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Directors & Staff



Kevin Mazeika - President

Hometown: Houston, Texas
Education: ​Southern Illinois University, Recreation Management
Gymnastics/Coaching Experience: Started gymnastics at age 4; received a gymnastics scholarship to Southern Illinois University; starting coaching in 1985
Personal Accomplishments:

3 time Olympic Head Coach - Silver, 2004 Olympics; Bronze, 2008 Olympics; 2012 Olympics

4 time World Championship Team Head Coach - 5 Silver Medals

3 time USAG "Coach of the Year"

Represented USA in 30 International Competitions

National Coaching Staff since 1988

National Team Coordinator for USA Gymnastics Men's Program, 2009

USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame Inductee, 2010

Voted to become a Life Member of the Gymnastics Association of Texas, 2011

Personal C​oach of:

2 Olympians: Sean Townsend, 2000 Raj Bhavsar, 2008

7 World Championship Team Members

World Champion on Parallel Bars

10 World Cup Medalists

53 National Team Members

33 National Champions


Tori Hughes- General Manager

"Participating in sports, as a child, not only builds character and confidence, but it also gives them a sense of accomplishment."

Hometown: Richmond, Texas
Education: Texas State University; Masters in Exercise and Sports Science, Bachelors in Elementary Education, Associate of Arts in Science
Hobbies/Interests: Running, working out, movies, football, Dallas Cowboys, shopping



Nathalie Forney - Special Event Manager & Gym Manager

"All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them." - Walt Disney

Hometown: Orlando, Florida
Education: Kent State University; University of Central Florida, Business
Gymnastics/Coaching Experience: Full gymnastics scholarship to Kent State University, MAC team champions 2 years in a row, Level 10 J.O. National Qualifier, 2 time Level 10 Regional Vault and Floor Champion, Level 10 State Vault, Floor, and Bar Champion
Certifications/Memberships: CPR/First Aid, USAG U100, Concussion and youth sports
Hobbies/Interests: Shopping, traveling, yoga, attending sporting events, spending time with friends and family


Cindy Berrios - Front Office Coordinator

"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away."

Hometown: Houston, Texas
Hobbies/Interests: Working out, Going out of Town, Dancing, Baking, Shopping, and Spending time with loved ones.


Jennifer Taylor - Women's Team Coach

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Hometown: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Education: University of Kentucky, Exercise Science; University of Oklahoma, Multidisciplinary Studies with emphasis in Psychology
Gymnastics/Coaching Experience: Full scholarship to the University of Kentucky
Senior International Elite; Junior National Team member
3 time Junior National Bar Champion; 5 time Junior National Qualifier
2 time Level 10 Regional All-around Champion; 5 time Level 10 Regional Bar Champion
4 time Level 10 State All-around Champion; 5 time Level 10 State Bar Champion
7 time All-state Oklahoma Team member
“Shannon Miller” Award, first African American recipient; given to gymnasts who bring outstanding recognition to the sport and to the state of Oklahoma
Coaching for 3 years
Certifications/Memberships: CPR/First Aid, USAG & U100 certified and professional member
Hobbies/Interests: College football, playing with my dog Romeo, spending time with my nephews


John Henan- Men's Team Head Coach

"Never give up, have fun and always give 100%"

Hometown: China
Education: Liaoning Provincial Institute of Athletic Training; Major in Sports Training
Gymnastics/Coaching Experience:

Began competing in gymnastics at age 7,

Coached in 5 countries before coaching in the United States (2014),

Head coach of the Men’s National Team in 2 countries;

Over 16 years of coaching experience

Certifications/Memberships: First Aid & CPR, Concussion and youth sports, USAG Professional Member, U100, U101, USAG Instructor
Hobbies/Interests: Fishing, traveling, and watching gymnastics competitions



Jose Sucart- Men's Team Coach

Impossible is not a fact, it’s an opinion.”

