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Sam Gervase Director of Community Engagement
Hometown: Davenport, Iowa
Education: B.A. in Business Administration (Boston College)
Favorite type of physical activity: Competitive group fitness classes
Motivation to be a Health Coach: Coming from a background in healthcare, I’ve always wanted to work
for a company with a mission to help people take ownership of their health.
I am inspired by the “ah-ha” moments helping people realize
their full potential
Interests: I’ve gotten into competitive volleyball, hiking, road cycling, &
I’m all about candle making. I love candles, I but hate spending
$20 on a good candle so I started making my own.
Health tip: For building new habits, don’t try and change too many things at
once. Recently, rather than trying to change my entire morning routine,
I made the smaller commitment to floss. I’ve made flossing a habit
& have been significantly more consistent with my oral hygiene!
Favorite part of Central Texas: Trail running in the different state parks
Sarah Bergstrom Certified Profile Coach
Hometown: Enfield, Connecticut
Education: B.S. in Exercise Science (Castleton University), M.S. in Kinesiology (University
of New Hampshire)
Favorite type of physical activity: Resistance training and obstacle courses
Motivation to be a Health Coach: My goal when I first chose to study in the health field was to help at
least one person every day. This broad goal has transformed into the greatest
job because we get the opportunity to help many people reach their goals!
I enjoy getting to know people and finding the key piece of the puzzle
that will make help them be successful.
Interests: I am a life-long learner always looking to learn something new! I also
enjoy playing with my dog, Boone, and love discovering new places.
Health tip: Don’t believe what you read all over the internet – consult
an experienced person you trust in the field to discern myths versus facts!
There are so many confusing, inaccurate, and unhealthy fads that it can
be challenging to find what works best for you & your body.
Favorite part of Central Texas: Downtown Georgetown
Lacey Zahn Certified Profile Coach
Hometown: Shelby Township, Michigan
Education: B.S. in Exercise Science & Kinesiology (University of Western Michigan)
Favorite type of physical activity: CrossFit or pick-up soccer
Motivation to be a Health Coach: I have always had a passion for wellness so supporting others take ownership
of their personal health journey has been so much fun!
Interests: I love going on walks with my dogs or vacationing to Florida to spend
time on the beach.
Health tip: Aim for at least thirty minutes of activity every day and that can be
done in as little as 10-minute bouts 3x per day!
Favorite Part of Central Texas: Ladybird Lake
Emily Tucker Certified Profile Coach
Hometown: Oak Park, Illinois
Education: B.A. in Communications & Theater (Dominican University)
Favorite type of physical activity: Training for triathlons
Motivation to be a Health Coach: With a background in personal training, I have always loved helping people
find their inner strength and confidence. I love being able to connect
with people and provide them with the encouragement they need to reach
Interests: I love spending time with my family cooking, playing games, and reading
with my two young boys. I have a background in theater and love seeing
plays, occasionally performing from time to time!
Health tip: Self compassion goes a long way; give yourself positive encouragement
that you would give to your family members or closest friends. Find activities
that help you feel proud and strong!
Favorite part of Central Texas: Hill Country hiking
Gerrie Smith Certified Profile Coach
Hometown: Houston, Texas
Education: B.A. in Psychology & Business Administration (University of Houston)
Favorite type of physical activity: Agility training with my dogs
Motivation to be a Health Coach: I love helping people reach their goals - inspired by my own coaches when
I was a Profile member, Lacey and Sarah
Interests: I love spending time volunteering at local animal welfare organizations!
Health tip: Don’t discount the importance of a good night’s sleep!
Favorite Part of Central Texas: Hill Country breweries & vineyards
Tessa Spisak Certified Profile Coach
Hometown: The Woodlands, Texas
Education: B.A. in Business Administration (University of North Texas)
Favorite type of physical activity: HIIT classes & paddle boarding
Motives and inspiration to be a Health Coach: I believe that our health is a cornerstone to so many different aspects
of life. It is amazing what our bodies can do for us when we give them
the nourishment & movement they need.
Interests and passions: I absolutely love traveling. My favorite destination would be somewhere
that I can learn about a new culture & then take my scuba gear to
Health tip: Perspective is everything. Things fall in place when you change your
view of doing things for your body from "have to" to "get to."
Favorite part of Central Texas: All the lakes & swimming holes
Heather Thomas Certified Profile Coach
Hometown: Staunton, Virginia
Education: B.A. in Accounting (Radford University), Fitness Nutrition Specialization
Certification (National Academy of Sports Medicine)
Favorite type of physical activity: Spinning
Motivation to be a Health Coach: I've always been passionate about fitness and wellness. Whether competing
myself, coaching, or personal training, I’ve always wanted to help
others thrive & live their healthiest life. I get to live my dream
everyday coaching at Profile!
Interests: Whether riding my Peloton bike or gardening for the afternoon, my husband
& I are very active!
Health tip: Always have a plan; carve out time each week to plan. This helps to ensure
that you stick with it.
Favorite Part of Central Texas: Zilker Botanical Gardens
Rayna Jacobson Area Operations Manager
Hometown: Perham, Minnesota
Education: B.S. in Exercise Science & Kinesiology (University of North Dakota)
Favorite type of physical activity: Hot yoga & sand volleyball
Motivation to be a Health Coach: I have always wanted to be able to help people improve their quality of
life. Sometimes physical barriers such limit us to do the things we are
passionate about doing. Being able to help someone regain the excitement
and ability to follow their passions is extremely rewarding.
Interests: Playing frisbee with my Australian shepherd & coaching volleyball
are two of my favorite ways to spend my limited free time!
Health tip: Find a routine! Every day or every week might look different but find
a few things you can commit to doing every single day to help you stay on track
Favorite part of Central Texas: Outdoor restaurant patios