Charlene Richardson

owner, coach + training director M.Ed, ACSM-CPT, SFG2, SFB, SFL, FMS, PN1, TPI Certified

Charlene received her Bachelors in Exercise Science from Immaculata University in 2008 and went to Bowling Green State University in Ohio for her Masters in Exercise Physiology in 2010. Since then, she has been a certified personal trainer and kettlebell instructor committed to changing people's lives through strength, conditioning, and healthy lifestyle changes. She enjoys hiking and reading in her spare time. 

Renee Richardson


Renee has worked for 17+ years in the architectural design world as a Project Manager and Designer.  She designed our unique space to help make each client feel at home. The quality of the design and materials is reflected in the ANCHOR core philosophy through the foundation of making each movement precisely correct.  Her passion for perfection has led her to help achieve the concept behind ANCHOR life + fitness.   Like how ANCHOR looks?  Check out her website for more inspiration and to contact her. 

Leigh Anne Emrich

general manager, coach BS, BA, NASM, SFG1

Leigh Anne is a certified personal trainer with over 10 years of professional experience.  She has been active through sports her whole life.  She started playing soccer at a very young age and continued on to play varsity level lacrosse in high school ultimately obtaining a scholarship to the University of Delaware.  During this time, she was introduced to and developed a strong passion for strength training and Olympic lifting.  Upon graduating from University of Delaware she pursued a career in personal training.  Leigh Anne has held the position of Head Trainer for the last 8 years and recently joined the ANCHOR life + fitness team.  She is currently working towards her StrongFirst Bodyweight and Barbell Certifications.  Leigh Anne loves strength training and the positive side effects it has on herself and her clients.  She truly believes in the mantra “Strong Body, Strong Mind".

Diana Hoscheit

yoga director, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT

Curiosity is what brought Diana to her first yoga class in 2003. The immediate physical benefits of the practice, including a complete remission of a hematological disorder, kept her coming back. After years of study, Diana is now an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher and a Certified Yoga Therapist. She has been leading yoga classes since 2006 and has been developing Yoga Therapy based wellness programs for individuals and special populations since 2013 with an interest in Yoga Therapy for recovery from addiction. Her classes and programs draw from her extensive study of anatomy, physiology, psychology, yogic philosophy, yoga asana, pranayama, Ayurveda, the chakras, meditation, yoga nidra, deep relaxation, and guided imagery techniques. When she is not teaching, practicing, or studying yoga, Diana enjoys travel, cooking, and spending time with her family (including five cats and a dog!)

Brittaney Valentino

yoga instructor, RYT-200, Balanced Athlete Certified

Brittaney started her yoga journey in 2012, not knowing that by the end of her first class she would be hooked. What started as awkward curiosity rapidly transformed into passion and self discovery. Whether it is through mental or physical strength, buried emotion, or stress relief, with every practice she learns something new about herself.  

Finding yoga started a new life and new path for Brittaney. Her new sense of self made her realize that she wanted to share and help others. She received her 200 hour certification through Empowered Yoga in March 2015, and began teaching. She went on to get a certification as a Meditation teacher in June 2015 and a certification in balanced Athlete 1 & 2 in January 2016.

Through her pregnancy and the birth of her son in May 2016, she once again found a new beginning through yoga. She found mommy and baby classes to aid in finding new ways to move as a new mom in a "new" body. Through this she found that she also wanted to share this gift with children. She completed a yoga for kids workshop in 2016 with Le Petit Yoga and is excited to start this new journey.

Dominick Martino

yoga instructor E-RYT, LMT, FMS, ACSM

Dominick's background in bodywork gives him a unique perspective to movement. With 18 years of experience as a licensed massage therapist, he has worked in several professional settings including Chiropractic offices and Physical Therapy centers. Dominick received his 200 teacher training in 2012 with Empowered Yoga and is currently working towards StrongFirst Level 1 Kettlebell and ACSM Personal Training certification. He has a keen eye for movement and is a talented teacher and coach. His intention is to help students understand how to move correctly and efficiently so that they feel empowered to take full advantage of body, mind, and soul and live a happy, healthy life. 

Christine Pieretti

coach, NASM-CPT

Christine is a certified personal trainer with a Bachelor's degree from West Chester University. She graduated and began working as a high school math teacher, though quickly realized that she was meant to teach in a different way. She has always had a passion for movement; she was a dancer from the age of three which continued through college. It was there she found a passion for yoga. Over the years her passion evolved to encompass many types of movement, including strength training. She joins ANCHOR with the goal of helping others find balance and happiness in health and fitness. Christine is currently working towards her Strong First Level 1 Kettlebell certification.

