Jeffrey T. Jay is the owner of HKPK. He is an inventor and entrepreneur who has developed such inventions as the Velocity Jumping Stilts as well as created such companies as Stiltwerks Inc., The Werks Group, LLC, Globalwerks Group, LLC, Werks Aerospace, LLC.
Jeff is a former professional gymnast as well as an actor, stuntman, an stunt coordinator. He has recently honed his skills as a producer by executive producing “The Dodge Viper Cup” on Versus TV and several campaigns for Dodge SRT Brand. He has worked on such films as “Con Air”, “Mars Attacks”, “Lethal Weapon 4” and “Vampirella”.
He has appeared on numerous TV shows on the Discovery Channel, History Channel, an Jay Leno to name a few. TV shows such as “Popular Science’s Future of…”, History Channel’s “Modern Marvels”, and “Ripley’s Believe It or Not” with the Harlem Globetrotters and broke World Records on one episode.
His designs are used extensively in several Cirque du Soleil shows, Mystere, Love, Zumanity, an Varekai. He has also been a vendor of the Disney Corporation for 12 years now. He also has patents with the US Military for his incredible inventions.
He is a father of three and is an active volunteer an member of Shadow Hills Baptist Church
Floor Manager/Head Coach
Drew “Super Drew” Fourage was born in Oxnard, California and has been in Vegas for three years. He is a multiple time national champion as well as world ranked competitive cheerleader. His talents do not stop with cheerleading as he has also been a successful tumbling and parkour athlete for thirteen years. Not only has he performed in these areas but has also been actively coaching parkour, cheerleading, gymnastics, tumbling, and trampwall for eleven years. Other than coaching, Drew has spent time as a circus performer as well as a stunt actor on television and web series. Drew was even a finalist on America’s Got Talent season 10 with All Wheel Sports!
Annie was born and raised in California and moved to Vegas in 2013. She started dancing and tumbling when she was three years old. Growing up in a gym Annie knew that’s where her heart belonged. When she was old enough to maintain a job she started coaching gymnastics and dance and has been a coach ever since. Annie realized she loved helping others grow and being an inspiration to people around her. When she was 18 she got into teaching and became a certified preschool teacher. Recently Annie decided to further her education and got her NAMC Montessori Teaching Certification. She has been at HKPK since 2013 and hopes to continue to make HKPK the best it can be.
Masey Jay is daughter of Jeff and Julie Jay owner of HKPK. Masey grew up in the Gymnastics world and competed for 5 years. That balance and strength allowed her to excel at all her future sports. She currently is a State Champion Hunter Jumper in Horseback riding. She goes to Centennial High School where she studies Japanese and excels in Math and Science. Masey has been working for HKPK for 2 years and is an avid Trampoline Wall enthusiast.
Alina Leiva Hopkins
Aerial Silks Coach
Alina is a 32 year old performer born and raised in Havana, Cuba, who became an American Citizen in 2012. She is a Professional Circus Artist graduated in 2003 from the National Circus School in Havana, Cuba, also having a previous 5 year experience in a Spanish Dance School in Cuba. Her skills include Aerial Acrobatics (Silks/Tissues and Body Loops), Chinese Poles, Roller Skate Duo, Dance and Acting, having performed professionally in Cuba and abroad, including Japan, Aruba, Mexico and the USA. She moved to the USA in 2007 and started working as a Freelance Artist. In 2008 she joined the Raw Talent Dance Company performing both dance and acrobatics.In 2009 she auditioned and was hired to perform as an Aerial Artist and also a main character in LOVE, one of the resident shows by Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas. After 6 years working with LOVE she decided to leave the company and become once again an independent Artist, along with coaching Aerial Acrobatics at HKPK where she’s currently sharing her skills and passion for the Circus Arts.
