Professional Staff

 Amy Whatley - Associate Director: Member Services

Amy graduated from Georgia College in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. She completed her Masters in Education with an emphasis in Health Promotion from GC in 2005. Throughout graduate school, Amy gained a great deal of experience working as a graduate assistant within the GC Kinesiology department as well as a facility supervisor at the Wellness Depot. She is a Certified Health Education Specialist and a Certified Wellness Coach. In addition, Amy has Specialty Certificates from SCW Fitness Education in Group Exercise and Sports Nutrition and Body Composition. Most recently, she became a Certified R.I.P.P.E.D. Instructor.     
amy.whatley@gcsu.edu 

Laura Childs - Associate Director: Fitness Operations

Laura received her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science from Georgia College in 1999. She also received her Masters in Education degree in Health Promotion from GC. Laura is a certified Group Fitness Instructor with AFAA and has been teaching group fitness classes for over 15 years. She is also a certified Personal Fitness Trainer with AFAA, an ACSM/ACS Cancer Exercise Trainer, and has Specialty Certificates from SCW Fitness Education for Advanced Functional Training and Small Group Kettle Weights. Prior to beginning work at Georgia College, Laura worked for 8 years as Assistant Director of Fitness and Wellness at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia.      
laura.childs@gcsu.edu 

Steven Wright - Aquatics Coordinator

Steven received his Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Coaching Education with a minor in Aquatic Facility Management from West Virginia University in 2012. He also received his Masters degree in Athletic Coaching Education from WVU in 2014. Steven is certified as a lifeguard, lifeguard instructor, water safety instructor and pool operator. Steven has taught lifeguarding and swimming for the past 4 years. Prior to becoming the Georgia College Aquatic Coordinator Steven held the position as Aquatics Graduate Assistant at West Virginia University.  
steven.wright@gcsu.edu