Our Staff

staff robin Robin and Steve Weidmaier

  • Married to Steve for 28 years Mother of 4 children
  • Lauren-26 Married Living in Washington DC area working for Senator Blunt
  • Olivia-25  Owner Sunset Hill Stable & working for Purina 
  • Hannah-23  Living in Maryland working for GenDX
  • Vic-20  Employed at Blue Scope
Robin is a Professional Member of USA Gymnastics where she spent 10 years as a National Safety Instructor and 5 years as a MELPD & KAT instructor (Movement Education Lesson Plan Development & Kinder Accreditation Teacher)

"Gymnastics has been my passion I enjoy giving children the chance to grow as a person through their gymnastic experience. I know I grow as a person every time I see a child smile when they accomplish a personal goal."

staff sindi Sindi Farris "Miss Sindi"
Head Tumbling Team Coach


Sindi has been married to Scott Farris for 33 years. She is a mother of 2 sons, Taylor and Chadwick . Miss Sindi is a graduate of Missouri Western State University with a BS in Elementary Education, with experience with education for the gifted child. Miss Sindi has been with Arising Stars for 27 years. She is a Safety Certified Instructor with USA Gymnastics. Miss Sindi owns Sindi Farris Designs- offering interior design for 18+ years, specializing in residential and commercial design in Greater Kansas City and St. Joseph areas. 

“I have had the pleasure of teaching hundreds of gymnasts at Arising Stars for the past 26 years simply because...I love teaching children in this environment. Gymnastics helps to build character and self esteem and I try to help each child recognize taught he or she is special in their own way. The greatest reward of my job is receiving lots of warm hugs from so many smiling faces."

Tedi Tedi Prussman "Miss Tedi"
Team Coach

Miss Tedi is an Elementary Teacher for Stewartsville.  She graduated from Missouri Western State University with a Bachelors in Elementary Education and a Masters Degree from Arkansas State University.

Miss Tedi has been a part of Arising Stars since 1992 capturing eight State Championships as a gymnast and coaching current State Champions since 2004. 

Miss Tedi is Professional member of USA Gymnastics and is Safety Certified. 

Miss Tedi is the wife of Toby and a happy mother to a eight year old girl, Paxton Renee. She spends her free time with family and friends. 

"I found my true passion in gymnastics"

Kiana Kiana Bennett

Miss Kiana is a recent graduate of Northwest Missouri State University.  She received a Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education with a minor in Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education. She will be the first grade teacher at Eugene Field in Maryville.

Kiana was a competitive gymnast for Arising Stars for 5 years and coaching for Arising Stars since 2019.

Currently, Kiana coaches our recreation classes and our Xcel Competition Team.  She is a professional member of USA Gymnastics and Safety Certified.

Shannon Shannon Casey

Miss Shannon is a senior at Central High School.  She plans on majoring in Engineering in college. She competed on our competition team before starting to coach our Youth and Tiny Stars classes.

Summer Summer Beaty

Miss Summer attends Northwest Missouri State University and is majoring in Middle School Education with a minor in Mathematics. 

Miss Summer was a competitive gymnast for 12 years reaching Level 10. She has been coaching for four years and been with Arising Stars since 2019.

Emma Emma Klein

Miss Emma is a junior at East Buchanan High School. She participates in track and field, cheer and volleyball. 

Miss Emma was a competitive gymnast for Arising Stars for 8 years, reaching Level 9. She currently coaches our youth classes and assists the competitive team.

Mackenzie Mackenzie Finney

Miss Mackenzie attends Missouri Western State University and is majoring in Nursing. Mackenzie did tumbling and cheer for 5 years and loves playing volleyball. 
Miss Mackenzie assists in our Tiny Star, Tumbling, and Youth classes. 

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