OWNER, GIRLS TEAM HEAD COACH, HOTSHOT COACH, PRESCHOOL INSTRUCTOR
Kelly was born and raised on the Monterey Peninsula grew up in the gym as a so called gymrat. She ran, jumped and cartwheeled around the gym with her brother as her mom coached and ran the gym. She competed in gymnastics up through JO Level 9, finishing her last year as a freshman in college. She graduated from UC Davis in 2007 with her B.S. in Human Development with a focus on Child Development. After school she moved back down to Monterey to help run Rising Star’s recreational program and teach everything from preschool & recreational gymnastics to the competitive teams. Kelly has coached numerous State & Regional champions in the Junior Olympic & XCEL programs as well as several TOPS Diamond Team members, B Camp qualifiers and National Testing qualifiers. Kelly is currently the head coach for the Level 6-10 girls team, however, she loves coaching the preschool and recreational students too!
Kelly’s favorite parts of coaching gymnastics include watching the excitement in the young student’s eyes when they learn a new skill as well as when her more advanced gymnasts overcome an extended fear of a skill and finally go for it! As a gymnast herself she especially loved the challenge of conditioning, the fun of swinging around the bars and thrill of tumbling on the floor. Kelly cannot wait to spread to love of gymnastics to her two young daughters, Zoe and Cleo, who are now gymrats themselves!
In her spare time Kelly enjoys spending time with her husband and daughters, exploring the outdoors, working in her garden and experiencing different cultures around the world!