Staff

TEACHING LIFE LESSONS THROUGH THE SPORT OF CHEERLEADING

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Nicole Leago Devall, President

  • Founded University Cheer Air Force, Inc. in 1991
  • 35 years experience in the Spirit Industry
  • USASF Certified in all levels, 1-5
  • AACCA Spirit Safety Certified
  • NFHS Member
  • Former NCA Super Center Facility Director & Franchise Trainer
  • Former NCA Southeast Texas State Director
  • 9 NCA Innovative Choreography Awards
  • Certified Varsity professional judge
  • National competition event judge for NCA, CheerSport and JamFest Supernationals
  • Served on the USASF Worlds score sheet committee in 2007
  • Public speaker for national coaches conferences including GSSA and American CheerPower
  • Houston Rockets Launch Crew Judge
  • USASF Regional Advisory Board Member 2015-2017
  • Elected to the NACCC for 2017-2019 - Southwest Regional Representative
  • USASF Certified in All Levels, 1-5
  • CPR & FIRST AID Certified
  • USASF Professional Member
  • NCSI Background Checked
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Cherise (Giggles) Childs

  • 5 years in the spirit industry
  • USASF Professional Member
  • USASF Certified in Levels 1-2
  • NCSI Background Checked
  • SafeSport Certified
  • CPR & First Aid Certified
  • AACCA Certified
  • NFHS Member
  • College Graduate of The University of Houston BSN Hotel and Restaurant Management

Fun Facts:

  • If you didn’t know already, I stutter and always will and have lol
  • My little brother is almost a whole foot taller than me
  • I sometimes feel like I am Hannah Montana “Best of Both Worlds” I have cheer friends that call me Giggles and regular friends that call me Cherise. It might sound strange but when both worlds collide, I get confused on what name to answer to lol
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Robbie Perez

  • 23 years experience in the Spirit Industry
  • 17 years experience as owner/operator of acrobatic facilities
  • USASF Certified in All Levels, 1-5
  • CPR & FIRST AID Certified
  • USASF Professional Member
  • NCSI Background Checked

Fun Fact:

  • I am a proud father of 3 beautiful kids!
  • My favorite sports are NFL Football and NBA Basketball. I am a BIG FAN of the Houston Rockets and the Houston Texans
  • I love FANTASY FOOTBALL
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Katie Lamb

  • USASF Certified in Levels 1 & 2
  • CPR & FIRST AID Certified
  • USASF Professional Member
  • NCSI Background Checked
  • 13 years experience coaching All Star & School Teams

Fun Facts:

  • Love all things Disney
  • Met husband almost 14 years ago working at YMCA
  • I am oldest of 4 kids and my youngest sibiling is almost 19 years younger than me
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Laura Rupert

  • USASF Certified in Levels 1 & 2
  • CPR & FIRST AID Certified
  • USASF Professional Member
  • NCSI Background Checked

Fun Facts:

  • Currently, I am in Nursing School at Texas Women’s University in the medical center
  • I CANNOT live without my planner
  • I am an Aggie! Texas A&M class of ’17 WHOOP!
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Elizabeth Ramirez, Head Coach

  • USASF Certified in Levels 1 & 2

  • CPR & FIRST AID Certified
  • USASF Professional Member
  • NCSI Background Checked

Fun Facts:

  • Graduated from Clear Falls High School
  • Currently perusing nursing at San Jacinto
  • Competitive Cheerleader of 16 years
  • Volunteers at Texas Children’s Hospital
  • 3 Time All American (UCA / NCA)
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Lily Gallegos

  • USASF Certified in Levels 1 & 2
  • CPR & FIRST AID Certified
  • USASF Professional Member
  • NCSI Background Checked

Fun Facts:

  • I can play piano and violin
  • I can speak two languages
  • I am a science nerd
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Cody Gifford

  • USASF Certified in All Levels, 1-5
  • CPR & FIRST AID Certified
  • USASF Professional Member
  • NCSI Background Checked

Fun Facts:

  • I am addicted to working out, I work out almost every day for at least 2 hours a day!
  • I have a 4 year old dalmation named Hallee
  • I was a TCFP certified firefighter and a nationally registered EMT-A
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Beau Barton

  • USASF Certified in All Levels, 1-5
  • CPR & FIRST AID Certified
  • USASF Professional Member
  • NCSI Background Checked
  • USAG Certified

Fun Facts:

  • I love my hair (LOL blowout)
  • My favorite football team is the 49ers
  • There’s a saying in the gym “big girls want to fly, Beau Barton is your guy”
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Cassi Thomason

  • USASF Certified in All Levels, 1-5
  • CPR & FIRST AID Certified
  • USASF Professional Member
  • NCSI Background Checked

Fun Facts:

  • I enjoy taking trips and am a certified scuba diver.
  • I have a shopping obsession
  • My family owns Thomason’s fine jewelry since 1953
  • Former UC Air Force cheerleader (6 years)
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Natalie Gonzales

  • USASF Certified in Levels 1 & 2
  • CPR & FIRST AID Certified
  • USASF Professional Member
  • NCSI Background Checked

Fun Facts:

  • I am a fluent Spanish speaker
  • My favorite Disney princess is Jasmine
  • I am literally obsessed with fruit!
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Shlisa Rodgers

  • USASF Certified in Levels 1 & 2
  • CPR & FIRST AID Certified
  • USASF Professional Member
  • NCSI Background Checked

Fun Facts:

  • I LOVE BACON
  • I love everything Lion King
  • I went to regionals in powerlifting my senior year
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Jenifer Torres

  • USASF Certified in Levels 1 & 2
  • CPR & FIRST AID Certified
  • USASF Professional Member
  • NCSI Background Checked

Fun Facts:

  • Drinking coffee makes me the happiest! I can’t live without it!
  • My favorite shows are The Office, Game of Thrones, and any cooking shows on the Food Network!
  • I love rooting and watching any Houston sports team! Go Rockets, Go Texans, Go Astros, Go Dynamo!
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Catarina Johnson

  • USASF Certified in Levels 1 & 2
  • CPR & FIRST AID Certified
  • USASF Professional Member
  • NCSI Background Checked

Fun Facts:

  • I am a preschool teacher
  • U of H student
  • I love blue sour candy
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Patrice Hailey

  • USASF Certified in Levels 1 & 2
  • CPR & FIRST AID Certified
  • USASF Professional Member
  • NCSI Background Checked

Fun Facts:

  • I was an NCA Staff Instructor after high school
  • I cheer at Texas Southern University
  • Graduated Pearland High School 2013
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Jessica Aldridge

  • CPR & FIRST AID Certified
  • USASF Professional Member
  • NCSI Background Checked

Fun Facts

  • I have been (and still am) a hairstylist for over 8 years
  • I DON’T have an NCA jacket but I sure do have a UCA jacket and it’s still in my closet!
  • My sweet baby boy comes to work with me almost everyday. P.S. he loves visitors
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Emmily Quiroz

  • CPR & FIRST AID Certified
  • USASF Professional Member
  • NCSI Background Checked

Fun Facts:

  • I am fluent in both English and Spanish
  • If you hear singing around the gym, it’s probably me (might be bad but that’s okay)
  • My name is definitely spelled with 2 m’s! If there’s only one m, it’s not me lol