Colleen Barger - Co-Owner, Office Manager, Compulsory/Optional Coach
Colleen Barger was born and raised in St. Petersburg, began ballet at age 3 and gymnastics at age 8. Since then gymnastics has been a part of her life and is now a business partner with her husband, Brad Harris, owning Tampa Bay Turners Gymnastics and Swimming. Thanks to all of the supportive families, TBT has grown into a very reputable team and successful business. Colleen is so happy to continue being a part of what she loves. She currently runs the business and coaches the lower level team where needed, but her favorite levels to coach are 5 and 6. Her gymnastics career was a very memorable time in her life. She became a State and Regional Champion as well as part of a Level 10 National Championship team. She graduated from Shorecrest Preparatory School in 1996 and from there was offered a full athletic and academic scholarship to Louisiana State University. At LSU she became an All American on Balance Beam, received All SEC in the All-Around, was an Academic All American and was named Team Captain for two years. She was also a member of the Student Athletic Advisory Committee and was involved in the Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society. She graduated from LSU in 2000 with a degree in Kinesiology and a minor in Psychology. She continues to support LSU and is an active Booster for their Athletic program. If that wasn't enough, she is also chair of the LSU Gymnastics Alumni Events. She has two younger siblings that reside in St. Petersburg. Her sister and best friend, Kimberly, works with her father; running their commercial Real Estate business called KBarger Realty and her brother Mick owns his own print shop. She wants to encourage everyone to always believe in their dreams!
Dreams are what get you started - Discipline is what keeps you going.
Ron Patt - Compulsory/Optional Team Coach
Ron Patt has been coaching competitive gymnastics (levels 2-10) for 24 years in the state of Florida. His first sixteen years of coaching were at Palm Beach Gymnastics in West Palm Beach. He was the head coach there from 1992 to 2004; he and his staff developed top contender teams at all levels - year in and year out. In 2004 he opened Gym Like This with two partners. He owned and coached there until 2009, where he and his staff again produced top-notch teams at all levels on a yearly basis. In the summer of 2009 he traded one coast for the other to join us here at TBT. In his time at Tampabay Turners, he has taken our team to new levels on uneven bars and vault.
- CPR Certified
- Safety Certified
- Florida Board Member
Amy Schulthess - Optional Coach, Preschool Instructor
- Graduated Northeast High School in 1995
- Gymnast for 10 years
- 14 years of experience teaching/coaching Pre-school levels through Level 10
- 3 year Member of the USAG Florida Committee
- Florida State Coaching Clinician
- Region 8 Congress Clinician
- Has recorded lectures for the US Elite Coaches Association
Angie Bowman - Compulsory/Optional Coach, Preschool Instructor
Angie was born and raised right here in St. Petersburg where she graduated from Gibbs High School with honors in 1994. Angie competed as a gymnast for 11 years and has coached at TBT since 1998. She loves the sport of gymnastics and knows from experience how it can influence a child in a positive way. On top of being a USA Gymnastics Florida State Clinician, Angie also has a degree from USF in Psychology. She coaches pre-school classes and Levels 3 through 7. Angie believes in the TBT approach and knows that whether its recreational or competitive gymnastics, TBT hosts the most knowledgeable staff who truly know how to properly teach all aspects and levels of the sport.
- CPR/First Aid Certified
- Current Director Credential for TBT's Tiny Turners Program
Carlee Bingham was born and raised in St. Petersburg Florida. She graduated from Northeast High School in 1994 and has been coaching gymnastics ever since. She has always loved gymnastics. It is a true passion of hers and she enjoys being a part of the TBT family. She deems it a great honor to be at TBT among not only the best staff and owners, but among some of the best kids as well. She has been an employee of TBT since 2001, but previously coached at a local gym for 8 years. She currently coaches preschool classes, Tiny Turners half-day camp, and 3-6 competitive levels. She really appreciates the creative side of gymnastics: making new drills, creating catchy tunes to coordinate with skills and/or developing fun new lesson plans! She considers the opportunity to touch so many children's lives a blessing; even if it is only for a short period of time. She cannot imagine a more fulfilling way to spend her time. Carlee will be finishing her degree in elementary education in the spring of 2011. She has two wonderful children of her own who she considers the sunshine in her day. She has also been married to her high school sweetheart since 1996. Carlee's favorite event in gymnastics is Bars, which allows her to watch every child grow in strength and confidence in this challenging yet wonderful sport.
- CPR/First Aid Certified- Staff Credential for TBT's Tiny Turners Program
Alicia Buchanan - Recreational Instructor, Compulsory Coach
Alicia Buchanan is originally from Kansas City, Missouri. She moved to St. Petersburg in 1999 and is the youngest in her family. She has two brothers, one of which lives here whereas the other lives in St. Louis, Missouri. Her long-distance brother is married and has made her an aunt of five - the youngest three being triplets! Alicia has been with Tampa Bay Turners since 2002 and has been coaching competitive team gymnastics for over 5 years. She loves going to competitions, however, she especially loves when TBT hosts them. She appreciates to see the other teams gather from all over and thoroughly enjoys meeting new people, which suits her bubbly personality. Her interests outside the gym are watching and attending Florida Gator games and Tampa Bay Rays games! Among all of that, she just loves to have fun and relax with great friends and family.
Casey McLaughlin- Recreational Instructor
Krysta Postlethwaite-Recreational Instructor
Cortni Claar- Recreational Instructor
Sarah Devoe- Recreational Instructor
Alison Mapes: Swim Instructor