MEET OUR STAFF
GYM MANAGER, HEAD COACH
Tom graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science, Physical Education from Southern Connecticut State University in 2000, where he also competed on their NCAA men's team. Tom has coached gymnastics since he graduated from college, and became the Connecticut state director for USA Men's Gymnastics in 2014. Tom is a certified judge for mens gymnastics. He enjoys spending time with his family and playing golf when he is not in the gym.
Kerry has been coaching preschool, recreational, and competitive gymnastics (AAU, high school, USAG compulsory, and Xcel) since 2000. Kerry is also a certified yoga teacher and fitness instructor. When she is not in the gym or yoga studio, Kerry is busy being a mom to her daughter, who is a budding gymnast in our gym!
DEB GALIPEAU- SCHOD
Deb has been coaching both dance and gymnastics for over 30 years. She got her start at her parents’ business, Galipeau School of Dance, in Massachusetts. Deb choreographs both floor and beam routines, and enjoys the unique and personal aspect of showcasing each child’s talent. Deb coaches both boys and girls with diverse skill levels. Outside the gym Deb’s interests include health & wellness. She has two children, Cassidy, who is also passionate about dance and gymnastics, and Bryan, a financial planner.
Chris owned USA Gymnastics for almost 30 years,and coached boys and girls of all levels for the entire time. Chris' gymnasts have competed at the national level, as well as the collegiate level. He is a certified judge for mens gymnastics. Chris was the Connecticut state director for USA Gymnastics for 20 years. When he is not in the gym, Chris can be found designing ropes and zip line courses throughout the country.