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.
Operations and Group Exercise Director
Bre joined the Columbia Athletic team in 2008 as a personal trainer after graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from Central Washington University. Her passion for the athletic club industry and love for children eventually lead her to Program Coordinator. While she still trains and teaches, she’s found a new passion by working with youth and creating new and fun ways to keep them entertained and active while at the club. In her free time, Bre enjoys running, hiking with her dog, Seahawks football, and spending time with family and friends.
Erin is a proud wife and mom of three active children, and loves all things related to health, fitness, and nutrition. She knows firsthand how challenging and critical it is to take time for the things that matter to us in life. She started her fitness journey over a decade ago, looking for a way to balance her own health and interests with the fun and challenges of taking care of her little ones. In her own journey, she’s discovered a happier, healthier and more powerful version of herself, and seeing the changes that her health and fitness accomplishments made in her own life led her to the realization that she wants to help others achieve the same confidence. With over ten years of experience in the fitness industry Erin has learned how to motivate, empower, and support her clients, and believes that anyone can be fit regardless of shape, size, age or genetics. Everyone deserves to love their body! When not in the Club, Erin loves spending time with her family; hiking, skiing, gardening, reading, and walking her giant bernedoodle, Molly.
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!
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 and lead them to be State Championships in 2013 and 2014. 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.
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 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.
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.
Alicia graduated from Bastyr University with a Bachelors of Science in Nutrition and Exercise Science, is ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist, and has been training and teaching bootcamp style classes since early 2017. She is passionate about healthy eating and has a culinary background. She has two kids and a husband whom she plays tennis with and loves with to go hiking and snowboarding with. She enjoys participating in 5ks, 10ks, and half marathons, and completed Ragnar. If you ask her to join you in a race or jump in a game she will probably say yes! She decided to enter this field because she believes every person deserves to be happy, healthy, and fit no matter their age or situation; everyone starts somewhere, and you won’t know how far you can go until you try.
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.
Fitness has been a part of Nikki’s life from her earlier years through sports. Nikki didn’t step foot into a gym until her college years. She found weight training especially enjoyable. After Nikki had her first child she decided to take a leap into personal training and I love it. Overall health is important to her and helping people move pain-free. Nikki loves to see people grow and realize they are more capable than they ever imagined.
Nikki enjoys exploring the outdoors, gardening, paddle boarding, tennis, and hanging out with my family.