Our Staff

Our team is committed to providing high-quality programs that reflect our athletes’ potential. All of OAA’s coaches are trained through the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP).

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OAA is home to many experienced and enthusiastic individuals to encompass a truly dynamic staff.

The education of our staff whether through courses, clinics, training camps or in-house meetings is a huge part of our diversity and strength. Our open gym policy offers our staff and athletes amazing opportunities to learn from other clubs and coaches. We have guest athletes and coaches, coordinate day trips to other clubs, training camps and judging clinics.

We proudly participate in the NCCP (National Coaching Certification Program) for our coaching staff. Learn more here.

We also offer a program for some of our mature competitive athletes to gain valuable experience assisting with classes and our volunteer coaching mentorship program for those ambitious to help-out and gain valuable coaching experience.

Cameron and Leah have been in the Gymnastics and Fitness industry since childhood. Later, both taking an interest in coaching when they were 13 and in their later teens would take on leadership roles. Cameron, focusing his energy on directing the recreational program and Leah, as a fitness instructor, but both coaching and competing in competitive gymnastics. They are happy to now partner coach and run a family business devoted to providing the ultimate experience for their customers.

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Cameron Osborne

Head Coach

Gymnastics is a big part of Cameron’s identity. It has formed the focus of his education, recreation, and career for two decades. Gymnastics has provided the means for realizing his passion for teaching, and he is proud to have been doing so for the past 18 years. Cameron measures success not just by physical and technical mastery, but also by personal development. His ultimate goal is to help athletes understand the positive impact that their gymnastics experiences has on their lives.

Cameron is a Level 4 Trampoline, Level 3 Men’s Artistic and Level 3 Women’s Artistic coach under the NCCP. He is a graduate of Durham College, Seneca College and Sir Sandford Flemming College. Most notably, his Diploma in Business – Entrepreneurship and Small Business with Honours at Durham College and Competitive Gymnastics Coaching at Seneca College. Cameron is also an active athlete and coach clinician, Learning Facilitator (for NCCP courses) and has sat on several volunteer committees, all at Gymnastics Ontario. His hobbies outside gymnastics involve: carpentry, landscaping, event planning, world travel, reading, participating in his wife’s fitness classes and the outdoors.

Leah Osborne - Coach

Leah Osborne

Trampoline & Tumbling Coach

Leah has been very passionate about gymnastics from a young age. Her passion led her to compete at the provincial and national level in both Women’s Artistic and Trampoline Gymnastics, and now she brings that same passion to her teaching. A fully certified NCCP Level 3 coach in trampoline gymnastics, Leah has been teaching health and fitness programs for over five years. Leah’s certifications include: Zumba, Zumba toning, Zumba for kids, Group Fitness, Spin and personal training.

Madison

Madison Thakore

Operations & Administration

Madison has been passionate about working in athletics throughout her past. As a past soccer player and cheerleader, she has been involved with sports for over 12 years. As an assistant camp director at Camp Dreamwood, she has worked in an administration role helping to plan and operate camp. During her time at Queen’s University, she volunteered with various organizations working as part of sponsorship and fundraising teams. She most recently completed her post-graduate certificate in Public Relations, with a drive to develop her communication and event planning skills.

Adrian Tuen

Trampoline & Tumbling Coach

Adrian has always been a fan of gymnastics but did not actively participate in the sport growing up. He finally took the leap and signed up for adult gymnastics classes at Seneca College in 2009 and continued his gymnastics development at East York Gymnastics Club, Steeles West Gymnastics, and eventually Scarborough Gym Elites, where he joined Cameron’s Masters trampoline program in 2012. Since then, Adrian has competed in several invitational competitions, volunteered at several major trampoline competitions, and met the most wonderful athletes, parents, coaches and judges. Adrian is currently at the Advanced Masters level. Adrian also holds his Level 2 certification in Trampoline Gymnastics.

Bill Spurrell

Guest Clinician

Bill has over 25 years of experience coaching clubs, provincial and national teams, including 8 years as one of Canada’s National Team Coaches. Bill participated in competitive gymnastics and diving in his youth and later competed at the national level in trampoline. Bill is an active athlete himself in flying trapeze and a great inspiration to other adult athletes.

Megan Ling

Tumbling & Trampoline Coach 

Megan has been involved in trampoline and tumbling for over 14 years. She competed for many years as a national level athlete. Later, coaching became Megan’s outlet for her love of the sport. She has worked in various gyms around the world including: Glasgow, and New Zealand, as well as several summers at Canadian Adventure Camp. Further to her education in the NCCP (National Coaching Certification Program), she has enrolled in her trampoline judging course to further her involvement in the trampoline community.

Vicky Dobson

Aerial Coach

Vicky was a national level gymnast in both Women’s Artistic Gymnastics and later in Power Tumbling. Along with her competitive acrobatics, she also started specializing in aerial apparatus and performs on the Lyra (hoop), static trapeze, and silks at events such as weddings and night clubs. Vicky started the Aerial program at OAA.

Misti Worden

Trampoline & Tumbling Coach

Misti has been an athlete in Artistic and Trampoline gymnastics since the age of seven. Misti became a competitive trampoline athlete when she was 11 and has stuck with it ever since. Misti is currently competing for OAA in both Double-Mini and Trampoline and will be making her National debut for the 2016-17 season! She has been coaching since 2013 and especially enjoys working with the Kinder and Junior Gym programs, particularly all the stories the children tell her. Outside of OAA, Misti enjoys swimming, skating, karate, dancing, volunteering, and education.

Valerie Cheng 

Aerials Coach

Valerie started training in aerial acrobatics since she was 11 years old. She specialized on Lyra (hoop). She recently competed at the CPFA (Canadian Pole Fitness Association) and won the Aerial Hoop Division.

Annaliisa

Anni Niemimaa 

Trampoline & Tumbling Coach

Anni has been involved in competitive trampoline for 8 years and has been in gymnastics since she was 6 years old. Anni has been coaching for 2 years and has her Level 2 certification. 

Marcelo Barria

Trampoline & Tumbling Coach

Marcelo was in gymnastics for 5 years as a child, then moving on to karate-do Shotokan for a large part of his teenage years, while also being part of his cheerleading high school team in Chile. Marcelo joined competitive cheerleading in Canada, becoming a part of the 2012 and 2013 Team Canada cheerleading team. He has been coaching athletes to achieve their tumbling and fitness goals for over 15 years. 

Disha

Disha Tandon

Trampoline & Tumbling Coach

​Disha is an experienced athlete with OAA. Her certifications and practical experience complement her ability to work well with children and develop their skills in both trampoline and tumbling. Disha has also been involved in various extra-curricular activities such as Me to We and Best Buddies.

Derek

Coach in Training

Derek has been involved in Gymnastics and Trampoline for almost a decade, with 7-years of experience as a competitive trampoline athlete. His favourite part about our sport is travelling and making new friends. Outside of coaching and training Derek loves the outdoors, photography and staying involved in the community.

Mariko

Trampoline & Tumbling Coach

Mariko has been involved in Gymnastics and Trampoline for 15 years, 7 of which as a competitive Women’s Artistic Gymnast and the last 3 years as a competitive Trampoline Gymnast. Mariko’s favourtie part about our sport is the thrill of competing, travelling and just having fun in the gym! Outside of the gym Mariko loves to hang out with friends, surfing and band camp.