Staff

Our employees are inherently nice to children. We only hire coaches who are upbeat, energetic, and extremely conscientious of the health and well-being of children. We offer extensive and ongoing development opportunities so that our staff are experts in their fields.

Gold Star has become a leader in the community for hiring and training high school students to become effective and compassionate teachers – giving them their first jobs to prepare them for both their future and ours. Alongside these young coaches are some of the most experienced and extraordinary professionals in the sport. The veterans are enlivened by mentoring the next generation, and the newest teachers are learning from seasoned coaches – a perfect combination.

Owner

Pam

owner

Pam, the owner of Gold Star, began gymnastics classes when she was six, progressing to optional levels of competition. In 1979, she started coaching and replaced beam workouts with dan...


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Managerial Staff

c.c.

head cheer coach & program director

C.C. is our Program Director and Head All-Star Cheer Coach. She has been at Gold Star since the d...

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Chris (Daffron)

floor manager

Chris (Daffron) came to Gold Star in 2004, but began coaching i...

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Chris (Garcia)

floor manager

Chris (Garcia) has been with Gold Star since 2000, and has taught in practically every aspect of ...

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Crystal

office manager

Crystal began coaching for Gold Star in summer of 2005, after cheering for the G...

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Kim

floor manager

Kim began coaching our All-Star Cheer teams in 2002, our recreational gymnastics...

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Owen

head coach

Owen came to Gold Star in 2002, but began coaching in 1979. He was born in Irela...

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Ashley

front desk lead

Ashley began teaching in the fall of 2008 after joining on of our All-Star Cheer...

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Carolyn

cheer program coordinator & marketing director

Carolyn has been with Gold Star since 2002 and is Program Coordinator of our All...

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Erika

floor coordinator

Erika began coaching at Gold Star in fall of 2016, coming to us after teaching f...

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Laura

floor coordinator

Laura started at Gold Star in the winter of 2006, having started coaching in 19...

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Michelle

floor coordinator

Michelle came to Gold Star in the spring of 2013, after working at a neighborin...

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Ronney

head boys coach

Ronney came to Gold Star in the fall of 2007 as Director of our Boys Gymnastics ...

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Ryan

floor coordinator & camp director

Ryan began coaching at Gold Star in the fall of 2004. He came to the gym as a m...

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nathan

ninja director

Nathan joined the Gold Star staff in the summer of 2018, but has taught at a nei...

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Lili

coach

Lili began coaching at Gold Star in the fall of 2019, but has been part of the s...

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will

floor coordinator & assistant camp director

Will started working at Gold Star in the spring of 2014, following in the footsteps of his mother...

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Gold Star Staff

  • a.j.

    front desk

    A.J. began coaching at Gold Star in the spring of 2008. In 2006, he joined our hip-hop teams and still competes on our Open Hip-Hop team. He has his USASF Dance Credential, USA Gym...

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  • Abi S.

    coach

    Abi S. began coaching at Gold Star in the summer of 2017 and is the daughter of Coach Michelle! She participated in our recreational program, having been in gymnastics classes since before she cou...

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  • aiden

    coach

    Aiden began coaching at Gold Star in the summer of 2021 and is CPR and First Aid certified. For years Aiden has been waiting in the car for his little sister to finish her GSG gymn...

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  • Albert

    coach

    Albert started at Gold Star in the winter of 2013. He had coached a variety of sports teams in and around Sunnyvale before joining our staff. He has certifications in USA Gymnastic...

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  • alexa

    coach

    Alexa began coaching at Gold Star in the spring of 2022. She started her gymnastics training when she was eight years old, and then moved to our Cheer and Hip Hop programs to compe...

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  • Amanda

    coach

    Amanda began coaching at Gold Star in the fall of 2019, and is CPR and First Aid certified. She started in gymnastics at the age of four and rose through our MiniStar program, comp...

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  • anika

    coach

    Anika began coaching at Gold Star in the spring of 2021 and is CPR and First Aid certified. Her gymnastics training started when she was four, joining GSG in first grade. She moved...

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  • anne

    coach

    Anne began coaching at Gold Star in the summer of 2021 and is CPR and First Aid certified. She started her gymnastics training in New Zealand. When she joined GSG, Anne was already...

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  • ansel

    coach

    Ansel began coaching at Gold Star in the winter of 2020, but has been a GSG student since he was in MiniStars rising through our recreational levels to compete on our Compulsory Bo...

