Kathleen was born and raised in Sault Ste. Marie and was a provincial level gymnast at the Sault Ste. Marie Gymnastics Club. She moved to Toronto in 1988 and graduated with honours from the Seneca College Elite Coaching Program. She has more than 25 years of Pre Competitive and Competitive coaching experience and an extensive background with recreational coaching from kindergym to advanced recreational to boys gymnastics. In 1999, she joined the Gemini Gymnastics coaching staff and is currently coaching Provincial and Invitational athletes, and assisting with the National athletes. She also handles the administration for the competitive program.
Kathleen is a fully certified level 3 NCCP coach, certified level 2 in Trampoline, a National Level Judge, and served on the Women’s Program Committee (WPC) of Gymnastics Ontario from 2002-2011. In addition, she is the creator of the Ontario Development Program for gymnasts age 5-9. Since 2003, Kathleen has been active in conducting coaching development clinics, and providing coaches with a further understanding of the provincial rules. In October 2007, Kathleen received a Gymnastics Ontario Recognition Award for her outstanding volunteer service to the sport of gymnastics in Ontario (in the areas of coaching, judging or administration). In 2009, she was the Women’s Technical Chair for Canadian Championships and has been selected to be the Women’s Technical Chair for Pan Am Championships 2014 and Pan Am Games 2015. Kathleen is also the proud and busy mother of 3 girls 2 of which Step with Style!