Owner, Director, and Cosmos Lead Coach
Ande has been involved in gymnastics her entire life in every role from gymnast, to coach, to manager, to judge, and has a true passion for the sport and it’s athletes. She began coaching 17 years ago after retiring as a gymnast, and has coached or managed programs in 12 total gyms. She is a certified USAG and USAIGC/IAIGC Judge, Meet Director, member of the US National Association of Women’s Gymnastics Judges, and has had the privilege of working alongside many of the gymnastics industry’s top professionals. She also is the mother of gymnasts, allowing her to understand the sport from a parenting perspective. Ande has a B.A. in Graphic Communications, and deployed with the US Army to Afghanistan as a Public Affairs Journalist. Her experience as a Veteran helps her understand the unique circumstances that military families face. Ande has completed her ninth and final PCS, is married to a JAG Officer, and has five children. She is living in Germany for the third time, where she has fulfilled her lifelong dream of opening a gymnastics academy. Ande’s mission in creating Gymfinity is to develop each athlete’s potential, enriching their lives through gymnastics and positive relationships, creating confident, healthy athletes with a lifelong dedication to sport and wellness.
Starlings and Supernova Lead Coach
Michaela spent her early years in North Carolina and Japan where her father was stationed with the US Marines. Her family settled in Fredericksburg, Virginia, where she grew up in the gym. She began coaching preschool classes at Stafford Gymnastics when she was 15, and quickly developed her coaching skills to include all ages and levels in the recreational program. After moving to Charlottesville, VA, Michaela coached gymnastics, tumbling, and adult classes, as well as assisted with gym administrative and program development, at Classics Gymnastics. Michaela has a B.A. in English with a Psychology minor from the University of Virginia. She loves reading, singing, and her cat, Dahlia. She moved to Germany to head the Developmental Program, signed on with a second contract as a Team Coach, and is extremely excited to continue her coaching adventures at Gymfinity International!
Galaxy Team and Adult Lead Coach
Zach is from Montana originally, where he coached a gymnastics team for 7 years. He also has 6 years of gymnastics program design and development, as well as 12 years of dance training. Zach is passionate about developing the reputation of gymnastics globally through the implementation of solid foundations with an emphasis on fun. Zach is a friendly, approachable guy who loves building relationships with the families of the athletes he coaches.
Dance Specialist, Boys Lead Coach, Assistant Girls Coach
Missy is a former USA Rhythmic Gymnastics National Team member. She has 13 years of gymnastics training and 20 years of dance training. She started coaching Rhythmic in 2006 and Artistic Gymnastics in 2011. Before moving to Germany, she was a head coach for levels 2 through 4, compulsory levels beam and floor coach, and an XCEL head coach. She helped manage and develop a ballet and dance program for all girls, boys, and the XCEL team. Missy has a BA in Dance and a BA in Theatre Design from the University of South Florida. She has choreographed multiple floor routines and has been editing music for USAG elite gymnasts since 2006. Missy is a dance instructor in the KMC and is Gymfinity’s Team Dance and Flexibility Specialist.
Starburst and Developmental Coach
Kim’s passion for gymnastics began at age 5, and she continued competing until she was 17. She married her high school sweetheart in 2006, has two children, and has had a variety of professions throughout her travels including Cosmetic Dentistry Assistance and Cosmetology. Her positive attitude and desire to learn, combined with her love of fitness and nutrition, and of course children, has led to her adventures in coaching. Kim is excited to share her passion for gymnastics and overall health with the developmental athletes at Gymfinity!
