Lexington, KY Staff
Kyler is a graduate of Western Kentucky University where he cheered for 5 years and was captain for 2 years. After receiving his degree in Communications with a minor in Tourism/Hospitality, he began coaching competitive cheerleading all over Tennessee and Kentucky. Kyler has extensive experience coaching all levels of cheer and has had great success as both a coach and athlete. Because of his dynamic personality, Kyler is also one of the most sought after emcees for many cheerleading competition companies.
All-star Cheerleading Supervisor/Cheer Coach
Betsy Lowry Montgomery just recently accepted the position as Allstar Director at Premier Athletics Kentucky Elite. She has over 25 years of cheerleading experience. Betsy started cheering at Kentucky Elite for Brian Elza and Craig Monte in 1997, where she won multiple UCA National Championships between then and 2005. She also cheered 5 years for the locally renowned program of Henry Clay High School. Upon graduation, Betsy went on to cheer for the University of Louisville, where she won NCA College Nationals in 2006. She also had the honor to serve as the stunt double for Hayden Panettiere in “Bring It On: All or Nothing,” where she was a member of the Pacific Vista Pirates team as well. After another year cheering for the Cardinals, she decided to move back home and pursue her education at the University of Kentucky, where she later went on to graduate with a BA in Psychology. Betsy joined the International Open Co-ed Team in 2007 and won 2 more national titles at UCA. Upon returning to Lexington, Betsy began coaching at Henry Clay High School, where she was a UCA National Champion coach in 2012 and 2013. Before having her daughter Zoey in 2011, Betsy coached the Senior Level 3 Kentucky Elite Rowdycats, as well as the Small Senior 5 Lady cats. In the spring of last year, Betsy returned to Premier Athletics Kentucky Elite, where she has been with our Senior Restriced Level 5 Pumas team. Betsy loves being able to work with kids who share a passion for the sport is indescribable. I love seeing my kids attain new skills, while doing what they love. The feeling of accomplishment stems from seeing my teams on stage, living their dreams and having the time of their lives.Betsy is very excited to begin her new journey as Allstar Director and continue to bring in new and talented athletes throughout Central Kentucky.
Little Explorers Supervisor/All Star Cheer Coach/Social Media Manager
Kate was born in Las Vegas, Nevada and raised in Ravenna, Ky. Growing up she participated in volleyball, softball, cheerleading and dance. She competed as an all-star cheerleader for 7 years and an all-star dancer for 6 years, both with East Kentucky Cheer and Dance. She competed on a team and individually as well, winning many awards. In 2006 she was choosen as a cast member for the Capital One Bowl Halftime Show. Kate began coaching and choreographing at the age of 15, and began instructing classes at the age of 17. She attended Eastern Kentucky University, studying Elementary Education and Dance. She has been with Premier Athletics since 2013 where she has taught students of all ages. She has experience in coaching tumbling, gymnastics, and preschool gymnastics classes; as well as competitive gymnastics, cheerleading and dance. Miss Kate currently teaches all ages in the Little Explorers Program and tumbling classes for dancers, and coaches all star cheerleading.
Head Gymnastics Coach/Gymnastics Supervisor
Lauren was born and raised here in Lexington. Kentucky. Over the years she particiated in horseback riding, track and field, and gymnastics. Lauren is a graduate of the University of Kenucky where she received her degree in Finance and Marketing. She began her coaching career in 2000 and took the place of Gymnastics Supervisor at Premier Athletics in 2012. She currently coaches levels 7-10 and Excel team gymnasts. Lauren loves her job because she has the opportunity to work with familes and have a major role in the development of young athletes. Before working with Premier, Lauren was the head Level 9/10 coach at Cincinnati Gymnastics from 2009-2012, and received the Kentucky State Top Director from 2008-2009.
Head Dance Coach/Dance Supervisor
Laura Kinsley began her dance training when she was four years old at Misty Averill's School of Dance in LaCrosse, Wisconsin. Her training continued at G. Scotten Talent Center in Indianapolis, Indiana where Laura studied ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, hip hop & pointe. She began choreographing & teaching dance classes in high school. When Laura was 17 years old she was one of 15 dancers in the state of Indiana to be named the Indiana All State Dance Team. Laura attended college at the University of Kentucky where she was a 4 year dance team member and choreographer. She has worked with and choreographed for dance teams and studios across the midwest. She is committed to working with the students of Premier Athletics to help them reach their goals & to grow as individuals.
Executive Staff/Gymnastics Coach/Head Summer Camp Advisor
Amber was born in London, Ohio and raised in Kentucky. Growing up she was a competitive gymnast for 12 and a half years, rode horses, and was apart of the 4H program. She began coaching at the age of 15. Later on she attended the University of Kentucky and Bluegrass Community and Technical College. Amber has taught at Premier Athletics for over a year, instructing gymnastics and tumbling classes, and coaching our competitive gymanstics teams. Amber loves watching her kids grow as athletes and become confident and successful in their classes.
Executive Staff/Gymnastics Coach/Front Desk
Shawna was born in Louisville, Kentucky and raised in Bardstown, Kentucky. Growing up she did gymnastics and cheerleading. She did gymnastics for 12 years, competing all the way up to level 8, and she did competitive cheerleading for 3 years. Shawna began coaching gymnastics at the age of 17 in 2007. She attended the University of Kentucky, where she graduated with a Major in Family Sciences and a minor in Sociology. She has been with Premier Athletics since 2010, where she has coached all ages. Shawna has experience in coaching recreational gymnastics, tumbling classes, camp instructor and also competitive gymnastics. She really enjoys working with kids and being able to teach the sport she has always loved to kids who love it just as much.
