The Staff

Traci Kana

Traci Kana

Owner

Traci has a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and Biology from Hardin Simmons University.

Traci started gymnastics as a young child. She was a competitive gymnast for 4 years. She also competed in Power Tumbling & Trampoline for 2 years. Traci was a high school cheerleader and a college cheerleader for 3 years. Then she went on staff with ACA-American Cheerleaders Association. She began her coaching career in 2000.

Traci has coached at Beamers since August 2003 and became the new owner on June 1, 2017.

Traci plays an active role in all areas of the gym both in coaching and in the office.


Dominique Aguirre

Dominique Aguirre

Dominique is an Abilene High School graduate.

She was a gymnast as a child and competed in high school. She was a member of the 1985 AHS State Championship Women’s gymnastics team and was also an individual State Champion in 1983, 1984, & 1985. She was a 3 time All American and held the Nation’s Highest Vault score by a High School Female from 1985 to 1991. She was also an Abilene High School cheerleader.

She has played an active role in the gymnastics community since 1985. Dominique has over 25 years of coaching experience. She owned Beamers Gymnastics for 30 years. Dominique is involved in all activities both in the gym and in the office. Dominique has a great love for Preschool and Girls gymnastics.


Julie Breckenridge

Julie Breckenridge

Julie has a bachelor’s degree from Abilene Christian University in corporate wellness.

Julie was a competitive gymnast for 6 years. Julie is a mom of 3 adorable children who

participate in programs at Beamers gymnastics.

She has been a coach at Beamers since June of 1999.

Julie helps coach gymnastics starting with Pre School age children all the way up to our level 4 Pre Team.


Valerie Briand-Pesina

Valerie Briand-Pesina

Valerie has an associate’s degree in floral design and marketing from Ohio State University. She is also certified in wedding and event planning.

Valerie has 6 years of competition gymnastics experience. She also has 2 years previous coaching experience.

She has worked at Beamers since August 2011. Valerie helps coach our preschool gymnastics classes.


Sarah Cannon

Sarah Cannon

Highschool & College Education/Certifications: Abilene High school & McMurry

Past Cheer or Gymnastics experience: Gymnastics from 2-16, Cheered in High school and College

How long have you coached at Beamers: June 2016

What do you coach at Beamers: Preschool, Privates, tumbling & Girls classes


Rae Welch

Rae Welch

Highschool & College Education/Certifications: Abilene High school & HSU

Past Cheer or Gymnastics Experience: Competed at Beamers & Abilene High school , High school cheer & College cheer

How long have you coached at Beamers: 3 years

What do you coach at Beamers: Hotshots, Pre Team & Team


Arielle Armstrong

Arielle Armstrong

Education/Certifications: Robert E. Lee High School, Midland College Associates Degree, Currently working on Bachelor’s Degree at Hardin Simmons University

Past Cheer or Gymnastics Experience: Gymnast from age 4-16, High School cheerleader, Cheer Athletics Panther in 2012

How long you’ve coached at Beamers: November 2015

What do you coach at Beamers: Backhandspring Bootcamp, Advanced Tumbling, Cheer Prep, Superstars & Hotshots and Team & PreTeam


Rebecca McIntosh

Rebecca McIntosh

Education/Certifications: Homeschooled through high school, Sophomore in college

Past Cheer or Gymnastics Experience: 10 years of gymnastics, 5 of which were competitive

How long you’ve coached at Beamers: Since August 2012

What do you coach at Beamers: Girls 5 and Up gymnastics, Superstars & Hotshots, Team & PreTeam


Darien Thomas

Darien Thomas

Highschool & College Education/Certifications: Pearland High School & ACU(currently)

Past Cheer or Gymnastics Experience: High school cheer, Competitive cheer & College cheer

How long have you coached at Beamers: 1 Month

What do you coach at Beamers: Preschool & Girls classes


Alex Cullen

Alex Cullen

Highschool & College Education/Certifications:  Glendora High School & Currently attending Abilene Christian University

Past Cheer or Gymnastics Experience: Competitive Cheer for 9 years, High School cheer for 4 years and currently cheering  at ACU

How long have you coached at Beamers: August 2016

What do you coach at Beamers: Girls & Tumbling


Allie Weber

Allie Weber

Highschool & College Education/Certifications: Warrensburg High School, University of Central Missouri

Past Cheer or Gymnastics Experience: Competed to level 8 USAG, Coached since 2010, Program director at Olympiad Gymnastics

How long have you coached at Beamers: January 2017

What do you coach at Beamers: Preschool, Girls, Pre Team and Team


Ashten Jenkins

Ashten Jenkins

Education/Certifications: Merkel High School

Past Cheer or Gymnastics Experience: 6 years of cheer experience

How long you’ve coached at Beamers: Since June 2017

What do you coach at Beamers: Preschool Gymnastics


Hallie Bryant

Hallie Bryant

Highschool & College Education/Certifications: Elementary Ed. at HSU

Past Cheer or Gymnastics Experience: 15 years Competitive / 4 Years High School and 1 Year ACU Cheer

How long have you coached at Beamers: Since July 2017

What do you coach at Beamers: Cheer / Tumbling Classes


Allison Barkemeyer

Allison Barkemeyer

Highschool & College Education/Certifications: Birdville High School & ACU

Past Cheer or Gymnastics Experience: 10 Years Gymnastics / 3 Years Coaching

How long have you coached at Beamers: Since July 2017

What do you coach at Beamers: PT and Girls Classes


Lily McIntosh

Lily McIntosh

Highschool & College Education/Certifications: Homeschool / Duel Credit at Cisco

Past Cheer or Gymnastics Experience: 4 Years Gymnastics

How long have you coached at Beamers: Since June 2017

What do you coach at Beamers: Preschool Gymnastics


Audrey Prater

Audrey Prater

Education/Certifications: Heritage Christian Academy / HSU EC – 6 Elementary 4-8 Math Teacher

Past Cheer or Gymnastics Experience: 6 Years of Cheer / 2 Years Cheer Coach

How long you’ve coached at Beamers: Since August 2017

What do you coach at Beamers: Backhand Spring Class