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 R.

birthday & camp director

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 B.

floor coordinator

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

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Michelle S.

floor coordinator

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

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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

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

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Gold Star Staff

  • a.j.

    front desk

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  • Abbie W.

    coach

    Abbie W. started working at Gold Star in summer of 2019, after coaching for two years at sports summer camps. She began as a MiniStar student when she was three and then moved to o...

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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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  • allie

    coach

    Allie began coaching at Gold Star in the spring of 2021. She is CPR and First Aid certified and has been a gymnast for eight years at a neighboring club where she was an assistant ...

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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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  • anaya

    coach

    ...

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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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  • anna

    coach

    Anna began coaching at Gold Star in the spring of 2021, but she has been a student at GSG since she was a toddler in our KinderStar program. Anna worked through our entire MiniStar...

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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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  • Ashley H.

    coach

    Ashley H. joined the Gold Star staff in April 2019. Before her love of gymnastics bought her to Gold Star, she coached several local soccer camps. Ashley has her Safety Certificati...

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  • ayaka

    coach

    Ayaka began coaching at Gold Star in the summer of 2021. She is CPR and First Aid certified. Ayaka was a cheerleader from the time she was a toddler, joining our GSG All-Star Cheer...

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  • cameryn

    coach

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  • cameryn

    coach

    Cameryn began coaching at Gold Star in the spring of 2021.  She started gymnastics in kindergarten progressing through to compete at the compulsory level in Texas before moving t...

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  • cathrin

    coach

    Cathrin began coaching at Gold Star in the spring of 2021. She is CPR and First Aid certified, and has been a gymnast since kindergarten. She was born in Austria and started her gy...

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  • Courtney R.

    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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  • dana

    Coach

    Dana began coaching at Gold Star in the summer of 2021. She is CPR and First Aid certified and has been training in gymnastics since kindergarten.  She was an assistant teacher at...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Janessa

    coach

    Janessa began working at Gold Star in the summer of 2019, and holds a Safety Certification. She has been competing for GSG as a member of our All-Star Cheer Teams for five years. W...

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  • jasmin

    coach

    Jazmin began coaching at Gold Star in the summer of 2021. She is CPR and First Aid certified and has competed as a cheerleader for her high school, where she was taught by our GSG ...

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  • jasmine B

    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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  • jasymn

    coach

    Jasmyn began coaching at Gold Star in the spring of 2021. She started gymnastics classes in elementary school then progressed to competing on our nationally acclaimed All-Star Chee...

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  • Jessica R.

    coach

    Jessica R. began coaching at Gold Star in December 2018. Before joining the Gold Star staff, she participated in our PreSchool and Recreational programs for eight years, then becam...

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  • Jodi

    coach

    Jodi began coaching in the summer of 2019. Although she came to Gold Star as an artistic and rhythmic gymnastics student for a few years, and then began training and performing in ...

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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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  • Julie

    coach

    Julie began coaching at Gold Star in the summer of 2019, but had her first gym class at age five and came to GSG when she was seven. Julie worked through our recreational program a...

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  • Katy H.

    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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  • Kaylee

    coach

    Kaylee joined the Gold Star staff in Mach 2019 but has been a gymnast at Gold Star since was in second grade. She was such a natural talent that within a year she was on our PreTea...

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  • kelly h.

    coach

    Kelly began coaching for Gold Star in the spring of 2021. She is one of those crazy kids who flew through all five levels in our girls recreational program and was competing on our...

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  • Lala

    coach

    Lala began coaching at Gold Star in June 2019. But she is not new to teaching, coming to us with experience teaching Hawaiian dance and helping at local sports camps, and is Safety...

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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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  • Liam

    coach

    Liam began coaching at Gold Star in the fall of 2019, but has been a part of our Cheer & Dance family since 2015. He has competed in All-Star Cheer from Levels 2 through 5. In ...

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  • Lili

    coach

    Lili began coaching at Gold Star in the fall of 2019, but has been part of the sport since she was four years old.  She has worked at neighboring clubs for the past several decade...

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  • mariam

    coach

    Mariam began coaching for Gold Star in the spring of 2021. She is First Aid and CPR certified, and is an assistant teacher for both her school and mosque. She has been a student at...

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  • Michelle R.

    front desk

    Michelle R. joined our front desk staff in the fall of 2015, after many years in customer service and retail management. She has her Nursing Assistant Certification and is certifie...

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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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  • monica

    coach

    Monica began working at Gold Star in the fall of 2019. She has trained as a dancer and has competed for over a decade in Color Guard, including teaching middle schoolers this uniqu...

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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 s

    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 magic...

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  • Nathan

    coach

    Nathan joined the Gold Star staff in the summer of 2018, but has taught at a neighboring facility since 2012 where he taught in almost every aspect of the gym from Special Events m...

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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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  • noa

    coach

    Noa began working at Gold Star in the spring of 2021. She is CPR and First Aid certified. She has been a student in our girls recreational program throughout middle school, before ...

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  • Noor

    coach

    Noor joined our staff in the summer of 2018. She has been a participant in our recreation teen class since 2015. She has worked with children as a camp counselor at various summer ...

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  • Olga v

    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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  • Paya

    coach

    Paya joined the Gold Star staff in May 2019 but has been a part of the Gold Star Family since she was born. She is CC’s youngest daughter and has been a part of our competitive A...

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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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  • rachel

    coach

    Rachel 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. She started at Gold Star in our ...

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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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  • 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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  • ria

    coach

    Ria began coaching for Gold Star in the summer of 2021. She is CPR and First Aid certified and has received her Safe Sport certification. Ria competes on her high school gymnastics...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • shelby

    coach

    Shelby joined the Gold Star staff in November 2018. She has been a gymnast since she was five years old and competed at Gold Star in Levels 3, 4, and 5 before joining our Xcel team...

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  • Sophia R.

    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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  • tori

    coach

    Tori began coaching at Gold Star in the spring of 2021. She has been a member of the GSG family since she was four years old, where she was quickly identified as a talented kid and...

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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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  • will

    coach

    Will started working at Gold Star in the spring of 2014, following in the footsteps of his mother and working alongside his sister.  Before coaching at Gold Star he volunteered at the Ronald McDon...

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  • yousef

    coach

    Yousef came to Gold Star in the winter of 2010, but began teaching gymnastics in 2005 at one of our neighboring clubs. He has coached all levels from recreational through teams, fr...

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  • yumi

    coach

    Yumi began coaching at Gold Star in the spring of 2021. She started in our recreational gymnastics classes but quickly found her passion in cheerleading. Yumi competed with our nat...

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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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