Coach Katrina


My 1st passion is my family, 2nd is my gym. 


I’m a mom of 2 boys, Jonathan 28 years old – Michael 24 years old.


I've raised my boys with the help of family and gym parents. My best friends are my coaches, as well as past and present Team Parents. There are many kids who call me Mom or 2nd Mom, and this makes me proud.  I tell everyone about the extraordinary gift of this gym and my kids. I know the importance of choosing people you can trust your children with, and I’m honored that you place that trust in me and my staff.


God has blessed me with more than I deserve. I love the gift of children, and I feel overwhelmed by the opportunity to work with them.


I LOVE MY JOB!


I opened Small Wonders in April of 1997. I began coaching as a teenager at the local YMCA; however, my professional gymnastic coaching experience began in Daytona Beach, FL in 1993.  I have been a professional member of USA Gymnastics since 1993 and Safety Certified since the 1st year it was offered in 2000.


Throughout Small Wonders' membership in with USAG and NGA, I have earned the following certifications:


Competitive Coach

- Background Check exp.07/31/2023

- Safety & Risk Management exp.07/31/2025

- Fundamentals of Gymnastics Instruction passed

- Safe Sport Trained exp.07/31/2023

- Tough Coaching or Emotional Abuse passed

- USA Gymnastics Safe Sport Policy passed


Meet Director

- Background Check exp.07/31/2023

- Safety & Risk Management exp.07/31/2025

- Safe Sport Trained exp.07/31/2023

- Women's Meet Director passed

- USA Gymnastics Safe Sport Policy passed


Owner/Managing Director

- Background Check exp.07/31/2023

- Safety & Risk Management exp.07/31/2025

- Safe Sport Trained exp.07/31/2023

- Tough Coaching or Emotional Abuse passed

- USA Gymnastics Safe Sport Policy passed


USA Gymnastics University

- Current Safety & Risk Management  Expires (re-certify every 4 years)

- USA Gymnastics SafeSport

- U101: Safety & Risk Management

- USA Gymnastics University: Instructor 

- U100: Fundamentals of Gymnastics Instruction


School of Competitive Gymnastics: Women's Artistic          

School of Competitive Gymnastics: Women's Artistic Gymnastics: Junior Olympic Team Coach

School of Competitive Gymnastics: Men's Artistic

School of Competitive Gymnastics: Men's Artistic Gymnastics: Junior Olympic Team Coach

School of Business: Director


- Certification in Early Childhood Education

- Certification in Abuse Prevention Course

- NCSI Background Check

- Certification in Concussion Protocol


Coach Jon


Hello! I'm Coach Jon.


I've coached at Small Wonders for 15 years and currently coach our Optionals, Levels 6-9, as well as Xcel Platinum/Diamond.


I began my gymnastics career at 16 months old. As the son of a gymnastics coach, I have been involved in the sport throughout my life. Although my highest event score was a 10.0 on vault, my favorite event to compete was always floor.


I started coaching alongside my mom, Coach Katrina, at Small Wonders when I was 13 years old. I first taught a Hot Shot class, then quickly found the Tumbling program to be my favorite class to teach. With 15 years of coaching experience at SWG, I have taught every level, Toddlers to Team. I am also a safety-certified, professional member (Coach) of NGA with SafeSport Certification, as well as CPR, First Aid, and AED Certified through American Red Cross.


Coach Jon currently assists theExternal link opens in new tab or window Ball State Women’s Gymnastics Team as a Volunteer Assistant Coach 2016-present. He also coaches Ball State Gymnastics Summer Camp 2015-present. During the 2016 and 2017 Summers, Jonathan coached at Flip Fest Gymnastics Camp where he assisted coaches, gymnasts, and former Olympic Gymnasts from all over the world.


Jon graduated in May, 2016 from the Miller College of Business at Ball State University with a degree in Business Administration. He and his Wife, Emma, have one daughter, Maeven. He aspires to own and continue to grow Small Wonders Gymnastics.


Coach Brenda


Hi! I’m Coach Brenda.


 I have been with Small Wonders Gymnastics for 10 years. I have worked with each of the classes that are offered at Small Wonders, with the exception of the Spartan fitness.


I’m currently a co-coach to the platinum team, and I coach 2 intermediate classes on the recreational side of the gym.  Since being at Small Wonders, I have obtained my Safety Certification, USA Gymnastics SafeSport Certification, and became a professional member (coach) of USA Gymnastics and National Gymnastics Association.


I was a gymnast for 8 years while I was growing up.  I trained with the Junior Elite program for two years before I started competing.  I coached for three years in college and graduated in 2000 with a degree in Communication Disorders.   I also coached at Dynamo Gymnastics in Edmond, OK for a short time. 


When I’m not in the gym, I am hanging with my family.  My husband of 24 years is Wayne. We have four girls: Shelby 17, Chloe 14, Audra 13, and Gabby is 4. Shelby competes for our New Castle High School’s gymnastics team, Chloe and Audra compete on the xcel platinum team. As a family, a healthy lifestyle is important to us. The training and strengthening that gymnastics provides fits into our lifestyle without a second thought. I firmly believe that the skills learned in gymnastics can be carried over to any other sport. Gymnasts are also top learners and extremely responsible in their lives outside the gym.


Coach Makayla


Hi, I'm Coach Makayla and I’m 24 years old! This will be my eighth year with Small Wonders. I've coached all classes we offer, but am currently coaching NGA Gold. Gymnastics and coaching, in general, has always been a passion of mine. I love working within the community and making an impact.


Coach Karey


Hello I’m Coach Karey! Since starting at Small Wonders in September, 2018, I’ve assisted in the Beginner, Advanced Toddler, Intermediate, and Excel Bronze as well as Optionals classes. We have been a part of the Small Wonders family for over 11 years now, as my daughter, Ashlyn is currently on the Optionals Team.

My husband and I have 4 teenagers that keep us very busy. We enjoy spending time together and anything related to fitness, outdoors, boating, and volunteering.


Outside of gymnastics, I also work as a Physician Assistant for Henry Community Health in New Castle and TriHealth in Oxford, OH.


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