Meet The Team
Owner / Programs Director / Competitive Gymnastics Head Coach
Lauren is a Celina High School and Rhodes State College Graduate. She proudly competed in 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.
FUN FACT: Before Lauren opened the gym, she went to college for culinary school and wanted to open up a coffee trailer.
Competitive Gymnastics Head Coach
Bill is a retired 35-year High School Special Education Instructor and former High School Gymnastics State Coach of the Year. He 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.
Competitve Gymnastics Team Manager / Preschool Instructor / Special Events Coordinator
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/is 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!
INTERESTING FACT: Did you know Lisa was one of the original members of the Wright State Lake Campus Lakets (Dance Team)? How cool is that!
School-Age Gymnastics & Tumbling Department Manager / Competitive Gymnastics Coach
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.
FUN FACT: Did you know that Caroline is a twin?!
Ninja Department Leader / Gymnastics Instructor / Competitive Gymnastics Coach / Lead Birthday Party Host
Ryan graduated from 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.
FUN FACT: Ryan loves to run marathons and as a Siberian Husky named Zeus!
Preschool Gymnastics Department Manager
I’m a Mom of 3 and have worked as an RN in a Pediatric Emergency Room for the past 7 years, but needed to transition from the Emergency care type of work to something more fun. I absolutely love working with kids, but preschool age is my favorite because of the magic! The best part about teaching this age is bringing joy to the class, and being able to show children how movement & exercise can be fun. It’s also great to see them fall in love with gymnastics at such a young age. Not only do we get to see each child learn new skills, but we get to watch them mature, build strength, independence & confidence. I’m looking forward to getting back to my first love; fitness and gymnastics, while still working with children!
FUN FACT: "I went sky diving in Middletown, Ohio Once!".
Mindy is happily married to her husband Alan and a mom of 2 daughters and one on the way. She is a Greenville Senior High School Graduate of 2002. Afterwards she completed a Interior Design Associate Degree Sinclair Community College. Mindy is a native of Greenville, OH, now living in Coldwater, OH the last few years. 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.
FUN FACT: Mindy's dad named her after the show Mork & Mindy!
Hello! I am from St. Mary's Ohio. I have a bachelor's degree in elementary education from WSU, an endorsement from OSU, and a master’s degree in gifted education from BGSU. I have been teaching at St. Mary's City schools for the last fourteen years with experience in grades two through six. I am currently in year six of teaching third grade. I have a true passion for children and teaching. When the opportunity to teach gymnastics and tumbling skills at Flight Deck arose, I couldn’t wait to jump in! I look forward to watching kids learn and grow while doing what they love!
Fun Fact: I own a custom Harley Davidson chopper my dad built and gifted to me one Christmas. It has won many awards at bike shows over the years.
Competitive Gymnastics Coach
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 to Level 8 before moving on to competitive cheerleading & dance during college at UK. She even danced for a professional arena football team - the Lexington Horsemen. Amanda has since coached cheerleading for 12 years, 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 FDG staff and can't wait to teach poise, grace, strong work ethic and character-driven mentality!
Gymnastics Instructor / Birthday Party Hostess
I'm a home-schooler 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.
FUN FACT: Joscelyn loves drinking coffee so much, that sometimes her friends tell her she might be addicted!
Stefanie is a St Mary's Memorial High School Graduate. Afterwards 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!
INTERESTING FACT: " I was bit by a dog when I was 6 and had to have 340 stitches in my face!".
Custodial Department Manager
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.
FUN FACT: Debbie LOVES to spend time with her family and travel!
Ninja & Gymnastics Instructor
Hey! Izzy Zahn here. I am currently a Coldwater Cavalier. I live on a farm and love working with animals. My passion is running with my cross country and high school track teams I have also cheered and tumbled for the Cavalier cheer squad for three years. I have participated in gymnastics since I was five- bonus Lauren was one of my instructors. I can’t wait to see everyone’s goals being accomplished at Flight Deck!
