Laura is the 5th generation in her family from Bloomington/Normal. She graduated with a BS degree in Education from The University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 1993. Having started coaching gymnastics in 1987, she has worked with and for some of the leading coaches and business leaders all over the country. Laura has coached all levels of gymnastics from the Elite level (Tasha Schweikert 2000 Games), to the itty-bitty walkers. Having coached many years in the competitive arena it has been a fun challenge to get back to the basics—where the foundation of the sport begins. Laura has twin sons, Drew and Mason, who go to University High School and Normal Community. She enjoys spending time reading, traveling, and playing with her pups, Nash and Milo. Her favorite part of coaching is when the kids show their stubborn side, and she can break through and find success! Laura coaches all classes and levels and is the owner and founder of The Jump Spot.