Meet Our Coaches

 Our staff is incredible. They are passionate about teaching, encouraging and having FUN. 


Shari Mann and Jonathan Liddle | Owners

Shari and Jonathan started Authority Gymnastics in March of 2010. Founded on the philosophy of building stronger futures

Shari was a 1981 World Championship Team member and attended Arizona State University on an athletic scholarship where she achieved her Masters in Education. Shari is an esteemed coach, teaching some of the top athletes in the world, including Olympian Jaycee Phelps and World Championship Team member Sandy Woolsey. Shari is one of 20 certified judges at the International Brevet level, meaning she can judge internationally and Olympic level competitions. 

Jonathan began coaching in 1989 working at top clubs in the Flagstaff area. He was awarded the Arizona Uneven Bar Coach of the Year in 2001 and was a nominee for Arizona Coach of the Year in 2002. Jonathan is safety certified, meet director certified and a certified skill evaluator. 


Coach Paige | Team Coach, Office Manager

Paige is a two time State Champion who's favorite event is vault. The Level 8 Regional Qualifier transitioned to competitive cheerleading following her gymnastics career where she was a Level 5 cheerleader. 

Originally from St. Louis, Paige is a 2015 graduate of the University of Missouri (Health Sciences, Business, Psychology). She is completing her Master's in Hospital Administration and will graduate in May of 2017. 

Paige is an animal lover and volunteers weekly at the Central Missouri Humane Society. 

Coach Regan | Team Coach, Marketing Coordinator

Regan is a floor state champion from Kansas City where she competed for 10 years. The Regional Qualifier comes to us with 6 years of coaching experience. 

She is a senior at Mizzou in the School of Journalism. Majoring in Strategic Communication with minors in Business and Textile and Apparel Management, she hopes to enter the advertising world upon graduation.  

Coach Kelsey | Team & Recreational

Kelsey was a competitive gymnast for 12 years before becoming a competitive cheerleader. 

The St. Charles, Missouri native is in her second year of the Occupational Therapy program at the University of Missouri. 

Kelsey was a Mizzou cheerleader for all four years of her undergraduate degree and served as captain from 2015-2016. 

Coach Cece | Team & recreational

Cece comes to us from St. Charles, Missouri where she was a gymnast for eight years, as well as a coach. 

She is a freshman at the University of Missouri and very excited about her next four years here in Columbia. 

Coach Sam | Recreational

Sam is from Countryside, Illinois and moved to Columbia to go to Mizzou, where she studies Health Sciences. 

She was a gymnast until her junior year of high school when she retired to pursue competitive softball. 

Coach Madeline | Recreational

Madeline is a sophomore at the University of Missouri. She has been dancing since she was three years old and loves teaching kids. 

Some of her hobbies include thrift shopping and hiking. 

Coach Haley | Recreational

Haley is a Health Sciences major at the University of Missouri. She started cheerleading at a young age and is now a cheerleader at Mizzou. 

Haley hopes to become a Physician's Assistant upon graduation. 

Coach Rachelle | Recreational

Rachelle is in the Occupational Therapy program at Mizzou. She is an avid runner and plans to run a half marathon in the future.