Nottingham Board of Directors
A Volunteer Board, elected by the membership to three-year terms.
SWIM TEAM CO-CHAIRS
Greg Ariff grew up in New Jersey, spending his summer weekdays at the neighborhood pool, going to swim practice in the morning and staying to play all day with his friends. When he was old enough, he life guarded and then coached swimming at another nearby swim club. Greg moved to Nottingham Green in 2008 and was happy to discover a neighborhood swim club that could provide the same experience of community and opportunities for fun and competitive swimming to his own children. Greg has been a member of Nottingham Swim Club since 2011 with his wife, Holly, and sons, Robby and Ben. Greg has enjoyed supporting the swim club and team as a volunteer, including serving as a swim meet official for many years. As a board co-chair for the swim team, Greg is committed to continuing the Nottingham tradition of providing our youth with a fun, supportive, and character-building experience through competitive swimming.
Tom Fruehstorfer and his wife Amy moved to Newark in the Oaklands in 1995. At the time, there was a waiting list to join Nottingham Swim Club. After short stints at Fairfield and the UD pools, they got into NSC and have been happy here for about 15 years. Tom & Amy have been involved with the swim team for about 10 years with two of their daughters, Gretchen and Lyla, who have both also been lifeguards at the pool. Tom has been active as a timer and an official. Including his childhood swimming Tom has been involved with swim teams for about 25 years. As a board co-chair for the swim team, Tom is committed to working with Greg to provide a fun, efficient, and organized experience for our swim team and their families.
Contact Greg and Tom with questions, comments, and suggestions at:
Christine Mangat has lived in Nottingham Green for 10 years with her husband, Stephen; they have two kids, Eric and Lauren. She has her undergraduate and MBA degrees from the University of Delaware and played trumpet in the UD Marching and Pep Bands as an undergraduate.
Christine began her career at UD, managing large alumni events, and after briefly leaving for a fundraising role at Drexel's College of Medicine, she returned to UD in 2018 in the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreation Services. She is currently the Chief of Staff, managing all constituent communications for the Athletic Director, as well as working on the Department’s strategy and partnering with the executive team on high level decisions.
Along with her passion for her family, friends, UD and Nottingham Swim Club, Christine is an avid Crossfitter and enjoys cooking. She is excited to take on the role of President and to serve the Gator community. You can reach Christine at:
Lori Wilson and her husband, along with their 3 children, have been members of NSC since 2009. All of her children have participated on the
Gator swim team and the older 2 have enjoyed coaching and lifeguarding as well.
Lori is a professional multitasker and an expert volunteer: she is an active member on her homeowners association board of directors, and can be found chairing various committees and chaperoning an abundance of field trips for Newark Charter School.
Over the last four years, Lori has contributed her time to streamline swim team concessions and greatly improved our general snack bar organization to benefit our pool. Lori looks forward to her new role as Vice President, as she continues to strive to improve our pool with emphasis on developing an organized, productive, and positive staffing team. She believes all of our members and guests are entitled to an enjoyable, yet safe experience at our pool.
You will generally find Lori working diligently in the Snack Bar if you ever have any questions, comments, or concerns...emails are welcome too: NottinghamSwimClubVP@gmail.com
Jennifer (Jenn) Baur began her tenure as NSC secretary in October 2018, and she and her family have been members for over a decade. Jenn works for KeyBank as a Sr Payments Advisor for government clients. Outside of work, Jenn is an active volunteer for the University of Delaware, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, & Newark Charter School. At NSC, Jenn enjoys volunteering during swim season (you can find her timing or helping at concessions), and spending evenings and weekends socializing with friends at the pool. Jenn looks forward to partnering with the other Board members, especially the Social Chair, to provide timely notices to the membership about upcoming events - be sure to check out the Notthingham Swim Club Facebook page at @NSCGators. She can be reached at: NottinghamSCSecretary@gmail.com
Emily Ferris lives in Newark with her husband Greg and their 3 children; they have been members of NSC for 2 years. Emily was a Gator herself until 4th grade and is excited to be back at The Swamp! She has been in Catering Sales throughout her career in Hospitality. She enjoys supporting youth sports and attending as many of the kids' games as possible. Emily played field hockey throughout high school and college and still enjoys the outdoors. Bike rides, hikes at Iron Hill Park with the family's 2 dogs and rollerblading just to name a few. Emily is happy to be elected Treasurer and looks forward to being on the Board of such a great club and giving back to the community. You can reach Emily at: NSCTreasurer@gmail.com
Jeff Bonis and his family have been NSC members since 2012. They love their time at the pool, whether it is on Dog Swim day, Pool Clean Up day, swim meets, potlucks, or just old fashioned swimming. With six children, Jeff and his wife value all the pool has to offer. Jeff is a software engineer at a local biotech company. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time at his kids' sporting events. He also undertakes home improvement projects at his house and the homes of others. As grounds chair, Jeff plans to continue NSC's tradition of being a well maintained swim club. He is open to hearing members' suggestions for improvements so the NSC experience will be excellent for members and their guests. Contact him at:
PHYSICAL PLANT CHAIR
Jason Snyder and his family joined NSC in 2017 and have been Newark residents for 14 years. He enjoys coaching youth sports, running, and the fun, social atmosphere provided by the pool.
He is looking forward to contributing to this outstanding swim club, and has partnered closely with our previous Physical Plant Chair, Ray, to help ensure a smooth transition in this role. He welcomes any suggestions and assistance to keep this pool operating at a first class level. Contact Jason at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Melissa Gallagher Abbott grew up on a river in Louisiana, went to college on the Gulf Coast, and later moved to Wilmington steps from the Brandywine River. When she moved to Newark with her husband, she needed to find water. The family joined Nottingham over a decade ago, and have enjoyed spending summers here with their 3 children. Melissa owns an interior design business and loves art, crafting with her children, and volunteering for many organizations (often serving as social chair). She also loves to throw a party!
Melissa is looking forward to working closely with the NSC Board and pool members to create a fun summer calendar. Have ideas and suggestions? Want to volunteer for a fun event?
Contact her at:
Cyndi Hall joined the board in October 2019. She grew up in Newark and married her high school sweetheart; she and her husband have 5 children: Alexis Jr, Pippa, Arlen, Anson and Albee, and they spend nearly every day poolside. Cyndi is a Dental Hygienist by trade but has been a stay at home mom for the last decade. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and loves the outdoors. She looks forward to being on the board and serving as the membership chair. Contact Cyndi with membership questions at: