Our coaches, teachers, and instructors are high energy, welcoming, and supportive! Each member of our team is more than just an expert in their field -- they're also a successful and positive role model who strives to do good in the world.
Emilie BeaulieuProgram Director
Emilie is an NCCP Competition 2 gymnastics coach with over 18 years experience working in the gymnastics industry. She is a former Provincial gymnast. Her specialty is coaching flawless fundamentals in younger competitive athletes, and inspiring and guiding Optional level athletes towards success. Her attention to detail is unparalleled, and she is known for cultivating high standards among her athletes and coaches, while maintaining a fun and supportive atmosphere. She is responsible for the creation of the proprietary EPIC Level Systems and ensures consistent and quality programming and coaching for our gymnastics programs. Emilie was also a practicing Naturopathic Doctor with a special interest in sports medicine.
Cassandra McCollOperations Director
Cassandra is an NCCP Competition 1 gymnastics coach, and runs the day-to-day operations at EPIC. She has a background in management and graphic design, which she puts to good use at EPIC, ensuring a strong brand identity. Her athletic career has been incredibly diverse, from competitive figure skating, to soccer, to karate, plus varsity wrestling at the Provincial level in both high school and university. Beyond her passion for health & fitness, she most enjoys the psychological and philosophical aspects of sport, and loves helping athletes overcome difficult obstacles so that they can gain confidence in themselves. Cassandra also has a passion for musical theatre -- you might have seen her as Dorothy in the Capitol Theatre's production of The Wizard of Oz!
Malcolm McCollCreative Director
Malcolm is an NCCP Competition 1 gymnastics coach, who has training in parkour through the Level Systems under leading expert Jason Paul. Although he came to gymnastics as an adult, he took to the sport instantly and excels at coaching. His passion is bars, and he has an incredible "giant"! Malcolm is the creator and innovator behind our hugely popular "Warrior" program, and spends much of his free time researching new techniques and drills for parkour, free running, and rock climbing. As a lifelong athlete, he has been involved in many sports, including the Junior National Dragon Boating Team, competing in Australia, and the UFC Fitness Competition, where he took first place in Men's Fitness. Malcolm has also been a team member of the Junior National Bridge team, competing in China and Thailand. He is passionate about nature, and is a Beekeeper and a Bonsai tree artist.
Stephanie BoothHead Dance Instructor
Stephanie attended Ryerson Theatre School for Dance, as well as the 3 year professional contemporary dance program at the School of the Toronto Dance Theatre. She has been a dance educator for over 24 years at various facilities, such as: Premiere Dance Cobourg, GoodLife Fitness, Bodilogix, Ontario Early Years Centres and many schools in Northumberland. She has led the dance program at Trinity College School for over a decade. Stephanie is a certified ADAPT educator in Tap and Jazz, and a certified fitness instructor with Canfit pro as well as Zumba. She is one of the founding members of Northumberland Contemporary Dance Collective. For Stephanie, her greatest reward in life, other than spending time with her 3 children, comes from sharing her passion for dance, whether it’s with her students or a captive audience.
Ryan FiceMartial Arts Instructor
Sensei Ryan Fice is a 3rd degree Shaolin-Do Kempo Karate Black Belt who has been training in the Kempo system for over 20 years. As an experienced member of multiple national Karate teams, Sensei Fice has had the privilege and honour of competing and coaching amongst the best of the best on a provincial, national and international level. These opportunities have led to many of Sensei Fice’s achievements including multiple world championship titles. Not only does Sensei Fice hold multiple world titles, but several of his students have gone on to achieve world champion status as well. Sensei Fice had the honour of being one of the youngest instructors to ever teach at the prestigious World Kobudo Federation event 2021. With his decades of experience, you can always find Sensei Fice hard at work passing along his knowledge and expertise to the next generation of up and coming karate students. And when Sensei Fice isn’t busy training his large group of dedicated students, you can find him networking and training across all disciplines and styles of martial arts to continuously learn and grow as a martial artist so he can be the best person, teacher and martial artist he can be.
