MEET THE STAFF

 

Mike Onuska

Owner

USAG Boys Head Coach

Recreational Coach

Graduate of James Madison University

1995 Undergraduate Asst Coach of JMU

Men's Gymnastics Team

1995 Certified Personal Trainer

1996/Present Certified Men's Gymnastics Judge

2006/Present Awards Chairman NJ Men's

Gymnastics

2002-Present NCAA Men's Gymnastics Regional Championship Qualifier

James Madison University Men's Gymnastics Team Captain 1993 and 1994

JMU Men's Gymnastics Varsity Team Member

1990-1994

USAG Safety and First Aid and CPR Certified

 

Rebecca Onuska

Team Director

JOGA Head Coach

Spotswood High School 1996

JOGA President 2004 – 2008

 

USAG Safety, First Aid & CPR Certified

 

 

Chris Onuska

Co-Owner & Operations Manager

JOGA Coach

Recreational Coach

University of Michigan 1992 – 1997

Varsity team member 1992 – 1996

 

USAG Safety, First Aid and CPR Certified

 

 

Tami Trachtenberg

Office Manager

Special Events Coordinator

Paul Lakomy
USAG Head Coach

Recreational Coach 

Paul became a member of the Czech Junior National Team in 1990.  He has four Junior National Championship titles and was a member of the Czech National Team in 1993.  Paul competed at the Junior European Championships held in Geneva, Switzerland in 1992 and in 1993 at the European Championships held in Prague, Czech Republic.  In 1996 he competed again in the European Championships which were held in Jyavesjyka, Finland.   Paul also competed at two World Championships, the first in 1994 held in Dortmund, Germany and the second in 1995 held in Sabae, Japan. Paul started coaching gymnastics in 1992.  Even while training for his world class competitions, he always found time to help the younger gymnasts. He studied at the Sports Institute of Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. He also holds a No. 2 Judges Rating.

 

USAG Safety, First Aid and CPR Certified

Joined Sunburst August 1998.

 

Iva Krmelova

USAG Head Coach

Recreational Coach

Pre-School Director

Iva became a member of the Czechoslovakian Junior National Team at age 12.  In 1983, Iva was the Junior National All-Around Champion.  She became the Czechoslovakian National Champion in 1986.  Iva competed at the 1987 World Championships held in Rotterdam, Holland and in 1988, the Olympic Games which were held in Seoul, Korea where her team. (Czech Republic) took 7th. During her competitive years, Iva was always coaching younger girls.  In 1988, Iva went on to study at the Sports Institute of Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic where she later graduated in 1993.  She also became a gymnastics Judge with a No. 2 Judges Rating.  After a few years of coaching in her hometown, Iva moved to the United States and began coaching in Florida.  

USAG Safety, First Aid  & CPR Certified

Joined Sunburst August 1998.

Francisco Lopez

USAG Girls Team Coach

Recreational Coach

USAG Safety certified 

Joined Sunburst in 2013

Luis Carrera 

USAG Girls Team Coach

Recreational Caoch

USAG Safety certified 

Joined Sunburst in 2016

 

 

 

Rafael Brodie

USAG Boys Team Coach

Tumbling Team Coach 

Recreational Coach

 

USAG Safety certified

Joined Sunburst in 2013

 

 

Tim Marotti

JOGA Coach 

Recreational Coach     

 

USAG Safety certified 

Joined Sunburst in 2015

 

 

Jan Pappas

Joga Team Coach 

USAG Safety certified 

Joined Sunburst in 2012

 

 

 

Juliana Reo

Recreational Coach 

Joined Sunburst 

USAG Safety, CPR and First Aid Certified

Amanda Errico 

Cheer Coach 

Joined Sunburst 2016 

Francesca Giodano 

Cheer Coach

Joined Sunburst 2016

Elisa Salvemini 

Special Events Instructor

2013 Graduate of Kean University in Math and Education

2008 North Plainfield High School

Trained at Sunburst from 2001-2008

2000 / 2001 NJ USAG State Champion (Level 4 & 5)

 

USAG Safety, CPR and First Aid Certified

Emerson Pavezzi 

Recreational Coach

 

 

Joined Sunburst in 2017

OFFICE HOURS:

 MONDAY-FRIDAY 

AM HOURS

9:00AM - 11:00AM

PM HOURS

3:00PM-8:00PM

SATURDAY

9:00AM - 1:00PM

ADDRESS

565 Rahway Avenue
Union, NJ 07083
Info@sunburstnj.com

Tel: 908-810-1300
Fax: 908-810-8152

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