Meet Our Staff

Patty Donohue Ebach, Recreation Manager

Patty Donohue EbachPatty has been in the fitness, health and wellness industry for over 30 years. She has a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in Exercise Science and Kinesiology. She also has a Master of Science certificate in Complementary Medicine and Wellness from Oakland University. She is also a certified Red Cross Instructor.

Patty joined Schoolcraft College as an adjunct instructor in the College’s Physical Education department in 2005, and has been managing the Fitness Center since it opened in 2012. Most recently, along with her Fitness Center management responsibilities, Patty took over operational duties related to the new Sports Dome on Campus.

Prior to her coming to Schoolcraft College, Patty worked for Johnson & Johnson, managing fitness centers and wellness programs for corporate clients in the Midwest region of the country; the Metro Detroit YMCA as a Physical Education Director and as a consultant for employer based health screening programs.


Jacob Fedewa, Assistant Recreation Manager

Jacob FedewaJake has been involved in Campus Recreation for over 8 years helping to manage student fitness and recreation programs and facilities. He completed his Master of Science Degree in Kinesiology from the University of Georgia, and his Bachelor of Science in Health Fitness in Rehabilitative and Preventative Programs from Central Michigan University. Jake is a Certified Personal Trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).

Jake joined Schoolcraft College in 2015 where, along with his management responsibilities at the Fitness Center and the new Sports Dome,  he also teaches TRX classes for the Continuing Education Department and works with clients as a Personal Trainer in the Fitness Center.

Jake has served as a Graduate Teaching Assistant at the University of Georgia, and has several years of experience managing and supervising collegiate recreation centers, officiating intramural sports, as well as providing personal training services to members.


Ashley Garringer, Assistant Recreation Manager

Ashely GordonAshley has been part of the health and fitness field for over 5 years. She holds both a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Kinesiology from Michigan State University, with concentrations in Health Promotion, Coaching, and Strength and Conditioning. She is a Certified Personal Trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).

Coming to the Schoolcraft College Fitness Center in 2016, Ashley previously has experience in Collegiate Strength and Conditioning at Michigan State and the University of Detroit Mercy as well as Personal Training in the private sector for the last 3 years. She specializes in training high school athletes, strength training for swimmers, and weight training for women. She also helps coach the Northville High School Girls Swim Team.


Matt Cooper, Assistant Recreation Manager

Matt CooperMatt has been in the fitness industry for over 12 years. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Michigan State University. He is a Certified Personal Trainer through the American Council on Exercise (ACE).

Matt joined the Schoolcraft College Fitness Center team as an Assistant Recreation Manager in 2016. He currently splits his time between Fitness Center Operations and Sport Dome Operations.

Prior to joining the Schoolcraft Fitness Center, he worked as a Facility Operations Manager and Assistant Fitness Director for the JCC of Metro Detroit.


Walt Stecko, Business Office Manager

Walt SteckoWalt has more than 30 years of financial management experience in retail, telecommunications and information technology. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Detroit Mercy and a Master of Science in Finance from Walsh College.

After retiring from AT&T, Walt has been self-employed and served as a consultant to various companies and non-profit organizations.

Walt has been with the Fitness Center since it opened in 2012.