Director of Operations
Erin Dolan 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.
SCA Leadership Team
SCA leadership Team
Front Office Manager
Mrs. Bertha has been at SCA since it opened. She has been happily married over 30 years and has three children; Kristen, Kaitlyn and Kraig. Both of her daughters tumbled and cheered at SCA and eventually became coaches. Bertha has been involved with cheer as a coach at Rosehill Christian School and as a parent. She has a huge heart for children of all ages. Bertha and her husband have worked in the Youth Ministry for over 11 years. 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.
All- Star Cheer Director
Raven Lupone attended Klein Oak High School and is a graduate of Lonestar College with an Associates of Arts in Fine Arts-Dance and Kinesiology. Raven has competed in All-Star cheerleading her entire life (over 20 years). When she cheered at Cheer Athletics, her team was a USASF World Champion! 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. Coach Raven is also a Master in Martial Arts with over 21 years of experience. She is the proud mom of two girls, Rylie and Ryan.
Assistant Director of Operations/ Schools Director
Brittani Parsons 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.
Cheer Administrator & Billing Director
Ms. Shawna has lived in Tomball since 2007 and has been a part of SCA since 2015 when her daughter joined our program. Ms. Shawna holds a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies, a M.Ed. in Special Education, and a M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction. During the day, she is a Bilingual Educational Diagnostician. She has served SCA as a parent and staff member. She has also served the community as a cheer coach for UPWARD Basketball Cheer. cheer/drill team coach & choreographer with the AAYFDT Ponies, and as Asst. Youth Praise Dance Director with her church. Ms. Shawna loves serving the SCA family! She has three children: Deion, Katie, and Hannah and is the proud Mimi of Brynn.
Lil' Flippers Preschool Director
Jessica Vail is new to SCA, and we are excited to have her join our staff as our Preschool Director! Ms. Jessica hold a Degree in Engineering- Industrial Distribution from Texas A&M University. She attended high school at St. Pius and was on the competition cheer/dance squad. She was also in gymnastics for many years as a child. Ms. Jessica has taught preschool at Step By Step Christian School and as a mom of 4 beautiful girls she has also been a homeschool teacher. Ms. Jessica is CPR certified.
SCA Customer Service Team
SCA Customer Service Team
Preschool Assistant/ SCA Pro Shop/Front Desk Staf
Mallori Bailey was born and raised in Houston. Coach Mallori is a member of our front desk staff, is the teaching assistant in our Preschool Program, and is the tumbling coach for our Preschool Program. She has worked with kids for several years as a babysitter and a nanny. She also teaches Sunday School at her church for the 4-5 year olds, and she enjoys working with the Awana Cubbies group. In middle school and high school she was on the softball team. Mallori is First Aid and CPR certified.
Stars Coach/ Lead Coach: LFT and MT/ Birthday Party Director/ Front Desk Staff
Nicole Shepard grew up in the Dallas/ Fort Worth area. Coach Nicole holds her Associates of Science degree from Barton Community College in Fort Riley, Kansas. Her cheer experience started in All-Star Cheer when she was in 3rd grade and continued into adulthood. She was a two-year varsity cheerleader in high school. After high school, Coach Nicole coached tumbling for a gym in Fort Worth before moving to the Houston area in 2014 for her husband to go to school. She loves the Houston area besides all the traffic. She is CPR/AED/First Aid certified. Coach Nicole describes her personality as fun and bubbly. If she's not in the gym she can be found spending time with her husband Chris and their 3 children, Kyndall, Kynlee, and Kaedyn.
Tumbling Coach/ Front Desk Staff
Tina Kramer is not stranger to SCA. When her children were younger, she coached cheer and tumbling at SCA for 4 years and coached in gymnastics in California for 5 years before coming to Texas. Now that her children are grown, she is excited to rejoin our staff. Coach Tina attended Mt. San Antonio College taking coursework in education where she was a collegiate cheerleader for two years. In high school, she was a three year member of the Etiwanda High School cheer team, and she was also a junior high school cheerleader. From Early childhood until junior high, Coach Tina was a gymnast. Coach Tina has also been an SCA parent. Here daughters Taylinn and Alana cheered at SCA then went on to earn cheer scholarships to continue at the collegiate level. Coach Tina is CPR and First Aid Certified.
Cheer & Tumbling Coach/ Front Desk Staff
Shlisa Rodgers has been a school cheerleader since 6th grade. In college, she was on the Co-Ed and All Girl teams at Same Houston State University for three years where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with a minor in Health. In her career, she has held the honor of Varsity Co-Captain, NCA All-American Cheerleader throughout high school, Top All American Cheerleader, and been awarded a Leadership Award. Coach Shlisa started her athletic career in dance and has participated in multiple sports. Coach Shlisa has been both a school and an All-Star cheerleader. She cheered at Liberty High School and Lake Houston Platinum Cheer. In addition to her experience as an athlete, Coach Shlisa has coached for over 8 years and has served as a try-out judge for Middle School and High School Tryouts. Coach Shlisa also works for UCA as a Top Girl who works with different teams, preparing them for UIL competition. Coach Shlisa loves stunting and describes it as one of her passions. She also loves seeing her athletes get new skills.
SCA cHeer cOACHeS
SCA Cheer Coaches
All-Star Cheerleading Coach/
William Fugate has been a part of the SCA family for over 5 years now. Coach William has been coaching cheerleading and tumbling for nearly 10 years, and he has over 15 years of experience in this industry. With over 5 years of gymnastics, 13 years of cheerleading, and 3 years at the collegiate level, Coach William aims to bring his competitiveness and knowledge to help mold all athletes that walk through our doors. He aims to inspire them to become a better version of themselves, inside and outside of the gym. Throughout his athletic career Coach William has had the honor of winning both All-Star NCA Nationals and Collegiate NCA Nationals.
