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Courtney Starks-Bradshaw

Courtney Starks-Bradshaw

Floor Manager

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.

Shelby Eichman

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.

Ally Negrosa

Ally Negrosa

Recreational Coach, Ninja

Ally has been a part of the Gymnastics Unlimited family since the age of 4. She was a member of the Pikes competitive team for 4 years. She graduated from William S. Hart High School. Ally is currently competing in equestrian show jumping. Ally has been coaching at Gymnastics Unlimited since 2014. She finds the years of gymnastics has truly helped with her athleticism and balance. She has a great passion for children and loves coaching.

 

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.

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.

Brandon Polak

Brandon Polak

Summer Camp/Recreational Coach

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 Curran

Tricia Curran

Recreational Coach

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.

Lauren Stein

Lauren Stein

Office staff

Lauren is a recent transplant from Orange County, where she managed a specialty coffee shop. Lauren is excited to be a part of the GU office team. She studied English and French at Penn State before returning to her customer service roots in California. She loves working with children, and hopes to one day become a teacher. In her free time she enjoys playing with her overly rambunctious German Shepherds, trying new restaurants, and seeking out the perfect cup of coffee.

Vanessa Villalpando

Vanessa Villalpando

Recreational Coach

Vanessa was a competitive gymnast for 5 years. She grew up in Ventura and is now living in Santa Clarita attending College of the Canyons. She is very loud, funny, energetic and loves working with kids. She hopes one day to work with children with special needs. She coached a year of competitive gymnastics and is now happily coaching here at GU.

 

William Burt

William Burt

Recreational Coach

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

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