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Brent Steele, Owner- Brent is originally from Oklahoma where he cheered at the University of Central Oklahoma. He graduated with a degree in Public Relations while simultaneously starting to grow his coaching and choreography career. His award winning choreography has won titles all over the United States and in Europe. Brent has spent time living and coaching in Norway and has a reputation for integrity and success.

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Erin Ehlebract, CO/NM Territory Director - Erin is originally from the Chicago metro area. In 2007 she moved to Boulder, CO to attend the University of Colorado. She was a member of the all-girl cheerleading squad from 2007-2012. Erin graduated from CU with a degree in Integrative Physiology. As an athlete Erin has competed at the highest level including the Cheerleading World Championships and the NCA college national championship!
Erin is one of the most decorated coaches in the state of Colorado. Her coaching has won numerous national titles, some as prestigious as the NCA All Star Championship and the Summit National Championship.

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Tiffany Valdez, Owner - Tiffany comes to us as a Colorado native growing up in north Denver. She went to school at the University of Colorado at the Boulder campus. She was coaching competitive cheerleading while achieving her degree in Psychology. She has a strong passion for fitness and cheerleading. Tiffany has worked with teams of all levels around the United States and in Europe. She is known for her honest perspective and her organized brain.

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Kallie Steele-Squillace, Billing Manager CO - Kallie comes to us from California! She has grown up in the cheerleading industry and brings passion for the sport and a kind heart to our company. She graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in Psychology and is known for her ability to light up a room with her vivacious personality.

Jane Boyers, Billing Department - Jane Boyers comes to us from Oklahoma City. Jane cheered non competitive her Junior and Senior years of high school. She even wrote her Junior High fight song! She has been a business professional as an IBM marketeer, and Project Manager Professional at many businesses in Oklahoma City. She hired our dear Brent to lead a cheer program at Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School where she taught Geometry and was the cheer sponsor (yes she will tutor for free). Her and Brent laughed so hard every game on the sidelines while Brent was in his college years. We're excited she has joined Steele as a great addition to our Billing Department. Jane aspires to move to the Denver area soon!

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Jason Broddle, Site Director - Jason comes to us all the way from Oklahoma! He double majored at Oklahoma State University earning degrees in Public Relations and Sports Media. Jason has a vast background in power tumbling and has over 10 years coaching experience! Jason was a cheerleader for both Oklahoma State and Twist and Shout. He puts a major influence on technique and proper progression.

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Vinny DeMarco, Coach - Vinny is originally from Long Island, New York but has been in Colorado for 2 years now. He attended Hofstra University where he attained his Masters Degree in Physical Education. Vinny is currently a P.E. Teacher at Peabody Elementary School in Littleton, Colorado. While attending Hofstra University he was on the Co-ed Cheerleading team. He went on to coach at Hofstra and was able to acquire 4 National championships between his athlete/coach years.
Vinny has a very profound resume and has coached teams of the highest level. He has 3 top five finishes at the World Cheerleading Championships as a coach. Vinny has a loud and loving New York personality that will light up the room!

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Gabe Lozano, Coach - Gabe is originally from Texas and currently attending the University of Colorado at the Boulder campus. Gabe is starting his 5th year as a member of the CU co-ed cheerleading team. As an athlete he has cheered at the highest levels including the Cheerleading World Championships and UCA College Nationals!
He has a very outgoing and fun loving personality. Gabe loves to share his passion for cheerleading with his athletes.

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Holly Pickens, Coach - Holly is from all over the country, but she calls Colorado home. She has been a part of Steele Athletics since its inception and has grown from an athlete on the very first Steele team to now a coach! She is currently attending Colorado State University studying Business Administration. Holly is known for loving on the little kiddos and showing her passion for the sport by setting a great example for her athletes.

Gabe Cox, Coach - Picture and Bio coming soon

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Hugh Burrow, Coach - Hugh is currently pursuing his masters degree in Sport & Performance Psychology at the University of Denver. He completed his undergrad at Oklahoma State University while cheering all four years on the Large Coed cheerleading team. Hugh is known for his soft approach with the kids and his ability to connect with any type of athlete. He has competed at all levels of cheerleading and brings a bank of knowledge to the table!

