Staff

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Anni MacClellan

Anni@topguncheeranddanceorlando.com

Owner


Audrey Petterson

Audrey@topguncheeranddanceorlando.com

Team Coach: Junior Black, Senior Coed 4, Senior 5

Audrey Petterson began her cheerleading career at the age of 7 cheering for Bartlett Youth Sports in Tennessee and eventually Bartlett High School where she won the UCA National High School Cheerleading Championship.  She moved to Florida to attend UCF and her love for cheerleading continued.  She completed her BA in Psychology and then started coaching while pursuing her Master’s Degree in Hospitality Management from UCF’s Rosen College.  The 2015-2016 season will be Audrey’s 12th season with the gym. Since joining the Top Gun Orlando family, Audrey has coached full season and half season teams across multiple levels 2-5 and age groups Youth, Junior, and Senior. Her teams' recent successes include winning the inaugural Summit in 2013 and the 2014 NCA National Championship and a bronze medal finish at the 2015 Cheerleading Worlds.

 
 
 
 
 

Carly Human

Carly@topguncheeranddanceorlando.com

Team Coach: Junior Black, Senior Coed 4

Carly Human started cheering at the age of 10 at an all-star gym in Brevard County.  She cheered all-stars and high school through her senior year.  After high school, she joined Cheerleading Technique Camps (CTC) to teach their summer camps.  After one year of teaching their summer camps she became a head instructor.  During this time, Carly earned her Bachelor's degree from The University of Central Florida in Organizational Communication.  Carly is currently in her 12th season with the gym.  She has coached Youth, Junior, and Senior teams ranging from levels 2-5.  During weekends that Top Gun Orlando does not compete, Carly spends her time traveling the country as a Head Judge and Scoring Rep for The Jam Brands.  She also judges for GSSA, Aloha, and Nfinity.  This past season she coached Small Senior 2, Small Youth 3, and Small Junior Coed 5.  Both the Small Junior Coed 5 and Small Senior 2 teams earned bids to the Summit.  Her teams' recent successes include winning the inaugural Summit in 2013 (Large Junior 3), 2014 NCA National Championship (Large Junior 4), and 2015 UCA National Championship (Small Junior Coed 5). 


Chris Tsanadis

Chris@topguncheeranddanceorlando.com

Team Coach: Senior 5

        *Chris started cheering in 1998 at Wellington High School (1998-2002)

        *Cheered at UCF and won UCA College Nationals in Division 1A (2002-2003)

        *Cheered at Top Gun All Stars in Miami on International Coed Level 6 team (2003-2004)

        *Cheered and Coached at Hawaii Pacific University (2004-2006)

        *Coached at Top Gun All Stars in Miami (2006-2011)

        *Cheered on Top Gun International Coed 5 (2006-2009)

        *Coach at Top Gun All Stars in Orlando (2014-present)

        *Chris has also worked internationally with cheer programs in Great Britain and Australia.

 

 

 


Dana deSoto

Dana@topguncheeranddanceorlando.com

Strength and Conditioning Coach for All Teams

 

Dana de Soto started out in competitive gymnastics at Alpha Gymnastics at a very early age. She soon moved into cheerleading at All-Star Cheer Academy in Pennsylvania at age 12 and trained to become a tumbling coach at age 13. By age 17, Dana was helping coach teams levels 1-5. She also cheered for a program called Rocket Elite in Pennsylvania and helped coach gymnastics classes at her local gym. She moved to Florida for college and for cheerleading. Dana currently attends the University of Central Florida and is working toward a degree in Sport and Exercise Science.


