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Great weekend at All Out Championships! Very proud of all our teams at their first competition of the season!

The Power Cheer! Staff is a family of coaches that dedicate themselves to the improvement and success of your child.  We believe that by coaching with respect and a positive attitude that we can achieve anything!

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The Power Cheer! Staff


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Penny Howell

PCAcoachPen@aol.com

  • Owner/Director and Founder of Power Cheer! 
  • Current Head coach for Senior level 3 "Savage", Junior Level 3 "Jags", and Junior level 2 "ThunderCats"
  • Competitive Gymnast for 15 years (including one year at the collegiate level)
  • Oklahoma All-State GymansticsTeam/ Oklahoma State Beam Champion
  • Former head instructor for NCA and CTC
  • NCA Collegiate All-American
  • Cheerleader at the University of Kansas
  • Has claimed many personal National Championships titles including partner stunt champion/all girl stunt champion/dance ensemble champion/open cheerleading champion
  • Head Coach of the Power Cheer! "Sabres" World's teams in 2008 and 2009
  • Head Coach of the the 2 Summit Bid winning teams in 2015 and 2016
  • USASF level 5 Certified Coach
  • AAU and Pop Warner Certified Coach
  • Competition Judge for Spirit Cheer, American Championships, JamFest, FCDA, Conquer Championships and Diamond Cheer and Dance
  • Former Regional Tournament Director for American Championships
  • 2011 and 2012 AAU National Cheerleading Championship Competition Director
  • Accepted into Who's Who Among American Business Professionals
  • 2011 - 2013 AUU Cheerleading National Director - created the first set of National Rules and Regulations for AAU Cheer
  • Port Orange POYFA Cheer Coordinator 2015 to present
  • Nominated for the USASF Advisory Board
  • Has traveled as a choreographer around the country (as far as Alaska) for the past 13 years
  • Married to Jason with 2 children; Riley and Jessa

 

 


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Jake Hearn

  • Currently coaching Senior level 3 "Senior Savag3"
  • 2 years Varsity cheerleader and Captain at Plantation high school where they won District and Regional Championships
  • 6 years all star cheer experience, including 2 years on Top Gun Miami Large Coed level 5
  • CheerSport National Champion, NCA Natonal Champion,  two time UCA National Champion in Large Coed 5
  • Grand Champion at the Champions League 2014
  • Triple Crown Champion 2014
  • USASF World Champion ~ Coed Level 5 in 2013 and 2014
  • Grand Champion at the Word Championships 2014
  • Recipient of 3 FULL paid Bids the USASF World Championships
  • Elite level 5 tumbler and coed partner stunter
  • Currently a Senior at Embry Riddle University majoring in Aerospace Engineering

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Jacob Serre

  • Competitive gymnast for 10 years, competing up to level 9.
  • Uuniversity of Central Florida Varsity Cheerleader for 4 years.
  • Competed on the UCF Competition team for 4 years placing in the top 4 at NCA College Nationals each year.
  • Competed in Paris, France  at the European Open as a member of the UCF International Competition Team.
  • Competed Partner Stunts at UCA College Nationals and NCA College Nationals, placing in the top 5.
  • Received "Rookie of the Year' Award his first year cheering for UCF.
  • 4th place on the All Time UCF Athlete Record board with a record breaking squat of 480 lbs, only to replace that his following year with the all time highest squat record of 530lbs and a a 4th place finish on bench of 390 lbs.
  • Received the "Leadership Award" and "Iron Athlete" Awards in the 2014 season.
  • Graduated from UCF with a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Began coaching tumbling and gymnastics at age 16.
  • Coached Master Academy Varsity cheer to win two consecutive State Championships.
  • Has worked competition events for All Out Championships.
  • Has worked cheer camps for All Out, UCF, and Top Gun.
  • Currently working in Ormond Beach as an Electrical Enginer.


