The Staff


Traci Kana


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.


Rae Welch

Gym Manager

Rae is an Abilene native has a high school degree from Abilene High School, a Disney College Program Alumni and has multiple years of education at Hardin-Simmons University.
Rae started gymnastics as a child and was a competitive gymnast with Beamers Gymnastics from 2006-2008. She then competed with Abilene High Gymnastics from 2008-2010. Rae cheered at Abilene High from 2009 – 2012, and at Hardin-Simmons University from 2012 – 2016 were she served as captain. She is a USA Gymnastics professional member.
Rae has served as our Beamers Gym manager since December 2017, and our Women’s competitive Team head coach. She began coaching at Beamers in September 2014. Outside of her management duties Rae coaches Pre School gymnastics, Girls 5+, Tiny Tumblers, Back Hand-spring Bootcamp, NINJA, Superstars, Hotshots and the Competitive Team.

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Kerri Mensik

The Real Deal

When you’re looking for professionalism and dedication, Kerri is there for you. As a professional, we can think of no one finer in the Abilene area.

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Sarah Townsend


Hands Down Best Coach in Town