Our Staff

Kim Emery

AEA, NPO, SSTI, WSI, IAS,

Aquatics Manager

kemery@wiseregional.com 

Prior/Current athletic involvement

Competitive Swim Team, Personal Swimming, Water Skiing, Ten Years-Tap, Ballet & Acrobatics, Aquatic Fitness, Aerobics

Education

Weatherford College, Decatur,TX   General Studies

Currently pursuing a B.S. in Recreation and Leisure Studies, Minor in Therapeutic Recreation

Professional Affiliations & Certifications

Aquatic Exercise Association – Certified Aquatic Fitness Professional and Member

Infant Aquatic Survival – Certified Infant Aquatic Swimming Specialist and Member

American Swim Coaches Association Level 1,2 Coach ( Level 3 completed) and Member

USA Swim Coach Level 2

ASCA Certified Stroke Technician

Starfish Aquatics Instructor Trainer

American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor

American Heart Association CPR/First Aid

NSPF Certified Pool Operator

National Aquatic Manager Level 1- National Parks & Recreation Society and Member

Association of Aquatic Professionals member

National Drowning Prevention Alliance member

American Learn To Swim Teachers Association member

Years of Experience

35+ years swimming instruction infants through adult, 10 years coaching experience, 15 years aquatic exercise instructor

Special Interests

I enjoy swimming, basketball, football, college sports, water fun and water skiing, reading, theater and broadway and spending time with my family and relaxing at my favorite place in the world, Lovewell Lake, KS.

Personal

Husband – Bob

Two sons, one daughter,  4  granddaughters and 2 grandsons


Ruth Ann Harrison, B.S.

Personal Trainer, AEA, AFAA, WSI, SCW

Aquatic Exercise Instructor, Aquatic Fitness Assessment Coordinator & Personal Trainer, AquaStretch Facilitator

ruthannharrison@gmail.com 

Prior/Current athletic involvement

High School – Softball, basketball, track and drill team

Community – volleyball, basketball, and softball

Competed in 5K’s and a mini-triathlon 

Education

B.S. Family Financial Planning –BrighamYoung University

Professional Affiliations & Certifications

Aquatic Exercise Association – Certified Aquatic Fitness Professional and Member

Starfish Aquatics Instructor

American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor

American Heart Association CPR/First Aid

AFAA Group Exercise Instructor Certification

SCW Moms in Motion Certification

SCW Certified Personal Trainer

SCW Yoga Certification

SCW Pilates Certification

American Red Cross Lifesaving

Boy Scouts Certified for swimming and lifesaving merit badges

Vice President of ABWN ( Area Business Women’s Network)

Years of Experience

RuthAnn has over 25 years experience in the fitness industry, 11 of them at Fit n Wise.   Her areas of specialty are: aquatic fitness, swim instruction, nutrition, yoga, and working with expectant Moms and seniors.  Her specialty in personal training is working with those who want to work out in an aquatic environment or are looking for cross-training in their exercise routine.   Ruth Ann enjoys working with individuals and groups to help them create healthier lives and achieve their goals.”

Special Interests

Enjoys outside – hiking, camping water sports, etc.  I love music, playing piano, singing in choir and musicals.  I love to read!!!

Personal

Husband – Joey Harrison

Five children and two grandchildren


Linda Williams

AEA

Aquatics Fitness Instructor

linda.williams@wiseregional.com 

Prior/Current athletic involvement

High School – Tennis, Swim Team, Dive Team, Basketball. Baseball and volleyball

College – Tennis

Professional Affiliations & Certifications

Aquatic Exercise Association – Certified Aquatic Fitness Professional and Member

American Heart Association CPR/First Aid

Years of Experience

14 years aquatic exercise instructor

Special Interests

When I have a moment, I like to work in the garden, spend time with my family.  I lve to go to Winstar and Starbucks.

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Six Kids and 14 grandchildren (whew)


Lorna Moon

AEA, CPT, AFAA

Aquatics & Land Fitness Instructor & Personal Trainer

 Prior/Current athletic involvement

High School – Track and field

 Education

Currently attending Weatherford College

Professional Affiliations & Certifications

Aquatic Exercise Association – Certified Aquatic Fitness Professional and Member

American Heart Association CPR/First Aid

AFAA Personal Fitness Trainer

AFAA Group Exercise Instructor

AFAA Pilates

Schwinn Indoor Cycling

Zumba Instructor

 Special Interests

Spending time with my wonderful son James and daughter Jessie, Bike riding, working on cars, kneeboarding, snorkeling, dancing and snowboarding.

