Head T&T Team Coach
Brandon started in gymnastics at the age of 12 at Lynchburg Academy. In his first year of competing, he won his first national title in tumbling, igniting his passion for the sport. Brandon quickly moved up in levels competing as a Sr. Elite athlete and was named to the USA Senior National Team. He represented the USA in many international meets including two World Championships. Brandon has been coaching for over 12 years. He was the Assistant Coach to the National Tumbling Coach at Capital Gymnastics National Training Center for 6 years. He has coached several State, Regional, and National Champions as well as US National Team members. Brandon also served on the Virginia USAG Board of Directors as the Athlete Rep. and currently serves as the Coaches Representative. As a USAG Professional Member, Brandon is also a Cat. 1 T&T Judge, is safety certified, and a certified personal trainer with ACSM. Brandon graduated from Marymount University with a B.S. in Health Sciences where he studied Physical Therapy.
Head Artistic Team & Developmental Team Coach
Samantha began gymnastics at age four and quickly fell in love with the sport. She competed through Level 9 and trained through Level 10 for Capital Gymnastics National Training Center under the USA National Team Coach. Shortly after that, Samantha found a new passion: coaching. She has been coaching both recreational and competitive gymnastics since 2008. Samantha is a USAG Professional Member and is safety certified. She truly enjoys sharing her love of gymnastics with young and energetic athletes. Samantha graduated from George Mason University with a B.S. in Tourism and Events Management.
Assistant T&T Team Coach/Recreational Tumbling Coach
Cameron competed in Trampoline & Tumbling for 10 years winning many state, regional, and national titles. As a level 10, he was selected for the Junior Olympic Pre-Elite team in tumbling and double-mini. He continued to the Elite level where he was chosen to represent the USA in two Junior World Championships in Russia and France. Cameron is a USAG Professional Member, is safety certified, a Cat. 2 T&T judge and has spent years coaching at the recreational level and team. He attended Liberty University and currently is the Assistant Manager at Sears here in Lynchburg.
Girl’s Gymnastics Excel and Pre-Team Coach
Liz Matts has been a gymnastics coach for the past 6 years and has enjoyed working with her students, helping them to achieve new skills. As a coach at Dynamic Gymnastics, she plans on taking all of her gymnasts to the next level. Liz’s love for gymnastics started when she was younger and competed with Stafford Royals Gymnastics. She is also an accomplished cheerleader cheering for Liberty University for 2 years. She hopes to give her students the same love for gymnastics that she has always had. Liz is now a junior at Liberty University and has her USAG Safety Certification and Coaching Certification.
Girls Team Coach
Jessie has been a gymnastics coach in Lynchburg for the last five years teaching everything from preschool classes through competitive gymnastics, cheerleading, and tumbling teams. Jessie’s love for the gym began when she started competitive gymnastics at the age of seven, and continued through level 8. Since starting her coaching career, she has been used for summer camps, recreational classes, choreography, and her favorite, the competitive gymnastics team. She has such a passion for progressing gymnasts past what they think they are capable of. While at Dynamic, Jessie spends her time working with the JO competitive gymnastics team and the Developmental recreational class. When not in the gym, Jessie attends Liberty University majoring in Social Work, in hopes to change the lives of those around her for God’s glory. While at Liberty, Jessie pole vaults for the Liberty Track and Field team. Although Jessie has a lot on her plate, she is thankful to have so many passions in life to pursue.
Girls Team Coach
Kellie started gymnastics at the age of 6, and began competing for Lynchburg Academy at age 7. When she was 12, she moved to Roanoke Academy where she competed level 8 and level 9. In 2007, she qualified to level 8 Regional Championships, where she competed for the Region 7 Gymnastics Team. In 2012, Kellie began coaching gymnastics, and pole-vaulting for Liberty University’s Track and Field team. She pole-vaulted for 2 years, until a back injury prevented her from continuing. She felt that this injury was God’s way of opening the door for her to be fully committed to coaching. Kellie has been a gymnastics team coach for 4 years now, and has her USAG Professional Membership, and safety certification. This past May of 2016, she graduated from Liberty University with a B.S. in Kinesiology (Teacher Licensure). She plans to be a Health and Physical Education teacher after student teaching in the fall. Kellie is passionate about gymnastics and finds so much joy in sharing that passion through coaching.
