Our Staff

Here at Texas East Kids, we want you and your kids to feel like family. Here’s the whole gang!

 

 

Ownership

Meet the friendly faces who own and operate Texas East Kids.

Martin Parsley

Martin Parsley

Owner

  • Extensive Kinesiology studies
  • 20+ years coaching gymnastics
  • 7 years of training with Olympic coach Bela Karolyi
  • Coached State & Regional Champions, National Qualifiers, Pre-Elite National Team member, Elite National Team member, and Elite gymnasts to USA Championships 2008 – 2010
  • 2008 Texas Coach of the Year
Stacy Panfil-Parsley

Stacy Panfil-Parsley

Owner

  • B.A. in English & Elementary Education from Cornell College
  • Over 25 years at Texas East Kids
  • Coached State & Regional Champions and National Qualifiers, Pre-Elite and Elite National Team Member, and Elite gymnasts to USA Championships 1993 – present.
Marlynne Parsley Finch

Marlynne Parsley Finch

Owner / Coach

  • Over 25 years of coaching experience
  • Over 15 years of dance training
  • National Champion Twirler
  • UIL Outstanding Twirler Award
  • Cooper certified personal trainer
  • Established, owned and operated The Gymnastic Zone in Red Oak, Texas
  • Choreographer for award-winning Dance Teams, Cheer Squads, Twirling Lines, and High School and Collegiate Feature Twirlers
  • Choreographer for Texas East Competitive Gymnastics Team

Administrative Staff

Here’s our administrative staff that helps coordinate everything!

Kelly Gilbert

Kelly Gilbert

Office Manager

Kelly was born in Redlands, California, but was raised everywhere. Kelly is the Office Manager of Texas East Gymnastics and the glue that holds everything together! Kelly has been an important member of the TEG team for over 20 years. Kelly has done everything from coaching pre-school and Academy classes to assembling furniture and handling plumbing emergencies!

Jennifer Tyndell

Jennifer Tyndell

Preschool and KPA Director

I was born and raised in Tyler, TX, and graduated from Robert E. Lee High School, TJC, and UT Tyler. I began attending Texas East Gymnastics at the age of 7 and was a competitive gymnast on our team for 7 years. When my competitive career came to an end, I began a coaching career here that lasted for 14 years. Before I moved to pursue my teaching career, I not only coached the team and recreational classes of all ages and levels but also helped oversee our former Jacksonville facility and Tyler preschool program. After an 8 year, elementary teaching career, I am thrilled to return to my “home” and first love—Texas East Gymnastics! I love working with children, and watching them grow in their self-confidence and skill, and am excited to be able to do so with you at here Texas East Gymnastics!

Elizabeth Wilcox

Elizabeth Wilcox

Media and Marketing

Beth was born in Berkeley, California and attended Stillwater High School in Oklahoma. She attended college at William Woods at Fulton, Missouri and Central Methodist College in Fayette, Missouri and worked her summer jobs at Silver Dollar City. She was a gymnast for 11 years and coached gymnastics for 32 years. She now works behind the desk in the office and behind the camera around the gym. Her hobbies include any artistic endeavor! She hopes to one day travel the U.S. in her fifth wheel with her husband Tommy.
Allyssa Woods

Allyssa Woods

Summer Camp Director, KPA teacher, Secretary

I’ve been on a tour of East Texas all my life and have been apart of Texas East Kids since 2019. I have a love of theatre, arts, and because I come from a large family, I love working with children! I’ve worked with children in some way since I was 16, as well as working in office administration since 17.
Here at Texas East Kids is the perfect mix of both! I cannot wait to see where my journey with Texas East Kids take me!

Team Coaches

Here are our team coaches who train our most competitive athletes!

Tom Mattecucci

Tom Mattecucci

Boys Team Coach, Gymnastic Coach, and Cheer/Tumble Coach

Tom was born in Everett, Massachusetts and graduated from Melrose Senior High School. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Education from Oral Roberts University. Tom began coaching at Tulsa World of Gymnastics in Oklahoma and has been with TEG for 17 years. He enjoys watching movies and playing with his kids. No one knows that his college friends thought Debbie and Tom getting married was a practical joke…they did not believe they were actually getting married. It has been a great match!

Alyssa Davis

Alyssa Davis

Girl’s Team Coach

Alyssa was born and raised in Paris, Texas. After she graduated from North Lamar High School she attended Paris Junior College. She was a competitive gymnast for 11 years and enjoyed the sport so much, she began coaching once she retired from competing. Alyssa and her husband, Corey have been happily married for 7 years and currently have 3 fur babies. Outside of gymnastics she enjoys, automotive performance, helping with her husband’s business, and spending time with her family. Alyssa is looking forward to inspiring and teaching many generations of gymnasts at TEG.

Marisol Knight

Marisol Knight

Girl’s Team Coach

Marisol was born and raised in Tyler, Texas. She graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in 2012 and then went off to study pediatric nursing at Stephen F. Austin State University. Marisol danced and played soccer for many years. Her favorite styles of dance are lyrical, contemporary, and jazz. Her favorite soccer team is FC Barcelona! She enjoys traveling, hiking, reading, petting puppies, and “punny” jokes! She is very excited to work with your tiny tumblers and gymnasts at TEK!

Coaching Staff

Here are our staff and coaches that really make the gym go ’round!

Josiah Maertins

Josiah Maertins

Gymnastics and Ninja Coach

Josiah is an east Texas native, a graduate of Marshall High School and is currently pursuing a degree in speech communication at the University of Texas at Tyler. Music is a big part of his life as a hobby and a minor in college. He enjoys being in choir, playing piano and guitar, singing, and learning new and fascinating information and ideas. His gymnastics experience includes taking for a total of 8 years, 4 of which were spent competing in power tumbling, trampoline, and double mini.

