Meet Our Staff

Directors, Coaches, Administrators + Office Staff

Deb Hertzenberg

Executive Director

deb@northshoregym.org

  • Education: BS in Recreation/Coaching from St. Cloud State University
  • 42 years as North Shore Gymnastics Director
  • Competed for seven years at the high school and collegiate level
  • Recipient of MN Lifetime Service Award
  • Certifications: Coaching, USA Gymnastics Safety, Meet Director, CPR
  • Lives with husband Craig & has two daughters Elizabeth and Stephanie

Ryan Rohloff

Assistant GymDirector/
Girls Team Director

ryan@northshoregym.org

  • Over 30 years of coaching experience, girls and boys classes through competitive Level 10; five years as Moundsview High School Head Coach; four years as Mound Westonka High School Head Coach
  • MN State Chairman for USA Gymnastics
  • MN USA Gymnastics Contributor of the Year 2019 & 2020
  • Competed against Coach Odie’s brother during his competitive years
  • Certifications: USA Gymnastics Safety, Meet Director, CPR

Dale Bullivant

Boys Team Director &
Head Coach

dale@northshoregym.org

  • Region 4 Education Coordinator; Former MN Men’s Gymnastics State Chairman
  • Over 33 years of coaching experience
  • Coached several National, State and Region Champions
  • Certifications:  USA Gymnastics Safety; CPR; Professional Development Program Level 1

Jodi Farley

Class Program Director & Class Instructor

jodi@northshoregym.org

  • Education: BS in Exercise and Sport Science from UW-La Crosse with a major in Sports Management
  • Over 15 years of coaching experience, girls and boys classes, competitive, high school and collegiate levels; Head Coach at West Salem, WI, Assistant Coach at UW-La Crosse, Xcel Head Coach 
  • Competed as a Level 10 gymnast, coached by NSGA’s very own Coach Mark! 
  • UW La Crosse Gymnast
  • Certifications: USA Gymnastics Safety, Meet Director

Megan Johnski

Preschool & Pre-Team Director, Preschool Instructor

megan@northshoregym.org

  • Over 17 years of coaching experience, including 2 years as Assistant Coach at Mound Westonka High School
  • Certifications: USA Gymnastics Safety; CPR; First-Aid; USA Gymnastics Professional Develpoment Program Level 1

Jen Rasmussen

Office Manager &
Marketing Director

jenr@northshoregym.org

  • Has worked at North Shore for over 10 years
  • Education: BA Journalism and Mass Communications from Drake University – Major: Broadcast Journalism, Minor: Dance/Theater
  • Lives in Wayzata with her daughters Makena and Macy
  • Fun Fact: Jen started working at North Shore part-time as the NSGA Team Dance Instructor/Choreographer

Nicole Dennis

Front Desk

Alicia Jahnke

Front Desk

Tracy Strub

Bookkeeper & Office Staff

Brian “Odie” Ottenhoff

Girls Team Coach &
Class Instructor

brian@northshoregym.org

  • Graduate and four year gymnastics letter winner at University of Minnesota
  • Began coaching USAG team gymnastics in 1994
  • Coached numerous State, Regional and National competitors
  • Safety, Safe Sport, CPR certified
     

Mark Toensing

Girls Team Coach &
Class Instructor

mark@northshoregym.org

  • Coached girls high school gymnastics team at Mounds View High School
  • Helped establish and coached at Midwest gymnastics
  • Over 35 years coaching  competitive  gymnastics
  • Has coach at North Shore Gymnastics Association for 10+ years

Rob Dykoski

Boys Team Coach
  • Over 17 years of coaching experience, including 2 years as Assistant Coach at Orono High School
  • Certifications: USA Gymnastics Safety; CPR; First-Aid; USA Gymnastics Professional Develpoment Program Level 1

Caroline Ellingboe Shields

Girls Team Coach

caroline@northshoregym.org

  • NSGA gymnast from ages 3-18; JO National Championship competitor; 2-year team captain at NSGA
  • Earned athletic scholarship competing for Bowling Green State University’s collegiate gymnastics team; finished her gymnastics career at BGSU in 2016 as 2-year team captain, beam & bars specialist
  • Caro wears many hats as a coach, choreographer, graphic designer (Ellingboe Design) and photographer (Ellingboe Photo)

Heather Gerhardson

Xcel Team Coach &
Class Instructor

heather@northshoregym.org

  • Going on 5 years of coaching experience, including 2 years of Rec. Program Directing
  • Gymnast for 10 years; club gymnast for 7 years and finished out her career as a Buffalo High School Varsity Gymnast for 3 years

Beth Ann Cavanor

Girls Team Coach

bethann@northshoregym.org

Garrett Cameron

Ninja & Class Instructor

Angela Olinger

Class Instructor

Dustin Harmeling

Ninja & Class Instructor

Caroline Olson

Class Instructor

Kelly Matson

Class Instructor

Sam Kline

Class Instructor

Olivia Jahnke

Junior Staff

Greta Ness

Junior Staff

Claire Hyrkas

Junior Staff

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