Juanita Bay Staff

Cody Glad

General Manager


Cody has worked for CAC since 2007, joining our staff the summer after graduating from Washington State University (Go Cougs!) He has worked in the Health Club industry since age 15, when he started teaching swim lessons in Stanwood. He enjoys weight training, writing, and spending time outdoors.

Bre Rubbo

Operations and Group Exercise Director


Bre joined Columbia Athletic Club in 2008 as a personal trainer after graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from Central Washington University. Her passion for the industry eventually lead her to Program Director and currently Group Exercise Director and Operations Director. While she still actively trains and teaches, Bre very much enjoys working with her teams to create the very best member experience at CAC! In her free time, Bre enjoys running, hiking, snowshoeing, being outside, good wine/beer/food and spending time with her family and friends.

Drew Whorley

Aquatics Director


Drew Whorley earned his B.A. in Commercial Recreation at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, where he swam competitively for four years and also coached for two seasons. Since moving to the Northwest in 1998 he has served as the Head Coach for the Jackson High School swim team. Drew has been with the company since 2002 and brings over 25 years of experience in Aquatics to Columbia. In lieu of what used to be “free time” he now has three beautiful daughters.

Felipe Cruz

Membership Director


Felipe first joined the Columbia team in March of 2013 in the Aquatics Department and has taken on the role of Membership Director as of October 2022. He discovered a passion for learning about world cultures and working with children earlier in his life and has put that passion to work in a variety of local Aquatics facilities for the past 12 years, as a Swim Instructor, Water Fitness Instructor, Lifeguard, Swim School Director, and Pool Operations Manager. Felipe spends his free time with his wife and 3 children touring the beautiful State of Washington, catching live music shows, and supporting mom-and-pop restaurants.

As Membership Director, Felipe will assist our members in connecting with any and all available resources to help them reach their health and fitness goals and to experience a strong sense of equity and community as part of our Columbia Athletic Family. Don’t hesitate to say hi next time you see him at the club!

Fitness Staff

Bruce Bullard


Bruce Bullard has been a trainer for Columbia Athletic Clubs since January 2001 and has been in the fitness industry for more than 20 years. He holds certifications with the American Council on Exercise and the American College of Sports Medicine. He is also certified in Trigger Point therapy. Bruce was drawn to the fitness industry, in part, as a result of years spent in the ski and windsurfing industry. Bruce teaches Gravity, Indoor cycling, boot camps and winter sports conditioning workshops. Bruce has skied, run, and biked competitively throughout his life.  Due to his active lifestyle, Bruce motivates his clients to be all that they can be at every age.  Focusing on functional strength training, core strength, balance, and flexibility Bruce’s clients see results regardless of whether they are training to play soccer, ride their first century, run a half marathon, climb Mt. Rainier, or simply improve their quality of life. Bruce believes that fitness can be improved at any age. It is never too late to begin and it is never too soon to start.

Michelle Ohlson


Michelle Ohlson moved to Washington in 2002 to pursue a culinary career with her newly obtained culinary arts degree from Scottsdale Culinary Institute. Shortly after moving from Arizona, Michelle discovered the sport of triathlon. Since then Michelle has raced every running distance from 5K’s to marathons, multiple century bike rides, aquathons, and every distance of triathlon all the way up to the full IRONMAN. With her passion for triathlons and endurance events Michelle returned back to school and in June 2008 she graduated from Bastyr University with a BS in Exercise Science.  Soon after that she earned her USA Triathlon level 1 Coaching certification. She continues to improve her knowledge and has acquired multiple certifications such as NASM-CPT; CAFS; Trigger Point, Precision Nutrition Level II, and TRX Group. These days you will find Michelle training people on a mission to lose weight, decrease body fat, recovering from various injuries, injury prevention, or simply just enjoy daily life by living an active lifestyle. Just as Michelle expects for her clients to continue to reach for the stars, she too continues to race and better herself.

Nickolas Korpi


Nick is a certified trainer with over 10 years of experience in the health and fitness industry. He has a Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise Science from Eastern Washington University where he played NCAA division I football. He is also certified in Trigger Point therapy. Nick has been recognized for his individualized approach to weight loss-gain, muscle-shape, conditioning and strength training for athletes of all skill levels. His skill set also includes a comprehensive knowledge of all aspects of therapeutic exercises and modalities and athletic training room operations. Nick was a track and field coach for three years at Bear Creek School and had a lot of success with his throwers, including taking a Discus and shot-put thrower to state all three years. In 2005 Nick did an internship with the University of Washington Strength and Conditioning Staff. While at UW he primarily worked with the football team.

Christopher Wilson


With 5+ years of experience in the fitness industry, Chris is passionate about fitness, health and nutrition. With multiple certifications from the National Academy of Sports Medicine he believes in creating a workout plan that is fun and effective but uniquely tailored to help reach each clients individual goals. When he’s not at the gym he enjoys cooking up new recipes, spending time with family and being active outdoors.

Ed Brandt


Ed has been a certified personal trainer and small group instructor for more than 20 years. Following a serious injury in 2001, Ed enrolled in the University of Alaska-Anchorage’s PT Certification program to learn the proper mechanics of strength training, but didn’t consider making it a living until he was hired to teach strength training courses at the University after completing the program. He has been a personal trainer, university instructor, small group instructor, corporate wellness specialist, and personal training manager in Alaska, Scotland and Washington.

Ed didn’t begin his fitness journey until he was in his 30s, so his philosophy is “It’s never too late to start.” Ed’s certifications include American Council on Exercise Personal Trainer; UAA Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor; and multiple specialist certifications including Fitness Nutrition Specialist, Functional Training Specialist, Weight Management Specialist, and multiple golf specialist certifications.

Caroline Fuller


Caroline joined Columbia Athletic Clubs as a group fitness instructor in 2011 and is thrilled to be a part of the CAC personal training team.

Caroline has an extensive background in group fitness and dance and truly loves to be in the studio! She holds degrees from the University of Washington and Kansas State University (international studies and Dietetics). Caroline regularly attends fitness conferences and loves finding ways to challenge and engage clients of all ages and abilities. In her free time, Caroline enjoys, running, cooking, traveling and appreciating exceptional food and wine.

Erin Barr


As a busy mom of three, Erin knows personally how challenging it can be to make time for the things that matter to our health and wellness. Through her own fitness journey, she has discovered just how valuable it is to maintain an active healthy lifestyle, to both support keeping up with things (and kids!) and also to ensure time spent on oneself, and loves sharing that experience and message with others. With over a decade of practice in the fitness industry, Erin has learned to motivate and empower clients and believes anyone can be fit regardless of shape, size, age or genetics. When not at the gym, Erin loves spending time with her family, hiking, skiing, gardening, reading and walking her giant bernedoodle, Molly. 

Tracy Herrick


Long time Group Ex instructor and an industry man for several years, Tracy completed his ACE-PT certification in 2023, and is excited to expand his footprint in the Club to include both departments. Tracy is passionate about fitness and the positive impact that healthy, active living can make on one’s life, and is excited to share that passion with our members and guests. Tracy is available for consultations starting May 15th.