Corporate Leadership

MVP Sports Clubs is a sports facility management and development company located in Orlando, Florida with opera­tions in Central Florida and West Michigan. Established in 2006, MVP Sports Clubs provides corporate service support in the areas of finance, marketing/communications, information systems, human resources, property management and operational development including sales, fitness and operations.

MVP Sports Clubs represents quality and success in health and recreation in all facets of a community. We believe that strategically placed facilities, combined with a strong brand of quality and customer service allows us to be industry leaders.

With an operating history of over 16 years and senior leadership with over 50 years of combined experience, MVP Sports Clubs currently manages 11 facilities valued at over $110 million

LEADERSHIP TEAM

  • Karl DroppersKarl Droppers

    Education                  

    • B.A.in Education, Hope College
    • M.A.in Education, Michigan State University

    Started with Company                  

    • May 1996

    Responsibilities

    • Oversees day-to-day leadership of Corporate Services and Building Directors. Works as the liaison between ownership and Management Company.  Directs all business development and growth strategies for MVP Sports Clubs.

    Work History

    • RDV Sportsplex – Vice President
    • Lakeshore Athletic Club – Owner / President
    • East Hills Athletic Club – Manager

    Community

    • Northland Community Church
    • Hope College Board of Trustees
    • Fellowship of Christian Athletes
    • Boys & Girls Clubs Board Member

    Personal

    • Currently resides in Holland, MI with wife Lori. Karl and Lori have four children Neil, Jack, Nina & Mara
  • Alisha MerrittAlisha Merritt

    Director, Marketing & Communications

    Education                   

    • B.A. in Communication & Information Sciences, University of Alabama

    Started with Company

    • January 2004

    Responsibilities

    • Oversees day-to-day planning and implementation of all marketing functions and tools for all MVP Sports Clubs facilities. Manages all internal and external communications including websites, media relations, community relations, social media, etc.

    Work History 

    • MVP Sports Clubs – Communications Manager
    • RDV Sportsplex – Communications Coordinator
    • RDV Sportsplex – Athletic Club Marketing Coordinator 

    Community

    • Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida                     

    Personal

    • Currently resides in Maitland, FL with husband Tyrone and son Levi
  • Chuck OsterinkChuck Osterink

    Vice President, Human Resources & Leadership

    Education

    • B.S. in Retail Management, Michigan State University

    Started with Company       

    • March 1999

    Responsibilities

    • Oversees recruiting, compensation and benefits, employee relations and training and development

    Work History

    • MVP Sports Clubs - Director, Human Resources
    • RDV Sportsplex Ice Den – Director
    • Lakeshore Athletic Club – Owner/Operator
    • Lakeshore Athletic Club – Sales and Business Manager

    Community

    • Fellowship of Christian Athletes - Board Member
    • Seminole Warhawks Lacrosse Club - Board Member
    • Northland Church, Longwood FL

    Personal

    • Currently resides in Longwood, FL with wife, Beverly and two sons Parker and Bennett
  • Joe CasaleseJoe Casalese

    Education:                  

    • B.S. in Sport Management, Flagler College
    • M.S. in Sports Management, United States Sports Academy

    Started with Company:

    • November 1999

    Responsibilities:

    • Works with each member-based building’s Fitness Manager and Operating Director to create consistent programming and products for our members.  Develop standardized procedures and guidelines that shape how we interact with our members in our Fitness Departments and ensure consistency throughout the MVP Sports Clubs brand.

    Work History:

    • RDV Sportsplex Athletic Club – Service Desk/MOD
    • Orlando Magic – Arena Manager
    • RDV Sportsplex – Sports & Recreation Manager
    • RDV Sportsplex Ice Den – Manager
    • RDV Sportsplex Athletic Club – Member Services Manager
    • Marriott Vacation Club – Sr. Manager, Customer Advocacy

    Community:

    • First Baptist Church of Orlando                   

    Personal:

    • Currently resides in Apopka, FL with wife Jamie, daughter Caroline Grace and son John Logan
  • Ken RungeKen Runge

    Director, Property

    Education                  

    • Valencia Community College
    • University of Central Florida

    Started with Company

    • June 2009

    Responsibilities        

    • Responsible for day-to-day and long term maintenance of MVP Sports Clubs facilities. Oversees capital and construction projects, site selection for new clubs, and lease negotiations.

