Our Staff

 

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Julie Hutchens

Position: Owner and Founder
Hometown: La Porte, TX
Lives in: Flower Mound, TX
Education: University of Oklahoma
Experience: Taught Dance for Four Years, Danced in Dance Arts Company, 30+ years of Coaching Gymnastics, Billy R. Smith Award Winner, Recognized by the Mayor of Highland Village Dianne Costa, Highland Village Rotarian of the Year 2016, Flower Mound/Argyle Chamber Member, Opened Excite! in 2001

Hobbies: Travel, fun, family, friends, and patios
Fun Fact: Wins the belly flop contest every year at camp

Alison Howard

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Position: All-Star Cheer Director
Hometown: Flower Mound, TX
Lives In: Addison, TX
Education: Hawaii Pacific University & Stephen F. Austin State University
Accomplishments: Two-time NCA Collegiate All-American, Captain of Hawaii Pacific University Small Coed and Stephen F. Austin State University Small Coed, Two-time NCA Collegiate National Champion, World Champion with Team USA All-Girl/p>
Hobbies: Crafting and anything outdoors
Fun Fact: Has been skydiving

Bethany Victorino

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Position: All-Star Cheer & Tumble Coach
Hometown: Virginia Beach, Virginia
Resides in: Flower Mound, Texas
Education: Hawaii Pacific University
Experience: Fame All-Stars 05-10 Large Senior All-Girl Level 5 Super Seniors, World Champion with Team USA All-Girl, Two-time NCA Collegiate National Champion, NCA College Staff
Hobbies: Paddle boarding, going to the beach/lake, and stunting
Fun Fact: Her middle name is “Malia”, which is Hawaiian for “Mary”

Blake Alonzo

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Position: All-Star Cheer & Tumble Coach
Hometown: The Colony, Texas
Resides in: Lewisville, Texas
Education: University of North Texas
Experience: NCA National Champion and World Champion, NCA Staff Member
Hobbies: Dinner with friends and dancing
Fun Fact: Has been an uncle since he was two

Caitlin Crane

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Position: Recreational Manager & Gymnastics Coach
Hometown: The Woodlands, Texas
Resides in: Denton, Texas
Education: University of North Texas
Experience: Three-time NCA All-American, Seven-time National Champion
Hobbies: Hanging out with her cat, watching game shows, and being outside
Fun Fact: Likes to be barefoot

Charles Carillon

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Position: All-Star Cheer Coach & Proshop Manager
Hometown: Jacksonville, Florida
Resides in: Dallas, Texas
Education: Trinity Valley Community College & Hawaii Pacific University
Experience: Two-time NCA Large Coed National Champion, Two-time Large Coed World Champion, Two-time NCA Small Coed Division II Collegiate National Champion, Level 6 Worlds Silver Medalist, International Open Coed Level 6 NCA All-Star National Champion
Hobbies: Working out, swimming, and being outdoors
Fun Fact: Has one sister; nephew, Maxon, and a niece, Savannah

Chelsea Bauman

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Position: Front Office
Hometown: Flower Mound, Texas
Resides in: Flower Mound, Texas
Education: Texas Women’s University
Experience: Professional Dance for 15+ Years, 3+ Years as a Dance Instructor
Hobbies: Movies and Hanging out with friends
Fun Fact: Performed in the halftime shows for the Dallas Cowboys on Thanksgiving Day

Destiny Studer

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Position: All-Star & Recreational Cheer Coach
Hometown: Cedar Hill, Texas
Resides in: Bartonville, Texas
Education: North Central Texas College
Experience: Excite! Coach for Five Years
Hobbies: Crafting, getting her nails done, and shopping
Fun Fact: Addicted to Mexican Food

