ABOUT COACH KARI!
Coach Kari developed Tiny Tumblers Gym so she could share her passion and excitement for the sport she loves in a personalized setting.
In her youth, Kari was a competitive gymnast, and went on to earn a full-ride athletic scholarship to Brigham Young University. There she became a NCAA All-America athlete competing in the all-around and qualifying for All-America status on floor. She also earned BYU's first ever (& only) 10.0 score on beam in school history, and still holds one of the top 3 all-around scores in school history!
She proceeded to build a career in coaching, initially at BYU where the team advanced to NCAA Nationals that season, and then as an Assistant Coach for SUU. In her 9 years of collegiate coaching at SUU, she was offered 4 other D1 coaching positions, and was part of 8 NCAA Regional Championships, 5 times qualifying to the NCAA National Championships with individual athletes. In her last season coaching full-time at SUU, the team qualified to SUU's highest ever team finish in school history (16th), where the top 12 teams qualify to Nationals! She also coached two Academic National Team Championship titles, a team WAC Conference title, a 10.0 athlete (Stacie Webb), and several athlete Conference titles.
Kari was a choreographer and Acro instructor for On Stage Dance Studio for 9 years. She loves parkour & anything flippin' awesome! She is married to David Louthan, & has four children: Cruise (8), and Kaylee (6), Van (2), and Harper (1).