Our Amazing Coaches
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!
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.
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!
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!
If you need an experienced mom to talk with, stop by the front desk and say hi!
Since I was little I have always been passionate about not only gymnastics but also children! I am currently working as a Pre-Team coach here at Momentum, I coach the JO Level 2 Team and assist Coach Lindsey with the JO Level 3’s. I am so blessed to be working here at Momentum Athletic Center and I am excited to see where this journey takes me!
Not only has Lindsey been a coach for many years, she also has a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Central Florida which she received in 2013. Her area of expertise is domestic violence and sexual violence. She was a professor for 5 years at the University of Alaska Anchorage, before taking a job in Lexington at the Univeristy of Kentucky. Lindsey left academia recently because she knew her passion was for gymnastics and she wanted to dedicate her career to helping athletes become the best gymnasts possible.
Lindsey has a black Lab named Riley who is the love of her life!
originally from Spring, Texas. I began gymnastics when I was 3 years old and competed to level 7. I began cheering for Woodland’s Elite Cheer Company and my high school in Texas. I moved to Parker last year. I enjoy Cheer, of course, as well as snowboarding, soccer, and 4H. My ambition is to become a Veterinarian.
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!
While I was still in high school I began coaching developmental gymnastics classes, advanced preschool, and pre-team. I also choreographed both floor and beam routines for the level 5 and 6 teams. I eventually quit gymnastics and took a break from coaching in order to put my focus on my education. I attended the University of Colorado Boulder where I studied Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and was a part of the Biology Club, the Hiking Club, and the Photography Club at CU. While I was in school I worked a variety of jobs, but spent most of my time as a freelance photography and also an assistant professor of Biology, Statistics, and Chemistry. I recently graduated in May of 2019 and began to realize how much I missed gymnastics and wanted to get back into it. Now, I am helping coach both the XCEl and JO programs here at Momentum.
When I’m not working, I spend most of my free time enjoying the outdoors. During the summer I climb and occasionally compete in sport climbing competitions, go on camping trips, and volunteer for ecological restoration projects. In the winter I’m almost always in the mountains skiing! If you ever see me around the gym feel free to say hello, I’d love to chat!
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!
Some things that I enjoy doing are I love being outdoors so hiking, kayaking, and fishing are some of my favorite summer activities along with traveling. During the winter I enjoy skiing and snowboarding.
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!
Growing up, I was a clumsy kid so my parents put me in gymnastics to hopefully improve my balance skills. I fell in love with the sport and competed in the JO program at Adrenaline and Castle Rock School of Gymnastics for a few years. However as high school was approaching, I aged out of the program. I decided it would be best to focus on my school work, but I always felt like that part of me was missing and was ecstatic to find Momentum and their incredible team of coaches and other staff.
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.
I started coaching in 2006. I am so thankful for the opportunity to make a positive atmosphere and impact on the children and have them experience the greatness of the sport like I did.
I graduated from Metro State with a Bachelor’s Degree in both Biology and Sports Medicine. In my spare time, I root for the Yankees and whatever team my son is playing for. I have an amazing husband and three children, Sidni, Ben and Riley.