Instructors

Mindy Hurd

Director/Owner

Mindy began twirling when she was eight years old and has performed and competed in a wide variety of venues over the years.  She is a former Collegiate Miss Majorette of Arizona and feature twirler at Arizona State University.  Mindy has coached twirlers aged 4-college in classes, high school twirling teams and privately in both Arizona and Colorado.  She is also a certified judge for both the United States Twirling Association and the National Baton Twirling Association.

Mindy has a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and has also previously taught elementary school. She is currently working on her master's degree in Counseling and is currently interning at CU Boulder's Career Services. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband, Kent, and dog, Kora. She also enjoys reading, heading to the mountains, and hoop dancing.


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Kaitlyn turnbull

Instructor

Kaitlyn Turnbull is returning for her second year as an instructor with HPT. She is a Sophomore at CU Boulder, as well as the Feature Twirler. Kaitlyn's major is Psychology. She have been on 3 International Cup teams.  Kaitlyn also competes in individual routines such as solo, strut, and dance twirl, as well as pairs with her sister, Brianne.

 

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Kristina getty

Instructor

Kristina is originally from Boulder and started twirling baton in 5th grade after bouncing between dance and gymnastic classes. She twirled competitively in Colorado both individually and on several teams through college as a member of the United States Twirling Association. In high school and college, she assisted with beginning classes and coached individual students. 

Kristina has an undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado - Boulder, and a graduate degree from the University of Denver. She currently works in tech and also coaches the Fairview Speech and Debate team. 

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molly maceachen

Instructor

After picking up a baton when she was just four years old, Molly fell in love with the sport of baton twirling. In the next 14 years, she went on to compete both in-state and nationally, receiving a variety of titles and awards such as Miss Majorette, Miss Fall Festival, and State Grand Champion in multiple events. With a passion for multiple batons, Molly went on to receive first place in her age group in both 2 baton (2012) and 3 baton (2013) at the USTA National Championships. 

Molly is currently a sophomore at the University of Colorado Boulder, majoring in Business. Being very involved in the Leeds School of Business, she conducts tours of the school and works in the Center for Education on Social Responsibility. Excited to stay involved in the twirling community, Molly is thrilled to have joined High Peaks Twirlers’ incredible group of students and teachers.