Paula Flynn-Lavallee

Paula is the Owner of Spirit Central. She has over 29 years of experience coaching Middle School, High School and All Stars.  She attended the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth where she graduated with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology. Paula also owns a choreography and apparel company (Custom Spirit Connections). She is a choreographer for all levels of cheerleading. She is AACCA and USASF certified in levels 1-5. Paula has served on the USASF Worlds Advisory Board and a Regional Advisory Board. Paula coaches our Level 5 Team (Bengals).

Maggie Cassanelli

Maggie is currently our Gym Director here at Spirit Central. Maggie has over 19 years of cheerleading experience with both High School and All Star levels. Maggie coaches here at Spirit Central and is also a tumbling instructor. She has competed in UCA & NCA Nationals, The State Championship and The Cheerleading Worlds. In 2010 Maggie graduated from Anna Maria College with a Bachelor’s in Psychology. Maggie is USASF Certified in levels 1-5. Maggie Coaches the Junior Level 2 Team (Black Tigers), the Senior Level 4 Team (Sabers), and is a member on our Open Coed 5 Team (Bengals).

Jon Lavallee

Jon is a coach and our head tumbling instructor at Spirit Central. He has over 19 years of coaching experience in All Star cheerleading. Jon attended Quinsigamond Community College where he graduated with an Associate’s Degree. He is USAG certified, AACCA certified and USASF certified for levels 1-5. Jon coaches our Open Coad 5 Senior Team (Bengals). Contact Jon if you are looking to set up private lessons in tumbling (508) 981-0686.

Tyler Stawiecki

Tyler is a coach and tumbling instructor at Spirit Central. He is also an alumni. This is his 9th season with Spirit Central. Tyler has been involved in gymnastics and cheerleading for 19 years. Tyler has many years of cheer experience and has won many National Titles here at Spirit Central. Tyler is USASF Certified in levels 1-5 for tumbling and 1-3 for stunting. Tyler coaches our Senior Level 3 Team (White Tigers), and competes on our Open Coad Level 5 Team (Bengals).

Chris Barry

Chris is a tumbling instructor and coach. He has three years of experience as a tumble instructor/ coach and 5 years of cheerleading experience as a level 5 athlete. He is USASF Certified in levels 1-4. Chris currently works full time at UMass Medical School and has for 11 years. Please contact him if you would like a private (508) 330- 3098. Chris coaches our Senior Level 4 team (Sabers), our Level 1 Junior Team (Gold Tigers) and Level 4 International Team (Pumas).

Nicole Legere

Nicole is currently a coach and tumbling instructor here at Spirit Central. Nicole has over 13 years of cheerleading experience with High School, College and All Star levels. Nicole teaches tumbling classes for team and Flip Club classes at Spirit Central. She has competed at NCA Nationals, The State Championship and The Cheerleading Worlds. Nicole graduated from Framingham State University in 2014 with a degree in Early Childhood Education and Psychology. Nicole is USASF Certified in levels 1-5. Nicole coaches our Level 1 Tiny Team (Tiger Cubs) and competes on our Open Coad Level 5 Team (Bengals).

Marina Leblanc

Marina is currently a coach at Spirit Central and an alumni. She has been involved with All Star Cheerleading for over 13 years. She has competed at UCA Nationals and The Cheerleading Worlds. She has 3 years of coaching experience. Marina is currently studying Biology and Psychology at Worcester State University and will be a senior this coming Fall. Marina is USASF Certified in levels 1-2. Marina coaches our Level 2 Junior Team (Black Tigers) and our Level 1 Team (Gold Tigers)

Melissa Zwang

Melissa joined the Spirit Central staff in June of 2016.  Melissa has been coaching at the youth, high school, and all-star levels for the past 18 years.  Melissa has led her teams to several championship titles, including league, regional, state and national.  Melissa previously served on the advisory board for MA High School cheerleading where she was able to recommend and implement changes to grow and positively impact the sport. Melissa is currently a certified MSSAA head judge.  Melissa holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Communications & Sociology from Framingham State University and a certificate from Cornell University.  Melissa serves as a Program Manager, leading global talent programs for the leading developer and manufacturer of women’s health diagnostic products.  Melissa is USASF Certified in levels 1-3.

 

Chrissy Nester

Chrissy has several years of cheerleading experience from High School to All Star. Chrissy has been coaching since 1998. She coached at Spirit Central for many years in the early days of our company and we are proud to have her back after a break to coach again in 2017-2018. During her coaching career Chrissy has led her High School and All-Star teams to several championship titles. Chrissy is a Registered Nurse at St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester, MA.   She is USASF Certified in levels 1-3. Chrissy coaches our Senior Level 3 team (White Tigers) and our Open Coad Level 5 Team (Bengals).

Melanie Leblanc

Mel is one of our administrative assistants in our office. Mel is also an alumni of our Bengals team and a current team member on our International Level 5 Team (Lynx). Mel has several years of cheerleading experience and has competed at UCA Nationals and The Cheerleading Worlds. She is currently attending Assumption College full time.

Abby Biernacki

Abby is one of our administrative assistants in our office here at Spirit Central. Abby has several years of cheerleading experience from High School, College and All Star Cheer.  Abby is a certified Cosmetologist and is currently in school for Sports Management.  Abby is one of our half year coaches at Spirit Central.Abby competes on our Open Coad Level 5 Team (Bengals).

Amber Gevry

Amber is a Bengals alumni. Amber has several years of cheerleading experience. Amber has won many National Titles in her cheerleading career. Amber works as a tumbling instructor here at Spirit Central. Amber is USASF Certified in levels 1-3. She coaches our Level 1 Tiny Team (Tiger Cubs).

Amy Gustafson
Amy has been the director of our KIDZ CENTRAL day program since its beginnings in June of 2014. She has built a wonderful program for our toddlers ages 10 months to 6 years old. Amy has many years of cheerleading and coaching experience. She also works as a tumbling instructor here at Spirit Central. Amy is USASF Certified in levels 1-2. She coaches our Level 1 Tiny Team (Tiger Cubs).