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undefinedSam 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

undefinedSarah 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


undefinedLacey 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

undefinedEmily 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 their goals.
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

undefinedGerrie 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

undefinedTessa 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 the beach!
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

undefinedHeather 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

undefinedRayna 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