Staff

Courtney Starks-Bradshaw

Courtney Starks-Bradshaw

Head Recreational Instructor

Courtney started gymnastics at the age of 3 through 13 and was a competitive gymnast for the Pikes. After her gymnastics career she became a cheerleader at Canyon High School and was an All-American Cheerleader her senior year. Courtney has taught team, pre-team, recreational, & cheer since 1994. After high school she received an AS in Math/Science at COC& BS in Kinesiology at CSUN. She is Safety Certified, CPR/First Aid, & KAT certified. Courtney has been a preschool teacher, volunteered for handicapped children, worked at a chiropractic office, taught at the Air Force Academy Sports Camp, taught at Fun & Fit Gymnastics Center, & at Gleason's Gymnastic School in Minnesota. Courtney is also a USAG Certified Meet Director.

Jeff Vamvas

Team Coach, Instructor

Jeff has been coaching gymnastics since 1978. He is a graduate of Western Kentucky University earning a degree in elementary education. He owned and was the head coach of Clarksville Gymnastics in Tennessee for 20 years. He has coached numerous State Champions in levels 4 through 9. He has attended many coaching and judging clinics held by the USAG and the NAWGJ.  Jeff is also a NAWGJ member and Judge.

Shelby Eichman

Shelbyco, Inc namesake

Shelby has been part of the GU family since 2005 and was a former gymnast since the age of 18 months thru age 10. She has been dancing competitively for over 10 years. She is a UC Davis graduate with a BS in Genetics with a minor in Psychology. Many of you may know her from her time as a GU Summer Camp Counselor, Open Gym Coach or Birthday Party Coach.
Tricia Curran

Tricia Curran

Instructor

Tricia has been coaching at GU for over 15 years. She is a credentialed elementary school teacher but is taking a break from teaching to coach full time. She was born in Poland and came to the United States in 3rd grade. This is when she had the first opportunity to join gymnastics and has participated in recreational gymnastics ever since. Her love for this sport and coaching can be seen through her dedication to her students, as well as her amazing teaching skills. She has also volunteered in coaching Special Olympics, as she has many years of experience working with Special Needs students. In addition to coaching, Tricia is also a private tutor and a Behavior Technician for the Behavioral Learning Center. When Tricia is not busy working, she loves spending time with her daughter, Alicia, and her husband, Michael.
Shannon Springer-Bahmer

Shannon Springer-Bahmer

Team Choreographer

Graduated from Valencia High School, was a cheerleader all four years, did two years of competitive cheer & was a flyer. Gymnastics has always been my first love. Was a competitive gymnast for SCV Aerials, was training level 8. Did gymnastics from age 5-12. At 10 years old, I won California State Floor Champion. Taught trampoline, tumbling, and gymnastics at Anti-Gravity Sports Complex. Coached competitive cheer leading for 7 years at SCV All-Stars. Going to school at the University of La Verne-majoring in Child Development. Soon to be starting on my teaching credential for Special Education. Have been working with children for almost 9 years. I have been a substitute in the preschool environment. I have a strong love and passion for working with children.
Ally Negrosa

Ally Negrosa

Recreational Coach, Ninja

Ally has been part of the Gymnastics Unlimited family since the age of 4. She was a member of the Pikes Competitive team for 4 Years. She currently attends Hart High School. Ally is currently competing in equestrian show jumping. She finds the years of gymnastics has truly helped with her athleticism and balance. She has a great passion for children and enjoys coaching.
Jennifer Giglio

Jennifer Giglio

Office Manager

Jennifer has two beautiful children, Bella and Kai. Bella is a current student her at Gymnastics Unlimited. Jennifer feels very happy to be part of the GU office staff. Jennifer was a former barista at Starbucks for 11 years and has been with GU since 2016. Jennifer on her spare time loves to volunteer with animal rescue groups.
Tanell Hooker

Tanell Hooker

Tumbling & Ninja Coach

I'm from mobile Alabama. I've been a gymnastics/cheer instructor for 11 years . I also coach at Jams Cheer Camps on the weekends. My hobbies include being a stuntman, music and disc golf on weekends.
Chandler Smith

Chandler Smith

Recreational Coach

Chandler has been a competitive cheerleader for 10 years, and was a member of the Hart High School cheer team for three years. She has been tumbling at Gymnastics Unlimited throughout her cheerleading career, and has always loved the positive atmosphere the coaches provide. After high school, she plans to go to a four year university to pursue a teaching degree, because she loves helping children and watching them grow.
Bri Price