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Shelle Rothwell

  • Shelle is currently working in our office as accounts manager and assists with teams whenever we need her.
  • Has coached Competitive Cheerleading for 2 years
  • Tumbling Coach for 2 years
  • Coached Pop Warner for 4 years
  • Cheered for Pop Warner "Port Orange Hawks" for 5 years
  • Former Atlantic High School cheerleader for 4 years
  • Cheered at Daytona Beach Community College for 4 years
  • Gymnastics for 6 years including 4 years of competiative gymnastics
  • Shelle has her Associate Degree of Nursing and is currently a Cath Lab RN, Emergency Dept RN, and CNA adjunct instructor at Daytona State College
  • Married to Mark, combined they have 3 children; including Maddie, who is currently an athlete at Power Cheer!

 

 


Lexi Mullen

Bio coming soon


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Kory McCauley

  • We are so proud to have Kory coaching both our Junior level 3 "Jags" and also our Senior level 3 "Savag3". 
  • She grew up as a Power Cheer! athlete cheering as high as level 5 on our "Sabres" team and attended World's with Power Cheer! in 2008 with our first ever World's bid.
  • Total of 15 years of all star cheer experience and in that time has claimed many State, National and Grand Championship titles.
  • 2 year Varsity cheerleader at New Smyrna Beach high school.
  • Kory began her coaching career at the age of 16, assisting with teams at Power Cheer! Kory made such a huge impression on Coach Penny that she was asked to travel to many locations, including Alaska, and assist in cheer camps and choreography. 
  • After high school, Kory began coaching at a local all star program and became a head coach of several teams as well as director of that program before coming back home to Power Cheer! to coach this year.
  • While Kory is not in the gym, she is going to school at Daytona State where she is currently a Junior studying early childhood education. 
    Kory is married to Steven and they have 2 children; Stevie, and Jayda who is on our Jags team. 

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Katie Vovolka

  • Katie coaches our Lynx and Savage teams as well as tumbling classes. 
  • Katie was a gymnast from age 5-18. She was a 4 year varsity gymnast (2 year as a captain). She also spent one year as a varsity diver.
  • She cheered at Purdue University on the All-Girl team as a base and also at Purdue University Co-Ed as a flyer. 
  • She was a cheer coach at Heritage Christian middle school, Westfield High School and ICE All Stars. Katie also coached at Indianapolis and University of Tampa.
  • Bachelors Degree in Sports Performance and is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist, Fitness Nutrition Specialist, and she is CPR/ AED certified (infant, child, and adult).
  • Katie currently competes as a Nationally Qualified NPC Fitness Competitor and owns Light and Glory Fitness. 

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Davina Underwood

  • Davina is the head coach for Lynx, our Level 1 Prep team.  
  • Davina spent 2 years as a Varsity Cheerleader at Southern Nazarene University in Bethany, Oklahoma where she received her Bachelors of Science, Psychology.
  • 2 years as a Varsity Cheerleader at Oklahoma Panhandle State University Coed in Goodwell, Oklahoma where she was Captain her Senior year and received her Master’s in Education, School Counseling.
  • She was a high school cheer coach for 2 years as the Assistant Varsity Coach at Liberal High School and 2 years as the Large Coed competition and sideline Varsity Head Coach at Trinity Christian Academy. She lead the TCA team to be the FHSAA 2A Regional Competitive Cheerleading Champions and 1A Runner up Champions who were also the 2017 FHSAA State Finalist.
  • She has NFHS AACCA Spirit Safety Certification, NFHS CDC Concussion in Sport Training certification, and NFHS Sudden Cardiac Arrest Course Certification.
  • Davina spends a lot of time as a volunteer, having worked with Big Brothers and Sisters, Christian Camp counselor and currently as one of the Salty Church Children's Ministries leaders.
  • She is married to Rob and have 2 children Addison, and Chelsea who is on Kittens.

