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                  Owner/operators, Justin-gymnastics instructor, team coach, ninja coach
hello! I am Justin Thoms i have two children, Bryson age 15 and Brooklyn age 13. i currently reside in Fulton Illinois.  I have been running and teaching at Great River Gymnastics since I took over for bob douglas in 2016. But before that i have taught acrobatics and tumbling in Davenport IA.  my daughter Brooklyn has been coming here since she was 4 years old She loves power tumbling and dances competitively with acro dance. Bryson also recently joined gymnastics and dance. he also enjoys hiking, baseball, and Golf.  i love sharing my knowledge of  gymnastics, acrobatics, and personal fitness, to help children achieve their goals and to build healthy active life-styles.

           Justin's usga Certificates     
  Usga Safe sport certificates 1,2, and 3                                                                      Usga instructor certified
     gymnastics business foundations                                                         Usga professional member background check
Fundamentals of gymnastics instruction                                                                       safe sport practices
       gymnastics pro first aid                                                                                       cpr & Aed Certified
                  gymnastics sports science                                                          Preschool gymnastics development certificate
       safety and sports management
             stewards of children
                     gym cert 101
development coaches - hands on training
               instructor certified
       professional coach membership
           usa gymnastics fitness
                cpr & Aed certified
usga professional member background check

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Ashly Brown - Dance instructor, competitive dance team coach

I have been dancing for as long as i can remember. From a young age i have been dancing and competing in dance. Now i have a wonderful husband and three children.   I have been instructing and doing choreography for over 10 years.  I enjoy instructing dance to all ages.  I have been with Great River Since the Beginning and teach Tap, jazz, ballet, musical theater. 

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Amy Craft, gymnastics Instructor and team coach since 2017.

Amy is a former gymnast who took many years of classes with bob douglas.  Amy and husband jason have three children, Elijah, Elaina, and Eleah who all enjoy the sport of gymnastics and dance. in Amy's free time, she enjoys running, outdoors, healthy and family activities.   Amy enjoys instructing the young age of gymnastics, and building a strong foundation of the sport. 

Certificates

usga instructor certified

Professional Coach member

usga instructor background screen

usga safe sport

usga safe practices

Team Coach

CPR Certified

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ballet instructor-Linda Luckstead!
Linda discovered ballet as a child growing up in Clinton, where she began her early training. As a teen, she continued her studies in Chicago and New York City. In Chicago, she studied at Allegro School and Stone Camryn; in New York, at Ballet theater (now American Ballet Theatre); and Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo as a private student of Marie Swoboda. She studied jazz with Gus Giordano in Chicago and Buzz Cooper in New York. More recently, she has studied with Master Karlov Zsedenvi, presently teaching in New York; Robert Barnett of the Atlanta Ballet; Fred Mathews of New York City; and Lynn Taylor-Corbett. In 1981, as a member of the Quad City Civic Ballet Company, she created the role of Queen of the Night in its production of The Blue Bird. She was Artistic Director of the Quad City Company until she assumed the same position with Gateway Contemporary Ballet when it was founded in 1983.

Katie Gallagher Gymnastics instructor

I have been doing gymnastics since i was 11 years old with Bob douglas.   I helped coach with bob for two years before going off to college. In college i participated in club gymnastics.  I have been instructing at great river now for going on two years. I am a dog mom of 4, and have a baby boy!

Certificates

usga instructor certified

usga instructor background screen

usga safe sport

usga safe practices

Mary- Office manager

Mary has been with us since the beginning! Mary takes care of all office work, working with customers to help find classes, clothing, and keep us all in line.  Mary is the mother of three, and the mother of owner jessica.  Mary is also know as the "candy lady" providing all the candy for the students after they leave class.