Meet our Team

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Owner

Programs Director

Head Competitive Gymnastics Coach

 

" Lauren is a Celina High School and Rhodes State College Graduate. She proudly competed USA Gymnastics for 8 years, finishing her career in Level 8. She then had 5 years of gymnastics and tumbling coaching experience at Celina Gym and Cheer. She is now a proud owner of Flight Deck Gymnastics and cannot wait to share her love for gymnastics and exercise with you and your family"!

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Competitive Gymnastics Head Coach 

Competitive Gymnastics Curriculum Director

Bill has been married for 39 years to wife Carrie, with three children and four grandchildren. Retired 35-year High School Special Education Instructor and former High School Gymnastics State Coach of the Year. Bill previously worked at Universal Gymnastics in Columbus Ohio where he trained Levels 4 - 10 teams for 35+ years and during that time coached nine (9) State Championship teams. During the summers, Bill is the Associate and Gymnastics Director at Lake Bryn Mawr Camp in Pennsylvania, where his teams have won 38 straight Junior and Senior Wayne County Championships. He is very appreciative for the opportunity to work in such a tremendous facility and with outstanding youngsters and staff at Flight Deck Gymnastics."

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Office Manager

Customer Service Representative

kendra@flightdeckgymnastics.com

" Kendra graduated from Daytona College with a degree in Medical Assisting. She has worked in healthcare for over 8 years, but has experience with reaching students at her church youth program - being able to help mold, teach, and show them the good in this world through love.  She is excited to grow with Flight Deck and help our families have a positive experience!"

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School-Age Gymnastics Department Leader

Competitive Gymnastics XCEL Bronze Coach

caroline@flightdeckgymnastics.com

"Hi! I'm Caroline and I was born and raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana but recently got married and moved to St. Marys Ohio! I have had several experiences working with children which include: a Gymnastics Instructor, a Swim Coach, Religious Education Teacher, Boys & Girls Club Instructor and a Special Education Assistant through the school I previously worked for. I am so excited to bring a positive attitude, organizational skills, and previous gymnastics experience to Flight Deck!"

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Ninja Department Leader

Ninja Instructor

chandler@flightdeckgymnastics.com

"Chandler Golden is a former collegiate wrestler for Ohio northern and Tiffin Universities. Chandler grew up in Indian Lake, Ohio as the eldest son of a single mother who strongly encouraged her children to put the utmost effort into education and physical fitness. As big brother, Chandler quickly gained the responsibilities of role model, teacher, and full-time babysitter for his two younger brothers. Since 2015 Mr Golden has coached youth wrestling and MMA in Lima, Ohio. It is this basic background from which Chandler’s passion to teach and instill physical fitness developed. While grappling is his primary source of experience, Chandler believes there are a multitude of transferable skills applicable to ninja course training that he is excited to present and help your children master. Chandler is always open to new ideas and strongly encourages athletes and parents alike to reach out with any questions, concerns, or criticisms that may be beneficial to the learning experience.   "

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Competitive Gymnastics Team Manager

Competitive Gymnastics Coach

Customer Service Representative

lisa@flightdeckgymnastics.com

"Lisa was born in Nashville, Tennessee, the city of music! Her and her husband are proud parents to 4 very energetic kids, one puppy and two cats! Lisa has a background in dance and has taught lessons for over 12 years. She has also run her own non-profit program in dance and was one of the original members of the Wright State Lake Campus Lakets (Dance Team). Lisa was also a competitor for over 4 years in the “Dancing with The Big Stars” Fundraiser for the MAV Youth Mentoring Program, formally known as Big Brothers & Big Sisters. She is currently the Team manager here at Flight Deck and looks forward to bringing something extra to the Team!

 

What does Miss Lisa love most about teaching?

To watch young athletes and performers find their confidence by mastering new skills and watching friendships bloom!"

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Competitive Gymnastics Coach

"Amanda is originally from Greenville, Ohio and currently resides in Coldwater , Ohio with her husband & four children. Amanda has been an art teacher for 12 years and graduated from the University of Kentucky, completing her master's degree at the University of Dayton. Amanda was a competitive USA gymnast from a very young age & competed all the way through Level 8 before moving on to competitive cheerleading & dance throughout her collegiate years at UK. She even danced for a professional arena football team - the Lexington Horsemen. Amanda has since coached cheerleading for 12 years at different schools, gymnastics, and even High School softball. After watching her daughter, Georgia, compete in her first season at Flight Deck, Amanda realized just how much she missed being in the gym & sharing her love of the sport with young athletes. Amanda is extremely excited to be a part of the the FDG staff and can't wait to teach poise, grace, strong work ethic's and character-driven mentality! "

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Competitive Gymnastics Assistant Coach

School Age Gymnastics Manager

Ninja Instructor

"John Robinson is a graduate of Celina High School and headed off to The Oho State University pursuing a major in Nursing.  In High School, John was on the dive team and progressed to the state tournament.  John also served as a 4-H camp counselor for 8 years where he was in charge of  planning and leading camp activities.  He is super excited to join the team and can't wait to ensure a safe and clean learning environment! "

