With Cheerleading now a sport in the state of NY, 
L.I.Cheer's staff now have met the required criteria for working with Scholastic Teams in New York.  Our All-Star Staff are also all USASF certified and members, as well as CPR/First Aid Certified.

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Mark Donnelly

"What you want, wants you!" 

Certifications: First Aid/CPR, Violence & Prevention, Child Abuse, Concussion, DASA, ACCA, USASF Tumbling 1-5
  • Owner
  • Choreographer
  • USASF Member
  • Current Level 5 All-Star Cheerleader & Competitor 
  • Former Championship Coach at Centereach High School
  • Former Competitive Gymnast
  • Class of 2005 Stony Brook University: BA in Economics & Business Management, Summa CUme Laude
  • Phi Beta Kappa and Golden Key Honor Societies
  • Class of 2002 Centereach High School: Valedictorian
  • Licensed Real Estate Salesperson with Coach Realtors

Melissa Gelardi-Pfaffe

"Those who live passionately teach us how to love. Those who love passionately teach us how to live"! 

Certifications: First Aid/CPR, Violence & Prevention, Child Abuse, Concussion, Dasa, ACCA, USASF Level 1-5 Stunts
  • Owner
  • LINY Founder
  • Choreographer
  • USASF Member
  • LICCA Member
  • New York State Teacher Certification in Elementary Education & Visual Arts
  • Former Championship Coach at Centereach High School
  • Former Hofstra University Cheerleader
  • Former Connetquot High School Cheerleader and Captain
  • Former Company Competitive Dancer
  • Customized Cheer & Dance Music Composer
  • Over 20 years of Competitive Dance and Cheerleading Experience

Maureen Shevlin

"Following all the rules leaves a completed checklist. Following your heart leaves a completed you."
  • Office Manager
  • Head of Reception and Accounts
  • Head of Fundraiser Program
  • Founder of Special Needs Team at Long Island Cheer
  • Former Team Mom, Coach and Coordinator at East Islip Youth of 6 years
  • Has a proficient background in anything and everything possible! 

Kris Kunze

"Discipline is doing what  you know needs to be done, even if you don't want to do it! "

Certifications: First Aid/CPR, Violence & Prevention, Child Abuse, Concussion, DASA, ACCA, USASF Level 1-5 Tumbling
  • Tumbling Director
  • Choreographer
  • Tumble Class and Private Lesson Instructor
  • Competitive All-Star Coach
  • 2016 Nfinity Regent
  • Former Level 5 Athlete for 7 Years
  • Former Volunteer Coach for Central Regional High School Competitive Cheer Squad
  • 11 Years of Competitive Cheerleading Experience
  • 6 Years Cheer Staff with Camp Woodward 

Christina Domanico

"Imagine with all your mind. Believe with all your heart. Achieve with all your might"!

Certifications: First Aid/CPR, Violence & prevention, Child Abuse, Concussion, DASA, ACCAA
  • Assistant All-Star Director 
  • All-Star Competitive Coach
  • Tumble Class and Private Lesson Instructor
  • Former Connetquot High School Competitive Cheerleader
  • Former Suffolk Community College Cheerleader
  • 14 Years of Competitive Cheerleading Experience
  • Former GForce cheer camp instructor 
  • Former NYPD cheerleader

Melissa Greenfield

"Every Accomplishment starts with the decision to try."

Certifications: First Aid/CPR, Child Abuse, Violence & Prevention, Concussion, DASA, 
  • All-Star Competitive Coach
  • Tumble Class and Private Instructor Coach
  • Summer Camp Instructor 
  • Former Mount Sinai Varsity Cheerleader & Captain
  • 17 years overall cheerleading experience
  • 5 years of All-Star cheerleading experience
  • Current level 5 All-Star Athlete
  • SUNY Old Westbury Graduate with a B.A in Childhood Education
  • Suffolk Community College honors graduate

Michelle Martorano

"Trust your team. Trust your coach. Trust yourself."

