Our Staff

Gemstone staff is extensively trained in child development, first aid & CPR, concussion prevention, child abuse prevention, and safe spotting techniques.

sara Kemp

Sara Hernandez Kemp

Founder and Co-owner

Hello! I am the founder and co-owner of Gemstone Gymnastics, along with my husband Chris. I opened Gemstone because I believe that EVERY child benefits from gymnastics.

Your coaches are vaccinated against Covid-19
Chris Kemp

Chris Kemp

Co-owner and CFO

Hi I am Chris, co-owner with my wife Sara, and CFO of Gemstone. My background is in business and finance, which means I am a behind the scenes guy at Gemstone.

alexandra

Miss Alexandra

Coach
Miss Alexandra is currently studying to get her Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology Pre-Physical Therapy and a minor in Gerontology from San Diego State University. Miss Alexandra was also a gymnast for 10 years!
Mr. Andy

Mister Andy

Coach
Mister Andy has a B.A. in History and Political Science from California State University, Sacramento. He has coached gymnastics for children of all ages and levels for many years.
Miss Camille

Miss Camille

Coach & Hospitality Team Manager
Miss Camille has a B.A. in French from San Francisco State University and has many years of experience in early childhood education. She previously worked as a teacher at a French immersion preschool.
emma

Miss Emma

Coach
Miss Emma is currently a student at San Diego State University working towards her Bachelor of Science in Foods and Nutrition. Emma was a competitive gymnast, starting in toddler classes and competed through Level 8!
Gwen

Miss Gwen

Coach
Miss Gwen is currently a student at Patrick Henry High School, where she is a member of the cheerleading team. Miss Gwen was a competitive gymnast for 10 years and loves sharing her passion with the students and Gemstone!
Jackie

Miss Jackie

Coach
Miss Jackie graduated from UC Irvine with a Bachelor's degree in Business Economics and a minor in Mathematics. She also trained as an EMT. Miss Jackie was a competitive cheerleader for 8 years and a college cheerleader for two years.
Jake

Mister Jake

Coach
Teacher Jake is a San Diego native and graduated from Mira Mesa High School. Jake participated in Mixed Martial Arts for ten years, and got his black belt at 15 years old. Teacher Jake also performed at events doing traditional martial arts and also performed group routines with team members.
Jenny Hobbs

Miss Jenny

Coach
Miss Jenny is a student at San Diego State University working towards a Major in Interior Architecture and a Minor in Sustainability. She was a competitive gymnast for seven years and competed through level 7.
Kalena

Miss Kalena

Coach
Miss Kalena attended North Carolina State University for college and will be transferring to San Diego State University next year majoring in Communications.
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Miss Kayla

Coach & Special Events Co-Director
Miss Kayla has a BA in Nutrition & Food Science from CSU Chico, and also has an AA in Elementary Education. She spent many years as a competitive gymnast and cheerleader.
Kristen

Miss Kristen

Coach
Miss Kristen is currently working towards a degree in business at Miramar College. She has experience as a gymnast, dancer, and cheerleader and has been coaching since 2011.
Miles

Mister Miles

Coach
Mister Miles is a graduate of Grossmont College where he studied dance and illustrative art. Miles started gymnastics as a child, and continued on to perform in the circus for 6 years.
Miss Mimi

Miss Mimi

Coach & Hospitality Team
Miss Mimi is currently working towards her degree at SDSU in Computer Engineering with a minor in American Indian Studies. She is a former gymnast and has experience coaching gymnastics to kids of all ages.
morgan

Miss Morgan

Coach
Miss Morgan graduated from Troy University in Alabama, where she received a Bachelor’s in Accounting. She has experience as a gymnast and working with children.
Olivia

Miss Olivia

Coach
Miss Olivia graduated from Grossmont college in the spring of 2022 with an Associates degree in Criminal Justice and is now working towards her Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice at San Diego State University.
Roxanne

Miss Roxanne

Coach
Miss Roxanne is currently a student at Patrick Henry High School where she is soon graduating and will be continuing her studies in college to receive a major in Child Development and Elementary Education.
Taylor

Miss Taylor

Coach
Miss Taylor is currently a fourth year student at San Diego State University studying psychology. Miss Taylor has experience working with children of all ages and was a cheerleader for many years.
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