2026 S 16th StWilmingtonNC 28401, USA

Devin Lessard
Youth Director

Devin teaches swimming and is also a personal trainer. She has been working with kids whether it be swim lessons/coaching related or camp counselor for about 10 years. Her goal is to pass on her passion for healthy, but fun lifestyle to younger kids so they can maintain that as they get older. 

Meet our incredible staff. We are here to help you and to provide our expertise for you to achieve your goals. If you have any questions please contact us at (910) 343-5950 . We are here to ensure that your experience at the Wilmington Athletic Club (WAC) is outstanding.

Melissa Johnson
Group Fitness Coordinator

Melissa started her fitness career about 10 years ago. She loves helping others achieve their fitness goals. In particular she enjoys working with senior members, beginners and advanced fitness level members. With 3 kids it is important for her to teach them a healthy lifestyle while having fun.


Jane Klippel
General Manager

Jane started her career as a tennis teaching professional at a club in Wisconsin.  As her career expanded her passion for working with members who wanted to live a healthy lifestyle grew. You will often find Jane on the courts playing a game of pickleball!

Chris Harper
Fitness Director

Chris has worked in the health and fitness field for 30 years. He specifically enjoys working with seasoned athletes and novice fitness clients. Working with someone from a "beginner" stage and guiding them to accomplish their goals is very rewarding. When he is not cheering at a soccer game or for his Vikings you can find him at the WAC.

Sara Goodwin
General Manager

Sara has worked in the health and fitness field for over 20 years. Being a part of our members fitness journeys is very fulfilling. Whether it be assisting them, teaching them or just being a cheerleader  is so rewarding. She likes to swim, run and stay active with her sons baseball teams..