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  • April

    front desk

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

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  • Arlene

    front desk

    Arlene started working at Gold Star in the summer of 2017. She has been teaching grade school since 2001. Arlene graduated from Cal State Hayward with a Bachelor in Liberal Arts an...

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  • audrey

    coach

    Audrey started working at Gold Star in the fall of 2021, however she first came to the gym when she was 3 years old, returning to participate in Girls Red, and later in our Teen cl...

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  • betsy

    coach

    Betsy began coaching at Gold Star in the spring of 2022. She started training in gymnastics when she was twelve years old and very quickly joined our GSG All-Star Cheer Teams. She ...

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  • cameron

    coach

    Cameron joined the Gold Star staff in the spring of 2022. He has trained extensively in a multitude of sports related to gymnastics: parkour, wrestling and weightlifting. He is eve...

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  • christy

    coach

    Christy started working at Gold Star in the fall of 2021, but joined our GSG family when she was five as a MiniStar then moved through our Girls Recreational classes until she was ...

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  • Courtney

    coach

    Courtney R. has been with Gold Star since 2000 and coaches our highest level Optional Girls Team. She has been coaching since high school, including assisting the team at Stanford when she was earn...

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  • Dan

    coach

    Dan joined the Gold Star staff in the summer of 2018, but has been coaching since 2003. As a gymnast himself, he reached Level 10 and won collegiate Nationals in 2008. He graduated...

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  • Devon

    coach

    Devon started coaching at Gold Star in the summer of 2013 after joining our All-Star Cheer and Dance program in 2012. He has extensive experience as a choreographer and dancer, has...

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  • dineo

    coach

    Dineo started working at Gold Star in the winter of 2022, but has been enrolled in our girls recreational gymnastics classes uninterrupted since she was 7, many times attending fou...

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  • divya

    coach

    Divya started coaching at Gold Star in the summer of 2022. She began training in gymnastics when she was nine, moving through our entire Girls Recreational program, including PreTe...

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  • Elaine

    front desk

    Elaine is part of our front desk staff, and has been at Gold Star since 2001, after working for four years in the gymnastics club where her children trained. Elaine is CPR and Firs...

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  • ellen

    coach

    Ellen began coaching at Gold Star in the fall of 2021, but she has been in the sport since she was seven. She trained on the East Coast and rose to compete at Level 10 – the high...

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  • Emi

    coach

    Emi joined the Gold Star staff in April of 2019 but started gymnastics at GSG when she was nine, beginning in Girls Red and working her way through our Recreational Program before ...

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  • giselle

    coach

    Giselle began coaching at Gold Star in summer of 2016, after having joined our hip hop program in 2005. She is currently a student at Foothill College where she is completing her d...

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  • hanako

    coach

    Hanako began coaching at Gold Star in the spring of 2022. She started at GSG in our summer camps and then joined our girls recreational classes where she progressed through every l...

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  • hannah

    coach

    Hannah began coaching at Gold Star in the spring of 2021.  She is CPR and First Aid certified and was a student in our Teen Gymnastics program. She currently competes on her high...

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  • Ivonee

    front desk

    Ivonee is a member of our front desk staff. She came to Gold Star in the spring of 2018 after working in customer service since 2014. Among her many work experiences, Ivonee was a ...

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  • jade

    coach

    Jade started coaching at Gold Star in summer of 2022. She began training in gymnastics at five years old and progressed through to the compulsory level. She then made the switch to...

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  • Jaelen

    coach

    Jaelen began coaching at Gold Star in the spring of 2015, but as CC’s oldest daughter, she grew up at the gym. She joined our All-Star Cheer and Dance program in 2004 and has com...

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  • jasmine

    coach

    Jasmine B began coaching at Gold Star in the fall of 2021.  She has been part of the GSG family since first grade when she started in our Girls Red class.  Jasmine worked her w...

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  • jaylene

    coach

    Jaylene began coaching at Gold Star in the summer of 2022. She started taking gymnastics classes when she was 10 years old, and then switched to cheerleading. Currently she is a me...

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  • jessica p.

    coach

    Jessica P. began working at Gold Star in the fall of 2019. She is a member of our All-Star Cheer team and a cheerleader at her high school. Jessica has been training as a hip hop d...

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  • julicea

    coach

    Julicea began coaching at Gold Star in the spring of 2021. She came to us after working as a summer camp counselor and a tutor at several community centers.  Julicea is CPR & ...

