Coaches & Staff

Coach Phil

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Coach Phil is one of the owners/founders of FlightSchool Gymnastics.  He started working with kids as a nanny when he was in high school and assisted his father with coaching soccer, eventually taking over from his dad as head coach.  He fell in love with coaching gymnastics when he went to his local gym to help out, and he has not looked back since!  Coach Phil is USAG safety certified, completed his U100 USA gymnastics course of instruction, certified as a National Level coach, held the USAG Oregon State Chair for 3 years, and was the Oregon USAG TOP’s manager for 8 years.  He has attended, coached, hosted, or sponsored numerous international and national level camps and workshops to include the Karolyi Ranch in Houston, TX.  The thing he loves most about coaching gymnastics is watching an athlete become confident with themselves and seeing them learn that hard work is important and leads to success!  He loves seeing kids achieve more than they ever dreamed, from being able to do a good handstand to winning a medal at Nationals.  Coach Phil teaches Fireflies and coaches the Optionals Level Team.

Coach Lynette

Coach Lynette

Coach Lynette is one of the owners/founders of FlightSchool Gymnastics.  She and her husband, Coach Phil, dreamed of creating a gymnastics atmosphere where children could learn that hard work not only leads to success but can be fun.  Her son is a 2011 West Point graduate and gymnast, and she coached both her daughters who are now gymnastics coaches themselves.  Coach Lynette is USAG Safety certified, and holds both her U100 and National Level Coach certificate.  She loves coaching gymnastics because she is able to see a child’s face light up when they accomplish a new skill.  She finds it most rewarding when children work hard and overcome their fears to achieve their goals.  For Coach Lynette, gymnastics teaches so much more than cartwheels, it helps kids grow into hard-working, successful adults.  Coach Lynette coaches the Optionals Level Team.

Coach Jubi

Coach Jubi

Coach Jubi competed as a gymnast for 14 years, 9 of those years with FlightSchool.  During that time, she was the Oregon State All-Around Champion 8 times; Regional Qualifier 10 times; Level 9 Regional Floor, Beam, and Bar Champion; Level 9 and 10 Western National Qualifier 3 times; Winner of the 2008 National Judges’ Cup; and holds more than 35 individual event State Championships.  She has coached gymnastics for more than three years and has produced 8 State Champions.  Coach Jubi is U100 and USAG Safety certified, as well as a USAG Pro Member.  The thing she loves most about coaching gymnastics is she has the chance to share everything she knows about the sport and watch her girls improve and mature as athletes and people.  The opportunity to act as a role model for these budding athletes is an honor and allows her to see them overcome their fears and accomplish their goals.  Coach Jubi teaches Fireflies and Dragonflies, and she coaches Pre-team (Airborn), Level 4, and Level 5 Team.

Coach Lisa

Coach Lisa

Coach Lisa started as a competative gymnast where she met Coach Phil and Coach Lynette.  While in college, she decided to take a part-time job at FlightSchool as a coach for developmental classes.  Eventually, she started coaching Level 3 Team girls, and loves it so much that she just cannot leave!  Her experience with coaching kids at FlightSchool inspired her to get her Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education and pursue a career as a subsitute teacher, allowing her to continue being a stay-at-home mom for her son.  Coach Lisa is U100 certified in addition to her formal education.  The thing she loves most about coaching gymnastics is the incredible bond she forms with her athletes.  They become a part of her life and she greatly appreciates working at a gym that makes coaching feel more like a family than a job.  Coach Lisa co-coaches Level 3 Team.

Coach Hillory

Coach Hillory

Coach Hillory discovered her love of coaching when her daughter started attending preschool class at FlightSchool.  After watching her daughter grow as a gymnast over the next several years, Coach Hillory started teaching developmental classes and then coaching team level girls.  She has worked with children starting as a babysitter when she was a teenager to helping her own three children grow and develop.  Coach Hillory is not only USAG safety certified, but she completed her U100 certification.  She loves working with the kids and seeing them grow and gain new skills in this sport and in life!  This is a physically and mentally challenging sport and she loves observing the kids’ work ethic pay off in the form of mastering new skills such as handstands, round-offs, back handsprings, and everything in between.  Coach Hillory teaches Fireflies, Dragonflies, Gliders, and HomeSchool PE.  She is the headcoach for Level 4 Team.

Coach Atlanta

Coach Atlanta

Coach Atlanta has essentially lived at FlightSchool for the past 9 years as she supported her daughter who competes for the gym.  Her time spent at the gym inspired her to step into a more proactive role as a teacher and coach.  Coach Atlanta has worked extensively in preschool environments, giving her an insight into childhood development.  She loves watching the gymnasts overcome their fears, build self-confidence, and learn they can do amazing things.  Coach Atlanta teaches Bumblebees, Dragonflies, and Gliders, as well as coaching XCEL.

Coach Baylie

Coach Bailey

Coach Baylie was a member of the FlightSchool Gymnastics Team for many years.  She was afforded the opportunity to train as a coach with Coach Phil, and has taken early child development courses in school.  Coach Baylie loves when someone gets a new skill, especially when they have worked on it for a long time.  She is certain she is more excited about their accomplishment than they are.  Coach Baylie teaches Dragonflies and Gliders and she co-coaches Level 3 Team.

Coach Becky

Coach Becky

Coach Becky discovered her passion for coaching gymnastics after watching her son take classes and her daughter compete for FlightSchool.  She has worked with children as a nanny and camp counselor, as well as taking numerous classes in Early Childhood Education.  She holds a degree in Japanese Studies from Harvard, where much of her studies revolved around ECE and psychology.  Coach Becky revels in seeing the joy and excitement the kids have when they make progress, big or small.  Coach Becky teaches Fireflies and coaches XCEL. 

Coach Chelsea

Coach Chelsea

Coach Chelsea has been with FlightSchool for over 10 years, starting with HomeSchool PE and most recently as a coach.  She discovered her natural gift with children when she started babysitting at 7-years-old, and has channeled that love into her coaching.  She loves coaching gymnastics because she is able to watch her athletes grow-up, learn new skills, and overcome their fears.  Coach Chelsea teaches Falcons, Dragonflies, and Gliders.

Coach Jeri

Coach Jeri

Coach Jeri has been a competative gymnast on the FlightSchool Team for 12 years, and is currently competing in the Optional Levels.  She can often be found babysitting many of the younger gymnasts when she’s not in the gym practicing or coaching.  She loves to coach gymnastics because she is able to really get to know the kids and help them not only become better gymnasts but also better people.  Watching her athletes become more and more confident is one of her greatest joys.  Coach Jeri teaches Dragonflies and Gliders.


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