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Pinnacles Gymnastics
COACHING STAFF






Luke Evans
Head of all programs


  • Family has been in the gymnastics industry for over 40 years. He has 33 years of gymnastics experience; 11 years as an athlete and 22 years as a coach, for both Men's and Women's Disciplines. 
  • Competed on a National Level for 5 years, once placed 12th in his age division ,2 places  from making  the Jr. National Team.
  • As an athlete frequently attended training sessions/camps, competitions and clinics at the Olympic Training Center  with his father and USA Gymnastics national staff members. 
  • His coaches included his father Bill Evans (coached National Champions Darren Elg and  Billy Evans), Mark Williams ( Current Men's Head coach at Oklahoma University, and Olympic/Worlds Coach)  Makoto Sakamoto (1984 Olympic coach of Peter Vidmar, Mitch Gaylord and Tim Dagget).
  • On the BYU Men's Gymnastics Team 1992
  • His athletes have become State Champions, Regional Champions, National Qualifiers, Developmental National Team Members and NCAA athletes. 
  • USA Gymnastics Developmental National Team Coach 1999-2000.
  • Became International Elite coach (FIG) in 2017,  (Currently coaching 3 International Elite athletes) Here at Pinnacles Gymnastics
  • Has the knowledge, ability, and understanding necessary to train athletes to the Elite stage. Luke wants his athletes to have healthy, happy lives utilizing gymnastics to better their lives and teaching them principles that transfer to important life skills, giving them a brighter future for the rest of their lives.






Carol Ulrich Dain
Women’s Team Coach/ Boys team coach (as needed)



  • Trained under Bela and Marta Karolyi as an Elite Gymnast. 
  • Was on the Women’s USA Senior National Team (1988-89)
  • Later took scholarship to UCLA where she trained under Val Kondos field earned a bachelor degree in Sociology
  • Law degree from Wyoming
  • Now is a Federal prosecutor during the day and works with the level 6-10 in evenings at the gym. 
  • Her 2 sons Gus and Axl do gymnastics with our Boys Team program. Married to Darrel Dain
  • 3 time NCAA All American (BB x2, AA)
  • Inducted into the Colorado High School Athletics Association Hall of Fame.







Emily Evans
Girls Beginning/Hotshots Coach



  • Emily has over 15 years gymnastics experience, 9 years as a gymnast and 6 years as a coach, also former athlete coached by Luke Evans
  • She has a love for gymnastics and kids
  • She is mom to a 4 year old who is in our hotshot/ pre-team program and a 2 year old boy. She is married to Jeremy Evans,






Malida Tingue
Girls Recreation/Beginning Coach, Preschool/  Team Choreographer

  • Wife (of Luke Evans) and soon to be Mother
  • 15 years dance/ choreography experience in traditional Haitian and Hip Hop pop culture
  • professional choreographer for digicel productions in Haiti
  • USA gymnastics safety certified
  • U100 certification from USA gymnastics
  • 2 years gymnastics teaching experience



Gabby Larsen

Girls Recreation/Beginning Coach, Preschool

  • has 5 years gymnastics experience 3 years as coach.
  • She has a love for gymnastics and wants to share that love of gymnastics with others
  • She is mom to two boys. She is married to Dustin Larsen.




Nique Burson
Girls Recreation/Beginning Coach




Reuben Tomlinson
Boys Recreation/Beginning Coach, Preschool

  • Reuben is a competitive gymnast with 8 years experience


Naeyli Patterson

Girls Recreation/Beginning Coach, Preschool

  • achieved Level 8 as a gymnast. 8 years of gymnastics experience as an athlete
  • Alta High school drill team past 2 years