Our Staff

Our trained staff members are all degreed or certified as fitness instructors, personal trainers or nutrition professionals. For your health and safety, each one is certified in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). All of our staff is committed to serving your fitness and wellness needs to empower you to make healthy lifestyle choices.

Director


ashley-scottAshley Scott

Director
Ashley started working at HealthQuest in 2003 as the Aquatic Coordinator and 2008 became the Director. She is originally from Winston-Salem but moved to Kenly, NC in 2001. Ashley graduated from East Carolina University in 2001 and her hobbies include exercise, arts, crafts and spending time with her husband and two children.

Aerobics

mary-karstensMary Louise Karstens
Aerobics Instructor
Mary Louise started working at HealthQuest in 2013 as a Certified Spinning Instructor (2013). She is originally from Smithfield and currently lives in
Clayton. Her hobbies include swimming, running, competing in triathlons and spending time with family.

tempe-lampeTempe Lampe
Aerobics Instructor
Tempe started working at HealthQuest in 2011. She has been practicing yoga for over 25 years and has been teaching yoga for more than 10 years. She did her 500 hour teacher training with Esther Meyers, author of Yoga and You.

 

charlene-meyersCharlene Meyers
Aerobics Instructor
Charlene started working at HealthQuest in 2006. She is originally from Randleman, NC and currently lives Clayton. Charlene is a graduate of North Carolina State University and is a certified Land Group Fitness Instructor. Her hobbies include teaching aerobics, outdoors adventures and hiking.

annie-persuadAnnie Persuad
Aerobics Instructor
Annie started working at HealthQuest in 2008. She grew up in Georgetown but now lives in Smithfield. Annie is a Certified Pharmacy Technician, Group Fitness Instructor, Masala Bhangra and SilverSneakers instructor. Her hobbies include reading, quilting, sewing and dancing.

debbie-sandersDebbie Sanders
Aerobics Instructor
Debbie started working at HealthQuest in 2004. She is a native of Smithfield and retired Johnston County school teacher. Her hobbies include spending time with family, loves to dance/shag and reading.

 

leslie-ingramLeslie Ingram
Aerobics Instructor
Leslie started working at HealthQuest in 2007. She graduated from UNC-Wilmington in 2002 with a BS in Business Management and a minor in Music. She was certified as a dance educator in 2002 by Dance Masters of America. Leslie’s hobbies include dancing and working at her dance studio in Princeton.

Erica Johnson
Aerobics Instructor/Service Representative
Originally from Jacksonville, NC, Erica served 6 years in the U.S. Navy. She received her Associates degree from JCC in Community Spanish Interpreter and is a certified Group Fitness Instructor through AFAA and is also a licensed Zumba Instructor. Her hobbies include distance running, homeschooling her three children and reading.

Melanie Handy
Aerobics Instructor
Melanie started working at HealthQuest in 2011. She is originally from Raleigh and graduated from ECU in 2009. Melanie is a Registered Nurse and ZUMBA instructor and her hobbies include exercising, weight training, eating out and spending time with family and friends.

Johnnie Lee
Aerobics Instructor

Elizabeth Narron
Aerobics Instructor

Traci Galloway
Aerobics Instructor
Traci began working at HealthQuest in April 2017 as an Aerobics Instructor. She has a passion for group fitness, kickboxing, step, youth fitness, cycling, Zumba, and Silver Sneakers. Traci is from Toledo, Ohio and in her free time enjoys reading, kayaking, and swimming.

Aquatics


les-cushingLeslie Cushing

Aquatic Trainer/Certified Pool Operator
Leslie (aka Les) is a native of Pennsylvania but recently relocated with her husband to Goldsboro, NC. She is a graduate of Shippensburg University with a Bachelors Degree in Exercise Science. Certified American Red Cross Lifeguard and Lifeguard Instructor, Certified Pool Operator, Water Safety Instructor, Swim Lesson Instructor, National Water Fitness Instructor and certified in Aqua Zumba. Her hobbies include swimming, exercising, crafts, cooking, and traveling.

kendra-bescherKendra Bescher
Swim Coach and Instructor

 

 

 

maggie-rileyMaggie Riley
Lifeguard

 

 

 

chris-hopsonChristopher Hopson
Lifeguard

 

 

 

 

Jessica Thomas
Lifeguard
Jessica is a native of Clayton, NC. She is a certified Lifeguard and Water Safety Instructor. Her hobbies include competitive swimming, dance, and singing.

