Kelley’s passion for cheer began in 1994 as a nine year old, while participating in an after school cheer program. In 1997, Kelley joined the cheer squad for the local Pop Warner youth football team. She held the position of Captain and ‘Sunshine’ (Primary ‘encourager’ of the team) in both of her years with the team and ultimately began to junior coach other teams in the program. At the young age of 12, Kelley assisted with the development of her first choreography and routine mix for squads throughout Pop Warner.
In 1999, Kelley advanced to a junior coach for an All Star team in Rancho Santa Margarita, helping as a leader and a tumbling spotter. It was here she was taught how to safely and accurately spot and coach the stunting and tumbling aspects of cheer routines. She gained a spot on the Varsity Squad at Capistrano Valley High School in her freshman year, competing with her teammates and winning the title of National Champions numerous times.
Throughout her cheer history, Kelley has been tutored and mentored under Cris Stuart, the Cheer Pros "Coach of the Year” for 2012. As head coach for the CVHS team, Cris invited Kelley to join his Level 5 All Star Team, “Orange Crush” in 2000. Alongside Cris Stuart, Kelley assisted in the development of the routine mixes and choreography, succeeding with her team to procure numerous state and national titles championship wins. In 2004, Kelley moved up to “Orange Crush Pro”, a Level 6 College/Open, all girl team, as a side base, back spot, and tumbler. Orange Crush Pro took her to ‘Worlds’ in 2010, where the team successfully competed to the top tier of their division.
As a college student, Kelley continued her cheer involvement by acting as Captain for Santa Barbara City College in both 2005 and 2006 underneath Coral Dialba, while also assisting with the squad’s routine mixes and choreography. Concurrently she procured a position as a Hip Hop Instructor at the Boys and Girls Club in Santa Barbara while also coaching the Newbury Park High School JV Cheer Squad. In 2007, she launched a brand new All Star competitive, traveling squad known as ‘Toxic’, out of Fillmore, CA which won numerous titles throughout both years of its history.
In the summer of 2008, Kelley was recruited by the County of Australia to visit and choreograph three All Star routines for competition. Ranging from level 3-5, all three routines took titles during competition in the 2009 circuit year.
Since late 2009, Kelley has acted as the Director, Head Coach and Choreographer for the Cal Elite cheer program in Rancho Santa Margarita and is USASF certified. The performance squads concentrate on local area events including the Harlem Globetrotters half time, LA Sparks half time and LA Galaxy half time shows. Kelley also oversees the academy cheer and tumbling classes for those who want to learn how to cheer, dance, tumble and stunt. In 2010, Kelley developed and acts as Director, Head Coach and Choreographer for Cal Elite’s All Star Program, the ‘Cal Elite All Stars.’ Although this is their first year of competitions, all teams have placed top three in regionals and hold a place in the ‘Great Eight’ of State Rankings to date.
She has performed in numerous commercials and at live events throughout her career, including performing under Ms. Tony Basil, choreographer for the movie, “American Graffiti”, singing artist performing the award winning top single, “Hey Mickey” and judge on the acclaimed TV show, “So You Think You Can Dance.”
Kaitlin’s passion for cheerleading began in 1997 as a ten year old and she has 15 years of competitive cheer experience behind her. After participating in an after school cheer program, Katie joined the cheer squad for the local Pop Warner youth football team. In 1999, Katie performed on an All Star team in Rancho Santa Margarita, primarily as a flyer and tumbler. She gained a spot on the Varsity Squad at Capistrano Valley High School in her freshman year, competing with her teammates and winning the title of National Champions numerous times.
Throughout her cheer history, Katie has been tutored and mentored under Cris Stuart, the Cheer Pros "Coach of the Year” for 2012. As head coach for the CVHS team, Cris invited Katie to join his Level 5 All Star team, “Orange Crush” in 2000. Alongside Cris Stuart, Katie succeeded with her team to procure numerous State and National championship wins. In 2004, Katie moved up to “Orange Crush Pro”, a Level 6 College/Open, all girl team, as a flyer and tumbler.
Within her cheer career, Katie has worked as an instructor with ‘Cheerleaders of America’, coaching camps and instructing individuals across the United States. She holds numerous State, Regional and National team titles.
Katie’s on screen work includes cheerleading & stunt work on Gwen Stefani’s “Hollaback Girl’ music video as well as a Japanese produced music video by the pop-group, “Girl Next Door.” She has performed in several commercials including Sprint’s “Back to School” and the NFL ” Replay” advertisement. She has performed under Ms. Tony Basil, choreographer for the movie, “American Graffiti”, singing artist performing the award winning top single, “Hey Mickey” and judge on the acclaimed TV show, “So You Think You Can Dance”. Katie has also appeared on TV episodes inclusive of “Chelsea Lately” and “My Name is Earl.”
Also actively involved within the house music industry, Katie has worked for several years overseeing all dancing talent at various notable night clubs throughout Orange and San Diego counties. Well respected within the industry, Katie’s connections enable her to liaison with House Music DJ’s who are known worldwide.
Bringing over 30 years of communications, media production and integrated marketing to the Rokthat team, Leslie contributes her entrepreneurial expertise as a two time media agency owner with her extensive corporate background, providing well rounded expertise in the new media field.
Most recently holding the position as the VP of New Media for Meguiar’s, Inc., she led the creation and development of the now international ‘Car Crazy’ brand , which includes the Car Crazy Radio (1997), Car Crazy Television (2001) and carcrazycentral.com (2005) platforms.
Leslie sits on the National Advisory Board for McPherson College, holds a Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Psychology from California State University at Long Beach, and a post graduate Master’s degree in Leadership from Vanguard University.
Also Vice President of Kennedy & Kennedy Communications, Inc., Leslie joins her husband, Michael, in their media consultancy focused on passion/lifestyle program development and layered media creation.
Bringing over twenty years of entrepreneurial leadership and large corporation experience, Mike has created and sold two organizations over the past two decades. As the co-founder of a large insurance organization and developer of a niche marketing, advertising and communications agency, Mike combines the creative spirit with the organizational structure to lead Rokthat effectively.
With over twenty years of event marketing leadership, Mike will assist Rokthat to understand how to be most effective and service oriented to the spirit industry when sponsoring events across the nation. Also involved in production, Mike will head up the 24/7 online television platform on Rokthat , bringing information and news to the online audience.