Crissy Nelson Co-Director and Founder
Tina Miranda Co-Director
Miranda has been a Co-Director of the club since 2010, after a year of coaching for the program.
Tina attended Iowa Falls High School in Iowa Falls, IA. During her high school career Tina was a varsity starter and earned all-conference honors in volleyball, basketball, and track. She was a member of the 2000 Class 2A State Championship Volleyball team. She was named 1st team all conference and 1st team all district her junior and senior years.
Tina is a 2006 graduate of Iowa Wesleyan College where she was a starting setter and captain of the Tiger Volleyball team from 2004-2005. Tina participated in the NAIA National Tournament in 2004 and 2005 helping the Tigers reach the National Tournament the only two times in school history. She was named 1st Team All-Conference, 1st Team All-District, 1st Team All-Region as well as being honored 1stTeam All-Tournament at numerous tournaments. Her junior year she was Honorable Mention All-American, and her senior year was named 3rd Team All-American.
Before transferring to Iowa Wesleyan in 2004 Tina played for Indian Hills Community College for two seasons.
Tina began her coaching career as a club coach for Panther Elite out of Iowa Falls, IA. Tina was also a former Assistant Coach at Grand View University in 2007. Tina is married to Josue Miranda and they have 2 children, Gabby and Max.
Kekailoa "KK" Palea Assistant Director, Head Coach for 18 Black and 16 Black, Assistant 15 Black
KK grew up in Kent, Washington and played club ball for Sports Performance of Tacoma for 5 years as a
6 rotation Outside Hitter. He then continued his volleyball career at Graceland University as a setter and
libero. KK continues to compete at the adult level both indoor and beach.
KK began his coaching career as an assistant on the top 14u and 16u teams at Club Wahine Volleyball
club out of Burien, Washington. He was with that club for 4 years. During this time he was also the JV
coach and Assistant Varsity coach at Highline High School also in Burien, Washington.
After making the move to Lamoni, Iowa to continue his playing career at Graceland, he started off
working summer camps for a number of High Schools in the state of Iowa and Missouri. He then
proceeded to be a head coach for one of Graceland’s Women's JV program. For 5 years KK coached for
Graceland University Women's Program and 1 year with the Men’s program.
KK then moved to Cedar Falls and was given the Volunteer Assistant position at the University of
Northern Iowa. During his 2 years at UNI he was in charge of DS/Libero training and scouting of opposing
teams. He was a part of 2 undefeated conference seasons and their highest AVCA ranking at #5 in the
nation going into the NCAA tourney.
KK finally decided to step away from college coaching and helped create a volleyball club called Club
Iowa Juniors (CIA) based out of Cedar Falls. KK has been the lead trainer for ages 15-18 at the club since
it's beginning in 2010. This past season KK coached the 18 Black, 16 Black and 15 Silver for CIA and was
able to get all 3 teams to the Girls Junior National Tournament. Over the course of 7 years his teams
have accrued 3 Gold, 2 Silver and 2 Bronze medal finishes at National Qualifiers. He has 2 third place
finishes at Nationals and a National Championship in the USA division. KK has coached and helped kids
get to programs like Illinois, UCLA, Florida State, UNI, Drake, Denver, Iowa State, Georgia State, Winona
State, Upper Iowa, UNO, Northern Illinois and Loyola. KK was also in charge of private lessons, specialty
clinics, and uniform design and production. He is also very knowledgeable about recruiting and has
experience on both sides of that process.
“It was really tough to leave a great organization like CIA. It’s definitely a part of me and I wouldn't be
where I am with out CIA, so I have nothing but respect and love for them. My wife and I are almost a
year into our marriage and haven't been able to live together for the past 3 years and with her wanting
to find a job in Des Moines this was an opportunity that we couldn’t pass up. We really like Des Moines
and if things can work out, I plan on helping Powerplex continue its greatness. I can't wait to get started
and I am looking forward to working with your athletes.”
KK is our Camp, Clinic and Lesson Coordinator and he will also be our in Charge of our new beach program starting in 2018
Holly Siebert 15 Black Head Coach
Holly Schmidt started playing volleyball in high school and was a two-time first team all state honoree, named her conference’s MVP both her junior and senior year. She led her team in kills, aces and blocks and was two-time all-regional, four-time all-district, three-time all-conference and three-time all-conference tournament team honoree. She also participated in basketball and softball at the high school age.
