Co-Founder of Heart of Cheer
My name is Pam and I have been blogging for years! My cheer blogging began when I learned about cheer through the participation of my daughter, who has been in all-star cheerleading since the age of 5 in 2010 and still is going strong.
I wear different hats in cheer – as a cheer mom, an assistant coach for a Cheerabilities team, and a business manager for a cheer gym. In the “real world,” I am a wife, mother, and business owner as well as a blogger. Currently, I hold the honor of being a part of the USASF-Exceptional Athlete Committee. I am also a former collegiate athlete in the sport of volleyball, which I feel has helped to understand and communicate the dynamic of the athlete/coach relationship.
Personally, I own an adult day service for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This has been an asset for me working with the cheerabilities cheer team and encouraging them to explore areas that most wouldn’t think could be done.
Heart of Cheer became a brainstorm of my amazing friend Leslie Phillips and myself when we were trying to figure out how to show the positive side of cheer. There seems to be so much attention on the negative and dramatic aspects of cheer; we wanted to show that there are many positive things happening in this amazing sport as well. We hope you find this to be exactly that!!