Brittany Cavender - Owner
Brittany has been in the cheerleading industry for over 20 years with her most notable experiences being an SMU Mustangs cheerleader, Trinity Christian Academy coach and Cheer Athletics nationally ranked athlete. Brittany has owned and operated Cross Cheer for a decade and enjoys the opportunity to reach little hearts for Christ in the Dallas and Austin area through cheerleading. In addition to Cross Cheer, Brittany enjoys being a wife (husband Kyle), mom to Bo & Kinsley (twins born July 2015) and JP (born June 2018) and attending Grace Community Church in Lindale, TX.
Cross Cheer is looking for high school, college and graduate cheerleading coaches who love the Lord and children to lead our camps!
Meet our Ownership & Coaching Staff:
Sarah Richardson - Dallas H.C.
Sarah is the current P.E. coach at Brentfield Elementary and attends Mosaic Church in Richardson. She formerly cheered at the University of Texas at Austin and four years at J.J. Pearce High School. This is Sarah’s 9th summer with Cross Cheer and she just completed her first year of coaching our All Star Prep team, The Angels!
"You and your team are such great role models for the girls."
-Caroline's Mom, Dallas, TX
Erika Toney - All Star Director
Erika has been involved in cheerleading for over 20 years including being an SMU cheerleader, winning 2nd place at NCA Collegiate National Competition, coaching High School Varsity cheer for 10 years at MacArthur High School and Trinity Christian Academy. In addition to working for Cross Cheer for many summers, Erika and husband, Michael, find joy in their two daughters, Raylee and Harper. She attends Watermark Community Church in Dallas..
Ariel Pritchard - Austin H.C.
Ariel is a former University of Texas cheerleader and graduated from UT in 2020. She cheered for 6 years with Spirit of Texas and 3 years at Coppell High School. She coached competitive cheer for 4 years and now teaches 4th grade. Fun Fact...Ariel is getting married this summer. She attends Austin Stone church in Austin and The Branch when she is in Dallas.
Nicole Gottlich - Dallas H.C.
Nicole is a former Highland Park HS cheerleader and an NCA and NCAA All American. Nicole grew up cheerleading and cheered all through High School, where she served as the captain and chaplin of her squad. She most recently attended the University of Arkansas studying technical education in order to get her teaching license. She loves the Lord and enjoys sharing her experiences with young girls!
Emilee Gant – Dallas H.C.
Emilee recently finished her own 18 year cheer career in which she cheered competitively at Cheer Athletics for 9 years and won NCA nationals twice. She received all American 4 consecutive years as captain at Lovejoy High School and completed her time as a captain cheering collegiately at D1 university Abilene Christian. Emilee plans to start the fall as the cheer coach at Rock Hill HS in Prosper and will continue coaching all star cheerleading at Pro Spirit. This is Emilee’s 7th year coaching with Cross Cheer.
Kylie Nelson - Dallas H.C.
Kylie is a current junior at Oklahoma State studying strategic communications and marketing. She was a former cheerleader at Trinity Christian Academy and has performed at the State Championship winning third. She did cheerleading for 6 years and is very passionate about teaching others. This is Kylie’s fourth year with cross cheer. She loves spending time with kids and teaching them more about the Lord’s word.
Chloe Krieg - Austin H.C.
Chloe is a recent graduate of Abilene Christian University with a degree in Child and Family Services. She will go on to attend Texas State University to pursue a Masters of Human Development and Family Sciences with a focus in Child Life. Chloe has a background of both cheer and dance including cheering at Anderson High School in Austin where she served as a social officer and danced at Shirley McPhail School of Dance and Dancers Workshop for 13 years. She is eager to join the Cross Cheer family and is excited for the opportunity to serve kids and spread the love of the Lord!
Lauren Swaringen - Dallas H.C.
Lauren is a current 8th grade Language Arts teacher in Frisco ISD. She is a former Varsity cheerleader and was involved in the Tumbling and Stunt team at Asbury University. She is finishing up her 12th year as a middle school cheer coach. She attends church at Hope Fellowship in Frisco. Lauren enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and is very excited to start her Cross Cheer journey spreading the love of Jesus to young girls!
Sarah Gibson - H.C.
Sarah is currently a senior at TCU where she is studying nursing. Sarah cheered competitively at Cheer Athletics for 11 years where she won countless national titles and the World Championships. Sarah cheered at Rockwall-Heath High School for four years and was a NCA All-American 5 times. She went on to cheer collegiately for the TCU Horned Frogs. Sarah feels so honored to get to spread the word of God to young girls through the sport of cheerleading!