Salto Coaches and Instructors

 

Amy Barwick — Amy grew up competing club gymnastics until she was a level 9, then switched to high school gymnastics.  She competed varsity for the Brookfield team for 4 years.  Amy attended UW-Milwaukee and graduated  with an education degree.  She has been coaching for 8 years, and coaches our Xcel team. She is USAG safety certified.

Amy Droster — Amy graduated from Hope College with a B.A. in Physical Education and a minor in Dance.  She has taught many years of gymnastics and child fitness.  She has been with Salto since 1996.  Amy coaches our Tiny Tot, Developmental classes, open gyms and is one of our birthday party instructors. She is USAG safety certified.

Jami Fixel — Jami started gymnastics at age 3 and did competitive gymnastics for many years before joining Mukwonago High School’s gymnastics team. She is attending Concordia University Wisconsin where she is pursuing a degree in Nursing. She coaches our Developmental girls gymnastics. She is also part of our office staff at Salto West. She is USAG Safety certified.

Juliet Holden — Julie is a graduate of UW-Milwaukee with a degree in Child Psychology.  She was a former gymnast at Salto.  Julie has been an instructor at Salto since 1995, and currently coaches the Mini-Tops and Girls teams 3 through 10. She is USAG Safety certified.

Emma Hindle — Emma teaches developmental levels Superkids - 4.  She has been a gymnast since the age of 2, and has been at Salto for 6 years.  She is currently a level 9 gymnast and qualified for both Regionals and Western Championships in 2018. Emma attends Brookfield Academy High School and will be graduating in the class of 2020.

Anthony Ingrelli —  Anthony competed in the Men’s JO program from 1998-2007.  Anthony won several regional championships, and finished off his junior career with a ring title in the Junior Olympics.  He earned a scholarship to the University of Nebraska Lincoln. At UNL he continued to succeed in the sport, earning the NCAA Freshman Newcomer of the Year award, as well as an All-American title on rings.  In addition to his athletic achievements, Anthony received an award for his above and beyond involvement in the UNL’s life skills outreach program.  He coaches cheer/tumble classes, boys and girls developmental classes, and boys competitive team.

Kristen Kremer — Kristen is a former elite gymnast, where she was a 5-time US Team member.  She received a 4 year scholarship to the University of Florida-Gainesville where she earned a B.S. in Exercise & Sport Science with specialization in Sports Management.  She was the first and only Gator gymnast to score a perfect 10 on the beam in school history.  She has been coaching for 14 years. She is our Girls Optional Head Coach, Levels 7-10.  She is USAG Safety certified.

Liz Loomis — Liz graduated with a BS in Life Science from Penn State in 2006, where she competed for 4 years on the Penn State Figure skating team.  She has 12 years of dance training in ballet, jazz, tap and contemporary and 8 years of teaching experience in dance school in NY and PA.  She has also coached competitive figure skating for 8 years, and worked extensively with skaters in the dance studio to help improve their performance.  She is our team dance instructor at Salto West.

Sandy Maher — Sandy is a graduate from UW-Milwaukee with a degree in economics.  She was a former High School gymnast. In addition to teaching tiny tots, she is an instructor for Home School, Tiny Tots, Birthday parties, Summer camp, Field trips and works in both offices.

Cathy Mierow — Cathy is a graduate of UW-Whitewater. She started working at Salto 6 years ago. Her three children (Cara, Mike & Kate) have all been gymnasts at Salto.  Her youngest daughter, Kate, competed for Salto through JO Level 10, and is now a gymnast for UW-Whitewater.  Cathy teaches primarily Tiny Tots at our Brookfield location. She is USAG Safety certified.

Nikki Pawlak — She started gymnastics at the age of 4 and spent the majority of her competition years at Salto.  After spending 11 years as a gymnast, she continued at Salto in the cheer/tumbling classes and joined her high school cheerleading team, where she was a member of the Varsity squad for 3 years.  She currently is the head coach of our Xcel team at the Brookfield facility.  She is USAG safety certified, and is a Certified Athletic Trainer.

Robin Schlee — Robin is a former Salto gymnast who went on to coach through high school and college.  She graduated with a degree in Exercise Science, a minor in Recreation and obtained multiple fitness and wellness certifications.  She worked in the corporate health and wellness field for 15 years before becoming a stay-at-home mom to her 3 young daughters.  Her daughters attend Salto. She teaches Tiny Tots at our Brookfield facility.

Christine Sobczyk — Christine was a gymnast at  M&M for 10 years, and was a varsity gymnast at Mukwonago High School.  She was a collegiate gymnast for UW-Stout & Whitewater.  She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in 2010 with a dual bachelor’s degree in secondary education and a triple licensure in History, Geography and Broadfield Social Studies. She currently coaches the High School gymnastics classes.

Emily Sokolowski — Emily was a former Salto gymnast for 10 years, beginning at the age of 1 and continued into the team program.  She was a Varsity gymnast at Mukwonago High School for 4 years.  She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in August of 2006, with a Bachelor’s degree in Recreation Management and a minor in Spanish.  In June of 2013, she received her post-baccalaureate teaching certification in education grades 1-8.  She is a Primary School Teacher at Ideal Charter School, grades K4 thru 2nd grade. She currently coaches Teams 3 through 5.  She is USAG Safety certified.

Brittany Solberg — Brittany was a former Level 10 Salto gymnast.  She was a Level 8 Regional Champion, a Level 10 Regional Bar Champion, and a four-time Level 10 National Qualifier.  Brittany attended WCTC and graduated as a surgical technician.  She currently coaches our Pre Team through Team 10 and our TOPS  and HOPES programs.   She is USAG safety certified.

Kirsten Thiemke —  Kirsten started gymnastics at age 4 and began competitive gymnastics at age 7.  She continued competing for 11 years, before retiring as a Level 9 gymnast, taking up competitive cheerleading.  She graduated in 2010 and is currently attending UW-Milwaukee. She is USAG Safety certified.

Samantha Thorn — Samantha competed as a JO and Xcel team gymnast for over 6 years until graduating and attending UW-Superior for a degree in Health and Wellness Management.  She has coached at a variety of developmental and team levels for almost 10 years.  Currently she coaches our Xcel team.  She is USAG safety certified.

Cristi Wojtecki — Cristi is a 2008 graduate of Oklahoma State University, with a degree in Marketing.  She is married and a mother of 2 children. She loves the sport of gymnastics and competed in Oklahoma for 13 years.  She started coaching while in college, and coaches our girls developmental classes and cheer classes at Salto West. She is USAG safety certified.

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