Meet Our Staff


Thank you for considering the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center for your event needs. We are excited to work with you to create unforgettable moments for you and your guests! 

Lindsey Wareing, Director of Sales and Marketing
Lindsey is excited to join the University of Maryland team. Having been born and raised in Maryland the state school has always contributed to her community and local academics. Lindsey has spent her career in non-profit theater arts managing operations, client services, sales and marketing. For Lindsey customer experience and satisfaction is always the top priority and encouraging a safe, beautiful and happy environment for guests is the first step in that journey. Personally Lindsey enjoys spending time with her son exploring the outdoors and all that life has to offer, especially food!

Leif Corbett MBA '16Events Program Manager
Leif has worked in events and programming at the University of Maryland since 2012, previously working for the Stamp Student Union and Conferences & Visitor Services. Before arriving at UMD, Leif worked at Northern Virginia Community College coordinating student activities. Leif holds a B.S in Sport Management from West Virginia University and an MBA from University of Maryland Global Campus. In his free time, Leif enjoys rooting for DC sports teams, exercising, and spending time with family and friends. 

Mel. Coles '16, M.A. '21, Event Coordinator 
Mel is a two-time alumnus of the University of Maryland-College Park, where she received her B.A in Sociology (2016) and M.A. in American Studies (2021). Before joining the Riggs team in 2021, Mel. worked in events at the Center for Spiritual and Religious Life and the Center for Campus Life at UMD. Mel. lives in a quaint studio in College Park, Maryland with  three feline companions: Emerald, Isis, and Galadriel. In her spare time, Mel. enjoys traveling, gardening, collecting antiques, and working with clients to create memorable, lasting, and unforgettable events!