Meet the Staff

Senior Staff

MatteucciTom Matteucci

Tom was born in Everett, Massachusetts and graduated from Melrose Senior High School.  He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Education from Oral Roberts University.  Tom began coaching at Tulsa World of Gymnastics in Oklahoma and has been with TEG for 17 years.  He enjoys watching movies and playing with his kids.  No one knows that his college friends thought Debbie and Tom getting married was a practical joke…they did not believe they were actually getting married.  It has been a great match!

Boys Team Coach, Gymnastic Coach and Cheer/Tumble Coach


Kelly GilbertKelly Gilbert

Kelly was born in Redlands, California, but was raised everywhere. Kelly is the Office Manager of Texas East Gymnastics and the glue that hold everything together!  Kelly has been an important member of the TEG team for over 20 years.  Kelly has done everything from coaching pre-school and Academy classes to assembling furniture and handling plumbing emergencies!

Office Manager

Jennifer Tyndell Hi! My name is Jennifer Tyndell, and I am so excited to take on the role of Preschool Program Director.  I was born and raised in Tyler, TX, and graduated from Robert E. Lee High School, TJC, and UT Tyler.  I began attending Texas East Gymnastics at the age of seven, and was a competitive gymnast on our team for seven years.  When my competitive career came to an end, I began a coaching career here that lasted for fourteen years.  Before I moved to pursue my teaching career, I not only coached team and recreational classes of all ages and levels, but also helped oversee our former Jacksonville facility and Tyler preschool program.  After an eight year, elementary teaching career, I am thrilled to return to my “home” and first love—Texas East Gymnastics!   I love working with children, and watching them grow in their self-confidence and skill, and am excited to be able to do so with you at here Texas East Gymnastics!

Preschool Program Director

Team Coaches

Rachael Reader Thornburgh

Rachael was born in Longview, Texas and graduated high school from The Trinity School of Texas. Rachael went on to graduate from TJC and UT Tyler. Rachael returned to school a few years later and earned her degree and certification in education Rachael also teaches half day kindergarten at PREP school in Longview. Rachael was a competitive gymnast for 10 years. The last of which was at Texas East. After she retired from gymnastics, she coached at Texas East for five years while in college. Rachael came out of retirement and competed a season of level 7 as an "old lady" at age 21! After college, Rachael worked in other professions but returned to gymnastics as soon as possible. Rachael has been married to Tim for 15 years. They have two children Libby,13 and Reed, 9. She stays very busy with her children's activities. Libby is a level 7 competitive gymnast here at TEG and Reed is an excellent baseball player and loves football as well. Rachael loves the TEG family and is so happy to be back

BethElizabeth Wilcox

Beth was born in Berkeley, California and attended Stillwater High School in Oklahoma.  She has attended William Woods at Fulton, Missouri and Central Methodist College in Fayette, Missouri and had a degree in Elementary Education.  She was a gymnast for 11 years and has coached for 22 years.  She loves working with kids and loves the sport of gymnastics.  Her hobbies include riding the motorcycle and she has many artistic endeavors.  A tidbit of info – Beth has written 12 unpublished manuscripts.

Cameron Willman

Graduated from Whitehouse High School in 2015 and is currently a student at TJC. She was born in Dallas but raised here in East Texas and was a cheerleader for 6 years. She enjoys working with children and well as animals and loves coaching at TEG.

Alyssa Alyssa Davis

Alyssa was born and raised in Paris, Texas. After she graduated from North Lamar High School she attended Paris Junior College. She was a competitive gymnast for 11 years and enjoyed the sport so much, she began coaching once she retired from competing. Alyssa and her husband, Corey have been happily married for 7 years and currently have 3 fur babies. Outside of gymnastics she enjoys, automotive performace, helping with her husbands buisness, and spending time with her family. Alyssa is looking forward to inspiring and teaching many generations of gymnasts at TEG.

TEG Staff

IanIan Muirillo

I was born in Los Angeles, CA but grew up here in Tyler and graduated from Bishop Gorman HS in 2008. I attended Truman State University and graduated with a degree in Exercise Science in 2012 before returning home to Tyler. I have been married to my wife, Emily, for 4+ years and have been blessed with three daughters Sadie, 3, Madelyn, 2, and Lily who was born Nov 9. I enjoy swinging on the rings, running, sports of all kinds, board/card games with friends and simply relaxing with my family. This is my 6th year here at Texas East.

