Our Staff


Our Athletic Edge Team Members


Karen Vattiat

Karen is our floor manager here at Athletic Edge and does all of the evaluations for the women’s program. She has a 19 year background in gymnastics, cheerleading and dance. Karen has her USAG Safety and Red Cross certification. She also is the pre-school program director as well as the head coach of the Moons (Levels 2-9). Karen’s goal is to help every child she teaches reach their full potential and have the confidence to believe in themselves.




Rob Loughlin

For all of Rob's life he has been in Martial Arts & Tae Kwon Do. Through his training he has gained vaulable tumbling skills, which has lead him to coach gymnastics. Rob has been a worker here at Athletic Edge for the last 10 Years. His favorite skill is a double full on floor & tkatchev on bars. His favorite gymnastics events to participate in are rings and floor. But his favorite event to coach is bars. He has just recently organized a gymnastics team at Wagner College. In the future Rob hopes to finish getting his Masters degree.



Woolam Choo

Woolam started his gymnastics career with Tottenville High School Gymnastics 8 years ago and has since grown with the sport. He now works with all of our teams here at Athletic Edge. Woo aspires to become a registered dietitian and he enjoys power lifting and eating when he's not coaching the girls.


Casey Cassara

Casey is a student at City Tech Univesity and is majoring in architecture. He became a member of our staff after he starred on the Tottenville High School Boy’s gymnastics team. He graduated from Tottenville in 2009 and then began working at Athletic Edge for the past six years. He has been a registered level 8 all around gymnast by the USAG for 5 years. 


Jaclyn Hagis

Jaclyn is currently enrolled in college taking courses to become a Nurse.  She attends art classes at a private art studio. Along with her interest in art, she has been involved in gymnastics since a young age and is currently a member of the Tottenville Girl's gymnastics team. For the past three summers Jaclyn has been volunteering her time at Athletic Edge as a camp counselor. 


Kristen Caputo

Kristen earned her Bachelors degree from SUNY Cortland in Physical Education and is pursuing her Masters Degree in Health Education. She is an elementary Physical Education teacher. She was a competitive gymnast for 17 years and earned countless honors in her sport including NYS title in level 7 and level 8. Kristen also competed for DIII Cortland where she specialized on balance beam, floor and uneven bars for the Red Dragons. At Cortland she received 3 SUNY AC All Academic Honors. Along with competing, Kristen has coached and instructed gymnastics for 10 years. 


Trish Santoro

Trish graduated from the University of Phoenix with a Masters Degree in Education. She started gymnastics when she was 2 and competed until she was 21. She has been coaching gymnastics for 12 years and she has been working at Athletic Edge since the opening in 2004. She is also currently a substitute teacher. 


Stefanie Fatta

Stefani Fatta is an elementary school teacher. She has 5+ years experience teaching cheerleading. Stefani is our office manager and one of our camp directors. 



Megan Edwards

Megan is an original Athletic Edge gymnast. She competed with us for 5 years. She last competed as a level 7 gymnast. Her favorite skill has always been handstands & her favorite event is beam. Megan hopes in her future to become a teacher of early childhood education. Other intrests Megan has besides gymnastics includes hockey, drawing, and teaching. She is currently working on her bachelors degree from Kean University in New Jersey studing to become a teacher. 


Will Pichardo

Will Pichardo is a boys and girls coach at Athletic Edge.  He has been coaching for over 15 years in gyms through out New York.  Over the years he has worked with athletes of all levels and all ages. From recreational athletes to gymnasts looking to reach their fullest potential in competative gymnastics. Over the years he has taken athletes to state, regional and national championships




Jules Perno

Jules has been a competitive gymnast for over 10 years. She is on the Extremes team here at Athletic Edge where she is a level 9 gymnast. Jules teaches classes from Pre-K to level 3 and has been with us for 3 years as a coach. With her extensive gymnastics background Jules would like to become an Athletic Trainer and stay in the sport, helping gymnast. When she’s not at the gym Jules enjoys watching Disney movies.



Shaye Capasso
Shaye is a Junior at Quinnipiac University studying public relations. She has been an instructor with us for over 5 years. She is also one of our senior instructors.



Sequan Morgan
Sequan has an extensive background in cheerleading and tumbling. He has been with us for five years but he brings over 8 years experience to Athletic Edge.


Amber Black
Amber is one of our senior Instructors. She has been a competitive cheerleader most of her life and brings a world of experience in tumbling and gymnastics.








Ally Teutonico
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Gabriella Muschello
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