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 Diablo’s Recreation Program Co-Director. 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 assistant...
Coach Erika – Recreation Program    Co-Director & Training Program Lead

Coach Erika – Recreation Program Co-Director & Training Program Lead

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 Melinda – Kindergym Program Director

Coach Melinda – Kindergym Program Director

Since 2015
Coach Melinda is the Kindergym Program Director for Diablo Gymnastics. She began coaching at Diablo in 2015. Melinda has been teaching movement, figure skating and music to children for more than 20 years. She also taught kindergarten for several years. She has spent numerous hours creating new and engaging lessons plans that combine gymnastics fundamentals,...
Coach Chelsea D. – Team Program Director

Coach Chelsea D. – Team Program Director

Since 2010
Coach Chelsea is Diablo’s Team Program Director. She 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 husband, wake boarding and relaxing in the mountains.
Coach Patti – Office Manager

Coach Patti – Office Manager

Since 1998
Coach Patti is Diablo’s Office Manager and also coaches 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 – Facilities Manager

Coach Karlai – Facilities Manager

Since 1986
Coach Karlai is Diablo’s Facilities Manager. Karlai  began coaching at Diablo Gymnastics in 1986. Karlai is a valued employee who wears many “hats” throughout each day at Diablo…helping keep our facility clean and organized, training new coaches, evaluating new gymnasts starting in our recreation program, and helping our program directors and the GM with administrative support....
Coach Desiré – Boys Program Lead

Coach Desiré – Boys Program Lead

Since 1999
Coach Desiré is Diablo’s Boys Program Lead. She 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...
Coach Matt – Tumbling Program Lead

Coach Matt – Tumbling Program Lead

Since 2000
Coach Matt is Diablo’s Tumbling Program Lead. He 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...
Coach Terri – Camp Lead

Coach Terri – Camp Lead

Since 2011
Coach Terri is Diablo’s Camp Lead. She 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

Since 2013
Shannon manages Diablo’s marketing & communications. She began coaching at Diablo in 2013. She competed in gymnastics and acro-gymnastics growing up and began coaching gymnastics during college. She has a degree in communications & public relations. She is passionate about gymnastics, and enjoys yoga, running and spending time at the beach with her husband, daughter and...
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 Amanda

Coach Amanda

Since 2016
Coach Amanda began doing gymnastics when she was 5 years old and participated in Diablo classes through level blue in recreation classes and level silver in tumbling classes. She began coaching in 2016. She currently attends Diablo Valley College. In her free time, she loves baking, exercise, designing tattoos, and going to the beach with...
Coach Kira

Coach Kira

Since 2018
Coach Kira was trained at Airborne Gymnastics in Santa Clara. She reached level 10 as an uneven bars specialist and still loves working out on bars in her spare time. She is currently a senior at Saint Mary’s College majoring in English, and hopes to continue coaching in the future!
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 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...
Bret

Bret

Since 2018
Bret has been providing excellent customer service in Diablo’s Office and Pro Shop since 2018. She assists families in finding the perfect class. When not at Diablo, Bret is a substitute teacher for two Tri-Valley school districts.
Tara

Tara

Since 2016
Tara provides excellent customer service in Diablo’s Office & Pro Shop. Prior to working at Diablo, she spent many nights watching her daughters enjoy gymnastics at Diablo. In her spare time, she enjoys off-roading in her Jeep, going out to eat or spending time with her family.
Coach Sydney K.

Coach Sydney K.

Since 2017
Coach Sydney began gymnastics at Diablo in 2011 and currently competes on Diablo’s Xcel Team. In her free time, she loves to snowboard and travel with her family.
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 Jeena

Coach Jeena

Since 2016
Coach Jeena began doing gymnastics at Diablo in 2008, and competed on Diablo’s team through high school. She is studying nutrition and business at Northern Arizona University and competes for NAIGC club gymnastics as a level 7.
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 a sister who also does gymnastics at Diablo.
Coach Sydney W.

Coach Sydney W.

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 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 Sydney M.

Coach Sydney M.

Since 2018
Coach Sydney began doing gymnastics at Diablo when she was 6 years old. She began coaching in 2018 and continues to enjoy taking tumbling classes. She attends Monte Vista High School.
Coach Snigdha

Coach Snigdha

Since 2018
Coach Snigdha began doing gymnastics at the age of four. She is currently a varsity diver and the president of the Sports Med Club at Dougherty Valley High School. In her free time, she loves to hang out with her friends and listen to music. She loves coaching at Diablo because of the great environment...
Coach Alex

Coach Alex

Since 2018
Coach Alex competed in gymnastics for six years. He began coaching at Diablo Gymnastics in 2018. He is a student at San Ramon Valley High School and enjoys participating in local theater productions.
Coach Ayano

Coach Ayano

Since 2018
Coach Ayano began doing gymnastics during middle school. She began coaching at Diablo in 2018 and enjoys seeing her students improve their gymnastics skills over time. She attends Dougherty Valley High School where she plays trumpet in the jazz band and runs track.
Coach Maya S.

Coach Maya S.

Since 2018
Coach Maya began doing gymnastics at Diablo in 2014 and currently competes for Diablo’s Xcel Team. Her favorite events are bars and vault. She attends Dougherty Valley High School.
Coach Aiyana

Coach Aiyana

Since 2018
Coach Aiyana began gymnastics at age 4 and later competed with Diablo’s Xcel Team for about three years. Her love for the sport led her to take up coaching in 2018. She attends San Ramon Valley High School.
Coach Nikki

Coach Nikki

Since 2018
Coach Nikki began coaching at Diablo in 2018. She has been doing gymnastics for nine years and competes at the Platinum Level on Diablo’s Xcel Team. Her favorite events are floor and bars.
Coach Madden

Coach Madden

Since 2018
Coach Madden has been doing gymnastics since 2010. Her favorite event is vault. She attends California High School and competes for Cal’s swim team.
Coach Megan R.

Coach Megan R.

Coach Megan grew up in the Bay Area participating in several sports including gymnastics. She began coaching gymnastics in 2016 and began coaching at Diablo in 2019. She received her degree in business management from the University of San Francisco and is currently pursuing certification in personal training. She lives in San Ramon with her...
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.
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 11 years and began coaching in 1970. She enjoys yoga, dance, reading, and traveling with her husband, Aaron.