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Carolyn Saletto
Carolyn Saletto began gymnastics as a "Mini-Flip" at the local YMCA at the age of 6 years old. She continued gymnastics eventually competing for Sehome High School under Nola Ayres. Sehome won the Washington State Championship every year during her high school years. Carolyn went on to compete at the collegiate level at San Jose State University.

The first gymnastics business Carolyn started was the "GymBus" which serviced Whatcom and Skagit Counties for eleven years. In 2005, Carolyn and her husband Joe opened Gym Star Sports Center. In 2006, Shooting Stars Preschool was added to the gym.

Carolyn and Joe have two children-Rachelle and Nick. (and one dog named Roxy!)

Secret Talent: "I once had the privilege to sing back up to Celine Dion!"



Tracy Travers
Staff Facts
City Ferndale, WA
Favorite Color Gym Star Blue
School Ferndale High School, and Skagit Valley Community College graduate!
Major Major Issues
Gym Star Classes I think my title is "operations director" Code for day time fire putter outer!
Coaching & Athletic Background
Volleyball and basketball

Secret Talents
I reach all of the high stuff for Carolyn!



Lalia Bonnell
Staff Facts
City Bellingham, WA
Favorite Color Azure
School Western Washington University, and Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary
Major Dance
Gym Star Classes Junior Olympic Head Coach
Coaching & Athletic Background
Implementing tramp and tumbling team, artistic gymnastics coach, coach training!

Secret Talents
Dancing!



Cassie Kline
Staff Facts
City Bellingham, WA
Favorite Color Red
School Western Washington University
Major Communication Studies
Gym Star Classes Junior Olympic Team Level 3 & 4
Coaching & Athletic Background
I was a competitive gymnast for 12 years, competed through level 8, and coached for 1 and 1/2 years in South San Francisco

Secret Talents
I can wiggle my ears and make a clover shape with my tongue!



Natasha Sabin
Staff Facts
City Bellingham, WA
Favorite Color Blue
School Western Washington University
Major Business
Gym Star Classes Preschool, School Age Girls, Adv Rec, Pre & Novice Rec Op
Coaching & Athletic Background
Gymnastics for 7 years, volleyball for 6 years, and cheerleading

Secret Talents



Alis Tortorelli
Staff Facts
City Bellingham, WA
Favorite Color Yellow
School 2005-2009 Washington State University; 2009-2012 Mayo School of Health Sciences
Major Kinesiology (Washington State University); Physical Therapy (Mayo School of Health Sciences)
Gym Star Classes Advanced Rec
Coaching & Athletic Background
My sports back ground...I competed artistic gymnastics at the J.O. club level for six years, at the 4A High School level for three years, and at the college club level for four years. I also pole vaulted in high school during track season. My coaching background...I spent two years during undergrad coaching gymnastics at Palouse Empire Gymnastics in Moscow, ID. Additionally, I coached soccer, basketball, volleyball and cheerleading camps for Skyhawks Sports Academy for four years during my college summers.

Secret Talents
I am a pediatric physical therapist in Bellingham.



Dyna Logsdon
Staff Facts
City Blaine, WA
Favorite Color Purple
School Langara College University
Major Early Childhood Education
Gym Star Classes Shooting Stars Preschool & Pre-K
Coaching & Athletic Background
Basketball, Track&Field

Secret Talents
Scrapbooking



Bri Iaconetti
Staff Facts
City Lynden, WA
Favorite Color Green
School Western Washington University
Major Kinesiology/Psychology
Gym Star Classes Preschool, Kindergym, and School Age Girls
Coaching & Athletic Background
Competed team gymnastics for 3 years and cheerleading for 6 years.

Secret Talents
I can roll my stomach and gleek on command!



Kelly Lee
Staff Facts
City Ferndale, WA
Favorite Color Green
School Western Washington University/University of Portland
Major Elementary Education/Educational Leadership
Gym Star Classes Shooting Stars; Pre-K & Preschool
Coaching & Athletic Background


Secret Talents
Getting 3, 4, and 5 year olds to listen and raise their hands!



Michael LaMartin
Staff Facts
City Bellingham, WA
Favorite Color Black
School Sehome High School/Liberty High School
Major n/a
Gym Star Classes Street Gymnastics and School Age Boys, Tramp & Tumbling
Coaching & Athletic Background
Parkour, Break dancing, hip-hop, martial arts, rock climbing, and diving

Secret Talents
Painting



Shawna Baker
Staff Facts
City Bellingham, WA
Favorite Color Light Blue
School Western Washington University
Major Elementary Education
Gym Star Classes Preschool & School Age Girls
Coaching & Athletic Background
Competed as a level 4,5, & 6 at Yelm Gymnastics, competed for high school team for 2 years, coached for 1 year at Roach Gymnastics

Secret Talents



Lauren DeJong
Staff Facts
City Bellingham, WA
Favorite Color Green
School Western Washington University
Major Biology
Gym Star Classes Preschool & Schoolage Girls
Coaching & Athletic Background
I competed on a professional jumprope team for 12 years and I trained gymnastics for 6 years.

Secret Talents
Piano



Kristina Funke
Staff Facts
City Bellingham, WA
Favorite Color Purple, Yellow, Red, & White
School Western Washington University
Major Electrical Engineer:energy conservation
Gym Star Classes Preschool & Schoolage Girls
Coaching & Athletic Background
Gymnastics at Spokane Gymnastics and breakdancing at Tangled Roots

Secret Talents
Breakdancing



McKenzie Rapoza
Staff Facts
City Bellingham, WA
Favorite Color Purple
School BYU-Hawaii
Major Social Work/Child Development
Gym Star Classes Shooting Stars, Rock Stars, School Age Girls, Homeschool, Rec Op (Pre-Adv)
Coaching & Athletic Background
Gymnastics for 15 years, competed J.O. through level 10, started coaching rec classes at 15 years old and have coached ever since

Secret Talents
I can play the piano


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