Our Team

At the LIFT, we have assembled a strong team of talented individuals who will strive to help you reach your health and wellness goals. Learn more about our team members below.

Miki Martin | Director

Miki Martin

Director

Miki Martin, PT, MBA, COMT

Miki holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and a MBA in Healthcare Administration from Bethel University. She is a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist in the Maitland Australian Physiotherapy approach. 

Prior to accepting the role of Director of the LIFT Wellness Center in 2012, Miki began her healthcare career as a physical therapist in the acute care setting at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. She began a career in outpatient orthopedic physical therapy in 1996 at Sports Plus North Rehab Center and also served as the Center Coordinator for Clinical Education for all of Sports Plus Rehab locations. Miki accepted the position as Program Manager for Sports Plus North in 2002 and opened Sports Plus Fitness in 2007, serving as the program manager for both locations until assuming the current Director position at LIFT Wellness Center.

Kent Schott | Fitness Manager

Kent Schott

Fitness Manager

Kent Schott, ATC/L, CWT, YCSAS

Kent joined the Sports Medicine program at West Tennessee Healthcare in 2006 and the LIFT Wellness Center team in 2012. In 1994, Kent received a Bachelor of Science degree from Southeast Missouri State University in Health Management, with an emphasis in Sports Medicine, and minors in Athletic Training and Fitness and Exercise Science. He is a Certified Athletic Trainer, Certified Weight Trainer and Youth Conditioning Specialist Advanced Standing, as well as being certified in Sportmetrics. He has worked with athletes of all calibers, from eight-years-old to collegiate and professional levels. Kent has recently provided Athletic Training services to area schools and athletes and has been the Performance Enhancement Plus Coordinator for Sports Plus since 2006. Kent is eager to help you make this exciting adventure an amazing success.

Bria Pittman | Membership Manager

Bria Pittman

Membership Manager

Bria Pittman grew up in Jackson, TN. She graduated from Union University in 2013 with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology. Bria developed a passion for health and fitness in 2012 when she lost 80lbs through diet and exercise.

She enjoys running and being outdoors. She is passionate about helping people enhance their quality of life through healthy lifestyle habits.

Emily Muse | Marketing and Community Outreach Manager

Emily Muse

Marketing and Community Outreach Manager

Emily is originally from Paris, TN. She graduated from Bethel University where she played varsity golf! Emily joined the West TN Healthcare family in November 2012 and currently serves as the Marketing & Community Outreach Manager for LIFT Wellness Center.

Some of Emily's favorite past times are golf, running, being outdoors, spending time with family, and traveling.

Jordan Dyer | Group Exercise Coordinator

Jordan Dyer

Group Exercise Coordinator

I graduated from the University of TN, Knoxville where I started teaching group fitness and personal training.  I started teaching group fitness classes at the University of TN, Knoxville in 2007 and started training there in 2009.  I currently hold certifications in NETA Group Exercise, NASM Personal Training, NASM Weight Loss Specialist, Barre Above, and Piloxing.  I have attended multiple fitness conferences all over the country and have held other certifications in cycling and dance.  I worked as a Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor at Lifetime fitness in Collierville, TN.  I was the Activities Director and a Group Fitness Instructor for the 3 L.A. Fitness clubs in Nashville, TN.  I also taught bootcamp classes and Kickboxing classes at HotBox Fitness in the Gulch in Nashville, TN.

Crystal Harris | Aquatics & Safety Coordinator

Crystal Harris

Aquatics & Safety Coordinator

Crystal has been with the LIFT since the beginning. Crystal worked at Sports Plus Aquatherapies as the Aquatics/Safety Coordinator and transferred to the LIFT team when it opened. Crystal oversees all pool operations and the overall safety procedures.

Crystal enjoys watching her son play football and her daughter play soccer and run track. She also enjoys shopping and spending time with family and friends. Her passion is working with special needs individuals.

Shelley Hayes | Corporate Wellness Manager

Shelley Hayes

Corporate Wellness Manager

shelley.hayes@wth.org

731.425.6930

Abby Williams RD, LDN | Dietitian

Abby Williams RD, LDN

Dietitian

Abby has a B.S. degree in Family and Consumer Science with a Concentration in Dietetics from the University of Tennessee at Martin, where she also completed her dietetic internship. Abby is native of Jackson, Tennessee.  She has worked as a dietitian in the outpatient rehabilitation and long-term care setting. In her spare time, Abby enjoys reading a good book and spending time outdoors. She looks forward to broadening her knowledge to provide education for both the disease management and fitness aspects at LIFT Wellness Center. 

