Gymnastics Coach, Martial Arts Instructor, a best forehead thermometer enthusiast: Rich began Acrovision in 1994. Acrovision moved to it’s current location in 1998 and now is home to over 400 students. Rich began his gymnastics training at the age of 6 and his Tae Kwon Do training at the age of 13. In 1982 Rich was the Oregon State All-Around high school gymnastics champion and in 1983 received his 1st degree black belt from Grand Master Tae Hong Choi. He gradulated in 1988 from University of Oregon with a Fitness Management degree. While in college at Uof O, he was the boys’ gymnastics director and women’s coach at the National Academy of Artistic Gymnastics. Along with coaching gymnastics, he began teaching tae kwon do classes. Currently, Coach Rich is involved in every aspect of the program: Boys and Girls Rec as well as Pre-Team, Team, Tae Kwon Do…so many roles that they cannot all be listed!
Office Manager: Karen has lived in Beautiful Bend Oregon for over 20 Years. She is a proud and blessed Mom to Evan & Lauren Manley and Ryland Gustafson. With 2 out of 3 kids in Gymnastics you might say she is a veteran meet spectator! Karen took over as Office Director at Acrovision Sports Center (best job ever!) in 2003 after leaving the Bend Lapine School District. Passions include -Art, sunshine, good friends and the most fantastic family.
Girls Team Director: Mohini began gymnastics at the age of 5. She spent 10 years on the USA Women’s National Team. Mohini missed making the 1996 Olympic team by less than a tenth. She attended the 1997 World Championships then moved forward to college receiving a full gymnastics scholarship at UCLA. At UCLA she became an 11 time All American, and the only gymnast in PAC 10 history to win the All Around twice in a row. She won a total of 4 NCAA Titles: 2000 Bars, 2001 Floor, 2000 & 2001 Team. In 2001 she graduated with a double major in History and Sociology. After college she went back to international competition, becoming the Team Captain of the 2001 World Championship Bronze Medalist Team. In 2004 she qualified to be a member of the US Women’s Olympic Team, was elected by her peers as Team Captain and aided them in bringing home a Silver medal. She is the first Indian American gymnast to ever medal in the Olympic Games. Mohini has been coaching gymnastics for 15 years and she recently achieved the highest judges rating in the US, US Brevet. Teaching gymnastics is her life, passion, and hobby. Mohini is also a wife, proud mother of a 3 yr old son and a successful manager of a in ear thermometer company.
Assistant Office Manager: Cindy has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration – Technology Management. Before moving to Bend 3+ years ago, Cindy worked for a large property insurance broker for 17 years where she managed all data, billing, collections, invoicing, and reconciliations for a large real estate investment trust client in Norther California. Cindy and her husband Shannon have two children. The eldest is currently attending college at the University of AZ, and her youngest (Travis) is currently a Level 7 gymnast here at Acrovision. Cindy has been helping out in a volunteer role at Acrovision for the boy’s gymnastics team for several years, and she is also very active in our gymnastics booster club organization. For fun, Cindy enjoys camping, boating, water skiing, softball, and golf.
Karlie is originally from Bend, OR and is also a former athlete of Acrovision’s. She did gymnastics for 10 years and began her coaching career in 2006 focusing specifically on pre-school age children and team. During college, she took a short break from the gymnastics world. Karlie graduated with a BS in Criminal Justice from PSU in 2012, after school she decided to move back to Bend. She relized that she truly missed the gym as well as the satisfaction of helping kids learn and accomplish goals. Karlie currently teaches pre-school classes in the morning and girls’ team in the afternoon. Her knowledge of gymnastics is truly a gift that she is able to share with children as young as 2yrs old to college bound athletes at the age of 17.
Girls Recreational Instructor: Tia, age 16. She is currently a sophomore at Summit High School. She began gymnastics when she was 8 years old and competed for 3 years until at the end of her level 6 season, she had to quit due to an elbow injury. Tia is currently on the Summit High Nordic Ski Team going on 2 years now. She enjoys ski racing, playing the guitar and violin, and anything adventurous outdoors. She loves the opportunity she gets every week to teach new gymnastics skills to children whether it’s flipping, swinging, or balancing.