2013 COMMUNITY DANCERS
NOTE REGARDING VOTING: At this time, online donations required a Facebook account. We are currently working to give full access to anyone who would like to donate to the dancers, with or without a Facebook account, by Monday, April 15. Thank you for your patience and support!
Kristy Christensen, McCarty Law LLP and Zeke Cribbs
Kristy is an attorney with McCarty Law, LLP, where her practice focuses primarily on commercial litigation, with an emphasis in construction law and creditor law. Kristy has been a member of the Sexual Assault Crisis Center’s Board of Directors for several years, and is the Center’s current past board president. Kristy is also a member of the Valley Homebuilder’s Association’s Construction Arbitration Board. Most importantly, Kristy is the very proud mommy of the adorable Keyla, who is two years old. Something about Kristy which people might be surprised to know is that Motley Crue is probably her favorite band of all time. The success of Shall We Dance is especially important to Kristy because of her admiration for the work that the Center’s staff and volunteers do to promote the healing of survivors of abuse and their loved ones. A major bonus of participating in Shall We Dance is that Kristy has rekindled her love for dancing, which has been a part of her life for many years. Kristy would like to give a special and heartfelt “thank you” to her work family at McCarty for supporting her Shall We Dance efforts, and to her amazing husband, Brad, for his continual support in every aspect of life – and for not even blinking when asked if she should do this or not.
Todd Doxtater, ShopKo Express Pharmacy and Angela Gillitzer
Todd Doxtater is a pharmacist and pharmacy manager at ShopKo Express Pharmacy in Darboy. Five years ago, he helped open this location and is extremely proud of the pharmacy it has become. At age sixteen, he would not have believed delivering prescriptions for a local pharmacy in DePere, Wis., would lead to a career in pharmacy. He wanted to be an actor! Todd feels extremely blessed to have a degree in a profession he cares deeply about and is grateful for the opportunities ShopKo has given him. He truly enjoys helping people understand their medications and other health care issues. Outside of work, Todd likes to go to the gym, watch movies and travel, but mostly enjoys hanging out with his three incredible Italian Greyhounds, Bishop, Joey and Dover. Todd sees hundreds of people every day that ask a lot of different questions, which is why he agreed immediately when asked to participate in Shall We Dance. If he can be a resource while working, or bring awareness by dancing for the Sexual Assault Crisis Center, then he’s happy to help!
Emily Deem, WLUK-TV Fox 11 and Frank Gillitzer
Emily Deem works at WLUK TV Fox 11 as the live morning reporter for its morning show, Good Day Wisconsin. She reports live from the field Friday through Tuesday. She also fills in at the anchor desk as needed. Emily comes from a family of four girls; her sisters are her best friends. They all danced when they were growing up, but never ballroom dance. So, Shall We Dance will be a challenge for Emily. Something you may not know about Emily is that when she was a sophomore in high school her sisters and her went on a mission trip to Ecuador. They helped mentally challenged children at a camp for two weeks. Emily says it was the most amazing thing she has ever done in her life; giving back to kids she had never met and having her sisters at her side was a wonderful experience. Emily is excited to spread the word about the Crisis Center. This will be a chance for her to share with WLUK’s viewers the importance of the Sexual Assault Crisis Center and how vital it is to have a place like the Center available for those in need.
Kip Golden, Miron Construction Co., Inc. and Jesse Spencer
Kip Golden is vice president of industrial business development for Miron Construction Co., Inc. The proud father of four kids — Carter, Alliyah, Jaymick and Malayna—with his wife Allison, Kip still finds time to give back to the community that he feels has given so much to him. His belief that the Fox Cities is a great place to live, work and raise a family drives his community involvement, and he was honored as the 2012 Fox Cities Young Professional of the Year because of this commitment. Kip also serves on the Board of Directors for Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce, Haven of Hope Daycare and the Appleton Baseball Club. He is always willing to get involved in worthy causes like the Shall We Dance event for the Sexual Assault Crisis Center. If it helps the local community, count him in.
Kevin Hartz, Community First Credit Union and Pamela Cribbs
A Hilbert native, Kevin Hartz has worked for Community First Credit Union for the past 28 years. He has worked in many different roles, with the last 10 years in the role of senior vice president of branch operations. Kevin has supported many causes behind the scenes and felt it was time to step into the spotlight for such a great cause. In his free time, Kevin enjoys spending time with Chris, his partner of 10 years, and their two spoiled pets – Charley and Bella. He also enjoys spending quality time with friends and family, and traveling to warm weather destinations. Kevin is dancing to support the great mission of the Sexual Assault Crisis Center, which includes, “We inspire change and instill a sense of hope and healing.”
Patti Jorgensen, Fox Valley Technical College and Zeke Cribbs
Patti is the vice president of student and community development for Fox Valley Technical College. In that capacity, she oversees the support services at the college that are designed to bring prospective students in and retain current students. Patti’s passions related to her job at FVTC are financial literacy and finding ways to de-mystify the educational and financial aid processes for students. Patti is a life-long student and is currently finishing her dissertation on dislocated workers and resilience, and will earn her Ph.D from UW-Madison this summer. She is working hard to become fluent in Spanish, loves to read and do anything outside in the summer. Patti loves to put herself into situations that require stretching and growing, so she loves to travel to interesting places and is really, really loving learning how to dance. Patti believes wholeheartedly that until the day comes when there is no more sexual assault, the community needs to step up to support individuals who have been victims of assault – this belief has motivated her to step out of her comfort zone and dance!
Kim Peeters, Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group and Chuck Spencer
Kim is a life-long resident of the Fox Cities. She is a 30-year employee of Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group, Inc where she serves as president/COO for the #1 Real Estate Company in northeast Wisconsin. Besides focusing on the day-to-day operations of The Real Estate Group, Kim’s main focus is working with large corporations and their transferring employees. In her relocation role, she has earned the Certified Relocation Professional (CRP®) Designation and the 5 Star Award for Excellence. She is the project leader of Shopping For Scholarships and has served on Project Thank You, Fox Cities Marathon committee, Leadership Fox Cities, the TREG Foundation and United Way as a Pacesetter. In her spare time she loves to spend time with her husband Chuck, her kids, her grandkids, her ’human-like’ labs, and she also enjoys golfing. She was honored and humbled when asked to be part of this event. The Center needs our support to continue to fund the counselors and programs that help the individuals that have been assaulted. The Center is a wonderful resource where people go to seek help and assistance when needed and help them move forward with their lives. Abuse doesn’t discriminate and doesn’t define you as a person. Please donate. Lots!
Kim Sippola, Outagamie County Regional Airport and Jay Morth
Kim Sippola became the marketing manager at the Outagamie County Regional Airport in 2007. She and her husband, Dave, moved to the Fox Cities from Ohio. When Kim is not jet-setting around the country, she spends most of her time chasing after their four year old twins, Abbie and Ashlie. Kim is passionate about supporting where she lives works and plays, among many other causes; she is active in the Fox West Rotary and Appleton Celebration Church. Kim used to be a ballroom dance instructor in another life and is dusting off those dance shoes to support this wonderful cause.