In addition to running this club, I work full time at Mennenga Tax and Financial Service as the assistant to three financial advisers, and I am also very involved with MAGNET, the young professionals group in Madison. I am a UW alum and a huge Badgers, Brewers, and Packers fan. You will find me working out at the East YMCA frequently, and although I am far from an elite athlete, I am always up for a game of pretty much anything provided it fits into my schedule.
Originally from Florida, Rich grew up always being involved in sports and other athletic activities year round. From soccer to softball, Rich has enjoyed many years of various sporting leagues and the occasional friendly pickup game. Whether it be a long hike or leisurely round of disc golf, he is generally up for anything that involves being outside. In his latest pursuit, Rich has moved into scuba diving. He is in the process of obtaining his PADI certification and he will soon be able to tell you the best dive spots within an 8 hour drive of Madison.
Scott Banken is a Litigation Case Manager with a local insurance company. He enjoys being active in the community by serving as a Board Member of the Kiwanis Club of Downtown Madison. Scott is an active runner who participates in a number of runs such as Crazylegs, Dances with Dirt, Madison Mini each year.
A lifelong sports fanatic, Molly brought her athletic prowess to Madison in the summer of 2008. Playing all sports as a child, she honed in on volleyball in her teen years playing for a top-ranked Junior’s program in Minneapolis, MN and continuing to play at Creighton University from 2002-2005. After the glory years of collegiate athletics and making the move back to the Twin Cities, Molly realized there was money to be made playing in sand volleyball tournaments. With a beer in hand and a smile on her face, Molly can be found playing volleyball year round (sand, hard court, and even grass) and moonlighting on softball and kickball teams.
Brittany Lee is the Corporate Events Director for the American Heart Association. Brittany grew up in Illinois and is a former member of the Chicago Sports and Social Club. She brings experience and ideas from the CSSC to MSSC. Brittany enjoys being involved in the community through her work with non-profit organizations. Brittany enjoys running and also participates in a number of organized sports leagues throughout the year, including soccer and ultimate Frisbee.
Russ Lipka is a Marketing Associate for Sysco Foods. He has lived in the Madison Area his entire life and brings a unique knowledge of the restaurant business and the Madison area’s social scene to the table. Russ enjoys running, spending time with his two dogs, and has also participated in summer volleyball leagues in the Madison area.