OUR TEAM 

OWNERS
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Misty Carpenter

Owner

Athletic Director

JO Optional Levels 7-10 & Xcel Diamond Team Coach

Misty has more than 25 years of gymnastics coaching experience at every level from Pre-K through Level 10. Several of her former gymnasts have gone on to compete at the college level. Misty oversees all coaching, conducts regular coach training and develops team training plans and drills. She works with all team athletes, and serves as Head Coach for our gymnasts at levels 7-10 and Xcel Diamond.

Misty is married and has two wonderful daughters, both of whom competed as MEKS gymnasts. Her oldest, Madi, graduated this spring and is attending Indiana University. Her youngest, Myleigh, is a sophmore who plays volleyball and sings in the show choir, in addition to competing as an Xcel Diamond and high school gymnast. When not coaching, Misty enjoys watching her girls compete in their other sports and activities, spending time at the lake, and vacationing on the beach.

 

misty@meksgym.com

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Jennifer Hollems

Owner

Business Director

USAG Judge

Jennifer has an MBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. She worked in brand management previously, and she and her husband co-own a rental property company.  Jennifer is responsible for running the business side of MEKS and you will often find her handling overflow at the front desk or answering calls. She has experience coaching preschool and recreational gymnastics and can step in to help as needed.  Jennifer is a USAG Level 10 rated judge, and she often helps the team at practice and meets in this capacity. 

 

Jennifer is married and a parent to two wonderful children. Her oldest, Carter, is a student at Ball State University studying Natural Resources. Her youngest, Kendall, is a sophmore who competes as a Level 8 gymnast and plays ukelele. When not working, Jennifer loves to travel and to plan educational trips for her family. She also serves as a volunteer treasurer for her church.

 

jhollems@meksgym.com

MEET OUR COACHING STAFF

At MEKS, we are extremely proud to have recruited some of the area’s best coaches and staff. Each member of our team is passionate about his or her job, and dedicated to providing the best for our athletes and their families. Our coaches have extensive training in gymnastics and in working with children, and most are former gymnasts themselves.  They come from a variety of backgrounds, share a love of children and a commitment to helping each child grow through the sport of gymnastics. 

To learn more about our coaches, please follow their links!

Management Team
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Sammantha (Samm) Cassiday

Assistant Athletic Director

Head Coach, Xcel Bronze, Xcel Silver, Xcel Gold

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Caitlin Plummer

Recreational Director

Competitive Coach

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Devyn Palmer

Assistant Recreational Director

Head Preteam Coach

 

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Lori Browning

Office Manager

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Kerry Lundstrom

Cleaning Manager

MEKS Coaches
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Taylor Bell

Recreational Coach

Kelli Garczewski

Recreational Coach

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Anna Bowman

Competitive & Recreational Coach

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Katelyn Browning

Recreational Coach

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Myleigh Carpenter

Recreational Coach

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Allessa Cremeans

Competitive Coach

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Maddie Denton-Sharrett

Competitive Coach

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Gage Downey

Recreational Coach

Cleaning Crew

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Haylee Phillips

Competitive Coach

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Abbie Elder

Competitive & Recreational Coach

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Olivia Elder

Competitive Coach

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Jillian Gaar

Competitive & Recreational Coach

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Halle Hartmann

Recreational Coach

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Kendall Hollems

Pre-Team Coach

Lyla Kritsch

Competitive Coach

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Alana Loera

Recreational Coach

 

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Nadia Loera

Recreational Coach

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Gracesyn Looper

Competitive & Recreational Coach

 

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Julia Reasinger

Competitive Coach

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Nickella Reid

Recreational Coach

 

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Morgan Remington

Recreational Coach

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Bri Slonim

Level 6 Head Coach

Competitive Coach

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Isabelle Sparks

Recreational Coach

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Zoe Stachler

Recreational Coach

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Elizabeth Stern

Recreational Coach

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Joey Stern

Recreational Coach

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Heather Yoder

Recreational Coach

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Shelsea Zehr

Competitive Coach

MEKS STAFF
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Nicole Bledsoe

Cleaning Crew

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Greta the Cleaning Cart

Ryan Follmar

Cleaning Crew

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Becky Lundstrom

Cleaning Crew

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Jimmy Rothell

Maintenance

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Amy Schmidt

Front Desk

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Rachel Shaver

Front Desk

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Abram Yeskie

Cleaning Crew

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Devin Yeskie

Cleaning Crew

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Avery Bailey

Cleaning Crew