Meet Our Olympia Mid Rivers & Spirit Elite Staff

Jane Hefley - Gym Manager

I began my journey with Olympia in 1981, first as a Tumble Bee instructor, then Office Manager and finally as Gym Manager. I’m a proud grandmother of five, three of which attend classes at Olympia Mid Rivers. I am always happy to assist customers with registration, payments and general questions about our fantastic programs. I love being a part of the St. Peters community and have a facility of this caliber in ‘my backyard'. I will be happy to answer your questions regarding our staff or programs. I can be reached at omr.manager@olympiagymnastics.org

 

 


Kate Darrough - Customer Service & Bookkeeper

I began working for Olympia in the fall of 1994 at our Chesterfield location. Since then, my current duties are bookkeeper, Pro-Shop and team secretary here at Mid Rivers and also team secretary at Olympia Chesterfield. All of my grandchildren have attended classes at Olympia, so I’ve seen first hand how great our programs are for kids. I can assist with class registrations, tuition payments, meet questions and more – please ask! I can be reached at omr.bookkeeper@olympiagymnastics.org

 

 


Chelsea McClafferty - Preschool Director

I embarked on this journey with Olympia Mid Rivers as an instructor in 2015. I instantly fell in love with the family atmosphere, and I enjoy watching kids grow in the sport. I personally come from a cheer background, however my passion for gymnastics quickly grew. I would find myself going home every night, researching as much as I possibly could, and attended any trainings Olympia had to offer so as to grow my knowledge for gymnastics in order to provide the best experience for my gymnasts. I am ecstatic to start this adventure as the TumbleBee Director! If you have any questions pertaining to our classes for kids the ages of 18months through Kindergarten, I can be contacted at omr.tumblebees@olympiagymnastics.org

 

 


Sharon Henning - Girls Gymnastics Director

When I began my adventure with Olympia in 1986, I started as an instructor and five years later, became the Progressive Director. I believe in the benefits of continuing education and am active in clinics and USAG regional congresses. My goal is to always give children a safe and caring environment to learn a sport they grow to love. I am always available to answer questions and care for the needs of beginner – level 4 class students. I can be reached at omr.girls@olympiagymnastics.org

 

 


ninja staff

Katherine Haefner - Ninja Director

As a young child I always wanted to do gymnastics, but it wasn't until I was 13 that I finally convinced my parents and they agreed on one condition; that if I wanted to take more classes I had to pay for them myself. So from this first class, I started saving and working all kinds of odd jobs. The skills I have learned from taking gymnastics were appealing; discipline, determination, coordination and how it affected me mentally and physically. I started working as an instructor at Team Central at the age of 15. I am now the Ninja director and have been a part of the program since its inception. I am always availale to answer questions and care for the needs of our ninja kids beginner - advanced. I can be reached at omr.ninja@olympianinja.org

 


Katelyn Shea - Team Director/Head Coach

I am incredibly honored and excited to begin my journey as Head Team Coach at Olympia Mid Rivers.

I began my gymnastics career as a Tumblebee and Progressive student at Olympiad Olde Towne. In 2009, I became a member of the Olympia Mid Rivers Team Program. I competed for eight years, and retired following my high school graduation. I am currently studying at Lindenwood University working on a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science with a minor in coaching. I anticipate graduating in May 2021.

In the fall of 2015, I set out to begin my coaching career at Mid Rivers and quickly fell in love with this aspect of the sport. Over the years, I have sought to learn from various, experienced coaches from all over the country, piecing together what I learn to find what works best for my athletes. Additionally, I recognize the critical importance of communication and will strive to ensure strong communication within our team.

I am looking forward to continuing to develop strong, well rounded athletes that will be successful in the gym and in life. This is truly a lifetime sport. Whether it’s the memories made or the lessons learned, there’s a little piece of gymnastics that lives in your heart forever. I am thankful to have the opportunity to be a part of each gymnast’s journey. To my OMR family: I am very grateful for you and can’t wait for my gymnastics career to continue with this position. I can answer questions and care for the needs of our team families and can be reached at omr.team@olympiagymnastics.org