Lisa Boben

Xcel Cheer Director /Recreational and Team Instructor

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.

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 and loves that she gets to live her passion for teaching children through gymnastics!. She is married with two children that are also involved in the preschool program here at X-Cel!

Alicia Szumiesz

Birthday Party Manager,  Adaptive  Program Director, Instructor

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.

Valerie Richard

Recreational/Preschool Manager

Valerie has been with X-Cel since 1995! Since then, she has worked in every program our gymnastics school has to offer from team, cheer, boys to the rereational programs. Valerie is the Director of one of the best Recreational Programs in Western PA! She also helps with our special events.  When she isn't in the gym, she is busy being the mother of 3 beautiful daughters, all that have been part of many X-Cel programs.

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.

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!

Courtney Harrington


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 Cairns


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.

Allison Hickenboth


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.

Renee Lopus


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

Scott Knechtel


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

Courtney Rugh


Courtney has over 10 years of gymnastics experience. She graduated from Lincoln High School. Courtney is coaching our recreational classes. 

Rebecca Jones


Rebecca has many years of gymnastics experience. She graduated from Grove City College. Rebecca will be coaching both our Preschool and Recreational classes.

Jean Bender


Jean has many years of Dance , Cheer and Gymnastics experience. She graduated from Slippery Rock University. Jean is coaching our preschool and recreational classes. 

Colleen Mazreku


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