Senior Coaches

Randy Clark

Coach since: 1988

Specialty: Freestyle singles, jumps, trampoline jump training, and moves in the field (MITF)

Credentials: Junior National, National and International Level coach, and a gold medalist in both Freestyle and Figures. In the year 2000, he attended the by invitation only Team USA training camp at Lake Placid, NY. BA in Education and Business.

Drive to Coach: “My determination to be a successful coach at a very high level. Through my hard work, dedication and self discipline to the sport of figure skating I will instill these qualities into my students on a daily basis, in which they will be successful not only in skating but throughout their entire life!”

Noreen Clohessy Olson

Coach since: 1988

Specialty: Choreography

Credentials: BA in Fine Arts, Dance, and Choreography. Professional dancer of 20 years and founder of modern dance company “Namaste” for five years. Coached numerous skaters at Junior Nationals, Junior Worlds, Sectionals, Nationals, and International competitions. These included a National Champion, 4th place competitor at Junior Worlds and more than a dozen skaters performing in professional shows.

Drive to Coach: “I saw that a dancer’s perspective was necessary to the sport and enjoy the beauty and struggle it presents.”

Berkley Villard

Coach since: 1990

Specialty: Jumps, Spins, Moves in the Field, Power Skating

Credentials: USFSA Gold Medalist, Regional USFSA Champion, Sectional USFSA Champion, 3 Time USFSA National Skater, USFSA National Silver Medalist, USFSA Gold Medalist Coach In Moves in the Field & Freeskate, USFSA Junior National & Junior Olympic Freestyle Coach, US National and International Freestyle Coach

Drive to Coach: “I have always had a love for the ice and its spotlight. Coaching has given me the opportunity to share this passion with others. I’m inspired everyday to educate athletes in the art of figure skating; helping them achieve their goals and dreams.”

Johnny Bevan

Coach since: 2001

Specialty: Singles

Credentials: National champion, 4-time national medalist, three time US Jr World Team memeber, US International Team member, International medalist

Drive to Coach: “My drive is to create a mindset in all of my students that will help them throughout their life. I strive to teach all of my students that failure is an integral component of success and that those who succeed do so in large part because of how they handle their failures. ”

John Saitta

Coach since: 1986

Specialty: Technical aspects including jumps and spins. Syncro

Credentials: 1984 Junior Men’s National Freeskating Champion, USFS Double Gold Medalist, Level V PSA Ranking, Certified PSA rating, Team USA Coach, U.S.National and World Championships Coach

Drive to Coach: “*Teaching lessons in life first and axels second* has helped me inspire young skaters to not only become the best figure skaters possible, but also respectable young citizens who have learned the meaning of sportsmanship, leadership, perseverance and determination. I enjoy working with beginning skaters to help them pave the way to a lifelong passion for figure skating.”

Chris Anders

Coach since: 1986

Specialty: Singles, Pairs

Credentials: National Competitor, Triple Gold Test medalist, Principle Performer with Disney on Ice

Drive to Coach: My passion as a coach is to help students gain confidence on and off the ice, focusing on the joy of the performance. I also strive to increase coordination and body awareness, realize any skating goals one might have, and to instill a sense of dedication and work ethic that can be used off the ice in life skills.

Lindsay Bailey

Coach since: 2007

Specialty: Singles and Spins

Credentials: Regional USFSA Champion, 2 Time USFSA Junior National Competitor, Competed for 12 Years, Gold MITF and Silver FS Tested, BA in Psychology

Drive to Coach: Passing along my love, respect and passion of the sport to skaters of all ages, while instilling in them that through hard work and dedication anything is possible.

Tanya Rodriguez

Coach since: 2007

Specialty: Choreography, singles, show skating

Credentials: Junior Coach since 2001, competed for 16 years, earned her Gold Test in MITF and FS, skated with Disney on Ice and many other shows for 3 years.

Drive to Coach: “Seeing my skaters accomplish their goals and dreams and being able to help them get there. I love to inspire, motivate, encourage, and support all my skaters to achieve their goals and share my passion for skating with them everyday on the ice.”

