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



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



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



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



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Katherine Pottorff - 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


sydneeSydnee Schram - Girls Head Team Coach

Hi everyone!  I’m Sydnee Schram and I am so pleased to be joining the Olympia Gymnastics family as Head Team Coach at Olympia Mid Rivers. I was born and raised in Kansas City, MO where I spent the majority of my adolescence in the gym.  Not long after my parents enrolled my big sister and I in classes, they decided to open a gym of their own.  And after a few iterations, this gym is now known as Liberty Gymnastics Academy.  I competed through level 9 and at age 15, decided to retire and pursue other sports, though throughout high school, I still spent many days at the gym helping to run the business and coach up-and-comers. 

After graduation, I attended Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, MO where I pole vaulted and threw javelin on the Track & Field team as well as coached at Flip Flop Gymnastics.  During my summer breaks I would either go back home to Kansas City and coach the upper level girls or, travel to gyms around the country to coach and introduce new business strategies.  After college, I moved to Chicago to pursue a career in business technology consulting.  And most recently, I served as a Business Analyst at a tech startup here in St. Louis specializing in building and implementing custom software for clients in the Agriculture industry.  It was at this time that I decided it was time to follow my passion and return to the sport. 

I am so grateful for this opportunity and look forward to working with the gymnasts, their families, and all of the staff here at Olympia. I can be reached at


CJ Erskine - Tumbling Director

CJ is Tumbling Director and has been in the cheerleading industry for almost 10 years.  CJ started out tumbling at a local facility when he was 6 years old. When he was 16, CJ began his first coaching job at a local all star gym, and continued until going to college in 2008.  CJ attended Northwest Missouri State University from 2008 - 2009, where he was a member of the university spirit squad until transferring to the University of Missouri - Columbia in 2009.  From 2009 to 2013, CJ was a member of the university spirit squad, and competed at NCA nationals every year.  In 2013, CJ graduated with a bachelor's degree in Sport Management, and since then has continued living his childhood dream of coaching. CJ can be reached at