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Kristen Hendrix

Kristen Hendrix is the Activities Coordinator at our Magnolia location. Growing up dancing all over the US, she became a member of the Kilgore College Rangerettes. Kristen then earned her Bachelor's degree in Merchandising and a minor in Art from Sam Houston State University. She has a customer service background and enjoys making everyone have a wonderful experience. Stop by and say hi anytime! Kristen's birthday is June 2nd.


Devin Carroll, Operations Manager

Cheer fans, Coach Devin is our Operations Manager at the Magnolia Location! He was a late bloomer to cheerleading, but after starting cheer his second year of college he knew it was the sport for him. As an athlete, he has been a leader/captain on every team he was on, winning numerous regional, and national titles. As a coach/director, he has managed three different and amazing all star/recreational programs, and two phenomenal University programs. He led many all-star, high school, and college teams to outstanding awards, NCA titles and more.


As a choreographer, Devin has had the opportunity to take his work all over the United States, as well as internationally. He says God has definitely blessed him with a home at Woodlands Elite. Come visit Coach Devin at our Magnolia location!


Joel Sanchez, Instructor

Joel Sanchez is a Tumbling Instructor and celebrates his birthday on the 26th of May. He has spent most of his life as a competitive gymnast in the Houston area from age five to the age of fourteen, where he won multiple awards in both individual and team competitions at the regional and national level. He began teaching at the age of 15 and has a background in coaching tumbling, competitive cheer, High School and Jr. High cheer, recreational gymnastics, and preschool gymnastics. When he's not at work you can find him spending time enjoying the park, being outside, or hanging out with his friends. 


Jeremy Lee, Instructor

Jeremy Lee started cheering his senior year at Humble High School in Humble, TX. After graduating, he attended Kilgore College and cheered for the Rangers! After moving back home, he obtained a job working for Rowland Ballards Gymnastics. He was the Recreational Gymnastics & Tumbling Director for four years there. Jeremy enjoys being around kids and is a hard, dedicated worker! His birthday is March 8th and he loves anything with BACON. Jeremy is a big kid at heart!! In his spare time, he plays video games to relax when he isn’t out with his friends.


Chase Jones, Instructor

Chase Jones is one of the tumbling coaching at our Magnolia location. He has a background in power tumbling, in which he competed in nationals for two years at level 10. Chase was born October 15th, 1990 and grew up in the Woodlands area and graduated from Oak Ridge High School in 2009. He then went on to Texas Tech University, where he earned both his bachelors and masters in political science. While attending college in Lubbock, Chase coached gymnastics and tumbling and also worked closely with the Texas Tech gymnastics team. His favorite part about coaching is the joy that kids get when they are able to perform a new skill on their own.


Breion Johnson

Breion is currently a student at Sam Houston State University and is set to graduate in December of 2017. He is earning a bachelor’s degree in computer animation, but has certain experiences in a few other forms of art media as well. He began having an interest in tumbling at a very young age and decidedly taught himself most of what he knows. He has a background in coaching power tumbling and boys/girls gymnastics. His birthday is August 23rd, which he shares with his twin sister. His favorite things about coaching include teaching students new skills, and doing his best to engage with his kids as an active and effective support system. He believes in developing powerful athletes by not only coaching newer, stronger skills but by also instilling confidence, positivity, and a fun atmosphere. Breion loves chinese food, soft-baked cookies, and reese's!


Jessica Baker, Instructor


Brian Barnhart, Partner

Brian is currently an Owner/Partner of Woodlands Elite Cheer Company and is an active member of Woodlands Church!  He serves in many different capacities within the United States Allstar Federation (USASF) and is currently an Executive Committee Member for the National Allstar Cheerleading Coaches Congress (NACCC).  Brian will tell you that his crowning achievements were surrendering his life to Christ in 1985, marrying his wife Kristen in 2005, having their daughter Presleigh in 2008 and son Beckham in 2014.  The Montgomery County Commissioner’s Court appointed Brian Barnhart to the Child Welfare Board in September 2010 and his passion to improve the lives of children within our community has become a lifestyle!  Brian was born February 14th and survives on Pappasitos, Chuy's, Milk Duds, Peanut Brittle & Reeses Peanut Butter Cups!  Action Movies, Water Sports, Snow Skiing and the NEWLY found Skydiving have become his extra curricular outlet!


 "A person's actions will tell you everything you need to know!" "Follow, Lead or get out of the way!"  "Become the most POSITIVE & ENTHUSIASTIC person you know!"


“Romans 8:31” 

“I have learned that with a lot of faith WE can accomplish anything WE set our minds to. It is through the love and support of our WECC families and athletes that WE can make a difference!”


Ed Royall, Partner

Ed started his cheer journey at TVCC. He went on to Lamar University, which took him into restaurant management of the Black-eyed Pea restaurant for 10 years. During this stage of his life, he still found time for tumbling, judging, and made time to work with teams! Finally, Ed made cheer his career in 1997 and never looked back. He moved to Houston and started at All- American Cheer. A few years later, he was involved in the process to start WECC. The rest is history! As Owner/Partner, Ed has had the privilege to work with all levels and was fortunate enough to win titles in each one. Now he’s excited to work with Basic Training, which is a great feeder for our all-star program. He is USASF certified in all areas! Ed’s favorite colors are red, black, and white. He has been coaching for over 20 years. His favorite foods are pot roast, and chicken and dumplings! He also loves Snickers and Sour Cherries. Ed’s hobbies are shopping, and collecting watches. His birthday is November 6th.


