Meet Our World Class Team
Boasting a team of world-class experts from the nation’s best in behavior, nutrition and fitness, you will be in the hands of industry elite, all dedicated to your personal success. PFC physicians and psychologists are internationally recognized for their practice, our nutritionists, certified in sport nutrition, and each of our trainers hold the highest level of certifications from nationally recognized fitness organizations.
Dr. Lee Rice is an internationally known authority in sports medicine, wellness and preventative medicine. In 1980 he founded the San Diego Sports Medicine and Family Health Center, which at the time was a revolutionary concept focusing on cutting-edge prevention and high level performance. In 2002, Dr. Rice founded the Lifewellness Institute, specializing in health risk evaluation, wellness and health promotion. Two innovative programs, Project L.I.F.E. (Lifestyle Interventions for Executives) and Chief Wellness Officer (CWO) helped the Lifewellness Institute win the national 2004 AstraZeneca Healthy Heart Award in recognition of initiating a “dramatic improvement in the health care environment focusing on the global fight against coronary heart disease”.
Lenita has Master’s degree in Applied Exercise Physiology from San Diego State University and is an A.C.S.M. Certified Exercise Specialist. She has over 25 years experience in the health and fitness industry with extensive experience in clinical exercise physiology, assessments, wellness coaching, group exercise instruction, personal training, and education. She is a recognized industry educator, presenter, and author and has been a longtime presenter at industry conferences such as World IDEA, IDEA Personal Trainer, IHRSA, ACSM Health and Fitness Summit, etc. She is currently a Clinical Exercise Physiologist for the Exercise and Physical Activity Resource Center (EPARC) at University of California, San Diego.
Jessica Janc has been a part of the Fitness Industry for 20 years. She attended the University of Utah where she studied Exercise Sports Science with an emphasis on Nutrition. She has been an ACE certified Aerobic Instructor and Personal trainer for nineteen years. She studied under the Stott Pilates Method, is Bosu Certified, Madd Dogg Spin certified and teaches many other fitness classes at Purefitness Sports Center in Carlsbad. Jessica is Ace Certified in Lifestyle and Weight Management and is a Sports Nutritionist certified through the National Association of Sports Nutrition (NASN).
With extraordinary experience and expertise in naturopathy and holistic nutrition, Chef Kieffer has redefined the kitchen as a place of true healing. Under the culinary tutelage of his Grandmother Falzarrano, his wonderful mother and father, and his prestigious degree from the renowned Culinary Institute of America (CIA), Kieffer has taken his extensive knowledge of health and nutrition from the tables of New York’s most esteemed restaurants, to the world headquarters of Google and Microsoft, and even into the intimate dining room of Forbes mega moguls.
Prior to PFC, Chef Jason served as the Executive Chef and Wellness Coach at Intermountain Healthcare’s Park City Medical Center, Executive Chef at the preeminent Bellevue Club Hotel—the AAA Four Diamond club and hotel consistently ranked as the #1 hotel in Seattle and #1 resort in the Pacific Northwest, and revolutionized the culinary culture for Microsoft’s international campuses. Chef Jason’s knowledge combined with an insatiable curiosity for the healing powers of food bring PFC Fitness Camp clients a wealth of invaluable information and intriguing ingredients that truly change lives.
Wendy has a B.A. in Sociology from U.C. Santa Barbara and is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer, NASN Licensed Sports Nutritionist and RRCA Certified Running Coach. She is also a certified Muscle Activation Techniques (MAT) practitioner, which is a muscular therapy that is offered to all PFC clients. She has worked in the fitness industry since 2003. Wendy has advanced education in various specialties such as neuromuscular therapy, corrective exercise and cardiovascular performance testing. She works with clients of all fitness and wellness levels, from individuals recovering from strokes and heart attacks to competitive athletes seeking higher levels of sports performance. Personally, Wendy has been actively involved in sports and fitness for almost four decades, starting as a gymnast. In college, she found her new passion of running and has been running ever since! She is a proud mom of an 15 year-old girl, who is a high school track and cross country runner. Wendy is inspired daily by the determination and tenacity of PFC Fitness Camp’s clients!
Sarah Speers, Director of Behavioral Health
Sarah Speers has a M.A. in Marriage & Family Therapy from The University of San Diego and a B.A. in psychology from Syracuse University. She is an Associate Marriage & Family Therapist, certified life coach and personal trainer who specializes in the treatment of eating disorders, weight loss, obesity, mental health and relationship issues. Sarah brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the PFC team in the realm of eating and weight psychology. She developed and directed an intensive day treatment program for binge eating disorder at UCSD’s Center for Healthy Eating and Activity Research (CHEAR), worked with individuals struggling with eating disorders at a private practice in San Diego, and was a researcher at Yale University’s Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity. Additionally, Sarah has over 8 years experience in the fitness industry as a personal trainer, fitness instructor and health coach. Because of her unique cross training in psychology, fitness and nutrition, Sarah will take your camp experience to new heights with group lectures, optional one-on-one sessions, and tele-coaching when you return home. In her spare time, Sarah enjoys doing yoga, kickboxing and rollerblading.
