Andrea & Matt Ivey owners of Adventure Recreation

Andrea & Matt Ivey


We are Andrea and Matt Ivey, we have a passion for kids, fitness, and fun. We both graduated together from Humboldt State University with our degrees and recreation administration with minors and business. In 2010 we found Adventure Recreation (now known as Adventure Recreation) as we saw the increasing need for a fun athletic program for today’s youth.

With electronic screen time on the rise and physical activity on the decline, we feel it is vital to keep our kids active and healthy. We bring a well-rounded, highly instructional, and organized program. We are excited to share a passion with you and develop lasting relationships in our community.

Andrea Ivey coach at Adventure Recreation

Andrea Ivey

Owner & Head Coach

Coach Andrea has been involved in sports gymnastics for 33 years, 20 of which she had spent coaching. With a dream to own a gym since she was nine years old, Andrea attended Humboldt State University in order to get a degree in recreation administration. Then, in 2010 the first adventure recreation was born in Ukiah California as a mobile climbing wall. Over the course of two years the company grew into a full gymnasium.

And then in 2017 Andrea, and her family, and the adventure recreation moved to Petaluma California, and found their home. Today Coach Andrea enjoys creating a community of athletes and their families. If you know Coach Andrea, you know she’s always ready to have a laugh and gets away with her athletes, daughter, son, and friends. Be on the lookout for Andrea riding across Sonoma State campus with her kids or enjoying music at Brewsters.

Chelsee Spangler coach at Adventure Recreation

Chelsee Spangler

Manager & Head Coach

Coach Chelsee is a proud Petaluma native who grew up in a competitive gymnast. After retiring from the sport, Chelsee became not only a gymnastics coach, but also trained adults. Chelsee earned a nationally recognized group training certification and set out to motivate others. Along the way, she came to adventure recreation to play with her niece and nephews but never left.

Today, Chelsee continues to practice her skills and learn new ones all while passionately improving her coaching style. Coach Chelsee’s favorite skill is to do a roundoff back handspring back layout with a full twist! If you’re in the right place at the right time you may catch Chelsee hiking the hills of Petaluma or kayaking down the Petaluma river.

Kristen Joyce

Athletic Director

Coach Kristen is a Bay Area native and long time Petaluma resident who is excited to get back to her roots working with children after many years in the mortgage business. Kristen started her coaching career as a recreational coach at Novato Gymnastics. She then became the Program Director for the MWR gymnastics program on the Naval Base, Santa Rita, Guam.

She finally ended up at North Florida Gymnastics and Cheerleading where she became a USAG certified team coach- coaching competetive levels 1-10 and traveling the South/East Coast for competitions. She has also enjoyed working with local youth coaching soccer for PYSL and softball for PGSA. When she’s not working she’s with her amazing daughter and their wonder pup Joey having outdoor adventures. Kristen also has a passion for theatre- she volunteers her time at her daughter’s elementary school theatre program and you can also see her perform with the Petaluma Shakespeare Company.

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