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 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 Deb

My name is Deborah Holliman. I am married with 5 children. I also have 16 grandchildren, with many of them holding State and National titles in power tumbling and trampoline, under my coaching.

With almost 40 years of experience in the sport of power tumbling, trampoline, double-mini, and gymnastics, I set high standards for myself in my coaching. I have a very strong passion for the sport. I have always strived to learn as much as I can, and to keep updated on training and certifications. Over the years, I have been safety certified through USTA (United States Tumbling Association). I also hold my Gold, Silver, and Bronze certifications for coaching low to Eliete levels of power tumbling. I have attended many years of National Congress for continuing gymnastics education. I owned my own gym for many years, but I found I like coaching the best; Working with the gymnasts and helping them be the best they can be. I have coached gymnasts at 4 different Jr. Olympics in Des Moines Iowa. I have also taken gymnasts to National Championships in Virginia, Texas, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Wisconsin, and Indiana.        


I have now been at Small Wonders for almost 6 years.  During that time, I have successfully completed my Abuse Prevention Safety Training Course and been background screened by NCSI. I am currently a member of the National Gymnastics Association, and have taken my concussion testing to be certified as a Coach. I coach Recreational ages 18 months to Intermediate levels, Hot Shots age 4-7, Pre-team, and I am the Head Coach for the Bronze competition Team.

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 Kalie

Hi there!! I’m Coach Kalie and I have have been at Small Wonders for 4 years now! I started out coaching the toddler class, then Advanced toddlers, Beginners, Intermediates, Hot shots, then I moved up to coaching team girls! I have coached Xcel Bronze and Silver, USAG Level 3, and am currently coaching our NGA Level 3 team! I have always loved gymnastics! I started when I was 3 years old and was on the gymnastics team in high school. I have obtained my Safety Certification, USA Gymnastics SafeSport Certification, and am also CPR and First Aid Certified.

I am 32 years old, my husband and I are high school sweethearts and have been together for 18 years (married almost 12). We have 2 kids, Ryder-9 and Bayleigh-7! Ryder does football and wrestling, and Bayleigh does gymnastics! She started gymnastics when she was 3 years old, and is now one of my NGA level 3 girls! I have loved coaching her! I love coaching all of my team girls and getting to help them grow as gymnasts!

Coach Bri

Hi! My name is Coach Bri, and I have been coaching at Small Wonders for 6 years. I absolutely adore my coaching job, and always try to put my whole heart into everything I do here! My first years coaching, I spent with the toddler classes, but I now coach Xcel Bronze and Silver. My favorite event to coach is beam, because I think it is so beautiful and elegant! I am very thankful for this gym, and can’t wait for what the future brings for my career here at Small Wonders!

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.

Coach Kaleigh

Hello! I’m Kaleigh Brown. I started and fell in love with gymnastics at 7 years old in the very first Small Wonders gym with Coach Katrina. I continued both competitive gymnastics and cheerleading throughout high school, at New Castle Chrysler High, where I graduated in 2007. I continued my education at Indiana University and currently work as an administrative coordinator.

I coach Beginners classes at SWG, which includes my 5 year old daughter, Evelyn. My strongest and favorite event is beam, and I adore the creativity that floor offers! I love seeing my gymnasts proud of themselves when they learn new skills, and I love finding new ways to help them improve and have fun! My husband Clint and I also have two sons, Grant- 12 and Gavin- 9. Outside of the gym, you can usually find us at a baseball diamond.

Coach Laura

Hello! I’m Coach Laura! I have been with Small Wonders Gymnastics for 11 years. I was a competitive gymnast for SWG for 9 years, and have been coaching for 3! I am a junior in high school, and I am currently on the gymnastics team for New Castle High School.

I have coached all of the classes on the recreational side of the gym SWG has offered. I still coach beginners and intermediate. I am also an assistant coach to the Bronze team. I have obtained my Safety Certification, SafeSport Certification, and became an official member (coach) of the National Gymnastics Association.

Coach Kherington

Hello! My name is Kherington Shelton, and I started coaching at Small Wonders Gymnastics in 2023. I currently help coach the toddler classes wherever I am needed, and I absolutely love it! I have enjoyed getting to know all the kids, and I am excited to continue to watch them grow and learn new skills.

 ​I attend school in New Castle, and I am actively involved in the school and our community. In my spare time, you can usually find me on a softball diamond, at cheer, or at tumbling. Sports have always been a huge part of my life. When I graduate, I would like to be a sports therapist.

 ​I love working at Small Wonders, and I am excited to see what the future holds for me and to continue to help the gymnast grow!

Coach Carmella

Hey! My name is Carmella, and I am in 9th grade. I’m homeschooled, and I did gymnastics for five years. I coach the Young Toddlers through Intermediates. In my free time, I like to go on walks outside and enjoy spending time with my family.

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