Our Amazing Coaches
I began as a Gymnast at the age of 8. I was definitely born to flip and twist and when my parents put me in Gymnastics, I excelled quite quickly achieving many awards and overcoming many obstacles. Gymnastics really set the frame work for what was to come for me and I know that without the sport, I would not have had the discipline, work ethic, motivation, etc. to push myself through the grit and experience the many opportunities that have been presented to me.
Moving forward, I ended up finding a new passion in Diving as my body was feeling the beating from Gymnastics. I knew I didn’t want to give up the “acrobatic” lifestyle but had to take a step back from what I was most passionate about. I found a whole different way of flipping and twisting with Diving. This is when my interest in not only being an athlete but also being a coach began to fester. I was able to use my Gymnastics foundation and build on it to help both my teammates and myself excel further in this sport. I dove for the University of Arizona and achieved many great accomplishments including the first National Title for the 10 Meter Platform Event at the D1 NCAA Championships. This was by far my highest accomplishment as an athlete and it lead me to a spot on the National Team as well as a spot to compete in the 2012 Olympic Trials. These experiences taught me 2 things. 1, hard work truly does pay off but 2; it takes a village of people who have helped guide and harness your skill set both as an athlete and person to get you to these high levels.
At this point, I moved on to work for Cirque Du Soleil as an Acrobat/Performer for the “O” Show at the Bellagio. Again, I knew I wasn’t ready to hang up my love for flipping and twisting so why not do it as a job? This experience truly shaped my passion for the discipline but also, it rounded my background as an athlete and gave me a better glimpse of how I would serve as a coach/mentor. As my body began to feel the years of competition and performances, I began to realize that I couldn’t leave this sport as it has done so much for me but also, I wanted to help those in my shoes accomplish goals and achieve great experiences for themselves. When the Head Diving Coach positioned opened up at DU, I knew this was my chance to do just that; help younger generations through their passion of Acrobatics and teach them discipline, hard work, dedication, etc. This also showed me what it entails to lead, plan, create and above all, do it while maintaining a fun and healthy environment that makes each individual want to come back for more.
I have loved every part of my life and know that through my experiences as an athlete and coach, I will do everything I can to make sure that I give each individual as much knowledge as I can to help them achieve their goals and expectations.
Prior to this, I was a preschool assistant teacher for about 7 years, after being a stay at home mom during my kiddos elementary years. I love being around children and watching them grow in their knowledge through education as well as the everyday skills they learn through activities like Gymnastics.
I look forward to seeing you all around Momentum Athletic Center, it’s a wonderful place!
Throughout high school I coached preschool and recreational gymnastics at my home gym, Siouxland Gymnastics Academy. I then went on to the University of Iowa to study psychology. While away at college I couldn’t give up my passion for the sport, so I landed a coaching position. I coached team XCEL (levels bronze through diamond) for Iowa GymNest, in Coralville, Iowa. After living in Iowa City for 5.5 years, I decided to transfer to the University of South Dakota. I graduated from USD with my Bachelors Degree in Psychology, with a minor in Child & Adolescent Development. I continued to coach working with developmental team kids, as well as levels 3-10 back at my home gym.
I recently moved to Colroado. I am so excited to be coaching for Momentum Athletic Center. I am specializing in the Mojo Stars right now, and I cannot wait to prepare these talented kiddos for competitive gymnastics! My heart will always be with the sport of gymnastics and I am just not ready to give up my passion for coaching young athletes to be their best versions of themselves, physically and mentally.
If you see me around the gym make sure to stop and introduce yourself! I love meeting new people and making connections! I cannot wait to make an impact in your child’s life!
In 2013, he was a top finalist for the Denver city qualifiers for NBC’s American Ninja Warrior, earning a spot in the Las Vegas finals for Season Five.
In 2019, Caleb decided to return to Colorado to be closer to the thriving movement community around Denver, where he discovered Momentum Athletic Center! He is excited to design and create a new “Ninja” themed program for Momentum that highlights the importance of human adaptability through movement. Overcoming obstacles (whether they be physical or mental) is the essence of NINJAgility, as well as learning to calculate risk, leading to students with strong self-reliance and self-awareness.
After graduating high school I moved to Boulder, Colorado to pursue a Bachelors degree in Integrative Physiology at the University of Colorado-Boulder. I continued to coach gymnastics in California during Summer breaks for my first two years of college, however I soon began working as a Medical Scribe in the Emergency Department at St. Anthony Hospital and therefore stayed in Colorado during the Summer time. I worked in the Emergency Department for about 2 years, however after graduating from college I realized how much I missed working with children and specifically coaching gymnastics.
I recently moved from Boulder to Denver and was thankful enough to hear about Momentum Athletic Center! I will be coaching pre-school and recreational classes at Momentum and am beyond excited to continue my passion for coaching gymnastics! I will be at the gym almost every day of the week, so if you ever have any questions or want to discuss your child, please don’t hesitate come talk to me!
