Coaching Staff

Sarah Capen: Head Coach
Sarah is the team head coach of our women's artistic program. Sarah was a team coach at Capital Gymnastics National Training Center in Virginia before moving to Savannah. Sarah began gymnastics at the age of 3 and competed up until she was 16 as level 9 gymnast. She then started her professional gymnastic career as a compulsory and optional judge. Upon retiring as a gymnast, Sarah danced for a professional ballet company, Asaph Dance Ensemble. She graduated from Sweet Briar College with degrees in Musical Theatre, Music, and Dance. She has worked with numerous gyms in Virginia as well as choregraphed JO, Xcel and college routines. She has coached girls from USAG JO and Xcel team to help them reach their goals of state, regional and national champions. She is excited to share her passion with all the children at our All American family. 

Karen Cooper: Team Coach
Karen is one of our team coaches that bring a great deal of experience. She has instructed dance and tumbling from 1987-1990 at New Paltz school of Ballet. Coached at Arts Community Gymnastics from 1992-2016. During her time their she also coached at New Paltz Varsity team, tumbling at Madeline's dance center, tumbling at Sharon Mitchell's Performing Arts center. Karen Also worked full time at Kennett's school of gymnastics. During her tenor at Kennett's she coached everything from Parent Tot to Optional girls.  Karen has coached Optional gymnastics for 17 years and was director of PreTeam/Accelerated program until moving to Georgia in 2016.She has coached multiple state and regional qualifiers in New York.

Kenneth Cooper: Team/Rec Coach
Kenneth is one of our team coaches that works with our boys and girls. He started gymnastics and dance at the age of 3. He competed at both gymnastics and dance until he was 16 and finished at level 8. He has coached at Arts Community Gymnastics in New Paltz, Kennett's Gymnastics and dance in Goshen. Kenneth has coached children all ages both recreational and team. He has coached level 1-9 team girls. Kenneth has also coached boys competition gymnastics. He has extensive dance background to enhance the girls gymnastics routine and tumbling coaching. Kenneth has coached multiple state and regional qualifiers in New York.

Tasha Walker: Team Coach
Tasha is one of our xcel team coaches. She has 17 years experience coaching all levels from recreational to high level Junior Olympic gymnastics. Tasha is a former elite gymnast from California, where she started her coaching career. She is excited to share her passion for gymnastics with all of the kids at AAG.

Anne Norris:  Team/Rec Coach

John Kolarik: Team Coach 

Rachele Terranova: Team Coach

Christina Fisher: Owner

A mother of a competing daughter all her life. I have experienced the start from taking my daughter to her first Y gymnastic lessons to more advance gymnastics lessons at AAG. I have being through all the problems that every gymnastic parent experiences practice, competitions, coaches , injuries, etc. I have tried to litigate some of those problems at this gym and make it a place for all the family to enjoy. Here at AAG we are family as our daughters and sons spend numerous hours at the gym or on the road competing. I enjoy watching all the girls and boys from Kinder bears for their first time or Level 10's with years of experience push themselves and have fun doing it.