Erin Johnson earned a B.S. in Biology and Sports Medicine from Shepherd University. She was a four year Shepherd University Varsity cheerleader and captain her last two years. She was also the catcher for Shepherd’s softball team. Before college, she cheered for football and basketball and was the captain of the competition cheer squad at Chantilly HS in Virginia. She was also captain of the Varsity gymnastics team and the State Champion softball team. Erin has coached cheerleading, tumbling, and gymnastics for 24 years. She is a certified judge of high school and all-star cheerleading. Erin currently serves on the USASF Field Staff, the USASF Regional Advisory Board, the Cheer Coach & Advisor magazine's Coach's Panel, and on the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Board of Directors. She is ARC CPR, ARC First Aid, and USAG Safety Certified. She is also USASF Levels 1-6 Credentialed in all areas.
Max grew up in San Antonio, TX where he began cheering in High School. He has more than 20 years of experience as both an athlete and coach. Max cheered at The University of Texas at San Antonio for 2 years. He also cheered for the San Antonio Spurs as a member on the Coyote Crew. Max relocated to the Houston area in 2007 and has worked as an all-star coach and tumbling instructor for both Legacy Allstars and later Woodlands Elite. He has coached all-star levels 1-5 and tumbling classes beginner through extreme skills. Max has extensive experience at the Collegiate level, and has trained numerous athletes as they prepare for college cheerleading. He has a degree in Criminal Justice from Sam Houston State University, where he also cheered from 2011-2014. He was a member of the Division I Co-Ed team that brought home the first ever NCA Collegiate National Championship title in 2012. Eat ‘Em Up Kats! Max enjoys spending time with his family, including his wife Keri, and their 3 daughters Harper, Piper, and Sawyer. He loves the outdoors, and when he’s not in the gym he can usually be found behind the grill.
Raven Lupone is a graduate of Lone Star College with a A.A. in Fine Arts-Dance, and Kinesiology. Raven has competed in all-star cheerleading her entire life. She is a USASF World Champion when she cheered at Cheer Athletics! While competing, her team won 34 National Championship Titles. She was also a champion competitive Power Tumbler. She is ARC CPR and ARC First Aid certified and USASF Credentialed Levels 1-5 in all areas. She currently serves on the USASF Field Staff. She is the proud mom of two girls, Rylie and Ryan.
Erika Martinez is a veteran cheer coach for 11 years now. As a coach, she has experience in both tumbling and All-Star Cheerleading. She even Co-owned her own gym, Incredible Cheer All-Stars where she handled and managed the company as well as coached and brought forth multiple National titles the three years it was established. Erika is considered a late bloomer to being exposed to the cheerleading world. She first started cheering in high school where she served as a Varsity cheerleader but did not experience the All-star world until she met her husband, Lazaro Martinez, at 19 years old. During her time off, Erika enjoys spending time with her two children who both adore tumbling so much that they continuously flip around their own home. Therefore, here life as a coach never stops due to her own active tumbling children. In her limited free time, Erika likes to spend time camping in the woods with her family. Erika is also CPR/ First aid and USASF certified.
Michele Welsh- is joining the SCA staff on April 18. She is a graduate from Texas State University with a BS in Health and Fitness Management, Minor in Business Administration. She is a former competitive gymnast who found her love for cheer in high school and continued cheering in college. She has been coaching cheerleading, gymnastics, and tumbling for 8 years. She has a true passion for the younger kids and our special needs athletes and cannot wait to get started here at SCA!
