As a child, AIM Owner/Founder Kortni Nelson grew up in a small agricultural community in Southern Idaho where her coaches taught her far more than gymnastics. Her gym was an extended family and gymnastics was not just a sport but also a tool to teach valuable life skills and lessons. After moving to Moses Lake in 2000, gymnastics again became her home away from home and she fell into ownership with three other families of the facility. AIM opened their doors in 2004 with the goals of providing a facility where all would be treated with dignity regardless of ability, where families would find a community of caring professionals working with their children and a gym where kids fell in love with gymnastics and felt valued for who they are, not what they did. Taking her experience as a gymnast, collegiate athlete, coach, mother of three gymnasts and a teacher with a BA in Early Childhood Education, Kortni brings all of these perspectives together to form the vision that is now AIM.While much has changed and grown since AIM’s opening in 2004, one thing remains true: We do good things for kids. Our accomplished and educated staff, an amazing facility for Moses Lake and innovative, progressive and educational sound thinking make AIM a fun place to make memories! We all are truly proud to be a member of the community and family that Kortni dreamed of building.
Our General Manager grew up in a baseball family where her only gymnastics experience was stretching for a play at first base. Baylie completed the Running Start Program through Big Bend Community College while in High School, and transferred to Eastern Washington University after graduation. While attending college, Baylie began working at AIM as part of a Senior Capstone and quickly learned all of the busy activities at the gym. Baylie transitioned into the General Manager position shortly after graduating with a degree in Business Management. She enjoys getting to meet and work with so many members of the community, and learning new things every day! When she's not at AIM, Baylie likes to hang out with her favorite farmer, Nate and their polar bear puppy, Cooper.
Gail has taught in Moses Lake and Warden School Districts, Kindergarten-Sixth grades. She graduated from Washington State University with a degree in Elementary and Early Childhood Education. Gail lives in Moses Lake with her husband Bruce. Their Daughter, Kelly (a former student at AIM) lives in Seattle and works for the University of Washington Athletic Department.