Mini-Hoppers Program Director
Hometown: Dodgeville, Wisconsin
Education: Bachelor of Science – Kinesiology
Certifications & Qualifications:
Concussion Awareness Training
USAG Instructor Member
Stef is the Director of the Mini-Hoppers Gymnastics Program since 2009. She comes to Mini-Hops with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with a Submajor in Exercise and Fitness from the Department of Human Kinetics and a Minor in Business from the School of Business Administration. Stef has her Certificate of Nutrition from the School of Allied Health Professionals. She has over 20 years of coaching experience. Some fun things to known about Stef is that she is married to Assistant Coach of the Minnesota Men’s Gymnastics Team, Kostya Kolesnikov. She is mother to two amazing children, Nikolai and Meela. Stef love all of the kids that I’ve ever coached, thank you for sharing your most precious ones with me! She is so proud to serve in anyway I can. Stef also loves reading and learning new things. She is fluent in Russian and 16% fluent in Spanish (according to duolingo) =).