I have been coaching the Alabama Starz for the past 4 years and have coached gymnastics for over 20 years.
I was a competitive gymnast for 11 years and my favorite events are Pommel Horse & Uneven Bars.
Favorite hobby: Long walks on the beach, candlelight dinners……. but in all seriousness my wife and I have 2 beautiful children; Trip & Atlas. I love spending time with them!
I was the Mascot at The University of Alabama “Big Al” from 2003-2004 and was also the Manager for the University of Alabama Gymnastics team from 2005-2008
I have degrees in Fitness Management & Coaching Psychology.
I started coaching at Head Over Heels in 2005 while in high school teaching babies and preschool classes. When I graduated in 2007 I went on to Auburn and started coaching team. I moved back to Birmingham in the summer of 2012 after my Dietetic Internship and began coaching again at Head Over Heels/Alabama Starz.
My favorite part about coaching is the look on the kids faces when they finally get that skill they never thought they could do.
I was born and raised in Birmingham and was a gymnast for 10 years at Head Over Heels. I competed in gymnastics and trampoline and tumbling.
After gymnastics I became serious about ballet and spent a couple years as a professional ballet dancer, while also coaching gymnastics part time.
I’ve been coaching for about 3 years now and I’m currently coaching the Xcel Bronze through Platinum and PreTeam groups.
I love coaching because I like to help kids grow in their abilities and skills and see their hard work pay off. I also love the life lessons that gymnastics teaches them and how it helps them become better people!