Meet The Staff

Management Team 

Joseph Natale
 Director, Sportspark and Programming

Joe is an 11 year veteran of the fitness industry, originally starting as a personal trainer and working his way up into management over the last 9 years. Most recently, Joe held various roles at Equinox including Assistant General Manager, General Manager, and Senior Manager of Personal Training. Joe’s ability to lead and develop teams, streamline operations, and create an exceptional member experience excites us for the future of Sportspark. 

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Philip Flynn
 General Manager, Sportspark

Philip’s time at Cortland provided him invaluable experience that will make him an asset to Sportspark. There he starred as a DIII athlete in soccer and track and has been working in the fitness/sports industry for the last 15 years. Before joining RIOC, Philip was the Athletic Director of the JCC in Roslyn, NY. 

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Yakov L. Trukhin
 Assistant General Manager, Sportspark

Yakov received his BA in Economics from Queens College, where he was also a 4 year member of the men’s baseball team competing at the NCAA Division II level. He moved on to work with RIOC in 2018 as an Operations Assistant tasked with streamlining revenue procedures at Sportspark. With over 5 years of experience in operations at RIOC, he was promoted to Assistant General Manager at Sportspark in 2022.