Diane Spevacek (General Manager, Facility Manager, and Asst. Preschool Manager) has been teaching at All-American since 1989. She brings a lot of enthusiasm and love of her job and is a former gymnastic student of Patti’s Gymnastics. Diane has been certified by USA Gymnastics, Preschool Fundamentals, Kinder Accreditation for Teachers and is Safety Certified. She is also certified in American Red Cross CPR and First Aid. Diane and her husband, Scott, reside in St. John. Her daughter, Nicole, was a teacher here and now lives in Chicago. Diane attended numerous classes during the 2005 USA National Gymnastics Congress in Indianapolis as well as attending a national preschool workshop in Chicago, and Region V Congress in Columbus, Ohio. If you have questions, concerns, or suggestions, don’t hesitate to contact Diane personally at email@example.com.
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Rhonda Zaluckyj (Assistant General Manager, Tumblebear Preschool Manager, and Lunch Bunch Manager.) Rhonda brings much enthusiasm to her job and loves being around children. Rhonda is American Red Cross First Aid, Adult, Child and Infant CPR certified as well as certified by USA Gymnastics for Preschool Fundamentals. She also began her speaking career at Patti’s 2008 at the “I Love Gymnastics” workshop. Since then, she has spoken around the country at various gymnastics schools and conferences. Since 2012, Rhonda has been a guest speaker at the USA Gymnastics National Gymnastics Conference. She is also a National Instructor for USA Gymnastics and certifies other gymnastics instructors in Preschool Fundamentals. She is always learning new things and makes her class the place to be! Rhonda lives in Cedar Lake with her husband, Stevie and her two children, Seth and Faith.
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Terra Lorenz (School-Age Manager and Instructor). Terra took gymnastics lessons for ten years. She was on the pom-pom squad at T.F. South High School. She coached cheerleading and gymnastics through the Lansing Parks Department as well as girls softball for the last six years. Terra graduated in August 2012 from Calumet College of St. Joseph with a bachelor degree in Elementary Education. She loves working with children and can’t wait to share her knowledge of gymnastics with them. Terra is certified with American Heart Association in First Aid and Adult, Child, and Infant CPR and USAG Safety Certified too. She lives in Highland with her husband, Stephen Lorenz. Click here to watch a short welcome video from Miss Terra. Click here to watch Miss Terra do her Standing Back Tuck.
Brenna McCormick (Gymnastics Instructor). Brenna has taken six years of gymnastics and tumbling at Patti’s. She is enrolled in all honors and AP classes at Lake Central High School. Brenna loves to sing and plays the trumpet and piano. She has a twin sister named Brianna, and her older sister Teagan is also employed at Patti’s. She lives in Schererville with her dad, stepmom, and 4 siblings. Click here to watch Miss Brenna’s welcome video.
Noelle Senzel (Gymnastics Instructor) is an experienced gymnast and tumbler and was also a cheerleader for three years at Illiana Christian High School. She loves working with children and looks forward to helping your children succeed. Noelle lives in Crown Point with her parents, four brothers, and her daughter. Please click here to watch a short welcome video from Miss Noelle.
Kaitie Janich (Gymnastics Instructor) started in gymnastics here at All-American. She was a cheerleader on the Lake Central JV Cheerleading squad for two years and competed in numerous cheerleading competitions including winning First Place at the Chicago Bulls Cheer competition and Third Place in the State of Indiana. Kaitie lives in Dyer with her Mom, Dad, sisters Abbie and Meghan, and brother, Nick. Click here to watch a fun welcome video from Miss Kaitie.
Kelli Devine (Gymnastics Instructor) graduated from Indiana State University with a degree in Exercise Science. She has two children, Taylor and David, and a wonderful husband who also happens to be her best friend. She has been a fitness instructor and a personal trainer for the past 24 years– the last seven at Omni. Kelli is also certified by USA Gymnastics, Kinder Accreditation for Teachers that is the highest level for teaching preschool gymnastics. Kelli also is USA Gymnastics safety certified and Preschool Fundamentals certified. She was a competitive swimmer, tri-athlete and a body builder. Kelli is First Aid and CPR certified, AFAA and Ace certified for group fitness and personal training. She’s is also a member of I.D.E.A. – International Dance and Exercise Association. Click here to watch a fun welcome video from Miss Kelli.
“Nanny”Gomez (Gymnastics Instructor) brings 11 years of gymnastics experience to Patti’s and nine years of dance. She was a cheerleader for 7 years, with two of those years as a varsity Lake Central Cheerleader. Nanny is certified with American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid, CPR, and AED. Nanny lives in Schererville with her mom, dad, and sister. Click here to watch a short welcome video from Miss Nanny.
Emily Maicach (Gymnastics Instructor). Emily brings over eight years of dance and fifteen years of tumbling and trampoline experience. Emily was a Pop Warner, Wilbur Wright Middle School, Munster High School and Ball State cheerleader. Emily is certified with American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid, CPR, and AED. She graduated from Purdue Calumet in 2015 with a Marketing Degree. She lives currently in Cedar Lake with her husband Tyler. Click here to watch a short welcome video from Miss Emily.
Skyler Sell (Gymnastics Instructors) Sklyer has taken 7 years of gymnastics at Patti’s and a cheerleader for 4 years. She is certified with American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid, CPR, and AED. Skyler attends Lake Central High School where she participates in multiple clubs and is an academic letter winner. She is very excited to share her experience with your children and to help them achieve their gymnastics goals. Skyler lives in Schererville with her mom, brother, and 2 dogs. Click here to watch a short welcome video from Skyler.
