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

Our owner of the gym Debi 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

Coaching for 30+ years! Loves gymnastics and has been coaching all levels of gymnastics has a passion for Xcel!

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!

Kelsey Smith

Kelsey Smith

Kelsey joined us in 2012 with already 7 years of Recreational and Team coaching experience.

With a passion for Xcel Kelsey has been an integral part of our nationally ranked Xcel program and has attended many Regional and National Congress.

Kelseys passion and love for the gymnasts shows in the crafts posters and extra things she does in the gym, in 2013 Kelsey was also proposed to on our gym floor! 

While relaxing in her free time, she enjoys DIY projects and crafting.

Fun Fact: Kelsey loves EVERYTHING monogrammed!

Melissa Miller

Melissa Miller

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

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

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