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Lynnette Jackson, President

Lynnette Jackson is the founder and co-creator of SHADES Association. With the right people in place, SHADES became a reality. Her focus is to create an organization that centers around sportsmanship, leadership, accessibility and personal growth for every cheer athlete regardless of gym/program. She is the wife of Scott Jackson, a retired Army vet, and mother to Austin and Amanda Jackson (both all-star athletes for the past 15 years). She is a graduate of Texas A&M University (BS Biology), Texas Woman's University (BS Nursing), and University of Colorado (MS Nursing Education). Lynnette has more than 20 years of progressive healthcare and clinical experience as a registered nurse with a strong emphasis in critical care and emergency services. Her experience in these areas include academic and evidence based-practice, specifically new graduate and professional development. She is currently employed with Nihon Kohden as a Clinical Applications Specialist. She loves to have fun, tries to find the positive in ALL things in life, loves sweet tea, SEC football, and Disney. The goals of SHADES have become a passion of Lynnette’s. She hopes to leave a legacy for many current and future all-star cheer athletes who wish to pursue their passions on and off the mat.

Erika Sayrie, Vice President

Meet Erika


Erika Sayrie joined Lynnette as co-creator of SHADES Association in 2014.  Her passion in sports and the development in our youth has been the driving force in her desire to help make the all-star cheer community respected & strong.   

Erika has a solid understanding of youth sports having been a player, coach, officiating director, and a board member of a local youth organization.  She has also served as Vice President of a high school cheer board.  Erika also brings a 20+ year human resources background to SHADES.  Today, Erika is employed with a local area highway construction company where she runs the Human Resources department.  

Erika is mother to 2018 World Champion & 2016 Bronze Medalist, Deleesia.  She has been an all-star athlete for the past 13 years!  Together they enjoy going to the movies, live musicals and supporting local high school sports.  Erika is looking forward to elevating SHADES to new heights in its inaugural year. 

Jeni Budlong, Treasurer

Meet Jeni


Jeni Budlong resides in Cypress, Texas, with her husband, Andy Budlong. She and Andy have 2 teenage children, Reagan and Riley. She graduated from Texas A&M University with a Master of Science in Geology and is employed as a geophysicist for Venari Resources, a private oil and gas company in Houston, Texas. She loves to cook, watch her kids' sporting events, read, travel, and have fun. Her goal is for SHADES to have a positive impact on every all-star athlete through community service and teamwork.