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, Mary Lou Retton, Maggie Nichols, McKenna Kelley, MyKayla Skinner, 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

Competitive Team Gymnastics Coach

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).
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.
Recreation And Competitive Gymnastics Coach
Ahjaane is from Greensboro, North Carolina. Everyone calls Ahjaane Coach Nae. Ahjaane is a former Competitive Gymnast and Cheerleader. Ahjaane trained at Tumblees which is now Ultimate Kids Gymnastics in Greensboro, North Carolina as well as Flip Force Gymnastics in Kernersville, North Carolina. Ahjaane currently works in in the hair industry. Ahjaane is certified by the National Gymnastics Association (NGA). 

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). 


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).

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).
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).
Recreation & Competitive Gymnastics Coach And Dance Technique Teacher 
Nina is a native of Mebane, North Carolina where she is attended Eastern Alamance High School in Mebane, North Carolina. Nina is a former Woodlawn & Eastern Alamance Cheerleader as well as former competitve gymnast. Nina competed in cheerleading, dance and gymnastics for a little over 8 years. Nina currently attends UNC-Greensboro where she will be graduating this spring 2023 with a degree in Kinesiology. Nina is current member of the UNC-Greensboro National Honor Society, Alpha Delta Lambda National National Honor Society, Kappa Omicron Nu National Honor Society and the National Honor Society of Collegiate Scholars. Nina plans to attend either Physical Therapy School or Dental Hygiene School this Fall 2023 or Spring 2024. Nina is certified by the National Gymnastics Association (NGA). 
Recreation And Competitive Gymnastics Coach 
Skye-Anne Tschoepe grew up in Hillsborough, North Carolina, competiting at Faulkner's Gymnastics in Hillsborough, NC for 10 years up to Level 8-Diamond. Skye-Anne was trained by Faulkner's Elite Team Head Coach & Owner Mich Faulkner during her time as a competitive gymnast. Skye-Anne attended Cedar Ridge High School in Hillsbrough. After earning her undergraduate degree in Environmental Science from Appalachain State University, Skye-Anne will return to the triangle to begin a PhD in Environment at Duke University starting this Fall 2023. In her free time, Skye-Anne rock climbs, hikes, and drinks lots of coffee. Sky-Anne is a member of the National Gymnastics Association (NGA).
Recreation And Competitive Rookie Gymnastics Coach
Hayleigh is from Hillsborough, North Carolina where she is currently in 10th grade at Cedar Ridge High School in Hillsborough, North Carolina. Hayleigh began gymnastics at the age of 2yrs old and currently is a Level 9 - Diamond Competitive Gymnast at Faulkner's Elite. Hayleigh has been trained her entire gymnastics career by Mich Faulkner who is the owner and head competitive gymnastics coach at Faulkner's Elite. Hayleigh has won numerous awards in the sport of gymnastics that include:
  • 2022 NGA National Team Member

  • 2022 2nd Overall NGA National Champion 

  • 2022 2nd Overall NC State Champion

  • 2021 3rd Overall NGA National Champion

  • 2021 2nd Overall Regional Champion

  • USAG 4x State & Regional Qualifier 

Hayleigh is a national certified Rookie Gymnastics Coach through the National Gymnastics Association (NGA).