Committed to providing the highest level of service and dedication to our members.

Joshua Vandergrift

CEO, Owner
Head Tennis Professional

Josh manages the day-to-day operations of BHRC and is available for private tennis lessons. Josh was an All-State High School tennis player and also played for UNCA in college. He was ranked in the top 5 for men’s 35’s in NC in 2015 and is a certified Professional in PTR Teaching , PTR Adult Development and PTR Junior Development.

Dave Hartsock

Tennis and Pickleball Director

Dave Hartsock grew up in Ohio and graduated from Ohio State University with a Special Education Degree. He moved to Brevard in 2011 and currently lives in Brevard with his beautiful wife Sara and 3 dogs Buckeye, Bentley and Jethro. 

He began his career in Brevard as a full time Director at Camp Illahee and then took over as Tennis Director. After 16 summers at Camp, he  came to Brevard Health & Racquet Club and in 2019 became our Full-Time Tennis and Pickleball Director and General Manager to assist Josh with the day to day operations of the club. 

Dave specifically enjoys creating relationships with our members and working with our tight knit staff. You won't catch him without a smile and an eagerness to make sure our members are cared for. 

A common quote you may hear from Dave would be; "Tennis is not about being the best, that's simply not possible. But about being a little better today than you were yesterday". 

Dave's Coaching accolades: 

  • 3 time State of Ohio Coach of the Year

  • State of Ohio Integrity and Sportsmanship Coach of the Year

  • Coached multiple division 1 scholarship players that include playing for The Ohio State University, - University of Miami, Air Force Academy, Miami of Ohio as the 2011 Arthur Ashe Leadership & Sportsmanship award winner 

  • Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) Certified Professional 

  • PTR Junior Development 11-17

  • USTA Net Generation Safe Play Certified Coach

  • Professional Pickleball Registry (PPR) Certified Professional

  • Professional Sports Registry (PSR) Certified Dual Impact Coach

Cassandra Smatana

Aquatics Director
Swim Team Coach

Cassie was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She currently live in Brevard, North Carolina with her sweet little brown dog. Cassie went to school in Colby, Kansas where she played volleyball and received her Associate's Degree. She then moved to Brevard, North Carolina to play volleyball for Brevard College and  graduated in 2012 with a major in Criminal Justice and a minor in Wilderness Leadership and Experiential Education. She also graduated with a Masters in Teaching for Physical Education from Lenoir Rhyne University in 2016. Currently, Cassie works part-time at the Brevard Health and Racquet Club working as the Aquatics Director. There she teaches and coaches swimming while managing the pool facilities and pool staff. We have been blessed to have at Brevard Health and Racquet Club since the summer of 2012.

Jodi Thomas 
Personal Trainer
Group Fitness Trainer 

Jodi has a passion for helping people with their health. She has been a Certified Personal Trainer for over 20 years and a Certified Health Coach She has a desire to help each person improve the quality of their life not just by exercising properly and more effectively but by enjoying life to the full mind, body and spirit through “mindful” exercise, eating and thinking. 

For more information on Jodi, please visit

Hannah Spear

Group Fitness Coordinator
Group Fitness Instructor & Personal Trainer
Media Manager

Hannah has worked at Brevard Health and Racquet Club since March of 2020 and has many hats at the gym. After working a while at the front desk, she took over the morning "WOD" class at 6AM Mondays and Fridays which has been going strong for over a year now! She began taking on some 1:1 clients shortly after that and has enjoyed being able to teach all ages how to live a  healthy lifestyle and increase overall strength. She studied Exercise Science at Brevard College and is Group Fitness and Personal Training Certified through ISSA while also currently pursuing a higher certification with NASM. 

If you don't see her working out at the gym, you'll find her at any coffee shop in town or playing soccer on a field! Hannah lives with her husband and two adorable kitties in the heart of Brevard.

Currently has some morning 1:1 slots available. If you would like to book with her, please email 

Michelle Porter 
Personal Trainer

Group Fitness Trainer

Michelle is a dedicated professional in the fitness industry with over 30 years of experience. Her journey has taken her through various specialties, including cycling, water aerobics, SilverSneakers classes, TRX training, and most recently, she has achieved certification as a personal trainer. Her passion for fitness and nutrition is deeply personal and driven by her own experiences.   She loves living in these beautiful mountains with her husband and a variety of animals, and this serene backdrop fuels her commitment to a healthy lifestyle.  It is further inspired by a significant personal challenge she faced eight years ago. After being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, she gained 150 pounds, a turning point that led her to focus intensely on her health. Through unwavering dedication to diet and exercise, she has since lost 156 pounds, a testament to the power of resilience and perseverance.  Her journey has taught her the transformative impact of fitness and nutrition, not just on the body, but on the spirit and mind. She is thrilled to bring this passion and experience to you; eager to guide and support you in achieving your fitness goals. Let Michelle help you embark on a journey together, towards a healthier, stronger you!

Currently has some 1:1 slots available. If you would like to book with her, please email

Kelsie Morgan, LMBT #20233

Head Front Desk
Licensed Massage & Bodywork Therapist

Kelsie Morgan has spent most of her life in Brevard, NC and has been working at BHRC for a little over four years! You won't catch this one without a kind smile and a heart to serve. She enjoys connecting with staff and members while creating a welcoming atmosphere for everyone who walks through the door. Kelsie graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Education.  She is licensed to do Massage and Bodywork Therapy.

If you don't see her at the club, you will catch her working out at the club with her Husband, Dylan, hanging out with friends in town, or with her favorite doggo, Parker! 

Kelsie is now available to book massage. 

Anna Trace
Tennis Coach
Front Desk

Sarah Patton