2021 Instructors and Coaches

Meet some of the experienced, knowledgeable and friendly coaches who lead OSSC classes!

Cross Country Ski

Robyn Dicesare


Robyn is a Cross Country Skate Ski instructor and has been teaching OSSC participants for several years now.

Robyn enjoys the outdoors and is excited to teach in her backyard of Gatineau Park.

Liam Walke


Teaching and coaching skiing with individuals and groups of all abilities since 2010.

3rd Rank MEC Ottawa Trail Race 2, 50km - 2019

29th Rank High Trail Vanoise, 70km, Val d’Isere, France - 2019



Billy Nguyen


14+ years of volleyball playing experience Volleyball

Certified Volleyball Canada Referee

Lindsay Hinchcliffe


Certified Volleyball Referee

Experience playing high school and club competing across southern Ontario

Coached her previous elementary school teams



Elodie Howard-Maurice


4 years playing competitive Volleyball

2nd season as an OSSC Volleyball Instructor



Jessica Kamphuis


Played competitive volleyball for 15 years in Canada

Varsity and club experience in Malta and the UK

5 + years coaching ranging from Youth OVA teams to Junior Varsity teams

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Hossein Sadr

Played competitive volleyball in Tehran

Captain of the Varsity Volleyball team at the University of Tehran

Hossein is excited to share his deep rooted passion for volleyball with the OSSC community

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Ryan Sheriff

OSSC Advanced league player for several seasons

Former Assistant Coach for his high school's Jr. Boys and Sr. Girls Volleyball teams.

Ryan is excited to continue sharing OSSC's core values as a player and a coach

Rink Floor Hockey


Isabel Menard


Member of the National Women’s Ball Hockey Team

Assistant Coach with the National Junior Girl’s Ball Hockey Team

Member of the Ottawa Rebels, of the Ottawa Women’s Ball Hockey League

Alina Zhang


CANFit certified

Experience teaching HIIT and Zumba classes to adults and older adults of all athletic abilities.

Alina focuses on an inclusive space by removing barriers and providing modifications to individuals.

Alina preaches a healthy and balanced lifestyle with FUN and welcoming classes!



Rosa Navas


Former member of Algonquin Thunder Women's Soccer Team.
Played locally for West Ottawa Soccer.

10 years coaching recreational and competitive youth soccer.

Passionate about having an active lifestyle and keeping the OSSC community engaged in sport.


Felix Drouin


University of Ottawa player for 4 years and Assistant Coach in 2015.

Currently Ottawa Men's Premier Player 

Coached competitive soccer with West Ottawa Soccer Club and internationally at an academy in China (Futian - Shenzhen) 



Hannah Brown


Former member of Carleton Ravens Women's Soccer team

10+ years of playing competitive Soccer


Amir Kalani


Former player of the Nassaji Football Club (Youth Academy)

Coaches competitive youth soccer in Ottawa

Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP)

Jodi Bigelow + team of specialized instructors


Lifestyle and Outdoor Sport Performance Coach

During the Winter leads OSSC Snowshoeing and Cross Country Skate Ski

Karine Halle


Karine will be our Stand Up Paddle - Sun + Yoga Instructor!

She is a yoga and SUP yoga instructor from Ottawa

Tennis - The Ottawa Tennis and Lawn Bowling Club (OTLBC)

Colin McAlpin


Head Pro at OTLBC

10-time Canadian Champion in singles and doubles

ITF senior tournament title winner over 55, highest ITF world senior ranking (#66)

Certified Tennis Canada instructor and now a full-time tennis professional

Mykell Leslie Reifer


Tennis Pro at OTLBC

10+ years of coaching experience at both the international and provincial level

Certified Tennis Canada Club Pro 1

Former Head Tennis Coach, Carleton University

Salsa Dance

Hip Hop Dance

Maria and Stephane


Have been teaching dance for over 10 years.

National Award winning experience who have performed for and with some globally recognized talent within dance.

Edz Gyamfi


Toronto based professional dance choreographer from Ottawa, Ontario.

Edz main dance foundations are Hip Hop and Dancehall.

Edz determination to becoming one of Toronto’s top dance choreographers has brought him to various places including: New York, Montreal, Mexico and Jamaica.