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 lifetime and started my drive to continue to be involved in the sport of gymnastics and operate my own gym someday. 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, former 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. My wonderful, supportive husband, Aaron, and I have two children who love to help out and have FUN at the Next Generation Performance Center!