Meet the Staff

Trained to USAG standards

Novaks’ Gymnastics Center is owned by Marlene Barta, Juan Carlos Palma and Tara Salesses.  All of the staff have been trained according to USA Gymnastics standards, and they aim to provide students with a positive, safe and fun-filled gymnastics experience. All skills are taught in a progressive manner with skill mastery being the ultimate goal.

Head coaches

  • Marlene Barta, Juan Carlos Palma, and Tara Salesses:  Owners
  • Juan Carlos:  Gymnastic Program Director; Head Coach JO Team and TOPS Program
  • Loreto Alvarado:  Head Coach Xcel and Recreational Program Director
  • Elena Davis: Trampoline and Tumbling Head Coach
Our philosophy is to provide children with a safe, fun-filled, progressive learning experience through the sport of gymnastics, which includes trampoline and tumbling.
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