Meet Our Staff


I started COGA back in March of 1998. A gymnasts for my whole life, it is my privilege to offer a fun and positive gymnastics programs for the next generation of gymnasts.
I pride myself on having a clean facility, well organized lesson plans in our classes with low student to teacher ratios, and of course, an awesome staff. As a mom, I know how important it is to have a fun, safe, encouraging environment for your child. Come see why we know we offer the best in gymnastics for you and your family!
Sharman

Aliza


Aliza has been with COGA since she was just a baby, since she was born here. Being the owners daughter she did gymnastics as a child and was part of our competitive team program. Now older, she enjoys teaching the classes and helping young students meet their goals and potential. 

Teacher of the Session Winter 2017


"She's helped encourage my girl and Skylar always comes home with a smile after being with Aliza!!" Holly J.

Taryn

    
Taryn started at COGA as a young child and competed on our Optional Gymnastics Team here at COGA. She became a part of our coaching staff in 2015.  She brings her experience and fun to all her classes.
"Olivia has had so much fun in Taryn's class. She's really enjoyed it." 
Sheila R.

Alyssa

"She is very helpful and nice." Kendra (student)
Alyssa has been with COGA since 2016 after competing in gymnastics up to level 8. She brings her many years of gymnastics experience and encouraging coaching style.

Teacher of the Session Spring 2018

Lily

"Lily is engaged with her students and gives my daughter the coaching and attention that has helped her progress in gymnastics and feel successful."
Katie C.

Lily has been with COGA since 2016. Moving from the Portland area where she did gymnastics as a level 8. She currently trains for Olympic weight lifting while bring her fun attitude and amazing smile to all her students.

Teacher of the Session Winter 2018
"Shaundra has made it possible for Bella to feel more confident in her self and her capabilities. She's trying new things without being as shy or timid and so proud of herself. Thank you Miss Shaundra!"
Kayleen Q.

Shaundra


After spending 8 years in the Army, Shaundra now
spends her time training as a competitive body builder. Shaundra grew up in Bend and as a child loved taking gymnastics. Now, she bring her fun spirit and loving personality to all her classes.
"She is great with the kids and she really does take the time to work with each student in the areas they need work on, as well as challenging and moving to the next step for the students if they can already do the skill." Ashley S.

Makayla


Makayla began gymnastics as a child at COGA and later competed on our Optional Gymnastics Team. Makayla joined our COGA staff in 2015. We enjoy having her sweet and positive teaching methods she bring to our programs.

Caty

"Caty has been wonderful with our wild four year olds! Each class she answers with a smile as one of the girls asks her if she has a prince yet :)" Brittney S.

Caty came to COGA from the Portland area where she taught dance for many years. She brings her sparkling personality and positive attitude to all her classes.

Ariel

"Ariel is an encouraging and loving coach! She makes Lola love coming to practice!"
Laci F.

Ariel, originally from New York City, came to Bend to attend Oregon State University and enjoy the lovely Bend scenery. She is currently a senior and enjoys being a personal trainer along with her job here at COGA.

Teacher of the Session Fall 2018

Annabelle



Annabelle started gymnastics at COGA as a young child and worked her way all the way to team with her twin sister. She competed on our team for many years before decided to come on staff at COGA. She bring her knowledge and fun attitude to all her classes.

Kaylin

"Kaylin has helped Elora progress at an incredible rate. El looks forward to gym every week."
Lisa E.

Kaylin has been with COGA since 2014. As a child she was a competitive gymnast, ice skater, and swimmer and water polo player. She brings her competitve experince and fun personality to all her classes.