Meet The Staff
Monica Verity, Director of Recreation, Associate Professor of the Practice
Verity joined the Wellesley College PERA department in July of 2013. She provides leadership to a diverse Recreation program including Aquatics, Boathouse, Club Sports, Climbing Wall, Fitness, Outdoor Adventure and Special Events. She is the Chair of the Recreation Committee as well an essential member of the PERA Senior Leadership Advisory Committee, Friends of Wellesley College Athletics Committee, First Year Orientation and the Student Wellness Outreach Collaborative.
Verity also served on important campus enhancing committees: Field House Renovation Design Committee, Boathouse Renovation Design Committee and Hazing Committee to establish the college’s first hazing education, reporting and compliance system.
Prior to Wellesley, Monica spent 10 years at Boston College in Chestnut Hill. She served as the Assistant Director of Club Sports and Recreational Camp, where she was responsible for all facets of the club sports program. At BC, Monica administered a program that was comprised of 22 club sports with over 700 student-athletes. She was also named the 2010 New England Rugby Collegiate Administrator of the Year, for her work with the BC Rugby teams.
Beginning her professional career at BC in 2003, Monica spent two years as the Assistant Director of Intramural and Club Sports, two years as the Assistant Manager of Club Sports, and three years as the Administrative Secretary/Receptionist for of the Department of Athletics. During this time, she earned her Master's of Science in Administration and Advancing Studies and also served as the Women's Club Lacrosse Head Coach in 2006. A 2003 graduate of Wagner College in Staten Island, N.Y. Monica earned a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics, while playing four years with the lacrosse team. A four-year starter on defense, she was elected as a team captain during her senior year. Monica resides in Walpole, Massachusetts with her husband, Alex and their two sons Wesley and Logan. She is a 1999 graduate of Walpole High School.
Jacon Mayer, Recreation Coordinator
Jacon Mayer joined Wellesley in 2017-18 as the PE Climbing Instructor and climbing wall manager: in 2019-2020, he will be taking on additional responsibilities as a Recreation Coordinator. Some of the additional responsibilities include Open Recreation, Rental Center, Special Events, Marketing and Promotions, Student Leadership Development and Outdoor Adventure.
Jacon grew up in Vermont, where he spent his childhood backpacking and climbing in the Green and White Mountains. He began rock climbing at age 10, bought his first climbing rack at 13 and climbed Grand Teton (in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming) at 15 years old. He has worked in outdoor education for more than a decade and is a former instructor for the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS). He is the recipient of a Mountain Fellowship from the American Alpine Club and a Denali Pro Pin from the National Park Service. Jacon is a graduate of Wesleyan University, and in the spring coaches the sailing team at Wellesley High School—which is so many W's that even he occasionally mixes them up.
Tim Snyder, Director of Sports Performance and Fitness
Tim Snyder is entering his fourth year at Wellesley College. Snyder has served in the role as Assistant Athletic Trainer and Strength and Condition Coach before serving as the Director of Sports Performance and Fitness. Snyder received his bachelor’s degree from Endicott College in Athletic Training and received his Master of Science degree in Exercise Physiology from Ithaca College.
While at Ithaca, Snyder worked as a Graduate Assistant athletic trainer and strength and conditioning coach working with wrestling and Men’s and Women’s Crew programs.
Snyder is a certified athletic trainer (ATC) and certified strength and conditioning coach (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).
Emilie Muller, Waterfront Coordinator
Emilie Muller joined Wellesley in 2017-18 as the Waterfront Coordinator and Novice Crew Coach following a standout career at Bates College, where she earned a degree in Religious Studies in 2016.
A member of the Bobcats 2015 NCAA Division III National Championship team, Muller spent over half of her career in the Varsity Eight boat for Bates, including during the team's run to the national title in 2015. In 2016, she earned the Bates College Rowing Association's Emily E. Dorrance Award, given annually to the 'the female rower who strives for athletic excellence for both herself and her teammates.' She earned All-NESCAC honors as a senior and was a CRCA, NESCAC and NIRC All-Academic Selection multiple times during her career. She joins Wellesley after spending the last year as a coach with the Nashville Rowing Club in Nashville, Tenn.