Our staff is the backbone of Golden State Gymnastics.

Our coaches, teachers, and administrative staff provide a fun, supportive, and challenging atmosphere that allows young people to grow physically, mentally, emotionally, and morally. Our entire staff is USAG background-checked, FBI finger-printed, USAG safety-certified, USOC Safe Sport trained for child sexual abuse awareness and prevention, and CPR/First Aid certified.

General Manager

Lori was born and raised in Southern California. She moved to Burbank in 2004, and quickly became involved in the community thanks to her kids. Lori has three sons and one daughter. Some of her accomplishments and roles within Burbank have been: Team Mom, Girl Scout Leader, President of BHS Football Boosters, Vice President (over membership) of PTSA at BHS, and President of PTSA at BHS. She has received Volunteer of the Year from Burbank Vikings and the Honorary Service Award from PTA. Lori’s favorite title is Grandma. She has three granddaughters, Iziella, Jayden & Melanie. She enjoys spending her days off at Disneyland and other vacation spots with her grandbabies and kids.

Lori came to GSG in March of 2012. She has done a little bit of everything; ranging from ordering supplies to helping cover the front office, or learning how to become a meet director for GSG’s annual meet. Lori’s knack for organization and being a team player makes it possible for her to keep track of our competitive teams’ uniform needs, athlete and meet registrations, and all else encompassing team. She also assists in projects where needed. Lori loves being part of the Golden State Gymnastics family and helping kids get the best possible gymnastics experience.

Customer Service Manager

Stephanie Duquette was born and raised in Burbank, California and graduated from Burbank High School in 2008. In 2002, Stephanie joined the mother/daughter organization known as National Charity League. She was a member of this organization until graduating from high school in 2008. It was her participation in NCL that got her out and about in the community working with and helping those in need. In the Spring of 2012, Stephanie graduated cum laude from the University of San Francisco.



Adriana was raised in Burbank, CA. She is attending John Burroughs High School and will graduate in 2019. Adriana grew up with a strong passion for gymnastics, starting when she attended a YMCA gymnastics class at the young age of 3. She then moved on to Golden State Gymnastics, working her way up through the levels and eventually to PALS. Throughout her passionate years of being a gymnast, she has now decided to help and coach others, hoping to inspire them to love gymnastics as much as she does.

Customer Service Assistant

Anthony grew up in North Hollywood, CA. He attended Bowman High School in Valencia, CA. After high school he attended Los Angeles Valley College. After 2 years of a Community College, decided to pursue a Culinary Degree at Le Cordon Bleu. After many years of cooking in bars and restaurants, he then decided what would be best for his future would be to go back to school to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree and become an Accountant. In his free time, he enjoys going to the gym, riding his skateboard, and attending concerts. He hopes to also one day compete in a weightlifting competition.

Instructor, Customer Service Assistant

Ariana was raised in Burbank, California. She began volunteering for Golden State Gymnastics during Summer Camp when she was just 13 years old. Ariana loved volunteering so much that once she turned 16, she began paid work at GSG for Summer Camp, Special Events and Birthday Parties and has been working ever since. Throughout her childhood, Ariana played Softball for 7 years and Cheer for 2. For all four years of high school, she was involved with Theater and Dance classes. Ariana graduated from Burbank High School in May of 2017. Ariana’s love for children comes from having a huge family. She often spends her free time with her family or watching one of her many nieces and nephews! Ariana currently attends community college and plans to major in Psychology, hoping to become a Psychologist.

Customer Service Assistant

Bianey was raised in Burbank, CA. She attends John Burroughs High School where she played water polo during her sophomore year. Bianey practiced gymnastics for 2 years at Golden State Gym and is excited to now work in the office. She wants to attend University of Hawaii and major in medical science.



Instructor | Team Coach

Connor Holt was born in Burbank, California and got involved in gymnastics at the age of 12 when he started attending classes at Golden State Gymnastics. During his gymnastics career he also attended the Burbank YMCA and LA Valley College. Gymnastics gave him a great foundation for all sports, and Connor was on the Track and field team, for all four years, at John Burroughs High School. Gymnastics is a sport that Connor has always enjoyed because it is so unique and tests you both physically and mentally. Connor still likes to tumble because gymnastics skills are challenging, amazing, and fun and not just anyone can do them. Connor’s respect for the sport, its coaches and the efficiency of the way GSG runs its gymnastic programs brought him back to his gymnastics roots to continue his coaching career. Connor is grateful to be a part of such a cool place and believes that coaches should be just as dedicated as the students they teach.

