I started my love for gymnastics as a HS gymnast for Britton, SD from 1991-1996. I helped the Britton team to many runner-up State Championships. After graduating HS I went to college at Southwest State University in Marshall, MN. I wanted to continue somehow with the sport so I looked into the town to see if they had a HS team. I was lucky to find that they needed an assistant coach for the Marshall Tigers. I was the assistant from 1996-2000. During this time I was fortunate to go on a trip July 1998 to Budapest, Hungary. There I attended gymnastics facilities and met Henrietta Onodi who was a 1992 Olympic Gold and Silver medalist on Vault and Floor for Hungary. This experience was once in a life time and started my drive to continue to be involved in the sport of gymnastics and operate my own gym some day. After graduating college with an Art Education degree I moved to Aberdeen, SD and became a substitute teacher at Aberdeen Central High School. I wanted to take a break from coaching HS age and I found out there was a youth program called the Aberdeen Gymnastics Association (AGA). I became the AGA Director in 2001. I soon met Gene Brownell, Athletic Director for the HS, and found myself drawn back to the HS level gymnasts. I became an assistant coach for CHS in 2001 and took over for the Varsity team in 2003. I also took a job as one of the HS Art teachers where I taught for 12 years. I chose to leave teaching to pursue my dream to own a gymnastics facility. After I left teaching I became the gallery director for Benjamin Victor Studios which used to be located on the campus of Northern State University. I continued to focus on the AGA youth program until August of 2015. I made the decision to leave the AGA to open the Next Generation Performance Center. The current location is a stepping stone for hopefully a larger facility that will provide competitive gymnastics, cheer and dance, along with many other fitness programs for Aberdeen and the surrounding area! My wonderful, supportive husband, Aaron, and I have two children who love to train and have FUN at the Next Generation Performance Center!