Bri Price

Recreational Coach

Coach Bri started attending Gymnastics Unlimited when she was seven years old. She joined our Pikes competitive team two years later and continued on for six more years. Bri has worked and been coached by many of our Gymnastics Unlimited coaches. After gymnastics, Bri still continues to tumble and cheer for West Ranch High School. When she graduates, she hopes to go to UCLA to become a pediatric orthopedic surgeon. Coach Bri has always loved working with children and can't wait to help fulfill your child's gymnastic dreams!
Romina Santos

Romina Santos

Recreational Coach

Romina took classes at Gymnastics Unlimited when she was younger. She loves kids and spends a lot of her time with her nieces and nephew. She has always enjoyed gymnastics growing up and is excited to start coaching as well. Romina also enjoys hiking and going to the beach. She currently attends College of the Canyons and hopes to transfer out and study Communications and Business.
Kaitlyn Barry

Kaitlyn Barry

Recreational Coach

Kaitlyn has been tumbling and doing competitive cheer since she was 5 years old. She started taking classes at Gymnastics Unlimited when she was 7 years old. She is continuing to grow her skills on the Valencia High School Cheerleading team. She loves working with kids and passing on her knowledge of tumbling and gymnastics to them. She loves working at Gymnastics Unlimited and hopes to continue until applying to the University of Oregon.
Bri Price

Sydnie Kapp

Recreational Coach, Ninja

Sydnie began at Gymnastics Unlimited when she was three years old. She was active in other sports and then returned to GU when she was seven as a student of Coach Courtney. She was an All-Star Cheerleader for four years. After that, cheered at Saugus High School and was on the Varsity Competition team each year. Additionally, she volunteered as a coach for Spartans Cheer. She is currently attending college and enjoys seeing the progress of all her students as they learn new skills. Sydnie takes pride in being sure each student excels in her classes. In her off time, Sydnie relaxes with her two dogs and spends a lot of her time hiking or at the beach.
Gina States

Gina States

Recreational Coach, Office staff

Gina is from Bayville New York. She was a competitive gymnast for 13 years, competed through level 9, and qualified for the Regional Team in 2010. Gymnastics has always been a huge part of her life and wants to stay involved as much as possible. She went to college at Virginia Tech where she studied Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise. She worked as part of the office staff at a gym while she was in school. Before Gina moved to the west coast she was coaching recreational classes at her home gym. She loves being able to share her passion for the sport with young kids and watch them grow to love it as well. In her free time she loves to bake and go on hikes with her dog Lola.
Theresa Perovich

Theresa Perovich

Team, Recreational Coach

Theresa started Gymnastics when she was 3 years old. She was a competitive gymnast from age 9-17 ending her competitive career as a level 8. She has been coaching for 13 years with experience in preschool gymnastics, recreational gymnastics, and tumbling. After she was done competing in gymnastics she started competing in Martial Arts and is currently holding a brown belt in Karate. She is hoping to compete in Boxing and loves to find new hobbies to try but, her first love is gymnastics. Currently she is pursuing a degree in Athletic Training because she wants to help athletes who have been injured.
Arianna Gilmer-Wallace

Arianna Gilmer-Wallace

Recreational Coach

Arianna was a competitive level 9 gymnast in Northern California. Gymnastics has been a major part of her life for 12+ years. She is currently attending California State University Northridge, majoring in Psychology with a minor in Child Development. Using her extensive gymnastics experience to coach children continues to be a passion of hers.
Mikalah Bowman

Mikalah Bowman

Recreational Coach, Office staff

Mikalah graduated from Huntingdon College with a B.A. in Exercise Physiology. She moved here from Colorado to compete in the sport of equestrian vaulting (Gymnastics on horseback). She did gymnastics for 4 years to improve in the sport. She has always enjoyed coaching across several sports and working with kids of all ages and abilities.
Natalie Jacobbson

Natalie Jacobbson

Assistant Coach

Gymnastics has always been a passion of mine. Since Natalie was 10 years old she pursued competitive gymnastics and during those years developed self-discipline and courage. It is a beautifully complex sport in which she takes pleasure working with. It is also most privileging to watch the gymnast grow and accomplish.
Kyle Boe

Kyle Boe

Recreational Coach, Ninja

Kyle began participating in gymnastics recreationally at Twin City Twisters in Minnesota at the age of six. Shortly thereafter, he was recommended for team where he competed for the club until moving to Los Alamos, New Mexico at age fourteen. There, he joined the high school cheer team from his sophomore to senior year and coached gymnastics at the local gym. After high school, Kyle moved to California where he earned an AA in Music. He continues to pursue his passion for gymnastics by coaching at Gymnastics Unlimited.