Michelle Klimesh – President

Michelle Klimesh – President

Since 1969
Michelle is Diablo’s owner and president. She started at Diablo in the summer of 1969 after attending the first ever Flip Flop Follies. She competed for Diablo for eleven years and started coaching in 1970. She enjoys yoga, dance, reading, and traveling with her husband, Aaron.
Diana Kotke – Owner & CFO

Diana Kotke – Owner & CFO

Since 1985
Diana is Diablo’s co-owner and Chief Financial Officer. In addition to doing gymnastics at Diablo throughout childhood, she competed for Los Lomas High School. Diana enjoys dance, reading and spending time with her husband and son.
Kimberly Walker-Thurmond – General Manager

Kimberly Walker-Thurmond – General Manager

Since 2015
Kimberly is Diablo’s General Manager. She started coaching gymnastics when she was 15 and came to Diablo in 2015. Kimberly was a competitive gymnast and cheerleader in her youth through college. She lives with her husband, Michael, and daughter, Hailey, in Danville. In her free time, Kimberly enjoys running, volunteering, travel, spending time with friends...
Coach CJ – Recreation Program Co-Director

Coach CJ – Recreation Program Co-Director

Since 1995
Coach CJ is the Recreation Co-Director for Diablo. He competed for Diablo in the 1980’s and 1990’s, and was a member of the University of California, Berkeley (Cal) Men’s Gymnastics Team (the 1997 NCAA Division 1 Championship) from 1993 to 1997. He was the Diablo Boys Program Director from 1995 to 1998, and a volunteer...
Coach Darcy – Recreational Program Co-Director

Coach Darcy – Recreational Program Co-Director

Since 2000
Coach Darcy competed as a gymnast for Diablo in the 1970s, then coached at Diablo for eight years in the 2000s before gaining even more coaching experience at different gyms throughout the Bay Area. In 2017, Darcy returned to Diablo to coach all class levels and assist with Diablo’s competition teams.
Coach Melinda – Kindergym Program Director

Coach Melinda – Kindergym Program Director

Since 2015
Coach Melinda is the Kindergym Director and has been teaching movement, figure skating, music, and kindergarten to children for more than 20 years. Melinda loves spending time in Tahoe with her husband, Ernest, and socializing rescue cats at the Tri-Valley Animal Shelter.
Coach Chelsea D – Team Program Director

Coach Chelsea D – Team Program Director

Since 2010
Coach Chelsea has been in gymnastics her entire life, and competed through level 10 in Texas. Chelsea is a brilliant choreographer. When not in the gym, she enjoys spending time with her family, wake boarding and relaxing in the mountains.
Coach Patti – Office Manager

Coach Patti – Office Manager

Since 1998
Coach Patti is Diablo’s Office Manager in addition to coaching classes. When she’s not coaching kindergym classes or helping parents in our office, Patti enjoys snowmobiling, waterskiing, and riding motorcycles with her husband and five children.
Coach Karlai – Administrative Support

Coach Karlai – Administrative Support

Since 1986
Coach Karlai is the Recreation Co-Director, helping hundreds of children progress through their gymnastics levels each week. Karlai started coaching at Diablo in 1986. She was once the teenage national powerlifting champion, and now enjoys playing with her grandchildren.
Coach Desiré – Boys Program Lead

Coach Desiré – Boys Program Lead

Since 1999
Coach Desiré began gymnastics at Diablo in 1999. She began coaching at Diablo in 2006, and it continues to be one of the best parts of her day. She is the oldest of five siblings consisting of twin brother Donny, sister Shaina, and twins Chad and Chelsea. Desiré loves wakeboarding, snowmobiling, dirt bike riding, and...
Coach Matt – Tumbling Program Lead

Coach Matt – Tumbling Program Lead

Since 2000
Coach Matt has been involved in tumbling and gymnastics since he was 12 years old. Matt competed as a level 7 in acro, and through level 10 in tumbling. His favorite events are tumbling and double mini-tramp. Matt has a daughter and a son, two dogs, and a parrot named Banjo.
Coach Terri – Camp Lead

Coach Terri – Camp Lead

Since 2011
Coach Terri grew up doing gymnastics, tumbling, and cheer in Oklahoma. Terri lives with her husband JP, daughters Addie and Inara, and three Italian greyhounds. She has an identical twin, played soccer at Drury University, and loves hiking and camping in the great outdoors.
Coach Nathan – Facilities

Coach Nathan – Facilities

Since 2009
Coach Nathan has been coaching gymnastics at Diablo since 2009. His coaching philosophy is to build self-awareness and a love for an active lifestyle. When not coaching gymnastics, Nathan spends his time snowboarding, hiking and teaching martial arts.
Coach Shannon – Marketing & Communications