Trampoline and Tumbling Recreational Coach
Jessica has been involved in gymnastics for over 20 years. She started her gymnastics career in artistic gymnastics and competed through level nine, qualifying and competing in State and Regional championships.
Jessica then decided to transition over to trampoline and tumbling. She was once again very successful at the State, Regional, and National level winning a silver medal at J.O. T&T Nationals.
Jessica has a passion for the sport of gymnastics, carrying 5 years of coaching under her belt and loves any opportunity to invest in children/teens of all ages. From pre-k to college age, Jessica has coached multiple levels of cheerleading and gymnastics, encouraging and pushing athletes to believe in themselves beyond what they think they are capable. She is excited to share her experience and love of the sport to the athletes at Dynamic!
Dynamic Cheer All-Star Coach
Katie began tumbling, dance, and cheerleading at a young age; cheerleading in particular continued to be her passion throughout her school years and in college. While attending the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith, she cheered on the Co-Ed Cheer Team for four years and was captain for the final two years. Katie also began coaching at Arkansas Cheer Unlimited in Fort Smith, Arkansas while in college.
After receiving her Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership from the U of Arkansas, Katie continued coaching at Arkansas Cheer Unlimited for seven years, coaching competitive all-star teams and recreational classes in tumbling, cheer technique, conditioning, flexibility, cheer prep, and stunt classes. She also taught numerous school camps and choreographed many elementary, junior high, and high school routines.
Katie and her husband relocated to Virginia, and her husband is now deployed with the United States Navy. After moving to the area, she luckily came across Dynamic Gymnastics and the Dynamic Cheer Program. Katie is looking forward to putting her knowledge and years of experience to use coaching these amazing athletes, helping them to achieve their goals, and leading them to grow together as a team.
Dynamic Cheer All-Star Coach
Will is no stranger to the area, or to the World of Cheerleading. Will started his cheerleading journey right here on the outskirts of Lynchburg, in the town of Rustburg, where he competitively cheered for Rustburg High School winning District & Regional championships and placing at State. After high school, Will cheered at Bridgewater College participating on their co-ed football and basketball cheerleading teams.While at Bridgewater College, he started coaching at Turner Ashby High School in Harrisonburg, VA as assistant football and basketball cheerleading coach. Will even took on the role of becoming the competitive cheerleading coach at Turner Ashby, taking the “Knights” all the way to states for their first time in over 3 years.To continue his coaching experience, Will joined the Southern ChaRm Cheerleading Company, in Waynesboro VA, becoming a cheer, dance and tumbling coach to numerous teams and athletes winning countless awards. He also competed on Southern ChaRm’s Open Co-ed Level 5 All-Star team.Moving back to his home town of Rustburg after graduating, Will has been helping out with local high schools in the area, judging tryouts, hosting “Cheernastic” camps, and assisting in practices, all while working at Wells Fargo. He brings experience, professionalism, and a ton of enthusiasm to the Dynamic All-Star cheerleading coaching staff.
Pre-School and Girls Recreational Gymnastics Coach
Anna started her gymnastics career at five years of age, training at Byers Gymnastics in California. She quickly advanced through the levels, competing through level eight. Anna took her love for gymnastics from competing to coaching. She loves working with children of all ages watching them have fun learning different skills and techniques. She also teaches her students that hard work and determination will help them in every area of her life. Anna is loved by her students and an asset to the Dynamic program. She currently attends Liberty University.
