worked in a child care and with the Blue Man Group. She also performs balloon twisting and face painting as a silly entertainer and loves having fun & making people smile!
Jason joined the Knucklebones team in January of 2017 after graduating the University of Massachusetts Boston with a bachelor’s degree in International Management. A lifelong sports enthusiast and Massachusetts resident, he grew up playing basketball, football, and baseball while also spending his winters skiing in Maine and his summers fishing, skim boarding and swimming in his home town of Harwich, Cape Cod. With ambitions of becoming a collage basketball coach, he has found happiness being a part of a team that takes pride in teaching children to have fun and embrace their passion for sports. In his free time, he enjoys cooking, going on hikes, being on the beach, and is a part-time dog walker! .
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 works part-time with Knucklebones while plying her skills for a local YMCA.
Niticon joined Knucklebones in the Fall of 2016 after being introduced to the program by Ptah. He is a current senior at Tufts University majoring in Chinese languages and literature, as well as a former member of the track team. He has spent summers river tracing in Taiwan and generally being outdoorsy.
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 partcipants with her effervesant 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!