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  • kaelyn

    coach

    Kaelyn began coaching at Gold Star in the summer of 2022. She started at GSG in Girls Red when she was six and progressed through our entire recreational program including PreTeam ...

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  • Katy

    Coach

    Katy H. began coaching at Gold Star in the fall of 2019, but has been part of our family since she was a toddler in our KinderStar program. She worked her way through every level a...

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  • kayla

    coach

    Kayla began coaching at Gold Star in the summer of 2022. She started gymnastics at the age of four and trained through XCel. She is certified in CPR and First Aid, and now she spen...

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  • kiana

    coach

    Kiana began coaching at Gold Star in summer of 2022. She started at GSG in our Girls Red classes when she was six. She moved through every level of our recreational program before ...

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  • Lana

    coach

    Lana joined the GSG staff in the summer of 2018, but has been coaching since 2001. She graduated with a degree in History from Odessa University in Ukaraine. She began coaching ful...

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  • Larry

    coach

    Larry joined the Gold Star staff in the winter of 2015. He had been a youth director for 7 years, where he not only managed staff, but also coach several sports including gymnastic...

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  • lichelle

    front desk / coach

    Lichelle began working at Gold Star in the winter of 2022. She was a member of our Cheer and Hip Hop teams for five seasons and comes to us after many years in hospitality. She is ...

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  • liran

    coach

    Liran began coaching at Gold Star in spring of 2022, but he has been part of the GSG family for most of his life. All three of his older sisters taught at the gym, and Liran began ...

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  • liz

    coach

    Liz joined the Gold Star staff in the spring of 2022. She began coaching in 2006 and has taught everything from preschool through Level 10. She is certified in CPR & First Aid,...

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  • mabel

    coach

    Mabel began coaching at Gold Star in the summer of 2022. She has been an athlete for years training and competing in soccer, tennis, and swimming. Mabel is also artistic. Winning s...

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  • maria

    coach

    Maria started coaching at Gold Star in the summer of 2022. She began gymnastics at GSG when she was five years old and progressed through every level of our Girls Recreational Gymn...

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  • maya

    coach

    Maya started coaching at Gold Star in the summer of 2022. She began gymnastics classes at GSG when she was eight and moved through every level of our Girls Recreational program inc...

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  • michaelangelo

    coach

    Michaelangelo began coaching at Gold Star in the fall of 2021. He was a student in our gymnastics classes when he was in grade school advancing through all of our recreational boys...

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  • michelle

    coach

    Michelle began coaching at Gold Star in the summer of 2022. She started gymnastics classes when she was four years old and progressed through every level of our Girls Recreational ...

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  • mimi

    coach

    Mimi began coaching for Gold Star in the spring of 2021. She started at GSG as a MiniStar but moved through the preschool and recreational programs at a super sonic speed progressi...

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  • misty

    coach

    Misty began coaching at Gold Star in the summer of 2021.  She came to GSG in third grade having completed a few years of gymnastics classes on the East Coast. She then sped throug...

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  • Nadia

    coach

    Nadia has been at Gold Star since 2000. Before coming to California, she taught for 20 years in Russia, earned a Bachelors in Education from the University of Moscow, began her car...

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  • nadiya

    coach

    Nadiya began coaching at Gold Star in the summer of 2021.  She has been a member of the Gold Star Hip Hop teams since 2011, and helped them to win national titles every year.  Sh...

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  • natalie

    coach

    Natalie S. began coaching at Gold Star in the summer of 2021 and is certified in CPR and First Aid. She started her gymnastics training at three, coming to GSG when she turned magi...

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  • Neal

    coach

    Neal began coaching at Gold Star in the summer of 2018 but has been coaching gymnastics since 2016 at a neighboring gym. He was an Eagle Scout where he was named Troupe Guide, Patr...

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  • nils

    coach

    Nils began coaching at Gold Star in the spring of 2022. He started gymnastics classes at five and then came to GSG a few years later, almost immediately joining our Boys Team. Nils...

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  • noa

    coach

    Noa started coaching at Gold Star in the spring of 2022. She began at Gold Star as a MiniStar when she was she was three and continued at GSG for five years before trading in her g...

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  • Olga

    coach

    Olga commutes between the US and Russia, and since 2002 has come to work here at Gold Star whenever she is in town.  She has a Bachelors in Physical Education from Zaporozhskiy S...

