Meet Our Team

Emily R. Martini, MS

Program Manager

Emily Martini received her M.S in Exercise and Sport Science from Iowa State University. Emily was a division I athlete at Iowa State, Lettering 4 years in Cross Country, Indoor and Outdoor track, where she earned several athletic and academic awards. Following her studies, Emily held research roles at the Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine in Dallas, Texas, the Nike Sport Research Lab in Beaverton, Oregon and the Human Physiology Lab at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon. Emily is currently a program manager in Kinesiology within the Department of Human Sciences at The Ohio State University. Her role includes managing the Faculty and Staff Fitness Program, Exercise Testing Labs, and Undergraduate teaching. Emily also serves on the College of Education’s Staff Advisory Council, is a Buckeye Wellness Innovator, and is heavily involved in the community with various organization including Girls on the Run of Franklin County and the American Red Cross.


Rachel Dickson

Program Assistant

Rachel Dickson supports the day to day functions of the Faculty and Staff Fitness Program as well as all faculty, staff, and students within the various branches of OSU’s Kinesiology Program; with a smaller role in helping other areas within the OSU Department of Human Sciences. She’s currently enrolled as a part-time OSU student working towards dual majoring with a B.A. in History and a B.S. in Environment Policy & Decision Making with a Pre-Law track. Rachel serves as an OSU Buckeye Wellness Innovator, a court appointed special advocate Guardian ad Litem for Franklin County, and a trained volunteer for the Franklin County Sheriff’s department in Public Safety Support (VIPSS) and general deputy support (Citizen’s Academy). In her personal time she loves swimming and being underwater with dreams of becoming SCUBA certified, although to exercise she prefers a mixture of yoga, running, and ballet. Rachel is also a semi-professional and internationally published model; featured in magazines, gallery and runway shows, local films, and eCommerce websites, with a specialization in underwater modeling.

Matthew Beeler

Graduate Student, Kinesiology

Matthew Beeler is a graduate of Southwest Minnesota State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education/Exercise Science and hales from South Dakota. At SMSU, he was the head powerlifting coach for the area Special Olympics team.  After graduation, Matt was a personal trainer and strength and conditioning coach in Lakeville, Minnesota for several years.  He then attended the University of South Dakota and received a Master’s degree in Kinesiology and Sport Science where he was a graduate assistant in the department.  At USD, Matt studied the biomechanical and muscular activation differences between two types of deadlift exercises for his Master’s thesis.  He is now a second year PhD student in Dr. William Kraemer’s laboratory group and a graduate teaching assistant.  Matt’s dissertation plans are to study the physiological changes due to exercise in adults with Down Syndrome.  Matt was a Special Olympics powerlifting coach for three years.    In his personal time, Matt is a competitive power lifter and enjoys arm wrestling and strength sports.

John Paul (JP) Anders

Graduate Student Kinesiology

John Paul (JP) Started lifting in 2006 as part of a Football strength and conditioning program and immediately fell in love with olympic lifting. With a passion for fitness and wellness, JP went to the Ohio State University to earn a Bachelors in Exercise Science Education and is continuing his education here for a Masters in Kinesiology. He is currently interested in the subjects of ergogenic aids (supplements) and brain adaptation to exercise.

Outside of the health world, JP is also interested in food, beer, and the outdoors. Feel free to walk up and start a conversation any time!


Vincent Hardesty

Graduate Student, Kinesiology

Vince is a personal trainer for the FSFP program. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science Education here at The Ohio State University and is now a first year master’s student studying Kinesiology. He is interested in injury prevention and rehabilitation as well as exercise and its potential use in the prevention/treatment of disease and injury of the brain. Outside of school, he is a medic in the Ohio Air National Guard stationed at the 179th Airlift Wing in Mansfield, Ohio.  Upon finishing his master’s degree he plan on going back to school to become a Physician’s assistant.


Tori DeScenza

Graduate Student, Kinesiology

Tori DeScenza received her bachelor’s degree of Exercise Science Education here at The Ohio State University. She is currently in the first year of her master’s degree. She is interested in the effects of exercise programs in clinical populations, more specifically in cancer patients. She hopes to continue to evaluate the efficacy of therapeutic exercise programs for the rehabilitation and mitigation of side effects in cancer patients. Outside of her academic interests, she was also a former women’s lacrosse player at the university where she spent her four years of undergrad playing. She now enjoys coaching the sport in the surrounding area. Tori also spent a year working in a fitness center where she gained a great deal of knowledge in training and programing in a variety of populations and age groups. She is excited to be able to work with you in FSFP, and help you begin and assist your fitness journey!


Rachel Czerny

Graduate Student, MPH

Rachel Czerny graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and is continuing her education as a current candidate for a Master’s of Public Health at OSU specializing in Health Behavior and Health Promotion, Obesity Sciences.  Rachel is passionate about helping others create a relationship with fitness that empowers them to take charge of their health while enjoying life! She previously worked as an individual and group personal trainer, and now teaches yoga and total body bootcamp. From participating in triathlons to competing in women’s bodybuilding, Rachel has experience training for a variety of fitness goals and would love to help you find the best workout for you!


Becca Moorhead

Group Fitness Instructor, Spring 2018 Intern

Becca is a senior studying exercise science. She teaches Zumba, Adult Recess, Kick-boxing, and Water Aerobics for the program. She loves contributing to the creation of a community within the program, and takes pride in developing relationships with the patrons. Her favorite part about working here is seeing everyone’s smiling faces and knowing she helps in the development of a healthy lifestyle. In the future, she hopes to work in Collegiate Recreation, and perhaps run programs similar to FSFP. When she’s not at school or teaching fitness classes for FSFP and the RPAC, she loves to play her ukulele and cook fun, new foods.


Sam Bailey

Group Fitness Instructor

Sam is a fourth year student studying economics. Apart from teaching yoga Sam enjoys rock climbing, soccer and snowboarding. When he isn’t on campus you can probably find him at a local coffee shop or record store.


Sydney Baker

Group Fitness Instructor

Sydney is an anthropology undergraduate student with Spanish and forensic science minors. She hopes to pursue focuses in bioarchaeology and zooarchaeology once her undergraduate studies end. She teaches yoga and loves doing it because it helps to relieve stress, improve balance/coordination, and develops great body awareness. Her class consists of poses that flow together and are sequenced to work on every part of the body without being too strenuous –it is open for all levels of yogis!