Meet our Olympia Chesterfield Staff

Dean Howren - Gym Manager

I was born and raised in St. Louis and I have spent the last 12 years in youth development programming. 4 Years as a Summer Camp Director and Sports Coordinator with the Chesterfield YMCA and 3 years with the Wildwood YMCA as a Program Director overseeing youth and adult sports, summer camp, dance, gymnastics and teen and family programming. I joined the Olympia Team in August 2013. Youth Development and physical education is a passion of mine and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with families in the St. Louis area, helping to fulfill the Olympia Mission of building Happy, Healthy, Confident children. If you need any assistance or have questions on our programming please feel free to give me a call at 636-532-6909 or email me at

JoAnn Milano - Office Manager and Birthday Party Coordinator

I have been working at Olympiad since 1994. Currently I am the Office Manager and Birthday Party Coordinator and have previously worked as a Gym Manager at Ellisville and Chesterfield. I also love teaching and have taught Tumble Bees through Level 4 team. I enjoy working for Olympia because I love gymnastics and get a thrill out of seeing children enjoy the sport and achieve their goals. I can answer questions about registering for classes, our programs and our birthday parties. If you need to book a birthday party or have questions about your account please email me at


Katey Musall - Tumble Bee/KinderBee Director

I moved to Saint Louis in January of 2015 from Florida where I had been coaching competitive gymnastics, recreational gymnastics as well as Program Director of several different programs for 8 years. I started out as a gymnast at a young age and moved to competitive for a total of 11 years.  I also have 3 years of early childhood education experience. Helping children grow and develop in a fun and safe environment is a passion of mine. I began working at Olympia Chesterfield in September 2015 as a Team coach and as time moved forward became Progressive & Special Activities Director as well as coaching Team & Developmental classes. I am so grateful to have found the Olympia family where we help build Happy, Healthy & Confident children! If you have any questions regarding the school age program or special events, please email me at

caitlin BlairMakiya Thompson - Girls Gymnastics Director/Tumbling Director

My name is Makiya! I have a bachelors in Business Management and am studying to get my Masters in Human Resource Management from Lindenwood University in St. Charles. I was a gymnast for almost 11 years. I retired as a level 10 gymnast. I did cheer and olympic weightlifting in College. I have been coaching gymnastics, dance, and tumbling for 8 years. If you have any questions regarding the girls gymnastics or tumbling programs, please email me at



Heather Baechle - Head Team Coach

I am a former competitive gymnast and during a period of my gymnastics career I was a gymnast at Olympia Gymnastics, and have been coaching gymnastics for 25 years. I have coached through level 10 team and has produced many State Champions at all levels, level 7 National team members as well as Level 8 regional participants. If you have any questions regarding team, please email me at