USASF Credentialed Levels 1-5
First Aid and CPR Certified AACCA Certified
Finalist 2 consecutive years 2013/2014 & 2014/2015 for USASF Coach Of The Year
Member of the Regional Advisory Board
LICCA & UCA Award Winning JV & Varsity Competitive Coach
LICCA & UCA Former Competitive Cheerleader
All-Star & School Choreographer
BS in Special Education/Elementary Education
“I started cheerleading and gymnastics when I was 5 years old. When I started high school I focused solely on cheer and continued through college. Cheering at Florida State is one of my biggest accomplishments and I made so many amazing memories. My favorite memory is cheering on FSU during the National Championship win in 2014!”
My biggest passion and goal going into this new role is to teach and help athletes of all stages in their cheer careers reach their individual and team goals. I also plan to teach the athletes all of the lifelong lessons, discipline, and perseverance I've learned through out my time cheerleading. I am so excited to begin this journey with the Zone Family!!
Head Coach/Assistant Coach/Choreographer
USASF Credentialed Levels 1-5
Certified Safety Jugde AACCA Certified First Aid & Cpr Certified
Former Competitive All-Star Cheerleader
Former East Carolina University Cheerleader
Level 10 Gymnast
Melanie is originally from San Diego, California and has moved all around the world to Japan, North Carolina and now home base is Florida with Zone Cheer All-Stars. Melanie has cheered from middle school through college. Melanie was on the competitive team at East Carolina University. She was a competitive level 10 gymnast at Crystal Coast Gymnastics in Morehead City, North Carolina. Melanie coached gymnastics levels 3-8 in Newbern, North Carolina then moved to Asheville, NC and coached side by side with Shannon Robinson at Premier Athletics Asheville. Melanie is no stranger to the All-Star cheerleading world, it has been part of her life as an athlete and a coach for a very long time. Melanie is able to spot any tumbling skill from a forward roll to double fulls and Arabians. Melanie has a strong desire to instruct her athletes to do the best that they can and she assists them in continuous progressions in cheerleading and tumbling. Zone Cheer is proud to have one of the best tumbling coaches in North Florida, Melanie has been a huge part of the success at Zone Cheer!
All-Star Assistant Coach/ Tumbling instructor
UCA Staff Member
Shelby has been a member of Zone Cheer since 2009. She started her cheerleading carrier in middle school after being a competitive gymnast for 12 years. Shelby cheered at St. Augustine high school and 4 years at Zone. Once Shelby started college she began coaching at Zone, working for UCA and cheering for Flagler College. Shelby worked 5 years at Zone before pursuing a career with Varsity Spirit Fashion in Savannah Ga. During those 2 years Shelby coached and continued working for UCA and local high schools in Savannah. Shelby has now returned to Zone Cheer and is focusing in on All Star teams. Shelby is excited to be back and share the knowledge she has learned over the years with all of the athletes of today!
Brittany is a former Zone Cheer Allstar and has coached for several years with the Zone family. She is a local to St. Augustine and graduated from Flagler College where she studied Graphic Design. Brittany loves to be surrounded by children and enjoys seeing the amazing impact that Zone Cheer Allstars has on our athletes. Brittanys biggest passion is to see the way that Zone Cheer forms athletes to go into high school, college, and beyond. A happy heart makes the face cheerful - Provers 15:13
I have been apart of the Zone family since the first year of the program in 2009. I cheered with Zone from 7th grade through my senior year of high school. In addition to all-star cheerleading, I cheered for Nease High School on their sideline and competition teams my sophomore through senior year. I attended the University of South Florida for my freshman year of college and have moved back home where I have completed my AA and then attend nursing school in Jacksonville. Being an athlete at Zone has taught me lifelong skills that I will appreciate and cherish forever. It has molded me into a strong, confident person that is ready to take on any challenge I am given! I am so happy to be back, as a coach now, at my second home! I can't wait to see what amazing memories are to come.
Former Florida State Cheerleader and Captain.
I was born in Richmond, Virginia and raised in Lake Worth, Florida. I've played a few different competitive sports throughout my life, including football and wrestling. I got involved in competitive cheerleading my senior year of high school. During my first cheerleading practice I was in awe of the two Florida State guys that were there to help out. After that day I was addicted and worked as hard as I could to make the FSU Co-Ed team. I cheered at FSU from 2010-2014. Our coed team cheered for football, basketball, and volleyball. I was lucky enough to also be voted captain by my peers during my final two years on the team. One of my favorite memories from FSU was cheering on the winning Seminoles during the 2013 National Championship game in Pasadena, CA. I graduated in May of 2015 with a double major in Political Science and International Affairs. I currently work for Kloeckner Metals, a metal service center, as a Processing/Sales Assistant.