Fun Fact: Coach William played college soccer as well!
All-Star Cheerleading Coach/
Zach Coleman is super excited to be coaching with Spring Creek Athletics for the 2020-2021 season. Zach has over 10 years experience in tumbling and cheerleading. He has won NCA twice, once with Swooshcats (2016) and once with Wildcats (2018). Zach has won gold at the Cheerleading World Championship with Swooshcats (2016). He also cheered in college at TVCC--one of the best colleges for competitive cheerleading. Coach Zach has also judged junior high and high school cheer tryouts across the state. Coach Zach's passion for tumbling and cheer drive him to continue to help build the next generation of exemplary athletes. He is looking forward to his future with Spring Creek, and to meeting all the families that we are blessed to have with us. Coach Zach is CPR and First Aid Certified.
All-Star Cheerleading Coach/ Tumbling Coach
Yessiena Chavez, also called 'Yessie', coaches cheer teams and teaches tumbling classes. Yessie started competitive cheer at 10 years old at Cypress Academy of Gymnastics and cheered predominantly at Prodigy All-Stars. She retired from the sport at 21 years old as a collegiate and competitive International Level 5 cheerleader for the University of Houston and Apex Cheer and Athletics. Yessiena started her coaching experience at 18 years old, while in college at Lamar University and coincidingly cheering at her home gym- Prodigy All-stars. She later married into an the "army life" where she was frequently required to move across the globe, while continuing her coaching her career at various gyms across the country. Yessie enjoys sharing her love for the sport with her athletes. Yessiena also finds it immensely rewarding to see them exceed past mental bounds, learn discipline and responsiblity that promotes growth- even outside of the gym.
Cheer, Skills, & Tumbling Coach
Tyler Chapa is a new face to SCA and is currently attending Lonestar College working toward a degree in Kinesiology. He has been a high school cheerleader at Langham Creek High School and has been an All-Star Cheerleader at both Woodlands Elite and Prodigy All-Stars. Coach Tyler is new to coaching yet has a natural talent for working with athletes. Coach Tyler is a people person and loves to make people smile. Coach Tyler is CPR and First Aid certified.
Energy Coach/ Tumbling Coach
Chloe Smith has been cheering and tumbling for seven years and competed with SCA for 7 seasons. She currently attends Klein Oak High School where she cheers on the Varsity Squad. She has won 2 UCA All American Awards and loves to perform. Coach Chloe coaches tumbling and our Tiny Exhibition Team. SCA is like her second home, and she is very excited to continue her coaching journey.
tUMBLING & sKILLS cOACHES
tumbling & skills coaches
Stars Coach & Tumbling Coach
Karli King is a member of our tumbling and special events staff and she is also a a buddy for our cheerabilities squad. A graduate of Tomball High School, Karli is nearing the completion of her degree in Health Science at Sam Houston State University. Karli has over 10years of All-Star Cheer experience at Woodlands Elite and here at SCA, and she was a school cheerleader in middle school. Coach Karli loves working with athletes to become a better version of themselves. She is considering pediatric occupational therapy and teaching as future career goals once she graduates. Karli is CPR and First Aid certified.
Lil' Flipper- Mini Tumblers Lead/ Front Desk Staff
Elizabeth Lane is a tumbling and cheer skills coach here at SCA. She holds an Associate's of Science degree from Lonestar College. She also hold EMT and 9-1-1 dispatcher certifications. She has received special recognition for performing CPR on a lightening strike victim in Spring. Coach Elizabeth has over 10 years of experience as a gymnast at Cypress Academy. She also has two years of school cheer experience. Coach Elizabeth has coaches tumbling and gymnastics. Her years as a first responder gave her the knowledge and passion for helping people. She prides herself on her commitment to the safety of our athletes as well as their skill progression. Elizabeth holds multiple certifications of natural disasters, trauma care, and patient care along with her EMT and 9-1-1 dispatcher certifications.
Elite Stunt & Tumbling Coach
Anthony Antonelli joined the SCA Family during the Summer of 2021 as a guest coach for school cheer camps. His coaching skills were evident, so he was invited to join SCA as a regular staff. Coach Anthony attended Blinn College and holds his Bachelor's of Science in Exercise & Sports Science from Texas State University. He is now pursing his Master's of Science in Kinesiology at Sam Houston State University. Coach Anthony has been a school cheerleader with Morton Ranch High School and an All-Star Cheerleader with Prodigy All Stars and Stars Vipers. Coach Anthony has coached All-Star cheer for 5 years (2 at Texas Storm Athletics, 2 at Prodigy All Stars, and 1 at Stars Vipers). He has been a UCA Coach for 6 years, and he has served as UCA College Staff for 2 years.
Coach Piggee is not a new face to SCA, so we are honored to have him serve as a guest coach and choreography consultant to our All-Star program.
Elite Stunt & Tumbling Coach
Dalton Abendoth is currently pursing his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Exercise a& Sport Science. He started his college career at Texas State University and transferred to Sam Houston State University. Coach Dalton has been on the field and the sidelines. He played college football for a year and cheered for 4 years. Coach Dalton also cheered at his high school, Rouse High School. Coach Dalton is no stranger to UCA Gameday Nationals and feels that this experience adds to his skill as a coach.