THE TEAM  

SKATING COACHES

We have an amazing team of coaches that are dedicated to helping all skaters to learn and reach their goals. If you're looking to start private lessons, please contact the coach(es) directly.

Leslie A. Deason

Email - Mysk8coach@hotmail.com

 

Areas of Instruction:

Freestyle, MIF, Jumps, Spins, Choreography

Levels of Instruction:

All levels and ages; USFS and ISI

Leslie is the St Peters Rec-Plex Figure Skating Director. She has been coaching for over 25 years and directing skating programs throughout the United States and Internationally.

Heather Dirksen

Email - hadirksen1015@gmail.com

Areas of Instruction:

Freestyle, MIF, Synchronized Skating

Levels of Instruction:

All levels and ages; USFS and ISI

Heather began coaching in the Chicago area in 1996, and joined the Rec-Plex coaching staff in 2002.
 

She grew up skating in the Chicago area where she was taught by David and Ingrid Santee. Heather competed at many 

Pam Forster

Email - pjforster1@charter.net

 

Areas of Instruction:

Freestyle, MIF

Levels of Instruction:

All levels and ages; USFS and ISI

Pam began coaching in 1994 when the Rec-Plex first opened.

Pam has passed USFS Junior FS and Figures, and competed at the Regional level. She has coached skaters from the grassroots to the national level.

Heather Hyatt

Email - hhyatt72@yahoo.com

 

Areas of Instruction:

Freestyle, MIF, Ice Dance, Synchronized Skating

Levels of Instruction:

All levels and ages; USFS and ISI

Heather is a USFS Double Gold Medalist, and has passed three USFS International Ice Dance Tests. She competed individually in USFS Regionals and the US National Collegiate Championships. As a member of a USFS Senior synchronized skating

Brittany Pfister

Email - brittney_pfister@yahoo.com

 

Areas of Instruction:

Freestyle, MIF, Synchronized Skating

Levels of Instruction:

All levels and ages; USFS and ISI

Brittney began coaching at the Rec-Plex in 2005.
 

Brittney grew up skating at the Rec-Plex and was a member of the Synchro St. Louis teams. As a five year member of

Erica Reinagel

Email - EDH1223@yahoo.com

 

Areas of Instruction:

Freestyle, MIF, Synchronized Skating

Levels of Instruction:

All levels and ages; USFS and ISI

Erica began coaching at the Rex-Plex 2005-2007, 2015-Present.


Erica grew up skating at the Rec-Plex and was a member of the Synchro St. Louis teams. As a four-year Diamond Edge,

Cindi Thomas

Email - THOMAS-CWA@sbcglobal.net

 

Areas of Instruction:

Ice Dance, Freestyle

Levels of Instruction:

All levels and ages; USFS and ISI

Cindi began teaching in 1992 at the North County Ice Arena in St. Louis County. In addition to teaching Learn to Skate Classes, she served as assistant coach for the synchronized and formation skating teams, and taught the Edgework classes for

Mandy Whitacre

Email - mandywhitacre@charter.net

 

Areas of Instruction:

Freestyle, MIF

Levels of Instruction:

All levels and ages; USFS and ISI

Mandy began coaching in Jefferson City in 1996, and has been at the Rec-Plex since 2000.
 

Mandy grew up skating at Creve Coeur Ice Rink and

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Our board members are dedicated volunteers working to make SPFSA an amazing club where skaters of all levels can learn and grow while having fun!

Mark Worts
President

Email - president@spfsaonline.com

 

Mark runs all of the board meetings and manages all aspects of the club. 

MIke Rupert
Vice President

Email - vicepresident@spfsaonline.com

 

Mike assists Mark in the management of the club and is the liaison for SafeSport. He ensures our club is in compliance at all times.

Jen Jacobs
Treasurer

Email - finance@spfsaonline.com

 

Jen takes care of all finances for the club. Terri Martin assists Jen in all things finan

Tara Hale
Secretary

Email - secretary@spfsaonline.com

 

Tara takes notes at all of the board meetings and posts them to our Members page.

Amanda Wagner
Fundraising

Email - fundraising@spfsaonline.com

 

Amanda initiates and supervises all individual and club fundraisers.

Lindsay Kranisky
Individual Representative

Email - individualrep@spfsaonline.com

 

Lindsay is liaison for the adult and individual skaters. Bringing concerns to the boards attention and communicating back to the skaters.

Katie Modglin
Synchro Representative

Email - synchro@spfsaonline.com

 

Katie is a liaison for the Synchro Director, program and association. She brings concerns to the board and communicates it back to the Director and skaters.

Open Position
ISI Competition Chair

Email - competitionchair@spfsaonline.com

 

This board member is responsible for coordinating all SPFSA hosted competitions including Winter Blast.

Mandy Whitacre
Membership Chair

Email - membership@spfsaonline.com

 

Mandy keeps track of our membership rolls and takes care of applications for new and returning members. She is also in charge of tracking and posting volunteer hours.

Brittany Pfister
Test Chair

Email - testchair@spfsaonline.com

 

Brittany coordinates all aspects of USFSA testing for club members.

Heather Dirksen
Public Relations

Email - publicrelations@spfsaonline.com

 

Heather is responsible for club publicity and promotion, club member communications via email, website and social media.

Leslie Deason
City Representative

Email - ldeason@stpetersmo.net

 

Leslie is a liaison for the Rec-Plex. She brings club concerns to the Rec-Plex and assists the club to be successful where she can.

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