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Owner

pam

owner

Pam is the owner of Gold Star Gymnastics. She began gymnastics classes at Gym West (formerly located in Palo Alto) when she was 6, progressing through to optional levels of competition...


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Managerial Staff

  • c.c.

    head cheer & hip hop coach

    C.C. is our Program Director and Head All-Star Cheer & Hip Hop Coach. She has been at Gold Star since the day the doors opened. She knows everything and anything about the gym....

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  • owen

    head coach

    Owen is our Head Coach. He came to us in 2002 with over 15 years of experience including 10 years as a high level competitive coach. He was born in Ireland, and grew up training wi...

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  • chasity

    floor manager

    Chasity came to Gold Star in the winter of 2009 and is one of our three floor managers.  She had previously coached for 10 years in Texas, teaching all levels from Parent/Tot classes through compe...

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  • chris

    floor manager

    Chris has been with Gold Star since 2000, and has taught in practically every aspect of our program: Mini-Stars, school-aged boys and girls gymnastics, and our Level 4 & 5 team...

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  • crystal

    office manager

    Crystal began coaching for Gold Star in summer of 2005, and took on the role of Office Manager in 2015. She competed on GSG All-Star Cheer teams for four years, and they qualified ...

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  • kim

    floor manager

    Kim began coaching the GSG All-Star Cheer team in 2002, and took on the challenge of MiniStars and recreational gymnasts in 2004. She graduated from San Jose State with her Bachelo...

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Gold Star Staff

  • a.j.

    coach

    A.J. began coaching at Gold Star in the spring of 2008, but he has been a member of the Gold Star family for years. In 2006, A.J. joined our hip hop team and contributed to the squ...

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  • abby

    Coach

    Abby began coaching at Gold Star in summer of 2016, and is currently a member of our Optional Artistic Team. Abby came to us from another local gym after having trained and competed through the com...

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  • abi

    coach

    Abi began coaching at Gold Star in the summer of 2017, but has been raised in a gymnastics family. Her mother and both siblings have all been beloved coaches both here and at neighboring gyms. Abi ...

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  • albert

    coach

    Albert started at Gold Star in the winter of 2013 as our parking lot attendant, but he is no stranger to the gym having the illustrious privilege of being Coach Sabrina’s father....

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  • aleks

    coach

    Aleks joined the staff at Gold Star in the Fall of 2010. She currently balances one of those day jobs as an accountant with coaching.  Aleks has been a dancer since 2005, and as soon as she came t...

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  • alexx

    coach

    Alexx began coaching at Gold Star in the summer of 2017, but has been a member of our All-Star Cheer and Dance teams since 2009. Every year her teams have qualified for Nationals, competing through...

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  • alyson

    coach

    Alyson started coaching at Gold Star in the summer of 2017. She has been a gymnast since she was 7 years old and competed through Level 8 at one of our neighboring gyms,...

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  • amberlynn

    Coach

    Amberlynn came to Gold Star in the fall of 2012 from New Hampshire where she had been a gymnast for 19 years.  Amberlynn competed through Level 10 (one step in front of the Olympic athletes), wher...

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  • ananya

    Coach

    Ananya joined the Gold Star Staff in summer of 2016, and is currently a member of our Girls Artistic Optional Team. Her love for gymnastics started at three years old, and she joined us at GSG when...

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  • anastasia

    head rhythmic coach

    Anastasia began teaching in our Rhythmic Gymnastics program in the spring of 2004, added several MiniStar classes to her schedule in the fall of 2005, and took over as coordinator ...

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  • anissa

    coach

    Anissa started coaching at Gold Star in the summer of 2017.  She began attending GSG first as a student in our Adult Class, experiencing the excitement of the sport firsthand. Anissa graduated fro...

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  • anna

    coach

    Anna has been a member of Gold Star’s Rhythmic Gymnastics Team since 2002, and joined our coaching staff in the summer of 2006, returning to us in 2017 after having gr...

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  • april

    coach

    April began working the front desk at Gold Star in the spring of 2016, but she has been part of the GSG family since 2011 as mother of two Cheer and Hip Hop students. She graduated from San Jose St...

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  • arlene

    front desk

    Arlene started working at Gold Star in the summer of 2017, joining our wonderful front desk staff. She began as a grade school teacher in 2001, and currently teaches 3rd grade in Cuperti...

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  • ashley

    birthday coordinator

    Ashley started at Gold Star as a member of our Senior All-Star Cheer Team in 2007 a team which has qualified to Nationals every year. Ashley has earned a U.S.A. Gymnastics Safety C...

