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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.

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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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Nicole Stanley, Coach - 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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Britney Hildreth, Coach - Britney is a Colorado native who has grown up around very strong cheerleading and as an athlete she has competed at the highest level. Britney works amazing with the younger athletes and is known for her powerful tumbling! She has been at Steele since day one and has grown into an amazing coach.

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Alayna Stoner, Coach - Alayna is soft and quiet but packs a powerful punch. She is a great coach with an awesome track record. Alayna is from Colorado and has grown up around cheerleading. She has competed at all levels and is currently pursuing her degree at Colorado State University. Alayna is known for her ability to make her kids feel great about themselves!

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Kenney Gillus, Director of Events and Community Relations - 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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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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Jake Alvarez, Coach - Jake is a Colorado native that has a rich history in cheerleading. He has competed at all levels including the Cheerleading World Championships! Jake is great with the younger kiddos and is passionate about teaching the sport of cheerleading. He is known for his ability to be positive in every situation and for having so much fun with his kids!

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Camie Satterfield, Customer Service - If you have been to the Denver gym, you have met Camie. She lights up every room and has an ability to make everyone around her smile. She has been with Steele since its inception and she has earned the title of Steele’s biggest fan! Camie is known for always bringing positivity to every person that walks through the door.

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Jonathan Rhodes, Director of Apparel - Jonathan comes to us all the way from Oklahoma! He attended the University of Oklahoma where he was on the Large Coed Cheerleading team. Jonathan cheered at Twist and Shout and Cheer Athletics and has won numerous titles as an athlete including the World Championships! His coaching style is very fun and energetic. He is known for his loud and funny comments as well as his amazing choreography.

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 New Programs - 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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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.

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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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Aly Howell, Coach - Aly is a Colorado native from Windsor, CO who has quite the winnings under her belt. With 15 years of cheer Aly has won the CHSAA State Championship, NCA, Summit, and many National titles. Aly is known for her dedication to the kids and her fun attitude.

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Mckenzie Smith, Coach - Kenzie was an athlete at our Colorado Springs location and has been transitioning into a coaching role. She is hardworking, motivated, passionate and excited to learn. Kenzie is attending the University of Northern Colorado as a member of their cheer team and working towards her degree.

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Travon Booker, Coach - Travon is currently working in our Denver and Northern Colorado facilities. 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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Whitney Williams, Site Director - 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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LaMont Harris, Coach - LaMont is from Illinois. He is a high achieving student at UCCS and balances school, work and cheer on a weekly basis. LaMont is known for his successes coaching his teams and his high energy in the gym!

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Chris Lee, Coach - Chris has had a successful coaching career in both Oklahoma and North Carolina. She currently lives in Colorado Springs and is in love with crossfit and staying in shape! Chris is known for her leadership abilities inside and outside of the gym.

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Colten Robinson, Coach - Colen is from Colorado Springs, CO. He enjoys exercising and olympic style lifting. He is known for his amazing coed stunting and his exciting Ninja Classes!

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Jonathan Rhodes, Director of Apparel - Jonathan comes to us all the way from Oklahoma! He attended the University of Oklahoma where he was on the Large Coed Cheerleading team. Jonathan cheered at Twist and Shout and Cheer Athletics and has won numerous titles as an athlete including the World Championships! His coaching style is very fun and energetic. He is known for his loud and funny comments as well as his amazing choreography.

New Mexico

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Chris Ethridge - 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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Lyla Islas - 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!