Erin Dolan

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.  

Max Parra

Gym Manager & School Cheer Coordinator

Max Parra earned a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Sam Houston State University. 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! He also cheered at The University of Texas at San Antonio for 2 years. While in San Antonio, Max  enjoyed cheering on 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 since then. He has coached All-Star cheerleaders levels 1-5 and tumbling classes beginner through elite skills. Max has extensive experience at the Collegiate level, and has trained numerous athletes as they prepare for college cheerleading tryouts.  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.

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.


David Salter

Tumbling Director

David Salter is originally from The Woodlands, TX. He went to The Woodlands High School, class of 2007.  Growing up, he was a competitive gymnast. His accomplishments include multiple top 5 Texas State Titles and becoming the Class 5 Region 3 Parallel Bar Champion. After gymnastics he turned to cheerleading, where he's competed for three World Championship winning programs earning multiple top 5 placements at NCA Nationals in Dallas and The USASF World Championships at Disney. His coaching career began at the age of 18 when he started coaching tumbling.  He's coached tumbling for 12 years at programs such as Prodigy All Stars and Woodlands Elite. Most recently he coached at Cheer Athletics Austin where he coached classes for all tumbling levels, Youth Level 3 and Jr. Level 4 All Star teams and worked as their Class Program Director. Last year he got an offer to coach a women’s Gymnastics team in Austin TX where he coached 70 plus athletes, all training from 12 to 18 hours a week earning one North State Uneven Bars Champion and building 5 athletes to make the jump from Level 4 to Level 6. He's taught skills ranging from Handstands, Forward rolls, and Cartwheels all the way up to Elite Tumbling combinations for level 9 and 10 Female Gymnastics. 

Raven Lupone

Elite Division Cheer Director

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.

Brittani Parsons

Lil' Flippers Tumbling Director, Special Events Director, & Marketing 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.

Toni Stephens

Lil' Flippers Preschool Director

Toni Stephens earned a B.S. in Elementary Education from Olivet Nazarene College. She taught 2nd through 5th 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.


Shawna Living

Cheer Administrator &

Billing Director

Mrs. Shawna has lived in Tomball for over 12 years. When she joined our Front Office Staff in the evenings and Summer, she was not a new face around SCA. Her youngest daughter had cheered and tumbled here for years and her granddaughter now tumbles and cheers here. Prior to working in the front office, she served on the SCA Booster Club Board, worked in the Snack Shack, and served as a Ministry Leader for our FCA huddle!  Mrs. Shawna has a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with an Emphasis in Special Education, a Master of Education in Special Education, and a Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction- Reading Education. During the day, she is a Bilingual Educational Diagnostician. In the past, Mrs. Shawna has also served the community as a cheer/drill team coach with UPWARD Basketball Cheer and the AAYFDT Ponies, and as Assistant Youth Praise Dance Director with her church. Mrs. Shawna loves that her role here at SCA allows her to serve families in our community!

Nancy Vear

Head Diving Coach

William Fugate

All-Star Cheerleading Coach/

Tumbling 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!

Zach Coleman

All-Star Cheerleading Coach/

Tumbling Coach

Zach Coleman is super excited to be coaching with Spring Creek Athletics for the 2020-2021 season. Zach is 26 years old and has over 10 years experience in tumbling and cheerleading. He has won NCA twice, once with Swooshcats in 2016 and once with Wildcats in 2018. Zach has won gold at the Cheerleading World Championship with Swooshcats in 2016. He also cheered in college at TVCC--one of the best colleges for competitive cheerleading. 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.


Tumbling & All-Star Cheerleading Coach


Yessiena Chavez 

All-Star Cheerleading Coach

Yessiena Chavez, also called 'Yessie', is currently coaching with Spring Creek Athletics on team ENDURANCE. She also has a daughter cheering on Spring Creek Athletics' show team- ENERGY.
Yessiena started competitive cheer at 10 years old where she then trained at Cypress Academy of Gymnastics and cheered predominantly at Prodigy All-Stars. She retired from the sport at 21 years old as a collegate and competitive level 5 international cheerleader for the University of Houston and Apex Cheer and Athletics.
Yessiena first generated 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 moved across the globe, yet continued her coaching her career at various gyms across the country.
Yessie is excited to call Spring Creek Athletics her new home as she respects the devotion and the hard working environment expressed through all the staff. She thoroughly enjoys sharing her love for the sport with her atheltes. She finds great exuberance when athletes learn new skills. 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.

Kevyn Kimak

 Tumbling Coach, Gym Photographer/Videographer

Kevyn has been in the cheerleading industry for over a decade. He first started at his parent's cheerleading gym at the age of 12. He eventually moved to Miami at the age of 17 to cheer at Top Gun All-Stars where he won his first NCA Championship and a Silver Medal at the 2015 Cheerleading World Championships. After, Kevyn retired from competing and begin coaching all the skills he learned over the last few years to others. Kevyn also has a passion for story telling and filmmaking and is attending Sam Houston State University to get his degree in Film and Tv Production.  

Josie Spivey

Tumbling Coach

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. 

