Meet our Staff

Meet our wonderful staff! We pride ourselves on selecting employees that truely care about teaching children not only gymnastics but how to be a better person as a whole.

Our staff regularily attends not just local clinics, but regional and national congresses as well. We have multiple National Coach and Junior Olympic certified coaches on staff and all update and continue their education through USAG.



Debi Walk

Debi Walk

Debi is the owner of the gym and has 45+ years of coaching experience, having coached 10 US National team members with multiple gymnasts recieving college scholarships. 

5 years ago she discovered a passion for Trampoline and Tumbling and developed the program from the ground up, and it already has produced multiple National Champions and Elite Level gymnasts.

EMAIL: dwalk@gmail.com

USAG Certifications:

School of Business: Executive

Womens Artistic Gymnastics: National Coach 

Trampoline and Tumbling Gymnastics: Junior Olympic Team Coach

Fun Fact: Debi purchases sports jackets ALL the time she literally has a closetful!

Erin Pettid

Erin Pettid

Erin loves gymnastics and has been coaching all levels of gymnastics for over 30 years!! She is very passionate about the Xcel team and treats all of her girls as if they were her own.

EMAIL: erin@dgagym.com

USAG Certifications:

School of Business: Director

School of Recreational Gymnastics: Director

Womens Artistic Gymnastics: Junior Olympic Team Coach

Trampoline and Tumbling Gymnastics: Junior Olympic Team Coach

Mens Artistic Gymnastics: Junior Olympic Team Coach

Meet Director Certified

Fun Fact: Erin is a die hard New Zealand All Blacks Rugby Fan!

Melissa Miller

Melissa Miller

Melissa joined us in 2014 and has over 30 years of coaching experience including previously being a Preschool Director and Recreational class coach.

She holds a B.S. in Health & Physical Education and Elementary Education.

USAG Certified in Compulsories

In her spare time Melissa enjoys watching her children cheer and creating crafts, especially stamping.

Fun Fact: Melissa loves VCU she will know where they stand in all sports.

Josh Ruman

Josh Ruman

Josh joined DGA in 2013 and has helped build our Trampoline and Tumbling team, attending many training Camps and Clinics.  He has helped our T&T Team build into the Nationally competitive team that it is today.

In his free time away from DGA, Josh enjoys learning more about the sport of Trampoline and Tumbling and playing and watching soccer and football.

Josh is well traveled having enjoyed many trips around the world including Brazil, Rome, Turkey, Portugal, Mexico and Canada!

Fun Fact: Josh hates mayonnaise! Even seeing it!