Coaches & Directors

We are here to support your needs. If your questions are related to workouts, meets, events, goal setting, and other swimming related needs, please contact one of the coaches. For all questions related to administrative, safety, or policy issues, please contact our President Cari Stammler.  For any questions related to dues, payments or termination of membership please email  Treasurer - Kate Conrad. 

The coaching staff offers private lessons, please use the email links below to contact a coach for times and pricing. 

Coaching Staff

Mike W Ballard

Head Coach


Head Coach - (5th Year)


Mike has been coaching swimming since 2005.  He has been a full-time coach for Northland United since 2013.  In his younger days, he swam fast on the KC Blazers swim team.  He has a lifelong commitment to youth sports – developing well rounded swimmers both on and off the pool deck. 

  • 2016 USA Olympic Trials – Coach of NLU Swimmer Marcin Glebocki
  • 2017 Missouri Valley All-Star Team – Age Group Coach (Indianapolis, IN)

Danielle L Stoermann

Assistant Head Coach


 - Performance Group -  (10th year)

Danielle began teaching swim lessons in 2004 with the YMCA, working her way to the Park Hill Aquatic Center where she revised and expanded the swim lesson program to promote swimming as a lifelong skill. Danielle is also a certified Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor, and trained hundreds of lifeguards in the northland over the past seven years. She earned her BA in English from UMKC in 2013. She is looking forward to another great season  with the Hammerheads!

  • 2013 Missouri Valley Age Group Zones Coach (Topeka, KS)

  • 2012 Missouri Valley Age Group Zones Coach (Columbus, IN)

Robin Krug

Head Age Group Coach


Head Age Group Coach - Discovery/Challenge Groups 

Coach Robin has been involved with swimming for over 40 years, as an age group swimmer with Wichita Swim Club, a collegiate athlete at the University of Kansas, a private swim lesson instructor and most recently a developmental swim coach for AAAA in Lawrence, Kansas. Coach Robin’s passion for the sport of swimming is evident in his coaching style. The energy he displays toward developing happy, healthy and productive swimmers cannot go unnoticed.

Aubrey L Bowser

Assistant Coach


Coach Aubrey swam competitively for eight years. She swam for NLU for two years in high school, and also swam for Park Hill from 2009-2013. Aubrey has taught swim lessons since the age of 15, and this will be her third year coaching for NLU. She is a full-time student at Park University studying Business Management. Looking forward to another great season for Northland United! 

Paige C Feeley

Assistant Coach


Discovery Group - 2nd Year

Coach Paige has been a competitive swimmer since the age of five. She started off swimming for COOL (Community of Olathe Swim Club) then moved north of the river in second grade and started swimming for NLU. She was also a high school swimmer. Later, Coach Paige moved to Blue Wave and then back to NLU where she finished her USA swimming career. Coach Paige is also a full time student studying for her nursing degree. 

Emilee K Abbott

Assistant Coach


Kyler M Wooldridge

Assistant Coach


Board of Directors

Cari Stammler



Kate Conrad



Tom P Lee

Officials Chair


Brandy Nicole Stewart