Meet the Trainers

Private Training

Kendra Boni, BS, EP-C, XPS Photo
Kendra Boni, BS, EP-C, XPS
Fitness Manager
kboni@whs.org
724.250.5203
Kendra Boni, BS, EP-C, XPS
Fitness Manager
kboni@whs.org
724.250.5203

“Our team and our facility can change your life!”

Kendra graduated from Slippery Rock University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science. She is a Certified Exercise Physiologist (EP) through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and an EXOS-certified Performance Specialist (XPS). After graduating with a degree in Exercise Science, Kendra realized how diverse her options would be at the WRCWC, and joined the Center in 2006. Kendra loves what she does for the Center because it gives her the opportunity to make a difference in individuals' lives every day.

Chad Tokarski, BS, ACSM-CPT Photo
Chad Tokarski, BS, ACSM-CPT
Fitness Supervisor
ctokarski@whs.org
724.250.5249
Chad Tokarski, BS, ACSM-CPT
Fitness Supervisor
ctokarski@whs.org
724.250.5249

Chad Tokarski is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science and a minor in fitness. While attending Pitt, he was a personal trainer for three years. Chad has a strong passion for sports performance, working with future athletes and team sports. Along with Chad’s experience in the fitness world he is also a member of the United States Air Force with the 171st air refueling wing in the pa national guard. He serves as a staff sergeant in avionics communication and navigation. While Chad is not working, he enjoys lifting, golfing, swimming, and team sports such as  basketball, baseball and football.

Marissa Watson, BS, NAFC GEI Photo
Marissa Watson, BS, NAFC GEI
Group Exercise Supervisor
mwatson@whs.org
724.250.6209
Marissa Watson, BS, NAFC GEI
Group Exercise Supervisor
mwatson@whs.org
724.250.6209

Marissa obtained her undergraduate degree from California University of Pennsylvania, where she was introduced to Pilates and Indoor Cycling to keep her healthy and active. Loving how Pilates challenged her mind and body, she was inspired and took a more involved approach, gaining Basic & Advanced certifications in Mat and Reformer Pilates through IM=X Pilates. For the past 8 years, Marissa has dedicated herself as a full time fitness instructor and business owner.  Through the years, Marissa has expanded her fitness knowledge and certifications to include NAFC Group Fitness, Pilates Tower, Chair, Barre, and Keiser Cycling. Marissa is a passionate instructor who fuels her competitive spirit by helping others challenge themselves and break through their personal fitness goals. 

Katie Stache, BS, BA, ACSM-CPT, XPS Photo
Katie Stache, BS, BA, ACSM-CPT, XPS
Aquatics Supervisor
cstache@whs.org
724.250.5242
Katie Stache, BS, BA, ACSM-CPT, XPS
Aquatics Supervisor
cstache@whs.org
724.250.5242

“Your workout is your time.”

Katie earned her Bachelors of Science Degree in Exercise Science and her Bachelors of Art Degree in Physical Education from Mount Union College in Alliance, Ohio in 2008. During college, Katie started teaching group exercise classes and earned her Primary Group Exercise Certification through AFAA (American Fitness and Aerobics Association). Upon graduation, she became a Certified Personal Trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and a certified Kettlebell Cardio Instructor (KBC). Katie is also a certified EXOS Performance Specialist .Katie enjoys working with clients of all ages and populations.  Her training specialties include Power Lifting, Weight Loss, Chronic Conditions, Obstacle Course Prep, and Marathon Prep. Katie enjoys competing and has competed in 5K’s, 10K’s, half marathons, and mud races.

