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!!
Tumble Program Manager and Event Planner
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 summer camp staff member. I graduated from UCF with a degree in Event Management. I am super excited to continue to grow within Zone Cheer in a new role. I look forward to working with all the Athletes to help them achieve new goals and move through the tumbling program. I also look forward to using everything I have learned at school to plan fun and exciting events within Zone Cheer.
All-Star 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!
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.
Steve comes to Zone with over 25 years of cheerleading experience. As a gym owner for 15 years, Steve has had the opportunity to coach and judge all levels of athletes through tumbling, stunts and all aspects of cheer. In 2000, he was awarded with All Star Coach of the Year and is very proud that many of his former athletes went on to cheer in college. In 2012, Steve took a step away from cheerleading to coach his son in baseball and be involved in the community from another aspect. He returns with a passion for coaching and getting the best out of every athlete. We are so excited for Steve to be joining the Zone family!
My passion has always been with competitive cheerleading since I was five years old. I have competed at all levels, in all positions, sometimes on up to three teams a year. My dedication and hard work to the sport enabled me to cheer on Top Gun Angels and compete at Worlds, placing 6th in 2019. I look forward to sharing my years of experience and knowledge to other upcoming athletes as we work together to achieve our goals in both our sport and in our lives. When you don’t find me at the gym, I am studying to become a PA in plastic surgery. I am very excited to be part of the Zone family and look forward to this year’s season.
I was born and raised in Saint Augustine Fl doing several sports growing up. I started Cheerleading around the age of 8 and started competitively around 13. I have been with Zone Cheer as an athlete for 4 seasons and I am now a freshman at The University of North Florida. I am so excited to continue my time at Zone but as a coach this time!
Rachael grew up in St. Augustine, FL.
She started cheering with zone in 2009 and continued competing for several years. Rachael has over 10 years of coaching experience including cheer, gymnastics, CrossFit, youth fitness, strength and conditioning, and personal training. Coaching cheer was the very beginning in Rachael’s journey in the health and fitness industry. She graduated from UNF with a degree in Exercise science. She has dedicated herself to helping others create and maintain an active life style. Rachael is excited to be coaching for zone, and ready to help the athletes stay strong and conditioned to be the best cheerleaders they can be!
Okinawa, Japan: 2016-2018
Kadena High School: Assistant Varsity Coach
Ryukyu University, Okinawa JP. : Stunt Coach
#TheOkiTumber: Owner- Tumbling and Cheer program
Top Flight Gymnastics 2014-2016
Advanced Trampoline/tumbling coach, Stunt Coach
Spirit Athletics 2015- Private Tumbling Coach
Tumble World 2012- Beginner Tumbling Coach
Thomas More University 2013-2015
Marshall University 2011-2013
I’m currently a sophomore at UNF and cheered at Zone for 4 years. I can’t wait to be back with my ZCA family but this time as a coach!
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.