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Meet the Staff

*All of CORE's employees are background checked and Safe Sport and Safety Certified according to USAG regulations, so rest assured, you will be in good hands!*

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Miss Hannah- Gym Director and AAU Team Coach

Hannah was CORE's first employee in August, 2018, and helped us open our doors! She was a gymnast as a child, then used her friendly smile and positive attitude to work in the service industry for a few years before finding her home here at CORE. Hannah started as a part-time gymnastics instructor and quickly grew into a leadership role, both in teaching classes and tackling the administrative side of the gym, and is now CORE's Gym Director. She is also the co-founder of our fantastic AAU team, which she and Taylor started in 2021, and has been an integral part of every one of CORE’s “firsts.” Hannah has helped the owner create CORE’s vision, CORE’s curriculum and CORE’s positive environment, and is at the center of our rapid and continued growth.

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Miss Taylor, "TWT"- AAU Team Coach and Recreational Instructor

Taylor joined the CORE family in January, 2020, with a background in gymnastics both as a former gymnast from Lee County Gymnastics in Sanford, NC and as a gymnastics instructor. She graduated from Guilford College in May, 2021 with a degree in Health Science. Taylor has helped CORE grow over the years, teaching recreational and tumbling classes, and she is the co-founder of CORE’s amazing AAU competitive team. She works full-time with Fidelity, but continues to work with CORE because she loves having gymnastics as part of her everyday life, and finds fulfillment in contributing to the lives of other people.

Miss Eleanor- Tumbling and AAU Team Coordinator, Preschool and Recreational Instructor

A North Carolina native-  Eleanor did gymnastics for 15 years- starting with Artistic gymnastics before switching to Trampoline and Tumbling and competing through level 10. She has been coaching gymnastics since she was 16 and loves working with kids of all ages. Eleanor graduated from UNCG in May, 2023 with a degree in Women and Gender Studies and a minor in History. She works with CORE full-time leading and helping us grow our AAU team and Tumbling Plus classes. She has 4 cats and loves to read and explore outside in her free time. 

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Miss Heather- Program Director, Preteam Head Coach and USAG Compulsory Team Coach

Originally from Eugene, OR, Heather began gymnastics at the age of 3 and competed for the United States Gymnastics Academy from ages 7 to 18. She started coaching at USGA when she was 14, and then worked at Gymnastics Northwest during college, initially starting as a recreational coach, but later becoming the Head of Preschool Gymnastics and working with a wide range of skill levels, including team. Heather graduated from the University of Oregon with a Psychology degree before moving to Greensboro. She works with us full-time leading our preteam and lower compulsory levels and helping us grow our future USAG competitive program. Her favorite part of being a coach is watching kids gain confidence in themselves and their abilities. In her spare time, she likes to read and spend time with her cat, Cersei.

Miss Violet- Preschool and Recreational Gymnastics Instructor

Violet is a senior studying Music Education at the UNCG. Upon graduation, she hopes to become a public school music teacher and teach within the Greensboro area. Violet has a background in coaching recreational gymnastics as well as competitive gymnastics and all-star cheerleading and has even competed in all-star cheerleading for 7 years. Outside of teaching gymnastics, Violet serves as a current private music teacher and her other hobbies consist of reading, hiking, crocheting, and being an avid coffee enjoyer. Violet is incredibly passionate about coaching/teaching and one of her favorite things about being a coach is seeing the progress and growth from all of her students and getting to share the thing that she loves the most with others. 
 

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Miss Aiyanna- Preschool and Recreational Gymnastics Instructor

Aiyanna is currently a freshman at UNCG. She is studying Speech Pathology and Audiology in hopes of pursuing a degree as a speech pathologist and working in pediatrics. She did gymnastics as a young child and began coaching as a senior in High School at CountrySide Gymnastics in Fayetteville, NC and fell in love with it! Aiyanna loves spending time with family and friends, and one of her favorite things to do is build relationships with new people. She likes being a coach because with kids, something new happens every day! She loves watching her students improve in skills and grow in confidence. "It’s such an amazing moment and all you can feel is proud and accomplished for your students." 

