Staff


 

Janet Murray

Role: General Manager
  
 

John Tram

Role: Program Director Men's Head Coach & Women's Head Coach
It is quite a feat to attempt to cram in all that John has done and experienced in the sport of gymnastics. He began his life (and future career) with the YKGC when he was a tot over 20 years ago. He is the YKGC most distinguished gymnast, having earned numerous medals at national competitions. His athletic accomplishments aside, he continuously gave back to our Club. He is heading into at least his 12th year of coaching and he has energy to rival his gymnasts! His athletes continuously prove to be strong, successful gymnasts. John is also our highest ranked judge, having his Women’s Provincial level III and Men’s National level Judging certifications. John is our Men's Competitive Program Coordinator.
 
 

Dasha Basargina

Role: Coach
She’s been a member of our Women’s Competitive Team since 2012. She chose gymnastics because it’s fun and challenging. One of her favourite things to do at gymnastics is floor because she can tumble! She likes to help kids get better at gymnastics, which is why you can find her at the Club on Saturdays helping out our coaches. Neat fact: Dasha can dislocate her shoulders!
 

Jessica Smith

Role: Recreational Director/Coach
Qualifications: Active Start, Foundations, Comp 1 certified, Trampoline/ Trampoline 2 Trained. Jessica has been with the gymnastics club as recreational, competitive athlete from 1990-2002 and as a part time coach since 2003. She has taken time off to focus on her family. Rejoining the team as a full time coach since August 2016. Jessica has work with all ages of our members. Jessica enjoys spending time with her 3 young children, playing outside, going to the park and any winter activity. On her very limited down time, she enjoys reading, watching movies and looking up new gymnastics drills and activities. Growing up in the north and raising her children in Yellowknife, she knows the importance of family, community and taking time to appreciate your surroundings.
 

Jose Carlos Esteban

Role: Coach
Qualifications: Foundations, Comp 1, Trampoline 1, Active Start, Artistic With a Major in Physical Education, and minor in History, Jose is an excellent addition to the Yellowknife Gymnastics Club. Going on his 6th year as a coach,he offers a welcoming presence for the Summer Camp students. Joses skills extend far beyond coaching, He’s also a support worker for the Yellowknife Association for Community Living. As for the hobbies he enjoys in his free time, Jose enjoys cooking, photography,Reading, running, and dogs! We can’t wait to Welcome him back for the following Summer
 

Jonathan Geraci

Role: Coach
Qualifications: Active Start, Foundations, Acro, Jonathan has been coaching Summer Camp for the past seven years. When he isn’t facilitating camp activities, he can be found coaching the Tumble Bugs class, And beginner gymnastics. Jonathan is a family guy who enjoys the outdoors, is a Red Cross instructor, and has also taught at a high school & college level. When he has free time, Jonathan can be found exploring the outdoors, playing the guitar, or even just relaxing with a good book. Did we mention he is also apart of the Yellowknife Search and Rescue team? Fun Fact: Jonathan can play the pocket bagpipe. How awesome is that!
 

Quin Chiasson

Role: Coach
Qualifications : Foundations, Active Start Artistic, Com 1, Trampoline 1 & 2 Quin has been apart of the YKGC for the past three summers, and Is one of our gym’s Dance and Choreographer Coach! Having grown up in Yellowknife, Quin has started out her career as a competitive gymnast for approximately 10 years, and is now sharing her passion for the sport with our younger generation of athletes. She has also represented the NWT at The Arctic Winter Games in 2010, and the 2016 JO8 Westerns Team. Did we mention she has also majored in Dance at the Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia. What doesn’t she do!
 

 

Caedyn Campbell

Role: Coach
Qualifications: Foundations, Artistic, Active Start, Comp 1, Trampoline 1 & 2 Born in Inuvik , Caedyn and her family moved to Yellowknife when she started Kindergarten. She has been a competitive gymnast for 10 years, And even went on to compete in the 2010,and 2012 Arctic Winter Games! Caedyn has been coaching gymnastics for the past 3 years in the North, and Vancouver. She enjoys working with the younger athletes as they progress within their level. Her favourite part is seeing their reaction when they master their skills! Caedyn is an mentor, and the YKGC wouldn’t be the same without her.
 

Jenna Orr

Role: Coach
Qualifications: Foundations, Artistics, Jenna is now in her second year as a camp counselor at the Yellowknife Gymnastics Club. She is one of our many bi-lingual coaches, who can aid in the comfort of our French speaking athletes. She enjoys working with the younger kids in all aspects of the sport. Jenna plays Volleyball in her spare time, along with practicing the Piano.
 

 

Kayla Sanderson

Role: Coach
Qualifications: Artistic, Trampoline 1 Fluent in both French and English, Kayla has plenty of experience in childcare, which translates well into the role of Camp counselor here at the YKGC. She was worked the past Summer Camp along with the Winter Camp at the gym. She enjoys working with kids, and guiding them through new skills. In her spare time, Kayla is an avid Volleyball participant.
 

Markus Cluff

Role: Coach
Qualifications: Artistic, Trampoline 1 When Markus was younger, he was enrolled into the Gymnastics Club programs. he’s an active member in the hockey community. Having both played. And coached hockey camps, Markus makes an excellent addition to the YKGC Summer Program. He has also refereed for Hockey Canada/NWT. Markus enjoys participating in sports, and coaching younger kids. Yellowknife Gymnastics is happy to have Markus on the team!
 

Rana Jalil Aga

Role: Coach
Rana represented YKGC for a few years as a competitive gymnast, and now enjoys inspiring the younger athletes through coaching. You can see her working our holiday camps when she is on break from her studies.
 

 

Lindsey Malloux

Role: Coach
Qualifications: Foundations, Trampoline 1, Active Start Lindsey was a gymnast when she was younger. She has been a Summer Camp counsellor for the past year, along with Winter Camp. She has chosen to work at the Club to further her knowledge of working with youth. In her spare time, Lindsey enjoys playing Soccer, and hanging out with her family, and friends.
 

James Basset

Role: Coach 

Qualifications: Foundations, Active Start, Foundations Trampoline, MAG/WAG Level 1 trained. 

 

Emma Taylor 

Role: Coach 

Qualifications: Foundations and Active start trained.

 

Lara Esclante 

Role: Coach

Qualifications: Foundations and Active start trained. 

 

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