Meet the Team

Our Vision

Enhance the quality of life by providing the best possible public recreational facilities, open natural spaces and programs for our citizens and surrounding communities.

Our Team

Successful partners are those who do more than just fulfill their given roles. They bring something extra to the table, a unique perspective, a team-focused approach. Solidly grounded research and professional experience. Solutions that radiate outside of their defined roles. At the Community & Recreation Center this is standard and we strive for excellence in all we do.

Paul Besterman, BS

Paul Besterman
Director of Recreation and Leisure Services

Paul has served as the Director of Recreation and Leisure Services for the past decade. Prior to coming to the Township, he served as the Director of Parks and Recreation for Cranberry Township, worked as a Program Director for YMCAs in the USA, Japan and The Philippines. Paul started his full-time career developing youth programs for the Walt Disney World Corporation and has over 20 years’ experience in the field. He has a BS from Slippery Rock University in Parks and Recreation with an emphasis in Business Management. Paul enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters.

Ryan McCleaster, MS, CPRP

Ryan McCleaster, MS, CPRP
Assistant Director of Recreation and Leisure Services / Facility Supervisor

Ryan has a Master's degree in Instructional Leadership with an emphasis in Sport Management from Robert Morris University and a Bachelor's degree in Education from Bowling Green State University. He brings to the Township over 15 years of experience in Sport/Fitness Management recently having worked for The Wilfred R. Cameron Wellness Center of The Washington Hospital as Director of Operations. Prior to the Wellness Center, Ryan served as the Athletic Director for the Pittsburgh Athletic Association and also worked in the athletic departments at the University of Pittsburgh and Robert Morris University.

In his free time, Ryan enjoys spending time with his children and staying active through weight training, basketball and golf.

Melissa Mattucci Lindberg, MS, WSI

Melissa Mattucci Lindberg, MS, WSI
Marketing & Membership Supervisor

Melissa Matucci Lindberg joined the Township of Upper St. Clair at the end of March as the Assistant Aquatics Supervisor. She recently worked as a Personal Coach for Altheus at Healthtrax Fitness and Wellness in Bethel Park. Prior to Healthtrax, Melissa interned as a Clinical Exercise Physiologist at St. Clair Hospital’s Cardiac Rehab Department, as well as interned at Laurel Highland Health Center (Latrobe, PA) as an Aquatic Therapist. Melissa received a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from Slippery Rock University, and a master’s degree in Exercise Physiology with a minor in Aquatic Therapy from West Virginia University. In her spare time, Melissa enjoys working out with her husband and shopping.

Lisa Reutzel, MS, ACE-PT

Lisa Reutzel, MS, ACE-PT
Fitness Supervisor

Lisa Reutzel is the Fitness Supervisor at The Township of Upper St. Clair Community & Recreation Center at Boyce Mayview Park.  She graduated from Duquesne University with a Master's Degree in Environmental Science Management and from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor's Degree in Biology along with a minor in Chemistry.  

She is excited to share her passion and knowledge of fitness and nutrition with the members of the Community & Recreation Center. Lisa is a Certified Personal Trainer through American Council of Exercise (ACE).  She enjoys teaching others and encourages them to find their own passion. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time outdoors; hiking, running, camping and kayaking.

“Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.” ~ Swami Sivananda

Christopher Biswick, BS, CPRP, WSI, LGI

Christopher Biswick, WSI, LGI
Aquatics Supervisor

Chris Biswick is the Aquatics Supervisor for Upper St. Clair Recreation Center. Chris recently worked at the Sewickley Valley YMCA as the Lifeguard Coordinator, and as the Assistant Swim Team Coach for Quaker Valley High School. Prior to his work in Sewickley, Chris worked at the Valley Points Family YMCA as the Aquatics Director. He is a graduate of Clarion University of Pennsylvania with a BS in Liberal Studies with a Concentration in Education. In his free time, Chris loves to run, and is constantly training for marathons.

Jeremy Lemley, BA

Jeremy Lemley
Maintenance Supervisor

Jeremy Lemley, Maintenance Supervisor joined the Recreation and Leisure Services Department in February 2009. A Bethany College graduate, Jeremy received a BA in Sports Management. He previously worked as the Site Manager in the Housekeeping Department for Central Property Services at the Petersen Events Center. Jeremy has also served as the Site Manager for CPS at the Jewish Community Center in Squirrel Hill where he was responsible for both the Maintenance and Housekeeping Departments. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his wife (Erica), two dogs (Mia and Calypso) and cat (Brutus). He also enjoys golf and watching College Football and Nascar.

Lynn Walcoff, BA

Lynn Walcoff
Community Program Coordinator

Lynn began her Recreation Department journey by working part-time as the Township's Older Adult Program Coordinator. Since May of 2005, Lynn has coordinated community programs and activities on a full-time basis. As part of the Recreation team and a Township resident, she enjoys having the opportunity to continue along the path of learning, having fun, and interacting with our many program participants. Her door and mind are always open to suggestions and ideas for new classes and improvements to existing programs.

Kristen Knittel, BA

Kristen Knittel
Guest Relations Coordinator

A graduate of Colorado State University with a BA in Liberal Arts, Kristen Parisi, joined the C&RC team as the Guest Relations Coordinator in early 2009. Kristen recently worked for IKEA home furnishings as a Manager in Logistics and Sales Supply Support. Prior to Ikea, Kristen had a 12 year career at the department store Saks Fifth Avenue, holding various positions throughout the country in Sales, Training and Development and as the Assistant General Manager/Operations Manager. In her free time, Kristen enjoys spending time with her children; additionally she enjoys the outdoors and traveling.

