Miss Stephanie Christman 

Head Instructor

3rd Degree Black Belt

Meet Our Instructor Team!

Mrs Wendy Dwyer 

Owner/Chief Instructor

4th Degree Black Belt

About Stephanie...

​Miss Stephanie began her martial arts journey in 2009 at age 9. She has now been an instructor for at Elite for more than 5 years. Her favorite program to teach is the Lil Ninja and Mini Ninja program, where she enjoys watching the students grow into their own personalities. Miss Stephanie plans to own her own karate studio one day. When not at elite, Miss Stephanie enjoys spending lots of time with her pets and traveling to the Outer Banks. 

About Ashita...

Miss Ashita is a 2nd Degree Black Belt. She started doing Martial Arts when she was 5 years old & started helping at Elite Leadership around 5 years ago! Her favorite part about working at Elite is watching the students grow, & turn into amazing martial artists. She also loves seeing the excitement on their faces when they earn their new belts. Outside of Taekwondo, Miss Ashita plays the alto saxophone in her high school marching band, loves to bake, & hang out with family & friends. 

About Mrs. Wendy Dwyer...

​Mrs. Dwyer began her martial arts journey in 1998 at age 14. She started teaching the following year and quickly found her passion. She decided to open Elite Leadership in July of 2014 at the Mifflin Area YMCA. We moved to Catherine Street in October of 2015. Since then her team of Instructors and students have grown and she enjoys watching them all become better versions of themselves each and every day! When not at Elite, Mrs. Dwyer enjoys spending time with her husband, 2 children, 4 dogs and 2 cats and traveling to the beach! 

Miss Ashita Kumar


2rd Degree Black Belt

Mr Pete Kueny-Rongione 


3rd Degree Black Belt

About Pete...

Mr Pete & his 2 sons joined the Elite family in February of 2018. Graduating from Mifflin in 1995, he started learning karate that fall as a freshman at Fordham University.  Mr Pete is a 3rd Degree Black Belt in Chung Do Tae Kwon Do. He enjoys acting, going to concerts, & being at home with his family. Mr Pete is also an avid reader. You can always ask him what he's reading, & he'll give you a few answers. Besides teaching karate, he is a substitute teacher. 

Our Elite Leadership Team of Instructors work with children and adults of all ages to teach valuable life skills, character building and martial arts training. We provide a fun family atmosphere and positive environment for individual growth in a clean and organized facility. Our instructor team are positive roles models and mentor for our students. 

​About Ty...

Mr Ty began his martial arts journey in 2015 at age 10. He has now been an instructor for at Elite for more than a year. Mr Ty looks forward every opportunity he gets to teach and spend time with the students. He is also involved with Elite's Hyper program and Demo team. When not at Elite, Mr Ty enjoys daily naps and playing video games. 

Mr Ty Shrawder 


2nd Degree Black Belt