Meet Our Awesome Staff
Kristi is a former level 9 gymnast from Gymnastics Unlimited in Denver Colorado, Kristi came to Boise to study Health Education at Boise State University. In her free time she enjoys watching movies and hanging out with her friends and family.
Kristina has been working at Bronco Elite on and off for 12 years! She was Compulsory Coach of the Year in Idaho in 2009! Kristina studied Art at Boise State University, and in her free time she enjoys riding her bike, rock climbing, and fly fishing! She also LOVES dressing up as Captain Jack Sparrow!
Former level 10 gymnast from Gymcats Gymnastics in Las Vegas, Nevada. Due to an injury she switched sports and became a diver her senior year of high school and ended up competing for Boise State’s diving team. She graduated with a BS in Health Science and a minor in Psychology. In her spare time she enjoys playing with her puppy, rock climbing, hiking, wake boarding, and pretty much anything that is outside in the sun.
Melanie started coaching at Bronco Elite in the spring of 2012. Before joining our team, she taught preschool for many years. She loves spending time with her family and friends.
Shelly Carnes, Team Coach
Shelly has 27 yrs of gymnastics coaching experience. Including preschool, recreational & 20 yrs as a competitive level team coach. She has degrees from BSU in Social Science & History.
She enjoys spending free time with family.
I grew up in Vancouver, WA, graduated from Mountain View High School, and at 4 years old I began gymnastics and started competing at 6 years old. I continued to compete all the way through my senior year of high school and finished as a level 9 gymnast at Northpointe gymnastics. If I wasn’t in the gym enough already, I started coaching at 16 and fell in love with helping other gymnasts learn and perfect their skills. Now, I am pursuing an accounting degree at Boise State and excited for the opportunity to continue working in the sport I love at Bronco Elite!
I am currently a sophomore at Boise State University, but I was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. I am a health science major in hopes of being a Physician’s Assistant. I have been involved in Gymnastics, Cheerleading, and Dance since I was 5 years old. Early in high school, I began coaching elementary students in Cheerleading. I was co-captain my senior year in high school which allowed me to create and coach Freshman, JV, and Varsity cheerleading. I enjoy watching movies and spending time with family and friends…especially my new puppy, Dodger!
Savannah is a former Bronco Elite Gymnast who is excited to be back in the gym coaching! She loves cats and in her free time she enjoys hanging out with her friends and exploring!
Jenny is a recreational and team coach for Bronco Elite Gymnastics. She also is our marketing contact and is putting together special events. When she was younger she competed as a National level gymnast, was a two time Jenny Hawkinson-Geiger award winner for most inspirational athlete and 8 time Idaho State Championships 1st place all-around! She has continued her passion for gymnastics through coaching at various gyms since 1997 and has extensive knowledge in the field. She loves hiking, biking, wakeboarding, snowboarding and spending time with her son with any spare time she gets.
After School Care & Camp Programs
My name is Dylan Wirtz and I’m currently a sophomore at Boise State University studying for a bachelors degree in economics with a minor in mathematics. I am originally from Sacramento, California, where I spent most of my free time boating or playing golf. I have no gymnastics experience but have always loved working with kids, whether it be in my mom’s classroom or at the junior golf program back in Sacramento.
Brandon Paine, Athletic Director & Head Gymnastics Team Coach
Brandon has gained many years of gymnastics-specific coaching experience from 4 states and 3 regions. He has taught college courses at Phoenix College, and Great Basin College where he also acted as the PE Department Chair. He served as a Graduate Teaching and Coaching Assistant at both Western Oregon University and Iowa State University. For 7 of the last 9 years Brandon as been the Volunteer Assistant Coach for Boise State Gymnastics. He holds a Masters of Science degree in Health and Human Performance and a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education. In his spare time he enjoys mountain biking, rock climbing, white water rafting, wake boarding, and snow boarding. Brandon has been the Idaho Coach of the Year and a Region 2 Coach of the Year nominee several times.
Amanda Kelly, Customer Receptionist
Amanda grew up in Southern California, but has now lived in Boise, Idaho for five years. She has been involved in gymnastics for 16 years now and actively competed for 10 years. Currently enrolled in CWI, she is looking to graduate with her associates and also obtain her yoga instructing license. Her hobbies include hiking, shopping, fitness, and decorating. She has also competed in pageants and was 2nd Runner Up for Miss Teen Idaho 2016! Her biggest goal in life is to someday have enough money to disappear off the face of the planet and move to somewhere tropical and unreachable.