Kris Fondran
Skating First Director

Along with a BS in Elementary Education, Master Degree in Exercise Science, and various skating, fitness and yoga related certifications, Kris has 29 years experience teaching skaters of all ages and skating disciplines. For the last 20 years Kris has worked primarily with hockey players on and off the ice helping to develop and enhance skating technique, power and speed. She has worked with many  Cleveland area high school teams, recreational leagues, AAA teams and individual players.  As director of the former International Inline Skating Association’s Inline Certification Program (ICP) Kris has developed and implemented instructor training programs in the US around the world since 1998. 

In 2010, with the encouragement and support of the inline skate company Rollerblade, Kris launched the Mobile Yoga Workout. The Mobile Yoga Workout has been featured in numerous fitness related publications around the world. Kris continues to work with Rollerblade as an educational consultant and Rollerblade Team member developing various programs and skating videos. For the last two years she has also had the pleasure to work with Sled Dogs Snowskates helping to develop the educational framework for this exciting new snowsport!

In 2004 she was named "Best Skating Instructor" in Scene Magazine's Best of Cleveland Edition. Since 2008, Kris has been a part-time lecturer in the department of  Health and Human Performance and Cleveland State University where she currently teaches a variety of wellness and teacher education classes.

 

Jared Lavender
Skills Specialist

Born and raised in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, Jared grew up playing hockey in the Cleveland Heights youth hockey program and graduated from Cleveland Heights High School where he played four years of varsity hockey.Jared went on to play two seasons with the Cleveland Jr Lumberjacks and one season with the St. Ignace Black Bears of the NOJHL.

After junior hockey he graduated from Castleton State College (ECAC East D III)  where he majored in Business administration, focus in Management and Marketing and played four years of hockey for the Castleton Spartans.With a lot of hard work and a little bit of luck he was given the opportunity to play pro hockey for five seasons with the Missouri Mavericks, Quad City Mallards, Evansville Icemen, Ft. Worth Brahmas and the Louisiana Ice Gators. Jared retired from pro hockey in 2014 and is currently coaching the '05 Jr. Jacks and is a skills development coach for the "Tot Hockey" and "Learn to Play" programs in Cleveland Heights. When he is not on the ice coaching or teach Jared is working for Keller National Insurance brokerage as an Account Executive.

 

David Macrum
Skills Specialist

David "Coach Macrum" is a Kindergarten teacher in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. He received his Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction and his Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education both from Cleveland State University. David began his coaching career in 2011 in Cleveland Heights where he taught learn to play and adaptive skating. The foundation of his strong teaching background has helped David confidently develop players from the ADM to the Bantam level. 

 David is currently coaching in Mentor Youth Program in Mentor where his Pewee youth Hockey level team won the division and playoff in the A3 division 2017-2018 season. In addition to his formal teaching background, David is also a USA Hockey C.E.P. Level 4 coach. Fun fact: David is best known as “Elbow” playing for Cleveland State University Club Hockey team and a former member of the board in 2009-2010 season.

 

Karin Faletic
Skills Specialist

As a classroom Special Education teacher, Karin has experience with teaching children with a variety of learning styles and needs which she transfers easily to the ice.  In addition to her time in the classroom,  Karin brings 20 years of teaching skating, primarily learn to skate and learn to play hockey to Skating First.

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Logan Anderson
Assistant Skills Specialist

Logan has been been taking lessons to develop his hockey skating skills since he was 5 years old. Growing up in Cleveland Heights, Logan came through the Cleveland Heights Youth Hockey program, has played for the Jr. Jacks, Team Audi, and is currently a member of the Heights High Hockey team as a Sophomore at Cleveland Heights High School. The decade Logan has spent honing his own skating skills through actively taking skating lessons is evident as he truly understands, from a experiential standpoint, the mechanics of hockey skating basics and is able to impart this knowledge to young players in a way that is clear and relatable. We are so pleased to have Logan as part of the Skating First Team!

 

 

 

 

Sports & Fitness Team

 

Nicholas Chambers
Exercise Fitness Specialist

Nicholas is a senior Exercise Science student at Cleveland State University finishing his Bachelors degree in Exercise Science this fall. In 2017, Nicholas was part of an undergraduate summer research team that conducted, assisted and participated in, numerous studies for the department of Health & Human Performance even winning an award for research conducted on the health benefits of inline skating! Nicholas has always played a variety of sports growing up and currently has a passion for CrossFit training.  His biggest goal in life is to push himself harder than he did the day before because he believes that only when we fail do we grow. After graduating, he will become a Graduate Assistant in the Cleveland State University Health & Human Performance laboratory as he pursues a Master Degree in Exercise Science.

 

Greggory Hoberney
Exercise Fitness Specialist

Greggory currently hold two personal training certifications; one from Lakeland Community College and one from The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). In spring of 2018, Greggory completed a Bachelor degree in Exercise Science graduating Magna Cum Laude. For his undergraduate practicum, he spent 6 months as a cardiac/pulmonary rehabilitation assistant at St. Vincent Medical Center where he had the opportunity to work with a diverse population of patients and a variety of health care workers. His previous experience includes being a strength and conditioning coach for a high school football team, a personal trainer at a gym and an aquatics aerobic instructor at a therapy center.

 

Sharlie Dickey
Exercise Fitness Specialist

Sharlie is a senior at Cleveland State University pursuing a Bachelor degree in Exercise Science. Although she has a busy school/work schedule, she finds time to participate in a beach volleyball league as well as an indoor soccer team. Sharlie is an avid runner and enjoys taking her dog on runs and hikes.

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