Patty Aguilar resides in Bernalillo, New Mexico and is a graduate of the College of New Jersey and the University of New Mexico. After twenty five years in the public school system teaching at the high school and elementary school levels, she created the highly successful stunting and choreography company, Spirit Xpress West. She has been involved in Spirit for over 35 years as a cheerleader, coach, choreographer, judge, national board member, competition director, conference speaker for spirit associations across the country and a highly successful business owner. During her coaching tenure, Patty’s high school cheer team captured 17 championship titles. In 1996, she received the first National Federation Spirit Coach of the Year award in Lexington, Kentucky and New Mexico Educator of the Year in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In 1995 she received the NMAA New Mexico Spirit Lifetime Achievement award. Patty choreographed halftime cheerleading productions touring Australia with the New Mexico All Stars. Patty has choreographed hundreds of award winning national, regional, and state cheerleading routines across the country as well as winning many NCA “Innovative Choreography” Awards. For the last 20 years she has judged national and international high school, college and all-star competitions for USA, COA, ACA and GSSA, along with Arizona State, Nevada State, and New Mexico State Qualifier Competitions. She has been a spirit conference presenter on various topics for GSSA, CSCA, CHSSA, NMSA, NIA, ICCA, OCCA,TACCA and ASA. Patty served on the first National Federation Spirit Rules Board and the National Federation Sportsmanship Board. Patty was the Assistant NMSA Spirit Competition Director for 5 years and served on the NMSA Board for 22 years. Patty also was co-producer for the 2012 Nevada All State Cheerleading Team half time performances at the University of Nevada. Patty is a licensed NM Coach, NM Educator and a NFHS Certified Technical Judge.