Professional Staff

Meet the Team

Wellness & Recreation Staff

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Bert Rosenberger

Bert Rosenberger

Director of Wellness and Recreation
478-445-4462
Biography

Bert has over 10 years experience at Georgia College. He completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Recreation Administration at Georgia Southern University in 2001. He began his recreational sports career as the Facilities / Program Manager for Baldwin County Parks and Recreation. In 2007, he joined the Georgia College staff as the Intramural Sports Coordinator. From there, he received his Master’s in Public Administration from Valdosta State University in 2011. He then became the Director of Recreational Sports, followed by his current position as the Director of Wellness and Recreation in 2017. In his free time, Bert can be found enjoying the outdoors with his wife, Shannon, and their three children.

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Drew Bruton

Drew Bruton

Associate Director of Wellness and Recreation
478-445-4463
Biography

Drew joined the Georgia College staff in 2011. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Recreation and Sport Management from Coastal Carolina University in 2009. He then continued on to complete his Master of Education degree in Higher Education Administration at Georgia Southern University in 2011. During his time at GSU he served as the Graduate Assistant for Intramural Sports. He then joined the Georgia College staff as the Assistant Director for Recreational Sports, followed by his current position as the Associate Director of Wellness and Recreation in 2017. In his spare time, Drew is an NCAA Division II Women's Basketball referee. He also enjoys spending time with his wife, Brooke, and their family at the beach. 

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Amy Whatley

Amy Whatley

Associate Director of Wellness and Recreation
478-445-7535
Biography

Amy graduated from Georgia College in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. She completed her Master's in Education with an emphasis in Health Promotion from GC in 2005. Throughout graduate school, Amy gained a great deal of experience working as a graduate assistant within the GC Kinesiology department as well as a facility supervisor at the Wellness Depot. She is a Certified Health Education Specialist and a Certified Wellness Coach. In addition, Amy has Specialty Certificates from SCW Fitness Education in Group Exercise and Sports Nutrition and Body Composition. Most recently, she became a Certified R.I.P.P.E.D. Instructor.     

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Marie Puckett

Marie Puckett

Member Services Coordinator
478-445-7544
Biography

Marie joined the Wellness and Recreation Staff in 2015. Marie is a certified American Red Cross instructor and has a background in safety training and risk management, as well as accounting and administrative procedures. Marie enjoys living on Lake Sinclair with her husband and children. 

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Steven Wright

Steven Wright

Assistant Director for Aquatics
478-445-7540
Biography

Steven joined the Georgia College staff in 2014. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Coaching Education with a minor in Aquatic Facility Management from West Virginia University in 2012. He also received his Masters degree in Athletic Coaching Education from WVU in 2014. While in graduate school at WVU, he held the position of Graduate Assistant for Aquatics. Steven is certified as a lifeguard, lifeguard instructor, CPR/AED instructor, water safety instructor and pool operator. He enjoys spending his free time with his four dogs.  

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Rachel Pope

Rachel Pope, M.Ed., CHES

Health Educator
(478) 445-1670
Biography

Rachel Pope is a double graduate from Georgia College with a Bachelor of Science in Community Health and Human Services, and a Master's of Education in Health Promotion. Rachel is a Certified Health Education Specialist and has served as the University's Health Educator for the past 14 years. Now housed at the Wellness and Recreation Center, Rachel trains peer health educators, facilitates Alcohol and Other Drug screenings and interventions for Georgia College students, manages AlcololEdu for all incoming freshman, serves as the GOHS YA Grant Project Coordinator, and provides health promotions on a variety of topics to the GC campus. In her spare time, Rachel loves camping and traveling with her family, sitting by the pool or riding the boat on Lake Sinclair. 

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Billy Copeland

Billy Copeland

Assistant Director Adventure Programs
(478) 445-7543
Education

M.Ed. in Outdoor Education Administration

Biography

Billy's path to becoming an Eagle Scout laid the foundation for his experience with a variety of outdoor adventures. After receiving his Master's degree in Outdoor Education from Georgia College in 2012, Billy rejoined the Georgia College family in 2016. Billy loves getting to share his knowledge and passion for the outdoors.

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Nolan Baugh

Nolan Baugh, LAT, ATC, CSCS

Athletic Trainer for Wellness and Recreation
(478) 445-7542
Biography

Nolan joined the Georgia College staff in 2021. He earned is Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training from Georgia College. Upon graduation, Nolan worked as a Clinical and Outreach Athletic Trainer in Roswell, Georgia. He then became the Head Athletic Trainer for Georgia Military College, Preparatory School for three years. As well as being a Licensed and Certified Athletic Trainer, Nolan is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. In his free time Nolan enjoys staying active and spending time with his family.