Coaching Staff

JodiJodi Bard, Director / Competitive Coach

Jodi is married to her husband Dylan and they have three children.  Her son Dylan loves football and wrestling.  Her daughters Sophia and Gabriella started cheerleading when they were very young and they have not stopped flipping around the house since. Jodi has been involved in competitive cheerleading since she was 7 years old. In addition to cheering at the Varsity level throughout high school, she was a nationally competitive collegiate cheerleader at George Mason University.  While at George Mason, Jodi won the National Partner Stunt Championship at the UCA National Collegiate Cheerleading competition in San Diego, California which aired on ESPN. The following year, she transferred to the University of South Carolina on a Division I cheerleading scholarship where she was captain her Senior year. While competing at the collegiate level, her team placed 2nd, 4th, and 5th at Nationals. Jodi was also a UCA instructor for 6 years and the head Varsity coach for J.P. McCaskey High School for 7 years. In addition to running LA,  Jodi is the Director of Hempfield Midget Cheerleading.   Jodi is thrilled with the success of LA and she is so excited for what the future holds for LA and the sport she loves!

HeidiHeidi Swift, Assistant Director / Competitive Coach

Sports and coaching are a way of life for Heidi’s family! Her husband Bobby is a physical education teacher and football coach for Conestoga Valley. Her son, Robby, loves football, lacrosse, and fishing.  Her daughter, Ivy, loves cheer! Heidi began cheering for Conestoga Valley at 6 years old and continued through her high school career serving as captain of the varsity squad her junior and senior years of HS. She then went on to cheer at Millersville University’s co-ed squad where she also served as team captain for 2 years. During the summers of her college years, Heidi instructed cheerleading camps. Being a camp instructor and squad coach, she has coached cheerleaders from D-Team through high school. After graduating from Millersville University with degrees in Elementary and Special Education, Heidi taught for Manheim Township School District and coached varsity cheerleading for Conestoga Valley. Heidi “retired” from teaching and coaching in 2004 when she started her family. She has been with LA from it’s start in 2013. Heidi is thrilled to be coaching and a part of making  LA Cheer a top notch program.

Rachel 1Rachel Miller, Competitive Coach

Rachel has been a coach for LA since its 2nd season. She has coached teams from mini to senior age, and levels 1-3. She came to us with a strong knowledge of cheerleading and a large background of performing. She twirled baton, danced and competed nationally for 13 years and has been cheering for 10 years. Graduating from Donegal in 2008, Rachel went on to cheer at Kutztown University where her team competed and placed in the top 5 at UCA College Nationals in Walt Disney World.  When Rachel started with us, her little sister, Sarah, joined the mini team, but has since advanced to being on Senior level 5 (that makes her feel old J). Since then Rachel has gotten engaged, obtained her master’s degree in education, got married, and had our tiniest, but biggest fan, Reegan, her 1.5-year-old son. Rachel’s favorite thing about LA is the family atmosphere and how everyone cheers each other on, on and off the mat. Throughout her time here, she has gotten to see girls who started out on mini with no stunting or tumbling skills now competing on a level 4 team at Summit. It is amazing how much growth athletes make at LA All Stars – she is proud to be a part of it!

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Brittanie Grazer, Competitive Coach

A native of Lancaster, She graduated from Hempfield High School in 2006 and earned her associates degree in elementary education. She is currently working on her bachelors degree. Brittanie works U-GRO teaching preschool.  Brittanie just recently got married and she has two dogs with her husband and they love to travel.
Brittanie began cheering in second grade.  She cheered through the HAMS program and then cheered competitively for HCS for 4 years beginning in 9th grade.  Brittanie competed both locally and across the country as far as Florida.  In 2003, her team earned a National Title at Reach the Beach.   Brittanie also coaches school cheer in Eastern York school district. Competitive cheerleading is Brittanie’s passion, and she loves being part of the LA Cheer family! She loves coaching and seeing these athletes shine on the mat, and can not wait to see what this season will bring.