Valerie Barlow, BS, ACE-CPT Photo
Valerie Barlow, BS, ACE-CPT
Exercise Physiologist and Personal Trainer
vbarlow@whs.org
724.250.5265
Valerie Barlow, BS, ACE-CPT
Exercise Physiologist and Personal Trainer
vbarlow@whs.org
724.250.5265

Valerie graduated from Marywood University with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science. She is a Certified Personal Trainer through the America Council on Exercise (ACE) as well as a Licensed Massage Therapist.  While attending Marywood University, Valerie was a part of the swim team. After graduating from Marywood, she quickly jumped into corporate wellness and instantly loved it. While working, Valerie wanted to continue to learn about the human body, especially the muscles, which motivated her to obtain a license in massage therapy. Valerie’s background as a collegiate athlete, certified personal trainer, and licensed massage therapist exemplifies her passion for human movement and performance. Valerie believes in order to achieve a healthier lifestyle, you have to enjoy doing it. She loves working with her clients to create an individualized program that is fun as well as challenging.

Stephanie Bartlam, MS, ACSM EP-C, XFS Photo
Stephanie Bartlam, MS, ACSM EP-C, XFS
Exercise Physiologist and Personal Trainer
sbartlam@whs.org
724.250.5258
Stephanie Bartlam, MS, ACSM EP-C, XFS
Exercise Physiologist and Personal Trainer
sbartlam@whs.org
724.250.5258

“Exercise is the best form of medicine.”

Stephanie received her Master’s Degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She is a Certified Exercise Physiologist through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and an EXOS Fitness Specialist.  Stephanie’s interest in fitness began at a young age participating in numerous sports. She has a strong passion for helping people reach their goals and working to improve all aspects of health including mind, body, and spirit. Her extensive education heavily lies in working with adult populations and individuals with chronic disease. She has experience working in cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation settings along with the general population to help with weight loss and general fitness. As a personal trainer, Stephanie’s main goal is to provide her clients with the tools they need to live a better lifestyle and for them to see exercise as fun and beneficial. She has a strong belief that you can do anything you set your mind to with hard work and perseverance.  Stephanie enjoys hiking and any other activity that involves the outdoors.

Shane Bombara, BS, XPS, XFS Photo
Shane Bombara, BS, XPS, XFS
Exercise Physiologist and Personal Trainer
sbombara@whs.org
724.250.6269
Shane Bombara, BS, XPS, XFS
Exercise Physiologist and Personal Trainer
sbombara@whs.org
724.250.6269

Shane graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science. He holds certifications as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) as well as EXOS certifications as a Performance Specialist and Fitness Specialist. Shane has had several health and fitness experiences from working at the collegiate level with the Pitt men’s and women’s basketball team to an internship with Allegheny Health Network Sports Performance working with diverse populations such as developing youth, teens, active adults, professional athletes, and those with chronic conditions. He aims to help his clients not only reach peak performance, but become healthier individuals that can maintain a superb quality of life. Shane believes that while exercising can be tough, everyone can do some form of it and ultimately it should be enjoyable in order to see the greatest results.

Kortlyn Carr, BS, NSCA-CSCS Photo
Kortlyn Carr, BS, NSCA-CSCS
Exercise Physiologist and Personal Trainer
kpcarr@whs.org
724.250.6245
Kortlyn Carr, BS, NSCA-CSCS
Exercise Physiologist and Personal Trainer
kpcarr@whs.org
724.250.6245

“Let it make you stronger, not bitter.” 

 Kortlyn graduated from Waynesburg University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science and is a certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).  While attending Waynesburg University, she participated in both Women’s Basketball and Lacrosse.   Kortlyn’s athletic background has shaped her into a lifelong competitor, striving to challenge all those she comes into contact with to work towards their athletic and health and fitness goals. Kortlyn has experience in many fitness settings, including Athletic Performance, Power Lifting, Strength, Speed and Agility and Injury Rehabilitation.  Kortlyn believes that as a trainer she should never ask a client to perform an exercise that she herself cannot execute.  She challenges herself and her clients to grow continually in mind, body and spirit.

