“At MEGA, we provide a fun, motivating, and positive environment to develop confidence, self-esteem, and healthy bodies through the exciting sport of gymnastics.”
﷯Mandy Miller Head Coach and Owner of MEGA Gymnastics, trained as a gymnast for 11 years (completing Level 8) and did cheerleading for 7 years through high school and college. She served as Captain of her high school squad and performed at the Capital One Bowl in Orlando, Florida in 2008 as an All-Star Cheerleader. She earned her Associates in Business from MWSU in 2011 and has her Safety/Risk Management and Program Certification through USA Gymnastics. She is a Professional Member of USA Gymnastics and MEGA has been a USA Gymnastics Club Member since 2010. Mandy currently coaches MEGA’s Competitive Gymnastics Team, MEGA’s Competitive All-Star Cheer Squad, MEGA Blaze; along with Developmental Gymnastics and Advanced Tumbling classes.
﷯Abbey Miller Abbey Miller graduated from Missouri Western State University with her Bachelors in Nursing. She is currently working at the University of Kansas Hospital on the Surgical Oncology/Neurosurgery unit. Abbey has coached at MEGA since 2010 and is the younger sister of Mandy Miller. She brings All-Star and High School Cheer experience to MEGA and has previously coached Competitive Gymnastics here. Abbey now subs at MEGA when she has free time and loves being with friends and family when she is not working.
﷯Nikki Cross has a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from MWSU and has worked as a Para-Professional at Hosea Elementary Preschool for two years. She hopes to be a pre-school teacher and have her own classroom soon. She brings over 13 years cheerleading experience to MEGA, including positions as All-Star Cheerleader, High School and College Cheer Captain, and cheered in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Nikki works as Preschool Headstart Coordinator and works in the office at MEGA.
﷯Rebecca Bishop Rebecca Bishop attends Northwest State University. She has been coaching for over 5 years. She is a former gymnast and currently teaches Developmental and Competitive Gymnastics at MEGA. Rebecca loves children and regularly volunteers at her Church. She plans to study Marine Biology in the future.
﷯Gracie Moore Gracie Moore attends Missouri Western State University, majoring in Nursing. She has six years of Cheerleading experience and has previously cheered competitively at MEGA and on Varsity Cheer at Central High School. Gracie has been with MEGA since it opened in 2010. She now coaches Intermediate classes and Competitive Cheer. Gracie enjoys spending time with friends and family.
﷯Brodi Becerra Brodi Becerra attends Central High School where she is a member of the Varsity Cheer Squad. She also cheers for MEGA Inferno, a competitive squad; and assists with MEGA Spark Cheer.
﷯Curtis Zahnd Curtis Zahnd is one of MEGA’s Ninja instructors and has recently started coaching Mini and Pre Ninja. Curtis loves the Spider Wall and the Ninja Sit. He also works as a Parts & Service Manager at St. Joseph Tractor. He enjoys CHS sporting events, KU Basketball, snow skiing, and the beach.
﷯Melissa Schultz is a First Grade Teacher at Ellison Elementary. She has a Masters Degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Physical Education. Melissa has been dancing since the age of 4 and she has been an instructor of dance for the past 20 years. She has taught children ages 2 thru adult in Tap, Jazz, Ballet and Acrobatics. Melissa currently teaches Tap, Ballet and Jazz at MEGA.
﷯Aspen Simmons attends St. Joseph Christian High School where she is a cheerleader. Aspen is also on the All-Star Competitive Cheer Squad, MEGA Blaze. Aspen assists with Developmental Gymnastics and Tumbling classes.
﷯Jessica Reynolds is a 1st Grade Teacher at Pershing Elementary. In the classroom, her passion lies in teaching reading and forming relationships with her students to help them feel successful. She has a Bachelors in Early Childhood Education from Mizzou and completed her Masters in Educational Theory with a Minor in Administration in 2012. Jessica has 23 years gymnastics experience, as she started training when she was 3. She was also a UCA college instructor for two years while at Mizzou. Jessica has 10 years coaching experience with six years being in competitive gymnastics. Her goal is to help gymnasts reach their full athletic potential while also being a loving, encouraging ad supportive role model and coach. Jessica teaches competitive and developmental gymnastics at MEGA.
﷯Vanessa Hoffman has her Bachelor's Degree in Business from Missouri Western State University. She currently teaches mini tumbling at MEGA.
Colten Hedrick: Colten is one of our Ninja/Ninja Flips instructors at MEGA. He has been coaching Gymnastics since his Junior year of High School. He is now a Senior at Missouri Western State University and plays football there as well. Colten loves the sport and believes that it is very important for kids of all ages to join, learn, and improve in Gymnastics.
﷯Katie Denton is a lead teacher at MEGA’s Flip & Learn Educational Fitness-Based Preschool. She graduated from NWMSU with her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees. She is certified in Early Childhood and Elementary Education Birth-6th Grade and Mild/Moderate Cross Categorical K-12. She taught in public education for 9 years and has several years dance and gymnastics experience. Katie has been a certified group exercise instructor for 7 years teaching a variety of classes, including: Zumba, Pilates, Boot Camp, Step Aerobics, Abs and Strength Classes. Katie has a passion for teaching, as well as health and wellness. She is committed to being a positive influence for children! Her main goal in the classroom is to provide a loving, encouraging environment for children and enrich their lives with learning while having fun! Katie also teaches MEGA Babies at MEGA!
﷯Callie Smith Callie Smith attends Missouri Western State University majoring in Early Childhood Education. She recently started as one of our Flip & Learn Preschool Instructors. She also coaches Preschool, and Mini/Pre Ninja classes at MEGA. Callie is also the Volley coach at Central High School. She loves to fish, hike, and be outside.
Breanna Baker: Breanna is a Marketing intern here at MEGA. She is currently at Missouri Western State University studying Public Relations. She also works at Thrivent Financial as an Office Professional.
﷯Rachel Bachali Rachel Bachali graduated from Bishop Leblond High School where she was on the Varsity Cheer Squad for Football and Basketball. Rachel was a Gymnast for 10 years and reached Level 4 competitively. She previously cheered for MEGA and has been coaching for a year and a half. Rachel coaches Pre-Level 1, Level 1, Beginning Tumbling, Back handspring, Intermediate, and Competitive Gymnastics at MEGA. She enjoys painting in her free time.
﷯Shelby Ford Shelby Ford has recently started her coaching career at MEGA. She teaches Preschool Gymnastics, Mini Tumbling, Beginning Tumbling, and Pre-Level 1 classes. She has been involved with Gymnastics growing up and now her two daughters are active at MEGA. Shelby loves to crochet and Cross fit.
﷯Cydney Ezzell Cydney Ezzell attends Missouri Western State University. She has recently started her coaching career at MEGA and teaches Preschool Gymnastics. Cydney enjoys reading, crafting, going to Church, and being with friends.
﷯Trenton Williams Trenton Williams currently attends Lafayette High School. He started his love for Cheer by taking classes at MEGA and cheerleading for Lafayette. His coaching career has just taken off starting last year and he now teaches Back handspring classes at MEGA. Trenton loves to volunteer, and be with his friends.
﷯Payton Moore is currently a freshman at Missouri Western majoring in Public Relations. She has six years of cheerleading experience including a Cheerleading Worlds Championship debut in 2017 with MEGA. She was on the Poms team at Central High School and received the All-American Award her senior year. Payton has been with MEGA since it has opened in 2010. She now coaches Level 1 Gymnastics, Advanced Tumbling, and cheer classes while helping out with competitive cheer. Payton enjoys running and spending time with friends when she is not working.”
Emily Lewi: Emily Lewis is MEGA's Marketing and Social Media Manager. Emily started out at as a Summer Marketing Intern from Missouri Western State University. She has recently graduated with her B.S.B.A. in Marketing and Management.
﷯Claire Kammerer: Claire is a Freshman at Central High School and has recently started working at MEGA. Claire is a former MEGA Blaze Cheerleader and has taken her love for Cheer/Gymnastics onto the coaching side. Claire teaches Developmental Gymnastics classes and helps with Cheer. "I enjoy teaching new skills and seeing the kids faces light up when they finally get it!"
﷯London Loveless: : London has been coaching since Spring, 2015 and has been in Cheer herself for 13 years. She graduated from Central High School and is now a Freshman Cheerleader at Missouri Western State University. She teaches Spark Cheer, Backhandspring, Level 1, Mini Tumbling, and Competitive Cheer here at MEGA.
Teresa Miller: Teresa started her experience in the sport as a Competitive Gymnast. She then began coaching for competitive teams with state and regional gymnasts for several years. She graduated from Oak Park and Missouri Western State University and is now working for American Family Insurance. Teresa currently teaches Team and Pre Team at MEGA.
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“At MEGA, we provide a fun, motivating, and positive environment to develop confidence, self-esteem, and healthy bodies through the exciting sport of gymnastics.”
﷯Mandy Miller Head Coach and Owner of MEGA Gymnastics, trained as a gymnast for 11 years (completing Level 8) and did cheerleading for 7 years through high school and college. She served as Captain of her high school squad and performed at the Capital One Bowl in Orlando, Florida in 2008 as an All-Star Cheerleader. She earned her Associates in Business from MWSU in 2011 and has her Safety/Risk Management and Program Certification through USA Gymnastics. She is a Professional Member of USA Gymnastics and MEGA has been a USA Gymnastics Club Member since 2010. Mandy currently coaches MEGA’s Competitive Gymnastics Team, MEGA’s Competitive All-Star Cheer Squad, MEGA Blaze; along with Developmental Gymnastics and Advanced Tumbling classes. ﷯Abbey Miller Abbey Miller graduated from Missouri Western State University with her Bachelors in Nursing. She is currently working at the University of Kansas Hospital on the Surgical Oncology/Neurosurgery unit. Abbey has coached at MEGA since 2010 and is the younger sister of Mandy Miller. She brings All-Star and High School Cheer experience to MEGA and has previously coached Competitive Gymnastics here. Abbey now subs at MEGA when she has free time and loves being with friends and family when she is not working.
﷯Nikki Cross has a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from MWSU and has worked as a Para-Professional at Hosea Elementary Preschool for two years. She hopes to be a pre-school teacher and have her own classroom soon. She brings over 13 years cheerleading experience to MEGA, including positions as All-Star Cheerleader, High School and College Cheer Captain, and cheered in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Nikki works as Preschool Headstart Coordinator and works in the office at MEGA.
﷯Rebecca Bishop Rebecca Bishop attends Northwest State University. She has been coaching for over 5 years. She is a former gymnast and currently teaches Developmental and Competitive Gymnastics at MEGA. Rebecca loves children and regularly volunteers at her Church. She plans to study Marine Biology in the future.
﷯Gracie Moore Gracie Moore attends Missouri Western State University, majoring in Nursing. She has six years of Cheerleading experience and has previously cheered competitively at MEGA and on Varsity Cheer at Central High School. Gracie has been with MEGA since it opened in 2010. She now coaches Intermediate classes and Competitive Cheer. Gracie enjoys spending time with friends and family.
﷯Brodi Becerra Brodi Becerra attends Central High School where she is a member of the Varsity Cheer Squad. She also cheers for MEGA Inferno, a competitive squad; and assists with MEGA Spark Cheer.
﷯Curtis Zahnd Curtis Zahnd is one of MEGA’s Ninja instructors and has recently started coaching Mini and Pre Ninja. Curtis loves the Spider Wall and the Ninja Sit. He also works as a Parts & Service Manager at St. Joseph Tractor. He enjoys CHS sporting events, KU Basketball, snow skiing, and the beach.
﷯Melissa Schultz is a First Grade Teacher at Ellison Elementary. She has a Masters Degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Physical Education. Melissa has been dancing since the age of 4 and she has been an instructor of dance for the past 20 years. She has taught children ages 2 thru adult in Tap, Jazz, Ballet and Acrobatics. Melissa currently teaches Tap, Ballet and Jazz at MEGA.
﷯Aspen Simmons attends St. Joseph Christian High School where she is a cheerleader. Aspen is also on the All-Star Competitive Cheer Squad, MEGA Blaze. Aspen assists with Developmental Gymnastics and Tumbling classes.
﷯Jessica Reynolds is a 1st Grade Teacher at Pershing Elementary. In the classroom, her passion lies in teaching reading and forming relationships with her students to help them feel successful. She has a Bachelors in Early Childhood Education from Mizzou and completed her Masters in Educational Theory with a Minor in Administration in 2012. Jessica has 23 years gymnastics experience, as she started training when she was 3. She was also a UCA college instructor for two years while at Mizzou. Jessica has 10 years coaching experience with six years being in competitive gymnastics. Her goal is to help gymnasts reach their full athletic potential while also being a loving, encouraging ad supportive role model and coach. Jessica teaches competitive and developmental gymnastics at MEGA.
﷯Vanessa Hoffman has her Bachelor's Degree in Business from Missouri Western State University. She currently teaches mini tumbling at MEGA.
Colten Hedrick: Colten is one of our Ninja/Ninja Flips instructors at MEGA. He has been coaching Gymnastics since his Junior year of High School. He is now a Senior at Missouri Western State University and plays football there as well. Colten loves the sport and believes that it is very important for kids of all ages to join, learn, and improve in Gymnastics.
﷯Katie Denton is a lead teacher at MEGA’s Flip & Learn Educational Fitness-Based Preschool. She graduated from NWMSU with her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees. She is certified in Early Childhood and Elementary Education Birth-6th Grade and Mild/Moderate Cross Categorical K-12. She taught in public education for 9 years and has several years dance and gymnastics experience. Katie has been a certified group exercise instructor for 7 years teaching a variety of classes, including: Zumba, Pilates, Boot Camp, Step Aerobics, Abs and Strength Classes. Katie has a passion for teaching, as well as health and wellness. She is committed to being a positive influence for children! Her main goal in the classroom is to provide a loving, encouraging environment for children and enrich their lives with learning while having fun! Katie also teaches MEGA Babies at MEGA!
﷯Callie Smith Callie Smith attends Missouri Western State University majoring in Early Childhood Education. She recently started as one of our Flip & Learn Preschool Instructors. She also coaches Preschool, and Mini/Pre Ninja classes at MEGA. Callie is also the Volley coach at Central High School. She loves to fish, hike, and be outside.
Breanna Baker: Breanna is a Marketing intern here at MEGA. She is currently at Missouri Western State University studying Public Relations. She also works at Thrivent Financial as an Office Professional.
﷯Rachel Bachali Rachel Bachali graduated from Bishop Leblond High School where she was on the Varsity Cheer Squad for Football and Basketball. Rachel was a Gymnast for 10 years and reached Level 4 competitively. She previously cheered for MEGA and has been coaching for a year and a half. Rachel coaches Pre-Level 1, Level 1, Beginning Tumbling, Back handspring, Intermediate, and Competitive Gymnastics at MEGA. She enjoys painting in her free time.
