Pro Corner

The following Pros (listed in alphabetical order by first name) are members of Highland Skating Club:

For more information on our coaches, please see below. Click on their name to send them an e-mail.

Becci Safai – 206-669-2244

Sectional and National Coach/Choreographer
USFSA Double Gold Medalist
US Open Champion
Artistic Director of Seattle Ice Theatre

B.A. University of Utah

Bente Stangeland Mullally – 206-218-4668

Member of USFSA and PSA
Board Elected Safe Sport USFSA Representative
Disciplines: Freestyle, Figures, Moves in the Field
Sectional Competitor

B.A. University of Washington, English/Writing

Corrie Martin – 206-755-2658

Spin Specialist

Seattle Ice Theater Choreographer
International Show Skater
Pre-certified in Gyro tonics
5X International, National, Jr. National, and Sectional Choreographer

Bachelor degree in Psychology & Minor in Theatre, University of Washington

My passion is developing skaters from the ground up. It is most rewarding watching each student accomplish their personal goals. When choreographing a program, it is a unique experience to each student. I nurture their natural style and bring the joy they have for skating out in their programs. While teaching spins, I focus on correct body alignment for a great center. It is also paramount for all elements of skating that each student reaches and maintains their maximum flexibility. To foster this, I instruct a weekly stretch class that incorporates a gyro tonic approach in which all levels of skaters can participate.

Darin Hosier 206-300-4234

International Coach
USFS Gold Medalist in Figures and Freestyle
USFS National Medalist
PSA Master Freestyle Rated
PSA Level 5 Ranking
Grassroots to Champions (G2C) Coach
Pole Harness, Off Ice Harness, and Dartfish Software Equipped

Teaching – Regional Champions, Jr. National Finalists, 2011 National Medalist & 2007 2x Jr. Grand Prix Champion.

B.A. George Mason University in Communication

I trained with G2C Olympic Coach Audrey Weisiger, Master Rated Coach Kenneth Class and U.S. World Competitor Juli McKinstry. I believe figure skating teaches life lessons, such as time allocation, goal setting, and discpline. I believe in a positive approach to learning, which requires a respectful attitude from my students. I believe it takes a team approach to produce quality skaters and that parents play an integral supportive role in a non-coaching capacity.

Julie Draney – 801-230-0827

Thirteen years coaching experience in Utah, California and Washington
Specializes in Freestyle, Moves in the Field, Ice Dancing, and Basic Skills
Triple USFSA Gold Medalist – Gold Moves in the Field, Senior Freeskate and Gold Dance
Sectional competitor; 10 years competitive experience
Trained at the Broadmoor World Arena
Cast Member of 2002 XIX Olympic Winter Games Closing Ceremonies in Salt Lake City, Utah
Member of PSA and USFSA

Kalina Chung – 206-883-8945

USFS Moves in the Field Gold Medalist
USFS Ice Dance Pre-Silver Medalist
USFS Free Skate Junior Level
Regional Champion

Marie Grieshaber – 214-585-9448

Sectional Synchro Coach
Basic Skills Instructor
ISI Instructor
Gold Medalist
Regional Competitor

B.S. Mechanical Engineering from Seattle University

Natalie Thompson – 253-905-5160

Coach of 2007, 2008, and 2009 NWP Regional Gold, Bronze, and Pewter medalists
Coach of 2009 State Games of America Juvenile Girls Gold Medalist
PSA, ISI, USFS professional member
ISI Silver Judge
8yrs coaching experience
PSA Written Exam accredited

Rebecca Frampton – 951.852.3823

Sectional Synchro Coach
Coaching experience specializing in group lessons, beginning skating and ice dance since 1999
Non-qualifying competitive coaching experience
Member PSA and USFS
BS in Liberal Studies from Northern Arizona University

Regional, Sectional and National Coach, 20 + years
Choreographed Regional through International competitors
USFS and PSA member
Skate Canada Double Gold Medalist
National Coaching Association Canada – Level 3 certified, part Level 4
Professional Skater – pairs/adagio & singles, Highlights include:
– Radio City Christmas Spectacular with the Rockettes New York – Chicago
– City Lites/Glitter Stage and Ice Show – Atlantic City, New Jersey USA
– Richard Porter Productions – Busch Gardens, Florida USA
– Disney On Ice – USA east coast tour