Tracey Miller

yoga instructor, RYT-200

A 1st degree black belt in martial arts with over 10 years of teaching experience with adults and children, Tracey's yoga journey began in 2015 when a yoga instructor was brought into the fitness studio that she managed. After her first encounter, she was hooked! As she began to feel the transformational effect yoga had on her life, she felt inspired to share the gift of yoga with others. She completed her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training in May 2017. Tracey believes the mind, body, soul connection is a sacred one and one that should be nurtured and inspired. With that mentality, she teaches her classes from her heart, creating an uplifting and safe environment for students of all ages and backgrounds. Tracey also enjoys music, travel and spending time with family.

Liam O'Donnell

coach + director of sports performance, SFG1, FMS1

Liam is a StrongFirst Level 1 instructor and overall fitness enthusiast.  He calls Ireland home and was a professional “footie” (soccer) player, for the Philadelphia Atoms for two years. Playing soccer most of his life, he naturally fell into the role of being assistant soccer coach for Wilmington Friends.


Liam has always had a passion for fitness and after training with kettlebells at ANCHOR life + fitness, he knew this was something he wanted to pursue further.  Recently completing his SFG1, Liam is eager to share his knowledge with others by helping make his clients the best possible versions of themselves. He is looking forward to reaching more StrongFirst goals in the future and to start working with the amazing coaches and clients at ANCHOR! In his spare time Liam enjoys painting, golfing and fishing with his children.

Alyssa Allen

coach, SFG, SFG2, SFB

Growing up playing lacrosse, soccer and swimming, Alyssa has always been an active person in athletics. Alyssa stepped into the training and coaching realm in 2015 through StrongFirst. Since then, Alyssa has her SFG I, II, and  Bodyweight. Alyssa will be going for her final StrongFirst certification with barbells in October of 2019. As well as her love for strength, Alyssa also became a Balanced Athlete coach in 2018 helping people move out of pain with mindful movement through proper activation and alignment to keep clients moving well for years to come.

Danielle Bukowski

yoga instructor, RYT-200

Danielle is a graduate of Empowered Yoga’s  200hr YTT program. She has been a devoted practitioner of yoga and meditation since 2002. She has been a dance instructor throughout the tristate area for over 20 years, specializing In contemporary ballet and modern dance.  
Danielle delights in bringing new perspectives to her classes and her own practice by continuing to study and grow herself. She has gained so very much from being a part of the Yoga community, and is deeply grateful to her teachers and to the students who teach her at least as much as she teaches them. Danielle’s classes are lighthearted and full of energy and smiles. She enjoys sharing poses, pranayama, and thoughts that are inspiring to her own practice. 

Danielle is the Mom of an amazing, energetic 5 year old boy and when she is not in a studio you can find her enjoying her time with him! 

Tori Dennis

yoga instructor, RYT-200

Tori was an athletic child and was briefly introduced to yoga through her sports teams. She enjoyed taking classes, but never truly understood or appreciated the practice until she began practicing yoga more seriously and consistently in college. In 2011, Tori was given an opportunity to teach. Though she had no formal training, she dove into researching all about the postures and alignment and the body every chance she could. Something about putting together sequences and observing how the body effortlessly flowed in and out of postures with the breath was fascinating to her. She had developed such a strong connection to teaching and knew that it was something she was meant to keep doing. In 2015, Tori received her 200hr-RYT through Marianne Wells Yoga School. Since then, she has worked with students of all ages and all levels of experience and encourages every student to learn to listen to their bodies and move with intention. Tori teaches everything from very gentle beginners to power vinyasa classes. Her classes are always fluid and breath focused with an emphasis on mindful movement, body awareness and alignment!  

Tim McDevitt

yoga instructor, RYT-200

Born and raised in Wilmington Delaware. I am married with two wonderful sons, Ronan and Valin, that my wife, Ciela, and I are raising. I got into Yoga after I saw such a positive change in my wife when she started a steady practice. With my background in martial arts training, time served in the United States Marine Corps, and years of working in construction, there was a lot of bad movement patterns and pain throughout my body. A pretty mean snowboarding accident did a number on my back as well. All that trauma and disconnection to how my body moved was very painful...physically and emotionally. Yoga and mindful movement have given me a new lease on how I feel and how move throughout my life. I feel more stable. More strength. More happiness. More life. It is my passion to share this life hack to any willing to listen and work with themselves for it. 

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112 S. Broad Street

Kennett Square, PA 

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