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Meet the Road to Gold Team

Our staff is passionate about helping skaters develop their talents and options to aid them in embracing their own special qualities and goals

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Coach

Mirai Nagasu

2008 US National Champion
7 Time US National Medalist
2010 Olympian
2018 Olympic Medalist
First U.S. Woman to land a triple axel at the Olympic Games

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Coach

Charlie White

2014 Olympic Champion

2014 Olympic Team Event Bronze Medalist

2010 Olympic Silver Medalist

Two-time World Champion

6 Time National Champion

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Coach

Max Aaron

2013 US National Champion

2015 Skate America Champion

3 Time International Classic Champion

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Coach

Eddie Shipstad

PSA Master Rated Professional
PSA Level V Ranking
National, International and World       
Jump Specialist
Owner of Shipstad Entertainment

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Coach

James Hernandez

2024 World Team Member
Current British National SIlver Medalist
3 time British National Jr Champion

Two-time Jr World Competitor
First British Team to qualify for the       
Jr Grand Prix Final with partner Phebe Bekker

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Coach

Jeremy Abbott

4 Time US National Champion
2 Time Olympian
2014 Olympic Team Event Bronze Medalist
2008 Grand Prix Final Champion

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Coach

Drew Meekins

2006 World Jr Pair Champion
National and International Coach and Choreographer

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Coach

Chris Knierim

Olympic Team Event Bronze Medalist
3 time National Pairs Champion

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Coach

Alexa Knierim

Olympic Team Event Bronze Medalist
World Champion
5 time National Champion

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Coach

Jason Dilworth

PSA Mater Rated Professional 
Team USA High Performance National Develop Camp Faculty Member

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Athlete Performance Specialist

Peter Zapalo

Exercise Physiologist Specializing in Athlete High Performance
Owner of SkateScience.com

 

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National Coordinator

Amy Fankhauser

Founder and Owner of Road to Gold Training Camp
Owner of Ice Sports Consulting LLC
Founder of Road to Gold Gives Back

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