Meet the staff

MANAGEMENT TEAM

  Ken Adrian, General Manager: Ken has years of fitness club as well as athletics leadership experience. Prior to joining our team he was the General Manager of O2 Fitness in Chapel Hill.  He and his family have also been members of Granite Falls since we opened in 2009, giving him first-hand experience with many aspects of our operations. Ken enjoys all things basketball as well as spending time with family.
Susan_Bayer_small Susan Bayer, Youth Programs Director: Susan has been with the Youth Programs Department since the Club opened July 2009. She originally worked in the KidZone as a shift leader before becoming the KidZone Supervisor in October 2010. In June 2012 she was promoted to Youth Programs Director. Susan’s previous experience with children comes from her years teaching 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students in both Florida and North Carolina. During that time she received her Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership. She has become an avid runner and can often be found training for an upcoming race. When not working Susan enjoys spending time with her husband and son.
Blair_Crosscup_small Blair Crosscup, Aquatics Director: Blair is a native of New Hampshire and a graduate of the University of New Hampshire with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Family Studies. She relocated to the Triangle area in 2007. Having grown up in a family of swimmers, Blair began coaching and working in the aquatics field at age 18. Prior to joining the Granite Falls Swim and Athletic Club staff, Blair worked as an Assistant  Aquatics Director and as a swim coach.
Jenny Goguen, Membership Director

 

 Kara Lockhart Kara Lockhart, Fitness Director: Kara is a former collegiate athlete who, years later, found herself completely out of shape and 70 pounds overweight. She has experienced well-being at both ends of the spectrum and thinks that personal training and group fitness are for everyone but neither are “one size fits all.” Kara believes in working with clients and class members to create exercise programs and goals that are tailored to their personalities while maintaining a foundation of fun and motivation. She is an AFAA Certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor. When not working Kara enjoys spending time with her husband, 5 children, and dog.
Mike_Tucker_small Mike Tucker, Facilities & Hospitality Director: Mike is a native of Brockport, a small town in upstate New York. He relocated to the triangle area in 2001. Prior to joining the Granite Falls team he worked as a volunteer firefighter for 15 years serving as lieutenant for 8 of those years. His experience includes apartment maintenance for 17 years as well as many home remodels. He has been married to Tamara for 18 years and they have 3 children, Breahna, Cortney and Cole.

 

Fitness Department Staff

Aubrey_Miller_2 Aubrey Miller: Boot Camp, Kick Boxing
FI_2  Terri Sakol: Yoga
FI_3  Carol Battle: Yoga, Pilates
FI_4 Janice Hirsch: Cycle, Zumba
FI_5 Paige Gallo: Yoga
Heather_White_small Heather White: Core & Flex, Aqua Aerobics, Cardio Muscle, Teen Fit
Sonia_Surasky Sonia Surasky: Cycle, Aqua Aerobics
   
 
 
Kim Deaner Kim Deaner: Orientation Specialist

 

Personal Trainers

Aubrey Miller Aubrey Miller: Aubrey enjoys training all fitness levels. “It is my goal to find the right program to meet your needs in order to insure you reach your goals.” Aubrey is a jack of all trades with over 17 years of experience teaching and training. She is certified as a group fitness instructor, teaches a variety of classes at Granite Falls, is certified in “Moms in Motion” as a pregnancy trainer, and has coached cheerleading, volleyball and soccer. Her education background includes: AAS Sport and Fitness Management, BAS Health Education, and BAS Physical Education. She is originally from Columbus, OH and now lives in Rolesville with her husband and two children. One of her personal goals is to obtain a Masters in Exercise Science when her children are older.
Heather White Heather White: After gaining weight during her pregnancies, Heather had to figure out how to get back in shape and healthy. Discovering she had a heart condition challenged her to find new ways to achieve and maintain her fitness goals. Through this search she discovered her passion for helping others overcome hurdles to success. Heather is ACE Certified as a personal trainer and group fitness instructor. She has 2 sons that keep her busy however she still finds time for fitness.
Janice Hirsch Janice Hirsch: 
Kara Lockhart Kara Lockhart: Our current Fitness Director, Kara is a former collegiate athlete who, years later, found herself completely out of shape and 70 pounds overweight. She has experienced well-being at both ends of the spectrum and believes that personal training and group fitness are for everyone but neither are “one size fits all.” Kara works with her clients and class members to create exercise programs and goals that are tailored to their personalities while maintaining a foundation of fun and motivation. She is an AFAA Certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor.
Phillip Williams Phillip Williams: Phillip joined Granite Falls in 2013 and quickly created a following. Phillip’s love of people and his passion for fitness are just a couple of reasons why he’s so popular with our members. As a trainer or as a group fitness instructor, he is always in demand. He is a coach for our Biggest Chooser Challenge and his team members always see results!

 

Youth Programs Staff

Alison_Myers Alison Myers: KidZone
   
Donna_Duke Donna Duke: KidZone
Gabriel_Gonzalez Gabriel Gonzalez: Parents Night Out, KidZone, Head Camp Counselor 
Josh_Johnston Josh Johnston: Parents Night Out, KidZone
Kathryn_Trogden Kathryn Trogdon: KidZone
Terra_Goodrich Terra Goodrich: KidZone
Teresa_Henderson Teresa Henderson: KidZone
WIll_Brooks Will Brooks: Parents Night Out, KidZone

Youth Programs (not pictured): Dietre Caudle, KidZone, Chelsey Cunningham, KidZone, Parents Night Out, Isabella Gonzalez, KidZone, Parents Night Out, Sterling Goodrich, Camp, Lauren Grossman, KidZone, Camp Counselor, Parents Night Out, Latrice Harris, KidZone, Jared Hendren, KidZone, Camp Counselor, Parents Night Out, Erin King, KidZone, Ally Kirkman, KidZone, Sandra Mastromarino, KidZone, Kayla Merrill, KidZone, Robbie Miller, KidZone, Khyle Richard, KidZone, Camp Counselor, Parents Night Out, Donita Richardson, KidZone, Madison Richardson, KidZone, Parents Night Out, Rachel Schween, Camp Counselor, Jenny Goguen, KidZone, Claire Hudgin, Camp Counselor, Dani Irving, KidZone, Justin Lange, KidZone, Parents Night Out, Jennifer Laws, KidZone, Gabe Miliani, Camp Counselor, Gretchen O’Haire, KidZone, April Sneed, KidZone, Cory Voorhis, Camp Counselor, Abby Webb, KidZone, Parents Night Out

Aquatics Department Staff

 Brandon_King  Brandon King: Pool Manager
Susan London: Administrative Assistant
 Bill_Crosscup Bill Crosscup: Swim Coach 
Bryan Crosscup: Swim Coach 
Kalee Hassell: Swim Coach