Coach Kristi began cheering at the age of 8 for a local recreational league and her coach inspired her to work hard and carry a positive attitude and it will take you far in life. Coach fell in love with the sport of cheer and cheered at every level recreational through college over a course of 14 years.  Kristi even taught summer camps for UCA for 2 summers and has been a Level 5 recreational cheer, tumbling, and gymnastics coach for over 32 years. Her coaching career has spanned recreational programs , school programs ( middle school, JV and Varsity) and collegiate levels.  Coach has coached for 20 years All-Star Cheer, started two All-Star programs (Cheer Stanly All- Star cheer. & Knightdale Excel) and is the proud owner of XCA Cheer. Kristi is married to Phillip and have 2 daughters and appreciates her husband who has been the ultimate cheer dad over the past 20 years.


Kali is a 2015 graduate of Elon University and holds a B.S. in Exercise Physiology. She is now in graduate school at Methodist University for her Doctorate of Physical Therapy, anticipating to graduate in May 2019. She was a full-time member of Elon University All-Girl Cheerleading Team for 4 years & was team captain her junior and senior year. She started gymnastics and cheerleading when she was 2 years old and was competing by age 4. She was a level 9 competitive gymnast and a level 5 competitive cheerleader. She has coached gymnastics and cheerleading including: recreation, middle school, high school (JV and Varsity), and competitive.


Coach is a 2018 graduate of East Carolina University, where she received her B.S in Engineering, and a concentration in Biomedical Engineering.  She currently works at Vardy HPC as a head camp counselor and eNeRgy Kidz as a cheerleading coach.  Keslee began gymnastics when she was 18 months old, and began cheerleading a few years later.  Growing up, she participated in school cheerleading, school gymnastics as well as all-star cheerleading and competitive gymnastics.  She has experience competitive gymnastics and all-star cheerleading.  Coach Keslee is very excited to share her love of cheerleading, and to build strong athletes and confident kids!

HANNAH, Instructor

Coach Hannah attends East Wake High School and has cheered both recreationally and competitively since she was 6 years old. She has been an athlete at XCA for 5 years and assisted in coaching the 2018-2019 season. Hannah also cheered for Wendell Middle School, as well as East Wake High School, where she was a co-captain of the Varsity team. She has a passion for this sport and plans to continue her cheerleading career with the XCA family in the coming years.