Coach Katie Ray was a competitive cheerleader from 1998-2008. During her athletic career, she has won numerous regional and national titles including NCA. She was even voted MOST VALUABLE CHEERLEADER out of the entire program and was also awarded best performer 2 years in a row. She is still just as sassy! Her first coaching experience was volunteering with the Lonestars special needs organization. When she was 16 she began coaching tumbling and gymnastics at Texas Star in Tomball. When she was a freshman in college she became the youth director at Champions Allstars. After that program was dissolved she went on to be a part of the opening staff at Woodlands Elite Magnolia. Craving a change of pace she began contracting out for Sideline Spirit and working with school cheerleaders. She came to SCA in 2014 and left after the birth of her first child. She started her own school cheerleading business called Platinum Choreography. With the addition of her second child and missing having teams of her own, she decided to end Platinum. God lined it up and she is back at SCA! Coach Katie is your quintessential Texas girl. She loves Jesus, big hair, bling, a good cup of coffee, and the Dallas Cowboys. Coach Katie also has a bachelors degree in cellular and molecular biology. Her running joke is that God gave her the brown bag special for passion: Cheerleading and being a science nerd! She and her husband Charlie have 2 daughters, Charleigh age 3 (who is starting her cheer career on energy this season!) and Gracelyn age 1. If she is not at home with her family or at SCA coaching, you can find her at RAW Gym Texas weight lifting, the Metropolitan Dance Center taking a hip hop class, or hosting her new podcast Real Southern Mother launching in the fall.
Madi grew up in Cypress, Texas, where she cheered competitively for 8 years, winning several championship titles. In high school, Madi was Co-Captain of her cheerleading team and coached cheerleading and gymnastics at local gyms. More recently, Madi has been focusing on education at Texas A&M University, where she graduated in May of 2019. Madi earned her CPR and First Aid certification as a prerequisite for nannying in college. Madi is newly married and just moved to Spring, where her husband has also landed a job, and she is beyond excited to rejoin the wonderful world of cheerleading! When she’s not at the gym she can be found with her hubby and two dogs, Tucker and Tatum, probably doing something outdoors or curled up reading a book.
Brittani Bumpas is coaching Tumbling and Cheer. She graduated from SHSU with a Bachelor of Arts in Family & Consumer Science before moving to Orlando to pursue a dream of working for Disney! There, she worked as a children’s recreation cast member. Brittani has coached cheer and tumbling for 12 years at the same gym, prior to that gym closing. She truly has a passion for children and is so excited to become a party of the SCA Family.
Allie-Grace Hemenway was a competitive gymnast for seven years and began tumbling over ten years ago. During that time Allie-Grace cheered six years for the Tomball Christian Warriors and was elected Captain of her cheer team. She is coaching the Tomball Christian Warriors Junior High Cheer Team and loves coaching and encouraging young kids to reach and exceed their personal best. She was honored as an AllStar Cheerleader as FCC. She has been a part of the SCA family for seven years, where she has tumbled and competed on the All-Star cheer teams. Allie-Grace is preparing for college where she hopes to continue cheering as she studies Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy.
William Fugate was born and raised here in Houston, Texas; Coach William is currently enrolled at Sam Houston State University as a student and as a cheerleader. Coach William has been a cheerleader for over 13 years and also has 5 years of gymnastics where he received coaching from our very own Coach Brenden and Coach Logan. He has been coaching for about 9 years throughout the Houston and greater Houston area and has finally landed a spot here at Spring Creek Athletics.
Fun Fact: William has also played soccer his whole life even in college and loves chipotle!
Mallori Bailey was born and raised in Houston. She is currently studying Child Development and Special Education at Lonestar College. She has worked with kids for several years as a babysitter and nanny. She also teaches Sunday school at her church for the 4-5 year olds. She enjoys working with the Awana Cubbies group as well. In middle school and high school she was on the softball team. Mallori is First Aid and CPR certified.
Julie has been tumbling for 12 years, and cheered competitively for 6 years. She attended the University of Texas at San Antonio her first year of college, and then transferred to Blinn Junior College to continue her cheer career there. She won NCA College Nationals in 2017 with Blinn. Before Julie was involved in cheer she was a competitive gymnast until she was 13. Julie plans to pursue the coaching side of cheerleading now that she has retired from cheering in college. In the future, she would like to work within the NCA company helping plan competitions and other events. Right now, she is excited to have landed at Spring Creek Athletics and can’t wait be a part of the family!
