Brown's Incredible Staff
Wendy has been coaching team at Browns for the past 16 years. In that time the program has produced several state, regional, and national champions. As head coach, Wendy manages a team of 185 young gymnasts and leads a staff of a dozen team coaches. Wendy began coaching in Northern California before moving to Las Vegas in 1977. Prior to coaching she was a competitive gymnast from 1976 to 1984. After her career as a gymnast, she continued to compete in multiple sports. She was involved with a traveling acrobatic team, track and field, marathon running, and body building competitions. With the belief that physical abilities are the cornerstone of all sport, Wendy has excelled in every sport she has attempted. Wendy is also the proud mother of two boys, Anthony and Keith. She is also USAG safety certified as well as First Aid certified.
Kyle’s credentials are extensive for a young coach and will continue to grow. Kyle was a gymnast himself for over 10 years and comes from South Jordan, Utah. He was a Level 10 State Floor Champion and became a Regional and National Qualifier. Kyle has been coaching since 2006 and has broad experience on Bars, Floor and Vault. He has already help generate 3 college scholarships, 3 Elite Qualifiers, and many event and All-Around champions at the State, Regional, National and Elite Levels. We are excited to have Kyle and his positive energy at Browns.
Jenifer began her gymnastics career at the age of 4 and competed through the age of 16. Jenifer has been coaching for several years in Las Vegas and began coaching at Brown’s in 2010. She is the Head Coach for our Levels 6,,7,8 and Xcel teams. Jenifer is a level 3-8 Judge and has received both her USAG safety certification and First Aid certification. She is also the proud mom of a Sophmore Gymnast at Arizona State University.
Paul started gymnastics as a young child and received a scholarship to University of North Carolina. He has over 40 years experience coaching from beginners to Elite and was one of the founders of the North Carolina Junior Olympic Program. Throughout his coaching career, Paul has coached at top gyms in North Carolina, Texas and Florida. He was also the Program Director at Browns Gymnastics Houston, which was the largest gymnastics school at the time, and the home of Olympic Champion Carly Patterson. He has also helped coach 50+ gymnasts achieve college scholarships, as well as help girls reach the Regional, National and Elite levels. In 2012, Paul was inducted into the Region 8 Hall of Fame.
Kate began her gymnastics career at the age of 4 and went on to become a competitive optional gymnast. At the age of 13, she transitioned to diving and went on to compete for the University of Nebraska on a diving scholarship. Kate returned to her roots and began coaching in 1995. Kate is currently coaching our level 4-8 girls, as well as the All Stars and Jr Pre-team developemental programs. She is a level 3-8 Judge and the proud mom of 5, including 2 competitive gymnasts, 1 competitive diver, 1 daughter in Cross Country /track, and 1 son in football. She is also USAG safety certified and First Aid certified.
Tehani graduated from Southern Utah University in 2008, where she competed for four years on a full-ride gymnastics scholarship. Her love for athletics led her to graduate summa cum laude in athletic training. She is also certified in CPR and first aid. Before college, she competed for Olympus School of Gymnastics in Utah under Mary Wright. She was a Junior International Elite Qualifier and competed at the 2000 U.S. Classic. She was also a member of the 2000 Junior Olympic National Team. She is very knowledgeable and experienced in dance, choreography, and performance. Tehani has a deep passion for the sport of gymnastics. She appreciates the values and lessons she has learned as an athlete and enjoys passing on those same life values to the next generation of gymnasts. Tehani currently coaches our level 4-8 teams. She is USAG safety certified and first aid certified
Born and raised in Bulgaria. Neli started training sports acrobatic and gymnastics at 5 years old. Joined the Bulgarian national team at 10 years old. Won 2 world championships and European championships .At age 15 she joined the circus performing teterboard, aerial acts,handstand balance, Russian swing. She started coaching gymnastics and sports acrobatic at 19 years old when she was performing for Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bayley Circus.
“Gymnastics and Sports Acrobatic are my passion. I love coaching and more than anything I love to pass on all the knowledge and experience I have gained from my years.” Neli coaches our level 2-5 team and is the Head Coach of our Sport Acro Program. She is Safety and first Aid Certified
Amanda started gymnastics at the age of 3. She finished her competitive gymnastics career as an optional gymnast at the age of 16. She graduated from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2015 with a BA in Kinesiology. Amanda has been coaching gymnastics since she was 17 years old. She has coached preschool, recreational, Xcel and compulsory levels. She is currently the program director and head coach for the Xcel program at Brown’s, as well as a compulsory level judge.