She was born in 1995 in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Her first experience was at age 3 when she perfected a straight cartwheel using a technique from her older sister. At the age of 4 she taught herself to do a one-handed cartwheel. Thanks to her sister Arielle, gabbys mom let her take gymnastics class at the age of 6. Two years later in 2004 she was named the Virginia state Gymnastics champion.
Her Achievements When she turned 14 she left her hometown and family. She placed 3rd on balence beam and 6th on vault.