Kirsten Nottleson – Co-Owner/ Director
In her work as a parent educator/ consultant since 1993, Kirsten Nottleson has facilitated over 1,000 classes and workshops on everything from child development, to family meetings, to play and wrestling. She is the proud mom of 19-year-old, Josh, and 13-year-old, Jack. She sees Parkour as a fabulous way for people young and old to experience their bodies in a playful powerful way, and camp as a great way for kids to be outside, moving and meeting new friends and hanging out with old ones. See her info at www.handinhandworkshops.com
Dmitri Gonzalez – Co-Owner/ Director/Lead Parkour Instructor
Dmitri was introduced to gymnastics when he was 10-years-old because he kept climbing and jumping off everything in sight. Dmitri ran track & field throughout middle and high school, but it wasn’t until he discovered Parkour in 2004 that he realized there was a name and methodology to what he was so drawn to do.
He has practiced Parkour for over a decade and has been teaching Parkour and running kids’ summer camps for 8 years. The gaps he jumped were getting wider and his jumps were getting higher. Five years ago, he discovered ‘partner acrobatics’ and AcroYoga through the Austin Acro Community. In Acroyoga you need to coordinate movement with another individual, so he found that he had to slow down and work on trust. “Trusting yourself to support someone else is totally different than trusting yourself to do a jump,” he explains.
Two years ago, Dmitri made one of his dreams come true by opening his gym, Lache Movement, Co. in North Austin. Stop by and see him sometime!
Dante Gonzalez – Counselor
Dante has been involved in a variety sports ever since he was a kid. He has always loved trying new things to see what he was capable of. He was introduced to Parkour by his brother, Dmitri when he was 11 years old. In high school, he played many sports, his favorite being Basketball and Diving. He recently graduated from Texas State in San Marcos where he discovered his passion for slacklining. He has traversed canyons hundreds of feet in the air, on a canvas strap less than 3 inches wide. He loves teaching others as it leads them to push their abilities in a unique way.
Josh Ashmore – Counselor
Josh Ashmore became Dmitri’s first Parkour student when he was 11 years old, and has been a Parkour and Play Counselor for 4 years. He is currently a Freshman at Austin Community College and is a certified lifeguard. He hopes to train PK athletes in a gym and is particularly good at working with the younger campers.