Tenaya has been passionate about the sport of gymnastics since she started taking lessons as a child. She has been coaching gymnastics since 2008 and worked at Flip Fest Gymnastics Camp in Tennessee alongside Olympians like Nastia Liukin, Svetlana Boguinskaia, and camp owners, John Macready and John Roethlisberger for 5 summers. During her time at the camp, she attended coaching clinics and learned from some of the top collegiate coaches in the country. She has coached girls and boys, team and class, USAG levels 1-10, and worked briefly with Elite gymnasts. She loves working with kids and helping them learn new skills and overcome mental blocks.
Tenaya has lived all over the country; born in Alaska, then moving to California and Georgia. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Georgia, memberships from USA Gymnastics and AAU Gymnastics, and is Safety and Risk Management Certified. When not in the gym, Tenaya enjoys spending time outdoors, hiking, and relaxing at the beach. She also loves to read and paint whenever she has the time and can usually be found with a cup of coffee in her hand!