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.

Manager

Ashley Scott
Manager
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

Charlene 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.

Debbie 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 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.

Michelle Boyette
Aerobics Instructor
Angela “Michelle” Boyette is a graduate from Barton College and works as the HR Director/Accountant at Peace Church in Wilson, NC.  Michelle was certified as a REFIT instructor in 2014 and has been teaching classes weekly since. She enjoys creating fitness choreography and has been officially recognized as a ROC (Refit Official Choreography) contributor.  Michelle has been married for 25 years and has 2 daughters and 3 grandsons. She loves spending time with her family, dancing, going to the beach, and volunteering at her church.  Michelle believes everyone has the ability to succeed at their goals and genuinely loves to see others reach their full potential.

Kate Spear
Aerobics Instructor
Kate Spear, aerobics instructor: “Kate started working at HealthQuest in 2019. She graduated from East Carolina University in 2001 with a degree in Exercise and Sports Science, and she has taught aerobics for 5 years. She received her certification in REFIT in 2017. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her son, AJ.

Kellie Dieffenback
Aerobics Instructor

 

 

Johnnie Lee
Aerobics Instructor
Johnnie has been working at HealthQuest as a water aerobics instructor since 2013. Johnnie retired after 40 years as a registered nurse. Prior to retirement, she became certified in water aerobics as she had personally found many health benefits from water exercise. In addition to activities at HealthQuest, Johnnie is married, has two grown children, and three most wonderful grandchildren. She enjoys swimming, quilting, painting and traveling (especially to Hawaii). Johnnie’s goal at HealthQuest is to encourage others on their journey to improved physical health.

Oswald Garcia Cervera
Aerobics Instructor

Aquatics

Kendra Bescher
Aquatics Coordinator
Kendra began working at HealthQuest in May of 2016 as a Swim Instructor. She graduated from Meredith College with a degree in Business Management in 2004. Kendra is a certified American Red Cross Lifeguard, American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor, USA Swim Coach and a Certified Pool Operator. Her hobbies include SCUBA Diving, crafts, playing flyball with her 3 dogs and spending time with her husband and daughter.

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.

Christopher Hopson
Lifeguard
Chris began working at HealthQuest in August of 2016 as a Lifeguard and has been working as a Lifeguard since 2015. Chris is currently dual enrolled in high school and attending Johnston Community College studying welding. Chris’ hobbies include hiking, backpacking, camping, adventuring, rock climbing, swimming, kayaking, canoeing, white water rafting and welding.

Janie Robinson
Aquatic Trainer
Janie started working at HealthQuest in 2018. She grew up in Fuquay-Varina, NC and graduated from Campbell University with a B.S. in Sport Management. She also played softball in college until her sophomore year. She has been a lifeguard since 2012, a swim instructor since 2015, and holds a Certified Pool Operator Certification. Her hobbies include going to baseball games, working out, and spending time with her family.

Clinical Dietitian

Heather Davies
Clinical Dietitian
Heather has been working for Johnston Health as a Clinical Dietitian since 2017 and officially joined HealthQuest in 2019. She was raised in New Jersey, graduated with a bachelors in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Akron, then completed her internship through Syracuse University.  Heather is an avid bowler, she loves trying new foods, traveling, and playing board games with friends and family.

Massage Therapy

Marci 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.

 

Julie Kornegay
Massage Therapist
Julie began working at HealthQuest in January of 2017 as a licensed massage therapist. She received her Massage License in 2016 and earned her degree in Therapeutic Massage (AAS) in May of 2017. Julie lives in Clayton with her husband and has been blessed with three daughters and two granddaughters. Julie enjoys reading and spending time with her family.

Angela Harrington
Massage Therapist
Angela started working at HealthQuest in May 2019 as a certified massage therapist. She received her license in June 2010, and her mother is also a massage therapist. She enjoys spending time with her sons watching movies, four wheeling, or going to the beach.

Personal Training

Eric Rothman
Health & Wellness Specialist
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.

Frankie Benavidez
Health & Wellness Specialist
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.

Samantha “Sam” Barbour
Health & Wellness Specialist
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.

Ashley Carroll
Health & Wellness Specialist 
Ashley started working at HealthQuest in September of 2018. She previously lived in New Jersey where she worked as a Health Fitness Specialist and moved back to her hometown of Garner, NC during the summer of 2018. Ashley received her Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Physiology from East Carolina University. She is a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Her hobbies include watching Netflix, crafts, and playing with her dog.

Service Representatives

Amanda 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 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 Dean
Service Representative
Tristen started working at Healthquest in August of 2016. After graduating from high school early, she took a year off to work, travel, and spend time with her family. Most recently, she spent her freshman year of college in Colorado studying theology, philosophy, and literature. She is now continuing her education online through Trinity International University seeking a degree in Christian Ministries. She enjoys coffee, writing, and traveling.

Tammie Lofton
Service Representative
Tammie started working at HealthQuest in 2018. She grew up in Durham, NC and was raised by her grandmother. She graduated from Durham High 1981. She is a people person and enjoys getting to know people and helping them in any way she can. Her hobbies include sitting on her porch listening to music, traveling and eating good food, and spending time with her daughter.

Terri Williamson
Service Representative
Terri T. Williamson began working at HealthQuest in May 2019. She is a native of Baltimore, Maryland. Terri graduated high school in 1996 and studied Psychology at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. She has lived in Smithfield for the last four years. Her hobbies include reading, taking walks and spending time with her 2 daughters.

Reba Mason
Service Representative
Reba started working at HealthQuest in 2019. She was born and raised in North Carolina and has her Associate’s Degree in Commercial Art and Advertising Design. She has also been an ordained minister-pastor for 20 years. She enjoys spending time with her family and her dog.

Ancillary

Kim 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.

Erica Johnson
Sales & Marketing 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. Her hobbies include strength training, reading, and spending time with her 3 children.

Sitters

Kamryn 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.

Jada Santiago
Sitter
Jada started working at HealthQuest in 2018. She is from Pine Level and currently attends UNCW majoring in Biology in order to become a P.A. She plays on the softball team, and her hobbies include playing sports, spending time with her family, and going to the beach.

Amberlyn Pearce
Sitter

 

 

 

Amanda Beckert
Sitter
Amanda started working at HealthQuest in 2018. She is from Princeton, NC and has worked in child care since 2013. She has her associate’s degree in Graphic Design from Pitt Community College. Her passion is working with children and helping others, and her hobbies include spending time with her family and son. She also loves to play and watch sports, enjoys photography and meeting new people.

Hanna Parker
Sitter
Hanna is a high school senior at South Johnston High School. Her plans are to major in Nursing at Campbell University. She has worked at HealthQuest since the fall of 2017. Hanna has been a certified lifeguard for over three years now. In her spare time, she enjoys painting and working out.