Lee Battaglia

Optional and High School Team Head Coach: Bar/Vault

Lee opened CLGTC in 1992 and has over 45 years of coaching experience. Lee competed in college on a full gymnastics scholarship, which had 11 junior gymnasts on the National team.

Over his career, he has coached 2 Olympic gymnasts, including 3-time world champion and 2-time Olympian Kurt Thomas. He is a graduate of Northern Illinois University with a bachelor’s degree in physical education.

Certifications/Memberships
USAG Professional Member
U100: Fundamentals of Gymnastics Instruction
U101: Safety & Risk Management
U110: SafeSport Trained


Lisa Rumford

Optional and High School Team Head Coach: Beam/Floor

Lisa worked with Lee to open CLGTC in 1992. Lisa was a Level 10 gymnast and a graduate from Illinois State University with degrees in Education and Sociology.  She taught 1st grade for four years.  She is a mother to two children.

Certifications/Memberships
USAG Professional Member
U100: Fundamentals of Gymnastics Instruction
U101: Safety & Risk Management
U110: SafeSport Trained


Alexander “Sasha” Borisov

Boys Team Head Coach

Sasha has been a member of the CLGTC staff since 2019. Coach Sasha is a skilled gymnast and coach with over 27 years of experience. He was a member of the Russia National team from 2005 -2008.

He attended Kuban State University of Physical Culture, Sports, and Tourism from 2006-2012 where he earned a Masters Degree in Physical Education.

Certifications/Memberships
USAG Professional Member
U100: Fundamentals of Gymnastics Instruction
U101: Safety & Risk Management
U110: SafeSport Trained


Alexis (Lexi) Redmond

Owner, Level 6-9 Coach

Lexi has coached for over 10 years and been a member of the CLGTC staff since 2016. She was a gymnast at CLGTC for 13 years. 

Lexi has a degree in science and has previously worked in the healthcare field. She is a mother to two children.

Certifications/Memberships
USAG Professional Member
U100: Fundamentals of Gymnastics Instruction
U101: Safety & Risk Management
U110: SafeSport Trained


Dennis Breit

Team Coach

Dennis has been a member of the CLGTC Staff since 2020. He has been coaching gymnastics for 22 years.

Dennis went to Buffalo Grove High School where he competed floor and trampoline on the gymnastics team.

Certifications/Memberships
USAG Professional Member
U100: Fundamentals of Gymnastics Instruction
U101: Safety & Risk Management
U110: SafeSport Trained


Mary Ann Vogt

Team Coach

Mary Ann has been a member of the CLGTC team staff since 1993. Before becoming a coach, Mary Ann was an elite and college level gymnast.

She tarted coaching gymnastics at the end of high school and during college she coached at IGI gymnastic camps throughout the country.

Mary Ann received a full gymnastic college scholarship at the University of Oklahoma and Northern Illinois University.

She is a IHSA State Champion in the uneven bars and runner up on balance beam and all around.

Fun Fact: she was the first female gymnast to compete a double back on floor exercise at IHSA state meet.


Elizabeth (Lizzie) Berg

Gym Manager and Compulsory Coach

Lizzie has been a member of the CLGTC coaching staff since 1998. Before she became a coach, she competed for CLGTC for seven years.

Lizzie also holds a current Level 10 judging rating and has been judging gymnastics competitions for over 15 years. 

She is a graduate of Ripon College in Wisconsin with a dual degree in Biology and Psychology. She is a mother to two children.

Certifications/Memberships
USAG Professional Member
U100: Fundamentals of Gymnastics Instruction
U101: Safety & Risk Management
U110: SafeSport Trained
NAWGJ Member: Level 10 Judge


Savanna Mensching

Compulsory Head Coach: Beam/Floor

Savanna has been a member of the CLGTC staff since 2013. Before becoming a coach, Savanna competed as Level 9 and a member of the high school team at CLGTC.

She has over 6 years of experience coaching. She has worked with JO women’s program levels 3-8 and Xcel. Savanna also has experience choreographing Optional and Xcel Beam and Floor routines. She holds a current 7/8 judge rating

Savanna has a Bachelor’s in nutrition from Arizona State University.

Certifications/Memberships
USAG Professional Member
PRO Member in and Women’s Discipline
U100: Fundamentals of Gymnastics Instruction
U101: Safety & Risk Management
U110: SafeSport Trained
NAWGJ Member: Level 8 Judge


Sarah Mishall

Xcel Head Coach and Recreational Gymnastics Coach

Sarah has been a member of the CLGTC staff since 2014. She was a Level 9 gymnast here at CLGTC, she went on to be a high school cheerleader.

