Full-Time Staff

Michaela Chelberg

Michaela Chelberg

Executive Director

Michaela grew up in Norfolk, NE and received a Biology degree with a minor in coaching from UW-River Falls. She was hired at Mini Hops in 1999 and is currently the Executive Director and Adaptive Program Director. She enjoys gardening, biking, and hiking. Michaela coaches because she wants to make a lasting impact.

Ellie Rowland

Ellie Rowland

Marketing Director

Ellie is the Marketing Director, who started at Mini Hops in 2020. She has degree in Marketing from the University of St. Thomas. Ellie is a former colligate track athlete and she was a professional mascot for over 6 years.

James Letzring

James Letzring

Facilities Manager & Coach

James grew up in Grand Forks, ND and has a B.A. in biology from Metro State University. He is currently the Facility Manager and coach, he started coaching in 1996, but came to MHG in 2002. He has a daughter and two sons, all who are gymnasts at Mini Hops.

David Ward

David Ward

Lead Team Director

David began coaching in 1991 and came to Mini Hops in 2015. He is currently our Competitive Team Director but has worked in our Mini-Hoppers and progressive programs previously. David coaches because he loves to help athletes realize their potential. Fun fact: He loves to fish!

Stefny Kolesnikov

Stefny Kolesnikov

Lead Recreational Director

Stefny is currently Lead Recreational Director and HR Generalist. She has been at Mini Hops since 2009 and coaching since 1991. She speaks Russian and has two amazing kids (both were MHG gymnasts). Stefny says that teaching is her calling. Serving others and sharing what she knows to enhance others’ lives is her mission.

Keyla Kraus

Keyla Kraus

Xcel Team Director

Keyla is our current Xcel Team Director, who has been coaching at Mini Hops since 2007. Fun fact: Keyla was a competitive JO gymnast with MHG. When she is not coaching, Keyla enjoys spending time at the cabin, traveling, and solving puzzles. Her favorite part of coaching is sharing her knowledge and passion for the sport with her gymnasts.

Kris Wilner

Kris Wilner

Academic Preschool Director

Kris is our Academic Preschool Director, but is trained to work in many other departments. Kris has been at Mini Hops since 2018, but has been coaching since 2010.. Kris enjoys getting to teach the next generation as well as introducing them to the world of gymnastics early on.

Julien Lang

Julien Lang

Rec Assistant Director

Julien is our Girls & Boys Progressive and Adult Assistant Director. Julien grew up on the east side of France near Germany and attended University in France. Julien began coaching at Mini Hops in 2017, but had never done gymnastics before he started coaching. He is a very quick learner and loves helping athletes reach new heights.

Raye Kennedy

Raye Kennedy

Camp & Dance Director

Raye is our current Camp and Special Events Director, Rhythmic Program Director, and a dance, acro, and mini gym coach. Raye does it all! Raye has been with Mini Hops since 2018 and has been coaching since 2010.

Dani Anderson

Dani Anderson

Adaptive Coordinator

Coach Dani is from Waterloo, Iowa and received a degree in Leisure, Youth, and Human Services at the University of Northern Iowa. She is the oldest of five siblings and grew up playing lots of sports. She works in almost every program at Mini-Hops, but she mostly loves working as the Adaptive Coordinator, promoting inclusive gymnastics to all individuals with differing abilities. Her favorite food is grilled cheese.

Kostya Kolensnikov

Kostya Kolensnikov

Boy's Team Director

Aaron Vanderwall

Aaron Vanderwall

TNT Program Director/Coach

Kristin Wemm

Kristin Wemm

Girls Team Assistant Director

Kelly Blake

Kelly Blake

Pre-Team Coordinator

Cyndi Boyd

Cyndi Boyd

Academic Preschool

Nong Quang

Nong Quang

Boys Team Coach

Doug Price

Doug Price

Boys Team Coach

Bridgit Abuzzahab

Bridgit Abuzzahab

Mini Gym Coach

John Dickey

John Dickey

Boy's Team Coach

Part-Time Staff

Jean Juneski

Jean Juneski

Bookkeeper

Dan Anderson

Dan Anderson

Girls Team Coach

Addy Grossman

Addy Grossman

Customer Service

Becky Schneider

Becky Schneider

Team Coach

Nasim Tajik

Nasim Tajik

Coach

Danielle Krider

Danielle Krider

Mini Gym Coach

Kaia Meyer

Kaia Meyer

Coach

Ella Camp

Ella Camp

Coach

Esther Boyd

Esther Boyd

Coach

Esther has been at Mini-Hops since 2018 and is currently coaching in the performing arts program. She coaches because she loves spending time with kids and sharing her love of theater. In her free time, Esther enjoys acting, writing, and playing the piano.

Miranda Wolf

Miranda Wolf

Assistant

Laura Hyde

Laura Hyde

Coach

Laura has grown up right here in Plymouth and was even a gymnast at MIni-Hops way back when we were at the old location. About three years ago, she found her way back to Mini-Hops and began coaching in the Mini-Hoppers and Camp programs. Outside of coaching gymnastics, Laura enjoys playing basketball and spending time outdoors.

Madison Bryan

Madison Bryan

Coach

Isabel Albee

Isabel Albee

Coach

Ahkirrah Collier

Ahkirrah Collier

Coach

Sophia Calabria

Sophia Calabria

Coach

Marina de Albuquerque Marcon

Marina de Albuquerque Marcon

Coach

Michele DiPerno

Michele DiPerno

Coach

Landon Essig

Landon Essig

Coach

Gabi Gahlon

Gabi Gahlon

Coach

Kylie Godfredson

Kylie Godfredson

Coach

Josie Klimmek

Josie Klimmek

Coach

Meela Kolesnikov

Meela Kolesnikov

Coach

Quinten Kolness

Quinten Kolness

Coach

Norah Madson

Norah Madson

Coach

Lisa Nong

Lisa Nong

Coach

Cristina Schonert

Cristina Schonert

Team Coach

Sarah Wright

Sarah Wright

Coach

Samantha Ajsenberg

Samantha Ajsenberg

Coach

Saron Dereje

Saron Dereje

Coach

Bryten Buelow

Bryten Buelow

Coach