She then went on to college and competed as a RS/S at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She saw action in 114 or 125 collegiate matches. Her freshman and sophomore year she was a strong right side blocker, having multiple games with 10 blocks. During her sophomore year, she had rotator cuff surgery and started her junior and senior year as a setter in a 6-2 line up, averaging 19 assists per game.
During her time at UMKC, she was a member of a plethora of clubs and was the recipient of multiple awards. After earning her Bachelor of Arts and Marketing in 2011, Holly returned to UMKC to work as a graduate assistant in the UMKC Athletics Marketing Team. She graduated with a Master’s of Arts degree in Higher Education. Following her graduation, she then moved to Iowa to start a career and is still actively participating on indoor and outdoor volleyball teams.
She is looking to become more involved in the volleyball community and start coaching. Holly is looking forward to starting her coaching career here at Powerplex and is excited to meet the team!
Ian Woodword 18 Black Assistant Coach
I was born and raised in Hawaii, 4 year varsity player my senior year I made 1st all conference and 3 team all state. I attend Graceland university on a volleyball scholarship. After I graduated I was the assistant varsity volleyball coach for the women's and men's. In 2011 I started coaching at Grand View University. I helped with the women's and men's teams. I coached for Iowa 515 the past couple years and help get that club up and going. I'm looking forward to this opportunity coaching for powerplex and helping in anyway I can.
Troy Bush 17 Red Head Coach and 18 Red Assistant
Troy is now starting his 3rd year with Iowa PowerPlex and brings years of playing and coaching experience with him. Troy has been involved with volleyball since 1992. That was the first year he started play volleyball and became very attached to the sport. Troy played club ball out of the Minneapolis Region for 10 years in the elite division of AA-A.
Troy started his coaching experience with the 18U Team out of Owatonna, Minnesota. This team was part of the Northern Lights Club. For the past few years Troy has been coaching his daughter's team and looks forward to a great and succesful season with the Iowa Power Plex Volleyball program.
Cali Harmsen 18 Red Assistant Coach
Cali Harmsen is excited to begin her second year coaching with PowerPlex Volleyball as the 18's Red Assistant. Last season she coached a 15's Elite team. With her love for volleyball, this 2018-19 school ball season, she took a coaching position with Norwalk JV volleyball. She loves to surround herself with a variety of knowledgeable coaches to learn and grow as a coach herself. She empowered her players to become strong, confident, and aggressive on the court. Not only does she love coaching, but she loves playing volleyball! In her free time she plays sand volleyball in the summer, and indoor volleyball during the winter. Her passion for the game goes back to middle school. Through camps, tons of practice, pick-up games, and tough coaches she became the Waukee High School setter on the Varsity team. Her coaches were great mentors and lit a fire under her every game to push through and be the leader of the team. After high school Cali went to Iowa State University and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education, with health, coaching, and reading as specializations. The competitive spirit has stuck with her and she is anxious to share that passion with her team!
Ashlee Sinnott 16 Black Assistant Coach
Katelynn Dutcher 15 Regional Co-Coach
Alyssa Mueller 14 Black and 15 Regional Coach
Alyssa has played volleyball for most of her life, throughout middle school and high school for the Johnston club team. She began coaching in college by assisting her father with a 12s team in the Johnston Club. From there, she coached for the Urbandale Club and started her own club team with the help of a fellow coach. After taking a few years off due to career change, she’s excited to start coaching again with PowerPlex.
Alyssa was a Middle Hitter in high school and has played co-ed rec league court and sand volleyball throughout college and after graduation. A Wartburg College graduate in both International Business and Spanish, she works full-time as a Business Analyst in West Des Moines.
Janessa Rosebeck 13 Black Head Coach
Maddie Mclaughlin 17 Red Assistant Coach
Maddie is a defensive specialist and libero from Waukee, Iowa. She played 4 years at Waukee High
School along with softball and track. She was a varsity letter winner in all 3 sports earning state
and academic honors as well.
Maddie has been playing volleyball for over 10 years. In high school
Maddie coached both softball and volleyball. She played club volleyball for Central Iowa Select for 2
years and had almost an undefeated season playing for Fellowship of Christian Athletes her senior year
of high school.
Maddie continued to play noncompetitively at the University of Northern Iowa where
she graduated with a degree in Interactive Digital Studies with minors in both marketing and graphic
technologies. She now has a full-time position as the Interactive Services Coordinator at Strategic
America. Maddie has given volleyball lessons and helped at various camps throughout the years. She is
thrilled to be a part of the PowerPlex coaching staff and eager to get the season started!