Meet Our Awesome Staff
Kristina Carman, Team Coach
Kristina has been working at Bronco Elite on and off for 14 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!
Coach Brittani is a born and raised Boise, Idahoan with 12 years of competitive cheer under her belt, ending her career competing at the International Cheerleading Worlds Championship in 2016. She is currently studying both Elementary and Special Education from Boise State University. Brittani hopes to one day compete for the title of Miss USA.
Frances was born and raised in Southern California. She has 19 years of gymnastics experience under her belt, between being a competitive gymnast and coaching. She moved to Boise in August of 2015 and she is loving every bit of being here! In her spare time she soaks up every minute of family time she can and enjoy being outdoors.
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. Shell, shown on the left! enjoys spending free time with family.
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.
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!
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!
Lexi was a competitive gymnast for 10+ years who competed at State, Regional, and National Competitions. She has a niche for the sport and absolutely adores everything about it. She is so grateful for the ability to coach and pass on her knowledge and experience to young gymnasts every day and hopes to continue doing so for the rest of her life!
Kara is currently attending BSU and is president of her sorority. She is originally from Washington and grew up doing gymnastics at her home town gym where she learned how amazing the sport truly is. She loves her job as an instructor and how much fun she has teaching this sport each and every day.
Braylen came to us from San Antonio, Texas with 9 years of coaching experience. He got his start in gymnastics as a rec coach and has now coached teams of nearly all levels in both the JO and Xcel programs. He has also coached at summer camps and as a volunteer coach for the SUU college team. He holds a B.S. in Physical Education & Human Performance. Braylen’s favorite part of coaching is helping athletes reach their full potential through positive and safe training principles. In is free time he enjoys riding his long board.
I grew up in California as a gymnast with a strong passion for dance. 11 years ago I transitioned from competing to coaching and have enjoyed every minute. Empowering and equipping athletes to achieve their goals in gymnastics as well as life is the reason I love what I do. Outside the gym you can find me doing woodworking in the shop with my husband, or outdoors soaking up that sunshine!
A long-time resident of Idaho and world traveler, Jenny now lives in Eagle with her husband, three gymnasts, two bunnies, and one dog. She has been actively involved in her children’s gymnastics for nearly 15 years. Her hobbies include mentoring bible study, crafting, decorating, oenology, glamping, and making legit salsa.
Brandon Paine, Athletic Director & Head 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. He was a Volunteer Assistant Coach with Boise State Gymnastics for 7 years. He holds a Masters of Science degree in Health & 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 multiple times.