Girls Compulsory & XCEL Team Coach


Shelly's story

Shelly is originally from Omaha, Nebraska. She has lived in Boise since 1988. She grew up doing gymnastics and went through Junior Olympic 'Class 1' which is now equivalent to Level 9 or 10. Shelly began coaching while still competing as a gymnast in order to earn money for competition fees and tuition. 

Shelly is passionate about helping to create amazing young women who accomplish greatness in their gymnastics careers and throughout their entire lives.

I love creating healthy, successful, competitive young women.
- Shelly

We have been lucky to have Shelly with us at Danik since 2008. Starting as a preschool class instructor, she quickly advanced to recreational classes and then began coaching the competitive team. 

Additional Experience

  • Teaches High School
  • Coaches Cheerleading
  • Mother of two


  • Associate's Degree in Sociology
  • Bachelor's degree in History


  • Secondary Education Certification