Mark began his career in the Athletic Club industry over 20 years ago, joining Columbia Athletic Clubs in 1998. During his Athletic Club career he as worked in many different capacities from a front desk attendant to his current position as General Manager. During his tenor with CAC he has worked at some capacity in each of the 4 different locations. He began managing the Silver Lake Location in 2010 after spending the previous 5 years as the GM of the Juanita location. He is a graduate of Washington State University with a BA in Business Administration and a minor in Sports Management.
Fitness Director/Run Coach
Bobby graduated from the University of Washington and holds a NESTA-CPT certification. He is an avid runner, has coached both middle school and high school cross country and track programs, and loves endurance sports. Bobby specializes in cardio-strength training, helping his clients “dig deeper.” He came to CAC in 2010. In his spare time, he enjoys running, basketball, swimming, and cycling.
Membership Director/Group Exercise Director
Dot received her Degree in Exercise Science from the University of Idaho and continued on to earn a Minor in Nutrition. She is as ACE Certified Personal Trainer and AFAA Group Exercise Instructor. She started teaching classes while in college, and hasn’t stopped since! She teaches Group Power, Group Centergy, Group Ride, and water exercise classes. When not at work or exercising, she may be found cheering her boys on at a sporting event or with her husband out to dinner.
Bari earned her Bachelor’s of Arts and Science at the University of Arizona a long, long, time ago. She is ACE certified for group fitness and has obtained a variety of other certifications in the last 25 years, all spent teaching kids and adults from all stages and ages. She still gets excited meeting new participants and seeing them get hooked on working out with all of the veterans! Fun is a priority for Bari, along with safety and the feeling of good pain! Her goal is to create a positive memory in everything she does with the people she meets. Bari loves traveling and adventures, waterskiing and snow skiing, dancing until her feet are sore and celebrating (just about anything) with good friends and family!
Mark has been the Tennis Director and an Elite USPTA Tennis Professional at Silver Lake for over 20 years. Besides running the Tennis Department, Mark enjoys teaching and developing tennis players of all ages and skill levels. Mark is also owner of Racquet Rehab, the Tennis pro shop located within the club and can help you with your equipment needs. Mark has been active in the PNW Tennis scene serving on various boards over the years. A graduate of Washington State University, he has degrees in Communication-Broadcasting and Recreation/Leisure-Sport Management. Mark also enjoys competing in the PNW Senior Open tournaments when time allows. Outside of work, the whole family enjoys playing tennis, wife Angelica and kids Ben, Hannah and Ashton.
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.
Logan received her certification as a personal trainer through the National Academy of Sport’s Medicine. She also has a Master’s degree in counseling psychology. Logan has participated in many competitive sports including basketball, swimming and currently tennis. Fitness, health and feeling good has always been a big part of her life. During Logan’s “free” time she is very busy with her daughter, Arianna, who many may have met at CAC. She keeps her mommy going!
Chrissy earned her B.S. in Marketing from Gonzaga University. She holds a personal training certification from NASM and joined CAC’s fitness team in April of 2008. Chrissy has always been passionate about running and fitness in general and loves working with clients of all ages and fitness levels. She also joined the group exercise team in 2009 and has since been active in teaching Group Ride and Group Core classes. When she is not teaching classes or training clients she enjoys running half marathons and road biking in the summer. Truthfully, most of her “spare” time is spent watching her two kids play their sports and spending time with family and friends.
Fitness Coordinator/Personal Trainer
Kelsey recently graduated from Bastyr University with a Bachelors of Science in Nutrition. She obtained her CPT through NASM, and loves working with others to improve their overall health and well-being. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with loved ones, strength training, taking advantage of Washington’s beauty by hiking and running, cooking healthy meals, and sharing her knowledge of nutrition and fitness on her blog. She believes that fitness is a lifestyle, not a duty. Taking care of your body should be something you enjoy and strive to do every day!
Loung has been familiar with fitness for many years now. His story started in the weight room before it moved onto the tennis court. Although Luong has been around strength training and bodybuilding longer, he would happily admit that his knowledge of both weight training and tennis are equal. Loung enjoys helping a wide range of people, whether it be grandparents or toddlers. He finds that people who are over 40 appreciate his knowledge of injury prevention while attaining strength and mobility; all those under 40 appreciate his diverse knowledge base. Loung works with many individuals who have permanent injuries and will always manage to work around them.
