Hi-Dee is a 2002 graduate of the College of Charleston with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education with a minor in Psychology. She has been coaching gymnastics for 17 years (13 years as Head Coach of East Cooper Gymnastics). Hi-Dee grew up in Charleston, SC where she competed for both LowCountry Gymnastics and East Cooper Gymnastics. She has been involved with both dance and gymnastics since the age of 3. Hi-Dee competed in gymnastics until the age of 17, where she finished her competitive career as a SC State Champion. She then went on to compete at Nationals winning 6th in the Nation. She has been a USA Gymnastics Professional for boys and girls and has been Safety Certified since 1998 and a NAWGJ Judge since 2007. Since coaching at ECG, she has coached may athletes to the State and National level.