MEET THE STAFF

North Shore Academy of Gymnastics has a full staff of knowledgeable coaches, office team and more! We treat all our gymnasts like they are party of the family all the while being able to take their expertise and push them to the next level!



CEO / TEAM DIRECTOR

KATIE VOLLRATH

• Attended the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay/Studied Communications

• Competitive gymnast for 4 years

• Assistant Head Coach for Girls Competitive Team at North Shore from 2001 – 2007

• Head Coach for Girls Competitive Team at North Shore from 2007-Present

• Launched North Shore Team Development Program (Mini Mites, Dyno Mites, Future Stars)

• USA Gymnastics Professional Member

• USA Gymnastics Safety & Risk Management Certified

• International Gymnastics Camp Visiting Coaches Program



CFO / TEAM DIRECTOR

JAMES VOLLRATH

• Attended the University of Wisconsin – Washington County/ Studied Business Management

• Competitive gymnast from 1993 – 1998

• Began Coaching in 2000. Developed the Boys Apparatus and Tramp & Tumble Curriculum

• Joined Military in 2002

• Deployed to Kuwait 2005-2007

• Deployed to Iraq 2009-2010

• USA Gymnastics Professional Member

• USA Gymnastics Safety & Risk Management Certified

• Military First Aid Certified



RHYTHMIC TEAM /
REC COACH

MELISSA CARPENTER

• BFA in Dance (High Honors) from University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee

• Competitive rhythmic gymnast for North Shore Academy of Gymnastics for 7 years

• Coached Rhythmic competitive team and gymnastics classes since 2005

• USA Gymnastics Professional Member

• USA Gymnastics Safety & Risk Management Certified

• USA Gymnastics Rhythmic State Chair



OFFICE MANAGER

KARLY BIERTZER

• BFA in Dance (High Honors) from University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee

• Competitive rhythmic gymnast for North Shore Academy of Gymnastics for 7 years

• Coached gymnastics and rhythmic for several years prior to becoming NSAG Office Manager

• Professional Dancer for 7 years; recently finished her 5th season with Danceworks Performance Company, Milwaukee



TECHNICAL COMMITTEE

PATTY BRESTRICH

• B.S. in Physical Education from University of Wisconsin – La Crosse

• Masters Degree in Special Education from University of Wisconsin – La Crosse

• Special Education & Transition Specialist at Grafton High School for 35 years

• USA Gymnastics Judge for 38 years

• USA Gymnastics Professional Member

• USA Gymnastics Safety & Risk Management Certified

• Member of National Association of Women’s Gymnastics Judges (NAWGJ)



TRAMP & TUMBLE /
XCEL HEAD COACH

BETH
ROENSPIES-MALEC

• BFA in Dance from the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater

• 25 years teaching Dance & Gymnastics

• USA Gymnastics Professional Member

• USA Gymnastics Safety & Risk Management Certified

• USA Gymnastics KAT Certified

• USA Gymnastics Skill Evaluator

• USA Gymnastics Tramp & Tumble Level 1 Certified

• USA Gymnastics Tramp & Tumble State Chair



TEAM DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR /
TOPS / HOPP CURRICULUM DIRECTOR

ROKIYYAH TATUM

• Rokiyyah joins NSAG with over 15 years of gymnastics coaching experience and 20+ years as a dance instructor. She has coached at pre-school, recreational, compulsory and optional levels.

• With a strong dance background Rokiyyah has taught many forms of dance including Ballet, Jazz, Hip-Hop and coached an award winning dance team. • She personally studied Ballet, Modern dance, Jazz and African and was a member of a Hip-Hop Dance company.

• Prior to joining North Shore, Rokiyyah spent 5 years as the program director of a large recreational program and 2 years as the Head Coach of a Team Program.

• She is a mother of 4 including 2 former Level 10 Gymnasts and Nationally Ranked Tumblers.



STAFF AND COACHES

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