FRRPD Instructors

Melissa Cardio Fusion

Melissa Brault- Cardio Fusion
Melissa is a certified fitness instructor who has years of experience in training customers through MB Fitness training programs such as cardio fusion. She brings energy and passion to every class and offers a variety of high calorie burning exercises including: tabata, HIIT (high intensity, interval training), kettle balls, plyometrics, boxing, circuit training and much, much more.

Lori U-Jam

Lori “Ladybird” Mattos- U-Jam
Lori is a passionate, energized and certified U-Jam instructor. She has been teaching U-Jam here at Feather River since August (had previously taught elsewhere).  She is a Fitness/Nutrition Professional and is AFAA Group Fitness Certified. Lori’s high energy, calorie burning class is fit for U-Jammers of all levels.


Annette Mathews -Fuctional Fitness
Annette now holds an Interdisciplinary Masters Degree in ‘Community Health & Fitness Promotion,’ and certifications as a Group Exercise Instructor and a Personal Trainer. As she has gotten older she’s had to modify her workouts and in doing so, found her niche – working with older adults (like herself!). Annette loves that she gets to be a small part of helping people live more functional lives!

Martha Zumba

Martha Mireles- Zumba
She has been with FRRPD for 4 years now. She is a dedicated and passionate Zumba instructor who brings high energy, passion and fun to each and every Zumba class. Be on the lookout for Martha and her dedicated Zumba dancers as they will often participate in local community events to share their passion of Zumba with all.

Miss Peggy Dance

Ms. Peggy-Dance Classes
Miss Peggy started teaching in High school for Johnny Etchart. She had a studio in Des Moines WA for 27 yrs. She studied at The Cornish Institute & PNW Ballet in Seattle. Miss Peggy dance classes teach a variety of dance routines with the focus on proper technique, classic elements of dance and music and most important how to have fun while learning new dance moves!

Sensei Ronnie

Sensei Ronnie Smith- Karake
Ronnie is a 5th degree Black Belt, has 30+ years of experience practicing and teaching karate, and has spent the last 17 years in Butte County. He has been with the District since 2012. His class sizes have continuously increased, which speaks to the high quality classes he offers.
Miss Gabby- Dance Classes
Miss Gabby started dancing when she was eight years old. Once she had discovered her passion she became a dance assistant instructor a couple years later at the young age of just eleven. After 11 years of dancing she aspired to become a dance instructor. Now at almost twelve years of dancing, she offers Jazz and Pre-Dance classes, as well occasional ballet technique and strengthening classes at FRRPD.

Angel MMiss Angel- Dance Classes
Angel was born and raised in Oroville California, she has been dancing and competing locally and state wide since she was 7 years old. She was a student teacher since the age of 15 and has taught all styles of dance including jazz, tap, contemporary, technique, and a little bit of hip-hop. The past year she has taught at FRRPD as an assistant dance teacher, we are extremely excited to have Angel as part of the FRRPD Team!

Catherine Huie- Dance Classes
Cat was born and raised in the Bay Area. At a young age Cat started her dance careers at Millbrae Park and Rec with tap and tumbling classes. She then went on to train in ballet and tap at Schumacher’s School of Dance. She performed in various local community theatre musicals as theatre was a big part of her childhood. She continued her career training at Foothill College and was a part of the Award-Winning Foothill Repertory Dance Company. She went on to San Jose State University where she earned her BA in Performing Arts/Dance. She then went on to perform in dance groups such as the B-52’s and participated as a dancer in several San Francisco parades. She took time off to raiser her 2 beautiful girls, moved to Oroville in 2010 and has taught a various local dance studios. She is happy to have the opportunity to share her passion and experience in dance and performing arts at FRRPD.