Rob Lauren, General Manager
Rob became the General Manager of the Seattle Athletic Club Downtown in December of 2006. Previously, he served as the Fitness Director of the Bellevue Place Club for two years before transferring into the same position at the Seattle Athletic Club Downtown.
An import from the green fields of New Zealand, Rob earned a Physical education degree and a Business degree at the prestigious University of Otago. Rob has a passion for health and wellness and believes that “No matter who you are or what your fitness level is, regular exercise and a healthy lifestyle will help you to achieve an invaluable sense of self worth and personal well-being”.
Angie McCaw, Director of Operations
Angie is a Seattle native who began her career with Seattle Athletic Club as a childcare provider in 2001. Five years later, she took over management of the Sports Desk; a position perfectly suited to her energy, optimism and exceptional customer service skills. Not long after that Angie moved in to the Operations Manager position where she was able to grow and learn about the business but still be directly involved with the members. Angie has again taken on a new role as the Director of Membership and Accounting. Angie prides herself on her exceptional customer service, positive attitude and diligence and efficiency to her job.
Paul Bordonaro, Sports Desk Manager
Paul started at the club in 2005 working as a Sports Desk attendant one night a week. Paul is CPR certified and a swim instructor with over 10 years of teaching experience. In January 2011 Paul took over as Sports Desk Manager where he utilizes his leadership experience, customer service ability and outgoing personality. Paul is active in the outdoors and spends his free time hiking, backpacking, fishing and camping. Paul grew up in Issaquah and moved to Seattle in 2002, since then he’s spent time in the Military and as an EMT.
Meet the Rest of Our Team
Stephanie Cummings, Aquatics Director
USA Swimming Team, Aqua Dynamics Head Coach
Stephanie has been swimming competitively for 16 years and has coached swimmers of all ages and abilities for 13 years. She swam for the University of New Mexico and is the Head Coach of the Aqua Dynamics Swim Team in Seattle.
Stephanie has coached a variety of teams during her career including White Water Aquatics, Central Area Aquatic Team, and is the Head Coach of the Olympic View Maddogs.
Stephanie's coaching philosophy is to make swimming a “lifelong sport”, and to instill the same amount of passion and love of the sport into her swimmers that she has. “To be a good swimmer, you must be strong and powerful, to be a great swimmer, you must also understand hydrodynamics.” When it comes to competition, Stephanie believes that swimmers are only racing against one thing…the clock. “There will always be someone faster than you, there will always be someone slower than you, but if you improve your time, you are automatically a winner.”
Roni Olson, Childcare Director / Café Manager
Roni has been with the Seattle Athletic Club since 2000. She got her start in Childcare and easily became a staple with the kids and their parents. A couple of years later the Childcare Director position opened up and it was a no brainer that Roni take on that role. Since becoming the Director, Roni has created some of the Clubs longest standing programs. From SAC to the Rescue, our much anticipated Summer Camps and our ever popular Parent’s Night Out, Roni brought a certain kind of enthusiasm and creativity that cannot be denied. Roni has watched children grow from taking their first steps, all the way to college.
Roni has tremendous patience, creativity, and love for all of the children that come into Kids' Court which is why if you are ever in the Club you can hear little voices calling Roni’s name. Whether she is reading stories, playing make believe, or coming up with new programs for the children -- she always encourages and empowers every child that walks in the door and treats them as if they were her own. Roni takes the utmost pride in her work and in making Kid’s Court the best it can be.
As if running our Childcare wasn’t enough, Roni decided to take on the role as Café Manager in 2008. She has brought the same passion and creativity that we have grown to expect from Roni.
Dana Lauren, Fitness Director
After graduating as a student athlete from Central Washington University with a B.S. in Exercise Science, Dana started her fitness career at the Seattle Athletic Club in 2000. Starting as a personal trainer and working her way up to the Fitness Director has provided Dana the depth to share her passion for health and fitness. Her passion is to motivate people to reach beyond what they feel is possible, and empower them to live their lives to the fullest. Dana thrives on leading an active lifestyle and believes that every person should be open to trying new experiences, because they may never realize their capabilities if they don’t.
Danielle Reddish, Communications Director
Danielle Reddish has worked at the Seattle Athletic Club Northgate for more than 6 years in a number of roles. She has been a mainstay at the Sports Desk since she started in 2005 and was named our Communications Director in October 2011. In her new role, Danielle manages the Club's social medial profiles and puts on our outstanding social events for members throughout the year. Danielle is admired by members and staff alike for her warm, caring personality, exceptional attention to detail and willingness to go above and beyond. In her spare time, Danielle enjoys spending time with her family and friends and taking trips to her home state of Montana.
Bruce Vinsonhaler, Athletic Director and Squash Pro
Squash Pro, Bruce Vinsonhaler, is a Seattle native. He graduated from the University of Washington with a BA in Economics and played Basketball and Tennis through school. While working at a Tennis Club, he was introduced to Squash and loved it, going on to win titles in Washington State, Oregon State, and Pacific Coast Tournaments. He has been nationally ranked in both Hardball and Softball, and has been a Teaching Professional in Seattle for the past 25 years. Bruce enjoys working with both beginning and advanced players.