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December Employee of the Month!

Aubrey is our Camptastic + assistant and also coaches recreational gymnastics classes. She does an amazing job with organizing all the camp activities and schedules and is great with her gymnastics classes. She helped get the new dance acro program off the ground for us and the kids love it! She does everything with a smile and is incredibly helpful. Aubrey was a dancer when she was younger and then switched over to gymnastics and competed a various gyms in the United States due to her dad being in the military. She coached at Jam Hops from 2014-2017 and has returned to work here for a couple more years. Congratulations Aubrey!

November Employee of the Month

Holly has worked at Jam Hops for almost four years! She started as a Customer Care Representative and then started teaching for our Leap-N-Learn Preschool program. She is currently working as a teacher/coach in our Camptastic + program and also as a room monitor. Her family has been part of Jam Hops for ten years as she has three girls that dance here. When asked what she likes best about working at Jam Hops, she said "I love my coworkers and getting to know our JH families." She also loves being with family and friends at their cabin in Duluth and exploring the North Shore. 

Holly received this honor because she is going above and beyond in so many areas at Jam Hops including: 

  • Creating bulletin boards
  • Taking Camptastic + Hours
  • Taking sidewalk monitoring hours
  • Always asking what needs to be done before leaving for the day
  • Organizing all the camp games
  • Picking up last minute shifts
  • Taking the time to write feedback on homework sheets for campers who needed them for school. Thus helping out their parents. 

Congratulations Holly!

welcome to our new employees!

Mia will be coaching gymnastics classes at our Blaine/Ham Lake location. She has been a gymnast for about 10 years and is currently a JO level 8 gymnast at Jam Hops. Mia is currently a sophomore at Blaine High School. Mia is very excited to work with children and help them better their gymnastics. She also enjoys bike riding, and says she is a great leader, loves children and is very hard working. Welcome Mia!

James will be coaching Ninja Zone classes at Jam Hops. He is currently a junior at Legacy Christian Academy. When asked why he is excited to be a coach here, he said "To help the kids be the best they can."  James also enjoys fishing and being outdoors. Welcome James!

Jessica is excited to start coaching gymnastics classes at Jam Hops. She said. "I love the environment at Jam Hops and seeing the kids get involved with a sport that could affect their future." Jessica has a daughter that is in our JO gymnastics program and also has a son.  She also enjoys gardening, hiking, biking, playing cribbage and cooking, and describes herself as fun, goofy, hard-working and kind. Welcome Jessica!

Ethan will be coaching Ninja Zone classes and he is most excited to be helping and working with kids and people. He said he works well with everyone and has been around Jam Hops his whole life. Ethan also enjoys drawing, playing games, photography and videography. Welcome Ethan!

Jessica will be coaching gymnastics classes at the Anoka/Ramsey location. She did 4 years of gymnastics in high school and is now excited to help children achieve their goals with this sport. She plans to enroll her children in some of our programs soon. Jessica said she is fun, friendly, has great communication skills and is very energetic and flexible.  She also enjoys cleaning, dancing, outdoor walks and hiking. Welcome Jessica!

Ben will be coaching Ninja Zone classes at Jam Hops. He was a gymnast at Jam Hops for 6 years when he was younger and also did some volunteering for us in the past. He will be a junior at Andover High School. When asked what he is most excited for as a coach he said, "I am excited because this is my first job, meeting my coworkers, and working with the kids." Ben also enjoys diving, karate, golf, hanging out with friends and traveling. Last year he went to Iceland and England! Welcome Ben!

Addison has been a cheerleader for 7 years and will now be coaching our cheer classes at Jam Hops. She is currently a senior at Anoka High School. She is excited to coach little kids cheer and help them improve and have fun. Addison also enjoys hanging out with friends and watching Netflix. Welcome Addision!

