The executive board is the backbone of Purdue University Dance Marathon. Meet the individuals who are hard at work preparing for the Dance Marathon.
Hello! My name is Steph and I am lucky enough to be the 2013 PUDM president! I am a junior majoring in Psychology and was born in Germany but now live in the wonderful city of Pittsburgh, PA. I absolutely adore my incredible family, friends, pets, den pops, sappy romance movies, pizza, and of course PUDM!!! I got involved with PUDM my freshman year as a committee member on campus promo, and then joined the special events committee my sophomore year. Junior year, I was given the amazing opportunity to be on the executive board as the Special Events Executive. During my time at Purdue, I have fallen completely in love with our organization and our cause. Not only do I have the honor of being able to do so much for the children and families at Riley Hospital for Children, I get to do so much with the most inspiring, dedicated, tremendous group of students on this campus. Join PUDM today and allow your heart and life to be forever changed! Boiler Up and FTK!
Hey everyone! My name is Josh Bring and I am the Vice President External this year for PUDM 2013. I am a junior studying Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Management from St. Louis, Missouri, but originally I was “In West Philadelphia, born and raised”. In case you couldn’t tell, I love Fresh Prince of Bel Air as well as ESPN, hanging out with friends, drinking excessive amounts of Den Pops, helping out with The Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity which I am a brother in, and spending all my free time on PUDM and the kids at Riley Hospital for Children! I began my freshman year on the Greek Promotions committee, spent last year as the Athletics Outreach executive, and I couldn’t be happier to still be a part of the organization that has given me so much and has allowed me to give back to a group of children who deserve all we can give! If you want to leave your mark on Purdue’s campus and make a difference in the lives of all the kids at Riley Hospital for Children, then join today! PUDM FTK!
Hi friend! My name is Meg Ryan and I am the Vice President of Internal Relations for PUDM 2013. I am a junior from Indianapolis, Indiana majoring in both Management and Communications. PUDM 2013 will be my fourth year participating in the wonderful organization and I can’t wait to see all of the exciting dreams that 2013 will accomplish! I started my DM journey in high school and am honored to have been given the opportunity to continue the tradition here at Purdue. Being a part of PUDM 2012 was one of the most inspirational experiences I have participated in. It completely changed my life and I hope to make 2013′s 18-hour marathon the best one yet with the help of my amazing Internal family! Outside of PUDM, I enjoy being a Boiler Gold Rush 2103 Supervisor, playing outside, watching Disney movies, long walks on the beach, and getting caught in the rain. If you want to help inspire Purdue’s campus, be a part of something much larger than yourself, help make a difference for the kids at Riley Hospital for Children, than I encourage you to get involved with our life-changing organization! PUDM 2013 FTK
Hey it is Michael Stalter and I am this years Director of Fundraising! I am currently a Junior double majoring in Accounting and Management with a concentration in Finance. This is my second year being involved with PUDM and I am really looking forward to a big year! I got involved with PUDM last year by joining the Alumni and Community Outreach and it was one of the most rewarding years of my life. In my free time, I enjoy playing golf, spending time with my Australian Shepherd, Maverick, playing music, and watching the TV show Mad Men. My goal here at Purdue was to leave my mark on this campus and by joining PUDM I feel I will successfully achieve this goal. FTK!
Hi! My name is Kenzie Glotzbach and I am the Riley Development Chair for PUDM 2013. I am a junior from Monticello, Indiana majoring in Organizational Leadership and Supervision and minoring in Art and Design. I am so grateful for having been given the opportunity to be a part of PUDM, as this organization holds a very special place in my heart. Outside of PUDM, I enjoy attacking Pinterest craft projects, taking pictures, traveling, and spending time with my dog (and all furballs for that matter!) I am so incredibly excited to get to know our Riley families better throughout the year, and I look forward to what the 2013 marathon will bring!
Hello! My name is Daniel McNelis and I am honored to be 2013 Public Relations Chair. This is my third year being involved in PUDM and on the Public Relations Committee. I am a senior in Krannert School of Management. My major is Economics and I am also getting my Entrepreneur Certificate. I am very excited this year and cannot wait for what’s to come. When I am not doing course work or PUDM work my energy goes to my amazing family and friends. FTK!