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  • brette

    coach

    Brette started coaching at Gold Star in the summer of 2015. She joined our teen class after moving to California from Texas where she began gymnastics classes as a kindergartener. ...

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  • brian

    coach

    Brian began coaching Aikido at Gold Star in the summer of 2014.  He is a 4th degree black belt and comes to us with more than a decade of teaching across three contin...

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  • brittany

    coach

    Brittani began coaching at Gold Star in our All-Star Cheer program in the summer of 2017. She earned her Bachelors in Marketing from Santa Clara University. Brittani has been a cheerleader since 19...

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  • carolyn

    front desk / afternoon lead

    Carolyn is assistant head coach of our All-Star Cheer Squads and lead for our afternoon front desk staff. Carolyn has been coaching cheerleading since 1992, and is First Aid and CP...

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  • cassidy

    coach

    Cassidy began coaching at Gold Star in the spring of 2010, but has been on our cheer and hip hop teams since 2003.  Cassidy’s cheer teams have always qualified to Nationals, ear...

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  • christy

    coach

    Christy started working at Gold Star in the summer of 2017. Growing up she was a competitive gymnast for over eight years. Christy graduated with her Bachelors from American University majoring in ...

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  • ciara

    coach

    Ciara began coaching at Gold Star in the summer of 2017, after discovering her love of gymnastics while participating in our teen classes. She is currently attending local community colleges, major...

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  • cindy

    Coach

    Cindy started working at Gold Star in the summer of 2016, but has been a gymnast at GSG since she was just two years old! Cindy qualified to regionals during her Level 8 season and is now training ...

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  • corinna

    coach

    Corinna began working at Gold Star in the spring of 2011.  She came to us from another local gym where she had coached children from preschool through pre-team levels s...

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  • courtney

    coach

    Courtney coaches our highest level gymnasts on our Girls Artistic Optional team, but has been with Gold Star since 2000 teaching in all aspects of the company. She began coaching i...

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  • courtney k.

    Coach

    Courtney K. began working at Gold Star in the summer of 2016 and is currently a part of our Girls Optional Artistic Team. She began gymnastics at five years old, and came to GSG in 2015, where she ...

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  • coy

    coach

    Coy began coaching at Gold Star in the summer of 2005. He comes to us with over 20 years of teaching experiences. He began choreographing in 1990 for various hip hop groups. Over t...

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  • elaine

    front desk

    Elaine has been working at our front desk weekday mornings since 2001. She is CPR and First Aid certified. She alone is in charge of maintaining our waiting lists, as so many of yo...

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  • ellie

    coach

    Ellie started working at Gold Star in the spring of 2017. She has been a cheerleader for 7 years, cheering for Gold Star, Pop Warner and her high school, where she was named captain of her squad. E...

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  • emilia

    Coach

    Emilia began coaching at Gold Star in the summer of 2016.  She comes to us from the world of Rhythmic gymnastics and dance. Emilia started training in Rhythmic gymnastics at the age of five while ...

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  • emma

    coach

    Emma began coaching at Gold Star in the summer of 2017 and is currently a member of our Girls Artistic Optional Team competing Level 9. Her love for gymnastics began at just 4 years old as a MiniSt...

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  • erika

    Coach

    Erika began coaching at Gold Star in fall of 2016, after five years of teaching toddlers through Xcel competitive gymnasts at one of our local gyms. There she held the title of Kids Night Out Coord...

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  • gabriel

    Coach

    Gabriel began coaching Aikido at Gold Star gymnastics in the summer of 2016 and has been training since 2008. Additionally, he trained for three years in traditional Northern Shaolin Kung Fu. Gabri...

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  • giselle

    Coach

    Giselle began coaching at Gold Star in summer of 2016, but has been a part of the GSG dance program for more than a decade, joining her first hip hop team in 2005.  She is currently a student at F...

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    coach

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  • hana

    coach

    Hana began coaching at Gold Star in the summer of 2017, but has been a part of our family since she turned seven. She started in our Recreational program and currently competes on our Level 5 Compu...

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  • jacqueline

    Coach

    Jacqueline began coaching at Gold Star in the summer of 2016, and has been a student at GSG since 2010. Jacqueline started gymnastics when she was eight years old and has now risen to become an Opt...

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  • jaelen

    coach

    Jaelen began working at Gold Star in the spring of 2015, but as CC’s oldest daughter, she has been part of the Gold Star family since 2001. Jaelen is CPR and First Aid certified,...

