LAURA- has been involved in the cheerleading and gymnastics world since the age of 5. She had 14 years of experience as an ATHLETE in competitive gymnastics and cheerleading (as well as school cheer), including Level 5 All-Star Cheerleading, Varsity cheerleading in HS, and a near miss into JR Olympic gymnastics training due to an injury. She was an All-American Cheerleader all 4 years of high school. She has been a COACH of competitive all-star teams and recreational cheerleading and tumbling for 17 years. During her time as an All-star cheerleading coach, she has led teams to numerous national titles. She also led three teams to earn an NCA National Championship title (including a BACK-TO- BACK title for 2016 and 2017), and has had numerous teams that have earned bids to THE SUMMIT and earned the title of top 3 or 4 in the world!
She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in English and Exercise and Sports Science from UMHB in 2008, followed closely by her Secondary Education certification. She taught Sophomore English at Troy High School for three years, where she also served as the JV and Varsity cheerleading coach. Laura was an instructor for NCA (National Cheerleaders Association) for seven years. Three of those years, she was a Head Instructor. She was voted Top Veteran Instructor in 2006 and received her AACCA (American Association of Cheerleading Coaches & Administrators) certification in 2003. Working for NCA, she traveled around the country teaching cheerleading camps to high school, middle school, college, and all-star teams. As a Head Instructor, she ran the camps and taught the coaches proper technique for all aspects of cheerleading. She also judged tryouts and competitions, worked NCA All-Star nationals for 4 years, choreographed middle school and high school routines, and worked in the corporate office during her time with NCA. She currently coaches all levels of competitive all-star cheerleading here at Powerhouse! She also holds camps, judges tryouts, and choreographs pep-rally and competitive routines for schools.
JASON- has 16 years experience in the cheerleading industry and has judged numerous collegiate and High School competitions. Jason is currently the head All-Star Coach and Power Tumbling Coach. He also teaches private tumbling lessons.
CHOREOGRAPHY: Jason has choreographed many tumbling and stunt sections for competition routines for all age levels.
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: 2 years-University of Mary Hardin Baylor tumbling and stunting member.
BRIANA- has been a member of our Powerhouse Family since 2009. With a background in cheerleading since 1999, Briana has grown up in this industry and has fallen in love for this sport. Pursuing a degree in Accounting at Texas A&M University - Central Texas, she has now become the Office Manager for our gym. Her outstanding managing and accounting skills, Briana has been a thriving asset to this Family.
Childcare professional skilled at managing groups of various ages and assessing child behavior, needs, and health to determine appropriate teaching style and action. Bilingual (English/Spanish) excellent, interpersonal communicator who provides consistent updates to parents on child progress, behavior and needs. Administrative manager who ensures accurate training and skills for those employed in our program. Accustomed to working efficiently within high-pressure and fast-paced environments.
Basic Child care, Teaching, Program/ Learning Development, Strategic Planning, Problem Solving, Conflict/Resolution, Physical/ Social Development, Emotional/Developmental Problems, Emergency Training, Creative Activities Scheduling, Meeting Facilitation, Clerical Tasks, Customer Service
Afterschool Director at POWERHOUSE CHEER AND FITNESS, Temple, Texas
Afterschool worker at POWERHOUSE CHEER AND FITNESS for 6 years
Teacher at TEMPLE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY for 15 years
Pre K 4 teacher at TEMPLE CHRISTIAN CHILD CARE for 3 years
Presently attending Texas A&M University-Central Texas
Childcare Director Credentials from Tick Tock Training
Early Childhood Education Diploma Program from Temple College
Graduated from Temple High School