Staff

Jessica Forte

Co-Owner & Choreographer

Adam Forte

Co-Owner, Coaches Trainer, Curriculum Development, Stunt & Tumbling Clinician, & Music Producer

Jessica Forte

I am the owner of Forte Spirit Solutions. I have also owned and operated a gym in Albany, NY by the name of Intensity Athletics for 16 years. I have choreographed hundreds of routines in my 18 years at the craft. My routines have won multiple Championships at NCA, Cheersport, and The Summit. I also pride myself in my attention to detail and ability to diagnose a problem when it comes to tumbling. Teaching tumbling coaches how to train and spot is a huge passion of mine as well.

Adam Forte

I am the co-owner of Forte Spirit Solutions, where I do consulting on Coaches Training, Curriculum development, Stunting and Tumbling training and Music production. I am also the Co-owner of Intensity Athletics in Albany, NY. I am the All-star and Tumbling director for Cheer Intensity which is under the Intensity Athletics brand. I had a gymnastics background prior to my 18 years in the cheerleading industry. I have coached multiple teams to victories at the Summit, and NCA Nationals. I have worked with and learned from the best instructors in the industry. Motivating and leading athletes as well as coaches and gym owners in the techniques of stunting and tumbling is a passion I have held for many years. I am a specialist in positioning, progressions, practice structures, and athlete optimization.

Caitlin (Forte)

Caitlin Trietley

Tumbling & Stunting Clinician

Brittany Lucchesi

Tumbling Clinician & Choreographer

Tom Balent

Tumbling & Stunting Clinician

Caitlin Trietley

I have 21 years of cheerleading/ coaching experience. I coach teams from level 1 all the way to worlds teams. I started the cheer-abilities program at Elite Heat, and I am the half year program director.

Brittany Lucchesi

I have trained and competed USAG up to level 9. I am a 3-time UCA College National Champion. I used to be a part of UCA Staff for 8 years. I coached high school, college, and All-star cheerleading for 15 years. I am also a NACCC Committee member.

Tom Balent

I have 27 years in the industry. I am the Owner of Perfecta Flip and a Tumbling Coach at The University of Maryland and Maryland Twisters. I am also a former Baltimore Ravens Cheerleader.

Justin Looman

Flyer Specialist

Julia Whalen

Administration

Payton Johnson

Intern

Justin Looman

I am 20 years old. I have been cheering for 10 years. I am a 3-time Summit National Champion. My favorite part of cheerleading in stunting.

Julia Whalen

I have been in the cheerleading industry since I was 5-year-old. I have competed at the USASF Cheerleading Worlds 5 times. I love seeing athletes get new skills and seeing how happy and excited they are!

Payton Johnson

I am a mama to a sweet little girl. I own a gym with my best friend and mom. I was blessed with the most adventurous cheer career being at Top Gun, World Cup, and Twist and Shout. My goal in cheerleading is to make a difference in our athletes’ life. We are not only making good athletes but good people. Being a mama has made my love for this sport even more passionate!