Our History

More than a training facility for our swim team, Nomad Aquatics & Fitness focuses on health and wellness for the whole family. We serve the north Charlotte, Huntersville, Concord, Cornelius, and Davidson areas.

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Meet The Owners

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Mark Minier  is an “Ohioan” with a great affection for the South. His youth swimming career started in Ohio and culminated in Pennsylvania as an All-America at Westminster College.  He met his wife, Jessica, on a pool deck in his coaching travels and they now have twin boys.    He coached Olympic team finalists in 2008 & 2012, Olympic Team Members in 2004, 2008, & 2012 and Trials Qualifiers from 2000 to 2012.  He was on the coaching staff for the World Championship Team in Rome in 2009 and the National Team from 2006-2012.  “Prepare the child for the path, not the path for the child.”


Our Dedicated Management Staff

<strong>Leigh Brown</strong>
Leigh BrownGeneral Manager/Information Technology, Communications and Marketing Director
Leigh is our General Manager and Director of Information Technology, Communications and Marketing. She has been with NOMAD since February 2008 and has worked the front desk, acted as Swim Meet Director, Swim Academy Director and Office Manager before stepping into the role of General Manager.
<strong>Kathy Zarcone</strong>
Kathy ZarconeFront Office Director/Child Watch Director
Kathy has been with NOMAD for several years and has worked in both Child Watch and the Front Office during her time here. She is now the Front Office & Child Watch Director.
<strong>Jon Rogers</strong>
Jon RogersDirector of Personal Training & Dryland
Jon took the helm as Director of Personal Training & Dryland at NOMAD in 2019. Jon has over 10 years of experience as a Fitness and Sports Performance Professional. By losing over 80 pounds himself, Jon learned the invaluable role health and fitness play in daily life.

Education & Certifications: B.A., Anthropology; NASM Certified Personal Trainer; NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist; NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist; Mad Dogg Spin Instructor.

<strong>Heidi Cashell</strong>
Heidi CashellDirector of Group Fitness
Heidi joined NOMAD as a member in 2011 and by 2016 was teaching fitness classes of her own at NOMAD through Silver Sneakers. Heidi was later promoted to Director of Group Fitness. Prior to NOMAD Heidi was a manager of University City RockBox.
<strong>Lauren Brissie</strong>
Lauren BrissieAssistant Director of Group Fitness
Lauren’s infectious attitude, positivity, and love for life and fitness are the perfect combination to make her a natural fit in the Assistant Director of Group Fitness role!

Our Dedicated Support Staff

Missy Hubbard (Water Aerobics/Water Therapy)

Alma Hunter (Front Office/Silver Sneakers Memberships)

Sylvia Corliss (Front Office)

Mahalia Dean (Front Office)

Debora Lang (Front Office)

Valerie Scott (Swim Academy)

Daniel Cavanaugh (Front Office)

Steven Campbell (Head Lifeguard/Certified Pool Operator)

We are also proudly supported by our Child Watch staff members, Swim Instruction staff members, Fitness Instruction staff members, Lifeguard staff members, and others.

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