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Greg McCalester

  • Greg has his Women's Artistic Gymnastics National Coach certification for USAG. This is the highest certification that USAG awards to Junior Olympic coaches. Greg was certified at this level based on his years of coaching experience and the success that his athletes have had up through national level competitions.

  • Greg is the founding member of Elite Gymnastics Academy.  He has been coaching competitive gymnastics in San Diego since moving here in

  • In addition to his role as owner of the gym, Greg coaches all levels of gymnastics at Elite.  Greg is the Bars Head Coach for the Girls Competitive Team.

  • "When I was a competitive gymnast, I couldn't wait to get to the gym each day I had practice.  I always knew that I wanted to be a part of gymnastics as long as I could.  Elite has allowed me to remain a part of gymnastics, a sport that I love, and for that I am lucky."

  • And, to provided you will added safety all of our coaches and staff are fingerprinted and back ground checked through live scan.

Paula McCalester


  • In addition to being an owner of the gym with her husband Greg, Paula is Elite's Web Master, Advertising and Marketing person and the Community Outreach Coordinator. She is seen working at the front desk and in the gym with her four girls.

  • Paula competed track and cross country through College and did High School gymnastics.

  • Greg and Paula's 4 daughters all do gymnastics their oldest daughter is a Level 9 Gymnast, twins are both Level 4, and the youngest is Level 2 gymnast and a dancer.

  • "Elite is our extended family and so much a part of our life. I think how blessed we are to work, play, form friendships, and be part of this special place."

Carrie Pohlman


  • Carrie was a competitive gymnast since age 8.

  • Carrie is our team coordinator.

  • She currently coaches all girls team classes at Elite as well as being the Beam Head Coach for the Girls Competitive Team.

Josh Hodgson


  • Josh is our Vault Head Coach for the Girls Competitive Team.

  • Josh was a competitive gymnast and 3 time New York state vaulting champion.

  • He has been coaching gymnastics since 1994.

  • Josh has coached all levels of men's and women's gymnastics, and is also a licensed massage therapist.

  • Coach Josh says, "I walked into the gym when I was 6 and never left. I love all of the opportunities gymnastics opens for young athletes and life lessons they will use forever."

Taylor Durham-Flint


  • Taylor coaches our Level 4 Girls Team, and Xcel.

  • She was a competitive gymnast and dancer for 12 years.

  • Taylor has 9 years of coaching experience in Florida at both the compulsory and optional levels.

  • She is going on her 5th year as a member of the NAWGJ with a current level 8 rating.

  • Taylor says, "I absolutely love the sport of gymnastics, watching kids progress and learn brings me such joy."

Kelsey Stadnick


  • Kelsey coaches our introductory, Level 2, 3 & 4 Girls Team.

  • She is our lower level Program Coordinator.

  • Kelsey started gymnastics at age 3 and competed for Tricks Gymnastics in Northern California through Level 6. She quit gymnastics when she was 12 to continue dance - Jazz, Ballet and Tap. She was in a dance ensemble in High School.

  • Kelsey says, "I missed gymnastics so much and am so happy to be back in the gym helping to teach other kids about my favorite sport!"

Olin Eaves


  • Olin was a tumbler and a cheerleader throughout high school and college.  He has coached competitive gymnastics since 2004.

  • "Childhood is the most critical part of our lives, especially in terms of developing good exercise habits at an early age.  Gymnastics is the best sport there is, and I hope to share my enthusiasm for it with all of my students."

  • Olin currently coaches Boys Team, as well as Tumbling, Introductory and Developmental Classes.

  • Olin is our Boys Program Coordinator.

Tiana Mesta


  • Tiana coaches, team, introductory and lower level classes.
  • She has been coaching gymnastics for 7 years, she has coached for Elite Gymnastics in MD and Gym-Fit Sports Center in NC.
  • Tiana has coached recreational. Xcel and compulsory Level 4/5. She is also a conditioning coach.
  • She was a Level 10 gymnast, she was 1st in the Nation for Vault and 12th All Level 7.

Alyssa Hashiguchi


  • Alyssa coaches our advanced, introductory and lower level classes.

  • Alyssa was a gymnast for 14 years and she trained up to Level 9 competing at Aztecs, TRC and then the Cameron Family YMCA.

  • She attended Ball State University were she was on the gymnastics team for one year.

  • She graduated with a BS in Exercise Science.

Becca Hannibal


  • Becca was a Level 10 gymnast at Elite.

  • She coaches the lower level, introductory classes.

  • Becca has her AA with emphasis in lifelong health and fitness.

  • She enjoys, surfing.

  • Becca was the 2008 Women's Level 7 State Champion (14).

  • Becca placed 3rd on Bars at the 2009 Region 1 Championships Level 8 (15)

  • Becca placed 2nd on Bars at the 2010 Southern California State Championships for Level 9

  • She was a Level 9 2011 Western National Championship Team Member for Region 1.

  • Becca says, "Gymnastics has been a big part of my life and my passion for 15 years. Competing and learning new skills has always been so exciting for me. Now I'm excited to help other kids pursue their passion in gymnastics. I am so happy that I still get to be a part of the Elite family, and I couldn't ask for a better environment for the best sport in the world."

Erin Jasso


  • Erin currently coaches lower level, introductory classes.

