GSA AA Board Members
AJ Bieser - President,
My name is AJ Bieser and I am the President and Basketball Director of the GSA Athletic Association. As the President, I will work with our board to assure all operations of the association are met so that our children and families can enjoy a fun learning experience in all sports at GSA. I have 2 children and 1 step-child; Kylee Bieser (4th Grade), Zoie Bieser (the future Miss GSA) and Nick Jonson (9th Grade)! I have coached for the past 4 years and looking forward to more. My family was so thankful to be given the opportunity to send our two children and future child to GSA.I look forward to working with the Gator community for years to come!
Todd Hampel - Vice President
My name is Todd Hampel. I am on the athletic board because I've had the opportunity to coach a few teams and would love to see the athletics continue to grow. I own a small business in the city and I have lived in the city my entire life. I'm a firm believer in what GSA has to offer for our community growth and what athletics means to our children's growth.
Sean Lowry - Treasurer, Director and Soccer Director
Hi my name is Sean Lowry and I am the Treasurer of the GSA Athletic Association as well as the Director for GSA Baseball/Softball/Teeball. Along with my wife Sandra I have 5 children, 4 that currently attend GSA and are involved in athletics: Aidan and Liam (grade 4), Abigail (grade 2), Riley (K), and Gavin (future GSA attendee). I’m proud to be part of an organization that ensures all kids have an opportunity to be a part of athletics at GSA and look forward to doing my part for years to come.
Nicole Bieser - Secretary and Director of Fundraising
My name is Nicole Bieser and I am the Secretary and Director of Fundraising of the Gateway Science Academy Athletic Association. What can I say, I LOVE GSA, we ROCK! As far as my positions with GSA AA, I am here to accomplish not only fundraising events to ensure we have new equipment and more, but assist our new team of board members with making sure these children of Gator country have the best time playing & learning sports. My husband and I have 3 children as he informed above and we're very blessed with finding a school with so many accomplishments. I have had the privilege to form a girl scout troop with GSA for 5 years now. I look forward to accomplishing more for GSA AA with years to come.
Dawn Murphy - Website/Social Media Coordinator and Volleyball Director
My name is Dawn Murphy. I have served on the athletic board for over 2 years. As a board member I oversee our new website and our Facebook page. I hope to be able to get as much information out to parents as possible using these two avenues.I have coached soccer and basketball and volleyball at GSA for the past few years. I have three children that attend GSA in the 4th (Grace) and 5th grades (Stephen and Nate). I look forward to continue making GSA AA a great place for kids to play sports.
My name is Jason Johnston, I am a board member of the GSA Athletic Association, As a board member I am involved in fundraising and over all improvement of our Athletic Association, My wife Kristin and I are excited to help make this a successful year, We have 4 kids Stella (8th Grade) Audrey (4th Grade) Kelly James (1st Grade) and Josephine (pre K) I have had the privelage of coaching at GSA for 4 years now and have been coaching soccer for 9 years and enjoy helping the kids learn the game, I am also the basketball coach for both 1st and 4th grade! I have a strong Athletic Background, including, softball,soccer,hockey and basketball along with others! We are proud to be members of this awesome community and love having the city as our home and know that having a sucessful school such as GSA will improve the city, so I am excited to be involved in the future!
Hello, my name is Jake Palmasano. I am a board member of the Gateway Science Academy Athletic Association. As a board member I assist with the overall operations of our board to help with it's growth for our children. I have lived in South St. Louis on The Hill, for the past 38 years and along with my wife Ashley have 2 children that attend GSA and are active in sports. Zoey (8th grade) and Andrew (2nd grade). I coach my daughters middle school girls basketball team currently, and assist with many of my sons teams. We are firm believers that sports are a very crucial part of childrens' growth and development. I am excited to be a part of the amazing GSA family and hope to do my part to help in any way that I can.
My name is Trevor Nichols and I am a board member on the Gateway Science Academy Athletic Association. I feel that playing sports is a fun and healthy opportunity for children to build character while learning leadership, teamwork and sportsmanship skills that they will carry with them throughout life. By sitting on the board I feel I can assist in the fiduciary responsibility of the board while ensuring that all children at GSA are given the opportunity to participate and experience the benefits from athletics. I have two children at GSA, my daughter Genevieve is in 2nd Grade and my son Seamus is in Kindergarten. My wife, Annamie, and I both grew up within a block of GSA and we have lived in this neighborhood our entire lives. We feel very fortunate to have our children attend GSA and we have a vested interest in the continued success of the school, not only for the education of our children but for viability of our neighborhood as well. I look forward to assisting the GSA community in any way that I can.
Director of Basketball
Hello, my name is Tim Forsythe. I am a board member of the Gateway Science Acadamey Athletic Associaton. As a board member I assist with the overall operations of our board to help continued improvements for our kids. I have lived in South City for the past 25 years and along with my wife Amanda have 2 children that attend GSA and are active in their Sports. Timmy(4th) and Joey(2nd). I coach the Volleyball teams that my sons are on along with T-Ball and Baseball. We are firm believers that sports help our children with social and personal development and I am excited to be part of the amazing board that GSA has and help in any way I can.
Director of Tee Ball
Hello my name is Melanie Pennington. I am a (new) board member of the GSA Athletic Association. My son, Zyler, is in kindergarten so we are new to the GSA community, but very excited to be involved. I believe that sports are a great outlet for kids. It helps them learn and grow as individuals. I'm excited to help the Association and the kids at GSA in any way that I can.
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