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Meet Our Staff

Our Staff Members are truly teachers of life and soccer! Our Directors and Coaches are knowledgeable, loving, kind, caring, ethical, intelligent, dedicated, fun mentors of great character and soccer ability. Parents love the many unique, positive ways in which our coaches get children to learn difficult skills, work hard and achieve their potential. Our trustworthy staff work to a "One of a Kind" proven curriculum.

Josh Ganson
Springfield Director

Phone: (417) 501-6019
Email: [email protected]

Originally from Indpendence, MO Josh started playing soccer around the age of 3. He played in many leagues in and around the KC area while growing up including at All American Indoor Sports where HappyFeet had it's beginnings. Josh was a member of the Yellowjackets at Graceland University where he learned that soccer is more about the skills it helps you build rather than the wins and losses. 
"The games fade away in time but the skills you learn on the field become a part of who you are off the field."
This became the philosophy of his coaching career. Josh coached at the college level for 12 seasons at six different universities in the Midwest and New England regions. Today it is important to Josh that the next generation of soccer players be taught from an early age that mastery of skill and discipline of character are the cornerstones of any successful soccer career. 
"When you can be disciplined enough to make the right choices in the face of pressure and to practice the small skills and details that no one else wants to work on; you will find success where others can't."
This philosophy is what drives him to teach your young children and the coaches of HappyFeet that soccer is a great building block to a successful future. 

Josh lives in Nixa with his wife Tasha and their two children Kinsley and Jayce. Along with their two dogs, three fish, and one rabbit. 

Angela Teters
Assistant Director

Phone: (417) 501-6019
Email: [email protected]

A long-time Springfieldian, Angela was first introduced to HappyFeet through her daughter's school. After hearing raving reviews from her 5 year old, she decided to become part of the HappyFeet team & mission of building brave, creative leaders. Prior to the position of Assistant Director, Angela received a B.S. in Business Administration with an emphasis in marketing. She then went on to sales management positions with two Fortune 100 companies. After several years of focusing on being a parent, she decided to search out a job with a company that aligned with her values. 

Angela is an avid supporter of a healthy lifestyle for all ages & enjoys being active with her daughter. Some of her interests include running, writing, cooking & any type of hands-on projects. The things she appreciates most about HappyFeet is their unique style of incorporating creativity & character building in a fun physical activity.

Angel Laukon
HappyFeet Coach

Sing hello to Coach Angel! That is right, Angel has a passion for music...not only does she sing but she also plays multiple instruments; the guitar being her favorite. She is a Springfield native and has played soccer since the 7th grade. Angel loves working with children as she also works at an after school program for at-risk kids. She coaches both HappyFeet classes & league and if you want to really get on her good side; surprise her with some Twix!

Jacklyn Finley
HappyFeet Coach

Coach Jackie has been playing soccer for over 21 years. When you combine that experience with her energy & passion for kids, you have the complete package! Jackie is currently pursuing a graduate degree in social work & working full time at Hogan Land Title. She enjoys spending time with her two pups & going to the lake. Coach Jackie leads HappyFeet classes at schools & is a league coach. She especially loves the littlest ones....and the feeling is mutual!

Gabbe Millot
HappyFeet Coach

If Gabbe is your coach, you will know it! Her vibrant energy is felt across the field & throughout the game. Soccer is a big part of her life as she's been playing ever since she can remember. Gabbe's soccer experience has now brought her to Springfield as a player on the women's Drury soccer team. She has been a HappyFeet coach with us for the past 3 years and has loved every season. Outside of soccer, Gabbe keeps herself busy and enjoys playing hockey, singing & hiking. 

Springfield HappyFeet

P.O. Box 8952 
Springfield, Missouri 65801
Phone : 417-501-6019
Email : [email protected]
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