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Staff

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Laura Bulls

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.


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Jason Mathis

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.

CREDENTIALS:

  • 16+ Years Competitive Cheerleading and Recreational Coaching Experience 
  • Coach of Nationally Ranked Cheerleading Teams
  • Personal Trainer-Powerhouse Cheer & Fitness
  • Bootcamp Instructor 
  • 2 Years Experience for UMHB Cheer Team
  • Certified Levels 1-5 in Tumbling and Stunting thru USASF
  • Multiple NCA Titles 
  • Multiple Summit and Worlds Qualifying Teams 
  • Head Coach of Tumbling and Classes for Powerhouse Cheer & Fitness
  • General Manager for Powerhouse Cheer & Fitness

ACCOMPLISHMENTS: 2 years-University of Mary Hardin Baylor tumbling and stunting member.


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Stacy Shackelford

STACY- has been involved in the Cheering Industry for over 12+ years. She is currently one of our All-Star coaches and a full time teacher at Academy ISD where she also serves as Cheerleading coach.


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Jeremy Dickerson

JEREMY- is our POWERHOUSE Head Coach and has eight years experience in tumbling, all levels, and four years all round tumbling coaching experience.
He also teaches private tumbling lessons for our recreational and All-Star team members.

 

CREDENTIALS:

  • CPR Certified
  • First-Aid Certified
  • USAG member since 2004
  • 12+ Years Recreational Coaching Experience

ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Jeremy has eight years of gymnastics coaching experience, and is very good coach for all levels. He is very patient and kind and works on fundamentals before advancing your child to the next level.
 


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Briana White

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.

CREDENTIALS:

  • Working at Powerhouse Cheer & Fitness Since 2009
  • Started Competitive Cheer in 1999
  • Office Manager at Powerhouse Cheer & Fitness
  • CPR & First Aid Certified 
  • 2010-2011 Belton High School Athletic Trainer
  • 2009-2010 Belton High School Cheerleader
  • Coaches Private Lessons for Flight and Flexibility

ACCOMPLISHMENTS: 

  • Graduated with a Bachelors in Business from Texas A&M University - Central Texas in 2016
  • NCA All American Cheerleader: 2007, 2008, 2009, & 2010
     

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Kimberly Camacho

Childcare Professional

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.

 

Core Competencies 

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

 

Experience

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

 

Education

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


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Kaley Zett

KALEY- has been with the Powerhouse Family for over 6 years. Beginning her career as a dancer and then taking on cheerleading, Kaley developed upon her skills as an amazing athlete. Once graduating high school, Kaley was privileged enough to be a part of the Texas State University Co-Ed Cheer Team. Following her collegiate career she has now decided to be a coach at Powerhouse. Full of energy and spunk, Kaley strives to teach and instill the values of cheerleading in all of the kids she coaches.

CREDENTIALS:

  • Elite Dancer for 7 Years
  • Powerhouse All-Star for 6 Years
  • Powerhouse Employee for 4 Years
  • Competitive Power Tumbler for 8 Years on the Rod Floor, Double Mini, & Trampoline
  • Temple High School Cheerleader
  • Temple High School Drill Team 
  • Co-Ed Cheerleader at Texas State University 
  • Judged Middle School and High School Cheerleading Tryouts
  • CPR & AMP; First Aid Certified 

ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

  • 4X NCA All-American 
  • 2016 NCA National Champion
     

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Shawn Deguire

SHAWN - as a member of the gym, Shawn has displayed his extraordinary talents as a cheerleader which has set him apart from all others. From his experience at Powerhouse he was able to further his cheerleading carrier at Trinity Valley and is now at Texas Tech University. As a coach at Powerhouse, he has poured his love of this sport out on all the athletes that he coaches. 

CREDENTIALS:

  • 7+ Years of Cheerleading Experience 
  • 3 Years as a Powerhouse All Star
  • 4 Years Experience Cheering at the Collegiate Level (Trinity Valley & Texas Tech)

ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

  • 2X Collegiate Grand National Champion
     

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Carlton Shanks

CARLTON- is one of Powerhouse’s amazing athletes that has furthered his career as a cheerleader taking it to the collegiate level. Now an athlete of Trinity Valley’s Cheer Team, Carlton’s training has taught him skills that he is able to teach the athletes at Powerhouse. He has been an all-round athlete since high school and we are so blessed to have him as part of the Powerhouse Staff Family.

CREDENTIALS:

  • Started Competitive Cheer at Powerhouse in 2015
  • Stunt Coach at Powerhouse 

ACCOMPLISHMENTS: 

  • Graduated from Belton High School in 2016
  • Ran Track, Played Baseball, Basketball and Football
  • 2016 Homecoming King at Belton High School
  • Received Scholarship in Cheer at Trinity Valley Community College
  • 2017 TVCC National Collegiate Champion

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Benjamin Ingallina

  • U of Alabama Alumni
  • 2015 UCA National Champion
  • 2016 USA World Champion
  • 2017 USA World Champion
  • 2018 FISU World Champion
  • 2019 USA World Champion

 

 


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Coach Chris O'Connor

  • Navarro Collegiate National Champion - 2011-2012-2013
  • World Champion - 2013 - 2014 - 2016

 


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Coach Marcus

2019 Marcus will be entering into his 4th year as an NDA (National Dance Alliance) Staff member.
He was apart of the NDA Collegiate Staff for the summers of 2018 & 2019.
He Traveled around the United States to over 7 States teaching Dance and Convention style Dance Camps.
In 2013 Marcus auditioned to be in the Marymount Manhattan College Dance Program and was accepted into the program as a BFA with a concentration in Ballet. 
He was a Collegiate Dance Coach at Stephen F. Austin State University 2018-2019
He auditioned for 'So you think you can dance' in 2019 & made it to the preliminary rounds.
He danced on the dance team at Stephen F. Austin State University for 4 years.
Marcus has 4 national titles as a competition in Division 1 which included: Hip-Hop - 2015 & 2016, Team Performance - 2017, and POM  - 2018
Marcus holds 1 national title as a coach in Division 1 which includes: POM 2019.
He was on the Stephen F. Austin State University repertory dance company for 3 years.
During his time on the Stephen F. Austin University repertory dance company I performed in concert at the University.
He has also performed in the GALA concert at The American College Dance Association.
He choreographed Stage A D completion routines.
Every year for the past 8 years he has choreographed for Middle Schools, High Schools, and Dance Studios in many different styles which include: Jazz, Lyrical, Musical Theatre, and Contemporary.
Marcus is trained A D proficient in many styles which include: Jazz, Ballet, Modern, Contemporary, Lyrical, Hip Hop, HICH, Tap, and Pom.
Marcus has a bachelor of science in Dance with a Concentration in Performance and Choreography.

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