DANCING WITH THE KETTERING STARS
NOVEMBER 5 | 6:30 PM | PRESIDENTIAL BANQUET CENTER
One of our favorite community events, Dancing with the Kettering Stars, is just around the corner and all of our instructors will be dancing with their own Kettering Star!
Mike has been on the Kettering Fire Department for 29 years. He was hired as a Firefighter/Paramedic in 1993 and was promoted to Captain in 2013. In 2015 Mike was promoted to Battalion Chief. And in 2017 he was promoted to Assistant Chief of Administration. In 1996, Mike was awarded the Hundred Club of Dayton Award of Merit for “heroic and extraordinary courage…” Mike resides in Dayton with his wife Haley and their dog Princess Leia. Between them, Mike and Haley have six adult children. As a sports fan, Mike follows Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Dayton Flyers, Ohio State Buckeyes, Cincinnati Bengals, New York Yankees, and Cincinnati Reds. In his spare time Mike plays bass guitar in a local band and enjoys watching live local music. With absolutely no dance experience, Mike is excited to try something completely new to him by participating in this year’s Dancing with the Kettering Stars.
Bob is from the Dayton area, and lived in Cincinnati before moving to Kettering more than 25 years ago. His family moved into the Oak Creek neighborhood and have lived there ever since. “The neighbors are fantastic and made us feel a part of the group right away.” Bob & his wife Christy joined their church, St. Charles Borromeo, a community pool, Oak Creek Swim Club, and enrolled their first child at John F. Kennedy elementary. They’ve raised three kids in Kettering and they all received college degrees (Pre-med, Education and Theology). Bob is the owner of Resolute Wealth Management in Centerville. Bob is hoping to make his Dor-Wood Optimist Club proud when he shows off his dancing moves this year!
Kelley is a traffic anchor, reporter, and fill-in anchor for WDTN channel 2. She’s been with the station for 11 years. Kelley grew up in the Dayton region and is a graduate of the University of Dayton. In addition to a communications degree, she also has degrees in education and English. She enjoys spending time out in the community with friends and family.
Kate has been the Membership Services Coordinator for the Kettering Moraine Oakwood Chamber of Commerce for the past 7 years, where she and her mother Ann-Lisa make up the dynamic duo known as “The Chamber Chicks,” Kate believes in a strong commitment to her community as well, and you can find her volunteering for many organizations throughout the Miami Valley. She has a bachelor’s degree from Southern New Hampshire in Environmental Science with a minor in Conservation and Resource Management.
Kate lives in Dayton with her fiancé Brian and her trusty sidekick Lucy, who is also the office dog at the Chamber. Kate has a strong passion for environmental conservation, hiking and most other outdoor activities. She is also a Mini Cooper enthusiast and enjoys participating in rallies around the country. Kate has been involved in color guard for over 20 years as both a performer and teacher, most recently working with the Sacramento Mandarins Drum Corps based in California.
Dan is a graduate of the University of Louisville where he played college football. He has been employed with the Kettering Police Department since 1995 and currently serves as a Captain. Dan has been married to his lovely wife Michele for 27 years and they have three children. Dan states that he has NO dance experience, but we know he will represent KPD well!
Jenny lives, works, and plays in Kettering and truly bleeds blue. Jenny graduated from Fairmont in 2001 and returned to her alma mater where she has been a teacher, Student Activities Director, and, now, West Unit Principal. She is known to throw dance parties in the West Unit lobby and has attended over 15 Homecoming dances, but her Scrabble skills may be more competitive than her dance skills. Jenny lives with her husband Charlie, two kids, and dog Remy. Jenny is excited to partner with the Kettering Police Foundation because she greatly values the relationship between the school district and Kettering Police, plus her dad is retired from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department.
Dancing with the Kettering Stars is an annual community event benefitting community events of the Kettering Police Foundation.
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