Girls Recreational Gymnastics Coach
Kathleen started gymnastics at an early age and competed for eight years winning a state all around championship in 2013. She was also a state beam and vault champion in her competitive career. After 10 years as a gymnast, Kathleen has taken her passion for the sport in the direction of coaching. She hopes to share the same love and passion with the children she coaches. Kathleen’s smile and energy are contagious as she encourages her students to reach new goals. After graduating high school with an advanced diploma, she hopes to go to college to pursue a career as an emergency room nurse specializing in trauma.
Administrative Assistant/Front Desk
Paula loves children and gymnastics! As a mom of three gymnasts, she has spent many years in the gym and became a USAG professional member over ten years ago. Paula has coached pre-school gymnastics, is a Cat. 1 T&T Judge, and serves on the VA USAG Board of Directors as the technical chair. She has served on the VAUSAG board for many years as State Chair and Secretary promoting the sport of trampoline & tumbling. With a Masters of Education, Paula has taught school and been an Admissions Director, but she is now enjoying working at the gym with her kids.
Addison (Addie) Shupe
Recreational and T&T Coach
Addie has been tumbling and cheering since the age of five. She began her cheerleading journey at Tomahawk Elementary School, where she fell in love with the world of tumbling and cheer. She continued on the path of cheering and tumbling throughout her middle school and high school years, where she competitively cheered for Brookville High School. After 11 years in the sport, she has taken her passion in the direction of coaching.
While attending Brookville High School, she participated in the Jump Start Program, allowing her to skip two full grades. Addie participates in the Early College Program and is currently taking classes at Central Virginia Community College for her senior year. Her goal is to finish out her college years at Sweet Briar University.
Addie is very active in her local community and knows the importance of giving her time and support to the community. She has volunteered her time at Brookville Timberlake Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary for the past three years.
Addie is looking forward to putting her years of experience to use coaching these amazing young athletes.
Garrett Day- Trampoline & Tumbling Coach
Garrett started tumbling at the age of 4 and won his first national title at age 6. This was the first of many titles over 11 years of competition. Garrett made the World Age Group Olympic defining program at 14 and competed in Portugal, earning a silver medal. He has been named to the US Junior National team and won Gold medals at the 2014 US Championships on Double Mini and Tumbling. Garrett also represented the USA at the World Age Group Games competing both tumbling and double-mini. A graduate of Liberty High School, Garrett plans to continue competing and hopes to make the Senior Elite US National Team. He is an inspiration and leader to many of our younger athletes here at Dynamic, and he is using his talents to coach trampoline and tumbling.
Joshua Caudill-Recreational Tumbling and T&T Pre-team and C Team Coach
Coach Josh brings many years of coaching experience to Dynamic Gymnastics. A former T&T athlete, he has coached tumbling and cheer for more than 8 years. Josh coached at Capital Gymnastics in Northern Virginia and then moved to Arizona where he coached for Flames Gymnastics and KTR Desert Devils. He also coached tumbling at Woodward West Gymnastics Camp. We are excited to have him here at Dynamic where he is known by his students as “tough, but good”. He brings a lot of energy, knowledge and experience to his classes and challenges his athletes to work to their potential. He is USAG safety certified and a USAG professional member.
Faith Carrick-Recreational Coach
Faith is a bundle of energy and a favorite coach and birthday party coordinator. She started her gymnastics career at Dynamic as an athlete on the Trampoline & Tumbling team competing for many years and winning State and Regional Championships. She also competed at Nationals placing 8th in the nation! She brings her enthusiasm for the sport of gymnastics to every class that she teaches. Faith loves children and coaching, and she hopes to teach her students that learning new skills is challenging and fun. She is safety certified through USAG.
Haley Smeltz-Recreational Coach
Haley started taking gymnastics at the age of 4 and was chosen for the artistic competition team shortly after starting. After several years of competing, she decided to join the Trampoline & Tumbling team at age 11. She competed many years and was a top T&T athlete here at Dynamic until she decided to focus on coaching. She completed the coaching basics course through USAG and became safety certified. Haley loves the sport of gymnastics and enjoys working with children. Her goal, as a coach, is for her students to learn new skills, while having fun, in hopes that they will come to love gymnastics as much as she does.