Program Directors


Jonathan Kivley

Co-owner, Boys Team Head Coach, Recreation Program Director, Head Cheer Tumbling Director/Diagnositician

Jonathan Kivley has distinguished himself as one of the foremost boys' coaches in USAG Region 5!  A former multi-year USAG National Level 10 Qualifier himself, he has now helped several boys and girls qualify for regional and national gymnastics events.  A highly valued judge for local and regional gymnastics competitions, including the prestigious USAG Future Stars Program, Jonathan is one of the few independent club owners welcome on the floor of public high school competitions.

As a gifted and sought-out diagnostician, Jonathan's keen eye for gymnastics and tumbling details and sequencing allows him to identify specific skill weaknesses and develop unique, individualized training regimens, successfully correcting the almost imperceptible errors preventing athletes from moving forward to accomplish their goals. 


Colin Goerdt

Ninja Training Director

Colin comes to us from the renowned Illinois State Gamma Phi Circus in Bloomington-Normal, bringing with him all the fun and excitement that not even three rings can contain!  Combining five years as a circus performer with more than five years mastering Ninja, Colin blends show-performance skills with free-flowing movement over, around, and under obstacles of all shapes, materials, and kinds.  His philosophy of "When you find your limit, take a deep breath and leap past it!" excites his students to do things they never thought were possible.  Besides, who else would you trust with teaching your child how to have fun jumping out of second story windows?


Sami Swiggett

Aerial Arts Director

Sami trained in Aerial Silks as part of Illinois State University's (ISU) Gamma Phi Circus starting in 2014.  She performed Aerial Silks, Static Trapeze, Spanish Webs, and Lyra hoop at ISU and furthered her training at Bumbershoot Aerial Arts Studio in St. Louis.  She has successfully trained students from 5 years old to 30+, helping each of them achieve the technique, strength, flexibility, and grace necessary for this art.

Sami's ISU Degree in Dance Performance and continued training as a full-time member of Outlet Dance Company of Elk Grove are part of her 20 years of dance training.  She has studied under numerous choreographers and dance experts, including Sonya Tayeh, Nick DiNicholangelo, and George "Mo Legs" Patterson, bringing her unique style and extensive experience to her students of Aerial Arts at here at Trinity.