Junior Coaches

Courtney Kirschke

Coach since: 2013

Specialty: Singles, off ice training

Credentials: USFS Double Gold Medalist, 5X Regionals Medalist, 5X Sectional competitor. 9 years competitive skating.

Drive to Coach: “I’m wanting to pass my experience down to others and helping the next generation to learn life lessons on the ice”.

Kayleigh Elliott

Coach since: 2013

Specialty: Singles skating, beginning skaters

Credentials: 3x regional champion, 6x Sectional competitor, 2x Junior National competitor, MITF gold medalist, competitively skating for 13 years.

Drive to Coach: “I want everyone who skates to enjoy it as much as I have these past 14 years. I have learned how to work hard, how to have fun, how to overcome downfalls and how to budget my time. These are important life lessons that I will be able utilize through my entire life and lessons that I believe will make me successful in anything that I do. I want to teach others what I have learned and help others enjoy a sport that has been such a large part of my life.”

Mikayla James

Coach since: 2012

Specialty: Singles, showcase, and testing

Credentials: Double Gold Medalist, 14 years competitive skating, National Showcase bronze medalist, Learn to Skate USA coach, and USFSA & PSA membership.

Drive to Coach: “I want to make skating fun for all ages. I believe that when you’re on the ice you should be having fun. I want to share the love I have of preforming with my students. Not only do I want you help them achieve their goals, but I want to help them learn things about themselves. I want to help them get through their ups and downs. I want to be someone they can turn to if they need someone to talk to, and be a positive influence in their life.”

TaLea Boutz

Coach since: 2014

Specialty: Singles, beginning skaters, and showcase

Credentials: Skating for 13 years, Novice Test MITF, LTS coach, USFSA & PSA member, 5x show skater.

Drive to Coach: “Skating has been a passion of mine ever since I was four. I want to be able to provide the experience of this sport to everyone! Teaching my students such as an awesome sport has always been a dream of mine. Figure skating has taught me everything I know and has shaped who I am.”

Cheyenne King

Coach since: 2013

Specialty: Singles

Credentials: 3x Regional champion, 2x Sectional medalist, 5x Sectional competitor, 2x National Competitor, MITF Gold Medalist, Competitively skating for 11 years

Drive to Coach: “Skating has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember, and I love getting to share what I love with my students. I hope to not only teach skating skills, but also life skills of perseverance and to strive for excellence.”

Makaila Mailhot

Coach since: 2013

Specialty: Singles, off ice training, beginning skaters

Credentials: USFSA intermediate lady, MITF & Freeskate, 4x show skater, 8 years competitive skating, skating for 9 years.

Drive to Coach: “I am eager to pass down and share my love for skating to my students. I hope to be able to show my kiddos how to skate, but also to learn important lessons – that will stay with them their entire life time. I always look forward to seeing my students grow, both on and off the ice. All while building self confidence, gaining skills, and having fun!”

Learn To Skate Coaches

Gabrielle Ellis

Coach since: 2010

Specialty: Freestyle singles, off ice training, power skating

Credentials: 26 years skating experience, National competitor, Coached by Olympic Gold Medalist Natalia Mishkutenok; World & Olympic competitor Igor Pashkevitch; World Renowned coaches Victor Kudriavtsev  & Peter Kiprushev & 3 Time National Pairs Champion Melissa Militano.

Drive to Coach: “The greatest thing to me is to see my skaters rise above their fears and push forward to complete their goal, no matter how challenging. I fell in love with skating at such a young age and my passion for it has only grown. It is my desire to help young new skaters find their own passions for the ice. I have been pushed most of my career from some of the hardest working coaches and I strive to replicate that in the ways of my own coaching.”

Kimmi Jeffers

Coach since: 2006

Specialty: Singles, jumps, spins, MITF, power skating, athletic yoga/injury prevention yoga for skaters.

Credentials: Double gold medalist, National and International Competitor, Yoga instructor, BA in Integrative Health

Drive to Coach: “I am a natural teacher at heart and have built the skill set in guiding students of all ages and backgrounds to learn how to figure skate in competitive and recreational settings. My passion is to provide sound technique, dedicated, consistent, and healthy athletes on and off the ice. I thrive on open communication with students and parents, and love to create a positive and fun learning environment.”