Meet The Team
Manager of Operations / 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.
Hi I am Deb McDonough I am an Ohio Northern University Graduate with a BS degree in Pharmacy. I competed in Gymnastics from the age of 6 to 14 years old. I competed in the USA at that time in Class 2 , which would be equivalent to our current level 8. I look forward to sharing my love for gymnastics with you.
FUN FACT: I am Ryan, Ben & Lauren's Mom!!
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!
I am a 2004 graduate from Parkway High School. I live in Celina with my Fiancé, two daughters and our black lab. I love spending time with my family. Both my daughters play volleyball so I enjoy being able to get outside and practice with them. It brings me great joy being outdoors working on my flowers bed & gardening. I also enjoy canning and making crafts. I've always enjoyed being around people and lending a helping hand when ever I can! I look forward to bringing a positive experience to Flight Deck.
FUN FACT: Pigeon Forge, Tennessee is my favorite place to visit!
Mindy 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, and the past few years living in Coldwater, OH with he husband and 3 blessed children. She enjoys helping people with acts of kindness & love, to help make their day. She has had several experiences working with children in Religion classes, Girl Scout 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 steered a Navy ship before she EVER drove a car!
Preschool Gymnastics Department Manager
Hi! I’m Joscelyn, I am a former cross country and track runner from Celina. I come from a family with 9 kids and as the oldest have always been with and around kids! I really enjoy working with kids and pushing them to excel in whatever they do, to become the best that they can be. I’m super excited to get to watch and push your children to do great things through gymnastics!
FUN FACT: Joscelyn loves drinking coffee so much, that sometimes her friends tell her she might be addicted!
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 Manager
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 Team Manager / 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!
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.
Gymnastics Instructor / Competitive Gymnastics Coach
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!
Competitive Gymnastics Coach
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!
Preschool Gymnastics Instructor
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!".
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!
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!".
Ninja Instructor / Tumbling Instructor
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!
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 & 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!
FUN FACT: I love to do art and painting and I have 5 other siblings!
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!
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 12 years old and in 6th grade. He has been a part of Flight Deck Gymnastics' Ninja program for 3 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!
Hi, my name is Ian. I am a 6th grader and have been tumbling for the last 9 years. I currently take private lessons with Ryan. Besides tumbling, I enjoy playing hockey, archery and being on the summer dive team. I am looking forward to learning and having fun with students during my mentorship with Flight Deck Gymnastics!
FUN FACT: I taught myself how to do a backhand spring at age 6.
Teacher Aid / Birthday Party & Special 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!
Teacher Aid / Birthday Party & Special Event Hostess
Hi! I'm Kaylie. I am currently a freshman at Coldwater High School and I'm also a cheerleader for the football and basketball teams. I also play the flute in the Coldwater Marching Band. I enjoy doing many other things which include babysitting, tumbling, and hanging out with friends. I love working with little kids and one day hope to become a Kindergarten teacher. I can't wait to see young kids learn different skills and grow in confidence at Flight Deck!
FUN FACT: I enjoy going hiking with my family to Hocking Hills.
Hi! I'm Layla.
Hi, my name is Hannah Ranly and I am a student at St Henry Elementary school. I love gymnastics and I have been with Flight Deck for about 2 1/2 years. This is my first year of competitive gymnastics and I am excited to be on the Bronze team. If I am not doing gymnastics, I enjoy reading books, drawing animals, babysitting, and spending time with my family. I’m excited to be a mentor and have the chance to learn and grow with everybody at Flight Deck.
FUN FACT: I love riding in my brothers go cart or driving my own anytime I get the chance.
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