She has worked with JO women’s program levels 3-5 and Xcel. She also has experience choreographing Xcel beam and floor routines.

Sarah is currently working on completing her Applied Health and Science degree at UIC.

Certifications/Memberships
USAG Professional Member
PRO Member in and Women’s Discipline
U100: Fundamentals of Gymnastics Instruction
U101: Safety & Risk Management
U110: SafeSport Trained


Claire Filpi

Development Program and Recreational Gymnastics Coach

Claire has been a member of the CLGTC staff since 2019. Before becoming a coach, she competed power tumbling and trampoline for eight years.

Claire has been coaching since she was 15 years old and has experience coaching rec. gymnastics and tumbling, pre-team, and JO women’s program levels 3 and 4.

While she isn’t coaching, you can find Claire working at NBC Sports Chicago, where she is a video editor.


Karen Grantham

Pre-Team and Recreational Gymnastics Coach

Karen has been a member of the CLGTC coaching staff since 1992. Karen was originally from Long Island, New York. She was a gymnast all through school, and her favorite event was the uneven bars. 

She attended Hofstra University, on Long Island, where she got her teaching degree.


Alyssa Navarra

Recreational Gymnastics and Tumbling Coach

Alyssa has been a member of the CLGTC staff since August of 2017.  She has been coaching gymnastics and tumbling for four years.

Alyssa graduated from Harry D. Jacobs High School in 2017. She is currently a student at Elgin Community College studying to become a Physical Therapy Assistant to prepare her to eventually be a Physical Therapist. She was a former gymnast and cheerleader.  She cheered throughout middle school and one year in high school.

Certifications/Memberships
USAG Professional Member
U100: Fundamentals of Gymnastics Instruction
U101: Safety & Risk Management
U110: SafeSport Trained


Shawn Riley

Boys and Girls Team Substitute Coach

He has been a member of the CLGTC staff since 2015. Shawn has 19 years of experience coaching high school and club gymnastics.

His High School coaching experience includes Addison Trail High School (Girls team – 1998-2002, Boys team – 1999-2002, Assistant Coach Team Accomplishments: 6th place State Team 2000-2001 season, runner-up State Team 2001-2002 season), and New Trier High School – 2002-2013, Assistant Coach of the year 2011, 8th place State Team 2011-2012 season, 4th Place State Team 2012-2013 season).

Shawn completed his undergraduate at Western Illinois University with a major in Education.  He attended graduate school at Roosevelt University and has a Masters in Teacher Leadership.  Shawn received his Special Education certification from Northern Illinois University. 

Certifications/Memberships
USAG Professional Member
U100: Fundamentals of Gymnastics Instruction
U101: Safety & Risk Management
U110: SafeSport Trained


Jenni Potts

Team and Recreational Substitute Coach

She has been a member of the CLGTC staff since 1998. Jenni has over 20 years of coaching experience.

Jenni is a graduate of Eastern Illinois University with a degree in Speech Communications.  She previously taught pre-school in Wauconda.

Jenni is a sub for all our classes and team.  She is a mother to two children.


Andy De La Torre

Cheer Camp and Recreational Substitute Coach

Andy has been a member of CLGTC staff since 2020.

  • High school varsity cheer
  • Midwest Cheer Elite Illinois
  • Allstar Cheer
  • Cheer Extreme Chicago
  • Iconic Cheer
  • Coached stunt classes, assisted in teaching tumble class and also assisted in coaching there mini team which consisted of kids from the ages of 3-6.
  • Stunting is Andy’s favorite thing to do.

He graduated from Barrington High School.


Linda Ryan

Office Manager

Linda has been a member of the CLGTC staff since 2017.  She is a mother to three children, her two daughters competed for CLGTC’s Optional Team.  Linda is a former teacher. 


Emily Puccini

Recreational Gymnastics Coach

Emily has been a member of the CLGTC since 2019. Before she starting coaching, Emily was a competitive gymnast for 13 years.

Emily graduated from Crystal Lake South High School in 2019 and is currently taking classes at McHenry County College. She hopes to continue to further her education at the University of Tennessee.


Vickie Puccini

Recreational Gymnastics Coach

Bio coming soon


Kendall Rumford

Team and Recreational Gymnastics Substitute Coach

Bio coming soon


Olivia Weeks

Recreational Gymnastics Coach

Bio coming soon