XCEL Program Director;
Gold Head Coach;
I am happy to represent Wisconsin as I was born and raised on a 272 acre dairy farm outside the tiny burg of Stitzer, Wisconsin. In my heart I am always a country girl, Wisconsin pride (yes this includes the Badgers, Green Bay Packers, and Milwaukee Brewers!), and with that comes a long line of hard work taught to me my incredible parents, Bruce and Jan, brother Chris, and both maternal and paternal grandparents. I have figured out how to adapt to city life (this is a big city to me!), but am always a country girl.
My sports background includes club gymnastics for 14.5 years, dance for ten years, and track and field for 3.5 years in high school and my first semester of college. I attained Level 10 status and competed, but chose to bump back to Level 9 to be able to earn a berth to Westerns my senior year of high school which I did (and was second place on vault!) After losing my last club year to a second blown ACL while attending the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, I transferred to the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Each year we had to try out for the gymnastics team, and I’m a proud and grateful four year member of it! We were team NCGA champions three of my four years! Dancing is a huge passion of mine, and my love of dance has brought me into the world of gymnastics choreography for the past twelve years. This past year I also got back into dance classes and finally got to be on stage again in a ballet number! My time in track and field has truly honed my abilities as a vault coach. In my three years of high school track I medaled at State each year and became MVP and co-Captain my senior year.
In addition to my own involvement and coaching in this sport, I am also a USAG Accredited Official through Level 10. Although I am heavily immersed in the gymnastics world, I enjoy getting out and trying new experiences like solo vacations, learning to Salsa, and ziplining! No matter the struggle, my life experiences thus far have brought me to say, “Trust me when I tell you it’s all worth it!” God is good all of the time, and all of the time, God is good!