Jessie is one of our volunteer coaches. She is a Post-Baccalaureate Research Fellow at the National Institutes of Health in Baltimore. She has a BS degree in Kinesiology from James Madison University, VA. She has 7 years experience coaching children ages 2-15 in fitness and gymnastics at Harrisonburg, VA Parks and Rec, and the Virginia Techniques Training Center. She started coaching at Sokol in the Spring
2017, training Level 1 and Level 2.
Emily has a M.S. in Human Nutrition from The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, and is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. She counsels people on nutrition and wellness lifestyle. She trained in gymnastics from age 3-14 and was a member of the Elite National Team 1999-2000. She has competed for Sokol Baltimore in the adult age group. She enjoys the opportunity to promote a positive environment for youth to train in the incredible sport of gymnastics. She has been with Sokol since the Spring of 2015, and coaches all levels of children and adults. She is thankful to be a part of this dedicated and dynamic community!
Katie has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville. She is a mechanical engineer for the Army Corps of Engineers, designing and overseeing the construction and testing of HVAC systems for military installations. She has been doing gymnastics for 20 years and found Sokol through the adult workouts. She is one of our volunteer coaches, working with Explorers and adults. She has competed for Sokol Baltimore in our adult age group. You might find her at a boxing class when she is not working or at Sokol. She is excited to share her love of gymnastics with both kids and adults!
LaRonya works full time as a Senior Social Services Coordinator for the Baltimore City Health Department. She has a MS Degree in Psychology: Child and Adolescent Development. She has 5 years’ experience with The League for People with Disabilities, and St. Elizabeth School, working with children with autism, and has worked with local schools teaching dance and step routines. She started with Sokol in early 2016, and coaches Parent-Child classes and our Beginner-Intermediate class for pre-teens.
Naomi is a full time student at Morgan State University, studying Business Administration. She has 3 years’ experience as a gymnastics Instructor for Trinidad and Tobago's government-hosted summer camps. She also volunteered as an instructor with Teamwork Gymnastics Club, Trinidad and Tobago, for approximately three years. She started with Sokol in the Spring 2016 session, and coaches Explorers, Level 1 and Level 2.