Coaches

Maureen Eppich 
   Owner | Team Coach | Twisters Coach
  • Founder of Tiny Twisters
 
Carlos Becerra
   Adult Gymnastics Coach | Flips for Boys Coach | Gymkata for Boys Coach | Flips for Girls Coach
  • Background in self defense, martial arts, and acro yoga
Casey Laidman
   Flips for Girls Coach | Twisters Coach
  • Gymnastics coach since 2006 | Former level 9 competitive gymnast | Graduated from the University of Toledo with a Communication Degree

Corinne Tam 
   Flips for Girls Coach 
  • Gymnast for 18 years | Former competitor for Flytz Gymnastics, TEGA, Hudson's High School Gymnastics Team, and the University of Dayton's Gymnastics Team
 
Diana Martins
   Assistant Coach to Flips for Girls and Twisters Programs 
  • Current competitor for Jump Start Gymnastics and Shaker Heights' High School Gymnastics Team
 
Jamie Dietz 
   Flips for Girls Coach | Team Coach
  • Gymnast for 15 years | Former competitor for Flytz Gymnastics & Hudson's High School Gymnastics Team
Jess Ballard 
   Team Director | Flips for Girls Coach
  • Gymnast for 12 years | Gymnastics coach since 2013 

Judy Kaya
   Twisters Coach 
  • Currently practices gymnastics at Jump Start

Kat E.
   Office Administrator | Flips for Girls Coach | Team Coach | Twisters Coach 
  • Former competitive gymnast | Currently studying Occupational Therapy at Cleveland State University 

Kayla Scott-Craig
   Flips for Girls Coach | Team Coach
  • Former competitive gymnast at Jump Start
Kira Ruffin
   Flips for Girls Coach | Twisters Coach
  • Former competitive gymnast and dancer | Currently studying and practicing dance at Kent State University 

Lysia Cook
   Flips for Girls Coach | Team Coach | Twisters Coach
  • Gymnastics coach since 2013 | Former competitor for Jump Start Gymnastics | Current competitor for the University of Pittsburgh's Club Gymnastics Team | Currently studying Rehabilitation Science at the University of Pittsburgh
 
Patricia O'Neill
   Assistant Coach to Flips for Girls and Twisters Programs  
  • Current competitor for Jump Start Gymnastics and Shaker Heights' High School Gymnastics Team
Sam Sekeres
   Assistant Coach to Flips for Girls and Twisters Programs  
  • Current competitor for Jump Start Gymnastics and Shaker Heights' High School Gymnastics Team
Sue Valerian
   Flips for Girls Coach | Twisters Coach
  • Former level 10 competitive gymnast 
 
Tyra R.
   Flips for Girls Coach | Twisters Coach
  • Background in early child education and coaching youth sports
Valentin K.
   Adult Gymnastics Coach | Flips for Boys Coach | Flips for Girls Coach | Gymkata for Boys Coach | Team Coach 
  • Ukrainian National Champion | 1972 Olympic Alternate for Russia

Zoe Newman
   Flips for Girls Coach | Gymkata for Boys Coach | Team Coach | Twisters Coach  
  • Gymnast for 12 years | Former competitor for Jump Start Gymnastics and Orange's High School Gymnastics Team | Currently studying education at the University of Cincinnati 

Coaches Jess, Kayla, and Rachel with former gymnast Abby who is now a diver.

Coaches Maureen and Abby with gymnast Kyla at the 2017 Ohio State Meet.

Coach Valentin competing parallel bars in 1972.