Meet Our Olympia Mid Rivers & Spirit Elite Staff

Jane Hefley - Gym Manager

I began my journey with Olympia in 1981, first as a Tumble Bee instructor, then Office Manager and finally as Gym Manager. I’m a proud grandmother of five, three of which attend classes at Olympia Mid Rivers. I am always happy to assist customers with registration, payments and general questions about our fantastic programs. I love being a part of the St. Peters community and have a facility of this caliber in ‘my backyard'. I will be happy to answer your questions regarding our staff or programs. I can be reached at jane@olympiagymnastics.org

 

 


Kate Darrough - Customer Service & Bookkeeper

I began working for Olympia in the fall of 1994 at our Chesterfield location. Since then, my current duties are bookkeeper, Pro-Shop and team secretary here at Mid Rivers and also team secretary at Olympia Chesterfield. All of my grandchildren have attended classes at Olympia, so I’ve seen first hand how great our programs are for kids. I can assist with class registrations, tuition payments, meet questions and more – please ask! I can be reached at kate@olympiagymnastics.org.

 

 


I embarked on this journey with Olympia Mid Rivers as an instructor in 2015. I instantly fell in love with the family atmosphere, and I enjoy watching kids grow in the sport. I personally come from a cheer background, however my passion for gymnastics quickly grew. I would find myself going home every night, researching as much as I possibly could, and attended any trainings Olympia had to offer so as to grow my knowledge for gymnastics in order to provide the best experience for my gymnasts. I am ecstatic to start this adventure as the TumbleBee Director! If you have any questions pertaining to our classes for kids the ages of 18months through Kindergarten, I can be contacted at chelsea@olympiagymnastics.org

 

 


Sharon Henning - Girls Gymnastics Director

When I began my adventure with Olympia in 1986, I started as an instructor and five years later, became the Progressive Director. I believe in the benefits of continuing education and am active in clinics and USAG regional congresses. My goal is to always give children a safe and caring environment to learn a sport they grow to love. I am always available to answer questions and care for the needs of beginner – level 4 class students. I can be reached at sharon@olympiagymnastics.org.

 

 


ninja staff

Katherine Pottorff - Ninja Director

As a young child I always wanted to do gymnastics, but it wasn't until I was 13 that I finally convinced my parents and they agreed on one condition; that if I wanted to take more classes I had to pay for them myself. So from this first class, I started saving and working all kinds of odd jobs. The skills I have learned from taking gymnastics were appealing; discipline, determination, coordination and how it affected me mentally and physically. I started working as an instructor at Team Central at the age of 15. I am now the Ninja director and have been a part of the program since its inception. I am always availale to answer questions and care for the needs of our ninja kids beginner - advanced. I can be reached at katherine@olympiagymnastics.org.

 


Emily Bundy - Girls Head Team Coach

I began gymnastics at Olympia Olde Towne at 6 years old. I competed through level 7 and began teaching in the Tumble Bee and Progressive programs at 16. In the last 10 years working for Olympia I have taught tumble bees, progressive gymnastics, tumbling and competitive team gymnastics. I have been Head Team Coach for the last 2 years at Olympia Mid Rivers. I can answer questions pertaining to team levels 4 – 8. I can be reached at emily@olympiagymnastics.org.

 

 


CJ Erskine - Tumbling Director

CJ is Tumbling Director and has been in the cheerleading industry for almost 10 years.  CJ started out tumbling at a local facility when he was 6 years old. When he was 16, CJ began his first coaching job at a local all star gym, and continued until going to college in 2008.  CJ attended Northwest Missouri State University from 2008 - 2009, where he was a member of the university spirit squad until transferring to the University of Missouri - Columbia in 2009.  From 2009 to 2013, CJ was a member of the university spirit squad, and competed at NCA nationals every year.  In 2013, CJ graduated with a bachelor's degree in Sport Management, and since then has continued living his childhood dream of coaching. CJ can be reached at cj@spiritelite.net