Staff

The BEST part of this gym is the coaching. Hands-down awesome coaches. Along with outstanding experience and talent, coaches have cleared a thorough background check through USA Gymnastics or Live Scan via the DOJ (Department of Justice) and FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) or both. Coaches are also required to be USAG members in good standing, SafeSport certified by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) which provides important training about the nature of misconduct in sport and gives staff actionable information to better protect athletes, and many carry current certification in CPR/First Aid. In addition coaches earn continuing education credits through online courses, attending USA Gymnastics Congress and USAG clinics during the year. Staff meets for internal training so we can bring to you the best coaching, technique and class programs.

Liz Robinson – Owner / Coach

Liz was a gymnast and collegiate diver and has been coaching both sports for over 20 years. Growing up just outside of Chicago, she began her gymnastics career at age 6. She was a competitive level 9 gymnast before entering high school, where she then applied her skills to springboard diving and competed in both sports. She attended Illinois State University on a diving scholarship and graduated with a degree in Family and Consumer Sciences. She has been coaching both sports, at all levels, since 2002. Specifically at Truckee Gymmnastics since 2011, when she moved to Truckee with her husband, Colin, and they started their family raising two children. Liz has coached diving for the Truckee Rec Center and formerly managed the lululemon athletica showroom in downtown Truckee.

Erin V.
Coach / Team Director

Erin grew up in Connecticut and was a competitive gymnast and dancer for a ballet and modern dance company.  She attended Columbia College Chicago where she received her Bachelor of Arts with a major in Dance. After graduating she moved to New York City to pursue her dance career. Erin relocated to Reno, NV in 2009 and has been coaching gymnastics ever since. She has spent that time working with toddlers, preschoolers, recreational classes and JO and Xcel competitive gymnasts. Erin began coaching and managing the competitive team at Truckee Gymnastics in 2018. She absolutely loves working with kids and believes gymnastics is one of the best building blocks for children to become healthy, thoughtful, fun and confident people. Erin lives in Reno with her husband, son and dog and loves exploring the outdoors.

Cayden R.
Coach / Rec Manager

At age 9, Cayden began taking gymnastics here at Truckee Gymnastics. She took recreational classes for several years and at age 12, Cayden joined Truckee Gymnastics Xcel Competitive Team. As a USA Gymnastics Athlete Member, she competed with the Truckee Gymnastics Competitive team beginning 2015 and qualified for Xcel States Championships every year since 2016. Following her competition years with Truckee Gymnastics, Cayden began coaching for Truckee Gymnastics in camps, parent-child classes, preschool, rec, team, birthday parties and other events. She has a delightful upbeat approach and truly enjoys coaching gymnastics. Cayden’s knowledge of current gymnastics allows her to understand and help gymnasts she works with. While not at the gym, you’ll find Cayden hanging out with friends and studying Interior Design. Cayden has coached for Truckee Gymnastics since 2018.

Julie H.
Coach

Julie is a gifted and experienced gymnast and coach. Julie grew up in Atlanta, GA and competed through Level 8. Through coaching, she has continued her passion for gymnastics. Julie began coaching recreational classes in high school and continued coaching rec and team in college at the University of Georgia. Julie loves gymnastics and wanted to be involved in the gymnastics world so after graduating with a Bachelor of Education, she coached after work when she could. Gymnastics is definitely a part of Julie and has been her entire life. Since moving to California recently, she’s excited to continue her gymnastics journey at Truckee Gymnastics! Julie has coached at Truckee Gymnastics since 2021.

 

 

Nikko K.
Coach

Nikko has been in gymnastics, cheer and dance for years. Growing up in the gym he competed at a high level in Illinois. Nikko has coached boys competitive JO teams through level 10 and girls JO to level 5 and went to world championships for both dance and cheer. Nikko is high energy, FUN, brings a wealth of experience to Truckee Gymnastics, and is a talented inspirational coach for all ages from Toddlers through rec and competitive team. Nikko has coached at Truckee Gymnastics since 2022.

Luna H.
Coach

Luna started gymnastics as a young child here at Truckee Gymnastics. She competed for Deltchev Gymnastics in Reno finishing her competitive career in Xcel Gold Division. Luna has a bright and bubbly personality in the gym, loves this sport, and has been at Truckee Gymnastics since 2022.

 

 

Callie S.
Coach

Callie began taking classes here when she was little. She went on to become a successful Level 8 competitive gymnast retiring from competition in 2022. Callie is responsible, respectful, and kind. She is always smiling and consistently says hello and makes everyone feel welcome. She is also on the Truckee High tennis team and a straight A student! Children are naturally drawn towards her and she provides great coaching advice based on her years in the gym. Callie has been at Truckee Gymnastics since 2022.

gymnastics school truckee caSUBS: we LOVE and appreciate all our experienced & helpful Coach Subs! These wonderful coaches give all our staff a break when we need it most!

          • Lucia L.
          • Christina G.
          • Ashley C.
          • Rosemary W.
          • Rachel D.
          • Aussie H.
          • Dez A.