Director: Ashley Barney
Phone Number: 913-851-9898 x39
Ashley graduated from Pittsburg State University in 2012 and earned a bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education and Psychology. While studying to work with children, she also participated in several performances put on by her college.
"With my passion for working with children and commitment to making a difference in our future generations, this job is a wonderful fit for me. There are not many things I love more than inspiring children to break out of their comfort zones in an atmosphere that builds confidence and inspires growth."
Ashley has been a part of our ShiningStars team for over a year. Now she adds the title of Director of ShiningStars KC Prior to ShiningStars Ashley worked in our main office with our sister program HappyFeet. Not only does she have multiple years of experience being a soccer coach for 2-5 year olds, she also coaches multiple premier soccer teams for the KC Legends soccer club ages 8-14.
Ashley is a energetic teacher who is committed to instilling her students with confidence and appreciation of the own unique qualities. She has a passion for helping children stay connected to their emotions and encouraging them to believe in themselves through positive reinforcement and a loving and nurturing style of coaching.
Lead ShiningStars Coach : Kimberly Pierce
Kimberly Pierce is a 2007 graduate of Emporia State University with a BFA in Theatre. A firm believer in the life changing power of theatre, she is ecstatic to be returning to her roots by bringing the magic to the next generation.
ShiningStars Coach : Lilie Jorgensen
Coach Lilie is a current student at JCCC. She loves teaching ShiningStars and helping children learn and grow through the arts! In her spare time she helps run her families puppet show business and plans to take over as the owner one day!
Billing Coordinator: Kim Kelley
Phone Number: 913-851-9898 x 21
Raised iKim is the bookkeeper for Happyfeet Kansas City, SuperClubs, and the Kansas City Legends Soccer Club. Kim brings a wealth of experience to the orginization and her professional and caring approach and eye for detail make her a perfect fit for this position. In her spare time, Kim and her husband Tim are usually found at the soccer fields watching their three children Liam, Moira and Aiden.