Tyler Jackson
Lifeguard

Emma Creech
Lifeguard
Emma is a student at Smithfield Selma Highschool and lives in Smithfield with her family. She started working at HealthQuest in November 2016 and is a certified Lifeguard. Her hobbies include spending time with her family and friends and traveling.

Barbara Narron-Cates
Aquatic Trainer
Barbara started working at HealthQuest in 2005. She was born in Braswell, New Mexico but has lived in Micro most of her life. She is a Certified Personal Trainer, Land Group fitness instructor, kickboxing and SilverSneakers. Her hobbies include spending time with family and running.

Massage


michelle-killaneMichelle Killane

Massage Therapist

Michelle started working at HealthQuest in 2005. She has been a Licensed Massage Therapist since 2004. She is a mother of three and lives in Smithfield. Originally from Queens, New York but moved to NC in 1984.

marci-thamesMarci Thames
Massage Therapist

Marci started working at HealthQuest in July 2012 and is a Certified Neuromuscular Therapist. She is originally from Texas but moved to NC in 2006. Marci’s hobbies include crafts and playing with her dog, Lexi.

Julie Kornegay
Massage Therapist

 

Personal Training


frankie-benavidezFrankie Benavidez

Personal Trainer

Frankie began his career at HealthQuest in January of 2012 as an intern. He graduated from East Carolina University with a BS degree in Health Fitness Specialist. He is also a certified Personal Trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine. His hobbies include running, lifting weights, training for Spartan Races and walking his dog Duckie.

eric-rothmanEric Rothman
Personal Trainer

Eric started working at HealthQuest in 2003 and currently lives in Raleigh. He graduated from North Carolina State University with a Bachelors Degree in Sports Management in 2000. Has over 17 years of Personal Training experience and is an American College of Sports Science certified Personal Trainer. His hobbies include playing tennis, basketball and spending time with his family.

sam-sayersSamantha “Sam” Sayers
Personal Trainer

Sam started working at HealthQuest in 2013. She grew up in Minnesota and now lives in Clayton, NC. Sam graduated from East Carolina University with a Bachelors Degree in Exercise Physiology. She is a Certified Personal Trainer and Youth Fitness and Certified Rescue and Master Scuba Diver. Her hobbies include scuba diving, hiking, and pursuing her passion for community outreach.

 

Service Representatives

 

amanda-johnsonAmanda Johnson
Service Representative

Amanda started working at HealthQuest in 2007. She graduated from South Johnston High School in 2004 and currently lives in Four Oaks. Amanda’s hobbies include shopping and playing with her four children.

emily-langstonEmily Langston
Service Representative

Emily started working at HealthQuest in 2014. She grew up in Clayton, North Carolina and graduated from Wake Christian Academy. Emily plans to major in Elementary Education after finishing her Associate’s degree. Emily’s hobbies include reading and traveling.

tristen-deanTristen Dean
Service Representative

Tristen began working at HealthQuest in August of 2016. Having graduated from high school early, Tristen is taking the next year to cultivate her skills and invest in the next step towards a life of missionary service. She enjoys practicing calligraphy, adventuring to new places, and having meaningful conversations with others.

Jonathan Holt
Service Representative

Ancillary

taylor-leeTaylor Lee
Sales and Marketing Representative

Taylor started working at HealthQuest in June 2016 after graduating from East Carolina University with a Bachelor’s degree in Community Health. She lives in Four Oaks with her husband, Jonathon. Her hobbies include spending time with her family, baking, and watching movies.

kim-langdonKim Langdon
Membership Account Specialist 

Kim started working at HealthQuest in 2016 as the Membership Account Specialist, with 10+ years of local banking experience.  She is originally from Smithfield and currently lives in Four Oaks. She enjoys spending tme with her son and volunteering with JC Schools, Triangle JDRF and Hopewell FWB Church.

 

Sitters

kamryn-foyKamryn Foy
Sitter

Kamryn is a student at Johnston County Early College Academy. She plans to graduate and transfer to a 4 year university to become a Radiation Therapist. Her hobbies include dancing, playing basketball, and spending time with her family.

Shelby Jackson
Sitter

Tiarra Scarborough 

Sitter

Volunteers

janet-lampeJanet Lampe
Volunteer

 

 

 

meggie-mcclaveMeggie McClave 
Volunteer