Barry Mattern - Owner Barry Mattern is the owner of Artistic Sports Academy Plus and the head boys and girls team coach. With over 25 years of coaching experience, Barry was named Pennsylvania’s “Coach of the Year” in 1998, 2001, and 2004. Prior to owning Artistic Sports Academy Plus, he was co-owner to another gymnastics facility in the Harrisburg area. Over the years, Barry has been involved with the Special Olympics, even coaching the 1991 International Special Olympic Champion and the 2001 Junior Olympic National All-Around Champion. Since 1992, Barry has been the Pennsylvania Men’s State Chairman for USA Gymnastics.  Barry is a professional member of USA Gymnastics and is USAG Safety certified.  He also is First Aid/CPR certified.  Barry has coached many athletes that have been national qualifiers and have received college scholarships. Brad Buchter Brad is a Dry Land Diving instructor at ASAP. He was a PIAA State Diving bronze medalist in 1986 and went on to compete at the University of Pittsburgh on a partial diving scholarship. He has coached diving at many area high schools including Red Land and Cedar Cliff and is the co-founder and coach of the Soaring Eagles U.S. Dive Club. Brad is a certified U.S. Dive Coach and is First Aid and CPR certified. Shelly Buchter Shelly is a Dry Land Diving instructor. She competed in gymnastics at the college level at the University of Pittsburgh where she earned an MVP award and was captain. She graduated from Pitt with a BS in Mathematics and a MS in Mechanical Engineering. Shelly is co-founder and coach of the Soaring Eagles U.S. Dive Club. She is a certified U.S. Dive Coach, First Aid and CPR certified and has her safety certification from USA Gymnastics. Robert Crackel Rob is our compulsory girls team director. He began gymnastics at age 10 and competed until the age of 17. He has been coaching gymnastics since 1995. Rob is a graduate of the York Technical Institute with a degree in motorcycle mechanics. He is USAG safety certified. During his free-time, Rob enjoys fixing up and racing motorcycles.  Vinny Fattorusso Vinny is our recreational program director, girls competitive team coach and office staff member at ASAP. He is a graduate of Millersville University with a degree in technology education.  Vinny has been coaching gymnastics since 2001.  He was a cheerleader at Penn State University and a member of the NCA Cheerleading staff.  He has attended trainings to further his gymnastics education and is USAG safety certified and First Aid/CPR certified.  Vinny enjoys spending his free time working on his house and spending time with his family. Tabby Mattern Tabby is ASAP’s Kids Zone Director.  She has a degree in Early Childhood Education and has been coaching gymnastics for over 20 years. Tabby was a gymnast for 16 years and dancer for 12 years. She received a full scholarship to Oklahoma State University. She is USAG Safety certified, CPR/First Aid certified and has her Kinder Accreditation for teachers (preschool gymnastics) certification. She has 3 wonderful children and a great hubby. Tabby likes shopping and watching old movies as well as scrap booking and planning parties, weddings and other special gatherings. Her motto is “Do what you love, and you’ll always love what you’re doing.” Michele Mata Michele is a Kids Zone and birthday party instructor. She has been coaching at ASAP for 6 years. Michele was a competitive gymnast for 10 years and former teammate of Tabby Mattern. She is First Aid/ CPR certified and has her KAT certification (Kinder Accreditation for teachers). She has attended workshops highlighting recreational and preschool gymnastics. She has two boys, Jonathan and Matthew. In her spare time, Michele enjoys shopping and spending time with her family at the pool watching her kids swim competitively. Jennifer Redmond Jennifer is a member of our office staff, and is a Junior Girls Team coach and birthday party instructor.  She has been coaching recreational and competitive gymnastics for 18 years.  Once upon a time, Jenn was a competitive gymnast for Erie Gymnastics Center and a varsity cheerleader in high school.  Jenn is CPR/First Aid certified and is PDP I certified (USAG’s professional development program).  She has attended USAG regional congresses and gymnastics workshops for preschool and recreational gymnastics. Jenn has a B.A. in Speech Communications from Edinboro University of PA.   Jenn enjoys spending time with her three children (Carey, Emma and Keegan) and working at ASAP.  Her gymnastics motto is “Never say you can’t, say you’ll try.” Michelle Rimmer Michelle is our birthday party director,as well as a recreational and dance instructor.  She has been teaching dance and basic tumbling for over 10 years.  She was a competitive gymnast for eight years and 12 years of dance experience with a focus on ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical and hip hop.  Michelle has a B.A. in Communications and Theatre from Slippery Rock University.  She is CPR/First Aid certified and recently attended a gymnastics educational workshop focusing on recreational and preschool gymnastics.  Michelle enjoys reading, concerts and spending time with her friends.  Her favorite quote from Skott Freedman is “If you don’t jump, you’ll never know if you can fly.” Luz Mila Pilar Rivera Coach Pilar has been coaching for almost 20 years, owned her own gym, Recreation USA in Sunbury, Pa for 7 years.  Later worked under Head Coach and World Champion Natalia Yurchenko for several years as the Developmental and Compulsory Team director in Allentown.  Coach Pilar's expertise is in strong basics (all levels) and she has trained extensively in the compulsory routines, Levels 1 – 5.  Pilar is former Compulsory Level rated Judge.   She has had the privilege of coaching not only State Champions and girls who have gone on to compete in college, but, also gymnasts who have competed as Elite athletes.  Other interests include - Natural and alternative healing methods (earned an N.D. From Clayton School of Natural Healing 1994) including ETF (Emotional Freedom Technique) - Tapping; Juicing; Gardening; music;  singing and dancing for no good reason and without warning! Diane Shenberger Diane is a Kids Zone instructor. She has coached gymnastics for 10 years. Diane was a high school gymnastics competitor and a Division 3 college diver for 4 years. Diane has an M.S. in nutrition science with an exercise physiology minor. She is a registered dietitian. Diane is married with 2 great kids, one of whom is an ASAP gymnast and coach.  She enjoys running, biking, animals, and especially exploring and learning new things. Her motto is “Never give up, you might surprise yourself!” Our Staff