Elite level of industry leaders providing AEA trainings and educational workshops. Specialists are also known industry Continuing Education Providers and help AEA in the development and delivery of the AEA-branded education and trainings, live and online in the USA.


Monique Acton 

Monique Acton is the president of The Personal Health Trac, an educator, international presenter, AEA Training Specialist, and a frequent contributor for Akwa magazine.  Her certifications include AEA, ACE, AFAA and the Medical Exercise Training Institute.   


Ashley Bishop 

Ashley Bishop, started out as a professional dancer and choreographer in Canada, Mexico and with Carnival Cruise Lines.  Now in Las Vegas, NV Ashley is an Aquatic Training Specialist & Education Manager for AEA, a Registered Ballet Teacher with the Royal Academy of Dance, and a continuing education provider for ACE, AFAA & AEA.  


Donna Boucher

Donna Boucher, owner of Epic Revolution LLC, is an AEA Aquatic Fitness Professional & Arthritis Foundation Program Leader, NAFC Personal Trainer, AFFA GroupX Instructor, ARC Water Safety Instructor & Lifeguard.  She also holds the NFHS Fundamentals of Coaching and helps others excel through the power of water.  


Katy Coffey 

Katy Coffey is the Senior Group Exercise Trainer for the YMCA of the North Shore and Hydro Lead for Life Time North Shore.  With more than 20 years of aquatic management experience, she is an AEA training specialist, Master Trainer for S'WET™ & Aqua Body Strong ™, and a CEC provider for AFAA, NASM & ACE. 


Karen Creasey 

Karen Creasey, MA, BS, CHC, CPT is a speaker, author, certified health coach, personal trainer, and aquatic training specialist.  She is passionate about motivating, inspiring and educating people to improve their health, wellness, and overall life performance.  Karen is dedicated to help you reach your maximum potential!


Kimberly Huff 

Kimberly Huff, MS, CSCS, is the Director of Fitness and Wellness for Acts Retirement Life Communities and is certified through ACSM, NSCA, AEA, ACE and a certified health education specialist.  Kim has presented Certification Review Courses for ACSM was a contributing author to the AEA AF Manual and the AEA AFP Manual.   


Whitney Kessie 

Whitney Kessie holds a degree in kinesiology and has diverse background in aquatics as a swim coach, training competitive athletes, and teaching group fitness. Currently she is an Aquatic Training Specialist and Relations Manager for AEA. She loves to challenge individuals to push themselves out of their comfort zone.


Jackie Lebeau 

Jackie Lebeau, MS, is the Senior Director of Fitness & Instruction at the University of Virginia, an international presenter, and an AEA Training Specialist. Jackie is the owner of JLA Fitness and is a CE Provider for ACE, AEA, and AFAA.   


Lindsay Mondick  

Lindsay Mondick is the YMCA of the USA National Director of Innovation, Movement Engagement and Aquatic Safety.  She is a presenter and continuing education provider for the YMCA, ACE, and AEA, an AEA Training Specialist, and author for Akwa magazine.   


Jenni Lynn Patterson-LaCour   

Jenni Lynn Patterson-LaCour is an AEA ATS, NSCA-CPT, and CE Provider for AEA, AFAA, NASM and ACE. Combining her education in health psychology and swimming experience, Jenni  creates space in the pool for all levels and abilities to make waves together and is passionate about changing the perception of aquatic fitness everywhere.


Melissa Plumeau

Melissa Plumeau is certified through AEA and ACE and has a BS in K-12 Physical Education. She owns Embody Pilates Yoga & Fitness in Boise, Idaho and teaches at Boise State University. Passionate about creating fitness experiences that are purpose driven and enjoyable, she strives to inspire, empower, and educate all students.  


Stephanie Thielen

Stephanie Thielen, BS, recipient of the 2020 AEA Aquatic Fitness Professional Global Award, has made significant contributions to the fitness and aquatic industry through her work as a master trainer, continuing education provider, presenter, and writer. Training and educating for over 20 years, Stephanie specializes in developing instructor skills and creating class formats that deliver results.


Craig Yaniglos 

Craig Yaniglos, CFO for Brecksville-Broadview Heights Schools located near Cleveland, Ohio, holds a BS in Economics, ACE group fitness certification, and is an AEA Aquatic Training Specialist and CE Provider.  He is passionate about attracting all populations to the pool and educating aquatic fitness professionals.