Penthea Crozier [MA, MSc, MBA]
Chief Executive Officer
Penthea combines an academic background in biological anthropology, exercise and sports science, and business administration together with eighteen years of experience in the fitness profession as an instructor, personal trainer, gym manager, and international presenter. She loves dance, outdoor activities and multisports.
Chief Operations Officer
Jennifer is a brilliant entrepreneur with a mindset of building businesses in development and growth. One of her driving principles is that “mastery” of your business (and yourself) is not about being special or more gifted than anyone else. Mastery is a direct result of “pigheaded discipline and determination.” Jennifer is a hardworking, in the trenches COO motivated by the idea that “what you put in, is what you get out!” And she reminds us never to let ourselves think, “I know that” absolutely. We can always improve and we can always get more out of our efforts. In a nutshell, Jennifer excels at seeing the bigger picture, shepherding the business’s vision to its realization and developing every company’s greatest assets – its people. On a personal note, Jennifer is also an accomplished runner, and enjoys relaxing in the sun with her husband and Mr. Bentley.
Christine has been employed in the Accounting field with various industries including a CPA firm, community college, property management, and Department of Defense manufacturing to name a few. She has always been interested in the Health & Fitness industry and now she works in the industry of her choice for both C.H.E.K Institute and CHEK Institute Australia. She enjoys learning about everything the Institute has to offer and works on applying it in her personal life.
Director of Marketing & Social Media and PPS Lesson Coordinator
Nick works to develop and implement various growth opportunities for the Institute. He has experience in several fields including construction, foodservice, e-commerce, web development, and graphic design. In his free time he enjoys drawing, playing music, and video games.
Ruth Pyszczynski [BA]
Ruth received her Bachelor’s Degree from Humboldt State University in the field of Botany. She brings a wealth of knowledge to our Education Department with her experience as a former art director and school teacher. Ruth is an avid runner and has participated in numerous marathons, including the Camp Pendleton Mud Run. Ruth’s next goal is to climb Mount Whitney. In her spare time, Ruth enjoys quilting, teaching quilting classes, and volunteering for the Rolling Reader Program.
Education Administrative Assistant
Erin has always had a passion for health and wellness which sparked her interest in becoming a part of the C.H.E.K Institute. In her spare time she dabbles in photography and enjoys adventurous outings all over Southern California with her husband, daughter, and dog.
Client Service Representative
Bianca handles all things customer service related from answering phones, to shipping, to helping students with PPS lessons and e-learning related issues. She is hard working, dedicated and punctual. Her past job experience includes working as a lead in the casino industry in the promotion department and also as a manager in retail. Her hobbies are cooking yummy food and video games.
Executive Assistant to CEO and COO
Galyn joined the Institute in 2016 after thirteen years in the legal field as a Paralegal. She brings her extensive office knowledge, attention to detail, and honed interpersonal skills to a company she truly values. Galyn loves music and dance, traveling the world with her husband, and spoiling their two fur kids, Bula and Lomani.