Tumbling and Developmental Coach, Marketing Consultant
April competed artistic gymnastics as well as trampoline & tumbling for 14 years in Southern California where she grew up. She coached competitive trampoline & tumbling team and pre-team as well as developmental and special needs gymnastics. During her competitive career in Trampoline and Tumbling, she was the State and Regional champion, and Junior Olympic National Championship qualifier for nine consecutive years placing in the top 10 in the United States Nationals on double-mini level 10, tumbling level 8, and trampoline level 10. She has her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with emphasis in Marketing. When she is not coaching, April is traveling, enjoying the outdoors, and spending time with her husband and kitties. Gymnastics has been such a big aspect of her life that has helped shape her into the person she has become. April is excited to continue her affiliation with gymnastics by sharing her passion, knowledge, and experience of gymnastics with young athletes who are eager to learn.
Galaxy and Teen Team Lead Coach
Leo has been a gymnast of the 2-Bundesliga team in Grünstadt since 2013 and is currently a gymnast of the Landesliga team. He has been a gymnastics coach since 2011 in Eisenberg, Germany. In addition, he is a dancer as well as a member of the State team Rheinland-Pfalz. Leo has qualifications as a German Trainer with a C-Lizenz and a Judge with a Kampfrichter B-Lizenz. Leo has a passion for gymnastics and is excited to share his knowledge toward progressing athlete’s abilities.
Moonwalkers Coach, Receptionist
Hannah is a proud Arkansas native. As a kid, you could either find her doing flips and handstands in the yard or in the middle of the woods riding her horse, Sue. She double majored her Bachelors Degrees in Psychology and Sociology from Arkansas Tech University. She uses her skills in social services toward her passion of benefiting others. Hannah moved to southern Colorado to serve over 2,000 community service hours as an interventionist in literacy and math and co-lead after school programs. After serving, she fell into a rewarding roll as a direct care counsellor at a homeless shelter for youth. Currently, as a new military spouse, she spends her time hiking with her two dogs Aero and Frankie and waiting for the winter arrival of her first child.
Ashley has professionally worked with children for the past ten years, as well as a yoga instructor for about two years. She has a B.A. in English with an Art History minor, and currently pursuing a Master’s degree to be a youth librarian. In addition, she is a 200-hour yoga certified teacher with much knowledge in strength and flexibility. Ashley moved from Ohio to Germany with her husband and two cats. During her free time, she loves to read and watch spooky movies. Ashley is excited for the opportunity to work with children in a fun, physical environment.
Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Angie is a mother of three, longtime coach, and fitness enthusiast who is excited to bring her knowledge and energy to Gymfinity! She holds a Bachelor’s in Exercise Science with a minor in Coaching from Minot State University in North Dakota. With over 15 years of experience working with children, Angie has worked as a camp counselor, soccer coach, preschool teacher, and nanny. In addition, she has taught adults in group fitness classes, including yoga, Zumba, Body Pump, aerobics, and squadron physical training at Minot Air Force Base.
Angie and her family have been stationed in Germany for over 5 years and love it! She enjoys all things fitness, traveling and exploring the outdoors with her family, and drinking coffee. Angie has two of her three children in the program at Gymfinity and loved the gym family so much that she decided to work here! She is excited to put together her love for fitness, gymnastics, and children by passing that passion along to Gymfinity athletes!
Saskia was born and raised in East Germany. After school, she worked as a Laboratory Technician in Chemistry for the University of Würzburg and Frankfurt Höchst until she met her husband and relocated to the Kaiserslautern area. She worked for the University of Kaiserslautern as a Laboratory Technician and that is where the journey as a military family began. Saskia is a military spouse and mother of two. Her husband was reassigned to sunny California in 2011, where Saskia was hired as a resident specialist at the privatized housing office providing customer service to service members and families. She gained valuable customer service experience and learned about the military lifestyle, deployments and unique situations military families face. Saskia has both an Associate in Math and a B.S. in Investigative Forensics with a Minor in Biology. Both of her daughters are gymnasts and brought her close to the sport of Gymnastics. After her family moved back to Germany, Saskia started coaching beginning gymnastics at TSG Grünstadt. Saskia assists with registration and administrative duties at Gymfinity, and helps to provide a family atmosphere.