Kennedy Moore (Gymnastics Instructor) brings seven years of dance and gymnastics experience to Patti’s. She was a varsity cheerleader all four years of high school as well as captain of her high school cheerleading team her senior year. Kennedy is a proud honor roll student and National Junior Honor Society member. She is currently a nursing student at Valparaiso University and is certified with American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid, CPR, and AED. Kennedy lives in St. John, Indiana with her mom, dad, brother, and sister. She also has two dogs named Bella and Leo and a guinea pig named Maverick. Click here to watch a short welcome video from Miss Kennedy.
Becky Koval (Gymnastics Instructor). Becky has taken gymnastics classes for seven years and tumbling classes for five years. She was on a power tumbling team for three years. She placed 5th at the 2011 United States Tumbling and Trampoline Association (USTA) National Competition in West Virginia. Becky lives in Glenwood with her parents, grandpa, sister and two dogs.
Ashley Banach (Gymnastics Instructor and Birthday Party Hostess). She has taken lessons in dance, figure skating, gymnastics, tumbling, and swimming. Ashley has always been in poms and cheerleading since grade school. She enjoys being around children of all ages. She is certified in American Red Cross First Aid and Adult, Child and Infant CPR. Ashley lives in Lansing, Illinois and goes to Prairie State. Click here to watch a short welcome video from Miss Ashley.
Brittany Busby (Dance and Gymnastics Instructor) Brittany attends Valpo University. Brittany loves to dance and has been took dance lessons at Patti’s for 13 years. Brittany passed the Fast Track Training System for Preschool and School-Age Gymnastics, attended multiple gymnastics training workshops by national gymnastics expert Steve Lopacki, and is also CPR and First Aid certified. Brittany lives in Schererville with her family. Click here to watch a short “welcome” video from Miss Brittany.
Alissa Zellers, (Dance and Gymnastics Instructor) has taken 14 years of dance classes here at Patti’s All-American under the direction of Robin Arvanitis. She has taken ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, pointe, hip hop, and contemporary dance classes. Alissa has also taken seven years of gymnastics and tumbling classes. She has competed with Tri-Town Raiderettes and has won a National Dance Championship in 2008. She loves to dance and tumble and can’t wait to share her talents with younger children. Alissa passed the Fast Track Training System for Preschool and School-Age Gymnastics, attended multiple gymnastics training workshops by national gymnastics expert Steve Lopacki, and is also CPR and First Aid certified. Click here to watch a short “welcome” video from Miss Alissa and click here to watch her do a full on the Tumbl Trak.
Renn Arvanitis (Dance and Gymnastics Instructor) has taken gymnastics and dance lessons since she was two years old. Renn is a member of the National Champions – Pop Warner Dance Team, the Tri-Town Raiderettes and also a student coach for the Tri-Town Raiderettes. Renn passed the Fast Track Training System for Preschool and School-Age Gymnastics, attended multiple gymnastics training workshops by national gymnastics expert Steve Lopacki, and is also CPR and First Aid certified. Renn lives in Schererville with her Mom – Miss Robin, Patti’s All-American Dance Director, Dad, brother and dog, Meechee. Watch a short welcome video from Miss Renn… click here
Hannah Studer (Gymnastic Instructor) Hannah started taking gymnastics and dance here at PAA when she was two. She stopped taking dance lessons to pursue competitive tumbling. In 2014 she won the Level 10 National Tumbling title after winning the state and regional. With six years of gymnastics lessons, 10 years of dance, and 14 years of tumbling, she’s excited to teach others what she loves. Click here to watch Miss Hannah do her round-off, back handspring, full. Click here for a short welcome message from Miss Hannah.
Ve’lari Dorsey (Gymnastics instructor). Ve’lari attended Aurora University, Joliet Jr. College, and is finishing her communications degree at Purdue Cal. Her training was at Lockport Park District and Generation Dance. She taught gymnastics, cheer, and dance at the Joliet Park District for seven years. She was the head coach of the Joliet Kippers Gymnastics Team. She also taught at Tumblebear Gymnastics in New Lennox for two years, Corcerines Dance Studio for three years, and Generation Dance School for four years. She is First Aid and CPR Certified. She is a high level coach we are excited to have on our staff. Click here to watch a short welcome video from Miss Ve’lari.
Teagan McCormack (Gymnastics Instructor) has taken lesson here at PAA for 10 years. She has been the All-Around winner at her last seven meets here for our highest level tumbling, the Elite Level. Teagan loves working with children and looks forward to helping your children reach their goals. Please click here to watch a short welcome video from Miss Teagan.
Nikki Bolz (Instructor and Office Administrator). Nikki has a degree in exercise physiology and kinesiology from Illinois State and taught physical education for seven years in addition to coaching volleyball and softball. She also has a master’s degree from St. Xavier University in administration and spent seven years in management. She will be working in the office. She is certified in CPR and First Aid and was a swim instructor. She loves children and serving others. Click here to watch a short welcome video of Miss Nikki.
Samantha Junusz (Gymnastics Instructor). Sam has taken 4 years of gymnastics and 8 years of tumbling. She cheered for Kahler Middle School and Lake Central High School and is an honor roll student. She is very excited to help your child achieve their goals and loves working with children. Sam lives in Dyer with her family. Click here to watch a short welcome video from Sam.