Our Staff

Senior Man

Stacie Doemland - Head Coach/Owner

I dreamed of having my own gym since I was a kid and opened Sunflower Gymnastics in 2004. I have my Bachelors in Physical Education and Health from ESU. I taught in Augusta and Edwardsville before opening my gym. I was teaching Health at the Middle School in Emporia when I opened Sunflower.
I love teaching gymnastics because I get to do what I love everyday and get to share that experience with young people.
When I am not at the gym I enjoy spending time with my family, camping, hiking, sewing, cooking, gardening, working out and reading.

Male Portrait

David Doemland - Coach/Owner

I started coaching gymnastics in 2004 when we opened Sunflower Gymnastics. I was a photojournalist from 1990 to 2007 in Lawrence, Liberal, Galveston and Emporia. 
My love for coaching came quickly as I already had the love for working with kids. My experience with Big Brother/Big Sisters and being an Odyssey of the Mind coach for several years all helped. My wife, head coach Stacie, is my biggest role model.
I love coaching because of the people, not only the young lives that we directly affect but also the parents and getting to watch how proud they are of their child(ren) as they grow in the sport and in self confidence.
In my spare time I love to spend time with family, disc golf, home improvements and camping.

Logan Taylor - Coach

Logan started attending the Adult Gymnastics class at Sunflower since moving to Emporia in 2019. She grew up in Panama City Beach, FL where she graduated Gulf Coast State College in 2017 and then moved to New York to work in TV and Film.

After moving to Emporia to be closer to family,  Logan has continued working freelance in Film as well as coaching at Sunflower. 

"I have always had a passion for helping kids have fun while learning new skills. Gymnastics has been such a fun addition to my life and I hope to help kids enjoy it just as much as I have" 

Logan likes to spend her free time traveling with my husband, Chris, playing with my 4 cats and tennis.

Macy Smith - Coach

Macy Smith is from Olpe and  graduated from Olpe in 2021. She is now attending Emporia State University majoring in computer science and plays basketball for ESU.

Macy started doing gymnastics at Sunflower when she was 4-years-old. She started on the competitive team at 6 years of age. Macy finished her career in competitive gymnastics as a Level 10.

"I have always loved gymnastics and loved the lifelong friendships I’ve made through it even more." "My favorite thing about coaching is making relationships with the kids."

For fun Macy likes playing sports or hanging out with my friends. She has a dog and two cats. 

Macy Smith and I am from Olpe, Kansas. I graduated from Olpe in 2021 and now attend Emporia State University where I major in computer science and play basketball. I started doing gymnastics when I was young and started competing not long after. I have always loved gymnastics and loved the lifelong friendships I’ve made through it even more.

Logan started attending the Adult Gymnastics class at Sunflower since moving to Emporia in 2019. She grew up in Panama City Beach, FL where she graduated Gulf Coast State College in 2017 and then moved to New York to work in TV and Film.

After moving to Emporia to be closer to family,  Logan has continued working freelance in Film as well as coaching at Sunflower. 

"I have always had a passion for helping kids have fun while learning new skills. Gymnastics has been such a fun addition to my life and I hope to help kids enjoy it just as much as I have" 

Logan likes to spend her free time traveling with my husband, Chris, playing with my 4 cats and tennis.

Logan Taylor - Coach

Macy Smith is from Olpe and  graduated from Olpe in 2021. She is now attending Emporia State University majoring in computer science and plays basketball for ESU.

Macy started doing gymnastics at Sunflower when she was 4-years-old. She started on the competitive team at 6 years of age. Macy finished her career in competitive gymnastics as a Level 10.

"I have always loved gymnastics and loved the lifelong friendships I’ve made through it even more." "My favorite thing about coaching is making relationships with the kids."

For fun Macy likes playing sports or hanging out with my friends. She has a dog and two cats. 

Macy Smith and I am from Olpe, Kansas. I graduated from Olpe in 2021 and now attend Emporia State University where I major in computer science and play basketball. I started doing gymnastics when I was young and started competing not long after. I have always loved gymnastics and loved the lifelong friendships I’ve made through it even more.

Macy Smith - Coach