PASSION : Magazine November/December 2017 Issue | Page 8



from sea pines country club

hilton head, SC

Best attitude



Wendy holds certifications in yoga and pilates instruction, water aerobics instruction, and personal training and is a certified nutrition specialist.

She earned a Masters degree from the Heinz School of Public Policy and Management at Carnegie Mellon University.

Wendy is a Certified Spa and Fitness Director through the CSFA

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Before starting in the fitness industry, Wendy had a 10-year career in community and economic development where she worked as a program manager and executive director, managing neighborhood-improvement programs and non-profit organizations. She also served the Town of Bluffton as Planning Director and Assistant Town Manager for Growth Management, leading current and long-term planning efforts for the town from 2006 to 2009.

Wendy began as Interim Director and earned her new position as the Director of Fitness and Wellness with her positive and energetic attitude and her passion for wellness and commitment to the membership.

Wendy’s approach to the membership is friendly and open, getting to know their preferences and needs and seeking their opinions on the wellness offerings of the club conducted an extensive survey of the membership regarding fitness interests in order to enhance future programming and the

facility renovation with member ideas and preferences.

Case in point, after the unfortunate event of having a member collapse on the driving range and pass away from a cardiac event, the importance of having our frontline staff CPR and AED certified rose to the top of our management team's priority list.

Over eight months, from March through October 2017, working with the Town of Hilton Head Island's Fire and Rescue professionals, the majority of the club's management and frontline staff was CPR and AED certified.

This initiative included food and beverage wait staff and chefs, golf, tennis and fitness professionals, golf maintenance team members, maintenance and administrative staff.


wendy kelly — Director

of Fitness and Wellness