Staff

Melanie Cuozzo

Melanie

  • Owner APEX Gymnastics,  Inc. – 1997 – present
  • Full athletic scholarship to Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • NCAA 3 time All American
  • NCAA Academic All American
  • 25 years coaching experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education
  • Masters Degree in Reading & Literacy
  • Former LCPS teacher
  • Member Virginia State Board of Gymnastics
  • CPR and First Aid Certified
  • USA Gymmnastics Professional Member: Junior Olympic Team Coach, Business Executive Member
  • USA Safety Certified, Safe Sport Certified

Luda Shamenko  Luda2

  • Joined APEX in Fall 2000
  • General Manager
  • 1992 Olympic Gold Medalist
  • Russian National Team Member
  • Ukranian National Team Member
  • Ukranian School of Olympic Reserve
  • Degree from Ukranian State University of Phys. Ed. in Sport
  • USA Gymnastics Safety Certified
  • USA Gymnastics Professional Member, Safe Sport Certified
  • CPR & First Aid Certified

 

Mark Mohr  Mark2

  • Hired, Fall 2011
  • Assistant Manager
  • Competitive Team Coach- Girls level 4 – 10
  • Recreational Coach
  • Former Level 10 National Champion, Former competitive diver
  • 16 years gymnastics experience
  • Former program director, Minnesota & Virginia Beach
  • Safety Certified,  U100 Certified, Safe Sport Certified
  • USA Gymnastics Professional Member – Junior Olympic Team Coach, Business Director
  • CPR & First Aid Certified

Vladimir Shamenko  Vladimir2

  • Joined APEX in Fall 2000
  • Facilities Manager
  • 1996 Olympic Bronze Medalist
  • Ukranian National Team Member
  • Ukranian School of Olympic Reserve
  • Degree from Ukranian State University of Phys. Ed. and Sport
  • USA Gymnastics Safety Certified, Safe Sport Certified
  • USA Gymnastics Professional Member
  • CPR & First Aid Certified

Barbra Entremont  staff pics 003

  • Joined APEX in Fall 2005
  • Pre School Program Director
  • B.S. Kinesiology, University of Maryland
  • CPR & First Aid Instructor/Trainer
  • Xcel Team Program Director
  • Gymkids & Parent Child Coach
  • Former Level 10 gymnast
  • Parent of APEX gymnast
  • CPR & First Aid Certified
  • USA Gymnastics Member, Safe Sport Certified
  • USA Gymnastics Safety Certified

Brett Flowers Brett2

  • Joined APEX Summer 2006
  • Recreational Program Director
  • Recreational, GymKids & Tumbling Coach, Xcel  Team Coach
  • Graduate of New England College with a degree in Sports and Recreational Management
  • USA Gymnastics Professional Member
  • Safety Certified, Safe Sport Certified
  • CPR & First Aid Certified

Brooke Thompson

Brooke

  • Hired Summer, 2013
  • Recreational, GymKids, Developmental Team Coach, Level 3 Coach
  • Former competitive Level 10 gymnast
  • Degree in Biology from University of Mary Washington
  • Competed on the track & field team at University of Mary Washington
  • Xcel, Developmental & Competitive Team Coach
  • Professional Member USA Gymnastics
  • Safety Certified, CPR & First Aid Certified, Safe Sport Certified

Zerell Welch  Zerelle2

  • Hired Summer, 2012
  • Competitive Team Coach
  • 14 years coaching experience – Fairland Gymnastics & Sportsplex Gymnastics
  • Coached 2012 Maryland State Championship team
  • USA Gymnastics Professional Member
  • Professional Member USA Gymnastics, Safe Sport Certified
  • Safety Certified, CPR & First Aid Certified

Brandon Jordan  Brandon

  • Hired Summer, 2012
  • Competitive Team Coach Level 3 Girls, Xcel Team & Developmental Team Coach
  • Boys Xcel Program Director
  • Former competitive gymnast
  • Coached in Minnesota & Virginia Beach previously
  • USA Gymnastics Professional Member
  • Professional Member USA Gymnastics
  • Safety Certified, CPR & First Aid Certified, Safe Sport Certified

