Staff – Schertz Gym

Heather Schnelzer

Owner and Head Coach

Heather's passion for gymnastics comes from growing up as a competitive gymnast, where she competed at the Junior Elite level. She was recruited by the College of William and Mary before transferring to Trinity University, here in San Antonio. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Special Education from Trinity University. After eight years of serving as Head Coach for several gymnastics clubs, Heather opened Aerial Athletics. In 2007, she received the award for Texas Coach of the Year and Region III Coach of the Year. She is currently a member of the Texas Gymnastics State Board and is the coordinator for Region III camps and clinics. Heather has one son, Jackson.

Valerie Oates & Gracie

Business Manager & Buddy

Val brings over twenty-five years of business marketing experience to Aerial Athletics. Since 2006, Val has not only managed our busy office, but it has been with a friendly welcome and smile to every customer. On her shoulder is our gym buddy, Gracie, who loves to “motivate” the girls with a spirited chase and bark in the mornings. Val has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Parks and Recreation from Texas A&M University and is a professional member of USA Gymnastics.

Kaitlyn Tarjan

Gym Manager/ Head Team Coach

Gym Manager & Gymanstics Team Coach

Kaitlyn Tarjan has been passionately invovled in competitive gymnastics since she was 5 years old, as a gymnast, coach and judge. Unfortunately, she had to retire from competitive gymnastics at the Junior Elite level due to a knee injury, but remains dedicated to gymanstics. Kaitlyn graduated from Texas State University in 2009 with a B.S. in Exercise and Sports Science. She has coached for several gymnastics clubs around South Texas and she is now happy to call San Antonio home with her husband.

Megan Arserio

Recreational & Cheer Coach

Megan has over a decade of tumbling experience and was both a junior and senior high cheerleader.

Ally Bishop

Cheer Team Director/Head Coach

Ally was raised in Round Rock, TX and graduated from Texas State University with her Bachelor of Arts in History. She has over 10 years of cheer experience and over 20 years of dance experience. Ally was the head cheer coach for the Concordia University Texas Cheerleaders and a choreographer for various national champion dance teams. She also danced for the NBA D-League, Austin Toros, as a Capitol City Dancer. Ally enjoys working with cheerleaders of all ages, helping them develop their skills and a love for the sport!