﷯Shelby Ford Shelby Ford has recently started her coaching career at MEGA. She teaches Preschool Gymnastics, Mini Tumbling, Beginning Tumbling, and Pre-Level 1 classes. She has been involved with Gymnastics growing up and now her two daughters are active at MEGA. Shelby loves to crochet and Cross fit.
﷯Cydney Ezzell Cydney Ezzell attends Missouri Western State University. She has recently started her coaching career at MEGA and teaches Preschool Gymnastics. Cydney enjoys reading, crafting, going to Church, and being with friends.
﷯Trenton Williams Trenton Williams currently attends Lafayette High School. He started his love for Cheer by taking classes at MEGA and cheerleading for Lafayette. His coaching career has just taken off starting last year and he now teaches Back handspring classes at MEGA. Trenton loves to volunteer, and be with his friends.
﷯Payton Moore is currently a freshman at Missouri Western majoring in Public Relations. She has six years of cheerleading experience including a Cheerleading Worlds Championship debut in 2017 with MEGA. She was on the Poms team at Central High School and received the All-American Award her senior year. Payton has been with MEGA since it has opened in 2010. She now coaches Level 1 Gymnastics, Advanced Tumbling, and cheer classes while helping out with competitive cheer. Payton enjoys running and spending time with friends when she is not working.”
Emily Lewi: Emily Lewis is MEGA's Marketing and Social Media Manager. Emily started out at as a Summer Marketing Intern from Missouri Western State University. She has recently graduated with her B.S.B.A. in Marketing and Management.
﷯Claire Kammerer: Claire is a Freshman at Central High School and has recently started working at MEGA. Claire is a former MEGA Blaze Cheerleader and has taken her love for Cheer/Gymnastics onto the coaching side. Claire teaches Developmental Gymnastics classes and helps with Cheer. "I enjoy teaching new skills and seeing the kids faces light up when they finally get it!"
﷯London Loveless: : London has been coaching since Spring, 2015 and has been in Cheer herself for 13 years. She graduated from Central High School and is now a Freshman Cheerleader at Missouri Western State University. She teaches Spark Cheer, Backhandspring, Level 1, Mini Tumbling, and Competitive Cheer here at MEGA.
Teresa Miller: Teresa started her experience in the sport as a Competitive Gymnast. She then began coaching for competitive teams with state and regional gymnasts for several years. She graduated from Oak Park and Missouri Western State University and is now working for American Family Insurance. Teresa currently teaches Team and Pre Team at MEGA.
﷯Mandy Miller Head Coach and Owner of MEGA Gymnastics, trained as a gymnast for 11 years (completing Level 8) and did cheerleading for 7 years through high school and college. She served as Captain of her high school squad and performed at the Capital One Bowl in Orlando, Florida in 2008 as an All-Star Cheerleader. She earned her Associates in Business from MWSU in 2011 and has her Safety/Risk Management and Program Certification through USA Gymnastics. She is a Professional Member of USA Gymnastics and MEGA has been a USA Gymnastics Club Member since 2010. Mandy currently coaches MEGA’s Competitive Gymnastics Team, MEGA’s Competitive All-Star Cheer Squad, MEGA Blaze; along with Developmental Gymnastics and Advanced Tumbling classes.
﷯Abbey Miller Abbey Miller graduated from Missouri Western State University with her Bachelors in Nursing. She is currently working at the University of Kansas Hospital on the Surgical Oncology/Neurosurgery unit. Abbey has coached at MEGA since 2010 and is the younger sister of Mandy Miller. She brings All-Star and High School Cheer experience to MEGA and has previously coached Competitive Gymnastics here. Abbey now subs at MEGA when she has free time and loves being with friends and family when she is not working.
﷯Nikki Cross has a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from MWSU and has worked as a Para-Professional at Hosea Elementary Preschool for two years. She hopes to be a pre-school teacher and have her own classroom soon. She brings over 13 years cheerleading experience to MEGA, including positions as All-Star Cheerleader, High School and College Cheer Captain, and cheered in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Nikki works as Preschool Headstart Coordinator and works in the office at MEGA.
﷯Rebecca Bishop Rebecca Bishop attends Northwest State University. She has been coaching for over 5 years. She is a former gymnast and currently teaches Developmental and Competitive Gymnastics at MEGA. Rebecca loves children and regularly volunteers at her Church. She plans to study Marine Biology in the future.
﷯Gracie Moore Gracie Moore attends Missouri Western State University, majoring in Nursing. She has six years of Cheerleading experience and has previously cheered competitively at MEGA and on Varsity Cheer at Central High School. Gracie has been with MEGA since it opened in 2010. She now coaches Intermediate classes and Competitive Cheer. Gracie enjoys spending time with friends and family.
﷯Brodi Becerra Brodi Becerra attends Central High School where she is a member of the Varsity Cheer Squad. She also cheers for MEGA Inferno, a competitive squad; and assists with MEGA Spark Cheer.
﷯Curtis Zahnd Curtis Zahnd is one of MEGA’s Ninja instructors and has recently started coaching Mini and Pre Ninja. Curtis loves the Spider Wall and the Ninja Sit. He also works as a Parts & Service Manager at St. Joseph Tractor. He enjoys CHS sporting events, KU Basketball, snow skiing, and the beach.
﷯Melissa Schultz is a First Grade Teacher at Ellison Elementary. She has a Masters Degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Physical Education. Melissa has been dancing since the age of 4 and she has been an instructor of dance for the past 20 years. She has taught children ages 2 thru adult in Tap, Jazz, Ballet and Acrobatics. Melissa currently teaches Tap, Ballet and Jazz at MEGA.
﷯Aspen Simmons attends St. Joseph Christian High School where she is a cheerleader. Aspen is also on the All-Star Competitive Cheer Squad, MEGA Blaze. Aspen assists with Developmental Gymnastics and Tumbling classes.
﷯Jessica Reynolds is a 1st Grade Teacher at Pershing Elementary. In the classroom, her passion lies in teaching reading and forming relationships with her students to help them feel successful. She has a Bachelors in Early Childhood Education from Mizzou and completed her Masters in Educational Theory with a Minor in Administration in 2012. Jessica has 23 years gymnastics experience, as she started training when she was 3. She was also a UCA college instructor for two years while at Mizzou. Jessica has 10 years coaching experience with six years being in competitive gymnastics. Her goal is to help gymnasts reach their full athletic potential while also being a loving, encouraging ad supportive role model and coach. Jessica teaches competitive and developmental gymnastics at MEGA.
﷯Vanessa Hoffman has her Bachelor's Degree in Business from Missouri Western State University. She currently teaches mini tumbling at MEGA.
Colten Hedrick: Colten is one of our Ninja/Ninja Flips instructors at MEGA. He has been coaching Gymnastics since his Junior year of High School. He is now a Senior at Missouri Western State University and plays football there as well. Colten loves the sport and believes that it is very important for kids of all ages to join, learn, and improve in Gymnastics.
﷯Katie Denton is a lead teacher at MEGA’s Flip & Learn Educational Fitness-Based Preschool. She graduated from NWMSU with her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees. She is certified in Early Childhood and Elementary Education Birth-6th Grade and Mild/Moderate Cross Categorical K-12. She taught in public education for 9 years and has several years dance and gymnastics experience. Katie has been a certified group exercise instructor for 7 years teaching a variety of classes, including: Zumba, Pilates, Boot Camp, Step Aerobics, Abs and Strength Classes. Katie has a passion for teaching, as well as health and wellness. She is committed to being a positive influence for children! Her main goal in the classroom is to provide a loving, encouraging environment for children and enrich their lives with learning while having fun! Katie also teaches MEGA Babies at MEGA!
﷯Callie Smith Callie Smith attends Missouri Western State University majoring in Early Childhood Education. She recently started as one of our Flip & Learn Preschool Instructors. She also coaches Preschool, and Mini/Pre Ninja classes at MEGA. Callie is also the Volley coach at Central High School. She loves to fish, hike, and be outside.
Breanna Baker: Breanna is a Marketing intern here at MEGA. She is currently at Missouri Western State University studying Public Relations. She also works at Thrivent Financial as an Office Professional.
﷯Rachel Bachali Rachel Bachali graduated from Bishop Leblond High School where she was on the Varsity Cheer Squad for Football and Basketball. Rachel was a Gymnast for 10 years and reached Level 4 competitively. She previously cheered for MEGA and has been coaching for a year and a half. Rachel coaches Pre-Level 1, Level 1, Beginning Tumbling, Back handspring, Intermediate, and Competitive Gymnastics at MEGA. She enjoys painting in her free time.
﷯Shelby Ford Shelby Ford has recently started her coaching career at MEGA. She teaches Preschool Gymnastics, Mini Tumbling, Beginning Tumbling, and Pre-Level 1 classes. She has been involved with Gymnastics growing up and now her two daughters are active at MEGA. Shelby loves to crochet and Cross fit.
﷯Cydney Ezzell Cydney Ezzell attends Missouri Western State University. She has recently started her coaching career at MEGA and teaches Preschool Gymnastics. Cydney enjoys reading, crafting, going to Church, and being with friends.
﷯Trenton Williams Trenton Williams currently attends Lafayette High School. He started his love for Cheer by taking classes at MEGA and cheerleading for Lafayette. His coaching career has just taken off starting last year and he now teaches Back handspring classes at MEGA. Trenton loves to volunteer, and be with his friends.
﷯Payton Moore is currently a freshman at Missouri Western majoring in Public Relations. She has six years of cheerleading experience including a Cheerleading Worlds Championship debut in 2017 with MEGA. She was on the Poms team at Central High School and received the All-American Award her senior year. Payton has been with MEGA since it has opened in 2010. She now coaches Level 1 Gymnastics, Advanced Tumbling, and cheer classes while helping out with competitive cheer. Payton enjoys running and spending time with friends when she is not working.”
Emily Lewi: Emily Lewis is MEGA's Marketing and Social Media Manager. Emily started out at as a Summer Marketing Intern from Missouri Western State University. She has recently graduated with her B.S.B.A. in Marketing and Management.
﷯Claire Kammerer: Claire is a Freshman at Central High School and has recently started working at MEGA. Claire is a former MEGA Blaze Cheerleader and has taken her love for Cheer/Gymnastics onto the coaching side. Claire teaches Developmental Gymnastics classes and helps with Cheer. "I enjoy teaching new skills and seeing the kids faces light up when they finally get it!"
﷯London Loveless: : London has been coaching since Spring, 2015 and has been in Cheer herself for 13 years. She graduated from Central High School and is now a Freshman Cheerleader at Missouri Western State University. She teaches Spark Cheer, Backhandspring, Level 1, Mini Tumbling, and Competitive Cheer here at MEGA.
Teresa Miller: Teresa started her experience in the sport as a Competitive Gymnast. She then began coaching for competitive teams with state and regional gymnasts for several years. She graduated from Oak Park and Missouri Western State University and is now working for American Family Insurance. Teresa currently teaches Team and Pre Team at MEGA.
﷯Mandy Miller Head Coach and Owner of MEGA Gymnastics, trained as a gymnast for 11 years (completing Level 8) and did cheerleading for 7 years through high school and college. She served as Captain of her high school squad and performed at the Capital One Bowl in Orlando, Florida in 2008 as an All-Star Cheerleader. She earned her Associates in Business from MWSU in 2011 and has her Safety/Risk Management and Program Certification through USA Gymnastics. She is a Professional Member of USA Gymnastics and MEGA has been a USA Gymnastics Club Member since 2010. Mandy currently coaches MEGA’s Competitive Gymnastics Team, MEGA’s Competitive All-Star Cheer Squad, MEGA Blaze; along with Developmental Gymnastics and Advanced Tumbling classes.
﷯Abbey Miller Abbey Miller graduated from Missouri Western State University with her Bachelors in Nursing. She is currently working at the University of Kansas Hospital on the Surgical Oncology/Neurosurgery unit. Abbey has coached at MEGA since 2010 and is the younger sister of Mandy Miller. She brings All-Star and High School Cheer experience to MEGA and has previously coached Competitive Gymnastics here. Abbey now subs at MEGA when she has free time and loves being with friends and family when she is not working.
﷯Nikki Cross has a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from MWSU and has worked as a Para-Professional at Hosea Elementary Preschool for two years. She hopes to be a pre-school teacher and have her own classroom soon. She brings over 13 years cheerleading experience to MEGA, including positions as All-Star Cheerleader, High School and College Cheer Captain, and cheered in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Nikki works as Preschool Headstart Coordinator and works in the office at MEGA.
﷯Rebecca Bishop Rebecca Bishop attends Northwest State University. She has been coaching for over 5 years. She is a former gymnast and currently teaches Developmental and Competitive Gymnastics at MEGA. Rebecca loves children and regularly volunteers at her Church. She plans to study Marine Biology in the future.
﷯Gracie Moore Gracie Moore attends Missouri Western State University, majoring in Nursing. She has six years of Cheerleading experience and has previously cheered competitively at MEGA and on Varsity Cheer at Central High School. Gracie has been with MEGA since it opened in 2010. She now coaches Intermediate classes and Competitive Cheer. Gracie enjoys spending time with friends and family.
﷯Brodi Becerra Brodi Becerra attends Central High School where she is a member of the Varsity Cheer Squad. She also cheers for MEGA Inferno, a competitive squad; and assists with MEGA Spark Cheer.
﷯Curtis Zahnd Curtis Zahnd is one of MEGA’s Ninja instructors and has recently started coaching Mini and Pre Ninja. Curtis loves the Spider Wall and the Ninja Sit. He also works as a Parts & Service Manager at St. Joseph Tractor. He enjoys CHS sporting events, KU Basketball, snow skiing, and the beach.
﷯Melissa Schultz is a First Grade Teacher at Ellison Elementary. She has a Masters Degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Physical Education. Melissa has been dancing since the age of 4 and she has been an instructor of dance for the past 20 years. She has taught children ages 2 thru adult in Tap, Jazz, Ballet and Acrobatics. Melissa currently teaches Tap, Ballet and Jazz at MEGA.
﷯Aspen Simmons attends St. Joseph Christian High School where she is a cheerleader. Aspen is also on the All-Star Competitive Cheer Squad, MEGA Blaze. Aspen assists with Developmental Gymnastics and Tumbling classes.
﷯Jessica Reynolds is a 1st Grade Teacher at Pershing Elementary. In the classroom, her passion lies in teaching reading and forming relationships with her students to help them feel successful. She has a Bachelors in Early Childhood Education from Mizzou and completed her Masters in Educational Theory with a Minor in Administration in 2012. Jessica has 23 years gymnastics experience, as she started training when she was 3. She was also a UCA college instructor for two years while at Mizzou. Jessica has 10 years coaching experience with six years being in competitive gymnastics. Her goal is to help gymnasts reach their full athletic potential while also being a loving, encouraging ad supportive role model and coach. Jessica teaches competitive and developmental gymnastics at MEGA.
﷯Vanessa Hoffman has her Bachelor's Degree in Business from Missouri Western State University. She currently teaches mini tumbling at MEGA.