Danielle VandermeerGymnastics Coach
Danielle began coaching in order to spend more time with her daughter, who was a competitive gymnast. She loves working with younger competitive athletes to give them a strong foundation and bring out their full potential. She is an NCCP Competition 1 coach, and is a stickler for detail and ensures each athlete is bringing their all. Even though her daughter has now "retired" from gymnastics, Danielle loves being in the gym and has been coaching for over 8 years! She is well known for her friendly and welcoming personality and big smile. Danielle has also worked at Ste. Anne's Spa for 21 years, doing aesthetics. In her free time, she enjoys camping, baseball, and sewing.
Carolyn ChappleGymnastics Coach
Carolyn is an NCCP Competition 1 gymnastics coach and former Provincial athlete. She has been in the gymnastics field for 11 years, coaching many athletes to success at Provincial Championships. Well known in the gymnastics community for her firm-but-friendly coaching style, athletes love her bubbly personality and big smile. Carolyn is highly driven and ambitious -- by the age of 23, she had purchased a property and custom-built her own home with her husband. Carolyn is also a hair stylist. She has one son, and is expecting her second child!
Olivia StevensonGymnastics Coach
Olivia is a NCCP Competition 1 gymnastics coach and a current second-year Trent University student, in the teacher's education stream. She is a former provincial gymnast, having made it all the way to Provincial Championships for level 6! Her favourite gymnastics event is beam, and her favourite game to play in the gym is Fruit Salad. When she's not attending classes or working, she enjoys hiking and taking her dog for walks. She is also a very competitive Cornhole player in a league in Cobourg!
Katrina McCollGymnastics Coach
Katrina is an NCCP Foundations trained coach and a graduate of St. Mary's Secondary School in Cobourg. She is a hard worker and helps with many aspects of the gym. She participated in Recreational gymnastics for many years, and currently participates in our Teen/Adult class, where she has mastered her back tuck! She enjoys gymnastics because it is fun, and she likes to challenge herself to achieve new skills. Outside of gymnastics, she loves doing Zumba, Yoga, Rugby and Soccer.
Pyper HayesGymnastics Coach
Pyper is an NCCP Foundations trained coach and current Grade 12 student at St. Mary's Catholic Secondary School. She is a former provincial gymnast, competing as high as level 7/8, and placing within the top 8 in Ontario! She is creative, and extremely artistic, and will be attending Art School upon graduation. Pyper also loves high jump, and competes high jump at school.
Emma KhaimovichGymnastics Coach/Dance Instructor
Emma is a Grade 11 student at St. Mary’s Catholic Secondary School. She did gymnastics until age 11, and danced for 6+ years, including competitively. Her style specialties include Jazz, Acro, Lyrical, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Ballet, and Musical Theatre, but her favourites are Lyrical and Hip Hop. In her spare time, Emma enjoys rugby, hanging out with friends, and fitness.
Veronica HermannGymnastics Coach
Veronica is a current student at St. Mary's Catholic Secondary School, in grade 12. She participated in recreational gymnastics and dance for 6 years. Her favourite gymnastics event is the bars, and her favourite game is duck, duck, goose. Her hobbies include reading, participating on the high school wrestling team, but her favourite pastime is working at EPIC, of course!
Sam YoungGymnastics Coach
Bio coming soon!
Nolan StevensonGymnastics Coach
Nolan is a St. Mary’s Secondary School graduate (2019) who now attends Trent University for education. He is a life-long competitive athlete in many different sports including hockey, lacrosse, and golf. He currently plays hockey in the Provincial Junior Hockey League. Nolan always enjoys learning and trying new sports/hobbies! In the gym, his favourite event is tumbl trak because of all the unique flips and tricks that are available to learn. In his free time, Nolan enjoys watching all different kinds of sports, and hanging out with friends.
Gracie GibsonGymnastics Coach
Bio coming soon!