Renee has been a fitness enthusiast all her life, first as a competitive athlete in school, which eventually led her career as a certified fitness trainer for 20 years. Renee holds certifications in Personal Training, Cycling, Bosu Training, Gravity GTS training and Peak Pilates. She is a very energized and spirited instructor who believes the key to fitness is to have fun with what you do. PFC campers leave Renee’s workouts with nothing but a lot of sweat and smiles!
Megan Brandt, Certified Personal Trainer
Megan is a highly educated health and fitness enthusiast that has been helping people of all ages and abilities reach their health and fitness goals since 1999. A Midwest native, Megan lived in Illinois and Wisconsin before moving to beautiful San Diego with her husband and two daughters. In 2013, Megan was awarded the Pursuit of Excellence in Health and Fitness Award, which included a scholarship for her to receive her Master's degree in Exercise Science and Health Promotion from CALU of Pennsylvania. Prior to PFC, Megan was the Director of Fitness and Clinical Content Development for a health and wellness management company. She has also partnered with physicians who referred their patients with chronic diseases to her for exercise and nutrition prescription. Prior to that, she worked in a variety of settings, such as physical therapy clinics, colleges, high schools, and health clubs. Megan is a certified athletic trainer (NATA), certified personal trainer (NASM), and certified corrective exercise specialist (NASM) who is truly passionate about teaching you how to enjoy proper movement, nutrition, and healthy lifestyles.
Jeff Price, Program Specialist
Jeff’s passion for fitness was spawned as a boy in Arizona when he was determined to participate in every competitive sport even beyond the popular, traditional sports. He recognized a correlation between physical fitness and discipline in other areas of life and sought to share this with others. This passion lead to coaching opportunities with elementary, high school and college age kids in basketball, baseball, football and his favorite – gymnastics. Through the years, Jeff has become an ardent hiker and trail runner, which love developed as a result of an accelerated training regimen for a high elevation hike in South America. After many years in various business disciplines, Jeff returned to his love of fitness and caring for the human body when he joined Premier Fitness Camp. He recently stated, “Of all the interesting experiences I’ve had in my business career, nothing has brought me as much personal satisfaction as helping our PFC guests in their pursuit for wellness. A healthy human body enhances a healthy mind and spirit, leading to greater happiness in life’s pursuits.”
Eric Butt, Program Specialist
Eric has been apart of 'Team PFC' since 2012. Eric has a deep passion for health, wellness, and helping people live a healthier lifestyle. You catch a sense of his passion for PFC within the first few minutes of speaking with him. When you call with questions and/or concerns, Eric is part of the team on the other end of the phone. Eric is a proud father of 5 kids and a bulldog. When he’s not helping people get healthy, you can find him camping, fishing, riding motorcycles, hiking, or anything in the outdoors. Eric brings an honorable and honest approach to help you get to camp and have the amazing experience you're looking for.
Andy Velasco, Sous Chef
Andy was born and raised right here in Encinitas California. He is trained in classical French technique, grew up in an Asian household, is fascinated with Mexican/Latin flavors, and in love with food worldwide. His main focus is hands on "from scratch" cooking with emphasis on local and sustainable products in regards to food cost, labor and appropriate execution. Andy has been in the culinary field for over a decade cooking brunch to fine dining, bistro fare, gastro-pub and bar food, private and large scale catering. He is very familiar with special diets and nutritional diets. He has his current ServeSafe and HACCP certifications and is fluent in Spanish. Andy is always furthering his culinary education and cultivating his personal style as a professional chef. When not at PFC, he is a multi medium artist and Dad.
Diane Aiken, Program Specialist
A San Diego native, Diane grew up playing sports and competed in college athletics. She has a BA in Liberal Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara with an emphasis in Psychology. Prior to joining Premier Fitness Camp, Diane worked for American Airlines and The Chopra Center. She has a passion for helping others and is thrilled to be part of such a dynamic team!
Brittney Motzkus, Social Media Specialist, Certified Personal Trainer
Brittney grew up among the Wasatch Mountains in Salt Lake City, Utah. She moved to San Diego in January 2018 with her husband. She loves taking her functional training in the gym to explore the great outdoors; hiking, biking, skiing, running, yoga, tennis, and surfing. Brittney has over 6 years of experience personal training and teaching group fitness. When she’s not training, she loves traveling and cooking. Britt has a Bachelors of Science degree in Exercise Sports Science and Nutrition from the University of Utah, Exercise Physiologist Certification (ACSM), TRX trainer & Schwinn Spin Certified.
Brian Tipton, Certified Personal Trainer
Brian is a native of Knoxville, TN where he graduated from the University of Tennessee with a degree in Kinesiology. He comes from a background in Exercise Physiology, Personal Training, and Digital Healthcare. As a Chronic Care Professional Health Coach and lifelong student of movement, Brian aims to illuminate the various paths to a healthful future. He has a passion for learning, practicing, and sharing knowledge around optimal, individualized wellness. He encourages clients to cultivate a relationship with their body, reminding them to slow down and learn how to move mindfully. Brian believes that truly living occurs not at the destination, but in the journey.
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