Our Coaching Staff

Sno-King Snoqualmie Coaches Mission Statement :

We as a coaching staff value the fundamentals of figure skating. The early building blocks are the essential to a strong foundation; Setting the tone of progress to follow. Creating Figure Skaters from early basic skills competitions (YES! LTS Skaters Can compete too!) to Regionals and beyond is our strength and passion as a Staff. Every skaters’ journey is unique and our coaches are here to help guide you.

Our mission is to nurture all skaters of every age and ability to set goals and achieve them. From march and glide to crossovers and axels; to all the beauty and athleticism our sport offers!


Tina McPherson

Phone: 425-503-2529

Email: Ctmcp2003@yahoo.com                                 

  • Figure Skating Director Sno-King Snoqualmie
  • National Competitor, 2 x Regional Champion, Sectional Competitor
  • 2 x USFS Gold Medalist
  • Multiple regional medalist
  • Trained with World and Olympic Coaches Audrey Weisiger and Kathy Casey

Additional Coaching Influences:

  • Choreography~ Brian Wright, Barbara Flowers
  • Spins~ Evelyn Kramer
  • 22 years coaching Experience
  • Teaching ~ Multiple Regional Champions and Medalists, Sectional Competitors,
  • Junior National Competitors 

 


Heather Van Hulle
Phone: 425.495.3054
Email: Heatherlovestoskate@yahoo.com 
  • Learn to Skate Coordinator
  • Executive Assistant to Figure Skating Director Tina McPherson
  • USFS Gold Medalist
  • Vestibular Training Off Ice Coach
  • Coaches Tot-Adult
  • Recreational thru Competitive skaters
  • ACE Certified Group Fitness Trainer
  • CPR and First Aid Certified
  • 10 Years Coaching Experience
  • Teaching - Multiple Regional Medalists and Champions 

Vadim Akolzin
Phone: 909-205-1190
  • Three-time Israeli National champion, men's singles
  • Three-time Israeli National champion, pairs
  • Competed at World Figure Skating Championships and European Figure Skating Championships 
  • Competed at Juniors and Seniors ISU Grand Prix
  • Master of Sport of Russia
  • Teaching - Figure Skating: Singles,Pairs, harness, lifts, jumps, off-ice. 
  • Hockey: power skating, edges, techniques.
  • Has coached players and teams of the Portland Winterhawks. 
 
Hayley Chamberlin
Phone: 612-655-1835
    • USFS Gold Medalist
    • Rated coach through Professional Skaters Association (PSA). Holds ratings in Moves in the Field (Certified), Freeskate (Registered), and Group Instruction (Registered).
    • Regional Competitor
    • NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Corrective Exercise Specialist
    • Master's Degree in Sport and Exercise Science, with a focus on coaching psychology in figure skating
    • 10 years of coaching experience, working with all ages and levels


