Meet the Owner
Ray Overmann – CEO and Owner
Ray Overmann is proud to be a homegrown St. Louisan. After gaining 10 years of teaching experience as a physical educator, he founded Olympia Gymnastics in 1979 in Florissant. He coached competitive gymnastics for the Parkway School District and for Olympia for 10 years. Ray earned a master’s degree in education from Southeast Missouri State. In 1992, he opened Team Central Gymnastics Academy in Maryland Heights, a non-profit gymnastics school, where he is the Executive Director. Ray remains involved with each location and believes in providing opportunities for children of all abilities. Olympia/TC proudly employs more than 300 St. Louisans.
Meet Our Home Office Staff
Janice Bell – CFO and Director of Human Resources
Janice Bell has worked with Olympia Gymnastics for more than 30 years in several capacities. She currently serves as C.F.O., and Director of Human Resources while working closely with Ray Overmann and Home Office Team. Janice’s passionate loyalty to the company comes from her belief in the positive mission of Olympia Gymnastics and the lasting influence it has made in the lives of others. She is proud of her association with such a highly regarded St. Louis business.
Julie Giamanco – Corporate Administrator & Bookkeeper
Julie joined the Olympia home office team in 2011. She brings with her over 13 years of office and bookkeeping experience from a very similar industry. Julie is responsible for the payroll duties for all gym locations and the Home Office. She handles the accounts payable and receivables as well as other accounting tasks. She enjoys her job and is looking forward to a long relationship with Olympia.
Shelly Peterson – District Special Activities and Summer Camp Director
Shelly originally began her path with Olympia as a gymnast, then an instructor, and soon joined the competitive team coaching staff. After graduating from college in 1999 with a Bachelors of Business Administration from UMSL, she joined the corporate office as an administrative assistant and later became the Corporate Office Manager. Shelly just recently took over as District Special Activities & Summer Camp Director.
Noel Bird – Executive Assistant & Office Manager
Noel originally began as a gymnast at Olympia Manchester; she then became an instructor and soon joined the competitive team staff. Noel left the field of gymnastics for a while but returned to Olympia Manchester in 2012 as a competitive team coach. In September 2014, she joined the Olympia home office staff as an Administrative Assistant.
Janet Cook – Hiring Manager
Janet began her career with us at our Olympia Olde Towne-St. Peters location in 1983, when her daughter was a part of the Team program there. Janet (also known as J.C.) was an invaluable part of the leadership team during the company’s early years and served as Gym Manager, Area Manager and corporate leader. After a 17 year hiatus, she returned to the company where she currently plays an integral role at corporate office assisting all locations with administering and hiring all new staff.
Trish Dubos – Senior Business Manager
I’ve lived all over the place but spent most of my life in California. I grew up as a competitive gymnast and later became a coach of state and regional champions. I owned a gym with my husband in California before moving to St. Louis in 2014 and beginning my work with Olympia. I have two daughters and one granddaughter. I love to knit and sew (especially for my granddaughter) and I also love to read and have interesting conversations. I can answer questions about any of the programs or the staff.
Candy Stallings – Training and Management
With the exception of a few years, Candy has been with Olympia since its inception. She has worked at multiple locations in a variety of coaching and leadership roles. At the corporate office she assists with training and strategic planning. She continues to work for the company because she believes wholeheartedly in its mission and enjoys working alongside so many dedicated and talented people. Candy lives with her husband in Webster Groves and has two grown daughters and two grandchildren which she absolutely adores.