Program Coordinator


Lisa Borho, MS, MPH, CSCS, NSCA-CPT
Contact: Ph. (360) 992-2184, lborho@clark.edu
Instructor Bio: Lisa Borho is the Fitness Trainer Program Coordinator and a Professor at Clark College. She joined the faculty of Clark College in 1997. A graduate of University of Illinois, Ms. Borho has a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education and a Master of Science degree in Exercise Physiology. Ms. Borho received an additional advanced degree from Portland State University, where she earned a Master of Public Health. Ms. Borho specializes in health and fitness, is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (1998-CSCS), and Certified Personal Trainer (2003-NSCA-CPT).
Courses Taught in Fitness Trainer Curriculum:
FT 150-Fundamentals of Fitness
FT 151-Fitness Center Skills
FT 200-Nutrition for Fitness
FT 220-Facility Management
FT 251-Exercise Physiology
FT 260-Exercise Prescription I-Healthy Populations
FT 261-Exercise Prescription II-Special Populations
FT 262-Exercise Prescription III-Performance Training
FT 299-Final Skills Assessment


Full-time Faculty

Mike Arnold, MS, CSCS
Contact: Ph. (360) 992-2187, marnold@clark.edu
Instructor Bio: Mike Arnold is a professor at Clark College. He joined the faculty in fall of 1989. Mr.. Arnold received his Master of Science in Exercise Physiology and an ED.S Degree in Athletic Administration from Truman State University. He is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (1991-CSCS).
Courses Taught in Fitness Trainer Curriculum:
FT 154-Professional Activity: Power Development
HPE 258-Fitness & Wellness


Erin Staples, MPH, CHES, ACSM-HFI, Certified Wellness Coach (Wellcoach Corp)
Contact: Ph. (360) 992-2330, estaples@clark.edu
Instructor Bio: Erin Stables has an extensive background working as a health coach. She is certified as a Wellness Coach, as well as a health specialist. Her background lends itself to helping students develop knowledge, skills and abilities to communicate with clients in a motivational way.
Courses Taught in Fitness Trainer Curriculum:
FT 210-Wellness Coaching
HLTH 100-Food & Your Health


Alan Wiest, MS, USAW
Contact: Ph. (360) 992-2186, awiest@clark.edu
Instructor Bio: Alan Wiest received his Bachelor's degree in Exercise and Movement Science with a minor in Biology from the University of Oregon, where he also received his Masters degree in Exercise and Movement Science with a concentration in Biomechanics. With over 10 years of fitness industry and education experience, Alan has worked in a variety of settings including teaching at elementary, community college, university, and post secondary levels, personal training, fitness management, instructing a variety of group fitness classes, sports specific conditioning and camps, in-home personal training, business ownership, and corporate fitness. Alan is a Certified Sports and Performance Coach through the United States Weightlifting Organization (USAW) and a certified CPR / First Aid / AED Instructor through the American Red Cross.
Courses Taught in Fitness Trainer Curriculum:
FT 260-Exercise Prescription I-Healthy Populations
HPE 258-Fitness & Wellness


Kristin Woitte, MS, ATC, CSCS, NSCA-CPT
Contact: kwoitte@clark.edu
Instructor Bio: Kristin Woitte received her Master's degree in Sports Medicine from United States Sports Academy. She is the athletic trainer at Clark College. She is a certified personal trainer (NSCA-CPT) and has her Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), both through the National Strength & Conditioning Association. She teaches several of our first year general education requirements, including PE 291-Care & Prevention of Athletic Injuries class.
Courses Taught in Fitness Trainer Curriculum:
PE 291-Care & Prevention of Athletic Injuries
HLTH 120-Adult CPR & First Aid
HPE 258-Fitness & Wellness



Adjunct Faculty:

