Coach Alford cheered for Heard County High School in Franklin, Georgia where she graduated in 2006. She was a NCA All-American in Jumps, Cheer, Dance and Tumbling in 2004 and 2005. She attended LaGrange College where she cheered for two years and pursued a B.A. in English with a minor in Theatre. Coach Alford worked and coached at Freedom Cheer & Tumble in LaGrange, Georgia for 2 years where she worked with local schools such as Troup, Callaway and LaGrange High cheerleaders and squads, as well as Long Cane and Callaway Middle School competition squads.