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Darlene McNabb

Owner

 

Darlene has over 10 years of Allstar leadership experience. 

 

 

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Jarriel Keys

All-Star Cheer Program Director

Fearless welcomed Jarriel Keys for season 2021-2022 as the new All-Star Cheer Program Director. Jarriel graduated with a degree in Human Biology and Studies of Social Science from Michigan State University. Jarriel also cheered at MSU for 4 years and was a part of the Michigan State National team in 2013. He previously coached at Cheer Athletics, Charlotte for 5 years and is USASF certified in levels 1-6. He is tumbling/building safesport certified and has multiple national and grand championships under his belt as a coach. Jarriel is also a tumbling instructor at the gym and helps athletes reach their highest potential/skills. 

 

Jarriel better known as "Coach Jar" has exceeded all expectations when it comes to creating routines, building champions and a good solid program. 

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Harvey Michael Myers

Head Choreographer / Cheer Coach

 

Harvey was born and raised in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and was a multi-sport athlete the majority of his childhood, taking part in football, lacrosse, swimming, track, and basketball. Harvey played Varsity basketball in high school and is a State Champion with Dillard High School. He only started with All-Star cheerleading at 15 years old with Element All Stars, but it quickly became his passion. Harvey cheered at levels 2-4 before trying out at Top Gun All Stars in 2014. He ended up making Top Gun Large Coed(TGLC) for the 2014-2015 season and placed 2nd in the Large Coed division at The 2015 Cheerleading Worlds Championship. He is also a CHEERSPORT, UCA, and NCA National Champion and was featured in The Champions League movie for 2015. Harvey started coaching at 15 years old when he was introduced into the sport but started head coaching and choreographing by 18 years old for reputable gyms in South Florida such as Element All Stars, Flip City All Stars, and 5Star Athletics. Harvey is excited to take his career to the next level and bring his passion for the sport to Fearless Athletics! 

Coach Harvey is the "hype man" of the gym and you will soon see why Fearless adores him. 

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Ashley Cates

Operations Director / Cheer Coach

 

Ashley is a native of Arden, NC and participated in tumble and cheer from age 4 through 18.  Her career as a competitor in All-Star Cheerleading began in 2000. Ashley was a part of a championship team and competed on what today would be known as level 4 and level 5 teams.  Ashley also cheered all four years with a successful local high school TC Roberson.  After high school Ashley attended Asheville Buncombe Technical Community College completing an Associate in Arts degree and then transferred to University of North Carolina at Charlotte.  Ashley received her license in Real Estate in 2010 and has continued to oversee a local property management company.  Ashley returned to the cheer world when her daughters decided that they wanted to be cheerleaders. She took on the head cheer coach position for the JV Cheer team at TC Roberson High School. Ashley’s love and passion for cheer and tumble came back at full force which has led her cross back over into the competitive world. Ashley is also an AACCA Safety Accredited and Interscholastic certified coach as well as CPR certified! 

Ashley takes on many roles for Fearless and we are so thankful to have her! 

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Caitlyn Davis

Cheer Coach 

Caitlyn is a recent graduate from Western Carolina University with a major in Psychology and is a current graduate student specializing in Sports Psychology. Caitlyn has 17 years of cheerleading experience that started when she was 5 years old with Enka Youth League! From there, Caitlyn went on to cheer at a couple All-Star gyms that were opened in WNC, including Premier Athletics and Club Cheer. During Caitlyn's time in All-Star cheer she was Team Captain for four years, assistant coached a Mini Level 1 team, and worked as a Special Needs assistant coach! Caitlyn also cheered for Enka's Varsity squad making the Team Captain position here senior year. During her time at Western Carolina University she made the competition team every year that she attended. She competed at NCA Daytona Nationals for three years and was also Team Captain for her senior year at WCU. Caitlyn has a huge heart and passion for cheerleading and is so excited to be back in the sport, but this time as a coach! 

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Loran Nalley

Cheer Coach

 

Loran is a native of WNC from Rosman, NC. Loran started cheering at the young age of 2 when she became a mascot for a local youth program. Loran cheered throughout youth, middle and high school and went on to cheer at Mars Hill University for 2 years before enlisting into the U.S Navy. While cheering at the high school level she was cheer captain for varsity. Loran also cheered for Premier Athletics in Asheville NC on a large senior co-ed level 3 team. During Loran's time in the military she worked with F/A-18 fighter jets and was stationed in Virginia Beach and attatched to the Truman aircraft carrier. After getting out of the military she moved back home and earned her associates degree as a Physical Therapy Assistant. Loran's love for cheer was passed onto her daughter Eastyn also at an early age. Once her daughter started All Star cheer Loran knew she wanted to be involved and share her passion for cheer as a coach and become part of the Fearless Family. Loran is continuously looking for ways to grow in the sport and takes continuing classes offered by Varisty to expand her cheer knowledge. Loran has a passion for instilling the love of cheer in young athletes and hopes to help them succeed at any level they wish to reach. Loran loves spending time with her daughter and her family and is excited that Fearless gave her the opportunity to be back in the sport that she loves most! 

