jIM’S Team

O’BRIEN BYRD   O'Brien founded JIM based on his love for group fitness, recognizing the real need for it in his hometown of Columbia Falls, and continuing his passion for coaching others and pushing them to be better than the person they were yesterday. He played both collegiate and professional soccer. O'Brien begins his 15th year coaching high school soccer here in the Valley; his third year coaching the Wildcats. In 2012 he was voted Adidas NSCAA National High School Coach of the Year. O'Brien holds a TRX Group Training Certification

O’BRIEN BYRD

O'Brien founded JIM based on his love for group fitness, recognizing the real need for it in his hometown of Columbia Falls, and continuing his passion for coaching others and pushing them to be better than the person they were yesterday. He played both collegiate and professional soccer. O'Brien begins his 15th year coaching high school soccer here in the Valley; his third year coaching the Wildcats. In 2012 he was voted Adidas NSCAA National High School Coach of the Year. O'Brien holds a TRX Group Training Certification

MELANIE BYRD   Melanie comes to JIM with a wealth of experience in the athletic and fitness dynamic. A marathoner and former captain of her college soccer team, Melanie's passion for strength, health, and wellness, is infectious! She is the owner of O'Brien's Liquor & Wine, mother of 3 kids, and stays very active as a volunteer in the community. She is excited to help JIM's members begin or continue their fitness goals, and inspire more! Melanie holds a TRX Group Certification

MELANIE BYRD

Melanie comes to JIM with a wealth of experience in the athletic and fitness dynamic. A marathoner and former captain of her college soccer team, Melanie's passion for strength, health, and wellness, is infectious! She is the owner of O'Brien's Liquor & Wine, mother of 3 kids, and stays very active as a volunteer in the community. She is excited to help JIM's members begin or continue their fitness goals, and inspire more! Melanie holds a TRX Group Certification

KAITLYN SLEICHTER   Kaitlyn was born and raised in Northwest Montana, where at a young age her affinity for athletics and the outdoors blossomed. She graduated from Whitefish High in 2008, and played collegiate soccer at Rocky Mountain College. During that time her knack for fitness, health and coaching became her passions. She continued her education and received her Health Coaching Certification through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition out of New York. Additionally, she's a T.R.X. Group Trainer. As co-founder and operator of JIM, Kaitlyn brings to the team a vast knowledge of health and wellness, and is excited to share it with the Columbia Falls community.

KAITLYN SLEICHTER

Kaitlyn was born and raised in Northwest Montana, where at a young age her affinity for athletics and the outdoors blossomed. She graduated from Whitefish High in 2008, and played collegiate soccer at Rocky Mountain College. During that time her knack for fitness, health and coaching became her passions. She continued her education and received her Health Coaching Certification through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition out of New York. Additionally, she's a T.R.X. Group Trainer. As co-founder and operator of JIM, Kaitlyn brings to the team a vast knowledge of health and wellness, and is excited to share it with the Columbia Falls community.

Jennie Johnson   Jennie was born and raised Montanan and graduated from Columbia Falls High School where she found her passion for sports such as softball and fitness. Jennie is an outdoor enthusiast always looking for the next adventure. She studied Health and Human Performance and specialized in Health Enhancement at the University of Montana. Jennie studied a comprehensive pilates education program through BASI Pilates. She is certified in TRX, Booty Barre, and BBarreless.

Jennie Johnson

Jennie was born and raised Montanan and graduated from Columbia Falls High School where she found her passion for sports such as softball and fitness. Jennie is an outdoor enthusiast always looking for the next adventure. She studied Health and Human Performance and specialized in Health Enhancement at the University of Montana. Jennie studied a comprehensive pilates education program through BASI Pilates. She is certified in TRX, Booty Barre, and BBarreless.

JULIE WENTWORTH   Julie came into the fitness industry from a passion for integrating movement into a healthy lifestyle. Born and raised in Cape Cod, Massachusetts and a resident of the Flathead Valley for 10 years, she has always prioritized physical fitness and health. As a runner, Julie found pilates when she felt her body being overused and extremely unbalanced. Upon seeing the benefits in her own body, she went on to complete a Comprehensive Pilates Teacher Training from Equinox Sports Club in Boston, MA. By creating balance, strength and flexibility in the body, pilates will be the perfect addition to any healthy, active lifestyle

JULIE WENTWORTH

Julie came into the fitness industry from a passion for integrating movement into a healthy lifestyle. Born and raised in Cape Cod, Massachusetts and a resident of the Flathead Valley for 10 years, she has always prioritized physical fitness and health. As a runner, Julie found pilates when she felt her body being overused and extremely unbalanced. Upon seeing the benefits in her own body, she went on to complete a Comprehensive Pilates Teacher Training from Equinox Sports Club in Boston, MA. By creating balance, strength and flexibility in the body, pilates will be the perfect addition to any healthy, active lifestyle

Neil Tekulve   Neil has worked in the health and fitness industry for the past 4 years and after successfully losing over 73lbs on his own with proper nutrition and training he is ready to help others achieve the same! Neil specializes in Callisthenic Training and personal training. He is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer and T.R.X. Certified Group Instructor

Neil Tekulve

Neil has worked in the health and fitness industry for the past 4 years and after successfully losing over 73lbs on his own with proper nutrition and training he is ready to help others achieve the same! Neil specializes in Callisthenic Training and personal training. He is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer and T.R.X. Certified Group Instructor

LIZZY DWYER   Kalispell, Montana native Lizzy graduated from Flathead High School. She attended and graduated St. Cloud State University with a BS Degree in Nursing while playing NCAA Division II Softball. Lizzy is a Certified Medical/Surgical Registered Nurse (CMSRN) at Kalispell Regional Healthcare currently working as the charge nurse on a Med/Surg Oncology Unit. Jump rope has always been a passion of Lizzy's. She participated in the competitive “Skip-Elite” team in grade school, qualifying for state and regional jump rope competitions. She's obtaining a Punk Rope Instructor certification, always a loyal Chicago Cubs fan, and on her days off she enjoys anything in the outdoors that the Flathead Valley has to offer. Come Jump at JIM with Lizzy!

LIZZY DWYER

Kalispell, Montana native Lizzy graduated from Flathead High School. She attended and graduated St. Cloud State University with a BS Degree in Nursing while playing NCAA Division II Softball. Lizzy is a Certified Medical/Surgical Registered Nurse (CMSRN) at Kalispell Regional Healthcare currently working as the charge nurse on a Med/Surg Oncology Unit. Jump rope has always been a passion of Lizzy's. She participated in the competitive “Skip-Elite” team in grade school, qualifying for state and regional jump rope competitions. She's obtaining a Punk Rope Instructor certification, always a loyal Chicago Cubs fan, and on her days off she enjoys anything in the outdoors that the Flathead Valley has to offer. Come Jump at JIM with Lizzy!

GLENNA BERGLAND   Glenna is a registered nurse, Major in the U.S. Army Reserve, veteran of operation Iraqi Freedom, and enthusiast of any and all sports and outdoor activities. She earned her bachelor of science in nursing at Washington State University. She is an American Council on Exercise certified group fitness instructor and is also certified in T.R.X. Indo Row, Shockwave, and R.I.P.P.E.D.

GLENNA BERGLAND

Glenna is a registered nurse, Major in the U.S. Army Reserve, veteran of operation Iraqi Freedom, and enthusiast of any and all sports and outdoor activities. She earned her bachelor of science in nursing at Washington State University. She is an American Council on Exercise certified group fitness instructor and is also certified in T.R.X. Indo Row, Shockwave, and R.I.P.P.E.D.