Our Staff - Gold Medal Gymnastics Center

Huntington

Ms Oksana Suvalova – USAG Head Coach

Ms Oksana Suvalova – USAG Head Coach

  • Elite Gymnast age 12-15yrs
  • National Team Member of USSR
  • Awarded Master of Sport USSR
  • National Champion of Belarus
  • 27years of coaching experience (Belarus, Egypt, USA)
  • 15years of coaching at Club Champion, California
  • Coached several USAG National Champions in California
  • Two Athletes currently on the Brown University and Cornell University Teams

Ms Gianna P – Club Team Director

Ms Gianna P – Club Team Director

Mr Matt – Recreational Director & Office Manager

Mr Matt – Recreational Director & Office Manager

  • Working at Gold Medal since 2014
  • Attending Dowling College for Business
  • Worked in Management for High End Retail for over 10 Years
  • Experience with Customer Service for over 10 Years
  • Gymnastics & Dance Experience

Mr. Ivan Bereznyakov – USAG Girls Team Director

Mr. Ivan Bereznyakov – USAG Girls Team Director

  • 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

Ms Ami – Party Director

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.

Ms Erika Waiser- Boys & Ninja Zone Director

Ms Erika Waiser- Boys & Ninja Zone 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 Kristen Taylor – Assistant USAIGC Team Director

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.

Ms Michele Brengartner – USAIGC Team Director

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 Barbara Tiess – USAG Team Director

Ms Barbara Tiess – USAG Team Director

  • Coaching for over 28 years
  • Region 6 National Elite Chairman for 6 years
  • Coached USAG National Team Members
  • Many State, Regional and National Champions
  • Over 25 College Scholarships
  • Over 20 National TOPS Team Members
  • USAG Region 6 Service Recipient Award
  • 2017-2018 USAG Developmental Team Invite

Ms Caitie – Developmental Director, USAG Compulsory Director & Facility Manager

Ms Caitie – Developmental Director, USAG Compulsory Director & Facility Manager

  • 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 Tina – PreSchool Program Director

Ms Tina – PreSchool Program Director

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

Smithtown

Ms Bianca – PreSchool Director

Ms Bianca – PreSchool Director

  • International Competitive Dancer
  • Choreographer
  • 2006 South African Championships
  • Performer at World Cup in India 2015
  • K-TV National Television Performer
  • Degree in Childhood Education

Ms Heidy – Recreational Director

Ms Heidy – Recreational Director

  • Worked at GMGC for over 3 years
  • Assistant Head Coach Club Team
  • Pursuing a Bachelors Degree in Business Management at Farmingdale College
  • Did Gymnastics and Cheerleading for 6 years

Ms Kelly Macgregor – USAIGC Team Director

Ms Kelly Macgregor – USAIGC Team Director

  • Professional Dancer for over 15 years
  • Worked for Britney Spears, Zendaya, Ne-Yo and more!
  • Coach for USAG and USAIGC
  • Choreographer for floor and beam
  • Assistant to top international choreographers

Ms Diana – Developmental, Club Team Director & Facility Manager

Ms Diana – Developmental, Club Team Director & Facility Manager

  • Competed USAG Level 4, 5, 6 and 7
  • Middle School and High School gymnast
  • Coaching at GMGC for over 8 years
  • Trained alongside International Elite coaches for over 4 years
  • Graduated St. Joseph’s College majoring in Human Relations pursuing a Masters in Guidance Counseling
  • Head Coach for GMGC Club Team

Ms Ruthie – A.M. PreSchool Program Director

Ms Ruthie – A.M. PreSchool Program Director

  • Teaching Dance Since 2008
  • Has Been Working for GMGC since 2014
  • Was a Competitive Dancer for 15 Years
  • Certified EMT
  • Choreographs Floor Routines

Ms Robin – Office Manager

Ms Robin – Office Manager

  • Part of the Gold Medal Family since 1973…as a gymnast, a coach and in the office
  • Former Competitive Gymnast, on GMGC’s first USAG Team
  • Daughter was a competitive gymnast on USAG Team at Gold Medal
  • 13 years Retail Management Experience
  • Avid Crossfitter
  • Competed 7 half Marathons,  2 NYC Marathons

Centereach

Ms Annia Hatch – Team Coach Level 1-6

Ms Annia Hatch – Team Coach Level 1-6

  • Two Time U.S. Olympic Silver Medalist 2004
  • World Team Gold Medalist 2003
  • Cuban National Champion 1990-97
  • Head Coach Loudoun Gymnastics in Virginia
  • Co Owner of Star Elite Gym
  • International Brevet Judging License (Olympic level Judging)
  • Coaching for Gold Medal for 3 years.

