River Valley All Stars has first-rate instructors and staff that are dedicated to supporting our cheer community; from recreational and novice cheer participants to advanced competitive cheer athletes. Each member of our staff brings a wealth of experience and passion for cheer to our team.
Our coaches are USASF (United States All Star Federation) safety certified in all areas of cheerleading. Our coaching staff will use industry accepted coaching methods and standards to train our athletes as well as leading edge techniques that set River Valley All Stars apart.
Our coaches will teach skills that will last a lifetime and build pride in not only their own accomplishments but also those of the entire RVAS family. River Valley is home to amazing, caring coaches who are truly invested in each individual athlete. We pride ourselves on the difference they will make in your child’s life!

 

Lori Speiss

Lori Speiss created River Valley All Stars from the vision she shared with her daughter, Kayley Speiss and her high school friend Kelly Gindorff. Her introduction to cheerleading was when Lori’s daughter made the High School Varsity Football Cheer Team. Lori saw the dedication and life skills that her daughter was gaining. She ended up coaching her daughter’s senior year of high school and that is how her passion for coaching started. Seeing the positive impact that cheer had on her daughter, she wanted to give that same opportunity to others in her community. She wants to help her athletes see that hard work and determination will allow them the opportunity to achieve greatness.

 

 

 

Kayley Speiss

Kayley Speiss started her cheer career when she was a freshman in high school. She made the Varsity Team and the love of cheer grew from that moment on. She was a Varsity cheerleader for four years and then continued her career in cheer by pursuing a coaching role after High School. Kayley has been a coach at RVAS since its inception in 2014. She is passionate about pushing her athletes to be their best and develops strong bonds with her cheerleaders.

 

 

 


Kelly Gindorff

Kelly Gindorff was introduced to cheerleading in her junior year of high school. She was encouraged by her friend, Kayley Speiss, to try out and they continued with sideline cheerleading through out high school and became assistant coaches the year after graduation. Kelly has been with River Valley All Stars since the beginning. She has continued to coach multiple teams from all ages and skill levels. Kelly loves cheerleading because it creates lasting relationships and teaches many life lessons. Her favorite part of coaching is seeing the cheerleaders reach their goals and show true passion for cheer.

 

 

 

Coach Roger

Coach Roger started coaching from his cat tree in November of 2017 after he was rescued by his mom, Lori Speiss and his other mom, Kayley Speiss. After his mom found out he was Feline Leukemia +, she offered him a position as a cheer coach at the gym. Roger was living the life of being chased by dogs and dodging cars but realized coaching was a much better career path for him and he graciously accepted the role. Most of the time he coached from his favorite spot high up in his cat tree, but occasionally he did get down to chase the cheerleaders.   Sadly, Roger lost his fight with Feline Leukemia and passed away August 27th, 2018.  He will be deeply missed and was loved by many.

 

 

 

Bubbles 
Bubbles joined the RVAS Family in September of 2018.  He came to us after he crashed Coach Kayley’s wedding at the barn where she was married! After trying to find his owners and having no such luck, the owners of the barn called us to see if we would rescue him.  We said yes!  After a trip to the veterinarian, we found out that Bubbles was FIV+ and would need to become a gym cat.  That is how his journey with us began.  He can often be found in the lobby on one of his favorite laps of a cheer parent or in the gym on one of the laps of an injured teammate.  He also loves to include himself during highs and lows and will take all the cuddles he can get.