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Kimberly Booth    

Owner/Coach

She has been with Prairie Fire for 9 years, 7 years as an athlete, and now 8 years as a coach.

When she is not at the gym, she is teaching grade one at Ecole Victoria, hanging out with her French Bulldog Gus, or reading a book. You can also find her hanging out with fellow coaches Taylor and Kayla eating nachos or taking their dogs for walks.

Kim coached the Usask Cheer Team and an elementary team at Ecole Victoria for one season and is excited to coach again at Victoria school this year. She has completed her Bachelor of Education through Usask making her a coach/athlete/student for many years.

She enjoys coaching here because the community at PFC is so supportive of one another and it feels like a family. I love to watch athletes grow from year to year and the joy on their athletes faces when they land a skill that they have been having a tough time with or hit their stunt!

Favourite Skill: Double Ups

Taylor Dea             

Owner/Coach

She has been with Prairie Fire for 10 years, 8 as an athlete, and 8 as a coach.
When she is not at the gym, she is hanging out with her pug named Winston, spending time with her husband Tyler, prepping for her new baby, hanging out with coaches Kim and Kayla, or working at her full time job.

Taylor worked on completing a 4-year Bachelor of Arts in Psychology while joining our family, and convocated from the U of S in 2018. In the summer of 2021 she committed even further by joining the ownership crew of Prairie Fire. She has taken the judging course through the SCA and has absolutely loved judging for the past 8 years. She’s currently on an SCA committee and is excited to see what other opportunities there are in the future.

She enjoys coaching here because of all the amazing athletes that she has watched grow from mini’s to now high school students and beyond!

Favourite Skill: full-ups

 

Todd Knihnitski     

Owner/Gym Manager

He has been with Prairie Fire for 17 years as a coach and owner, two years as PFC athlete and 5 years as a U of S Athlete, and loving every minute of cheer since I started in 1997!

When he is not at the gym, he is teaching, spending time with his family or on a hike.

Todd has coached BJM, BR and Delisle Highschool teams, the U of S, and almost every team at Prairie Fire Cheerleading. He has helped with the SCA for many years and is currently serving his 3rd year as a Director for Cheer Canada. He also completed his Sports Science Degree along with his Education Degree.

He loves coaching, seeing young people grow into adult leaders. He owes much of his happiness to cheer as he found his beautiful partner Cristina through cheer. How great is it to coach cheer!

Favourite Skill: Standing Back tuck

Alexandra Dubois   

Junior Coach

She has been with Prairie Fire for 4 years, 4 as an athlete, since moving to Saskatchewan, and now it's her first year as a coach.

When she is not at the gym, she is catching up with friends, doing homework and playing with her dog Chewie.
Alex has been involved in cheerleading since Grade one and is now in her 2nd year of high school. She has successfully completed a number of courses in the National Coaching Certification Program, while joining our family.

She enjoys coaching here because she loves seeing athletes reach their goals and helping the athletes get there.

Favourite Skill: Libs or any stunt (I love stunting!!)

Alexis Samms   

Junior Coach

She has been with Prairie Fire for 10 years as an athlete, and now 4 years as a coach.

When she is not at the gym, she is hanging out with friends or working on schoolwork.

Alexis has been around since she was a little cheer baby. In this time she has partaken in many provincial events & competitions as a part of joining our family. She’s also travelled all over North America for competitions and hopes to head to Florida with Fever this spring.
She enjoys coaching here because she loves to see all the friendships made and watching athletes grow up and become better each year!

Favourite Skill: Standing hand hand full

Aysia Luciak-       

Macleod

Coach

Aysia has been with Prairie Fire for 5 years, 5 years as an athlete, and now 4 as a coach.

Aysia has been working with kids as a camp counselor for many years prior to joining our family, which is why we know they’re a great fit to coach here!

They enjoy coaching here to help young athletes evolve and not only become better athletes but better people as well. They love watching the kids fall in love with the sport.

