- General Info.
- Competitive Cheer
Erin Johnson - Gym Director
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.
Adam Jaggers - All Star Director
Adam Jaggers started cheering in 1992 at his mother’s gym in Houston, TX & 20 years later was honored with Cheer Biz Magazines “Top 35 Under 35” award! He has over 10 years experience coaching cheer while winning National Titles with top programs throughout Texas! As an athlete, Adam was able to compete with one of the best teams in the Nation (Cheer Athletics Wildcats) in 2008! Now, Adam is an industry entrepreneur with his company “CheerLive” which streams cheerleading competitions and hosts videos on demand for cheer fans worldwide! In his free time Adam enjoys DJing & watching any Houston sporting event! Adam is CPR, First Aid & USASF Levels 1-6 Credentialed
Lazaro - Tumbling Director & Assistant All-Star Director
Lazaro Martinez has been coaching in the cheer industry for a toatl of 15 years. Within those years, he had the honor of owning his own cheer gym, Incredible Cheer. Lazaro specializes in High Schcool cheer teams where he has lead more than 10 teams to win Nationals. In the beginning, Lazaro was introduce to the cheer world after on of his friends introduced him to an All Star cheer gym his high school year. From there, he became a NCA Champion and won the Challenge Cup with the TCCA Competition Cheer Team. After high school, he worked for the San Antonio Spurs and Circus Ole. Outside of cheerleading, Laz competes in wrestling and competitive skate boarding where he has won multiple championships. In his spare time, he focuses on his family of two children and his wife, Erika. Lazaro is USASF credentialed, First Aid and CPR Certified.
Angelo Graves - Cheer & Tumbling Director
Angelo has been coaching competitive cheer and gymnastics for over 23 years. He started coaching gymnastics in St. Louis at the YMCA and later was the Boys Gymnastics director at Olympiad Gymnastics and Cheer Director for Spirit Elite Cheer. Angelo and his wife opened Viper Athletics cheer in 1997. During this time he was the Head Coach at both Maryville University and Whitfield Private School. During the 1999 -2000 season Viper Athletics was named one of NCA’s top 1000 cheer programs in the country. In 2005 he moved to Texas and reopened Viper Athletics in 2007. Angelo began teaching and coaching high school cheer before coaching at Pro Spirit during the 2013-15 seasons. In 2015 he moved to Houston to coach at Woodlands Elite Cheer during the 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons. Angelo was one of the top tumbling coaches at Woodlands Elite and coached several successful teams and assisted the small coed team that placed 10th during the 2015-16 Worlds season. He is currently USASF Certified through level 5 and CPR and safety certified. Angelo loves coaching and working with children of all ages and considers it a blessing.
Raven Lupone - All-Star Cheer & Flyers Coach
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 Rylie who is currently in Tumbling and Cheer classes at SCA
Brenden McAleavey - T&T Director, Head Tumbling & Tricking Coach
Brenden McAleavey attended Navarro College where he cheered and won college nationals. Prior to finding cheer his senior year of high school, Brenden was an elite gymnast and played several other sports. He competed in gymnastics for 15 years and qualified for nationals every year since middle school. Since he loved the entertainment side of cheer, he had the opportunity to work with Cirque Du Soleil on the Michael Jackson workshop. He then traveled the world while working with the circus. He is currently pursuing a professional wrestling career as well as continuing his passion for coaching! Brenden is First Aid and CPR certified.
Logan Kruemcke - Head Tumbling Coach
Logan Kruemcke currently attends the University of Houston and was a part of their first national’s competition team in over 10 years in 2015. He will graduate from the University of Houston with a Degree in Logistics and Supply Chain Management. Prior to the University of Houston, he attended Blinn College and participated on their national’s team. Logan has been a cheerleader for the last 20 years and tumbled for 22 years. Tumbling is his passion and he has studied under many incredible coaches to help him create a better understanding and knowledge of the sport. Logan also has 7 years of martial arts experience, which has helped him earn discipline and a strong foundation. This discipline has helped him train in "tricking" which is a collaboration of martial arts and gymnastics skills. He hopes to one day pursue a masters in physics to further his understanding of tumbling and tricking. Logan is First Aid and CPR certified.
Erika Martinez - Tumbling Coach & Preschool Teacher
Erika Martinez is a veteran cheer coach for 11 years now. As a coach, she has experience ins 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.
Angel Moreno - Tumbling & Cheer Skills Coach
Angel has been in the cheer industry for 9 years and has been coaching tumbling for 3 years. Angel cheered competitively on a small team called Springers All Stars out of Needville, Tx and won numerous national titles. Along with coaching for 3 years, Angel has been working and volunteering with children since he was 12 in numerous activities including VBS, church summer camps and nurseries around Houston. Angel has recently finished his Associates of Arts at Lonestar Community College after graduating early in 2013 at the age of 16. He is currently working towards his Bachelors in Business Management.
William Fugate - Tumbling , T&T & Cheer Skills Coach
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!
Caitlyn McCraw - Tumbling Coach
Caitlyn McCraw has been a part of the Spring Creek Athletics family for nine years. Of those nine years, she served five years on the SCA competition teams and was awarded three Spinner Spirit awards for her positive and “can do” attitude. Aside from the gym, Caitlyn was a school cheerleader at Magnolia West High School where she was selected as an All-American cheerleader and served as a team captain. Cheer America selected her as one of three cheerleaders at Nationals to receive a college scholarship based on her cheerleading skills, academic achievements, and community service. She is currently studying to become a surgeon. During her free time, she loves to spend time with her family and her new Germanian Husky puppy, Leia. Caitlyn is First Aid and CPR certified.