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Tumbling Instructor

 " Gymnastics has been my life for years and still is today. I started dance/gymnastics at age 3 and I am just shy of having almost 10 years of coaching experience in. I cheered all through high school, got an amazing opportunity to perform in the Capital One Bowl halftime show for the LSU/Penn State game my junior year, and cheered all through my college years. After high school though I was just not ready to give up what I love most so I decided to start up my very own gymnastic business in my parents basement to help out the Parkway cheer program in the future. I had many, many girls/ boys who came over to my house once a week for lessons for almost 9 years straight. However, it has always been a dream of mine to work in an actual nice gymnastic facility, so once this opportunity came along of course I jumped on it right away! With that being said, I am looking forward to a successful and exciting journey here at Flight Deck Gymnastics and the opportunity to work with each every single one of you, making all your dreams come true :) "

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Tumbling Department Leader

"Stefanie is a St Marys Memorial High School Graduate. Where after she completed a business administration degree at Wright State Lake Campus. Stefanie was a High School varsity cheerleader for 4 years, and loves to tumble! She currently resides in New Knoxville, and is currently employed at Crown Equipment and as a Real Estate Agent. She loves watching kids grow and achieve their goals. She wants her students to love class; always excited to come back and learn more!"

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Preschool Gymnastics Instructor

Gym Sanitation Department Leader

Birthday Party Hostess

"I'm a home-schooled junior who runs cross country and track for Celina High School. I have a very wide range of babysitting experience from watching infants on up; including my seven younger siblings, and a handicapped student. I love being with and around children, watching them excel to the best they can be."

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Ninja Instructor

Competitive Team Gymnastics Coach

School Age Gymnastics Instructor

Lead Birthday Party Host 

"Ryan is currently attending Ivy Tech with a major in Aviation Mechanics.  He enjoys hanging out with his friends and going boating.  He is very energetic and loves seeing the younger ones grow and be engaged in the classes.  Ryan looks forward to seeing the progress that each one of his students make during their time here at Flight Deck gymnastics! "

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Cusomter Service Representative

" Mindy is happily married for 3 years now to her husband Alan. They are blessed with 2 daughters. Mindy is a native of Greenville, OH, with the past 5 years living in Coldwater, OH. She enjoys helping people with acts of kindness, to help make their day. She has had several experiences working with children in Religion classes, Girl Scout weekend camps, and teaching sewing & home cooking to her family. She enjoys volunteering in her Church, town picnics, and wherever she can lend a helping hand. She has the passion to inspire people to live out their dreams, by determination & pride. She is so blessed to bring her creative, positive, and organizational skills to Flight Deck Gymnastics, to help kids learn how to fly and reach their goals."

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Preschool Gymnastics Department Leader

Birthday Party & Special Event Hostess

" I’m a Mom of 3 and have worked as an RN in a Pediatric Emergency Room for the past 7 years.  I love working with kids, but needed to transition from the Emergency care type of work to something more fun. I’m looking forward to getting back to my first love; fitness and gymnastics, while still working with children."

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Teacher Aid / Gym Sanitation Guru

Birthday Party & Special Event Host

" I am a sophomore at Celina High School and I run cross country. I have an interest in music, cats, and eating; my favorite food is pizza! I enjoy having fun in all the activites I do, and I try to maintain a positive atmosphere anywhere I go."

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Customer Service Representative

Gym Sanitation Guru

" I have been married for over 30 years, and together we have two grown daughters, and one granddaughter. I used to be a cheer coach for my daughters cheer squad, and also helped with fundraising. I enjoyed watching the girls achieve their stunts and cheers, and I look forward to watching your child grow and reach their goals also."

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School Age Gymnastics Instructor

Tumbling Instructor

"Hi! I'm Jenna, a former high school cheerleader from Marion Local and a college graduate of Bowling Green. I'm currently a full-time Interior Designer, but have always had a passion for children and cheerleading. My love for kiddos started young, when I began babysitting neighbors kids. Since then, I found myself nannying all 4 years of college, as well as an autistic student back home. I love to see the children's creativity and imagination and hope to bring a positive, energetic attitude to Flight Deck!"

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Preschool Gymnastics Instructor

"Hi, I'm Rebecca! I am a current student at Purdue University - Fort Wayne, where I am getting my degree in Early Childhood Education. After graduation, I hope to move down South where I can start teaching in a kindergarten classroom. I have lots of experience working with kids; whether that be from babysitting, being a camp counselor, working as a teaching assistant in a High School, or in my practicum's I have now. I have always been a kids person and as others like to say, " A natural born teacher".  I hope to bring a sense of structure to the program with my background in education, as well as some helpful tips and tricks I have gained from working with young children in the classroom. I look forward to being a part of the Flight Deck Team!"

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Gym Sanitation Guru

Teacher - Aid

"Elijah is currently a freshman in High-School and is enrolled at Treca online academy. Eli lives in Celina Ohio and has been enrolled in tumbling at FDG since the opening of the gym. He helps in the nursery at his church and enjoys teaching and helping young students. Elijah is also into musicals, plays, hockey and Tumbling. He is excited to join the FDG team and help however he can!"

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A Mentee at Flight Deck Gymnastics Mentorship Program 

"Hi! My name is Aliyah King. I am a homeschooled sophomore who runs in cross country and track and field, for Celina High School. I have been around the sport of gymnastics for most of my life and was a competitive gymnast for eight years. I am really excited to learn how to couch and be able to one day share my knowledge and love of Gymnastics with others! "

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A Mentee at Flight Deck Gymnastics Mentorship Program 

"Hi! My name is Ava! I live on a farm in Celina, Ohio, just down the road from Flight Deck Gymnastics. I have been in gymnastics for six years, and have been on the gymnastics competitive team for 2 years. I love to work with kids and hope to have a lot of fun with them during the mentorship program! "