Cupertino Gymnastics Manager
- B.S. in Human Physiology, Minor in Business Administration, University of Oregon
What brought you to this industry?
After retiring from competitive gymnastics at age 15, it was a natural progression to begin coaching. I continued coaching at a trampoline and tumbling facility through college, and moving to Sunnyvale led me to Twisters. Gymnastics has taught me valuable life skills like discipline and perseverance, and I am honored to pass on those skills to today’s youth.
What are your favorite aspects of working at Twisters?
Working with children in any setting is rewarding because I know I am impacting their lives in a positive way. I love getting kids excited about gymnastics, because I feel it is so important to provide kids with fun ways to be healthy and active. Another aspect of working at Twisters that I enjoy is being creative with lesson plans to allow every child to be successful.
What impact have you had on Twisters since you’ve been Management?
Since I have been managing the City of Cupertino gymnastics program, we have grown from 100 students in 2015 to consistently over 300 in 2017. We have achieved this by properly balancing education and recreation, and showing parents that we truly care about their child’s development. Our coaches are personally invested in the learning process and love what they do.