I grew up in southern Ohio and was active in dance, gymnastics, and cheer. I attended Ohio University and earned my Bachelor’s in Elementary Education and then my Master’s in Education from Walden University. I started coaching cheer and tumbling in 1993 when I started teaching middle school. Coaching and teaching have always been a part of my life. I returned to coaching gymnastics 7 years ago and love every minute of it.

I live in Chillicothe with my husband Brent and daughter Gracyn. I have three older sons, Collin, Keagan, and Landen, three daughter-in-laws Heidi, Brittany, and Megan, and two grandchildren Emily and Carter.

When not in the gym, I enjoy traveling, boating, and spending time with my family.