Marilu Rudolph, graduated from Belhaven University , (an amazing Christian University) with a Bachelors in Bussiness Administration and a Bachelor in Finance. Prior to Belhaven she attended the Lone Star College where she obtained an Arts Associate. Marilu has been teaching children for over 15 years. Her passion is sports, she is a fifth degree Black Belt in ATA Martial Arts, with multiple world titles under her belt. A triathlete with several ironman where she has come in first place in her age division and overall in multiple races.
Kyra Graves - Tumbling Coach
Kyra Graves has been a competitive cheerleader for 15 years and has been a cheer coach since 2013 and had two successful seasons with coaching mini all-star competitive teams. She has competed on a world team for two years. Currently studying to be a personal trainer. Kyra has also started her own nanny business in 2016 which gave her a lot of experience with baby threw school age children. Kyra is CPR and First aid Certified
Drew Vossler - Tumbling Coach
Drew vossler has been tumbling and cheering for 7 years and now currently is attending Sam Houston State University where he is a competitive coed cheerleader and has one Collegiate Nationals. Before he found cheerleading he was a competitive gymnast for 6 years. He has coached gymnastics and tumbling for 6 years. His main goal is to inspire kids to love the sport of tumbling as much as he did and still does.
Kayla McGuffey - Tumbling & Cheer Skills Coach
Kayla McGuffey graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University with a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies and a M.ED in Elementary Education. She is currently a second grade teacher at Klenk Elementary in Klein ISD. Kayla was an Elite competitive cheerleader for 5 years and had the opportunity to attended the Cheerleading World Championship on her level 5 team. She also cheered at The Woodlands High School for 3 years and was Varsity Captain her seniro year. She then went on to cheer at Stephen F. Austin State University. Axe em' Jacks! While attending college, Kayla was also a member of NCA staff for 3 years. Kayla has been coaching tumbling and cheerleading for 5 years ans has always had a strong passion for coaching and teaching. Kayla is First Aid CPR, and AED certified.
Tyler Reed - Tumbling Coach
Tyler Reed is a member of the Sam Houston State University Coed Cheerleading team. He has competed in both UCA and NCA college nationals earning a top 3 placement in both divisions. He is currently pursuing his Bachelors degree in Exercise science. Following graduation Tyler looks to pursue his passion of helping others achieve their goals in cheerleading at the collegiate level. Tyler is First Aid and CPR Certified.
Ashley Wheeler - Tumbling Coach
Ashley Wheeler is a native Houstonian and local preschool teacher. Growing up, she had a deep passion for gymnastics and learning to build strength, coordination, and flexibility. Along with being a former gymnast, she was also involved in cheerleading and diving. She has a love for working with children and helping them reach their full potential along with building their self esteem. She enjoys spending time with her three children and husband, Austin. In her free time she can typically be found at the baseball or soccer fields, volunteering with her church youth group, or traveling with her family. She is First Aid, CPR, and AED certified.
Kaitlyn Spink - Head Special Needs Cheer Coach
Kaitlyn Spinks attended Lone Star College. While attending Rosehill Christian School she cheered from 6th grade until graduation. She was also on the RCS Varsity Competitive Cheerleading Team. She has been involved with Spring Creek Athletics or Coach Erin since she was in 6th grade; as a Tumbler, SCA All-Star Cheerleader, coach, and eventually her nanny! She has been involved in coaching tumbling and cheerleading for the past five years. She is wonderful with athletes of all ages! She taught preschool at Spring Creek Athletics for two years. She was a camp counselor at Camp Blessing which is a camp for Special Needs kids. She was a nanny for many years and now currently works in the Oil & Gas Industry. She has been married for four years to Rope Spinks. She enjoys working with children, riding her horse, and being outdoors. Kaitlyn is First Aid and CPR certified.
Kristen Beller - Special Needs Cheer Coach
Kristen Beller attended Rosehill Christian School where she cheered form sixth grade through her senior. During high school her cheer team attended FCC Nationals every year. Also during high school she coached tumbling and cheer classes for Spring Creek Athletics. After graduating high school she attended Texas A&M university. While at A&M she volunteered in Project Sunshine which is an organization for children with special needs in which they organize events. After college, Kristen worked as a caretaker for a boy with special needs for fiver years. She is also the proud mom of Kinley who is on Team Energy.
Carlene Schmidt - Lil' Flippers Preschool Director
Carlene came to our gym at the start of summer 2015 to help with our Pre-K summer camps. She has taught preschool 3&4s at Rosehill Christian School for the past 19 years. She attends preschool summer conferences annually to stay current on child development and learning activities. She also helps with many of the summer camps. She is CPR and First Aid certified. When she is not teaching and loving our kiddos, she enjoys running, shopping, and spending time with her family and friends.
Mallori Bailey - Preschool Teacher
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.
Bertha Burke - Front Office Manager
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."
Melanie Hamilton - Front Office Staff & Spirit Wear Coordinator
Lori Ogle - Front Office Staff
Lori attended Asuza Pacific University and Fullerton College. At college, she had the honor of being the only freshman picked to participate in their Acappella choir. She also enjoyed singing for several Disney events. Prior to attending college, she cheered in junior high and high school. As the daughter of parents that worked for Campus Crusade, she was able to travel to see them as they spread Jesus throughout several countries, including Vienna, Austria. Lori is the proud mom of John who plays basketball at Hendrix College and is a Rosehill Christian School graduate. She has been married to Steve for 26 years.
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