On June 1st, 2013 Amie and Craig Butler became proud owners of Tiger Academy of Gymnastics. They were excited to continue TAG’s 33 year tradition and provide a fitness foundation through gymnastics for Mid-Missouri families. The coaching staff at TAG bring with them a vast knowledge and experience in gymnastics and a PASSION for teaching children. Tiger Academy strives to bring coaches together under one gym philosophy. We believe in positive methods of coaching to help children reach their full potential. All of our team coaches are USAG members with current safety certifications. Every year members of our staff attend coaching clinics and congresses to help them stay knowledgeable in the ever advancing sport of gymnastics.


Amie Butler

The Butler Family

Owner/Director – E-mail

Director and Head Coach of Tiger Academy of Gymnastics since 2003, Amie Butler became the proud owner of TAG in 2013.  Amie earned her degree in psychology while being a collegiate gymnast for the University of Nebraska. She then furthered her education at Springfield College and graduated with a Master’s in Athletic Counseling.


Women’s Team Coaches:

Amie Butler

Crystaldawn Arnold

Sami Kurkowski

David Aytes

Hanna Skaggs

Sam Skaggs

Nicole Crespi

Men’s Team Coach:

David Aytes

Pre-school and Recreational Class Coaches:

Daniella Calle

Ava Hoenes

Taylor Humble

Jade Melton

Hilary Ocken

Lindsay Oncken

Chris Rediehs

Cameron Shore

Jessie Siems

Madison Simkins

Isa Walker

Office Staff:

Stacy Silverwood

Brandi Daffron