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meet the 2018-2019 budm executive board:

president: ALEX PEntala

MAJOR: Biochemistry

HOMETOWN: Milwaukee, WI

WHY I DANCE: I dance for the future. I dance for the future committee members and dancers that will continue this movement and that will continue to bring hope until every child in this world has access to comprehensive care. I dance for the future of all of our Riley families! Finally, I dance for my future kids so that they can be live in a world that focuses on providing cutting-edge healthcare to all.

Contact: apentala@butler.edu

vp of internal: Grace Langford

MAJOR: Actuarial Science and Spanish

HOMETOWN: Avon, IN

WHY I DANCE: I dance for my friend, Ben who passed away from Ewing sarcoma this past summer. He was one of the most fearless and caring people I know, and I dance in honor of his resilient spirit. #BenStrong

Contact: glangfor@butler.edu

vp of external: Bailee Cecil

MAJOR: Sociology and Political Science

HOMETOWN: Lapel, IN

WHY I DANCE: I dance for hope and for miracles. I love being a part of something that helps incredible kids have happy tomorrows.

Contact: bcecil@butler.edu

VP Of finance: Guy Maynard

VP Of finance: Guy Maynard

MAJOR: Psychology

HOMETOWN: Alexandria, IN

WHY I DANCE: I dance so that Riley can continue to help as many kids and families as possible.

Contact: gmaynard@butler.edu

VP Of membership: matt warren

MAJOR: Biology and Spanish

HOMETOWN: O'Fallon, IL

WHY I DANCE: I dance so the Riley kids know we are fighting with them. I can only hope our smiles, energy, and dance moves them as much as they motivate my BUDM family and me. It is incredible to see what young people can achieve when we all work together—it's an unstoppable force!

Contact: mdwarren@butler.edu

entertainment: Olivia Beeman

MAJOR: 

HOMETOWN: Cleveland, Ohio

WHY I DANCE: I dance to bring hope and a future to kids that are struggling with much more than what goes on in my daily life. I see the passion that this organization has, therefore, I know we can make a difference. Dancing at BUDM is a time to be something bigger than oneself.

Contact: obeeman@butler.edu

entertainment: Marisa Villarreal

MAJOR: Premed Health Sciences and Spanish

HOMETOWN: Lafayette, IN

WHY I DANCE: I dance for those who cannot. I dance to be a part of something bigger than myself.

Contact: mevillar@butler.edu

hospitality: Tori Templin

MAJOR: Biochemistry

HOMETOWN: Converse, Indiana

WHY I DANCE: Service has always been something I’m passionate about, and dance marathon allows me to give back to a great cause. I’m thankful for the opportunity to work with a great organization.

Contact: ttemplin@butler.edu

MAJOR: Biochemistry

HOMETOWN: Converse, Indiana

WHY I DANCE: Service has always been something I’m passionate about, and dance marathon allows me to give back to a great cause. I’m thankful for the opportunity to work with a great organization.

Contact: ttemplin@butler.edu

hospitality: John Stomps

hospitality: John Stomps

MAJOR: Finance

HOMETOWN: Springboro Ohio

WHY I DANCE: I dance because I am fortunate enough to dance. I dance for those who can’t to show them support, love, and care.

Contact: jstomps@butler.edu

logistics: Karlie Hutchins

MAJOR: Exploratory Studies

HOMETOWN: Pleasant Lake, IN

WHY I DANCE: I dance for my dear friend Olivia and for a chance to have a positive impact on the lives of Riley kids and their families!

Contact: klhutchi@butler.edu

Logistics: Maya Patel

MAJOR: Strategic Communications and Sports Media

HOMETOWN: Nashville, TN

WHY I DANCE: For the kids that can’t and so every kid receives the best care possible!

Contact: mkpatel@butler.edu

morale: Nick Bentz

MAJOR: Dance Pedagogy

HOMETOWN: St. Louis

WHY I DANCE: I dance because dance marathon builds a community of support, understanding, and action. Dance marathon builds something much bigger than ourselves.

Contact: nbentz@butler.edu

morale: Bailee Dodson

MAJOR: Psychology and Art + Design

HOMETOWN: Zionsville

WHY I DANCE: All kids should have the chance to be a camper, Dance their hearts out, and not spend the development stages of their life in a hospital bed; that is why I dance. 