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Ashley Foster

Cheer Coach/ Marketing Team

Ashley has over 16 years of cheerleading experience. She has cheered at the biggest and well-known gyms in the world, and competed at The Cheerleading World Championships in 2012 and 2013.  As well as extensive all-star experience, she also cheered at her high school, where she was a captain her senior year, and placed second at the North Carolina state championship in 2011. She also cheered for four years at the collegiate level and placed top ten in the nation for four consecutive years at the National Collegiate Cheerleading Championships. Ashley also has extensive leadership experience as an executive board member of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee at WCU. Ashley has her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and hopes to earn her PhD and work with cheerleaders experiencing mental blocks. Ashley wants to bring the happiness she felt through cheerleading to every athlete at Fearless.

Ashley is also a part of our Marketing Team for social media. When she is not coaching/instructing you will see her on the floor and around the gym getting content to document our season! 

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Summer Wilson

Cheer Coach/Class Instructor

 

 

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Savanna Branch 

Cheer Coach

Savanna was born and raised in the Asheville and Hendersonville area. She did competitive cheerleading at 6 years old at Premier Athletics for one year. She took a break and did a variety of other sports including basketball, soccer, track and gymnastics but she always made her way back to cheerleading. Savanna made her way back into cheerleading at the age of 12 and hasn’t stopped since . She competed up to level 4 but has had skills up to level 5. She has always had a passion for flying, as stunts and jumps are her favorite things about the sport. Savanna also did school cheer for the West Henderson Falcons from 8th grade until her senior year in 2016. During high school she found out she also loves to dance and was on the dance team for 3 years. Savanna has been involved with Fearless since it opened and has continued to coach there off and on doing tumbling, stretch, and conditioning classes as well as coaching elite teams. Savanna is working towards to getting her credentials for cheer and is excited to continue her journey at Fearless Athletics.

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Kelsey Youngblood

Cheer Coach

Learn more about Kelsey soon as we update our page.

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Cassidy Grindstaff

Cheer Coach

Learn more about Cassidy soon as we update our page.

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Janci Keys

Cheer Coach

Learn more about Janci soon as we update our page.

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Kendrick Johnson

Tumbling Director/Class Instructor 

Kendrick Johnson is a graduate of Asheville High School. Kendrick danced for 8 years and through out high school learning styles such as jazz, ballet, modern, hip hop, and tap. He also danced for Allure out of Lake Lure for the Dirty Dancing Review. Kendrick first worked as a gymnastics instructor for Land of the Sky Gymnastics. Kendrick started coaching All Star cheer in 1993 with the Asheville Cats that latter merged with Premier All Stars to become Premier Asheville Cats. After Premier closed, he ventured to Lincolnton, NC to work with Carolina Odyssey Cheer and Tumble where he coached at for the past 10 years. Kendrick has been a credentialed coach for levels 1-5 for the past 20 years and considers all star cheerleading and tumbling his life! 

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Annelise Babcock

Cheer Coach

Fearless welcomed Miss Annelise Babcock to the program during the 2021-2022 season. Annelise has cheered since she was 9 years old and loves the sport. Annelise is a recent Clemson University Graduate with degrees in Microbiology and Psychology. Annelise made her dreams come true and cheered for the Clemson tigers, where she was a member of the Coed and All Girl Team where she won the titel of 2021 NCA National Champion. Annelise loves being active outdoors and spending time with her family and dog.

 

We are super excited to have her join our program here at Fearless and look forward to watching her develop as a mentor and coach to all of our athletes. 

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Sarah Cutshall

Admin/Front Office Staff

Learn more about Sarah soon as we update our page.

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Melissa Brown

Marketing Team/Social Media Coordinator

Melissa is going on her 3rd season with Fearless Athletics as a mom of an athlete. Melissa was added to the staff for our 22/23 season as a part of our Marketing Team for social media. Melissa has a passion for cheer and photography so she was happy to jump on our Marketing Team. You will see her around the gym posing athletes for candid shots, taking pictures at competitions, and creating content to document our season.