Pacific Gymnastics opened its’ doors in
1995 to be a top-notch gymnastics school with new equipment and a safe,
progression-based system for children of all ages and skill- level.
Candice Mullins is the owner and head
coach of Pacific and she has held the program together for over 15 years.
Starting as a gymnast herself, she
began gymnastics here in Hilo. She was a fiercely competitive gymnast and
captured several State titles. She
attended St. Joseph High School and went on to Creighton
University in Omaha, Nebraska. She finished her college education at the University of Hawaii
at Hilo where
she earned her teaching certificate and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal
While at UH Hilo, she was a part of the Uh Dance
ensemble. After having her two
daughters, Quinn and Faye, she returned to teaching and has been teaching for
over 20 years. Gymnastics was always her
passion, and when the opportunity arose for her to open her own gym, she took
it. She has been coaching gymnastics and
taking gymnasts to their peak levels for over 30 years.
Coach Candi now spends her free time
taking care of her Hilo
properties and playing with her grandchildren.
Quinn Nelson was a gymnast from the
start and has always been in a gym. She
grew up on trampolines and doing her own routines in the yard. As a Pacific Gymnast, she worked her way up
to the highest level, level 10. After
graduating high school from Waiakea High, she took her gymnastics to the
Division 1 college level at California
at Fullerton. Though the coaches were mainly interested in
her Floor and Vaulting abilities, she was chosen as the first vault competitor
at every competition. While in California, she worked
as a recreational coach for the Titan Jrs Gymnastics program. Upon moving back to Hilo,
she enrolled at the University of Hawaii at Hilo
and in the Spring of 2009, graduated with her Bachelor of Arts degree in
Psychology. Quinn has 2 sons, Evan
and Hart, and has been coaching for over 10 years.
Her next goal in life is to attend Graduate school.