Grayson Staff

Check back soon for photos and bios about our amazing #teamgrayson staff!  Go JayHawks!

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Kelly Halcomb- Owner & Program Director

kellyhalcomb@hotmail.com

Owner and program director, Kelly (Samford) Halcomb has called Duluth home since 1980.  She is a former Auburn University Dance Team member and Captain.  She has been working with gymnasts, dancers and cheerleaders of all ages for over 25 years.  As a 1999 honor graduate of Auburn University, she majored in High School Science Education with an emphasis in Biology.  After teaching Biology and coaching cheerleading and track at Duluth High School for several years, she opened Cheer & Dance Atlanta with her husband Brent in 2002.   As the gym grew to be more successful, they opened locations in Auburn, GA (2013) and Grayson, GA (2015) to better serve the Atlanta area.  Kelly & Brent have six children, Emerson, Samford, Callaway, Banks, Mills, Powell and Australian Labradoodles named Coach & Cotton.

Kelly oversees all Jayhawks All-Star coaches, class instructors and summer camps.  She is CPR, First Aid and USASF safety certified, a member of the Georgia High School Coaches Association and a member of the Georgia Cheerleading Coaches Association.  Kelly has captured four State Championships and two runner-ups in Georgia High School as well as numerous National Championships at the All-Star level.  In 2006 she coached the Georgia & National High School Cheerleading Team of the Year and was a finalist for Georgia Coach of the Year.   Since then she has worked with high school squads from all over the Southeast. As a coach she has coached levels 1-6 and has won numerous national championships including JamFest Super Nationals, CHEERSPORT, Spirit of Hope and countless others. In 2013 Kelly co-coached the Atlanta JayHawks "Platinum" Level 5 Team who won The Summit Championship in Disney World.  She currently serves on the Varsity Coaches Council and enjoys working with industry leaders to improve and grow our sport.  She is a member of Gwinnett Medical Center's Women's Advisory and enjoys being involved in the community she grew up in.

Kelly enjoys challenging the kids to progress in their skills while enthusiastically encouraging them every step of the way.  She makes it her mission to see every child leave the gym with a smile and a great feeling about their accomplishments.  She is proud of the numerous athletes she has helped train to become college cheerleaders.  Many former Jayhawks have now become successful coaches themselves.  Kelly considers her staff and the families in the gym her extended family and loves building the relationships that will last a lifetime.


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Lennon Sullen- Grayson Gym Manager

lennon@cdaspirit.com

Lennon is a graduate of Auburn University where he received his 
Bachelor's of Architecture, cheered and served as Men's Coordinator.  
With a background in competitive gymnastics, Lennon has been instructing
tumbling and cheerleading for over fifteen years and was an NCA head 
instructor for six.  He has choreographed for numerous award and 
national championship winning teams across the country including 
Jayhawks.  Lennon joined the Jayhawks family in 2011 and is proud to lead #teamgrayson at our third JayHawks location!

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Charlene Moon

jayhawksgrayson@hotmail.com

We are blessed to have Ms. Charlene at the front desk to take care of our Jayhawks Family!  Stop by to say hello, and reach out with any questions you may have.  We are here to serve you!


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Jodi Richardson- Allstar Director

Jodi@cdaspirit.com

Jodi keeps our allstars organized and registered for USASF events.  Jodi has been with Jayhawks since 2003!


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Colton Clymire

Colton grew up in State College, Pennsylvania, most commonly known for Pennsylvania State University. He began cheerleading at the local high school his sophomore year, and was instantly hooked. The following year he joined a local all star program where his love for the sport, and passion for coaching started to blossom. After high school Colton attended Penn State University where he pursued a degree in Commercial & Community Recreation Management. During this time, he was also a member of the university's Large Coed team, as well as a summer camp instructor for UCA. Soon after obtaining his degree in 2010, Colton moved to Harrisburg, PA where he began as a part time coach for Cheer Tyme All Stars. Over the course of his six years at Cheer Tyme, he eventually gained the title of All Star Director. Colton relocated to Atlanta in 2017 to join the Atlanta Jayhawks Staff.  We love having Colton as a part of the #JHfamily!


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Vernon Turner


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Rachel Perusse

Rachel was born in Illinois and has grown up in Georgia. She cheered for Social Circle Middle and High School and also cheered at Future Extreme. Rachel attended Young Harris College and was a part of the competitive coed team. She graduated in 2018 with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology. Rachel joined Team Grayson in 2018. 


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Amaya Sanders-Vanmeeteren


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Austin Maser

Austin cheered at BYU, a DI university in Provo, Utah, for four years where he learned the importance of hard work, discipline, and practice. Partner stunting is his specific area of expertise but he also excels in coaching tumbling. With relentless help from his coaches at BYU, although not necessarily built for tumbling, he was able to overcome "mental barriers" through self-belief and determination. Austin strives to help his athletes achieve the same feat through coaching drills, positive attitude and self-belief. Additionally, Austin spent two summers coaching with the National Cheerleaders Association. Austin finds joy in hard work, lifting others up and seeing them achieve their goals, and spending time with his beautiful wife Kaija. He received his Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Wellness and is the founder of Happiness Hackz, a movement aimed to empower people to achieve health and wellness through simple "Hackz."  We feel blessed to have Coach Austin on staff at Jayhawks!

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