Maura Marasco, BS, ACSM-EP-C

Maura Marasco, BS, ACSM-EP-C 
Fitness Coordinator

Maura joined the C&RC team as a Group Exercise Instructor and Personal Trainer in 2014.  Since that time, she has worked in various departments of the C&RC including fitness, aquatics, and community programs.  Maura graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise Science from Slippery Rock University. She is a Certified Exercise Physiologist through the American College of Sports Medicine. In addition, she holds a variety of current fitness certifications such as Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) Group Exercise Instructor, TRX Suspension Training Instructor, and more. She leads an array of group exercise classes at the Center and has experience training a variety of individuals ranging in age and ability. She enjoys sharing her knowledge and passion with individuals looking to reach their health and fitness goals.

Samantha Muti, BS, WSI

Samantha "Sam" Appleton
Aquatics Coordinator

Samantha began her journey at the C&RC as a swim lesson instructor in fall 2010 with a passion for teaching children and adults to swim, be safe, have fun, and exercise in the water.  With 13 years of experience in lifeguarding and swim instructing, she is incredibly excited to be a part of the C&RC team as Aquatics Coordinator.  Sam graduated from Michigan State University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her children (Giada and Anthony) visiting family in both Michigan and New Jersey, and cheering on her Michigan State Spartans.

Chaz McCrommon, BS

Chaz McCrommon, BS 
Community Programs Assistant

Chaz earned his degree at Robert Morris University, where he also starred on the men’s basketball team.  Upon graduation, Chaz made a career as a professional athlete for six years.  He played basketball professionally in Europe in The Netherlands, Germany, France, Luxembourg, and Belgium.  Chaz also played in the United States where he made stops in the NBA Development League (NBADL), Continental Basketball Association (CBA), and the United States Basketball League (USBL).

Chaz has been an employee of the Recreation Department since 2010.  He got his start in the Fitness Department where he created the Complete Players sport skill development program. Chaz also worked part-time as a Fitness Attendant and Program Coordinator in the Community Programs Department.  He has now moved into a full-time position in the Community Programs Department and is also an Assistant Coach for the Upper St. Clair High School Boys’ Basketball team.  Chaz still loves to play basketball and to spend time with his wife and three children.

Cari Lackner, BA, AFAA

Cari Lackner, BA, AFAA
Group Exercise Coordinator

A graduate of John Carroll University, Cari and her family have been residents of Upper St. Clair for 16 years and are founding members of The Upper St. Clair Community & Recreation Center.

Cari started out as a general participant of a number of the group exercise programs at the C&RC. Her frequency and enthusiasm for fitness soon gained her the attention of the Fitness Staff.  It wasn't too long before she was recruited as a Group Exercise Instructor after attaining her AFAA certification and began leading many classes at the Center.  Cari soon was promoted to the role of Group Exercise Coordinator after months of dedication and hard work within the department.

In her spare time, she enjoys playing cardio tennis and watching her children participate in the own recreational activities and sporting events.

Amy Kerman, BA

Amy Kerman
Facility Rentals Coordinator

Amy Kerman, a USC resident, joined the Recreation Department team in 2005. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and post-graduate certification in Education in Comprehensive Social Studies. Amy has worked with youth and older adults in various capacities, as a teacher, tour organizer, mentor, camp director, and volunteer Girl Scout leader. She is a resident of the Township and the proud mother of Rebecca and Sarah.

Storm Foreman

Storm Foreman
Membership Specialist

If you come to the Community & Recreation Center, either for a tour or to become a member, Storm will be one of the C&RC Membership Specialist who takes care of you. Storm also teaches the Dog Obedience class for Upper St. Clair Township. Her expertise and proficiency has been made known by taking just one glance at one of her three well-trained German Shepherds. Storm has lived in USC for 23 years, and has one son, Scott, who is active in the United States AirForce.

"I really enjoy my job, as it's so exciting to see how the community is embracing our new facility. Besides, I love to talk to new people, so Membership is a perfect fit for me."

Tara Fox

Tara Fox 
Confidential Secretary

Tara Fox is the Confidential Secretary to the Director of Recreation and Leisure Services. She was a Welcome Center Representative at the Western Area YMCA and a Paralegal at Richard Ducote, PC before coming to the Community and Recreation Center. Tara has an Associates Degree in Paralegal and a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice. She likes volunteering her time and talent at various charities, non-profits and community organizations, but most of all Tara enjoys spending time with her husband, Steve and daughter, Sadie. 

Sandy Mullen

Sandy Mullen
Playroom Coordinator

Sandy has worked in child care for seven years. She has also worked in a pediatrician's office and for the Chartiers Valley School District. She has done volunteer work for Pittsburgh Vision Services, helping with their Preschool Vision Screening program. She is certified in Adult and Child CPR and AED training, Infant CPR, and the American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid program. She has all current state clearances. Sandy has three sons, and resides in Bridgeville with her husband of 25 years. In her spare time, she enjoys crafting and cross stitching.

Location, Hours, and Contact information

Indoor Facility
5:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Daily Admission: $12

Outdoor Aquatics Facility
Memorial Day - Labor Day
11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Aquatic and Fitness areas will close 15 minutes prior to building closing.

Boyce Mayview Park
Dawn to Dusk

Admin Offices
Mon - Fri
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

P. 412-221-1099
F. 412.221.6964

1551 Mayview Road Upper St.Clair, Pennsylvania 15241

Holiday Hours
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Christmas Eve
New Year's Eve


11am - 5pm 

Facility Closed:
New Year's Day
Easter Sunday
Christmas Day

Accessibility contact for the Community and Recreation Center: Mr. Paul Besterman, Directory of Recreation & Leisure Services at 412.831.9000, ext 656.