Staff

 

STAFF

photo Fabricio Olsson

Boys and girls gymnastics and trampoline competitive coach, and web/computer guy.

     
photo Rikki Lougee

Rikki is our lead recreation coach finishing her undergrad at UCSC. She's an Environmental Studies major with a focus in Environmental Education. She believes in teaching the next generation about our planet as a key aspect to preserving and maintaining it. She's done recreational gymnastics for over 10 years with a focus on tumbling and she's been a coach for 5 years in San Jose and Santa Cruz! She's experienced in teaching toddlers to coaching pre-competitive gymnasts. When she's not in the gym, she's hiking outdoors, at the beach, or wildflower hunting.

Fun fact: She's a self-proclaimed crazy cat lady to her big fluffy tabby named Teddy!

 

     
photo Scotlyn Price

Scotlyn is our recreational and girls competitive team coach! She comes from a competitive gymnastics background and has been coaching gymnastics since high school. She has experience coaching all ages, from toddlers to teenagers. She is currently a UCSC student studying history with a minor in education, with plans of becoming an elementary school teacher!

Fun fact: She can move her eyes individually. Ask her to do it for you!

 

     
photo Nadira Weerasekara

Nadira is one of our awesome recreation gymnastics coaches and she's studying Marine Biology at UCSC! She's been coaching gymnastics for 4 years and has a background working with kids since she was 12. Basically, she's never had a job that didn't have kids running around and she loves it. When not in the gym, Nadira enjoys any activity outdoors, painting, cooking (though she claims she's not good - sure), and hanging out with her turtle.

Fun fact: Nadira is fluent in American Sign Language and is Sri Lankan.

     
photo Bella Cantey

Bella is our fantastic high school intern! She started out and continues practicing as a student in the teen/adult gymnastics class. She shadows our coaches once a week and recently began leading her own recreational classes as well! She loves working with energetic kids and learning new skills. Bella is homeschooled, enjoys outdoor adventures, and visiting other states. 

Fun fact: Bella practices lyrical and hip-hop dance at the International Academy of Dance.