Coach Carly grew up in Florida and started gymnastics when she was five years old. She was home-schooled so she was able to train seven hours a day at Horizon Gymnastics. Carly started competing USAG by age seven and by age 11 was a Level 10 gymnast, which she continued at for three years. Carly, like many gymnasts, took dance classes as well. It is her love for the sport and that inspired Carly to coach a few years after her own career ended.

Coach Carly went to the Academy of Art University in San Francisco and majored in Motion Pictures and Television. She strives to inspire children to work hard, but laugh and have fun while they do so. Today, Carly performs Improv and stand-up comedy at Second City and coaches all levels here at Viking. Making people laugh and smile is what she lives for.