Empire Gymnastics Coaches & Staff

Veronica & Jeff Jordan

Owners, Empire Gymnastics

Veronica Jordan has had a long career in Gymnastics. She Started as a young gymnast in Brooklyn, NY and moved on to have a successful collegiate career at the State University of New York at Cortland, where she was the Assistant Gymnastics Coach while obtaining her Masters in Recreation and Leisure Management. Upon graduating Veronica has been the Managing director and Team coach at various programs in New Jersey, New York, Texas and now South Carolina and has produced numerous state, regional and national champions and qualifiers. Veronica has also coached and directed at US Gymnastics Training Camp for many years in Massachusetts.


Wendy Cable

Wendy Cable

General Manager
Wendy is the gym’s General Manager. She assists in staffing, is the team coordinator at Empire and runs our After School Program as well. She is certified by the American Heart Association (CPR and AED certified).

She is a Professional USAG member, and holds the USAG School of Business Administrator Certification.
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Sugar Jeffcoat

Office Manager


Hayley Brennan

Hayley Brennan

Recreation Director, Gymnastics, and Team Coach
USA Gymnastics Member, Safety Certified by USA Gymnastics. First Aid and CPR Certificatiion by the Red Cross

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Betsy Eubanks

Summer Camp Director
USA Gymnastics Member, Safety Certified by USA Gymnastics. First Aid and CPR Certificatiion by the Red Cross


Kristen Davis

Kristen Davis

Compulsory Gymnastics Team Coach, Xcel Coach
USA Gymnastics Member, Safety Certified by USA Gymnastics. First Aid and CPR Certificatiion by the Red Cross

Anna Claire Cable

Anna Claire Cable

Compulsory Gymnastics Team Coach, Recreational Gymnastics Coach
USA Gymnastics Member, Safety Certified by USA Gymnastics. First Aid and CPR Certificatiion by the Red Cross


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Laney Edwards

Team Coach, Recreational Gymnastics Coach
USA Gymnastics Member, Safety Certified by USA Gymnastics. First Aid and CPR Certificatiion by the Red Cross

Kaitlyn Shumpert

Kaitlyn Shumpert

Recreational Gymnastics Coach, Summer Camp and After School Instructor
Kaitlyn Shumpert has been a cheerleader for 12 years and did competitive cheerleading for 3 years. Kaitlyn has...

coached age group 18 months - 10 years old. She is very skilled with working with our recreational children plus our camp kids. USA Gymnastics Member, Safety Certified by USA Gymnastics. First Aid and CPR Certificatiion by the Red Cross.
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Ryan Williams

Ryan Williams

Recreational Gymnastics Coach
USA Gymnastics Member, Safety Certified by USA Gymnastics. First Aid and CPR Certificatiion by the Red Cross

Katie Cable

Katie Cable

After School and Summer Camp Instructor
USA Gymnastics Member, Safety Certified by USA Gymnastics. First Aid and CPR Certificatiion by the Red Cross


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Josie Pickler

Recreational Gymnastics Coach
USA Gymnastics Member, Safety Certified by USA Gymnastics. First Aid and CPR Certificatiion by the Red Cross

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Emily Drafts

Recreational Gymnastics Coach, Summer Camp and After School Instructor
USA Gymnastics Member, Safety Certified by USA Gymnastics. First Aid and CPR Certificatiion by the Red Cross


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Charlotte Drafts

Summer Camp and After School Instructor
USA Gymnastics Member, Safety Certified by USA Gymnastics. First Aid and CPR Certificatiion by the Red Cross

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Emma Ellis

Recreational Gymnastics Coach
USA Gymnastics Member, Safety Certified by USA Gymnastics. First Aid and CPR Certificatiion by the Red Cross


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Alexander Pilgrim

Summer Camp and After School Instructor
USA Gymnastics Member, Safety Certified by USA Gymnastics. First Aid and CPR Certificatiion by the Red Cross

Mary Beth Carlisle

Mary Beth Carlisle

Strength and Conditioning Team Coach
Mary Beth Carlisle is a highly skilled and motivating group fitness instructor. She is certified by the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America,

and American Heart Association (CPR and AED certified). In her years of fitness teaching experience she has held a diverse array of professional certifications in Spin, Pump, Kickboxing, Silver Sneakers, Dance, and more. She’s taught fitness classes in nearly every environment imaginable, from gyms to corporate conference rooms to playgrounds.

In addition to her many professional accomplishments, Mary Beth has number of noteworthy personal achievements. Faith and family are most important to Mary Beth. She is most proud of her beautiful and supportive family for which she is a full-time wife and mother of four. But, Mary Beth has also been recognized for routinely placing in her age group as she competes in triathlons, 5ks, 10ks, and even half-marathons. She has been featured in People Magazine’s Real Women of Beauty issue. As one who grew up in Lexington, she finds great satisfaction in giving back to others especially by improving the health of fellow community members. She is also currently serving in her church as Cub Scout Master and Pianist in the children’s Primary program on Sundays.

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