Thera is a native of Toledo, Ohio where she graduated from the University of Toledo with a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and a Masters in Special Education. Thera is married to her loving husband Brian and has two children Kaylyn and Austin. Thera has a wealth of knowledge of Gymnastics and Cheerleading. Thera cheered at the College level at the University of Toledo. Thera has also been coaching gymnastics for 23 years. She previously coached with the South Toledo Gymcats where she had competed as a Level 8 gymnast. While coaching at South Toledo she coached gymnastics competitive levels 4-10, toddler classes, preschool classes, and a cheerleading all-star team. Thera worked as the assistant director and was in charge of class enrollment, staffing, providing staff clinics and training. Thera also coached at Notre Dame Academy for 9 years where she coached High School gymnastics. While coaching at NDA she was selected District Coach of the Year twice, had numerous state qualifiers and her team were city champs from 1999 until she left in 2008. Thera was a USAG rated official for 12 years and also judged high school gymnastics in Ohio. She is also a member of USAG, AAU, and is safety certified.