Tracy Stella (General Office Manager, Marketing Manager, Pro Shop Manager, and Swim Manager) graduated in May 2002 from Purdue University Calumet with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing. Tracy took gymnastics lessons here at Patti’s and has taught gymnastics for eight years. Tracy is USA Gymnastics Safety certified as well as certified in American Red Cross First Aid and CPR. She has attended USA Gymnastics National Congress. Tracy has been with Patti’s All-American staff since 1997. She lives with her husband Rich and daughter Adrianna in Dyer, Indiana. If you have questions, concerns, or suggestions, don’t hesitate to contact Tracy personally at email@example.com.
Shari Lucas (Daytime Office Manager, Admin. School-Age Gymnastics Asst., and Asst. Swim Manager) is part of our office staff. Shari has worked as a legal secretary in Chicago. She enjoys spending time with her daughter, Julia, working out, gardening, and reading. Shari lives in Schererville with her husband Marty and daughter Julia.
Bernadette Lopez Sasak, (Patti’s Assistant, Social Media Manager, Park Dept. Director, and IT Manager) Bernadette loves working with and around children. She has been a Girl Scout leader and faith formation teacher. Bernadette has attended many USA National Gymnastics Congresses as well as The National Brain Trust Conference in Las Vegas, NV. She is certified in American Red Cross First Aid and Adult, Child, and Infant CPR. She enjoys shopping (for anything) and spending time with her daughter, Sondra. Bernadette lives in Hobart with her husband Jason.
Katie Duncan, (Office Administrator, Ninja Zone Manager, and Shift Supervisor). Katie took gymnastics for five years and tumbling for a year. She was a cheerleader for five years too! Katie is excited to be a part of Patti’s All-American and is certified with American Heart Association in First Aid and Adult, Child, and Infant CPR. Katie has a son named Dexter and two daughters Zoey and Ryleigh.
Jessica Buikema (Office Administrator, Asst. Special Events Manager, Public Relations Manager, and Media Manager). Jessica graduated in May 1999 from Purdue University Calumet with a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Human Resources. Jessica brings to All-American marketing experience from two banks. She also is co-owner and event specialist of an event planning company that specializes in fundraisers. Jessica resides in Schererville with her husband, Steve and her four daughters, Peyton, Paige, Brooke, and Taylor. She loves spending time with her family and her four dogs, reading, and riding horses.
Lisa Banach, (Office Administrator) graduated in 2007 from Purdue University with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Management. She took gymnastics, dance and swim lessons while growing up in Tampa, Florida. Lisa enjoys singing along to Disney songs, training for 5k’s, and cuddling up with a good book. She is certified with American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid, CPR, and AED. Her daughters are current students at Patti’s. She lives with her husband Matt, and daughters Alison and Eleanor in Munster, IN.
Ashley O’Donnell (Office Administrator) Ashley is a current nursing student and has attended Purdue University Northwest, Indiana University Northwest and Ivy Tech Community College. When not in school, she enjoys spending her time cooking, baking, and reading. Her favorite pastime is going to baseball games with friends and traveling as much as possible. Ashley resides in Dyer with her cat, Binx.
Peyton Buikema (Special Events). Peyton attends Lake Central High School where she enjoys taking part in Spanish Club and the Best Buddies program. When not in school she enjoys horseback riding and time with her cat, four pet mini dachshunds, and of course her sisters. She is also the Treasurer of Happy Wranglers 4-H Club. She has taken dance and gymnastics classes at Patti’s since she was three. Her mom, Jessica works in the office here at Patti’s and is also our Public Relations Manager. Peyton and her family live in Schererville.
Rachael Eddy (Office Administrator). Rachael has a B.S. in Psychology and M.A. in Counseling from Ball State University. Rachael loves to cook and bake while experimenting with recipes to make them healthier. She also loves working with children and helping them to become more confident and grow into their potential.
Nikki Bolz (Instructor and Office Administrator). Nikki has a degree in exercise physiology and kinesiology from Illinois State and taught physical education for seven years in addition to coaching volleyball and softball. She also has a master’s degree from St. Xavier University in administration and spent seven years in management. She will be working in the office. She is certified in CPR and First Aid and was a swim instructor. She loves children and serving others. Click here to watch a short welcome video of Miss Nikki.