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Employee of the Month for February!

Jill has been working at Jam Hops for about 1.5 years now and she is our administrative assistant. She will also be teaching our NEW adult dance fitness class! Jill has a daughter that practices here for the Blaine High School gymnastics team and a son that is in competitive dance. When ask what she likes best about working at Jam Hops, Jill said, "The people! I love how everyone has the same goal of helping kids and families." Jill enjoys boating with her family, playing games and dancing.  

Jill brings a TON of energy and fun to Jam Hops. She handles multiple tasks at a time, is always willing to help others with projects and also helps others learn new processes. She isn't afraid to take on challenges and always does her very best! She brings joy to the lives of everyone, especially the kids at Jam Hops. We absolutely love how she creates a great experience for kids by dressing up in costume for Open House and the Leap-N-Learn kids. She is truly a one of a kind person and we are extremely blessed to have her part of our Jamily! Congratulations Jill, it is well deserved!!

welcome to our new employees!

Zak will be coaching Ninja Zone classes at Jam Hops. He has been doing gymnastics by teaching himself and going to different facilities for the past 6 years and really enjoys it so he is excited to share his knowledge with the kids. He also enjoys doing parkour and playing video games. Zak is a junior at Spring Lake Park High School. Welcome Zak!

Kennedy will be coaching recreational gymnastics classes at the Blaine/Ham Lake location. Kennedy is a junior at Centennial High School. She was a gymnast herself for 13 years and has been coaching for 3 years through Community Ed. Kennedy is excited to learn more and share her passion of gymnastics with new gymnasts! She also enjoys running, drinking coffee and talking:) Welcome Kennedy!

Kaylin has been dancing at Jam Hops for 12 years now so is very excited to be a dance assistant now. She is excited to work with kids and be able to teach them dance. Kaylin has 2 sisters and enjoys painting and photography. Welcome Kaylin!

Emmalee has been dancing at Jam Hops for about 8 years and she will now be a dance assistant also. She is very excited to work here and be able to help out other dancers. Emmalee has two sisters who also dance at Jam Hops. She also enjoys any form of art, language arts, dance, painting, sewing, photography and rock climbing. Welcome Emmalee!

Jacie is excited to be a dance assistant at Jam Hops so she can work with little kids and teach them new things. She has been dancing at Jam Hops for 6 years and is very dedicated to what she does. Jacie also enjoys skiing, biking, and seeing new things. Welcome Jacie!

Alivia will be a dance assistant at Jam Hops. She has been dancing for about 9 years including time at Jam Hops, other studios and on the Blaine High School Dance team. Her younger sister also dances at Jam Hops. Alivia is excited about working with younger kids and watching them grow and improve. She also enjoys golfing, hunting and going on walks. Welcome Alivia!

Mckenna will be coaching recreational gymnastics classes at our Anoka/Ramsey location. She has been a gymnast herself for about 8 years so she is excited to coach now and is very excited to work with kids. Mckenna also likes to go on hikes and spend time with family and friends. Welcome Mckenna!

Kylie will be coaching Ninja Zone classes. She has been in karate for six years and she loves the discipline that teaches so she is excited to work with the Ninja kids and teach them self defense! Kylie is very excited to work at Jam Hops and she loves to laugh. Welcome Kylie!


Nicole will be coaching recreational level gymnastics classes at our Anoka/Ramsey location. Her daughter is on the Xcel gymnastics team so Nicole is excited to share in her daughters love for gymnastics. Nicole is very passionate about working out and helping others in their fitness and one of her goals is to become certified in personal training and nutrition. Welcome Nicole!

Jeff is going to be a customer care representative at the Blaine/Ham Lake location. Jeff has 2 daughters that both attend our gymnastics classes. Jeff said he will enjoy being a part of a great staff that helps children learn new skills and have a lot of fun doing it. Jeff also enjoys cooking, guitar, playing games, fishing and having fun with his 3 and 6 year old girls. He loves Jeep Wranglers and The Minnesota Vikings. Welcome Jeff!

Emilee will be coaching gymnastics at our Blaine/Ham Lake location.  She is excited to teach kids things they want and never thought they could learn. Emilee said "I can't wait to see the growth they have!" Emilee has been a gymnast herself for about 7 years. She enjoys singing, piano, cooking, watching movies and hanging out with friends. Welcome Emilee!

