Coaches and Staff

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Owner, Head Coach & Program Director

TIFFANY KYLE

I have been involved in gymnastics since age 12. I competed at the Level 10/Elite level for 12 years. I attended Northern Illinois University on a full scholarship, competing for 5 years at the collegiate level, where I received my degree in Preventative and Rehabilitative Exercise Science. I began my coaching career while training in high school and have been coaching a total of 25 years. I enjoy coaching all classes and all levels. My specialty is competitive women’s team gymnastics. I am currently the owner of Southern Elite Gymnastics Academy and look forward to many years of growing and teaching young children in a fun and safe way. I hope to share my passion for the sport of gymnastics, with each and every child that comes through our doors.

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Business Manager

LAURA BARKER

Laura is from Metro Atlanta, but has lived all over the Southeast as an adult. As a teen, Laura spent her summers on Hilton Head Island and fell in love with the Low Country. She hoped to be able to return here permanently one day, which she did in 2020.  Laura’s background is in operations, administration and customer service and enjoys using her skills in order to help small businesses run more effectively. She graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor's Degree in Operations Management. After spending time as a marketing intern at her parents’ firm, she found herself being drawn to entrepreneurs and small business owners and helping them to build a strong foundation in administration, HR and other back end processes.

Laura is obsessed with all things UT Vol related and spends her free time watching sports and spending time with her family. Her ideal day would include doing both! 

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Front Office Manager

MARY KAISER

My name is Mary. I am the office manager here at SEGA. I was born and raised in Pittsburgh Pa. I am an avid Steeler Pirate and Penguin fan. As we say back home I bleed black and gold. I played basketball and softball all my life. I had a scholarship to Carlow college for basketball. I still play softball to this day. I have two wonderful children who are my everything. I moved to Bluffton in July of 2019 to be closer to my family who had all moved here over the past 14 years. 

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Team Coach

ROBIN ST. HILLAIRE

Robin founded Energy Gymnastics with her husband Dean in 2017.  She has 35 years coaching experience with groups from preschool to USA Gymnastics Level 9.

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Team Coach

MEGAN WILSON

Megan is a student at xyz college and is majoring in abc. She has been a part of SEGA for two years and teaches our competitive teams. 

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Team & Divisional Coach

JAYMES KING

Jaymes was a competitive gymnast for 10 years. Jaymes says, "My life has mostly just been gymnastics and it’s taught me so much throughout the years, gymnastics teaches you discipline and how to reach your goals in life. No goal is too high to reach for!"

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Tumbling Instructor

MARIAH MERVIN

Mariah is the head tumbling coach at Southern Elite. She was a three sport athlete in high school (cheerleading, track, and basketball) which earned her Female Athlete of the Year of the graduating class of 2016 at Hilton Head Island High School. Following high school she went on to study accounting in Kansas where she played collegiate soccer and competed on their cheerleading team. Since then Mariah has begun coaching the varsity cheer team at Hilton Head Island High school, adopted her little brother, gotten engaged, and just recently bought a house. She loves what she does at the gym and has hopes of owning her own all star cheerleading gym in the near future.

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Parkour Couch

JEREMEY QUINN

Jeremey is Junior Parkour Coach for kids age 5 and up. In the last 20 years as a strength and conditioning coach and personal trainer, he has worked with athletes from beginner to the professional level with a number of those years spent focusing on young athlete development. Jeremey started his movement journey climbing trees and on the playground, then moved on to team sports including springboard diving to learn how to “flip”, Martial Arts and Acrobatics, and finally to Parkour. He lives on Daufuskie Island with his wife and two junior Parkour athletes.

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Parkour Coach

MATT BARRACK

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Judo Sensei

MIKE MCCLENDAN

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Developmental & Preschool Instructor

KALAIA CAPERS

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Coaching Assistant

LAYLA COLEMAN

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Southern Elite Gymnastics Academy
Office Hours
Monday - Friday
3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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