Susie Celek, originally from Ohio, made marks as an All-American swimmer and 2 year captain on the women’s varsity crew team at the University of Cincinnati. There she met her college sweetheart, starting tight end for the Philadelphia Eagles, Brent Celek. The pair have since parted ways, but Celek chose to call Philadelphia home, as she had already laid down her own athletic roots in amateur boxing & had begun founding, Skin Palette, with long time friend and business partner, Julie Dorenbos. The dynamic duo built an award winning airbrush tanning salon, recognized as; “Best of Philly 2012,” Allure magazine’s “Perfect Tans” 2012, and InStyle magazine’s “Best tans in Pennsylvania.”
Susie’s other work includes, Co-host of the Great Sports Debate on Comcast, one of MMA’s first female correspondents & sideline reporter for CFFC, and a regular guest on sports radio 94WIP.
The former homecoming queen and county record holding shot putter doesn’t deviate from her raw foundation, rather she operates from a platform of passion and loves coaching. Serving the communities she has been a part of, is core in nature with rewarding results. As a swim coach, she lead Cincinnati St Xavier, an all boys private high school, for 2 consecutive state titles. Celek is looking forward to partnering with a local MMA gym where she is intent on building a strong female outreach program. She plans to continue her involvement with All Hands Working, a foundation that provides equipment and training for firefighters.