Meet The Coaches

Taylor Johnson – WFSC Learn to Skate Director & Private Lesson Coach

My name is Taylor M Johnson and I am a native of Fergus Falls, MN.  I attended Fergus Falls, MN Community College and graduated with a BA in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Development form North Dakota State University.


I grew up on figure skates as I started skating at the age of 4 and have never stopped skating.  My life has been focused on figure skating and making a career out of it.


Some of my greatest accomplishments as a figure skater have been touring with the Nutcracker on Ice Processional Show Tour.  I was also the Guest Skater for the Christmas Show that was sponsored by the Mexican Government in Guadalajara, MX.  During my skating career, I was also the guest skater for several Club Annual Shows including Alexandria, MN, Detroit Lakes, MN, and Wahpeton, ND.


Currently I am tested as a Pre-Gold Movies in the Field, Pre-Gold Freeskate, Pre-Sliver Dance, and 1st Figure Figures.  I continue to test in Dance.


I have several coaching certifications including Learn to Skate USA Certified Coach and a PSA Registered Group Lesson Instructor, and I am Master Rated in Sports Science & Medicine through PSA.  I am also a member of USFS, Professional Skaters Association, and Hockey USA.


I serve as the Learn to Skate Director with the Watertown Figure Skate Club where I also am the Director of the Annual Expo Show and Power and Synchro Coach.  I also assist with WFSC’s Basic Skills Competition.  As an instructor, I work one-on-one in a private setting with skaters specializing in moves in the field, freeskate, solo free dance, power, and overall enhancement of skills. I have coached multiple skaters through the Gold level in the MIF and solo free dance disciplines.  I have been camp Director in Watertown, Yankton, and Brookings Figure Skate Club.  Prior to WFSC, I was the Assistant Head Coach, Private Coach, and Ice Show Director for the West Fargo, ND Park and Rec Figure Skate Program.  I’ve also coached at Fargo/Moorhead Park and Rec Skate Program, Program Director at Wahpeton, ND Figure Skate Club and Detroit Lakes, MN Skate Club.  I began my career at the Fergus Falls, MN Figure Skate Club as a Learn to Skate and Synchro Coach as well as their Ice Show Coordinator.


To further my coaching education, I have attended several educational workshops and seminars including attending the PSA Conference and Tradeshow in 2018.


My husband, Chad and I have three children and reside in Watertown.  Our daughter Madison is a figure skater, cheerleader, and gymnasts. Our sons Rob and Lucas both play hockey for the Mite traveling team for WHA.

Mallory Kohl - WFSC Learn to Skate Coach

My name is Mallory Kohl, and I am currently enrolled at Northern State University in Aberdeen, SD as a psychology major.

I have been skating for over nine years with the Watertown Figure Skate Club (WFSC).  I am Intermediate Moves in the Field and Pre-Juvenile Freeskate level.  I was an active competitor competing in most of the larger competitions.  I have received the WFSC Spirit (2x), Skater of the Year, Leadership, and Apprentice of the Year Awards.

I began coaching in the Fall of 2019 and love what I do.

I have attended REACH Camp & Gracie Gold’s “Road to Gold” Camp twice amongst other various camps and training around the region. I have had lesson instruction from former Olympic Skaters Gracie Gold, Geoff Varner, and Surya Bonaly as well as other well-known coaches such as Patrick O’Neil, Jason Dilworth, and Kate Charbenou-Sheets.

Morgan Kohl – WFSC Learn to Skate & Private Coach

My name is Morgan Kohl, and I am a native of Watertown, SD. I have actively been involved                                  with skating with WFSC over the course of the past eight years. I actively competed in competitions and performed in ice shows during my skating career. I have tested Adult Moves in the Field and Preliminary Freeskate.


I have served as both a full-time Learn to Skate and Private Lesson Coach for the past five years. Prior to coaching, I served for several years as a Learn to Skate Apprentice for WFSC. I have coaching certifications for Learn to Skate USA and USFS.

I assist with the Annual Expo Show, Basic Skills Competition, Annual Ice Show and have filled in for the Learn to Skate Director when needed. I also coached in Brookings, SD while attending college there.

I have had private lesson instruction from former Olympic Skater Gracie Gold and worked with Master-Rated coaches including Patrick O’Neil, Jason Dilworth, and Peter Sasmore.

As a private lesson coach, I work with skaters focusing on basic skills, freeskate, and moves-in-the-field. I enjoy working with kids of all ages and helping them achieve their goals and advance their skills in skating. I enjoy teaching others what someone once taught me.

I attended South Dakota State University and graduated with a double major in Agronomy and Animal Science and am currently employed with Syngenta.

Miranda Patek - WFSC Learn to Skate & Private Lesson Coach

My name is Miranda (Miller) Patek, and I am a native of Watertown.  I attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for 2 years and completed my BA in Business Management at Northern State University in Aberdeen, SD.  I’ve lived in Lincoln, Aberdeen, and Spearfish before relocating back to Watertown in 2013.  My husband, Joey, and I have two children and a dog.  My son plays hockey, and my daughter is in the Learn to Skate program, so I spend a lot of time at the rink.  I am the Continuous Improvement Manager for a manufacturing firm in Watertown and I play recreational volleyball year-round.  I am also an in-classroom volunteer for Junior Achievement.

I began skating at the age of 12 and competed for 8 years.  I have coached group and private lessons for 13 years for WFSC and 3 years for Aberdeen Park & Rec.  After all these years, I continue to coach because I enjoy working with the skaters and helping them learn all the lessons skating offers.  Learning to skate is not just learning the elements.  Skating taught me perseverance, helped build my self-confidence and helped develop my leadership skills and I love to see skaters developing those same attributes!  My main goal is to develop strong foundations while having fun!

