Thursday, May 24, 2012

Altius Staff Member Profile: Maygan Mills

Maygan Mills has worked at Altius for 2-1/2 years as a coach and special event staff member. Gymnastics seems to get into people’s blood and Maygan is no exception. She’s been involved in the sport since she was 4 years old and recently celebrated her 18th birthday. When she was competing, she enjoyed working on the beam the best. “My favorite skill that I can do would be either a flyaway off of bars or a back full on the floor/tramp,” she says. Like so many of us, Maygan has been a fan of following world-class gymnasts. “I loved watching Tasha Schwikert and Courtney Kupets the most,” she says. And she adds that she admires Nadia Comaneci since she looked so elegant as she performed her routines.

Maygan, who graduated from high school when she was 17, is an avid reader, especially of the classics. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee tops her list. She also enjoys many of the Disney animated movies and the TV show she never misses is Criminal Minds. Maygan brings a sweet smile and a helping hand to Altius and if you’re trying to move a stack of chocolate chip pancakes, she can definitely help you out since they’re her all-time favorite thing to eat. Maygan’s motto was actually coined by D. L. Moody - "Let God have your life; He can do more with it than you can."

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Altius Staff Member Profile: Brandon Robb

A popular presence at Altius is Brandon Robb, the dynamic head of the boys’ program and coordinator of special events and parties. He’s involved in some accounting for the business as well. He graduated with a degree in Accounting from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in December 2011. 

This big fan of the movie Die Hard says he’s been in gymnastics since he was born and considers the Pommel Horse his favorite event to compete in. He’s officially worked at Altius for 8 years and enjoys coaching Floor the best. Brandon is looking forward to this summer’s Olympic Games and believes Morgan Hamm is a great Olympic athlete. When he’s not at the gym, Brandon could be found eating pizza--his favorite food--watching the TV show How I Met Your Mother or playing what he describes as “way too many video games”. Brandon has a lot of fun with the kids he teaches, but everyone had better work hard because his biggest pet peeve is “lack of effort”.