Dr. Catherine Moring, PhD, RDN, LD, BC-ADM, CDCES, MCHES    

Executive Director

Dr. Moring is Board Certified in Advanced Diabetes Management. She is a certified diabetes care and education specialist, a registered and licensed dietitian, and a master certified health education specialist. She has a PhD in health and kinesiology and a Masters in health promotion. She is also a certified Whole30, Ketogenic and Intermittent Fasting Coach. She uses her background and skills to help promote wellness and enable people to reach optimal states of health. She teaches both groups and individuals.


Stephanie Strider

Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor

Stephanie Strider teaches SHiNE group fitness, our most popular group fitness class as well as serves as a personal trainer and ultimate motivator in the gym. She recently started a women on weights class to encourage more women to lift weights and build muscle without being intimidated. She also has a catering and meal prep company where she cooks healthy foods for members and the community. 


Barbara Green, CPT

Wellness Assistant

Barbara Green is the glue that holds the Wellness Center together! She works at the front desk and will greet you with her joyful attitude and smile when you come to the gym. She will likely be the one to register you and handle any billing issues. She is also a certified personal trainer. 


Deloris Trout, RYT

Yoga Instructor  

Deloris is a 200-hour trained registered yoga instructor and teaches yoga for the Wellness Center two days per week. She also teaches at a local church and community center. She is passionate about helping people learn to use movement and the breath to heal their bodies and reach optimal states of health and wellness. 


Sassy Mauldin

Wellness Garden Manager

Sassy Mauldin is the Garden Manager for the Wellness Center.  She directs our Food as Medicine Food RX Program and raises fresh produce for citizens interested in good healthy vegetables. She is also interested in protecting our honey bees and providing food for our pollinators thus a pollinator garden is a part of the Wellness Garden. Honey, harvested from the garden bees is available for sale at the Wellness Center. 


Jennifer Taylor, RN, CDCES, CPT, SFN

Assistant Director 

Jennifer is a registered nurse, certified diabetes care and education specialist, certified personal trainer, specialist in fitness nutrition and certified health coach. She is also a certified Whole30, Ketogenic and Intermittent Fasting Coach. She instructs group fitness classes and teaches both groups and individuals. She is also a health coach and provides individuals with the skills and tools necessary to live their best lives, increase fitness levels and heal from chronic health conditions. 


Cruz Garfield, CPT

Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor

Cruz is a certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor. He teaches boot camp as well as R.I.P.P.E.D, a high intensity interval training class. He also works at the front desk and covers Saturdays at the Center. Cruz also instructs a youth sports conditioning class.

Arlie Strider Brandon

Group Fitness Instructor

Arlie is dietetics student at Mississippi State and is training to be a Registered Dietitian. She teaches the group fitness class "Insanity" in the summer at the Wellness Center. 


Nick Johnson

Wellness Assistant

Nick works the front desk in the evenings Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. He helps with membership and facility needs. 


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Brady Taylor, RDN, LD

Consulting Dietitian 

Brady Taylor is the dietitian at the wellness center and oversees the nutritional aspects of our programming and teaching. He is also the clinical director for nutrition systems and oversees 30+ dietitians regionally. He is currently the president of the MS Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and won the outstanding dietitian of the year award for 2019.