Mark Bowen: Owner
Kelly Stevens: Sr. Director of Athletic Operations
Kerri Johnson: Sr. Director of Business Operations
GIRLS TEAM Coaches
Breanna Perry, Morgan Ryder, Alyssa Walker, Sabrina Bowen, Maura Fitzpatrick, Lauren Suzio, Alexa Swift
Richard Pearson, Steve Suzio, Tim Starook, Levi Boluyt
Teri Schmuker – Director, Preschool
Tammy Fitzpatrick – Special Events Director
Arianna Guerrero, Brooke Bulanda, Erica Mitschke, Hannah Chadwick, Hannah Thomas, Jamie Crampton, Johnna Vaughan, Kylie McGinnis, Lindsey Bultsma, Maura Fitzpatrick, Megan McGinnis, Sophie Barnard, Veronica Wagner
Get to Know Our Team Coaches…
MORGAN (Head Team Coach)
Coach Morgan has been part of gymnastics for much of her life, totaling 20 years between being an athlete and coach. Morgan competed for Grand Blanc Gymnastics, and ended her gymnastics career as a level 9 athlete. She started coaching while she was still competing, and found her way to GRG when she moved to Grand Rapids to attend Grand Valley State.
Morgan continued practicing with the GVSU gymnastics team, coached at GRG, and studied communication while attending GVSU. Morgan has coached everything from preschool aged athletes, to high level competitive athletes, and everything in between. She is known for her crazy dance moves, positive outlook, and unpredictable silliness. Morgan leads by example, and loves teaching the girls that being a great person is just as important as being a great gymnast. Outside Of gymnastics Morgan loves to read, watch Netflix, and spend time with friends and family.
ALEXA – JO
Alexa has been part of the gymnastics world for most of her life! She absolutely loves coaching bars and beam! Alexa graduated from Rockford high school, and is Currently enjoying coaching and travelling. She loves interior design, and has an Impeccable eye for fashion. Her love for children is evident, and she absolutely adores helping the girls succeed through hard work and dedication.
ALYSSA – Xcel
Alyssa has been a gymnast since she was young, and continues to compete with Grand Valley State University to this day. Her favorite event is beam, and shares her love for the sport with her gymnasts daily. Alyssa brings a happy, bubbly attitude with her everywhere she goes, and can bring a smile to anyone! Alyssa attends Grand Valley State in pursuit of a clinical exercise science degree. Outside of coaching Alyssa spends her time doing gymnastics, and studying for school.
BREANNA (BRE) PERRY – JO
Coach Bre has a lifetime of experience in gymnastics including 11 years as a competitive athlete, and 15 as a coach. She competed for Sports Club of Novi, and found her way to GRG when she moved to Grand Rapids for school. Bre graduated from GVSU with an allied health science degree, and went back to obtain her master’s degree in elementary education. She works as a kindergarten teacher at Grandville elementary. She absolutely loves watching the girls develop into amazing humans, and promoting a happy, healthy, and fun relationship with gymnastics, coaches, and teammates. Outside of gymnastics Bre enjoys watching movies, reading, and hanging out with friends and family.
LAUREN – JO
Lauren has spent most of her life inside the gym, including 12 years as a competitive gymnast for ANA Sports (the old GRG) and 13 years as a coach. Lauren attended Grand Valley State University and received her B.S. in Psychology. In addition to working at GRG Lauren is also the Head Coach of the Forest Hills High School Gymnastics Team. She has dedicated a large portion of her life to gymnastics because she enjoys bringing happiness and passion to young athletes. Outside of the gym Laurent enjoys kayaking, playing card games and spending time with her daughters and husband.
MAURA – Xcel
Maura has been involved with gymnastics since she was 6 years old, including competing for GRG for several years. She coaches pre-school, recreational, and Xcel gymnastics. Maura is a Lowell alumnus, and is currently attending Davenport University in pursuit of a marketing degree. She is also a diver for Davenport! She enjoys hanging out with friends, running, and painting. Maura’s favorite part of coaching is sharing her excitement for gymnastics with the children, and helping them set and reach goals!
SABRINA – Xcel
Sabrina attended Forest Hills Central for high school and is currently a student at Grand Valley University. She is studying biomedical science in preparation for medical school. She has been involved with the sport of gymnastics for 14 years, 12 of which she was a competitive gymnast and the past 2 years she has coached for GRG. Sabrina has always used the gym as an escape from her stresses and loves being Able to coach the girls. Sabrina enjoys running, surfing, traveling, and nannying.
Richard has been involved with gymnastics for 23 years of his life. While at William and Mary, Richard competed on their gymnastics team. He enjoys coaching because being a part of helping to create some of the most resilient, dedicated, driven, inspired, and Insightful athletes possible has been one of the most rewarding experiences of his life. Outside of the gym Richard loves traveling and hiking (especially when he gets the chance to do handstands in cool place)
Steve attended high school in Livonia and later moved to Grand Rapids to attend Grand Valley State University, where he majored in math education. Steve has been involved in the gymnastics world for 15 years and enjoys watching the “lil humans” do cool things that he has taught them. In addition to coaching, Steve also has a full time position as a software developer with auto-owners insurance. Outside of the gym Steve enjoys golfing and spending time with his wife and daughters.
Tim found gymnastics at the young age of 4, and has continued to participate as a gymnast throughout his entire life. He is a former GRG gymnast, and ended his formal gymnastics career as a level 10 gymnast, excelling at the pommel horse. For the past 5 years, Tim has enjoyed the other side of gymnastics as a coach. He feels it’s important to give back to the gymnastics world since it has been such a large part of his life. Tim currently attend KCAD in pursuit of a product design degree. Tim is very thankful for his strong relationship with Christ, and enjoys playing practical jokes on everyone, and eating pizza pockets.
Levi attended Forest Hills Central for high school and then attended MSU. He has been involved with the sport of gymnastics for 17 years in total. 14 years as a gymnast and 3 years as a coach. Levi really enjoys helping kids succeed because when he sees the excitement on their faces he feels the same sense of accomplishment. Outside of the gym Levi really enjoys snowboarding and he also dabbles with producing music.
What’s your gymnastics background? Coaching for over 35 years. Judged for 7 of those years. Competitive gymnast through high school and some college.
What’s your gymnastics background? I started coaching at age 14, when my parents opened the first gymnastics school (Superior Gymnastics) in West Michigan. They soon had opened 5 gym’s, Jenison, Kentwood, Cascade, Grand Haven, and Alpena. Eventually, I took over the business in Kentwood. When I had my 3 daughters I sold the gym and went into East Hills Athletic Club for almost 3 decades. Upon their permanent closing I found my home at GRG.