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Staff

Coaches & Staff

Conroe Staff

Derrick 

Position: Owner

Coaching since: 1992

Education: Numerous educational conferences (National Congress, GAT, mini Gymnastics clinics), Boy Scouts of America Wood Badge, USAG Professional Member since 1993, First Aid, CPR, & Wilderness Survival First Aid certified

Accomplishments: Established Maximum Athletics in 2003, joined Gymnastics Association of Texas in 2011, Board Member of GAT in 2014, Assistant Scoutmaster with Boy Scouts of America, Order of the Arrow (Honor Society of Scouts)

Hobbies: Spending time with my sons, camping, & hiking

Wes 

Position: Conroe Gym Manager

At Maximum Since: 2018

Education: B.S. in Business Administration & Marketing

Hobbies: Cooking, shopping, watching college football

Lori 

Position: Office Manager

At Maximum Since: 2016

Coaching Background: Sam Houston State University, YMCA of Conroe

Education:  BA Corporate Fitness, Certified Special Education Teacher (K-12), Certified Physical Education Teacher (K-12)

Hobbies: Kayaking, Hiking

Kristy 

Position Rec Coach

At Maximum Since:  2019

Dana 

Position: Team & Rec Coach

At Maximum Since:  2019

Coaching Since: 1990

Gymnastics Experience: Former Competitive Gymnast

Hobbies: Dog foster and rescuer

Keanu 

Position: Rec Coach

At Maximum Since: 2017

Coaching Since: 2017

Gymnastics Experience: Parkour for 11 years

Certifications: WFPF Parkour Certified, GAT Rec Certified

Hobbies: Parkour, running, climbing, skateboarding

Frank 

Position: Team & Rec Coach

At Maximum Since: 2003

Coaching since: 1960

Gymnastics Experience: started in 1949 

Education: Degree of Physical Education & Major in Gymnastics from the College in Bucharest, Romania

Hobbies: Painting

The Woodlands Staff

Angie 

Position: Woodlands Gym Manager

At Maximum Since: 2017

Hobbies: Cooking, baking, sewing, and roadtripping, hiking, horseback riding

Kayla 

Position: Marketing Director/Pre-School Coach

At Maximum Since: 2013-2015, 2019-Present

Coaching Since: 2013

Gymnastics Experience: 8 years in Gymnastics/Tumbling

Education: Graduated with Honors from The University of Central Florida with a BSBA in Marketing

Certifications: Jackrabbit Certified

Hobbies: Reading, film watching, walking, baking, graphic design

Rebecca 

Position: Office Manager

At Maximum Since: 2016

Coaching Since: 2016

Education: Associates Degree in Business from Lone Star College

Certifications: Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Jackrabbit Certified, First Aid/CPR

Hobbies: Spending time with friends and family, baking, traveling, and fishing

Adam 

Position: Boys Team Coordinator

At Maximum Since: 2015

Coaching Since: 2010

Gymnastics Experience: started in 1993 (Competitve Gymnast)

Education: Bachelor's Degree in Physical Education with a major in Gymnastics from Semmelweis University in Budapest, Hungary. 

Certifications: USAG Professional Member, USAG Safety Certified, Pediatric CPR & First Aid Certified.

Hobbies: Working out and watching sports.

Melinda 

Position: Girls Team Coordinator

At Maximum Since: 2015

Coaching Since: 2011

Gymnastics Experience: started in 1996 (Competitive Gymnast)

Education: Attending Sam Houston State University for a degree in Business Administration

Certifications: USAG Professional Member, USAG Safety Certified, Pediatric CPR & First Aid Certified.

Hobbies: Reading, working out, and spending time with her family.

Andrea 

Position: Pre-School Coach

At Maximum Since: 2015

Coaching Since: 1992

Education: Bachelor Degree in Spanish with a Minor in Business from the University of Oklahoma

Hobbies: Working out, martial arts, football and traveling

Garrett 

Position: Rec Coach

At Maximum Since: 2017

Coaching Since: 2017

Education: Graduated from The Woodlands College Park in 2018

Certifications: Safesport

Hobbies: Eagle Scout, backpacking, thrift shopping, watching films

Iryna 

Position: Girls Team Coach

At Maximum Since: 2017

Coaching Since: 2000

Gymnastics Experience: Member of Belarus National Team 1996-2000

Education: Degree in Physical Culture & Sport from the Belarusian State University

Hobbies: Reading, dancing, and spending time with family and friends

Taylor 

Positon: Assistant Manager and Coach

At Maximum Since: 2017

Coaching Since: 2005

Gymnastics Experience: 12 years

Education: Texas Tech University B.A. Sports Management

Certifications: Texas USAG Cerified, Jackrabbit Certified

Hobbies: Fishing, hunting, hanging out with family and friends on the weekend

Monique 

Position: XCEL Coach

At Maximum Since: 2017

Coaching Since: 2015

Education: Current student at Arizona State University studying Integrative Health 

Hobbies: Yoga, nature walks, reading, candle making, gardening  gymnastics, and hanging out with family

Sydney 

Position: Rec Director

At Maximum Since: 2018, June 2020 - Present

Coaching Since: 2018

Education: Bachelor of Science in Public Relations and Digital Media Innovation

Certifications: Safety & Risk Management 

Hobbies: Drinking coffee, playing guitar, and traveling

Cassie 

Position: Front Desk Associate

At Maximum Since: 2019

Hobbies: Spending time with family, reading

Emily 

Position: XCEL Coordinator

At Maximum Since: 2018

Coaching Since: 2019

Education: Attended Southwest Texas State University

Cerifications: Certified Holy Yoga Instructor

Hobbies: Reading, hiking, camping, gardening, group fitness, adult gymnastics

Aladine 

Position: Team Coach

At Maximum Since: 2019

Coaching Since: 1983

Certifications: USAG Professional Coach 1989-2020, USAG University Safety Certified 1989-2020

Hobbies: Languages (Speaks Arabic, English, and Russian), cooking, teaching, stunt acting

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