Madison GardinierGymnastics Coach
Madi is a student at Trent University, studying education. She is a former competitive gymnast, having competed at the Provincial level and making it as far as Ontario Championships! Her favourite events in the gym are floor and tumbl trak because she loves to tumble. Madi began coaching gymnastics because she enjoys the sport and loves helping athletes reach goals that they have set for themselves. When Madi isn't in the gym, she is usually hanging out with friends or learning the newest TikTok dance.
James SchreiberGymnastics Coach-In-Training
James Schreiber is a Grade 11 student at Cobourg Collegiate Institute. He competed in gymnastics for a number of years, and has since returned to join the staff at Epic as an instructor. In his spare time, he enjoys writing and playing music, various sports and outdoor activities such as alpine skiing and soccer, and attending concerts with his friends.
Delaney StewartGymnastics Coach-In-Training
Delaney Stewart is a current provincial athlete on our optionals (Supernovas) competitive team, competing in Level 6! She is also a coach-in-training, assisting with our camps. She is a current grade 8 student at St. Anthony's Catholic School. Her favourite gymnastics event is vault. Delaney is an extremely dedicated and hard worker, consistently pushing past her fears and never giving up on her gymnastics goals! In addition to being a talented gymnast, she loves art, sports, and math.
Mikah CooperGymnastics Coach-In-Training
Mikah Cooper is a current grade 9 student at St. Mary's Catholic High School. She is also a level 6 competitive athlete, and a member of our Supernovas optionals team. Mikah is a Coach-In-Training at the gym, primarily assisting with our camps. Her favourite gymnastics event is the floor. Outside of school and the gym, she has a passion for animals, art, badminton, and pasta!
Aurora AppelmanGymnastics Coach-In-Training
Aurora Appelman is a current provincial athlete on our optionals (Supernovas) competitive team, competing in Level 6! She is also a coach-in-training, assisting with our camps. She is a current grade 8 student at North Shore Public School. She excels on her favourite gymnastics event, the floor, due to her background in competitive dance and cheerleading. Besides gymnastics, she is a talented artist, and loves ice cream, puppies, and popcorn!
Victoria McCollDance Classroom Assistant
Victoria McColl is a grade 9 student at Port Hope Highschool. Victoria has done gymnastics and dance from a young age, first with a focus on gymnastics, and then switching entirely into dance. She has done Tap, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre, and more! Her favourite dance style is Musical Theatre. Outside of school and dance, Victoria's hobbies and interests include photography, volleyball, and art!
Cathy CornallOffice Manager
Cathy is the Office Manager at EPIC, and is typically the face you'll see in the front office most days. She keeps everything running smoothly and ensures the facility is tidy. With a background in running a hugely successful business, her powerful organizational skills and fastidious attention to detail are a huge asset at EPIC! Cathy is also Coach Cassandra and Coach Carolyn's mom! She is a fantastic athlete in her own right, and has been a fitness enthusiast all her life, participating in volleyball, basketball, various bootcamps & kettlebell training, and yoga.
Dave CornallAssistant to the Office Manager
Dave Cornall--or, as he prefers to call himself, "King Boss"--is a behind-the-scenes wizard here at EPIC. You will often catch him working the front desk, where he loves to joke around and pull pranks! Dave is the mind behind the design of the EPIC facility, and there is not a square inch of EPIC that he has not spent many long hours thinking about. As a previous business owner, he lends his immeasurable wisdom in helping to make EPIC a positive, thriving space.
Julie McCollWelcoming & Orientation
Julie McColl is our friendly greeter and facility tour guide! She is a warm, smiling presence in our front office, and is always eager to make sure everyone who enters EPIC feels welcome. She is a volunteer at the facility, and has the biggest heart of anyone you'll ever meet. Julie is a foster mom who has had over 6 children pursue gymnastics and/or dance! Her favourite pastimes include traveling and playing cards, and she is a prolific reader, often finishing a novel per day!