Betty Kay Williams | Administrative Manager LIFT HMR

Betty Kay Williams

Administrative Manager LIFT HMR

 
Kent Schott | Fitness Manager

Kent Schott

Fitness Manager

Kent Schott, ATC/L, CWT, YCSAS

Kent joined the Sports Medicine program at West Tennessee Healthcare in 2006 and the LIFT Wellness Center team in 2012. In 1994, Kent received a Bachelor of Science degree from Southeast Missouri State University in Health Management, with an emphasis in Sports Medicine, and minors in Athletic Training and Fitness and Exercise Science. He is a Certified Athletic Trainer, Certified Weight Trainer and Youth Conditioning Specialist Advanced Standing, as well as being certified in Sportmetrics. He has worked with athletes of all calibers, from eight-years-old to collegiate and professional levels. Kent has recently provided Athletic Training services to area schools and athletes and has been the Performance Enhancement Plus Coordinator for Sports Plus since 2006. Kent is eager to help you make this exciting adventure an amazing success.

Blake Butler | Lead Exercise Specialist/Certified Athletic Trainer

Blake Butler

Lead Exercise Specialist/Certified Athletic Trainer

Blake has a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training from Union University. His certifications include Certified Personal Trainer, ACE and CPR/AED. His specializations are Performance Enhancement Program and Next Step. Blake's philosopy is "Work hard to be good, work harder to be great, but keep the Lord first."

Emmanuel McClerking | Exercise Specialist

Emmanuel McClerking

Exercise Specialist

Emmanuel is an Exercise Specialist that specializes in strength training and overall health conditioning. He has a Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science and Wellness from the University of Tennessee at Martin. His personal training certification is through the ACSM program.  

Brittney Barber | Exercise Specialist

Brittney Barber

Exercise Specialist

Brittney earned a Bachelor's Degree in Kinesiology, Clinical Exercise Physiology from Mississippi State University. She is a certified Aerobics & Fitness Association of America Personal Trainer, and also a Water Safety Instructor. Brittney is passionate to help every individual improve their overall quality of life.

Chelsea Dunn | Certified Athletic Trainer

Chelsea Dunn

Certified Athletic Trainer

 
Charles Atkinson | Fitness Tech

Charles Atkinson

Fitness Tech

 
Jessica Driggers | Exercise Specialist

Jessica Driggers

Exercise Specialist

 
Crystal Harris | Aquatics & Safety Coordinator

Crystal Harris

Aquatics & Safety Coordinator

Crystal has been with the LIFT since the beginning. Crystal worked at Sports Plus Aquatherapies as the Aquatics/Safety Coordinator and transferred to the LIFT team when it opened. Crystal oversees all pool operations and the overall safety procedures.

Crystal enjoys watching her son play football and her daughter play soccer and run track. She also enjoys shopping and spending time with family and friends. Her passion is working with special needs individuals.

Jauwon Cain | Lifeguard

Jauwon Cain

Lifeguard

My name is Jauwon Cain. I am originally from Jackson, Tn.

I have my Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise Science.

I work at LIFT and Sports Plus Aquatherapies.

Since working for West Tennessee Healthcare I have gained a lot more knowledge and tapped back into fitness.

My goal ultimately is to be successful in the Physical Therapy field.

Chris Downen | Lifeguard

Chris Downen

Lifeguard

I have lived in Jackson Tn. For most of my life.

I have worked here at LIFT Wellness for over 3 years now.

I will be starting school in the fall at The Technology Center in Jackson. I enjoy meeting and talking to the new members here at LIFT.

Kathy Kinton | Lifeguard Instructor

Kathy Kinton

Lifeguard Instructor

 
Cathy McCullough | Swim Instructor

Cathy McCullough

Swim Instructor

Cathy McCullough, Swim Instructor for

LIFt Wellness Center in downtown Jackson, TN.

 

I am Passionate about teaching adults to swim! I started out this career

(I call it my calling) in 2008 at Aquatherapies with small children. I now

realize I Love helping people reach their goal of getting beyond the basics

of breathing and just basic swim strokes to swimming laps in our lap pools!

I currently work year round, taking breaks around the Chrisfmas and Thanksgiving

holidays and getting together with my family once a year in Washington DC

and/or Northern OH Vallley (including Detroit MI). I was born and raised in a small town, N of Cincinnati OH in the 70's and 80's and have lived in Medina, TN

since 1999. It is  my husband of 36 yrs that transferred us from Cincinnati OH

to here. I Love living here and have no desire to move from here!

 

Thank You! For giving me the opportunity to help you reach your swimming goals!

May God Bless You with health and wellness!!!!!!! Feel free to contact me

by personal e-mail at cathy.mccullough@gmail.com or text me at 225-6093.

I look forward to meeting you!!!!!!

