Owner Michelle is Diablo’s president. She started at Diablo in the summer of 1969 after attending the first ever Flip Flop Follies. Michelle competed for Diablo for eleven years and started coaching in 1970. She enjoys yoga, dance, reading, and traveling with her husband, Aaron.
Owner Diana is Diablo’s CFO and registrar, keeping everything behind the scenes in good order. She has been at Diablo since she was one week old. Diana competed for Los Lomas High. She lives in Dublin with her husband, Andrew, and son Lucas. Diana likes to dance and read.
Coach Patti is our Day Camp Director, creating healthy fun for kids when school is out. Patti first came to Diablo in 1998. When she’s not teaching preschool classes or helping parents in our office, Patti enjoys snowmobiling, waterskiing, and riding motorcycles with her husband and five children.
Coach Karlai is our Recreation Program 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 Chad took gymnastics for ten years, and currently teaches boys and girls in our recreation program. His favorite event is rings. His mom, Coach Patti and all of his siblings also coach at Diablo. Chad’s family enjoys spending time at their cabin, and they have a pet turtle named Sherman.
Coach Chelsea D has been in gymnastics her whole life, and competed through level 10 in Texas. She works in our kindergym, recreation, and team programs. Chelsea is a brilliant choreographer. She is obsessed with Christmas, and enjoys spending time with her family and her new puppy.
Coach Chelsea V has been in gymnastics at Diablo since she was three years old. She teaches in our kindergym and recreation classes. Chelsea is competing this year as a level 8 gymnast, and her favorite event is vault. Chelsea enjoys dirt bike riding, wakeboarding, and snowmobiles.
Coach Desiré started teaching gymnastics here in 2006. She is the oldest of five siblings, including her twin Donny, sister Shaina, and twins Chad and Chelsea. Desiré loves wakeboarding, snowboarding, and dirt bike riding. She has traveled to eight countries so far.
Coach Emma started gymnastics at Diablo in 2005. She competed as a compulsory gymnast for Diablo, and is now in Dynamics. Emma lives with her parents, brother, and sister Kate, who competes level 3 here. Emma swims for the Sycamore Stingrays.
Coach Matt has been coaching since 200 and has been involved in tumbling and gymnastics since he was 12 years old. Matt competed as a level 7 in acro, and levels 8-10 in tumbling. His favorite events are tumbling and double mini-tramp. Matt has one daughter, two dogs, and a parrot named Banjo.
Coach Maya competed in acro for five years, and was a level 8 gymnast. She currently teaches in our kindergym and recreation programs. Maya once lived in Japan. She loves film photography and diving, and also is the president of the Coffee Club at her school.
Coach Melinda has been teaching movement, figure skating, music, and kindergarten to children for over 20 years! Melinda loves spending time in Tahoe with her husband, Ernest, and socializing rescue cats at the Tri-Valley Animal Shelter.
Coach Nathan has been coaching since 2004. He teaches in our kindergym and recreation programs, and is the originator of Ninja gymnastics here at Diablo. Nathan lives in Oakland and enjoys martial arts and basketball.
Coach Sara is our Party Program Director, creating super-fun birthday experiences each month. She teaches team, recreation, and kindergym classes. Sara started coaching when she was fifteen, and has been at Diablo since 2010. She grew up in a gym since her mom was also a gymnastics coach.
Coach Shaina has been a gymnast at Diablo since 1999, and has been teaching gymnastics since 2009. She competed through level 6, excelling on uneven bars, and is now active in our Dynamics program. All of Shaina’s four siblings also teach at Diablo, as does her mom, Coach Patti!
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 Connor has been at Diablo for seven years, and has worked in our camps, parties, and recreation programs since 2012. Connor’s sisters both competed for Diablo on team. In his spare time, Connor enjoys peanut butter-nutella sandwiches and soccer.
Coach Dana teaches in our kindergym and recreation programs. Dana started at Diablo in 2005, and competed through level 6. Her favorite events are bars and vault. Dana has two kittens named Pumpkin and Leo, and is on the Cal High varsity cheer team.