Bill Jones, MS, NSCA-CSCS*D, ACSM-CPT Photo
Bill Jones, MS, NSCA-CSCS*D, ACSM-CPT
Exercise Physiologist and Personal Trainer
wjones@whs.org
724.250.5266
Bill Jones, MS, NSCA-CSCS*D, ACSM-CPT
Exercise Physiologist and Personal Trainer
wjones@whs.org
724.250.5266

“Let the possibilities inspire you more than the obstacles discourage you.”- Ralph Marston

Bill attended and played football for Malone University in Canton, Ohio, where he received his bachelor’s degree in Adult Fitness. He continued his education at Kent State University, where he received his master’s degree in Exercise Physiology and is currently in the final stages of a second master’s degree in Nutrition and PhD in Exercise Physiology. Bill also obtained certifications as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist, USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach, Functional Movement Screen practitioner, and Personal Trainer. The drive for his educational pursuits comes from his passion to help all people reach any performance or health goal they have. Bill believes that the focus of all training is movement. Some want to increase the amount of movement they can perform, the strength and speed of particular movements, or use movements to increase general health and reduce pain. Working as a personal trainer, strength and conditioning coach, and in physical rehab settings has given Bill the experience to help all people become better, regardless of where they start from.

Thomas "Butch"  Marasco, BS, EP-C, XPS Photo
Thomas "Butch" Marasco, BS, EP-C, XPS
Exercise Physiologist and Personal Trainer
tmarasco@whs.org
724.250.5264
Thomas "Butch" Marasco, BS, EP-C, XPS
Exercise Physiologist and Personal Trainer
tmarasco@whs.org
724.250.5264

“This hurts me more than it does you!”

Butch graduated in 2014 from IUP with a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science. He is a Certified Exercise Physiologist (EP) through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and an EXOS-certified Performance Specialist (XPS). Butch takes great pride in being a trainer and makes it his personal goal to ensure that each of his clients feel accomplished every day. He says that getting the opportunity to change someone’s lifestyle into a healthy one is the most rewarding thing he could ask for. His training specialties include Weight Loss, Strength, Flexibility and Balance. Butch’s hobbies include Tough Mudder races and marathons; he enjoys any challenges he can find.

Jackson Momplaisir, MS, EP-C, XPS Photo
Jackson Momplaisir, MS, EP-C, XPS
Exercise Physiologist and Personal Trainer
jmomplaisir@whs.org
724.250.5261
Jackson Momplaisir, MS, EP-C, XPS
Exercise Physiologist and Personal Trainer
jmomplaisir@whs.org
724.250.5261

Winner of the 2017 Observer Reporter's Best of the Best Award for Personal Trainer

Jackson graduated from West Virginia University with a Master’s Degree in Exercise Science. (Let’s goooo Mountaineers!) He has been a trainer since 2006 and is a Certified Exercise Physiologist (EP) through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and an EXOS-certified Performance Specialist (XPS). Jackson recently added a Pilates Reformer certification to expand his personal training abilities. Jackson feels that proper squats (his favorite exercise) are essential for everyone whether it be for sports, work or daily activities. One of his many specialties is training high school athletes. He has had clients go on to play football in Division I-AA, and Division I baseball. Jackson believes that everyone has a little athlete inside regardless of their age or ability, because being an athlete is more mental than anything. Jackson himself has trained for Semi Pro football, sprint triathlons, half marathons, and two body building competitions. He always has an end goal in mind when he is working out, and that is how he trains and motivates members here at the center. He is committed to seeing people reach their fitness goals.

Lynn Patterson Photo
Lynn Patterson
Master Pilates Instructor and Personal Trainer
lpatterson@whs.org
724.250.5245
Lynn Patterson
Master Pilates Instructor and Personal Trainer
lpatterson@whs.org
724.250.5245

Lynn turned to Pilates in 1999 for relief from lower back pain. Not only did she permanently eliminate her pain, she felt so much stronger and more energized that she soon began training to become an instructor through PHI Pilates. She has now taught all levels of Pilates for the last 16 years, including personal training, and is studying for a certification through the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA). Lynn also has participated in several PHI produced instructional DVDs.

Kenny  Rosenbauer, BS, NSCA-CSCS, XPS Photo
Kenny Rosenbauer, BS, NSCA-CSCS, XPS
Exercise Physiologist and Personal Trainer
krosenbauer@whs.org
724.250.5267
Kenny Rosenbauer, BS, NSCA-CSCS, XPS
Exercise Physiologist and Personal Trainer
krosenbauer@whs.org
724.250.5267

“I have never seen a wild thing sorry for itself. A bird will fall frozen dead from a bough without ever having felt sorry for itself.”

