Meet Our Staff
In Loving Memory
Brenda L Lust
Founder of Gold Medal Gymnastics
Brenda opened Gold Medal Gymnastics in October 2004. She began her love of gymnastics in 1976. Brenda was a member of Sharon Elementary School Gymnastics team 1977-79, she received Most Valuable Player Honors as well as Sportsmanship Awards. She was a four year Varsity team member of Allentown High School Competitive gymnastics team. While competing there she received the Most Dedicated Gymnast Award. She competed in the NJ State Sectionals in 1981. Brenda taught gymnastics in New Jersey, North Carolina, Alabama and Delaware. She worked with pre-school thru competitive level 10 gymnasts. She was PDP-1, KAT & Movement Education and Lesson planning certified through USA Gymnastics. She was the State Chair for the USAIGC. Brenda was a licensed Radiological Technologist and Orthopaedic Technologist.
Gold Medal Gymnastics boasts a staff of highly competent and friendly professionals. All of our staff, paid or volunteer, have a complete background check. Check us out:
Owner of Gold Medal Gymnastics
Ed teaches Parent/Tot and pre-school-aged children, and assists with all other classes when his schedule allows. Ed is a former competitive gymnast in Long Island, NY. He served in the US Air Force for ten years. While overseas, Ed coached high school girls gymnastic team. He is employed by DAFB working with the Flight Simulators. Ed is CPR, First-Aid, and AED certified.
Lee S. King
Manager, Recreational, and Pre-team Coach
Lee has been teaching gymnastics for over sixteen years and previously coached at Gymnastics Unlimited, Clark’s Gymnastics, and Stick It!. She has been at Gold Medal Gymnastics since 2015. As a child, she was in ballet for eight years and did gymnastics while in high school. She has studied martial arts since junior high and owned her own karate school. She is CPR and First-Aid trained.
Pre-team and Advanced Coach
Fred has been teaching gymnastics for over forty years. Coach Ernst was lead instructor with Kent County Parks and Recreation teaching gymnastics at Allen Frear Elementary School. Fred was on the coaching staff at Smyrna High School girl’s gymnastic team. Fred has been coaching the competitive team at Gold Medal since 2007. He is a retired school teacher from the Caesar Rodney School district, and was a professor at Delaware State University. Fred is an avid bicyclist in his spare time.
Traci- Lyn Stanley
Recreational, Pre-team, and Advanced Coach
Traci was a competitive gymnast for eight years. She has been teaching gymnastics for over forty years. Traci has taught at the YMCA, Gymnastics Country, Gymnastics Unlimited, and Kent County Maryland Parks and Recreation. Traci joined the coaching staff at Gold Medal Gymnastics in 2007, however she took a break due to her children’s interests and activities but has recently rejoined our staff.
She is PDP and KAT certified. Traci is CPR and First-Aid certified, and she has also passed the Safety Certification program through USA Gymnastics.
Traci received her BA from Washington College, studying Psychology and Sociology. She received her Masters of Education from the School of Counseling at Wilmington University. She has been practicing as a Licensed Professional Counselor of Mental Health since 1998.
Traci has two children Jecilyn born in 2004 and Treavor born in 2006.
Jennifer started gymnastics at the age of two and a half at a Parks & Recreation program in Vermont. After moving to Pennsylvania she continued gymnastics at Berks Gymnastics, at the age of ten her family moved to Delaware where Jen continued her competitive gymnastics at Gymnastics Country in Dover. Upon entering Smyrna High School she joined the girls gymnastics team where she was coached by Mike Kunzweiler and Fred Ernst. Her junior year she was co-captain and MVP, unfortunately the team was discontinued and it was not until ten years later that Jen found her way to Gold Medal Gymnastics. Jen began coaching at Gold Medal in 2007.
"Coach Stanley Jr"
Jecilyn began gymnastics at eighteen months and stayed with it for ten years with two years as a competitive gymnast. She opted to go into competitive figure skating, which she has done for nine years and has been to Theatre on Ice Nationals five times.
She took dance for six years and has taught dance and skating and has worked with Special Olympics in skating and dance.
She will be attending college in the fall.