I cheered for Reinhardt University in Waleska GA from 2001-2004. Cheer was never my intent but as a kid, I had taught myself how to tumble in the grass and on my trampoline through the help of my uncle who was a gymnast. It was a fun hobby for me but I never got into formal training due to being a pianist, in which I started playing at 5 years old. I was well on my way to college with a music scholarship and was on track for Pre-med to eventually become a Cardiologist. Suddenly, I lost my cousin to a tragic car accident my senior year of high school. It rocked me to the core. She was constantly on my mind and I was devastated. I had changed my mind about school, didn’t know if I even wanted to go to college anymore, etc. My young mind didn’t know how to navigate nor cope. She was the cheerleader and I was the musician. We were two peas in a pod and best friends. When I decided I needed to go to school, I declined my music scholarship to go to a smaller school closer to home. Reinhardt College, now University, became my choice and there I was, a freshman at orientation when the cheerleaders found me. They talked me into trying out because I could tumble. I had no idea what I was getting myself into. I thought I would do something small, not something that would re-direct my educational goals and turn my life in a totally different direction. I even told myself, “Whatever, I have nothing to lose if I don’t make the team, I’m just doing this for Randallynn because it would make her laugh to see me do this”. Well, low and behold, I found myself standing at the doors of the student center with my roommate staring at the ‘Congrats to the 2001 Reinhardt Cheerleaders’ with my jaw on the ground because there my name was. My immediate reaction was “Oh my gosh, what did I do? I’m not a cheerleader” And, the rest was history and I have dedicated my career to my cousin!
Almost 20 years later, I have successfully made a career out of cheerleading! I changed my major to Sociology and got my first coaching job as a Junior in college at Ravens Elite Training Center in Canton, GA. I started out with the lower level teams and classes and over the years, I worked my way through the highest levels. I also took my “back yard tumbling” and transformed my terrible technique into good technique. Going from not having great tumbling to understanding the importance of applying technique, I became a better tumbler. It was incredible how much easier it made my tumbling. This is why you will learn that I am a TECHNIQUE GURU! I love it and have seen so much success in my athletes because of amazing technique!
My first gym unfortunately closed so I started coaching for Canton Gymnastics Academy until I moved to CO. I came to CO with the intentions of getting out of cheer altogether but within 6 months I was right back at with Peak Athletics in Highlands Ranch. I worked there for 6 years as a team and class coach and then eventually as their Rec Cheer and Tumble Manager. While at Peak, I also agreed to one season with Legend High School as an interim Head Coach in 2015 where they placed 5th at State and 10th in the Nation for their Co-Ed division at Nationals. One of my most exciting accomplishments!
Through my years of coaching, I held my USASF Levels 1-5 Credentials, have coached all ages, all levels of classes and Allstar teams. I have coached and done choreography for high school teams along with judging tryouts for middle school, high school and Allstars. I cheered on Open Level 6 for Force Allstars out of Stone Mountain GA and in 2008, stepped in as an alternate for Cheersport Atlanta on an International Level 4 team. My last team was for Peak Athletics Co-ed Level 5 in 2015 where I made the team and 3 weeks later, tore my quad. It was time for me to hang it up! A sad reality but a necessary one! But coaching seems to be something I can never hang up so here I am, excited and lucky to get to be a part of the Momentum Family! Can’t wait to meet all of you!
Megan initially began in gymnastics where she competed through level 4, but quickly switched rolls when was introduced to cheerleading. She fell in love with cheer and competed with the world-renowned ICE Athletics for many years. She helped bring home countless national championships during her time at ICE and traveled all over the country. In 2009, Megan made the tough decision to leave all-star cheer for her high school varsity squad. She helped them bring home three consecutive top five finishes at state.
In 2013, Megan moved west for college and attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. In Nebraska, the main aspects of cheerleading are actually illegal in the school systems. A blessing in disguise, Megan looked for other opportunities to stay involved in cheerleading and came across Cheer Xpress, Lincoln’s premier competitive program. She began coaching tumbling and prep classes, but quickly became the head coach for multiple competitive teams. Megan was also fortunate enough to aid in coaching Cheer Xpress’s world’s team, which consecutively places in the top 15 year after year.
She graduated in 2017 with a B.S. in Marketing and moved a bit further west to be closer to family. She attempted the corporate world but quickly realized her heart belongs on the mat. Her passion is cheerleading and is so excited to share that with athletes here at Momentum.
I am 26 years old and I have an 8 year old daughter who has been a part of Momentum for two years!
I’ve lived in Colorado most of my life and absolutely love it. I have always worked in customer service, being able to meet new people and little ones has always been something I have been drawn to!
Feel free to stop by the front desk and say hi!
Now for the good stuff! My first competitive sport was a Korean form of Martial Arts called Kuk Sool Won. I began training and competing at 4 years old and loved every minute of it. When I was 6 we moved to California, which I where I began gymnastics and started competing soon after that. As we moved back and forth between England and The States I switched back and forth between those sports. I spent 7 years as a competitive gymnast, falling in love with the sport. In Martial Arts, I received my first-degree black belt at a Scottish Tournament and a week later at the European Grand Championships, I medaled in all 4 of the divisions I entered before heading off to my senior prom that night (the boys in my division were not happy about that lol).
