Employee Bios - BCH

Employee Bios - BCH

Employee Bios




Club Manager Nick Denker

Nick Denker  -  Regional Manager

As a New Jersey native and Division 1 Collegiate athlete at Monmouth University, health & fitness resonated throughout Nick’s life, on and off the football field. Receiving his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Management, Nick has a winning attitude and a passion for success. He began his professional career in health & fitness during his under-graduate studies in college and has been driven to make a difference and change the lives of others ever since. This passion started at a very young age. His journey led him into the health club industry where he developed and continues a career in helping people change their lives. Previously General Manager of a New Jersey Health Club, Nick has relocated here in FL with family and is excited to be with Bailey’s and assist in bringing the club to the next level.

Email Nick at:  NickDenker@baileysgym.com



Manager Trainee Jeremy Kerlin

Jeremy Kerlin - Manager Trainee

My passion for health, wellness, and leadership developed early with my involvement in many team sports like Swim, Football and Soccer. My commitment to helping people achieve their wellness goals is what drew me to the fitness industry. When I’m not at the gym, I enjoy spending time at the beach and hiking Florida’s nature trails. I’m always eager to share my knowledge and enthusiasm for a healthy lifestyle with our members.



Email Jeremy at: jeremykerlin@baileysgym.com



Director of group fitness Donna Vona

Donna Vona - Director of Group Fitness

Donna has been teaching Group Fitness classes since 1991. She is Certified by AFAA in Group Fitness and Personal Training. Donna is also certified by TRX, Schwinn Indoor Cycling, Zumba, and YogaFit. Donna teaches various formats of Group Fitness classes as well as coaching small group trainings. She is currently working on obtaining the Performance Enhancement Specialist certification through NASM.


Email Donna at: DonnaVona@baileysgym.com



Fitness Consultant Derek Shropshire

Derek Shropshire - Fitness Consultant

Derek Shropshire joined us as a fitness consultant in 2012. He starts every day with the mission of making a positive influence on everyone he interacts with, and is committed to helping every member reach their fitness goals. Derek was a member of Bailey's for two years before being offered his job, and has experienced the benefits of a healthy lifestyle and the value of a great gym facility.

Derek is a trained professional wrestler; he first met his friend and mentor Neil Krause at Dory Funk Jr.'s Wrestling Academy. It was Neil who first invited Derek to Bailey's. Derek regularly makes official appearances as MARVEL comic book characters such as Iron Man and Captain America at hospitals and charities, bringing much needed joy to the children there.

Derek is a big fan of our CHAOS and TRX classes. He attends both regularly and recommends them to anyone! Derek loves being a part of the Bailey's Jax Beach team. Getting to know every member's personal story and goals, and earning their trust really make him feel at home.


Email Derek at: DerekShropshire@baileysgym.com




Fitness Consultant Brad Dyruff

Brad Dyruff -  Fitness Consultant


Brad Dyruff joined Bailey’s Health and Fitness in December 2019 as a Fitness Consultant. Brad has earned an Associate of Arts degree from Santa Fe College and is currently working towards an Associate of Science in Cardiovascular Technology. He was drawn to fitness, having played baseball in high school, where his team played in the highest scoring playoff championship game in Florida history. When he is not working, he enjoys spending time with his girlfriend and going to the beach! He is also a HUGE Atlanta Braves and die-hard Gator fan.



Email Brad at: BradDyruff@baileysgym.com



Play Area Attendant Rosemary Vachon

Rosemary Vachon - Play Area Attendant





Hi my name is Rosemary Vachon and I have been working for Bailey's since 6/24/2019. I really enjoy working here and everybody is so kind. I have two children of my own, one boy and one girl, and an amazing grandson. I come to Bailey's with over 26 years of experience as a preschool teacher.





Play Area Attendant Nicole Quezada

Nicole Quezada - Play Area Attendant





I enjoy coming to work and getting to interact with each and every child that comes into the playroom. As a mother of two, it gives me joy to be able to bring my children, watch them play and have a good time with others.





Play Area Attendant Julissa Garcia

Julissa Garcia - Play Area Attendant





My name is Julissa Garcia, I'm a mom to a handsome boy. I have experience with kids of different ages since high school. I enjoy working at the Kid's club, working and playing with children. It fills me with joy.






Cleaner Jabron Clay

Jabron Clay - Cleaner


I joined the Bailey's Team December 14, 2020. I started at the Monument location and after a few months I transferred to the Jacksonville Beach location. Both of my experiences have been great. The members and staff have all been very supportive and helpful in making me feel welcomed. For this reason, I truly enjoy doing my part in making Bailey's a better place. I am a Jacksonville, FL native. I love to stay active. I’m a helpful and supportive person. I love to play basketball and write music in my free time but I also push myself to try different things in life. I initially became a part of the Team to help me focus on my own personal fitness goals. I ended up finding so much more than that. I consider myself to be a nature enthusiast and love that Beach location is so close to the ocean. I enjoy the beauty it has to offer and try to spend as much time as I can at the beach, clearing my head and being grateful for where my life has brought me. I believe you can go as far as you want to in life and the support I have found here at Bailey's is unlike anything I've experienced in previous jobs. The loving and caring atmosphere and people are what I have found I enjoy the most and I hope it keeps me here for the foreseeable future.