Leadership

Jacob Thomas, General Manager

B.S. in Athletic Training, Concordia University

Jacob background encompasses the full scope of health and fitness in the club setting. He has been a personal trainer, sports performance coach, group exercise instructor, sales associate, sports performance director and fitness manager.

With his experience and fitness knowledge, Jacob is able to lead all Razor Sharp departments as they strive to provide the best possible service to members.

Jacob can help you with any questions you may have about all of Razor Sharp Fitness. Razor Sharp Fitness has an amazing community of members who are active, caring and fun. Because of this, Jacob enjoys getting to know all of the members and talking to them about not only fitness, but all other aspects of the member’s life. In the time Jacob has been here, he has been able to create some great relationships at Razor Sharp and also in the Racine community.

Kate Thomas, Group Fitness Director

B.S. in Exercise Science, Western Michigan University
Certified Personal Trainer – NASM

Kate embodies Razor Sharp’s commitment to professional expertise in the design of its fitness programs. With her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science (Western Michigan University) and 11 years of industry experience, she is familiar with a broad range of philosophies and fitness approaches.

She has worked at facilities across the United States as a personal trainer, sports performance coach, group exercise instructor, Fitness and Group Exercise Manager and Wellness Director. Kate’s role as the Group Fitness Director at Razor Sharp gives her the opportunity to mentor and manage the Group Exercise Department.

“We may have all come to Razor Sharp for different reasons but our common goal is staying active and healthy.”

 

Garrett Conley, Fitness Director

B.S. in Business Marketing and M.S. in Exercise Science, University of Wisconsin
Certified Personal Trainer – ACSM
Nutrition Certified – ACSM
Corrective Exercise Specialist/ Rehab – NASM

Garrett, our new Fitness Director, brings a wealth of fitness and nutrition knowledge to our team! Along with his 15 years of fitness experience, Garrett holds his Bachelor’s degree in Business Marketing, as well a M.S. Degree in Exercise Science from the University of Wisconsin.

Not only has he trained personally for the past 8 years, but prior to joining our team, Garrett managed his Online Personal Training / Nutrition business. During this time, he helped prepare body building athletes for stage and competition events across the country.

Garrett loves being in the fitness industry because he enjoys building relationships, relating to and connecting with people, and providing a safe and encouraging support system. Garrett mentioned that he is excited to be a part of a team that holds the same values and respect specifically for our members!

Make sure to stop by Garrett’s office to not only welcome him to the team, but for any questions you may have about your fitness journey!

Amanda Neumiller, Erie Street Manager

B.S. in Fitness Management, University of Wisconsin-Parkside
Certified Personal Trainer – ACSM

Along with a magnetic personality, Erie Street Manager Amanda brings numerous qualifications to the Razor Sharp Fitness team.

She is certified as a Personal Trainer from the American College of Sports Medicine, has certifications through Yoga Fit, Mossa Group Exercise instructor, and Silver Sneaker instructor. She has over 9 years experience in the fitness industry as an instructor and trainer, here at Razor Sharp.

Amanda works to improve the health and fitness level of each member, regardless of age, skill, or limitations. Her goal for her team is to strive to drastically improve the lives of others through an effective, efficient fitness experience.

Keeping ourselves healthier will help improve our quality of life! Allowing us to enjoy our families, friends, and hobbies.

 

Alycia Daceno, Fitness Consultant

B.S. in Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Parkside
Styku and Body Composition Certified

Alycia, our Fitness Consultant over our new Fitness Consultation process, is beyond excited to tackle this new role! Alycia’s primary focus will be to provide a personalized Razor experience for each and every member. She is excited to integrate members into our community, assist in setting reasonable and realistic goals, and help each member find their path here at Razor Sharp!

Prior to joining the Razor Sharp team, Alycia worked in sales for the last decade and a half and most recently was a Clinical Manager. Similarly to her past positions, this role will allow Alycia the opportunity to help other’s find solutions to barriers in their lives. Having earned her bachelor’s degree in Sociology, is it clear that Alycia has always had a passion to help people and connect with them on a deeper level. She mentioned that she is most excited for this role because she will have the opportunity to meet our members, new or existing and all at different stages in their journeys, and be able to provide the right kind of the support that each of them need at any given time.

