Autumn was a competitive ice dancer. She started skating at 12 years old and was coached by Chris Martin and Helen McGrew. In high school, she decided she had a love and passion for ice dancing, mostly being lifted into the air and skating with a partner! She and her former ice dance partner were coached by Bruce Montemayor and Jerry Santoferrara. She also worked with Olympian Paul Duchesnay, Chip Rossbach, and Franklyn Singley throughout her competitive ice dance career. She has been coaching over 20 years, and has coached beginners through national level competitors across the Cleveland area. Autumn is a secondary coach to many of the coaches at Center Ice helping their students excel in stroking, power, edge quality, posture, Moves in the Field and Ice Dance.
Autumn has a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice and a Master’s Degree in Education both from Kent State University. She currently teaches 6th grade math. She has a teenage daughter who plays Junior Olympic Volleyball.
Autumn has a love for health and fitness and is a certified PiYo (Pilates/Yoga fusion) and Core de Force (MMA inspired format) instructor.
Disciplines of Skating Taught: Ice Dance, Moves in the Field,
Experience: Coaching since 1999
Home Club: Center Ice Skating Club
Highest Tests Passed: Gold (Partnered) Dance,
Silver Samba (International Dance), Novice (Partnered) Free Dance,
Senior Moves in the Field, Pre-Juvenile Freestyle, 1st Figure