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 Davenport

  • 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 Lea

  • 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

  • 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 Fiscus

  • 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.