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March Employee of the Month - emily randa

Emily has been coaching Xcel and recreational gymnastics at Jam Hops for about 7 months, but coaching overall for 8 years. Her daughter is a level 8 DP competitive gymnast here. Emily enjoys Escape Rooms, museums, sinister history and reading. She said, "I like meeting so many great kids and seeing them reach for their goals." Emily is being such a team player when she works at Jam Hops. She picks up extra shifts to keep gymnastics classes from being canceled, is always striving to learn more and continually grow, is willing to jump in and find creative solutions, and was a helpful and amazing problem-solver to help a child who is hard of hearing participate without an interpreter. She brings great positivity to the program and her classes. Congratulations Emily!

welcome to our new employees!

Isabel McDonald will be coaching gymnastics classes at the A/R location. She was in gymnastics when she was younger at the old Jam Hops location and has been in cheer also. She is currently a senior at Anoka High School and is on the recreational All Star Cheer Team and will be continuing her cheerleading at St. Cloud State University this fall. Isabel  has worked at a daycare and also nanny's in the summer, so she loves working with kids! When asked what she is most excited about working here she said, "Being able to work with children and see the smiles on their faces while they do something that they enjoy! I also am excited to create positive relationships with my coworkers!" Isabel said she is very creative and loves to scrapbook, paint, choreograph dances, sing and does some acting. Welcome Isabel!

Angel Marshall will be coaching gymnastics at our Anoka/Ramsey location. She is in 9th grade at Coon Rapids High School and is on their gymnastics team. When asked what she is most excited about for working at Jam Hops, she said, "getting to learn new things like spotting so I can become a coach".  We are so excited to have Angel on our staff!

Angela Marinello will be working at Jam Hops as a Facilities Assistant. She has another job as an Ecommerce and Marketing Manager. Angela has 3 kids and one of them is in a Gym 4 gymnastics class at Jam Hops. She is so excited to work her and to make an impact during that time. She also enjoys running, yoga, and watching all her kid's sporting events. Welcome Angela!

McKenna "Kenna" will be coaching recreational gymnastics at our Blaine/Ham Lake location. She is currently a sophomore at Blaine High School and is on the BHS gymnastics team and loves doing gymnastics herself. She is excited to start coaching kids and watching the skill growth they will get over time and to teach them how to do gymnastics. Kenna enjoys listening to music, working out and reading. Kenna said, "I'm very excited to start working for Jam Hops and coaching!" Congratulations Kenna!

Luke will be coaching in our Ninja Zone program. He has a lot of experience working with kids. When asked why he is excited to work here, he said, "Money, job experience, and to be able to help and bring joy." Luke also enjoys working out, hanging out with friends and playing video games. Welcome Luke!

Shayna will be a Customer Care Representative mostly working at the A/R location. She is also a Logistics Coordinator at a company called GMI. Her daughter is currently on the Xcel Bronze team at the A/R location. Shayna said she is excited to work in a fun atmosphere and create new friendships. She said, "I am very dedicated to my daughter and raising her to be a good person. She is my number 1 priority." Shayna also enjoys singing and going to the cabin. Welcome Shayna!

Reese will be coaching gymnastics classes at our Blaine/Ham Lake location. She did gymnastics at Jam Hops when she was younger, and her sister is currently on the DP competitive gymnastics team. Reese is a junior at Blaine High School and likes to play softball and volleyball, study for school, and hang out with friends and family. Reese said, "I'm excited to teach kids how to do gymnastics and watch them learn and grow. I am very excited to become part of the Jam Hops family!" Let's give a great big welcome to Reese!

McKenzie will be coaching recreational gymnastics classes at the Blaine/Ham Lake location. She has been a gymnast herself for about 12 years and at Jam Hops for 5 years on our Xcel Gold Gymnastics team. She is currently a freshman at Andover High School and loves to read, hang out with friends, sing, go on walks and swim. McKenzie is very excited to teach kids to learn the sport that she loves and said, "I love hanging out with kids, it is something I enjoy very much." Welcome McKenzie!

General Staff

Brenda Nolby - President

Kristen Sanborn- Executive Director, Women's DP Gymnastics Director

Stacey Clayson - CEO/Accounts Receivable

Shana Schmitz - Executive Director/Accounting

Nancy Nelson - Executive Director/Human Resources Director

Debbie Hauer - Executive Coordinator

Abbie Rockstad - Marketing Director/Gymnastics Coach

Erin Kelly-Development Director/CCR

Barbi Kadlec-Pro Shop Coordinator/Purchasing Coordinator

Donna Delong - Camptastic Coordinator

Dawn Brewster - Birthday Party Coordiator/Kids of Karacter Coordinator/CCR

Vivian Lakotas-Social Media Assistant/Gymnastics Coach

Mary Dauman - Community Outreach Coordinator/CCR

Krista Bukoskey-Executive Assistant/CCR

Vivian Lakotas-Coach/Social Media Assistant

Customer Care Representatives

Nicole Sanders - Customer Care Director

Laura Nikolas

Melissa Spoden

Krista Bukoskey - CCR/Executive Assistant

Kendra Williams - CCR/Dance Coordinator

Laura Pottsmith

Michele Nelson

Tina Sorvari

Heidi Olson

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

Jeff Otteson

Erin Kelly-CCR/Development Director

Cortney Hamment

Angela Radzyuk - Customer Care Coordinator

Not Pictured:

