tel: 01387 240290 | email: Barracuda@cairndalehotel.co.uk

Meet our Team

Callum Grierson
Gym Instructor

About Me

I am currently studying my HND Health, fitness and exercise at Dumfries and Galloway college in the hope of gaining my level 3 personal trainer certificate. This has been a life long dream of mine and now I’m taking the steps to make it a reality!

I look forward to working with everyone here at the Barracuda and helping everyone reach their fitness goals.

“The pain you feel today will be the strength you feel tomorrow!!”.

List of Qualifications & Experience

  • HNC Health, Fitness and Exercise
  • Gym Instructor Level 2
  • First Aid trained
  • Pool Responder
  • 9 Years customer service experience
  • Over 10 years personal experience regarding muscle gain, weight loss and bodybuilding
Ryan Kerr
Gym Instructor

About Me

I have recently returned to Dumfries after studying Coaching and development in sport in Fife for over two years. Throughout this time I gained two valuable qualifications and an extremely good experience where I was accepted onto the Erasmus + project where I coached football for a month in Sweden while working closely alongside Svenska Fotbolls Akademin who are based in Stockholm.

Now that I am back in Dumfries I have successfully completed my Gym instructor Level 2 qualification along with a National pool lifeguard qualification. I am now at the later stages of my Level 3 personal training qualification which has been an ambition of mine for the last few years.

I look forward to helping each and everyone of you on your fitness journey here at the Barracuda!

“My success isn’t a result of arrogance, its a result of belief”.

List of Qualifications & Experience

  • HNC Coaching and development of sport
  • SFA Level 1.1 and 1.2 qualifications
  • Erasmus +project coaching football in Sweden
  • First Aid Qualified
  • Pool Responder
  • National Pool Lifeguard Qualification
  • Gym Instructor Level 2
Azza Elbashir
Gym Instructor

About Me

I have been working at the Barracuda Club for almost 7 years now, and I just completed gym instructing level 2, also half way through my personal training level 3, so I will be able to help you achieve your health and fitness potential through knowledge, positive encouragement, guidance and motivation. It feels good to be a small part of such a positive component of people’s day.

I smile, I work, I teach, I sweat, I meet new people, its just plain fun for me.

“Enter every activity without giving mental recognition to the possibility of defeat. Concentrate on your strengths instead of your weaknesses, on your powers instead of your problems.”

List of Qualifications & Experience

  • BSc(Hons) in Dental Medicine and Surgery
  • MSc in Public Health and Epidemiology
  • Fundamentals in systematic reviews & meta analysis
  • Inter-professional Healthcare Informatics
  • Pool Responder
  • First Aider at Work
  • Gym instructing
Leonor De Sousa
Forum Assistant

About Me

I ‘ve been working for 30 years always in direct service to people.

I found out, in the last year and a half in the Barracuda, that serving coffees relaxes me and I hope to help you find joy in a cup of tea or coffee!

 

List of Qualifications & Experience

  • Food Health and Safety Training
  • Customer Care
  • Pool Responder
  • First Aider
  • Red Cross Technician
  • Degree in Social Research
Emma Bennett
Café Assistant

About Me

I have had the opportunity to widen my skills by spending 2 years volunteering for charity shops across Dumfries, this had given me the confidence and skills for better communication between myself and customers.

As of 2018, I’ve had the pleasure of working within the Cairndale Hotel as Hotel Assistant, Leisure attendant and also as part of the bar staff team.

In 2016, I volunteered with YMCA youth group, engaging with children from ages 7-15 during the school play time to help them with building friendships and building trust between friends and other member of the community.

List of Qualifications & Experience

  • Training to be a Paramedic
  • First Aid Certified
  • Pool Responder Certified
  • Health & Food Certified