Optional Head Coach
Mark is a gymnastics lifer. Competing as youngster Mark became an early regional standout. He went on to college and was the MVP for Ohio State University in 1978. After college, Mark owned Rocky Mountain Gymnastics in Utah for over 15 years, where he coached Olympic, International and Collegiate gymnasts. He placed many athletes on National Teams. He also coached for the University of Utah and Utah State University. He was on the coaching staff in the 1987 World Championships, 1988 Olympics and also on 3 USA vs. USSR tours. His son, Jake was All American in gymnastics at University of Minnesota and is currently the assistant coach at University of Illinois. Mark has been the clinician for many well known gymnastics camps and has been a National Team Consultant for New Zealand, South Africa and the University of Oklahoma. Dozens of athletes coached by Mark Lee have received full ride college scholarships. Mark Joined Northpointe Staff in 2013, bringing an unparalleled curriculum and progression system to Northpointe recreational classes and competitive teams. He makes his home in Camas, WA with his wife, Kim, son Sawyer and daughter Savannah.
Compulsory Head Coach
Haley is one of Northpointe's home-grown Coaches! A competitive athlete for many years, Haley retired from gymnastics at Level 9 and decided to use her skills in coaching. She is also a very accomplished dancer and choreographer.
Haley is currently head coach of the Northpointe Compulsory Teams.
Haley is full of energy and is always ready to step up beyond the call of duty. She is super helpful and an awesome team player. In addition to coaching, Haley is currently attending Clark College to focus on an Associates.
Boys Head Coach
Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Char has always been highly motivated towards personal growth—ready and willing to learn and adapt to any given situation.
She believes that in a positive and caring environment anyone can learn the sport of gymnastics. Beginning her own gymnastics at the age of five, she has had a passion for the sport ever since. Her goal today is to instill life skills along with gymnastics instruction. Char is incredibly engaging—with the athletes and their parents. She is always eager to communicate her students' progress and challenges, pointing out the positives in every situation. Her drive and commitment is evident in the growth of Northpointe's boys gymnastics program, where she currently focuses the majority of her coaching.
Char has been committed to the growth and development of children for over 28 years, working as preschool teacher and as a nanny. Char attended SPSCC on Child Development—building a functional understanding of foundational child development, prenatal to adolescence. In her studies, she observed and documented physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development of children, reflective of cross cultural and global perspectives.
She has taught gymnastics for over 14 years.
Head of Recreational Gymnastics and Event Director
Erika coaches “You ‘n Me Kid”, White, Red and Blue Ribbon classes, which involve the youngest gymnasts at Northpointe. She loves interacting with little kids because of their excitement and honesty. “There is nothing better than seeing the smile on a little one’s face when they perform a new skill!”
Erika’s love of gymnastics started when she was young, watching Olga Korbutin the ’76 Olympics. She was involved in recreational gymnastics while she was growing up, but it wasn’t until her youngest daughter started competing in gymnastics that she became totally hooked.
Erika’s oldest daughter is involved in competitive robotics, so between gymnastics and robotics, they are a busy family. When she’s not at the gym, Erika works for an international non-profit technology organization where she plans and travels to technology conferences abroad.
Erika has a BS in Health Education from the University of Oregon and is a very proud fan of Oregon Football. Go Ducks!