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Coach Lori:  

Coach Lori has been coaching cheerleading since 1986.  She started her coaching career at Marshwood High in Eliot, Maine. Marshwood earned 5 State Championship titles under her direction. Coach Lori has a background in dance and cheerleading judging experience as well.  Maine Stars may be located in Maine, but she wants you to know that many of her present and former cheerleaders were from our neighboring state of New Hampshire! The talent of these two states combined together puts Maine Stars above the rest!  Coach Lori loves working with kids and during her day job teaches 5th grade in the Marshwood School District! She is the owner and director of Maine Stars which has been open since 2001.

Coach Kelsey:  

Coach Kelsey is from Dover, New Hampshire, and has been at the gym since 2013!  She is presently the Dover High School Varsity Cheer Coach and spent many years prior coaching Dover Little Green and Dover Middle School.  Under her direction, Dover has achieved numerous state championships at the middle school level, and in 2020 DVC Cheer was crowned State Champions for New Hampshire.   Kelsey brings excellent organization, a positive approach, and passion for the sport into her coaching!  She also manages all of our social media accounts.  Under her direction at Maine Stars, two of the teams she coaches were crowned Summit Champions!  That is the highest honor for level 1-5 teams across the country. Maine Stars is fortunate to have such a talented and dedicated coach!

Coach Mikaela:

Coach Mikaela was an all-star cheerleader at Maine Stars!  She is Coach Kelsey's sister! Together they both make for a dynamic duo for the kids in our gym. She presently coaches alongside Kelsey at Dover. High  Her knowledge of all the details of the sport, the rules, the guidelines, etc. is unmatched.  She's our go-to coach for recent trends and information about competitive cheer.  She loves what she does and it shows.  She has recently been offering private classes to students in our gym and also coaches the most teams in the gym!  She has a warm approach to coaching but can inspire her teams to be the best they can be.  Coach Mikaela is a great asset to Maine Stars!

Coach Sam:

Coach Sam comes to us from Lewiston, Maine. She was a varsity State Champion for Lewiston High and a National Champion cheerleader for the University of Maine!   She was also on the National Cheerleader's Association ( NCA) staff for 9 years and was head instructor for 4 of those years. Sam brings an infectious personality to the gym.  She has a great rapport with the kids and makes practices fun.  She has a solid foundation of knowledge about the sport and eagerly shares it with the kids and the staff.  We are happy to have Coach Sam with us!  She makes cheering at Maine Stars rewarding!

Coach Destiny:

Coach Destiny has been a cheerleader at Maine Stars since she was 3 years old!  Even at 3, we knew she was destined to Coach.  She has achieved many numerous titles as a cheerleader both in high school and at the all-star level.  She was a silver globe winner at The Cheerleading Worlds in 2018!  Her knowledge of the sport, basing, tumbling, and dancing is limitless.  She loves it and it shows.  We are fortunate to have her with us, and although not a team member anymore, we are so happy to have her sharing her knowledge with our athletes.  Her approach to coaching is calming and inspirational.  She can pick up on the little details making anyone she coaches achieve more. She presently offers tumbling privates.  Maine Stars welcomes Coach Desi to her first year as an Elite Level Coach!  

Coach Ainsley:

Coach Ainsley comes to us from Seabrook, NH.  She has been a cheerleader for many years.  She cheered for Winnicunet High, East Celebrity Elite, and Elmira College, earning numerous national titles!  She is our director of tumbling at Maine Stars.  Ainsley has a positive approach to coaching making any student believe they have the ability to achieve more.  She offers tumbling privates to our members and also assists with our prep level teams from time to time.  She has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to tumbling and cheer.  We are so pleased to have her with us because she makes our gym stronger!