Staff

Coaches

Our coaches work closely with your children to teach them the fundamentals of gymnastics. Each coach is encouraging and provides your child with the structure and discipline they will need to succeed in their classes.

Coaches In Training

Our coaches-in-training work under our certified coaches to learn what it takes to teach the children. Most of our coaches-in-training are seasoned athletes who wish to continue with gymnastics in every aspect possible.

Administration

Our administrators work most closely with the parents. They are there to answer questions regarding classes and registrations, as well as to provide a link of communication between parents and coaches.

The Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors, as well as Members at Large, make the big decisions regarding the club. The Board is elected at the beginning of each gymnastics year and is made up of parent volunteers.  President –  Leona Lim – board.keycitygymnastics@gmail.com 

The board meets the 3rd tuesday of the month between 6-8 pm in the kitchen of the gym.  All members are welcome to attend.  The AGM is held annually in November

 

Coaches

Garry Ricks

Number of Years as a Coach – 37

Highest Level of Coaching/Certification – NCCP Level 3 Certified

Favourite Gymnastics Event – High Bar

Fun Fact – Loves All Sports

Michelle Ricks

As a young girl Michelle loved figure skating. Her talents expressed themselves fully as she became better and better. After raising her two children in Cranbrook, Michelle met Garry. Together they decided to stay in Cranbrook and coach at the Key City Gymnastics Club. Within 15 years the club has prospered under their direction. It has grown so much that in 2013 the club moved to its current location. The club has also grown to include Parkour, and now Acrobatics and Bothmer Gymnastics. Michelle’s talents are many. She has experience in coaching Competitive Women’s Gymnastics, Fun and Fit, Jr. Gym, Special Needs, School Groups. She is NCCP Level 2 certified with 10 years judging experience and 21 coaching experience and has built a team together with her husband of healthy and successful young women athletes that continue to train in their late teens and train as level 4 and 5 in the old provincial code.

Melanee Sandberg

Number of Years as a Coach – 31 (off and on)

Number of Years Training at Key City Gymnastics – 6

Highest Level of Coaching – Level 2 Certified

Other Certification – First Aid, Respect in Sport, Making Ethical Decisions

Favourite Gymnastics Event – Beam

Fun Fact – Became a Grandma on October 28, 2016!

Danielle Jarabek

Number of Years as a Coach – 5

Highest Level of Coaching – NCCP Level 2 Certified

Other Certification – First Aid, Respect in Sport, Active Start, Making Ethical Decisions, Judging

Favourite Gymnastics Event – Floor

Bryce McGinnis

Number of Years as a Coach – 10

Number of Years training at Key City – 4

Highest Level of Coaching – NCCP Level 1 certified

Other Certification – First Aid, Respect in Sport, Making Ethical Decisions, Reflective Bounce

Favorite Gymnastics Event – Parkour!

Mady Sandberg

Number of Years as a Coach – 7

Number of Years Training at Key City – 15

Highest Level of Coaching – NCCP Level 2 Certified

Other Certification – First Aid, Respect in Sport, Making Ethical Decisions

Favorite Gymnastics Event – Floor

Fun Fact – I love to sing and dance!

Nicole Roy

Number of Years as a Coach – 10

Number of Years training at Key City – 10

Highest Level of Coaching – NCCP Level 2 certified

Other Certification – First Aid, Respect in Sport, Making Ethical Decisions, Judging

Favorite Gymnastics Event – Bars

Fun Fact – I thrive on chocolate and coffee

Emily Knudsgaard 

Number of Years as a Coach – 9

Number of Years training at Key City – 10

Highest Level of Coaching – NCCP Level 2 certified

Other Certification – First Aid, Respect in Sport, Making Ethical Decisions, Judging

Favorite Gymnastics Event – Vault

Fun Fact – I’m back at Key City after completing a degree in Sports Management

Josh Brown

Number of Years as a Coach – 7

Highest Level of Coaching – NCCP Level 1 certified

Other Certification – Air 1

Fun Fact – My favorite part of my job is supporting people to overcome their fears and/or accomplish their goals

Carol Reed

Carol was born and raised in Cranbrook and joined our team as office staff in 2014.  She graduated with a business certificate from the Trail Business College and has more than 40 years experience! We are very lucky to have her on the team!

Carol served on the West Kelowna Minor Hockey Board of Directors for seven years and is currently doing a fabulous job in the office.  She is the proud grandmother of two sweet grandchildren.

Jacqueline Morrow

Jacqueline has joined our team this year as the competitive team dance teacher. With her she brings passion to provide the girls with the knowledge and basic skills of dance and to empower them to question thoughts and ideas and the freedom to explore and express themselves. She also brings extensive dance experience in tap, jazz, classical ballet, modern dance and movement theatre and culture from all over the world; Singapore, Australia, Canada, England, Scotland, China and Egypt. Graduating from one of England’s finest vocational institutes, she is a registered teacher RAD, Associate ISTD and Associate CDTA. Jacqueline has delivered both academic and vocational instruction to beginner students of all ages through to pre-professionals in schools, studios and colleges.  She has also given workshops and professional development opportunities internationally within private and public institutions at both the school and college levels. Through caring, being daring and sharing Jacqueline strives to enable her students to learn and improve and enjoy their adventures in becoming and being both able and capable lifelong learners.


Junior Coaches

Madison Halliday, Kayley Lim, Anya McPherson, Allie Miskulin, Ashton Smith, Caleb Spencer, Michael Doll

Coaches in Training (CIT)

Tace Bradwell, Dylynn Couttie, Jordan Havens, Jasmine Leidal, Emma Lim, Matthew Menning, Rylee Nelson