Staff

Here at Georgia Gymnastics Academy (GGA) we give the highest priority to the safety of your child and the quality of training he/she receives. GGA coaching staff members have been trained and certified through the United States Gymnastic Federation (U.S.G.F). In addition, our coaches have been safety certified by a USA National Safety Certifier. We also provide Red Cross CPR & safety training/certification for all of our staff members.

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The GGA coaching staff is dedicated to developing gymnastic talent in a way that teaches each gymnast self-discipline, self-esteem, perseverance and pride of accomplishment. From beginning recreational gymnastics levels all the way to our nationally-competitive Team Gymnasts, our athletes receive structured training that allows them to go as far as they want…both in gymnastics and in life itself. Recreational gymnastics and cheer training are the cornerstones of our developmental program. Our coaching staff works with each gymnast on an individual basis.

We work with thousands of children each year, teaching them not only the strength, balance and flexibility skills of these sports, but also the satisfaction and reward that comes with hard work and dedication.

Children need exercise in their daily routines. Unfortunately, they don’t get the 8 – 10 hours per week recommended by child fitness experts. Parents who believe they can depend on public school curriculums to meet these minimum physical fitness needs are sadly mistaken. Children perceive the lack of emphasis on adequate exercise as approval for a sedentary life style. As a direct result of this inadequate emphasis, obesity is on the rise in the USA. So where can you turn? To break the cycle, children need to develop a healthy respect for their entire physical and mental health. Gymnastics and Cheer training are much more than gross motor skills and strength training. Our coaches encourage proper eating and nutritional habits to build physical strength.

They also emphasize the mental discipline to prepare our student athletes for life’s challenges. Children come to understand that determination is much more important than inspiration. They grow to realize that you’re not beaten when you lose, you are only beaten when you quit!

Our friendly & helpful office staff is waiting to hear from you!

Our Coaches

Coach Sean : Boy's Class Director/ Boy's Compulsory Team Director

Coach Sean

Boy's Class Director/ Boy's Compulsory Team Director

Sean was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. He has been involved in gymnastics for over 25 years. He competed as a gymnast in Naperville, IL and as a diver his first year in college. Sean later went on to complete his Bachelors of Science Degree at Kennesaw State University in Georgia where he majored in elementary education. Sean has coached both girls and boys gymnastics from beginner class levels up to compulsory and optional team levels. He is certified in safety and risk, fundamentals of gymnastics, kinder accreditation for teachers, professional development level 1, and skill evaluation thru USAG.
In his spare time, Sean likes traveling, hiking, nature photography, movies, and cheering on both Atlanta and Chicago sports teams. (Go Hawks, Bulls, Bears, Falcons, Braves and Cubs!) Sean enjoys spending time with his wife, Wynelle, who works in the GGA-Suwanee front office.

Coach Judy : Lawrenceville Team/Program Director

Coach Judy

Lawrenceville Team/Program Director

Judy has been with GGA for 8 years and in addition to her Director responsibilities is Head Coach for levels 9 & 10.  Judy has coached gymnastics in the Atlanta area for 23 years and was named GGCA Coach of the Year in 1989.  She also serves on the board of the GGA Parents Club and Georgia USA Gymnastics.

Judy was a competitive gymnast for 7 years and has been in love with the sport ever since.  Her three daughters are also gymnasts.

Coach Pam : Lawrenceville Class Director

Coach Pam

Lawrenceville Class Director

Pam started teaching at GGA in 1989.  She is the director if both the preschool program and the class program.  Pam's teaching philosophy is that "kids are people too"!  They should be encouraged with positive instruction and respect.  Gymnastics is a good building block for a child's self esteem, discipline for every day and should be fun while learning.

Coach Jennie : Suwanee Class/Program Director

Coach Jennie

Suwanee Class/Program Director

Jennie was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. She has been involved with gymnastics for over 20 years and competed for Georgia Gymnastics Academy Lawrenceville.  Jennie went on to compete for Centenary College of Louisiana, where she majored in Health and Exercise Science and minored in Business.

While attending Centenary, she became the national champion on the uneven bars and helped Centenary win the national team title.

Jennie enjoys being home and coaching at the gym where she grew up.  She is certified in first aid, CPR, and safety certified through USAG.  In her spare time, Jennie enjoys attending sporting events and relaxing at home with her husband, Patrick and daughter Grace.  

Coach Kristen : Suwanee Team Director

Coach Kristen

Suwanee Team Director

Kristen started gymnastics at the age of 5. She moved every 2 years with her military family. She was the state champion as a class IV (Level 4) gymnast in New Hampshire, took 8th place in Nebraska as a Class III (Level 5) gymnast and ended her gymnastics career in Illinois as a Class II (Level 8). She represented Illinois at the Regional’s competition.

Kristen attended the University of Georgia. She has a degree in Exercise and Sports Science. After college she was the gymnastics coordinator for a YMCA. She started working a GGA Lawrenceville and had several state team titles and individual champions a Level 4. After a break she came to join us at GGA Suwanee. She is coaching the Level 4 team, tumble tykes and doing birthday parties. She is certified in first aid, CPR, and safety certified through USAG. In her free time she enjoys spending time with husband, 3 boys and her family.

Coach Janey : Suwanee Birthday Party/Tumble Tykes Directior

Coach Janey

Suwanee Birthday Party/Tumble Tykes Directior

Janey is from Boston and has lived in Georgia since 1991.  She loves children and has five of her own.  She has been teaching Tumble Tykes since 1995 and enjoys it very much.

Janey is a firm believer in enthusiasm while working with children. Her teaching philosophy is to praise the children and give them many compliments and much encouragement.  She believes that children need disciple, love and praise and to have a safe environment in which to learn.  She hopes anyone taking her class has fun and wants to be here.

When she is not working she loves spending time with her family and her beautiful grandchildren.  

Coach Jeff : Suwanee Boys Team Director

Coach Jeff

Suwanee Boys Team Director

Jeff was born to Dan & Arthy White. He competed at the club level with the Atlanta School of Gymnastic. He was Georgia state champion in the all-around, still rings and parallel bars in 2004. He was also Georgia Gymnast of the Year and took 8th place at the Region 8 Championships. He qualified for the 2004 Junior Olympic National Championships. He won the all-around at the 2004 Rising Men’s Class. He graduated from the University of Illinois in Chicago in 2009 with a degree in Business where he completed in collegiate gymnastics. He is certified in first aid, CPR, and safety certified through USAG.
In his free time he enjoys spending time with his lovely bride, Amber.

Coach Meg : Suwanee Special Events Coordinator

Coach Meg

Suwanee Special Events Coordinator

Meg is from Savannah, Georgia. She spent her grade school years in Hendersonville, NC. She moved to the Atlanta area after graduating from Montreat-Anderson College, where she studied Parks & Recreation Management. Meg was a member of her junior and high school gymnastics teams. She began teaching recreational gymnastics during her junior year of high school. While in college, she directed the summer gymnastics program and day camps for her local recreation department.

Meg began teaching gymnastics in the Atlanta area in 1982, and has been employed at GGA since 1989 with the exception of a two year period in which she worked at Stars Gymnastics in Colorado Springs, CO. She is certified in first aid, CPR, and safety certified through USAG.