Certifications: First Aid/ CPR, Violence & Prevention, Child Abuse, Concussion, DASA, ACCAA
  • All-Star Competitive Coach
  • Tumble, Stunt, Intro to Cheer Coach
  • "Sparkle" Special Needs All-Star Competitive Team Coach
  • Competitive dancer for 15 years
  • Competitive cheerleader for 10 years
  • Former Centereach High School Championship Cheerleader and Captain
  • Former Suffolk CC and Hofstra University Cheerleader
  • Former gymnastics coach with 7 years of coaching experience
  • Current Acro dance teacher with 9 years of teaching experience
  • Former Centereach High School JV cheerleading coach
  • Former Comsewogue High School JV cheerleading coach
  • Bachelors of Business Administration degree from Dowling College 

Teresa Keegan

"It never gets easier, you just get better" 

Certifications: First Aid/CPR
  • Half year and full year All-Star coach
  • Tumble class and private lesson Instructor
  • Former Suffolk County Community College cheerleader 
  • Former Sachem North Cheerleader & Captain 
  • 8 years of gymnastics experience 
  • "Sparkle" Special needs All-Star Coach  

John Thompson

Certifications: CPR/First Aid, Concussion, 
  • Master Level Tumbling Instructor
  • Competitive All-Star Coach
  • Head Coach at Stony Brook University
  • Former Hofstra Cheerleader from 2011-2014
  • 2x UCA National Champion with Hofstra

Angie Apolinaris

"If your dreams don't scare you, they're not big enough"

Certifications: CPR/First Aid, Violence & Prevention, Child Abuse, DASA, 
  • Half Year All-Star Coach
  • Hauppauge Middle School Coach, Assistant Varsity Coach
  • Tumble Class and Private Instructor
  • Former Hauppauge Varsity Cheerleader and Captain
  • 11 years of competitive cheerleading experience

Katie Pfaltz

"Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard"

Certifications: First Aid/CPR, Violence & Prevention, Child Abuse, DASA.
  • Half Year All-Star Coach
  • Tumble Class and Private Instructor
  • Birthday Party Instructor
  • Former Connetquot Varsity Cheerleader
  • Current Connetquot Junior Varsity Cheerleading Coach
  • 8 years of Competitive Cheerleading Experience

Jennifer Shelorke

"Life's about the journey, Not the destination."

Certifications: CPR/First Aid, Concussion, Child Abuse, Violence Prevention, LICCA/NFSHSA Safety, UCA Smart Coach Program, National Federation of HS Spirit Coaches Level 1, AACCA, NY State Cheerleading Coaching License
  • Half Year All-Star Team Coach
  • High School Cheerleading Coach for 12 years
  • Current Babylon Varsity Cheerleading Coach
  • West Islip Varsity Cheerleading Alumni
  • Former St. Joseph's College Cheerleader
  • 2013 Invitational Cheer Hawaii USA Coaching Staff
  • Active Member of LICCA for 12 Years
  • BA in Business Administration and Accounting St Josephs College
  • Former West Islip Varsity Cheer Coach (2004 - 2008)
  • Former Harborfields Varsity Cheer Coach (2008 - 2013)
  • 18 years overall cheerleading experience

Olivia Poulin

"The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person's determination"

Certifications: CPR/First Aid Certified
  • Tumble Class and Private Instructor
  • Former Connetquot Varsity Cheerleader and Captain
  • Current Level 5 All-Star Athlete
  • Former Univeristy of Rhode Island Cheerleader
  • Currently attending Stony Brook University
  • 8 years overall of Competitive Cheerleading experience

Taylor VanHelmond

"Good, better, best.  Never let it rest, until your good is better, and your better is best!"
  • Certifications: CPR/BCLS/First Aid, EMT-B
  • Graduate from The Pennsylvania State University 2016 with a major in Science (Pre-Health focus)
  • 4 years as a Penn State competition team cheerleader
  • 10 years competitive all star cheerleading experience
  • Former Long Island Cheer All Star
  • 3 years tumble class coaching experience
  • Current Half Year Team, tumble class, and private lesson coach.

DJ Meyer


Melissa Shevlin

"Teamwork is the fuel that allows common people to produce uncommon results"

Certifications: First Aid & CPR, Child Abuse, & Concussion  
  • 10 Years of Competitive All-Star experience 
  • All-Star Coach 
  • Former Level 5 athlete
  • Former East Islip Varsity Cheerleader 
  • Camp & Birthday Party Instructor
  • Tumble Class Coach
  • Attending the University of Rhode Island

Beth Njerve

  • Reception Staff
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