Chrysta became a trainer in 2007 after losing 70lbs and competing in natural bodybuilding competitions. Chrysta currently has NASM, NCSF and NESTA personal training certifications. In 2015 she graduated from Pima medical institute as a physical therapist assistant. Chrysta enjoys working with a wide variety of clientele whether their goals are to lose weight, gain muscle or gain back strength and endurance post injury she’s here to help you along the way.
I earned my CPT certification from NASM and have been a personal trainer for over 3 years. Before becoming a trainer I spent all of my time playing sports year round until college. After years of sports and an injury I decided to work as an exercise specialist at IRG Physical Therapy learning the importance of corrective and stabilization exercises. I believe fitness should be fun and challenging but also safe and effective. In my spare time if I’m not in the gym working on my goals or helping others I enjoy anything outdoors especially snowboarding & fishing!
Jess has spent years researching, both while getting her degree and on her own personal time, how to customize a fitness program to a wide variety of fitness goals. She believes in her programming as it is backed with a scientific background, not just fads and what’s “in right now.” Jess truly enjoys being a personal trainer, and hopes to exceed your expectations.
Jess has played sports since elementary school. She was recruited to play softball at Boise State University, and soon after started competing in national bodybuilding – where she now holds multiple titles. Jess truly lives the lifestyle that she teaches her clients! As an exercise science graduate, Jess is able to cater to many genres of fitness such as lifestyle training, strength and conditioning, athletic performance and weight loss. She wants to be a friendly face as well as make the gym something you look forward to and somewhere you feel comfortable.
Richard is a certified personal trainer through American Council on Exercise (ACE). He is most knowledgeable in muscle building and fat loss, however he’s studying functional training to broaden his programming arsenal. “My job as a fitness professional is to guide clients towards their goals while helping them realize their true potential along the way. I hold my clients accountable to their workout/diet plans to ensure there is no room for error. I make sure to educate them through the training process so that they better understand their bodies and comprehend why we do certain things. The saying is true, use it or lose it! I look forward to meeting you soon.”
Mikayla received her degree in Kinesiology(Exercise Science) from Western Washington University in 2016. She has been a certified personal trainer and group exercise instructor for six years and a indoor cycling instructor for three. She LOVES running, HIIT, and hot yoga. When she is not exercising she enjoys being anywhere outside with her 3 month old daughter and Fiancé.
Lindsay holds an ACSM – Health and Fitness Specialist certification. She specializes in weight loss programs, as well as getting her clients to commit to a lifestyle of healthy eating and consistent exercise. Lindsay has been personal training for CAC since 2009. She also enjoys making people sweat in her Thursday night Bootcamp class. Some of Lindsay’s favorite things to do are snowboarding, horseback riding, camping and researching nutrition, organic gardening and soap making! Lindsay’s favorite quote for personal training is, “I am your coach, not your crutch!”
Elliot is born and raised in the Puget Sound. He’s a former #1 Junior in the PNW and top 100 in the nation in the 18’s. He’s been an Elite USPTA certified for 12+ years and has a passion for coaching players of all ages and levels. Elliot has coached 3A State Champs in singles and doubles and Division 1 and 3 players. In his spare time, he enjoys golf, basketball, hiking and watching the Seahawks.
Charlie was recently awarded PNW USPTA Assistant Pro of the Year in 2020. Charlie is also certified in 10 & Under Tennis Instruction. Charlie has been with the tennis department for some time now starting as a junior player in the Silver Lake Tennis program and now as a full-time USPTA Tennis professional. Charlie continues to compete in the Open division in the PNW.
Luong is a USPTA Professional. He also coaches Everett High School tennis teams during their seasons. Luong is available on weekends/week nights for Tennis lessons. Luong also leads our Saturday Junior Classes. Before getting his Tennis certification Luong was working in the fitness industry and is also a Trainer in the Fitness Department. His story started in the weight room before it moved onto the tennis court. Although Luong has been around strength training and bodybuilding longer, he would happily admit that his knowledge of both weight training and tennis are equal. Luong enjoys helping a wide range of people, whether it be grandparents or toddlers. He finds that people who are over 40 appreciate his knowledge of injury prevention while attaining strength and mobility; all those under 40 appreciate his diverse knowledge base.
Dan has been involved with the Tennis department for quite some time now putting in time as a junior and now as a USPTA Tennis professional. He has the passion and desire to share what he has learned to help young junior players as well as adult beginners move up to the next level. He now teaches juniors and adult beginners on the weekends as a part time Professional.