Contact: bdodson@butler.edu

special events: Ana Segovia

MAJOR: Business

HOMETOWN: Lexington, KY

WHY I DANCE: I dance to be around a passionate group of people who all believe we can make a difference. I love the idea of helping others, and BUDM helps me do that in both a direct and indirect ways. I am so grateful to be able to serve on an organization that dances for those who can't.

Contact: asegovia@butler.edu

special events: Erika Olsen

MAJOR: Strategic Communication & Marketing

HOMETOWN: St. Louis, MO

WHY I DANCE: I dance for more birthdays, and more opportunities for a kid to truly be a kid. I dance to instill passion for Riley in new dancers and the drive to pursue their goals. I dance because it is inspiring to see the Butler Community come together for such a great cause.

Contact: eolsen@butler.edu

riley relations: Sarah Monesmith

MAJOR: Health Sciences

HOMETOWN: Jasper, IN

WHY I DANCE: When I was 10 years old, I found out I only had one kidney. It wasn’t a big deal at all, but I had to go to Riley to get some baseline testing done. Now, I dance for the kids that I saw that day and changed my life forever.

Contact: smonesmi@butler.edu

MAJOR: Health Sciences

HOMETOWN: Jasper, IN

WHY I DANCE: When I was 10 years old, I found out I only had one kidney. It wasn’t a big deal at all, but I had to go to Riley to get some baseline testing done. Now, I dance for the kids that I saw that day and changed my life forever.

Contact: smonesmi@butler.edu

riley relations: Joey Lindstrom

MAJOR: Marketing, Sports Media

HOMETOWN: Hawthorn Woods, IL

WHY I DANCE: I love the friendships I get to make with these kids. Being able to invest time and effort into their happiness is something that is so beneficial to me.

Contact: jlindstr@butler.edu

Dancer Relations: Carli Domingos

MAJOR: English and Anthropology

HOMETOWN: Naperville, IL

WHY I DANCE: I dance for my family friend Jacob who passed away from Neuroblastoma when he was young. Being able to impact the lives of kids who spend their childhood fighting their illnesses has inspired me to be #FTK everyday. BUDM has given me the opportunity to live more passionately and purposefully and I am so grateful to be apart of this amazing organization!

Contact: cdomingo@butler.edu

Dancer Relations: Lexi Hunt

MAJOR: Elementary Education

HOMETOWN: Seymour, IN

WHY I DANCE: I dance because growing up I watched one of my best friends going in and out of Riley. I had the opportunity to see the amazing things that they do for all of the kids and families first hand. I could not be more thankful for all of the memories that Riley allowed me to make over the years, and every kid deserves the same opportunity.

Contact: lhunt@butler.edu

YEAR: Junior

MAJOR: Marketing

HOMETOWN: Westfield, IN

WHY I DANCE: I dance because BUDM allows me to connect my heart and abilities to enriching and developing the lives of kids at Riley.

Contact: sjmuelle@butler.edu

marketing: Andrew Hasik

MAJOR: Health Sciences

HOMETOWN: Mishawaka, IN

WHY I DANCE: I dance to give hope to the kiddos at Riley who are always dreaming big and never take a single day for granted. Their perseverance and compassion inspires and challenges me to give generously, work passionately, and love wholeheartedly.

Contact: klaidig@butler.edu

marketing: Kendra Laidig

MAJOR: Communication Sciences and Disorders

HOMETOWN: O’Fallon, IL

WHY I DANCE: I dance because I am so inspired by the kids at Riley Hospital. I love being able to hear their stories and I hope to be able to put a smile on their face and bring them so much joy. They are so strong, courageous, and have such a positive outlook on life and I think that is so inspiring.

Contact: ecjansen@butler.edu

Marathon Relations: Emily Jansen

MAJOR: Marketing & MIS

HOMETOWN: Brookston, IN

WHY I DANCE: I dance for all the kids who are unable to. I dance to help college students and high schoolers find an impactful organization that they are passionate about.

