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Jess Forte

jess.forte@cheerintensity.com

Co-Owner, Choreographer, Gators Coach, Crocs Coach, Tumbling Instructor

Cheer Experience: Over 15 years coaching cheerleading.  NCA Staff for 8 years. Former NCA Collegiate National Champion with Stephen F. Austin University.

Favorite CI Memory: The excitement of starting a gym from the ground up with her mom, Sheryl, and falling in love with her now husband, Adam, at the start of this crazy journey with CI.

Personal Accolades: Jess has a Bachelors in English from UAlbany.  She is a current member of the Worlds Advisory Board, National Advisory Board, Regional Advisory Board, and Mentoring Leaders for USASF.  In 2015, she was names as one of the Top 35 under 35 in Cheer Biz News. She has choreographed multiple Cheersport Nationals, NCA Nationals, and Summit Championship routines.  


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Adam Forte

adam.forte@cheerintensity.com

Co-Owner, Tumbling Director, Lions Coach, Piranhas Coach, Bengals Coach, Crocs Coach

Cheer Experience: Has coached cheerleading and tumbling for over 15 years.  Former Head Instructor on NCA Staff.

Favorite CI Memory:  Too many amazing memories!

Personal Accolades:  Adam holds a Degree in Recording Arts.  He creates Cheer Music and teaches tumbling/ stunt clinic across the United States.


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Sheryl Kantner

sheryl.kantner@cheerintensity.com

 

Sheryl's experience as a Girl Scout Leader, Sunday School Teacher, Superintendent of Sunday School, Elementary School Aide, PTA Vice-President, All-Star cheerleading program assistant travel coordinator, and Treasurer of the Clark High School cheerleaders' Booster Club, not only give her years of experience working with children of all ages, but also highlight her qualifications in the managerial and leadership roles. She has been heavily involved in High School and All-Star cheerleading for over 13 years. She coached the All For One All-stars Junior team in 2005-2006. From 2006-2014 she coached numerous Cheer Intensity teams. Sheryl is a former staff member of NCA as a Camp Manager for the Northeast region, and in 2005 received a "Top Rookie CampManager" Award as well as "Top Veteran Camp Manager" Award in 2006. She is an NCA certified coach, USASF certified coach levels 1-5, and is CPR, AED, and First Aid trained.

 


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Penny Spence

penny.spence@cheerintensity.com

Vipers Coach, Piranhas Coach, Great Whites Coach

Cheer Experience: High School cheer coach for over 18 years.  Going into her 3rd season coaching at CI

Favorite CI Memory: Making memories with each team she is able to coach

Personal Accolades: Penny has coached 2 teams to victory at the U.S. Finals and placed 6th in New York State with her current HS team.  


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Ashley Riemenschneider

ashley.riemenschneider@cheerintensity.com

Great Whites Coach

Cheer Experience:  Cheerleading coach for more than 15 years.  Has been coaching at CI for 12 years.

Favorite CI Memory:  When her Tigers won Cheersport Nationals and received a Full Paid Bid to the Summit.  The athletes faces and pure excitement made it amazing.

Personal Accolades:  Ashley received a Bachelors in Sociology from UAlbany.  When she is not at CI she enjoys spending time with her husband Jon and little boy Landon.


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Irlene Mayo

irlene.mayo@cheerintensity.com

Bengals Coach, Vipers Coach, Tumbling Instructor

Cheer Experience: Has been a coach for more than 16 years.  Has cheered at the Pop Warner, High School, College, and All Star Level.

Favorite CI Memory: Too many to pick one.

Personal Accolades:  Irlene received a Masters in Literacy from the College of Saint Rose.  She is a NYS Certified Teacher and currently teaches Elementary School for the Cohoes City School District.


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Johnny Aini

johnny.aini@cheerintensity.com

Stingrays Coach, Tumbling Instructor

Cheer Experience: Former CI athlete.  Former NCA Instructor.

Favorite CI Memory: Winning the 1st CI bid to Worlds with Cobras in 2011.

Personal Accolades:  Johnny studied Dance and Acrobatics at Merritt Dance Center from 1986-2012.  He has taught dance and tumbling lessons at numerous locations.


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Alexis Bell

alexis.bell@cheerintensity.com

Gators Coach, Tumbling Instructor

Cheer Experience: Former CI athlete.  All Star cheerleader for 15 years.

Favorite CI Memory: Winning Cheersport National for the 1st time in CI history and getting a Full Paid Bid to the Summit with the Tigers in 2013.

Personal Accolades: Alexis is currently pursuing a Bachelors in Psychology at UAlbany.


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Ellie Dutcher

ellie.dutcher@cheerintensity.com

Monkeys Coach, Tumbling Instructor

Cheer Experience: Former CI athlete

Favorite CI Memory: Receiving the 1st CI Paid Worlds Bid in Ohio with the Lions in 2015.

Personal Accolades: Ellie currently acts as a lifeguard during the summer months and she is loving it.  


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Jess Vooris

jess.vooris@cheerintensity.com

Toucans Coach, Stingrays Coach, Tumbling Instructor

Cheer Experience: Former CI athlete from 2012-2018.

Favorite CI Memory: Winning the Summit and competing at Worlds.

Personal Accolades: Jess is pursuing a career in teaching at Hudson Valley Community College.  


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Faith Schatzel

faith.schatzel@cheerintensity.com

Monkey Coach, Tumbling Instructor

Cheer Experience: Former CI athlete, Former Competitive Gymnast

Favorite CI Memory: Competing at and placing in the Top 3 at NCA Nationals and The Summit.

Personal Accolades: Faith is currently studying Public Health at the Albany College of Pharmacy and plans to be a Physician’s Assistant.


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Kennedy Lawton

kennedy.lawton@cheerintensity.com

Stingrays Coach, Leopards Coach

Cheer Experience:  Former CI athlete, Former Director of Events for NCA

Favorite CI Memory:  Winning Cheersport National for the 1st time in CI history and getting a Full Paid Bid to the Summit with the Tigers in 2013.

Personal Accolades:  Kennedy received a Bachelors in Sports/Entertainment/Event Management with a minor in Professional Communication from JWU Providence.


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Jessica Tallman

jessica.tallman@cheerintensity.com

Toucans Coach, Tumbling Instructor

Cheer Experience: Former CI athlete from 2010-2018

Favorite CI Memory: Too many to pick.

Personal Accolades:  Jessica is currently pursuing a career in Nursing.  She is attending nursing school at Maria College.


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Gregg Burke

gregg.burke@cheerintensity.com

Tumbling Instructor


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Nick Dovico

nick.dovico@cheerintensity.com

Tumbling Instructor 

Cheer Experience: Has been involved in all star cheer for over 12 years. 2014 Infinity Legend, 2015 World Champion 

Favorite CI Memory: Hearing that we were moving to a new gym! 

Personal Accolades: Nick is currently studying Homeland Security and Criminal Justice at UAlbany. 

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