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Staff

Corona Gymnastics students know our coaches and staff for their big hearts and infectious enthusiasm. But behind the scenes, our staff are also deeply dedicated to studying and learning the leading-edge techniques of gymnastics instruction. All of our staff are Nationally Trained or Certified, and are committed to providing engaging, energetic and safe gymnastics classes for our members.

At Corona Gymnastics, our staff strive to create an environment where children of all ages and abilities can create lifetime memories and develop a love of gymnastics in Ottawa. So far, we’re happy to say that we’re on the right track because many of our coaches today began their training here as preschool gymnastics students many years ago.

Agnes Laing

Executive Director   

As founder and Executive Director, Agnes brings a wealth of gymnastics experience both from a business and pedagogical approach. A former gymnast and dancer, she turned to coaching while still a student. Upon graduation from McGill University with a degree in Physical Education, she began her coaching career as Women’s Intercollegiate Coach at the University of Ottawa. Since founding the club in 1972, Agnes has been directly involved in producing many of the club’s provincial and national gymnastics champions. She is an NCCP level 3 coach and a former level 2 NCCP course conductor. Agnes now splits her duties between coaching and the administration of the school.

Penny Fyfe

Assistant Executive Director   

Once one of the club’s first students and a former provincial level gymnast, Penny has evolved to become the club’s Assistant Executive Director. A graduate of the University of Ottawa Phys. Ed. Honors program, Penny coached competitive at Corona Gymnastics for 25 years. She holds her NCCP level 3 and is a former Level 1 NCCP course coordinator and judge. After many years in the gym, Penny now focuses most of her energy on the administration of the competitive, recreation, and summer gymnastics programs.

Tammy Cromwell

General Manager/Invitational Head Coach   

Tammy comes to us with a wealth of knowledge specializing in gymnastics administration, Preschool Coaching and Movement Education. Tammy began her coaching career in 1987 in Lahr, Germany.  After moving back to Canada, she continued to coach in Kingston, Calgary, Edmonton and in St. Albert as the Executive Director of Dynamyx Gymnastics Club.  Tammy joined Corona's team in 2009 and is now our General Manager, Recreational Co-ordinator and Invitational Head Coach.  Tammy continues to coach Pre-school and Invitational.  She has her Level 2 Gymnastics and Trampoline and Level 3 Theory.

Gilma Valiente

Executive Administrator   

Gilma has been in Canada since 1993 and is originally from El Salvador. She has been at Corona Gymnastics since 2003, and formerly worked for Menariny Diagnostics as an Assistant Director. Gilma is an invaluable person at Corona and often the first face you see when entering the gym.

Lee Ann Simon

Women’s Head Coach   

Lee Ann is the Head Coach of Corona’s Women’s Competitive gymnastics program and has been with Corona since 2006. She is Level 3 Certified and has been coaching gymnastics since 1994. Formerly from Oshawa as a competitive gymnast and then coach, Lee Ann attended Brock University graduating in Physical Education. In addition to her coaching experience, Lee Ann brings a wealth of knowledge and understanding of child pedagogy as a Certified Teacher.

Jessica Brutzki

Program Coordinator & HR Assistant   

Jessica holds a Bachelors of Commerce degree with a specialization in Marketing from the University of Ottawa as well as a post-secondary diploma in Sports & Entertainment Sales and Marketing from Loyalist College.  She started with Corona in 2018. Jess manages our social media and website, assists in the delivery of recreational and camp programs and supports in our HR department. 

 

Program Supervisors

Kelly Anderson

Kelly is a graduate from Ottawa University from the Physical Education Honours program. She spent her career teaching physical education primarily at Gloucester High School and in her retirement Kelly joined our Supervisor team in 2017.  She brings a wealth of knowledge in child pedagogy and physical literacy to our programs. Her approachable personality and vast experience working with children is an asset on our team.

Cristobal D’Alessio

Cris has been involved in the sport of gymnastics from age 6 and has made fitness and sports a fundamental part of his daily life.  He is a currently attending Algonquin College in Pubic Relations and also holds a degree in mobile and app design. Cris started with us in 2012 and when he is not coaching or Supervising at Corona, Cristobal works for the Government in the IT division.

Evelyne Sellars
Evelyne began at Corona as a recreational athlete at the age of 6. She came through our CIT program and began coaching in late 2016. She is currently working towards a degree in French Literature and Education at the University of Ottawa.  Evelyne has coached all our recreational programs from preschool to advanced and is great with all ages!

Laura Liu

Laura started gymnastics at the age of 5! She joined the Corona family as a recreational athlete in 2013. Laura started coaching in 2016 after working in our CIT program. She is currently attending the University of Ottawa for Biopharmaceutical Sciences. She is a Level 2 coach and has coached all of our recreational programs.

Recreational Coaches

Alexandra Bates Christian Gomez Natalie (Dani) Babcock
Annabelle Woolverton Eric Marinho Paola Sosa
Andrea Tsarouhas Isabella Valentino Rosie Sabbagh
Anna Foerstel Katie Richard Sarah Peters
Annika Ceppettelli Lilah Krause Teagan Dube
Ava Macphee Mark Kravechnko Zayra Pose Aguilar
Brooklyn Cheer Mya Hutchings Zoe Hanlon
  Melanie Georges