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Meet Our Team

Our staff is dedicated to delivering excellent service and programs for the benefit of all. We continually strive to be an industry leader in the fields of fitness, aquatics, health and well-being. This is achieved through the provision of an interactive and social learning environment and embracing the needs of our community.

Jason Epplett

Jason Epplett

JJ Fox

JJ Fox

Bill Berns

Bill Berns

Nancy Darga

Nancy Darga

Mary Sue Farmer

Mary Sue Farmer

Candi Gajdos

Candi Gajdos

Carrie Winters

Carrie Winters

Kim Wydeck

Kim Wydeck

Katie Hohmeyer

Katie Hohmeyer

Tori Tober

Tori Tober

Emily Blahnik

Emily Blahnik

Mary Richert

Mary Richert

Alex Gajdos

Alex Gajdos

Kristina Broughton

Kristina Broughton

Taylor Epplett

Taylor Epplett

Becky Moll

Becky Moll

David Giroux

David Giroux

Renea Murphy

Renea Murphy

Steve Prysock

Steve Prysock

Danielle Reihl

Danielle Reihl

Teri Rose

Teri Rose

Laura Schloma

Laura Schloma

Lucy Steinlage

Lucy Steinlage

Evan Blahnik

Evan Blahnik

Matt VanStrate

Matt VanStrate

Jason Epplett

Jason Epplett

Facility Director

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  • Joined the SLCFAC team: July 2008
  • Education: Aquinas College, majored in Sports Management/Business Administration and received his personal training certification.
  • Past Experience: Director, University Club in Grand Rapids (10 years)
  • Favorite Activities: Spending time with his family, running and doing TRX.
  • Favorite Quote: “Ability is what your capable of doing, motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.”

Certifications & Training:

  • CPT-SCW
  • CPO-Certified Pool Operator
  • Certified Red Cross First Aid and CPR Instructor
  • TRX
  • HydroFit Water Aerobics
JJ Fox

JJ Fox

Assistant Director

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  • Joined the SLCFAC team: August 2010
  • Education: Central Michigan University; majored in Commercial Recreation and Facility Management.
  • Past experience: Norton Pines Athletic Club (13 years)
  • Favorite Activities: Enjoying time with her family and going for walks. At the SLCFAC, JJ likes interacting with the members and staff and working with all age groups (especially the kids).
  • Favorite Quote: “ Make every moment a magical moment.”
Bill Berns

Bill Berns

Front Desk

  • Joined the SLCFAC team: 2008
  • About me: I enjoy boating and yard work!
  • Inspiration: God love ya!
Nancy Darga

Nancy Darga

Front Desk

  • Joined the SLCFAC team: 2011
  • About me: Love to hike, run,swim, garden, volunteer, and anything that involves FUN!!
  • Inspiration: Anyone can do anything for 15 minutes. This phrase helped me quit smoking 7 years ago and I use it often when running a race or getting through a tough day!
Mary Sue Farmer

Mary Sue Farmer

Personal Trainer / Group Exercise Instructor

  • Joined the SLCFAC team: September 2008
  • About me: I love my two cats, husband and GOD, not in that order. I enjoy taking walks with husband Pete, fishing, the beach, fires in the backyard and resting at home.
  • Inspiration: Consistency, persistent, patience pay off. Be the best version of yourself everyday.

Certifications:

  • AFAA Certified
  • ACE Certified
  • NEIDA Certified
  • TRX
  • MAT science
  • Massage
Candi Gajdos

Candi Gajdos

Front Desk

  • Joined the SLCFAC team: 2011
  • About me: I enjoy running, reading, and being outside- yes, even in the winter!
  • Inspiration: The only one who can upset you, is you. by: TMH
Carrie Winters

Carrie Winters

Front Desk

  • Joined the SLCFAC team: 2011
  • About me: Running, hiking, making things for my home, bible study, reading, mom-hood
  • Inspiration: This too shall pass.... For when you are weak, then you are strong 2 Cor:12
Kim Wydeck

Kim Wydeck

Front Desk/ LLAC Lead

  • Joined the SLCFAC team: 2014
  • About me: Running and spending time with my family!
  • Inspiration: “When there is nothing left to burn, you have to set yourself on fire.”
Katie Hohmeyer

Katie Hohmeyer

LLAC Front Desk

  • Joined the SLCFAC team: 2016
  • About me: I enjoy being outside and hanging out with friends.
  • Inspiration: Philippians 4:13 "I can do all this through him who gives me strength."
Tori Tober

Tori Tober

Front Desk

  • Joined the SLCFAC team: 2016
  • About me: My hobbies include: running, snowboarding, reading, painting!
  • Inspiration: "The mind is everything. What you think you become.” Buddha
Emily Blahnik