Colten Hedrick: Colten is one of our Ninja/Ninja Flips instructors at MEGA. He has been coaching Gymnastics since his Junior year of High School. He is now a Senior at Missouri Western State University and plays football there as well. Colten loves the sport and believes that it is very important for kids of all ages to join, learn, and improve in Gymnastics.
﷯Katie Denton is a lead teacher at MEGA’s Flip & Learn Educational Fitness-Based Preschool. She graduated from NWMSU with her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees. She is certified in Early Childhood and Elementary Education Birth-6th Grade and Mild/Moderate Cross Categorical K-12. She taught in public education for 9 years and has several years dance and gymnastics experience. Katie has been a certified group exercise instructor for 7 years teaching a variety of classes, including: Zumba, Pilates, Boot Camp, Step Aerobics, Abs and Strength Classes. Katie has a passion for teaching, as well as health and wellness. She is committed to being a positive influence for children! Her main goal in the classroom is to provide a loving, encouraging environment for children and enrich their lives with learning while having fun! Katie also teaches MEGA Babies at MEGA!
﷯Callie Smith Callie Smith attends Missouri Western State University majoring in Early Childhood Education. She recently started as one of our Flip & Learn Preschool Instructors. She also coaches Preschool, and Mini/Pre Ninja classes at MEGA. Callie is also the Volley coach at Central High School. She loves to fish, hike, and be outside.
Breanna Baker: Breanna is a Marketing intern here at MEGA. She is currently at Missouri Western State University studying Public Relations. She also works at Thrivent Financial as an Office Professional.
﷯Rachel Bachali Rachel Bachali graduated from Bishop Leblond High School where she was on the Varsity Cheer Squad for Football and Basketball. Rachel was a Gymnast for 10 years and reached Level 4 competitively. She previously cheered for MEGA and has been coaching for a year and a half. Rachel coaches Pre-Level 1, Level 1, Beginning Tumbling, Back handspring, Intermediate, and Competitive Gymnastics at MEGA. She enjoys painting in her free time.
﷯Shelby Ford Shelby Ford has recently started her coaching career at MEGA. She teaches Preschool Gymnastics, Mini Tumbling, Beginning Tumbling, and Pre-Level 1 classes. She has been involved with Gymnastics growing up and now her two daughters are active at MEGA. Shelby loves to crochet and Cross fit.
﷯Cydney Ezzell Cydney Ezzell attends Missouri Western State University. She has recently started her coaching career at MEGA and teaches Preschool Gymnastics. Cydney enjoys reading, crafting, going to Church, and being with friends.
﷯Trenton Williams Trenton Williams currently attends Lafayette High School. He started his love for Cheer by taking classes at MEGA and cheerleading for Lafayette. His coaching career has just taken off starting last year and he now teaches Back handspring classes at MEGA. Trenton loves to volunteer, and be with his friends.
﷯Payton Moore is currently a freshman at Missouri Western majoring in Public Relations. She has six years of cheerleading experience including a Cheerleading Worlds Championship debut in 2017 with MEGA. She was on the Poms team at Central High School and received the All-American Award her senior year. Payton has been with MEGA since it has opened in 2010. She now coaches Level 1 Gymnastics, Advanced Tumbling, and cheer classes while helping out with competitive cheer. Payton enjoys running and spending time with friends when she is not working.”
Emily Lewi: Emily Lewis is MEGA's Marketing and Social Media Manager. Emily started out at as a Summer Marketing Intern from Missouri Western State University. She has recently graduated with her B.S.B.A. in Marketing and Management.
﷯Claire Kammerer: Claire is a Freshman at Central High School and has recently started working at MEGA. Claire is a former MEGA Blaze Cheerleader and has taken her love for Cheer/Gymnastics onto the coaching side. Claire teaches Developmental Gymnastics classes and helps with Cheer. "I enjoy teaching new skills and seeing the kids faces light up when they finally get it!"
﷯London Loveless: : London has been coaching since Spring, 2015 and has been in Cheer herself for 13 years. She graduated from Central High School and is now a Freshman Cheerleader at Missouri Western State University. She teaches Spark Cheer, Backhandspring, Level 1, Mini Tumbling, and Competitive Cheer here at MEGA.
Teresa Miller: Teresa started her experience in the sport as a Competitive Gymnast. She then began coaching for competitive teams with state and regional gymnasts for several years. She graduated from Oak Park and Missouri Western State University and is now working for American Family Insurance. Teresa currently teaches Team and Pre Team at MEGA.
“At MEGA, we provide a fun, motivating, and positive environment to develop confidence, self-esteem, and healthy bodies through the exciting sport of gymnastics.”
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﷯Mandy Miller Head Coach and Owner of MEGA Gymnastics, trained as a gymnast for 11 years (completing Level 8) and did cheerleading for 7 years through high school and college. She served as Captain of her high school squad and performed at the Capital One Bowl in Orlando, Florida in 2008 as an All-Star Cheerleader. She earned her Associates in Business from MWSU in 2011 and has her Safety/Risk Management and Program Certification through USA Gymnastics. She is a Professional Member of USA Gymnastics and MEGA has been a USA Gymnastics Club Member since 2010. Mandy currently coaches MEGA’s Competitive Gymnastics Team, MEGA’s Competitive All-Star Cheer Squad, MEGA Blaze; along with Developmental Gymnastics and Advanced Tumbling classes.
﷯Abbey Miller Abbey Miller graduated from Missouri Western State University with her Bachelors in Nursing. She is currently working at the University of Kansas Hospital on the Surgical Oncology/Neurosurgery unit. Abbey has coached at MEGA since 2010 and is the younger sister of Mandy Miller. She brings All-Star and High School Cheer experience to MEGA and has previously coached Competitive Gymnastics here. Abbey now subs at MEGA when she has free time and loves being with friends and family when she is not working.
﷯Nikki Cross has a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from MWSU and has worked as a Para-Professional at Hosea Elementary Preschool for two years. She hopes to be a pre-school teacher and have her own classroom soon. She brings over 13 years cheerleading experience to MEGA, including positions as All-Star Cheerleader, High School and College Cheer Captain, and cheered in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Nikki works as Preschool Headstart Coordinator and works in the office at MEGA.
﷯Rebecca Bishop Rebecca Bishop attends Northwest State University. She has been coaching for over 5 years. She is a former gymnast and currently teaches Developmental and Competitive Gymnastics at MEGA. Rebecca loves children and regularly volunteers at her Church. She plans to study Marine Biology in the future.
﷯Gracie Moore Gracie Moore attends Missouri Western State University, majoring in Nursing. She has six years of Cheerleading experience and has previously cheered competitively at MEGA and on Varsity Cheer at Central High School. Gracie has been with MEGA since it opened in 2010. She now coaches Intermediate classes and Competitive Cheer. Gracie enjoys spending time with friends and family.
﷯Brodi Becerra Brodi Becerra attends Central High School where she is a member of the Varsity Cheer Squad. She also cheers for MEGA Inferno, a competitive squad; and assists with MEGA Spark Cheer.
﷯Curtis Zahnd Curtis Zahnd is one of MEGA’s Ninja instructors and has recently started coaching Mini and Pre Ninja. Curtis loves the Spider Wall and the Ninja Sit. He also works as a Parts & Service Manager at St. Joseph Tractor. He enjoys CHS sporting events, KU Basketball, snow skiing, and the beach.
﷯Melissa Schultz is a First Grade Teacher at Ellison Elementary. She has a Masters Degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Physical Education. Melissa has been dancing since the age of 4 and she has been an instructor of dance for the past 20 years. She has taught children ages 2 thru adult in Tap, Jazz, Ballet and Acrobatics. Melissa currently teaches Tap, Ballet and Jazz at MEGA.
﷯Aspen Simmons attends St. Joseph Christian High School where she is a cheerleader. Aspen is also on the All-Star Competitive Cheer Squad, MEGA Blaze. Aspen assists with Developmental Gymnastics and Tumbling classes.
﷯Jessica Reynolds is a 1st Grade Teacher at Pershing Elementary. In the classroom, her passion lies in teaching reading and forming relationships with her students to help them feel successful. She has a Bachelors in Early Childhood Education from Mizzou and completed her Masters in Educational Theory with a Minor in Administration in 2012. Jessica has 23 years gymnastics experience, as she started training when she was 3. She was also a UCA college instructor for two years while at Mizzou. Jessica has 10 years coaching experience with six years being in competitive gymnastics. Her goal is to help gymnasts reach their full athletic potential while also being a loving, encouraging ad supportive role model and coach. Jessica teaches competitive and developmental gymnastics at MEGA.
﷯Vanessa Hoffman has her Bachelor's Degree in Business from Missouri Western State University. She currently teaches mini tumbling at MEGA.
Colten Hedrick: Colten is one of our Ninja/Ninja Flips instructors at MEGA. He has been coaching Gymnastics since his Junior year of High School. He is now a Senior at Missouri Western State University and plays football there as well. Colten loves the sport and believes that it is very important for kids of all ages to join, learn, and improve in Gymnastics.
﷯Katie Denton is a lead teacher at MEGA’s Flip & Learn Educational Fitness-Based Preschool. She graduated from NWMSU with her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees. She is certified in Early Childhood and Elementary Education Birth-6th Grade and Mild/Moderate Cross Categorical K-12. She taught in public education for 9 years and has several years dance and gymnastics experience. Katie has been a certified group exercise instructor for 7 years teaching a variety of classes, including: Zumba, Pilates, Boot Camp, Step Aerobics, Abs and Strength Classes. Katie has a passion for teaching, as well as health and wellness. She is committed to being a positive influence for children! Her main goal in the classroom is to provide a loving, encouraging environment for children and enrich their lives with learning while having fun! Katie also teaches MEGA Babies at MEGA!
﷯Callie Smith Callie Smith attends Missouri Western State University majoring in Early Childhood Education. She recently started as one of our Flip & Learn Preschool Instructors. She also coaches Preschool, and Mini/Pre Ninja classes at MEGA. Callie is also the Volley coach at Central High School. She loves to fish, hike, and be outside.
Breanna Baker: Breanna is a Marketing intern here at MEGA. She is currently at Missouri Western State University studying Public Relations. She also works at Thrivent Financial as an Office Professional.
﷯Rachel Bachali Rachel Bachali graduated from Bishop Leblond High School where she was on the Varsity Cheer Squad for Football and Basketball. Rachel was a Gymnast for 10 years and reached Level 4 competitively. She previously cheered for MEGA and has been coaching for a year and a half. Rachel coaches Pre-Level 1, Level 1, Beginning Tumbling, Back handspring, Intermediate, and Competitive Gymnastics at MEGA. She enjoys painting in her free time.
﷯Shelby Ford Shelby Ford has recently started her coaching career at MEGA. She teaches Preschool Gymnastics, Mini Tumbling, Beginning Tumbling, and Pre-Level 1 classes. She has been involved with Gymnastics growing up and now her two daughters are active at MEGA. Shelby loves to crochet and Cross fit.
﷯Cydney Ezzell Cydney Ezzell attends Missouri Western State University. She has recently started her coaching career at MEGA and teaches Preschool Gymnastics. Cydney enjoys reading, crafting, going to Church, and being with friends.
﷯Trenton Williams Trenton Williams currently attends Lafayette High School. He started his love for Cheer by taking classes at MEGA and cheerleading for Lafayette. His coaching career has just taken off starting last year and he now teaches Back handspring classes at MEGA. Trenton loves to volunteer, and be with his friends.
﷯Payton Moore is currently a freshman at Missouri Western majoring in Public Relations. She has six years of cheerleading experience including a Cheerleading Worlds Championship debut in 2017 with MEGA. She was on the Poms team at Central High School and received the All-American Award her senior year. Payton has been with MEGA since it has opened in 2010. She now coaches Level 1 Gymnastics, Advanced Tumbling, and cheer classes while helping out with competitive cheer. Payton enjoys running and spending time with friends when she is not working.”
Emily Lewi: Emily Lewis is MEGA's Marketing and Social Media Manager. Emily started out at as a Summer Marketing Intern from Missouri Western State University. She has recently graduated with her B.S.B.A. in Marketing and Management.
﷯Claire Kammerer: Claire is a Freshman at Central High School and has recently started working at MEGA. Claire is a former MEGA Blaze Cheerleader and has taken her love for Cheer/Gymnastics onto the coaching side. Claire teaches Developmental Gymnastics classes and helps with Cheer. "I enjoy teaching new skills and seeing the kids faces light up when they finally get it!"
﷯London Loveless: : London has been coaching since Spring, 2015 and has been in Cheer herself for 13 years. She graduated from Central High School and is now a Freshman Cheerleader at Missouri Western State University. She teaches Spark Cheer, Backhandspring, Level 1, Mini Tumbling, and Competitive Cheer here at MEGA.
Teresa Miller: Teresa started her experience in the sport as a Competitive Gymnast. She then began coaching for competitive teams with state and regional gymnasts for several years. She graduated from Oak Park and Missouri Western State University and is now working for American Family Insurance. Teresa currently teaches Team and Pre Team at MEGA.
“At MEGA, we provide a fun, motivating, and positive environment to develop confidence, self-esteem, and healthy bodies through the exciting sport of gymnastics.”
﷯Mandy Miller Head Coach and Owner of MEGA Gymnastics, trained as a gymnast for 11 years (completing Level 8) and did cheerleading for 7 years through high school and college. She served as Captain of her high school squad and performed at the Capital One Bowl in Orlando, Florida in 2008 as an All-Star Cheerleader. She earned her Associates in Business from MWSU in 2011 and has her Safety/Risk Management and Program Certification through USA Gymnastics. She is a Professional Member of USA Gymnastics and MEGA has been a USA Gymnastics Club Member since 2010. Mandy currently coaches MEGA’s Competitive Gymnastics Team, MEGA’s Competitive All-Star Cheer Squad, MEGA Blaze; along with Developmental Gymnastics and Advanced Tumbling classes.
﷯Abbey Miller Abbey Miller graduated from Missouri Western State University with her Bachelors in Nursing. She is currently working at the University of Kansas Hospital on the Surgical Oncology/Neurosurgery unit. Abbey has coached at MEGA since 2010 and is the younger sister of Mandy Miller. She brings All-Star and High School Cheer experience to MEGA and has previously coached Competitive Gymnastics here. Abbey now subs at MEGA when she has free time and loves being with friends and family when she is not working.
﷯Nikki Cross has a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from MWSU and has worked as a Para-Professional at Hosea Elementary Preschool for two years. She hopes to be a pre-school teacher and have her own classroom soon. She brings over 13 years cheerleading experience to MEGA, including positions as All-Star Cheerleader, High School and College Cheer Captain, and cheered in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Nikki works as Preschool Headstart Coordinator and works in the office at MEGA.
﷯Rebecca Bishop Rebecca Bishop attends Northwest State University. She has been coaching for over 5 years. She is a former gymnast and currently teaches Developmental and Competitive Gymnastics at MEGA. Rebecca loves children and regularly volunteers at her Church. She plans to study Marine Biology in the future.
