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All donations & entry fees go to pantries and food related programs.

Dancing with the Local Stars
has raised OVER $1.3 million in the last 13 years!

Meet our local Community Stars

Team 1: Time Travelers

(Pro) Patti Winsemius, Dance Instructor at Cassell Training Center, 2-year participant
Eddie Fortenbacher, Founder and Co-owner of Fort Freight, LLC
Jeff Fortenbacher, CEO of Access Health
Michael King, General Manager of Cannon-Muskegon Corporation
Katie Norton, Senior Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, Muskegon County



(Pro) Lisa Jirikovic, Retired Physical Therapist, 15-year participant

David Hatter, Business Analyst at Skytron of Grand Rapids


Team 3: Out of Time

(Pro) Sandy Nolan, Retired Owner of Sandy Nolan Kitchen & Bath Design; Model with Unique Models and Talent, of Grand Rapids, 5-year participant

LeighAnn Mikesell, Deputy City Manager of Muskegon
Emily Morgenstern, Director of Marketing and Advocacy at Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce
Jon Munson, Sales & Marketing at Johnson Auto Sales
Kendrah Robinson, Senior Assistant-Felony Division, Muskegon Public Defender’s Office
Amy Nordlund-West, partner in the family-owned businesses Pitkin Drug and Gift Shoppe and POSH by Pitkin in Whitehall


TEAM 4: The Counterparts

(Pro) Michael Page, Jr., Dance Instructor at Social Dance Studio, 5-year participant

Beth Bessinger, Artist and Retired Teacher
Samantha Jaggassar, RN
, serving Muskegon; Health & Science Academy Instructor at Muskegon Career Tech Center, and Teacher at Baker College-Muskegon
Abby Selby, CPA, Founder of Selby Tax & Accounting, PC


Team 5: Illuminate!

(Pro) Scott Mehlberg, Project Manager at Burke E. Porter Machine Co., 3-year participant

Josh Bytwerk, Executive Director of Love in Action Tri-Cities
Sara Moore
, Owner/Creator of Wander West Michigan


TEAM 6: Soul Sisters

(Pro) Hon. Brenda E. Sprader, Muskegon County Probate/Family Court Judge, 15-year participant

Maria Secord, Community Relations & Social Media Director at Betten Baker of Muskegon
Toni Winskas, President of Muskegon Federal Credit Union


TEAM 7: The Painkillers

(Pro) Andrea VanBeek, RN, Director of Aesthetics at PremierMD Plus

Liberty Abraham, Nurse Practitioner at PremierMD Plus
Nichole Imhoff, Travel Registered Nurse at Porter Hills Rehabilitation
Nichole Lamb, Family Nurse Practitioner at Muskegon Family Care
Julie Witte, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner at Spectrum Health
Bob Zabavski, Registered Nurse at Mary Free Bed at Home
David K. Wilson, MD, Co-owner of PremierMD Plus and a board-certified Family Physician


Team 8: Cha Cha Ching

(Pro) Carly Adams, Diagnostic Medical Sonographer at Spectrum Health Butterworth and Blodgett Hospital, 11-year participant

Daniel Bonner, Outdoor Adventure Specialist at Muskegon Luge Adventure Sports Park
Karmen Gearhart, Certified Financial Planner and Co-founder of Kar-Mel Financial Planners
Dave Matuzeski, Co-owner and Photographer for RIVERSEDGE Lifestyle Photography & RE Still+Motion



(Pro) Mary Switzer, Manager of Lakeshore Neal Fitness Club at Boys & Girls Club of Muskegon, 14-year participant

Mario Flores, Branch Manager of VanDyk Mortgage Corporation


Team 10: Skeetown Studs

(Pro) Chris Kuhn, Co-Owner & President of Seal-tec, Inc. 4-year participant

Andrew Cutler, President of Muskegon Brake and Tire
Josh Foster, Owner of Ade’s Collision Service
Mike Huston, CPA, Finance Director for the City of North Muskegon
Aaron Langlois, Outside Processing Buyer for GE Aerospace and Mayor of Roosevelt Park


TEAM 11: Sisters Johnson

(Pro) Patrick Johnson, President & CEO of West Michigan Flight Academy, Co-owner of PT Arts, LLC Performing Arts Consultants, 15-year participant

Amanda Alexander, Senior Vice President of Sales at iHeartMedia West Michigan
Leigh Lohman, Residential Associate Broker at Capstone


TEAM 12: Fran’s Military Rhythm 6

(Pro) Francine Calandro, Personal Trainer and Fitness Specialist at AgeWell Services, 15-year participant

Thea Brown, Support Coordinator at Senior Resources of West Michigan
Mike Miller, Executive Director of Love, INC of Muskegon
Chelsea Robinson, Food Service Director at AgeWell Services of West Michigan
Joshua Spyker, Designer at Blended Furniture Market
Carly Wasserman, Respiratory Therapist at Trinity Health