Staff and Coaches


Gym Manager: Matt Swafford


Assistant Gym Manager: Re Shephard

Gymnastics has always been Re's first love. She started gymnastics when she was 5 years old. From there, she began competing at age 6 and continued into upper level competition until the age of 13. While competing in California during her junior high school, her Class 3 team won the state championships. At the time, Re was ranked 14th in the state.

While in high school, Re cheered for 4 years and began coaching recreational and team gymnastics when she graduated. After coaching for 8 years, Re decided to pursue a Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science from the University of West Florida, which she obtained in 2000. She went onto work in Cardiac and Respiratory Rehabilitation for 10 years before she started to miss her first love. In February of 2010, Re decided to start coaching again and has been a part of the team at Shining Light ever since. Re has obtained many certifications including CPR, First Aid, and Concussion Awareness.

Office Manager: Bethany Wilson


Marketing & Public Relations: Andrea Z. Davidson


Homeschool Director / Retail Manager: Jenny Groom


Parent Child & Pre-Rec Director: Zhelsea Davidson


Tumbling Director: John Woerner


Boys Rec & Ninja Warrior Director: Matt Swafford


Camp & PNO Director: Roni McKernan