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Board of Directors

TNT’s Board of Directors is built by a dedicated team of business leaders in our community. TNT’s board examines the organization’s operations that guide our mission. These skilled individuals invest their time, talent, and treasure by steering TNT’s vision of becoming a world leader in the gymnastics industry. 

SARA FRITH

ERIN AHNEMAN

President

RYAN DOWNS

Treasurer

JESSICA HOPPE

Secretary

KELLY DAWSON

JUSTIN FETSCH

ANTHONY LAVOY

ELIZABETH MAHER

KATE MOLBERT

KARLA OLSON

BRENT SREJMA

President-Elect

JOHN STIBBE

Our Vision

“Our vision is to become a world leader in making a difference in people’s lives through movement. TNT advocates for the power of inclusiveness by engaging with community partnerships to grow our mission.”

Balance

Balance of professional an personal relationships that create a productive and stable culture.

Education

Growth mindset that embraces education as both the teacher and the learner.

Loyalty

Committing ourselves to the mission, vision and philosophy of TNT.

Innovation

The ability to evaluate then apply the mindset of doing things differently.

Equality

Respecting that individually, we are all unique.

Versatility

The ability to adapt ourselves to be successful.

Empathy

By seeking to understand, we can then accept the feelings and emotions of others.

We BELIEVE

Meet Our Team

KIM PLADSON

Executive Director

RYAN WILLIAMS

Chief Operating Director

JANINE WOLF

Director of Business Operations

LESLIE FRIE

Director of Occupational Therapy, Director of Training & Evaluation

TRACY MECKLER

Director of Public Relations

JENNY HOABY

Human Resources Coordinator

CHRISTINE KLEVIN

General Manager

KELLY BROST

Competitive Department Manager, Developmental & Compulsory Ed Leader

JAKE HAILE

Adult Fitness Ed Leader

CHRISTI HAWLEY

Programs Operations Manager, Graphic Design

LACEY LEE

Special Departments Manager, Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant

TIA SEPULVEDA

Recreational Gymnastics Manager, Xcel Ed Leader

SAM GOODING

Cheer Ed Leader

KHAYVON HAWKINS

Boys Developmental Program Ed Leader

NATE HENDRICKSON

TNT Trainer, Baby Ed Leader

ASHLEE HILLIARD

Preschool Ed Leader

JON LEE

Optional Gymnastics Ed Leader

ALEX PIEPKORN

FitCare Ed Leader, Internship Coordinator

MARY SWANSON

Tots Tumble Time Coordinator, Occupational Therapy Billing Specialist

RACHEL SUDERMANN

Ninja Ed Leader

LOGAN ARTMANN

Educator

MICK BABCOCK

Educator

BRANDON BELIVEAU

Videographer, Photographer

MACK BERGSTROM

Educator

CASS DAHL

Educator

ABI FERRY

Educator

GRAELIN GARLINGTON

Educator

JACQUI HANSON

Educator

MEGAN HARTWIG

Educator

CLARA HENNEMAN

Educator

MCKENZIE KANGAS

Educator

DANIEL KEEFE

Educator

ABBY LENSSEN

Educator

OLIVIA MISCHKE

Educator

MATT MEYERS

Educator

MARINA PETERSON

Educator

ABI SKINNER

Business Service Specialist

CHERY STETZ

Educator

ALYSSA STOKKE

Educator

MATT SWESEY

Facility Manager

DAVID TRIPTOW

Business Service Specialist

MALANA VACHON

Educator

SAREE WADESON

Educator

MEGHAN WATELAND

Business Service Specialist

ALAINA WERLINGER

Educator

Building & Facility Partners

About Us

In June 2006, a small group of individuals designed a 20,000 sq. ft. dream center. An inclusive gymnastics space with innovative programming for physical activity to serve children with special needs alongside competitive athletes.  TNT was organized to include and serve a population that did not have the same opportunities the typical child may have for economic, civic and social participation.

Our Mission

Unlocking potential through movement

"Anne Carlsen is a non-profit organization providing individuals with developmental disabilities or delays with services and supports for almost 80 years. Anne Carlsen has positioned itself on the cutting edge of innovation with unique programs, creative therapies, and advanced assistive technologies that provide life-changing programming to those we serve."

"Learn ‘n Move Childcare Center’s roots are deeply established through the collaboration between the Anne Carlsen Center and TNT Kid’s Fitness. Both organizations have a rich history of knowledge and experience working in child development, while focusing on the importance of physical activity and movement. This unique partnership allows us to serve children and commit to respectful and collaborative relationships with families."

Our Story

In June 2006, a bright idea came to life as a small group of individuals designed a 20,000 sq ft dream center with a vision to provide a place for physical activity and training opportunities for a broad array of children from the child with special needs to the competitive athlete, all experiencing amazing personal success. TNT’s framework from the beginning was built upon vision and ambition. We connect people, adapt, and modify. These are our guiding principles. It’s a driving force that allows us to be visionary and instill creativity into our business plan, curriculum, and collaborative partnerships. With TNT’s mindset of collaboration, we recognized each opportunity to better serve by working together.

 

TNT is an organization that strives to unlock potential through movement. TNT is just 1 of 2 organizations in the entire country that provides inclusive programs for multiple abilities. TNT has accomplished this by providing inclusive settings to meet the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive needs of all individuals served. TNT’s intent is to support the community goal of preparing children to succeed. TNT staff, alongside 200+ school paraprofessionals/special education teachers, work together to utilize TNT’s intended tools and methods that are transferable back to the school setting. It is our trait to be innovative. TNT has spent years developing a wide-range of special needs curriculum, professional development, and building partnerships to gain knowledge to best enhance learning for all abilities.

 

TNT has 3 defined accomplishments that demonstrate innovation:

 

1. A 10-year partnership with Essentia Health. Focused on serving children 0-5 which are the most critical years of a child’s life by collectively partnering with their pediatric health services and TNT's developmental movement to help our children grow physically, emotionally, and cognitively. A proactive approach and a first for our region!

 

2. Explorer Academy is North Dakota’s first K-8 special education day school with integrated project-based STEAM and gross motor program opportunities. TNT designed North Dakota's first sensory gym in a school setting and partnered their services to support students with unique abilities to explore their talents in a safe environment while receiving global supports to maximize their full potential in partnership with families and the community.

 

3. ABLE, a brand and vision with Connor McGovern, NFL Jets Center and Fargo native. TNT is creating a Framework “Movement – Education – Vocation” to change the trajectory of inclusion in competitions, inclusive physical education curriculum in local schools, and now vocation. TNT’s mission “We BELIEVE that every individual is able to unlock their potential through movement” is what has and will continue to drive our goals.

© 2021 by TNT Kid's Fitness.

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Fargo, ND 58103