General Staff

Brenda Nolby - CEO

Debbie Hauer - Executive Director

Nancy Nelson - Executive Director

Stacey Clayson-Executive Director

Trish Erkenbrack - ProShop Assistant

Barbi Kadlec-Pro Shop Manager

Jeff Riley - Facilities Manager

Craig Nolby-Owner and Maintenance

Jill Hauser-Administrative Assistant

Emma Sirjord - Facilities and Resident Artist

Shana Schmitz - Executive Assistant

Ella Sirjord - Photographer/Videographer

Amy Burton - Facilities

Dawn Brewster - Birthday Party Coordiator/CCR

Mary Dauman - Community Outreach Coordinator/CCR

Donna Delong - Camp Coordinator

Sarah Schake - Marketing Assistant

Not Pictured:

Morgan Lease - Camp Assistant


Customer Care Representatives

Nicole Sanders - Office Manager

Kamala Pickett

Tracey Blees

Anne Aguirre

Nicole Korus

Kristen Kehr

Laura Pottsmith

Sarah Santiago - CCR/Leap-N-Learn Assistant Teacher

Melissa Spoden

Carrie Stiles

Betsy Nordin

Amy Sosinski

Heidi Olson

Jeff Otteson

Tammy Sexton

Gymnastics Staff

Kristen Sanborn- Executive Director, Women's and Men's JO Director

Cassie Barnes-Xcel Director

Jeanna Southerling-Recreational Gymnastics Director

Megan Furrow-Anoka Ramsey Gym Director

Carly Rosa - School Age Gymnastics Coordinator

Matt Stone-Director of JO/Xcel at Anoka Ramsey

Joanna Bartell

Kyle Pekula - JO Men's Team Coordinator and Activities Coordinator

Haylee Altenburg

Rachel Erickson

Alisha Otteson

Emily Greene

Joseph Hnilicka

Rudy Jacobsz

Jim Johnson - Retired after 23 years!

Jodie Mortenson

Carter Lease

Tobie Stiles

Julie Mendoza

Lexi Sofie

Carrie Stiles

Josie Swenson

Tim Thunborg

Chris Tinault

Brody Wamsley

Jennifer Riley

Jenna Kalevik

Brandi O'Loughlin

Jessica Moskalik

Brenna McLain

Belle Sanborn

Karlee Sofie

Carlyne Brewster

Kristin O'Connell

Johana Teigen

Paige Anderson

Lara Parenteau

Sydney Farber

Emma Ricks

Paige Kolanski

Aubrey Swenson

Jessica Cogswell

Jessica Quackenbush

Kim Griffin

Angela Martinez

Grace Amell

Vivian Lakotas

Olivia Dodge

Tatum Foth

Erin Southerling

Emilee Burton

Andi Frank

Not Pictured:

Mia Larsen

Chloe Weber

Salma Urrutia


Dance Staff

Erin Antilla-Dance Director

Allie Mooney

Emily Hauer

Sonja Williams

Lydia Tomandl

Kendra Williams - Dance Assistant/CCR

Tina Eichers

Grace Fabienke

Sophia Britton

Lexi Pocrnich

Ben Olson

Lily Fabienke

Danielle Manos

Tristen Sanborn

Maya Williams

Samantha Carmichael

Paige Leir

Emmalee Oberg

Alivia Draack

Kaylin Stenen

Jacie Slater

Cheer Staff

Lily Fabienke

Maya Williams

Skylar Raw

Addison Randall

Leap-N-Learn Academic Preschool

Sue Krohnberg- Director

Holly Oberg

Sarah Santiago

Ninja Zone Staff

Andrew Hauer-Ninja Zone Director

Brendan Schmit

Owen Rohde

James Smith

Ben Linde

Kim Griffin

Not Pictured:

Kylie Dahlin

Ethan Ford



Theater Staff

Tim Thunborg - Theater Director

Camp/Birthday Party Coaches/Subs

Suzie Bates

Ellie Weibye

Bryce Nelson

Dani Gray

Carolyn Yernberg

Alex Pekula

Kaitlyn Asplund

Rockie Ramacher

Lauryn Kadlec

Andy Dunn

Emily Olson

Megan Kouri

Elizabeth Block

Marianna Arocho

Maddie Qualen

Molly Lawrence

Sarah Olmschenk

Mikaela Craig

Carissa Cornelius