Meet Our Team

Children’s gymnastics and tumbling programs Flippers Gym Program in Avon, OH

At Flippers Gym, our team of gymnastic instructors, administrators and support staff work hard to provide safe, engaging, fun, and beneficial gymnastic lessons to children in Avon, OH. Our staff has earned a number of accolades and qualifications, and is comprised of former competitive gymnasts, former competitive coaches,USA Gymnastic Safety Certified professionals, former professional cheerleaders, KAT Certified teachers, and Professional and Instructor USA Gymnastic Members.

To learn more about Flippers Gym Programs and to speak with one of our knowledgeable staff members, don’t hesitate and call us today at 440-937-4496.

Owner Kris Sharer at Flippers Gym Program in Avon, OH

Kris Sharer

Founder & Owner from 2001 – 2019

Kris was the fearless founder and owner of Flippers up until her passing in June, 2019 after an 8.5 year battle with cancer. She was an Ohio State University Cheerleader, teaching gymnastics and cheerleading for over 30 years. Words can’t express how much she will be missed as a coach, business owner, wife, mother, and friend.

Will Sharer at Flippers Gym Program in Avon, OH

Will Sharer

Co-Owner

Will is Kris’ son and part of the second generation family ownership. You’ll see him assisting in the office and keeping the behind the scenes business in order. He played soccer in college and attributes his signature “bear crawl” move to all of his early years in gymnastics!

Emmary Horrocks at Flippers Gym Program in Avon, OH

Emmary Horrocks

Co-Owner and Instructor

Emmary is Kris’ oldest daughter who has been coaching at Flippers since 2008. She was an Avon Cheerleader and loves coaching our advanced tumbling classes.

Kamryn Sharer at Flippers Gym Program in Avon, OH

Kamryn Sharer

Co-Owner and Instructor

Kamryn is Kris’ youngest child who was a highly accomplished competitive gymnast and track athlete. She’s been coaching at Flippers for many years and believes that gymnastics sets a strong foundation for all sports.

Instructor Kim McMorrow at Flippers Gym Program in Avon, OH

Kim McMorrow

Office Manager

Kim is USAG Safety Certified and has worked at Flippers since 2007. She has a business degree and a teaching degree.

Adam Horrock at Flippers Gym Program in Avon, OH

Adam Horrocks

Office Assistant

Adam has taught our boys classes in years past and is returning to Flippers as one of our Office Assistants on Saturday mornings.

Instructor Julie Sansone at Flippers Gym Program in Avon, OH

Julie Sansone

Preschool

Julie is a former gymnast and cheerleader and has taught preschool gymnastics at Flippers more than 10 years. Julie doubles as a dental hygienist on her days away from the gym.

Instructor Cece Carlson at Flippers Gym Program in Avon, OH

Cece Carlson

Preschool

Cece is a well-loved pre-school teacher who has taught many of our younger Flippers over the years.

Instructor Rachel Wynn at Flippers Gym Program in Avon, OH

Rachel Wynn

Pre-School Coordinator

Rachel is one of our most experienced gymnastics coaches with over 20 years in the field! She is USAG Safety Certified and also has USAG’s KAT training. Rachel is also a USAG judge.

Instructor Megan at Flippers Gym Program in Avon, OH

Megan

Megan is USAG Safety Certified and took classes at Flippers for many years. She played Collegiate Division I soccer and believes gymnastics is the best foundational sport!

Instructor Maddie Bierek at Flippers Gym Program in Avon, OH

Maddie Bierek

Maddie is a varsity cheerleader who started tumbling at Flippers when she was just 3 years old. She has coached at Flippers for several years and is a popular instructor!

Instructor Anna at Flippers Gym Program in Avon, OH

Anna

Anna was a competitive gymnast for 9 years, and has been cheering for Avon Lake ever since. She loves tumbling and helping the kids learn new skills.

Katie LaRiccia  at Flippers Gym Program in Avon, OH

Katie LaRiccia

Katie is a former cheerleader with a strong tumbling background. She is now a Physical Education & Health teacher with a lifetime passion for fitness.

Instructor Faye at Flippers Gym Program in Avon, OH

Faye

Faye is a former gymnast from Flippers and is a student at Avon High School.

Instructor Ella at Flippers Gym Program in Avon, OH

Ella

Ella has been tumbling at Flippers since she was 5 years old. She is an Avon High School cheerleader and aspires to be a school teacher in the future.

Instructor Cindy at Flippers Gym Program in Avon, OH

Cindy

Cindy is a USAG Certified teacher for preschool gymnastics, and has been teaching for over 25 yrs. She has also worked in the Avon Lake school system as a substitute teacher, and loves working with kids!!

Katy Phillips  at Flippers Gym Program in Avon, OH

Katy Phillips

Katy was formerly a gymnast and cheerleader and has taught at Flippers since 2010! She was also an elementary school teacher who loves working with kids.

Noelle H  at Flippers Gym Program in Avon, OH

Noelle H

Noelle began her gymnastics career at Flippers and went on to practice gymnastics competitively for 8 years!

Emma B at Flippers Gym Program in Avon, OH

Emma B

Emma grew up taking from Flippers and is currently a cheerleader at Avon Lake High School.

Julia M  at Flippers Gym Program in Avon, OH

Julia M

Julia has been cheering since 4th grade and has continued her love for gymnastics at Flippers and is also a youth cheer coach. Outside of the gym, Julia is studying to be a pediatric nurse!

Julie Simo  at Flippers Gym Program in Avon, OH

Julie Simo

Birthday Party Coordinator and Instructor

Julie has taught at Flippers since 2008, and was a former competitive dancer and gymnast. Julie is also a favorite birthday party coordinator, and when she’s not at the gym, she works in Marketing at a consumer goods company in Cleveland.

Jacqueline M  at Flippers Gym Program in Avon, OH

Jacqueline M

Jacqueline first started taking classes at Flippers when she was 3! Today, she uses her gymnastics foundation of flexibility and movement to play competitive volleyball on her days away from the gym