Millennium Staff & Trainers
Marianella Padron, Co-Director of Tennis and Pro
Native of Venezuela, Ms. Padron is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University (FAU) in Boca Raton, FL with degrees in international business (1996) and management/marketing (1995). She is a former top 10 player from Venezuela.
She brings a wealth of experience in tennis coaching and program management.
Marianella worked at SAAD at Key Biscayne, FL where she managed the SAAD tennis academy, recruited players and oversaw the tennis and fitness programs.
Most recently, she served as Manager and Pro of the Ace Tennis Center in Ft. Myers, Florida. In addition, she was an Assistant Tennis Coach at FAU.
Her favorite tennis players are Steffi Graf, Pete Sampras and Roger Federer.
Marianella was also the Missouri Valley District President from 2011-2014, and Vice President in 2010.
Mike Wheelen, Co-Director of Tennis and Pro
Mike previously worked for the Millennium from September 2001 – June 2005 as director of tennis. While at the Millennium, he helped more than 20 athletes earn a ranking among the USTA Missouri Valley Region.
He left the Millennium to work as assistant coach for the University of Tulsa (TU) Men’s Tennis Program. Tulsa experienced unprecedented success in his tenure, including the following: Four Consecutive C-USA Conference Championships, four NCAA National Championship Appearances, NCAA National Team Ranking: #8 (Program High) and 2007 ITA Central Region Assistant Coach of the Year.
Mike led the Nationally Ranked Division 1 Program at Florida Atlantic University from 1994 – 2001 as the Director of Tennis.
During his stint at FAU, Mike was an On-Court Instructor and Academy Consultant for the International Tennis Academy working with ITF top juniors, ATP and WTA professionals.
Travis Renfro, Fitness Director
Travis has joined the team full time as Millennium's Fitness Director and is looking forward to the exciting changes he is bringing to 2018.
Travis has been a member of the Joplin community since 1998.
Graduate of Joplin High School 2002, attended Crowder College 2004.
He has had experience in coaching football and basketball for Joplin Youth Sports.
Travis has been certified in Personal Training and Group Exercise. He is an advocate for High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT).
Travis has two athletic, young boys, Keaton and Quinton, who are very active in sports and love to follow in their father's footsteps.
Chelsey is very excited about joining the staff at Millennium and will be teaching Cardio Barre.
She received a BFA in Dance Performance from Oklahoma City University and pursued a professional dance career for 16 years.
Health and fitness are a big part of Chelsey’s life and she has taught fitness, barre, and yoga classes to all ages at many athletic facilities.
Starting this fall 2016, Chelsey will be attending Pittsburg State University to pursue a Master’s Degree in Human Performance and Wellness Management.
Chelsey is married, has a little boy named Shelby, and a dog named "Pretzel." Chelsey feels it is extremely important to KEEP MOVING to feel good!
Lo is a certified spinning instructor and has over 15 years of experience as a participant and instructor.
She is also an avid runner and has participated in several full and half marathons.
Lo has resided in the Joplin area for about 30 years and she enjoys fitness and people.
She holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from Pittsburg State University and had a professional career in college admissions before choosing to be a stay-at-home mom.
Lo is married to Steve Lea and has two grown daughters and two grown stepchildren.
Natashia Hamlet is an AFAA certified group exercise instructor, and also a licensed Zumba, Aqua Zumba, and Pilates instructor.
She moved to Joplin from Oregon in 2011, and after struggling with weight gain after the birth of her second child, became an active gym member.
Natashia experienced successful weight loss through Zumba classes and was motivated to become a fitness instructor in order to help people like herself.
Natashia has taught classes throughout Southwest Missouri and is happy to be a part of the Millennium fitness team.
Joseph is a certified strength and conditioning coach, sport specific trainer and weight loss coach.
He has taught boot camp style fitness classes to both children and adults and coached youth fitness
Joseph was also a five time nationally qualified bodybuilder.
He is the assistant wrestling coach for Joplin Schools and is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science at Pittsburg State University.
Brad Bigando, Operations Manager
Brad has been with Millennium since opening day. He is passionate about health and fitness and has been in the industry for 30 years.
Brad has a bachelor’s degree in education from Missouri Southern State University in Joplin, MO.
He also played football during his time at MSSU and earned All Conference honors. In 1979, he married his wife, Cathy. They have two children, Katie and Jordan.
Brad also enjoys all types of sports, especially fishing and hunting.
His favorite tennis player is Jimmy Connors.
Wayne Brouhard, General Manager
Wayne started as a tennis teaching pro in the Northwest.
He has served in key management positions at industry leading clubs including ClubCorp, Western Athletic Clubs, Sporting Clubs of America and American Golf.
Wayne enjoys interacting with club members socially and competitively.
He has worked on both coasts but is excited to be in the heartland since joining in 2016.