Meet the Staff

Svetlana Roguel


Svetlana’s (Lana) introduction to fitness started with Kettlebell Sport, followed by CrossFit, and finally Olympic Weightlifting. She’s a Category 3 Technical Official and a master’s athlete, who competes for fun in the 49kg weight class under the guidance of Hani Kanama of Toronto Weightlifting. Her involvement in Weightlifting fueled her interest in the sport, which eventually led her to pursue the position of part-time Administrator for the OWA. With this role, she aims to streamline processes and improve communication within our members.


Competition Administrator

Coming soon.

Nikkie Quero

Social Media Administrator - Communication

Nikkie has worked for the Peel District School Board as a Designated Early Childhood Educator since 2013. She competed in her first competition at the Toronto Pro Show and has been an active member of the OWA since 2016. Nikkie is currently a Level 3 Technical Official and represents Battlefield Strength as a 55kg athlete. Being involved in the weightlifting community grew her passion into taking another role with the OWA, to help excel the sport of weightlifting through social media.

John Florento

Social Media Administrator - Communication

If you’ve been to an OWA event in the past 6 years, there’s a high possibility that you’ve seen John in some capacity. John prides himself on being at as many competitions either as an athlete, coach or technical official. John continues to compete regularly at all levels of competitions. He has competed at the levels of Provincial, National and International competitions both as a Senior and Masters athlete. John’s passion and objective in taking this position is to grow the sport of Weightlifting in Ontario and to get as many people involved in the sport he loves.