Gym Directors -

Huntington

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Ms Kim –  Office Manager

  • Has been in fitness business for over 30 years
  • Member of Gold Medal for 12 years
  • Has a daughter thats been a member at Gold Medal for 12 years, she placed 1st All Around at the NYS Championships for the past 3 years.

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Ms Tina – PreSchool Program Director

  • 16 years coaching gymnastics
  • BA Child Psychology
  • Summer Camp Director for 9+ years

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Ms Lauren – Facility Manager, Rec, Developmental & Club Team Director

  • Involved in club & high school gymnastics for 10 years
  • coaching for 14 years
  • coached Junior Olympic level 5 and 6

Ms Caitie – Assistant Rec, Developmental Director

  • Competitive dancer for over 16 years.
  • Working for Gold Medal over 7 years now
  • Has taught dance & Acro for over 6 years
  • Attending Suffolk Community College to become a Special Needs Educator in the near future.
  • Fitness Enthusiast

Ms Dina Kamalova – USAG Team Director & Regional Coordinator

  • Coached 2-time Olympic All Around Silver Medalist Aliya Mustafina from age 5-15yrs old in Russia 1999-2009.
  • International Elite Gymnast for USSR
  • WOGA Gymnastics assistant coach to Valeri Liukin 2009-2010
  •  Coached Elites Rebecca Bross, Katelyn Ohashi, Ivana Hong, & Lizzie Leduc
  • Team Director at 5280 Gymnastics in Colorado
  • Team Director of DK Gymnastics in Colorado

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Mr Adrian  Dominguez- USAG Team Head Coach

  • Cuban National Team Staff for power tumbling and artistic gymnastics
  • BA in Physical Education
  • BA in Sports and Recreation
  • Graduate courses in Arbitration, Technical and Methodical improvement, Theory and Methodology of Sports training and Psychology
  • Coached National Team members of trampoline at the Pan AM Games 2011-2014

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Ms Michele Brengartner – USAIGC Team Director

  • Bronze level state champions 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008.
  • Silver level state Champions 2006, 2007 2008
  • Gold Level State Champions 2008.
  • Coaches gymnastics for Port Jefferson HS
  • Gold Level National Championships
  • All Around Gold Level World Champion 2013
  • Gold Level World Championships 2013

Ms Kristen Taylor – Assistant USAIGC Team Director

  • Coaching at GMGC since 2001
  • BA in Psychology
  • Coached IGC since 2003
  • Has worked with children from the ages 18months to 18 years old.

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Ms Erika Waiser- Boys Director

  • Coached gymnastics since 2004
  • Boys team coach since 2012
  • 2nd degree black belt in Kenpo
  • World champion in nunchucks
  • competed martial arts for 12 years
  • certified personal trainer

Ms. Ami – Party Director

  • World Famous Radio City Rockette for 10 years
  • Trained Dance in Pennsylvania her entire childhood in ballet, jazz, tap, & acro from award winning teachers
  • Studied Dance at Point Park University
  • Performed in National tour with Ringling Bros & Barnum & Bailey.
  • Danced in several regional shows including Contact, Crazy for You, Music Man, & Oklahoma
  • Judge for several local and national dance competitions.

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Ms Dana – Office Manager

  • Pregym Director since 2008
  • Former USAG Competitive Gymnast

Ms April – Party Director

  • Worked as a special education teacher assistant for 8 years
  • Ran an elementary special olympics program for 3 years
  • Studied early childhood education
  • Competitive dancer for 10 years, dancer for 20 years
  • 1st degree black belt

 

Ms Kelly – Rec Director & Assistant PreSchool Program Director

  • Gymnastics & Dance Background
  • Professional Dancer for over 15 years
  • Experience teaching all ages with fun & innovative techniques
  • Worked for Brittany Spears, Zendaya, Ne-yo & more!
  • Coached competitive dance & acro

Ms Diana – Developmental Director

 

  • Competed USAG Level 4, 5, 6 and 7
  • Middle School and High School gymnast
  • Coaching at GMGC for over 4 years
  • Trained alongside International Elite coaches for over 4 years
  • Attending St. Joseph’s College majoring in Human Relations and a Masters in Early Childhood Education; Special and General Education
  • USAG Level 4 Coach
  • Head Coach for GMGC Club Team

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Ms Rachel Brocato – Assistant USAG Team Director

  • Former USAG Competitive Gymnast
  • Coaching gymnastics for 7 years
  • International Elite Coaching experience
  • Floor and Beam Dance Choreographer

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Ms Sara Harper- USAG Team Director

  • Former competitive elite gymnast
  • Welsh International gymnast and National Squad Member
  • Former Welsh Trampoline Champion and National Squad Member
  • Great Britain High Performance Coach Qualification
  • Represented Great Britain at elite training camps in Romania and France.
  • Had several gymnasts in Great Britain National Squad
  • Bachelors Degree in Youth and Community Education

