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Lori Hadley

Lori has always had a love for gymnastics and cheerleading. Growing up participating in both, Lori developed a passion for each sport and always tried to encourage her friends and fellow cheerleaders to get involved as well. Lori attended The University of Alabama from 1990-1994 and was the program director at Alabama Gymnastics Academy from 1990-1995, working very closely with David and Sarah Patterson, learning as much as possible by helping coach with the college team. She then opened, operated, and successfully ran her own gym and all-star cheerleading program in Eufaula, AL for 12 years.  
Lori decided to obtain her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from South Alabama so she sold her business and moved to Daphne in 2008. She coached several all-star teams at Cheer Force One during the three years she was in PT School and then moved with Gem of Champions when Cheer Force One closed in 2010. Lori has combined her numerous years of experience in gymnastics and cheerleading and her vast knowledge of physical therapy to make herself the best possible coach.
Lori LOVES, I mean LOVES, Alabama football, and her favorite holidays are Thanksgiving and Easter.   She also loves Italian food, so it is no surprise her favorite restaurant is a local….Cousin Vinny's.  In addition, Lori enjoys working out, reading and learning, paddle boarding, fishing with her husband Steven.  Lori and Steven are very busy as Steven owns Daphne Fit Body Bootcamp.  They have three dogs, Samson (German Shepherd) , Douglas (rescue dog) and Livi (our other rescue dog), and they love to go on long walks with them.  When Lori and Steven are not working, or traveling to California for Steven's work, they enjoy just being at home with their dogs, watching great movies, and serving at Church of the Highlands.


Bre Kucera

Coach Bre has been a remarkable team member of Next Level Tumbling for several years now. She is very passionate about the sport and has been coaching for more than 14 years. Just a few of her many accomplishments entail being a cheerleader for one of her favorite college football team, LSU. As well as being the Head Coach for the University of South Alabama’s cheerleading team. Bre is a true ‘Go Getter’. When she’s not coaching she’s in the gym working out, scuba diving with her brother Cory, or horseback riding. Some might not know this about Bre, but one of her biggest pet peeves is loud eating, so no smacking around her unless you want to see CRAZY EYES! Bre also enjoys dinners with her family at her favorite restaurant, R&R’s. Her favorite vacation has been to Key West, and the holiday she gets most excited for is Christmas. Your child will love being in class with Coach Bre… She loves working with kids and her passion for the sport is contagious.


Shawn Johnson

Coach Shawn has been with Next Level Tumbling since 2012. He has been coaching this sport for over 25 years and has coached athletes for the World Championships in power tumbling. You could say he is a BIG DEAL. Shawn is married to Jamie Johnson and they have 2 cats. He loves to mountain bike, fish, and pull for all SEC football teams. Shawn is also the art teacher at Fairhope Middle School. A few more tidbits about him are: he enjoys vacations to Disney World, dining at Felix’s restaurant, and Christmas is his favorite holiday. Shawn’s biggest pet peeve is annoying sounds while he is driving. If you are in one of his classes, you are sure to enjoy his awesome personality along with his tender heart and genuine joy of working with children.


Alexis Engleman

Coach Alexis is no stranger at Next Level; she was a student when the doors opened and became a junior coach not long after that. She exemplifies every CORE VALUE at Next Level!   She cheered at Robertsdale and then later at Fairhope (where she graduated) and is now at The University of South Alabama majoring in philosophy and political science for pre-law.   She is an AWESOME head coach!  Alexis LOVES her church, babysitting, working out, and HORSES!   This Mexican free-spirited lady knows just about as much about tumbling as Mrs. Lori herself.  Alexis's roommates say she is the backbone of their "household" always setting up roommate time and activities for them to bond over.  Trust us....your daughter (or SON) is going to LOVE being in Miss Alexis's class!


Lauren Bayley Stokes

Lauren Bayley started with Next Level as a student and became a Junior Coach shortly after. Her favorite skill to spot is a backwalkover. Lauren Bayley attends the University of South Alabama majoring in Psychology and minoring in Criminal Justice. After graduating she hopes to work for the FBI. When Lauren Bayley isn't coaching she is probably baking, traveling the world or hanging with her Golden Doodle named Fried Chicken. Her favorite fast food restaurant is Chick-Fil-A and her favorite holiday is Christmas . An interesting fact about Lauren Bayley is that she can lick her elbow.


Angel Black

Coach Angel has been a wonderful team member at Next Level Tumbling for several years. She has competed with the University of South Alabama in cheerleading and is very meticulous about the sport. When Angel isn’t working she enjoys being very active swimming, paddle boarding and being outdoors. There aren’t many things Angel doesn’t like, but one of here biggest pet peeves is when people say the word “can’t”. Angel loves spending time with her husband and two kids. Christmas is one of her favorite holidays, and Half Shells is on the top of her favorite restaurant list. She is a driven and ambitious young woman who enjoys working with kids of all ages.


Casey Tomberlin

Coach Casey is a delight to have on our team! She was a cheerleader at the University of South Alabama. Her greatest accomplishment in this sport is getting her full. When Casey isn’t working she enjoys being very active fishing, working out and tumbling. Casey loves spending time with her dogs. Easter is one of her favorite holidays, and Bluegill is on the top of her favorite restaurant list. She is a driven and ambitious young woman who enjoys working with kids of all ages.


Macy Burkett

We are so excited to have coach Macy on our team!  Macy was a Troy University cheerleader for 2 years and was apart of the NCA staff. Macy's favorite tumbling trick is a back handspring. Her favorite Holiday is Thanksgiving and her favorite breakfast is Chick-Fil-A's chicken biscuit. When she is not at work Macy enjoys watching Steel Magnolias and hanging out with her husband, Matthew. Macy is a true delight to have here at Next Level.


Gillian Gifford

Coach Gillian was born in Detroit, Michigan.   She was 9 years old when she moved to Daphne.   Gillian has tumbled and cheered most of her life.  She was both a Daphne Middle School and Daphne High School cheerleader as well as an all-star cheerleader, and she misses them both terribly.  Her favorite trick to do in tumbling was all running tumbling, (specifically RO BHS tuck.)  In cheerleading, her favorite areas were dance and stunting!  Gillian, like most of the coaches at Next Level. love spotting and coaching both front and back walkovers.  She graduated from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan with her Bachelor’s in Sociology and is a lifelong Detroit Lions football fan!!  Music is her jam but she also loves watching series on Netflix, watching "The Office", traveling, and photography.  You can find Coach Gillian out at Mexican and Italian restaurants or doing anything outdoors like boating and hunting.


Ellie Rockwell

Ellie has been a longtime student at Next Level and we could not be more excited to welcome her on our staff as a head coach! As far as tumbling goes she has been with this sport for 13 years. During this time she has been apart of the Fairhope Middle School and Fairhope High School Cheerleading Team where she served as Captain her Senior year. Ellie's favorite skill to do is a Roundoff Backhandspring Tuck and her favorite skill to spot is a Backwalkover. When Ellie is not at Next Level she is attending Coastal Alabama Community College, going to the beach, or spending time her dog Josie. Her favorite holiday is Thanksgiving but she enjoys any hibachi restaurant.


Kylie Engelmeyer


Nicole Engelmeyer


Maddie Merkle


Sophia Herring


Langlee Wallace

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