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  • Jennifer

    Coach

    Jennifer began coaching at Gold Star in summer of 2016, but has part of our Gold Star family since she was four. Jennifer quickly moved through our recreational programs, competing as high as Optio...

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  • jennifer z.

    coach

    Jennifer Z. began coaching at Gold Star in the summer of 2017, but first came to Gold Star as a Recreational gymnast when she was six years old. Very quickly Jennifer switched into our Rhythmic gym...

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  • jessica

    coach

    Jessica began coaching at Gold Star in the fall of 2014, although has been a gymnast at GSG since she was 3 years old. Jessica started in our MiniStar program, was asked to join ou...

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  • joy

    floor coordinator

    Joy has been teaching gymnastics, fitness and music to children for over 30 years, and came to Gold Star in the summer of 2005. She has coached gymnastics at the YMCA and in privat...

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  • julia

    coach

    Julia started working at Gold Star in the summer of 2017. She has trained as a dancer since she was in preschool, and has been competing in dance at her high school. She began teaching as an assist...

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  • karina

    coach

    Karina became a part of the Gold Star staff in the summer of 2017, but came to GSG first as a student when she was four. Karina rose through our recreational program and onto our artistic team, whe...

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  • katherine

    coach

    Katherine began coaching at Gold Star in the summer of 2017, but has been a part of our Gold Star family since she was three years old. Katherine worked her way through our recreational program fro...

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  • katie R.

    Coach

    Katie began coaching at Gold Star in the winter of 2017, but has been part of the GSG family since 2007.  She was identified from the beginning as having a talent in the sport and was placed immed...

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  • katy

    rhythmic class coordinator

    Katy began coaching in 1999, and came to Gold Star in 2004. She started gymnastics classes at the age of 2, finishing her career as a Rhythmic gymnast training to compete Level 8. ...

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  • kayla

    camp director

    Kayla has been part of our Gold Star family since 2002 as a member of our All-Star Cheer and Hip Hop teams. She is the fourth in the family line of beloved staff members as her two...

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  • kelli

    coach

    Kelli started coaching at Gold Star in the summer of 2017, but began her gymnastics career at GSG when she was four years old. Kelli quickly moved through our recreational program and currently com...

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  • kendra

    Coach

    Kendra began coaching at Gold Star in the summer of 2016, but is no stranger to the gym, having spent the better part of every week at GSG since she was four. Kendra is currently training Level 9, ...

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  • larry

    coach

    Larry joined the Gold Star staff in the winter of 2015. Larry came to us after having been a youth director for 7 years, where he had an opportunity to not only manage staff and as...

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  • laura

    floor coordinator

    Laura started at Gold Star in the winter of 2006 with five years of experience coaching toddlers through PreTeam gymnasts both at our gym (for a short while a number of years ago) ...

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  • lauren

    coach

    Lauren started coaching at Gold Star in the spring of 2013 and instantly became a favorite of both the staff and the students. Lauren has a natural instinct for teaching, treating ...

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  • lucia

    coach

    Lucia began coaching at Gold Star in the summer of 2016, but started her gymnastics training at a neighboring club. She came to GSG as an already accomplished gymnast, joining our Optional Girls Ar...

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  • madi

    coach

    Madi started coaching at Gold Star in the summer of 2017, but has been in the gym at Gold Star since she was two years old, participating with her parent in our KinderStars program. She has been co...

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  • Malia

    coach

    Malia began working at Gold Star in the summer of 2017, but has been training with us since she was four years old. She now competes as a Level 9 in our Rhythmic program. Malia has an impressive li...

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  • maytal

    coach

    Maytal began working at Gold Star in the summer of 2015, but has been a student at GSG since she was 6 years old. Maytal moved through all of our Recreational levels and onto our C...

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  • melissa

    coach

    Melissa started coaching at Gold Star in the summer of 2017, but we first met her when she joined our gymnastics classes at the age of 10. She rose through our girls recreational classes to our Art...

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  • michael

    coach

    Michael began working at Gold Star in the summer of 2015, but comes to us as one of our most experienced coach, and a nationally ranked gymnast in his own right. Michael began coac...

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  • michelle r.

    front desk

    Michelle R. came to work at our front desk after many years in customer service and retail management, including helping at a Montessori Day School and in the Sunnyvale School Dist...

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  • michelle s.

    coach

    Michelle S. came to Gold Star in the spring of 2013, after working at a neighboring club since 2007. Michelle is a much beloved and has a huge following of families who follow her ...

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  • nadia

    coach

    Nadia has been at Gold Star since 2000, and in this time has captured the hearts of countless preschoolers. She brings 20 years of teaching expertise with her from Russia, with a B...