Nicole Shepard grew up in the Dallas/ Fort Worth area where she cheered from 3rd grade through her senior year of high school. After high school she coached tumbling for a gym in Fort Worth for 2 years. In 2011 she got married and moved to Kansas with her husband Chris who was in the Army. She attended school there and received her Associates of Arts Degree. Nicole moved to the Houston area in 2014 for her husband to go to school. She loves the Houston area besides all the traffic. She began cheering on the level 5 Inspire team here at SCA in July 2017. That's how she landed the coaching position. She is CPR/AED/First Aid certified. If she's not in the gym she can be found spending time with her husband Chris and their 2 daughters Kyndall age 4 and Kynlee age 2!
Brook Thompson has been cheering and tumbling at Spring Creek Athletics for 13 years now. She is currently attending Tomball High School and is going on her junior year. She is also currently on the varsity cheer team for her school as well. She has won several championship titles in her years of cheering. She currently works with cheer prep classes, Lil flippers classes, and special events. Her main goal as a coach is to help younger kids progress with their skills while spreading the love of cheer and tumbling that she has gained in her years of cheering for SCA.
Whitney Roberson has been cheering and tumbling at Spring Creek Athletics for 6 years now. She is currently attending Klein High School and is going on her senior year. She is also currently on the Klein Varsity Cheer team for her school as well. She has won several championship titles in her years of cheering. She currently works with cheer prep classes, stunting classes, tumbling levels 1 & 2, and special Her main goal as a cheer coach is to help progress each of her students’ skills; as well as, teach them what it truly means to be a cheerleader. While spreading the love and joy of cheerleading and tumbling, that she has gained in her years of cheering for SCA. Outside of cheerleading, Whitney is involved in the Klein Varsity Chorale Choir, Student Council, Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), Young Life, B.E.S.T, and Sugar Plum Cotillion (SPC). She is also apart of Science National Honor Society, National Honors Society, and she is a Klein 5 Ambassador. In her spare time, she focuses on her family and friends. In addition, Whitney is First Aid, CPR, and AED Certified.
Josie Spivey has been a part of the SCA family for 10 years cheering, tumbling and now coaching. She currently attends Magnolia West High School and hopes to attend Texas A&M University in the future. She has won several national championship titles with her teams at SCA. She has also worked with Stars, SCA's special needs cheer team, for 4 years. Her main goal is to share the love of cheerleading and tumbling that SCA coaches have shared with her for so many years.
Toni Stephens earned a B.S. in Elementary Education from Olivet Nazarene College. She taught Second through Fifth grade for 5 years. Toni has been happily married for 31 years and is the mother of 8 children. She has been a homeschool mom for the past 22 years. She loves children and is active in her church teaching 2-3-year-old Sunday School, Nursery Director, and AWANA Sparks director. She is excited to join the SCA Staff teaching and loving on our children.
Bertha has been at SCA since it opened. She has been happily married for 29 years and is the mother of three children; Kristen, Kaitlyn and Kraig. Both of her daughters tumbled and cheered at SCA and eventually became coaches and are now married. Bertha has been involved with cheer through coaching at Rosehill Christian School and through her daughters who both cheered 6-12 grades. She has a huge heart for children of all ages. Bertha and her husband have worked in the youth ministry for over 11 years. Prior to SCA, Miss Bertha worked for a pediatrician for 23 years. She started working for Dr. Max Mintz when she was a junior in high school. She continued her education and training with the same doctor until he retired. Bertha says, "She could not think of a better place for God to bring her to than SCA. She loves being surrounded by youth in a happy and cheerful atmosphere where we can openly proclaim the word of God."
Shawna Living- has joined our Front Office Staff. Although she is not a new face around SCA, her daughter has cheered and tumbled here for years. Prior to working in the front office, she served on the Boosters Board, worked in the Snack Shack and is a Leader for our Fellowship of Christian Athletes! Miss Shawna also works as a Bilingual Educational Diagnostician for Tomball ISD.