Hometown: Caguas, Puerto Rico
Education: Bachelor Degree in Business Administration: Marketing; Master Degree in Business Administration
Gymnastics/Coaching Experience:

Men’s Team Coach, Club Gimnastico Criollo, (1997-2008)

Men’s Junior National Team Coach, Puerto Rico, (2008-2016)

Men’s National Assistant Coach, Puerto Rico,

Senior National Team, (2013 World Championships; 2010 C’AC Games)

Certifications/Memberships: First Aid & CPR, Concussion in youth sports, U100, U101, FIG Brevet judge, FIG Brevet coach and expert
Hobbies/Interests: Any sports, movies, history, International Gymnastics, and travel



Sherman Walker - Coach

"I believe in coaching with the intention of taking each individual athlete as far as their abilities and desires take them."

Hometown: Houston, Texas
Education: Temple University; University of Houston, Bachelor of Science in Anthropology
Gymnastics/Coaching Experience:

Trained with Kevin Mazeika throughout high school

Received a gymnastics scholarship to Temple University in Philadelphia

Coached for 13 years

Certifications/Memberships: USAG & U100 certified and professional member
Hobbies/Interests: Fast cars, playing guitar, movies, shoes, traveling



Oybek "Beck" Mamataliyev - T&T Team Director


Amanda Shearin - T&T Team Coach

“Without a goal to reach there is no failure. Without failure there is no success.”

Hometown: South Bend, Indiana
Education: Memorial High School; Associate of Science in Science Engineering, 2013; Major: Accounting BBA., University of Houston
Gymnastics/Coaching Experience: Started coaching in 2008, Preschool, Recreational Girls, and Trampoline and Tumbling Team
Certifications/Memberships: CPR/First Aid, USAG & U100 certified and professional member, Concussion and Youth Sports, U101, U102, U103, U105, T200, T201, T210
Hobbies/Interests: Nortre Dame Football, education, running, swimming, fishing, boating, riding bikes, golfing, horse back riding, gymnastics, and traveling


Natalie Barrera - Cheer Team Director

“Staying active is so important!”

Hometown: Lake Jackson, Texas
Education: Villanova University, 2005-2009; Bachelor’s Degree in Biochemistry, Minor: Communication
Cheerleading/Coaching Experience: Cheered competitively since 6 years old; Villanova University Cheerleader 4 years; Villanova Cheer Captain Senior year; Competed in 3 Collegiate National competitions; HGA Cheer Director since 2010
Certifications/Memberships: USAG & U100 certified and professional member
Hobbies/Interests: I enjoy being active, playing tennis, learning how to golf


Nichole Griffith - Cheer Team Coach

“Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.”

Hometown: Houston, Texas
Education: Texas School of Business; Certified Medical Assistant
Cheerleading/Coaching Experience: Cheered 3 years in high school, won best squad at NCA Nationals; Coached youth league cheer for 3 years, 6 years of coaching experience, 9 years in the cheer industry
Certifications/Memberships: CPR/First Aid, Concussion and youth sports, Fundamentals of Coaching, Accredited Interscholastic Coach, Certified Interscholastic Coach, and American Association of Cheerleading Coaches and Administrators Cheer Safety Course
Hobbies/Interests: Traveling, painting, weight lifting, working out, and running


Misty Baxter - Preschool Director & Gym Manager

“When coaching gymnastics, I like to create a fun, learning environment for the kids. I want them to feel comfortable in achieving new skills and have a ball while doing them!”

Hometown: Houston, Texas
Education: Bellaire High School; University of Texas San Antonio; University of Houston
Gymnastics/Coaching Experience: Noncompetitive gymnastics for five years as a child; dance coach for 2 years; gymnastics coach since 2010
Certifications/Memberships: CPR/First Aid, Concussion and youth sports
Hobbies/Interests: My dog Maddie, being outside, sports, especially the Cowboys and Texans, assistant manager at the Mad Potter for since 2007