Contact: tdthomps@butler.edu

marathon Relations: Trent Thompson

MAJOR: CSD

HOMETOWN: Lafayette, IN

WHY I DANCE: I dance because I have seen all of the amazing work Riley does through my family, friends, and experience volunteering there in the Child Life Zone. I want to give back in whatever way I can because Riley does an incredible job with focusing on patient care and I want to be apart of helping those children and their families.

Contact: hcrowe@butler.edu

Riley Education: Haley Crowe

Fundraising: Caroline Brenner

MAJOR: Elementary Education

HOMETOWN: Carmel, IN

WHY I DANCE: I dance for my best friend Audrey Lupton. She spent 6 months at Riley battling a rare muscle cancer before passing away. She never stopped dancing as long as she could, and neither will I. I dance because I've seen the effects that Riley has on the lives of countless families.

Contact: cbrenner@butler.edu

Fundraising: Kait Diepenhorst

MAJOR: Anthropology and Psychology, Pre-PA

HOMETOWN: Holland, MI

WHY I DANCE: I dance for Caroline Kanis who courageously battled a DIPG tumor but lost her fight March 2017. Children's Miracle Network Hospitals do everything that they can to help treat these precious kiddos and that is exactly what they did for Caroline. I also dance for my cousin Riley who drown in Lake Michigan the summer of 2016. He was someone who was full of kindness and I want to continue spreading that kindness he inspired me to live with. Lastly, I firmly believe that every child should have access to amazing healthcare and I will continue to dance for these kids until each and every one is treated.

Contact: kdiepenh@butler.edu

MAJOR: Exploratory Business

HOMETOWN: Hillsboro, OH

WHY I DANCE: My mother is an elementary school teacher, and I would want all the students she teaches to have access to a hospital like Riley.

Contact: wcassner@butler.edu

accounting: William Cassner

YEAR: Senior

MAJOR: Multilingual Studies and Anthropology

HOMETOWN: Sterling, IL

WHY I DANCE: My younger brother was very sick when he was little, so BUDM is a cause close to my heart.

Contact: ksandefe@butler.edu

corporate relations: Katrina Sandefer

MAJOR: Healthcare and Business

HOMETOWN: Maryland

WHY I DANCE: I dance because of the families who give endless love and support to their child in times of need. They are unselfish, hopeful, but most importantly positive. A light in a dark tunnel, a guide in their children’s life.

Contact: ssedlack@butler.edu

corporate relations: Stevie Sedlacko

MAJOR: Accounting

HOMETOWN: Mattoon, IL

WHY I DANCE: I dance because for those who can’t and because I have the ability too.

Contact: naowens@butler.edu

Alumni Relations: Nick Owens

MAJOR: Healthcare and Business

HOMETOWN: Waterbury Center, VT

WHY I DANCE: I dance for my family, other families, newborns, friends and the ones that didn't make it. It's our duty to give, to fight and to spread awareness. So I dance to make a smile last a little longer on a child and to show the families that there are people here to support them.

Contact: gcavende@butler.edu

Merchandise: Grace Cavender

MAJOR: Healthcare and Business, Pre-Dental

HOMETOWN: Boca Raton, Fl

WHY I DANCE: I dance to bring hope and make a difference in the lives of Riley families & kids! I have met so many people through Dance Marathon who inspire me to grow my passion to dance FTK and be their #1 supporter - for life.

Contact: epreusse@butler.edu

recruitment: Evan Preusse

MAJOR: Health Sciences

HOMETOWN: Honolulu, HI

WHY I DANCE: I dance so I can be apart of something bigger than myself. Also I love seeing the joy and happiness that we bring to these children.

Contact: mkawahar@butler.edu

recruitment: Miki Kawahara

MAJOR: Chemistry

HOMETOWN: Warsaw, IN

WHY I DANCE: I dance for the kids I met at dance marathon and all the other families who need a cheerleader!

Contact: jkersey@butler.edu

Stewardship: Jessica Kersey

MAJOR: Exploratory Business

HOMETOWN: St. Louis, MO

WHY I DANCE: I dance for the portion of money raised that goes towards cancer research. My family has been affected by cancer recently and I think that it is terrible to see someone's life taken away at an early age from such a horrible disease. I believe that all sizes of donations matter, and I hope to be apart of the generation that helps end cancer.

Contact: jhouse@butler.edu

Stewardship: Jacob House