Ms Kerri Harkins – USAIGC Team Director

  • USAG Level 4,5, and 7 coach
  • USAIGC Head Coach
  • Coached USAIGC 2015 Regional Bronze Team Champions
  • Coached USAIGC Silver 2017 Regional AA Champion
  • Coached USAG Level 4 2017 New York State AA Champion
  • Elite gymnastics training with National Team Staff at Olympic Training Center
  • Trained alongside International Elite coached for over 4 years
  • At GMGC for over 5 years

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Samantha – Office Manager

  • Worked for Gold Medal for almost 2 years
  • Worked as a Certified lifeguard for 3 years
  • Competitive Swimmer for 6 Years
  • Attended Gold Medal as a child

Jeanette Centereach

Ms Jeanette – Facility Manager, Recreational & Developmental Director

  • Working at Gold Medal for 9 years
  • Has coached USAG up to Level 9 and USAIGC Gold
  • Degree in Business Management

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Ms Kim – PreSchool Program Director

  • Teaching preschool gymnastics for 14 years
  • Safety certified
  • CPR/AED certified
  • Concussion certified

Ms Gabby – Assistant PreSchool Program Director

  • Coaching since the summer of 2012
  • BA in Linguistics from Stony Brook University
  • Pursuing a Masters Degree in Special Education and General Early Childhood Education
  • Currently volunteer’s at local animal shelters and John T. Mather Hospital

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Mr Andre Berry – USA Girls Team Director

  • Coached several Elite National Team Members
  • Ryan Wangler – USA Visa Participant 2013
  • 2007 NCAA All American
  • 2007 Big Ten Freshman of the Year
  • 4-time Junior National Team Member
  • USAG Professional Member since 2000

Ms Valerie Cohen – Assistant USAG Director

  • Ithaca College Team Caption
  • Ithaca Team Assistant Coach
  • Strength & Conditioning coach for Golf, Football & Gymnastics.
  • National Certification for Strength & Conditioning (NSCA & CSCS)
  • Masters Degree in Exercise Science
  • Minor in Sports Psychology
  • Scored 9.625 and 9.7 for Ithaca against Cortland

Ms Jamie Zahra- USAIGC Team Director

  • Working at Gold Medal for 7 years
  • 2nd Place Vault State Champion USAIGC Gold 2 years in a row 2013-2014
  • Safety Certified
  • Pursuing a Degree in Early Childhood Education

Ms Joanna – Club Team Director

  • Working at Gold Medal for 4 years
  • Pursuing Degree in Business Management at Stony Brook University
  • CPR/AED Certified

Ms Brittany – Party Director

  • Working at Gold Medal since 2008
  • Party Director since 2010
  • Competitive Cheerleader for 7 years

Mr. Trey – Co Ninja Zone Director

  • Worked for Gold Medal for 3 years
  • Safety and Risk Management Certified
  • School of Recreational Gymnastics Developmental Teacher

Mr. Jarrett – Co Ninja Zone Director

  • 10 Years Tricking experience
  • 6 Years Coaching Gymnastics
  • 2 Years Martial Arts Instructor
  •  CPR Certified
  • IGC Qualified
  • 2 years Parkour Experience

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Ms Simone  – Office Manager

  • Director of a Dance Studio for 9 years.
  • Mother to a talented daughter who was a competitive dancer for 13 years.
  • Daughter attended Gold Medal also

Ms Amanda – PreSchool Director

  • USAG Competitive gymnast up to Level 6
  • Competitive cheerleader and dancer for 10 years
  • Experience coaching all levels from PreSchool up to USAG Level 7 and Cheer
  • Safety & PreSchool Fundamentals Certified

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Ms Denise – Recreational & Club Team Director

  • Gymnast for 6 years
  • Cheerleader for 3 years
  • Currently pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Education

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Ms Shannon Kramer – Assistant USAIGC Director

  • Former USAG level 10 gymnast
  • IGC competitive team coach
  • Currently pursuing a degree in childhood psychology

Ms Marly Portocarrero – Facility Manager, Rec Director & Co-USAG Director

  • Former USAG Level 10 gymnast
  • Former 4 time TOPS National Team Member
  • Competitive gymnastics coach for 6 years
  • Holds a bachelor’s degree in business from Hofstra University

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Ms Ashleigh Jenkins – USAG Team & Developmental Director

  • Gymnastics coach for 5 years
  • Cheerleader for 10 years
  • Currently pursuing a degree in early childhood education and special education

Mr Henry Nunez – USAG Team Director

  • Elite Head Coach – Ginminator Gymnastics, Jacksonville, FL. Levels 3-Elite.
  • Built the team up to 65 athletes, trained and managed the coaches.
  • Coached over 24 State & had 3 Regional Champions Levels 7-10 in one of the toughest regions of the country.
  • Head Coach – Tumblebees, Greenboro, NC.  Managed 125 Team gymnasts there.
  • Coached 2 Level 10 gymnasts and qualified them to the Nationals.
  • National Coaching Staff at Dominican Federation in Santo Domingo, DR 1988-2005.
  • International Certified Judge since 2003.