﷯Gracie Moore Gracie Moore attends Missouri Western State University, majoring in Nursing. She has six years of Cheerleading experience and has previously cheered competitively at MEGA and on Varsity Cheer at Central High School. Gracie has been with MEGA since it opened in 2010. She now coaches Intermediate classes and Competitive Cheer. Gracie enjoys spending time with friends and family.
﷯Brodi Becerra Brodi Becerra attends Central High School where she is a member of the Varsity Cheer Squad. She also cheers for MEGA Inferno, a competitive squad; and assists with MEGA Spark Cheer.
﷯Curtis Zahnd Curtis Zahnd is one of MEGA’s Ninja instructors and has recently started coaching Mini and Pre Ninja. Curtis loves the Spider Wall and the Ninja Sit. He also works as a Parts & Service Manager at St. Joseph Tractor. He enjoys CHS sporting events, KU Basketball, snow skiing, and the beach.
﷯Melissa Schultz is a First Grade Teacher at Ellison Elementary. She has a Masters Degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Physical Education. Melissa has been dancing since the age of 4 and she has been an instructor of dance for the past 20 years. She has taught children ages 2 thru adult in Tap, Jazz, Ballet and Acrobatics. Melissa currently teaches Tap, Ballet and Jazz at MEGA.
﷯Aspen Simmons attends St. Joseph Christian High School where she is a cheerleader. Aspen is also on the All-Star Competitive Cheer Squad, MEGA Blaze. Aspen assists with Developmental Gymnastics and Tumbling classes.
﷯Jessica Reynolds is a 1st Grade Teacher at Pershing Elementary. In the classroom, her passion lies in teaching reading and forming relationships with her students to help them feel successful. She has a Bachelors in Early Childhood Education from Mizzou and completed her Masters in Educational Theory with a Minor in Administration in 2012. Jessica has 23 years gymnastics experience, as she started training when she was 3. She was also a UCA college instructor for two years while at Mizzou. Jessica has 10 years coaching experience with six years being in competitive gymnastics. Her goal is to help gymnasts reach their full athletic potential while also being a loving, encouraging ad supportive role model and coach. Jessica teaches competitive and developmental gymnastics at MEGA.
﷯Vanessa Hoffman has her Bachelor's Degree in Business from Missouri Western State University. She currently teaches mini tumbling at MEGA.
Colten Hedrick: Colten is one of our Ninja/Ninja Flips instructors at MEGA. He has been coaching Gymnastics since his Junior year of High School. He is now a Senior at Missouri Western State University and plays football there as well. Colten loves the sport and believes that it is very important for kids of all ages to join, learn, and improve in Gymnastics.
﷯Katie Denton is a lead teacher at MEGA’s Flip & Learn Educational Fitness-Based Preschool. She graduated from NWMSU with her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees. She is certified in Early Childhood and Elementary Education Birth-6th Grade and Mild/Moderate Cross Categorical K-12. She taught in public education for 9 years and has several years dance and gymnastics experience. Katie has been a certified group exercise instructor for 7 years teaching a variety of classes, including: Zumba, Pilates, Boot Camp, Step Aerobics, Abs and Strength Classes. Katie has a passion for teaching, as well as health and wellness. She is committed to being a positive influence for children! Her main goal in the classroom is to provide a loving, encouraging environment for children and enrich their lives with learning while having fun! Katie also teaches MEGA Babies at MEGA!
﷯Callie Smith Callie Smith attends Missouri Western State University majoring in Early Childhood Education. She recently started as one of our Flip & Learn Preschool Instructors. She also coaches Preschool, and Mini/Pre Ninja classes at MEGA. Callie is also the Volley coach at Central High School. She loves to fish, hike, and be outside.
Breanna Baker: Breanna is a Marketing intern here at MEGA. She is currently at Missouri Western State University studying Public Relations. She also works at Thrivent Financial as an Office Professional.
﷯Rachel Bachali Rachel Bachali graduated from Bishop Leblond High School where she was on the Varsity Cheer Squad for Football and Basketball. Rachel was a Gymnast for 10 years and reached Level 4 competitively. She previously cheered for MEGA and has been coaching for a year and a half. Rachel coaches Pre-Level 1, Level 1, Beginning Tumbling, Back handspring, Intermediate, and Competitive Gymnastics at MEGA. She enjoys painting in her free time.
﷯Shelby Ford Shelby Ford has recently started her coaching career at MEGA. She teaches Preschool Gymnastics, Mini Tumbling, Beginning Tumbling, and Pre-Level 1 classes. She has been involved with Gymnastics growing up and now her two daughters are active at MEGA. Shelby loves to crochet and Cross fit.
﷯Cydney Ezzell Cydney Ezzell attends Missouri Western State University. She has recently started her coaching career at MEGA and teaches Preschool Gymnastics. Cydney enjoys reading, crafting, going to Church, and being with friends.
﷯Trenton Williams Trenton Williams currently attends Lafayette High School. He started his love for Cheer by taking classes at MEGA and cheerleading for Lafayette. His coaching career has just taken off starting last year and he now teaches Back handspring classes at MEGA. Trenton loves to volunteer, and be with his friends.
﷯Payton Moore is currently a freshman at Missouri Western majoring in Public Relations. She has six years of cheerleading experience including a Cheerleading Worlds Championship debut in 2017 with MEGA. She was on the Poms team at Central High School and received the All-American Award her senior year. Payton has been with MEGA since it has opened in 2010. She now coaches Level 1 Gymnastics, Advanced Tumbling, and cheer classes while helping out with competitive cheer. Payton enjoys running and spending time with friends when she is not working.”
Emily Lewi: Emily Lewis is MEGA's Marketing and Social Media Manager. Emily started out at as a Summer Marketing Intern from Missouri Western State University. She has recently graduated with her B.S.B.A. in Marketing and Management.
﷯Claire Kammerer: Claire is a Freshman at Central High School and has recently started working at MEGA. Claire is a former MEGA Blaze Cheerleader and has taken her love for Cheer/Gymnastics onto the coaching side. Claire teaches Developmental Gymnastics classes and helps with Cheer. "I enjoy teaching new skills and seeing the kids faces light up when they finally get it!"
﷯London Loveless: : London has been coaching since Spring, 2015 and has been in Cheer herself for 13 years. She graduated from Central High School and is now a Freshman Cheerleader at Missouri Western State University. She teaches Spark Cheer, Backhandspring, Level 1, Mini Tumbling, and Competitive Cheer here at MEGA.
Teresa Miller: Teresa started her experience in the sport as a Competitive Gymnast. She then began coaching for competitive teams with state and regional gymnasts for several years. She graduated from Oak Park and Missouri Western State University and is now working for American Family Insurance. Teresa currently teaches Team and Pre Team at MEGA.
5802 Corporate Drive St. Joseph MO. 64507 In the Mitchell Business Plaza
“At MEGA, we provide a fun, motivating, and positive environment to develop confidence, self-esteem, and healthy bodies through the exciting sport of gymnastics.”
﷯Mandy Miller Head Coach and Owner of MEGA Gymnastics, trained as a gymnast for 11 years (completing Level 8) and did cheerleading for 7 years through high school and college. She served as Captain of her high school squad and performed at the Capital One Bowl in Orlando, Florida in 2008 as an All-Star Cheerleader. She earned her Associates in Business from MWSU in 2011 and has her Safety/Risk Management and Program Certification through USA Gymnastics. She is a Professional Member of USA Gymnastics and MEGA has been a USA Gymnastics Club Member since 2010. Mandy currently coaches MEGA’s Competitive Gymnastics Team, MEGA’s Competitive All-Star Cheer Squad, MEGA Blaze; along with Developmental Gymnastics and Advanced Tumbling classes.
﷯Abbey Miller Abbey Miller graduated from Missouri Western State University with her Bachelors in Nursing. She is currently working at the University of Kansas Hospital on the Surgical Oncology/Neurosurgery unit. Abbey has coached at MEGA since 2010 and is the younger sister of Mandy Miller. She brings All-Star and High School Cheer experience to MEGA and has previously coached Competitive Gymnastics here. Abbey now subs at MEGA when she has free time and loves being with friends and family when she is not working.
﷯Nikki Cross has a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from MWSU and has worked as a Para-Professional at Hosea Elementary Preschool for two years. She hopes to be a pre-school teacher and have her own classroom soon. She brings over 13 years cheerleading experience to MEGA, including positions as All-Star Cheerleader, High School and College Cheer Captain, and cheered in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Nikki works as Preschool Headstart Coordinator and works in the office at MEGA.
﷯Rebecca Bishop Rebecca Bishop attends Northwest State University. She has been coaching for over 5 years. She is a former gymnast and currently teaches Developmental and Competitive Gymnastics at MEGA. Rebecca loves children and regularly volunteers at her Church. She plans to study Marine Biology in the future.
﷯Gracie Moore Gracie Moore attends Missouri Western State University, majoring in Nursing. She has six years of Cheerleading experience and has previously cheered competitively at MEGA and on Varsity Cheer at Central High School. Gracie has been with MEGA since it opened in 2010. She now coaches Intermediate classes and Competitive Cheer. Gracie enjoys spending time with friends and family.
﷯Brodi Becerra Brodi Becerra attends Central High School where she is a member of the Varsity Cheer Squad. She also cheers for MEGA Inferno, a competitive squad; and assists with MEGA Spark Cheer.
﷯Curtis Zahnd Curtis Zahnd is one of MEGA’s Ninja instructors and has recently started coaching Mini and Pre Ninja. Curtis loves the Spider Wall and the Ninja Sit. He also works as a Parts & Service Manager at St. Joseph Tractor. He enjoys CHS sporting events, KU Basketball, snow skiing, and the beach.
﷯Melissa Schultz is a First Grade Teacher at Ellison Elementary. She has a Masters Degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Physical Education. Melissa has been dancing since the age of 4 and she has been an instructor of dance for the past 20 years. She has taught children ages 2 thru adult in Tap, Jazz, Ballet and Acrobatics. Melissa currently teaches Tap, Ballet and Jazz at MEGA.
﷯Aspen Simmons attends St. Joseph Christian High School where she is a cheerleader. Aspen is also on the All-Star Competitive Cheer Squad, MEGA Blaze. Aspen assists with Developmental Gymnastics and Tumbling classes.
﷯Jessica Reynolds is a 1st Grade Teacher at Pershing Elementary. In the classroom, her passion lies in teaching reading and forming relationships with her students to help them feel successful. She has a Bachelors in Early Childhood Education from Mizzou and completed her Masters in Educational Theory with a Minor in Administration in 2012. Jessica has 23 years gymnastics experience, as she started training when she was 3. She was also a UCA college instructor for two years while at Mizzou. Jessica has 10 years coaching experience with six years being in competitive gymnastics. Her goal is to help gymnasts reach their full athletic potential while also being a loving, encouraging ad supportive role model and coach. Jessica teaches competitive and developmental gymnastics at MEGA.
﷯Vanessa Hoffman has her Bachelor's Degree in Business from Missouri Western State University. She currently teaches mini tumbling at MEGA.
Colten Hedrick: Colten is one of our Ninja/Ninja Flips instructors at MEGA. He has been coaching Gymnastics since his Junior year of High School. He is now a Senior at Missouri Western State University and plays football there as well. Colten loves the sport and believes that it is very important for kids of all ages to join, learn, and improve in Gymnastics.
﷯Katie Denton is a lead teacher at MEGA’s Flip & Learn Educational Fitness-Based Preschool. She graduated from NWMSU with her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees. She is certified in Early Childhood and Elementary Education Birth-6th Grade and Mild/Moderate Cross Categorical K-12. She taught in public education for 9 years and has several years dance and gymnastics experience. Katie has been a certified group exercise instructor for 7 years teaching a variety of classes, including: Zumba, Pilates, Boot Camp, Step Aerobics, Abs and Strength Classes. Katie has a passion for teaching, as well as health and wellness. She is committed to being a positive influence for children! Her main goal in the classroom is to provide a loving, encouraging environment for children and enrich their lives with learning while having fun! Katie also teaches MEGA Babies at MEGA!
﷯Callie Smith Callie Smith attends Missouri Western State University majoring in Early Childhood Education. She recently started as one of our Flip & Learn Preschool Instructors. She also coaches Preschool, and Mini/Pre Ninja classes at MEGA. Callie is also the Volley coach at Central High School. She loves to fish, hike, and be outside.
Breanna Baker: Breanna is a Marketing intern here at MEGA. She is currently at Missouri Western State University studying Public Relations. She also works at Thrivent Financial as an Office Professional.
﷯Rachel Bachali Rachel Bachali graduated from Bishop Leblond High School where she was on the Varsity Cheer Squad for Football and Basketball. Rachel was a Gymnast for 10 years and reached Level 4 competitively. She previously cheered for MEGA and has been coaching for a year and a half. Rachel coaches Pre-Level 1, Level 1, Beginning Tumbling, Back handspring, Intermediate, and Competitive Gymnastics at MEGA. She enjoys painting in her free time.
﷯Shelby Ford Shelby Ford has recently started her coaching career at MEGA. She teaches Preschool Gymnastics, Mini Tumbling, Beginning Tumbling, and Pre-Level 1 classes. She has been involved with Gymnastics growing up and now her two daughters are active at MEGA. Shelby loves to crochet and Cross fit.
﷯Cydney Ezzell Cydney Ezzell attends Missouri Western State University. She has recently started her coaching career at MEGA and teaches Preschool Gymnastics. Cydney enjoys reading, crafting, going to Church, and being with friends.
﷯Trenton Williams Trenton Williams currently attends Lafayette High School. He started his love for Cheer by taking classes at MEGA and cheerleading for Lafayette. His coaching career has just taken off starting last year and he now teaches Back handspring classes at MEGA. Trenton loves to volunteer, and be with his friends.
﷯Payton Moore is currently a freshman at Missouri Western majoring in Public Relations. She has six years of cheerleading experience including a Cheerleading Worlds Championship debut in 2017 with MEGA. She was on the Poms team at Central High School and received the All-American Award her senior year. Payton has been with MEGA since it has opened in 2010. She now coaches Level 1 Gymnastics, Advanced Tumbling, and cheer classes while helping out with competitive cheer. Payton enjoys running and spending time with friends when she is not working.”
Emily Lewi: Emily Lewis is MEGA's Marketing and Social Media Manager. Emily started out at as a Summer Marketing Intern from Missouri Western State University. She has recently graduated with her B.S.B.A. in Marketing and Management.
﷯Claire Kammerer: Claire is a Freshman at Central High School and has recently started working at MEGA. Claire is a former MEGA Blaze Cheerleader and has taken her love for Cheer/Gymnastics onto the coaching side. Claire teaches Developmental Gymnastics classes and helps with Cheer. "I enjoy teaching new skills and seeing the kids faces light up when they finally get it!"
﷯London Loveless: : London has been coaching since Spring, 2015 and has been in Cheer herself for 13 years. She graduated from Central High School and is now a Freshman Cheerleader at Missouri Western State University. She teaches Spark Cheer, Backhandspring, Level 1, Mini Tumbling, and Competitive Cheer here at MEGA.
