Meet Your Fitness Program Faculty


Lisa Borho, MS, MPH, CSCS
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 (2013-NASM-CPT). She is also a NASM Weight Loss Specialist (WLS-2014) and Fitness Nutrition Specialist. (FNS-2014).
Courses Taught in Fitness Trainer Curriculum:
FT 101-Fitness Trainer Seminar

FT 150-Fundamentals of Fitness
FT 151-Fitness Center Skills
FT 220-Facility Management
FT 250-Structural Kinesiology

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


Primary Faculty

Garrett Hoyt, MS, Phdabd, NASM-CPT
Contact: 360-992 - 2918, 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 currently is starting a small sustainable farm.
Courses Taught in Fitness Trainer Curriculum:

FT 200-Nutrition for Fitness

FT 230-Fitness Testing

FT 262-Exercise Prescription III-Performance Training

FT 275-Internship

FT 299-Final Skills Assessment

HPE 258-Fitness & Wellness


Alan Wiest, MS, USAW, CSCS, NASM-CPT, AEA
Contact: 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 master’s degree in exercise and movement science with a concentration in biomechanics. 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 U.S. Weightlifting Organization (USAW) and a certified CPR / First Aid / AED Instructor through the American Red Cross.

Courses Taught in Fitness Trainer Curriculum:

FT 150-Fundamentals of Fitness

FT 153-Exercise Techniques

FT 260-Exercise Prescription I-Healthy Populations

FT 270-Professional Aspects of Fitness Training

HPE 258-Fitness & Wellness

Other Program Faculty

Mike Arnold, Ed.S, CSCS
Contact:  360-992-2187, marnold@clark.edu

Instructor Bio:  Mike Arnold is a professor at Clark College. He joined the faculty in fall of 1989.  Mike 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-Power Development

Veronica Brock, MS, Certified Health & Wellness Coach

Contact: 360-992-2820,  vbrock@clark.edu

Instructor Bio: Veronica Brock is a professor at Clark College, joiningthe faculty in 1995.  Her education and experience is in the field of health promotion, emphasizing exercise, nutrition and aging studies. She is a certified health and wellness coach through Wellcoaches®. She has a graduate degree from East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania. She started her college studies at Clark College after graduating from Columbia River High School, here in Vancouver.

Courses Taught in Fitness Trainer Curriculum

FT 210-Wellness Coaching

HLTH 100-Food & Your Health

Steve DaMassa, BS, CSCS Affiliate Faculty Member, Fitness Testing Lab Manager

Contact: 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 Work Experience)

HLTH 120-Adult CPR/First Aid


Judy Glenney, BS, CSCS, USAW Regional Coach
Contact: jglenney@clark.edu

Instructor Bio:  Judy Glenney has a bachelor’s degree in physical education from Pacific University. She also is a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS), a certified regional weightlifting coach, and a national and international weightlifting champion.  Judy recently was honored for her role in promoting weight lifting as a recognized sport for women at the International Weight Lifting (IWF) World Championships in Wroclaw, Poland, (2013) at a recognition ceremony focused on 30th Anniversary of Women’s Weight Lifting. In addition, Judy has officiated weightlifting competitions throughout the world, including the first women’s weight lifting Olympic competition in Sydney, Australia (2000). 

Courses Taught in Fitness Trainer Curriculum:

FT 151-Professional Activity: Fitness Center Skills

Cathy Holdsworth, YogaFit® Master Trainer

Contact: mholdsworth@clark.edu

Instructor Bio: Cathy Holdsworth is a registered yoga teacher trainer with Yoga Alliance (E-RYT 200, 500 RYT) and continues to update her knowledge through teacher trainings and workshops. She has taught many different types of yoga classes including vinyasa, restorative, prenatal, gentle/therapeutic, as well as meet with clients privately. 

Courses Taught in Fitness Trainer Curriculum:

FT 156-Yoga Teaching

Heidi Marshall AAS, NSCA-CPT, NASM, ACE, AFFA

Contact: 360-992-2330,  hmarshall@clark.edu

Instructor Bio:  Heidi Marshall has been teaching fitness since 2001. She has an AAS degree from Clark College in the Fitness Trainer Program and currently is pursuing her bachelor’s 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, NASM-CES

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 is Functional Movement Screening (FMS) certified, as well as 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-Professional Activity:  Flexibility, Posture, Core

FT 162-Professional Activity:  Flexibility, Posture & Core II

 

Kristin Woitte, MS, ATC, CSCS, NSCA-CPT

Contact: 360-992-2913,  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 a certified strength & conditioning specialist (CSCS), both through the National Strength & Conditioning Association. She teaches several 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

HPE 258-Fitness & Wellness

Garet Studer, MS

Contact: 360-992-2185, 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 also was a basketball student-athlete at Clark College.

Courses Taught in Fitness Trainer Curriculum:

FT 220-Facility Management