Kenny graduated from Waynesburg University with a degree in Exercise Science. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and an EXOS-certified Performance Specialist (XPS). Kenny joined the Wellness Center team in 2012. His training specialties include Athletic Performance, Weight Loss, Chronic Conditions, Power Lifting, and Strength. Kenny has many favorite activities including hiking, kayaking, Frisbee golf, hunting, swimming, biking, reading books, wood working, and watching movies.

Erin Scanlon  Photo
Erin Scanlon
Yoga Instructor and Personal Trainer
Erin Scanlon
Yoga Instructor and Personal Trainer

Erin discovered her love of exercise at age 11 as she followed along to her mother's step aerobics DVDs. She began her fitness teaching journey as a Johnny G. Spinning instructor 15 years ago. Since then she has expanded her teaching to include boot camp, circuit training, strength, core and yoga. She received her boot camp training through IDEA Health & Fitness Association and achieved her Yoga Fitness Instructor Level II certification from the American Fitness Professionals Association (AFPA). She also received her Personal Training Certification through AFPA in 2013. She believes in five quadrants for optimum fitness health: cardio, strength training, healthy eating, stretching (yoga) and finding the joy while doing it!

Taylor Trautman, BS, XFS Photo
Taylor Trautman, BS, XFS
Exercise Physiologist and Personal Trainer
ttrautman@whs.org
724.250.5260
Taylor Trautman, BS, XFS
Exercise Physiologist and Personal Trainer
ttrautman@whs.org
724.250.5260

Taylor graduated from Edinboro University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Performance. She is an EXOS-certified Fitness Specialist (XFS). Taylor’s passion for health and fitness grew after she graduated Air Force basic training in 2010 and wanted to continue learning about health and physical activity. Taylor has competed in collegiate bikini competitions as well as intermural basketball and ultimate Frisbee. She worked as a Personal Trainer and group exercise instructor at a YMCA, assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at West Allegheny High School, and assistant coach at a CrossFit gym. Having a military background has taught her that a person can do anything they set their mind to and no obstacle is too big as long as they continue to fight for it. Taylor’s background in different types of exercise has helped shape her to be a well-rounded trainer and see the potential in every client she trains. Aside from regular exercise, Taylor enjoys hiking, swimming, and staying active in other outdoor activities. She specializes in weight loss, athletic training, sport specific training, and strength training.

Jamie  Udeze – BS, ACE CPT Photo
Jamie Udeze – BS, ACE CPT
Exercise Physiologist and Personal Trainer
judeze@whs.org
724.250.5262
Jamie Udeze – BS, ACE CPT
Exercise Physiologist and Personal Trainer
judeze@whs.org
724.250.5262

Jamie Udeze is a graduate from the University of Northern Iowa with a Bachelor’s in Exercise Science.  He is a Certified Personal Trainer through American Council of Exercise (ACE) and an EXOS Fitness Specialist. Jamie’s passion for fitness started in middle school participating in sports such as basketball, football, track and field. He still stays active by lifting weights, playing basketball, and various types of exercise to challenge himself.  Jamie’s training specialty includes strength & conditioning, weight loss, and functional training. Jamie’s main focus is to help people work towards their goals, become healthier individuals, and improve overall quality of life!

Garrett Vulcano  Photo
Garrett Vulcano
Exercise Physiologist and Personal Trainer
gvulcano@whs.org
724.250.5263
Garrett Vulcano
Exercise Physiologist and Personal Trainer
gvulcano@whs.org
724.250.5263

Garrett Vulcano is a graduate from West Liberty University with a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and Health, and he also received a minor in Coaching. At West Liberty Garrett was on the football team for four years and was on the wrestling team for one. Garrett has a love for all sports and enjoys helping out athletes to better their playing careers and also help them to achieve a healthier future. When Garrett is not working at the center he is a referee in wrestling and inspires to be a coach one day.