Team Director and Head Coach
Kim grew up and attended high school in Lee's Summit, MO, where she currently resides. Kim was a competitive gymnast through Level 9 and was also an active one-meter diver for Lee's Summit High School. She attended Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield, MO and graduated with a B.S. in Finance. Kim coached for two years while living in Springfield. Kim has been coaching for Diamond since its establishment in 1998. She is USAG safety certified as well as CPR certified, a member of USA Gymnastics, a certified USA Gymnastics meet director, a professional member of AAU Gymnastics, and a USAG Level 8 Rated Womens' Gymnastics Judge. Kim is the USA Gymnastics Region 3 Administrative Committee Chairperson and active on the KS National Association of Women's Gymnastics Judges (NAWGJ) board. Kim, and her husband Dennis reside in the KC Metro area and they have a son Brent.
Katja has lived in the United States since 1989 after moving from Berlin, Germany, where she grew up. As a competitive gymnast, Katja was a four-year Berliner, Germany State Champion and she participated in the Gymnastics Junior Nationals in Austria four years in a row. She is a USA Gymnastics Certified Coach and has been coaching gymnastics at the competitive level for over 11 years. Her experiences range from the west coast to east coast and now she has settled in the Midwest. Throughout her career, she has worked with gymnasts from Levels 4 - 10 and during the last few years she has focused mainly on the compulsory levels. Katja has a wonderful husband, Scott, and two beautiful children, Makayla and Annalynn.
Marta grew up and attended high school in the Kansas City area, where she currently resides. Marta was a competitive gymnast up until 16 years old. Marta received a B.S. in Exercise Physiology and Physical Therapy, which she currently works in. Marta has been coaching competitive gymnastics since 1987 and has coached in elite programs in the Midwest and the New Jersey area. Marta has been with Diamond since August of 2004 and is coaching levels 6 and 7.
Becky was born and raised in the Kansas city Area. She graduated from Shawnee Mission West High School in 1989, then attended Central Missouri State University where she studied Family Studies and Early Childhood education. She was a gymnast herself through high school. She is a Professional Member of the USA Gymnastics Association and completed the Safety certification program through USA gymnastics. Becky has been coaching competitive girls Gymnastics in the Kansas and Missouri area since 1989. She coaches Levels 4 through Elite. Her Accomplishments consist of having many gymnasts advance to the State, Regional and National Championships, with many gymnasts as the State, Regional, and National Champions.
Coaches JO Level 3-5, Xcel Divisions
USAG Professional MemberUSAG Safety Certified,