Teresa Miller: Teresa started her experience in the sport as a Competitive Gymnast. She then began coaching for competitive teams with state and regional gymnasts for several years. She graduated from Oak Park and Missouri Western State University and is now working for American Family Insurance. Teresa currently teaches Team and Pre Team at MEGA.
5802 Corporate Drive St. Joseph MO. 64507 In the Mitchell Business Plaza
﷯Mandy Miller Head Coach and Owner of MEGA Gymnastics, trained as a gymnast for 11 years (completing Level 8) and did cheerleading for 7 years through high school and college. She served as Captain of her high school squad and performed at the Capital One Bowl in Orlando, Florida in 2008 as an All-Star Cheerleader. She earned her Associates in Business from MWSU in 2011 and has her Safety/Risk Management and Program Certification through USA Gymnastics. She is a Professional Member of USA Gymnastics and MEGA has been a USA Gymnastics Club Member since 2010. Mandy currently coaches MEGA’s Competitive Gymnastics Team, MEGA’s Competitive All-Star Cheer Squad, MEGA Blaze; along with Developmental Gymnastics and Advanced Tumbling classes.
﷯Abbey Miller Abbey Miller graduated from Missouri Western State University with her Bachelors in Nursing. She is currently working at the University of Kansas Hospital on the Surgical Oncology/Neurosurgery unit. Abbey has coached at MEGA since 2010 and is the younger sister of Mandy Miller. She brings All-Star and High School Cheer experience to MEGA and has previously coached Competitive Gymnastics here. Abbey now subs at MEGA when she has free time and loves being with friends and family when she is not working.
﷯Nikki Cross has a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from MWSU and has worked as a Para-Professional at Hosea Elementary Preschool for two years. She hopes to be a pre-school teacher and have her own classroom soon. She brings over 13 years cheerleading experience to MEGA, including positions as All-Star Cheerleader, High School and College Cheer Captain, and cheered in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Nikki works as Preschool Headstart Coordinator and works in the office at MEGA.
﷯Rebecca Bishop Rebecca Bishop attends Northwest State University. She has been coaching for over 5 years. She is a former gymnast and currently teaches Developmental and Competitive Gymnastics at MEGA. Rebecca loves children and regularly volunteers at her Church. She plans to study Marine Biology in the future.
﷯Gracie Moore Gracie Moore attends Missouri Western State University, majoring in Nursing. She has six years of Cheerleading experience and has previously cheered competitively at MEGA and on Varsity Cheer at Central High School. Gracie has been with MEGA since it opened in 2010. She now coaches Intermediate classes and Competitive Cheer. Gracie enjoys spending time with friends and family.
﷯Brodi Becerra Brodi Becerra attends Central High School where she is a member of the Varsity Cheer Squad. She also cheers for MEGA Inferno, a competitive squad; and assists with MEGA Spark Cheer.
﷯Curtis Zahnd Curtis Zahnd is one of MEGA’s Ninja instructors and has recently started coaching Mini and Pre Ninja. Curtis loves the Spider Wall and the Ninja Sit. He also works as a Parts & Service Manager at St. Joseph Tractor. He enjoys CHS sporting events, KU Basketball, snow skiing, and the beach.
﷯Melissa Schultz is a First Grade Teacher at Ellison Elementary. She has a Masters Degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Physical Education. Melissa has been dancing since the age of 4 and she has been an instructor of dance for the past 20 years. She has taught children ages 2 thru adult in Tap, Jazz, Ballet and Acrobatics. Melissa currently teaches Tap, Ballet and Jazz at MEGA.
﷯Aspen Simmons attends St. Joseph Christian High School where she is a cheerleader. Aspen is also on the All-Star Competitive Cheer Squad, MEGA Blaze. Aspen assists with Developmental Gymnastics and Tumbling classes.
﷯Jessica Reynolds is a 1st Grade Teacher at Pershing Elementary. In the classroom, her passion lies in teaching reading and forming relationships with her students to help them feel successful. She has a Bachelors in Early Childhood Education from Mizzou and completed her Masters in Educational Theory with a Minor in Administration in 2012. Jessica has 23 years gymnastics experience, as she started training when she was 3. She was also a UCA college instructor for two years while at Mizzou. Jessica has 10 years coaching experience with six years being in competitive gymnastics. Her goal is to help gymnasts reach their full athletic potential while also being a loving, encouraging ad supportive role model and coach. Jessica teaches competitive and developmental gymnastics at MEGA.
﷯Vanessa Hoffman has her Bachelor's Degree in Business from Missouri Western State University. She currently teaches mini tumbling at MEGA.
Colten Hedrick: Colten is one of our Ninja/Ninja Flips instructors at MEGA. He has been coaching Gymnastics since his Junior year of High School. He is now a Senior at Missouri Western State University and plays football there as well. Colten loves the sport and believes that it is very important for kids of all ages to join, learn, and improve in Gymnastics.
﷯Katie Denton is a lead teacher at MEGA’s Flip & Learn Educational Fitness-Based Preschool. She graduated from NWMSU with her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees. She is certified in Early Childhood and Elementary Education Birth-6th Grade and Mild/Moderate Cross Categorical K-12. She taught in public education for 9 years and has several years dance and gymnastics experience. Katie has been a certified group exercise instructor for 7 years teaching a variety of classes, including: Zumba, Pilates, Boot Camp, Step Aerobics, Abs and Strength Classes. Katie has a passion for teaching, as well as health and wellness. She is committed to being a positive influence for children! Her main goal in the classroom is to provide a loving, encouraging environment for children and enrich their lives with learning while having fun! Katie also teaches MEGA Babies at MEGA!
﷯Callie Smith Callie Smith attends Missouri Western State University majoring in Early Childhood Education. She recently started as one of our Flip & Learn Preschool Instructors. She also coaches Preschool, and Mini/Pre Ninja classes at MEGA. Callie is also the Volley coach at Central High School. She loves to fish, hike, and be outside.
Breanna Baker: Breanna is a Marketing intern here at MEGA. She is currently at Missouri Western State University studying Public Relations. She also works at Thrivent Financial as an Office Professional.
﷯Rachel Bachali Rachel Bachali graduated from Bishop Leblond High School where she was on the Varsity Cheer Squad for Football and Basketball. Rachel was a Gymnast for 10 years and reached Level 4 competitively. She previously cheered for MEGA and has been coaching for a year and a half. Rachel coaches Pre-Level 1, Level 1, Beginning Tumbling, Back handspring, Intermediate, and Competitive Gymnastics at MEGA. She enjoys painting in her free time.
﷯Shelby Ford Shelby Ford has recently started her coaching career at MEGA. She teaches Preschool Gymnastics, Mini Tumbling, Beginning Tumbling, and Pre-Level 1 classes. She has been involved with Gymnastics growing up and now her two daughters are active at MEGA. Shelby loves to crochet and Cross fit.
﷯Cydney Ezzell Cydney Ezzell attends Missouri Western State University. She has recently started her coaching career at MEGA and teaches Preschool Gymnastics. Cydney enjoys reading, crafting, going to Church, and being with friends.
﷯Trenton Williams Trenton Williams currently attends Lafayette High School. He started his love for Cheer by taking classes at MEGA and cheerleading for Lafayette. His coaching career has just taken off starting last year and he now teaches Back handspring classes at MEGA. Trenton loves to volunteer, and be with his friends.
﷯Payton Moore is currently a freshman at Missouri Western majoring in Public Relations. She has six years of cheerleading experience including a Cheerleading Worlds Championship debut in 2017 with MEGA. She was on the Poms team at Central High School and received the All-American Award her senior year. Payton has been with MEGA since it has opened in 2010. She now coaches Level 1 Gymnastics, Advanced Tumbling, and cheer classes while helping out with competitive cheer. Payton enjoys running and spending time with friends when she is not working.”
Emily Lewi: Emily Lewis is MEGA's Marketing and Social Media Manager. Emily started out at as a Summer Marketing Intern from Missouri Western State University. She has recently graduated with her B.S.B.A. in Marketing and Management.
﷯Claire Kammerer: Claire is a Freshman at Central High School and has recently started working at MEGA. Claire is a former MEGA Blaze Cheerleader and has taken her love for Cheer/Gymnastics onto the coaching side. Claire teaches Developmental Gymnastics classes and helps with Cheer. "I enjoy teaching new skills and seeing the kids faces light up when they finally get it!"
﷯London Loveless: : London has been coaching since Spring, 2015 and has been in Cheer herself for 13 years. She graduated from Central High School and is now a Freshman Cheerleader at Missouri Western State University. She teaches Spark Cheer, Backhandspring, Level 1, Mini Tumbling, and Competitive Cheer here at MEGA.
Teresa Miller: Teresa started her experience in the sport as a Competitive Gymnast. She then began coaching for competitive teams with state and regional gymnasts for several years. She graduated from Oak Park and Missouri Western State University and is now working for American Family Insurance. Teresa currently teaches Team and Pre Team at MEGA.
﷯Mandy Miller Head Coach and Owner of MEGA Gymnastics, trained as a gymnast for 11 years (completing Level 8) and did cheerleading for 7 years through high school and college. She served as Captain of her high school squad and performed at the Capital One Bowl in Orlando, Florida in 2008 as an All-Star Cheerleader. She earned her Associates in Business from MWSU in 2011 and has her Safety/Risk Management and Program Certification through USA Gymnastics. She is a Professional Member of USA Gymnastics and MEGA has been a USA Gymnastics Club Member since 2010. Mandy currently coaches MEGA’s Competitive Gymnastics Team, MEGA’s Competitive All-Star Cheer Squad, MEGA Blaze; along with Developmental Gymnastics and Advanced Tumbling classes.
﷯Abbey Miller Abbey Miller graduated from Missouri Western State University with her Bachelors in Nursing. She is currently working at the University of Kansas Hospital on the Surgical Oncology/Neurosurgery unit. Abbey has coached at MEGA since 2010 and is the younger sister of Mandy Miller. She brings All-Star and High School Cheer experience to MEGA and has previously coached Competitive Gymnastics here. Abbey now subs at MEGA when she has free time and loves being with friends and family when she is not working.
﷯Nikki Cross has a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from MWSU and has worked as a Para-Professional at Hosea Elementary Preschool for two years. She hopes to be a pre-school teacher and have her own classroom soon. She brings over 13 years cheerleading experience to MEGA, including positions as All-Star Cheerleader, High School and College Cheer Captain, and cheered in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Nikki works as Preschool Headstart Coordinator and works in the office at MEGA.
﷯Rebecca Bishop Rebecca Bishop attends Northwest State University. She has been coaching for over 5 years. She is a former gymnast and currently teaches Developmental and Competitive Gymnastics at MEGA. Rebecca loves children and regularly volunteers at her Church. She plans to study Marine Biology in the future.
﷯Gracie Moore Gracie Moore attends Missouri Western State University, majoring in Nursing. She has six years of Cheerleading experience and has previously cheered competitively at MEGA and on Varsity Cheer at Central High School. Gracie has been with MEGA since it opened in 2010. She now coaches Intermediate classes and Competitive Cheer. Gracie enjoys spending time with friends and family.
﷯Brodi Becerra Brodi Becerra attends Central High School where she is a member of the Varsity Cheer Squad. She also cheers for MEGA Inferno, a competitive squad; and assists with MEGA Spark Cheer.
﷯Curtis Zahnd Curtis Zahnd is one of MEGA’s Ninja instructors and has recently started coaching Mini and Pre Ninja. Curtis loves the Spider Wall and the Ninja Sit. He also works as a Parts & Service Manager at St. Joseph Tractor. He enjoys CHS sporting events, KU Basketball, snow skiing, and the beach.
﷯Melissa Schultz is a First Grade Teacher at Ellison Elementary. She has a Masters Degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Physical Education. Melissa has been dancing since the age of 4 and she has been an instructor of dance for the past 20 years. She has taught children ages 2 thru adult in Tap, Jazz, Ballet and Acrobatics. Melissa currently teaches Tap, Ballet and Jazz at MEGA.
﷯Aspen Simmons attends St. Joseph Christian High School where she is a cheerleader. Aspen is also on the All-Star Competitive Cheer Squad, MEGA Blaze. Aspen assists with Developmental Gymnastics and Tumbling classes.
﷯Jessica Reynolds is a 1st Grade Teacher at Pershing Elementary. In the classroom, her passion lies in teaching reading and forming relationships with her students to help them feel successful. She has a Bachelors in Early Childhood Education from Mizzou and completed her Masters in Educational Theory with a Minor in Administration in 2012. Jessica has 23 years gymnastics experience, as she started training when she was 3. She was also a UCA college instructor for two years while at Mizzou. Jessica has 10 years coaching experience with six years being in competitive gymnastics. Her goal is to help gymnasts reach their full athletic potential while also being a loving, encouraging ad supportive role model and coach. Jessica teaches competitive and developmental gymnastics at MEGA.
﷯Vanessa Hoffman has her Bachelor's Degree in Business from Missouri Western State University. She currently teaches mini tumbling at MEGA.
Colten Hedrick: Colten is one of our Ninja/Ninja Flips instructors at MEGA. He has been coaching Gymnastics since his Junior year of High School. He is now a Senior at Missouri Western State University and plays football there as well. Colten loves the sport and believes that it is very important for kids of all ages to join, learn, and improve in Gymnastics.
﷯Katie Denton is a lead teacher at MEGA’s Flip & Learn Educational Fitness-Based Preschool. She graduated from NWMSU with her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees. She is certified in Early Childhood and Elementary Education Birth-6th Grade and Mild/Moderate Cross Categorical K-12. She taught in public education for 9 years and has several years dance and gymnastics experience. Katie has been a certified group exercise instructor for 7 years teaching a variety of classes, including: Zumba, Pilates, Boot Camp, Step Aerobics, Abs and Strength Classes. Katie has a passion for teaching, as well as health and wellness. She is committed to being a positive influence for children! Her main goal in the classroom is to provide a loving, encouraging environment for children and enrich their lives with learning while having fun! Katie also teaches MEGA Babies at MEGA!
﷯Callie Smith Callie Smith attends Missouri Western State University majoring in Early Childhood Education. She recently started as one of our Flip & Learn Preschool Instructors. She also coaches Preschool, and Mini/Pre Ninja classes at MEGA. Callie is also the Volley coach at Central High School. She loves to fish, hike, and be outside.
Breanna Baker: Breanna is a Marketing intern here at MEGA. She is currently at Missouri Western State University studying Public Relations. She also works at Thrivent Financial as an Office Professional.
﷯Rachel Bachali Rachel Bachali graduated from Bishop Leblond High School where she was on the Varsity Cheer Squad for Football and Basketball. Rachel was a Gymnast for 10 years and reached Level 4 competitively. She previously cheered for MEGA and has been coaching for a year and a half. Rachel coaches Pre-Level 1, Level 1, Beginning Tumbling, Back handspring, Intermediate, and Competitive Gymnastics at MEGA. She enjoys painting in her free time.