Stop in Alycia’s office to welcome her to the team or even to talk about your fitness journey, goals, struggles, successes, etc.! She is excited to meet each of you and would love to be a part of your journey!

Rochelle Pattengale, Membership Director

B.A.S. in Management Development, Milwaukee Area Technical College

Rochelle is passionate about health and fitness and wants to help others to begin or maintain a healthy lifestyle, so that you can be your very best! She feels with regular exercise and healthy eating habits you are providing your body with preventative maintenance to live your life to its fullest! She has always been active and started taking it serious after the loss of loved ones from disease that she feels could have been prevented with diet and exercise.

She has an Applied Science Degree in Management Development with a focus on Supervisory Management and HR with 29 years of experience in customer service, leadership, team building, training and sales, with 10 years as a Sales Director.

Rochelle loves being a part of the Razor Sharp Team and she is personally committed to providing the best experience possible to members and guests. She fully supports our mission and core values.

Feel free to stop by Rochelle’s office with any questions, suggestions, or concerns that you may have. Our members are the most important, and we are here for you.

Kris Leslie, Corporate Membership Director

B.S. in Exercise Science M.S. in Educational Psychology, UW Milwaukee
Certified Personal Trainer – A.C.E
(American Council on Exercise) 

With 30 years of experience ranging from Group Fitness Instructor, Personal Trainer, Fitness Director, and even Health Club Manager, Kris is well versed in the Fitness Industry! While maintaining her role with Razor Sharp Fitness, Kris also works at Carthage College as an Assistant Adjunct Professor for the Exercise Science Department. As an educator and teacher, Kris’ goal is to create awareness of how to live a healthier lifestyle, and this gives people the freedom to choose what will work best for them as individuals!

Kris’ personal mission: to teach people how to live life to the fullest and be the best version of themselves. “It’s important to strive for progress, not perfection.”

Razor Sharp Fitness partners with over 50 companies in the area. Kris will be your primary contact for information regarding Corporate Membership companies, rates, and details! Not to mention, Kris also can provide your team with lunch and learns ranging in a variety of health and wellness topics!

Feel free to stop by Kris’ office if you have any questions or just want to say hi! She will be more than happy to help or chat about your health and fitness path.

Jenny Willis, Member Experience Director

B.S. in Kinesiology, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee

Jenny, our Member Experience Director, brings a welcoming and energetic feel to our facility! Not only does she have 16 years of Fitness Industry experience under her belt, but 9 ½ years of that experience has been dedicated to Razor Sharp; giving her the opportunity to have built a fun community and family-like feel with our Members!

During her time here at Razor Sharp, Jenny has held multiple roles. Jenny started her time here as a Front Desk Associate, has instructed both land and pool classes, has worked in the training department and holds a Personal Training NASM certification, and now manages and leads the Member Experience Team.

Jenny enjoys being in the fitness industry because she has been involved in sport and recreation all of her life. “It’s a laid-back environment, but it keeps me moving. What I really love is our members and interacting with all of them one-on-one when possible.”

Feel free to stop and say hi! Jenny is always ready to make new connections and help you find your path here at Razor Sharp.

Kristen Krockenberger, Marketing Director

B.S. in Marketing and Finance, Indiana University Kelley School of Business

Kristen was born and raised in Indiana and is newer to the Mt Pleasant/ Racine area. She is a graduate of the Indiana University Kelley School of Business, where she earned both her Marketing and Finance degrees. Prior to joining the team, Kristen worked in two main Marketing- Communication roles and has roughly 3 years of experience under her belt. She has also held positions in analytical work, as well as relationship building and development. Kristen’s focus will include club, services, and program awareness, marketing communication, and event planning/ coordination. 

Outside of work, Kristen loves to be adventurous and active. Growing up, she was involved in various sports so health and wellness has always been something she holds close. Kristen is excited to bring more awareness to both the Mt Pleasant and Racine communities about the benefits of the different services and programs Razor Sharp Fitness has to offer! 

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