Originally from Texas, Jerry has lived in Ontario, Canada since 2008. He has been in the cheerleading world since 1987 when he cheered in high school and college in Midland, TX. As a 2-time NCA collegiate All-American athlete, he competed on two of the most talented collegiate cheerleading programs in the US for Texas Tech University and Oklahoma State University. During college, he worked for The National Cheerleading Association and America’s Best as a college and high school camp head instructor. In the mid-1990’s, he began the Texas Lonestars, which was one of the first coed all-star teams in Dallas. He, along with Cheer Athletics founder Jody Melton, created the first OPEN all-star team called Texas Allstars (first national champion open team). He began Spirit Mall, the first online store for cheerleading, with Connie Russell in 1996.
My name is Laura Di Salvo and I have been a part of the cheerleading community for 7 years now. I have cheered for 3 years at my high school and have been coming to Limelight since the day it opened. I cheered for two seasons at limelight and coached for three seasons. I have received leadership and best jumps awards. I had the pleasure of being a team captain for 1 year at Maple High School. I am CPR Level C + AED certified and have my Firearms license. I also love to volunteer. I have been a YRP Special Events volunteer for about 4 years now. Being apart of the Vaughan Soccer Special Needs Soccer Camp is so rewarding and I have been doing it since it started. I don’t look at coaching as a job, I look at it as my second home. Limelight has become a home where we look out for each other and always want the best for each other.