Miss Hannah- Preschool and Recreational Gymnastics Instructor

Hannah is in her senior year at Elon University pursuing a degree in International Business. She started gymnastics when she was 3 years old and competed through level 7. Following her gymnastics career, she decided to go into dance, which she continued collegiately. Along with gymnastics and dance, she enjoys spending some of her free time doing fun arts and crafts projects. These past few years in school have offered Hannah many opportunities she never imagined- some potentially leading to post-graduation endeavors in dance, acting, and modeling along with a career in international business. CORE is her first gymnastics coaching experience and she has truly been enjoying seeing the kids in class progress and want to try/learn new skills.

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Miss Alyssa- Preschool, Recreational Gymnastics and Tumbling Plus Instructor

Alyssa was born and raised in South Florida and she moved to Greensboro in 2023. She started doing competitive dance and gymnastics when she was 5 years old, and also did competitive trampoline and tumbling for 5 years. She began cheering at Top Gun All Stars in middle school, and also cheered for her high school’s varsity competitive cheer team for all 4 years. She plans on going to cosmetology school while continuing to coach and help expand CORE's tumbling program. Alyssa loves coaching because it keeps her in the gymnastics and tumbling worlds. She values knowing she has an impact on future gymnasts, and she hopes to be a memorable part of the children’s gymnastics adventures, as her coaches were for her while she was growing up.

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Miss Lindsey- Preschool, Recreational Gymnastics and Tumbling Plus Instructor

Lindsey was born and raised in Florida, and graduated from the University of South Florida with degree in Behavioral Healthcare with a concentration in Children's Mental Health. She moved to NC in 2023 and is happy to have Greensboro be her new home. Growing up, Lindsey participated in AAU Gymnastics for a few years before transitioning to competitive cheer. She competed in both in high school and all-star cheer for about 6 years, at both the state and national level. Outside of the gym, she enjoys painting, hiking and kayaking.

Lindsey loves gymnastics and cheerleading and enjoys sharing that passion with the students and other coaches at CORE. She says the best part about coaching is being able to help students achieve their gymnastics goals and cheering them on when they learn a new skill! 

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Mr Haywood- Recreational Gymnastics and Tumbling Plus Instructor, and USAG Compulsory Assistant Coach

Haywood is from Hallsboro, NC. He attended ECU in Greenville NC  (Go Pirates). His humble beginnings in tumbling started in middle school where he discovered an interest in parkour. This led to his decision to cheer his last 3 years in high school and later the entirety of his stay at ECU. There Haywood was blessed win a National Championship with his teammates in 2021. During his college career, he began coaching tumbling for FAME Allstars Greenville, and became an instructor for UCA, where his appreciation for coaching cheer and tumbling flourished.  

Haywood is currently working towards completing his BA in Psychology and pursuing a profession in Psychiatry, a decision he believes will allow him to help those in his community. 

On his free time, Haywood enjoys stunting and watching movies... and getting a little extra sleep when he can. Haywood is happy to be back in a gym atmosphere because he truly loves connecting with athletes from all backgrounds by helping them understand their capabilities and reaching their goals.

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Schuyler Hunt- Director of Operations and USAG Co-Head Coach

A North Carolina native, Schuyler is returning to Greensboro in July after living in northern Virginia for seven years. He will be joining CORE full-time as our Director of Operations. He graduated from UNCG with a Bachelors in English and earned his Masters of Education in Secondary English from George Washington University. For the past four years, he’s taught high school English in Washington, DC. Before teaching in a classroom, Schuyler coached gymnastics in NC and VA for eight years. He taught everything from preschool and recreational classes through elite-track athletes in the TOPS and HOPES programs. His favorite event to coach is bars. In addition to coaching, he has been gymnastics judge for the last 10 years, judging competitions of all levels, including NCAA. He also served on the executive board of the National Association for Women’s Gymnastics Judges in VA as the New Judges Coordinator. 

When not teaching in a gym or a classroom, Schuyler enjoys reading, running, and baking. He is looking forward to getting back in the gym again because, as a former competitive gymnast himself, his favorite thing about coaching is helping young athletes set and reach their goals. We can’t wait to welcome him home!

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