Team Detour Coach
Mason has been training parkour and freerunning for over 10 years. His background includes skateboarding, snowboarding, Tae Kwon Doe, hockey, soccer, and wrestling. In 2006 Mason saw the opening chase scene of James Bond Casino Royale and magically discovered parkour. At age 16 he began taking parkour classes in Boulder, Colorado. Mason helped build 3 parkour gyms in Denver, Colorado and became a certified parkour instructor by APEX Movement in 2011. Mason began performing for All Wheel Sports in 2012 in an extreme sports show at Cedar Point Amusement Park and also performs at California’s Great America for the Halloween Haunt in a trampoline zombie show called Nytewalkers. In July 2015 Mason became a brand ambassador for Garden of Life and became vegan in January 2016. Mason has a cat named Momo and is learning to play the didgeridoo.
Team Detour Coach
Steven Manriquez was first introduced to parkour at a young age without even knowing it. Steven would be climbing, jumping, and moving through obstacles no other kids would dare to. At the age of 17 Steven was explained the art of parkour and has now been involved with the sport for 5 years. He loves how challenging and demanding the sport is and was so fascinated by the overwhelming fear the sport can sometimes present that he is currently in the process of developing a form of training that can most efficiently overcome these fears. Steven loves parkour and because of this has expanded to free running, tramp wall, tumbling, and lyra. Steven overall loves the sport and will continue to be involved in the sport for the rest of his life.
Lauren graduated from Shadow Ridge High School in 2015. She moved to Las Vegas in July of 2013 and started taking and enjoying parkour classes within a few months of that time. She started coaching beginner parkour in February of this year and finds it very enjoyable. Prior to moving here she lived in 7 other places on the East coast and participated in multiple other sports. She started soccer at the age of 4 and began Irish step dancing at 7. A few years later she started softball and cross country then moved on to track and Tae Kwon Do. She made it all the way to black belt in the year and a half that she lived in Maryland. She enjoys pretty much any activity that requires physical exertion. When she is not playing sports or working, she is reading, playing an instrument, or hanging out with one of her many siblings. She also volunteers at Spirit Therapies where multiple children with disabilities, including three of her brothers, ride horses as part of their therapy program. She is now in college and would like to get an undergraduate in kinesiology and then become a physical therapist or personal trainer however she is currently planning on moving one more time before crossing that bridge.
Kory is Parkour trampwall athlete who has been with the gym since the start. He has coached youth sports teams for 2 years and has learned the multiple different learning styles of all types of students. Kory attends Shadow Ridge High School and is majoring in auto tech. He performs in multiple after school activities and donates his time to better his community. Kory comes from an athletic background growing up in motocross, gymnastics, and football. Kory placed 3rd in the WFPF Parkour championship at Mandalay Bay representing the gym. Kory not only stands out in the world of parkour but also trains on trampwall. Whenever he has the chance, he is training to better himself and push through his comfort zone. He has grown into a great athlete, planting his parkour roots here in 2012 starting off as a student in a parkour class with the dream of coaching here at HKPK. With much time and dedication he finally reached his dream.
Dylan has been doing gymnastics and mixed martial arts since the age of six and has been partaking in several gymnastic and karate events since then. His tramp wall skills are currently at their peak since he started 3 years ago along with martial arts tricking. Dylan currently attends Centennial High School and excels in theater, wrestling, and a variety of math programs. He is also involved in several action sports and is even a sponsored for freestyle bmx, freestyle smx, free style fmx, snow boarding, gymnastics/ parkour, and different types of stunting. His future goal in life is to be in cirque du soleil or be sponsored for the action and possibly have a tv show for it as well. Dylan takes pride in his work and loves to teach others in the different arts.
Little Ninja Coach
Jessica Deardorff is a senior at Leadership Academy of Nevada and will be finishing High School in April of 2016. She will be starting Sports Massage Therapy School over the summer and plans to make massage a part of her career. Jessica also works as a Behavioral Technician. She lived in 8 different places across the United States and has traveled to 24 States. Jessica has been active since a young age and grew up taking self-defense courses. She was also an Irish dancer for 6 years of her life (age 6-12). When she turned 13, she wanted to expand her skills and knowledge of dance and enrolled in Hip Hop classes for a year. Movement of the human body has had a significant impact on her life and continues too. Jessica teaches Little Ninja’s because she enjoys helping children to experience movement in a fun and safe environment. Coaching Little Ninja’s is an experience she would never get anywhere else. She’s an entrepreneur in everyday life and this is one of the ways she achieves this.