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Staff

EXA STAFF

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Jenifer Wieland
Co-Owner
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Amy LaVelle
Co-Owner
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Aleisha Lutzen
Comp. Registration & Proshop
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Alisha Klemish
Customer Relations
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Paige K. 
Assistant Gym Director
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Katie L
Front Desk Manager

As a former member of the AmeriCorps, dedicating her time to making a difference for kids at Menomonie Middle School as their Afterschool Program Director.  Jenifer's passion for working with kids has continued to this day.  She started coaching at the age of 13 and has sinced coached cheerleading, gymnastics, and track and field at the youth, high school, and collegiate level.  

 

Jenifer began her athletic career doing gymnastics as a child then went on to participate in cheerleading and track and field through college.  

 

While attending college Jenifer earned a bachelor’s degree in Sports Management with a Minor in Coaching, received All American Honors for the National Cheerleaders Federation and became a 3 time NCAA All American in the Long Jump for her college track and field team.

 

During her summers in college, Jenifer worked for the American Cheerleading Federation teaching cheerleading camps to middle schools, high school, and college teams throughout the United States. She also interned for the Super Cheer and Dance Association her senior year.

Upon graduation, Jenifer attend Loras College in Dubuque, IA where she served as a graduate assistant for their track and field team and started and coached their cheerleading program.  She earned her Master's degree in Athletic Administration with an emphasis in Physical Education.  Since then she has coached the UW Stout Track and Field and Cheerleading teams, the Chippewa Falls high school track and filed team and the UWEC Cheer and Stunt team.  

Amy is currently the head cheer & stunt coach of the University Wisconsin-Eau Claire. She cheered through college in the Rome/Syracuse, NY area.

After college she moved to Bitburg, Germany where she was a Dodds military high school teacher, and the head cheer coach. She also coached the base youth center and cheered herself for an USAFE team all over Europe.  she then moved to Navarre, FL. where she changed careers into the dental field, but kept her love of coaching. She coached Jr teams at a Youth Sports Association and was on the Board of Directors for this Association. She was head preschool gymnastic instructor & head cheer coach of Navarre's United All-Star gym. 

Amy currently lives in Eau Claire, WI where she has coached at 2 local high schools and serves on the Wisconsin Association of Cheer/Pom Coaches(WACPC) board of directors since 2008.

I am married to Mark and have 3 kids, Kyra (9), Korben (7) and Revan (5). I am also a RN at Mayo Clinic in Eau Claire on the Telemetry floor. I started doing cheer in middle school and cheered in high school at North High in Eau Claire and was on the UWEC Cheer and Stunt Team. I coached the North Cheer Team while I was in college and then moved to Omaha, NE after I graduated. When I was in Omaha I coached All-Star at a gym for a year and then opened my own EXA Sports. I coached there for 4 years before moving back in 2015. I have been coaching for 18 years! I coach the Junior Primary Cheer Team and help with all of the other teams and classes as needed. My favorite skill is Full Ups. My favorite vacation spot is on the beach reading a book anywhere :) A couple of goals/dreams in my life would be to continue to travel around the world with my family and I would love to coach a team at the Cheerleading Worlds

I work full time at EXA Sports as the office manager, I have worked here since summer of 2020 after I moved away from the Barron County area, I also help coach the UWEC cheer and stunt team. I am married and have 2 kids Bow (9) and June (6) who are both involved in competitive cheer here. I grew up in the twin cities before moving to Rice Lake for college and meeting my husband. Our favorite vacation spot is Islamorada, FL in the Florida Keys. A couple life goals of mine is to continue to travel with our family, continue to help with the growth of EXA.

Originally from Minnesota, now lives in Menomonie with her husband and 2 dogs. During the day, she works as an Assistant Teacher in a 4K classroom. She loves to go ice fishing in winter and camping in the summer.

Originally from Rochester Minnesota, now lives in Menomonie with her Fiancé. During the day she works as a Special Education Assistant at an Elementary School. She loves to spend time hiking, camping, and reading in her spare time.

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