Meet Our Team


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.

Mark Rider

Owner

I am so honored to have the opportunity to carry on the mission and legacy of Flippers Gym Program. I am grateful that the Sharer family has allowed me the privilege to carry the torch forward. We have gone to great lengths to make sure that your children will continue to use gymnastics and tumbling as a foundation to teach body control and awareness, strength, flexibility, balance, coordination, and endurance, all while building self-esteem. I can assure you that I do not plan to change anything about what happens inside of the gym here at Flippers. We worked together to update the registration process to allow online registrations for our first fall session, and we will be updating the common areas inside of the building. Even though some of the spaces will look a little different, the heart of Flippers will remain.

I am the owner of Infinity Cheer & Tumbling located in Westlake. I have been coaching competitive cheerleading and tumbling classes for over 18 years. I cheered at West Virginia University and graduated with a degree in music performance in 2004. I have a passion to build confidence in children through cheer, tumbling, and now gymnastics. I am looking forward to meeting all of you

 

 

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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.

 

Alessia Lloyd

Preschool

Alessia is a mom of three, former teacher and resident of Avon Lake. Her family has been part of the Flippers Gym Program since 2015. She enjoys traveling, reading, crafting and spending time with her husband and children.

Jay Weigman

Preschool

Jay is a mother of two daughters who have both attended Flippers Gym. Jay loves to work with kids and is enjoying her time at Flippers. She has an industrial engineering degree from University of Missouri.

 

 

Lily Thompson

Lily has been a competitive gymnast for 13 years and loves the bars and beam. She is so grateful to have the opportunity to help others fall in love with gymnastics.

 

Keira Jutte

Keira was a former competitive gymnast at the North Olmsted Rec Center for 12 years. She now in on the varsity cheerleading squad at North Ridgeville High School and does tumbling classes at Infinity Cheer & Tumbling. Keira loves gymnastics and tumbling and is so excited for the opportunity to share that with her students at Flippers.

 

Julie Simo at Flippers Gym Program in Avon, OH

Julie Simo

Instructor

Julie has taught at Flippers since 2008, and was a former competitive dancer and gymnast. When Julie’s not at the gym, she works in Marketing at a consumer goods company in Westlake.

 

 

Molly Ryan

Bio coming soon

Jacqueline M at Flippers Gym Program in Avon, OH

Jacqueline McMorrow

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

Sydney at Flippers Gym Program in Avon, OH

Sydney Brown

Sydney is a varsity cheerleader who started coming to Flippers when she was 9 years old. She loves working with kids and is very active in the local community.

Emma Dean

Emma has been coming to Flippers for many years and is now one of our instructors. She is a varsity cheerleader and a great tumbler!

 

 

Catherine Wild

Catherine is a competitive gymnast who has been coming to Flippers since she was 2!

 

Ryleigh Murphy

Ryleigh has been tumbling at Flippers since she was 2 years old and is an Avon Lake cheerleader. Ryleigh enjoys sharing her love of gymnastics and tumbling with the next generation of Flippers students.

 

Maddie Jenkins

Maddie does competition cheer at Infinity Cheer and Tumbling. She is on the varsity cheer squad at Lutheran West and on the varsity Track and Field team. She is so excited to help kids experience how much fun tumbling can be.

Kim D. at Flippers Gym Program in Avon, OH

Kim Dennis

Preschool

Kim is one of our many great preschool instructors whose own children came through the Flippers program!

 

 

Olivia McDermott

Bio coming soon

Ella Hanley

Ella is no stranger to gymnastics and tumbling. She has been an Allstar cheerleader at Infinity Cheer and Tumbling for 5 years. You may have also seen her on the sidelines cheerleading for Saint Edward High School. Ella is so thrilled to be able to share her knowledge with her students!

Averie Billington

Averie has been taking classes at Flippers since she was 10. She’s currently studying early childhood education and loves to watch her gymnastics students learn and grow.