Jessica Baker is a passionate and driven gymnastics coach. She was the head coach and team coach at a local gym for 4 years before she ventured out and became a gym owner herself. She was also the head coach for the local Burroughs high school team for the 2016 school year. The girls did really well and placed second at state with 4 of the girls being named to the CIF Team. Jessica grew up in the sport of gymnastics and was a gymnast for almost 14 years. She has been coaching gymnastics for the past 9 years. Her passion is to help teach and inspire young children to live a happy, positive, and healthy life style, and instill the values of hard work, team work, dedication, and good sportsmanship. Prior to coaching gymnastics Jessica studied nursing at Kaplan college earning her certification as a medical assistant and a unit clerk. She has worked in booking service off and on for the better part of 13 years. Her favorite events to do in gymnastics were Floor Exercise and Vault. She has the following certifications through USAG: USAG University Instructor, Junior Olympic Development Coach, Safety & Risk Management, Fundamentals of Gymnastics Instruction , First Aid Basics , Development Coaches Course:Sport Science , 2016/2017 National Congress, Development Coaches Course: Hands on Training. She has the following other certifications: CPR, First Aid, Mandated Reporter: Child Abuse and Neglect and Concussion Awareness in Athletics
Pam Grattan started her career in gymnastics back in the late 70’s in high school and did some gymnastics in college. She started coaching tiny tots while she was still in high school at a local gym club for 2 years. During her senior year of high school she attended Merced Junior College taking courses in Medical Assisting with the intent of heading off to medical school. She started working in the medical field right after high school graduation and attending college full time taking pre-med courses with a minor in math. She became an EMT 1 and taught advanced first aid and CPR classes as a volunteer with her local Red Cross. Pam married and had children just short of finishing college. Some twenty years later she returned to college but changed her course of study to business and graduated Cerro Coso with a dual major in Business Administration and Office Technologies. Pam has 15 years of business banking experience where she worked her way from a teller to AVP Branch Administrator. After banking she spent 7 years working at a local law office where she became a paralegal. Pam has spent the past 13 years working for a local entrepreneur as a key member of his multi businesses. She is the office manager of his Ashley Furniture HomeStore in charge of the IT, HR, AP/AR, and customer service departments. She also runs his other businesses managing his legal, HR, IT, property management, payroll, and bookkeeping departments for the various companies. While her children were young and still in school, Pam coached gymnastics for the City of Ridgecrest. She spent 8 years coaching while her daughter Jessica was a gymnast in the club. She has always dreamed of owning her own gym and is now taking the steps to make this dream come true with her daughter by her side. She has the following certifications through USAG: Fundamentals of Gymnastics Instruction, Safety and Risk Management, USA Gymnastics Fitness, Business Foundations 1, 2 and 3 and her Instructor certification. She has the following other certifications: CPR and First Aid.
Coach Rose is from Pennsylvania where she was a high school and club gymnast. She has coached club teams in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland before landing in Ridgecrest in 1998. She is starting her 35th year of coaching which has also included coaching high school gymnastics teams in Pennsylvania as well as the Burroughs High School gymnastics team in 2016. She has earned her 2nd degree black belt in ATA taekwondo and feels that her taekwondo training has enhanced her coaching of gymnastics.She currently teaches 3rd grade at Pierce Elementary School. She is excited to be part of an energetic and enthusiastic coaching staff here at C.A.T.S. She has the following certifications through USAG: USAG Fundamentals of Gymnastics Instruction, Safety and Risk Management, USA Gymnastics Fitness, and Business Foundations 1. She has the following other certifications: CPR, First Aid, Mandated Reporter: Child Abuse and Neglect and Concussion Awareness in Athletics.
Kim is from Ridgecrest California where she grew up participating in multiple sports. She went to college at the Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology in Denver Colorado where she received a degree in Applied Animal Sciences and Technology. After returning to her hometown, she began working with the youth through Crossroads Community Church and eventually began coaching artistic gymnastics and has been for the last four years. She has worked with recreational level 1 to competitive team level 7. Along with coaching, she has designed and run conditioning programs for competitive gymnastics for the last four years. Kim holds a certification in personal training from the National Academy of Sports Medicine and specialties in fitness nutrition and youth excercise. She loves working with the youth and giving back to the community. You can follow her and our gymnasts conditioning progress on Instagram @meandmyminibeasts. She has the following certifications through USAG: USAG University Instructor, Safety & Risk Management, USOC Safe Sport, Fundamentals of Gymnastics Instruction, Bloodborne Pathogens, Developmental Sports Science, 2016 National Congress and Developmental Coaches Course: Hands on Training. She has the following other certifications: CPR, First Aid, AED, NASM-CPT, FNS, YES.
Saralynn has been a gymnast for 8 years and is currently training as an Xcel Platinum gymnast. Her favorite event is the Floor Exercise. As a coach, she loves to watch her athletes grow and be inspired by the art of gymnastics while learning many valuable life lessons along with the fundamentals and physical aspects of gymnastics. Saralynn started her coaching career by teaching preschool classes and a few recreational classes. She is a member of the Burroughs High School gymnastics team, where last season she placed on the CIF team along with three of her teammates. Jessica Baker, owner and gym manager, has played a significant role in her life and has been her gymnastics coach for over 4 years. Coach Jess has also been a mentor to her and has inspired her to become the coach she is today along with inspiring her to constantly keep improving as a coach and a gymnast. Saralynn’s future goal as a gymnast and coach is to become a college athlete and to continue coaching throughout the years ahead. She has the following certificates through USAG: Fundamentals of Gymnastics Instruction, Safety and Risk Management, Instructor Certificate. She has the following other certifications: CPR and First Aid.
Bo has been involved in a number of sports: including youth basketball, football, and swim. He graduated from Burroughs High School with a GPA of 3.5, taking 3 AP classes his senior year. Bo swam on the varsity swim team, starting his freshman year all the way up to his senior year. He would go to C.I.F. his junior and senior year to represent his school in the 200 freestyle and the 200 individual medley relay teams. The most memorable event his in swim career was at league finals his junior year, where he would out touch the rivals, Granite Hills High School, by half a second in both of his respected relay teams. During his summer’s off, Bo worked as a lifeguard and a swim instructor at the now-closed Pinney Pool, directing many forms of instructions. This included courses ranging in every age, from parent-taught sessions to patrons well in their 20’s, yet his primary focus has been in the athletic development of younger children. The swim team that was held by the pool during summer hours also gave Bo a sense of what it means to be a coach, guiding swim lanes with drills and exercises that enhanced the swimmer’s ability. After graduating, Bo shortly worked at California Psychiatric Care assisting children with behavioral inefficiencies. This gave Bo a deep appreciation in the field of working with children, realizing his goal to be forever young. Bo is fully dedicated in empowering children so that they can have the tools needed to build their own ambitions and goals to fully achieve their dreams. Bo is currently writing two feature films in his spare time, where he has been slowly achieving his dream of directing movies. He has the following certificates through USAG: Fundamentals of Gymnastics Instruction, Safety and Risk Management, Instructor Certificate. He has the following other certifications: CPR and First Aid.