Professionally, I have worked as an assistant coach in dance and gymnastics programs while in high school. Colour guard program director for a high school, dance technician for two other high school pom teams and a gymnastics JO team, created and ran a summer dance program (high school and adult classes), over the 4 years I was in College in Las Cruces NM. After graduating I moved to Alamogordo NM and began coaching at Xtreme Amplitude as a kinder, rec, and team coach at a brand-new gym. Since then I have become a manager, the head team coach (Lvl. 2- Lvl. 8) and helped develop the gyms principles along with my awesome owners.
I am an ambitious worker and I always strive to get the best out of my students and give my best right back to them. I am super excited to be joining Momentums staff and as you may see I have dabbled around in a lot of actives so you may see me with a lot of different groups. Please feel welcome to come and say hi, meeting new people is what I do best!
I’ve been coaching gymnastics for 7 years, with levels ranging from preschool & beginner to a competitive Xcel team. I’m excited to bring my experience and knowledge to Momentum!
Throughout high school I competed for my school’s gymnastics team as well as coaching preschool and recreational gymnastics at Goodson Recreation Center. After graduation I moved to Manhattan, Kansas to attend Kansas State University where I studied Communications and Marketing. Shortly after moving to Kansas I knew something was missing and had to get back in the gym so I began working at Manhattan Gymnastics Academy. I coached recreational, Developmental team, team XCEL, and JO. I graduated from KSU this past spring with a Bachelor in Mass Communications and Marketing with a minor in Journalism.
I recently moved back to Colorado and am so blessed and excited to be able to continue my passion for gymnastics by coaching here at Momentum! I am so excited to help your kiddos achieve their goals and be apart of their gymnastics journey!
I grew up in a small town called Dayton Indiana. Started gymnastics with mommy and me classes and kept going at it till I was about 15 in level eight.
Afterwards I started coaching children ages 3-13 for three years. They were basically my friends at the time. I’ve always loved working with kids to see their progress and happiness.
I moved to Colorado in 2015. Started in Colorado Springs and now I’m happy to be in Aurora. One of my other passions is poetry. I’ll drive around from Denver to Boulder for open mics. I’m also working on writing some zines and books.
I’m grateful for so many people and communities I have found since living in Colorado. Including this space for not only teaching skills but life lessons and while being involved in my favorite sport, once again.
Emily really enjoys working with the kids and parents at Momentum. Swing by the front desk and introduce yourself when you get a chance. She loves meeting new people!
he believes development of cheerleaders is essential for the future of the program but more importantly the cheerleader themselves. He has coached all levels from youth beginners to adult open level 5 and the Colorado Rapids cheer team. Development of a program starts with a solid foundation and progress can only be achieved when the athletes has reached consistency. Depending on the needs of the team, the athletes, and the program will determine how to design and implement the training and developmental time to each area of cheerleading.
While in college, Abby coached all-star cheerleading. After college, Abby was briefly the assistant cheer coach at the University of Northern Colorado.
Abby earned her Bachelor’s Degree in sociology from Metropolitan State College of Denver. She works as a paralegal for a small Centennial law firm. Abby and her husband have one daughter who loves her gymnastics classes she takes here at Momentum.
Abby has had a lifelong love of all things cheer, gymnastics, and dance and is thrilled to be a part of the Momentum family! She looks forward to working with your children to provide a fun, safe environment to grow their cheer and gymnastics skills.
I will graduate in early 2021 from Metro State University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management. In my free time, I enjoy anything fitness related. My passion for fitness led me to certify as a personal trainer in 2017. I have a wonderful fiancé and son.
If you see me around Momentum, please feel free to say hi! I’d love to talk!
I just recently got married and moved to Colorado. I was a gymnast for 8 years and competed through level 6. During high school I coached beginner gymnastics until I graduated. I took a break from coaching in pursuit of other goals. But when I arrived in Colorado and heard about Momentum I got so excited to be apart of a gym family again. I have always had a love for teaching children. Whether it was babysitting, volunteering at my church or helping out at the preschool I have always been around kids. I love helping them learn and grow, not just in the gym but in their life. When I was growing up, my gym was a second home and I hope to make that true for my students.
She took some time off to grow her family and came back into the sport after the sudden death of her mentor, Tim Frye. She joined the coaching team at Gymnastics Plus working with level 3-9 gymnasts. She left GP to come over to Momentum in April of 2018. She began here filling in with the level 5’s and eventually found a place with the Advanced 2 class, which was built with the idea that the girls who test out of Advanced have a place to go to prepare to try out for one of our teams. Since building the class, she’s had 3 girls move to JO and 8 girls move to Excel.
She loves every girl she’s helped. She has high expectations for every girl she encounters, both in gymnastics and in life. She hopes that every girl she works with will remember her as their biggest cheerleader.