Liang Zhao
Founder - Liang Zhao
Liang is a former Chinese National Gymnastics Team member. He graduated from the Shanghai Physical Education Institute with a degree in sports science. He was the head coach of the Shanghai Gymnastics Program, where he produced athletes at the highest level of the sport. Liang has ten years of coaching experience in China and 18 years experience in the United States.
Elisabeth Siapkaris
Kindergym Director - Elisabeth Siapkaris
Coach Liz comes to PEG with over 15 years of coaching experience. She studied social work and psychology at Western Illinois University before finding her true passion, coaching. As the Kindergym Director she has created and developed lesson plans that teach our younger students the basic gymnastics skills in a fun, engaging, and safe environment.
Yannick Lafflitto
Coach - Yannick Lafflitto
Yannick graduated with a major in psychology and a minor in nutrition. He plans on continuing working towards his teaching credential. Yannick also has a huge passion for sweets, baking and pastries - he would love to continue to explore that avenue. Yannick competed in gymnastics for several years, reaching level 10 as well as competed for a world ranked competitive all- star cheerleading team. Yannick enjoys coaching all levels of gymnastics with an emphasis on compulsory through level 7 girls. Yannick says the best part of coaching is seeing the kids face after accomplishing their goal.
Melissa Metcalf
Coach - Melissa Metcalf
Melissa was a member of the UCLA's 2018 NCAA National Champion gymnastics team! She comes to PEG with extensive experience in coaching all levels of gymnastics.
Stella Groome
Coach - Stella Groome
Coach Stella is a former gymnast. She comes to PEG from Gymnastics World with experience coaching both J/O compulsory and Xcel. She will be coaching PEG%u2019s Mini Stars, as well as assisting/filling in for other team coaches as needed.
Kevin Bhark
Coach - Kevin Bhark
Kevin comes to PEG with years of competitive team coaching experience. He will be working with various level team gymnasts
Emily Rojas
Xcel Team Coach - Emily Rojas
Coach Emily Rojas brings to PEG nearly a decade of experience in coaching J/O and USIGC (program similar to Xcel) artistic gymnastics. Most recently with Payke Gymnastics, where she also trained as a gymnast, Coach Emily will be the main coach for the Xcel team.
Molly Russell
Coach - Molly Russell
Raina Miglas
- Raina Miglas
Kyra Scandurra
- Kyra Scandurra
Katya Masbanji
- Katya Masbanji
Ellie Friedgen
- Ellie Friedgen
Karine Muradyan
Coach - Karine Muradyan
Maya Jacobs
Coach - Maya Jacobs