Ms Kayla – Recreational Director & Facility Manager

Ms Kayla – Recreational Director & Facility Manager

  • Certified Teachers Assistant
  • Cheer Coach for 14 years
  • USA & IGC Coach for 9 Years

Mr. Kevin Frith

Mr. Kevin Frith

Ms Jamie Zahra- USAIGC Team Director

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 Gabby – Assistant PreSchool Program Director

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

Ms Kim – PreSchool Program & Developmental Director

Ms Kim – PreSchool Program & Developmental Director

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

Ms Brittany – Office Manager

Ms Brittany – Office Manager

  • 8 years of Retail Management Experience
  • Attended Gold Medal as a child

Rocky Point

Mr Danny – Ninja & Cheer Program Director

Mr Danny – Ninja & Cheer Program Director

....Coming soon

Ms Rachel – Office Manager

Ms Rachel – Office Manager

...Coming soon

Ms Lindsay K – IGC Girls Team Director

Ms Lindsay K – IGC Girls Team Director

...Coming soon

Mr Vincent Scarduzio – USAG Girls Team Coach

Mr Vincent Scarduzio – USAG Girls Team Coach

  • Gold Medal Gymnastics: Assistant coach to Erika Waiser 2016 coach of the year for Boys USAG program levels 4 and 5.
  • Hasbro Inc.: Current east coast performance team member as a Power Ranger.
  • Motion Gymnastics: Assistant head coach for the USAG Trampoline & Tumbling program.
  • Queens College: Current studying for bachelors in Nutrition and Exercise Science.
  • Full Impact Martial Arts: Previous Co-Owner and head instructor.
  • NASM-CPT: Currently licensed NASM Certified Personal Trainer
  • 1st Degree black belt in American Kenpo
  • Multiple time NASKA World Champion Martial Artist with several ESPN appearances.

Ms Sarah Losee – USAG Girls Team Director

Ms Sarah Losee – USAG Girls Team Director

  • Junior Olympic Coach for since 2016
  • USAG Safety Certified
  • Assistant Development Director for over 2 years
  • Junior Olympic Level 9 Gymnast at GMGC Rocky Point

Ms Amanda (Mandi) Hamilton – Facility Manager, PreSchool, Developmental Program Director & USAG Level 3 Coach

Ms Amanda (Mandi) Hamilton – Facility Manager, PreSchool, Developmental Program Director & USAG Level 3 Coach

  • 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

Garden City

Ms Joanie – Party Director

Ms Joanie – Party Director

Ms Bianca – PreSchool Program & Party Director

Ms Bianca – PreSchool Program & Party Director

Ms Michelle – Facility Manager, Recreational Director & Office Manager

Ms Michelle – Facility Manager, Recreational Director & Office Manager

  • Gymnast for 12 years
  • Competitive Cheerleader for 7 years
  • Coached Cheerleading & Gymnastics for over 15 years.
  • BS in Recreation & Event Management University of Florida
  • MBA from Hofstra University

Ms. Veronika Quinones – Assistant PreSchool Director

Ms. Veronika Quinones – Assistant PreSchool Director

  • Competitive Dancer for 15 years
  • Taught dance for 5 years and gymnastics since 2016
  • Volunteer for children with disabilities

Ms. Danielle Pesale – Developmental Director

Ms. Danielle Pesale – Developmental Director

Levittown

Ms Emily – Recreational & Developmental Director

Ms Emily – Recreational & Developmental Director

...Coming soon

Mr Viktor Safronov – IGC Girls Team Director

Mr Viktor Safronov – IGC Girls Team 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

Mr Cole – Ninja Director

Mr Cole – Ninja Director

Ms Crystal – Office Manager & Facility Manager

Ms Crystal – Office Manager & Facility Manager

Ms Breanna – Party Director

Ms Breanna – Party Director

  • Attending Molloy College for Nuclear Medicine
  • Competitive Cheerleader for 8 years
  • Gymnast for 6 years
  • Coach Cheerleading for 4 years

Ms Nicki – PreSchool Program Director

Ms Nicki – PreSchool Program Director

  • 3X National Cheerleading Champion at Hofstra University
  • Coaching gymnastics for over 10 years
  • BA in Physical Education K-12
  • Coached USAIGC Competitive Teams

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