Lori Todd has been in the cheer and dance industry most of her life. Most recently, Lori stepped down after nine years as coach of the national champion SMU Pom Squad and SMU Mini Mustangs, a program she started. Lori was also the director of the national award-winning Hillcrest High School Panthers for seven years. Having studied ballet for 16 years, Lori joined her high school drill team as a sophomore and was the captain her senior year. Lori then studied journalism at the University of North Texas, where she danced on the dance team and was captain her senior year. Lori spent two years as a Dallas Mavericks Dancer as well. She judges cheer and dance on the local, regional and national level and worked for NCA/NDA for over 10 years. Lori currently is the journalism teacher, yearbook and newspaper adviser at Hillcrest High School in Dallas.