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.
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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.
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.
Brandon was a competitive gymnast for 11 years and qualified for JO Nationals. Brandon loves working with children and teaching gymnastics. He is currently a student at Goucher College in Baltimore, MD. He is studying Biology with intentions of pre-med. Brandon is so excited to be here at GU.
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.
William has years of experience teaching tennis in a semi-professional club environment for junior athletes. He loves helping children realize their fullest potential by instilling self-confidence and self-direction in tomorrow’s generation of future athletes. He also has an ardent passion for acting and theatre, having starred in musicals and plays throughout his school career. “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players…” -Shakespeare