MICH FAULKNER

Owner, Women's Competitive Team Head Coach, Boy's Program Director & Team Head Coach

Mich is in his 19th year of coaching both competitive, and recreational gymnastics ranging from ages 1 to Adults. Competitively, he coaches Levels 1 through Level 10/Elite.

From 2008-2021, Mich was the Gymnastics Director, and Women's Team Head Coach at Faulkner's Gymnastics in Hillsborough, NC. It was there he began his first competitive team, and continued to evolve to the elite coach he is today.  Mich continues to train gymnasts through Level 10/Elite.

Mich grew up as a competitive gymnast. He was trained in gymnastics by former UNC Gymnast, and current owner of Triumph Gymnastics in Cary, North Carolina Dr. Debra Bell for over 12 years.

Mich is currently mentored by nationally recognized, North Carolina Judge, and National/Elite Coach, Melissa Ruffino. Melissa is the head coach of Legacy Elite Gymnastics in Concord, North Carolina and Co-CEO & Founder of LR Productions.

Mich holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications with a Minor in Religion from Barton College. Where he also played on a 4 year golf scholarship. He is married to his wife Toni. Together they have 2 sons. 

In addition to Gymnastics, Mich owns and operates a successful celebrity booking agency, 123 Talent, Inc.  Through this agency he has become associated with many celebrities including olympic, and collegiate gymnasts such as Miles Avery, Shannon Miller, Morgan White, Blaine Wilson, Trinity Thomas, Chellsie Memmel, Bridget & Mackenzie Caquatto, Jana Bieger, Alaina Johnson, Carly Patterson, and Bridget Sloan to name a few.

 

Mich's certifications include:

National Gymnastics Association (NGA)

  • Current Member of the NC NGA Advisory Board

  • 2022 NGA Honorable Mention Coach Of The Year Award Winner

  • Member of the National Gymnastics Association (Women's & Men's Professional Member)

  • Meet Director of the National Gymnastics Association Sanctioned Women's & Men's Sanctioned Events (NGA) 

USA Gymnastics:

  • Member of the United States Gymnastics Association (Women's & Men's Professional Member)

  • Meet Director of Women's & Men's USA Gymnastics Sanctioned Events (USA Gymnastics)

  • Women's Artistic Gymnastics: Junior Olympic Team Coach (USA Gymnastics)

  • Safety & Risk Management Certified (USA Gymnastics)

  • USA Gymnastics University: Instructor Certified (USA Gymnastics)

  • School of Recreational Gymnastics: Advanced Teacher (USA Gymnastics)

  • School of Business: Executive (USA Gymnastics)

  • First Aid Basics (USA Gymnastics)

  • Development Coaches Course: Sport Science (USA Gymnastics)

  • Stewards of Children (USA Gymnastics)

  • Recognizing and Responding to Child Abuse (USA Gymnastics)

  • Safe Sport (USA Gymnastics)

  • Fundamentals of Gymnastics Instruction (USA Gymnastics)

  • Gymnastics Fitness (USA Gymnastics)

American Heart Association Certifications

  • AED Certified

  • CPR Certified

American Sports & Fitness Certifications

  • Personal Trainer

  • Nutritionist

  • Kettle Bell

TRX Certifications

  • TRX

 
 
BRIA BRYANT 
Competitive Gymnastics Team Assistant Head Coach and Director 


Bria is from Wake Forest, North Carolina and is a graduate from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill where she studied Chemistry and Neuroscience. Bria plans to attend Medical School beginning the Fall of 2023. Bria began gymnastics at the age of four years old at Raleigh School of Gymnastics in Raleigh, North Carolina where she competed for a little over eight years in the optional levels before becoming a coach. After her days of competing and coaching at Raleigh School Bria went on to Coach at Tri-County Gymnastics in Youngsville, North Carolina for 4 years. Bria then went on to coach at Faulkners Gymnastics in Hillsborough  for a little over a year where she was one of the upper level coaches at the gym. Bria certified by the National Gymnastics Association (NGA).
 
 
DR. TIFFANY HINESLEY PATTERSON:
Recreation and Competitive Gymnastics Coach 


Tiffany started her career in gymnastics when she was 6 years old.  By the age of 12, she competed level 7, training level 8 skills, before moving on to play competitive soccer.  However, she continued to stay connected to gymnastics through coaching. Tiffany coached in her hometown at Acrosport Gymnastics for 4 years in Durham, North Carolina  Later on, she also coached gymnastics along side Coach Mich at Faulkner’s gymnastics in Hillsborough for 6 years before moving on to focus time on completing her doctoral degree.

