Staff

Anne Josephson
Anne Josephson President and CEO

Anne Josephson is President and CEO of JAG Gym. She opened JAG in September 2004 becoming the first gym to operate ... read more »

J.R. Roughton
J.R. Roughton Vice President and General Manager

J.R. Roughton has been with JAG since it first opened in 2004 and currently holds the position of Executive Vice ... read more »

Anna Andreini
Anna Andreini Coach

Anna’s passion for gymnastics began at the age of 4. Nothing else from t-ball to ballet had quite fit ... read more »

Dianna Banch
Dianna Banch Preschool Gymnastics Program Director

Dianna has been coaching since 2000 and has regularly attended gymnastics education clinics from leaders in the industry throughout the years. ... read more »

Cari Bartholomew
Cari Bartholomew Director of Programming

Cari’s path to JAG began at a young age, with ten years of gymnastics experience and 6 years as ... read more »

Craig Bender
Craig Bender Gymnastics Instructor

Craig started gymnastics at age 2 when his mother who coached gymnastics started him in a pre-school gymnastics class. He has ... read more »

Mariah Bess
Mariah Bess Front Office

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Brandi Booker
Brandi Booker Gymnastics Instructor

Brandi is originally from Texas and has been involved in tumbling & competitive cheerleading since she was 8 years old. While ... read more »

Randi Borden
Randi Borden Front Desk/Gymnastics Instructor

Randi is from Los Angeles and grew up doing gymnastics. She competed in USAG as both an artistic gymnast and ... read more »

Erika Brown
Erika Brown Competitive Team Program Director

Erika started gymnastics when she was six after falling in love with the sport while watching it on TV. Her ... read more »

Kaley Cross
Kaley Cross Coach

Kaley grew up between a couple of cornfields in Minnesota. Throughout her childhood, she always had a hunger for what ... read more »

Ruby Epstein
Ruby Epstein Gymnastics Instructor/Front Desk

Ruby was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. At the age of 4, she started training in Rhythmic Gymnastics in ... read more »

Julia Finkelstein
Julia Finkelstein Front Desk

Julia is very happy to be a part of the Front Desk team at JAG. While Julia may not be&... read more »

Olivia Fowler-Courtney
Olivia Fowler-Courtney Competitive Team Coach

Born in San Antonio, Texas, Olivia started taking gymnastics when she was 2.5 years old (after being inspired by her older ... read more »

Kari Gilchrist
Kari Gilchrist Coach

Kari-Anne was born into a family of gymnastics coaches, growing up around the gym. She began gymnasts at the age ... read more »

Gisselle Gordon
Gisselle Gordon Coach

The 2nd oldest child in a family of 15 children, working with children was Gisselle’s natural evolution. Born in ... read more »

Clair Hawkins
Clair Hawkins Coach

Clair started coaching gymnastics at the age of 13 at her mother's gym in northern California. Since she was ... read more »

John Hill
John Hill Gymnastics Instructor

John is a graduate from Syracuse University with a BFA in Film. John joined the JAG team in May of 2011 ... read more »

Ashleigh Howard
Ashleigh Howard Coach

Ashleigh is originally from Virginia and has always had a passion for gymnastics since she was 5. While in middle school ... read more »

Jen Kersey Ziegelman
Jen Kersey Ziegelman Gymnastics Instructor/Camp Instructor

Jen joined the JAG team in the summer of 2012, teaching preschool gymnastics in both classes and JAG Gym Camp. Jen&... read more »

Alana Kerr-Collins
Alana Kerr-Collins Coach

Alana joined the JAG family in July 2016.  Born in Belfast, N. Ireland Alana attended gymnastics classes as a child.&... read more »

Mike Klunder
Mike Klunder Co-Director of Administration

Mike joined JAG in 2011. Originally from Fullerton, CA, Mike competed on his high school Boys Gymnastics Team, in addition to ... read more »

Rashawn Lamar
Rashawn Lamar Gymnastics Instructor

Rashawn was raised playing basketball, performing in musical theater, and dreaming of one day flipping around like his hero Zach, ... read more »

Danielle McBride
Danielle McBride Front Office/Coach

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Glenn McCuen
Glenn McCuen Gymnastics Instructor

Glenn was born in Southern Louisiana and began gymnastics at the age of 6. He was a quick study and after ... read more »

Janelle Molin
Janelle Molin Coach

Janelle Molin joined the JAG family in 2016 but has nearly seven years of coaching experience under her belt. While her ... read more »

Carmen Nava
Carmen Nava Gymnastics Coach/Team Coach

Carmen Nava comes to us from Venezuela with over 10 years coaching experience in both rhythmic and artistic gymnastics.  She ... read more »

Janae Nichols
Janae Nichols Coach

Janae started gymnastics at the age of 6. She competed for 12 years earning quite a few State, Regional and National titles. ... read more »

Victor Nicosia
Victor Nicosia Competitive Team Coach

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Andrea Orris
Andrea Orris Team Coach

Andrea spent most of her club gymnastics career competing for WOGA (World Olympic Gymnastics Academy) located in Plano, Tx. She ... read more »

Karli Papa
Karli Papa Coach

Karli comes from Austin, Texas with almost 15 years of coaching experience. With a passion for the sport of gymnastics and ... read more »

Rauza Rafikova
Rauza Rafikova Competitive Team Coach

Rauza began coaching at JAG in 2004 as a USAG Team Coach, however, her gymnastics career began well before that. In 1975, ... read more »

Andrea Scherben
Andrea Scherben Coach, Front Office

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Helga Shepherd
Helga Shepherd Co-Director of Administration

Helga was born in the UK and lived in London for 20 years before arriving in Los Angeles with her husband, 3 ... read more »

Eric Sinsley
Eric Sinsley Coach

Eric started gymnastics at just 5 years old and worked his way up to competing at the elite level. Within the 17 ... read more »

Tami Strachan
Tami Strachan Coach, Front Office

Tami started gymnastics at the age of 12 in an after-school program. She fell in love with the sport and later ... read more »

Jay Watson
Jay Watson Front Office

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Jay first joined JAG back in 2004 when gym first opened its doors with just 3 ... read more »