Gem City coaches!Our coaches have over 200 years of combined experience!

We choose to coach at Gem City because we love coaching and we love gymnastics and tumbling. Some of us landed in gymnastics because we were hyperactive kids, others were naturally talented gymnasts or tumblers, and still others got into the sport to develop basic coordination. (Oh, did we mention fun? That’s why we all stuck with it!) No matter how we got here, coaching is now our passion.

Gymnastics and tumbling is something that has added value to our lives. We want to extend this value to our athletes whether they are 3 or 30, totally inexperienced or an elite level competitor. These sports are challenging. Your body must be strong, but your mind needs to be stronger. We help strengthen both with our coaching approach that is safety centered, positive, and knows when to offer a kick in the pants.


Kiki Backoff

Elizabeth Bangert

Becky Bramlett

Kayla Briscoe

Katie Cernea

Zeke Cernea

Katelyn Dixon

Debbie Hageman

Laci Heller

Hope Huff

Jacob Huff

Penny Lock

Anne Nash

Ashley Schralla

Lydia Schrand

Cameron Shreve

Allyson Sloup

Damon Wilson

Birthday Party Instructors
Andrew Dixon
Madelyn Frericks
Georgia Graham
Charleigh Koch
Liz Robertson
Sophie Soltwedel
Reagan Woolen