Asheville Gymnastics Staff

Kermit Belton - General Manager

Kermit Belton is our General Manager and Coach. Coach Kermit has 25 years of experience as a gymnast and as a coach. With several State Championships to his credit, Coach Kermit was voted the 2009-2010 SC Mens’ Gymnastics Coach Of The Year. Kermit is a well rounded coach having the abilities to coach both boy and girl gymnasts. He is also a Cheerleading and Tumbling Coach. Kermit has been through the various transitions of Asheville Gymnastics since the year 2000. Kermit is the loving father of Faith Belton.

Megan Coffey - Administrative Manager

Megan Coffey is the office manager at Asheville Gymnastics, responsible for coordinating and organizing office duties and personnel. Megan was born and raised in Asheville and attended WEGA, High Flight, and Asheville Gymnastics as a gymnast. She was a part of her private high school’s touring Acrobatic Team, which preformed for the Charlotte Bobcats, WNC College basketball team, and many others. Megan also coaches classes as needed and helps with stunting acrobatics. She has worked at Asheville Gymnastics for over two years and balances her job with being a student and a full-time mom. When not working, Megan loves playing with her son, Graison, practicing gymnastics, reading, snowboarding, and walking her dog, Gypsy.

Liz Barr

Liz Barr joined the Asheville Gymnastics family the Fall of 2012. You can find her smiling face working behind the front desk. She is excited to get back into the gym world after being away from it for a few years. Her daughter, Morgan ,competed for 7 years when the gym was formerly know as High Flight Gymnastics.

Courtney Peterson - Girls Optional Coach

Courtney has been involved with the sport of gymnastics since age three. She grew up doing competitive gymnastics at International Gymnastics in Matthews, NC until her body just wouldn’t take it anymore. She continued her love for the sport and has been coaching gymnastics since she was 14. Courtney graduated from Appalachian State University in 2009 with a Communications degree and is now in management for a wholesale distributor. She joined the staff at Asheville Gymnastics in 2011. Courtney is our girl’s competitive team director and girl’s optional head coach. Throughout her coaching career, Courtney has coached Level 4 through Level 10 gymnasts. Courtney has a passion for gymnastics and devotes her life to teaching young athletes.


Chrissy Lawing - REC & Preschool Coach


Allison McKeller - Girls Compulsary Coach

My name is Allison McKellar and I am the girls compulsory coach and also a part time optional coach at Asheville Gymnastics. I was a gymnast for 12 years at American Twisters in South Florida. I made it to level 9. I loved gymnastics as a kid very much and achieved a ton of awards along with making it to regionals and special invite meets. I love gymnastics still to this day and to coach it makes me extremely happy. My goal for my girls is to have fun and achieve their dreams in gymnastics with my help. I also have a daughter. She has already started to do gymnastics and loves it!

 Art Moussaev - Boys & Girls Optional Coach
Art was the Russian Federation Regional Champion in 1998, 1999, 2001, and 2003. In 2002 he was the National Champion on Vault for the Russian Federation. He was coached by Yevgeniy Nikolko & Alexander Moussaev who are former coaches of, Olympic champion, Alexey Nemov. From 2003-2005 Art was the Assistant Coach to Avto VAZ Evgeniy Nikolko who is the Head coach of Team Russia. From 2005-2006 he was the assistant to the Men's Head Coach Alexander Moussaev @ C&B flipforce Gymnastics, NC. Art is currently our Boy's Team coach.
 Rachael Stewart - REC and Girls Pre-Team Coach
Rachael comes to us from Wilmington, NC where she coached girls team and recreational gymnastics. Rachael was also our summer camp director and currently coaches Pre-team and girls Level 1 & 2 classes. Rachael brings with her over 13 years of coaching experience!
Jenny Brodsky - Head Prep-Opt Coach


Ryan Mallon - Parkour

Hey y'all! Interested in Parkour/freerunning, but don’t know how to get started? At Asheville Gymnastics, I can teach you all the skills and philosophies to take your practice of movement to a whole new level! Whether you’re a beginner learning to roll or an advanced practitioner jumping roofs, my rigorous training methods and philosophies will not only build your overall strength and shape, but also will allow you to express yourself and your individuality through this exciting form of movement. With dedication and motivation, we are all capable of great accomplishments -- the backbone of our Parkour discipline. Learn to overcome your fears, build new confidence and strength, and take flight to new heights!

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