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. Her All-American status held for 14 years! She also earned BYU's first ever (& only) 10.0 score on beam in school history, and 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. In her last season coaching full-time at SUU, the team qualified to their highest ever team finish in school history, as 16th in the Nation, where the top 12 teams qualify to Nationals! She was also a part of two Academic National Champion titles, a team WAC Conference title, and several Conference Individual titles.

Kari continues to be involved with SUU Gymnastics but now in a volunteer position. She also works for On Stage Dance Studio as the Acro Instructor. She is married to David Louthan, and has three children: Cruise (6), and Kaylee (4), and Van (under 1).