Coaches & Staff

Red River Valley Gymnastics has a diverse and experienced staff, each with a unique background in the sport.  Our coaches strive to develop a love for the sport of gymnastics and our goal is to see that every child who participates in our programs receives the same quality instruction regardless of their age or ability.

Amber Asplund

Financial Director

Hi. My name is Amber Ann Asplund. I’m from Isanti, Minnesota. I am the youngest of four children along with my twin brother Tanner. I am going to school for Human Resources / Business Management. I started working at RRVG in the Fall of 2012, I originally started as a coach but in the Spring of 2015 became the billing coordinator. My favorite part of my job is seeing all the smiling faces as the children walk into the front doors of RRVG.

Jenna Mishlet

Coaching Director

Courtney Engel

Administrative Director

Hi my name is Courtney Engel. I am from Maple Grove, Minnesota. I graduated with a degree in Anthropology and Psychology in December 2013. I started gymnastics when I was 2 years old. I went to Twin City Twisters until I was a level 6 gymnast, then I moved to Midwest Gymnastics for levels 7-9. After breaking my arm I decided to join the Maple Grove High School Gymnastics team. I competed for Maple Grove for 4 year. I started coaching at RRVG in the summer of 2011 and never left. My favorite part about coaching is watching the “light bulb” moments when a gymnast figures out a new skill.

Gabe Flores


Hola. My name is Gabe. I was born in Peorsall Texas, rasied in East Grand Forks, Minnesota. I am married to a beautiful women and have 2 terrible but handsome sons. I like doing whatever they do. I have now been at the gym for about 4 years. Favorite thing about my job is the setting! Can’t stop moving once I enter the building. Oh Ya! I clean and maintain the RRVG Building.

Jacob Iiams

Boys Team Head Coach

Kat Pfingsten

Recreational Coordinator/Office Staff

Hey. My name is Kat Pfingsten. I am from Casselton, North Dakota. I was on the FM Acro team for 8 years of my life. I love watch my Lil/Kinder Acro perform at half time shows. I am graduating from UND in December 2015. I started here at RRVG Fall of 2013.