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Casey Jo Knight, Operations Manager

Casey Jo Knight has been at Woodlands Elite since 2004! She is married to her husband of many years, Michael Knight, who also coaches at WECC. They have two beautiful daughters, Madyson and Gracie Knight who have cheered for years. Casey Jo grew up in a gym as her parents owned a Power Tumbling gym for many years. She was the national champion on Floor and Trampoline in 1993 and was alternate for the World Games in Portugal. She cheered at Lewisville High School where she was All-American and also where she placed Top Ten at UCA Nationals as the captain of her team. She cheered at Trinity Valley College, where she won back-to-back Collegiate NCA national titles in 2001 and 2002. She also cheered at the University of Houston for two years before having children. Casey Jo graduated with a degree in Occupational Therapy in 2004. She has worked with all ages and skill levels as well as having a Special Needs team for five years. She has won 3 NCA titles as a coach and looking forward to many more. She loves sushi from Kobe's and also loves Sonic and ChicfilA. Her favorite stores are Target and Forever 21. Her birthday is September 23rd. Casey’s favorite candies are M&M's and Chewy Sweetarts, she also loves peach tea and Diet Dr. Pepper!


Michael Knight, Operations Manager

Michael Knight started his cheer career in 1994 as the first boy at Texas Lonestar Cheer. In 1998 and 1999 he was All District Tail Back and was state champ in track for Langham Creek High School. Michael was a Top Gun Tumbler at NCA College Camp in 1999 and 2000.  He cheered for Trinity Valley College where he won two Collegiate NCA Titles in 2001 and 2002.  He was also the captain of his squad in 2002. He married his wife of 11 years, Casey Jo Knight, in 2002 after they left TVCC and moved to U of H where they cheered for 2 years. Michael started at Woodlands Elite in 2004 and is going on his 12th season here. He is known across the state as one of the best Elite Tumbling Coaches around. He has two daughters, Madyson and Gracie Knight, who have both cheered at Woodlands Elite for many years and call this home. He loves steak and sushi. Coach Michael is a big GAMER and spends most of his spare time playing video games. His birthday is July 4th and he loves GameStop gift cards! He also likes slushy drinks and any fruity, chewy, or gummy candies.

Haleigh Haupt, Activities Coordinator

Haleigh is the Activities Coordinator for Woodlands Elite at the Humble location. She cheered competitively and was a high school varsity cheerleader in Kingwood. Haleigh later attended Stephen F. Austin State University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Strategic Communication. She loves talking with people, so feel free to ask for whatever you need! Her birthday is February 27th and runs on caffeine (tea and coffee).


Chris Caldwell, Instructor

Coach Chris is originally from Charlotte, NC. He has 18 years of cheer experience and 14 years of coaching experience. He has been a member of 2 collegiate National Champion teams in Trinity Valley Community College and the University of Louisville. He is a 2 time World Champion with Gym Tyme Allstars in the IOC 6 division.

His goal as a coach is to a positive influence to his athletes and help prepare them for not only cheer but also for life through lessons and knowledge, as his coaches did for him.


Courtney Mercer, Instructor


Brooke Cassidy, Instructor


Mat Brooks, Instructor

Mat Brooks has a very dynamic background in coaching that he is very proud to bring to Woodlands Elite. It began in 2008 and continued 3 years where Mat was mentored extensively in coaching and building gymnastics programs. In 2011 Mat became the recreational director of one of Houston's best Gymnastics facilities. Mat then transitioned to Woodlands Elite Cheer Company in 2014 starting at our Magnolia location where he coached many different levels of classes. Now he is an instructor at our Humble location and is very happy to call that home! Aside from coaching Mat is also a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, a decent indoor rock climber, a major tea enthusiast, an avid reader and a vegan. If you see him around don’t be shy and please do say hi!


Jordan Felix-Miller, Instructor

Hi, my name is Jordan Felix-Miller AKA “Flex” and I have been a part of the cheer world since 2009. My first years began in Alaska, where I cheered for Denali All Stars for two years. Then, I moved to Seattle, WA where I cheered and worked at South Elite All Stars. Finally after two and a half years, I began my college cheer career at Trinity Valley Community College in Athens, TX. I cheered there for two and a half years, winning NCA College Nationals in 2016!  I also received my associate’s degree in Kinesiology. During this time, I cheered for Cheer Athletics Wildcats, 2014-2015. Following my TVCC years, I attended Texas Tech University for two years where I graduated Cum Laude with a B.S. in Kinesiology (minor in Biology) while being a cheerleader there for one year. I also was a head coach at Raider Xtreme All Stars while being a student athlete. My favorite food is Pasta, favorite candy is sour patch kids and I love Water.   My Specialty is tumbling, jumps and performing! I love to workout and I love to dance!   I am excited to be a part of this Woodlands Elite family and experience this new chapter in life!


Cindy Hedrick, Instructor


Victorya Willis, Instructor


Frank Rivera, Instructor


Alyssa Vaughn, Instructor


Jalyn Milton, Instructor

Macie Pledger, Instructor

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