Instructors

Owners

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Sheila Ewer and Terry Clayton

Jumpn Gymnastics is owned and operated by Sheila Ewer.  She is a former U.S. National Champion, a two-time All-American Gymnast, and is a Hall of Fame recipient as the first Woman All-American Athlete at Gustavus Adolphus College.  Sheila has coached gymnastics for over 35 years, including High School Gymnastics, Community Education Gymnastics and USA Gymnastics up to Level 9.  She is a licensed K-12 Minnesota Teacher with college degrees in Physical Education, Developmental Adapted Physical Education, Health Education and Coaching.  Sheila is CPR and First Aid Certified.  She believes that physical activity and gymnastics needs to be fun, as gymnastics teaches strength, flexibility, coordination and positive self-worth, thus promoting positive lifelong physical and emotional skills.

Terry is co-owner of Jumpn Gymnastics.  He oversees the overall business and marketing for Jumpn Gymnastics.  He has over 35 years of business experience worldwide in marketing.  Terry is CPR and First Aid Certified.  He recognizes that gymnastics can greatly benefit children’s self-esteem, confidence, strength, flexibility and that gymnastics promotes positive overall health and fitness.

Coaches:

     Terry Nordquist

Terry is a retired law enforcement officer and computer engineer, and is an USA Gymnastics certified Junior Olympic Development Coach who instructs gymnasts that are at the intermediate, team and/or beginning compulsory levels (levels 1-5 & Xcel).  He is also nationally certified as an Accredited Interscholastic Coach of the National Federation of State High School Associations, (NFHS-AIC).  Terry also participates in the Positive Coaching Alliance and is PCA Double-Goal Coaching certified. He received hands-on training as a spotter by working with a world-renowned, former U.S. National Champion and All-Around Gymnast for many years.  Terry continued his coaching career over the past 18 years by working part-time at various area clubs, gyms and community education programs.  He enjoys coaching young children to help them build integrity with strong minds and bodies; to have courage when faced with fear or adversity; to instill self-confidence and respect for others; and to have FUN in their chosen sport, Gymnastics.  Terry enjoys being a licensed pilot and mechanic for over 30 years, and having flown with the MN Cloud Dancers Aerobatic Club and Civil Air Patrol.  He lives in the area with his wife of over 28 years and two adult daughters.  We are so very fortunate to have Terry’s expertise in coaching and spotting at Jumpn Gymnastics.

 

    Nan Johnson-Alden

Nan is a former MN State and U.S. National Champion, an unprecedented nine-time All-American Gymnast, and professional NFL cheerleader/gymnast for the MN Vikings.  She specializes in choreography, dance and teaching correct gymnastics technique. Nan started taking gymnastics at age 10.  She was recruited as a summer choreographer and dance instructor for Gustavus Adolphus College under head coach Nancy Baker, before attending the college herself as a State HS champion, where she earned her national titles.  Following college, she coached gymnastics at multiple gyms and dance studios.  In 1995 she started Gym-Nation Elite Academy of Dance and Gymnastics, sponsored by ISD #877.  As Director of Gym-Nation and assistant gymnastics coach in Buffalo, MN, Nan was responsible for the coordination of schedules, equipment, and choreography.  She also trained high school students for instructors, maintained a level building curriculum preschool thru high school, had preteam levels and 3 competitive teams in MAGA.  After selling Gym-Nation, Nan taught tumbling at several dance studios.  Nan enjoys her spare time relaxing with her four children and two grandchildren.  We are so excited to have her join us at Jumpn Gymnastics!

 

  Katrina Leistico

Katrina loves working with preschoolers! She is certified in pediatric and adult First Aid and CPR, and USAG Certified in Safe Sport and Preschool Fundamentals. Katrina graduated from the University of WI – River Falls in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Early Childhood Education. After spending 2 years as a lead toddler/preschool teacher at a private center, she opened her own business as a family childcare provider and ran that for 5 years. Katrina lives in the area with her husband Rick, and three children: Connor – 7, Kayla – 5, and Lacey – 2. In her free time she loves spending time with her family, being outdoors and volunteering at her children’s school.

 

    Jennifer Hamack

Jen is a former gymnast, starting at age six in her local school’s community education program until reaching high school. She is a current Safety Certified professional member of USA Gymnastics and has completed U100 – Fundamentals of Gymnastics Instruction. Jen started her coaching career with Jumpn Gymnastics beginning of 2017. She grew up and resides in the area with her three beautiful daughters aged nine, four and two, and also a fiancée. Jen had her first gymnastics coaching job at age 15.  For over ten years, she worked at several animal hospitals, assisting with everything from boarding animals to surgeries. She was a stay-at-home mom for four years until her oldest child discovered a love and passion for gymnastics and quickly became a competitive team gymnast.  Jen discovered soon after the conclusion of our first competitive season that she loved gymnastics more now than she did in school as a child, and realized that coaching recreational and team athletes is what she loves most, and by watching these young children accomplish what they worked so long for and of their achievements, that with hard work and dedication, anything is possible! We are so thrilled to have Jen as part of our Jumpn Gymnastics team!

 

     Dan Magnuson

Dan has been coaching and spotting gymnastics for over 7 years at several MAGA program clubs in the metro area, and is a professional USA Gymnastics Instructor member and is U110 SAFESPORT certified.  He has two daughters that he has coached, and he has trained with many elite coaches and spotters.  Dan holds the rank of Master in Martial Arts, and also holds a 2nd degree black belt in Ju-Jitsu.  He is married to a school teacher and together have five children.  He owns his own business in the Elk River area, and enjoys his family life, ‘over-landing’ in his Jeep and loves riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycles.   We are so happy to have Dan as part of our Jumpn Gymnastics coaching staff!

 

   Heidi Lahn

Heidi is currently USA Gymnastics Safety Certified and AMA certified in First Aid, CPR and AED.  She holds a four year Registered Nursing (RN) degree and has worked as a teacher during the last 17 years at a MN-DHS licensed private learning academy that uses a mix of Montessori and Traditional theories to provide children with the best care.  Heidi loves working with children and the sport of gymnastics.  She has been coaching with Jumpn Gymnastics for two years.  Heidi resides in the area with her husband and four children, one of whom is a gymnast.  She is an avid reader, loves gardening and spending time with her family.  Heidi is working towards her gymnastics education and in eventually obtaining her U100 instructor certification.  Jumpn Gymnastics is excited to have Heidi coaching with us!

 

    Kelsey Jagerson

Kelsey has been involved in gymnastics since she was in preschool.  She competed USAG and High School Gymnastics. She joined Jumpn Gymnastics staff May 2018 and shows her passion for the sport of gymnastics by helping students in the early stages of gymnastics.  Kelsey is a very well rounded individual with participating in Tennis, Track, Golf, Dance, Key Club, STAR, Speech, National Honor Society and of course Gymnastics. Kelsey graduated from Anoka High School and is presently attending Anoka Ramsey Community College. In her free time she loves to spend time with her family and friends along with going outside and being active. We are honored to have Kelsey on our Jumpn Staff!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Caroline G.

Caroline has been a gymnast for over 12 years, on USA-G and High School teams.  She is ‘super excited’ to help young kids find their passion for the sport of gymnastics.  Besides gymnastics, Caroline participates on other sports teams, and is also part of the National Honor Society and plays the cello for the honors orchestra at her high school.  In her spare time, she loves to play outdoors with her siblings and go on bike rides. When she’s not on the balance beam, Caroline loves to rock climb and has volunteered at local camps for many years both as a counselor and rock-climbing instructor.  We are excited to have Caroline on our Jumpn Gymnastics staff.