Devon Vale

Devon@topguncheeranddanceorlando.com

Team Coach: Junior 4 and Senior 1

For private lessons, please contact Devon at: 321-279-4192


Gilbert Solis

gilly@topguncheeranddanceorlando.com

Coed Stunting Privates, Tumbling Privates 

Please contact Gilbert at 832-965-3270


Jack Kidney

Jack@topguncheeranddanceorlando.com

Team Coach: Y2K and Senior 5

For private lessons, please contact Jack: 772-341-2937


Java Warren


Joe Davis

Joe@topguncheeranddanceorlando.com

Team Coach: Senior 2, Senior Coed 3

Joe began his cheer career at the age of 8 starting off as a Mascot for his elementary school.  He then went on to cheer for high school with the Colonial Grenadiers as well as the all-star gym UCF All Stars and then on to college for the University of Central Florida Knights where he completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Sports and Fitness. Joe decided to take his passion to the next level and start coaching and choreographing routines. Joe not only worked for the gym but also as a NCA camp instructor during the summers. Joe recently coached at Bishop Moore High School where he helped the team receive 7 consecutive state titles and become the 2012 UCA National Champions. He has also worked with other local high schools in the area choreographing numerous FHSAA state and UCA national champion routines.  For the past 15 years Joe has been coaching at the Winter Park location in which he is now the Program Director for the new Division 2 gym of Top Gun Winter Park. He has coached levels 1-5 as well as dance where his Senior Coed Hip Hop team was the first team to bring home a Cheersport National Title in 2012.  Joe currently coaches our Junior 3 team (JuJu3), Senior 4.2 (Quad Squad),  Joe also judges for Varsity Events during the competition season. 

For private lessons, please contact Joe at: 407-325-0162


Joel Burch

joel@topguncheeranddanceorlando.com

Team Coach: Youth 1, Youth 2

For Private Lessons, please call or text: 407-289-6971

 


Jordan Melton

jordan@topguncheeranddanceorlando.com

Team Coach: Youth 1, Junior 3 and Senior 2

Jordan has been involved in  gymnastics and cheerleading for over 17 years. He began as a gymnast working his way up to level 10, becoming a Future Stars National team member and a Junior Olympic team member. While he enjoyed gymnastics, he realized that his primary interest was in tumbling and quickly found cheer to be a way to enjoy tumbling without the other aspects of gymnastics. Jordan has coached gymnastics and teams, tumbling for all star, school and pop warner teams as well as stunting classes, privates and clinics. He was a member of the coaching staff at camp Woodward in Pennsylvania. Jordan was previously the program director at Legendary Athletics and is excited to continue his career at Top Gun. 

Favorite quote: "don't practice until you get it right, practice until you can't get it wrong."

For Private Lessons, please call or text Jordan at: 407-473-1179


Jorge Becaria

Jorge@topguncheeranddanceorlando.com

Team Coach: Junior 4

For private lesson information, please text: 352-397-6520


Karli Minick

Team Coach: Senior Level 2 

For Private Lessons, please call or text Karli directly: 724-433-3405


Madi Turchin

madi@topguncheeranddanceorlando.com

Team Coach: Senior 1, Senior Coed 3, Senior 5

For Private Lessons, Please text or call Madi directly: 407-758-5374


Monica Molnar

Monica@topguncheeranddanceorlando.com

Tumbling Instructor

Team Coach: Tiny 1 and Youth 1

For Private Lessons, please text or call Monica directly: 407-230-9027


Paul Tucker

paul@topguncheeranddanceorlando.com

Team Coach: Senior Coed 4

Paul has 10+ years experience in the Cheerleading industry as an All-star and High School coach, a Judge for The JAM! Brands, former Legendary Athletics All-star program director, and former Shine Athletics gym owner. His coaching philosophy is to focus on the culture, people, and processes that create success, which in turn will make winning take care of itself. We are very excited to have Paul as an addition to our talented staff. 


Favorite Quote:
“Its not what you do every once in a while that matters, it's what you do all the time (habits) that determine your success.”

For Private Lessons, please call or text Paul directly at: 352-483-6254


Pedro Santiago

Pedro@topguncheeranddanceorlando.com

Team Coach: Senior 1

Pedro Santiago began cheering competitively at the age of 17 for Epic Cheer Company, where he cheered on both Senior & International Level 5 teams. After aging out of Seniors, he then went on to become an assistant coach with those teams where he developed a passion for coaching. Since 2011 he has gone on to coach Youth,Junior,Senior & Prep teams ranging from Levels 1-5.  Futhermore, Pedro has also worked clinics & camps with rec,high schools, and International teams from Germany & England.
 
To schedule a private lesson with Pedro, please contact him directly: 407-590-8486