Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Altius Staff Member Profile: Annette Proudian

Coach Annette Proudian has been involved in gymnastics most of her life. She started taking classes when she was 6 years old. “My mom wanted me to take dance, but I had other plans,” Annette relates. That early love of the sport and years of training and competing set her up well for a career at Altius Gymnastics. She has worked here for almost 18 years. Annette coaches all levels of progressive gymnastics and is also a key member of the office staff. Annette enjoys coaching beam the best and her favorite gymnast of all time is Olga Korbut.

When she has a little downtime, Annette might be found enjoying a cozy dinner at home and watching her favorite movie, Sleepless in Seattle. She especially likes Chinese or Italian food or meals made with chicken. Annette says her pet peeve is when people mess with things that don’t belong to them. She gets inspiration from Proverbs 3:5-6: “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths.”

Annette loves working with children and has a big family of her own. She is the proud mother of five kids, including Altius Coaches Maygan and Morgan. She is also the youngest of 6 children. Adds Annette, “When I was young, my parents took us camping for a couple weeks during the summer. We went all over the U.S., and even ventured into Canada. Because of this, I have been in 42 states (and some parts of Canada). Imagine traveling all over the country with a station wagon full of kids!”

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