Meet Our Staff
Management / Executive Team
Adam Sikora, Founder and CEO
Adam Sikora serves as the CEO, CFO, and part-time coach to maintain smooth operations and keep the business on the path of success. Prior to co-founding Athleticademy LLC, he worked as a data analyst and environmental scientist at Tetra Tech. He just finished a Professional MBA program at the University of Tennessee and has an extensive multiple-industry work history to include exemplary service in the United States Air Force as a UAV crew meteorologist. He also taught mathematics at Bristol TN City Schools and has multi-sport experience as a player and coach to include work with the Boys and Girls Club. Adam was born and raised in East TN and looks forward to enriching the community with new service!
Megan Sikora, Founder and COO
Megan Sikora serves as the COO, CHRO, and center's General Manager (as defined by the state of Tennessee Child Care Provider regulations). She develops curriculum, oversees scheduling of services/instruction, and strengthens relationships with the surrounding retail locations. Prior to co-founding Athleticademy LLC, she worked as a contracts administrator at Leidos. She has a BS in Business Administration and has worked in many industries to include exemplary service in the United States Air Force as a UAV crew meteorologist. Megan has an extensive background in soccer and has raised 3 young girls as budding athletes. Megan is excited to bring value to Knoxville families with fun and safe sports!
Ron Blackburn, Marketing Consultant
Ron Blackburn serves as a part-time consultant through the start-up phase with the option of coming on full-time as the company grows towards a franchise model. Before joining Athleticademy LLC, he has worked as an advertising and marketing professional for both Fortune 1000 (business to customer) corporations and smaller companies operating in the business to business sector. Additionally, he serves on a variety of committees both within industry and within the Knoxville community. As a new parent, and as someone who sees the need for an organization such as this within the community, Ron looks forward to leveraging his expertise to help the company grow and flourish!
Center Operations Team
All of our staff are professionally vetted with background checks, certified in pediatric CPR/AED, and trained to safely work with children and families.
Alexis Replogle, Coach
Alexis comes to Knoxville from western Michigan, raised in an elementary teacher household, and currently attends a nursing program at Pellissippi State. She tried many sports growing up, including extensive basketball, but her passion belongs to dance. She has volunteered for multiple youth camps and special-needs programs. Alexis loves kids and is eager to help them develop with exercise!
Morgan Heidel, Coach
Morgan is a native of the Knoxville region and currently majoring in speech pathology at UTK. She played multiple sports growing up and received several awards in varsity softball and volleyball. She has experience as a preschool care provider while also volunteering as a mentor at Young Life and several special-needs educational and athletic programs. Morgan is excited to help make a difference for kids!
Caroline Coker, Coach
Caroline is a native of the Knoxville region and currently attends Pellissippi State. She grew up in a sporty family and has developed a strong interest in health and wellness. She has broad customer service experience to include a member-safety role at a fitness center. She has helped with special-needs individuals and cared for large groups of kids. Caroline is happy to teach children the FUNdamentals!