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Ms Brittany Lucchesi – Facility Manager, USAIGC Director & All-Star Cheer Director

  • Graduate of Hofstra University.
  • Competitive gymnastics and competitive cheerleading.
  • Competed in USAG for 8 years reaching level 9 status.
  • Cheerleading in college where she became a 3 time UCA college national champion in division 1 small coed cheerleading.
  • Was hired as an UCA instructor/ judge and traveled the nation with UCA for 8 years.
  • Coached and choreographed for all levels of competitive gymnastics for 15 years

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Mr David Smith – Boys Director

  • Competed gymnastics in High School
  • Pursuing career in neurobiological research
  • Loves hockey, soccer, guitar, piano, reading and writing
  • SCMEA all county vocal jazz
  • NYSE levels 4-8

Mr  Chazz – Ninja Zone Director

  • Coaching recreational gymnastics for 3 years
  • Has 8 years experience in Parkour and is a Pro Parkour teacher.
  • Did Martial Arts for 5 years, trained in MMA, Judo and Self Defense.
  • Was a cheerleader for 3 years.
  • Attending Suffolk Community College and studying business ownership.

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Ms Katie – Party Director

  • Competed gymnastics in High School
  • High School and college cheerleader
  • Pursuing a degree in nursing
  • First Aid and CPR certified

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Ms Diane – Office Manager

Ms Michelle – Facility Manager & Recreational Director

  • Gymnast for 12 years
  • Competitive cheerleader for 7 years
  • Coached cheerleading and gymnastics for 15 years
  • Attended the University of Florida and received her B.S. in Recreation and Event Management
  • Received her MBA from Hofstra in 2o12
  • Worked at Gold Medal Huntington for 2 years
  • Manager at Target for 2 years
  • Mother of 2 girls

Ms Gigi – PreSchool Program Director

Ms Bianca – Assistant PreSchool Program Director

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Mr DeeAngelo Guevara – USAIGC Team Director

  • Has coached gymnastics for several years
  • Assistant coach on USAIGC team for past year
  • Attends Adelphi University studying Education
  • Speaks fluent Spanish

Ms Tiffany Levesque – USAIGC Team Director

  • Gymnast for over 10 years- Competed up to Level 9 for USAG
  • Member of the Regional Maine State Team for 5 years
  • Coached USAG Levels 4-8 for Andy Valley School of Gymnastics in Maine
  • Coached at the United States Gymnastics Training Center Camp for 6 years
  • Worked with IGC and Accelerated Competition Teams
  • Head Coach of Club Team for Gold Medal – 1st Place Team for 2 years

Ms Stephanie – Club Team Director

Mr Sha – Club Team Director

  • Attended Nassau Community College
  • Assistant Teacher at Dutch Lane School in Hicksville for 4 years
  • Cheered for Hicksville High School, Twisters Team & Long Island Extreme
  • Coached Twisters Cheer for 2 years
  • Coaching gymnastics for 9 years

 Ms Paola – Assistant Rec & Developmental Director & Level 4 Coach

Ms Maria – Party Director

  • Bachelors degree in Education
  • Been with Gold Medal for 3 years

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Ms Nikki – Office Manager

  • Experience in Gymnastics, dance and cheerleading
  • Associates Degree in Liberal Arts
  • Competitive Skier
  • CPR/First Aid Certified

Ms Crystal – Facility Manager, Rec, Developmental & Club Team Director

  • Former competitive gymnast
  • Coaching for GMGC since 2009
  • Has directed both USAG and USAIGC competitive teams since 2013
  • Coach 2017 State Bar & Beam Champions
  • BA in Criminal Justice
  • Mommy of a little girl

Ms Nicki – PreSchool Program Director

  • 3 time National Champion Cheerleader at Hofstra University
  • Coaching gymnastics for 10 years
  • Directing our busy PreSchool Program in Garden City for the past 2 years
  • Coached USAIGC Competitive Teams
  • BA in Physical Education K-12

Ms Annia Hatch – USAG Team Director

  • Two Time USA Olympic Silver Medalist 2004
  •  World Team Gold Medalist 2003
  • Cuban National Champion 1990-97
  • Head Coach Loudoun Gymnastics in Sterling, VA
  • Co Owner of Star Elite Gym
  • International Brevet Judging License

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Mr Ivan Bereznyakov – USAG Elite Coach

  • Elite Head Coach – USAG Women’s Team at Club Champion, Pasadena, CA. 2008-Present.
  • Had 2 Elite Gymnasts who went on to Stanford and Utah for College.
  • Had 2 Level 10 gymnasts qualify for Nationals several years and go onto Cornell and Brown.
  • Coached several State & Regional champions Levels 7-10 in toughest region of the country.
  • His program was the leading USAG TOPS program for 5 years.
  • Ukraine National Team 1990-1994
  • Master of Sport Award USSR 1991

 

Mr Viktor Safranov – USAIGC Team Program Director

  • Coached 2004 USAG Level 7 State Champions
  • Coached 2005 USAG Level 8 State Champions
  • Coached 2009 USAG Level 6 State Champions
  • Worked aside GMGC Huntington’s USAIGC team from 2015-2017
  • Was the 1989 Soviet Union’s 2nd Junior National Champion in track and field
  • Coaching USAG and USAIGC competitive gymnastics for over 27 years

Deirdre – Party Director

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