﷯Shelby Ford Shelby Ford has recently started her coaching career at MEGA. She teaches Preschool Gymnastics, Mini Tumbling, Beginning Tumbling, and Pre-Level 1 classes. She has been involved with Gymnastics growing up and now her two daughters are active at MEGA. Shelby loves to crochet and Cross fit.
﷯Cydney Ezzell Cydney Ezzell attends Missouri Western State University. She has recently started her coaching career at MEGA and teaches Preschool Gymnastics. Cydney enjoys reading, crafting, going to Church, and being with friends.
﷯Trenton Williams Trenton Williams currently attends Lafayette High School. He started his love for Cheer by taking classes at MEGA and cheerleading for Lafayette. His coaching career has just taken off starting last year and he now teaches Back handspring classes at MEGA. Trenton loves to volunteer, and be with his friends.
﷯Payton Moore is currently a freshman at Missouri Western majoring in Public Relations. She has six years of cheerleading experience including a Cheerleading Worlds Championship debut in 2017 with MEGA. She was on the Poms team at Central High School and received the All-American Award her senior year. Payton has been with MEGA since it has opened in 2010. She now coaches Level 1 Gymnastics, Advanced Tumbling, and cheer classes while helping out with competitive cheer. Payton enjoys running and spending time with friends when she is not working.”
Emily Lewi: Emily Lewis is MEGA's Marketing and Social Media Manager. Emily started out at as a Summer Marketing Intern from Missouri Western State University. She has recently graduated with her B.S.B.A. in Marketing and Management.
﷯Claire Kammerer: Claire is a Freshman at Central High School and has recently started working at MEGA. Claire is a former MEGA Blaze Cheerleader and has taken her love for Cheer/Gymnastics onto the coaching side. Claire teaches Developmental Gymnastics classes and helps with Cheer. "I enjoy teaching new skills and seeing the kids faces light up when they finally get it!"
﷯London Loveless: : London has been coaching since Spring, 2015 and has been in Cheer herself for 13 years. She graduated from Central High School and is now a Freshman Cheerleader at Missouri Western State University. She teaches Spark Cheer, Backhandspring, Level 1, Mini Tumbling, and Competitive Cheer here at MEGA.
Teresa Miller: Teresa started her experience in the sport as a Competitive Gymnast. She then began coaching for competitive teams with state and regional gymnasts for several years. She graduated from Oak Park and Missouri Western State University and is now working for American Family Insurance. Teresa currently teaches Team and Pre Team at MEGA.
“At MEGA, we provide a fun, motivating, and positive environment to develop confidence, self-esteem, and healthy bodies through the exciting sport of gymnastics.”
﷯Mandy Miller Head Coach and Owner of MEGA Gymnastics, trained as a gymnast for 11 years (completing Level 8) and did cheerleading for 7 years through high school and college. She served as Captain of her high school squad and performed at the Capital One Bowl in Orlando, Florida in 2008 as an All-Star Cheerleader. She earned her Associates in Business from MWSU in 2011 and has her Safety/Risk Management and Program Certification through USA Gymnastics. She is a Professional Member of USA Gymnastics and MEGA has been a USA Gymnastics Club Member since 2010. Mandy currently coaches MEGA’s Competitive Gymnastics Team, MEGA’s Competitive All-Star Cheer Squad, MEGA Blaze; along with Developmental Gymnastics and Advanced Tumbling classes.
﷯Abbey Miller Abbey Miller graduated from Missouri Western State University with her Bachelors in Nursing. She is currently working at the University of Kansas Hospital on the Surgical Oncology/Neurosurgery unit. Abbey has coached at MEGA since 2010 and is the younger sister of Mandy Miller. She brings All-Star and High School Cheer experience to MEGA and has previously coached Competitive Gymnastics here. Abbey now subs at MEGA when she has free time and loves being with friends and family when she is not working.
﷯Nikki Cross has a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from MWSU and has worked as a Para-Professional at Hosea Elementary Preschool for two years. She hopes to be a pre-school teacher and have her own classroom soon. She brings over 13 years cheerleading experience to MEGA, including positions as All-Star Cheerleader, High School and College Cheer Captain, and cheered in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Nikki works as Preschool Headstart Coordinator and works in the office at MEGA.
﷯Rebecca Bishop Rebecca Bishop attends Northwest State University. She has been coaching for over 5 years. She is a former gymnast and currently teaches Developmental and Competitive Gymnastics at MEGA. Rebecca loves children and regularly volunteers at her Church. She plans to study Marine Biology in the future.
﷯Gracie Moore Gracie Moore attends Missouri Western State University, majoring in Nursing. She has six years of Cheerleading experience and has previously cheered competitively at MEGA and on Varsity Cheer at Central High School. Gracie has been with MEGA since it opened in 2010. She now coaches Intermediate classes and Competitive Cheer. Gracie enjoys spending time with friends and family.
﷯Brodi Becerra Brodi Becerra attends Central High School where she is a member of the Varsity Cheer Squad. She also cheers for MEGA Inferno, a competitive squad; and assists with MEGA Spark Cheer.
﷯Curtis Zahnd Curtis Zahnd is one of MEGA’s Ninja instructors and has recently started coaching Mini and Pre Ninja. Curtis loves the Spider Wall and the Ninja Sit. He also works as a Parts & Service Manager at St. Joseph Tractor. He enjoys CHS sporting events, KU Basketball, snow skiing, and the beach.
﷯Melissa Schultz is a First Grade Teacher at Ellison Elementary. She has a Masters Degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Physical Education. Melissa has been dancing since the age of 4 and she has been an instructor of dance for the past 20 years. She has taught children ages 2 thru adult in Tap, Jazz, Ballet and Acrobatics. Melissa currently teaches Tap, Ballet and Jazz at MEGA.
﷯Aspen Simmons attends St. Joseph Christian High School where she is a cheerleader. Aspen is also on the All-Star Competitive Cheer Squad, MEGA Blaze. Aspen assists with Developmental Gymnastics and Tumbling classes.
﷯Jessica Reynolds is a 1st Grade Teacher at Pershing Elementary. In the classroom, her passion lies in teaching reading and forming relationships with her students to help them feel successful. She has a Bachelors in Early Childhood Education from Mizzou and completed her Masters in Educational Theory with a Minor in Administration in 2012. Jessica has 23 years gymnastics experience, as she started training when she was 3. She was also a UCA college instructor for two years while at Mizzou. Jessica has 10 years coaching experience with six years being in competitive gymnastics. Her goal is to help gymnasts reach their full athletic potential while also being a loving, encouraging ad supportive role model and coach. Jessica teaches competitive and developmental gymnastics at MEGA.
﷯Vanessa Hoffman has her Bachelor's Degree in Business from Missouri Western State University. She currently teaches mini tumbling at MEGA.
Colten Hedrick: Colten is one of our Ninja/Ninja Flips instructors at MEGA. He has been coaching Gymnastics since his Junior year of High School. He is now a Senior at Missouri Western State University and plays football there as well. Colten loves the sport and believes that it is very important for kids of all ages to join, learn, and improve in Gymnastics.
﷯Katie Denton is a lead teacher at MEGA’s Flip & Learn Educational Fitness-Based Preschool. She graduated from NWMSU with her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees. She is certified in Early Childhood and Elementary Education Birth-6th Grade and Mild/Moderate Cross Categorical K-12. She taught in public education for 9 years and has several years dance and gymnastics experience. Katie has been a certified group exercise instructor for 7 years teaching a variety of classes, including: Zumba, Pilates, Boot Camp, Step Aerobics, Abs and Strength Classes. Katie has a passion for teaching, as well as health and wellness. She is committed to being a positive influence for children! Her main goal in the classroom is to provide a loving, encouraging environment for children and enrich their lives with learning while having fun! Katie also teaches MEGA Babies at MEGA!
﷯Callie Smith Callie Smith attends Missouri Western State University majoring in Early Childhood Education. She recently started as one of our Flip & Learn Preschool Instructors. She also coaches Preschool, and Mini/Pre Ninja classes at MEGA. Callie is also the Volley coach at Central High School. She loves to fish, hike, and be outside.
Breanna Baker: Breanna is a Marketing intern here at MEGA. She is currently at Missouri Western State University studying Public Relations. She also works at Thrivent Financial as an Office Professional.
﷯Rachel Bachali Rachel Bachali graduated from Bishop Leblond High School where she was on the Varsity Cheer Squad for Football and Basketball. Rachel was a Gymnast for 10 years and reached Level 4 competitively. She previously cheered for MEGA and has been coaching for a year and a half. Rachel coaches Pre-Level 1, Level 1, Beginning Tumbling, Back handspring, Intermediate, and Competitive Gymnastics at MEGA. She enjoys painting in her free time.
﷯Shelby Ford Shelby Ford has recently started her coaching career at MEGA. She teaches Preschool Gymnastics, Mini Tumbling, Beginning Tumbling, and Pre-Level 1 classes. She has been involved with Gymnastics growing up and now her two daughters are active at MEGA. Shelby loves to crochet and Cross fit.
﷯Cydney Ezzell Cydney Ezzell attends Missouri Western State University. She has recently started her coaching career at MEGA and teaches Preschool Gymnastics. Cydney enjoys reading, crafting, going to Church, and being with friends.
﷯Trenton Williams Trenton Williams currently attends Lafayette High School. He started his love for Cheer by taking classes at MEGA and cheerleading for Lafayette. His coaching career has just taken off starting last year and he now teaches Back handspring classes at MEGA. Trenton loves to volunteer, and be with his friends.
﷯Payton Moore is currently a freshman at Missouri Western majoring in Public Relations. She has six years of cheerleading experience including a Cheerleading Worlds Championship debut in 2017 with MEGA. She was on the Poms team at Central High School and received the All-American Award her senior year. Payton has been with MEGA since it has opened in 2010. She now coaches Level 1 Gymnastics, Advanced Tumbling, and cheer classes while helping out with competitive cheer. Payton enjoys running and spending time with friends when she is not working.”
Emily Lewi: Emily Lewis is MEGA's Marketing and Social Media Manager. Emily started out at as a Summer Marketing Intern from Missouri Western State University. She has recently graduated with her B.S.B.A. in Marketing and Management.
﷯Claire Kammerer: Claire is a Freshman at Central High School and has recently started working at MEGA. Claire is a former MEGA Blaze Cheerleader and has taken her love for Cheer/Gymnastics onto the coaching side. Claire teaches Developmental Gymnastics classes and helps with Cheer. "I enjoy teaching new skills and seeing the kids faces light up when they finally get it!"
﷯London Loveless: : London has been coaching since Spring, 2015 and has been in Cheer herself for 13 years. She graduated from Central High School and is now a Freshman Cheerleader at Missouri Western State University. She teaches Spark Cheer, Backhandspring, Level 1, Mini Tumbling, and Competitive Cheer here at MEGA.
Teresa Miller: Teresa started her experience in the sport as a Competitive Gymnast. She then began coaching for competitive teams with state and regional gymnasts for several years. She graduated from Oak Park and Missouri Western State University and is now working for American Family Insurance. Teresa currently teaches Team and Pre Team at MEGA.
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﷯Mandy Miller Head Coach and Owner of MEGA Gymnastics, trained as a gymnast for 11 years (completing Level 8) and did cheerleading for 7 years through high school and college. She served as Captain of her high school squad and performed at the Capital One Bowl in Orlando, Florida in 2008 as an All-Star Cheerleader. She earned her Associates in Business from MWSU in 2011 and has her Safety/Risk Management and Program Certification through USA Gymnastics. She is a Professional Member of USA Gymnastics and MEGA has been a USA Gymnastics Club Member since 2010. Mandy currently coaches MEGA’s Competitive Gymnastics Team, MEGA’s Competitive All-Star Cheer Squad, MEGA Blaze; along with Developmental Gymnastics and Advanced Tumbling classes.
﷯Abbey Miller Abbey Miller graduated from Missouri Western State University with her Bachelors in Nursing. She is currently working at the University of Kansas Hospital on the Surgical Oncology/Neurosurgery unit. Abbey has coached at MEGA since 2010 and is the younger sister of Mandy Miller. She brings All-Star and High School Cheer experience to MEGA and has previously coached Competitive Gymnastics here. Abbey now subs at MEGA when she has free time and loves being with friends and family when she is not working.
﷯Nikki Cross has a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from MWSU and has worked as a Para-Professional at Hosea Elementary Preschool for two years. She hopes to be a pre-school teacher and have her own classroom soon. She brings over 13 years cheerleading experience to MEGA, including positions as All-Star Cheerleader, High School and College Cheer Captain, and cheered in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Nikki works as Preschool Headstart Coordinator and works in the office at MEGA.
﷯Rebecca Bishop Rebecca Bishop attends Northwest State University. She has been coaching for over 5 years. She is a former gymnast and currently teaches Developmental and Competitive Gymnastics at MEGA. Rebecca loves children and regularly volunteers at her Church. She plans to study Marine Biology in the future.
﷯Gracie Moore Gracie Moore attends Missouri Western State University, majoring in Nursing. She has six years of Cheerleading experience and has previously cheered competitively at MEGA and on Varsity Cheer at Central High School. Gracie has been with MEGA since it opened in 2010. She now coaches Intermediate classes and Competitive Cheer. Gracie enjoys spending time with friends and family.
﷯Brodi Becerra Brodi Becerra attends Central High School where she is a member of the Varsity Cheer Squad. She also cheers for MEGA Inferno, a competitive squad; and assists with MEGA Spark Cheer.
﷯Curtis Zahnd Curtis Zahnd is one of MEGA’s Ninja instructors and has recently started coaching Mini and Pre Ninja. Curtis loves the Spider Wall and the Ninja Sit. He also works as a Parts & Service Manager at St. Joseph Tractor. He enjoys CHS sporting events, KU Basketball, snow skiing, and the beach.
﷯Melissa Schultz is a First Grade Teacher at Ellison Elementary. She has a Masters Degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Physical Education. Melissa has been dancing since the age of 4 and she has been an instructor of dance for the past 20 years. She has taught children ages 2 thru adult in Tap, Jazz, Ballet and Acrobatics. Melissa currently teaches Tap, Ballet and Jazz at MEGA.
﷯Aspen Simmons attends St. Joseph Christian High School where she is a cheerleader. Aspen is also on the All-Star Competitive Cheer Squad, MEGA Blaze. Aspen assists with Developmental Gymnastics and Tumbling classes.
﷯Jessica Reynolds is a 1st Grade Teacher at Pershing Elementary. In the classroom, her passion lies in teaching reading and forming relationships with her students to help them feel successful. She has a Bachelors in Early Childhood Education from Mizzou and completed her Masters in Educational Theory with a Minor in Administration in 2012. Jessica has 23 years gymnastics experience, as she started training when she was 3. She was also a UCA college instructor for two years while at Mizzou. Jessica has 10 years coaching experience with six years being in competitive gymnastics. Her goal is to help gymnasts reach their full athletic potential while also being a loving, encouraging ad supportive role model and coach. Jessica teaches competitive and developmental gymnastics at MEGA.