Eli Howard

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Position: Facility Manager Tumble, Cheer & Gymnastics Coach
Hometown: Sapulpa, Oklahoma
Resides in: Flower Mound, Texas
Education: Navarro College & Oklahoma State University
Experience: Four-time NCA Collegiate National Champion, Two-time WABDL Bench Press World Champion, Five Year WABDL Bench Press World Record Holder
Hobbies: Wood working, sporting events, and playing with his dog
Fun Fact: Never had a detention in high school

Haley Hammonds

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Position: Gymnastics & Tumble Coach
Hometown: Sanger, Texas
Resides in: Sanger, Texas
Education: University of North Texas
Experience: 8+ Years of Coaching, Coached a National Champion Cheer Team
Hobbies: Working out, tumbling, and hunting
Fun Fact: Has a yellow lab named “Natty”

Jackie Bode

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Position: Front Office
Hometown: Perrysburg, New York
Resides in: Flower Mound, Texas
Experience: Life, Mom of two College Cheerleaders
Hobbies: Traveling
Fun Fact: Lived in Australia for five years

Janet Cochran McNutt

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Position: Judge/Coach
Hometown: Cherry Point, North Carolina
Resides in: Arlington, Texas
Education: 1978-B.A. Health/Physical Education-University of Texas at Arlington;1983- M.Ed. Physical Education-North Texas State University
Experience: Coached High School Gymnastics Teams: Mansfield HS 1982-1984; Irving ISD at Nimitz HS 1984-1990; MacArthur HS 1997-2012. Began judging Level 1-5-2013
Hobbies: Riding my horse, Sandy and traveling
Fun Fact: I lived in Naples, Italy for three years with my family.

Kenny Heaton

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Position: Cheer & Tumble Coach
Hometown: Reno, NV
Resides in: Highland Village, TX
Education: Hawaii Pacific University, Clemson University
Experience: Team USA 2014 World Champion; Team USA Partner Stunt 2013; Nfinity Legends 2014, 2013, 2012; COP Partner Stunt Champion 2013; NCA All Star National Champion – Stealth All Stars Level 6; World Champion 2013-Stealth All Stars Level 6; European Open Partner Stunt Champion-2011; NCA Open Stunt Champion-2011; NCA Collegiate Partner Stunt Champion-2010; NCA Collegiate Champion 2010, 2009 – Hawaii Pacific University
Hobbies: Playing guitar, eating food, spending time with my beautiful wife, floating the river, being outside, & watching movies.

Lauren Loeb

Lauren LoebPosition: Cheer, Tumble, & Gymnastics Coach
Hometown: Beaumont, Texas
Resides in: Flower Mound, Texas
Education: Hawaii Pacific University
Experience: Three-time NCA Collegiate National Champion, UCA All-Girl Stunt Group Collegiate National Champion, Two-time World Champion with Team USA, Two-time All-Girl Stunt Group World Champion with Team USA
Hobbies: Running, hiking, and traveling
Fun Fact: Loves to workout and be outdoors

Lori Stephens

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Position: Front Office
Hometown: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Resides in: Lewisville, Texas
Education: Washington University in St. Louis
Hobbies: Reading, watching movies, and traveling
Fun Fact: Worked at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida for 12 years before moving to Texas

Manuel Vargas

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Position: Web Developer/ Webmaster
Hometown: Dallas, TX
Resides In: Denton, TX
Education: University of North Texas majoring in Computer Science
Accomplishments: Vice President for the UNT chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management

Mark Ragar

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Position: Gymnastics & Tumble Coach
Hometown: Pine Bluff, Arkansas
Resides in: Flower Mound, Texas
Education: University of Arkansas Little Rock
Experience: Two-time Region 1 Coach of the Year
Hobbies: Reading, listening to music, riding bikes with his grandson Cooper, and watching college football…GO HOGS!
Fun Fact: Enjoys reading and writing poetry

Patty Miller

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Position: Office & Billing Director
Hometown: Overland Park, Kansas
Resides in: Flower Mound, Texas
Education: Pittsburg State University
Hobbies: Reading, traveling, and wine tasting
Fun Fact: Should have been a meteorologist, Loves watching weather events