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  • Paul

    coach

    Paul started coaching at Gold Star in the spring of 2006 after an illustrious career in competitive gymnastics. He began gym classes in elementary school in Ireland, competing inte...

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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 teacher, including a coach at Stanford, coordinating a Special Olympics pr...

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  • precious

    coach

    Precious started coaching at Gold Star in the summer of 2022. She comes to us after years of cheerleading (including gymnastics training) and babysitting (including watching over h...

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  • Rebecca

    front desk

    Rebecca joined our front desk staff in August 2019, but has been part of the Gold Star family since 2017 when her daughter began participating in our MiniStar program. Judging by h...

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  • rettie

    coach

    Rettie began coaching at Gold Star in the spring of 2022, but she has been a member of our GSG family since before she turned two.  Rettie moved through every level of our MiniSta...

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  • rhea

    coach

    Rhea began coaching at Gold Star in the spring of 2021. She started at GSG in third grade in our girls recreational program and has progressed through every level, now competing fo...

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  • Roni

    coach

    Roni began coaching at Gold Star in the fall of 2019, but has been a gymnast in our program since she was seven years old. She moved through the Recreational classes, competed Comp...

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  • ryan

    coach

    Ryan began coaching at Gold Star in the summer of 2022 and started gymnastics classes when he was eight. He progressed quickly through our Boys Recreational program and then joined...

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  • sabrina

    coach

    Sabrina started coaching at Gold Star in 2000. In 2003, she began to train our competitive students, and over the next fifteen years has coached every level of girls competitive ar...

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  • salma

    coach

    Salma started working at Gold Star in the fall of 2021, but she began gymnastics at GSG when she was a toddler and rose through our recreational programs to our teen classes. When ...

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  • sarah

    coach

    Sarah began coaching for Gold Star in the summer of 2021. She is CPR and First Aid certified and started training in gymnastics in first grade. Sarah worked through all of our girl...

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  • Sarit

    coach

    Sarit began coaching for Gold Star in the winter of 2013.  She joined her first gymnastics class in second grade, competed throughout high school and college, and started at GSG...

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  • savely

    coach

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  • saydee

    coach

    Saydee began coaching for Gold Star in the fall of 2021 She has her CPR and First Aid certification, and began in our MiniStar program. She then left to compete with a neighboring ...

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  • sibylle

    coach

    Sibylle began coaching at Gold Star in the summer of 2021. She is CPR and First Aid certified, and has completed her Heads Up! Concussion Training. Sibylle began gymnastics at four...

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  • siona

    coach

    Siona started coaching in the summer of 2022.  She began gymnastics classes in MiniStars when she was five years old and progressed through our entire Girls Recreational program t...

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  • Sophia

    coach

    Sophia R. began teaching at Gold Star in May 2019. She is Safety Certified, and came to us with many years of experience working with children through teaching Sunday school, tutor...

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  • Sophie R.

    coach

    Sophie R. started coaching in May 2019. She has competed in our All-Star Dance program since she was 10. Before joining our staff as a gymnastics coach, Sophie also taught several ...

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  • tal

    coach

    Tal began coaching at Gold Star in the summer of 2021.  She was a gymnast in our recreational gymnastics program while also mastering martial arts, taking dance classes, and training to run half m...

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  • teresa

    coach

    Teresa began coaching at Gold Star in the spring of 2021. She is CPR and First Aid certified and has been a member of the GSG family since she was four years old. Teresa participated all three leve...

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  • thea

    coach

    Thea began coaching at Gold Star in the spring of 2021. She came to GSG in first grade and spent a couple of years in our girls recreational program before tumbling into All-Star C...

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  • vadim

    coach

    Vadim began coaching for Gold Star in the fall of 2021.  He started his gymnastics training at age four and joined our GSG classes five years later.  Since 2017 he then has been ...

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  • vara

    coach

    Vara began coaching for Gold Star in the summer of 2021.  She is CPR and First Aid certified, and when she was little, she participated in both our MiniStar and Rhythmic gymnastic...

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  • vital

    parking lot attendant

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

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  • weini

    billing coordinator

    Weini has been working for Gold Star since 2001. She was originally hired as a receptionist, then became our Camp Director and is now our Billing Coordinator. She has completed the...

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  • zaila

    coach

    Zaila has been coaching at Gold Star since the summer of 2021, but has been a member of the GSG family since she was in kindergarten. She started in our MiniStar classes, worked th...

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