Employee Spotlight

Employee Spotlight

Employee Spotlight: Ynske Joppe


Jun 04, 2019

The next employee in our spotlight series is a Pilates and yoga instructor in Cypress. If you have any interest in mind and body classes, you want to meet Ynske Joppe. We recently had the chance to talk with her about her career and learn more about her.   A little bit about you I grew up in the Net ...

Employee Spotlight: Jen Smart


Mar 13, 2019

Happy March! It’s time for another employee spotlight; this time from Aquatics. We take pride in offering extensive indoor and outdoor pool facilities at each of our locations and a variety of options for swimmers of all skill levels. Whether you are looking for youth or adult swimming programs or g ...

Employee Spotlight: Tracy Wriggle


Mar 03, 2019

Welcome back to our new Employee Spotlight series, designed to acquaint you with the faces of VillaSport. This week, meet Tracy Wriggle, Senior Esthetician in Beaverton. Tracy has been a licensed esthetician for 5 years and part of the VillaSport family for more than 4 years. She is passionate about ...

The Woodlands Employee Highlight: Dawn English


Nov 06, 2017

I have been a group ex instructor for 14 years, and I have been teaching SPRINT and Group Cycle at VillaSport for 2 years. I was born in Florida, but I have lived coast to coast in the U.S. thanks to my Navy retired husband. Living in different places taught me to believe that you can bloom where ...

The Woodlands Employee Highlight: Stephanie Waters


Nov 03, 2017

On October 19 was my first year anniversary in VillaSport as a Fitness Advisor and Group Ex instructor. I am originally from Northern California, but my Dad was raised in the Houston area, so in a way, I'm returning to my roots. I am very happy to be here - love the weather and my 40's have been th ...

The Woodlands Employee Highlight: Bernadette Field-Dodgson


Oct 30, 2017

I’m Bernadette, an Aussie girl now happy to call The Woodlands, TX home. I am a yoga instructor, teaching a variety of regular classes at Villa including: vinyassa, gentle, restorative, family and baby yoga. I’ve been a member of Villa for a year, and lucky enough to be in the position of a yoga ...

The Woodlands Employee Highlight: Chelsea Ebner


Oct 23, 2017

I have worked at VillaSport since 2012 in the Group Fitness Department as an Instructor. I absolutely love my job, and find it a privilege and a joy to come alongside people to assist them on their health and fitness journeys. As instructors we get to make fitness fun, and that is really what it’s a ...

The Woodlands Employee Highlight: Mariangel Rodriguez


Oct 16, 2017

After I received my first yoga certification in Venezuela, I began teaching yoga in 2007. My family moved to United States in 2014, and a year later I started teaching yoga at VillaSport in The Woodlands. I'm a vegetarian, I love animals and I believe the only way we can see peace in the world is t ...

Beaverton Employee Spotlight: Linda Caravia


Oct 09, 2017

How long have you worked with VillaSport?  Tell us a little bit about yourself. I have worked for VillaSport for 6 months as a kids yoga teacher.  As a mother of a 6 year old daughter, teaching kids yoga has been a beautiful resource in my parenting tool box.  I am finishing my last term at Oregon S ...

Beaverton Employee Spotlight: Sam King


Sep 25, 2017

How long have you worked for the club?  Tell us a little bit about yourself. I have worked at the club for two and half years in the VillaKids department. I am currently majoring in chemistry and minoring in French at Portland State University. I have lived in the Portland Metro area my entire life. ...

Beaverton Employee Spotlight: Thomas Jacobs


Sep 11, 2017

How long have you worked for the club?   I have worked at VillaSport for almost three years now as a team member of the Housekeeping department.   If you could eat any food with no consequences what would it be? Any kind of burger. Tell us something surprising about yourself. I've played basket ...

Colorado Springs Employee Spotlight: Chris Smith


Sep 04, 2017

EMPLOYEE: Chris Smith, Summer Camp Coordinator   BACKGROUND I have had the privilege of serving as camp coordinator for seven summers at VillaSport. During the school year, I teach 6th-8th grade science at Sabin Middle School and mentor student teachers from UCCS.  I absolutely love getting other ...

Beaverton Employee Spotlight: Susan Skordal


Aug 28, 2017

Employee Spotlight: Susan Skordal How long you’ve worked for the club? I have been at VillaSport teaching Pilates since the club opened.  I have been in the Fitness Industry 25 years.  I have a 20 year old son named Tyler and a 14 year old daughter named Ally.  What’s your favorite Instagram acco ...

Cypress Employee Spotlight: Alex Flynn


Aug 16, 2017

Alex Flynn serves at VillaSport Cypress in the Club Care department, so be sure to say hello if you see him around! He was born and raised in the UK and moved to the United States with his family in 2015. In 2008, at the age of 36, Alex was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, a progressive disorder ...

Beaverton Employee Spotlight: Xavier Espinosa


Aug 14, 2017

Xavier Espinosa - Member Ambassador   I have been with VillaSport for a year and a half.  I started by working at the front desk and recently switched to the ambassador team.  I enjoy helping others and in my free time I like to go hiking and play video games.   What’s your favorite workout? I love ...

The Woodlands Employee Highlight: Sima Alamdari


Aug 09, 2017

Sima Alamdari  VillaKids Associate Sima is an example of caring and compassionate person. She has been working in VillaKids since 2010 in the nursery room. She remembers those little babies and is always happy to see them healthy and all so grown now. Sima is from Iran and she has been living in th ...

Beaverton Employee Spotlight: Erica Atkinson


Jul 24, 2017

Erica Atkinson-Nail Technician I’ve worked for VillaSport since before the club opened.  I am a nail tech in the Spa.  I enjoy being silly with friends, going on random adventures, catching a happy hour on a patio, or anything sports and active. What’s your favorite Instagram account to follow?  A ...

Beaverton Employee Spotlight: Kennedy Campbell


Jul 06, 2017

Kennedy Campbell-Member Services Associate I have worked for VillaSport since 2014 in VillaKids and I am currently working in the Member Services department. I am full of energy and I love to have fun. I am a firm believer that everything happens for a reason and that’s a big thing for me.  If you ...

Colorado Springs Employee Spotlight: Albert Piantino-Smith


Jul 01, 2017

Concierge Associate: Albert Piantino-Smith How long have you worked for the club? Since September 2016 Tell us a little bit about yourself. I was born and raised in Colorado. I went to school at University of Northern Colorado and earned my Criminal Justice degree. I really enjoy playing and watch ...

Colorado Springs Employee Spotlight: Elissa Mount


Jun 26, 2017

Group Exercise Instructor: Elissa Mount Elissa earned a psychology degree from UNC Asheville, where she also played volleyball. Her passion for athletics inspired her to pursue a career in the fitness industry. Elissa started teaching classes 18 years ago and later added personal training to her rep ...

The Woodlands Employee Spotlight: Beth Knudsen


Jun 24, 2017

I have worked at VillaSport for 5 years! I teach ZumbaKids, Born to Move, & POUND Kids. I have a degree in child psychology & early childhood education from the University of Minnesota. I have 4 children and my oldest child just graduated from high school. I had a total hip replacement 6 years ago. ...

Beaverton Employee Spotlight: Didi Leinweber


May 15, 2017

Introducing Instructor Didi Leinweber Background You may recognize this face from VillaKids! Didi is a former preschool teacher who fell in love with fitness after she lost more than 60 pounds dancing away depression, making new friends, and feeling the Zumba® love. She became a group exercise inst ...