Meet Maddie Gwinn! Maddie originates from St. Louis, Missouri, and moved to Blaine in her junior year of high school. She attended Eastern Washington University in 2013 and studied Vocal Performance. Outside of the club her favorite things are hiking, singing, hanging out with family, and gaming. In March of 2018, she was hired as a part of the Maintenance and Aquatics staff. Over the last 2 years, she worked in different departments and became an integral part of the BAC. Maddie is now serving as our Member Services Director, Front Desk Supervisor, and Accounts Receivable.
We are so pleased to announce that Jeri Winterburn and her cadre on Online Group Exercise instructors are being honored as our Employees of the Month. They have done an excellent job marshaling their forces to reach out to and inspire our members to stay active.
All of these dedicated employees have challenged their comfort zones to “virtually” develop and run their various classes throughout this COVID-19 crisis. Their classes are available live on Facebook as well as cached on our website so members can pull them up and exercise at a time that is convenient. If you haven’t had a chance to experience one of these online classes, check it out by going to this page and/or Facebook page for the information and schedules.
All of these wonderful instructors have full lives and challenges of their own they are dealing with during the pandemic: from being housebound to having kids at home to trying to work their other jobs and homeschooling their children. Yet, they still found time to create new formats to help our BAC family stay fit. Thanks to all who have shown such dedication to our BAC members.
Congratulation Shea Davis for being our Employee of the month! Shea started working as a lifeguard and swim instructor in June of 2018. Since then, she works in Kids Club, at the front desk and does maintenance at both locations. She enjoys connecting with the kids she teaches and seeing them advance in their swimming abilities.
Shea is from Oak Harbor, WA, and is the middle of 6 siblings. She is a junior at Western, studying political science and philosophy. Her goal is to eventually become a prosecuting attorney. In her spare time, she likes to read and listen to country music.
Thank you, Shea, for all of your hard work and eagerness to help out where needed. You are doing important work and building confident swimmers!
Kellie started working at BAC in November of 2018. She works night maintenance mostly at the Downtown club. She enjoys keeping the club clean and getting to know the regular members.
Kellie currently resides in Ferndale which is also where she grew up. She has a degree in Early Childhood Education and also works full time at Kids Corner Learning Center. She has 3 daughters: Alyssa, Alex, and Mckenzie, and has 4 grandkids between ages 5 months to 10 years old. Her two youngest girls play soccer and they have spent many weekends traveling for games.
Outside of the club, Kellie enjoys photography, knitting, crafting/stamping, and spending time with her family.
Congratulations, Kellie! Thank you for always doing an excellent job and caring about our members.
Riley is from Sammamish, WA and is a sophomore at WWU with plans to study Kinesiology. He has been teaching swim lessons for two and a half years and really enjoys working with kids. His hobbies include baseball, playing guitar, and exploring the outdoors.
It is great to have Riley on our Aquatics team!
Isaac is from Puyallup, WA and is studying Math in Elementary Education at WWU. He swam on the swim team and played water polo for 3 years while in high school. His favorite stroke is the butterfly. He loves a good burger from Boomers and reads or watches Netflix when he has time.
We are happy to have Isaac on our Aquatics team!
Congratulations to Tina Schumacher for being our January Employee of the Month! Tina was hired in June of 2008. After taking group exercise classes for several years, it was recommended that she try teaching them. She has poured her heart and soul into every class and into each interaction she has with members around the club.
Tina teaches almost everything! From HIIT to Zumba, her classes are always fun, motivating, and effective. She is a strong leader and cares deeply about helping others become their best selves. Tina has continued her education by becoming a certified nutrition coach and is AFAA group exercise certified as well as Can-Fit-Pro.
Tina was raised and went to school in Vancouver, BC where she met her husband and moved to Whatcom County in 2000. They have two children who keep them very busy with basketball and soccer. They also have a Boston Terrier named Millie. They are big travelers but have switched their traveling to support their kids wherever they are playing.
Thank you, Tina, for working so hard to help our members achieve their goals and for being such a loyal and dedicated BAC employee.
Austin is from Onalaska, WA and moved to Bellingham for college. He graduated with a degree in Biology and Chemistry and is pursuing a job in health care. He swam competitively for Western Washington University for four years. He loves reading books or going to the movies on his days off. He is a welcome addition to our Aquatics team!
Erin is from Spokane, WA. She’s a junior at WWU studying Speech-Language Pathology and Spanish. She swam for the club for 15 years and for a year in college at Mt. St. Mary’s University. She has taught lessons for 2 years. She loves to hang out with her friends and watch Disney+ in her downtime.
Erin is a great addition to our Aquatics team!