Dara Lowery is the co-owner of JamJev, along with her husband John. They have two children-- Cameron and Marissa. Founded in 2008, JamJev has created an environment where gymnasts are challenged, nurtured, and inspired. Dara attended the University of Alabama where she was a 3-time All American on the gymnastics team. She continued on to Physical Therapy School at UAB and has practiced Physical Therapy since 2004. Dara & John have coached multiple State and Regional Champions as well as members of the JO National Team. They have also coached multiple gymnasts that have continued their gymnastics career at the collegiate level.
John Lowery is the co-owner of JamJev along, with Dara Lowery. He is a graduate of Samford University and has been coaching gymnastics in the state of Alabama since 1995. John is currently a member of the Alabama State Gymnastics Board. John & Dara have coached multiple State and Regional Champions as well as members of the JO National Team. JamJev Gymnastics was named Alabama Optional Gym of the Year in 2014-2015, 2015-2016, and 2016-2017.
Anne Deskin began coaching in 2012. She was a 2010 graduate from Thompson High School. Prior to high school graduation, Anne was a Level 10 gymnast here at JamJev gymnastics. She was also a Level 10 regional qualifier and a member of the Alabama Level 8 State Team. Anne has coached the State Champion team in 2012, 2013, 2015, and 2016. Anne currently coaches Levels 4 and 5.
Joshua Sullen is a recent graduate of the University of Alabama. Josh is currently taking classes at Jefferson State Community College where he is studying to be a Physical Therapy Assistant. He's been coaching gymnastics since 2007 and has experience with various levels and gymnastics disciplines. Josh has been on staff at JamJev since June of 2015 and currently coaches Jammer 1 classes and our compulsory teams. He also assists with the Optional team as needed. Josh looks forward to working with your child and welcomes your questions.
Jina Bivona Hayne has been involved in gymnastics since she was two years old when she participated in a "Mommy and Me class". Her love and passion for the sport was evident ever since. Jina competed as a level 10 gymnast and used these skills as a high school cheerleader. Jina loves working with kids as she helps them learn new things, overcome obstacles, and do things they never realized they were capable of doing. Outside of the gym, Jina enjoys arts and crafts projects, spending time with her family, and hiking with her dogs. With nieces, nephews and cousins ranging in age from 3 months to 23 years, Jina understands and is able to connect with children from all developmental levels and abilities. She enjoys beginning the class with a good story to help young gymnasts get ready to focus, listen, and work hard.
Brooke Fincher graduated from the University of Montevallo with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and a second degree in Chemistry. She is USAG Professional and Safety certified. A former gymnast herself, Brooke has 13 years of gymnastics coaching experience. Her expertise is coaching the uneven bars. In her spare time, Brooke enjoys reading and spending time with family and friends.
Mollie Jacks is the glue that holds it all together, the Office Manager. She has worked with JamJev for 9 years and is not a stranger to gymnastics. Her daughter, Coach Anne, was a level 10 gymnast and Mollie herself was a level 10 gymnast. She knows everything there is to know about gymnastics from the gymnast, parent, and organizational sides. If you ever need anything see Mollie.
Josie Bonamy is one of our Jammie coaches. She is a senior at Spain Park High School and a current Level 10 gymnast. Josie's enthusiasm for children and for gymnastics is evident during her class sessions.