Laney Diggs

Email: laneydiggs@gmail.com

  • 3x Team USA member
  • 5x National competitor

    International competitor & medalist

    Intercollegiate National Champion

    USFS Double Gold Medalist

    Principal soloist for Royal Caribbean Cruises

    Regional judge

    Coached by Frank Carroll & Christa Fassi

    Double Major at UC Berkely in Media Studies & Sociology

    Masters Degree in Criminal Justice


  • Inga Fedorova
  • Phone: 847-863-4422
  • Email: Agni.skate@gmail.com
  • Member of Lithuanian National Team and International Competitor
  • Extensive and competitive training in Figures, Freestyle and Moves in the Field
  • 25 years coaching experience 
  • Teaching Basic Skills, Moves in the Field, Freestyle, Adults and Off Ice Conditioning 
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  • Vladimir Fedorov
  • Phone: 847-275-9133
  • Email: Vova.fedorov@gmail.com
  • Competitive Skater with extensive competitive experience: 
  • Ice Dance Bronze medalist World Championship 
  • 1994 Olympic Games, Lillehammer, Norway
  • Two time Russian National Champion in Ice Dance 
  • Silver Medalist at Junior World Championship 
  • Medalist at Skate America, Trophy Lalique, Finish Trophy, Skate Canada, European National Championships, NHK Trophy and Cup of Russia 
  • Trained with World and Olympic coaches Tatiana Tarasova, Natalia Linichuk and Ron Ludington 
  • 22 years coaching experience 
  • Teaching~ competitive dance teams and singles for US Regional and Sectional Competitions, European and World Championships 
  • Teaching Ice Dance, Moves in the Field, Freestyle, Basic Skills and Off Ice Conditioning 
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  • Alexis Green
  • Phone: 425-999-9300
  • Email: akg.verde@gmail.com
  •  Figure Skating Coach Sno-King Snoqualmie
  • Double Gold Medalist in Moves in the Field and Freestyle USFS
  • 5+ Years Coaching Experience
  • Enjoys teaching and perfecting fundamental skills to make a well-balanced skater
  • Recreational thru Competitive Skaters
  • Coaches Tot-Adult  
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  • Brock Huddleston
  • Phone: 360-609-7288
  • Email: huddleston.brock@gmail.com
  • Website: www.coachbrockskates.com
  • Master rated coach through Professional Skaters Association (PSA). Holds ratings in group instruction, free skate, moves in the field, and ice dance.
    Began coaching in 2011, working with grassroots and elite-level athletes in eight different states.
  • Has trained and taught with world and Olympic level coaches.
  • Specialty areas include: spin development, jump technique, power skating, skating skills, group instruction, off-ice instruction, and compulsory ice dance.
  • CPR and First Aid certified
  • Education: Missouri State University, Master of Professional Studies—Sports Management

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  • Heather Klosterman
    Phone: 612-418-3990
    • US & Canadian Gold medalist, freestyle & moves in the field
    • Formerly Tinkerbell with Disney on Ice
    • Regional freestyle competitor
    • Represented Team USA in 2008 synchronized skating World's competition
    • Teaches all levels of skating
    • Background in education and youth character development 

  • Cedric Laignier
  • Phone: 818-239-6373
  • Email: coachcedric@icloud.com
  • Website: www.laignier.com
  • Figure Skating Coach Singles and Pairs
  • Specializes in Sharpening and Custom Blade Mounting
  • French Regional Champion, National Medalist and International Competitor.
  • 20 years coaching experience
  • 10 years of skating professionally in ice shows all over the world
  • Teaching ~ Regional Champions and Medalists, Sectional Medalists and U.S. National Competitors.
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  • Elizabeth Laignier
  • Phone: 818-983-4825
  • Email: coachelizabeth@icloud.com
  • Website: www.laignier.com
  • Figure Skating Coach, Choreographer, and Personal Trainer
  • 5 time U.S. National Competitor, Junior Olympic Competitor, Regional and Sectional Champion
  • Gold Medalist in Moves in the Field and Freestyle.
  • 20 years coaching experience
  • 12 years of skating professionally ice shows all over the world
  • Teaching ~ Regional Champions and Medalists, Sectional Medalists and U.S. National Competitors.

Kevin Shum 

Email: mrkevinshum@gmail.com

  • 2x National silver medalist 
  • International competitor & medalist
  • 2x US Collegiate Champion
  • Coaching influences: Peter Johansson, Mark Mitchell, Rafael Arutyunyan, Karen Kwan Oppegard
  • Graduated from MIT with a degree in Computer Science & Engineering

  • Scott Smith - Resident Guest Coach
  • Phone: 301-775-2852
  • Email: smifer123@gmail.com
    • Former elite competitive figure skater for 20 years
    • 3x senior international medalist
    • 4th place at 2003 US Championships
    • 5th place at 2005 Four Continents Championships
    • Only competitor to land a clean quad at the 2006 US Championships
    • Former professional show skater having performed with Cirque du Soleil & Royal Caribbean Cruises
    • Specializes in jump technique
    • Accepting students of all ages and abilities
    • To book lessons with Coach Scott, please contact Skating Director Tina McPherson tina@snokingsnoqualmie.com.