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 tenure 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.
Patrick has been working in the fitness industry for a majority of the years he has been out of the Army. With experience in both personal training and operations management, he strives to help others achieve their fitness goals in any way he can. Patrick left the Army in 2016, and now enjoys spending free time playing basketball at CAC, and spending time with his daughter.
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.
Natalia recently moved back to the PNW after spending a few years in South Carolina with her Husband and two children. She has been working in different program positions for half her life. Natalia not only thrives on seeing the joy in a child’s eye when they find an activity that they absolutely love, she also loves to provide that same joy in adults.
Outside of work Natalia enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading, and just having a good time no matter what she’s doing.
Natalia is new to our team but is excited to expand our programs department here at Columbia Athletic Club Silver Lake.
Group Ex Director
Bari started teaching Group Fitness, swim lessons and youth tennis in 1988 while attending University of Arizona. In 1996, she decided to focus her energy on Aquatics and Group Fitness at Columbia Athletic Clubs, and let go of teaching vocational classes at Lynnwood High School.
Bari has been fortunate at CAC to be involved in many areas of the club including Aquatics Coordinator, Program Director, Fitness Trainer, Group ex Instructor and now the Group Ex Director position. She enjoys taking on new challenges and working hard building a healthy environment for our CAC staff and members. According to Bari, “The best feeling is working out with others while creating a positive outlet, learning new things, but most of all Having Fun!”
Bari and her husband enjoy traveling to visit their 3 kids (who live in 3 different states), love camping with good friends, mountain biking, boating, wakeboarding and skiing during the winter months, staying active and having fun!
Logan received her certification as a personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports 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!
Katherine is a recent graduate from the University of Washington with a Bachelors of Science in Biology. She has a personal trainer certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Katherine has a love for activity. She has played multiple competitive sports, and enjoys the outdoors and hiking when she can. She believes that health and wellness is finding a balance between activity and enjoyment, while hopefully there is overlap as well. Overall, being consistent creates progress.
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.
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.”
High Performance/Co-Junior Tennis Director
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.
Tennis Professional/Co-Junior Tennis Director
Yevgeniy Kolomiyets grew up in the NW, starred at Cascade High School, became a certified tennis professional at 18 years old starting with us at CAC - Silver Lake. After being a part-time pro with us he went to work at the Redmond Club where he was involved with their High-Performance Junior Program and also carved out a role as a Strength and Conditioning coach. He moved to Florida, excited to work on his own game as well as work at the NextGen International Academy where he would work with nationally and internationally ranked junior players. At all his stops he worked with adult players as well, helping them improve their tennis games. He has an educational background in mathematics and psychology and is also certified as a personal trainer and corrective exercise specialist by the National Academy of Sports Medicine.
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.
Vladyslav is a coach/pro from Europe, born and raised in Ukraine. He has a Master’s degree in Physical Education and studied Sports Psychology as well. He has more than 9 years of experience as a coach/pro, working with both adults and juniors. Vlad is also the founder of the children’s tennis school Energy Tennis Club in Kyiv, Ukraine which has more than 150 students.
Welcome Vlad! We look forward to your continued work here at CAC – Silver Lake. Vlad teaches Private/Semi-private lessons on the weekends. If you are interested in starting with Vlad, please reach out to him via email.