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Marque Wilkes

  • Marque coaches our Youth level 1 "Lions", our Junior level 2 "ThunderCats" and also teaches tumbling classes. 
  • Marque grew up as an all star cheerleader of 10 years winning numerous State and National Championships, including 5 years at Power Cheer! and competed at the 2008 World Championships with Power Cheer! "Sabres". 
  • She also cheered on the Varsity squad at Matanzas high school where she was named UCA All American. 
  • Marque attended Florida Atlantic University where she was a cheerleader for four years and attended UCA College Nationals three of those years. 
  • Marque has always been a leader and role model on and off the floor. She junior coached at Power Cheer! and won the "Leadership Award" at FAU during the 2010 and 2011 seasons.
  • Graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice and has worked competition events for US Spirit and is AACCA certified. 
  • She is currently the Head Coach and Director of Matanzas High cheer program and is married to her long time high school love, James Wilkes.

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Ginny Paterno

  • With the start of the Power Cheer! Rec cheerleading program, Ginny is coaching both the mini and youth Tigers teams while working in the office at PCA.
  • As a certified Pop Warner coach Ginny has soared to great heights. She was asst coach for Junior PeeWee team in both 2015 and 2016.  Both years the team placed as Conference 1st place and Grand Champions! In 2016 they placed 1st in Regionals out of over 30 teams, then went on to Pop Warner Nationals and placed 6th.
  • Coached the Hawks Year Round cheer 2015 & 2016 - who won Reach the Beach National Champions 2015, All Out National Champions 2016, CCE National Champions.
  • Ginny has been married to her husband John for 14 years, they have a daughter named Rachel, who is currently on our Lions team.  
  • Completed the RCSR in Insurance through UCF and is a licensed 440 CSR in the state of Florida.
  • Ginny Founded " Keep the Rhythm Flowing " music scholarship at Mainland H.S. in 2013. 
  • She spends her time supporting her husbands hobby of racing, and Rachel's love of cheerleading and theater. Together they travel when possible, and enjoy their houseful of various animals. 



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Sara Reed

  • Sara coaches both Tigers Minis and Youth and works as a member of our office staff.
  • Sara is a stay at home mom of three children, her middle child, Layla, is currently on our Lions team.
  • She has a bachelor's in accounting for Florida Institute of Technology.
  • Originally from Virginia Beach but moved to the area in 2013 when her husband retired from the Marine Corps. She has been very active in volunteering. Starting with the Marine Corps family readiness team and then moving on to Volunteer as a Pop Warner assistant coach.
  • As assistant coach the team placed 1st at ECC conference and Grand Champions, 1st at Regionals, and went to Nationals in Orlando where they placed in the top 3. She has also coached the year round team which won two National Championships. 

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Stacy Hernandez

  • Stacy is a full time business owner of The Cheer Shack and Cheer Tribe on top of working in our office. 
  • Stacy was born and raised in the Daytona Beach/Flagler area. She was a high school cheerleader at Flagler Palm Coast High School, and moved to NY and attended college at SUNY Canton.
  • She has two daughters, Jade who is in the US Navy and Sumer who is currently an athlete at Power Cheer! And two step children, Rachel who is a varsity volleyball player and Carson who plays JV football at Spruce Creek High School. Stacy and Nate enjoy spending their time supporting their children’s love of sports. 
  • Stacy has worked in the insurance industry for 14 years as a personal and commercial lines account manager. She received her 440 CSR license from the Florida Association of Insurance Agents in 2003 and currently has a State of Florida 220 Property and Casualty license. 

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Casey Brown

  • We are so grateful to have Casey as part of our office staff this year and love her positive attitude and organizational skills!
  • Casey is an IT Director at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, where she has worked since 2011.  
  • She has been married to Craig for 18 years and has two children Canyon 14, who is heavily involved in travel and high school baseball, and Ciara 12, who has been with Power Cheer! for 3 years and is currently a member of ThunderCats and Jags and a junior coach for Kittens.
  • Graduate of Seabreeze high school where she was a two sport athlete (swimming, basketball).
  • She graduated with a Bachelor's in Management Information Systems from Florida State University. 
  • Casey is an incredible and dedicated Mom who puts all of her spare time into helping with her children's sports and volunteers her time to their organizations.

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