Coach Shannon – Marketing & Communications

Sinoce 2013
Coach Shannon competed in gymnastics and acro-gymnastics growing up, and began coaching during college. In addition to her love of gymnastics, Shannon has a passion for PR and volunteering. She enjoys yoga, running and spending time at the beach with her husband, daughter and son.
Coach Chelsea V

Coach Chelsea V

Since 2001
Coach Chelsea began doing gymnastics at Diablo in 2001 and competed for Diablo’s Team for 10 seasons. She began coaching at Diablo in 2012 and is currently one of the Xcel Team coaches.
Coach Shaina

Coach Shaina

Since 1999
Coach Shaina is one of Diablo’s Xcel Team coaches. has been a gymnast at Diablo since 1999, and has been teaching gymnastics since 2009. She competed through level 6, excelling on uneven bars. Shaina’s four siblings also teach at Diablo, as does her mom, Coach Patti.
Coach Erika

Coach Erika

Since 2018
Coach Erika joined Diablo in 2018. She competed as a gymnast in Arizona in the 1980’s and has coached and directed gymnastics programs in CA, ME, MA, and AZ since 1990. She teaches all levels of gymnastics and loves each and every age group — from tiny tots to teens. Erika competes in CrossFit and...
Coach Robyn

Coach Robyn

Since 2016
Coach Robyn competed in gymnastics in her youth and later coached gymnastics during college. During her free time she enjoys the outdoors with her husband and two sons.
Coach Lexi

Coach Lexi

Since 2017
Coach Lexi began doing gymnastics when she was 9 and competed on Diablo’s Xcel Team. Outside of gymnastics, Lexi enjoys skiing, eating and spending time outside with her dog. 
Coach Amy

Coach Amy

Since 2017
Coach Amy was a competitive gymnast and dancer growing up. She competed on the University of California, Berkeley Women’s Gymnastics Team in the 80s. She enjoys playing tennis, hiking and spending time with her husband and 3 kids. Her daughter currently competes on Diablo’s Xcel team.
Coach Cheryl

Coach Cheryl

Since 2018
Coach Cheryl began doing gymnastics when she was 5 and later competed at the local and national level in acro gymnastics. She started coaching when she was 15 and taught for the City of Davis gymnastics program during college. In her spare time, Cheryl enjoys teaching tumbling fundamentals to dancers and lives in Danville with...
Coach Faustina

Coach Faustina

Since 2017
Coach Faustina has been doing gymnastics at Diablo since 2007 and competes for Diablo’s Xcel Team. She attends California High School. Her favorite event is bars.
Coach Poly

Coach Poly

Since 2016
Coach Poly enjoyed gymnastics and tumbling at Diablo before becoming a coach in 2016. She loves coaching at the gym because of the positive energy. She runs track and cross country at school, and is passionate about animal rights.
Coach Jeena

Coach Jeena

Since 2016
Coach Jeena began doing gymnastics at Diablo in 2008, and has been competing on Diablo’s team since 2013. She attends Paradise High School. She loves baking and cooking, and spending time with her dog Maci.
Coach Gracie

Coach Gracie

2016
Coach Gracie began doing gymnastics at Diablo when she was 9 years old and is on Diablo’s Xcel Team at the Platinum Level. She has three dogs, loves paddle boarding and has sister who also does gymnastics at Diablo.
Coach Sydney

Coach Sydney

Since 2015
Coach Sydney began doing gymnastics at Diablo in 2004. She competed for 8 years reaching the Platinum Level on Diablo’s Xcel Team. Her favorite event is vault. She attends Monte Vista High School and is a member of the Dive Team.
Coach Katie

Coach Katie

Since 2014
Coach Katie began gymnastics in preschool and has continued to practice the sport into her teens. She teaches all class levels, as well as Diablo’s camps. Her favorite event is floor. In her free time, she enjoys volunteering with the Open Heart Kitchen.
Coach Annysa

Coach Annysa

Since 2010
Coach Annysa began gymnastics in 2008 and is a member of Diablo’s team. Annysa loves gymnastics because it taught her dedication and hard work while having fun, and enjoys sharing this experience with her students. Her favorite event is floor, and her favorite food is pizza.
Coach Tessa

Coach Tessa

Since 2015
Coach Tessa began doing gymnastics at Diablo in 2008. She competed on Diablo’s team through the Platinum Level. She currently attends California High School and hopes to study structural engineering in college.
Coach Megan

Coach Megan

Since 2010
Coach Megan began doing gymnastics at Diablo in 2010, and has been in the tumbling program since 2013. She attends Monte Vista High School where she participates in the Drama program, and loves Boba drinks.