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Kathi Drake Click here to VOTE FOR ME!

Kathi Drake and her husband, Jeff, have been residents of Neenah for 27 years. In that time, Kathi has been able to fulfill her entrepreneurial spirit with many opportunities here in the Fox Valley. Having owned her own clothing store in Neenah for 7 years, then continuing in sales and management for direct-sell designer clothing companies out of New York, Kathi still loves providing fashion options to the area, currently selling W BY WORTH. The opportunity to teach E-Seed classes at Fox Valley Technical College has given her the opportunity to help many small businesses and charitable organizations with business start-up and managerial accounting.

Kathi and Jeff enjoy taking on new challenges at this point in their lives, including traveling and spending time with their four grandchildren.

Shall We Dance fulfills Kathi’s passion for dance as well as raising funds for a great cause – Sexual Assault Crisis Center!

 

SWDance41609_webJosh Dukelow Click here to VOTE FOR ME!

Having grown up in Slinger, WI, Josh Dukelow first arrived in Appleton as a student at Lawrence University in the fall of 1998. After completing his studies, he earned a Masters Degree at UW-Madison, and returned to Lawrence in 2007 as part of the development staff. Fundraising cultivated Josh’s passion for personal connections, leading to his next career in economic development with the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce. Now, he is working with Fox Valley Technical College’s Business & Industry Team to help local employers solve pressing workforce challenges through training and leadership development.

Josh is involved with numerous local organizations. He is a Board Member of the Rotary Club of Appleton West and Appleton Downtown Inc (where he leads creative placemaking efforts), he sits on the Fox Cities Sports Commission and the Fox Cities Convention & Visitor Bureau Tourism Development Grants Committee, and he is Vice Chair of the Appleton City Plan Commission. In his free time, Josh likes to write, read, and relax with his blind Bedlington Terrier, Bad Bad Leroy Brown.

 

SWDance40798_webJennifer Glovacki Click here to VOTE FOR ME!

Jennifer has worked at Thrivent Financial for 17 years, serving in several different areas. In her current role, she is responsible for leading the Member Care Services Department — made up of 300+ awesome team members. She is passionate about Thrivent’s mission and its people — members, field professionals and internal teams.

In her free time, Jennifer enjoys traveling, cooking, and spending time with her wonderful husband, Chris, and two beautiful and busy girls, Isabella and Arianna. Jennifer can be seen cheering on the soccer sidelines, helping out for school activities and volunteering for the Board of Family Life at Faith Lutheran Church. She is an advocate for our community and its support agencies, and she is thrilled to be able to participate in the Shall We Dance event to help bring awareness and advocacy for the Sexual Assault Crisis Center.

 

SWDance40971_webBobby Greene Click here to VOTE FOR ME!

Born and raised in Oshkosh, Bobby moved to Neenah 10 years ago with his wife Mary and his two children Frankie (14) and Davis (13). The kids keep them busy with baseball, volleyball, soccer and basketball. Mary does most of the running around to get the kids to every event. Bobby and Mary own Greene’s Pour House, located in downtown Neenah, which keeps them very busy. Mary also teaches 6th grade math at Horace Mann.

Bobby loves to watch the kids play  sports and he coaches Frankie’s soccer team. Their vacations consist of traveling to various cities to watch their kids play in tournaments. Bobby is very excited to be dancing in support of the Sexual Assault Crisis Center.

 

 

Dennis Hietpas Click here to VOTE FOR ME!SWDance41367_web

Dennis is a lifelong resident of the Fox Valley. He is a graduate of UW-Oshkosh and has been in the banking industry for the past 26 years, the last nine years working as a private banker with BMO Private Bank. He is the proud father of three, Riley (22), Elizabeth (19) and Eric (17). He and his wife, Mel, love hanging out with the kids, traveling and spending time with Otis, their 12-year-old Shih Tzu. Playing softball and golf are also favorite pastimes. Dennis is active in the community as a member of Appleton Downtown Rotary, he has served on the Boards of FISC Consumer Credit Counseling and St. John Catholic School, and also did volunteer work with Junior Achievement. He also enjoyed many years of coaching youth athletics. Though an admittedly horrible dancer, Dennis believes in supporting Sexual Assault Crisis Center, as no individual, family or community is immune to the devastating effects of sexual assault.

 

SWDance41133_webTrina McCormick Click here to VOTE FOR ME!

Trina McCormick is a Director of R&E Category Insights to Commercialization for the Family Care Sector at Kimberly-Clark Corporation. She was born in Milwaukee, WI and worked at Advanced Micro Devices in Austin, TX, for five years prior to joining Kimberly-Clark Corporation in 2000. Trina cherishes her time with her husband, Mike, and their 3-year-old blessing, Riley. She also enjoys cooking adventurous meals for her family and home improvement projects.

Trina has been active in community outreach efforts since she moved to the Fox Valley area 15 years ago. Outside of Kimberly-Clark, Trina has served on the Appleton African-American Mayor’s Advisory Council, the New North Attract & Retain Talent committee. She is drawn to the life-changing and essential work of the Sexual Assault Crisis Center and excited about the opportunity to contribute through her participation in Shall We Dance 2015!

 

SWDance40620_webCasee Meach Click here to VOTE FOR ME!

Casee Meach is originally from Green Bay and moved to the Fox Cities almost six years ago when she started her first business, Branching Out & Company. Alongside Branching Out & Company, three years ago she started another business with Rodan + Fields. Both personally and professionally, Casee enjoys being involved within the community. She sits on the board of directors for Exceptional Equestrians, she is on the Cultivate: Business Growth Series committee through the Fox Cities Chamber and she is a member of Fox Den. Casee’s primary and most rewarding role is raising her two active boys, Porter and Barrett. She is extremely excited to be a part of Shall We Dance 2015 and help raise awareness of the amazing resource that the Sexual Assault Crisis Center is to the Fox Cities.​

 

 

SWDance40756_webPaul Sheridan Click here to VOTE FOR ME!

Paul Sheridan has worked for Bemis Company for more than 22 years. He tells everyone that he was a child prodigy which is not true! His work at Bemis Company has spanned many functional areas with the latest endeavor being the Director of Business Intelligence and Strategy, so a challenge either inside or outside of work is a necessity. His wife, Elizabeth, would probably say that HE is the challenge! Some would say he’s a man of many talents, he would say Dance is one of them (this is only in his mind! Please don’t shatter his dream).

Born in the grim north of England and destined for a life in the mill, the steel works or the poor house (poetic license used), he set his sights on the American Dream and emigrated in the late 90s, eventually settling in Neenah with his wife  and daughters, Calliya and Arianna.

As a father of two girls, he definitely appreciates the mission of the Sexual Assault Crisis Center and its contribution to our community. Given this opportunity to raise awareness and funding for a great cause is something he is extremely proud of and grateful for.