facebook_1415759525824Missy Hernandez, Competitive Coach

Missy has been a coach for LA All Stars since 2014, and for the HAMS program since 2013! She  was a cheerleader from the age of 6 all the way through high school at Hempfield. She’s coached mini level one – Senior level 3. The Senior 2 team she coached got a Summit bid after the first competition of the 19-20 season. Her daughter has been at LA since 2014 starting on minis and now been a member of multiple teams up to level 4, Showstoppers. Her son plays HAMS football and wrestles for Hempfield! She’s a Pre-k teacher by day, and the lead singer of the Screamin Daisies by night. She looks forward to continuing to grow with the athletes, have  successful seasons, and most importantly have fun!

jamie evansJaimie Evans, Competitive Coach

Jaimie joined the world of cheer at age thirteen, spending the next decade cheering for Conestoga Valley, followed by Millersville University, and then joining the Cheer Excel competitive team.  Jaimie took a break from cheer to complete her Master’s degree in Social Work and start a family.  She was blessed with two beautiful children, Riley and Chloe.  Jaimie rejoined the world of cheer, when her daughter Chloe expressed a desire to join the Penn Manor Junior Comets.  Jaimie coached for two years with the Penn Manor Junior Comets.  She then served as Assistant Cheer Director for one year, and will be assuming the role of Cheer Director for the Penn Manor Junior Comets.  Jaimie’s daughter Chloe, has cheered competitively with Lancaster Athletic Cheer for the last three years as a Mini Sparkler and Youth Starlet.  Jaimie has instructed for the LAC prep program the last two years, and coached the LAC Starbursts for one season.  Through both her career in social work and as a coach and director for cheer, her goal has always been to help children fulfill their potential.

BurkeEmmy Burke, Competitive Coach

Emmy and her husband, Tug live locally and have 3 little girls. Maddie, 13, has been with LA from day one, and is now currently on LA’s senior 4 icons team. Rowan is 4, and is following in her sisters footsteps and making her cheer debut on the tiny starburst team this year. Roxi is 2 and cannot wait to start cheering with her sisters. Emmy grew up performing and started twirling baton competitively at the age of 4 for a national championship studio. She also did competitive dance and pom line. Emmy started cheering in second grade for a local Rec team and went on to cheer at the varsity level in high school. She was an NCA All American nominee for her high school team her junior and senior year. Emmy has taught hip hop classes at innovations dance in York, and helped with LA’s prep program. She coached the tiny starburst team last season and is currently coaching the tiny team again this year. The starbursts are totally where her heart is at and she LOVES helping to develop their love of cheer at such an early age!

emily nollEmily Noll, Competitive Coach

Emily lives in Conestoga, PA with her husband, Justin, and their four children, Dylan, Brynn, Evan, and Austin.  All of her children are athletes and participate in multiple sports.  She is currently working as a health room nurse and is also a licensed cosmetologist.
Emily has been involved with cheerleading for over 25 years.  She  has cheered for Penn Manor (PMJC and PMHS) and Synergy All Stars competitive cheerleading.  After graduating high school she began to coach All Stars.  Emily has also coached with PMJC for many years and has been coaching at LA since 2017.  She has traveled the USA competing and coaching, earning many national titles.  Emily has a love for competitive cheer and is thrilled to be a coach with LA All Stars.

KArleeKarlee RiceCompetitive Coach

Karlee Rice, a Lancaster native, graduated from Millersville University in May 2019. She is a current graduate student pursuing a Master’s Degree in Education in International Higher Ed at Loyola University Chicago. She started her love of cheer through the MYAA program and cheered for 6 years with Mountville. She also cheered competitively for HCS and for Titanium Allstars on levels 3, 4.2, and 4. At LA she has coached the Junior Level 2, Junior level 3, and Junior Prep level 3.2. She loves coaching and helping athletes develop and progress their skills and cannot wait to see what this season holds for these athletes!

