Thomas Alberti: Mr. Tom is the Head Girls Team Coach, office manager, maintenance director, and an email comedian. He is a graduate of the Bronx High School of Science and has a B.S. in Exercise Science from the University of Massachusetts. He was a gymnast for 10 years and has been coaching since 1987. He has coached dozens of Regional and State Champions. Mr. Tom was also on the CT State Committee of gymnastics since 2001 and received the State Service Award in 2013 & 2017 at which time he resigned his position to focus on business endeavors.
Tom Alberti: Tom grew up at New Era, the child of Gym Owners, took classes, joined the competitive ninja team and now helps with Ninja Events as a demonstrator. Tom was a top tester for ANW Jr. 2018. He is also one of the head website designer/updater for New Era. Tom is a 7th grader at Hamden Middle School
April Beckner: April is a ninja from Florida who is the head assistant at New Era Ninjas. April is an artist, a Ninja Camp Director, and Drew's other half. April competed at the National Ninja League finals in 2017.
Dave Caroll: David is an avid ninja and rock climbing enthusiast. He has climbed for the last 14 years and has recently started coaching aspiring ninjas at New Era. David is a member of the New Era Ninja Squad and competes in NNL competitions regularly.
Drew Drechsel: Drew is a professional Ninja Warrior who is recognized as one of the top ninja warriors in the world. Drew has competed in 4 different countries. He is originally from Florida and is a certified Parkour Instructor. Drew is the creator of the New Era Ninja Program and began at New Era in 2015.
Julius Ferguson: Julius is a new ninja teacher, but had been a ninja student for a few years. Julius is also a substitute teacher. Julius Competed in ANW 8 in Philadelphia and ANW 10 in Minneapolis.
Bob King: Bob is a former High School gymnast who has taught boys classes for New Era for many years. Both of Bob's sons also taught gymnastics part-time. Bob now can be found fixing, designing and installing new equipment.
Mike Lewis: Mike is a member of the New Era Senior Ninja Squad who qualified to the National Ninja League finals in 2016 and 2017. Mike completed 100 hours of teaching training and is now a part-time ninja teacher.
Bobby O'Neill: After being a ninja on our Ninja Squad and completing teacher training, Bobby has taught part-time at New Era since 2016. Bobby also works full-time at TD Bank.
Joe Pirovane: Joe attends North Haven High School. Joe has been doing parkour for years and found a love for ninja warrior obstacles. He currently trains both and has taught ninja warrior classes for New Era since 2015.
Greg Schwartz: Greg has been in the ninja warrior community since 2012. He has competed on ANW five times and internationally on SASUKE Vietnam twice. Greg has also worked with ANW production testing obstacles at Regional and National finals courses. Greg has a B.A. in English w/ highest honors from UMASS and is working on his 4th novel.