Meet the

V-Fitt Team

Our V-Fitt team is made up of a wide variety of people with experience in various areas of fitness and wellness. We believe our diverse backgrounds and interests makes us a team that can meet you wherever you are in your wellness journey.

Laurie Tackett: Wellness Coordinator VASD

Laurie worked in the fitness industry with YMCAs, cruise ships, corporate fitness centers and private health clubs. She has two adult children and is a 3 time Ironman finisher. She has a Bachelor's degree in Community Health Education specializing in Corporate Health Fitness. Laurie enjoys running, hiking, snow-shoeing, roller blading, cycling, and cross country skiing. She is also an EA with Sugar Creek Elementary and teaches V-Fitt classes. She is looking forward to helping others achieve a greater state of wellness.


Melissa Ruder: Wellness Technology

Melissa is the Educational Technology Coach at GlacierEdge, Sugar Creek, and New Century Elementary Schools. Melissa started her career teaching Spanish and coaching cross country, track and field, and softball. She is a mother of four and Ironman finisher who understands the importance of balance and making health and wellness a priority. She trains for triathlons but also enjoys any outdoor activity with family and friends; especially hiking, climbing, downhill and cross country skiing, rock climbing, and water sports.