﷯Vanessa Hoffman has her Bachelor's Degree in Business from Missouri Western State University. She currently teaches mini tumbling at MEGA.
Colten Hedrick: Colten is one of our Ninja/Ninja Flips instructors at MEGA. He has been coaching Gymnastics since his Junior year of High School. He is now a Senior at Missouri Western State University and plays football there as well. Colten loves the sport and believes that it is very important for kids of all ages to join, learn, and improve in Gymnastics.
﷯Katie Denton is a lead teacher at MEGA’s Flip & Learn Educational Fitness-Based Preschool. She graduated from NWMSU with her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees. She is certified in Early Childhood and Elementary Education Birth-6th Grade and Mild/Moderate Cross Categorical K-12. She taught in public education for 9 years and has several years dance and gymnastics experience. Katie has been a certified group exercise instructor for 7 years teaching a variety of classes, including: Zumba, Pilates, Boot Camp, Step Aerobics, Abs and Strength Classes. Katie has a passion for teaching, as well as health and wellness. She is committed to being a positive influence for children! Her main goal in the classroom is to provide a loving, encouraging environment for children and enrich their lives with learning while having fun! Katie also teaches MEGA Babies at MEGA!
﷯Callie Smith Callie Smith attends Missouri Western State University majoring in Early Childhood Education. She recently started as one of our Flip & Learn Preschool Instructors. She also coaches Preschool, and Mini/Pre Ninja classes at MEGA. Callie is also the Volley coach at Central High School. She loves to fish, hike, and be outside.
Breanna Baker: Breanna is a Marketing intern here at MEGA. She is currently at Missouri Western State University studying Public Relations. She also works at Thrivent Financial as an Office Professional.
﷯Rachel Bachali Rachel Bachali graduated from Bishop Leblond High School where she was on the Varsity Cheer Squad for Football and Basketball. Rachel was a Gymnast for 10 years and reached Level 4 competitively. She previously cheered for MEGA and has been coaching for a year and a half. Rachel coaches Pre-Level 1, Level 1, Beginning Tumbling, Back handspring, Intermediate, and Competitive Gymnastics at MEGA. She enjoys painting in her free time.
﷯Shelby Ford Shelby Ford has recently started her coaching career at MEGA. She teaches Preschool Gymnastics, Mini Tumbling, Beginning Tumbling, and Pre-Level 1 classes. She has been involved with Gymnastics growing up and now her two daughters are active at MEGA. Shelby loves to crochet and Cross fit.
﷯Cydney Ezzell Cydney Ezzell attends Missouri Western State University. She has recently started her coaching career at MEGA and teaches Preschool Gymnastics. Cydney enjoys reading, crafting, going to Church, and being with friends.
﷯Trenton Williams Trenton Williams currently attends Lafayette High School. He started his love for Cheer by taking classes at MEGA and cheerleading for Lafayette. His coaching career has just taken off starting last year and he now teaches Back handspring classes at MEGA. Trenton loves to volunteer, and be with his friends.
﷯Payton Moore is currently a freshman at Missouri Western majoring in Public Relations. She has six years of cheerleading experience including a Cheerleading Worlds Championship debut in 2017 with MEGA. She was on the Poms team at Central High School and received the All-American Award her senior year. Payton has been with MEGA since it has opened in 2010. She now coaches Level 1 Gymnastics, Advanced Tumbling, and cheer classes while helping out with competitive cheer. Payton enjoys running and spending time with friends when she is not working.”
Emily Lewi: Emily Lewis is MEGA's Marketing and Social Media Manager. Emily started out at as a Summer Marketing Intern from Missouri Western State University. She has recently graduated with her B.S.B.A. in Marketing and Management.
﷯Claire Kammerer: Claire is a Freshman at Central High School and has recently started working at MEGA. Claire is a former MEGA Blaze Cheerleader and has taken her love for Cheer/Gymnastics onto the coaching side. Claire teaches Developmental Gymnastics classes and helps with Cheer. "I enjoy teaching new skills and seeing the kids faces light up when they finally get it!"
﷯London Loveless: : London has been coaching since Spring, 2015 and has been in Cheer herself for 13 years. She graduated from Central High School and is now a Freshman Cheerleader at Missouri Western State University. She teaches Spark Cheer, Backhandspring, Level 1, Mini Tumbling, and Competitive Cheer here at MEGA.
Teresa Miller: Teresa started her experience in the sport as a Competitive Gymnast. She then began coaching for competitive teams with state and regional gymnasts for several years. She graduated from Oak Park and Missouri Western State University and is now working for American Family Insurance. Teresa currently teaches Team and Pre Team at MEGA.
﷯Mandy Miller Head Coach and Owner of MEGA Gymnastics, trained as a gymnast for 11 years (completing Level 8) and did cheerleading for 7 years through high school and college. She served as Captain of her high school squad and performed at the Capital One Bowl in Orlando, Florida in 2008 as an All-Star Cheerleader. She earned her Associates in Business from MWSU in 2011 and has her Safety/Risk Management and Program Certification through USA Gymnastics. She is a Professional Member of USA Gymnastics and MEGA has been a USA Gymnastics Club Member since 2010. Mandy currently coaches MEGA’s Competitive Gymnastics Team, MEGA’s Competitive All-Star Cheer Squad, MEGA Blaze; along with Developmental Gymnastics and Advanced Tumbling classes.
﷯Abbey Miller Abbey Miller graduated from Missouri Western State University with her Bachelors in Nursing. She is currently working at the University of Kansas Hospital on the Surgical Oncology/Neurosurgery unit. Abbey has coached at MEGA since 2010 and is the younger sister of Mandy Miller. She brings All-Star and High School Cheer experience to MEGA and has previously coached Competitive Gymnastics here. Abbey now subs at MEGA when she has free time and loves being with friends and family when she is not working.
﷯Nikki Cross has a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from MWSU and has worked as a Para-Professional at Hosea Elementary Preschool for two years. She hopes to be a pre-school teacher and have her own classroom soon. She brings over 13 years cheerleading experience to MEGA, including positions as All-Star Cheerleader, High School and College Cheer Captain, and cheered in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Nikki works as Preschool Headstart Coordinator and works in the office at MEGA.
﷯Rebecca Bishop Rebecca Bishop attends Northwest State University. She has been coaching for over 5 years. She is a former gymnast and currently teaches Developmental and Competitive Gymnastics at MEGA. Rebecca loves children and regularly volunteers at her Church. She plans to study Marine Biology in the future.
﷯Gracie Moore Gracie Moore attends Missouri Western State University, majoring in Nursing. She has six years of Cheerleading experience and has previously cheered competitively at MEGA and on Varsity Cheer at Central High School. Gracie has been with MEGA since it opened in 2010. She now coaches Intermediate classes and Competitive Cheer. Gracie enjoys spending time with friends and family.
﷯Brodi Becerra Brodi Becerra attends Central High School where she is a member of the Varsity Cheer Squad. She also cheers for MEGA Inferno, a competitive squad; and assists with MEGA Spark Cheer.
﷯Curtis Zahnd Curtis Zahnd is one of MEGA’s Ninja instructors and has recently started coaching Mini and Pre Ninja. Curtis loves the Spider Wall and the Ninja Sit. He also works as a Parts & Service Manager at St. Joseph Tractor. He enjoys CHS sporting events, KU Basketball, snow skiing, and the beach.
﷯Melissa Schultz is a First Grade Teacher at Ellison Elementary. She has a Masters Degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Physical Education. Melissa has been dancing since the age of 4 and she has been an instructor of dance for the past 20 years. She has taught children ages 2 thru adult in Tap, Jazz, Ballet and Acrobatics. Melissa currently teaches Tap, Ballet and Jazz at MEGA.
﷯Aspen Simmons attends St. Joseph Christian High School where she is a cheerleader. Aspen is also on the All-Star Competitive Cheer Squad, MEGA Blaze. Aspen assists with Developmental Gymnastics and Tumbling classes.
﷯Jessica Reynolds is a 1st Grade Teacher at Pershing Elementary. In the classroom, her passion lies in teaching reading and forming relationships with her students to help them feel successful. She has a Bachelors in Early Childhood Education from Mizzou and completed her Masters in Educational Theory with a Minor in Administration in 2012. Jessica has 23 years gymnastics experience, as she started training when she was 3. She was also a UCA college instructor for two years while at Mizzou. Jessica has 10 years coaching experience with six years being in competitive gymnastics. Her goal is to help gymnasts reach their full athletic potential while also being a loving, encouraging ad supportive role model and coach. Jessica teaches competitive and developmental gymnastics at MEGA.
﷯Vanessa Hoffman has her Bachelor's Degree in Business from Missouri Western State University. She currently teaches mini tumbling at MEGA.
Colten Hedrick: Colten is one of our Ninja/Ninja Flips instructors at MEGA. He has been coaching Gymnastics since his Junior year of High School. He is now a Senior at Missouri Western State University and plays football there as well. Colten loves the sport and believes that it is very important for kids of all ages to join, learn, and improve in Gymnastics.
﷯Katie Denton is a lead teacher at MEGA’s Flip & Learn Educational Fitness-Based Preschool. She graduated from NWMSU with her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees. She is certified in Early Childhood and Elementary Education Birth-6th Grade and Mild/Moderate Cross Categorical K-12. She taught in public education for 9 years and has several years dance and gymnastics experience. Katie has been a certified group exercise instructor for 7 years teaching a variety of classes, including: Zumba, Pilates, Boot Camp, Step Aerobics, Abs and Strength Classes. Katie has a passion for teaching, as well as health and wellness. She is committed to being a positive influence for children! Her main goal in the classroom is to provide a loving, encouraging environment for children and enrich their lives with learning while having fun! Katie also teaches MEGA Babies at MEGA!
﷯Callie Smith Callie Smith attends Missouri Western State University majoring in Early Childhood Education. She recently started as one of our Flip & Learn Preschool Instructors. She also coaches Preschool, and Mini/Pre Ninja classes at MEGA. Callie is also the Volley coach at Central High School. She loves to fish, hike, and be outside.
Breanna Baker: Breanna is a Marketing intern here at MEGA. She is currently at Missouri Western State University studying Public Relations. She also works at Thrivent Financial as an Office Professional.
﷯Rachel Bachali Rachel Bachali graduated from Bishop Leblond High School where she was on the Varsity Cheer Squad for Football and Basketball. Rachel was a Gymnast for 10 years and reached Level 4 competitively. She previously cheered for MEGA and has been coaching for a year and a half. Rachel coaches Pre-Level 1, Level 1, Beginning Tumbling, Back handspring, Intermediate, and Competitive Gymnastics at MEGA. She enjoys painting in her free time.
﷯Shelby Ford Shelby Ford has recently started her coaching career at MEGA. She teaches Preschool Gymnastics, Mini Tumbling, Beginning Tumbling, and Pre-Level 1 classes. She has been involved with Gymnastics growing up and now her two daughters are active at MEGA. Shelby loves to crochet and Cross fit.
﷯Cydney Ezzell Cydney Ezzell attends Missouri Western State University. She has recently started her coaching career at MEGA and teaches Preschool Gymnastics. Cydney enjoys reading, crafting, going to Church, and being with friends.
﷯Trenton Williams Trenton Williams currently attends Lafayette High School. He started his love for Cheer by taking classes at MEGA and cheerleading for Lafayette. His coaching career has just taken off starting last year and he now teaches Back handspring classes at MEGA. Trenton loves to volunteer, and be with his friends.
﷯Payton Moore is currently a freshman at Missouri Western majoring in Public Relations. She has six years of cheerleading experience including a Cheerleading Worlds Championship debut in 2017 with MEGA. She was on the Poms team at Central High School and received the All-American Award her senior year. Payton has been with MEGA since it has opened in 2010. She now coaches Level 1 Gymnastics, Advanced Tumbling, and cheer classes while helping out with competitive cheer. Payton enjoys running and spending time with friends when she is not working.”
Emily Lewi: Emily Lewis is MEGA's Marketing and Social Media Manager. Emily started out at as a Summer Marketing Intern from Missouri Western State University. She has recently graduated with her B.S.B.A. in Marketing and Management.
﷯Claire Kammerer: Claire is a Freshman at Central High School and has recently started working at MEGA. Claire is a former MEGA Blaze Cheerleader and has taken her love for Cheer/Gymnastics onto the coaching side. Claire teaches Developmental Gymnastics classes and helps with Cheer. "I enjoy teaching new skills and seeing the kids faces light up when they finally get it!" ﷯London Loveless: : London has been coaching since Spring, 2015 and has been in Cheer herself for 13 years. She graduated from Central High School and is now a Freshman Cheerleader at Missouri Western State University. She teaches Spark Cheer, Backhandspring, Level 1, Mini Tumbling, and Competitive Cheer here at MEGA. Teresa Miller: Teresa started her experience in the sport as a Competitive Gymnast. She then began coaching for competitive teams with state and regional gymnasts for several years. She graduated from Oak Park and Missouri Western State University and is now working for American Family Insurance. Teresa currently teaches Team and Pre Team at MEGA.
﷯Mandy Miller Head Coach and Owner of MEGA Gymnastics, trained as a gymnast for 11 years (completing Level 8) and did cheerleading for 7 years through high school and college. She served as Captain of her high school squad and performed at the Capital One Bowl in Orlando, Florida in 2008 as an All-Star Cheerleader. She earned her Associates in Business from MWSU in 2011 and has her Safety/Risk Management and Program Certification through USA Gymnastics. She is a Professional Member of USA Gymnastics and MEGA has been a USA Gymnastics Club Member since 2010. Mandy currently coaches MEGA’s Competitive Gymnastics Team, MEGA’s Competitive All-Star Cheer Squad, MEGA Blaze; along with Developmental Gymnastics and Advanced Tumbling classes.
﷯Abbey Miller Abbey Miller graduated from Missouri Western State University with her Bachelors in Nursing. She is currently working at the University of Kansas Hospital on the Surgical Oncology/Neurosurgery unit. Abbey has coached at MEGA since 2010 and is the younger sister of Mandy Miller. She brings All-Star and High School Cheer experience to MEGA and has previously coached Competitive Gymnastics here. Abbey now subs at MEGA when she has free time and loves being with friends and family when she is not working.
﷯Nikki Cross has a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from MWSU and has worked as a Para-Professional at Hosea Elementary Preschool for two years. She hopes to be a pre-school teacher and have her own classroom soon. She brings over 13 years cheerleading experience to MEGA, including positions as All-Star Cheerleader, High School and College Cheer Captain, and cheered in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Nikki works as Preschool Headstart Coordinator and works in the office at MEGA.
﷯Rebecca Bishop Rebecca Bishop attends Northwest State University. She has been coaching for over 5 years. She is a former gymnast and currently teaches Developmental and Competitive Gymnastics at MEGA. Rebecca loves children and regularly volunteers at her Church. She plans to study Marine Biology in the future.
