Kelsey Beard

Email: kelseybeard92@gmail.com

Coaching Disciplines: Freestyle, Moves in the Field, Choreography, Power Skating, and Learn to Skate USA

Professional Memberships: PSA & USFSA

Coaching Credentials: Double USFSA Gold Medalist in Moves in the Field and Freestyle, Pre-Gold level in Ice Dance, Safe-sport Certified

Coaching Experience: Kelsey started skating at the age of 8. She took lessons from Debbie Howe, Sima Baker, Shelley Stine, and Toni Hickey. Regional Championship competitor and Adult National Competitor. Kelsey wants her skaters to have fun while working hard. Figure skating creates a self-motivated, self-disciplined, and strong athlete, and Kelsey loves helping skaters on that journey. Kelsey enjoys helping skating become a life-long passion and sport for skaters. Kelsey is a Doctorate Nurse Practitioner-FNP as well.

Elsa Wagnon

Email: elsawagnon@gmail.com

Coaching Disciplines: Freestyle, Moves in the Field, Choreography, and Learn to Skate USA

Professional Memberships: PSA & USFSA

Coaching Credentials: Double USFSA Gold Medalist in Moves in the Field and Solo Free Dance, Tested in Freestyle and Ice Dance, SafeSport Certified

Coaching Experience: Elsa began skating at the age of 2. She has a real love for skating and wants to share that with all of her students. Elsa has explored almost every facet of skating and believes that there is space for everyone in this amazing sport. She has participated in the ISI Ice Skating Program, Learn to Skate USA, USFS Program Component Camp, S.T.A.R.S., American Ice Theatre Core Camp, and Grassroots to Champions. Elsa has over 14 years of competition experience, including the Upper Great Lakes Regional Championships, Southwest Regional Championships, National Showcase Competition, National Theatre on Ice Competition, Quest for Creativity Competition, ISI National Synchronized Championships, and USFS Midwestern Synchronized Skating Sectional Championships.

Taylor Unger

Email: taysmit193@gmail.com

Coaching Disciplines: Freestyle and Learn to Skate USA (non-competitive)Professional Memberships: USFSA and Learn to Skate USA instructor

Coaching Credentials: Safe-sport Certified and USFSA Adult Silver Freestyle 

Coaching Experience: As an adult skater with scoliosis, Taylor began her journey with figure skating well into her late 20’s but quickly fostered a passion for the sport. She wants her students to learn that any skill can be mastered despite barriers of age or ability by promoting mindfulness in her students.  Beginning skating 3 months before the start of the pandemic, she started competing the winter of that same year.  By the end of her first year of competing, Taylor accelerated through 5 levels to that of Adult Silver.  She holds off ice related experience in early childhood education for 5 years. Taylor additionally holds both a Bachelors in Psychology and a Masters in Clinical Counseling.