Favourite Skill: Baskets, baskets, baskets!!!

Brayden Obed          

Head Coach/Choreographer

Brianna Duncan 

Junior Coach

Brianna has been with Prairie Fire for 10 years, 10 years as an athlete, and now 2 as a coach.

When she is not at the gym, she is hanging out with friends or doing homework.
Brianna is currently in high school and has completed many coaching courses.
She enjoys coaching here because she loves helping athletes grow and seeing the many friendships created.

Favourite Skill: round off backhandspring full

Elizabeth Chapman 

Junior Coach

She has been with Prairie Fire for 4 years as an athlete, and now 3 as a coach.

When she is not at the gym, she is doing hanging out with friends or doing 1 of her many hobbies

Liz has been working hard in the gym and in High School all while joining our family.

She enjoys coaching here because she loves teaching kids about the sport she is so passionate about

Favourite Skill: Back Walkover back tuck

Gaby Chiasson    

Junior Coach

Jaclyn Hill                

Coach

Kaitlyn Janzen   

Coach

She has been with Prairie Fire for 15 years, and now 11 years as a coach.

When she is not at the gym, she is busy being a full time student at the University of Saskatchewan in the College of Arts and Science. She can also be found at Motion Fitness working out and hanging out with friends.

Kaitlyn has acquired a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Saskatchewan and continues to be an athlete on the Usask Cheerleading Team. She has competed in various places around the world and won a national championship at Battle of the Boardwalk in New Jersey in 2016 and earned Provincial Ultimate Grand Champs in Saskatchewan in 2015. Kaitlyn has learned a lot about dedication and time management over her years at Prairie Fire with juggling school, being an athlete, and coaching multiple teams for a number of years.

She enjoys coaching here because at PFC, everyone is a part of a giant family that supports each other through successes and obstacles. She grew up in this family as an athlete and loves being able to provide for the athletes at PFC the same type of support she received growing up.

Favourite Skill: Switch up full up

Kalli Janzen   

Junior Coach

Kayla Dain                    

Coach

She has been with Prairie Fire for 8 year as an athlete, and 8 as a coach.

When she is not at the gym, she is reading and spending time outdoors, usually with her adopted pug Ronnie.

Kayla has coached at Tommy Douglas Collegiate after competing with the team for 3 years. She judged on the SCA Panel for 2 years. She also completed her Bachelor of Arts & Science in Health Studies in 2019 from USASK making her a student/coach/athlete for many years.

She loves coaching because learning teamwork and cooperation is a skill our athletes can take with them for the rest of their lives and we see it every day in the PFC gym!

Favourite Skill: Full up

Kendall Schumacher

Coach

She has been with Prairie Fire for 8 years ,8 years as an athlete, and now 2 as a coach.

When she is not at the gym, she is working out, hanging out with friends or doing homework.

Kendall is currently a high school student and has completed many courses in the national coaching certification program while joining our family .

She enjoys coaching here because of the amazing family environment our gym has, as well as helping athletes to grow and watching them progress in the sport we all love!

Favourite Skill: standing back handspring back handspring layout

Makenna Ritchie 

Coach

Melissa Ernst 

Coach

She has been with Prairie Fire for 15 years. 10 years as an athlete, and now 11 years as a coach.

When she is not at the gym, she is working in the emergency department at RUH as a Unit Assistant, or is spending lots of time with her two pets Oakley and Timone.

Melissa has competed and won a national championship title in New Jersey in 2016. She was awarded coach of the year in 2020. She has also created a tumbling binder which contains several drills and progressions for levels 1-4.

She enjoys coaching at PFC because it’s a safe environment with a very supportive gym family. She grew up through the program and now wants to share what she’s learned with the rest of the club!

Favourite Skill: Back tucks

Paige Klus  

Tumbling Coach

She has joined us back Prairie Fire for her first year coaching, but cheered here for 5 years as well as the USASK team for a season. 

When she is not at the gym, she in school, working as an EA and hanging out with family and friends.

