X10 Academy is the premier archery education center in the Houston Area.  Established in 2014, we have developed archers from true beginners to National and State Champions, USA Archery Team Members (USAT), and USA Archery Regional Elite Development Team Members.  When students choose X10, they get more than weekly lessons; they study under Texas’s most experienced instructors.  X10’s Team dedicates itself to helping students achieve greatness.


The X10 Academy Team

The X10 Team is more than Coaches; they are competitors themselves. The X10 Academy Team consists of Houston’s only USA Archery Level 4 NTS Coaches. The Academy is home to Former Team USA Members, Collegiate All American Athletes, State Record Holders, National, and State Champions, International, National, and State Medalists. 

Why Should I Choose the X10 Academy?

The X10 Academy is more than an archery range or a training program; X10 is a community.  At X10, each coach is committed to developing elite athletes and well-rounded humans. X10 archers learn more than how to shoot their bows. They will learn time management, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills. 

How Do I Join?

Joining the X10 Academy is easy. We provide basic range memberships, individual and group instruction, summer camps, and special training programs. We offer options to fit all skill levels, budgets, and schedules. Browse our program options or talk to a team member to help you decide which program is best for you.


Lynda Whitehead
Founder & President
USA Archery Level 4 NTS Coach
Coach Trainer


Kat Stiegel
M.S. Exercise & Physiology
USA Archery Level 3 Coach

Head Coach & Senior Technician


Eric Liu
USA Archery Level 3 Coach

Assistant Head Coach
Program Director


Dave Nesbitt

USA Archery Level 3 NTS Coach


Kevin Poon

USA Archery Level 3 NTS Coach

Russel Raff

USA Archery Level 3 NTS Coach

John Lewis

USA Archery Level 2 Instructor

Shannon Pattison

USA Archery Level 2 Instructor

Whitney Vandiver

USA Archery Level 2 Instructor

Kurtis LeCompte

Marketing Director


Krystal Stafford

Administrative Director


Every X10 Academy Instructor and Coach have completed the SafeSport training, recognized by the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee. All coaches are also fully background checked.

Every X10 Academy Instructor and Coach is USA Archery certified.


Archery is more than a sport; it's a transformative experience that enriches your life both mentally, emotionally, and physically.  At X10 Archery Academy, we extend an invitation to all—regardless of age, ability, or background—to join us in this journey of self-discovery and community building.

We're on a mission to make archery a catalyst for positive change in our community.  We offer various programs, including scholarships, equipment lending, and mentorship opportunities, to ensure that archery is accessible to all. Together, we aim for more than just targets. We aim for a better, happier, and more inclusive world.


Mind Health & Personal Development

Physical Health

Accessibility & Inclusion