Meet our Staff at Spirit n' Motion Athletic School
Amanda Wilson is the owner and Head Coach of SMAS Gymnastics and the WRHS Varsity Cheer Team. Amanda has been coaching in the gymnastics and cheerleading industry for over 25 years. She grew up as a gymnast and did competitive cheerleading in high school and was a cheerleader for the University of Idaho. Amanda has a degree in Elementary Education and loves teaching and working with children. Amanda's dream for SMAS is to be the valley's number one choice for both recreational and competitive gymnastics and, offering high quality instruction and love for their sport to all their athletes and families. Amanda coaches both Competitive Gymnastics teams and recreation classes, as well as runs the business. She is head coach to all her assistant coaches. She loves being a mom, and spending time in the outdoors with her family!
Madison (Maddie) Miller is one of our upper level team coaches. She is a wonderful hard working coach who is extremely passionate about gymnastics and sharing her love of the sport with her athletes. She was a level 9 gymnast with Spirit n' Motion and has retired, and loves still being part of our SMAS family as a team coach. She is a new member of the WRHS Cheer team and is excited to continue her tumbling/gymnastics skills in a different way. Madison is a great asset to our team. The kids love her and she is amazing to work with.
Maria Gil-Salinas is so wonderful with our students. She has grown up at SMAS and was a highly competitive gymnast and one of our highest levels. She has recently retired this year and joined our SMAS coaching family. She loves coaching kids, and specializes in working with our rec classes and is also a competitive team coach. She also speaks Spanish so she is our official Gym translator. :) She also coaches rec and helps run open gym and birthday parties. She can seem a bit shy but when with the kids, she is a true delight!
Quinton Norton son of Amanda, has also grown up at Spirit n' Motion and is our ninja coach. He is an amazing tumbler, and love parkour! He is very athletic and wonderful with all our ninjas. He was a competitive gymnast for 2 years, when we had boys gymnastics. He was an all star cheerleader for 10 years and did high school cheer for a year. He won many tumbling competitions, at the state and national level. We are lucky to have him as a coach for our awesome ninjas.