Ryan Johnson

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Position: All-Star Cheer & Tumble Coach Facility Manager
Hometown: Purcell, Oklahoma
Resides in: Denton, Texas
Education: Oklahoma State University, University of Oklahoma, Hawaii Pacific University, & Navarro College
Experience: Four-time Collegiate National Champion, Two-time Gold World Champion, Silver World Champion, Ten-year Collegiate Staffer with NCA
Hobbies: Movies, hanging with friends, traveling, and adventures
Fun Fact: Has twelve nieces and nephews

Sara Heaton

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Position: Cheer & Gymnastics Coach
Hometown: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Resides in: Dallas, TX
Education: Hawai
Experience: 7 years Elite Gymnastics (Slovenia), 2 years Acro & Tumbling & 12 years cheerleading (competitor & coach). NCA Collegiate National Champion, 3 time 3rd place ICU Worlds Partner Stunt, multiple Slovenian national & European champion.
Fun Fact: English is my 2nd language, my left foot is smaller than my right

Stacie Ternes

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Position: Preschool Gymnastic Coach
Hometown: Wichita, Kansas
Resides in: Flower Mound, Texas
Education: Kansas State University
Experience: Began coaching in Wichita Kansas in a gym owned by her mother at age 14. Has been at Excite! for over 12 years
Hobbies: Watching her two girls play volleyball
Fun Fact: Loves to travel

Tausha Walker

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Position: Front Office
Hometown: Kansas City, Missouri
Resides in: Denton, Texas
Education: Rockhurst University
Experience: Ran a Small Daycare, Raised Three Beautiful Kids
Hobbies: Reading, shopping, spending time with friends and family
Fun Fact: Favorite color is red and loves riding motorcycles

Tracy Slovacek

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Position: Preschool Gymnastics & Tumble Coach
Hometown: Argyle, Texas
Resides in: Sanger, Texas
Education: Texas Women’s University
Experience: Four NCA Titles
Hobbies: Working in the yard and dancing
Fun Fact: Has worked at Excite! since the doors opened, teaches kindergarten

Wicam Smith

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Position: All-Star Cheer & Tumble Coach
Hometown: New York, New York
Resides in: Lewisville, Texas
Education: University of Buffalo & Hawaii Pacific University
Experience: 2009 NCA Staff, Top Rookie Tumbler in 2011 & 2012 NCA Cheer Div II, Collegiate National Champion, Collegiate All-American Top 20, Advisory Board USASF 2016, Worlds 2nd International Team
Hobbies: Traveling, enjoying the beach, and working out
Fun Fact: Hates having his picture taken

Alli McDaniel

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Position: Cheer Coach
Hometown: Flower Mound, Texas
Resides in: Flower Mound, Texas
Education: Flower Mound High School
Experience: NCA Champion in 2010, FMHS Athletic Trainer, Student Intern at Children’s Medical Center Dallas, Circle of Friends Member at FMHS, Junior Leadership Board Member at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas, Inspire Cheer Team
Hobbies: Volunteering with Special Olympics Texas, playing with her pets, volunteering with local charities
Fun Fact: 13th Season cheering Excite.

Beth Ann Wagley

Beth Ann Wagley

Position: Front Office Staff
Hometown: Highland Village, Texas
Resides in: Lewisville, Texas
Education: Stephen F. Austin State University
Experience: 23+ Years of Teaching
Hobbies: Reading, movies, family/kid’s activities
Fun Fact: Graduated in the Charter Class of Marcus High School

Aspen Russell

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Position: Gymnastics Coach
Hometown: Lewisville, Texas
Resides in: Flower Mound, Texas
Education: University of Oklahoma
Experience: Cheerleader and Gymnast for 19 Years, NCA Staff Member for Three Years
Hobbies: Traveling and movies
Fun Fact: She was on the TV show “Barney”