﷯Gracie Moore Gracie Moore attends Missouri Western State University, majoring in Nursing. She has six years of Cheerleading experience and has previously cheered competitively at MEGA and on Varsity Cheer at Central High School. Gracie has been with MEGA since it opened in 2010. She now coaches Intermediate classes and Competitive Cheer. Gracie enjoys spending time with friends and family.
﷯Brodi Becerra Brodi Becerra attends Central High School where she is a member of the Varsity Cheer Squad. She also cheers for MEGA Inferno, a competitive squad; and assists with MEGA Spark Cheer.
﷯Curtis Zahnd Curtis Zahnd is one of MEGA’s Ninja instructors and has recently started coaching Mini and Pre Ninja. Curtis loves the Spider Wall and the Ninja Sit. He also works as a Parts & Service Manager at St. Joseph Tractor. He enjoys CHS sporting events, KU Basketball, snow skiing, and the beach.
﷯Melissa Schultz is a First Grade Teacher at Ellison Elementary. She has a Masters Degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Physical Education. Melissa has been dancing since the age of 4 and she has been an instructor of dance for the past 20 years. She has taught children ages 2 thru adult in Tap, Jazz, Ballet and Acrobatics. Melissa currently teaches Tap, Ballet and Jazz at MEGA.
﷯Aspen Simmons attends St. Joseph Christian High School where she is a cheerleader. Aspen is also on the All-Star Competitive Cheer Squad, MEGA Blaze. Aspen assists with Developmental Gymnastics and Tumbling classes.
﷯Jessica Reynolds is a 1st Grade Teacher at Pershing Elementary. In the classroom, her passion lies in teaching reading and forming relationships with her students to help them feel successful. She has a Bachelors in Early Childhood Education from Mizzou and completed her Masters in Educational Theory with a Minor in Administration in 2012. Jessica has 23 years gymnastics experience, as she started training when she was 3. She was also a UCA college instructor for two years while at Mizzou. Jessica has 10 years coaching experience with six years being in competitive gymnastics. Her goal is to help gymnasts reach their full athletic potential while also being a loving, encouraging ad supportive role model and coach. Jessica teaches competitive and developmental gymnastics at MEGA.
﷯Vanessa Hoffman has her Bachelor's Degree in Business from Missouri Western State University. She currently teaches mini tumbling at MEGA.
Colten Hedrick: Colten is one of our Ninja/Ninja Flips instructors at MEGA. He has been coaching Gymnastics since his Junior year of High School. He is now a Senior at Missouri Western State University and plays football there as well. Colten loves the sport and believes that it is very important for kids of all ages to join, learn, and improve in Gymnastics.
﷯Katie Denton is a lead teacher at MEGA’s Flip & Learn Educational Fitness-Based Preschool. She graduated from NWMSU with her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees. She is certified in Early Childhood and Elementary Education Birth-6th Grade and Mild/Moderate Cross Categorical K-12. She taught in public education for 9 years and has several years dance and gymnastics experience. Katie has been a certified group exercise instructor for 7 years teaching a variety of classes, including: Zumba, Pilates, Boot Camp, Step Aerobics, Abs and Strength Classes. Katie has a passion for teaching, as well as health and wellness. She is committed to being a positive influence for children! Her main goal in the classroom is to provide a loving, encouraging environment for children and enrich their lives with learning while having fun! Katie also teaches MEGA Babies at MEGA!
﷯Callie Smith Callie Smith attends Missouri Western State University majoring in Early Childhood Education. She recently started as one of our Flip & Learn Preschool Instructors. She also coaches Preschool, and Mini/Pre Ninja classes at MEGA. Callie is also the Volley coach at Central High School. She loves to fish, hike, and be outside.
Breanna Baker: Breanna is a Marketing intern here at MEGA. She is currently at Missouri Western State University studying Public Relations. She also works at Thrivent Financial as an Office Professional.
﷯Rachel Bachali Rachel Bachali graduated from Bishop Leblond High School where she was on the Varsity Cheer Squad for Football and Basketball. Rachel was a Gymnast for 10 years and reached Level 4 competitively. She previously cheered for MEGA and has been coaching for a year and a half. Rachel coaches Pre-Level 1, Level 1, Beginning Tumbling, Back handspring, Intermediate, and Competitive Gymnastics at MEGA. She enjoys painting in her free time.
﷯Shelby Ford Shelby Ford has recently started her coaching career at MEGA. She teaches Preschool Gymnastics, Mini Tumbling, Beginning Tumbling, and Pre-Level 1 classes. She has been involved with Gymnastics growing up and now her two daughters are active at MEGA. Shelby loves to crochet and Cross fit.
﷯Cydney Ezzell Cydney Ezzell attends Missouri Western State University. She has recently started her coaching career at MEGA and teaches Preschool Gymnastics. Cydney enjoys reading, crafting, going to Church, and being with friends.
﷯Trenton Williams Trenton Williams currently attends Lafayette High School. He started his love for Cheer by taking classes at MEGA and cheerleading for Lafayette. His coaching career has just taken off starting last year and he now teaches Back handspring classes at MEGA. Trenton loves to volunteer, and be with his friends.
﷯Payton Moore is currently a freshman at Missouri Western majoring in Public Relations. She has six years of cheerleading experience including a Cheerleading Worlds Championship debut in 2017 with MEGA. She was on the Poms team at Central High School and received the All-American Award her senior year. Payton has been with MEGA since it has opened in 2010. She now coaches Level 1 Gymnastics, Advanced Tumbling, and cheer classes while helping out with competitive cheer. Payton enjoys running and spending time with friends when she is not working.”
Emily Lewi: Emily Lewis is MEGA's Marketing and Social Media Manager. Emily started out at as a Summer Marketing Intern from Missouri Western State University. She has recently graduated with her B.S.B.A. in Marketing and Management.
﷯Claire Kammerer: Claire is a Freshman at Central High School and has recently started working at MEGA. Claire is a former MEGA Blaze Cheerleader and has taken her love for Cheer/Gymnastics onto the coaching side. Claire teaches Developmental Gymnastics classes and helps with Cheer. "I enjoy teaching new skills and seeing the kids faces light up when they finally get it!"
﷯London Loveless: : London has been coaching since Spring, 2015 and has been in Cheer herself for 13 years. She graduated from Central High School and is now a Freshman Cheerleader at Missouri Western State University. She teaches Spark Cheer, Backhandspring, Level 1, Mini Tumbling, and Competitive Cheer here at MEGA. Teresa Miller: Teresa started her experience in the sport as a Competitive Gymnast. She then began coaching for competitive teams with state and regional gymnasts for several years. She graduated from Oak Park and Missouri Western State University and is now working for American Family Insurance. Teresa currently teaches Team and Pre Team at MEGA.
﷯Mandy Miller Head Coach and Owner of MEGA Gymnastics, trained as a gymnast for 11 years (completing Level 8) and did cheerleading for 7 years through high school and college. She served as Captain of her high school squad and performed at the Capital One Bowl in Orlando, Florida in 2008 as an All-Star Cheerleader. She earned her Associates in Business from MWSU in 2011 and has her Safety/Risk Management and Program Certification through USA Gymnastics. She is a Professional Member of USA Gymnastics and MEGA has been a USA Gymnastics Club Member since 2010. Mandy currently coaches MEGA’s Competitive Gymnastics Team, MEGA’s Competitive All-Star Cheer Squad, MEGA Blaze; along with Developmental Gymnastics and Advanced Tumbling classes.
﷯Abbey Miller Abbey Miller graduated from Missouri Western State University with her Bachelors in Nursing. She is currently working at the University of Kansas Hospital on the Surgical Oncology/Neurosurgery unit. Abbey has coached at MEGA since 2010 and is the younger sister of Mandy Miller. She brings All-Star and High School Cheer experience to MEGA and has previously coached Competitive Gymnastics here. Abbey now subs at MEGA when she has free time and loves being with friends and family when she is not working.
﷯Nikki Cross has a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from MWSU and has worked as a Para-Professional at Hosea Elementary Preschool for two years. She hopes to be a pre-school teacher and have her own classroom soon. She brings over 13 years cheerleading experience to MEGA, including positions as All-Star Cheerleader, High School and College Cheer Captain, and cheered in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Nikki works as Preschool Headstart Coordinator and works in the office at MEGA.
﷯Rebecca Bishop Rebecca Bishop attends Northwest State University. She has been coaching for over 5 years. She is a former gymnast and currently teaches Developmental and Competitive Gymnastics at MEGA. Rebecca loves children and regularly volunteers at her Church. She plans to study Marine Biology in the future.
﷯Gracie Moore Gracie Moore attends Missouri Western State University, majoring in Nursing. She has six years of Cheerleading experience and has previously cheered competitively at MEGA and on Varsity Cheer at Central High School. Gracie has been with MEGA since it opened in 2010. She now coaches Intermediate classes and Competitive Cheer. Gracie enjoys spending time with friends and family.
﷯Brodi Becerra Brodi Becerra attends Central High School where she is a member of the Varsity Cheer Squad. She also cheers for MEGA Inferno, a competitive squad; and assists with MEGA Spark Cheer.
﷯Curtis Zahnd Curtis Zahnd is one of MEGA’s Ninja instructors and has recently started coaching Mini and Pre Ninja. Curtis loves the Spider Wall and the Ninja Sit. He also works as a Parts & Service Manager at St. Joseph Tractor. He enjoys CHS sporting events, KU Basketball, snow skiing, and the beach.
﷯Melissa Schultz is a First Grade Teacher at Ellison Elementary. She has a Masters Degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Physical Education. Melissa has been dancing since the age of 4 and she has been an instructor of dance for the past 20 years. She has taught children ages 2 thru adult in Tap, Jazz, Ballet and Acrobatics. Melissa currently teaches Tap, Ballet and Jazz at MEGA.
﷯Aspen Simmons attends St. Joseph Christian High School where she is a cheerleader. Aspen is also on the All-Star Competitive Cheer Squad, MEGA Blaze. Aspen assists with Developmental Gymnastics and Tumbling classes.
﷯Jessica Reynolds is a 1st Grade Teacher at Pershing Elementary. In the classroom, her passion lies in teaching reading and forming relationships with her students to help them feel successful. She has a Bachelors in Early Childhood Education from Mizzou and completed her Masters in Educational Theory with a Minor in Administration in 2012. Jessica has 23 years gymnastics experience, as she started training when she was 3. She was also a UCA college instructor for two years while at Mizzou. Jessica has 10 years coaching experience with six years being in competitive gymnastics. Her goal is to help gymnasts reach their full athletic potential while also being a loving, encouraging ad supportive role model and coach. Jessica teaches competitive and developmental gymnastics at MEGA.
﷯Vanessa Hoffman has her Bachelor's Degree in Business from Missouri Western State University. She currently teaches mini tumbling at MEGA.
Colten Hedrick: Colten is one of our Ninja/Ninja Flips instructors at MEGA. He has been coaching Gymnastics since his Junior year of High School. He is now a Senior at Missouri Western State University and plays football there as well. Colten loves the sport and believes that it is very important for kids of all ages to join, learn, and improve in Gymnastics.
﷯Katie Denton is a lead teacher at MEGA’s Flip & Learn Educational Fitness-Based Preschool. She graduated from NWMSU with her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees. She is certified in Early Childhood and Elementary Education Birth-6th Grade and Mild/Moderate Cross Categorical K-12. She taught in public education for 9 years and has several years dance and gymnastics experience. Katie has been a certified group exercise instructor for 7 years teaching a variety of classes, including: Zumba, Pilates, Boot Camp, Step Aerobics, Abs and Strength Classes. Katie has a passion for teaching, as well as health and wellness. She is committed to being a positive influence for children! Her main goal in the classroom is to provide a loving, encouraging environment for children and enrich their lives with learning while having fun! Katie also teaches MEGA Babies at MEGA!
﷯Callie Smith Callie Smith attends Missouri Western State University majoring in Early Childhood Education. She recently started as one of our Flip & Learn Preschool Instructors. She also coaches Preschool, and Mini/Pre Ninja classes at MEGA. Callie is also the Volley coach at Central High School. She loves to fish, hike, and be outside.
Breanna Baker: Breanna is a Marketing intern here at MEGA. She is currently at Missouri Western State University studying Public Relations. She also works at Thrivent Financial as an Office Professional.
﷯Rachel Bachali Rachel Bachali graduated from Bishop Leblond High School where she was on the Varsity Cheer Squad for Football and Basketball. Rachel was a Gymnast for 10 years and reached Level 4 competitively. She previously cheered for MEGA and has been coaching for a year and a half. Rachel coaches Pre-Level 1, Level 1, Beginning Tumbling, Back handspring, Intermediate, and Competitive Gymnastics at MEGA. She enjoys painting in her free time.
﷯Shelby Ford Shelby Ford has recently started her coaching career at MEGA. She teaches Preschool Gymnastics, Mini Tumbling, Beginning Tumbling, and Pre-Level 1 classes. She has been involved with Gymnastics growing up and now her two daughters are active at MEGA. Shelby loves to crochet and Cross fit.
﷯Cydney Ezzell Cydney Ezzell attends Missouri Western State University. She has recently started her coaching career at MEGA and teaches Preschool Gymnastics. Cydney enjoys reading, crafting, going to Church, and being with friends.
﷯Trenton Williams Trenton Williams currently attends Lafayette High School. He started his love for Cheer by taking classes at MEGA and cheerleading for Lafayette. His coaching career has just taken off starting last year and he now teaches Back handspring classes at MEGA. Trenton loves to volunteer, and be with his friends.
﷯Payton Moore is currently a freshman at Missouri Western majoring in Public Relations. She has six years of cheerleading experience including a Cheerleading Worlds Championship debut in 2017 with MEGA. She was on the Poms team at Central High School and received the All-American Award her senior year. Payton has been with MEGA since it has opened in 2010. She now coaches Level 1 Gymnastics, Advanced Tumbling, and cheer classes while helping out with competitive cheer. Payton enjoys running and spending time with friends when she is not working.”
Emily Lewi: Emily Lewis is MEGA's Marketing and Social Media Manager. Emily started out at as a Summer Marketing Intern from Missouri Western State University. She has recently graduated with her B.S.B.A. in Marketing and Management.
﷯Claire Kammerer: Claire is a Freshman at Central High School and has recently started working at MEGA. Claire is a former MEGA Blaze Cheerleader and has taken her love for Cheer/Gymnastics onto the coaching side. Claire teaches Developmental Gymnastics classes and helps with Cheer. "I enjoy teaching new skills and seeing the kids faces light up when they finally get it!"
﷯London Loveless: : London has been coaching since Spring, 2015 and has been in Cheer herself for 13 years. She graduated from Central High School and is now a Freshman Cheerleader at Missouri Western State University. She teaches Spark Cheer, Backhandspring, Level 1, Mini Tumbling, and Competitive Cheer here at MEGA. Teresa Miller: Teresa started her experience in the sport as a Competitive Gymnast. She then began coaching for competitive teams with state and regional gymnasts for several years. She graduated from Oak Park and Missouri Western State University and is now working for American Family Insurance. Teresa currently teaches Team and Pre Team at MEGA.