Horizon Complex – Staff – We are the EXPERTS!!

All of our staff love children and are upbeat and fun. This is a must to be an employee at Horizon Complex. The staff is ready to open a positive, learning world of gymnastics and/or dance, for your child. They are trained in Child Development, First Aid, Sportsmanship, Safety Certification, and Skilled Accredition for all ages.

Meet the Staff:

Diane is the President and CEO of Horizon, as well as the Escape Fitness Center.  She established Horizon over 20 years ago to provide area children the opportunity to become physically fit and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Experience:

  • USTA, AAU, USAIGC Certified
  • Charter member of ADCFF – Character Counts
  • Member of the Jenison & Grandville Chambers of Commerce
  • Certified for the USAG PDL1 & L2 levels
  • Authored the Peek-A-Boo book, which was presented numerous times at national conferences

Certifications:

  • Degree from Ferris State University
  • Child development and business background
  • Author
  • Consultant
  • Developed the Born to Flip, Cartwheel Club, and baby programs

Crystal is the Complex Manager, overseeing both Horizon and the Escape Fitness Center.

Experience:

  • 10 years of gymnastics experience
  • Over 15 years of gymnastics coaching experience, including coaching  multiple national champions, as well as a member of the AAU National Tumbling Team, and several elite trampolinists.

Certifications:

  • USTA bronze, silver, gold, and safety certified
  • Born to Flip skills
  • First Aid & CPR
  • Horizon Effective Coaching & Safety
  • Physical Education at Hope College
  • Business Management at Davenport University

Lynnell is the community education director and a member of our office staff.

Experience:                                                                                         

  • Horizon staff member since 1990!
  • 17 years as a program director at her church
  • 6 years as a preschool teacher’s aide

Certifications:

  • Horizon Effective Coaching and Safety
  • Born to Flip Training
  • Cartwheel Club Training
  • CPR & First Aid

Janet is the preschool director.  She has been at Horizon since 2003.

Experience:

  • 18 years of gymnastics experience
  • Child development background since 1980
  • Coach of Michigan’s semi-pro football cheerleaders for 3 years

Certifications:

  • Horizon Effective Coaching and Safety
  • Born to Flip Training
  • Cartwheel Club Training
  • CPR & First Aid

Julene is the director of school age gymnastics, field trips, and birthday parties.  She has been with Horizon since 2005.

Experience:

  • Gymnastics involvement since 1972
  • 2 years of competitive cheer
  • 2 years Child Development
  • Past AAU national tumbling and trampoline judge

Certifications

  • Horizon Complex Effective Coaching and Safety
  • Born to Flip Training
  • Cartwheel Club Training
  • CPR & First Aid

Katie is a school-age gymnastics coach and a team coach.  She has been with Horizon since 2008.

Experience:

  • Major at GVSU in Education
  • 5 years gymnastics
  • 10 years in children’s mentoring programs

Certifications

  • Horizon Effective Coaching and Safety
  • Born to Flip Training
  • Cartwheel Club Training
  • CPR & First Aid

Megan is a school-age gymnastics coach and a team coach.  She has been with Horizon since 2007.

Experience:

  • 8 years competitive cheer
  • Past gymnastics instructor at GVSU
  • Student athletic trainer at GVSU

Certifications

  • Horizon Effective Coaching and Safety
  • Born to Flip Training
  • Cartwheel Club Training
  • CPR & First Aid