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.

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.

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

Johnny La, BS, XFS Photo
Johnny La, BS, XFS
Personal Trainer
jla@whs.org
724.250.5246
Johnny La, BS, XFS
Personal Trainer
jla@whs.org
724.250.5246

Johnny graduated from Slippery Rock University with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science. He is an EXOS-certified Fitness Specialist (XFS). Johnny’s interest in exercise and fitness began in middle school when he participated in several sports like lacrosse, mixed martial arts, and basketball. He enjoys staying active by participating in athletic sports such as mixed martial arts and basketball. His training specialties include strength training, power lifting, weight loss and injury rehabilitation. Johnny’s main goal is to help clients live a better and active lifestyle. Nothing is more rewarding than guiding clients towards their fitness goals as well as improving their overall quality of life.  

Emily Lugg, BS, ACSM-CPT, XPS  Photo
Emily Lugg, BS, ACSM-CPT, XPS
Exercise Physiologist and Personal Trainer
elugg@whs.org
724.250.5265
Emily Lugg, BS, ACSM-CPT, XPS
Exercise Physiologist and Personal Trainer
elugg@whs.org
724.250.5265

“Be stronger than your excuses!”

Emily graduated from Edinboro University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Performance. She is a Certified Personal Trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and an EXOS-certified Performance Specialist (XPS). She worked as a manager and Personal Trainer at SNAP Fitness prior to joining the Wellness Center team in 2013. Aside from general exercise, Emily enjoys staying active through athletic sports such as volleyball and softball. Having experience as a first team region high school and college fast-pitch pitcher, Emily offers fast-pitch pitching lessons as part of an athletic conditioning program. Emily has also competed and placed in two NPC bikini competitions. Her training specialties include Weight Loss, Athletic Conditioning, Bikini Competition Prep, and Teen Programming.

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

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!

Eric Schmalzried, BS, ACSM EP-C, XPS, XFS Photo
Eric Schmalzried, BS, ACSM EP-C, XPS, XFS
Exercise Physiologist and Personal Trainer
eschmalzried@whs.org
724.250.5249
Eric Schmalzried, BS, ACSM EP-C, XPS, XFS
Exercise Physiologist and Personal Trainer
eschmalzried@whs.org
724.250.5249

Eric graduated with a degree in Sports Medicine from Mercyhurst University in Erie, Pennsylvania and joined the Wellness Center team shortly after in 2010. He is a Certified Exercise Physiologist (EP) through the American College of Sports Medicine and a Functional Movement Screen (FMS) practitioner through Functional Movement Systems. Additionally, he holds the following certifications: EXOS Performance Specialist (XPS), EXOS Fitness Specialist (XFS), EXOS Tactical Training Systems (XTTS), American Red Cross Lifeguarding Instructor (LGI), and American Heart Association BLS/Heartsaver® Instructor. Eric’s interest in exercise, fitness, and health began at an early age with competitive participation in a variety of sports, which over time included baseball, wrestling, soccer, basketball, football, and volleyball. It was the strength and conditioning program he participated in for basketball starting in 7th grade that led to a love of weight training and exercise as a means of performance enhancement and as a healthy habit. Eric found that he enjoyed assisting his friends with their own workouts and educating people in general about how to apply what he had learned to their lives. He’s grateful for the opportunity he has to do this every day now as a Wellness Center employee.

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.