Angie will be coaching gymnastics classes at our Anoka/Ramsey location. She is excited to help the kids excel at what they enjoy! Her daughter is an Xcel Silver gymnast at the Anoka/Ramsey location. Angie also enjoys rollerblading, photography, spending time outdoors and watching her children at their sports. Welcome Angie!

Bethany is going to be coaching gymnastics classes at the Blaine/Ham Lake location. She has been a gymnast herself for a few years and will be on the Coon Rapids High School team. Bethany is excited to work with so many new people and is excited to learn how to coach. She enjoys swimming, biking, doing gymnastics, drawing, and watching movies - and her favorite season is fall! Welcome Bethany!

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!

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 - Maintenance/Facilities

Craig Nolby-Owner and Facilities

Jill Hauser-Administrative Assistant

Emma Sirjord - Facilities and Resident Artist

Shana Schmitz - Executive Assistant

Ella Sirjord - Photographer/Videographer

Amy Burton - Facilities

Not Pictured:

Morgan Lease


Customer Care Representatives

Nicole Sanders - Office Manager

Kamala Pickett

Jackie Austin

Mary Dauman

Tracey Blees

Laura Pottsmith

Anne Aguirre

Nicole Korus

Nicole LaFollette

Kendra Williams

Sarah Santiago

Melissa Spoden

Carrie Stiles

Betsy Nordin

Amy Sosinski

Janele Rono

Dawn Brewster

Heidi Olson

Karina O'Mara

Kristen Kehr

Not Pictured:

Jeff Otteson

Gymnastics Staff

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

Cassie Lyden-Xcel Director

Jeanna Southerling-Recreational Gymnastics Director

Megan Furrow-Anoka Ramsey Gym Director

Carissa Cornelius

Matt Stone-Director of JO/Xcel at Anoka Ramsey

Joanna Bartell

Carolyn Yernberg - Preschool Age Gymnastics Coordinator

Elizabeth Block

Rachel Erickson

Mikaela Craig

Emily Greene

Joseph Hnilicka

Rudy Jacobsz

Jim Johnson

Molly Lawrence

Carter Lease

Cassie Moltzen

Jodie Mortenson

Sarah Olmschenk

Alisha Otteson

Maddie Qualen

Jennifer Riley

Carly Rosa - School Age Gymnastics Coordinator

Julie Mendoza

Lexi Sofie

Carrie Stiles

Josie Swenson

Tim Thunborg

Chris Tinault

Brody Wamsley

Ellie Weibye

Rockie Ramacher

Haylee Altenburg

Marianna Arocho

Kaitlyn Asplunk

Lexi Asplund

Megan Kouri

Lauryn Kadlec

Andy Magnuson

Jessica Moskalik

Emily Olson

Brandi O'Loughlin

Alex Pekula

Kyle Pekula

Belle Sanborn

Karlee Sofie

Carlyne Brewster

Kristin O'Connell

Sarah Schake

Paige Anderson

Lara Parenteau

Dani Gray

Sydney Farber

Donna Delong

Tobie Stiles

Johana Teigen

Brenna McLain

Lainey Isaacson

Jenna Kalevik

Not Pictured:

Grace Amell

Kim Griffin

Angie Martinez

Emma Ricks

Salma Urrutia

Bethany Witzke


Dance Staff

Erin Antilla-Dance Director

Allie Mooney

Emily Hauer

Sonja Williams

Lydia Tomandl

Tina Eichers

Grace Fabienke

Kaylie Perreault

Sophia Britton

Lexi Pocrnich

Ben Olson

Lily Fabienke

Danielle Manos

Tristen Sanborn

Maya Williams

Samantha Carmichael

Paige Leir

Not Pictured:

Alivia Draack

Emmalee Oberg

Jacie Slater

Kaylin Stenen

Cheer Staff

Lily Fabienke, Cheer Coordinator

Maya Williams

Laura Dykhoff

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

Brendan Schmit

Valencia Morris

Owen Rohde

Not Pictured:

Kim Griffin

Kylie Dahlin



Theater Staff

Tim Thunborg - Theater Director