The Power Cheer! Staff is a family of coaches that dedicate themselves to the improvement and success of your child.  We believe that by coaching with respect and a positive attitude that we can achieve anything!

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Penny Howell

  • Owner/Director and Founder of Power Cheer! 
  • Current Head coach for Junior Level 2 Thundercats, Senior level 3 "Savage" and Senior Level 6 "Sabres"
  • Competitive Gymnast for 15 years (including one year at the collegiate level)
  • Oklahoma All-State Gymnastics Team/ Oklahoma State Beam Champion
  • Former head instructor for NCA and CTC
  • NCA Collegiate All-American
  • Cheerleader at the University of Kansas
  • Has claimed many personal National Championships titles including partner stunt champion/all girl stunt champion/dance ensemble champion/open cheerleading champion
  • Head Coach of the Power Cheer! "Sabres" World's teams in 2008 and 2009
  • Head Coach of the the 2 Summit Bid winning teams in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • USASF level 5 Certified Coach
  • AAU and Pop Warner Certified Coach
  • Competition Judge for Spirit Cheer, American Championships, JamFest, FCDA, Conquer Championships and Diamond Cheer and Dance
  • Former Regional Tournament Director for American Championships
  • 2011 and 2012 AAU National Cheerleading Championship Competition Director
  • Accepted into Who's Who Among American Business Professionals
  • 2011 - 2013 AUU Cheerleading National Director - created the first set of National Rules and Regulations for AAU Cheer
  • Port Orange POYFA Cheer Coordinator 2015 to 2017
  • Currently a member of the USASF Advisory Board
  • Has traveled as a choreographer around the country (as far as Alaska) for the past 13 years
  • Married to Jason with 2 children; Riley and Jessa



Coach Lexi

  • Current Head Coach for Youth 2 "Sassycats"
  • Coached various teams from 2012-2014 at Power Cheer!
  • 7 year all-star cheerleader at Power Cheer! and 5 years with Pop Warner
  • 2 year Varsity cheerleader and Captain at Spruce Creek High School
  • Has claimed many personal National and State Championships titles
  • Has traveled to assist with skills and choreography camps in various states
  • 2020 Graduate with Bachelors in Elementary Education
  • Engaged to Clay Treat with 2 children Blake Myla!

Coach Marque

  • Marque coaches many of our teams throughout the gym.  
  • Marque grew up as an All Star cheerleader of 10 years. She won numerous State and National Championships with 5 years at Power Cheer! She competed at the 2008 World Championships with Power Cheer! "Sabres". 
  • She also cheered on the Varsity squad at Matanzas High School where she was named UCA All American. 
  • Marque attended Florida Atlantic University where she was a cheerleader for four years and attended UCA College Nationals three of those years. 
  • Marque has always been a leader and role model on and off the floor. She junior coached at Power Cheer! and won the "Leadership Award" at FAU during the 2010 and 2011 seasons.
  • Graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice and has worked competition events for US Spirit and is AACCA certified. 
  • She is married to her long time high school love, James Wilkes, and is mom to Carter!!

Coach Ja'Mesha


Ja'Mesha is one of the tumble coaches, who spends time working with every team when she is not working as a nurse outside of the gym. Ja'Mesha also assists with the FF5 training team, Thundercats, Sabres and Sassycats. She has cheered for a total of 12 years, beginning her cheer journey at Power Cheer, and has been a part of the PCA family for 13 years!  

Ja'Mesha was a high school Varsity cheerleader all 4 years, Junior and Senior captain, and coached at Power Cheer her last two years of high school.  She went to college at FAU, and became a collegiate cheerleader her freshman year.  Ja'Mesha is currently pursuing her career as a Registered Nurse.  We are very excited to have Ja'Mesha here at Power Cheer!

Coach Sara


Sara coaches both Tigers Minis and Juniors and works as the office manager.  She is a stay at home mom of three children.  Her middle child, Layla, is currently on our Sassy Cats team.  She has a Bachelor's in accounting from Florida Institute of Technology.  She is originally from Virginia Beach, but moved to the area in 2013 when her husband retired from the Marine Corps. She has been very active in volunteering, starting with the Marine Corps family readiness team, and has also volunteered as a Pop Warner assistant coach.  We are happy to have Coach Sara as part of the PCA family.

Coach Tara


Coach Tara cheered for Pop Warner from 11-14 years old, then switched to competitive cheer where she cheered for Cheertastics for 3 years.  She began coaching All-Star Cheer locally - teams including mini 1, youth 1, youth 2, senior 2 and, senior 4.2.  Tara joined Power Cheer staff three years ago and has coached tiny 1, mini 1 prep, youth 2, and junior 2 teams.  She is a 6th,7th, and 8th grade ESOL/ READING teacher and is both reading and ESOL endorsed.  Coach Tara holds a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and a Master's Degree in Reading

Coach Riley

Coach Riley began her cheerleading career at the young age of 3 and has been involved in all star cheerleading at Power Cheer! ever since. 
Riley has competed all the way up to level 6 and is currently a member of Senior level 5 team "Sabres"
She has qualified and competed at the Summit for 5 years in a row.
Riley has won dozens of State and National Championships competing for Power Cheer!
She is currently a Varsity cheerleader at New Smyrna High School
Riley was awarded the first ever USASF Youth Scholarship award in 2016
She has maintained Honor Roll status throughout elementary, middle school and high school, currently carrying a 4.2 GPA
Riley is currently coaching our Youth 2 team "SassyCats" and coaches private lessons, specializing in flyer stretch privates
Riley is the daughter of PCA owners Penny and Jason Howell and competes on Sabres with her sister Jessa
Riley aspires to cheer at the collegiate level and pursue a degree in Business Marketing

Coach Danielle

Coach John

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