Well hey there! My name is Kevin Blum and I am honored to be one of the Co-Chairs for the Morale Committee! When I’m not busy dancing like no-one is watching, I spend my time as a senior majoring in biomedical engineering with a minor in psychology. PUDM has been a life-changing, humbling, and beyond rewarding experience, and I cannot wait to see all of the amazing things that PUDM 2013 brings! Leave Your Legacy. FTK
Hey! My name is Mike Cavoto and I am one of the Morale Co-chairs this year. I enjoy a nice relaxing round of golf and playing tennis in my free time. Also eating chipotle, but I think thats just a general human characteristic. I would encourage everyone to get involved with PUDM because it’s something so great to fall in love with. February 2012 I couldn’t tell you a single thing about PUDM and now, a year later, I can’t stop talking about it. I am so excited and honored to do this position and cannot wait to see what this year has in store! #FTKallDMday
Hey there! My name is Jacquie Fegan (yes, a little ghetto with the ‘q’) and I am this year’s Operations Executive! I am a sophomore from Chicago, IL majoring in Nursing. This is my third year being involved in PUDM. I was a member of the Operations Committee last year and am honored to be the Executive Member this year. The operations committee is the awesome behind the scene champs that help keep the marathon on task. Raising money for Riley and participating in dance marathon is one of the most rewarding experiences. I am very excited for everything that is to come for PUDM 2013. It’s our time to dream BIG.
Hey Everyone! My name is Courtney Muenzing and this is my second year involved with PUDM. I am a Junior studying Computer and Information Technology and I’m so thrilled to have the priviledge to be the Technology Exec this year! I’m from Bolingbrook, Illinois and I love spending time with my family and friends, snowboarding, and wakeboarding. The Technology committee is in charge of the PUDM website, taking pictues and videos at the different events and during the marathon, and setting up a technology table with TVs and Game consoles at the marathon. I am thrilled for what this year will bring for PUDM 2013 and can’t wait to be apart of changing kids lives! FTK!
Student Organization Outreach
Hey folks! My name is Kyle Marpe and I am more than excited to be the Student Organizations Outreach Chair for PUDM 2013! I am a sophomore in Civil Engineering and I hail from the land of New Jersey! This is my second year involved with PUDM, but let me tell you, it was love at first sight. Last year, you could find me bustin’ out some sweet dance moves with the Morale committee. This year I will be reaching out to all of the organizations on campus to get them involved with PUDM! The Student Organizations will be competeing with each other to see who has the most love and spirit for the children of Riley Hospital! I cannot express how excited I am for PUDM 2013! DREAM BIG! FTK! You can follow me on Twitter @MemoirsoftheKid . #ontheroadtoawesome #PUDMlove #FTKallDAY
Hi there! My name is Kelli Fultz, and I am so incredibly honored to serve as the Chair of Corporate Relations for PUDM’s 10th marathon! I am a Junior from Indianapolis, Indiana studying Management and Marketing in Krannert. This is only my second year being involved with dance marathon (I’m not sure what I was thinking freshman and sophomore years…), but I could not be more excited to work with such an amazing team this year on exec!! Corporate Relations works to partner with corporations and small businesses in order to obtain sponsorships for the marathon, special events, dancer bags, and so much more! PUDM 2012 completely changed my life, and I hope you’ll dream even bigger with us for PUDM 2013! FTK!!
Hello! My name is Marta Tremblay and I am the Finance Exec for this year’s marathon. My job for this year is to keep track of and organize all of PUDM’s various financial records. I went to my first dance marathon during my senior year of high school, and I’ve been hooked ever since! I am a junior from Carmel, Indiana majoring in Psychology and minoring in Organizational Leadership and Supervision. When I’m not doing PUDM stuff, I’m probably listening to music, going on a Den pop run, surfing Pinterest for crafting ideas, or obsessing over dogs/puppies/animals in general. I am so excited for everything that PUDM has in store for me this year and can’t wait for November! FTK!
