Meet Our Team

David Kirschner
  • President and Founder of The Spirit Consultants
  • AACCA Safety Certified
  • Founder of the California High School Cheer and Dance Association (CHSCDA)
  • Named one of CheerBizNews Magazine Top 35 Under 35 (2014)
  • Over 15 years of spirit industry experience
  • National Champion Coach and Choreographer
  • Graduated Cum Laude from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University with a B.S. in Public Relations
Terry Zeigler
  • Over 25 years of experience as a Certified Athletic Trainer working with collegiate and high school athletes
  • Professor in Kinesiology at Vanguard University of Southern California specializing in sports medicine, assessment and treatment of athletic injuries
  • Areas of research include reducing catastrophic injuries in cheerleading and the recognition and management of concussion in athletes
  • Professional writer with articles focusing on improving youth sports safety
  • Earned doctorate in Health Care Education
Ronnie Kirschner
  • TSC Summer Camp Manager (2009 through present)
  • 25+ years experience in Hospitality Management
  • AHLA Certified in Digital Marketing, Revenue Management, Hospitality Sales & Marketing
Missy Landry
  • TSC Operations Manager (2015 through present)
  • 15+ years experience in business operations, accounting, and human resources
  • Former paralegal and small business consultant
  • 10+ years cheerleading coaching and choreography experience for middle school, high school, and all-star cheerleading
  • Graduated Magna Cum Laude from Emerson College with a BFA
Octavia Ellison
  • TSC Dance Head Instructor and Choreographer (5+ years)
  • Current Los Angeles Lakers Host
  • Background in Jazz, Ballet, and Hip-Hop
  • Former Los Angeles Laker Girl and Phoenix Suns Dancer
  • Performed with Rihanna
Derron Forrest
  • CEO and Founder of Planet Stunt, LLC
  • Current Head Coach at Southern Connecticut State University Cheerleading
  • TSC Core Staff (7+ years)
  • Won over 25 national titles
  • Works with cheerleading teams internationally in Russia, England, Holland, Jamaica, Finland, Scotland, Germany, and Australia
Eric Bichao
  • Current Boston Celtics Green Team Manager (Coach)
  • Co-Owner/Inventor of Stunt Double, LLC
  • Owner of chEARmusic – a professional cheerleading music service
  • NCA College Nationals Innovative Choreography Award Recipient
  • Former Head Coach and Choreographer for Gloucester HS – 11 State Championships
  • TSC Staff Instructor and Core Staff (5+ years)
Danni Rodgers
  • Performed with Pharrell, Justin Bieber, and Will.I.Am
  • Performed as a dancer on the Grammy’s and Billboard Awards
  • Teaches and Choreographers internationally
  • TSC Dance Instructor and Choreographer (5+ years)