Hello there! While I am a "Newbie" to the Fierce Boards, I am not new to the industry. I spent ten years at American Cheerleader magazine and contributed to launching the other properties under the American Cheerleader umbrella. Along with Helen Cohen, one of the original founders of American Cheerleader, we are launching a new community for CheerProfessionals. Combined, Helen and I have been involved in this industry for almost 35 years. We have observed growth, consolidation and the trends that affect this industry. Our mission with this new venture is simple: To enhance the success of today's cheer professional by providing anindependent industry platform and the necessary business toolsWe're anxious to hear from coaches, gym owners and business people in the industry about your challenges and concerns. Please respond here or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you!