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    Nicole Gould - Owner, Manager

    Coaching Experience: Nicole is the founder and manager of Apex Athletics based out of Johnston, Iowa. Nicole has a long-standing interest in All-star cheerleading having been a coach for over ten years. Outside of the All-Star competition spectrum Nicole has also coached the local Des Moines Drake University cheer squad for 2 years. Nicole has worked with the local Johnston High School state competition squad. This year she is the 8th Grade Johnston Middle School Football Cheerleading coach.  Throughout her ten years of coaching Nicole has had the opportunity to work many camps and clinics statewide working with teaching kids ages 3-18 the fundamentals of cheerleading. Similarly Nicole has also had the chance to judge several regional competitions. 

    Awards and Recognitions: Over the years Nicole has acted as head coach to many teams who were able to capture the tile of Regional and National Championships, to include UCA Nationals Champions in 2005 and 2010.

    Coaching Credentials: Nicole is currently AACCA Certified and USASF Certified through level 5. This certification signifies proficiency in stunting, tumbling and toss safety and technique. Nicole also holds certification in USA Gymnastics PDP Level 1. Nicole is also CPR and AED certified. 

    Favorite Part of Coaching: Nicole’s favorite part of coaching is her ability to help an athlete reach their goals both inside and outside the gym!

    Favorite Quotes: “Champions are made at practice”

    Hobbies outside the gym: Outside the gym Nicole enjoys spending time with her daughter Charlotte and with her family.  

    Contact information:  nicole.gould@apexathletics.net 

     

     

    Tera Watson - Receptionist

    Work Experience: Tera is an important member to the Apex family as she is our evening and weekend receptionist. Tera works to answer or find answers to all of the parents’ questions about our program and happenings in the gym. Tera aids in providing tours and information to those interested in the gym as well! Tera does a great job of making all feel welcome and a part of the Apex Family from the second they walk in the door!

    Awards and Recognition: If there were an award for an energetic receptionist, Tera would definitely have won it time and time again. Most recently Tera was recognized at a local competition as an outstanding and supportive “Gym-Mom”!

    Favorite Part of Front Desk: Tera enjoys having the advantage of getting to know every student that comes in the door!

    Favorite Quote: “Dance like no one is watching.”

    Hobbies outside the gym: When she is not at the front desk Tera can be found spending time with her husband and three daughters.

    Contact Information:  tera.watson@apexathletics.net


    Lucy Suvalsky – Billing, IClass Pro Manager and Travel

    Work Experience: Lucy has worked with adults and children of all ages, in all types of situations. Lucy’s work experience includes; information management, customer service, coaching, collegiate official, children and family services, education and most importantly a full-time mom! Lucy is a valuable asset to Apex Athletics as she handles much of the behind the scenes work for not only day-to-day operations but for competitions as well. Through her coordination with multiple venues to include transit and lodging, Lucy creates a solid platform for coaching staff to work off of!

    Favorite Part of Working at Apex: Lucy enjoys the ability to be involved in a children’s fitness environment that is so family oriented!  

    Favorite Quote: “Don’t let what you can’t do stop you from doing what you can do.” – John Wooden

    Hobbies outside the Gym: Outside the gym Lucy loves being a mom to her three children Becca, Max, and Zack. Lucy also enjoys spending time and sharing fun times with her husband Steve!

    Contact Information:  billing@apexathletics.net