Tiffany is currently a Physical Therapist working in home health. TIffany received her doctoral degree in Physical Therapy from Elon University in 2015.  She started her career working in an outpatient clinic in Burlington (treating patients of many ages and a wide range of orthopedic injuries).  She received her undergraduate degree from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2010 with a degree in Exercise and Sport Science.  While at UNC, Tiffany was a member of the Co-Ed cheerleading team.  Prior to UNC, Tiffany spent two years at UNC-Charlotte (pre-kinesiology) and was a member of the competitive small co-ed cheerleading team.  She received an All-American award and the team placed third at NCA nationals in 2007. Tiffany
is certified by the National Gymnastics Association (NGA).

Tiffany resides in Burlington with her husband and two children.

 

 

DELANEY MCDANIEL
Recreation and Competitive Gymnastics Coach

Delaney is a long time cheerleader who started the sport at 10 years old. Dalaney cheered for 4 years at Southern Alamance High School where she began to be coached by Coach Mich. Delaney went on to be a member of the Appalchian State Cheer Team where she continued to be trained by Coach Mich. At APP Delaney received her undergrad degree in Exercise Science and then went on to finish her Masters in Prosthetics and Orthotics at the International Institute of Prosthetics and Orthotics in Tampa, Florida. Delaney 
is certified by the Natonal Gymnastics Association (NGA). 

 

 
JORDAN HUNTER
Recreation & Competitive Gymnastics Coach and
 Boy's Program Assistant Head Coach

Jordan is from Burlington, North Carolina and is a graduate from Burlington Williams High School. Jordan currently attends ACC in Graham, North Carolina, where she is attending Cosmetology school. Jordan started gymnastics at the age of 3 and went on to be a competitive gymnast where she finished as a level 7. Jordan enjoys working with kids and seeing them reach their goals. Jordan is certified by the National Gymnastics Association (NGA)
 
 
 
 


BROOKE WHITE 
Recreation and Competitive Gymnastic Coach 


Brooke is from Hickory, North Carolina where she was a competitive gymnastics for about 8 years. After her time as a competitive gymnast Brooke began doing advanced tumbling classes as well as coaching gymnastics. Brooke went on to attend Appalachian State University where she was a cheerleader for 2 years. Brooke received her bachelors degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Brooke currently is attending UNC Greensboro for her Masters in Speech-Language Pathology. Brooke is certified by the National Gymnastics Association (NGA)

 
 
 
 
DEDRA CHERRY 
Recreation and Competitive Gymnastic Coach 


Dedra is a former NFL Cheerleader. Dedra cheered for the Carolina Panthers as a Topcat in the National Football League for two years.  Dedra is from Burlington, North Carolina and is a graduate of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. where she received an undergraduate and a Masters degree in Education. Dedra also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications with a minor in Speech from Winston-Salem State University where she cheered on the varsity cheerleading squad (Cheer Phi). Currently, Dedra works as a Montessori educator. She is married and is the mother of an amazing daughter.In addition to coaching gymnastics and cheerleading, Dedra is also a dance instructor and a group fitness instructor/ trainer. Dedra is certified by the National Gymnastics Association. (NGA)
 
 
 
ERYKAH DRONE
Recreation And Competitive Gymnastics Coach


Erykah is a native of Jackson, Mississippi where she began competitive cheerleading and tumbling at the age of 10. Erykah was a varsity cheerleader throughout high school and began to coach tumbling at her home gym until graduating. In addition to this, Erykah coached recreational cheerleading before making her move to North Carolina. Erykah is a graduate of North Carolina A&T State University where she obtained a BA in English. Erykah Is Certified by the National Gymnastics Association (NGA).
 
 
 
Kaitlyn Snyder
Recreation And Competitive Gymnastics Coach
 
Kaitlyn is from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and just recently moved to North Carolina. Kaitlyn has done cheer and acro for 14 years and started when she was four years old. Kaitlyn cheered 8 years for her school and 6 years on a competitive team. Kaitlyn is a freshman at Alamance Community College where she is working towards her associates degree in Teacher Preparation and will then move onto a University to complete her bachelors degree to become a Elementary art teacher. Kaitlyn is a member of the National Gymnastics Association (NGA)
 
 

AHMAD BRADSHAW

Strength & Conditioning Consultant 

Ahmad is a 2x Super Bowl Champion who played for the New York Giants (2007-2012) and the Indianapolis Colts (2013-2015). Ahmad was the leading rusher in each Super Bowl game, becoming one of eight running backs in NFL history to be the leading rusher in two super bowls. Ahmad is a Marshall University graduate as well as a 2x All Conference Winner from Conference USA (2005 & 2006) and a Member of the Marshall Sports Hall of Fame. Ahmad resides in Bluefield Virginia and Burlington, North Carolina where his mother is a certified nurse. Ahmad had five children and continues to have family in Winston Salem and Burlington, North Carolina. Ahmad currently is a consultant for the New York Giants, Television Sports Analyst and a dedicated father. Ahmad's oldest son and daughter will both be participating in college sports in the fall of 2022.

Ahmad will be helping with conditioning for the Faulkner's Elite competitive gymnastics team. Ahmad is certified by the National Gymnastics Association (NGA)