Katie Carnal | Lifeguard

Katie Carnal

Lifeguard

Hello, my name is Katie. I am a lifeguard/Pool tech at the lift wellness center. I have been working at the Lift since December of 2016. I am currently a student at Jackson State Community College and i am majoring in accounting.

Beka Guthrie | Lifeguard

Beka Guthrie

Lifeguard

 
Collin Strong |

Collin Strong

 
Kendall Shaw |

Kendall Shaw

My name is Kendall Shaw. I am a freshman and Jackson state community college. I am planing on being an RN. I graduated high school with my CNA license and did my clinical studies at the Henderson Health and Rehab. I found this was very rewarding and I am excited to start my career in the health care field!

Katherine Bell |

Katherine Bell

 
Cindy Cloud | Child Care Coordinator

Cindy Cloud

Child Care Coordinator

 
Sunny Ervin |

Sunny Ervin

 
Katelyn Faulkner | Childcare Associate

Katelyn Faulkner

Childcare Associate

 
Debbie Pindegrass |

Debbie Pindegrass

 
Mia Wilson | Childcare Associate

Mia Wilson

Childcare Associate

 
Bria Pittman | Membership Manager

Bria Pittman

Membership Manager

Bria Pittman grew up in Jackson, TN. She graduated from Union University in 2013 with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology. Bria developed a passion for health and fitness in 2012 when she lost 80lbs through diet and exercise.

She enjoys running and being outdoors. She is passionate about helping people enhance their quality of life through healthy lifestyle habits.

Jennifer Hale | Billing Coordinator

Jennifer Hale

Billing Coordinator

 
Laurel Tolbert | Membership Consultant

Laurel Tolbert

Membership Consultant

Morgan Bullock | Membership Consultant

Morgan Bullock

Membership Consultant

Cassandra Anderson | Member Service Associate

Cassandra Anderson

Member Service Associate

 
Keith Davis | Group Exercise Instructor

Keith Davis

Group Exercise Instructor

 
Jordan Dyer | Group Exercise Coordinator

Jordan Dyer

Group Exercise Coordinator

I graduated from the University of TN, Knoxville where I started teaching group fitness and personal training.  I started teaching group fitness classes at the University of TN, Knoxville in 2007 and started training there in 2009.  I currently hold certifications in NETA Group Exercise, NASM Personal Training, NASM Weight Loss Specialist, Barre Above, and Piloxing.  I have attended multiple fitness conferences all over the country and have held other certifications in cycling and dance.  I worked as a Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor at Lifetime fitness in Collierville, TN.  I was the Activities Director and a Group Fitness Instructor for the 3 L.A. Fitness clubs in Nashville, TN.  I also taught bootcamp classes and Kickboxing classes at HotBox Fitness in the Gulch in Nashville, TN.

Peggy Bogard | Yoga Instructor/ Cancer Yoga Instructor

Peggy Bogard

Yoga Instructor/ Cancer Yoga Instructor

I have been teaching yoga for 9 years.

I have been a RYT-8 years 6 months

I have been a CYT 8 years

I have been a Registered Nurse for 32 years

Courtney Burton |

Courtney Burton

I am a NETA certified group exercise instructor. I have worked at Lift, teaching classes, for two years. I am certified in piloxing and Barre. Classes I am qualified to teach include kickboxing, step, piloxing, barre, aqua, strength, cardio, and dance. My favorite classes to instruct are step and kickboxing. 

Shelia Butler | Aquatics, Tai Chi, Arthritis Group Fitness Instructor

Shelia Butler

Aquatics, Tai Chi, Arthritis Group Fitness Instructor

Shelia  Butler

Certifications:

NETA Group Exercise Instructor

Tai Chi for Arthritis I & II

Tai Chi for Energy I & II

Arthritis Foundation Group Exercise

Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Group Exercise

Toni Cathey | Zumba and Group Fitness Instructor

Toni Cathey

Zumba and Group Fitness Instructor

 
Tosha Cyr |

Tosha Cyr

 
Meg Hargett | Spin Instructor

Meg Hargett

Spin Instructor

 
Cathy McCullough | Swim Instructor

Cathy McCullough

Swim Instructor

Cathy McCullough, Swim Instructor for

LIFt Wellness Center in downtown Jackson, TN.

 

I am Passionate about teaching adults to swim! I started out this career

(I call it my calling) in 2008 at Aquatherapies with small children. I now

realize I Love helping people reach their goal of getting beyond the basics

of breathing and just basic swim strokes to swimming laps in our lap pools!

I currently work year round, taking breaks around the Chrisfmas and Thanksgiving

holidays and getting together with my family once a year in Washington DC

and/or Northern OH Vallley (including Detroit MI). I was born and raised in a small town, N of Cincinnati OH in the 70's and 80's and have lived in Medina, TN

since 1999. It is  my husband of 36 yrs that transferred us from Cincinnati OH

to here. I Love living here and have no desire to move from here!

