Chris Clark / Owner
Gigueres new owner Chris has been with Gigueres for 11+ years now and is involved in
many different aspects of Gigueres. Chris has been coaching the boys competitive
team for 6 years, and enjoys traveling around the country for Travel meets, Future
Stars, and Jo National Championships. He also works very closely with the autism
community, utilizing his gymnastics and physical growth knowledge. Chris is also
involved with USA Gymnastics elite level events. He travels around the country to help
run televised events like the American Cup, and Visa Championships.
Ashley Markley, General Manager, has been with Gigueres for many years. She started
her journey with us teaching PreK at Discovery School House as well as filling the role
of director of the afterschool program. She is now general manager of Gigueres. Ashley
holds a degree from Anna Maria College in Human Development Human Services and
enjoys working with the community very much, especially with children.
Mary Jo Valois
Mary Jo Valois has been the Director at Discovery School House for over 12 years. She has been working in the field of Early Education and Care for the past 30 years. She is a member of the National and the Worcester Area Association for the Education of Young Children. She is dedicated to providing young children with a high quality early education experience.
The Girls Team Coach, works with the preschool and recreational classes and is on the
Jamie has been working at Gigueres for 10 years and was an athlete at Gigueres from
age 5 till 18 when she graduated high school as a 2 time level 10 JO National qualifying
gymnast. Jamie went on to compete for the University of Rhode Island's Division 1
gymnastics program where she graduated with a Bachelors in Communications. Jamie
started working with classes when she was in high school and continued with camps
during her summer vacations from college. When she graduated from URI she decided
to continue on with her passion and came back to Gigueres to coach the Girls
Competitive Team. For the last 4 years Jamie has been coaching preschool and rec
classes, Hot Shots and level 3-10 of the Girls Team. Jamie has had the pleasure of
coaching numerous State Champs, Regional qualifieres and JO National qualifiers.
Jamie also works with the marketing committee at Gigueres utilizing her
Communications Degree. In her spare time, Jamie enjoys spending time with her
husband and family.
Megan has been employed at Gigueres for seven years. She started teaching as a
class and preschool teacher and have newly been added as a coach to the
girls gymnastics team. Throughout the year she is the preschool director and during the
summer she is also the summer camp director. Megan was a gymnast at Gigueres for
fifteen years where she graduated high school as a level ten gymnast. Megan continued
gymnastics at Springfield College as a four year gymnast who studied Physical
Education. Her experience here at Gigueres and Springfield College has sparked a
great desire to teach and coach gymnastics.
Aimee has been with Gigueres for many years. She has been involved with our
afterschool program and recently was promoted to the director of Kids Club. Aimee is
very dedicated to the program and loves to work with children. She enjoys providing a
fun atmosphere for children of all ages.
Sean is head coach of our trampoline team. Sean was a member of the United Stated
National trampoline team and competed in the Olympic trials. Sean works with all levels
of trampoline athletes. He is a current, Guinness world record holder for highest team
bounce. Sean also performs with Flippenout Productions based in Holland Ma., which
has performed all over the world for millions of people. The group has traveled as far as
Hong Kong. Trampoline Facility Website.
Carolyn has been employed at Gigueres for 11 years. She started in the Pro Shop as a clerk and then moved up to Pro Shop manager. She now shares those duties with Michelle German. She is also a secretary at the front desk. Through the years she has watched many students grow up. When she started working at Gigueres most of the coaches were students themselves, between the ages of 12-16 years old. Now they are married with little ones of their own. She has found a lot of joy in watching the next generation of Gigueres grow up.
Sarah trained locally in Auburn for 15 years where she competed regionally and
nationally, both as a soloist and group performer. As a member and treasurer of the
Clark University Dance Society, she choreographed and performed in routines for local
performances as well as fundraising events. In 2008 she performed in the Orange Bowl
halftime show in Orlando Florida. She has taught various age groups from preschoolers
to high school competitive teams. Sarah has been teaching dance locally for 8 years.
She now teaches dance at our Worcester location as well as our Leicester location.
Our special event director plans everything from field trips, fundraisers, camps, sleepovers, special
open gyms, to so much more. That take time to think of every detail and their creative sides really
John is the director of Dragon Gate Kungfu Academy that is located here at Gigueres.
John loves to motivate every student, teacher, child and parent to continually strive to
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