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Emmy Helm, Coach - Bio coming soon

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Taylor Puentes, Coach - Taylor was a competitive cheerleader for 7 years before moving to the collegiate level. She cheered at Colorado State University for 3 years while studying Communications. She graduated with a bachelor's degree in Communications Studies and minored in Business Administration. She is energetic and loves to help kids achieve their goals. She loves to share her passion for cheerleading while helping athletes discover theirs!

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Travon Booker, Coach - Travon is currently working in our Denver facility. He is a powerful tumbler and uses his ability to understand all types of tumbling to aide him in coaching his tumblers. Travon is known for his beautiful technique and he is able to teach his athletes how to be confident in their skills.

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Debra Bradford, Director of Schools and Universities - Debra is from California where she was a gym owner for 15 years! She attended her first World Championship competition in 1989 as a gym owner and has won multiple national titles as a coach. Debra is known for her high energy, cleanliness, and love for the younger athletes.

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Jennifer Curtis, Customer Service/Coach - Jennifer is from a small town, Belton, Missouri. If you blink your eyes you are through the town. She sees the good in everyone she meets and brings a loving energy to the gym. Jennifer is known for working with the younger athletes. She encourages children to believe they are capable of anything and wants them to be the best version of themselves.

Northern Colorado

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Sarah LaCount, Site Director - Sarah is a Colorado native who grew up here in Fort Collins, CO and competed competitively for 8 years. Something you may not know about her is she competed in the Junior Olympics for Tae Kwon Do multiple times growing up. Sarah is known for her attention to detail and her spunky, youthful attitude with athletes of all ages.

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Shannon Ropes-Mitchell, Billing Manager NM, Prep Director CO- Shannon is a Colorado native who has grown up around cheerleading. She has worked all over Colorado and has coached all levels of cheerleading. Shannon brings lots of experience to the table and is known for her consistency with her teams.

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Debra Bradford, Director of Schools and Universities - Debra is from California where she was a gym owner for 15 years! She attended her first World Championship competition in 1989 as a gym owner and has won multiple national titles as a coach. Debra is known for her high energy, cleanliness, and love for the younger athletes.

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Mallory Olsen, Coach - Mallory is a Colorado native who grew up in a highly competitive gym for 7 years. She has won numerous national and state titles as an athlete and a coach. Mallory is known for her high energy, intensity, and passion for the sport.

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Jackie Havens, Coach - Jackie is from Des Moines, Iowa who is a marketing specialist by day and a cheer coach by night. After working all day at her other job coach Jackie brings nothing but high energy to the gym. Jackie is known for her relentless positivity, encouragement, and ridiculous dance moves.

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Emma Bishop, Coach - Bio coming soon

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Anna Harvey, Coach - Anna is a Colorado native from Fort Collins, CO and is currently attending Colorado State University working towards her law degree. Anna has a passion for seeing kids love and grow in a sport that she loved growing up with and still enjoys today. She is known for always being positive and supportive of her athletes.

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Taylor Puentes, Coach - Taylor was a competitive cheerleader for 7 years before moving to the collegiate level. She cheered at Colorado State University for 3 years while studying Communications. She graduated with a bachelor's degree in Communications Studies and minored in Business Administration. She is energetic and loves to help kids achieve their goals. She loves to share her passion for cheerleading while helping athletes discover theirs!

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Ryan Stock, Coach - Ryan got his start in cheerleading by spending four years cheering at Oak Ridge high school in California. Ryan spent 13 years on UCA staff working with high schools and universities around the world. Ryan has competed at the highest level as an athlete even winning the UCA college national championships with Morehead State University. Ryan is known for his vast knowledge of stunting and for his fun loving personality.

Vinny Wilson, Coach - Picture and Bio coming soon

Colorado Springs

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Kenney Gillus, Site Director-Colorado Springs - Kenney comes to us from Maryland! Kenney has coached and choreographed at some of the country’s most successful gyms. Currently, Kenney is coaching at the Denver and Northern Colorado gyms! His organized brain and ability to connect with every type of person allows him to be awesome in any situation. Kenney is known for his flashy choreography and great personality.

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Whitney Williams, Coach - Whitney cheered for 18 years and is going on to her 5th year of coaching. She is excited to be a part of the Steele Athletics family! Whitney is a 2012 World Champion and assisted in coaching a Worlds team in her hometown, Buffalo, NY. Whitney values mental toughness and education. She has a degree in Psychology and is currently working to get her Master’s in School Counseling. Outside of competitive cheerleading she enjoys watching UFC fights and going to motocross races.

