Paul and Lila Reed took over a 17,000 sf failing facility in Gresham, turning it around and purchasing it in 1987. Mt Hood Athletic Club was born and grew and prospered there for 17 years. In 2002, MHAC got the opportunity to take over the failing Sandy “Shape it up Shack”, a 8,000 sf fitness only facility in Sandy, Oregon. The previous owner contacted Paul and knew Paul would make it fly under his leadership. Thus was MHAC/Sandy born. It became clear very quickly that Sandy folks wanted more than just fitness, so the idea for the “Big” club was born.
Planning started in 2004 (after the Gresham Facility sold to LA Fitness). The Reeds started construction on the new MHAC in Sept. of 2005 and it was completed in Dec. 2006. We opened with 50,000 SF of pools, racquetball, fitness, spinning, basketball gym, café and extra services.
Interested in working at Mt. Hood Athletic Club, please feel free to drop off a resume and cover letter stating why you want to work at Mt. Hood Athletic Club. We maintain resumes for 6 month and if an opening arises those resumes are reviewed for the current opening. Thank you for your interest.
The Owners- Paul & Lila Reed
As owners, Paul and Lila Reed have over 30+ yrs experience in running health clubs. It is our passion to provide a friendly, clean and welcoming facility in which local folks can reach their health and fitness goals and dreams! We do not do this alone! MHAC has department heads and a general manager to ensure all areas of the club are running top notch. Most department heads have over 10 years experience in the business and pride of ownership that drives them to make their department the best. Most are very community minded and involved in the club, local schools and charities.
Our mission at MHAC, which is shared and understood by all is simply this: We strive to provide a positive member experience creating members for life!"
The Managment Staff
Angie Welty- General Manager
I have worked for MHAC in numerous capacities since 2001. I have two adult children, Cody and Dana and have been married to Will for 26 years. I have been involved in fitness all my life and enjoy spending time with my family and motivating and encouraging all our members in their health and wellness journey.
Sandra Sites- Membership & Marketing Director
. I began at the reception desk in 2003, then became the Front Desk and Membership Director. I am very proud to say I went through the entire build of our current club, and I have been able to put my stamp on many things here. I am now Marketing and Membership Director. My husband Skip and I have been childhood sweethearts since we met at Sandy High School. We have raised our family in Sandy, and we have our daughter Nicole, son Bobby, son in law James and our grandsons Mason and Aiden. My hobbies include showing horses, quading, reading, gardening, and chasing after my grandsons.
Alesia Soll - Fitness Director
My name is Alesia Soll. I started working for MHAC in August of 2006. I began as a personal trainer, group x instructor. I've worked in sales, front desk and as a volleyball coach.I am the Fitness Director... I have the pleasure of guiding the personal training staff, all fitness instructors, taking care of the fitness studios and over looking the weight and cardio floors... yay me!. I've lived in the Sandy community for over 21 years. I have been married for almost 12 years now, I have a 10 year old son- Fisher and a 7 year old daughter- Alyvia. We are currently gypsies... I love being active and some of my hobbies include: Running, Riding quads, Camping and spending time with friends and family. I love the sun and wish it would come visit often!
Rosemary Lowery- Front Desk & Cafe Manager, Outdoor Pool Attendant Director
My Journey at Mt. Hood Athletic Club started as a happy member. Health and Fitness is a must, It helps balance me out. Dec. 2015, I was asked to coach club Volleyball. In May 2016, I moved on to Front desk/Cafe Manager. May of 2017 I added to my plate managing the Pool attendants. My greatest joy is my two kids Ellie & Noah. I come from a Big close family with a bunch of nieces and nephews that I help raise with my sisters they say it takes a village! For fun, I like to challenge myself Races, Triathlons, and other sporting events. My mission in life is to be a positive light in an often-negative world.
Media Cloutier - Program & Social Media Director, Kids Program Coordinator
I began working for Mt Hood Athletic Club as a Personal Trainer in 2002. I also spent time cross training and working in other areas of the club as well. These days, I’ve left Personal Training and spend my days working behind the scenes on programs with other managers and communicating with our staff and members through our social media, website and our Club App. I am married and have two grown children. My husband and I like to travel when we can.
Carol Cohen - Senior Programs Cooridinator
I started working for MHAC in approximately 1998 as an Aqua and Group X Instructor at their Gresham Club. I eventually added special events and specialized classes like spinning and Senior classes to me tasks. I currently work for the City of Sandy as the Recreation Manager and Event Coordinator and the Senior Coordinator of Mt Hood Athletic Club. I also teach private swim lessons for Mt Hood Athletic Club. I have always loved fitness. I have a four-year degree in P.E. & Health. I originally hail from the East Coast. I have been married for 13 years and have two daughters (ages 7 & 10). I love biking, hiking, the great outdoors and being an active part of the community.
Mary Malek- Kidz Klub & Tween Room Director, MHAC Birthday Party Cooridinator
My history in childcare started when I was ten and started babysitting. In High School, I worked in the High School Pre-school in conjunction with the Early Childhood Education Classes. During my summers, I worked with the children at Vacation Bible School. From 2000 to 2012, I had my own Daycare Business. I began working for MHAC in 2013. Since then I have implemented may children’s activities such as Date Night, Crafts and special event days. I’m also the Birthday Party Coordinator and Family Fun Run Director. Creating a Positive Member Experience for our children, and therefore their parent’s, is very important to me. We strive for a nurturing, friendly environment in our Kidz Klub and Tween Room. On a personal note, I am married and have two sons, Daniel and Jacob. I also have a foster son, Dillion.
Maya Crawford - Members Account Manager
I came to MHAC in 2010 as a member and soon fell in love with fitness, as well as the MHAC family. I began teaching fitness classes in 2012 and came on board as the Accounts Manager in 2014. I enjoy spending time with my husband Shawn and my two young children Lexi and Johnny. Outside of MHAC, my hobbies include riding quads with my family and friends, as well as, riding and showing American Saddlebred and Morgan horses.