Lisa has been coaching gymnastics since 1976 and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Physical Education from Arizona State University. Since opening Desert Lights, Lisa has been creating and directing the developmental and competitive womens' programs to Championships multiple times. More importantly, over 100 Women athletes have qualified for scholarships under Lisa’s coaching.
Lisa is qualified to judge Elite competitions and in 1989 and 1990 was a coach for the National Team. She has produced 10 USA National Gymnasts, and continues to develop athletes at all levels – State, Regional, Elite, International and Olympic.Lisa has recently been named Master of Sport for Gymnastics, (USA Gymnastics recognition of Coaches who have achieved the highest level of coaching distinction, the mastery of the sport.). The only Coach in AZ with this recognition.
Lisa will tell you that despite the level any athlete achieves “Gymnastics is a sport which builds strength, flexibility, and confidence in children of all ages and ability levels. Since 1976 I get to help each child I work with become the best gymnast, and athlete, as well as the best person. A person with the character and ability to achieve any goal they set for themselves.”