Laura Kuper

Shayna Johnson


Gymnastics Staff

Kristen Sanborn- Executive Director, Women's DP Team Director

Jeanna Southerling-Recreational Gymnastics Director

Kyle Pekula - Men's DP Team Director/Activities Coordinator

Carly Rosa - Xcel Director B/HL

Lexi Sofie

Matt Stone-Xcel and DP Team Director A/R

Jodie Mortenson

Joanna Bartell

Rachel Erickson

Tim Thunborg/Theater Director

Rudy Jacobsz

Alisha Otteson

Belle Sanborn-DP Women's Gymnastics Coordinator

Karlee Sofie/Recreational Gymnastics Coordinator at B/HL

Jim Johnson - Retired after 23 years!

Kristin O'Connell - Ninja Zone Director/Gymnastics Coach

Erin Southerling

Chris Tinault

Liza Powell - Gym Director at A/R

Mia Larsen

Jessica Quackenbush

Abbie Rockstad - Coach/Marketing Director

Layla Carlson

Ashlynn Skillings

Mckayla Johnson

Bella Reinhart

Miriam Carlson

Mckenzie Greene

Paige Olson

Abby Eiden

Maddie Jurek

Sophia Larson

Lacey Fieldseth

Brandi Caldeen

Sydney Olson

Emily Lind

Michaela (Mimi) Sabah

Skylar Fursman

Kaitlyn Swanson

Emily Randa

Kallie Rombach

Not Pictured:

Bailey Ottosen

LaSaundra Dagenais

Erika Wintlend

Nicole Hedican

Katya Radzyuk

Paige Baker

Alaina Werlinger

Corinne Yurich

McKenzie Sexton

Reese Harvey

McKenna Haley

Angel Marshall

Isabel McDonald


Alpha Athletes Staff

Erin Kelly-CCR/Development Director

Sonja Williams

Angela Brandt

Not Pictured:

Jessica Lockwood

Nicole Edmonson

Dance Staff

Erin Antilla-Dance Director

Tina Eichers

Lydia Tomandl

Sonja Williams

Samantha Carmichael

Autumn Vnuk

Lexi Ryan

Alix Withee

Kendra Williams - Dance Coordinator/CCR

Grace Fabienke

Emily Hauer

Maya Williams

Kaylin Stenen

Danielle Spoden

Emily Hodney

Not Pictured:

Grace Zinda

Ben Olson

Lily Fabienke

Jacie Slater

Emmalee Oberg

Tristen Sanborn

Drew Hauser

Kali Williams

Cheer Staff

Nyssa Eitel - Head Coach, Competitive Cheer

Stephanie Fernandez

Not Pictured:

Morgan Lease



Leap-N-Learn Academic Preschool

Sue Krohnberg- Leap-N-Learn Director

Holly Oberg - Leap-N-Learn Coordinator

Sarah Santiago

Ninja Zone Staff

Kristin O'Connell - Ninja Zone Director

Kim Griffin

Megan Steffen

Sofia Kaleho

Aaron Sharp

Chelsea Herting

Jay Bukoskey

Anthony Caroon

Michelle Eiden

Luke Matheson

Not Pictured:

Katrina Griffin 

Emma Griffin







Theater Staff

Tim Thunborg - Theater Director

Facilities STaff

Jeff Riley - Facilities Director

Not Pictured:

Kevin Graff

Angela Marinello

Facilities Assistant/Coach

Angela Martinez - Facilities Coordinator/Gymnastics Coach

Tammy Sexton

Camptastic coaches/Birthday Party Coaches/Subs

Carissa Cornelius

Ellie Weibye

Sydney Farber - Camp Assistant

Josie Swenson

Emily Olson

Carter Lease

Jill Hauser-Alpha Athletes

Paige Anderson-Camp Assistant

Emma Ricks

Tobie Stiles

Carrie Stiles

Addison Randall

Vivian Lakotas

Savannah Martinez

Erin Louwagie

Brayden Erickson

Carlyne Brewster

Alyssa Bergeron

Allyson Theis

Grace Amell

Not Pictured:

Salma Urrutia

Jenny Riley

Tryg Oberg


Customer Care Representatives