Our Staff


Stephanie Reich-Strout, Owner

Stephanie is not only the owner of The Flip Zone but is the head coach of the competitive optional gymnastic team. She was a successful college gymnast at Ball State University and has extensive experience coaching gymnastics at the club and high school levels. Her gymnastics career spans nearly 34 years. Aside form being a gymnast, she has served the sport as a coach, judge, meet director, volunteer and clinician. She has a passion for helping children achieve their potential and makes sure they have fun along the way. Stephanie is the very proud mother of her 13 year old son, Spencer, and her 12 year old daughter, Shaylee, who is a member of The Flip Zone competitive team. When not at the gym (which isn't often), Stephanie is golfing!

Stephanie is a graduate of Ball State University where she was a four year varsity letterman and scholarship recipient for Gymnastics. She received a B.S. in Exercise Science and minored in Counseling Psychology. During her high school and collegiate gymnastics career, she set and broke school records and was a two- time IHSAA State Champion. In November 2009, Stephanie was inducted into Elkhart County Sports Hall of Fame. Strout has coached in the Midwest over the past 20 years and founded The Flip Zone in January 2006. Being involved in gymnastics since the age of 9, as a gymnast, judge, coach, and parent of a gymnast, Stephanie has been able to develop a unique training system for her athletes in all programs at The Flip Zone.

  • Gym Owner
  • Head Coach of the Competitive Optional Team
  • USAG Professional Member
  • Former USAG Gymnastics Judge
  • National Coach Certified (W400)
  • USASF Level 1-5 Certified Coach
  • Gymnastics Choreographer
  • USAG Safety Certified, CPR and First Aid Certified

Shelly Vernengo, Team Coach & Recreational Gymnastics Director

Shelly has been coaching gymnastics since 2002 and was also a competitive gymnast. She has a Biology and Psychology Degree from Purdue University. Shelly is married to Dominic and has 3 children. Shelly is also the Director for Plainfield Optimist Cheerleading.

  • Recreational Gymnastics Director
  • Party Coordinator
  • Recreational & Preschool Gymnastics Instructor

Megan Guptill, Preschool Director

Megan Guptill grew up in Indianapolis and graduated from Cathedral High School. She majored in Elementary Education with a History minor from Hanover College (in Southern Indiana). Upon graduating with honors she moved to Plainfield. She traveled the country for two years as a National Consultant for her sorority, Chi Omega. She then taught sixth grade, fifth grade, and five years of Kindergarten at St. Susanna School. This is her third year at SSGNL and second as the Director. She has 4 children, Caroline is 6, Benny is 4, and Alex and Nick are both 2. She lives in Avon with her husband and a dog. Life is crazy at their house but she loves it!!

  • SSGNL Preschool Director
  • SSGNL Preschool Teacher
  • Preschool Gymnastics Instructor

Irving Nochez, Team Director & Head Coach

Irving is the Director & Head Coach of the Flip Zone Competitive Gymnastics Program. He brings many years of coaching & judging experience to Indiana & Region 5 as the former National Team Director and Head Coach of El Salvador Women's Artistic Gymnastics. Irving has both international (FIG) and USA gymnastics coaching credentials and has coached several accomplished gymnasts in his native country of El Salvador. We are very excited to have him direct and train our gymnasts and coaches as we develop our program into one of the top competitive gymnastics programs in Indiana and Region 5!

Kristen Dunbar, Venom All Star Cheer Director


Paige Oswalt, Gymnastics Team Coach

Paige Oswalt, 27 years old, was a gymnast for 20 years. She began her career taking classes at the age of three and competing by the age of six. Being a competitive gymnast for 14 years gaveher quite a list of accomplishments including winning state levels, qualifying to regional and national levels, and competing at a Division 1 collegiate level for Ball State University. While at Ball State, Paige was nominated for MAC Freshman of the Year and MAC Senior of the year. Paige began her coaching career at the age of 14 by teaching recreational classes and level 4 team. She continued coaching at the competitive levels in Muncie during her time at Ball State. After receiving her Bachelor of Science with a Dietetic Degree in 2012, Paige very much wanted to continue coaching and be involved in the sport she had such a passion towards. Along with a full time sales position for Ozone Leotards, she has been coaching upper levels as head coach on bars and vault. Throughout her coaching career, she has coached state bar and vault champions, regional bar and vault champions, and national qualifiers. Gymnastics has been a huge part of her life and Paige hopes to influence and mentor the lives of the young gymnasts that she coaches in the same way this sport has impacted her.

Growing up in Mooresville, Indiana, Paige is the oldest of three girls; all of which were or are competitive gymnasts. She is a single, young home owner, and the proud owner of a two year old beautiful husky named Dakota. In her spare time, she loves sports, boating, and spending time with her family.

Emily Wilson, Team Coach


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Terri Oswalt, Team Coach


Dana Armstrong, Team Coach

  • Level 2 Coach
  • Level 1 Coach
  • Preteam Coach

Erin Jessup, Venom Cheer Coach


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Jana Cutler, Office Manager

Jana Cutler grew up in southern Florida and moved to Indiana with her family, her husband and four children. She is passionate about home educating the last few children left at home and is actively involved in the community with various volunteer positions. While working as a personal trainer and fitness instructor, her youngest child got the gymnastic bug and The Flip Zone welcomed a beginner gymnast with open arms. In the past few years, Jana has returned to corporate work and she brings a vast history of office knowledge to the position of Office Manager. The fit of Jana to the team of staff at The Flip Zone is the support for our staff and care, optimism, and open personality to help develop the lives of the children involved in the gym to help our Team function!



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