Ellisville Staff

Ellen Serafini - Gym Manager

I was first introduced to Olympiad in 2000 as a parent. My daughter was a gymnast at Olympiad Ellisville and Team Central, as well as a member of the Southeast Missouri State gymnastics team. In 2004, I joined our office staff. I enjoy working with people and have more than 31 years of customer service experience. I am here to answer questions about: class registrations, coupons, general team/meet questions and our pro-shop. I enjoy working at Olympiad because of the variety of challenges, getting to take on new responsibilities, and the continuous learning. I also love the customers and my fellow employees. We work hard but have a lot of fun! If you have questions about the gym or office you can reach me at ellen@olympiadgymnastics.org.

Jamie Spies - Tumble Bee Director

I started working for Olympiad in the Spring of 2008 and really enjoy the work that I do! I have always had a love for physical activity. As a child, I took tumbling and dance. Through high school I played volleyball, swam and ran competitively. I started teaching gymnastics in 2002 at another local gym. After teaching there for six years, I had the opportunity to join the Olympiad family. In my time coaching, I have the opportunity to work with children from 6 months- grade school age. As a parent of a child with special needs, and as a coach, I believe strongly in every child having an opportunity to participate, laugh and learn in stimulating environment. Our program and instructors are the best, and will always try their hardest to make sure every child loves their class and feels great about what they are accomplishing. I am always available to talk about the Tumble Bee program. If you have questions about our classes for children in Kindergarten or younger, you can reach me at jamie@olympiadgymnastics.org


allie ovittAllie Ovitt - Progressive Girls Director

I have been in love with the sport of gymnastics since first learning to walk. When I was young, Olympiad was my competition, but as I got older it became a dream of mine to compete as a member of their team. In 2006 I became part of the Olympiad Festus family and worked my way up to compete as a level 7. In 2010 I moved to Warrensburg, MO, got my first job as a gymnastics coach, and attended the University of Central Missouri. I was a Recreational Gymnastics director and coached recreational and competitive boys and girls gymnastics. In March of 2014 I got the opportunity of a life time to become part of the Olympiad Coaching staff. Since then I have taken on the roll as the Girls and Boys Progressive Director and help coach our un-sanctioned team.  I love my job as a gymnastics coach and being able to share my passion of the sport with young children. I am more than happy to answer any team or progressive gymnastics questions that you may have. I can be reached by calling the office or by email at allie@olympiadgymnastics.org.

Ellie Foshe- Head Team Coach

I was born and raised in St. Louis City and grew up playing many sports and studying music. I did gymnastics in south city and also competed in trampoline and tumbling; for which I attending the Jr. Olympics three years in a row. I stopped competing gymnastics in high school but the sport stuck with me so I decided to apply for my first coaching job my freshman year at Missouri State University. I graduated with honors from MSU with a BFA in Musical Theatre. From there I moved to Chicago where I continued to coach gymnastics. I started training to coach a competitive JO team with levels ranging from 4 through 10. After living and coaching in Chicago for three years, my husband and I decided to move back to our home town, St. Louis! I am now the director of the team program at Olympiad Ellisville and I am loving it! Coaching gymnastics is one of the most rewarding experiences and I believe I learn as much as (and sometimes more then) the children I coach every day! I will be attending Maryville University in the fall and will be going for my Masters in Music Therapy. I am more than happy to answer any team questions you may have. I can be reached by call the office or by email at coachellie@olympiadgymnastics.org

Christine Schuermann - Bookkeeper and Birthday Party Coordinator

I started at Olympiad in 2008 as a parent. I loved coming to Olympiad and watching my kids develop their gymnastics skills. In 2012 I joined the office staff. I enjoy helping customers and welcoming them to Olympiad. At the end of 2012 I became the Birthday Party Coordinator. I like making parties the best that they can be and helping children smile on their Birthday! In 2013 I took over as the bookkeeper and this year I added team secretary to my roles at Olympiad. I love my job and feel that Olympiad is a wonderful place to work and to learn gymnastics. We do truly build happy, healthy, confident children. I would be happy to answer any questions you might have. You can reach me at chris@olympiadgymnastics.org.