 

Thank You! For giving me the opportunity to help you reach your swimming goals!

May God Bless You with health and wellness!!!!!!! Feel free to contact me

by personal e-mail at cathy.mccullough@gmail.com or text me at 225-6093.

I look forward to meeting you!!!!!!

Rachel Royer |

Rachel Royer

I started leading group fitness classes at the Milan YMCA in 2012. I fell in love with group ex! I taught a variety of classes there before coming to the LIFT in the Spring of 2015. I currently hold NETA and AFAA Group Exercise Instructor Certifications as well as Barre Above certification. My favorite style of fitness class to instruct is cardio strength classes. There are such amazing benefits of strength training and when you put that together with cardio to get your heart pumping, it makes for an awesome class! I love to provide a workout that is challenging but "do-able" for each participant in the class.

Penny Williams |

Penny Williams

 
Jim Wiseman |

Jim Wiseman

. For a number of years, I have taught various classes and workshops in country western dance. Six years or so ago this expanded to include ballroom dance. This includes numerous workshops, classes and private lessons. Currently certification for dance instructor thru Dance vision is pending. I performed in the 2013 ballroom showcase here in Jackson. Also I have participated in showcase performances in Tunica. Presently I am a certified NETA group exercise instructor working toward personal trainer certification.

See you on the dance floor!

Kristin Bodiford | Group Fitness Instructor

Kristin Bodiford

Group Fitness Instructor

 
Aletza Boucher | Group Exercise Instructor

Aletza Boucher

Group Exercise Instructor

Aletza joined the LIFT Wellness Center team in June 2016 and has been a Zumba instructor since 2010.  She has a passion for fitness and loves helping others enjoy the benefits of dance as part of a healthy lifestyle.  

Aletza graduated from the University of Memphis with a Bachelor of Science and earned her MBA from Union University.  She serves as the Corporate Secretary for Jackson Energy Authority.

In her free time, she enjoys running and gardening. She and her husband Brian love sports and often travel to Knoxville to visit their son Josh, who is the Video Coordinator for Lady Vols Basketball.

Penny Williams |

Penny Williams

I started teaching in 1991 ( 25 years ago) at the Downtown Y in Nashville, and also taught at the Brentwood, Maryland Farms, and Bellevue Y's.  My first class at the LIFT was January 28th, 2013.  (Yes, I keep records!)  One of the ladies in my Gentle Yoga class was Vera.  I am happy to say she still comes to this day.  My certifications include:  ACE, AFFA,Tai Chi, SCW Yoga Fundamentals, AAAI Yoga, YogaFit, Silver Sneakers Muscular Strength Range of Motion, YMCA Group Fitness & Strength Trainer, STEP/WALK/SLIDE Reebok, and Johnny G. Spinning.  Currently, I teach Gentle Yoga, Muscle Toning, Tai Chi, and Sit & Fit.  I tell my participants all the time that I have the best people ever in my classes.  I love to teach and they make it so much fun for me.  Personally, I enjoy spending time with my husband,  our horses, (the smell of a horse is heaven on earth) hiking in the woods, TN Titans football, and sitting  on the back porch marveling at the sights and sounds God created.  My thought for today is:  No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.  Happy Trails! 

Margie Karls | Group Fitness Instructor

Margie Karls

Group Fitness Instructor

 
Brittney Barber | Exercise Specialist

Brittney Barber

Exercise Specialist

Brittney earned a Bachelor's Degree in Kinesiology, Clinical Exercise Physiology from Mississippi State University. She is a certified Aerobics & Fitness Association of America Personal Trainer, and also a Water Safety Instructor. Brittney is passionate to help every individual improve their overall quality of life.

Georgette Nugent | Yoga Instructor

Georgette Nugent

Yoga Instructor

 
Lynsey Kennon | Pilates Reformer and Yoga Instructor

Lynsey Kennon

Pilates Reformer and Yoga Instructor

 
Judy Herron | Group Exercise Instructor

Judy Herron

Group Exercise Instructor

 
Sally Smigielski | Group Exercise Instructor

Sally Smigielski

Group Exercise Instructor

 
Carol Hewitt | Group Exercise Instructor

Carol Hewitt

Group Exercise Instructor

 
Shon McCormick | Group Exercise Instructor

Shon McCormick

Group Exercise Instructor

 
Keith Davis | Group Exercise Instructor

Keith Davis

Group Exercise Instructor

 
Belinda Patterson | Group Exercise Instructor

Belinda Patterson

Group Exercise Instructor