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Staff: GGantz

Gary Gantz
President and CEO

Education/Certification: BA Degree, Ohio University, Masters Degree Education, Wright State University
Experience: 30 years high school teaching in Ohio, coached national level gymnasts over 30 years including numerous state, regional and national champions, Owner & President of TOPS Gymnastics since 1982
Family/Interests: Wife - Debbie, children and grandchildren


Staff: DMalacos

Dawn Malacos
Vice President, Director of Operations,
Marketing and Public Relations, All-Star Cheer Coach

Education/Certifications: Kettering College of Medical Arts, RN Degree, 1993, Registered Nurse, First-Aid and CPR certified, USAG Safety Certified Professional Member since 1995
Experience: 20 years experience coaching gymnastics, Former Class 1 gymnast
Family/Interests: I enjoy most being a mom. I have a beautiful 12 year old daughter named Bentley


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Melissa LaPeer


General Manager, Compulsory Head Coach

Education/Certifications: Attended Indiana State University 4 years, USAG Safety Certified Professional Membership, Meet Director Certified, KAT Certified, Certified Skill Evaluator Levels 1-4
Experience: Coached and judged high school gymnastics 2 years, coached since 1990.
Awards: Hard Working Award, Favorite Coach Award, Compulsory Coach of the Year in 2013
Interests: Step-daughter Nikki, grandson Liam and dogs ( Ebonie, Frannie, Sassy, & Weezy)

Staff: BStewart
Becky Stewart

Front Office Manager

Education/Certifications: Sinclair Community College, Associates Degree. USAG Safety Certified, USASF Level 1-5, Cheer Power Coaches Certification, Red Cross First Aid & Safety Certified.
Experience: 14 years experience in Customer Service, Competitive Dancer for 8 years, former Preschool Gymnastics Director, Coached All-Star Cheer for 10 years including several Regional & National Champion cheer teams.
Family/Interests: Daughter Brilyn age 8, Husband Bob and Dog Dwanye. I love camping & spending time with my friends and family. I enjoy reading & working at such a fun and fast paced facility.

Staff: DBent
Donny Bent

Competitive Gymnastics Director, Level 7-10 Head Coach

Education/Certifications: Attended Sinclair Community College and the University of Dayton. USAG Safety Certified Professional Membership since 1992, Red Cross Certified: First Aid, CPR, AED
Experience: 20 years coaching gymnastics, Team USA staff member 1995 - 2005, trained with Russian Jr. Olympic team in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Awards: Coached many state, regional and national champions.
Family/Interests: Wife - Emily. Daughters - Zoey (13) and Dakota (10).


Molly Reid-Ebright

Swim Program Director

Education/Certifications: Graduate of David Curtis School, 1987, Red Cross Certified Water Safety Instructor (WSI), First Aid, CPR, AED
Experience: 15 Years teaching swim lessons
Family/Interests: Biking, swimming, animals, making jewelry

Staff: TStrahler
Tonya Strahler

Instructional Gymnastics Program Director, Preschool Gymnastics Instructor

Education/Certifications: Attended Wright State University, USAG Safety Certified Professional Member, USAG Kinder Accreditation for teachers (KAT), Red Cross Certified: First Aid, CPR, AED
Experience: Fairmont High School Cheerleader / Gymnast, Coached cheerleading and gymnastics since 1986
Interests: I love being with my family - husband, Ryan and daughters Kyrstyn and Kassie, grandsons Keaghan and Bradyn. I enjoy working with children!

Staff: BSarnovsky
Cara Gerak

Dance Program Director

Education/Certifications: University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music
Experience: 25 years of dance experience, including prestigious National and International companies - Boston Ballet, New York City Ballet, Ballet Met, Cleveland San Jose Ballet, Grande Ballet de Canadiens, among others
Interests: I love spending with my family - my husband, Chuck, and two children, Lyla and Charlie. Go Browns!

Staff: Rsmith
Rocky Smith

Tumbling Director

Education/Certifications: Bachelors of Fine Arts in Motion Picture Production from Wright State University
Experience: NCA Collegiate All-American Cheerleader at Wright State 2004 -2008. Team captain three of the four years and also recieved MVP and the Coaches Award.
Interests: Spending time with my wife, Andrea and son, Freddy.

Staff: TStrahler
Stephanie Hughes

Dance Team Director

Education/Certifications: First aid and CPR Certified
Experience: 27 Years dance experience including jazz, lyrical, ballet, contemporary, cheer, and hip hop. Dance team captain for 3 years, as well as, a competitive cheer coach.
Interests: Spending time with my husband, Robert, my four children, Isabella, Hayden, Madelyn & Luke. Also enjoys baking and going to church.

Staff: TStrahler
Brittany Anders

Birthday Parties Director & Swim Instructor

Education/Certifications: B.S. in Education and Allied Professions from the University of Dayton
Experience: NCA Collegiate All-American Cheerleader at Wright State, 7th grade Language Arts/Social Studies teacher
Interests: Spending time with my son, Luke, my dog, Scarlet, and my cat, Joey.

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