Staff, Instructors & Board

Staff

Anna Smedley-Barner, Executive Director
Zachary Whitbey, Community Center Representative

Instructors

Mallory Butler

Mallory Butler

Mallory is a popular instructor who has been teaching Zumba® at the Eureka Springs Community Center since it opened in 2018. A typical class with Mallory features high intensity moves and fast paced beats. If you are looking to get a fun, full body workout that gets you to sweat with cardio and strength moves, look no further. Mallory teaches Zumba® and Zumba® Gold at the Center.

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Stefani Christianson

Stefani began her yoga journey in 2013 and has been growing with her practice ever since. Finding this love for yoga brought Stefani to the decision to attain her 200 hour yoga teacher training certificate in the spring of 2016. Stefani has taught a variety of classes including Gentle Yoga, Chair Yoga and Restorative Yoga. During the week you can find Stefani at the Visionary Art Studio creating new creations with her sister Shelli. Other hobbies of Stefani include pottery and sculpting, hiking, and hanging out with her pets and family at home. Stefani teaches Dynamic Flow Yoga Tuesdays. She is also co-teaching Ex-Chair-cise every Monday and Wednesday with Cathy Segur.

Kristie Copeland

Kristie Copeland

Kristie started her personal yoga practice 24 years ago. She experienced such a great positive change mentally and physically that she decided to share her experience with others by teaching. Her teaching journey began 20 years ago by starting yoga programs in Dallas at J C Corporate Headquarters, Frito Lay, Glen Eagles Country Club and dozens of private homes. She earned her RYT 200 hour certification in Rishikesh, India. She has two adult successful children. She enjoys hiking, kayaking, fishing and camping. Kristie teaches Yoga every Monday evening. 

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Susan Gaines

Susan retired after 21 years of teaching elementary school. During that time, she began her journey with yoga. She has been taking yoga as a student for 12 years and 3 years ago completed her 200 hours of yoga training. Her other interests include hiking, kayaking, camping and traveling. She believes in the transformative power of yoga and hopes to share the joy of the practice with others. Susan teaches Hatha Yoga every Saturday.

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Cindy Hudson

Cindy started her on and off again yoga journey back in the 70s. Upon retiring from 24 years on Spring Street, she received her 200-hour yoga certificate and has been teaching Vari Yoga ever since. Away from the yoga studio, Cindy is interested in light work and energy healing plus a little gardening. Cindy teaches Yoga Stretch.

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Julie Muniz

From Julie, "I was a participant of Zumba for many years and was encouraged by my instructors to become a ZIN sister, and decided to commit to another level October 2015. The music, friendships, motivation, and cardio have been such a blessing. I want to spread that in hopes that others too will find community in ZUMBA. We are all different ages, from different backgrounds, and physical fitness levels yet come together for one hour of fun and exercise." Julie teaches Zumba® on Wednesdays.

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Jason Salgado

Jason Salgado is a six year student of 15th generation Wudang Sanfeng Kung Fu Master Zhong Xuechao aka Master Bing. Originally from Southern California, Jason began training Wudang qigong and taiji (tai chi) with Master Bing in California and has also trained with him in Wudangshan, Hubei Province, China. Jason teaches 8 Pieces of Brocade Qigong5 Animal Qigong and the Taiji 28 form in NW Arkansas. He moved to Eureka Springs with his wife in 2016 and they added 3 dogs to the family on their small homestead where they have chickens, an organic garden and a small AirBnb outside of town. Jason likes to grow the food and his wife, Charmaine, likes to cook it! They also like to fish, hike, and learn more about the trees and plants. Jason teaches 5 Animal Qigong and Tai Chi at the Center.
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Cathy Segur

Cathy has been a certified Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer since 2005.  When she is not busy with the day-to-day operations as the Activities Director at the Community Center, she is normally doing some type of exercise.  Cathy has taught Chair classes, Pilates, Yogalates, Kickboxing, Resistance/Strength training, stability, band and medicine ball classes.  Not only has Cathy taught land classes is she very adept at teaching water classes as well.  She has a passion for working with people of all ages to attain their fitness goals and live a healthier lifestyle. 

Cathy and her husband John, live on Beaver Lake and love to travel and hike the great outdoors.  In addition, Cathy’s has an addiction known as Pickleball and participates in many tournaments.

Community Center Foundation Board

The Eureka Springs Community Center is supported by the Eureka Springs Community Center Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization, which depends on grants, donations, fundraisers, and memberships for community center operational expenses. The Board of Directors oversees both expansive projects as well as pitching in when needed with daily Community Center activities. They are dedicated to the continued improvement of the Center and would love to hear your suggestions, just send an email anytime!

Allen Huffman – Chair
Amanda Haley – Vice-Chair
Adam Biossat – Treasurer
Jean Elderwind – Secretary
Glenn Crenshaw
Debbie Davis

Chris Gaines                                                                        Sally Williams Gorrell
Samantha Jones                                                                  Jack Moyer
Victor Smith
Fatima VanZant

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