Growing up in the cheer world, I have seen and experienced the teachings of many programs at a young age. It wasn’t until I stepped foot in Zone’s facility with my high school team that I saw the amazing community that I knew I just had to be involved with. After joining Zone and competing with them for three years, my favorite memory was winning NCA Dallas. I am a Florida State University Alumna, with a degree in Psychology. I look forward to attending graduate school to become an Occupational Therapist. I have always been passionate about working with young people to achieve their goals, and Zone has provided me with another opportunity at this outside of the health field. I am beyond ecstatic to join the Zone Cheer staff and cannot wait to get back alongside the other alumni who have become staff, continue our journey together, and work with the coaches I have looked up to for many years.
I started competitive gymnastics at a very young age, where I was training to be a Level 9 athlete. I never thought I’d be able to find another place to call home, until I walked through the doors of Zone Cheer. I originally came to Zone to try a tumbling class and before I knew it, I was at evaluations to join their All-Star program. I made Platinum, which was Senior Level 4 at the time. I continued on to cheer for Zone’s first Level 5 team, and I am now cheering on the first Worlds team. Zone Cheer has not only provided me with once in a lifetime chances and friendships, but also provided me with a place to call home. Getting the opportunity to coach while being an athlete has only made my love and passion for the sport grow more and more. I can’t wait to make more fun and exciting memories over the years to come!
I’ve been at Zone for four years and started on the level 4 team Platinum. I first started cheering when I was a sophomore in high school at Nease high school on their Jv team. After cheering for two years I decided to try coaching because I really love helping others understand and progress through the sport. My main goal is to help athletes inspire self confidence in themselves and in their skills.
I started cheering at Nease high school on the JV cheer team. During the 2015/2016 season at zone cheer I was asked to join the level 4 team called Platinum. From there we went on to win CheerSport in Atlanta. The next season I tore my ACL and Meniscus meaning I couldn’t cheer for a whole year, I came back stronger than ever for Supremacy the next year, later being chosen to compete in the second ever Battle In The Arena at NCA Dallas. Coach here at Zone has opened so many doors for me. I am very excited to share my knowledge with these young athletes here at Zone Cheer.
I first began at zone in 2014 with history in competitive gymnastics up to level 8 and middle school cheerleading. I made the Nease Varsity cheer team my freshman year of high school and made it to the top 10 at the High School UCA Nationals the following year. I fell in love with Zone Cheer from the moment I stepped foot into those doors and was greeted by a warm and welcoming smile from Grandma Zone! I began taking tumbling classes and was encouraged to tryout for allstar cheerleading not long after. Initially, I started as a level 4 athlete on team Platinum and proceeded to compete on the first level 5 Restricted and Worlds teams! After three years of high school cheerleading and four years as an allstar cheerleader, this is my first year as a coach. I love nothing more than to encourage, and motivate young athletes to be the best version of themselves that they can be, while having some fun! I am proud to call Zone Cheer my home as it has opened my eyes to a whole new world, and provided me with opportunities, memories, and friendships to last a lifetime!
I was born in California but grew up in St. Augustine Florida. Throughout my life I danced for 11 years and then started at Zone in 2009. Cheerleading has always been a passion of mine from competing 7 seasons with Zone to 4 years on my Varsity High School team. After high school I started working for UCA as a staff for summer camps. I am a student at UCF and will be graduating in December. I am super excited to be back with the Zone family as a coach and work along side the coaches that made me the athlete I am today.
Customer Service Manager
Amelia aka Grandma Zone is in our office to help your every need. She takes care of our registration, scheduling, payments and any question you can think of. She is happy to assist you with anything :)
Tim is originally from Long Island, NY. He was a college All-American Lacrosse player and has a BS in Psychology from Dowling College as well as a MS in Physical Education from Hofstra University. He currently owns Ohana Lacrosse Company and he ran a successful carpentry business for 4 years before getting sucked into the cheer business by his wife Jessica. Tim has always had a passion for accounting so the transition has been easy. He is here to help in anyway and answer all your questions.