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What is the best exercise you can do?  The one you enjoy!!


Darice Montgomery, B.A., M.A., LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor, AEA,

Aquatic Exercise Instructor

 Education

Dallas Baptist University, Masters of Arts, Counseling

Professional Affiliations & Certifications

Aquatic Exercise Association – Certified Aquatic Fitness Professional and Member

American Heart Association CPR/First Aid

 Years of Experience

She has been an instructor for 9 years and been teaching at Fit –n-Wise for the past 4 years.  She has extensive experience working with people of various ages, skills and fitness levels.  She incorporates her excellent people skills, love of people, and enthusiasm for water exercise into all her classes.


Jan Payne Pierce, B.S

Aka Mama Fishy

Swimming Instructor

 Prior/Current athletic involvement

Jan Payne Pierce, is a certified physical education and dance teacher as well as a curriculum writer for Texas History

 Education

B.S. in Education -Texas Tech

Certification in Dance  -Sam Houston State University

Certification in History –Sam Houston State University

Professional Affiliations & Certifications

Starfish Swimming Instructor

American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor

American Heart Association CPR/First Aid

Years of Experience

Also known as “Mama Fishy,” she has been a professional swim teacher for over 4 decades. She first began teaching as a lifeguard, taught in neighborhood swim pools, ran her own backyard pool business inHouston, has directed the Bridgeport City Pool swim program since 2004 and has worked at FnW for the past five years.

Special Interests

Swimming, dancing, gardening and traveling.

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I am a member of the First Baptist Church, Paradise,TX, and enjoy mission projects helping others in third world countries.


Booklyn Huffman B.S.

B.S. Sports and Health Science, ASCA Level 2, USA Swimming Certified Coach

Decatur Quest Aquatics Head Coach

Prior/Current athletic involvement

Masters Swimming, Open Water Swimming

College- Basketball , Triathlons

High School- 2 time State of Nebraska All State All Conference Volleyball,  2 time All State, All Conference Basketball State of Texas High School All District, All Region Basketball

Division 1 Swimming Championships and Junior Nationals  Swimming Qualifier,  2 time State of TX  TAAF National Swimming Qualifier. Competitive Swimming for  20 years.

Education

American Public University, University of North Texas,  Southwestern College Kansas

Professional Affiliations & Certifications

American Swim Coaches Association Level 1, 2  

ASCA Certified Stroke Technician

USA Swimming Coach

SCW Person Training Certification

American College of Sports Medicine Clinical Exercise Specialist Certification (in progress)

Red Cross Water Safety Instructor

 CPR/First Aid for Professional Rescuers and Healthcare Providers

Schwinn/Nautilus Indoor Cycling Certification

Swim America – Level Gold Certification

YMCA Swimming Instructor Certified 

YMCA Strength & Conditioning Certified

American College of Sports Medicine Personal Training Certification (needs renewed)

Years of Experience/Accomplishments

12 years age group swim coach and senior swim coach experience and 5 years personal training experience. 

Bachelors of science Degree in Sports & Health sciences with experience specializing in youth fitness programs ranging from grade school- high school, youth and strength and conditioning programs.

Programmed fitness and sports for youth at risk for developing early onset heart disease.

Coached with USA team GPAC in Florida and USA Team  YMCA Southern Nevada, with broad range of abilities and levels.  Developed  youth and swimming programs at Fit-n-Wise and Hurlburt AFB. Developed,coordinated and coached the TAAF swim team at Fit-N-Wise 8 years.  Aquatic experience is over 15 years. 

Special Interests

I enjoy swimming, competing, triathlons, working out and spending time with my family.

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Married with 2 children


Brandy Wallen

ASCA, WSI

Assistant Swim Coach/Swimming Instructor 

Prior/Current athletic involvement

High School – volleyball, basketball, swim team, dive team and track

Professional Affiliations & Certifications

American Swim Coaches Association Level 1

Starfish Aquatics Instructor

American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor

American Heart Association CPR/First Aid/AED

Years of Experience

I have been with Fit N Wise Aquatics since 2008.  I specialize in Starfish Stroke School classes.

Special Interests

I lived in Taft,California most of my life.  I love sports and played all four years of volleyball, basketball, swimming, one year on the diving team and one year of track.  I started swimming at age four.  My love of swimming has carried over to both of my children.  They are both on the USA Quest Aquatics USA Swim Team and they love it.

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I have been married since 1996 and have two beautiful children.