Our Team

 
Best Napa Valley Personal Trainer

DONAVAN ALMOND
OWNER, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

CSCS, ACSM-PT, Balanced Body Pilates, TRX
BS - Exercise Physiology
MS - Exercise Physiology
Donavan is one of Napa Valley's most sought after fitness professionals. Owner and CEO, he was named Napa Valley's Best Personal Trainer for a second consecutive year in 2019, and provides Calistoga residents and visitors with a unique fitness & wellness coaching, nutrition support, residential & commercial gym design, as well as consulting with award winning hotel brands including Auberge Resorts, Solage Hotels and The Four Seasons.  His clientele has ranged from cardiac rehab patients to winemakers to professional athletes from the Washington Redskins and much more. His approachable-style, enthusiasm and experience has given him the ability to train individuals and group of all levels and ages. 

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JACQI ALMOND
OWNER, CHEIF MARKETING OFFICER

NASM-CPT, Balanced Body Pilates, TRX, ACSM-Spin Instructor
Jacqi's fitness experience began 12 years ago at Velocity Sports Performance where she provided strength and conditioning workouts to young, high school and college level athletes. Along with providing personal training she currently teaches a variety of classes including Spin, Mat Pilates, Pilates Reformer, Aqua and H.I.I.T.

BBA- Marketing & Sports Communications
MBA- Marketing & Sports Marketing
Marketing professional with over 15 years of experience including, developing and managing a brand, planning and executing social media strategies, creating and design of both digital and print media, and design and management of websites.  Passion for social media, Love for design.

 
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JEN JAIA
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

Lead Yoga Instructor, Personal Trainer
Jen’s training began with Shiva Rea, studying Vinyasa, Creative Vinyasa and Pre/Postnatal Yoga. From there she was fortunate to study in Brazil with Pedro DeMelo Franco, where she studied the beauty of Hatha Yoga, Meditation, and Pranayam. Jen also carries certifications in Yoga for Children (including Mommy and Me), Yoga for Athletes, Aerial Yoga, and Yoga for Trauma. 

“Yoga changed my life by giving me the necessary tools to find strength, dedication, and focus. I enjoy watching each student realize their full potential, both on and off the mat.”

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MICHAEL SKALLA
SALES & MEMBER RELATIONS 

Tennis Program Leader,
ACE-Personal Trainer

Michael is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer who works with a variety of different clients across all levels. He also runs our Calistoga-Fit Tennis Academy working with beginners and advanced players across all ages. When he is not doing PT sessions or on the courts you can find him leading one of our high energy spin classes, conditioning classes or teaching Aqua Aerobics to the community of Calistoga.  


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JORDAN BEHRMAN
FITTER EVERY DAY PROGRAM LEADER

Yoga Instructor, Swim Instructor
Diagnosed with an auto-immune disorder in college, she began to seek out yoga for rehabilitation.  After 11 years of practice, Jordan decided to pursue a RYT 200 yoga teacher certification with Meg McCracken E-RYT500 and Ashleigh Sergeant E-RYT500. She also holds certifications in pain management with Neil Pearson, MSc, BScPT, BA-BPHE, CYT, RYT500 and Relax & Renew® restorative yoga teacher training with Judith Hanson Lasater, Ph.D., P.T.

“Offering instruction to students, in private and in groups, through Yin, Restorative, Hatha, Vinyasa, and Prenatal Yoga. It is my wish that through sharing my knowledge of yoga, others will find mental, emotional and physical improvement in their lives.”

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CELESTE GONZALEZ
MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS

Kids Dance Instructor
B.A. in Communications
Celeste was born and raised in Napa Valley, California where she attended St. Helena High School. She moved to Los Angeles for College and earned her B.A. in Communications from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2018. Soon after graduation she came back to the Napa Valley and started with Donavan’s Wellness Solutions in marketing, communications, and multi-media.