Natalia Khongsaengdao

Natalia Khongsaengdao

Class Coach, KPA Teacher

Natalia was born in Dallas, Texas and graduated from South Grand Prairie High School. She graduated from TJC with a certification in American Sign Language, gaining experience as a teacher along the way. In her free time she loves to care for animals, paint, and spend time with family and friends.

Maddie Crebbs

Maddie Crebbs

Preschool and Gymnastics Coach

Maddie was born in Tyler, Texas.  She is currently attending Robert E. Lee High School.  Maddie was a tumbler at TEG for a couple of years and gets great joy working with children.  In her free time she likes to workout with her powerlifting team at Lee as well as spending time with her friends and family.  
Sage Bares LaMott

Sage Bares LaMott

Preschool and Gymnastic Coach

Sage was born in Beaumont, Tx. and moved to Tyler when she was 5 years old.  She graduated high school in 2013 and pursed Kinesiology at TJC where she cheered.  She is married and has 2 little girls.  She has worked at TEG for 8 years.
Korrighan Smith

Korrighan Smith

Class Coach, Preschool coach

Korrighan was born in Fort Campbell, Tennessee. He traveled around a lot living in Kentucky, Arkansas, and Georgia before moving to Texas where he spent the majority of his educative years. He is a graduate of Commerce highschool and moved to Tyler to pursue a degree in biology. After graduating from TJC he plans to attend Texas tech university to secure a degree in bio medical engineering. He competed in highschool cross country, track, powerlifting, and competitive cheer where he excelled to the state level for all events and even to the national level for cheer.

Grayce Beaulieu

Grayce Beaulieu

Class Coach, Preschool Coach

My name is Grayce Beaulieu and I go to Robert E. Lee High School. I play soccer and compete in powerlifting. My favorite things to do in my free time are nap and read books

Julia Eddings

Julia Eddings

Class Coach, Preschool Coach

Julia was born and raised in Tyler, Texas. She graduated from Bishop T. K. Gorman and attends Tyler Junior College pursuing a Kinesiology degree. Finding a love for gymnastics at a young age, Julia attended preschool classes and competed for Texas East Gymnastics throughout elementary and middle school. She enjoys teaching recreational gymnastics and hopes to continue doing so after college.

Autumn Gandy

Autumn Gandy

Preschool Coach, girls and boys classes, and ninja class coach

My name is Autumn Gandy. I am a senior at Whitehouse High School. I love to play flute in the Band and play with my dog Cooper. I am planning on going to TJC to start my degree for Elementary Education.

Emma Cook

Emma Cook

Preschool Coach, Class Coach

My name is Emma Cook. I was born in Tyler, Tx & I currently attend Whitehouse High School. I am a varsity cheerleader & have been cheering & tumbling for about 10 years & I love getting to work with kids. In my free time I like to listen to music & spend time with my friends & family.

Maggie Luce

Maggie Luce

Preschool Coach

I am Maggie Luce. I currently go to Grace Community and I am a varsity cheerleader. I love working with kids and being with people.

Katelyn Malone

Katelyn Malone

Preschool Coach, Class Coach

Katelyn was born in Tyler, TX. She graduated from Whitehouse High School in 2021. This fall she will attend the University of Texas at Tyler to pursue a degree in nursing. Katelyn danced for 11 years and cheered for 2 years. She has volunteered in childcare at her church for 7 years, which has sparked a desire to teach and inspire children.

Lauren Vinson

Lauren Vinson

Preschool Coach

My name is Lauren, and I am currently a student at Whitehouse High School; and with a lot of dedication and determination, I will be graduating High School a year early, at age sixteen! Once I graduate in a few weeks, I will be attending Dallas Baptist University in the Fall, and I am so excited to see what God has in store for me these next few years!!
Macy Mann

Macy Mann

Class Coach, Preschool Coach

My name is Macy Mann I was born and raised in Tyler, Tx. I attend Whitehouse High School. I am currently captain of our varsity cheer team. I have been cheering for about 10 years. I have babysat for around 5 years. Working with kids brings me so much joy! On my free time I enjoy spending time with friends, working out, and traveling!

Kinder Prep Academy Staff

Here’s our staff that teaches and guides the students of our preschool.

Jennifer Tyndell

Jennifer Tyndell

KPA Director

I was born and raised in Tyler, TX, and graduated from Robert E. Lee High School, TJC, and UT Tyler. I began attending Texas East Gymnastics at the age of 7 and was a competitive gymnast on our team for 7 years. When my competitive career came to an end, I began a coaching career here that lasted for 14 years. Before I moved to pursue my teaching career, I not only coached the team and recreational classes of all ages and levels but also helped oversee our former Jacksonville facility and Tyler preschool program. After an 8 year, elementary teaching career, I am thrilled to return to my “home” and first love—Texas East Gymnastics! I love working with children, and watching them grow in their self-confidence and skill, and am excited to be able to do so with you at here Texas East Gymnastics!

Cydney Cobb

Cydney Cobb

KPA Teacher

Cydney was born and raised in Tyler, TX. She graduated from Whitehouse High School in 2019 and is now at TJC majoring in Dental Hygiene. Cydney danced for many years and was even apart of the Whitehouse First Ladies Drill Team. In her free time she likes to ride four wheelers, shop, and hang with family and friends. Cydney loves working with children and watching their creative brains learn and grow.