Mini Marathon Co-Chair
Hello everyone! My name is Justine Geisler and I am so blessed to be apart of PUDM 2013! I am one of the three chairs for Mini Marathons and couldn’t be more excited!! Mini Marathons is all about going to different high schools and helping them have their own marathon! I am a sophomore from Monticello, IN majoring in Hospitality and Tourism Management. I have been involved with PUDM for two years at Purdue and one year at my high school. I have been a dancer and on the Athletic Outreach committee. Being apart of PUDM gives me such an overwhelming feeling of hope, faith and happiness. If you want to make a difference and be apart of something bigger then yourself, join PUDM today! DREAM BIG. FTK.
Mini Marathon Co-Chair
Hello! My name is Anna Corning and I am honored and blessed to be one-third of the Mini Marathons Exec position for PUDM 2013. We work with various high schools around Indiana (mainly in the general vicinity of Purdue) to organize and help them host their own mini marathons, and we are so excited for what this year has in store! A little about me: I was born and raised in Evansville, IN and I am the youngest of four kids. My family is my life–I’m not sure where I would be without them. I was a ballerina for about 11 years, and I pretty much love any kind of dancing. I’m also a fan of reading (in what little spare time I do have), being around people that I love, and last, but certainly not least, PUDM!
Hi Everyone. My name is Hillary Henry and I am the Entertainment Chair for PUDM 2013! I am a junior, originally from Perth in Western Australia but have lived in Indiana for nearly 3 years now. I am majoring in Management and minoring in Political Science. I love music, whether its going to concerts or festivals and thought entertainment exec would fit me well! For the entertainment committee we will be responsible for booking all of the musical and non-musical acts at the marathon as well as for any events before the marathon. We have some very exciting new ideas to involve more of Purdue and the Lafayette area to obtain our acts. This year is truly going to be like no other. FTK FTC!
Greek Promotions Co-Chair
HI all! My name is Natalie Crooks and I am ½ of the Greek Promotions team for PUDM 2013. I am from Carmel, IN and I am a junior in the College of Science. I am majoring in genetic biology and on day hope to work with families with children who have genetic diseases. I feel so blessed to have this opportunity to serve on this years’ executive board! I started participating in Dance Marathon in high school and was so excited to join the cause here at Purdue. I have participated as a dancer twice and served as a member of the entertainment committee before becoming a part of exec. As the Greek Promotion chairs, Alex and I work with the Greek community and hope it increase involvement in PUDM. We are so excited to work with the most passionate group of students at Purdue and make this the best PUDM ever! Boiler Up, Go Greek, and DREAM BIG, For The Kids!
Greek Promotions Co-Chair
Hello, my name is Alex Hensley and I am the Greek Promotions Co-Chair for PUDM 2013. I currently reside in Noblesville, IN and grew up there most of my life. I am a senior in the Krannert School of Management and will be graduating in December. I initially started as a dancer at IUDM but I saw the light and transferred to Purdue in the spring of 2011. Before I became Exec, I was a member of Riley Development and Entertainment. Natalie Crooks and I are excited to have this opportunity and we plan on making this another unforgettable marathon. Be sure to follow me on Twitter at @alex_hens and race me on Fun Run at ahensley20. #dreamBIGGER #FTK #GFTK
Residence Hall Outreach
Hey everyone! My name is Michelle Spehr, and I am so completely honored to be the Residence Hall Outreach Exec Chair for PUDM 2013! On the Residence Hall Outreach committee, we promote PUDM to University Residences and work to get Purdue’s new students involved. I’m a junior from Dayton, Ohio studying Nursing with a minor in Human Development and Family Studies. I became involved in PUDM my sophomore year by joining the Special Events committee and absolutely fell in love with Dance Marathon. I then joined the Dancer Relations committee for PUDM 2012. I am so thrilled to be a part of this wonderful organization and university. I can’t wait to spend this year all working together for one cause: to support the kids at Riley Hospital for Children! FTK!
Hello! My name is Haley Davis and I am the Athletic Outreach Executive for PUDM 2013! I am from Naperville, Illinois studying Psychology, Political Science, and Communications, and plan on attending graduate school. This will be my second year involved in PUDM! Last year I was a Riley Development committee member and that is when I fell in love with PUDM and our Riley families. My only regret here at Purdue was not getting involved with PUDM sooner! I was previously a student-athlete here at Purdue, competing on the Women’s track & field team. I love Boilermaker athletics and PUDM, so I cannot wait to join the two together for such a wonderful cause. This has been my most rewarding experience at Purdue, and I cannot wait for what this year has in store! Boiler up, FTK!
