lindseysmall Lindsey Stancil
Owner, Head Coach

Lindsey is the owner of X-Cel Gymnastics and the Head Coach of the Xquisite competitive team. She was a competitive gymnast throughout childhood and high school. During that time she was a state beam champion, a high school gymnast for North Allegheny. She has taught gymnastics since 1996 and first joined X-Cel in 1998. Since that time, she has been involved in all of X-Cel's programs as a preschool teacher, recreational teacher, and team coach. She graduated from the University of Dayton in Ohio in 2003 with a dual Bachelors in Entrepreneurship and Marketing.  She is currently coaching the optional gymnastics team and has had multiple state, regional and national champions from level 4-level 10 and has qualified athletes into the TOPS and HOPES programs.

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Recreational Program Manager

Valerie teaches both preschool and recreational classes, manages the recreational gymnastic program and organizes many of X-Cel's special events. Valerie has been with X-Cel since 1995. 



Dana Website Dana Pechalk
Preschool Program Manager

Dana is the Preschool Program Manager. She has been involved in gymnastics since she was in preschool. She graduated from North Allegheny High School and has taken child development classes while attending CCAC. Dana has been working with children since the age of 15. She is married with two children.


lisa boben3 Lisa Boben
Dance Program Manager

Lisa has been with X-cel since 2004. She brings over 22 years of teaching experience to X-Cel. Lisa is a graduate of Florida State University, and has enjoyed teaching gymnastics and dance across the country. Lisa currently teaches pre-school classes and is our Competitive Team gymnastics and dance coach.
Nate Staff Photo Final Nate Culichia
Optional Vault Head Coach, Recreational Coach

Nate has been working with X-Cel since 2004, but has been a fan of X-Cel’s gymnastics team for over 15 years since his two sisters were on the team! Nate was a defensive back for the Seneca Valley football team and worked at X-Cel as a bar spotting assistant during high school. After graduation Nate went on to study education at WVU and coached the women's gymnastics team levels 3-10 at the West Virginia Gymnastics Training Center. Nate rejoined the X-Cel coaching staff in 2012 and became the team Xquisite Vault Head Coach in 2013. During his career he has coached multiple state champions from level 3-10, and has qualified athletes for the Elite Compulsory level and onto the TOPs A National Team. Nate also enjoys coaching in our recreational program. In his spare time he loves watching ESPN, playing with his dog Rucca and cheering on his favorite college team-- Ohio State!
Strealy Photo Copy Strealy Clark
Assistant Manager/Instructor

Strealy has been involved in gymnastics since she was in preschool. She graduated from North Allegheny High School. Strealy has a daughter that attends classes here at X-Cel. Currently Strealy is coaching our preschool classes. She loves working with children, coaching is exciting and fun for her. 

Alicia Szumiesz PS1 Alicia Szumiesz
Birthday Party Coordinator

Alicia has been doing gymnastics since she was a little girl. She grew up in sunny Florida and graduated from Flagler College. Alicia is our Birthday Party Manager. She loves going to the beach and horseback riding.

scott Scott Knechtel
Instructor

Scott has over 30 years of coaching experience and has been with X-Cel since 1993. He teaches recreational and boys’ classes. Scott competed for Ambridge Area High School and Kent State University.

Jac S Photo Copy Jac Stancil
Instructor

Jac has over 7 years of coaching experience. She graduated from Slippery Rock University with a degree in Elementary education K-6th grade. Currently Jac coaches our preschool classes. She loves to watch and help children reach their goals.

Jacqueline has over 7 years of coaching experience. She graduated from Slippery Rock University



with a degree in Elementary education K-6th grade.  Currently Jacqueline coaches our preschool classes. 



She loves to watch and help children reach their goals.



Courtney PS 1 Courtney Harrigton
Instructor

Courtney grew up dancing and doing gymnastics. After graduating from Western Reserve Academy, she pursued an economics degree at Lehigh University. She coached several years at Parkettes Training Center. Courtney has enjoyed coaching and choreographing all over the country. 



Leah C Staff Photo Leah Cairns
Instructor

Leah was a gymnast up through level 9 compulsory. She graduated from Point Park University. Leah is married and has three children. She currently coaches our preschool and recreational classes as well as D-Team.

Zac Photo Zac O'Connor
Instructor

Zac has over 4 years of coaching experience. He graduated from Lewis Palmer High School. Currently he is coaching our recreational classes as well as our Competitive team Xquisite.

Amanda ps 1 Amanda St. John
Instructor

Amanda coached our competitive gymnastics team from 2010-2015. She went back to school to become a physical therapist assistant and took some time off to be with her growing family. We are so happy she is back coaching our recreational classes. Amanda has over 15 years of gymnastics experience. Gymnastics is a huge passion of hers.

Yvonne ps1 Yvonne Chick
Instructor

Yvonne was a gymnast herself as a child. She graduated from Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School, and is now attending Robert Morris University. Yvonne has over 3 years of coaching experience. Yvonne is currently coaching our recreational classes.


Stephanie Photo 2 Stephanie Smith
Instructor

Stephanie has over 15 years of gymnastics experience along with dance. Stephanie graduated from Seneca Valley High School. She is currently teaching our recreational classes. Stephanie is married with 2 little boys. She loves teaching new things and watching the students learn and grow.



Celina ps1 Celina Bisceglia
Instructor

Celina graduated from Plum High School, she is currently attending Slippery Rock University. Celina has over 5 years of competitive dance experience along with 2 years of coaching. Celina will be coaching our preschool and recreational classes. In her spare time she loves being with her friends and family.


Celina graduated from Plum High School, she is currently attending Slippery Rock University. Celina has over 5 years of competitive dance experience along with 2 years of coaching. Celina will be coaching our preschool and recreational classes. In her spare time she loves being with her friends and family.


Allison PS 2 Allison Hickenboth
Instructor

Allison graduated from VA Commonwealth University.  She was a recreational gymnast and competed for her high school team.  Allison is teaching both recreational and preschool classes. Allison home schools her 3 children and enjoys Taekwondo.


Madelyn Suchonic Madelyn Suchonic
Instructor

Madelyn was a gymnast for 5 years and a cheerleader for 13 years. She cheered at Seneca Valley as well as 8 years with Pittsburgh Superstars.  Madelyn has 2 years of coaching experience. Currently she is coaching recreational and dance classes. 



Renee L Staff Photo Renee’ Lopus
Instructor

Renee’ was a competitive gymnast up though level 9 and has over 8 years of gymnastics coaching experience. Renee’ has a daughter on our X-Cel’s Competitive Team. She graduated from Slippery Rock University. Renee’ is currently coaching our preschool and recreational classes.



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Birthday Party Staff

Gabi graduated from Seneca Valley High School.  She was a competitive gymnast for 8 years.  Gabi also cheered for Seneca Valley High School and competitive cheer.  Gabi is going to be helping with the birthday parties at X-Cel. In her spare time, she enjoys swimming and diving.



xcellogoimage Education & Certifications
All of our staff is educated and certified. X-Cel staff members are CPR and First Aid certified. All coaches undergo extensive and ongoing background checks, professional development and safety certification through the United States of America Gymnastics (USAG) association. Above and beyond the national certifications, X-Cel implements internal coaching and spotting development programs designed to improve the safety and effectiveness of coaching techniques.


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