Winter 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



Mary Anne Ross


NESTA Certified Sport Yoga Instructor (YI) and Certified Personal Trainer (CPT). 

Over 30 years of teaching and sharing her passion for yoga.

Has taught yoga internationally in Italy, Greece, and more recently, privately in client's homes.

Jules Sherlocke


CANFitPro Trainer of the Year - 2012

Experience training sport specific and non-sport fitness for children, adults (including mothers pre and post-natal) and professional athletes.

Jules focuses on an inclusive space by removing barriers and adjusting to each individual body.

Ball 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

Jeremy Hill


3 Time Canadian National Team Member

5 Years of Professional Ultimate (Ottawa Outlaws, AUDL)

1 Time Canadian National Champion

1 Time Canadian University Division 2 National Champion 



Hannah Brown


Former member of Carleton Ravens Women's Soccer team

10+ years of playing competitive Soccer

2nd season as an OSSC Soccer Instructor


Amir Kalani


Former player of the Nassaji Football Club (Youth Academy)

Coaches competitive youth soccer in Ottawa

1st season as an OSSC Soccer Instructor

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 - Rideau Sports Centre (RSC)

Jeremy Gibbens-Schneider & Sacha Krishna


Sacha: Club Pro 2 Certified Coach

Sacha: 2015 Elmdale Doubles Champion

Jeremy: Multi-time Rogers Junior National Competitor

Jeremy: ITF Gatineau Futures participant

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.