AG STAFF

Jessica Wilson – Owner/ Director

  • USAG Professional Member
  • USAG Meet Director
  • USAG Safety/Risk Certified
  • First Aid/CPR Certified
  • NFHS Certified
  • Produced State & Regional Champions
  • Degree in Early Childhood Education

Molded by the founder of Artistic Gymnastics, Karen Hughes, Jessica spent time as her under study stepping up to the challenges of running the gym when her mentor was not able. When offered the responsibility of carrying on Karens legacy and dreams by Karen Hughes and the Hughes family, she accepted and became the Owner in 2011. Jessica holds the legacy of Karen and the reputation of Artistic Gymnastic in the highest regards.

Lesa Reed – Preschool Director  

  • USAG Certified Instructor
  • First Aid/CPR Certified
  • Degree in Early-Secondary Education

Lesa has been a member of the AG staff for over 20 years.  She teaches parent-tot and pre-school classes.  She attended Penn State University and New York University.  She operated her own home day care in NY for seven years and taught at the Enrichment Center in RTP.

Sasha Winklestein – USAG Team Coach

  • USAG Professional Member
  • First Aid/CPR Certified
  • Former AG Competitive Team member & ADHS Gymnast
  • USAG Xcel State & Regional Achievements

Sasha was an active member of the AG Team for over 10 years.  She graduated with honors from Appalachian State University with a BS in Exercise Science & a Minor in Psychology.  Sasha hopes to further her education in Physical Therapy in the near future.

Lauren Rogers – USAG Team Coach

  • USAG Professional Members
  • First Aid/CPR Certified
  • Former AG Competitive Team member & GMHS Gymnast
  • USAG Xcel State & Regional Achievements

Lauren has competed and worked at AG for over 10 years and was the state bar and floor champion twice as well as a considered member for the North Carolina regional gymastics team. She currently attends college and is majoring in Psychology to become a mental health counselor.

Nicole Palmer – Team Coach

  • First Aid/CPR Certified
  • North Carolina State University Gymnast
  • USAG State, Regional, and National Achievements

AG Coaches and Staff

Stephanie Goodson, Maddie Hoover, Isabel Slater, Brandy Hall, Gracyn Brown, Brianna Brodnan, Abby Floyd, Katelyn Harrison, Lily Hansen, Sierra Clark, Jennifer Lait, Pamela Walters, and Susan Wilson.

** All Staff Members are USAG Certified Instructors & Certified in CPR/First Aid **