Meet the DASA Team

These are the individuals who work hard to provide you and your family the best adaptive sport and fitness experiences possible! Read the bios below to become more familiar with our staff and the specific roles they play in our organization. We encourage you to contact them with any questions you might have about our programming.

Kelly Behlmann

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Kelly has a degree in Physical Therapy from Maryville University. She has one daughter, Alex, and one son, Kyle. Kelly founded DASA in May of 1997 after dreaming of starting an organization that would provide athletic and fitness opportunities to children with physical and visual disabilities. Since then, Kelly has watched her dream become a reality through helping others find and achieve theirs.

As a Physical Therapist, she understood the need to stay fit. Being involved in sports is a great way to build strength and self-confidence. As a mother, she understands the instinct to help your children be the best they can be at all they do in life. It is important to Kelly that all DASA athletes realize their greatest potential and that they act on it. It is important that they become advocates for themselves in a world that might not initially accept them for their differences. They should have the emotional and spiritual strength as well as the physical strength to achieve their goals as an athlete and a person.

Please contact Kelly for any Sponsorship and DASA Programming information at kellyb@dasasports.org.

Jenny Parker

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATOR

Jenny has been working for DASA since 2000 and has a degree in Special Education from Southwest Missouri State. She and her husband have three children. Jenny is currently the head coach for the Level 6 gymnastic team at GymQuarters Gymnastics. In addition to serving DASA through business operations, Jenny is also the Event Chair for the annual Sportacular Evening Dinner Auction.

Please contact Jenny for any business and payment-related information for DASA programming and fundraisers at jennyp@dasasports.org.

Meghan Morgan, MSW

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Born into an extremely active (and slightly competitive!) family, Meghan first learned to swim, then walk, then ski! As she grew older, Meghan competed in soccer, swimming, volleyball, softball, rowed crew, and skied recreationally. Currently, she stays active (and sane) by training for her new-found passion…triathlons.

Meghan moved to St. Louis in July of 2005 to obtain her Masters of Social Work with a concentration in Disability Studies, focusing her research and practicum experiences on adapted recreation and recreational therapy for people with disabilities. In her “free time,” Meghan is the co-manager for the St. Louis Spartans Wheelchair Rugby team and is actively involved with the training of local Paralympian and USA Wheelchair Track team member and spouse, Kerri Morgan. Meghan is thrilled to be a part of the DASA family and for the opportunity to share her passion for recreation and sports.

Please contact Meghan for more information regarding DASA Competitive Programs and registration at meghanm@dasasports.org.

Brook Matthews, MSEd, CTRS

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Brook is DASA’s Program Director for Recreational Programs and our Volunteer Coordinator. Brook is a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist. She received her Masters of Science in Education from Southern Illinois University- Carbondale. Brook has been in the recreational therapy field for 3 years now and enjoys working with children of all abilities, sharing her love for sports and recreation. But, she also LOVES helping our veterans find enjoyment in civilian life, again, through recreational sports and fitness.

Brook loves traveling anywhere she can find a good hiking trail with a breathtaking view. She enjoys doing Crossfit at her home gym and staying in touch with her family. Currently, she and her husband, a Marine veteran, have taken on remodeling a 1960s farmhouse – completely on their own as time allows. Family is everything! She’s thrilled to join the DASA Family and looks forward to getting to know each of our athletes and volunteers.

Please contact Brook for more information regarding DASA’s Recreational Programs & Volunteer Opportunities, brookm@dasasports.org.

Kimi Kemp, MS, EP-C, CIFT

ADAPTIVE TRAINING DIRECTOR

Kimi graduated from Lindenwood University with a Bachelors Degree in Exercise Science and Masters in Human Performance, emphasizing in disabilities and chronic diseases. She has the knowledge of exercise physiology and the biomechanics behind movement, exercise, and fitness. Kimi specializes in fitness and exercise for people of all ages and abilities. She is certified through The American College of Sports Medicine as an Exercise Physiologist, Certified and Certification Inclusive Fitness Trainer.

Please contact Kimi for more information about the Adaptive Training Programs at kimifitness@dasasports.org.

Willie Ocampo, MS, EP-C, EIM2, CIFT, CPT, AIT

LEAD ADAPTIVE TRAINING EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGIST

Willie completed his undergraduate degree in Exercise Science from Lindenwood University. Soon after, he continued his education at Logan University graduating with a Masters in Sports Science and Rehabilitation. Willie has an extensive background in clinical rehabilitation having worked in a Cardiology center for 2.5 years and developing clinical exercise programs for specific populations including; Parkinson’s, arthritis, cancer and other chronic diseases. Additionally, he has knowledge and experience in exercise prescription and strength & conditioning having worked as a personal trainer. Finding his passion in adaptive sports and fitness, Willie joined the DASA team in January 2018. Willie is certified through The American College of Sports Medicine as a Certified Exercise Physiologist, Certified Inclusive Fitness Trainer, Certified Personal Trainer and holds a Level 2 Exercise is Medicine Credential. He is also certified through the Adaptive Training Academy as an Adaptive & Inclusive Trainer.

Please contact Willie for more information about the Adaptive Training Programs at williefitness@dasasports.org.

Kim Lorenz, OT

CAMP WECANDU CO-DIRECTOR/VOLUNTEER PHOTOGRAPHER

Kim has a bachelor’s degree from Truman State University in Health Science and completed her master’s degree in Occupational Therapy at Washington University. In addition to her work as an OT, Kim is a professional photographer. Kim has been working with DASA since the summer of 2004 and currently serves as the Co-Director of Camp WeCanDu.

Please contact Kim for more information about Camp WeCanDu at campers@dasasports.org.

We would love to learn more about your fitness needs and how DASA can help, please do not hesitate to reach out!



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