Hi! My name is Tara Harris, Vice President of Sales for The JAM Brands. I started in gymnastics and dance when I was about 4 years old in Maryland, then we moved to Virginia where I gave up on gymnastics (I wasn't going to the Olympics anyways) and continued my dancing career. The "cheer bug" got me in middle school - I just loved being on the sidelines! So, when my parents told me we were moving to Kentucky "the Cheerleading Mecca" – I was super excited!
Although, I quickly learned that I probably should've stuck to gymnastics – since it is a necessity in Kentucky cheerleading. But, thanks many private lessons, I made the Eastern High School Cheerleading team where I was coached by our very own, Dan Kessler! I was fortunate enough to also be a part of the National Champion University of Louisville All Girl team. Throughout my high school and college career, I also coached and choreographed for many school and all star teams.
I am back home in Louisville, KY after a five year tour of the Midwest (yes I've lived in four states in five years). My husband and I welcomed our first son, Hayden in August 2013. For me, the best part of my career is the relationships that I have built with many gym owners and coaches around the country. Feeling like a part of so many gym "families" has been a blessing to me and something that I will cherish for many years. I'm always here with an open ear and I would love to hear from you.
Hi! My name is Hayley Schumaker- Reyes and I am The National Dance Director as well as JAM Care Rep for the West! This is my second year working for The JAM Brands and I love every second of it!
I was born and raised in Southern California and currently reside here in Orange County (and no, we don't call it 'The OC"). I started dancing over 20 years ago and I am extremely passionate about the cheer and dance industry! I have taught and choreographed for US Spiritleaders, NDA, COA, several nationally ranked high school and World medaling all-star teams. In 2006, I graduated from Long Beach State University with a degree in Sociology and was also a member of the Long Beach State Dance Team! Aside from competing, I have spent some time in the entertainment industry and can be seen in several award show performances, national commercials ,music videos, and am a former NFL San Diego Charger Girl. Hey I had to contribute to my sports family somehow!
When I am not working I love nothing more then going to the beach with my two little pups. Lillian and Phil Dunphey; pigging out on sushi, as well as traveling (especially internationally), and watching as much NFL football as possible. I am a very girlie tomboy! I absolutely love meeting new friends and look forward to meeting you this season!! If you see me come say hi!
Hi guys! My name is Alyssa Rodger and I am the JAMcare Rep for the Central US. I was born and raised in Manassas, Virginia, and now reside in Louisville, Kentucky. The first time I got involved in cheerleading was in 6th grade, where I had decided to try out for my middle school's team only because I liked their uniforms. After my first practice I realized I was going to like much more than just the uniforms, and my passion for cheer grew quickly. I entered the all-star world a few years later with Cheer Dynasty, and competed on their large co-ed team all through high school.
Going into college, I received the honor to cheer at the University of Louisville, which is by far one of the greatest experiences I've ever had. The football and basketball games were amazing, and I earned four national titles in Daytona with the small co-ed team. I was awarded an academic scholarship when attending UofL, and graduated in 2011 with a degree in Sport Administration.
When I'm not working, you will always find me doing something. I love staying active and playing all kinds of sports, and of course cheering on the Cards any second I can. I love meeting new people and look forward to getting to know everyone!
Hey Guys! My name is Joey Mastrocola and I’m the newest addition to the JAMcare team! Originally from New Jersey, I started cheering at a very young age. I cheered all throughout High School for NJ Spirit Explosion and the World Cup All-Stars. These two programs opened the door to many opportunities and introduced me to one of the most prestigious collegiate cheerleading programs in the country.
I attended The University of Louisville and cheered on the Large Coed team in addition to competing with Gymtyme All-Stars. I was fortunate enough to win three NCA Collegiate National titles and one World Championship. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Communication in 2012 and jumped right back into the cheer industry by securing a job with The JAM Brands Judging and Scoring Department. Working in the Scoring Department for the past 2 years, I’ve learned more than I could have even imagined. Although I am no longer working in scoring, I am still more than willing and able to assist and give advice when it comes to building your routine, learning the score sheets, and anything else JAM related!
On my downtime I enjoy staying active and living a healthy lifestyle. Crossfit has taken the place of cheerleading as my way to stay competitive and in shape, but I still get back in the cheer gym from time-to-time to tumble around and have some fun! I am so excited to meet everyone in my region and share my knowledge and experiences in hopes to help in any way possible. Let’s build a relationship that will last a lifetime! See ya soon!
Hey ya'll! I'm Griffin, the Southeast JAMcare Rep. and your 'go-to-guy' for all things JAM! Graduating from the University of Louisville in 2010, I hold degrees in both Communications and Psychology. Growing up as a Junior Olympian I didn't get my first taste of competitive cheerleading until High School. I helped the Panthers capture the UCA National High School Championship in '03. I then transitioned into All-Star cheerleading winning back-to-back UCA Nationals Championships and placing 3rd at the '06 Cheerleading Worlds with the Kentucky Elite All Stars. My most memorable experience was landing a role in Bring It On: All or Nothing, and most recently appearing in Bring It On: The Musical.
Throughout my collegiate cheerleading career, I captured 3 NCA Grand National Championships, and was selected to perform with Cirque Du Soleil at the '07 Super Bowl. I was a member of the Gymtyme All-Stars winning back-to-back-to-back World titles, and was selected to represent Team USA in '09 at the International All-Star Federation World Championship winning yet another World title and gold medal!
I'm eager to hit the ground running this season and ready to share my success and knowledge with each and every one of you. I'm here to help make your life easier if you'll just let me!
I started in the cheer/dance industry as a nationally competitive dancer on the studio circuit. My love of cheerleading was realized in high school, and I went on to cheer on the nationally-ranked all-girl team at George Mason University, serving as the team's captain. While in college, I was a UCA head instructor, where I received extensive technical training. Since then, I've coached, choreographed & tumbled some of the top high school and all-star teams in Maryland & Virginia, including Cheer Madness, Cheer Dynasty, Maryland Twisters, and USA All Stars. In addition to coaching, I've judged nationally for various companies & continue to speak at conferences.
I made the leap to the event side of the cheer industry in 2008, as a Rep for The Coastal Corporation. I love relating to coaches on issues that they are having and helping with all facets of the industry. I've experienced it ALL, from ALL the different perspectives. Presently, I am the JAMcare rep for the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, and serve as a liaison to the creative team at Coastal. Because I love the interaction with the kids, I continue to coach a local high school and at the all star gym in my hometown. Beyond cheer/dance, my proudest achievement is without a doubt the birth of my son, Kimper (no really, it counts as an achievement, he was 10lbs, 8 oz… not a c-section!!).