Gallatin, TN Staff

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Jon Vaughn

General Manager/ All Star Director/Tumble Academy Director/School Squad Director/Team and Academy Coach

Jon is a native of Middle Tennessee. He currently resides in Gallatin, TN with his wife Nicole and daughters Raelynn and Knox Rian. Jon joined the Premier Athletics Family in June of 2015 as the Gallatin location was forming.  Jon has over 17 years of cheerleading experience, including High School, and Allstars! He cheered locally for McGavock High School for 4 years earning 4 National Championships in his tenure. He has also cheered for numerous AllStar programs including Tennessee Cheerleading Company (TCC; 2 years), United Cheerleading (2 years), Prime Tyme Athletics (8 years), ACE Allstars of Birmingham (2 years), and Premier Athletics (4 years and counting!). Jon has competed at The Cheerleading Worlds numerous times finishing as high as 4th place. One thing he loves about his job is being able to watch his athletes grow as cheerleaders and as young adults, and knowing he is helping people accomplish their dreams!

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Chanda Taylor

Assistant General Manager

Chanda is our Assistant Manager and is responsible for keeping members and parents informed of program activities, and handling the expense accounts and financials. She is originally from Indiana, where she earned a degree in Apparel Mechandising from Indiana University. Chanda joined Premier Athletics Gallatin team in May 2017. She loves working for Premier because to her it feels like family and with the flexable hours she is able to take care of her family. Chanda enjoys concerts, crafting, and driving her Mini Cooper.

She is available to answer questions about your account Monday- Friday 11am-7:30pm. Chanda can be reached via email chtaylor@premierathletics.com or 615-452-2345.

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Tamara Grant

All Star Coach

Tamara is a native of El Paso, Texas. She began her cheerleading career in middle school, followed by 4 years of high school cheerleading, as well as 2 years on the East Carolina University co-ed team. While attending ECU she majored in Health Fitness. She began coaching when she was 18 in Greenville, NC and joined the Premier Gallaltin family in April 2018. She now coaches some of our All Star teams as well as school squads from the area. Tamara enjoys her job because she loves kids and apprecaites the opportunites it gives her to travel and meet other people.

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Cameron Keener

School Team Coach/All Star Coach/Tumble Academy Instructor

Growing up in Ohio, Cameron participated in many sports including hockey, football, baseball, and wrestling until he discovered cheerleading at 14. Since starting his cheerleading career, he has had the opportunity to compete at the Worlds and Summit competitions. In April 2018, Cameron moved from being an athelte to a coach at Premier Athletics Gallatin, where he coaches schools teams, Tumble Academy classes, and our tumble clinics. He feels it is important to give back to the kids in the same way his coaches did for him, and really enjoys watching his students accomplish things that they can be proud of!

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Logan Hood

All Star Coach/Tumble Academy Instructor

Logan was born and raised in Tennessee. He joined the Premier team in 2018 where he coaches All Stars and Tumble Academy classes. He currently attends Western Kentucky University where he is an education major. Logan loves his job because he enjoys getting to teach kids new skills and watch them grow in to successful athletes.

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Cierah McCann

Little Explorers Academy Supervisor/All Star Coach/School Squad Coach/Tumble Academy & Cheer Experience Instructor

Cierah was born In Nashville and raised in Hendersonville, TN. She cheered at Beech High School all four years, Prime Tyme for 4 years, and cheered at Martin Methodist College on their competitive team for 5 years where she won the 2016 NAIA National Championship. While at Martin Methodist College, she studied Psychology and Science. Cierah began her coaching career with NCA in 2015 and joined Premier Athletics Gallatin in 2018. Cierah coaches All Stars, school squads, Little Explorers Academy, Tumble Academy and flyer classes. She loves her job because she gets to stay involved with the sport she loves and appreciates the opportunity to impact the little lives around her.

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Kelsey Price

Tumble Academy, Little Explorers Academy and Cheer Experience Instructor

Kelsey Was born and raised in Bowling Green, Ky where she was a gymnast for 7 years and cheered for 4 years. She competed at Worlds in 2011 & 2012 with Prime Tyme Phoenix. As a student of Western Kentucky University she studied Fashion Merchandising. Kelsey join the Premier Gallatin family in August 2018 where she coaches Tumble Academy,  Cheer Experience, and Little Explorers Academy classes. One of her favorite things about coaching is working with the kids and watching them gain new skills, knowing she was able to help them achieve their goals.

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Heather Aaron

All Star Coach/School Squad Coach

Heather was born in Memphis, TN and raised here in Gallatin. She cheered for 5 years under our former name, Destiny All-Stars,  along with 4 years at the University of Louisville and GymTyme. At GymTyme she competed on Chrome where she was able to win 2 Worlds titles. While attending the University of Louisville she studied Marketing and Management and was able to bring home 2 NCA National Titles with her team. Heather Started coaching at 16, but joined the Premier Gallatin staff in September 2018. Heather truly enjoys teaching proper technique and building relationships with her athletes.

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Carly Stricherz

Tumble Academy and Little Explorers Academy Instructor

Carly is from Hendersonville, TN where she grew up dancing, doing gymnastics, and playing soccer until she found cheerleading in 5th grade. She has cheered for 7 years with her last 4 at Hendersonville High school. She graduated as Team Captain in 2017 with 2 state titles and 10th place at NHSCC. She joined the Premier Gallatin family in December 2018 and coaches for our Tumble Academy and Little Explorers. She currently goes to Lipscomb University and is a mathematics major. She loves to help her students learn new skills and help build their confidence to become better athletes and friends to other students.