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  • natalie

    Coach

    Natalie began coaching at Gold Star in the summer of 2016, and joined GSG as a student at eight years old, after being enamored by the 2008 Olympics. Natalie started in our Recreational program, mo...

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  • natasha

    coach

    Natasha joined Gold Star in 2009 after coaching in the Bay Area for the past decade – teaching all levels of gymnastics, working as a receptionist and helping with the billing fo...

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  • nomi

    Coach

    Nomi began coaching at Gold Star in the summer of 2016, but has been a student at GSG since she was four years old. Nomi moved through our Mini Star and Recreational levels, onto our Compulsory Gir...

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  • olga

    coach

    Olga began teaching at Gold Star in the summer of 2012, coming to us from Estonia.  Olga spent a year coaching Rhythmic gymnastics and two years developing and leading a “Mom &a...

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  • patty

    front desk

    Patty started working at Gold Star in the spring of 2014, joining our fantastic front desk staff. She came to us after earning her Bachelors in Social Work from San Francisco State...

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  • paul

    coach

    Paul came to Gold Star in the spring of 2006 began taking classes when he was in elementary school in Ireland and proceeded to compete internationally on the Irish Junior National ...

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  • pearce

    Coach

    Pearce joined Gold Star Gymnastics in the fall of 2016, with over 40 years of experience as a judge and a coach. He has coached boys and girls compulsory through optional teams, judged several Nati...

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  • phil

    coach

    Phil has been working at Gold Star since 1997. In this time he has taught all levels from preschool through competitive boys and girls teams. Currently he is one of our Adult Gymna...

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  • quynn

    coach

    Quynn began working at Gold Star in the summer of 2015, but has literally grown up in the gym. She is the daughter of the owner, and was three weeks old when her parents bought the...

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  • ronney

    head boys coach

    Ronney came to Gold Star in the fall of 2007 as Director of our boys gymnastics program. He is a true professional coach, having taught gymnastics to every age group, beginner thro...

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  • roosa

    Coach

    Roosa began coaching at Gold Star in the summer of 2016. She started her gymnastics career in Finland at the age of five, moved to the United States and competed through Level 4 at another local gy...

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  • ruth

    Coach

    Ruth began coaching for Gold Star in the spring of 2006, working for two years and then returned in 2016.   Ruth grew up in gymnastics and cheer, competing through Level 6 as an artistic gymnast ...

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  • ryan

    coach

    Ryan began coaching at Gold Star in the fall of 2004. He has been a member of the GSG award-winning All-Star Cheer Teams since 2002, and was one of the original members...

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  • sabrina g.

    coach

    Sabrina G. is an irreplaceable part of our all of our gymnastics programs. Sabrina started her coaching career at Gold Star in 2000, and we have watched her grow i...

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  • shahar

    Coach

    Shahar began coaching at Gold Star in the fall of 2016, but has been a member of the GSG Artistic Boys Compulsory Team since 2015, having started in our boys recreational program and then participa...

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  • simona

    coach

    Simona began coaching at Gold Star in the summer of 2017, and has been a student at GSG since 2010. Simona started gymnastics when she was five years old and has now risen to compete on our Xcel te...

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  • sofi

    coach

    Sofi started working at Gold Star in the summer of 2017, but we first met Sofi at the adorable age of 2 in our Kinderstar class. She has worked through the ranks and is now competing Level 7 on our...

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  • talya

    coach

    Talya started coaching at Gold Star in the spring of 2010.  She was a cheerleader with the Mountain View Marauders for 12 years, then cheered for both her high school and joined G...

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  • Thea

    Coach

    Thea began coaching at Gold Star in the summer of 2016, and has been a gymnast since the age of four. She started her training in Sweden, and coming to GSG when she was six years old.  She was pla...

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  • vital

    coach

    Vital started working at Gold Star in the spring of 2015, but has been a part of our GSG family since 2001, when his daughter CC implemented our Cheer & Dance program, and his ...

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  • weini

    billing coordinator

    Weini has been working for Gold Star since 2001. She was originally hired as a receptionist, and is now our billing coordinator. From 2004-2015 she was our Camp Director, and devel...

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  • will

    coach

    Will started working at Gold Star in the spring of 2014. He has been surrounded by gymnastics coaches for the past few years as both his mother and his sister taught at a neighbori...

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  • yousef

    coach

    Yousef came to Gold Star in the winter of 2010, after teaching gymnastics since 2005 at one of our neighboring clubs. He has his USA Gymnastics Safety Certification, and certificat...

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