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Employee of the Month for September!

Congratulations to Lauryn for being employee of the month for September! Lauryn has been a gymnast at Jam Hops for 12 years and that’s the only sport she has ever done!  She has been coaching gymnastics for about two years off and on (taking time off for college).  Lauryn coaches preschool classes all the way through Xcel! Lauryn said "The best thing about being a Jam Hops coach has to be getting to know the kids and having fun with them in class. I also like to watch them grow and progress as not only gymnasts, but people as well!" Some of her hobbies include running, painting, and hiking! 

welcome to our new employees!

Shana will be our Bookkeeper/Executive Assistant at Jam Hops and we are so excited to have her on our staff! She said "I am excited to work for an inclusive, growing and local organization with an amazing culture and staff. I am looking forward to learning more about Jam Hops and see it grow!" Shana is also the Executive Director for the Ham Lake Area Chamber of Commerce and she also enjoys camping, four wheeling, kayaking, reading and knitting. She spends a lot of time with family including her husband and two kids. Welcome Shana!


Ella will be part of our support staff at Jam Hops doing a variety of tasks including photography and videography, as these are also some of her favorite hobbies.  Ella has been a gymnast at Jam Hops for 14 years and is currently a level 10 gymnast here. When asked why she wants to work here, Ella said "I am excited to challenge myself and work with the amazing staff at Jam Hops." Welcome Ella!

Johana is excited to be back in the gym as a gymnastics coach at Jam Hops! She was a gymnast here for 10 years and then coached for 3 years so she has even worked for us before. Johana just finished her MPH at Tulane University and so recently moved back to MN - she is not excited for our winters again:) She also enjoys traveling, suba diving, reading and running. Welcome back Johana!

Lainey will be coaching gymnastics at our Blaine/Ham Lake location. She has been a gymnast herself for about 11 years and has trained at Gleason's and Jam Hops. She is excited to help kids improve in gymnastics. Lainey will be a senior at Andover High School this year and she enjoys reading, biking and hiking. Welcome Lainey!

Owen will be a Ninja Zone coach at Jam Hops and is excited to work with kids and help them grow. He is going to be a sophomore at Spring Lake Park High School. Owen likes playing video games in his free time and also like playing hockey. Welcome Owen!

Dani will be coaching gymnastics at our Anoka/Ramsey location. She is currently on the Xcel gymnastics team and have been a gymnast at Jam Hops for about 9 years. Dani is excited to help kids get better at gymnastics and to have fun with them and encourage them to enjoy the sport. Dani is a triplet and also enjoys pole vaulting, camping, hiking, traveling, playing with kids and spending time with family. Welcome Dani!

Kris is going to be a customer care representative, mostly working at the Anoka/Ramsey location. Her daughter is part of the JO gymnastics team and so Kris is excited to also be a part of the Jam Hops family. Kris enjoys going to the lake, spending time with family and running. Welcome Kris!

Paige will be a dance assistant at Jam Hops after dancing her herself for 8 years and at the Dance Factory for 3 years before that. She is super excited to be able to share her love of dance and this studio with young dancers! Paige will be a junior at Spring Lake Park High School and she enjoys dancing, golfing, mountain biking, and hanging out with friends. Welcome Paige!


Julie is very excited to be a gymnastics coach.  She is looking forward to having fun with the gymnasts and learning new things and jumping into the pit! She was a gymnast as a child and loved it and now she gets to come back and as an adult. Julie has an education degree, she loves animals, has 4 kids (one is in our Xcel program), she is from Arkansas and she loves singing at church, gardening, being outside and playing with her kids and dog. Welcome Julie!

Brianna will be coaching gymnastics at our Anoka/Ramsey location. She has been a gymnast at Jam Hops for almost 10 years and is currently on the Xcel team. She is excited to work with kids! Brianna is a triplet and she also loves pole vaulting, painting and camping. Welcome Brianna!