Dana McBee, Office & Accounting Manager

Dana McBee has been a part of the Woodlands Elite Family since 2001. She has loved seeing the continued growth/expansion since the beginning when she, at one point, ran the front desk! Dana has worked in Administrative/Accounting Management for over 16 years! She was born in Austin, and grew up in Kingwood, Texas! Dana considers her biggest accomplishment to be working daily with "cheer moms" and getting through Regional cheer season. She resides in Spring, TX and recently married her long time boyfriend of 12 years.  She has one dog, Sadie and is now, one day planning to have children of her own... but we will see! Ms. Dana loves Stacy's pita chips, pretzels with peanut butter and large Diet Cokes!


Kevin Tonner, All-Star Director

Kevin is our All-Star Director for all 5 Woodlands Elite locations. His cheer career started in 1999. He was recruited onto his high school competition team and the rest is history. He was a Varsity Cheerleader for Kempner High School and graduated in 2000. Kevin attended Houston Baptist University, where he cheered for one year! From there he attended online college at Kaplan University and received an Associate’s Degree in Business Management. He started coaching at South West Cheer Academy, “Storm”, in 1999 and continued until 2001. Kevin has coached at Woodlands Elite since 2001! He’s coached every age of all-star Cheer from Tiny Level 1, all the way to International Coed Level 5! He’s also coached and choreographed MANY National Championship teams at all levels. He won 2 Bronze Globes at the World Championships with Generals (2009 & 2012). One of his proudest moments has been taking the first EVER Houston Level 5 NCA Championship title, winning the 2013 Small Senior division at NCA out of the 30 best teams in the country and then doing it again in 2014 and AGAIN in 2015! Back-to-back-to-back champions!! He didn't stop there though. Generals also earned a World Champion Title in the Small Senior division in 2015. Woodlands Elite's FIRST EVER! Kevin’s goal is to continue to grow our program to be one of the best, if not THE BEST, all-star cheer gym in the world!


Outside of cheerleading, Kevin’s hobbies include exercising and working out regularly and playing golf whenever he gets a chance. He also enjoys wakeboarding, water sports, and watching all kinds of movies. His birthday is July 24th and he loves steak and shrimp. His favorite candies are Peanut M&Ms and gum!


Jessica Marshall, All-Star Director

In 2008 Jessica graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in Journalism and Advertising at the University of Oklahoma, where she cheered for the All Girl Team 2003-2008. She has been a UCA Head Instructor, Core Staffer and College Staffer. She was also part of their international staff where she traveled to Singapore, Scotland, Australia, Columbia, Puerto Rico and Tokyo. She has been coaching all-star cheer for 11 years. This sport is not only her career, but her passion! She won the ICU worlds with Team USA All Girl in 2010. Coach Jessica carried the first ever Medium Coed 5 team, Black Ops, at WECC to an 8th place title at worlds! Her favorite foods are Mexican food and seafood! Jessica’s birthday is August 20th.


Ashley Henricks, Communications Coordinator

Ashley began cheering at 12 years old on her middle school cheer team in her home town of Columbus, Ohio. Cheering through middle school and high school for seven years, Ashley then moved to Charlotte, North Carolina to attend the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where she graduated with a degree in Art &  Graphic Design and a Minor in Communications. She began coaching all-star cheerleading the first year she moved to Charlotte in 2009 with Charlotte Extreme Cheerleading. Ashley Coached in Charlotte for 7 years and worked with all-star teams, tumbling classes, stretch classes, school camps and clinics, private lessons, and other specialized classes! She ended her time in Charlotte as the All-star Director of her program! She coached many of her teams to National Championships including two back-to-back Cheersport National Championships in 2013 and 2014. She loves meeting new athletes and parents and working with every skill level and age division! Ashley's birthday is October 6th, she loves Gummy Bears and Hot Tamales, and is a firm believer that Coke is always better than Pepsi


Jasmine Arnold, School & Camp Director

Coach Jasmine started her cheer career when she was seven years old in her hometown of Lewisville, Texas. After many years in peewee cheerleading, she dedicated six years to all-star cheerleading at Cougar Cheer and Dance Company in Carrolton Texas. In 2006, Coach Jasmine made one of the BEST junior college programs in Texas, known as Navarro College. She earned two Collegiate NCA National titles, was captain for three years and graduated with an Associates Degree in Arts in Education. In 2009 Coach Jasmine transferred to Texas Tech University and was game day and leadership captain until 2012. Jasmine graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Interpersonal Communications. During her time at Texas Tech she was on the all girl team for Team USA and won gold in 2011. She became the University of Houston Cheer Coach in 2012 and will now be back at Woodlands Elite as our new School & Camp Director. She is SUPER excited to be back and ready to help turn our kids into great tumblers, flyers and incredible young adults. Her birthday is June 11th and her favorite color is yellow. Coach Jasmine also loves street tacos!


Allen Shearer, General Manager


Lynne Shearer, Partner

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