Emily Blahnik

Front Desk

  • Joined the SLCFAC team: 2015
  • About me: Outside of working I love hammocking, photography, working out, baking, hiking and relaxing!
  • Inspiration: "“One of the greatest days of my life was when I came to understand that other people’s approval and my happiness were not related.” -Ronda Rousey
Mary Richert

Mary Richert

Front Desk/ Life-guard/ Swim instructor

  • Joined the SLCFAC team: November 2010
  • About me: I enjoy reading, swimming, camping, photography​, and baking cookies.
  • Inspiration: "Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love." -Blessed Mother Teresa
Alex Gajdos

Alex Gajdos

Front Desk/ LLAC

  • Joined the SLCFAC team: 2014
  • About me: I enjoy playing softball, reading, watching Netflix and drinking coffee!
  • Inspiration: Sometimes it’s the very people no one can imagine anything of that do the things no one can imagine.
Kristina Broughton

Kristina Broughton

Group Exercise Instructor

  • Joined the SLCFAC team: 2015
  • About me: When I'm not working, I spend a lot of time doing arts and crafts, kayaking, and freelance graphic design.
  • Inspiration: "You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore"
Taylor Epplett

Taylor Epplett

LLAC

  • Joined the SLCFAC team: 2015
  • About me: I usually just hangout with friends or I'm pretty busy with school and all the homework.
  • Inspiration: Carpe Diem which means "seize the day"
Becky Moll

Becky Moll

Personal Trainer / Group Exercise Instructor

  • Joined the SLCFAC team: June 2015
  • About me: yoga, ballroom dancing, camping, hiking and bike riding, and going to the beach and hanging out with my kids
  • Inspiration: "If you are going to doubt something, doubt your limits" -Don Ward

Certifications and degree:

  • Bachelors in Biology and Environmental Sciences
  • AFAA
  • AFFA
  • Specialist in Performance Nutrition through ISSA
  • TRX
  • Zumba certified
  • Mat Pilates certified
David Giroux

David Giroux

Personal Trainer / Group Exercise Instructor

Renea Murphy

Renea Murphy

Group Exercise Instructor

  • Joined the SLCFAC team: September 2008
  • About me:Playing at the park and setting up ninja warrior courses to run, the skate park in Grand Haven, swimming in Lake Michigan, camping, jumping on the trampoline, dance parties, going Stand up Paddle boarding, going to Detroit Tiger and Chicago Cubs baseball games, and participating in Warrior Dash Races.
  • Inspiration: Respect your body. It's the only one you get.

Certifications:

  • ACE
  • AFFA
  • TRX
  • Body Pump
  • WERQ
Steve Prysock

Steve Prysock

Maintenance

  • Joined the SLCFAC team: 2015
  • About me: Riding my bike and playing with dogs!
  • Inspiration: Peace be the journey!
Danielle Reihl

Danielle Reihl

Personal Trainer / Group Exercise Instructor

  • Joined the SLCFAC team: September 2015
  • About me: I love spending time with family and friends! I also love walking and hiking with my dog, going to the beach, biking, running, crafting and renovating projects!
  • Inspiration: "Dont' let your dreams be dreams."

Certifications:

  • Bachelors degree in Science-Corporate fitness and wellness
  • ACE Personal trainer
  • TRX
  • Mad Dogs Athletics- Spin
Teri Rose

Teri Rose

LLAC

  • Joined the SLCFAC team: 2016
  • About me: I have 5 children ages 27, 21, 15, 12, 10, & a 10 month old granddaughter. I spend my time with my family attending sporting events year round. My family is my life!
  • Inspiration: "Keep on keeping on"
Laura Schloma

Laura Schloma

Front Desk/ Lifeguard/ Swim instructor

  • Joined the SLCFAC team: 2008
  • About me: Running, baking (and eating what I make!), coaching, being outdoors!
  • Inspiration: “When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.” ~ Alexander Graham Bell
Lucy Steinlage

Lucy Steinlage

Personal Trainer / Group Exercise Instructor/ Swim instructor

  • Joined the SLCFAC team: September 2008
  • About me: I love many things! Learning, reading, puzzles, walking my dogs, communicating with loved ones, keeping me house in order, swimming, yoga!
  • Inspiration: The Golden Rule.

Certifications:

  • ACE
  • TRX
  • American Red Cross Lifeguard & WSI certified
Evan Blahnik

Evan Blahnik

Maintenance

  • Joined the SLCFAC team: 2016
  • About me: Fishing, camping, hanging out with friends and family.
  • Inspiration: "Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country." -John F. Kennedy
Matt VanStrate

Matt VanStrate

Maintenance

  • Joined the SLCFAC team: 2012
  • About me: I enjoy playing cards, woodworking, hunting, kayaking, golfing, lawn work.
  • Inspiration: "Pay peanuts, you get monkeys"