Alumni and Community Outreach
Hi! My name is Annalise Dietzen, and I am honored to call myself this year’s Alumni and Community Outreach Chair for PUDM 2013! I am a junior studying Interior Design, Spanish, and Communications from Naperville, Illinois. I was first involved with Dance Marathon my sophomore year as a Dancer Relations committee member. I am beyond excited to continue my involvement this year by strengthening our relationship with the communities of West Lafayette and Lafayette; we are looking forward to see how much we will do for one another. We will also be reaching out to our Purdue – and DM – alumni and our current Purdue faculty and staff. I cannot wait to see what this year has in store! PUDM 2013 here we come… FTK, FTC!
Hey guys! My name is Mitch French and I am the Catering Executive for PUDM 2013. I grew up in Pittsboro, Indiana and am majoring in Biological Engineering. This is my second year involved with PUDM. I was a committee member last year and quickly fell in love with everything that this organization stands for. As Catering Chair, I am responsible for all things food! Not only do I keep everyone dancing with a satisfied stomach, I also make sure our relationships with local and national businesses are sound and they continue to LOVE this marathon as much as we do. PUDM is a growing force on our campus, it’s no surprise that it’s the fastest growing dance marathon in the NATION. I am proud to help Riley Hospital for Children in any way possible. Boiler Up! FTK
Hello! My name is Alyssa Casselman and I am honored to be the Dancer Relations Executive for PUDM 2013! I am a Junior studying Elementary Education from Kendallville, IN. I have been involved in PUDM as a Dancer and on the Merchandise and Productions committee. I fell quickly in love with this organization and am so excited to be working with everyone who is dreaming big For The Kids!! We are working to make PUDM and our impact bigger and better than ever! Come dream big with us, join PUDM today!! FTK! Boiler Up!
Hi! I’m Taylor and I’m the Special Events Exec for PUDM 2013 and I couldn’t be more excited to work with this wonderful organization. I’m a Freshman majoring in Elementary Education and Special Education. PUDM is so close to my heart and I am honored to be serving on the executive board this year. My committee is in charge or planning, organizing, and executing all special events throughout the year such as our annual golf outing and date auction as well as some other events throughout campus. Aside from PUDM I love to read and watch movies, especially when I have popcorn. I can’t wait to see what this year holds for PUDM 2013, I know it is going to be an amazing year full of big dreams! FTK!
Hello! My name is Candace Popp and I am overjoyed to be the Merchandise Executive for Purdue University Dance Marathon 2013. I am a freshman from Memphis, Indiana in the College of Engineering with a plan of obtaining a minor in Management. This will be my second dance marathon and for PUDM 2012 I was honored to be a member of the Morale Committee. As the Merchandise executive, I along with my committee members will be responsible for designing, publicizing, ordering and distributing all PUDM apparel. My goal is to have PUDM and FTK items everywhere and to spread my love of Riley Hospital for Children! When not busy with school work or PUDM, I love to spend time with my family and friends, to be outside, and watch sports. Through my involvement with PUDM, I have grown to be a better person, been inspired by our Riley families, and met some of the most amazing people. I am so blessed to have this opportunity to be a part of such a wonderful organization. My experiences have taught me to see the beauty in every single day! Join and make memories that will last for a lifetime. FOR THE KIDS!
Stewardship & Education
Hi! My name is Ricky Rivelli. I’m a Doctor of Pharmacy student in my Second Professional Year. This will be my fourth year being involved with Purdue University Dance Marathon. My first two years I was a member of the Morale Committee, and last year I was the Morale Executive along with the amazingly talented Beth Brookie. This year I go it alone as Chair of the Stewardship and Education Committee, surrounded by 26 of the most inspiring people I have ever met. I am an avid sitcom and movie watcher, and I value my friends and family above all else. This is the most amazing opportunity I have ever been blessed with, and I can’t wait to show the world the good that Boilermakers can do. For the kids, for the cure!