MEET THE STAFF
Christopher Cote - Owner
Bio of Chris coming soon!
Maureen (Mo) Farrell
Mo began her coaching career 10 years ago, coaching both cheerleading and gymnastics. She joined Empire’s coaching staff in 2014 when it was first established. Mo grew up doing competitive gymnastics in which she competed for a private club, high school, and college club gymnastics team. Mo also did cheerleading in high school and was named one of the captains her senior year. She appreciates the discipline gymnastics taught her, but being able to go on the competition floor with her friends was the reason she fell in love with the sport of cheerleading. Mo attended college at the University of Delaware where she majored in Psychology and Business, and recently received her master's in Sports and Exercise Psychology from Springfield College. She has experience coaching USAG levels 3-6 gymnastics, rec gymnastics, preschool gymnastics, and All-Star cheerleading levels 1-3. A fun fact about Mo is that Coach Chris was one of her coaches when she was a young gymnast!
Photo and Bio of Tori coming soon!
Photo and bio of Ashley coming soon!
Photo and bio of Emma coming soon!
This is Allie’s first season as a member of the Empire Coaching Staff. This season, Allie is a half year cheer coach, and a tumbling coach. Coach Allie has been a dancer since the age of 2. Allie specializes in tumbling and dance instruction. With 15 years of dance experience, 4 years of high school cheer experience, and pop warner cheer coach experience, Coach Allie is excited to join the All Star cheer world. Allie currently attends Albertus Magnus College, pursuing her Masters in Social Work & Healthcare Management.
Bio of Alexis coming soon!
Leah is currently one of our elite level 3 cheerleading coaches. She currently coaches numerous girls gymnastics, tiny tot gymnastics, and tumbling classes. Leah has been a cheerleading and tumbling coach for 6 years. She started her cheerleading journey at 5 years old doing all star and pop warner cheer. She continued for 15 more years with high school and collegiate level cheerleading. She was named head captain of her high school cheer team and was awarded All-State and All-American cheerleading titles a number of times. Leah has experience coaching many levels of tumbling and has been a part of various tumbling clinics and training. Leah is a graduate of CCSU and is pursuing a graduate degree in Law. A fun fact about Leah is that she is also a trained EMT!
Alexis (Lexie) Shelton
This is Alexis’ first season as a member of the Empire Coaching Staff. She currently coaches our half-year junior 2.2 team along with tumbling all of Empire's half-year athletes. She started her all star cheerleading career at the age of 7 and continued until she graduated college. She was named as captain of her high school team and held the title of co-captain in college. She also has some experience in choreographing competition routines. Alexis attended Delaware State University where she received her BS in Forensic Biology and her MS in general Biology. A fun fact about Alexis is that’s she also works as a Forensic Science Examiner at the CT State Laboratory.
Bio of Denise coming soon!