    Work History

    • NAI Realvest – V.P. of Property Management
    • Kuhn Management - President
    • Watkins Retail Group – Asset Manager

    Community       

    • Edgewood Children’s Ranch – Board Member
    • Kingdom Courts.org - Volunteer
    • Jobs Partnership of Florida – Mentor

    Personal             

    • Currently resides in Altamonte Springs, FL with wife Deanna and daughters Isabelle and Abby.

     

  • Mike LodesMike Lodes

    Director, Information Systems

    Education                  

    • Attended North East Missouri State University    

    Started with Company        

    • June 2000

    Responsibilities         

    • Manages Network Infrastructure and design, Help Desk, Software Application maintenance and design, and maintenance and implementation on Telecom Systems. Responsible for the availability of all Information Systems.

    Work History

    • RDV Sportsplex – Information Systems Manager
    • Orlando Magic – Network Administrator / DBA
    • ESS Consulting – Network Specialist
    • Handling & Storage Concepts – Network Administrator

    Community

    • Active with Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, 4H and various children’s ministries
    • Four Towns Community Church – Member

    Personal

    • Currently resides in Orange City, FL with wife, Jennifer and two sons Jacob and Joshua
  • Pete OpreskoPete Opresko

    Education

    • B.S.B.A. in Accounting, University of Central Florida

    Started with Company

    • January 1997

    Responsibilities

    • Prepares annual operating, capital and cash flow budgets based on input from MVP Sports Clubs operators. Administers all MVP Sports Clubs contracts and manages MVP Sports Clubs financial services departments including accounts payable and payroll. 

    Work History       

    • RDV Sportsplex – Business Manager
    • Coopers & Lybrand – Senior Auditor
    • Restaurant Administration Services – Staff Accountant

    Community

    • City of Maitland Parks & Recreation - Advisory Board
    • Winter Park Ravens Youth Lacrosse - President 
    • Winter Park High School Boys Lacrosse - Announcer
    • Orangewood Presbyterian Church - Member

    Personal

    • Currently resides in Maitland, FL with wife, Sylvia and three sons Andrew, Matthew and Josef
  • Scott HendricksonScott Hendrickson

    Education                   

    • B.A. in Sports Management, University of Michigan

    Started with Company

    • August 2005

    Responsibilities

    • Works with each member-based building’s Member Services Manager, Program departments and Operating Director to develop standardized procedures and guidelines that shape how we interact with our members and to ensure consistency throughout the MVP Sports Clubs brand. Assist Operating Directors with youth and sports programming to ensure consistency of program offerings.

    Work Histor:

    • MVP Metro Club, Grand Rapids – Member Services Manager
    • MVP Sportsplex, Grand Rapids – Member Sales
    • MVP Sportsplex, Grand Rapids – MOD                

    Personal

    • Currently resides in Orlando, FL with wife Leah and daughter Sydney

     

  • Tiffany CaiazzaTiffany Caiazza

    Education:         

    • B.S. in Hospitality Management from UCF

    Started with Company:

    • October 2002

    Responsibilities:

    • Works with each member-based building’s Sales Manager and Operating Director to develop standardized procedures and guidelines that shape how we interact with our members in our Sales Departments and ensure consistency throughout the MVP Sports Clubs brand.  Oversee the Corporate Membership sales and sponsorship functions to ensure achievement of company goals and objectives.

    Work History:

    • RDV Sportsplex – Sales Manager
    • RDV Sportsplex – Membership Sales Advisor
    • RDV Sportsplex Athletic Club – Service Desk/MOD

    Community:

    • SPCA- Volunteer

    Personal:

    • Currently resides in Maitland Fl, with significant other Trey King