Paige has completed her Bachelor of Kinesiology at the U of S and is now completing her Bachelor of Education. She coached previously at CanAm gymnastics for 9 years. She is certified up to level 6 and is excited to bring her knowledge to PFC. She enjoys coaching here because she likes seeing her athletes accomplish their goals and has always loved coaching tumbling.

Favourite Skill: Back full

Riley Coughin 

Coach

This is her second year with Prairie Fire as a coach and athlete.
When she is not at the gym, you can find her studying, working out, or hanging out with her dogs Lucy and Finn.

Riley has completed a BSc in Kinesiology prior to joining our family. She also has 10 years experience as an athlete and 7 years experience coaching in Calgary, AB.

She enjoys coaching because cheerleading has many valuable life skills so she loves to see athlete’s grow not only in their cheer skills but also as individuals. She also loves to see the excitement on an athlete's face when they learn a new skill or hit a clean routine at a competition!

Favourite Skill: Switch ups

Rowen Johnston  

Junior Coach

She has been with Prairie Fire for 10 years, 10 as and athlete, and now 2 as a coach.

When she is not at the gym, she is hanging out with friends, doing homework, or relaxing with her dog, Rocky.
Rowen is in her last year of high school and has completed several coaching courses.

She enjoys coaching here because she loves to show her athletes how to feel confident, see her athletes progress, and to help them enjoy cheer as much as she does.

Favourite Skill: Any new stunts and back handspring, back handspring back tucks

Shanda Dziurzynski 

Coach

She has been with Prairie Fire for 14 years as a coach, and cheered for two years as a PFC athlete.

When she is not at the gym, she is working full-time as an HR Business Partner, serving on non-profit boards, and travelling.
Shanda was an athlete on the U of S Cheer Team and went on to coach that program for 5 years following graduating from university. She is also an SCA judge and coach examiner, and has served on the board of directors for 8 years where she currently holds the President position.

She enjoys coaching here because PFC is a home away from home and a second family. She loves it at PFC because it’s an opportunity to coach her favourite sport, develop athletes in both cheer and life, and be treated with kindness and compassion in the process. PFC’s initiatives to give back to the larger community is an added bonus!

Favourite Skill: Full-twisting Back Handspring-Up

Sydney Focht         

Coach

Tara Anderson 

Coach

Tara has been with Prairie Fire since the very beginning and coached the very first PFC team with Todd 17 years ago! She has been so fortunate to coach so many of our athletes and athletes turned coaches over the years and couldn't imagine life without cheer.

When she is not at the gym, she can be found spending time with her three kids and husband Jordan. Usually camping, renovating around their house, or working out.

Tara went to the University of Saskatchewan and competed with the UofS cheer team for four seasons before hanging up her cheer shoes. She has coached at Marion Graham, BJM, UofS, and a variety of Prairie Fire teams over the years. Highlights include trips to LA, Montreal, Dallas, Vancouver, Toronto, Philadelphia, Niagara and Atlantic City as well as coaching the first PFC team to win a National Championship in the U.S.

Tara enjoys coaching here because our gym is a family and it feels like home. There is nothing better than sharing the sport she loves and watching athletes grow and love everything about it too!

Favourite Skill: Super high baskets!

Teagan Turner

Coach

She has been with Prairie Fire for 7 years, 5 as an athlete, and now 2 as a coach.

When she is not at the gym, she is lifting at motion fitness or studying.

She is currently in high school and has been putting a ton of work gaining all of her coaching knowledge. We’re so glad she has joined our family & is coaching our newest team at the club!

She enjoys coaching here because of the welcoming and inclusive atmosphere. "I love having a space where I can be completely myself and a place where weird is good."


Favourite Skill: front handspring front tuck through to tuck

Addison Jabusch

CIT

Adyssen Harhara

CIT

Avery Clatney

CIT

Bodhi Guigon

CIT

Izzy Guigon

CIT

Summer Quesnel

CIT

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