General Manager & CEO
Pete Bakis was 9 years old when he came to the United States from Rhodes, Greece to live with his aunt and uncle to pursue his education. He received his AS in Science from Yuba College and his BS from U.C. Davis in Biochemistry. He has 18 years experience in all aspects of the health and fitness industry and has been with the Yuba City Racquet club since 1984. Pete enjoys golf, tennis, computers and gardening in his spare time.
Cyndi Shatswell brings a wealth of education to the Yuba City Racquet Club. She has been in the field since 1988. She has a BS in Management and an MBA. She holds certifications from The American Council on Exercise as a Group exercise instructor, is an Advanced Personal Trainer though PTA Global and is a Certified Pilates Instructor and instructor trainer with over 650 hours of training in classical Pilates. Cyndi also does over 45 hours of continuing education each year.
As the Fitness Director she is responsible for all aspects of the personal training department, over 70 group exercise classes a week, and all aquatics. In addition, she is available for personal training and private Pilates sessions.
She is active on several charitable foundations and sits on the PTA Global Certification Board. Cyndi is married and has two grown daughters and one granddaughter. She enjoys water and snow skiing, running, and traveling.
Mark relocated to Yuba City in 2017 from the east coast and is happy to have left those winters behind!
Born and raised in the Washington, D.C. area, he graduated from Towson State University with a Law Enforcement degree and went on to complete the program at the Computer Learning Center in Springfield, VA. He started swimming at the age of 5 and swam competitively through college. Mark has over 25 years as a senior management professional including sales and marketing in the healthcare industry as well as many years of teaching and coaching swimming, yoga and other exercise classes.
He is the father of two daughters and a brand new grandfather.
Terry Townsend is our Maintenance Director here at the Yuba City Racquet Club, having been with us since October 1st of 2001. Terry has very quickly become an invaluable asset to the staff as we see him spear heading many projects that have been troublesome in the past and working with them till they are truly taken care of. He attends classes as he can to supplement his knowledge of things like chemicals and electrical. Terry has lived in our area for the last ten years, but hails to us from the Redwood City, California area where he was born. After graduating high school, Terry attended DeAnza College in Cupertino (AS), and then San Jose State University majoring in Business, Sales and Marketing. Terry has a fabulous wife Tarey and two daughters Ashley and Marissa, who enjoy accompanying Terry camping, hiking, fishing, riding horses, raising birds, playing tennis and landscaping.
Kids Programming Director
Katey is well-known in the Yuba-Sutter community for her preschool and school-age program management, and we are very excited to have her!
Katey holds a BA in Psychology, a Child Development Associate certification, and a Director Certification for Early Childhood Education Preschool programs.
Married with four children, Katey wants you to know "after all these years working with children, I still feel deeply satisfied in my career choice. Working with children and teachers on a daily basis is rewarding, valuable, and enjoyable."