FSCO Professional Coaching Staff
The Figure Skating Club of Omaha has an excellent team of dedicated instructors. Our coaches teach year-round in our Learn to Skate program and are also available for one-on-one private instruction for all levels of recreational and competitive skating. All of our coaches are Rated members of the Professional Skaters Association (PSA) and have diverse competitive skating backgrounds. Each club professional is an “Independent Contractor” and all scheduling arrangements for private instruction must be made directly with them. If you would like to reach one of our coaches directly, please use the information provided below or email our Skating Director, Andrea Williamson.
FSCO strives to provide a safe environment for athletes that is free of misconduct, harassment, and abuse. In accordance with US Figure Skating SafeSport policy, all FSCO coaching staff have passed a background check and completed all SafeSport training as required by US Figure Skating. If you have any questions in regards to US Figure Skating SafeSport policies, please contact our SafeSport chair.
Senior Level Coaches
Andrea began her 26-year coaching career for the Figure Skating Club of Omaha. She continued on to coach in Cleveland, OH and at the Indiana/World Skating Academy in Indianapolis, IN. She has successfully coached skaters through their USFS Gold medals and at Regional, Sectional, and National level competitions.
As a rated coach through the Professional Skaters Association, she holds a Master Rating in Freestyle, Master Rating in Moves in the Field, Master Rating in Group Instruction, and a Master Rating in Program Directing. She coaches beginner through senior level and adults in Freestyle, Moves in the Field, Choreography, Group, and On and Off-ice Conditioning.
Before her coaching career, Andrea was a competitive skater for FSCO, attaining Regional and Sectional level competition in Freestyle. Andrea also received her Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Creighton University in 1995.
Alyssa began her skating career at age 6 and has been a part of FSCO for over 16 years. Alyssa is a double Gold medalist in both Freestyle and Moves in the Field. She was also a competitive skater attending the Regionals Championship level. As a part of FSCO, Alyssa participated in various ice shows, competitions, and began coaching in the Learn to Skate Program.
Alyssa is a Rated coach through the Professional Skaters Association (PSA) and is a member of the US Figure Skating Association (USFSA). She holds a Master Rating in Group Instruction, a Certified Rating in Moves in the Field, a Certified Rating in Freestyle, and is CER Category B Certified. Alyssa has also successfully passed the Basic Accreditation Exam.
Aside from coaching, Alyssa works at the JCC of Omaha, assisting with youth programming and membership services. Alyssa is a FSCO Junior Board Co-Coordinator where she strives to positively engage FSCO’s youth skaters in various group events throughout the year.
Alyssa is currently accepting new students for private lessons.
Ann began her love of skating right here in Omaha with the Figure Skating Club of Omaha. She started much like the students she coaches today, in Basic Skills classes at the age of 6. Ann went on to skate competitively until the age of 17, advancing to the Novice Freeskate level.
She has a Bachelor’s degree from Colorado College in Colorado Springs, where she skated with the Woman’s Recreational Hockey Team.
Ann’s return to the ice coincides with her daughter Camille’s new-found love of the sport after attending FSCO’s Baby You’re A Star Ice Show and seeing her mom skate. Ann is a member of the Professional Skater’s Association, a FSCO Junior Board Co-Coordinator, and has been coaching Learn to Skate classes for FSCO since 2014.
Ann is currently accepting new students for private lessons.
Mindy began her coaching career here in Omaha over 20 years ago. She went on to teach in Minnesota, California, New York and Michigan before returning to Omaha.
As an amateur, she received her gold medal in Ice Dance. She also passed her Junior Free Dance, Intermediate Freestyle and 4th Figure tests.
She has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado and a Master’s in education from UNO.
Mindy is currently accepting new students for private lessons.
Ryan began skating in Jamestown, NY at the age of 7. She competed in singles, pairs, and dance
throughout her competitive career and was a 2 Time National Competitor in Pairs. She is also a double gold medalist in moves in the field and freestyle.
After retiring from her competitive career in 2008 she turned professional and joined Disney On Ice. After two years with the company she rose to principle performer as a soloist and adagio pairs skater. She performed for families all over the world for 11 years.
In April of 2019 she retired from the frozen stage, married her husband Jeremy Hileman (who she met
while touring), and has moved to Omaha to share the passion she has for the sport and experience she
has gained with others through coaching to help them achieve their goals and reach their full potential.
Ryan is currently accepting new students for private lessons.
John grew up in Vancouver, Canada, competing in both singles and pairs (with his sister) from 1979-1988 at the national level. In addition to winning the Jr. Pair title in 1983, they also represented Canada internationally at Jr. Worlds, as well as other competitions in France, Germany and Russia. John is also a quadruple Gold Medalist in Figures, Freestyle, Pairs and Dance.
After retiring from amateur competition in 1988, he performed in a number of ice shows, including Disney on Ice and Ice Capades, as well as various theme parks in the U.S. and overseas, as a soloist and an adagio pair skater. Since 1998, John has coached in St Louis, Detroit, Iowa and Colorado, with students of all ages from beginner through the Gold level. He has also partnered both pairs and dance tests, as well as doing choreography for shows, tests and competitions.
He holds Registered Ratings in Dance and Group, Certified Rating in Freestyle and Moves in the Field.
John is currently accepting new students for private lessons.
Junior Level Coaches
Claire began her skating career at the age of 9 with FSCO’s Basic Skills program. As a member of FSCO, Claire skated competitively at the local and regional level through high school.
She graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College in Minnesota with majors in biology & management where she continued to test Moves in the Field and skate recreationally.
Claire recently graduated from UNMC’s College of Dentistry and is currently in a two year pediatric dental residency at Children’s Hospital. She is enjoying being back in Omaha!
Christian Minter grew up in Washington, DC and began skating at age 16. She has passed the Pre-Juvenile Moves in the field test, and has performed and competed in singles, production team, and synchronized skating events.
Christian began coaching 11 years ago, and has experience teaching skaters of all ages from toddlers to adults. She is a member of the Professional Skaters Association.
Off the ice, Christian is a medical librarian at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She received a B.A. in Biblical Studies from Washington Bible College, and a M.S. in Library and Information Science from The Catholic University of America.
Christian is currently accepting new students for private lessons.
Alaina began her skating career at the age of 6 through the Learn to Skate program with FSCO. She has been a member of FSCO for more than a decade and skated competitively at the local and regional level up into high school. Alaina spent some time working on Ice Dance, performed in numerous ice shows, and continues to test her Moves in the Field.
She is currently an honors undergraduate student at UNO with a major in Biology. Alaina is studying within the Pre-Med track with the hopes of eventually becoming a pediatrician.
Hannah is currently a learn to skate coach with FSCO.