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

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 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 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 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 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 David Smith Boys Team Director

Mr David Smith Boys Team 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

Ms Kaity Recreational Director

Ms Kaity Recreational Director

  • First Aid/ AED certified
  • Gymnast for 6yrs
  • Competitive cheerleader for 8yrs
  • Experience coaching from preschool to team 

Ms Lindsay Kulik IGC Girls Team Director

Ms Lindsay Kulik IGC Girls Team Director

  • Competitive Gymnastics Coach for 10 years, USAG & USAIGC
  • High School Teacher
  • Varsity Gymnastics Coach
  • USAG Competitive Gymnast

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 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 Alison Assistant Preschool Director

Ms Alison Assistant Preschool Director

  • Competitive Dancer for 13 years
  • Gymnast for 5 years
  • Experienced nanny & babysitter for over 5 years.

Ms Joanie Party Director

Ms Joanie Party Director

  • Masters Degree in Health & Physcial Education
  • Physical Education & Health Teacher
  • Played Lacrosse through college
  • Coaches Varsity sports for over 5 years
  • Experience in babysitting

Ms Bianca PreSchool Program & Party Director

Ms Bianca PreSchool Program & Party Director

  • BA in Psychology
  • Danced for 5 years
  • Experience babysitting and as a nanny for over 8 years

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. Danielle Pesale Developmental Director

Ms. Danielle Pesale Developmental Director

  • Worked for Gold Medal for over 6 years
  • Preschool Director for 2 years
  • Developmental Director for 2 years
  • Coaching gymnastics for 8 years
  • Gymnast for over 12 years
  • Competed USAG, USAIGC and Varsity Gymnastics

Levittown

Ms Stephanie USAG Team Director

Ms Stephanie USAG Team Director

  • Former competitive gymnast
  • Studied Psychology at Penn State University
  • Coaching gymnastics for 7 years

Ms Niya Developmental Director

Ms Niya Developmental Director

  • Coaching gymnastics since 2015
  • Mommy of a little girl

Ms Emily Recreational & Developmental Director

Ms Emily Recreational & Developmental Director

  • Competitive USAG gymnast for 10 years
  • Majoring in Sports Management at Farmingdale State College
  • 4 year Varsity Diver

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

  • College football player
  • ISSA Certified Personal Trainer
  • Sports management Major
  • Ninja instructor since 2018

Ms Crystal Office Manager & Facility Manager

Ms Crystal Office Manager & Facility Manager

  • Former competitive gymnast
  • Coaching gymnastics for 14 years
  • Directed both USAG and IGC Teams
  • A part of the Gold Medal family since 2010

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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