Employee Bios

Employee Bios


San Jose


Daniel Kennon - Club Manager

Daniel joined the Baileys team as Manager Trainee in 2015, worked hard, and was promoted to Manager in December of that year.  Daniel is a native to Jacksonville and is passionate about changing peoples lives through health and fitness. One of his main goals as manager is to provide great customer service, a clean environment and a friendly sincere atmosphere that members enjoy.

Daniel believes in the old saying "If you want to go fast, go alone, but if you want to go far, go together." Accountability is key to having a healthy lifestyle, and Baileys certainly creates that foundation for everyone of our members.

Email Daniel at: danielkennon@baileysgym.com




Valerie McCartin - Director of Group Fitness

Valerie has been teaching group exercise for more than 25 years. She has held an AFAA Group Exercise Certification since 1990. She is also certified in Kickboxing, P90X, Step, Stott Mat Pilates, Stott Pilates Reformer, 200 RYT Yoga, TRX, Schwinn Cycle and is a Certified Personal Trainer thru Cooper Institute. Valerie is also a certified FHSAA Soccer Referee and a FYSA Soccer Referee. If you want it bad enough, you'll find ways to make it happen.


Email Valerie at: valeriemccartin@baileysgym.com


Troy Graham  - Director of Team Training


Troy Graham became a Bailey's Gym member at the age of 18. Since then, he has used the facilities to influence his career in a multitude of ways. He is a former Jacksonville University football player and now an alumni with a Bachelors in Science & Arts. Post-college he has became a professional all-natural bodybuilder, and an NASM Certified Personal Trainer. Troy has been personal training with Sweat PT since March 2017. Troy has a passion for health and fitness. He loves how it can inspire anyone to achieve their unique goals.


Email Troy at: troygraham@baileysgym.com



Carly Dougherty - Fitness Consultant


Carly joined the Bailey’s team in July 2017 as a Fitness Consultant. A native of Cape May, NJ, Carly was always very active in sports, and believes that a team mentality must be applied to achieve all goals. Following her work as a Bartender, Carly applied the people skills she had learned into 5 years of fitness membership sales. During that time, she started teaching Ab classes. Through a strong following, she was ultimately motivated to obtain her certification as a Personal Trainer. Carly finally chose the path of becoming a Fitness Consultant as she finds the most satisfaction in helping clients’ find the perfect plan to suit their lifestyle and personal goals. Her primary goal is to live in the moment, and always do something today that will make you proud tomorrow. Whether using the knowledge of yesterday to improve today, or starting something positive today in hopes of a brighter tomorrow, the key word is TODAY!

Email Carly at: carlydougherty@baileysgym.com



Casey Connolly - Fitness Consultant


Casey is a Fitness Consultant at our San Jose location. With more than 16 years' experience in the fitness field, he holds a Bachelor’s degree in Movement Science with a concentration in Athletic Training from Westfield State College (’97). Casey ran cross-country and track and field in high school and college and participated in the Boston Marathon in 1999. He enjoys watching the transformation of someone’s body through exercise and believes “the basic fundamentals of exercise are the foundation of a good exercise program.” A native of Massachusetts, Casey is very passionate of his Boston’s sports teams and thinks they are “wicked awesome”!

Email Casey at: caseyconnolly@baileysgym.com


Gary Janica - Fitness Consultant

Gary Janica joined us as a Fitness Consultant in 2012. He enjoys living an active lifestyle whether it is playing sports such as soccer, throwing a Frisbee out on the beach, or just enjoying the outdoors exploring! Gary has always loved the gym atmosphere and helping others achieve their fitness goals. Having always enjoyed friendly competition, he enjoys participating in local group runs and marathons such as the Gate River Run! Gary is currently in the Business Administration program at Florida State College at Jacksonville concentrating in Human Resources and is hopeful at advancement opportunities here at Bailey's!

Email Gary at: garyjanica@baileysgym.com


Kristian Emamdie - Play Area Attendant

Kris joined the Bailey’s team as a Play Area Attendant in the summer of 2017. She has previous experience as a Nanny, which drove her to pursue an occupation centered on children. Kris has two children of her own and loves that she can include them in the fun. Soccer is a family passion and helps connect her ‘on the go’ lifestyle to the gym. She is working to obtain her professional certificate as an Ultrasound Technician, with the ultimate goal of starting her own business. In the meantime, Kris applies her talents through her employment with Bailey’s Gym, which allows her to showcase her abilities. Personally, Kris believes that hard work and dedication are the keys to success.




Giana Booth - Play Area Attendant

Giana joined the Bailey's team as a Play Area Attendant in July 2018. She has previous experience as a lead preschool teacher. Giana is currently studying Public Health at the University of North Florida, with future plans to attend Medical School. Her goal is to become a Naturopathic Doctor and start her own primary care office offering treatment via alternative medicine, as well as offering seminars about gardening, nutrition, plant based eating, and the environment. While she's embarking on her educational journey, she is strengthening her social and communication skills with people and children of all ages at Bailey's so she can eventually give back to the community.




Mimoza Stratoberdha - Cleaner


Mimoza Stratoberdha became a member of the Bailey's team in January 2012 following the acquisition of another fitness facility. Mimoza has a passion for cleanliness and a meticulous work ethic, which is demonstrated daily as she cleans our gym. Mimoza is known for her friendly and personable demeanor by all, and is a pleasure to interact with. When she is not working, Mimoza enjoys spending time with her two grandchildren.





Kostaq Stratoberdha - Cleaner



Kostaq Stratoberdha became a member of the Bailey's team in January 2012 following the acquisition of another fitness facility. Kostaq takes great pride in his work, and can be seen working diligently to keep our facilities clean. When he is not working, Kostaq enjoys spending time with his two grandchildren.






Dave Navarro - Sweat PT Manager


Dave Navarro is our Sweat PT Manager for Bailey's San Jose location. From Jacksonville and the youngest of 7 children, he is very close with family. His family is from the Philippines and where he spends a large part of his life outside of the gym. He is very passionate about sports, especially basketball and football. He enjoys working out because it is a part of his lifestyle. Dave also has a background in mortgage and banking. In his previous finance career he has worked with most major banks including Bank Of America, Everbank and Wells Fargo. He made a career change and was blessed to be given an opportunity to join the SweatPT family mid last year. He started as the SweatPT Manager at the Bailey's Orange Park location and is now currently managing the SweatPT at Bailey's San Jose location. He loves the new career that he has because the job offers many benefits not only for him but also for the Bailey's members that he helps. " I help and encounter each day. I was raised to help others without expecting anything in return and do whatever it takes to put a smile in peoples' faces. I not only do that now but I also help change peoples lives and not a lot of people can say that about their career."


Email Dave at: dnavarro@sweatpt.com