Katie Plante

Katie has always had a love for the sport of gymnastics. She was an optional level gymnast at Gold Cup for 4 years and then went on to coach at Gold Cup for 7 years. Katie worked with levels 3-10 during this time as well as developed the TOPs program at Gold Cup. While coaching TOPs she helped coach 4 athletes to TOPs National Testing. For 2 years Katie was also the NM TOPs State Director. Katie’s favorite part about being a coach is when a gymnast makes a new skill for the first time as she enjoys watching their hard work pay off. In addition to coaching, Katie has also been judging for 5 years and is currently level 9 rated. Katie holds a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from UNM and is currently working on a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from NMSU. She will graduate May 2021. Katie is excited to be a part of Elevate Gymnastics and is looking forward to being a coach and mentor to these gymnasts and will do whatever she can to help them reach their goals in and out of the gym.

Shanta Johnson

 Shanta is the level 2 through 5 Team Coach. She started her gymnastics career in 2012   after a family friend encouraged her to become a gymnastic Coach. It didn't take long for   her to realize that coaching gymnastics was her calling and has extensive experience in   coaching levels 2 to 5 with some experience coaching levels and 7. Shanta is inspired by   seeing her athletes grow and improve and the excitement that comes with learning new skills.   She enjoys teaching discipline and confidence in young athletes.   Shanta attended many   trainings to increase her knowledge and skill set including Regional congress in Dallas Texas,   National Congress in San Jose California and National congress in Kansas City.  Shanta has   completed certifications in SafeSport, Heads up concussion training for coaches, and First   Aid.









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