Allstar Coach/Team Tumbling Instructor/Class Instructor
Jason Keogh was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. Growing up he participated in football, basketbal, gymnastics and diving. In hid junior year of high school, Keogh decided to start his cheerleading career. He started coaching in Illinois when he was only 18 years old. After high school, Keogh attended the University of Kentucky where he graduted in 2005 with a degree in Kinesology. He cheered with UK from 2001-2004 winning 3 national titles as well as 2 partner stunts titles. Keogh was selected to compete on the USA cheerleading team from 2009-2012 winning four world titles as well. He started working with Premier Athletics since 2001 where he coaches tumbling and some of our Kentucky Elite Cheerleading teams. He currently coaches and choreographs for Southwestern High School, who has won two national titles (2013, 2015) and finishes in the top 10 at UCA high school nationals every year, as well as for Madison Central High School, who has won 5 national titles and 4 KHSAA/KAPOS state championships. Jason really enjoys the excitement his athletes and teams get when they achieve new skills or a team goal.
Alex Hull was born in Singapore and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. Growing up he was involved in various sports, including football, basketball, and cheerleading. He cheered at his high school for two years as well as the all-star team Stringrays, located in Marietta, Georgia. He went on to cheer at the University of Kentucky for all four years. While at the University of Kentucky he studied journalism. Alex began his coaching career in 2009. Since joining the Premier Athletics Staff he has instructed gymnastics and tumbling, stunt classes, school cheerleading squads, and Little Explorers classes. Alex likes seeing his students progress and achieve their goals, because he remembers how great it feels to accomplish new skills.
Cheerleading Coach/Tumble Instructor
Caleb Bell was born in Mayfield, Kentucky. Growing up he cheered at Graves County High on their Varsity Co-ed team. Whileat Graves County High School, they won UCA HIgh School Nationals in 2010 and 2011. Caleb graduated and went on to the University of Kentucky where he studied History and cheered on the White Squad from 2012 to 2014.
Cheerleading Coach/Tumble Instructor
Samantha Mayne was born and raised in Corbin, Kentucky where she participated in gymnastics, cheerleading and ballet. She was a gymnast for 12 years, cheered at her high school all four years and competed as an all-star for 5 years. She bagan coaching at the age of 21. Sam attended Sullivan University where she studied and graduated with a degree in Culinary Arts. She was a cheerleading coach at Matrix All-Stars for 7 years and joined the Premier family earlier this year. Sam currently coaches Little Explorer classes as well as Kentucky Elite Cheerleading tams Panthers and Cheetahs.
Jordan Ellison was born in Danville, Kentucky and raised in Liberty, Kentucky. Growing up he competed in power tumbling for 10 years, 6 years of cheerleasing, as well as particpating in basketball and track. After high school, Jordan attended the University of Kentucky where he studied Kinesology and Exercise Science and cheered for 4 years. While cheering for the Wildcats he won a UCA national title in 2014 as well as 4 Cheersport national titles from 2012-2015. He has been a staff member at Premier Athletics since 2013 where he coaches tumbling and cheerleading. Jordan hopes to pass on all the knowledge that has been granted to him over the years so that his can learn and better themselves as athletes.
Tumbling Intructor/Flexibility Coach
Cade Isaacson is from Crossville, Tennessee. As he grew up he participated in gymnstics for 6 years, school cheerleading for 4 years and cheered on an allstar team for 3 years. Cade began coaching in 2013, and has also featured in The Cheer Leader Magazine. He attends the University of Kentucky where he is studing Kinesiology. Here at Premier Athletics Cade instructs tumbling and flexibility classes. He really enjoys helping his students perfect what they love to do.
Little Explorers Instructor/Dance Instructor
Darian May was born and raised here in Lexington, Kentucky. She was a competitive dancer for 9 years as well as was on the Lafayette Color Guard for 4 years. Darian attended the School for Creative and Performing Arts for 9 years, and is now studying at Bluegrass Community and Tech College. Currently, Darian teaches Little Explorers gymnastics classes as well as dance classes. She loves watching kids grow through dance and gymnastics, and we are excited to have her join out staff this year!
Gymnastics Coach/Class Instructor
Shay Mitchell was born and raised in Maryland. She started taking gymnastics when she was 3 years old, and has been a gymnast ever since. She began coaching at the age of 15 at Hills Gymnastics. Shay attended the University of Kentucky where she studied Hospitality Managment. While at UK she was a gymnast for all four years, and received the title of the 2014 All SEC Gymnast. She loves seeing her young gymnasts learn new skills while doing the sport they love.
Gymnastics Team Coach/Front Desk
Madison was born and raised in Lexington, Kentucky. Growing up she trained and competed as a gymnast at many levels. She began coaching at the age of 20. Madison attended and was a gymnast at the University of Kentucky and Arizona State University, where she studied Communications and Sociology. Madison joined the Premier Athletics family in 2013. In the past she has instructed all levels of recreational gymnastics, but currently coaches our competitive gymnastics teams up to level 10. She is also one of our amazing choreographers for our competitive gymnastics teams. Madison always loves helping her athletes reach their goals.
Gymnastics Team Coach
Patsy spends her time with the children at Premier, the horses on her farm, and her children.