Meet Our Instructors

Master Keith Wilkes

5th Dan Kukkiwon
Kwan Jang Nim (Head of Schools) 
Master Wilkes began his Taekwondo training at the age of 15 within the International Taekwondo Federation in Denver, Colorado. A published author and speaker, he is one of the first 100 martial artists to pass the Instructor Certification requirements of the American Council on Martial Arts Instructor Certification program. Master Wilkes earned an A.S. in General Studies from Vincennes University in 1980 and a B.A. in Broadcast Communications with a minor in Psychology from Metropolitan State University of Denver in 1990. Besides the martial arts, he enjoys gardening, playing golf and spending time with his wife.

Dee Nevills

3rd Dan (Kukkiwon)
Instructor
With a degree in Criminal Justice from Colorado State University, Dee has made a career change after 20 years in the public safety/security sector. Coming to Fear Knot because she likes the positive atmosphere and friendly people at our schools, Dee enjoys helping others and being able to teach something that she's passionate about. Heading out on a dirt bike or ATV are her outside interests. At home she spends time with her family, decorates and collects antiques.

Dixie Evans

3rd Dan (2nd Dan Kukkiwon)
Asst. Youth Developmental Programs Instructor
A retired business owner, Dixie joined FEAR KNOT in 2010 for the physical and mental energy gained in learning martial arts. She decided to become an instructor to pass on the enjoyment and self-confidence of learning Taekwondo. As the 'senior' member of the staff, Dixie has diverse interests that include volleyball, swimming, playing the piano and 'aiding and abetting' her grandchildren.

Brian Lobel

3rd Dan (2nd Dan Kukkiwon)
Asst. Martial Arts Instructor
Asst. Youth Developmental Programs Instructor
A project architect with Crabtree, Rohrbaugh & Assoc., Brian has B.A. in Art (Graphic Design) from Millersville University. He decided to join FEAR KNOT's instructor corps after watching the positive effects the school's programs had on his son. He says he likes to help motivate the students to push themselves and do their best everyday. When he's not at FEAR KNOT, Brian enjoys bicycling, running, traveling and reading.

Mike Hoffman

2nd Dan (Kukkiwon)
Instructor

Earning an A.S. in Specialized Technology from The Bradley Institute of Graphic Design Mike is a technical analyst for Capital Blue Cross. He made martial arts a family affair when he began training in 2014. Mike's two children are also students at Fear Knot. He decided to become an instructor to share his knowledge with the younger students and help them become good members of their communities. When Mike's not hanging out at Fear Knot, he enjoys being creative, plays golf, and fiddles around on the computer.

Chase Clements

2nd Dan
Instructor

A freshman at West Virginia University, Chase has been with FEAR KNOT since enrolling on our Pre-Ninjas program at 3 years old (2003). He enjoys his training because it gives him a chance to meet new people. Chase decided to help with classes because he likes helping others learn the things he's learned over the years. Other than martial arts, Chase plays lacrosse.

Alex Taylor

2nd Dan
Asst. Martial Arts Instructor
Asst. Youth Developmental Programs Instructor
A senior at Cumberland Valley High School, Alex has been with Fear Knot since 2013. He decided to join the instructor corps because he enjoys working with the other students and says it helps keep him active. Away from school, Alex enjoys computer programming and electrical engineering. He also spends time playing with his two dogs.

Maddy Weeks

2nd Dan (Kukkiwon)
Certified Little Ninjas Prep Course Instructor

A 9th grader at Elizabethtown Area High School, Maddy has been with Fear Knot since enrolling in the Little Ninjas Prep Course when she was 3 years old. She was a natural when she first began helping with classes when she was 9. Maddy teaches because she loves working with the kids. When she's not on the training floor, Maddy enjoys art, playing the ukulele, and skateboarding.

Nate Marquart

2nd Dan
Asst. Instructor


Daniel Morris

1st Dan
Instructor
Dan joins Fear Knot with a MBA from Eastern University. He also spent time in the marine corps and has background in law enforcement security and business management. A life-long dream of teaching martial arts led Dan to join the team. He especially enjoys working with younger students because of the impact martial arts had on him as a child. Outside of the school, Dan enjoys movies and cooking with his daughters, going to bookstores, tubing, shooting, & "lifting".

Alex Gassis

1st Dan

In the 8th grade, Alex is educating himself at Reach Cyber Charter School. With Fear Knot since 2013, he decided to join the junior instructor program to help other students in their own individual quest to master martial arts. Alex works every class to make a difference in each of his student's path to success along with teaching himself new things. Outside the school, he swims and plays basketball and also has an interest in robotics and computer gaming.

Katarina Dovat

Junior Black Belt

A senior at Hershey High School, Katarina joined Fear Knot in 2012 when she enrolled in the school’s TKD program. She decided to join the junior instructor ranks because she enjoys teaching and passing down her knowledge. Katarina also says teaching gives her a chance to meet and interact with new people. Aside from helping Fear Knot’s students, she also volunteers at Hershey Medical Center and is a volunteer instructor for the Hershey Figure Skating Club’s “Learn to Skate” program.

Chris Keller

1st Gup
Asst. Martial Arts Instructor
Youth Developmental Programs Instructor
Dan joins Fear Knot with a MBA from Eastern University. He also spent time in the marine corps and has background in law enforcement security and business management. A life-long dream of teaching martial arts led Dan to join the team. He especially enjoys working with younger students because of the impact martial arts had on him as a child. Outside of the school, Dan enjoys movies and cooking with his daughters, going to bookstores, tubing, shooting, & "lifting".

Junior Instructors

Mark Walter

Junior Instructor

Caylin Walters

1st Dan Junior Instructor
A Green Ridge 6th grader, Caylin first joined Fear Knot as a Little Ninja. She enjoys working with her younger martial arts "mates” and strives to help them improve their skills and have fun like she did. Caylin's other interests include scouts and playing softball.

Gracin Smith

Junior Instructor
In the 7th grade at Elizabethtown Area Middle School, Gracin decided to become a junior instructor to improve his leadership skills. He's also looking forward to making new friends while helping out the younger students. When he's not at Fear Knot, Gracin hits the trails with his mountain bike.

Delaney Woodbridge

Junior Instructor
A 4th grader at Lancaster Country Day School, Delaney is having fun and has made new friends at Fear Knot. She decided to join the junior instructor corps because she loves "karate" and wants to help more kids have the same experience. Outside the school, Delaney enjoys dance, acting, and other sports.

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