Meet the Team

Welcome to World Gym Functional Medicine and Wellness Center. Our facility is managed by a Licensed Medical Director who oversees a team of health and wellness coaches that provide medically based fitness programming and exercise prescription.

 Certifications: Registered Nurse in Oregon

 Certifications: Bachelor's Degree in Nursing

I joined a gym at the age of 14 and have been in gyms ever since. Weight training has enabled me to excel in a number of sports. In high school I was honored to be the league’s MVP my Junior and Senior years in soccer. I was able to set a number of scoring records that remain unbroken. After earning a Bachelor's degree in Physical Education and Kinesiology I worked as a teacher and a coach at American Heritage Christian Schools. I absolutely love coaching. That seems to be the area I excel at the most. When I started coaching our teams were at the very bottom of the league and when I left 3 years later they were at the top. I met Jackie in 1986 while working as an EMT (I had decided to change career paths into the medical field). We moved to Seattle where I earned another Bachelor's degree in Nursing. While there I also completed all the course work towards a Masters degree in Nursing with the intent of becoming a nurse practitioner. We also married in 1988 and we have 2 children, Christopher and Elizabeth.

 Certifications: Personal Training from the American Council on Exercise

 Experience: Exercise Science with concentration in Fitness and Human Performance at WOU

 Certifications: CPR

Favorite Movement- Clean Least Favorite- Anything on a smith machine Favorite Food- Steak with a loaded baked potato Favorite Restaurant- The Cheesecake Factory Favorite Coffee/tea- caramel macchiato (however I rarely drink coffee) I Love it when: People are genuinely motivated to improve their life. Favorite Inspirational Quote: "Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you; Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." Isaiah 41:10

 Experience: Chemeketa Community College

 Certifications: National Academy of Sports Medicine

 Specialitie(s): Fitness Coach

Favorite Movement- Love to run Least Favorite- Lunges Favorite Food- Dried Mango Favorite Restaurant- Taproot in Salem Favorite Coffee/Tea- LOVEs any coffee I Love it when: I get to experience new places Favorite Inspirational Quotes; "Wear love everywhere you go" Colossians 3:14 "You've always had the power my dear, you just had to learn it for yourself" Wizard of Oz

Favorite Movement- Hip Extensions (cable) Least Favorite- rows Favorite Food- nachos Favorite Restaurant- Gamberettis Italian Restaurant Favorite drink- Medium cotton candy Rebel (hand blended) I Love it when it: snows Favorite Inspirational: "1 Corinthians 10:8- 'No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful, he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, He will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it."

 Certifications: B.S. in Kinesiology, Associates of Science Degree, CPR/First Aid Certified

Motivating and inspiring others to achieve and maintain a healthy, positive lifestyle is my main focus. Making memories with family, photography, camping, hiking, hunting, country music, kayaking, road trips and exploring the beach are just a few of my passions. I would love to help you with your fitness goals and encourage you to reach your best potential.

Favorite Movement- Hip Extensions (cable) Least Favorite- rows Favorite Food- nachos Favorite Restaurant- Gamberettis Italian Restaurant Favorite drink- Medium cotton candy Rebel (hand blended) I Love it when it: snows Favorite Inspirational: "1 Corinthians 10:8- 'No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful, he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, He will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it."