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Sparks Amazing Staff!

Brittany Gessner
Brittany Gessner
Brittany began the Sparks in 2001. She has 22 years of cheer experience. She has experience in choreography for individuals and groups. She also has 15 years of gymnastics and 19 years of dance training. She is a veteran performer and holds numerous pageant and talent titles. She cheered 15 years through elementary (Meadowvale Eagles), junior high (Washington Warriors), and high school (Jefferson HS in Monroe, MI, and Northview HS in Sylvania, Ohio) and is a former University of Toledo Cheerleader and a UT graduate. She coached Meadowvale Eagles Cheer Team, Northview High School, and has been the Gymnastics coach at Central Catholic High School. She is married to Chad who also instructs tumbling classes with Brittany. They have six children; Dylan, McKinley, Dawson, Deisel, Denim and Dino. At the 2002 and 2004 Ohio AmeriCheer Championships Brittany was named the All-Star Coach of the Year.
Dylan Gessner
Dylan Gessner
Dylan is 16 years old and is a Junior at Jefferson High School. Dylan has cheered and tumbled his whole life, won hundreds of national championships and one international championship. Dylan is a two-time Champion and Winner of the Arnold Sports Festival (US Spirit) $2,500 scholarship. He got to perform his individual for Arnold Schwarzenegger and he presented Dylan with his award! Dylan would like to attend the University of Kentucky and study to become a Pediatrician. Dylan is very good with kids. He hopes to see you at Sparks!
McKinley Gessner
McKinley Gessner
Abbey Lakins
Abbey Lakins
Abbey Lakins is from Southern Indiana and started participating in Cheerleading in 2002. She has 15 years of cheer experience from elementary, middle, and high school as well as level 1-5 All-Star teams. In high school she cheered for Scottsburg High School where the team advanced to states and won U.S Finals 2 years in a row and Grand-Champion the next. They also won NCA top team 2012-2015, and Abbey was nominated as an All-American Cheerleader for tumbling in 2012, dance in 2014, and motions in 2015. She became an All-American cheerleader in 2014 and 2015. She also cheered for Seymour High School during the 2013-2014 school year. Abbey is excited to share her love for cheerleading by instructing tumbling and coaching not only to make better cheerleaders/tumblers, but to help them love the sport and mold them into successful people.
Dawson Gessner
Dawson Gessner
Hi I'm Dawson Gessner! I'm 15 and a sophomore at Jefferson High School and I'm on the varsity wrestling team. I've been cheering at CheerWorks Sparks since I was two years old! It's always been a home for me! Everyone there and everyone I cheer with, is like part of my family! I want to go to the University of Louisville for college and want to be apart of their cheerleading program and to become a veterinarian!
Bailey Samples
Bailey Samples
Bailey is from Temperance MI. Bailey is 16 years old and will be a junior at Bedford High School. Bailey started off cheering for a mini league called The T-Birds for 7 years and has been cheering for Bedford ever since. She is currently a Varsity cheerleader for Bedford. Bailey coached the T-birds for 2 years and has experience with coaching children. When she was in 5th grade she started dance at Miss Lori's Dance Express. studied dance for 5 years but stopped to devote more time to her cheer career because of her love for tumbling, she would love to see everyone reach their tumbling goals, and hopes to help your child/children reach theirs.
Jordan Younglove
Jordan Younglove
Jordan has been cheering for 11 years, starting as an all star cheerleader and working her way onto being on a varsity cheer team at her school.

She has won several championships through her all star cheerleading experience, and would like others to feel that joy of accomplishment. She enjoys being apart of cheer and loves being able to teach others more about tumbling and cheer so that they can also grow as an athlete. Jordan works to encourage her teammates as well as those she is coaching while maintaining a positive attitude so that everyone is safe and happy. She enjoys being in the cheer environment and hopes she is able to help others grow as cheerleaders.