(Manager, Staff Trainer, Lead Gymnastics and Lead Dance Instructor) I have been working at Tumblebear Gymnastics since September 1, 2001. I manage the company along with teaching 2 days a week. I LOVE children and teaching is my absolute passion. There is nothing better than watching a child accomplish a skill that they have worked endlessly to achieve. I never know who gets more excited… me or my student.
When I am not working, I spend time with my family. My little family consists of my fiance, Will; my daughter, Daenerys (my moon and stars); and my three cats, Gene, Calypso & Twitch. May daughter was born in 2013 and she is just a small package full of life. She has already started her career in gymnastics and I cannot wait to see her excel in the sport. I have always had an understanding of children and their capabilities but having a child of my own has made me understand kids more than I knew I could. It’s amazing watching my child hit all of the milestones in life and watching her little personality develop.
I develop a personal relationship with each and every child I teach and they mean the world to me. I remember every child I have worked with and each one has made an impact on me and on my life. I cherish the memories and it’s always hard when the kids “grow up” and leave my program. I keep in touch with many of my past students and their parents so I can watch their progress. Many of my students have gone on to gyms or competitive gymnastics after they age out of my program at a daycare. I have other students that have left my recreational center programs to go onto a gymnastics gym and they still stop in to see me or to show me the skills they have achieved.
I look forward to working with you and your child!