2021 MGC Staff
Marissa Patnode- Owner
After 4.5 years as the Manager here at MGC, I am beyond excited and blessed to now be the owner of MGC. Gymnastics has always been a part of my life since I was a young child, and I am so glad that I am able to continue to provide the community with a place where kids can enjoy the gymnastics and ninja sport experience.
MGC has been such a huge part of my life since it opened back in 2016. Since I started here, my husband Tim and I have had 3 beautiful babies. They love to come and play at the gym! I look forward to continuing the positive atmosphere of MGC, and the family friendly environment.
Brittany Peak- Team Director
Hi I’m Brittany! I have been coaching for about 10 years now and I have taught all levels and age groups. I grew up in a gym since my mom had owned her own! I started gymnastics at the age of 2 and finished out my gymnastics training at age 17. Gymnastics has always had a special place in my heart and being in a gym has been my second home. Fun fact, my favorite event as a gymnast was beam but my favorite event as a coach is definitely bars! I can be a very loud and enthusiastic person so you’ll be sure to hear me from across the gym! In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends!
Nikki Stevens- Team Coach & Social Media Manager
Nikki started her gymnastics career in Massachusetts where she competed in gymnastics, acro and dance throughout her childhood, and up through high school. After an ACL injury, Nikki began coaching as a way to still be around the sport she loves so much! Through this Nikki discovered her passion for teaching gymnastics in a physically and mentally healthy way, and has been a part of the MGC staff for nearly three years!
Kailey Allen- Recreational Program Director
At age 7 I begged my parents to sign me up for gymnastics classes, little did I know then how the sport and community would shape my life! I love sharing my passion for gymnastics with all ages here at MGC, and watching my students grow confidence both in and out of the gym. Though the sport has been part of my life for quite some time, I find myself learning and discovering more each day! After spending time out of the gym to pursue a degree in International Business and work a typical office job, I found myself drawn back in by the joy and excitement of the sport. Aside from gymnastics, I enjoy swimming, hiking, weightlifting, traveling, and all things beauty + self care. My favorite thing about MGC is the way our staff, gymnasts and overall community celebrate and encourage one another!
Quinn Potter- Ninja Nation Program Director
Long before I was a coach here at MGC, and far back into my childhood, I was garnishing a love for movement and practicing daily to reach my peak potential in parkour, martial arts, and dance. And after nearly 18 years of study and refinement, I really consider myself lucky to have found a way to take a pastime that I’ve invested so much time and effort into and transform it into a profession. When I’m not in the gym I prefer to spend quality time and play music with the people I love, find exciting things to do outdoors, and explore new places from every angle I can. But I’ll always find something magnetic about teaching a younger generation what I’ve learned.
Cam Jordan- Boys Gymnastics Instructor
Gymnastics has been a huge part of my life for more years than I can remember. I started when i was 7 years old and competed for 6 years. I started working at MGC when I was 13 and it has been an amazing experience. The gym is such a positive environment and the staff brings a great level of experience and energy. Once I stopped competing, I started wrestling. Although i started a bit late, I was easily able to compete with the veteran wrestlers. The only reason this was possible is because of gymnastics. Gymnastics is the best sport to develop all of the skills to take on other challenges in life.
Carole Gourvellec- Pre-Team Coach
Carole began coaching at the age of 16 after competing in Alabama where she continued in dance up through college. Her studies for Bachelor of Arts degrees are in Biology and Theology, and she is currently a local artist. Miss Carole coached at La Fleur’s Largo in Florida for 20 years where taught preschool gymnastics, recreational classes and preteam up through Level 3, including adult classes and cheer tumbling. She has written summer camp and preschool programs and is currently the Preschool Program Director at MGC. Carole’s passion is in teaching children more that cartwheels and how to flip. She thrives on encouraging and inspiring kids to believe in themselves. And to just have fun! “There is no greater joy that to see children break through barriers and become tender, competent people.”
Courtney- Event Coordinator & Rec Instructor
Hello all. I am Courtney! I have been in the gymnastics community for over a decade, having daughters in the sport has made me a devout GYM MOM on top of co-owning/operating a gymnastics facility myself. Upon the sale of MY gym, I was invited to teach at MGC and have happily been a part of this dynamic gym since May 2017. The culture at MGC is positive and family oriented which has made it home for my kids and myself. I have coached pre-team and lower level gymnastics. I currently coach toddler classes, preschool, beginner, intermediate, teen classes, tumbling and private lessons. My approach to coaching is to learn safely and have lots of fun doing so! I’m very enthusiastic and feel a great sense of pride for my athletes as they work hard at their skills and love seeing the excitement on their faces as they achieve their goals. When I’m not coaching I enjoy time with my three daughters, hiking, weight training, cooking, EATING, decorating and gardening and drawing when time allows. I look forward to meeting you!!