Capitol Kids Staff
Meet our staff, we take great pride in our Coaches!
Owner and Coach
Ron started coaching high school cheer in 1996 while he was a college athlete. Ron spent 5 years competing in college at Pittsburg State University. He was a member of the 2001 PSU squad that capture the UCA College National title. Ron graduated from PSU with a degree in Graphic Design. Since college Ron has coached all star cheer and tumbling in places like Nashville, TN, Houston, TX, Pittsburg, KS, Kansas City, MO, and Jefferson City, MO. As a coach he has won numerous National titles but more importantly mentored hundreds young athletes into successful adults. Ron was also on the USASF credentialing staff for 9 years. Ron is certified in levels 1-7 of allstar cheer and has an extensive background in stunts and tumbling. Ron has been the owner of Capitol City Cheer since 2016 under the parent company of Capitol Kids LLC and has grown the business to include programs like Capitol Warriors, Capitol Dance and Capitol Silks.
On a different note, Ron would also like everyone to know he does not work for Parks and Rec. That is a different Ron Swanson.
Accounts and Preschool Director
Melissa is the mother of 5 kids. She has 3 kids graduated and out on their own and 2 kids she has adopted that are just starting school. She has been on staff since 2020 now. Her love for kids is a driving force in her life and wanting to work with them.
All Star Director and Tumbling Coach
Alyssa has been with Capitol City Cheer for 13 years now. She started coaching in our junior coach program. Now a student at Mizzou she is working on her higher education. Alyssa is our All Star Director. teaches tumbling classes, and private lessons.
Head Cheer Coach and Tumbling Coach
Destini has been on competitive teams here at Capitol City Cheer for 12 years. She went from being a flyer to basing to a back spot. She has experienced it all. She came up through our junior coach program and graduated high school in 2023! She is one of our head cheer coaches, she teaches Silks, and tumbling classes. She is available for private lessons as well.