Meet The Team
Owner / Programs Director / Gymnastics 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 Coach / Curriculum Director
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.
Office Manager / Customer Service Representative / Assistant Special Events Coordinator
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!
FUN FACT: Kendra was born on Friday the 13th!
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 XCEL Bronze 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
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
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 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, 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. Did that for about 9 years! I was ready to work in an actual facility and when the opportunity arose, I took it! I look forward to a successful and exciting journey here at Flight Deck Gymnastics and the opportunity to work with each and every single one of you, making all your dreams come true :)
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!".
Preschool Gymnastics Instructor / Lead Facility Custodian / 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!
Ninja Instructor / Gymnastics Instructor / Xcel 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!
Customer Service Representative
Mindy has been 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.
FUN FACT: Mindy's dad named her after the show Mork & Mindy!
Preschool Gymnastics Department Leader
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!".
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!
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!".
Preschool & School-Age Gymnastics Instructor / Ninja Instructor
Hi! I'm Rebecca! I am a current student at Purdue University in For Wayne, IN where I am getting my degree in Early Childhood Education. I have lots of experience working with kids, whether that be from babysitting, being a camp counselor, working as a teachers assistant in High School, or in my practicum's I have now. I have always been a kids person and as others like to say that " I am natural born teacher". I am excited to be a part of Flight Deck look forward to meeting all of you!
FUN FACT: Rebecca has been to the highest point in Switzerland TWICE!
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!
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!