MEET OUR STAFF
This is Amy's fifth season in a coaching role for WMU. Amy is originally from Dale City, Virginia. Before moving to Michigan for college, she skated and coached for the National Blades Synchronized Skating teams in the Washington, D.C. area.
A former bronco, she graduated from Western Michigan University in 2014 with a degree in Secondary Education. After undergrad, she moved to southeast Michigan where she taught and coached for the Allegro! Synchronized Skating Teams for five seasons. She moved back to Kalamazoo in 2019 and earned her Masters in Educational Leadership from WMU in 2021. In addition to coaching, she is currently an English teacher at Hopkins High School, in Hopkins, Michigan.
At Western, Amy was a national competitor on both Senior and Collegiate level teams, making captain her senior year. She was the recipient of the Coaches Award in 2014 and Most Outstanding Skater Award in 2013 and 2014. She is so proud of broncos past and present, and is looking forward to another successful season!
Amy is originally from Kalamazoo, Michigan. She was a four-year member of Adrian Colleges varsity senior synchronized skating team and a team captain for the 2019-2020 season.
Throughout her time at Adrian, she represented Team USA at six different international competitions. She was also a four-year member of the intercollegiate figure skating team and a captain for the 2019-2021 seasons. While competing on the figure skating team she earned two national titles competing at Collegiate Championships, and three national titles competing at Intercollegiate nationals. Amy is a quad gold medalist and has a strong background in freestyle, dance, and synchronized skating. She has been a coach at Greater Kalamazoo Skating Association for the past four years. She graduated from Adrian College with a major in biology and a minor in chemistry. This will be Amy's second season coaching at WMU.
Assistant Coach - Open Collegiate
Kelsey has been on the ice for over 25 years. She grew up in metro Detroit and skated for Farmington Hills Fantasia from 1996-2001 and skated for Gems on ice from 2001-2007. She began coaching in 2006 for several disciplines- synchro, learn to skate, and private lessons. She coached on and off at Allegro! from 2008-2019 for both adults and kids levels, including several Sectional and National medalist teams, and spent two years (2019-2021) coaching with Infinity and Onyx Infinity synchro programs, along with skating on the adult and masters teams. Kelsey graduated with her BA in Psychology from Arizona State University, and her MBA from Cleary University in 2022. Kelsey manages project and organizational change management in her career. Kelsey relocated to West Michigan in 2021 and has been with WMU since then.
Strength and Conditioning
BAPP Athletic Performance Trainer
Amanda is certified though the American College of Sports Medicine as a Health Fitness Specialist (ACSM/HFS). She earned her Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology at Western Michigan University. She works with a varied clientele from athletes to those working on weight loss. As a part time, local firefighter, one of her passions is tactical training for those athletes working as public safety, fire and rescues, and our Reserve forces. In her free time, Amanda enjoys participating in a variety of activities ranging from softball, rugby, and soccer to hunting.
Strength and Conditioning
Jennifer M. Query-Kokoshkin, MA, CSCS, USAW
Manager, Borgess Athletic Performance and Fitness Program
Jennifer Query received her bachelor’s degree in exercise science and master’s degree in education with an emphasis in exercise physiology from Western Michigan University. Prior to managing the Borgess Athletic Performance Program, she worked as an exercise physiologist for Kettering Health Network in Ohio, and as head strength and conditioning coach for Western Michigan University’s softball, women’s basketball, women’s gymnastics, women’s track and field, women’s cross country, and men’s ice hockey teams. Jennifer is a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS).