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 still loves to share her joy for the sport.
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 Arts.
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 from Waiakea High, she took her gymnastics to the Division 1 college level at California State University 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 15 years.
Trillium Simington was a dancer and performer for most of her life, she grew up in Oregon and moved to Hawaii when she was 18 years old. She is graduate from the University of Hawaii at Hilo and is the beginner coach for Pacific gymastics. Trillium has 1 daughter, Sequoia, and has been coaching for over 7 years.