Management Team

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As an Oregon Duck graduate in Recreation Management, minor in Business, she returned to the valley in 1980 as Physical Director at the YMCA and then joined the WRAC as Club Manager in 1984. Though the club has changed many times, and in many ways, over the years as it has grown, Evy continues to love working with people at the club and being able to see them be active and having fun. On a personal note, she enjoy spending time with her husband, outdoors, hiking and traveling.  Her competitive side comes from a life of ski racing!  Email Evy   

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TAMMY DONAGHY - ACCOUNTING DIRECTOR

  Tammy rejoined the WRAC Team after a long hiatus, just playing racquetball and having fun.  But she is back to work now in Accounting and also as our Racquetball Coordinator.  There is not a day that goes by that you won't find her with a smile on her face and a can do attitude to match.   Email TAMMY

 

connie staff bioConnie Townsend - Administrative Assistant

Connie Townsend graduated from Waterville HS, then went off to college at Western Washington University where she got a Bachelor’s degree in Visual Communications while working as a lifeguard and teaching water aerobics. After graduating, Connie worked in print shops and freelancing as a Graphic Designer while getting further involved with the fitness industry. At one point Connie, and her high-school sweetheart husband, Nathan, owned a neighborhood health club in Aloha, Oregon. After over 25 years, the Townsends were able to finally move back to the Wenatchee Valley. Connie's been with the WRAC since 2008 as an ACE-certified fitness instructor and personal trainer, and acts as Administrative Assistant helping to create marketing materials for the WRAC.    Email Connie

Emma White - Membership Services Coordinator

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Participating in sports was part of Emma's life throughout her school career, and working with people to make a positive impact in their lives is her passion. So after graduating Westside High in 2012, she worked several different jobs before taking a part-time position at The WRAC's front desk in 2015- where she has found her niche! 
She began participating in fitness classes, and was quickly inspried to begin her certification to become a group fitness instructor. She is now teaching a variety of classes here at the club- Booty Barre being her favorite so far! Outside of The WRAC, Emma looks forward to baseball season & day-trips to Safeco Field for an afternoon Mariners game. As Membership Services Coordinator, she enjoys sharing her enthusiasm & passion for fitness with current & future members!

  

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Charl Grobler - Head Tennis Pro &

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Charl graduated from Oral Roberts University with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Eduacation. Charl has been instructing tennis for over 30 years. Charl is USPTA Pro certified and was named the top Senior player in the Pacific Northwest. Charl's students include all player levels and ages in his private and group lesson programs.
Charl loves being able to help others improve their games as well as sharing the positive qualities that tennis brings to everyone. He appreciates the fact that tennis teaches one to focus better and naturally brings one to seek a healthy perspective in life. He also enjoys the mentoring and believes that tennis offers the best opportunity to strengthen friendships, to experience strong emotional feelings and how to harness them in a productive way. He holds a strong belief that Improving one’s tennis game is a journey that makes one a better person.  During his free time, Charl enjoys riding motorcycles, golfing, and surfing. Email Charl 

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KEITH BAIER - FITNESS DIRECTOR

Keith received his Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Science from the University of Idaho, and also is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with The National Strength and Conditioning Association.

Most recently a co-owner of a club in Seattle, Keith trained all levels of clientele, as well as developed sports-specific programs for athletes...while running a 6,000 sq. ft. facility! Keith was the Strength and Conditioning Coach for Seattle University's swim team and previously acted as Fitness Director for another Seattle club.  Email Keith 

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LISA S. SMITH - GROUP FITNESS COORDINATOR

Lisa joined the WRAC team as a new member to the community and state of WA In 2015.  Lisa, her husband Greg, and two year old daughter Madelyn, moved from Sacramento for Greg’s new job at the PUD.  Lisa graduated from Oregon state with a bachelors in Exercise and Sports Science so she is familiar with the beautiful Pacific Northwest.  Lisa has spent the majority of her last 10 years working as an Exercise Physiologist and Fitness Asst. Manager at an active adult community.  Lisa is an ACE certified Personal Trainer and Advanced Health and Fitness specialist as well as an AFAA certified Group Exercise Instructor.  Her specialties include: Post-rehab, Balance and Strength programming, Older Adult Mobility and Conditioning, TRX, Aqua Exercise and Tabata training.  Lisa loves her work and tries to practice what she preaches, even though its extra hard during football season!  Email Lisa.

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Karen Knox - Front Desk/deli Lead 

Karen earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Oregon State University. She has worked in various positions in marketing and managing for Proctor and Gamble, Pacific Northwest Bell and U.S. West. Karen has also spent time working for the Wenatchee School District. 
Karen enjoys working at the front desk at the WRAC because of the members. She loves to see who comes in the doors each day and what they have to say. She is happy seeing the kids grow, teens go off to college, young kids getting married and learning about grandkids. Because the WRAC is owned by its members, she likes to think of the WRAC as a family. She hopes that when anyone comes in to the club, that they feel a part of that family. 
When Karen is not busy at the WRAC, she enjoys running, hiking and playing tennis with her husband.  She has three adult children that keep her hopping. She also enjoys reading, classical music, science fiction movies, and dark chocolate. She also believes a glass of wine is good too. Karen sometimes gets the travel bug and has been fortunate to travel to Europe, England, Egypt, Jordan, Greece, Costa Rica and Mexico. The question is....where to next?  Email Karen