Instructor, Team Coach

Hana was raised in Los Angeles, California. She graduated from Eagle Rock High School in 2015 and is currently pursuing a degree at UCLA. She was introduced to gymnastics at 6 years old, before joining the USAG competitive team at the age of 8. Hana competed until the age of 16 in USAG, before transitioning to USAIGC for her final year. She competed up to Level 9 in USAG and the Gold Level in USAIGC. Hana moved to GSG in 2010 to continue her gymnastics career and has continued to coach both recreational and competitive gymnastics after her gymnastics retirement in 2014. She has worked with all levels of recreational gymnastics from Pre-school to PALS and has also worked as a coach for the competitive USAIGC and Xcel team for 4 years. As a coach, she strives to teach proper technique, skill, and form, while also making gymnastics both an enjoyable and rewarding sport. She wants to share her passion for the sport and help young gymnasts achieve their gymnastics goals. Besides gymnastics, Hana enjoys art, photography, learning languages, and traveling around the world.


Grace Goyanes has been a competitive gymnast since she was 8 years old. She fell in love with the hard work, discipline, and structure of the sport, as well as the competitions and the many friends she made over the years. Grace was the 2013 Level 7 All-Around State Champion and also qualified for Level 9 Western Nationals twice. Right before her Level 10 season, she decided that it was time to give her body a rest. Grace then joined the John Burroughs High School Vocal Music Association. Now, she’s excited to bring her love of the sport to a new level as a coach and is so happy to be able to share that love with her students!

Boys Team Coach

Julius has coached gymnastics, swimming, skiing and snowboarding over the past 20 years. Julius was very fortunate early in his sports career, having had the opportunities to train with U.S. Olympic and National Gymnastics Team members and coaches. Even his swim coach in college was an Olympic gold medalist; and he has recently been training with National Ski and Snowboard Team members and trainers.

Julius has coached all levels of gymnastics from parent-tot up to elite (including National Team members) and Fast-Track gymnasts (now called T.O.P.S) for women’s and men’s gymnastics. In addition to his USAG certifications, Julius holds certifications with the Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA), the American Association of Snowboard Instructors (AASI) and coaching children and special needs.

Lilit Nersisyan
Customer Service Assistant

Lilit is currently attending California State University Northridge, majoring in Child and Adolescent Development. She plans to pursue either teaching or children’s social work. Lilit believes childhood is a special time in the human life cycle and plans to promote that through her position at Golden State Gymnastics. When Lilit is not at school or working, she enjoys hiking, trying out new cafes, and spending time with her two dogs at home.


Stephanie was born and raised in Burbank, California and learned to cartwheel and tumble at an early age due to her mother’s background in gymnastics. Stephanie graduated from John Burroughs High School in 2014 and graduated in May 2018 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Educational Studies and a minor in Psychology from California Lutheran University. Stephanie is in her final year of school, pursuing her teaching credential. Stephanie’s past experience with gymnastics and her love for working with children influenced her decision to become a Summer Camp Counselor for GSG starting in 2012, and she has returned almost every summer since. Stephanie loves her role as Head Summer Camp Counselor – working with new campers and gymnasts every single week and watching their enthusiasm for gymnastics grow brings her great joy and she looks forward to returning to camp every summer.

Customer Service Assistant, HR Assistant

Sydney was born in Rancho Cucamonga and moved to Burbank in 2006. She graduated from John Burroughs High School in 2016 and is currently in college working towards her nursing degree. She has always loved working with kids from a very young age and strives to help them in the future, in the medical field. She joined Golden State Gymnastics in 2015 after her younger sister was involved in the program for many years. She loved the atmosphere and wanted to be a part of the team that helps make every child’s gymnastics experience one to remember.

Facility and Maintenance

Max is a student at Burbank High School where he is on the football team. He is the youngest of four siblings and the “fun” uncle to his nieces who adore him. Max is great with kids and has been volunteering at GSG for the last year and a half for Meets and Special Events. He is great with problem-solving and loves “fixing” things. Max is excited about working at Golden State Gymnastics where he can help make the gym a fun, safe, and healthy place to be!



Golden State Gymnastics is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, which is governed by a Board of Directors. Board Members are; Whitney Wallace, President; Camille Goldberg, Treasurer, Jordan Goldberg, Secretary; Ron Dahlia, Alan Goldberg, Janee Tomlinson, Debbie Lewis and Gianna Dahlia, members. If you have any questions, comments, suggestions or concerns about any aspect of the Golden State Gymnastics program, please feel free to contact any of the Board Members through GSG’s front office.