Steve DaMassa, B.S., CSCS Affiliate Faculty member, Fitness Testing Lab Manager
Contact: Ph. (360) 992-2185 (Office) or 992-2808 (Fitness Center, sdamassa@clark.edu
Instructor Bio: Steve DaMassa serves the Fitness Trainer Program in many ways. He is the main instructor for the FT 290-Special Project course, where students gain hands on experience as general fitness workers in the Clark College Fitness Center. He is co-manager of the Clark College Fitness Center and oversees the Fitness Testing Lab. His diverse job-experience prior to coming to Clark College include being a Fitness Testing Technician at Portland Adventist Medical Center, an Exercise Specialists at in a large corporate setting, and an Exercise Therapist at a physical therapy clinic. He received his bachelor's degree in Exercise Science from Humbolt State University.
Courses Taught in Fitness Trainer Curriculum:
FT 220-Facility Management
FT 290-Special Projects (Fitness Center Worker Experience)
HLTH 120-Adult CPR/First Aid


Judy Glenney, CSCS, USAW Regional Coach
Contact: jglenney@clark.edu
Courses Taught in Fitness Trainer Curriculum:
FT 151 - Professional Activity: Fitness Center Skills

Garrett Hoyt, M.S., Phd
Contact: ghoyt@clark.edu
Instructor Bio: Garrett received his master's degree from Colorado State University in Exercise Physiology and completed all but his dissertation in pursuit of a PhD in Health Promotion from Brigham Young University. He has been a personal trainer, owned a personal training business and worked at a YMCA as a Health and Wellbeing Director overseeing the operations of the fitness areas. Garrett has spent significant time studying nutrition and is currently starting a small sustainable farm.
Courses Taught in Fitness Trainer Curriculum:
FT 101-Fitness Trainer Seminar
FT 230-Fitness Testing
FT 270-Professional Aspects of Fitness Training
FT 275-Internship
FT 299-Final Skills Assessment


Heidi Marshall, AAS,  NSCA-CPT, NASM, ACE, AFFA
Contact: Ph. (360) 992-2330, hmarshall@clark.edu
Instructor Bio: Heidi Marshall has been teaching fitness for 13 years. She has an AAS degree from Clark College in the Fitness Trainer Program and is currently pursuing her bachelor's degree in Physical Education from Eastern Oregon University. She is certified through AFAA, ACE, NASM, and NSCA. Heidi works as an adjunct faculty member at Clark College and owns her own personal training business.
Courses Taught in Fitness Trainer Curriculum:
FT 155-Professional Activity: Group Fitness Instructor

Bob Maves
Contact: rmaves@clark.edu
Instructor Bio: Bob Maves is an adjunct instructor at Clark College. Bob Maves owns his own personal training studio called M.A.V.E.S.. Bob Maves is a Certified CHEK Practitioner, CP 1; Certified CHEK Practitioner - CP2, HLC1; IYCA - High School Strength & Conditioning Specialist; Level 2 TKD Coach U.S.A.T.; USA National Taekwondo Poomsae (Forms) Team Coach, 2007 & 2008.
Courses Taught in Fitness Trainer Curriculum:
FT 152-Profesional Activity: Flexibility, Posture & Core

Bridget Raach, BS, CSCS, USA Weightlifting Coach, LMT
Contact: braach@clark.edu
Instructor Bio: Bridget Raach has her Bachelor's degree from University of California-Santa Barbara. While pursuing her Master's degree, she served as a graduate assistant at the Olympic Training Center. Bridget Raach has served as an assistant fitness center manager, a swimming coach, and currently works at Crossfit. She recently coached her weightlifting athlete to a national title. The team she coached for Crossfit Games were World Champions in 2010.
Courses Taught in Fitness Trainer Curriculum:
FT 153-Professional Activity Class: Exercise Technique


Garet Studer, MS
Contact: (360) 992-2185 (Office) or 992-2808 (Fitness Center), gstuder@clark.edu
Instructor Bio: Garet Studer earned his Bachelor's degree in Sport Management, and his Master's degree in Higher Education Administration from Washington State University. His event and facilities management experience includes working as Clark College's Fitness Center Co-manager, one season with the Spokane Shock marketing team (Arena Football), and four years with Washington State University Athletics. Garet was also a basketball student-athlete at Clark College.
Courses Taught in Fitness Trainer Curriculum:
FT 220-Facility Management