“My vision for Pacific Sports Spa was to be a fun and lively place, which is an avenue for people to live a better and healthier life while also being deeply integrated with the local sports community.”
Matt Noren graduated from Willapa Valley High School in 2001. He then attended Grays Harbor College for one year before graduating from Western Washington University in Bellingham, in March of 2006 with his bachelor’s degree in Communication. A lifelong-sports junkie and athlete, Matt played football, basketball, track and baseball throughout high school, and was an all-state football player his junior and senior years of high school.

While in college, Matt began freelancing for ESPN, and was also an intern with KING5 Sports. In addition, he began writing as the freelance sports reporter for the Pacific County Press as a freshman in high school and still writes for the paper today as much as time allows. Following college, Matt worked for a medical staffing company in Seattle, Olympia and Portland for five years before starting his own business, Health Pros Northwest, Inc., in late-2010 right here in Chehalis. Health Pros Northwest has grown from a one-employee company which started in a back office in his house to a much larger company that has employed nearly 1000 medical staff throughout Washington and Oregon, while still focusing on the rural and undeserved clients of our communities in the Pacific Northwest. While not a medical professional himself, Matt developed a very thorough knowledge of the business side of the medical world, working with medical staff, and a need locally for options other than the use of pharmaceuticals.

His vision for Pacific Sports Spa was to be a fun and lively place, which is an avenue for people to live a better and healthier life while also being deeply integrated with the local sports community. Matt and his wife Andrea live in Chehalis with their three children. In 2017, Matt and Andrea purchased the local gym, Thorbeckes. Since purchasing the gym they expanded Thorbeckes Athletic Club to four locations- Centralia, Chehalis, Rochester, and most recently South Bend. Together they love giving the local communities a place that supports continued health and improved quality of life. Matt enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, Husky football games, Mariners baseball and attending as many high school sporting events as possible!

OUR STAFF

Cassidy Best
Cassidy Best graduated from Napavine High School in 2013 where she played volleyball and softball. After high school she attended Oregon State University. She graduated from OSU in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology/Exercise Sports Science.  Through her schooling she found interest in and focused on human body movement and injury. After graduation Cassidy became the Director of Pacific Sports Spa and TAP (Thorbeckes Athletic Performance) and is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer. As the director of Pacific Sports Spa and TAP she loves that she is able to work with and educate local athletes in both training and recovery. In 2018, Cassidy married her husband Colton and they currently live in Onalaska. Her hobbies include traveling, being outdoors, and spending time with family and friends!
Lauren Fisher
Lauren Fisher attended WF West High school where she played Basketball and Softball. She attended Eastern Washington University and graduated in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise Science with minors in Coaching and Psychology. Lauren is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer and works both at TAP and in the sports spa. She also is an assistant Women’s Basketball coach for Centralia College and helps out W.F. West Softball. Lauren loves being outdoors and her hobbies include exploring new trails with her puppy and playing slow pitch!
Emma Veatch

Emma Veatch graduated from Adna High school and received her Associates of Arts Degree from Centralia College. She is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer where she trains at our TAP facility, as well as an avid runner. Emma has been working at TAP as a personal trainer and more recently began working part time at the sports spa as well where she is able to help many of her clients recover. Running is her passion and she can completed numerous half marathons as well a full marathon! Her hobbies include running, being outside, and spending time with family and friends. 

Ashlee Vadala

Ashlee Vadala graduated from W.F. West where she played Softball and Volleyball. She was first team all-league and all area all four years for softball as well as Co MVP her sophomore year and Defensive MVP her Senior year. She graduated from Centralia College as a running start student and is looking forward to continue her education in the nursing program. Ashlee loves spending time with her dog Trigger and being around family and friends!

Kelsie Morang
Kelsie Morang graduated from W.F. West and currently attends Centralia Community College. She worked for Thorbeckes and more recently transferred to Pacific Sports Spa where she enjoys interacting with clients and running cryo’s all day long! Kelsie consistently works out at Thorbeckes Athletic Club and loves to chat about different workouts. She also uses the recovery methods at the sports spa regularly to keep her from getting sore after her workouts! Kelsie enjoys spending time with loved ones and trying new things.