Meet Our Olympiad Mid Rivers & Spirit Elite Staff

Jane Hefley - Gym Manager

I began my journey with Olympiad 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 Olympiad 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 Olympiad 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 Olympiad Chesterfield. All of my grandchildren have attended classes at Olympiad, 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



Gretchen Roberts - Tumble Bee Director

After taking gymnastics classes at Olympiad for six years, I began teaching in 2006. I soon fell in love with the gym and the staff. I became the Tumble Bee Director in 2011. I also hold my BA in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from Maryville University. I love educating children and families on the physical, social and emotional benefits of our preschool gymnastics program.

I can answer questions pertaining to gymnastics through level 5. I can be reached at


Sharon Henning - Girls Gymnastics Director

When I began my adventure with Olympiad 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



ninja staff

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


Emily Bundy - Girls Head Team Coach

I began gymnastics at Olympiad Olde Towne at 6 years old. I competed through level 7 and began teaching in the Tumble Bee and Progressive programs at 16. In the last 10 years working for Olympiad I have taught tumble bees, progressive gymnastics, tumbling and competitive team gymnastics. I have been Head Team Coach for the last 2 years at Olympiad Mid Rivers. I can answer questions pertaining to team levels 4 – 8. I can be reached at



CJ Erskine - Spirit Elite Head Cheer Coach/Tumbling Director

CJ is our Cheer Director, as well as our Head Coach, 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