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."

staff tedi Tedi Cole "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 a happy mother to a five year old girl, Paxton Renee. She spends her free time with family and friends. 

"I found my true passion in gymnastics"

IMG3 Kali Fujinami

Miss Kali is a recent graduate of Northwest Missouri State University.  She received a Bachelors of Science in Organizational Communication and a minor in Sports Management.

Kali started taking gymnastics at Arising Stars back in 2005.  She did one year in recreation classes, one year on our Tumbling Team, and five years on our Competition Team.  When she retired from gymnastics after her freshman year of high school, she transferred into coaching.  She has been coaching for the last six and a half years at Arising Stars. 

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

Shannon Casey

Miss Shannon is a junior at Central High School.  She competed on our competition team before starting to coach our Youth and Tiny Stars classes.  

Kayton Reynolds

Miss Kayton is a junior at Savannah High School.  She competed on our competition for many years.  Then the past few years she has started teaching our Youth Level classes.

Emma Klein

AJ Schussler

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