Nicole Shepard

Tumbling Coach

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 3 children, Kyndall age 6, Kynlee age 4, and Kaedyn, their newborn.


Riley Johnson

Special Events Staff

Riley Johnson is currently a Varsity Swimmer at Klein Cain HS. She also swims for Swim Ohana and is hoping to swim in college. Prior to swimming, she cheered and tumbled at SCA and Rosehill Christian School. Fun fact - The “Spring” in Spring Creek Athletics was named after her middle name “Riley Spring”. Riley loves working with the Younger athletes and campers at SCA! She is ARC CPR and Lifeguard certified. 

Kacie Lee

Tumbling Coach

Kacie Lee has been at SCA since it opened. She joined the SCA family as an all-star cheerleader until she was unable compete with us. She continued cheerleading on the All-Girl team at Sam Houston State University for two years. She was a member of the All-Girl team that brought home the 2018 collegiate national championship title in All-Girl division I. She also cheered for the University of Houston. She is a tumbling and cheer prep coach. Kacie is studying kinesiology: exercise science and nutrition at the University of Houston and expects to graduate Spring 2021. She is so excited to be back working new skills with athletes.

Front Office Staff & Preschool Teacher

Mackenzie Essner

Tumbling and Cheer Coach

Mackenzie has grown up in the Spring area and attends Klein Collins High School. She plans on pursuing a degree at Texas A&M. Mackenzie has been cheering competitively for 7 years, 5 of which were at SCA. She is currently cheering on Team RESPECT. Mackenzie was a Buddy for STARS for 4 years before becoming one of their cheer coaches. She absolutely loves her job! Outside of the gym she is involved in FFA where she raises and shows animals, she is a Klein Collins Varsity Cheerleader, she serves on the Board of Directors of Junior Guild of Texas where she volunteers in her community and has been a Girl Scout for 12 years where she is working to earn her Gold Award. Mackenzie also enjoys Modeling on the side where is currently working with Rebel Athletics and OneX50 Haircare.

Jordyn Lessing

Tumbling Coach /

Special Events Staff

Jordyn Lessing is currently a sophomore at Klein Collins and is on the JV Cheer team where she serves as Spirit Captain. She is also part of B.E.S.T where she is the Communication/Social Media Officer, and a member of Student Council and HOSA. She has earned herself an A average and will be taking dual credit and AP classes this year, as well as her final high school math class before starting college math. She started tumbling at SCA this past year and loves it. Prior to cheerleading, Jordyn was a competitive Artistic Roller Skater and has won several National titles as well as International Competitions. Jordyn plans to pursue a degree in Child Psychology and continue on to become a Pediatrician. Jordyn has a passion for helping others and is excited to do Special Events and STARS with SCA.


Mallori Stephens

Mallori Stephens

Front Desk Staff

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.

Jacob Stephens

Front Desk Staff

Jake Stephens has been with SCA for 2 years and has been working in an office setting for 6 years. He works really well with people and loves to work with kids. Jake has been working with his church's Awana group for 6 years and loves it. He has a talent for getting to know people and can make you feel at home here. He also works with Special Events and Birthday Parties. 

Brianna Christian

Front Desk Staff

Chloe Smith

Junior Coach

Chloe Smith has been cheering and tumbling for seven years and competed with SCA for 5 seasons. She currently attends Klein Oak High School as a sophomore where she cheers on the JV team. She has won 2 UCA All American Awards and loves to perform. SCA is like her second home, and she is very excited to be a junior coach.


Brody Johnson

Special Events Staff

Brody Johnson is a student at Klein Cain HS studying the Education and Sports Medicine Pathway. He is  a Varsity diver, Football Player, and does Track & Field at Cain. Brody also volunteers with the Special Olympics. He loves working the SCA Day Camps, as well as working on the Special Events Staff. Brody is currently ARC Lifeguard, First Aid, AED, and CPR certified.



Junior Coach

Kennedy Rinehart danced for five years in Fort Lauderdale Florida and has cheered competitively at SCA for the last five years. She has been a buddy for the Stars the last three years and worked as a Jr Coach for Team Energy last year. Kennedy is a cheerleader at Klein Oak high school and is a active member with National Charity League serving the community with numerous volunteer hours and receiving the Gold Presidents award for 2019-2020. In her spare time she does modeling for a few companies including Rebel Athletic and Onex50 haircare. Kennedy’s goal is to cheer and attend Baylor University when she graduates in 2024.

Bryce Miller

Special Events Staff

Bryce Miller began cheering on team UNITED 2018-2019 and is currently on team RESPECT for his last year as a super senior. He is a freshman at Lone Star College and graduated from Klein High, where he played Football, Wrestled, and ran for the Cross Country team. He is apart of the Special Events staff and assists with stunt classes.
Bryce loves the SCA family and everything it stands for, he is eager to help and to learn more about stunting to further himself and his team.

Trey Risner

Special Events Staff

Trey Risner is a currently a junior at Klein Cain High School. At his school, he is a JV Swimmer. He is CPR Certified. He loves to help out and cheer up people when there down.

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