Serving Winchester and the Shenandoah Valley!

1810 Roberts Street
Winchester, VA 22601
540-539-6198

Our Staff Page

Our Staff Page

East Coast Gymnastics & Cheer is family owned and operated!


Kyle and Mandy Van Fossen are the proud owners of East Coast Gymnastics & Cheer. They have been involved in every aspect of the sport from development, training, teaching and actual competition to previous ownership. They have over 30 years of combined gymnastics experience.

Mandy has been teaching gymnastics for over 15 years. Mandy has taught children of all ages and experience. She was a cheerleader for over 10 years, during that time she cheered for a Semi-Pro football team, the Scranton Eagles, and also worked with the Miami Dolphin’s Junior Cheerleading squad. She has an Associates Degree in Human Services from Keystone College.

Kyle competed for 10 years and taught recreational and competitive gymnastics for over 6 years. He has competed all over the country as a Junior Elite gymnast and has won several state and regional awards. He also taught the gymnastics portion for a college course at Marywood College.


Please take the time to read about our amazing Adult Staff members.  They are extremely professional and children focused. Our staff members have years of combined experience in gymnastics, dance and cheerleading.

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Meagan Cernoch

Meagan's Bios Coming Soon!

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Shane Dawe

Shane's Bio Coming Soon!

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Brittany Dawe

  • Brittany has over 12 years of Recreational and Competitive coaching experience.
  • Competed through the USA Gymnastics Level to Level 8.
  • Currently coaches our USA Gymnastics Level 6.
  • Brittany is also a Special Ed Aide at Evendale Elementary.
  • USA Safety Certified and Background Verified.

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James Gear

  • James has over 10 years of coaching experience.
  • Currently our Level 3 USA Gymnastics Team Coach.
  • USA Gymnastics Safety Certified and Background Verified.
  • Currently working to become a Certified USA Gymnastics Judge.

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Molly Jenkins

Molly's Bio Coming Soon!

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Candice Manuel

  • Candice was a cheerleader for 10 years.
  • She captained her Cheer Squad her Senior year of High School and led her group to the State Championships.
  • Graduated from James Madison University with her Bachelors and Master in Elementary Education.
  • Currently our USA Gymnastics Excel Coach.
  • USA Safety Certified and Background Verified.

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Jenney Perloff

  • Jenney has been a Youth Sports Instructor for over 8 years, with 2 years of Recreational Gymnastics.
  • Currently one of our Recreational Class Instructors.
  • USA Gymnastics Safety Certified and Background Verified.
  • Proud mother of three daughters who also love the sport of Gymnastics!

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Rachel Sours

  • Rachel was a recreational gymnast and cheerleader for several years.
  • Currently working on Bachelor Degree in Education at Shepard University.
  • Rachel is currently one of our Recreational Class Instructors.

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Samantha Vance

  • Sam was a gymnast for over 17 years with 4 years on the Wilson College Gymnastics Team.
  • Was Nationally Ranked and holds the scoring record on the Floor Exercise at Wilson College.
  • Currently our USA Gymnastics Level 6/7 Team coach.
  • USA Safety Certified and Background Verified.
  • Has a Bachelors and Master Degrees from Wilson College.
  • Sam also teaches the 2nd Grade at John Kerr Elementery School.

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Jonathan Wyman

Jonathan's Bio and Picture coming soon.