Meet Our Staff


Richard Smith, General Manager

Richard is from Lima, OH and currently resides in Marysville, OH with his wife, four sons and daughter. Richard proudly served for 4 years in the United States Marine Corps before starting his career in the health and fitness industry. While he is devoted to his career and takes pride in his work, Richard is very family oriented and spends his spare time with his children and volunteers in their many extracurricular activities.


John Ey, Director of Operations
John was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio and currently resides in Johnstown with his wife and daughter. He enjoys the outdoors, especially fishing, golfing and boating. John and his family love the water, the ocean most of all, and make it a point to travel there whenever they get an opportunity. John loves to cook, especially for his family and friends.


Gina Justice, Events and Marketing Director 

Gina is the Events and Marketing Director at Premier at Sawmill Athletic Club and has been with the company for twelve years.  Gina is married and the mother of 3 children; Christian 32, Nate 29, and Jerica 21.  She currently lives in Grandview Heights with her husband, and their crazy cat, Hades. Gina loves spending time with her grand daughter Poppy.

    Brian Clemmons, Maintenance Manager
Brian was born in Chillicothe and now resides in Delaware, Ohio with his wife. Brian has 2 daughters Ashley, 27 and Brittany, 26. and has a 5-year-old granddaughter, Adaleigh Faith. Brian likes to run and has participated in 6 half marathons and a few 5 and 10k races with his youngest daughter! Brian likes the outdoors particularly hiking, fishing and hunting.


Shelly Weigt, Service Desk Manager
Shelly became Service Desk Manager in October 2018. Resides in Grove City with her husband, Lorne. She has 2 adult daughters, Taelor, and Baeley, step-son, Luke, 2 grandsons, Gabe and Cooper. Shelly has a third grandchild arriving at the end of summer 2019. Shelly leads a healthy lifestyle so you will often find her getting her workout in right along with you. 


Amy Conrad, Member Account Coordinator
Amy joined the Accounting team in September 2018 as the Member Account Coordinator at Premier and handles the membership billing process. She resides in Pickerington with her three children and enjoys baking, gardening, photography, kayaking, camping, country music & most of all, her family.


Ryan Reitz, Aquatics Director
Ryan was Born in Huron, Ohio.  He attended The University of Akron where he graduated in 2017 with his Bachelors in Sport Management and a minor in Business Administration.  Ryan is LGI certified. In Ryan’s spare time he enjoys lifting weights, Golfing, playing video games, and playing with his dog. His favorite sport is football. 


Amber Hammons, Sales Team Lead
An employee for over four years, Amber started at Premier in the locker room. She has also worked at the Service Desk, and is now a part of our Member Services team. Amber grew up in the small town of Versailles, OH. She moved to Columbus at the age of 21 where she has resided ever since with her son. When not at Premier, Amber enjoys spending time with family and visiting her hometown.


Lauren Bevis, Account Executive
Lauren was born in Detroit MI. and raised in Columbus OH. She graduated from Reynoldsburg High school where she played softball and completed some college at Columbus State. She loves football, baseball and basketball. In her free time she likes to cook, play video games and spend time with friends and family.


Jake O'Shea, Account Executive
Jake is originally from Westchester, NY. He moved to Columbus after graduating from Ohio University in 2017, where he received a degree in Sports Management. During his spare time, he enjoys working out, spending time with friends and watching sports.



Shelli Sanzo, Group Fitness Manager
Shelli received a BA in Psychology from OU and continued with a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice Administration. She began teaching Les Mills BODYJAM in September of 2008 and fell in love with teaching. She is also certified in BODYATTACK (2014), BODYPUMP (2017).She has her AFAA Primary Group Certification and teaches freestyle classes. When Shelli is not at Premier, she is enjoying time with her husband and 3 daughters.


Gary Fortney, Personal Training Manager 

Gary is certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association and has several years of experience lifting weights. He has worked with individuals ranging from world-leading qualifying powerlifters to pageant competitors. He excels at motivating and can surely help you reach your goals.


Dionne Meddock, Premier Kid's Manager
Dee graduated from OSU and is a Licensed Social Worker. Dee also works as a consultant for Action For Children. She has been employed here for 23 years and is the Kids Club Manager. Dee has a husband of 31 years, Richard, and a 30-year-old son, Sean, and lives in Dublin Ohio. She enjoys gardening, bike riding, and being with her family.


Doug Ruby, Racquetball Director
Doug is the Racquetball and Pickleball Director at Premier and has been playing RB for over 40 years in Columbus. Doug enjoys providing lessons for new players and offers free clinics on a monthly basis for those that want to learn about the sports. Doug graduated from Franklin University, lives in Hilliard and has a son and a daughter that live in the Columbus area. Doug is also a sponsored player for E-Force Racquetball.