Rocket Wellness

Meet Our Team

Vicki Riddick

Vicki is the senior wellness officer at The University of Toledo and director of Rocket Wellness. She has worked in the health and wellness field for more than 25 years and specializes in motivating individuals toward adapting healthy living into their everyday lifestyle. Vicki has her master's degree in counseling and is a certified group-exercise instructor and personal trainer. She has worked to develop comprehensive wellness programs for UT employees, faculty and staff during the past 10 years. Additionally, Vicki leads UT's community health and corporate wellness initiatives. Vicki loves staying active and being healthy for life.

Andrea Masters

Andrea is the assistant director of Rocket Wellness. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in health promotion from Bowling Green State University and completed her master's degree in public health at The University of Toledo. Andrea has held several positions in the corporate fitness and wellness field. She is trained in Wellcoaches©, indoor cycling, Pilates, PiYo, TRX and smoking cessation. As a certified personal trainer, she looks forward to working with the UT community to achieve personal fitness and wellness goals. Her interests include running, downhill skiing and boating.

Jocelyn Szymanski

Jocelyn is the wellness administrator for Rocket Wellness. She earned her master's degree in public health with an emphasis in health promotion and education from The University of Toledo. She has a bachelor's degree in psychology with a minor in counseling, also from UT. She is a Freedom from Smoking facilitator. Jocelyn loves to research the latest developments in health and fitness. She is certified as a group-exercise instructor and also trained in yoga and indoor cycling, all through the Aerobic and Fitness Association of America (AFAA). She is certified to teach TRX and PiYo. Jocelyn loves making workouts as fun and enjoyable as possible; her specific interests include rollerblading, running and being with her friends, family and pets.

Rita Gruenwald

Rita has 15 years of medical field experience.  She received an Associate's Degree in Medical Assisting from Davis College and is certified through The American Registry of Medical Assistants.  In her spare time she is a coach for a competitive travel softball team.  She also volunteers with several local animal rescue's and Mom's House of Toledo.

Lauren Smith

Lauren is a graduate assistant for Rocket Wellness. She recently graduated with a Bachelor of Exercise Science degree from The University of Toledo, and is completing her Master of Public Health degree with a major in epidemiology. Lauren is a certified group-exercise instructor through the AFAA, and teaches cycling and boot camp classes. She loves encouraging and motivating class participants to do their absolute best at each workout. During her spare time, she enjoys biking at local metroparks and assisting in various research projects on campus.  

Last Updated: 2/6/20