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Meet Our Staff!

From the moment you walk in the door our highly motivated and trained front desk staff are ready and willing to assist!

We have three levels of coaches: Head Coaches, Assistance Coaches and Junior Coaches.  All of our coaches are CPR certified.

~ Front Desk Divas ~

~ Coaching Staff ~

~ Head Coaches ~

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Karrie Schulte


Owner/Director/Head Coach 
Karrie graduated from Lindenwood University with a Bachelor’s in Education and taught elementary school for three years before dedicating her career to cheerleading. Collectively, she has over 20 years’ experience in cheerleading and cheered in middle school, high school and college. She also staffed for NCA and has been a program director and head coach for 10 years. In her time as a coach, she has led teams to numerous national championships and was nominated as the JAM Brands Coach of the Year in 2010. She is USASF certified for levels 1-5 in building and tumbling and is a USASF Staff Member. In 2014, she achieved her dream of opening her own gym and is looking forward to the new successes to come.

Tara Florek


Bookkeeper/Office Manager 
Tara graduated from the University of Missouri - St. Louis with a Bachelor’s in Business.  She has dedicated her career to accounting and prides herself in delivering quality customer service. Since graduating in 2006, she has focused on helping a large corporation build its brand new banquet business from the ground up by writing and implementing policies and procedures that soon gave them the opportunity to run smoothly and grow rapidly.  Today she is assisting Karrie with normal day to day business operations.  

Josh Newberry


Head Coach/Tumbling Coach
Josh graduated from Lindenwood University in 2012 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. He cheered all 4 years of his college career and was a NCA National Champion in 2011. Josh has coached cheerleading and tumbling for over 6 years and is USASF certified in levels 1-5 in building and tumbling. He has led numerous teams to national titles and has coached at USASF World Championship.

Ricky Schulte


Head Coach/Tumbling Coach
Ricky graduated from Maryville University with a Bachelor's degree in Sports Business Management in 2015.  He spent 3 years as a Lindenwood cheerleader and has over 8 years' experience coaching in the All-Star industry.  He is USASF certified in levels 1-5 in tumbling and building.  He has led several teams to National Championships and has coached teams at the USASF Worlds Championship as well.  He is looking forward to his first season coaching at Cheer St. Louis.

Jordan Conner


Head Coach/Tumbling Coach

Jordan first began his career with cheerleading in his senior year of high school. He then continued on his love for the sport when he was accepted into Lindenwood University in 2006 and joined their competitive collegiate cheer team. He cheered there for 2 seasons and graduated with a degree in Biology in 2010. He worked for the National Cheerleaders Association traveling the midwest teaching summer cheer camps in 2007. He recently worked for the JAM Brands as a judging and scoring coordinator where he gained first hand experience of what it is like to work for an industry leading event producer. He is now entering his ninth year as a coach and his 10th year in the cheerleading industry. 

Jessica Gottreu


Head Coach/Tumbling Coach
Jessica not only cheered all four years of high school but also cheered competitively for 7 years. She has over 4 years of experience coaching at the all-star level and also coached at the high school level for a year. She is USASF certified levels 1-3 in tumbling, baskets and building.

Abi Wissore


Head Coach/Tumbling Coach
Abi attended Lindenwood University where she cheered on their Nationals team for 4 years and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Recreation Leadership. She has been on the NCA staff for over 6 years, is AACCA certified and USASF Certified in levels 1 and 2 for tumbling and building. She is also a choreographer for both the high school level and all-star level of cheerleading.

Megan Shields


Assistant Coach/Tumbling Coach
Megan danced competitively for 13 years and transitioned to all-star cheerleading in high school. She won NCA Collegiate Nationals with Lindenwood in 2011 and then became a Mizzou cheerleader where she participated in Nationals all three years. She will earn her Bachelor’s degree in Sport Management later this year and looks forward to continuing to grow with Cheer St. Louis.

Breanne McBride


Assistant Coach
Breanne graduated from McKendree University with a Bachelors degree in Speech Communication and from Missouri Baptist University with a Masters in Education. She was a collegiate cheerleader and on UCA staff. She has coached high school and college cheer teams for 14 years and is a choreographer for high school teams.

Heather Koch


Assistant Coach/Tumbling Coach

Heather attended Saint Louis University where she graduated with a Bachelor's in Exercise Science in 2013 and a Master's in Athletic Training in 2014. She has coached cheerleading for over 10 years at the high school, recreational, and competitive level. She is also a certified athletic trainer at the high school and collegiate setting doing prevention, assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation of injuries. 

Chloe Adams


Assistant Coach
Chloe is currently attending Maryville University, majoring in Physical Therapy. She started dancing at the age of 3 and switched to all-star cheer at the age of 10. She was a Varsity high school cheerleader her Freshman year and has competed at World’s twice during her all-star cheerleading career. 

CJ Rufkahr


Junior Coach
CJ attends Francis Howell High School and was a Varsity cheerleader there for two years. Along with cheering at the high school level, she has also been an All-Star cheerleader for 4 years and has won numerous national titles. She currently cheers on Wisdom at Cheer St. Louis and is a Junior Coach. In addition to her years as a cheerleader, she was also a dancer for 10 years at various studios in the area. CJ has completed the junior coach training program.