Coach Gena was an Elite level gymnast in Illinois between 1991-1996. She competed at the U.S. Classic in Birmingham, AL in 1995 and at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO in 1996. She went on to become a full-scholarship gymnast at the University of Illinois (Champaign) between 1996-2000, and was Team Captain and Most Valuable Gymnast in 2000.
After being away from the sport for a number of years, Gena has returned to the gymnastics world. She loves working with young children, and in particular enjoys helping them become stronger, better gymnasts all while having fun.