Samantha goes by "Sam" and will be a dance assistant at Jam Hops. She has been dancing at Jam Hops for 14 years so she is excited to now work with the kids and teach them to dance. Sam has 2 older siblings and a dog named JJ. She enjoys dancing, reading, and spending time with family. Welcome Sam!

Amy will be working as a Customer Care Representative at the Anoka/Ramsey location. She is excited to learn more about gymnastics and meeting all the Jam Hops families. Amy has two kids, ages 12 and 14, and her daughter is a gymnast at Jam Hops. Her and her husband enjoy watching their kids at gymnastics, volleyball and softball.  Amy also enjoys spending time with family enjoying the outdoors, and traveling. Welcome Amy!

Jenna will be coaching gymnastics at our Anoka/Ramsey location. She has been a gymnast herself for about 7 years and is currently on the Jam Hops Xcel Platinum team. She is excited to work with kids and help them accomplish their goals.  Jenna also enjoys swimming, hanging out with friends and camping. Welcome Jenna!

General Staff

Brenda Nolby - CEO

Debbie Hauer - Vice President

Nancy Nelson - Marketing/Human Resources

Stacey Clayson-Office/Account Manager

Dawn Brewster

Trish Erkenbrack

Jeff Riley - Maintenance/Facilities

Craig Nolby-Owner and Facilities

Barbi Kadlec-Pro Shop Manager

Facilities and Resident Artist

Rockie Ramacher-Community Outreach

Jill Hauser-Administrative Assistant

Customer Care Representatives

Nicole Korus

Kamala Pickett

Jackie Austin

Mary Dauman

Tracey Blees

Laura Pottsmith

Anne Aguirre

Nicole Sanders

Holly Oberg

Kendra Williams

Sarah Santiago

Nicole LaFollette

Carrie Stiles

Betsy Nordin

Melissa Spoden

Janele Rono

Gymnastics Staff

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

Cassie Lyden-Xcel Director

Jeanna Southerling-Recreational Gymnastics Director

Megan Furrow-Anoka Ramsey Gym Director

Joanna Bartell

Elizabeth Block

Carissa Cornelius

Mikaela Craig

Donna Delong

Rachel Erickson

Sydney Farber

Emily Greene

Joseph Hnilicka

Rudy Jacobsz

Jim Johnson

Molly Lawrence

Carter Lease

Cassie Moltzen-Ninja Zone Director

Jodie Mortenson

Sarah Olmschenk

Alisha Otteson

Maddie Qualen

Jennifer Riley

Carly Rosa - Recreational Gymnastics Director

Connor Schusted

Lexi Sofie

Carrie Stiles

Josie Swenson

Tim Thunborg

Chris Tinault

Brody Wamsley

Ellie Weibye

Haylee Altenburg

Marianna Arocho

Kaitlyn Asplunk

Lexi Asplund

Ashley Howard

Megan Kouri

Lauryn Kadlec

Andy Magnuson

Jessica Moskalik

Emily Olson

Brandi O'Loughlin

Alex Pekula

Kyle Pekula

Belle Sanborn

Karlee Sofie

Staff Not Pictured

Carlyne Brewster


Dance Staff

Erin Antilla-Dance Director

Allie Mooney

Emily Hauer

Sonja Williams

Grace Fabienke

Kaylie Perreault

Sophia Britton

Lexi Pocrnich

Lily Fabienke

Danielle Manos

Tristen Sanborn

Maya Williams

Staff Not Pictured

Dot Clark

Ben Olson

Lydia Tomandl

Cheer Staff

Lily Fabienke, Cheer Coordinator

Maya Williams

Leap-N-Learn Academic Preschool

Sue Krohnberg-Dance Director

Sara Mooney

Holly Oberg

Ninja Zone Staff

Cassie Moltzen-Ninja Zone Director

Bryce Nelson

Ashley Stepaniak

Suzie Bates

Carly Westerlund

Staff Not Pictured

Nicole Doll

Theater Staff

Tim Thunborg