Shannon Cain  staff pics 008

  • Former APEX gymnast since 1994 ( even before APEX!)
  • Developmental Team Coach
  • LCPS Elementary School Teacher
  • Graduate University of Bridgeport, Masters Degree in Education
  • Scholarship receipient – University of Bridgeport Gymnastics Team
  • Member National Championship Gymnastics Team, Division II                                                                                          

Richard Yoder  Richard2

  • Joined APEX in Spring, 2011
  • Team Coach, Xcel Team Coach, Recreational & Tumbling Coach
  • Boys Team Program Director
  • Former competitive elite gymnast, JO National Qualifier
  • Former gymnast Arizona State
  • Former career as a culinary chef!
  • USA Gymnastics Professional member & Safety Certified
  • CPR & First Aid Certified, Safe Sport Certified

Jen Stone

  • Hired, Fall 2014
  • Recreational Coach  IMG_3023
  • 20 years experience teaching dance
  • National & International touring dancer
  • Masters degree from George Washington University in dance.

 

 

Alex Shamenko

  • Hired, Fall 2011    staff pics 014
  • Birthday party coordinator

 

 

 

Morgan Wivagg                

  • Hired, Fall 2016
  • Gym kids & Recreational Coach
  • Former Competitive Gymnast
  • Student, NOVA

 

 

 Melissa Kwaiser-DeKalita                                                               

* Hired Summer 2017
* Recreational, Developmental Team & Xcel Team Coach
* Bachelors Degree in Athletic Training, Saginaw Valley State University
* Former Program Manager, Sandhills Gymnastics
* USA Gymnastics Professional Member
* USA Gymnastics Safety Certified, Safe Sport Certified
* U100 Certified, W200 Developmental Course Certified

 

Jessica Schaub                                                     

  • Hired, Spring 2017
  • Former APEX Level 9 Gymnast
  • Student, Longwood College, Nursing
  • Recreational & Developmental Coach
  • APEX Summer Camp Program Director

 

Matt Mohr

  • Hired, Summer 2011
  • Recreational, Developmental, & Xcel coach                                                                                                                                            Matt2
  • Former Junior National Team member
  • Graduate Virginia Tech
  • USA Gymnastics Safety Certified, U100, Safe Sport Certified

 

 

 

Maddy Scozzie                                                                                               

  • Hired, Winter 2017
  • Recreational, GymKids & Developmental Team Coach
  • Former APEX Gymnast
  • Graduate SUNY Cortland, Education Major, Minor in English Literature
  • Cortland Gymnastics team member, Co-Captain
  • 4 time All American
  • 2015 National Champion Uneven Bars
  • Former Coach, Tumbling & More

Kori Font                                                                                       

  • Hired winter 2017
  •  Apex competitive gymnast for over 10 years
  • Former National Qualifier, Level 10 , APEX
  • Recreational, Xcel & Developmental Team Coach, Safe Sport Certified

 

 Justine Van Ness                    

  • Hired, Fall 2017
  • Student Patrick Henry College
  • Former competitive gymnast
  • Recreational, Xcel & Developmental Coach

Kylie Klokis

  • Hired, Fall 2017                                                   
  • Recreational coach
  • Former APEX Level 9 gymnast
  • Graduate WVU, Sports and Exercise Psychology
  • CPR and First Aid Certified

B0lly Piracha                         

  • Hired, Summer 2017
  • Recreational & Warrior Fitness Coach
  • Graduate VCU,  BS in Kinesiology
  • CPR & First Aid Certified

Shana Looney                                                     

  • Hired, Fall 2017
  • Boys Team Coach
  • Former level 10 gymnast
  • Over 10 years experience judging & coaching
  • Safety Certified, U100 Certified, Safe Sport Certified

Christine Bedard Dannels

  • Hired, Fall 2017
  • Competitive team, Developmental team, Recreational coach
  • 15 years gymnastics experience, Gold medalist Canadian Championships
  • 15 years professional acrobat
  • Performed on America’s Got Talent, Oprah & the Ellen show
  • Performed for Cirque Du Soleil

Junior Staff

  • Lauren Miller, Lauren Porter, Maddie Pennington, Allie Auten, Kathrin Shamenko, Logan Voegele & Jadyn West