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, 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!
FUN FACT: "I'm currently a full-time Interior Designer!".
Ninja Instructor / Special Events & Birthday Party Host
I’m Ally and a student at St. Henry High School. I am a varsity basketball cheerleader and a runner on the cross country and track teams. I have attended dance and gymnastics classes since age 5 and spent a few of those years doing competitive gymnastics. I absolutely love watching kids learn and discover new ways to have fun and exercise! I have many years of experience working with younger kids through babysitting, teaching swim lessons, and helping in elementary classes. I look forward to creating a fun filled environment at Flight Deck and making memories that last forever!
FUN FACT: I play piano and the flute!
Ninja & Gymnastics Instructor / Special Events Hostess
Hey, I'm Aliviah and I am a student at Wright State Lake Campus. I am furthering my education in hopes of becoming an elementary teacher. Up until I was 13 years old, I was in dance. When I finished dance, I decided to swim competitively. In my free time I enjoy babysitting, reading, and painting. I am looking forward to watching everyone make new memories, and always having a great time here.
Ninja Instructor / Custodian
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!
FUN FACT: Eli loves music and has performed in over 12 different musicals!
Customer Service Associate
Hello! My name is Annie. I am a graduate of St. Henry High School and a senior at Wright State Lake Campus majoring in Early Childhood Education (P-5). I love working and being with kids! I am the famous "Aunt Anne" to 21 kiddos that I adore greatly. In my free time, I like to sit outside, go on walks and hangout with my family & friends. I am so excited to be a part of Flight Deck Gymnastics!
FUN FACT: I live on a dairy farm where I grew up milking cows with my six older siblings and parents - cows are my favorite animal!
Ninja & Gymnastics Instructor / Special Events Hostess
Hi! My name is Reese Schmackers and I am a student at St. Henry High School. I participated in gymnastics when I was younger, I stopped for a period of time and started back up in December of 2020. I have been tumbling since then! I have had a lot of experience with children including babysitting, 4H camp counselor, and my 5 other siblings. I am excited to teach and make memories with everyone!
Teacher Aid / Birthday Party & Secial Event Hostess
Hi My name is Ava. I have been in gymnastics for over 6 years, and was on Flight Deck Falcons Competitive Team for 2 years. I love to work with kids and hope to have a lot of fun mentoring with them!
FUN FACT: I live on a farm in Celina, just down the road from Flight Deck!
Anna is currently a gymnast at Flight Deck Gymnastics. She loves working on her gymnastics skills and playing for her travel softball team; the Vipers! Anna also enjoys painting, dancing, beekeeping & hunting with her Dad. Anna will be mentoring in the preschool program here at FDG and is excited to expand her knowledge in gymnastics, guide other small children like her brothers and sister, and learn what it takes to be a coach!
FUN FACT: Anna's dream is to play softball for the Florida Gators and coach a sport like her mom.
"Ben is 11 years old and in 5th grade. He has been a part of Flight Deck Gymnastics' Ninja program for 2 years now. Ben says he likes being a part of his Ninja class, so he can get stronger. In his spare time he enjoys playing video games & spending time with his family. Ben will be mentoring & helping the instructors make sure everything is clean and tidy after each class! He is excited to be a mentor with FDG, and make sure everyone has fun while they are at the gym!
FUN FACT: Ben is Lauren & Ryan's younger brother!
Chandler Golden is a former collegiate wrestler for Ohio Northern and Tiffin Universities. Chandler was strongly encouraged by his mother to put the utmost effort into education and physical fitness. As a big brother, Chandler quickly gained the responsibilities of role model, teacher, and full-time babysitter for his two younger brothers. Since 2015 Chandler has coached youth wrestling and MMA, and this is where his passion to teach developed. 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. He is always open to new ideas and strongly encourages athletes and parents to reach out with any questions, concerns, or criticisms that may be beneficial to the learning experience