Shannon Baisden MA, has a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from University of California, Davis, a Master’s degree in Sport Sciences from the University of the Pacific, and Professional Teaching Credential in Health, Biological Sciences, and Physical Education, in both California and Missouri. Shannon is certified as an Advanced Personal Trainer and Group Exercise Instructor by the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America. She is also a nationally certified Health Coach by the American Council on Exercise, as well as an Elite Trainer, Certified Fitness Trainer, Group Exercise Specialist, and Fitness Nutrition Specialist by the International Sports Sciences Association. She is a part-time instructor and Assistant Program Manager.
Scott Lofquist, CPT, graduated from the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education. Scott holds multiple certifications in the health and wellness industry including RKC certified Kettlebell Instructor, NESTA personal trainer and biomechanics specialist, and CrossFit Level 1 and II Certified Instructor. Scott has competed in Olympic trials in both track and field and heavyweight lifting. It is Scott’s desire to bring his experience to the classroom in hopes of being a small part of launching people’s professional careers in the fitness industry. He is a part-time instructor.
Marci Rush, LMT, graduated from High Tech Institute of Kansas City, Missouri with honors obtaining an AAS in 2005. Marci “aka, The Knot Whisperer” began her career in the Spa/Wellness industry over a decade ago, and in 2009 opened her private practice. She is licensed in the State of Missouri, Prairie Village and is Nationally Board certified by NCBTMB. Marci’s greatest achievements in the industry include being amongst the top 10 LMT’s in KC on America’s Top 10, as well as a Top 20 massage business in 2016 in Expertise.com. She brings her love and passion for bodywork into the classroom as a part-time instructor.
Sam McGriff, CSCS, SCCC, earned his master’s degree in Exercise Science from the California University of Pennsylvania. He served in the United States Navy as an Operations Officer after earning his Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Fitness from the University of Missouri. He has been the strength and conditions coach for the Pembroke Hill School since 2013. Prior to coaching, he worked as a personal trainer and group exercise instructor. Sam is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the NSCA, and a Strength and Conditioning Coach – Certified (SCCC) through the CSCCa. He holds additional certifications through NASM, USAW and NASE. As a teacher, Sam shares in his student’s aspirations and aims to make the world stronger. He is a part-time instructor.
Monique McDaniel, B.A, CPT, is an experienced Health and Wellness advocate with over 25 years of motivational speaking, teaching, personal training and health club management. She received her BA in Communication Studies from the University of Kansas and is currently a NASM Certified Personal Trainer. Monique is owner and creator of MYTMO FITNESS, an organization that works with diverse communities helping to solve the problems associated with obesity and chronic disease. She brings a wealth of experience, creativity and an enthusiastic attitude to the Wellspring classroom. To date, she has successfully taught over 50 Allied Health student who have gone on to receive their certifications and are currently in careers they enjoy. When not in the classroom, you will find her teaching Spin Classes at Kirmayer Fitness Center on the KU medical Center Campus and leading Bootcamp classes at Everfit Gym in Shawnee.
Travis Barnhart, LMT, earned a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Washburn University in 2003, completed the Massage Therapy Training program at MTTI-Wellspring in 2010, and transitioned from social work into computer programming after completing the Full Stack Web Developer program at Centriq Training in 2018. Travis currently works full-time in technology. During nearly 20 years as a social worker, Travis worked primarily in public health and provided workshops on a variety of subjects as well as serving as a field instructor to multiple social work students during their internships. Travis loves to teach and help others grow and brings that enthusiasm to teaching at Wellspring. Travis is a part-time instructor.
Dr. William Augello, DC, earned his Doctor of Chiropractic from Cleveland University in Overland Park, KS and continues to further his education in acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. Dr. Augello’s past experience and opportunities, paired with a passion for education, show through his enthusiasm and desire to teach willing minds. He is a part-time instructor.