Cheer Staff 

Rommy Fuller-Young

At Peak all of our staff is USASF certified!!

 Tumbling Coach

 Cheer Director/ Coach

Cara Gauvin

Caitlin Atkinson

Rommy is an Associate Professor of Education at Green Mountain College.  She grew up as a competitive gymnast.  As a teenager and through high school she also began cheerleading.  Rommy earned her undergraduate degree and her first graduate degree at the University of NH where she ran track and cheered on the National Champion Co-Ed Team.  She also taught gymnastics and coached an undefeated All Star Cheer Team while in college at UNH.  In the summers she was a Head Camp Instructor for UCA and taught gymnastics at Dunkley's Gymnastics Camp.  After College Rommy coached at the high school level taking home 5 consecutive state titles.  Rommy has been fortunate to be part of a State, National and World's Championship Team as both an athlete and a coach.  She is currently the head of the Tumbling program at Peak.  Rommy most recently started elite obsticle racing and already has several titles under her belt.  Rommy teachers her dedication, strength, and knowledge to all the athletes at Peak.  We are lucky to have her as a great role model!

Owner/ Director/ Coach

 Cheer Coach

Cara started peak in 2007 with fellow coach Tracy Tedesco as the head of the cheer program. Cara took over ownership in 2014 when Tracy decided to focus on her fitness buisness. Cara has been involved in cheerleading for 30 years and has coached at Rutland High School for the past 22 years. She is the head Varsity coach that oversees the Varsity, JV and Middle School programs. Cara is AACCA and USASF safety certified. A silver level coach through NFHS program and a current USASF profesional certifier for New England. Cara has won many titles at both Rutland and Peak including 2 National titles. She was also named as the Vermont Coach of the Year in 2010 and 2015. Although she has a BS degree in Accounting. Cheerleading is her passion and has been her full time career since 2011.


Dominique Gatto

 Cheer Coach

Samantha Worden

Shelby Senecal

Dominique is a full time student at Castleton University. She was a graduate of Rutland High School in 2014, where she earned two state titles. She cheered all four years at RHS and was part of the first Peak Performance Senior team. She cheered her freshman year of college at SNHU where they competed at NCA Nationals in Daytona, FL. She is now part of the Peak Performance Coaching Staff as well as cheering for Catleton University.

 Cheer/ Tumbling Coach

Sam started as a gymnast at age 3. She was a member of the NJ State team from age 6-10. She was also a member of the Rutland High School cheerleading team for four years. During her time at RHS she earned three states titles. Sam was part of the origional staff at Peak in 2007. She primarily coaches our younger teams (tiny&mini) while also instructing tumbling classes for all ages. 

 Cheer Coach

 Shelby is a full time college student. She has been part of the Peak family for eight years. She recently graduated from Rutland High School. Shelby has won many State and National titles throughout her cheerleading career. Some of these including an RMS State Championship, three RHS State Championships, two NE Championships, and one National Championship.  She also earned two National Championship titles at Peak! This is her second year as being apart of our coaching staff! 

Student Staff

At Peak our student staff is cheerleaders who take time out of their busy schedules to volunteer time with our teams. 

      Eliza Bridge- 8th RMS
Kylee Porro- 8th RMS

This season both of our student staff are helping with our tiny team.

Kennedy Pagano

Jennifer Johnson

 Cheer Coach

 (Peak 2) Cheer Coach

Baylee Austin

Kassidy Goodell


 Cheer Coach

 Cheer Coach

​Baylee is the only staff memeber still in high school.  Baylee has been cheering at Peak for 11 years. At Peak she has earned many championship titles. She is now part of the Rutland High School varsity team. This year she will be taking on the head coach position of our tiny team!​​

Dance Staff 

Paula Gregory

Kim Wortman

Taylor Pitts

Tara Prescott

Dance Director

Dance Teacher

Dance Teacher

Studio Manager

Miss Paula has studied dance since the age of 3.  She attended Broadway Dance Center, Dance Olympus, Dance Caravan, Rhee Gold Dance Teachers Seminars, and Steps in NYC.  She is certified in "Phusia" dance movement which includes all types of dance.  She also attended Castleton University for Theater before she became the owner of Miss Paula's Theatrical Dance Co.  She ran her studio for 17 years before her (first) retirement.  She came back to dance when Miss Jackie (her former teacher) called and asked if she would come help out at her studio, Miss Jackie's Studio of Dance. Miss Paula ended up teaching there for 14 years before coming to Peak.  Miss Paula was Cara's only dance teacher and they have a great love and respect for eachother.  Peak Performance and their dancers are lucky to have Miss Paula as the studio Director.
Kim has been involved in dance since the age of 3.  She has been a tap dancer for 22 years and throughout the time she has also taken jazz, ballet and hip hop.  She has been a dance instructor alongside Miss Paula for 5 years.  When she is not at the dance studio she is a paraeducator at Rutland Intermediate School.  Dance is a big part of Kim's life and she enjoys sharing her love for dance with her students.  Kim is a favorite of many of our "tiny" dancers!

Taylor has been dancing since the age of 6.  She not only danced all through High School but, she also cheered on 2 state championship teams at RHS.  Taylor was also a competitve dancer for 6 years where she won several titles.  Currently Taylor is a Junior at Castleton University and a server at Table 24 in Rutland.  Taylor is an energetic force in the studio and in her everyday life!
Tara has been a Gym/Studio mom since Peak started in 2007.  This year her work schedule had some open time so we asked her to be our studio manager.  Any questions you have for Dance or Cheer Tara will have an answer and she will be at the desk Mon - Thurs from 4pm-close.