Born and raised in Vancouver BC, Sue ventured to the U.S. for university. She attended the University of Redlands for 3 yrs before moving to Seattle and graduating from University of Puget Sound with a degree in Kinesiology. It was during her final years at UPS that Sue started in the fitness industry. She owned an aerobics only studio in downtown Kirkland before working for larger athletic clubs in the area. Sue began working for Columbia Athletic Clubs at the Issaquah and Pine Lake locations in both management and membership. Sue then took a few years away and returned to her ‘home’ at CAC as GM of Juanita Bay.
Whether it is golf, tennis or triathlons Sue has always been involved in sports. In fact, she was Tri NW #1 Overall Masters Triathlete in 2004. She loves to stay active and workout so most likely you will see her in a group ex class or working out herself. Days off are spent with her best friends; her husband or grown daughter.
Vincent has been with Columbia Athletic Clubs-Pine Lake since March of 1999. He has grown with the Aquatics department throughout his years here and has been leading this team of guards and instructors since 2004. In his free time he enjoys several outdoor activities which include cycling, mountain biking, scuba diving and fishing.
Born in Washington, Health and fitness has always been Brenda’s passion. She has run several half-marathons and completed the Seattle to Portland bike ride (STP for short) twice. After 24 years in Financial Services working for large Fortune 500 companies, Brenda decided to leave the corporate world to follow her true passion for fitness and in 2012 she owned and operated a barre and cycle studio. Being certified in Barre, Cycle and TRX, Brenda teaches and inspires others. She lives locally, has 3 children and 2 fur babies (dogs) and during their spare time Brenda and her husband travel and play golf.
Dusko is Pine Lake’s most experienced Tennis Pro and is USPTA 1 certified. His expertise is a thorough analysis and realistic assessment of each student’s skill level. This is followed by a step-by-step plan on how to achieve the next level of play, with emphasis on detailed stroke production, as well as a mental aspect of the tennis game. Dusko has been a tennis professional for 15 years prior to becoming Tennis director of Columbia Athletic Clubs-Pine Lake. He has been the Tennis Director at Pine Lake for the past three years and has coached many top ranked Washington 3A and 4A juniors.
Group Ex Director
Katy has been a leader in the group exercise industry for several years. She is certified to teach Les Mills formats BODYPUMP, BODYSTEP, BODYATTACK, and CXWORX, plus is ACE Group Fitness certified. As a Les Mills Assessor for BODYSTEP and BODYPUMP, Katy is part of the Les Mills advisory team that reviews and evaluates new instructors during their certification process. She has a keen eye for talent, safety, form, and certainly knows how to both motivate and challenge our members.
Katy lives local with her husband and 2 children and is an avid outdoor enthusiast. She graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Science then furthered her education with a Doctorate of Philosophy from the UW in 2012 and, until recently, was president of the Washington Chapter of The Wildlife Society. Along with her infectious smile, Katy’s experience as a program manager for Green River College and outdoor instructor at REI will blend well with her new role.
Kids Club Director
Margarita, or Maggie as the children call her, is our Kids Club Lead/Supervisor and has been with Pine Lake Club almost 5 years. She comes to us from Australia, the land of down-under and hot sun, and has been living and loving in Seattle for 7 1/2 years. Prior to working with Children her career was 18 years with an Australian airline. However, post 9/11 and the airline collapse, she was lucky enough to be able to revert to her passion – children. Margarita is married with a son, stepdaughter and stepson, and lives on the plateau.
Tamara earned her Bachelor of Science in Sports Medicine at Eastern Washington University and is Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine.Tamara is a former competitive gymnast and has coached youth and adults for 15 years. She has been head coach for several programs and most recently assistant coach for the San Jose State University Women’s Gymnastics team before moving back to Washington. Tamara believes that every person can be a success story; realistic achievable goal setting is the key to changing your behaviors to reap the benefits of a healthy life. Inside or outside of the gym take control of your life and your health.
Originally from Brazil, Camila moved to the U.S. over 15yrs ago. She brings years of youth leadership experience with her, as she was a nanny and then a local pre-school teacher for the past 12 years. Camila has her Child Development Association degree from Renton CC and owns and operates her own Youth Yoga business.
Originally from Southern California, Kim started working as a Trainer at Columbia Athletic Clubs in Oct. of 2001. She has several certifications that she brings with her such as, ACE-CPT and NSCA-CPT. Kim has many passions such as running, indoor and outdoor cycling, hiking and kayaking. She’s also very passionate about the fitness industry and loves to see her clients achieve their goals. Along with helping her clients, she has many goals herself. She has completed three 70.3 triathlons including many half-marathons. Kim will empower you to achieve the goals that you have been striving to achieve.
Nikki has been an athlete all of her life, competing in a variety of sports. She was a collegiate ski racer and earned her B.S. in Exercise Science from USC. Nikki is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through NSCA and has trained athletes of all levels, including two national champions. She also holds the ACSM-CEP certification and is an Indoor Cycling instructor. Nikki provides individualized programs for all of her clients and has experience with injury re-hab, trigger point therapy, HIIT, and speed and agility training. Nikki believes that your work in the gym is essential preparation for the life you want to lead. Outside the gym she enjoys backcountry skiing, hiking, running, and playing golf.
Karrie was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest receiving her degree in Business Administration and Communications from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma. She worked in sales and interior design for many years as she pursued her passion in the Fitness Industry. She received her certification from the Academy of Sports Medicine as both a Personal Trainer and Health Coach. In 2008, then added a Golf Fitness L1 certification through the Titleist Performance Institute in 2011. More recently, Karrie is working on her Nutrition certification through NASM. You can count on Karrie to make your workouts fun and challenging, as well as keep you accountable to your goals.
David is an NSCA-CPT and has been involved in the fitness industry for over 25 years. Prior to joining CAC-Pine Lake, David was in the Marine Corps and ran his own business. David attended Lake Washington Technical College and attained his AAS in Health and Fitness.
Nora is a lifelong runner who enjoys almost any outdoor activity, especially hiking, camping, running, and biking. She is ACSM-HFS certified. In her five plus years at CAC-Pine Lake, she has inspired many members to pursue healthier lifestyles. Nora believes that nothing happens without proper planning: if you fail to plan, then you can plan to fail. She understands the challenges involved in trying to balance work, family, and fitness, but knows that with planning and a little inspiration, anything is possible!
Jacob is a certified personal trainer through Highline College. Having been a competitive athlete all his life Jacob brings a unique training philosophy to his clients that restores functional movement patterns while gaining strength to keep those changes. Jacob has traveled around the world spreading his knowledge about health and fitness, where his most recent trip out of the country was to India. While there, he developed fitness programs for new fitness facilities that are still in use today. Jacob specializes in youth athletic development as well as general fitness to clients who seek a healthier and more active lifestyle.