Meet Our Staff

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Katie Vollrath
CEO / Team Director
• Attended the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay/Studied Communications
• Competitive gymnast for 4 years
• Assistant Head Coach for Girls Competitive Team at North Shore from 2001 – 2007
• Head Coach for Girls Competitive Team at North Shore from 2007-Present
• Launched North Shore Team Development Program (Mini Mites, Dyno Mites, Future Stars)
• USA Gymnastics Professional Member
• USA Gymnastics Safety & Risk Management Certified
• International Gymnastics Camp Visiting Coaches Program

James Vollrath
CFO / Team Director
• Attended the University of Wisconsin – Washington County/ Studied Business Management
• Competitive gymnast from 1993 – 1998
• Began Coaching in 2000. Developed the Boys Apparatus and Tramp & Tumble Curriculum
• Joined Military in 2002
• Deployed to Kuwait 2005-2007
• Deployed to Iraq 2009-2010
• USA Gymnastics Professional Member
• USA Gymnastics Safety & Risk Management Certified
• Military First Aid Certified

Melissa Carpenter
Rhythmic Team / Rec Coach
• BFA in Dance (High Honors) from University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
• Competitive rhythmic gymnast for North Shore Academy of Gymnastics for 7 years
• Coached Rhythmic competitive team and gymnastics classes since 2005
• USA Gymnastics Professional Member
• USA Gymnastics Safety & Risk Management Certified
• USA Gymnastics Rhythmic State Chair

Karly Biertzer
Office Manager
• BFA in Dance (High Honors) from University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
• Competitive rhythmic gymnast for North Shore Academy of Gymnastics for 7 years
• Coached gymnastics and rhythmic for several years prior to becoming NSAG Office Manager
• Professional Dancer for 7 years; recently finished her 5th season with Danceworks Performance Company, Milwaukee

Patty Brestrich
Technical Committee
• B.S. in Physical Education from University of Wisconsin – La Crosse
• Masters Degree in Special Education from University of Wisconsin – La Crosse
• Special Education & Transition Specialist at Grafton High School for 35 years
• USA Gymnastics Judge for 38 years
• USA Gymnastics Professional Member
• USA Gymnastics Safety & Risk Management Certified
• Member of National Association of Women’s Gymnastics Judges (NAWGJ)

Beth Roenspies-Malec
Tramp & Tumble and Xcel Head Coach
• BFA in Dance from the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater
• 25 years teaching Dance & Gymnastics
• USA Gymnastics Professional Member
• USA Gymnastics Safety & Risk Management Certified
• USA Gymnastics KAT Certified
• USA Gymnastics Skill Evaluator
• USA Gymnastics Tramp & Tumble Level 1 Certified
• USA Gymnastics Tramp & Tumble State Chair

Rokiyyah Tatum
Team Development Coordinator / TOPS/HOPP Curriculum Director
• Rokiyyah joins NSAG with over 15 years of gymnastics coaching experience and 20+ years as a dance instructor. She has coached at pre-school, recreational, compulsory and optional levels.
• With a strong dance background Rokiyyah has taught many forms of dance including Ballet, Jazz, Hip-Hop and coached an award winning dance team. • She personally studied Ballet, Modern dance, Jazz and African and was a member of a Hip-Hop Dance company.
• Prior to joining North Shore, Rokiyyah spent 5 years as the program director of a large recreational program and 2 years as the Head Coach of a Team Program.
• She is a mother of 4 including 2 former Level 10 Gymnasts and Nationally Ranked Tumblers.