Kelly Keown is a displaced mermaid and retired gymnastics coach who served the Georgia community for 28 years. While she has formal education in early childhood development, she has spent the last 28 working on land producing many state, regional, and national champions as well as college athletes. She is the owner of GYMPACT by Kelly which provides consulting services to gymnastics and cheer businesses to help them reach their full potential as well as the Co-Owner of REACH Coaches Education which provides on-site hands-on training for clubs & their staff. In addition each year she hosts the Georgia Grant a Wish Classic, a competition to benefit Make a Wish Georgia and children with life-threatening illnesses. Her coaching style is team focused and She inspires young women by helping them find their passion, drive, and inner strength to be the best possible athlete they can be. Just like a crusty barnacle, she can be crusty. Scrape away the rough exterior and you will find a coach that loves deeply and gives her whole heart to her athletes. Her heart desires to share her knowledge with the coaching community and create unity in the gymnastics world before she is retired to her seaside shanty to spend her retirement days fishing, floating, and basking in the Gulf of Mexico sun.