  • She took gymnastics for 7 years when she was younger and always regretted leaving the gymnastics world. Erin is thrilled to be back and even more excited that she is a coach this time around.

  • Erin is currently a student at San Diego State University working on her Bachelor's degree in Liberal Studies in order to become an elementary school teacher.

Maddison Ingalls


  • Maddison currently coaches the lower level, introductory classes.

  • Maddison was a gymnast at a young age and stopped gymnastics to pursue dance.

  • Maddison did gymnastics and danced for 5 years in total.

  • She is a High School student with a 4.5 GPA who is passionate about the medical field and sports medicine.

  • In addition to school, she is also involved with many volunteer programs

  • She is a Varsity Track Athlete at Granite Hills High School

  • Maddison has prior experience coaching sports teams, she coached soccer for 3 years

Breeann Miller


  • Breeann currently coaches the lower level, introductory classes.

  • She was a static trapeze artist with the Fern Street Circus at age 6.

  • Breeann began dancing at 8 and was a cross country runner throughout high school.

  • She started coaching gymnastics and loved it, left to start a family.

  • Breeann says, "Now that my kids are a little older I'm glad to be back, I have missed the gym so much."

  • She is currently working on a nursing degree.

Quentin Bordeaux


  • Quentin currently coaches the lower level, introductory classes.

  • He currently attends both San Diego City College and San Diego Mesa College.

  • He is majoring in Physics and minoring in French. He plans to travel a lot and study different cultures in the future.

  • He has a deep passion for the sciences, especially Physics and Astronomy.

  • He trains in Kickboxing and Jiu-Jitsu.

  • He has always been interested in the sport of gymnastics but has not had the funds or support to do so, because of that, he has trained himself.

  • Quentin says, "I strive to be as familiar with my body and my abilities so that I will be capable of being a good teacher."

Holly Hunter


  • Holly currently coaches the lower level, introductory classes.

  • More to come....

Marisela Velazquez


  • Marisela currently coaches the lower level, introductory classes.

  • Her love of gymnastics blossomed when she'd go to watch her cousin at practices or meets.

  • Although she only did recreational gymnastics, her passion for this amazing sport grew when she started coaching at 16.

  • Marisela currently studies Holistic Medicine and Reiki, she hopes to go back to College after her program and study Plant Biology.

  • She loves to travel and hopes to see the whole world to learn about different cultures.

Brooklyn Lopez


  • Brooklyn coaches preschool, lower level, introductory classes.

  • She has been in gymnastics on and off since she was 5.

  • Brooklyn did competitive gymnastics for Cameron YMCA and competed for West Hills High School.

  • She also did cheer for 3 years. She is an officer and treasurer for her schools dance club and involved with lots of volunteer programs.

  • Brooklyn loves staying active and keeping fit. She wants to become a Data Security Analyst.

Nicoll Nieto


  • Nicoll currently works at our Front Desk.

  • Nicoll grew up, being active in gymnastics and cheer.

  • Native of Santee, second graduating class of West Hills High School.

  • Nicoll attended Grossmont College and received certificates in Medical Office Typing/Insurance Billing and Transcription.

  • She is now a proud mother of 2 teenage boys and one spunky 4 year old little girl, Nicoll spends her time volunteering, as a room parent, on field trips, for carnivals, for school breakfast club, team parent, taxi, etc.

  • In her spare time she enjoys scrapbooking, knitting, making crafts and spending time with her family.

  • Nicoll is a Disneyland fanatic!.

Taylor Tulloch


  • Taylor currently works at our Front Desk.

  • She grew up in Santee and graduated from West Hills High School.

  • Taylor is currently attending Grossmont College and plans to become a teacher.

  • She values her family and loves to spend time with them.

  • She is crafty and loves finding new things to make. 

Amada Viele


  • Amada currently works at our Front Desk.

  • She grew up in Tucson, AZ. She moved to La Mesa, CA in 2002.

  • Amada attended and graduated from Grossmont College with a degree in Business Administration and minored in Child Development.

  • She has two children on boy and a daughter.

  • In her spare time she usually is spending it with her family.

Jr. Coach Ally


  • Ally is a current Elite Gymnastics Academy Gymnast.
  • She was a member of the 2015 National Region 1 Team.
  • She is a Level 10 gymnast.

  • She is a Jr. Coach that trains in the lower level classes and can be see at camps, PNO's and in class.

  • She is an honors student and gets straight A's.

  • Ally was 3rd AA in the 2009 Level 7 SoCal State Championships.

  • In 2011 she was 3rd on floor at the Region 1 Championships for Level 8.

  • In 2012 Ally was a Team Member on the Western National Championship Level 9 Region 1 Team.

  • Ally is attending USD.

Jr. Coach Bianca


    • Bianca is a current Elite Gymnastics Academy Gymnast.

    • She is a Level 9 gymnast. She is a Junior in High School.

    • Bianca can be seen helping at camps, PNO's and around the gym.

    • Bianca speaks German, enjoys photography, baking, and animals. She is currently learning Mandarin and has traveled to China.

    • She volunteers during the year Serving Seniors at The Salvation Army and The Gary and Mary West Senior Wellness Center. She also volunteers at various animal rescue/shelters throughout the year.

    • Beam and Bars are her favorite.


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