Lisa Spini​- Founder  

Lisa has been coaching gymnastics since 1976 and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Physical Education from Arizona State University. Since opening Desert Lights, Lisa has been directing the developmental and competitive women's programs to championship titles and over 100 athletes has received athletic scholarships under Lisa's coaching. Lisa is qualified to judge Elite competitions and in 1989 and 1990 was a coach for the National Team. She has produced 10 USA National Gymnasts, and continues to develop athletes at all levels. Lisa has recently been named Master of Sport for Gymnastics, and is the only Coach in AZ with this recognition. Lisa will tell you that despite the level any athlete achieves “Gymnastics is a sport which builds strength, flexibility, and confidence in children of all ages and ability levels. I get to help each child I work with become the best gymnast, and athlete, as well as the best person.  A person with the character and ability to achieve any goal they set for themselves.”