Pinnacle Gymnastics employs an energetic, knowledgeable staff that share a love for gymnastics and a desire to share our passion with the youth in the Kansas City metro! In addition to our directors below, Pinnacle has many part time instructors and staff that help Pinnacle accomplish its mission.
The mission of Pinnacle Gymnastics is to encourage youth to reach their physical and mental potential through gymnastics. We employ an energetic, skilled coaching staff, that provides the best level of instruction for every child regardless of ability. Self motivation, perseverance, dedication: the lessons learned at Pinnacle carry far beyond the walls of the gym. Check out the Pinnacle Gymnastics facility.
Morgan is the owner and head coach at Pinnacle Gymnastics. After retiring from 9 years of competitive gymnastics and reaching her peak at level 10, Morgan began coaching in 2000 and immediately knew it was her true passion. After graduation from the University of Kansas in 2005 with a business degree, Morgan opened Pinnacle Gymnastics Shawnee in its original location. After three years, Pinnacle had outgrown its first location and moved into a larger space in Perimeter Park in Shawnee, KS. Morgan strives to make Pinnacle a place for children of all ages and abilities to learn and love the sport of gymnastics.
Morgan is a USA Gymnastics Professional Member and the Chairman of the USA Gymnastics Kansas State Administrative Committee.
Together with Hannah Thomas, Morgan has helped multiple athletes earn spots on collegiate gymnastics teams.
Morgan is married to Dan (2006) and Mom to Grant (2008), Adam (2010), and Reese (2012).
Hannah is the program director at Pinnacle Gymnastics. Hannah grew up in Pittsburg, Kansas where she was a gymnast for five years. At the end of her gymnastics career she decided to try coaching and instantly became hooked. After a year of coaching Hannah became the gymnastics director at the Pittsburg YMCA. Hannah continued as the director and team coach through high school and college. In July of 2009 Hannah moved to Kansas City to join the Pinnacle team. Hannah coaches all levels of gymnastics. For Hannah the best part of coaching is watching gymnastics increase a child’s confidence.
Kirsten is the Gym and Learn Program Director at Pinnacle Gymnastics. She join the team in July 2010 and created the Gym and Learn program shortly after. Kirsten graduated from the University of Kansas in 2009 and has been working with preschool children since 2006. Kirsten is now a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and is passionate about Early Education and teaching her children in a play focused, well rounded classroom. When Kirsten is not in the classroom, she loves to spend time with her husband Tristan (2010), and two sons (Crosby, 2013 and Beckett, 2016), traveling, and cheering on her Jayhawks!
Carly is the Recreational Program Director for Pinnacle Gymnastics. Carly joined the Pinnacle staff in 2008, and worked as a recreational coach while attending the University of Kansas as an Art History major. She coaches all levels of recreational gymnastics. For Carly the best part of coaching is watching students gain self esteem, and grow physically and mentally through gymnastics. When not at the gym, Carly enjoys spending time with her husband Nick and their two children.
Rachel joined the coaching staff in February 2011 and is now the Assistant Team Director at Pinnacle Gymnastics. Before she began coaching, she was a competitive gymnast at Pinnacle Gymnastics through level eight. Rachel graduated from the University of Kansas in May 2019 with a bachelor's degree in Psychology and a minor in Business. Her favorite part about coaching is seeing the growth each child makes throughout their gymnastics career and helping them gain confidence and life skills.
Johnny is the Youth Fitness Manager at Pinnacle Gymnastics. He joined the team in May 2021 and is looking forward to helping the youth achieve their goals and a healthy lifestyle. He graduated from York College Nebraska in 2017, where he received his Bachelor's in Sports Administration and played basketball. John is extremely passionate about helping youth and being a positive role model for children. He has been working with kids since 2017. When he is not working at Pinnacle, he is out exploring with his dog and training.