KileyKylie Kreider– Competitive Coach

Kiley’s love for cheerleading began when she was just five. She started out cheering for a local competitive team in Lancaster. At age seven she began cheering with Manhiem Township and cheered her way through Manhiem Township youth program and high school program. She also cheered for MT Extreme; also known as MTX. She was captain of her high school team all four years and NCA All American Cheerleader. She also participated in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade her senior year. Kiley graduated from Manhiem Township is 2014. Kiley continued coaching for the Manhiem Township Youth Cheerleading for 7 years while also coaching  for MTX Allstars and Fame Allstars. Kiley is super excited to continue her coaching career with LA!

jessJessica Shifflett– Competitive Coach

Jessica lives in Landisville with her son, Brennen, 8 and daughter, Rilyn, 12. Jess has been playing sports since she can remember. She was a competitive swimmer since age 10 with the LL Swim League and thru high school earning Varsity Letters every 4 years. She was also involved with her high school track and field team as a high jumper and shot put thrower. She has previously coached swimming and soccer. Jess has been involved with Hempfield Midget Cheerleading for 6years and LA since 2016 when her daughter started on PREP. Rilyn started cheering at age 7 and hasn’t stopped since. She has coached the Tiny Novice, along with the Tiny Level 1, Mini Level 1, and half year Youth 2.1. Jess loves helping develop the skills and enthusiasm for cheer at a young age. Jess loves watching the athletes work hard and seeing them achieve their personal goals. She is proud to be part of LA AllStars and can’t wait to see this program soar!!

alyssaAlyssa Stock– Competitive Coach

Alyssa, a native of Lancaster, graduated from Conestoga Valley School District in 2015. In May of 2020, she will be graduating from Millersville University with a dual bachelor’s degree in both Early Childhood Education and Special Education. She is recently married and lives with her husband and her two dogs. Alyssa began coaching at LA in 2017. Over the past three seasons, she has coached mini through senior age teams ranging from levels 1-5. In addition to coaching at LA, Alyssa coaches cheerleading at Hempfield High School. Alyssa’s passion for performing began at the age of three. She started twirling baton and competed in several competitions across the United States. At the age of six, she competed in the Drum Majorettes of America Nationals and was crowned Miniature Majorette Princess of American 2003. In third-grade, Alyssa entered the world of cheerleading. She cheered for the Conestoga Valley Youth Cheerleading Program for 4 years and then cheered for the Conestoga Valley Middle School team. In high school, Alyssa cheered for Conestoga Valley all four years. She served as the Varsity captain during her senior year and was also an NCA All-American Cheerleader. In 2012 and 2014, Alyssa participated in the NCA Christmas Extravaganza. In addition to cheering for Conestoga Valley, she cheered competitively for MTX All Stars. During her time as a competitive cheerleader, her teams have earned numerous National Championship titles. Competitive cheerleading is Alyssa’s passion, and she loves helping athletes develop their passion for the sport. Alyssa is thrilled to be a part of the continued success at LA and is proud to be a coach for this incredible program.

erinErin Thompson– Competitive Coach

I recently moved to Pennsylvania from Maryland.  I have cheered since I was 6.  I cheered at rec, Allstar and High school Varsity levels.  At UCA All Star cheer camp was voted MVP of the camp and had the opportunity to preform in the 1999 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. I was a Top 50 Finalist for 1999 Cheerleader of the Year scholarship competition. Cheered in college for Towson University Coed Cheer.  Was NCA staff from 2000-2004 in which I was a counselor at many camps up and down the east coast as well as a judge in many competitions. I started coaching cheer in 2001 and fell in love with being a cheer coach.  I love watching my athletes progress with skills, become better cheerleaders on and off the mat and most of all I love instilling the love and knowledge I have for the sport in them.  The most recent team I coached prior to moving to PA was a high school Varsity team in which I coached both sideline and competition teams.  Off the mat I am a clinical nurse supervisor for a pediatric Home health agency.  Prior to moving to PA I was previously an ER nurse, paramedic and school nurse prior to moving to PA.   I am married to my husband Gary who is a firefighter and have 2 Children. McKenna who is 8 has picked up my love of cheer since she could walk. She always tumbling around where ever we go and always wants me and my husband to stunt with her. McKenna previously cheered at Cheer Extreme Allstars and is now on J2 at LA, and she LOVES it here! When I am not at the gym we are traveling to and from Canada with my Son Dallas who is a competitive Ice hockey Goalie! We have 2 dogs Finn and Quinn! I am super excited to be at LA, they have been our new family since we walked in the door!

Bio and Pictures to come.

Ashley Ecenrode- Competitive Coach

Aiden Himes- Tumbling Coach

Larisa Senft- Tumbling Coach