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Meet Our Team

Cultivating Confidence. Maximizing Potential. Pursuing Excellence.

Coach Natalie Fincik

MVG Owner

Team Program Director

Natalie has over 30 years of coaching experience and opened Maximum Velocity Gymnastics in August 2016 out of her desire to provide the best possible gymnastics coaching to children of all levels, ages, and abilities. Her passion for gymnastics as a sport helps children develop physically, mentally and emotionally. 


Amy Vavra

Preschool Program Director

Amy has over 10 years experience as an early years classroom teacher and over 10 years of experience as a gymnast. She loves working with children and watching them grow in their confidence and skills. 


Shalene Raath

Team Coach

Coach Shalene competed as a gymnast for 15 years and has coached for 16 years. She was a member of the South Africa National Team and competed in world championships and the Commonwealth Games. She was a chairperson for Rhythmic Gymnastics and owned her own Gymnastics Club in South Africa. Shalene believes that the skills needed to be a great gymnast are the skills needed for success in life!


Natasha Guida

Team Coach

Natasha competed as an elite gymnast in Russia and has coached for 42 years. She taught in Russia for 25 years, and in Bulgaria, Canada, and the USA for the past 18 years. Natasha loves seeing the process of progress and witnessing the passion the gymnasts have for the sport.


Gabby Coppola

Team Coach

Gabby has been coaching with Coach Natalie for 6 years and has been a Team Coach for 2 years. Her Bronze Team won first place last year at their first competition! Gabby now coaches the Silver Team.


Jessica Slavin

Team Coach

Jessica competed in college gymnastics and has over 25 years of experience coaching. She owned her own gymnastics facility in Sebastian for 15 years prior to working with MVG.


Cassie Coppola

Team Coach

Cassie has been training as a gymnast for 12 years and has been coaching for 3 years. She was one of the first gymnasts at MVG.


Kimberlee Gribble

Assistant Team Coach

Kimberlee began gymnastics at the age of 7 at MVG. She competed with the XCEL Gold team for 3 years. After an injury, she stopped competing and began coaching and quickly fell in love with teaching.  Kimberlee enjoys watching gymnasts gain new skills and feeling proud of their accomplishments.


Sarah Ogden

Assistant Team Coach

Sarah participated in gymnastics as a child and coached in South FL for four years. Sarah has been coaching at MVG since September 2022. Sarah is pursuing a BA degree in Psychology and plans to continue on to a Master's Degree. Sarah would like to have a job that would enable her to help children when she graduates. Sarah knows that coming to gymnastics is the best part of many of her students' day.  She enjoys watching kids work hard on a skill and the pride they have when they're able to master it!


Renee Eiswerth

Recreational Coach


Rachel Harvey

Recreational Coach


Madison Kemp

Recreational Coach

Madi has been teaching preschool gymnastics for a year. She has a sports background in volleyball and softball. Madi is an incredible artist and does face painting at MVG parties!


Taylor Hunter

Recreational Coach

Taylor has been a gymnast since she was 3 years old. She enjoys volunteering with children, is currently attending Indian River State College, and as aspirations to be an entrepreneur. Taylor coaches at both gym locations.

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Cayman Vavra

Recreational Coach

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Gabriella Camilo

Recreational Coach


Maxine Brooks

Recreational Coach

Maxine did gymnastics as a child and has been coaching at MVG for just under a year. She loves watching her students progress and beam with pride. Maxine plans to be a nurse when she finishes school.


Lisa Stewart

Office Manager


Lisa Bishop

Small Wonders Receptionist

Lisa was a preschool teacher for 4 years and has been a receptionist for 11 years. She recently moved to Florida from Indiana and has a teenage daughter. Lisa enjoys meeting new people and forming relationships with the kids and families at MVG.


Karrie Bishop

Kids' Night Out Coach

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