Knoxville, TN (West) Staff

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Susan Traylor

General Manager

Susan came to Tennessee from South Carolina to attend ETSU, where she cheered and received a Marketing degree. She coached at the Premier gym that was in Johnson City for six years before moving to Knoxville and has now been with Premier Athletics for nealry 15 years.   She is a proud mommy of two precious daughters, Hartley and Hayden.  

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Lisa Savage

Class Instructor/Pre-Team Gymnastics Coach

Lisa began her journey into gymnastics by participating in the sport as a athlete. She was a Tennessee Competitive Age Group Gymnast for 10 years and a Tennessee Collegiate gymnast. She then opened and owned Knoxville Gymnastics Training Center with her husband, Phil Savage, which they owned for 30 years. She has been a Women's Gymnastics Judge for 15 years and served on the Tennessee Gymnastics Board of Directors for six years. Lisa was the first to develop preschool gymnastics in Knoxville and has been a women's gymnastics competitive coach for over 20 years. She has proudly coached numerous athletes to earn gymnastics college scholarships. Miss Lisa is a Univeristy of Tennessee graduate with a degree in Deaf & Elementary Education. She created the first Tri-Meet, including Women's and Men's Gymnastics, Power Tumbling & Trampoline under one roof. This meet that she started is now annually held in Knoxville and is called the Ozone Invitational. She serves her community as a volunteer coordinator for the Dogwood Arts House and Garden Show and the Fantasy of Trees. She enjoys mountain biking, road biking, Harley riding and running in her spare time. 

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Sarah Smith

Instructor, Gymnastics Team Coach

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Lindsey Sitzlar

All Star Director,Instructor, Sharks Cheerleading Coach

Ms. Lindsey Sitzlar is the new All Star Supervisor for Premier Athletics Knoxville West. Lindsey was a 3 time member of the Team USA All Girl Squad; 2009, 2012, & 2013, winning the World Championship each year. Lindsey was also a member of the University of Louisville All Girl squad from 2007-2012. While at the University of Louisville her team won NCA Collegiate National Championships in 2009, 2011, & 2012. In 2011, her team was the Grand National Champion. In 2010, her stunt group won the NCA Collegiate Group Stunt National Championship. The University of Louisville All Girl squad also competed for STUNT. UofL All Girl was the STUNT Team National Champions in 2011 and 2012. While cheering at the University of Louisville, Lindsey also cheered for GymTyme All-Stars from 2007-2012. During her time with GymTyme she won several National Championships each season in many different divisions. She competed at The Cheerleading Worlds each year, placing in the top 10 every time, and becoming a World Champion in 2010 and 2012. In 2012, in the midst of Team USA, UofL All Girl, and GymTyme All Stars, Lindsey found time to earn a Bachelor of Science degree with a focus of Exercise Physiology. Before she made it to Louisville, she was a Shark from 1999-2007. She was a member of the Great White Sharks from 2004-2007. While being a member of the Great White Sharks she competed at The Cheerleading Worlds in 2006 and 2007, placing 7th and 4th. Lindsey grew up in Loudon, TN with an older brother and sister, farm animals, and lots of dogs. She now resides in Knoxville, TN with her dogs Zoey and Zeus, and her boyfriend Elijah.

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Debbie Jones

Front Desk Customer Service Representative

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Kaitlynn White

Class Program Supervisor

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Victoria McCauley

Instructor, Gymnastics Team Coach

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Kelley Sloan

Sharks Coach, Social Media Coordinator

Kelley was a cheerleader for 12 years, from 1st grade through her senior year. She was Co-Captain her senior year.  She has coached cheer on multiple levels for over 20 years.  Kelley is a former All Star Director, sideline coach, high school coach and has been coaching competitive cheer for 6 years. Kelley is a native of New Orleans, La. and has been living in Maryville since 2006. Kelley is the mom of five children; Brant, Brock, Brody, Braia and Brynn.  She is a proud parent of a Coral Shark and a Great White! In her free time she likes to camp, spend time with friends,travel to Tybee Island, and watch Maryville and LSU football!