Coaches

Our coaches are USA Gymnastics trained and certified. We love our sport and seek to provide each and every gymnast with classes full of fun and learning! Can't wait to see you in the gym!

 

 
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Nikelle Roghair

Owner/Director

Hello! I'm Nikelle and am excited to welcome you to Rise Gymnastics. I found my love for gymnastics at the age of 15, when I started coaching preschool classes. Through my college years, I developed my dream of owning a gym. What an amazing blessing it is to see that dream come to be! I have over 11 years of coaching experience and 4 years of leadership experience. I'm committed to doing my best to meet the needs of children, families, and the community.

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Dan Kaufman

Head Xcel Coach, Girls 1, Girls 2, and Tumbling Coach

I started off as just a parent that was asked to help a class.  A year in, I was asked to be a short term director for the program. A temp post that lasted 5 years. I have had the honor of teaching all levels from young gymnasts to both our competitive teams over the last 10 plus years.  Outside the gym I help other gyms with camps and sit on the Iowa USA Gymnastics Committee as the Qualifying Score Tracker and State Xcel Representative. I have come to truly love the sport of gymnastics for its beautiful variety and ability to empower gymnasts with life enhancing skills.

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Chris Dalle

Boys Team Coach, Gladiators Coach, Xcel Assistant

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Lindsay Wynia

Summer Camp Director, Coach

Hi everyone, I'm Lindsay! I started off my gymnastics career in recreational gymnastics and eventually joined the Xcel team and transitioned to the Junior Olympic team. I competed gymnastics for 6 years and had the time of my life performing my favorite sport in the world. Most recently, I was the head coach of the Junior Olympic team for the 2017-2018 season where I got to train our awesome all-around champions! Summer camp is another huge passion of mine - I love to create fun and educational moments that will be the highlight of the gymnast's summer! You may not see me around too often as I'm off to college this fall, but I'm excited about the coaching I'm able to do! See you in the gym!

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Ali Herpst

PreGym, Girls 1 Coach

Hi, my name is Ali Herpst. I am a sophomore at West Sioux in Hawarden, I am active in softball and volleyball. In the past I have had the opportunity assist with coaching a level 2 competitive youth cheer team. I competed on a junior level 2-3 cheer team in Sioux Falls for 8 years, I also was in a competitive stunt group for 3 years and was a high school basketball cheerleader last year. I enjoy watching my sister compete in gymnastics and helping her practice at home. I look forward working with Rise Gymnastics and teaching the exciting world of gymnastics.

 
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Cinda Van Voorst

Girls 1 Coach

My name is Cinda; I am married to Ryan and have 3 girls 8,5, and 1. I work full time doing accounting and started doing gymnastics in the evenings to help my daughter about 2 years ago. Since my daughter has been in gymnastics I started helping in classes and teaching as well. I love helping the students learn new aspects and improve their technique! Look forward to teaching your kids! 

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Keith Roghair

Gladiators Coach

Hello! My name is Keith Roghair, I'm 29 years old and I will be the coach of the Gladiators class. As a previous Cadet Counselor, I discovered teaching our youth new skills is a passion of mine. I'm looking forward to having fun and building great relationships!

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Mei-Li Duden

PreGym Assistant Coach

Hi, my name is Mei-Li! When I was growing up, I enjoyed gymnastics and participating in sports. When my family moved to Sioux Center, I took classes through Galaxy Gymnastics and later was an assistant coach. I'm really looking forward to working with beginner students and helping them develop their skills and love of the sport.