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Kaitlyn Hansen, Coach - Kaitlyn is from Colorado Springs, CO. She competed on our worlds team, Titanium in 2018 when they placed 7th in the world! Kaitlyn is known for her attention to detail in a routine and her focus on solid tumbling technique.

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Dylan Price, Coach - Dylan was an all star athlete of 10+ years Training among many gyms in the south east area. Originally a Florida native, he moved to Colorado Springs to explore the world and see what the mountains had to offer. Dylan adores his cat Ishii, and the gym as well as painting. He is most proud of is his attention to detail and constant strive for growth. Still an active cheerleader today, Dylan is currently cheering at the Denver location on Vibranium.

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Tana Stevens, Coach - Tana is from Norman, Oklahoma where she cheered for the University of Oklahoma All-Girl cheer team from 2013-2017. Tana graduated OU with a degree in public relations and moved to Colorado Springs shortly after to pursue a career with Teach For America. She is also an accomplished athlete by winning 5x NCA National Championships and the 2011 Worlds Championship with Twist and Shout Obsession. Tana is thrilled and excited to bring her talent and knowledge to the Steele Family!

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Kayla McCormack, Coach - Kayla was a tumbler for 20 years and a cheerleader for 10 years. Kayla competed on her competitive high school team where she secured 3 Massachusetts state titles, a New England title and a national championship title. Kayla also competed at The Cheerleading Worlds & with her all star team throughout her high school cheerleading career. Going into her senior year of high school, she was recruited to Quinnipiac University's Division I Acrobatics & Tumbling team where she was named an All-American in 2014 and a captain of the team her senior year. Kayla specializes in tumbling and looks forward to working with all the athletes at Steele Athletics!

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Lauren La Rose, Customer Service Representative and Coach - Lauren is from Northern Colorado. She has cheered and danced competitively for many years. She is now going on her 4th year of coaching. Lauren is known for her outgoingness and love for working with younger athletes. Outside of cheer she enjoys playing with her dogs and being outdoors.

Maija Lopez, Coach - (Picture coming soon) Maija started Competitive cheer when she was 4 years old or since 2002 in Miami, Florida. She moved to Colorado and continued to cheer competitively until 2009 when she joined Junior Olympic power tumbling, placing second at nationals on rod floor tumbling at a level 8 in 2012. Maija sustained multiple injuries that ended her cheer and gymnastics career however, Maija is excited to bring her knowledge and drive for excellence to the Steele Family.

New Mexico

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Chris Ethridge, Site Director - Chris is 24 years old and from Louisville, Kentucky.
He was formerly a 6 time member of the United States National Coed Cheerleading Team winning 4 ICU World Championships and one FISU Championship. His collegiate cheerleading career consisted of the University of Louisville, the University of Alabama, and now coaching at New Mexico State University. Additionally, he competed and won 2 World Championships in the IOC6 Division for Gymtyme Chrome! Chris is also a 7 year veteran for NCA Collegiate Staff. He is known for his great partner stunting skills and his attention to detail!

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Nicole Stanley, Allstar Coordinator-NM - Nicole comes to us from New Jersey! Nicole has a very decorated athlete profile competing on world’s teams as a very young athlete. Nicole is a powerful tumbler and uses her vast experience to teach her athletes. Nicole’s loving and loud personality will fill up any room. She is known for her stern and consistent coaching style.

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Lyla Islas, Director of Schools and Universities - Lyla is 23 years old and from Tucson, Arizona. She trained as a level 10 gymnast for 13 years. Additionally, she is a former member of the United State National Coed Cheerleading Team and won 1 ICU World Championship. Lyla's collegiate cheerleading career consisted of 4 years at New Mexico State University where she is now a member of the coaching staff. She has won the large coed division at USA Nationals and also won partner stunt championships! Lyls is a 6 year combined veteran of NCA/UCA staff and is known for her small but mighty approach to cheerleading!

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Diego Hernandez, Coach - Diego is originally from Hobbs, New Mexico where his cheerleading career started his sophomore year in high school. After high school he started studying at New Mexico State University. His major is Early Childhood Education and he even cheered at NMSU on the Large Coed Team! Diego is known for his kind personality and great cheerleading knowledge!

Mason Whitlock, Coach - Picture and Bio coming soon