Shawnna Singrey - WFSC Learn to Skate & Private Ice Dance Coach

My name is Shawnna Singrey.  I have been skating for 31 years and just can’t stop!  I love the feeling of gliding across a clean sheet of ice and skating to the music!

I have passed my Juvenile Freeskate, Intermediate MIF and Pre-Silver dance tests along with 1 Silver dance (Tango).  I’m still working towards future tests and enjoy spending time practicing as much as I can.

I have been coaching with WFSC for the past 7 years (following 1 season as a sub).  I enjoy working with the kids in the LTS program because it is fun to see their excitement in learning new skills and watch them improve over time.

I also give private lessons in pattern ice dance.  If you don’t know what that is, just think ballroom dancing, only on ice!  I’m looking forward to sharing my passion for figure skating with you!

Abigail Reeves – Learn to Skate Coach & Private Coach

Hi!  I’m Abigail Reeves.  I have been skating for 13 years and a member of WFSC for 8 years.  I have passed my Gold Skating Skills Test (previously Senior Moves in the Field), Pre-Bronze Singles (Pre-Juvenile Freeskate), Senior Solo Free Dance and 2 of the Silver Partnered Patterned Dances.

I am certified through Learn to Skate USA and have completed training through US Figure Skating and the Professional Skaters Association to be able to attend competitions and test sessions with my skaters.   I began coaching Learn to Skate, Learn to Skate Hockey and Learn to Skate Dance for WFSC in the 2022-23 Season.   I was also an apprentice for WFSC for Learn to Skate, Learn to Skate Hockey and Learn to Skate

Dance for 5 years.  I substitute coached during the 2021-22 season for Learn to Skate Dance.

I enjoy attending camps such as the Road to Gold Training camp and our own WFSC camps.  I have been fortunate to have been selected as Apprentice of the Year twice and received the Most Improved Skater award in 2020.  I enjoy attending figure skating competitions and am looking forward to competing again this season after taking a break during the COVID pandemic.

I attend Watertown High School where I am active in cross country and band.   I have been dancing with Living Arts Dance Studio for the past 10 years.  I take classes in ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, musical theater and Irish dance.   I also enjoy volunteering at the Bramble Park Zoo as a member of the Zoo Crew and assisting with pre-school – 2nd grade Sunday School classes at my church.

Elin Gossen – Learn to Skate Coach & Private Coach

My name is Elin Gossen.  I go to Watertown High School.  I have been skating over 8 years now and I love it. During my skating career I have passed my intermediate moves, pre-silver dances, and Preliminary freeskate. I have 2 years apprentice experience and last season was my first season as a WFSC coach I am looking forward to working with kids and showing them how much fun skating can be again this season.

I have been involved in dancing for the past 13 years at the Living Art Dance studio. During those 13 years I have learned different styles of dance including jazz, ballet, tap, musical theater, and Irish. I am also a member of the tennis and golf team.

In my free time I am always dancing and trying to figure out what to put in my next routine.

Lillianna Jaton – Learn to Skate Coach & Private Coach

My name is Lillianna Jaton. I have been skating for 13 years. I am currently a Junior at Watertown High school, where I am involved in activities such as Debate and HOSA.

Through my skating career I have passed my Novice moves, Bronze Partner Dances plus one pre-silver dance, and Pre-juvenile freeskate. In my years skating I have attended many competitions, camps and test sessions. I attended “Road to Gold” skate camp twice, and it has to be one of my favorites and I also enjoy attending the Watertown camp.

This is my second year of coaching for private lessons and LTS. I have a huge passion for figure skating and for coaching. I previously worked at Park and Rec for almost 3 years which kick started my love for coaching.

In my free time I love working, catching up on time with my brother and friends. I love planning out my lessons and routines for my skaters.

Some of my favorite coaching moments have been going to the Wahpeton competition with my skaters and seeing how excited they got when they accomplished new things.

Londa Florey – WFSC Learn To Skate & Private Lesson Coach

My name is Londa Florey, and I am a 2nd grader teacher here in Watertown as well as a health & wellness educator. I started skating at 9 years old with the Mora Figure Skating Club in Mora, MN. I live here in Watertown with my husband John, and our two children. We are also a licensed foster family.

I graduated from South Dakota State University in 2013 with a degree in Early Childhood Education. During my time at SDSU I coached for the Brookings Figure Skating Club for two years, coaching both group and private lessons. I have had many experiences working with children in different areas – public & private education, figure skating, piano lessons, church, homeschool coop, & nannying to name a few. I love watching them work hard to learn something new and seeing their excitement when it starts to “click”.

My daughter started lessons with LTS last spring and has joined Club this year! I am so excited for her to get some more ice time & continue to grow in her skills. I’m also excited to be back on the ice a bit more, as it brings me so much joy.  In my spare time I love to travel, be outside in the sunshine, and relax with my family.

Rachel Scheidt – WFSC Learn To Skate & Private Lesson Coach

My name is Rachel Scheidt, and I have been skating with the Watertown Figure Skate Club since I was six years old.  In 2022, I graduated from Watertown High School. Before graduating I enjoyed competing in competitions and performing in the Ice show every year. My greatest accomplishment in skating was passing my Senior Solo Free Dance, and acquiring my gold medalist jacket, in 2021. The best part about coaching for me is witnessing students build self-assurance with every session. I love teaching others about the sport and help grow their passion for it!