My hometown is mid-city Chicago. Growing up, I enjoyed the great museums and the city’s many attractions. I met my husband, Joe, in Alaska, where we lived for twenty years and raised our family. I taught school and worked in our family businesses. Our Alaskan experience and world travels resulted in a rich life of adventure. After purchasing the Natural Bridge property, Joe and I (and others) threw ourselves into creating a special place for fitness and lifestyle changes. Twenty years of welcoming guests to the Spa and providing a caring, rejuvenating environment makes me very proud.
Rachel Miller - General Manager
I am originally from Juneau, Alaska and spent several years of my youth in Pensacola, Florida. I am very fortunate to have had the opportunity to travel with my family and gain an appreciation for other cultures. I attended the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and earned a degree in Russian Language and World Business. As you can see, I am only putting to use the business aspect of my education (not much Russian used in Wayne County)! I love my job at TFS, and it feels like one big family with all the wonderful staff and guests with whom to share this beautiful place. I live close to the Spa with my husband, Barry, and our children.
Tess Bowen - Assistant General Manager
Tess arrived in Tennessee 3 years ago when her husband relocated for work and we are very glad she found her way to Tennessee Fitness Spa. Tess's organizational and people skills are highly valued here as is her love for animals. Tess is usually found taking care of a rescue dog; look under her desk next time you are in the office as she might have a cute dog with her on any given day. Although Tess was born in Muskegon, Michigan, she still considers Texas her home state as her beloved niece, nephew, and family members still reside in Texas however we do hope Tennessee soon becomes her favorite state.
KimiSue Kelley - Fitness Director
I have always been an active person. I love the outdoors, horseback riding, hiking, and canoeing. I started lifting weights in 1992 and fell in love with the muscle burn. I began at TFS in 2001 as a walk leader and weight room attendant. The next year I decided I wanted to teach aerobics and earned my group fitness certification in 2002. I am also certified in personal training, water aerobics, and Pilates. My passion is helping people change their lives to become fit and healthy and I love my job at Tennessee Fitness Spa!
Belinda Jones - Head Chef
I have had the pleasure of serving as the dietary manager of Tennessee Fitness Spa since 1999. With a degree in Fitness and Nutrition, plus several cooking, catering, and special diet classes, I have obtained the knowledge that enables me to develop a dietary plan that helps you lose weight and creates a healthier you in the process. My job gives me the opportunity to assist our guests with various dietary issues ranging anywhere from food allergies to diabetes, Crohn’s Disease, and other conditions. It has been a joy to be part of such a wonderful team here at TFS, and I hope to continue for a long time.
Diane Smith - Head Housekeeper
I was born and raised in Michigan. At nineteen, I joined the Air Force and was stationed at Tinker AFB in Oklahoma. After my tour was over, I went to work at the Federal Reserve Bank, where I met, and eventually married, my husband Bob. In 1999 we moved to Tennessee, and in 2000 I began working at Tennessee Fitness Spa, where I continue to be the Director of Housekeeping.
Dean Ware - Grounds Beautification
After military service, I moved from Chattanooga to Middle Tennessee, relocating in a remote area of Wayne County. I had no electricity for ten years, in which time I built my house, educated my children at home, grew my food in my garden, and learned about plants and human health. Tennessee Fitness Spa gave me an opportunity for employment and a friendly relationship with the guests.
Teresa Treadwell - Security Director
Teresa is a life-long Tennessee resident. Born in Pulaski, Tennessee, Teresa moved to Waynesboro over twenty years ago. Teresa joined the Tennessee Fitness Staff in 2004 in the housekeeping department and moved to Security in 2013. Teresa enjoys being involved in her grand children's lives and in her Pink Zebra fragrances.
Dale Walls - Maintenance Director
I am originally from Wisconsin, however I moved to Tennessee in 1982 to help my parents run the restaurant at the Natural Bridge during its first year. Back in the 1980’s concerts were held here featuring Country Music singers. I have always enjoyed the beauty and history of the Natural Bridge. I began working for Tennessee Fitness Spa in 2006 and it is great, after all these years, to be able to come back again.
Nathan Scaife -Lawn and Grounds Maintanance
Nathan is a Tennessee native; born in Franklin, Tennessee and raised in Hohenwald. Nathan spent 4 years stationed in Las Vegas, NV while serving in the Air Force but returned to Hohenwald where he meet and married his wife Tera. Nathan and Tera now have 3 daughters who keep them both busy. When Nathan is not working he loves to play sports, watch sports, and play his guitar while singing the country songs his father wrote for famous musicans. Once a month Nathan will sing and entertain the guests at Tennessee Fitness. Welcome Nathan to his first year at Tennessee Fitness; he has been a great addition to the staff.
Tennessee Fitness Spa 299 Natural Bridge Park Road Waynesboro, TN 38485 Phone: (800) 235-8365 or (931) 722-5589