Tennessee Twirlers

  • Jan Miller
  • Kelly Mullins
  • Madison McGinness
  • Niki Davis Riley
  • Jessica Haney
  • Cristin Smith
  • Erica King

Jan MillerJan Miller has been involved in baton twirling since her daughter fell in love with the sport and competed on a competitive level for 14 years.

During that time, Jan fell in love with the Tennessee Twirlers organization and assumed the role of West Tennessee Coordinator.

She expanded her role as the current owner, Lynda Barton, moved to Texas.

When Ms. Barton passed away, Jan became the president and owner of Tennessee Twirlers.

She is also a registered nurse and has over 30 years of nursing experience and 20 years in the field of case management and catastrophic case management.

She is a level 2 coach with the United States Twirling Association (USTA).

Jan lives with her husband, Billy and their cats.

In her spare time, she works with the Miss Memphis Scholarship Program but her true love is spending time with her 4 grandchildren.

Kelly Mullins began twirling with the Tennessee Twirlers when she was 9 years old.

She loved the sport and began competing on TTI’s teams, traveling across the country.

Individually, she won the Gold medal in Pre-Trials and went on to twirl for the Pride of the South Marching Band as a Feature Twirler for the Ole Miss Rebels during 2002-2006.

During college and the years after, she began training and moving up the ranks for her judge’s certification and is now a USTA Master Judge which is the highest attainable judging level within the national organization.

Kelly has judged at numerous levels of competition including the International Cup in Rome, Italy.

Currently, Kelly is the West Tennessee Coordinator for the Tennessee Twirlers and lives outside of Memphis with her husband and 2 sons. She is very involved in the sport as she is the President of the Tennessee Baton Council and Vice-President of the Southeastern Region Baton Council. She teaches across the southeastern area.

Madison McGinnessMadison McGinness started twirling with the Tennessee Twirlers at the age of 7, winning her first TTI title at the age of 9. She went on to compete at the State, Regional, and National level individually and with TTI teams for the next 11 years. Madison won the Gold medal in individual Pre-Trials in 2001, and she was a National Champion with TTI teams for 7 years. At the University of Memphis, she marched with the Mighty Sound of the South as feature twirler, Silver Girl, and Tigerette Captain. In 2007, Madison brought home the Gold medal (along with the Golden Girl) in Collegiate Pairs at the Intercollegiate U.S. National Baton Twirling Championships. Her most exhilarating baton twirling moment was performing for a sell-out crowd at the FedEx Forum during the Tigers’ historic 38-2 basketball season of 2007-2008.

Currently, Madison resides in Cordova and is a USTA Professional Member. When not working as a nurse case manager, she enjoys spending her free time with her family and two dogs.

niki_RNiki Davis Riley began her twirling journey with the Tennessee Twirlers in 1981 at the age of 5. She had a love for all twirling but learned at an early age that being a part of a team was her passion. She is a former Tennessee’s Majorette Doll, Miss Tennessee of Baton Twirling, Grand Champion of Twirl, Grand Champion of Two-Baton, & Grand Champion of Three-Baton. Throughout college, Niki was a Feature Twirler for Middle Tennessee State University’s Band of Blue.

Niki began teaching/coaching at the age of 12 and later became a USTA level 2 coach and judge. She enjoys judging but prefers being able to work with her twirlers “behind the scenes” at competitions. Competing and coaching has given her the opportunity to travel throughout the United States, as well as to Canada, England, Italy, & France.

Niki currently resides in Greenbrier, Tennessee with her husband and daughter. She is the Middle Tennessee Area Coordinator for the Tennessee Twirlers, Majorette Coach for Middle Tennessee State University, and a 4th-grade teacher.

Jessica HaneyJessica Haney hails from Marion, Arkansas and has been twirling with Tennessee Twirlers since she was 5 years old. She won her first TTI Grand Champion title at the age of 10 and that was when she realized that hard work and dedication really does pay off. Since then, she has won numerous titles on the state, regional, national, and international levels.

Her greatest accomplishment was winning the gold medal at the 2009 International Competition in Twirl Solo and the silver medal in Two and Three Baton. She is a former feature twirler for the Pride of the South Marching Band at the University of Mississippi. Currently, Jessica is a level 3 judge and level 2 coach with the United States Twirling Association (USTA).