Sonya is from Yoshkar-Ola, Russia and graduated from Gonzaga University with a degree in Kinesiology. Sonya’s gymnastics background includes 15 years of Rhythmic and Artistic Gymnastics. She loves Floor and Beam, with her favorite event to teach being Beam. Sonya has coached kids ages 3 to 18 for about 2-3 years. She enjoys working with both the younger and the older groups because they are so different but both so fun and exciting. Sonya began coaching at Spokane Gymnastics as a Team Coach in 2023. She describes her coaching style as positive and encouraging. She understands the frustrating moments and shares joy with the happy ones.
Outside of Spokane Gymnastics, Sonya enjoys skiing and playing board games with friends. A fun fact about her is that she used to have 7 chinchillas.