Meet the Staff
Under the direction of Chery Bessette
Chery Bessette - Owner and Director, has directed and taught gymnastics since 1982. Has experienced nine years of the sport (4 years of competing).  Is a professional member and is safety certified by the U.S. Gymnastics Federation since 1990 and has been certified in CPR and First Aid for many years and was previously an emergency medical technician.  Was program director for a gym club in Louisiana for 3 years.  She was head coach of the Kenston High School Gymnastics Team for 4 years.  Was director/ coordinator from 1986-2001 for Auburn/ Bainbridge Recreation gymnastics program.  Was head coach for the Geauga Y.M.C.A. Gymnastics Team from 1989-2006, producing many individual champions in levels 5, 6, 7, and 8 also Northeast Ohio Y.M.C.A. District Team Champions in 2003 and 2006.  Was program director at a successful local gym center for the last 19 years.  Has been a volunteer naturalist for the Geauga Park District since 2005 and a storyteller of Native American Folklore. Also managed the Nature Center at the Centerville Mills Park from 2002-2005.
Katie Clark - Will be teaching Summer Camps and has a B.S. in Dance Education, has 10 years of gymnastics training and has been teaching gymnastics and creative dance since 1991 in the area and at Gilmore Elementary since 2005.  She was Dance Program Director in North Carolina for three years, and is certified in CPR.

Tim Bilicic The National and World champion in Trampoline and tumbling in 1988, plus a member of the U.S. Team for 8 years. With over 30 years of experience and is currently teaching trampoline and aerial skiing (since 2011). He is a certified level 2 coach in Aerial Skiing and has been teaching gymnastics since 2003. We are extremely excited to welcome him as an instructor and, gymnastics team coach.

Sr. Master James Ziots Certified Sr. Master (5th degree black belt) in Chon Sul Kwan, a 1st degree black belt in Hapkido, and 3rd degree black belt in Kenpo Jujitsu. Master James has been instructing different forms of martial arts since 1998. He is the Vice President of the International Tactical Hapkido Alliance, overseeing 30+ Martial Arts Academies and developed the Chon Sul Kwan Combative Services System for Military Forces that is used by West Point Military Academy and USMC Marine Forces Expeditionary Forces auxiliary training program out of Camp Lejeune North Carolina.
Introducing Michelle Stout! Recently moved to the area from Alaska, she has over 15 years of teaching Headstart (preschool) through high school and home school. She enjoys spending time with young children telling stories and active learning activities.
About Us
9943 E Washington Street
Auburn Twp., OH 44023

cherysgymnastics@gmail.com
Tel: (440) 708-0588

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