Gymnastics and Cheer/Tumble Coach

LaurenLauren Gandy

Lauren was born in Tyler, Texas and graduated from Whitehouse High School. She is currently going to college at UT Tyler to pursue her Bachelors in Pediatric Nursing. Lauren was a gymnast at TEG for 8 years, and has a strong heart for children. In her spare time, she likes to sing and play instruments at church and school, as well as spend time with her friends and family. 

Preschool and Gymnastic Coach

Sage Bares

I have been home schooled my whole life.  I am a 2nd degree black belt.  I am currently a competitive cheerleader.  I am the mother of a great dane named Willow and three cats.  This is Sage’s 3rd year at TEG.

Preschool Coach

Lexi Dziedzic

KaciKaci Kuykendall

She graduated from Arp High School in 2015. She is attending Tyler Junior College to be a physical therapist assistant. She loves sports and hanging with her sister. She has 2 dogs Gracie and Rascal.

Preschool Coach

Sydney JonesSydney Jones

I graduated from Whitehouse High School in 2014. I am currently a student at Tyler Junior College. I am pursuing a career in pediatric oncology as a nurse practitioner. I was a gymnast and a twirler for six years. I have a heart for children and serving the Lord.

Preschool and Gymnastic Coach

LauraLaura Humphries

She graduated from Whitehouse in 2010 and is attending UT Tyler majoring in speech communication. She loves playing the piano, dancing and hiking.  She has 2 dogs; Scarlet and Harley.

Preschool and Gymnastic Coach

KayeKaye Renteria

Kaye is a senior at Chapel Hill High School. She has been a drum major for the CHHS Band for 2 years, and plays the saxaphone. She plans to go to Texas Tech Univ. and major in biochemistry. After that she plans to go to medical school and become a gastroenterologist.

Preschool Coach


Melanie Crebbs

She graduated High School from Brownsboro. She is married to Ryan and has 2 children, Madelyn and Taylor. She was a competitive gymnast here at Texas East. She has 2 dogs Tank and Deacon.

Preschool, Gymnastics and Xcel Coach

MalayaMalaya Schneider

Graduate from North Dakota State U with a degree in accounting. Coached at 3 gyms over the past 9 years - Just can't seem to stay away from the sport.

Gymnastic and Cheer/ Tumble Coach


Emily McCartyDominique Grant

Dominique was born in Chicago and raised in Bellwood Illinois. She was a former cheerleader and dancer for 9 years. She studied Elementary Education at Tennessee State Univ. Dominique coached gymnastics and Pop Warner cheer for 3 years. Dominique loves everything MIckey Mouse.

Preschool and Gymnastic Coach


Nadia Sukinek

Preschool and Gymnastic Coach

Sarah BethSarah Beth Testa

I am from Fort Smith, Arkansas and moved to Tyler to pursue a degree in nursing. I enjoy baking, hiking, and playing with my dog.

Preschool and Gymnastic Coach

JosiahJosiah Maertins

Josiah is an east Texas native, a graduate of Marshall High School and is currently pursuing a degree in speech communication at the University of Texas at Tyler. Music is a big part of his life as a hobby and a minor in college. He enjoys being in choir, playing piano and guitar, singing, and learning new and fascinating information and ideas. His gymnastics experience includes taking for a total of 8 years, 4 of which were spent competing in power tumbling, trampoline, and double mini.

MarisolMarisol Mancilla

Marisol was born and raised in Tyler, Texas. She graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in 2012 and then went off to study pediatric nursing at Stephen F. Austin State University. Marisol danced and played soccer for many years. Her favorite styles of dance are lyrical, contemporary, and jazz. Her favorite soccer team is FC Barcelona! She enjoys traveling, hiking, reading, petting puppies, and "punny" jokes! She is very excited to work with your tiny tumblers and gymnasts at TEG! 

Preschool and Gymnastic Coach, Secretary